Month: July 2022

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Democratic Citizenship in the Formal Civic Education in Albania: Assessment of Curriculum and Teaching of Democratic Citizenship in Pre-University Education

The education system in Albania has undergone a series of reforms intended to modernize the curriculum, develop the wider system capacities, expand access to compulsory education, and align its education policies and practice with European and international standards, in particular the European Union’s Education Benchmarks for 2020 and UN SDG4-Education 2030. In this context Albania

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Decomposing the Stereotypes: East-West Dichotomy in the Film Adaptations of W. S. Maugham’s the Painted Veil

William Somerset Maugham’s classical novel The Painted Veil (1925), in which a marital crisis is set against a cholera epidemic in China in the 1920s, and its three Hollywood adaptations (1934, 1957, 2006) feature a confrontation between the East and the West through the interaction between the Westerners, allegedly bringing progressive methods in dealing with

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The Reconstruction of Rural Places Through Paper-Cutting Art: A Case Study of a “Paper-Cutting Village” in Fujian Province, China

Xuelingwei is a village in Zhe Rong County, Ningde City, Fujian Province, China, which is renowned as the “paper-cutting village.” The village can be regarded as an”overall space” from a spatial sociological perspective. In my research, I examined the spatial practices of the paper-cutting village of Xuelingwei based on participant observation and interviews with local

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Engaging First Generation Students Through Culturally Responsive Teaching

First-generation college students are defined as individuals who are the first in their family to go to college. A large body of research indicates that first-generation students are at a disadvantage from the time they start to apply for university, through university and even after they graduate from university, and their experiences are significantly different

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On Space, On Place: Emerging Tamaraw Identity – The Lived Experience Journey of Communication Students

The FEU Learning Journey provides a more formal structure that will capacitate students to navigate their academic lifecycle and prepare for career and life goals. It also integrates selected curricular and co-curricular activities as critical components of the students’ holistic development. The Student Life Cycle Model (Lizzio & Wilson, 2010) framed the analysis, where purpose

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Zombie Transformable SafeHouse: Engaging in Contextual Sustainability

The importance of sustainability and its integration in built environment design is critical as we experience dramatic changes in climate every year. Strategies toward sustainability vary on a micro and macro scale. It is one of the challenges for educators to draw alertness and serious state of the environmental problems to the curriculum in a

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Profiling the “Internationality” of State Universities and Colleges in Region 1 of the Philippines

Globalization has been considered to be an integral aspect of how universities consider the profile of their graduates. Corollary to this, internationalization is considered to provide longterm stability through linkages and networking with premier schools in the country or abroad. The intent of this study was to determine the profile of internationalization or “internationality” of

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Picture Books to Support the Teaching of Disciplinary Literacy in the Primary School Classroom

This study seeks to investigate the use of picture books in relation to the burgeoning area of disciplinary literacy in the Irish primary school context. At the centre of this research is the recognition that picture books play a central role in teaching and learning across the curriculum in primary schools; with this research deciphering

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Learning Experiences of Online English Learning With Pedagogical Redesign for Complementing Formal Face-to-Face Learning

The use of online learning in education has increased rapidly during the pandemic. Both teachers and students are more familiarized with technologies in online teaching and learning. With the readiness of technology, some educational institutes started adopting more blended learning after the resumption of face-to-face learning. However, some institutes consider the online mode as a

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Temporary Appropriation Practices and Spontaneity in Public Spaces: The Case of Downtown Cairo Passageways

In contrast to the orthodox comprehensive planning approaches, several contemporary studies on public spaces have focused on the notion of how people utilize space and how they appropriate and inhabit the city. Since the 1960s, many theorists have embraced this idea and developed unconventional concepts such as spontaneous public spaces. Hence, this paper aims to

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Ambivalent Perceptions of Beauty and Fashion: A Qualitative Study of Chinese Female Students Studying in British Universities

The research explored the experiences of Chinese female students studying in the UK concerning fashion and beauty by investigating the students’ definitions of beauty and exploring how social media exposure in different countries and living in a new country affect their perceptions of beauty. This research answered this question through qualitative methods, recruited participants by

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Interaction as Storytelling: A Framework for Structuring Stories From the Perspective of Quantum Theory

This research is based on teaching practices and proposes a framework for considering storytelling as a creative method for art students. Inspired by trans-disciplinary thinking, I compare some aspects of quantum theories as an analogy with my interpretation of interaction. In the practices of art and design, creativity is the most vital ingredient as its

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Evaluating Student Perspectives on Understanding of Complex Systems

Advances in technological detail and sophistication have resulted in more complex products, systems and services which can be more difficult for individuals to conceptualise and understand. This eventuality has potential to increase risks and assumptions in the use, operation, and management over time of such products and therefore presents a growing problem for those who

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Using the ‘Candle in the Tomb’ Fandom as an Example and Explain Its Associated Behaviours and Values

In recent years, IP films and their fans have received increasing attention. Every film adaptation of an IP work has fans’ support, which actively spreads information. Fans have created their own discourse space in virtual communities, producing a reasonably close-knit social group, thanks to the development of mobile internet technology and the relative democratisation of

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Reformed STEM Education and Its Effects on Student Learning Outcomes and Plagiarism Rates: A Look at a Higher Education Institution in the Northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Research on higher education in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is virtually absent (Zavale & Schneijderberg, 2020). Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs are being encouraged by the global community without assessments of the learning outcomes of the students enrolled (Blom, Lan & Adil, 2015). This project compared two STEM programs within the

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Financially Educating Generation Z Using Digital Media – A Competitive Field Test of eduStories® Versus Texts

A good general education on financial topics is required for wise financial decisions and thus also for one’s own material financial security. However, according to consistent studies, financial literacy is particularly poor in Generation Z, which is now on the threshold of professional life. Against this background, the question arises as to how financial knowledge

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ASLMAD: A Virtual Tutor for a Better Learning Experience

Nowadays, educational technologies like learning management systems and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have made it possible for teachers to scale up effective teaching methods and for students to have constant access to learning resources. However, these technologies don’t completely transform the teacher’s primary responsibilities, such as motivating learners, giving them feedback, or personalizing the

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Design for Outdoor Education: Redefining Schooling Through Design-Oriented Experimentation in Outdoor Contexts

In the redefinition of the world’s equilibrium in the post-pandemic context, it has become increasingly necessary to invest in the search for alternative or improved design systems of the educational experience with respect to remote learning. In the near future, therefore, innovative pedagogical practices oriented towards sustainability and safety, such as Outdoor Education – aimed

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Prevalence of Anxiety in University Students During the COVID Pandemic -19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus (WHO). University students are prone to experience anxiety during their years of study due to academic the student’s experiences of insecurity, fear and anxiety. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of anxiety among college students during the COVID-19 pandemic, to

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Predictive Efficiency of Spiritual Intelligence and Cultural Intelligence on Emotional Maturity of Student Teachers at Secondary Level

The study was designed with the objective of analyzing the predictive efficiency of Spiritual Intelligence and Cultural Intelligence on the Emotional Maturity of student teachers at the secondary level. In this study, Student Teachers at Secondary Level means students who are training to be teachers at the secondary level under the supervision of a certified

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Study of the Attitudes and Manifestations of Non-Standardness of Primary Teachers in the Educational Environment

Non-standardness is a specific personality construct that manifests itself both in the intellectual-creative and behavioral sphere of personality. Non-standardity is regarded as human potential, which has different degrees of manifestation or even varies as a substance. Therefore, non-standardness does not develop, but can only be stimulated. The subject to developmen are the skills for non-standard

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Use of Information and Communication Technology for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to attain a better and viable future for everyone and the world. Quality education is one of the SD goals vital for nation-building and equalising with other countries. Technology plays a significant part in education as it enhances the quality of education when integrating Information and Communication Technologies in the

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Reflection of Sustainable Entrepreneurial Intent Among the Learners on Completion of Courses on Sustainability

The increased awareness of destruction created by human behavior is serving as fuel to stand together for a sustainable planet as a society. The irrational behavior towards society and the environment has moved us closer to global crises like global warming hunger & poverty. The studies in recent times prove the learned consumers are attracted

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Fostering the Entrepreneurial Mindset of Students Through Pioneering Teaching Pedagogies: An Empirical Study on a B-School

Recent studies have shown the importance of entrepreneurship on the economy of a country. Universities and Educational institutions play a vital role in nurturing students. The study focuses on the impact of innovative teaching pedagogies such as TAP (Teaching, Application and Practice) on the entrepreneurial mindset of students. The mindset of the students was measured

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Innovative Lecturer: Using Digital Tools in the Study Process

The modern world is characterised by terms such as the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, artificial intelligence and big data (A. J. Means, 2018; H. Arieli, 2021). A. J. Means (2018) stresses that in the future, humans will live in a fully intelligent physical space, starting with robotic factories, smart cities and other tools

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Digital Learning Assistants in Higher Education Environments: A Qualitative Focus Group Study

Digital technologies have become increasingly important for educational institutions since the Covid-19 pandemic. In this paper, we present an artificially intelligent assistant system that supports students and prospective students on different levels. In addition to an AI-based chatbot as the central communication element, the virtual guidance system includes planning, study analysis, and motivation applications. To

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Assessing Full-time Undergraduate Student Segments: Public Higher Education Enrollment in Hawaii

Distinct competition for full-time student enrollment in higher education is evident. Students are increasingly considering themselves in the position of a consumer of higher education. Reaching prospective undergraduate students highlights the importance of market segmentation as a vital step towards increasing full-time enrollment. A crucial step to reaching potential undergraduate students to increase student enrollment

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Representation of the Student’s Controllable Performance Features Based on PS2CLH Model

Nowadays, the number of studies measuring and representing students’ learning and performance has increased. However, there remains a lack of research that represents and measures factors or features within students’ control that impact their performances. For university managers, subject tutors and academic mentors, it is essential to represent, measure, analyse and monitor student performance alongside