Month: June 2022

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Negotiating the Place for Human Rights in Education- Implications for Curricular Integration

Human rights have long been an area of concern and active research since the inception of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. The World Programme for Human Rights Education (2005-2014) has also re-emphasized the need for integrating human rights in school education as well as in the professional training of teachers through

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Resilient Design of Public Space in Older Communities of Shanghai

Sustainable Cities and Communities have been identified as a future international urban development objective by the United Nations Centre for Sustainable Development (UNCSD). And as an integral component of urban development, community resilience is one of the most important indicators of a city’s sustainable development level. Shanghai saw an outbreak and rapid spread of the

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Autoethnography: Preserving the History of the Resilient U.S.-Mexico Border Peoples

When deconstructing our surrounding environments to bridge diversity in a constantly shape- shifting world where capital interests and global perspectives are at the forefront and are often at odds with social interests, autoethnography can be a tool that provides both agency and voice to its users. Through these personal experiences, an autoethnographer can critique practices,

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Fostering the Academic Transition of International Students Who Are Ethnoculturally and Linguistically Diverse in Postsecondary Education

The need for more services and support for the academic transition of international students is evident as their population continues to increase in postsecondary institutions. There is also need for faculty to have a deeper understanding of how international students transition academically, and how they can use the knowledge to guide academic support development. This

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Promoting Teacher Confidence With Technology Through Risk Taking and Organisational Changes: A Welsh Perspective

There is no doubt that technology is a powerful pedagogical tool, playing an important role in learning within and outside of the curriculum at varying levels of education. In Wales, the recent curriculum changes, and the emergence of the Digital Competence Framework (DCF) means that primary and secondary schools and teachers across are now responsible

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A Multimodal Analysis of An NGO’s Promotional Video

Resolution: Possible is an NGO that makes efforts to remind people of the impact their actions and choices have on this planet and explore how to prevent this impact from being a negative one. In the analysis of this video in this study, I will investigate how the environmental discourse is represented and communicated with

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Assessment for Learning in Tunisian Higher Education: English Language Teachers’ Self-Efficacy and Knowledge Base

Assessment Literacy (AL) has been shown to determine the way assessment is carried out in various teacher-led assessment contexts. Presumably, language teachers should be able to implement theory and policy-supported recommendations for more learning-driven assessment. Following the 2006 higher education reform in Tunisia, research has revealed that teachers either have a limited understanding of language

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Developing English-Speaking Skills of Engineering Students Through Project-Based Learning in Uzbekistan

Traditionally, engineers are known as problem solvers as they deal with various kinds of issues and suggest possible solutions. One of the vital aspects is to enhance their problemsolving skills from the first year of their studies at the university and at the same time improve their English language skills. Project-based learning is a method

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Teaching Without Borders: A Gamification Paradigm for Practical Subjects

Practical activities, unsuitable for a digital curvature centered on remote activities, have been particularly penalized by the pandemic. Our response was the study and implementation of a series of hybrid learning units, based on gamification strategies, to allow mechanics involved students not to lose contact with practical activities, keeping the laboratorial subjects at the center

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Escape Room in Pre-School Education Learning

This paper analyzes the use of ICT in education, which is demanding in the new generations, who must be involved from an early age. To this is added a virtualized education, due to the pandemic by Covid-19. For these reasons, this research aims to demonstrate that the Escape Room can be used as an effective

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Aerial Waste: the Rhetoric and Politics of Drone Environmental Photography

The purpose of this paper is to examine aerial photography of bicycle waste and bicycle graveyards constructed during the bicycle sharing fever in Contemporary China in order to understand the complex environmental issues in China. The essay argues that the environmental aerial photography of No Place to Place (2018) is important because it embodies reflective

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Enhancing Student Learning Experiences Through Recorded Presentation Using the “Gongyeh” System

Oral presentation is one of the core competencies of the higher education professional training. The use of oral presentation is a popular assessment in higher education. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a shift from classroom learning to online or blended learning approaches where the class engagement is usually limited. This current

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A Conjoint Study and Segmentation on the Preferred Online Learning Attributes of Senior High School Learners Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

The educational systems were disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has resulted in the sudden shift in the instructional implementation from face-to-face to fully online distance learning. This study examined the socio-demographic characteristics and access to technological resources, and explored senior high school learners’ preferred online learning attributes and their segmentation. The study employed

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Africa’s Regional Internationalism and New Global Politics: In a Deeply Plural World

The paper explores a new thesis about Africa’s international relations. In the twenty-first century, Africa is being reinvented by the regional internationalism of African states constituted as the African Union (AU). The theory positions the continent as a historical international region to reveal its expanded, evolving participation in collectively reversing the continent’s marginal global position.

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Can Blended Learning Replace Face-to-Face Teaching in Machine-Knitting Courses?

Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has made unprecedented impacts on teaching and learning (T&L). In tertiary education, face-to-face classes were replaced by online teaching, while most of the hands-on classes and practicums were suspended. The transition was challenging yet it gave us a chance to rethink about the pedagogy and T&L direction

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Evaluation of Secondary School EFL Textbook Used in Public Schools: A Case of Oman

Textbooks are undoubtedly the most important components of English language classrooms and fulfill a range of needs in terms of language acquisition. Considering their pivotal role in language learning, their routine evaluation is essential to confirm whether they are instrumental in achieving the desired outcomes or not. This study evaluated the secondary school grade 11

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Tunisian EFL Students’ Awareness and Use of Metacognitive Strategies in Academic Reading

The purpose of the present study was to investigate the metacognitive reading strategy awareness and use of second language learners majoring in English in a Tunisian university. For this purpose, a sample of 113 Tunisian tertiary education students volunteered to answer an online survey based on a modified version of the MARSI inventory (Mokhtari et

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The Effects of Lockdown on Undergraduate Training and the Well-Being of Pre-Service Teachers

The aim of the study was to examine the well-being of pre-service teachers during the first lockdown. The changes in learning and leisure time were observed in the context of subjective satisfaction with education and experienced emotions. A total of 297 pre-service teachers (80% women; aged 17 – 30, M = 21.91, SD = 2.13)

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Metacognitive Strategies in the Preparation of Future Chemistry Teachers

The research aim was to verify the efficiency of a metacognitive strategy called Post-Test Reflection (PTR), implemented into Chemistry Teaching Students’ Training. This research was performed in the 2020/2021 academic year during a course in Chemistry Didactics. The sample consisted of 22 Chemistry Teaching students in the 1st year of their Master study. First, students

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Involvement of Experts From Practice in Practical Laboratory Teaching – A Way to Increase the Competencies and Skills of Science Study Programs Graduates

The current society requirements need close interconnectedness between children’s and young education process and the labour market, namely in industry and services. Workers in the 21st century must have the skills to process information, including reader literacy, mathematical literacy and problem-solving skills. Today, the school is only one of the places where students learn. In

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Quickly Interactive Healing Installations Nurture Resilient Communities After the Covid-19 Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has driven the globe into a physical and psychological public health catastrophe. In this “protracted battle” against the entire human immune system and the operating structures of society, many citizens have been forced to carry a substantial psychological burden. Worse still, the majority of mental disorder residents are unwilling to seek psychological

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Architectural Solutions to “Street Vendors” in Cairo

In Egypt and according to recent statistics, the poor represent about 48% of the total population, which is an indication of the low standard of living and high poverty rates of a wide range of the people of Egypt. This makes the presence of street vendors important to provide goods or some services to large

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Understanding User Feedback Through Negative Emotions: A Learning Experience

User feedback is an important topic to be taught in Software Engineering (SE) courses. Furthermore, it includes theoretical concepts related to questionnaires, the time elapsed, mouse movements, etc., that are used to understand the topic better. In this context, teaching and learning theoretical concepts in different courses are great challenges in education in universities, particularly

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Teachers’ Perspectives on Digital Technologies and Educational Practices: Challenges and Resilience in a Brazilian Public Educational Context

The current paper aims to present and discuss some of the results obtained between May 2020 and December 2021 by the coordinator of the inter-institutional project “Digital Technologies, Society and Culture: educational interfaces from the literacies studies perspective”. The data shows teachers’ accounts on their own working contexts and praxis with digital technologies which were

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Research on the Design of Cultural Creative Products From the Perspective of Cultural Identity

Improved cultural soft power is now a strategic goal of cultural building in nations all over the globe, as economic globalization has hastened the intermingling and collision of cultures. As a result, we should pay attention to how product design shapes culture, as this aids in developing cultural identity. Cultural creative products are a result