Month: December 2022

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Teaching Science in Remote Schools: The Struggles and Successes of Teachers From the Perspective of an Ethnographer

The remote population in Ghana has been on the increase in the last decade with the number of males being slightly higher compared to females. This affected the share of educational resources as the remote schools were disadvantaged in human and material resources. However, the basic schools in the remote communities had their students in

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Child Protection in Violent Contexts in Different Normative Systems From an Occidental Perspective

This study aims to examine the approaches and solutions proposed by various regulatory systems about child abuse and mistreatment. The focus is on the legal systems of the United States of America and Argentina, which have taken different stances on the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Two real legal cases, one from California

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Mathematics Teacher Educators’ Enactment of Formative Assessment: Findings from Three Colleges of Education in Ghana

Teacher educators play a significant role in the preparation of pre-service teachers to become assessment-literate and able to practice after their training. In this respect, an exploration of teacher educators’ practices of formative assessment (FA) will provide an insight into the kind of assessment practices that their students are exposed to. This study therefore used

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Communication Barriers in Times of Pandemic

The study sought to determine the communication barriers among students of Capiz State University, Mambusao Satellite College, in learning during this pandemic. The study used descriptive and qualitative methods. An in-depth interview using a semi-structured questionnaire served as the researcher’s data-gathering instrument. Eight students who served as study participants were chosen based on the researcher’s

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Support Required of Healthcare Professionals to Prevent Filicide and Abandonment After Isolated Childbirth – Consideration of Intentions and Actions That Contradict the Intent to Commit a Crime

This study reviews data from the trials on filicide and abandonment after isolated delivery intentions and on actions contrary to the intention to commit a crime in order to understand the situation of mothers. The study aimed to consider the support required of healthcare professionals from intentions and actions that contradict with the intent to

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Association of Weight Loss With Hip Osteoarthritis in Older Community-Dwelling Female Adults

Objective: Most guidelines recommending weight loss for hip osteoarthritis are based on research on knee osteoarthritis. Prior studies found no association between weight loss and hip osteoarthritis, but no previous studies have targeted older adults. We aimed to determine whether there is any clear benefit of weight loss for hip osteoarthritis in older adults, because

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Influence of Romantic Comedies on Young Adults’ Perception of Relationships

The paper “Influence of romantic comedies on young adults’ perception of relationships” focuses on the effect of the consumption of romantic comedies. The goal of the paper is to whether a correlation exists between the consumption of romantic comedies and young adults’ attitudes toward romantic relationships, including their opinions, ideas, expectations, and relationship behavior. The

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“Struggling to Translate”: Jenn Marie Nunes’s Retranslation of Li Qingzhao’s “Ru Meng Ling” as Feminist Translation

The interplay between gender studies and translation studies has expanded the gender dynamics in translation beyond the plane of textual materiality. The intersectional studies of gender and translation acquire a more symbolic role of representing the gender structure between the source text that occupies a masculine, privileged position and the translated one that inhabits a

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The Constructed Meaning of Thai Laborer by the State

Most studies on labor control in Thailand primarily focus on the state’s oppressive and suppressive actions against the labor movement. These studies examine how the state utilizes violence and direct power to render laborers powerless in bargaining. However, a significant and often overlooked question seeks to explain why laborers are considered to have a low

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The Use of Mathematics Modules in Supporting Self-Regulation Among Junior High School Students in a Flexible Online Learning Environment

Examining how students manage their learning through the mathematics modules in a flexible online learning setup can help educators plan and implement a curriculum in this environment. Hence, this study aims to assess the use of mathematics modules in supporting students’ self-regulation in a flexible online learning environment. This study utilized an explanatory sequential mixed

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The Development and Challenges of the Old Age Allowance Program in Thailand After the Policy Reformation in 2009

The phenomenon of an aging society is being observed worldwide, and according to the World Bank, Thailand is expected to transition from an aged society to a super-aged society, with older individuals comprising 20 percent of the total population by 2035. Understanding aging policies is crucial for effectively addressing the future challenges posed by an

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Towards An Operational Conceptual Framework for Thai Community Enterprises

Social Innovation and Social Enterprises have increasingly come to the fore in both academic scholarship and more directly and pragmatically in terms of best practices that may be adopted to allow small scale social enterprises to overcome significant hurdles that inhibit their ability to become self-sustaining entities. In Thailand, such enterprises have had a significantly

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Using Blended Learning to Create Student-Led Conversation Courses

English learners in L1 environments often lack opportunities to practice their speaking skills, therefore every second in the conversation-based classroom is a precious moment for them. To increase engagement and maximize student speaking time, we have incorporated blended learning into our curriculum to create a student-led classroom. Outside the classroom or on specially designated days,

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Procedural Checkpoint-Infused Laboratory Activity: Impact on the Attitude Towards Physics Among STEM Students With Varying Academic Achievement

As learners are now back in the classroom since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, it was observed that there is a growing negative attitude towards physics among the grade 12 STEM students. Self-assessment was used as a basis to enhance hands-on laboratory activities by infusing procedural checkpoint questions in laboratory worksheets that will elicit students’ active

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ASEAN – Canada Strategic Partnership: Progress, Element of National Interest, Prospects and the Role of Viet Nam

ASEAN is a prestigious regional organization and an important partner of many countries around the world. While global multilateral institutions have constantly been facing difficulties and challenges, ASEAN has succeeded in maintaining its stable operations and its’ central role in the regional cooperative structure. A variety of its’ partners has expressed the desire to deepen

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The Play of Contraries in Marjane Satrapi’s “Persepolis”

Persepolis, a graphic memoir in two volumes by Iranian writer, filmmaker and graphic artist Marjane Satrapi, is the most subversive of contemporary memoirs that defy easy categorization. Unlike other Iranian memoirs riding the wave of popularity following the Islamic Revolution, it stands out as a unique mix of the contraries. The proposed paper examines the

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Content and Language Integrated Learning for CSL Students Using a Picture-Book Approach: An Action Research in Hong Kong Kindergartens

This paper examines the function of content and language integrated learning (CLIL) approach in complementary multilingual kindergarten classrooms for non-Chinese-speaking (NCS) children learning Chinese characters in Hong Kong. The module of this study was implemented with a picture-book approach. The participants comprised 28 learners of Chinese in the third year of kindergarten (K3) from both

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Study of Shared Heritage Through Frescoes on the Walls of Dera Baba Bir Singh

This paper discusses the shared heritage related to the traditions of Hinduism and Sikhism in the state of the Punjab, India. The coexistence or the intermingling of cultures has been preserved through the beautiful murals which adorn the walls of a shrine known as Gurudwara of Baba Bir Singh. The Gurudwara is located in the

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Military Life Challenges Among Military Spouses: Implications for Future Interventions

While there is a vast amount of research about the military in the Western setting, there is an undeniable scarcity in research involving the military, its members and their families in the Philippines. As the “overlooked casualities of war”, the researcher believes that military family members are equally impacted by the military lifestyle thus they

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A Case Study of Pre-service Teachers’ Physics Laboratory Skill in Measurement and Uncertainty

In a physics laboratory, an experimental result and its uncertainty are significant because they permit others to evaluate the quality of the experiment. This is the most essential competency for high school science teachers. The purpose of this study was to explore laboratory skills in physics, particularly measurement and uncertainty. Data were collected from pre-service

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Local Wisdom Board Game Based on the Concept of STEAM Education to Promote Innovator Skills

The objectives of this research were: 1) to develop local wisdom board game media based on the STEAM education concept to promote efficient innovators’ competency; and 2) to study the level of satisfaction of students towards the local wisdom board game media. Based on the STEAM education concept to promote innovators’ competency. The tools used

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The Best Practices in STEAM Education: Using Local Wisdom to Improve Innovators’ Competence

It is a challenge for elementary school teachers to design learning activities that blend local wisdom about Thai handicrafts with STEAM education management. Proactive learning management and local wisdom card games are used to help learners develop innovator competencies through the engineering design process. To inspire curiosity and innovation among learners. Take systematic and scientific

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Evaluate the Correlation Between Online Learning Motivation and Learning Effectiveness for Students Enrolled at the Taiwan Institute of Technology During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, following the policy of “Learning Never Stops,” schools of all levels in Taiwan adopted a flexible and interdisciplinary approach to maintain educational continuity, and online teaching became one of the main methods of achieving this goal. Our research used the ARCS model to evaluate any correlation between online learning motivation and

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Mediating Effects of a Poster Activity on Taiwanese Students’ Self-determined Learning Readiness

Investigation explored the mediating effect of small group poster activity on Taiwanese grade 11 students’ self-determined learning readiness (SD-LR). This poster activity paralleled small group discussions concerning the socio-scientific issue (SSI) topic of restarting Taiwan’s 4th nuclear energy plant. A corresponding survey was constructed to measure three scales: active learning (AL, measuring autonomy), critical thinking

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Reflection of the Current Practice in Psychological Diagnostics of Language-Based Diagnostic Tools

This Article contribution focuses on the language-based psychological test, batteries and diagnostic tools used worldwide and their psychometric standardisation. The author follows in his research from his diploma thesis Analytical Methods in Psycholinguistic Research of Perception (Rudorfer, 2019), in which the author addressed the psycholinguistic and statistical approach in language performance tests and provided a

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Research on the Teaching Practice of Fashion Material Experiments Through Exploring the Creative Process of Local Elements

Combining creative professional design courses and using the expressiveness of textile materials to tell stories together with methods of play with new appearances of soft fabrics, this project will explore how to guide students to apply textiles as creative media, involving the design elements of Taiwan’s landscape of literature to inspire methods and creative processes.

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Concepts, Creation of New Realities, and Collaborative Work in Mixed Reality

This article intends to introduce the reader to a historical overview of technology as Mixed Reality (RM) and also to indicate artists that the author found relevant during his research for the group exhibition “Coação Pictórica”, which took place at Casa dos Crivos in Braga, Portugal, in 2021. It also addresses authors such as Deleuze,

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Persuasive Strategies in Debates on Japan’s Constitution and Article 9: The Gulf War Case Study

This article presents a qualitative analysis of persuasive strategies used in debates on Japan’s security policy, related, in particular, to Article 9. The study examines the Japan Diet deliberations during the Gulf War, focusing on the Budget Committee of both Houses. Two hypotheses are tested: the first one suggests that threat perception arguments are more

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“For the Love of God, For the Love of Country”: Memorializing the Crusades of the Beatas

This study features the crusades of the three beatas, namely Ignacia del Espritu Santo, Dionesia Talangpaz and Cecilia Rosa Talangpaz. Ignacia and the sisters Dionesia and Cecilia Rosa unintentionally became foundresses of beaterios, a religious community of women. During the Spanish colonization of the Philippines, the native women, the indias, were not accepted to the

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Inspirational Curriculum Innovation: 21st Century Teachers Leading the Way – Teaching in Aotearoa New Zealand

The rapid advancements of education in the 2Ist century makes the value of innovation a priority and an integral part of teacher education. Eclectic teaching practices and the changing role of the teacher, signal the need for innovative approaches to curriculum development. In Aotearoa New Zealand early childhood teachers lead the way as innovators within

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China’s Global Maritime Expansion: Between Its Grand Dream and External Trends

China’s dream to become a global maritime power is a controversial element of China’s global growth. Its expansion of maritime lines has been shaped by internal needs and external trends. The expansion has alarmed the world and raised the uncertainty about China’s potential to become the world maritime power in mid- 21st century. Despite the

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Secondary School Students’ Sexual Attitude and Their Views on School-based Sexuality Education: A Population-based Study

Background: Students’ attitudes play an important role in the efficacy of school-based sexuality education (SBSE). A pilot study in Hong Kong suggested that demographic characteristics, religiosity, and spirituality were associated with students’ sexual attitudes and their views on SBSE. Objectives: This study recruited a population-based sample of secondary school students to validate findings reported in

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An Adventure-Based Program in Promoting Interpersonal Qualities and Well-being of Students in Higher Education

Background: Late adolescents in higher education are going through a shifting from being dependent as recipient of parental guidance to becoming independent individuals in a larger social context. They need to develop interpersonal qualities to establish satisfying relationships. Besides, they also experience stress and anxiety which may result in mental health problems. Objectives: This study

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Designing Integrative STEM Learning Materials for Junior High School Mathematics Classroom: What Works (and Not)?

The demand to make science and mathematics learning more relevant and meaningful leads to integrative stem learning, a teaching approach that integrates science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) into a cohesive and interdisciplinary learning experience. Even though STEM has been consistently increasing in popularity in Indonesia, the lack of learning materials is persistent. This paper

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Lack of Qualified Caregivers in Malaysia’s Private Aged Care: Legal Perspective through Private Aged Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 2018

Malaysia is expected to become an aged nation by 2030. The elderly population in Malaysia was predicted to number 28.3 million in 2010, and this number is likely to rise to 38.6 million by the year 2030.An increase in life expectancy will translate into increased demands for private aged healthcare services, leading to concerns regarding

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Heritage and Non-Heritage Arabic Learners: Towards an Inclusive Arabic Curriculum

Research on Arabic as a heritage, critical, and foreign language in the US context has enriched the field of language acquisition and other fields (Albirini 2018; Benmamoun 2015). Most of that research studied each group of students (heritage, non-heritage/foreign) in isolation. However, Arabic classrooms in the US are populated by diverse students including those from

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Zen Influence and Denial: Ambivalence in the Painting Practice of Lao Lianben

Filipino artist Lao Lianben’s practice (b. 1948) has been highly associated with the aesthetics of Zen (translated ‘Chan’ from Chinese, 禪宗), which subsequently hardened into an individual artistic style. The paper locates it alongside the geopolitical history of Zen and what is now called ‘Zen art’ through tracing the practices that the artist categorically cited

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Gender Differences in Primary School Achievement in Ghana: The Moderating Effects of School Types and Localities

The study used national achievement data from Ghana to explore the extent pupils’ gender accounted for achievement differences in mathematics and English Language and how these differences were moderated by the types and locations of the schools they attended. The sample size comprised 16,429 primary 3 pupils drawn from 448 schools. A multilevel modelling technique

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The Effectiveness of Interdisciplinary Learning on 21st Century Skills for Taiwanese Elementary School Students

The World Economic Forum has proposed a vision of Education 4.0 in 2022, pointing out that innovative pedagogies and emerging technologies should be applied to place students at the center of learning and develop their ability to solve real-world problems. This study implemented STEAM project-based learning (PBL) combined with emerging technologies in Taiwanese elementary schools,

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Reason Behind Grandchild Caring and Its Effect on Grandparent’s Social Engagement in Different Household Settings in India: Using a Bayesian

The study examined reason behind grandchild caring and its effect on social engagement in different household (HH) setting among older (aged 60 and above) grandparents (GP) living in India using Longitudinal Aging Study in India data, 2017-18. HH structure was defined as the skipped-generation HH (SGH) where GP and grandchild lived together without middle generation

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Curriculum Review of the BS Pharmacy Program of a Local University in the NCR, Philippines: A Mechanism for Quality Assurance

The Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy program at a local university in the NCR was officially approved on February 10, 2012 by virtue of the Board Resolution No. 2012-029. Curriculum enhancements were made in order to align with the thrust of the local university. On December 2021, the new PSGs for BS Pharmacy program was

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The Role of Social Networks in Value Formation of Youth

In just a few decades, social media has become a global phenomenon that has changed the ways of accessing information and learning, but also the ways of communication and social relations. The availability of a wide range of information and the possibility of communication with the whole world has many positive sides, however, especially when

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Virtual Reality (VR) Simulation of Chemistry Lab Using Blender and Unity

The new age of coping with change has driven us to employ all the technology to make everything in our day-to-day work and study life available remotely. In the time of virtual education and virtual meetings, this project intends to add to virtual education. Modern times have made us realize that lessons may be held

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Apply DANP to Investigate the Determinants of Foreign Enterprises Investing in Taiwan Hi-Tech Industries

Foreign direct investment plays an important role in Taiwan’s economic development. This paper investigates the criteria that MNEs use to assess the investment determinants in Taiwan. There are thirteen criteria extracted from past literature and classifies into five groups based on the OLI (Ownership, Location, International) theory proposed by Dunning (1980). The initial criteria are

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Applying DANP to Investigate the Important Constitution Criteria on Effective Leadership Behaviors

Leaders play an important role for subordinates’ job satisfaction and organization performance. This paper adopts the DANP approach proposed by Ou Yang et al. (2008) which combines the DEMATEL and ANP procedures to investigate the important constitution criteria on effective leadership behaviors. The fifteen evaluation criteria for effective leadership behavior are extracted from the past

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Biomedical Engineering as STEM Education in Georgia and New Chalenges for Internationalisation of This Process

This paper presents some aspects of developing STEM education in Georgia, and internationalization of this process by preparing Biomedical Engineering Program for ABET accreditation. Methodology for using Project courses for assessing a number of ABET outcomes. In the advent of EC 2000, Engineering programs have grappled with methods for assessing some of the ABET outcomes,

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Effective Sanction Avoidance in Drug Trafficking: The Construction and Validation of the Restrictive Deterrence Utility Scale

Aims: Drug traffickers perform many criminal strategies to avoid legal sanctions while committing crime. The use of any criminal strategy is mainly motivated by the fact that it can reduce the risk of arrest, and this has been the focus of research on restrictive deterrence. In this context, this study develops a Restrictive Deterrence Utility

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Extrapolating the Nigerian Condition in Hangmen Also Die

One Nigerian playwright whose brief pilgrimage on earth has been blessed by providence to create enduring and provocative plays about Nigerian situations and who appears prophetic in his writing, is Esiaba Irobi. In a greatly tumultuous tragic play entitled Hangmen Also Die, Irobi in 1989, projected in the play that fragrant abuse and misappropriation of

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Applying DANP to Explore the Critical Factors for Building Taiwan Restaurant Industry’s Customer Loyalty

The restaurant industry in Taiwan embeds a characteristic of easy entrance and lower imitation barriers that results in a fierce competition in nature. How to build customer loyalty for encouraging customers to visit repeatedly is an essential challenge for every restaurant manager. This article employs the DANP method to explore the criteria and their priority

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Assessing ASEAN Students’ Competencies and Readiness in Learning Mathematics Through MaRWA Diagnostic Test

MaRWA is a Southeast Asia regional mathematics assessment based on PISA and TIMSS, initiated by SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics. This paper aims to determine students’ type of correct and incorrect answers on the assessment. A total of 882 students in grades 5, 8, and 10 from 26 schools in regional wide were involved in this

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A Design Project Aimed to Promote Social Change: From the Classroom to the Community

This study reports on pedagogical practice carried out in an academic context with undergraduate students from the 1st year of Communication Design at Lusófona University of Porto (ULP) in the first semester of 2021/22. A collaboration project with Pedro Hispano Hospital (PHH). Students were invited to design posters integrated into The Organization for Economic Cooperation

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Music and the ESL Classroom: Problems and Possibilities

This article seeks to investigate real-time classroom uses of music in ESL language education. We focus on two partially overlapping methodologies: one that assumes that music and language constitute two different cognitive realms that could speak to each other, and another that grounds instruction on what it perceives are fundamental aspects both share as languages.

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Deoli Days: The Internment of the Ethnic Chinese of India, the Overseas Chinese Identity and Nation-Building in South Asia

Chinese migration to South Asia (India) was part of the same trade and indentured labour diaspora that brought Chinese to Southeast Asia between the 18th and 20th centuries. While there is considerable scholarship on the overseas Chinese of Southeast Asia, there is comparably less work done on their counterparts in India. This paper examines the

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The Development of Mathematics Teachers’ Proficiency Framework for Sustainable and Standardised Assessment in Southeast Asia (SEA)

No education can exceed the quality of its teachers. This statement indicates that teachers’ competence is important in the education system. A professional teacher must have specific knowledge and skills, which are related to pedagogy, content, and technology in providing good quality mathematics teaching and learning in the 21st century. The knowledge and skills need

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Implementing Flipped Classroom for Chinese Intellectual Property Lawyers

Flipped classroom is one of the alternative learning modalities beyond simply delivering lectures in the classroom and assigning homework for students at home. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Wusong Law School, a commercial educational institution for Chinese lawyers, initiates the flipped classroom where both distance e-learning prior to the class and online collaborative activities are integrated

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How to Plan Urban Environments: Rethinking Criteria for Urban Planning

Urban Planning (UP) is about the ways a city should be structured. I address the meta-question of the criteria used to evaluate and judge the appropriateness of UP. The issue is pressing: given climate change, more extreme temperatures and weather conditions, and fast-growing populations in cities we need to rethink UP, its criteria and their

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Digital Piracy Case of Learning Materials in China: A Tough Challenge to Chinese Copyright Law

Digital piracy of learning materials is arguably considered as unlawful behavior of students under Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as “Chinese Copyright Law”), which has caused great harm to the copyright owners and licensed users. This study aims to examine the reasons for digital piracy of learning materials and

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TTV GUIDE TX Project: The Importance of Patient’s Values in Research

In health research, the participation of patients is essential, as it can contribute to increasing the acceptability and accessibility of health services, as well as improving both the quality and relevance of research. Knowledge based on one’s own experience with the disease, symptoms, therapy and the health system can complement scientific knowledge by providing broader

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COVID-19 Preventive Behavior of Young Adults Living With Elderly Through the Lens of Health Belief Model

To suppress the Covid-19 pandemic, a series of preventive measures, both promotive and interventive were taken. From small children to the elderly, socialization continues to be carried out. However, there are quite a lot of risk factors for the elderly group, including comorbidity and elderly age. Then how about individuals living with the elderly? This

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Audiovisual Translation Through NMT and Subtitling in the Netflix Series Summertime

Over the past few years, the rise of Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime Video and other streaming platforms has made it necessary to rethink entertainment media. Accessibility to their catalogues not only offers the audience the opportunity to choose among a variety of films, series, documentaries and other audiovisual resources but also to make use of

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Factors Associated With Videoconference Fatigue Among Healthcare Workers in a Tertiary Government Hospital

This study was conducted to determine the presence of videoconference fatigue (VCF) and the factors associated with it. It was approached through an analytic, cross-sectional research design and a non-probability convenience sampling. The respondent’s demographic and videoconference (VC) profiles were obtained using a closed-ended questionnaire. A validated and reliable 15-item Zoom Exhaustion and Fatigue (ZEF)

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Research Assessment: Finding Consensus With Marking Approaches

Assessment is important in any teaching and learning activity as it helps both the students and instructors identify their strengths and weaknesses. Despite this, reliability and validity of thereof is a topic of contention among the education community. There is an underlying unavoidable element of subjectivity which is inherent in assessments, that impacts on their

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Theoretical Framework on the Use of Art-Inspired Pedagogy in Early Childhood to Mitigate Urban Barriers

Cities around the world are changing rapidly, putting new pressures on the education system. Vietnam has particularly seen a period of rapid economic growth in many of its major cities. These urban environments can create both barriers and opportunities for learning. This paper aims to answer the question of if and how art-inspired pedagogy (AIP)

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Reading Aloud and Repeated Reading Strategy Based on the ‘Callan Method’ on the Development of the Students’ Reading Skills

This study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of utilizing the reading aloud and repeated reading strategies of the Callan Method in improving the reading skills of the Grade 8 students from the selected high school in Surigao del Norte. The 29 students participating in this study have shown poor reading performance based on the

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Why the Leviathan Is a Mortal God: From Nominalism to Mortalism

This paper attempts to answer the question of why Leviathan is a mortal god in Leviathan, despite the fact that when sovereignty was established, it was intended to be immortal, but because of the many inconsistencies in sovereignty itself, the seeds of natural death were planted. But the reason for this, firstly, is that sovereignty

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Examine the Impact of Proactive Personality and Environmental Awareness on College Students’ Pro-environmental Behaviors

Although there are many pro-environmental and green studies, relatively little effort has been made to investigate the connections between proactive personality, environmental awareness, and pro-environmental behaviors. 316 college students in Taiwan participated in this study, and the partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) analysis was performed to evaluate the connections between proactive personality, environmental

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The Learning Portfolio of Taiwanese High School Students and Its Impact on National University Admissions

To improve the effectiveness of Taiwan’s primary and secondary school curriculum reform, in 2022, the Ministry of Education will make changes to the manner of university access. One of the main reasons for concern among students and the general public is the inclusion for the first time of learning portfolios among the university entry requirements.

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Teaching and Learning Process and Information and Communication Technologies From the Remote Perspective

This article reports the experience of the pedagogical consultants responsible for the curriculum development of Senac São Paulo courses when facing the emergency need to maintain the pedagogical process in their schools in the face of the Covid 19 pandemic. The urgent adjustment to distance education resulted in the improvement of the process and the

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The Silk Road of Siam the Country in the Western Central Region

This research has 4 objectives, but this presentation presents only one objective, which is to study the history of cultural tourism in the western central region. This research is a R&D research. The research hierarchy is 1) R1: Study documents and research related to the history of the central west region, 2 provinces, namely Kanchanaburi

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Scitocin: Development of Science Mobile Learning Application for Least Learned Competencies in Science 9

Among the science mobile learning applications that have been proposed, only a few have been developed and validated through least learned competencies. Three (3) least learned competencies in science 9 particularly in Living Things and Their Environment topics based on students’ performance and teachers’ perception were identified, namely: “Differentiate basic features and importance of photosynthesis

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Mental Health and Academic Performance in the New Normal

Mental health is still relatively new concern, in recent years there has been a shift toward a more socially acceptable attitude toward discussing it. Concerns about college students’ mental health are the subject of an ever-expanding body of research, which is currently being conducted in increasing numbers. The purpose was to assess the mental health

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Validation of Analysis by the Rule of Three on a Metropolitan International School Market: A Confirmatory Study

The international school market has grown almost exponentially over the past decade. To the point where in some metropolitan areas it has been observed in the press, that schools are not reaching a sustainable level of profitability. This has led to schools being sold off to international management companies, school chains having to rationalise operations

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Sinking in the Hooks: Technical Standards and De Facto Aid Tying in ODA Infrastructure Projects

The practice of tying aid – attaching conditions which force procurement from the donor country – is widely regarded as negative, with the OECD noting how the practice can increase costs and reduce the freedom of recipients to procure goods and services from other countries. Indeed, since 1979, the practice of aid tying has declined

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Strengthening Higher Order Critical Thinking Skills of C1 Level Students in a Classroom Environment

Higher-order critical thinking skills are essential in university settings because they enable students to succeed in their studies. However, they cannot be learned solely by course materials and articles; nevertheless, they must develop a critical thinker’s attitude or disposition. The two main objectives of this study were to examine whether students were enhancing their higher-order

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Critical Thinking (Ct) Skills Gap in Data-Driven Decision (Ddd) Making: An Exploration in the Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (Bfsi) Industry

In the era of AI-supported business operations, the underutilisation of critical thinking by employees poses a significant challenge. By relying on AI systems for decision-making, organisations risk overlooking the invaluable insights and creative problem-solving abilities that critical thinking brings. Harnessing the power of critical thinking in conjunction with AI technologies holds the key to unlocking

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Production of English Consonants by Yemeni EFL Learners of English: The Case of /p/ and /v/

EFL learners commonly strive to attain near-native English pronunciation. Nevertheless, Arab learners of English may incorrectly produce certain sounds of the English language due to their first language interference. The current study examined Yemeni EFL learners’ production of the English consonants /p/ and /v/. The study employed a quantitative case study design, and its speakers

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RE/CONNECT Virtual Exchange and Art Exhibition: A Framework for Creative and Meaningful International Exchange During COVID-19 Restrictions

One of the consequences of COVID-19 for Japanese art university students has been a narrowing of the educational experience. Many study abroad programs have yet to be resumed and international exchange opportunities dramatically decreased. The risks to student well-being and need for a new direction in post-COVID education have been recognized. One positive outcome was

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Work From Home and Distance Learning: Its Impact on Working Students’ Performance

This study aims to analyze the impact of work from home and distance learning on working students’ performance directly or mediated by work motivation, job satisfaction, and work life balance. The analysis is based on quantitative method. The population was working students at the Business and Economy Faculty in Indonesia Postgraduate Program, and had worked