Month: June 2023

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Conservation of Cultural Values in Construction Salendang Dance as a Heritage of Puti-Puti Tarusan

The preservation of the cultural values of Shawl Dance is carried out through rearrangement using construction methods. Because this dance had experienced extinction, restructuring was carried out. Restructuring was carried out to provide new colors to produce a definitive and innovative form of Selendang Dance both in terms of movement, floor patterns, music and costumes.

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Developing Multimodal Learning in Singapore: Perspectives of Student and Lecturer in a Pilot Study for Hybrid and Hyflex Learning

Now that Covid-19 restrictions have eased in most countries around the world, many universities have returned to full on-campus learning. Some, however, chose to further develop the online or hybrid teaching approaches and move towards new multimodal approaches like “hy-flex”, a portmanteau of hybrid and flexible learning. For this pilot study, a newly retrofitted Hybrid

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Globalisation of Third Culture Kids: An Analysis of the Subject vs. the Other

Third Culture Kids (TCKs) have been a distinct demographic within the population for over four centuries. However, it is only in recent times that focused studies have provided an avenue for these individuals to articulate their unique experiences. Owing to challenges such as language barriers and cultural misconceptions, this nomadic community has often felt marginalized

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Challenges in Practicing Intimacy and Maintaining Close Friendships Across Geographical Boundaries: A Study of International Students at Universiti Sains Malaysia

As friendship is a significant aspect of human nature, international students who study abroad are bound to experience a different social setting and might encounter changes in their friendship practices, especially with their close ones. Hence, the characteristics or qualities for maintaining close friendships despite being geographically separated and having limitations on practising intimacy were

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A Transdisciplinary Team-teaching Approach to Community-based Undergraduate Capstone Projects in a Residential College in Singapore

This paper examines the impact of team-teaching pedagogies in the context of a capstone course in a residential college based in a Singapore university. The capstone experience in this college is part of the general education curriculum offered to resident undergraduates. Designed to provide an opportunity for transdisciplinary research collaboration, the capstone requires the multidisciplinary

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Laboratories and AI Applications: The Sites of Knowledge Production or Commodity Manufacture

In order to maintain the social stability, healthcare, has always been an issue that governments cannot ignore. Since Bismarck implemented the social health insurance model in Germany, modern nations around the world have consistently attempted to address the problem of the uneven distribution of medical resources through systems such as healthcare systems or health insurance.

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Orientalism and Self-Orientalization: A Case Study of Female Images in Chinese Films Awarded at the San Sebastian Film Festival

Since the 1980s, Chinese cinema has gained international recognition, with an increasing number of Chinese films receiving accolades overseas. The portrayal of women in Chinese films has emerged as a contentious and significant creative theme. This research focuses on 11 award-winning Chinese films showcased at the San Sebastian Film Festival, employing textual analysis and cultural

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Unvelling Red Culture in Zhang Yimou’s Films Through a Semiotic Perspective

From “Red Sorghum” (1987) to “Full River Red” (2023), Zhang Yimou’s illustrious career spanning over four decades has been marked by a distinct emphasis on color, particularly the vibrant shade of red. In Zhang Yimou’s films, red transcends its role as a mere color, birthing a visual language that masterfully conveys his creative concepts. This

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The Characteristics of Chinese Artificial Intelligence Policies for Innovations in Industry: Policy Distribution and Inclination

Globally, many countries have elevated artificial intelligence (AI) to the level of a national strategy. It is widely recognized that AI plays a pivotal role in contributing to sustainable national economic development, industrial upgrading, technological progress, and innovation. The purpose of this research is to identify different phases of China’s AI policy issuing evolutions and

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Developing Children’s Critical Thinking Abilities Through Critical Pedagogy: Is the Ghanaian Culture a Threat?

Most African countries have focused on transforming education from teacher-centred methods to learner-dominated forms of education. Since the major goal of the recent transformations in African education is to foster the development of learners’ critical thinking/problem-solving skills, it makes sense if teachers across the continent adopt instructional approaches that align with critical pedagogy. We, however,

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College Students’ Part-time Jobs: Associated Factors and Implications for Policy

This study aims to investigate the factors shaping the part-time job aspirations of undergraduate Vietnamese students, shedding light on their attainability. Employing a cross-sectional descriptive correlational survey design, data collection spanned from October 2022 to December 2022. The survey questionnaire was disseminated through a network of lecturers, reaching 461 undergraduates across diverse Vietnamese universities. However,

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Collaborative Teaching-Learning in Classroom Research Based Setting and Its Impact

Education has evolved through the refinement of effective teaching methods, and technology has been vital. It enables teachers to use interactive whiteboards, virtual classrooms, and online learning platforms. Education has also become more personalized, allowing students to learn at their convenience and work on their metacognitive abilities. The shift towards collaborative teaching and learning techniques

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Using Machine Learning to Classify Art Style in Naturalism and Realism

Art styles have evolved over time in response to changing cultural, societal, and artistic influences. The naturalism and realism art styles emerged as artistic and philosophical movements in the 19th century, and while they had some similarities, they also had some important differences. There is, however, a challenge in fully recognizing and understanding the complexities

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Copy As Original: Artistic Practice Before and After Appropriation

Contemporary art can be approached through actions that challenge the classic notion of originality and authenticity. Artistic actions regarding authenticity reversals were rather pluralistic before the Appropriation Art movement of the late 1970s. The first part of the research reviews key actions spanning from the Readymade use of utilitarian objects as art to the question

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Developing Graduate Attributes Through Active Feedback in Experiential Settings

In traditional course design, much of the assessment focusses on an individual submission, encouraging students to focus on the summative assessment instead of developing the expertise (Gibbs & Simpson, 2004). By embedding active feedback within class activities there is a shift in students’ focus on assessment outcomes to also being focussed on skills development. The

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Cinematic Practices of Repetitions in “The Grudge” and “Ju-On: Origins” –Remaking Networks, Contexts and Building Taxonomy

Globalization processes profoundly affected the world economy and, consequently, film industries. Film remakes, among the most well-known forms of creative repetitions, became a norm, especially when approached by Hollywood. The scholarship usually associates remaking with the institutional practices of recycling previously established and financially successful trademarks. However, continuous releases of repeated film titles created complicated

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Developing Academic Oral Presentation Skills Through a VR-Assisted Course

The burgeoning popularity of immersive technologies seems to foretell the mainstreaming of such technologies in educational settings in the not-so-distant future; thus, it seems wise to gain a better understanding of their potential for language learning. Juxtaposing the capabilities of virtual reality (VR) with the pedagogical guidelines and practices of English for Academic Purposes (EAP),

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Teaching Reading for Japanese EFL Undergraduate Students via Zoom

This paper documents how one teacher taught a reading course online using zoom during COVID-19 for nine second- and third- year EFL undergraduate students in Japan in three phases: (1) getting to know the students, (2) staying attuned to the students’ wants and needs, and (3) getting students to become autonomous learners. Challenges as a

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Education and Regional Economic Growth in Morocco: Spatial Modeling

Intuitively, the relationship between education and economic growth at the national level would be less complex than at the regional level. The economic development of a region should not be interpreted solely based on internal factors specific to that region, but also on factors from neighboring regions, as (closer) regions interact and the geographic distribution

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Learning the Principles of Narrative Frames: A Pilot Study

This study explored the strengths and weaknesses of using narrative frames when conducting qualitative research. The focus was on eliciting information regarding participants’ (N = 11) beliefs as they entered a postgraduate program at a major university in Japan. The theoretical underpinnings of narrative frames are discussed, the specific narrative frame employed is introduced, lessons

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Empower Girls Creativity Through Use of Digital Technologies: A Learning Programme for Girls (SparkDigiGirls)

Research shows that girls choose their professional future based on stereotypes, often under the family influence. The area of technology is the one where we find fewer girls, due to the lack of role models or examples of successful women. In response to this need, a group of partners involving universities and associations from Lithuania,

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Anxiety of Primary Students’ Teacher in Learning Statistics and Its Relationship to Statistical Learning Outcomes

Learning statistics are useful for primary students’ teachers, although they are prepared to be primary school teachers. Statistics can develop student’s critical thinking, logic, and necessary in completing their final project, but some student’s teachers do not notice and also have learning anxiety which affects their learning outcomes achievement. Learning anxiety is caused by many

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Development of Student Status Reports of a Faculty in University Using Interactive Microsoft Power BI for Effective Academic Administration

The student status report is generally designed for academic administration to get information to analyze the learning progress. For the case study at the Faculty of Industrial Education and Technology (FIET), King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, there are 8 undergraduate programs, 7 master’s programs, and 1 doctoral program. There are average number of 755

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Strengthening Characteristics of Outstanding Community Business in Sakon Nakhon Province, Northeastern Thailand – A Case Study on Ban Don Koi Weaving Group in Sakon Nakhon Province

Over decades, Thai government has been supporting and empowering people in local areas to organize community business groups and creating unique local-based products. However, many groups have been still unsuccessful. To encourage those unsuccessful business groups to become more strength, study on operations of successful business groups is vital. An indigo dyed fabric is a

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ChatGPT Technology and Its Role in Promoting Creativity in Education

This study aims to achieve several main objectives. First, it aims to analyze the role of ChatGPT technology in promoting creative interaction between teachers and students in the context of education. Second, seeks to study the impact of ChatGPT technology on the development of students’ creative skills, such as critical thinking, creative design, and innovation.

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The Development of Assessment Process for Undergraduate Students’ Learning Outcomes According to OBE Model

The outcome-based education (OBE) focuses on an articulated idea of what skills and knowledge the students need to have after learning in course, especially used for occupation. The academic programs in university were designed and continuously improved for up to date according to the stakeholders’ requirement before offering to students. Examination or post-test generally is

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An Action Research on the Integration of Pinyin Instruction in Chinese Language Teaching Through the Use of Object-Based Teaching Material

This research focuses on action research in the field of Mandarin Chinese teaching. It emphasizes the process and outcomes of converting unidirectional Mandarin pinyin materials into bidirectional interactive materials suitable for Interactive Whiteboards. Considering the equipment conditions of the research site, the researcher repurposed the Chinese Pinyin materials and practically applied them in the classroom

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Contribution of Ergonomics in Designing Accessible Classrooms for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Indonesia: A Proposed Guideline

For the past decade, several studies have been conducted in order to assess and confirm the impact of the physical classroom environment towards students’ learning effectiveness, including deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students. Several principles of ergonomics have been gathered aiming to provide guidelines in building a classroom that serves DHH students’ needs. However,

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Using Technology to Teach English Communication for Repeaters

Eight students (n=8) attending a required course called English Communication at one university in Japan were taught during fall AY2020 (i.e., from September 2020) after the instructor reviewed literature from January 2017 to August 2020 on teaching EFL learners who are repeating their courses. When class began in September, the instructor started teaching 15 sessions

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Flipped Learning Experience to Develop Research Skills and Scientific Argumentation in Students of a Teaching English as a Foreign Language Program

Scientific argumentation competencies in English involve writing and delivering an oral presentation with a scientific structure and research competencies are about the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to carry out an investigation in the field of education and pedagogy. Both are essential for future teachers, but students of a bachelor in English-teaching as a foreign

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Navigating Stormy Seas: Techniques for Teaching Contentious Topics in Political Science Programmes

In increasingly polarized political contexts, exacerbated by concerns over student safety, mental health, and media hysteria over “safe spaces” and “cancel culture”, teaching contentious political science topics has become more challenging than ever before. At the same time, students do not enter as blank slates on these topics and are likely to bring their own

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Education Inequality Within the European Union: A Spatial Statistics Approach

This study aims to investigate the spatial distribution of educational inequality within the European Union (EU) using a spatial statistics approach. Educational inequality remains a significant challenge for policymakers seeking to ensure equal opportunities for all EU citizens. By examining the spatial dimension of this issue, the study contributes to a deeper understanding of the

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Improvement of Data Management to Support Educational Quality Assurance of a Faculty in University Using Digital Platform of Microsoft Teams

The educational quality assurance (QA) is the management and operation of universities to continuously improve the quality of students and graduate students. The purpose of this study is to improve the data management process for QA of the Faculty of Industrial Education and Technology, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand by using the Microsoft

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The Information of Workplaces From Opinions of Graduated Students Attended the Cooperative Education in the Program of Printing and Packaging Technology, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi

The objectives of the routine-to research (R2R) were to survey the information and opinions from the graduated students who had experiences from attending the cooperative education program, and to provide the database of the workplaces for the undergraduate students in next generations after determining the qualifications for selection. The online questionnaire was created using google

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Design of Challenge Based Learning Module for Developing Social and Digital Skills of Vocational Education Students in Thailand

The design of a learning module to achieve social and digital skills for students in the vocational education system in Thailand has been introduced. The module included online lessons for self-learning and onsite activities following the process of Challenge-based Learning (CBL) classified as 3 processes: engage process, investigate process, and act process. The online lessons

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Motivation in English Learning: A Case Study of an ESP Course in a Thai University

Running an ESP course which requires students to participate actively in the course, the students’ ability to interact with topics a teacher raises in class is important. As a teacher, the researcher had noticed that some students enjoyed the class while some did not. This brought to an investigation to see what caused this phenomenon

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Virtual vs. Conventional Internship: Its Impact on University Students and Fresh Graduate’s Employability Level

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted various aspects of people’s life. In the education aspect, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed learning methods from face-to-face to online via Zoom or similar platforms (Feldman, 2021). At the same time, there is a need for students and recent university graduates to develop skills to enter the workforce despite the pandemic

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Advantages and Disadvantages of AI in the EFL Classroom

Undoubtedly, the conversation around artificial intelligence (AI) has recently intensified, fostered by the rapid development of technology. Learning institutions have joined in the debate, with teachers and learners on the frontline of this conversation. This study particularly explores the direct impact of AI applications such as chatbots (ChatGPT), personalized learning experiences, and predictive analytics on

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A Kaleidoscope of Colors: Exploring the Vibrant Palette of Taiwan’s Fermented Food Culture

Numerous countries have launched cultural color surveys to emphasize the significance of intangible cultural assets, focusing on local landscapes and human environments. These surveys aim to establish norms that promote historically grounded research, bolstering the identification and cultural value of distinct colors. However, there remains a limited scope of research on the color aspects of

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Betr Selektr: A University Program Recommender System Utilising Personality Type and Academic Results

The goal of this system is to empower first-year students to make well-informed decisions about their university programs by providing tailored recommendations based on their individual profiles. Selecting the right university program can be a daunting task for first-year students. In response to this challenge, we have developed Betr Selektr, an all-encompassing program recommender system.

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Exploring Statistics and Data Analysis for High School Math Students with a Climate Perspective

Statistics and data analysis are crucial in understanding climate science. When teaching mathematics to high school students with a focus on climate science, it is important to emphasize these topics. Students should learn statistical concepts and methods to effectively analyze climate data. They need to understand data collection, graphical representation, and measures of central tendency

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The Development of a Motor Control Experimental Set Through a Virtual Reality Program by Using Active Learning

The development of a motor control experimental set through a virtual reality program by using active learning. The objectives of this research for 1) Develop a motor control experimental set of operating the motor control circuit 2) Develop an active learning management through a virtual reality program 3) To evaluate the achievement of an active

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Beyond Words: Non Verbal Communication in the Undergraduate Medical Education Classroom

Background: One of the greatest gifts bestowed upon humanity by the divine is the ability to communicate. This encompasses the expression of thoughts, emotions, information, abilities, and ideas through both verbal and nonverbal means. Nonverbal communication accounts for over 65% of all communication and is the focus of this research project, which aims to explore

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A Study of Tourism Undergraduate Students in Emerging Economics: Factors Influencing the Selection of Part-time Jobs and Career Opportunities

The study aims to determine how undergraduate tourism students in Vietnam might realize their ambitions regarding the part-time jobs that they currently hold, in order to gain a better understanding of how those aspirations might be achieved. The study used a cross-sectional descriptive correlational survey design to collect data from 461 Vietnamese tourism students. KMO

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Creativity & Well-being: A Feasibility Study for a New Course at a Small Liberal Arts College in Japan

Considering the escalating mental health needs of college students during and after the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the stigma surrounding mental health in Japan, a team of educators and artists at two small universities in Tohoku joined forces with medical arts researchers at a large, Research 1 university in the United States to explore

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Exploring Pre-service Mathematics Teachers’ Knowledge of Multiple Solution Approaches to Tasks in Geometry

Concerns have been raised requiring mathematics educators to engage learners in solving mathematics problems using multiple solution strategies. Such practices enable learners to develop critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities. The aim of this study was to explore pre-service mathematics teachers’ ability to solve geometry tasks in multiple ways. The study adopted the interpretive

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Farmers’ Information Sources Vis-à-Vis Knowledge, Attitude and Practices on the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund – Seed Program

The study aimed to determine the knowledge, attitude, and practices (KAP) of farmers from Magalang, Pampanga, Philippines on the national government’s Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) – Seed Program. It also identified the farmers’ sources of information on the programs and their relationship to their KAP. This inferential quantitative research was conducted through a survey

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The Multi-Format Visual Storyteller:Exploring Narrative Perspectives in Contemporary Media and the Intersection of AI and Narrative Creation

The Emergence of digital technology has revolutionized the way narratives are constructed and conveyed across various media formats. The advent of multi-format visual storytelling has expanded the creative possibilities for artists, filmmakers, and content creators. This study aims to investigate the potential of AI in storytelling and visualization by comparing their performance with GPT-4 and

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Gender Differences in Perceptions of Digital Device Use and Reading Literacy: Insights From PISA 2018

Gender gaps in literacy arise from ingrained perceptions of masculinity and femininity dictating gender-specific activities in children. While digital literacy enhances classroom engagement, its impact on higher education learning outcomes remains inconclusive. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether there are differences in the perceptions of male and female students regarding the use

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Place-Based ESL Learning: Designing a “Beyond ESL” Study Abroad Program

Universities in Japan and South Korea resumed sending students abroad to improve their English skills, to experience new cultures, to acquire global perspectives, and so forth. An international program at a state university provides a 3-week English as a Second Language (ESL) program focusing on oral communication skills and cultural competency. I received a program

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The Effect of English-Medium Instruction on the Advancement of Students’ English Language Proficiency

One of students’ main motives for enrolling on English-medium instruction (EMI) – the use of English as a medium of higher education in countries where the first language of the majority of the population is not English (Macaro et al., 2018) – is an improvement of English language proficiency. Nevertheless, very few studies examine students’

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Unveiling Mood Classifications in Malaysia: Analysing Code-Mixed Twitter Data for Emotional Expression

The fast rise of social media platforms has given academics unparalleled access to user-generated data, allowing for large-scale studies of public attitudes and moods. In a nation with such a rich culture as Malaysia, it is typical to see tweets written in Malay, local slang, and English. This language variation makes it more difficult to

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Dental Student Perceptions on Clinic Supervision: A Qualitative Study

The integration of knowledge from basic sciences to clinical dentistry is an important learning process experienced by dentistry students. The entire process is facilitated by the faculty, officially recognized as the clinical supervisor. This research described student perceptions regarding clinical supervision in a Philippine dental school. This study used qualitative method through focused group discussions

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Unveiling the Spiritual Depths: Analyzing Japanese Religious Philosophy in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

This academic analysis examines the incorporation of Japanese religious philosophy in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, a video game by FromSoftware. The analysis focuses on the concepts of kegare, samsara, and stagnation, exploring their portrayal in the game’s narrative, characters, and symbolism. Sekiro represents the Shinto concept of kegare through the “Dragonrot” disease, prompting players to

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Communicating Online Counseling for Mental Health: Awareness and Perceptions of PSAU Students

The general objective of this paper was to determine how online counseling for mental health is communicated to the Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU) students by knowing its influence on their awareness and perceptions. In determining this, 380 college students at PSAU were surveyed online using the quantitative research method. The results of the study

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Health Beliefs of Fathers on Vasectomy as Influenced by Social Media

The study generally aimed to determine the health beliefs of fathers on vasectomy as influenced by social media. A survey questionnaire was disseminated to 230 fathers aged 25-45. Pearson Chi-square test was used for the relationship between the respondents’ socio-demographic profile versus health beliefs, and psychological factors versus health beliefs of fathers on vasectomy. Findings

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News Media Quality Rating in Thailand: A Pilot Study

Changes in the media environment, have posed a challenge to news workers and journalists regarding the quality of news reporting. This media quality rating research aimed to develop the criteria for measuring the quality of Thai news programs. The study consisted of three stages and included both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The first stage

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A Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation of a Growth Group Program for Empathy Training

Empathy can be conceptualized as three components: cognitive capacity, emotional capacity, and expressive and communicative motive. A growth group program is designed to comprise these three components of empathy. Mu wave (8-13 Hz band) in human electroencephalography (EEG) is a signature of mirror neurons which involve in social functions such as empathy and theory of

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The Impact of Student-Versus Teacher Led Error Correction in the EFL Classroom: Validity and Reliability Considerations

Corrective Feedback (CF), defined by Lightbown and Spada (1999) as, ‘Any indication to the learners that their use of the target language was incorrect’, can be classified as being either teacher- or student-led. Empirical evidence suggests that student-led correction is more effective (Lyster and Ranta, 1997); however, it has been found that teacher-led correction is

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Perspectives and Practices of Middle Managers of Their Competencies: Basis for a Sustainable Competency Building Program

The recurring theme of higher educational institutions in the Philippines is to compete in a competitive global and international market of higher education. To accord with the challenges and demands in higher educational institutions, the role of middle managers is deemed important. This study aimed to determine the relationship between the perspectives and practices of

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The Influence of Self-Concept on Interest in Becoming a Teacher in Indonesian Students of Mathematics Education

This study aims to determine the influence of self-concept on interest in becoming a student teacher in the Mathematics Education study program at a private university in Indonesia. The method used in this study is a survey method with a descriptive-quantitative approach. The sample used in this study was made up of students of the

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Teacher’s Perception of Independent Learning Curriculum in Pancasila Education Learning in Grades I and IV Bandung City Public Elementary School

This research aims to describe teachers’ perceptions of the independent learning curriculum policy in grades I and IV at state elementary schools in Bandung. This research uses qualitative research, and this research uses a phenomenological research design. Phenomenological analysis examines elementary school teachers’ opinions regarding the independent learning curriculum policy in Pancasila education learning. The

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Use of Contextualized Activity Sheets in Improving Students’ Knowledge on Climate Change

As a major global issue, climate change is one of the topics in the senior high school curriculum, specifically in the Earth Science subject. Designing instructional materials in which the learners can relate their personal experiences to climate change plays an important role in enriching their knowledge about climate change. This paper aims to develop

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Clarice Lispector’s “Água Viva”: Literature, Culture, and the Power of Words

I am interested in Modernist Literature, specifically written by women, and Clarice Lispector is a renowned 20th century Brazilian writer. I have studied and authored my dissertation on a few of her works, but now want to focus on Água Viva, which is considered a third stage Brazilian Modernist book. It is about a woman

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Examining the Impact of Reaction Videos on Chinese University Students’ Independent Thinking: Influential Factors and Perceived Effects

In today’s digital landscape, where social media platforms are ubiquitous and influencers with substantial followings are prevalent, the dissemination of information through these channels has profoundly influenced global citizens. However, one emerging form of secondary content creation, reaction videos, remains understudied, particularly within the field of communication. Therefore, this study aims to examine the impact

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Learning of Successors in Long-Lived Family Firms: Knowledge Construction for Entrepreneurial Mindsets

This study explores how successors in long-lived family firms learn entrepreneurial mindsets that orient the reconfiguration of unique resources of family firms. Learning to shape business values and beliefs is important for successors because values and beliefs are the firms’ core related to organizational identity and culture. Entrepreneurial mindsets are values and beliefs that pursue

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College Students’ Sexual Orientation and Campus Sexual Harassment: Empirical Evidence From College Student Survey in China

Many studies have confirmed the prevalence of sexual harassment and its negative impact on victims, as well as the role of sexual orientation in the experience of sexual harassment and the negative impact of sexual harassment on people of different sexual orientations. Researchers are paying more attention to issues such as the differences in the

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An Investigation Into ChatGPT Generated Assessments: Can We Tell the Difference?

The impact of ChatGPT has been revolutionary in many capacities however institutions are beginning to see the gradual increase in students passing off AI generated work as their own. This has negative impacts for student learning and academic integrity. One way to help combat this is to understand if we can tell the difference between

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Addressing the Attainment Gap: Investigating Gaps in Personal Tutoring Provision

The department of Biochemical Engineering, UCL, is one of the smallest departments in the faculty of Engineering Sciences, with an average annual intake of approximately 40 undergraduate students on the BEng/MEng programmes. Of that intake, around a third tend to be home students and of that, 40% identify as BAME (black and ethnic minority). With

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Factors Affecting to Skill Training in Trimming Process

This research aims to study of factors influencing trimming skill in pineapples productivity which will lead to an increase in productivity in operations. The results showed that employees’ skill is low with an average of 3 – 4 pieces per minute and the average waste was 2.5%. The group population is selected sampling group of

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Art X Instagram Filters: A New Aesthetic Experience for Seeing Artworks in the Contemporary Era

In this contemporary era, technology has become quite important in the field of art. Recent innovations include the phenomenon of combining Art X Technology with Instagram filters, in which artists create 2D artworks and filters through Instagram that can be used by the audience to see 2D artworks that are transformed into real or moving

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Cross-Cultural Transition Experiences of Southeast Asian Third Culture Kids

The purpose of this study was to determine the cultural identity of sojourner Southeast Asian Third Culture Kids (TCKs) studying in Philippine private universities through the exploration of their cultural transition experiences. In doing this, Pollock and Van Reken’s Third Culture Kid Identity Model and Kim’s Cross-Cultural Adaptation Theory were applied. A phenomenological research design

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Historical, Cultural and Religious Aspects of Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Novels

Investigating literature and its interconnection with culture, history and religion is a crucial part of the discussion in contemporary world literature studies. The present research focuses on historical, religious and cultural specificity in “Paradise” (1994) by Nobel prize winner Tanzanian-born English writer Abdulrazak Gurnah. The main focus of the novels concentrates on searching for an

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Education for Democracy: Evidence in Latin America

Education is widely recognized as a catalyst for personal development, social progress, and economic growth. However, the benefits of education extend far beyond the individual level. Such effects give rise to a series of positive externalities, which spread throughout society. The most significant factors of this effect have played a very important role in making

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Using a Corpus-Based Approach to Explore Writing Variation in Engineering Subdisciplines: Pedagogical Implications

In the contemporary academic culture where publications are highly valued, engineering graduate research students are generally expected to publish their research outcomes during their doctoral candidature. Writing for publication can be challenging if one is not aware of the writing conventions in a subdiscipline. Furthermore, technical textbooks have been found to give contrasting and fragmentary

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Challenges and Opportunities of Remote Teaching as a Basis for Blended Learning

Identifying the challenges encountered and the opportunities discovered by the teachers during this distressing time benefits the academic institution and its clients. However, a comprehensive study of how different challenges and opportunities are associated with teachers’ success in teaching is lacking. This paper intended to determine the challenges encountered and the opportunities discovered by the

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Pedagogical Strategies for Reflection That Promote Student Growth

Institutions of higher education are the starting point for students in pursuing lifelong autonomous careers. To become autonomous learners, they must make independent choices and decisions about the content of and strategy for learning. In this regard, reflection is an essential component of quality learning and the expression of such learning. In addition, it forms

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Committee System in Lagos State Tertiary Institutions, Nigeria

The committee system and its effects on institutional governance are examined in this study for Nigeria’s postsecondary institutions in Lagos State. This study’s objectives were to evaluate the committee system’s integration into Lagos State’s tertiary institutions and to ascertain its effects on institutional governance. The study utilised qualitative and well as qualitative techniques for collecting

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Colorimetry Analysis of a 3D Model of Artwork for Forensic Examination of a Counterfeit in a Virtual Environment

This article describes an experimental analysis of an original artwork using color models. The text discusses color analysis in a 3D point cloud of a digital twin of an artwork. A digital twin of the artwork is created using the Structure of Motion photogrammetry method. CMYK and RGB color models are used for color analysis

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Exploring the Use of Infographics in Communicating COVID-19 Pandemic Information in Ghana

Globally, media houses as well as individuals are adopting various forms of infographics to convey information to audiences. Although extensive research exists on the use of infographics in communicating complex messages, scholars appear to have largely ignored the use of infographics in communicating health information in pandemic situations. Also, not much scholarship can be seen

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Linguistic Imperialism and the Extrinsic Motivation of the First Generation L2 Learners in a Heterogeneous ESL Classroom

The study aims to investigate the effect of Linguistic Imperialism on the extrinsic Motivation of the first-generation ESL learners in a heterogeneous classroom at the tertiary level in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The study defines Linguistic Imperialism in an ESL class room as the dominant forces which inhibits the acquisition of Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing

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Literature Review of Teachers’ Perspective of Blended Learning Model in Secondary and Higher Institutions

The objective of this paper is to provide an extensive literature review of academic papers written in English about teachers’ perspective of Blended learning model in secondary and higher-level educational institutions. The research shows us, that there are many factors that influence how the implementation of the Blended learning model is accepted by different educational

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Development of Informative Reports for Analysis of Student Admission, Case Studies for the Faculty of Industrial Education and Technology, KMUTT

Before Covid-19 crisis, the results of undergraduate admission were reported using paper-base with raw data. As a result, the administrators were unable to apply the unclear information for decision in a timely manner. This case study was performed by the academic affair of the Faculty of Industrial Education and Technology, King Mongkut’s University of Technology

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Butoh: Sex and Gender Deconstructed in Brazilian Body Practices

The following paper elaborates an analysis of the Butoh practice. Butoh’s aesthetics and body knowledge have become part of the cultural studies. Many artists and performers today use Butoh as a dissent practice of gender and sexuality. It is intended to present the work of the Brazilian artist Mogli Saura, creator of Kaos Butoh: a

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Carbonization of the Aesthetic and Aestheticization of Carbon: Historicizing Oil and Its Visual Ideologies in Iran (1920–1979)

The protracted history of consuming carbon-based energy sources in Iran culminated in 1908 with the momentous discovery of the inaugural oil field in Masjed Soleyman. This newfound carbon-based source not only brought a lot of revenues to Iran but also, brought forth a multitude of materialities like pipelines, roads, bridges, refinery factories, tankers, and rigs

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Difficulties in Instructing Novice Nurses as Perceived by Preceptors

Preceptors of novice nurses are expected to play an important role as part of the continuing education of novice nurses who have just become nurses after graduating from school. Since preceptors may experience a variety of difficulties in instructing novice nurses, it is necessary to provide support for preceptors to alleviate the difficulties in instructing

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The Reflective Educators: A Preliminary Evaluation of Self-Narrative Research Encounter Group in Taiwan

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our daily behaviors and imposed many impacts. The increases of using technologies are one of big changes among education sectors. The arguments about the impacts of technology including artificial intelligence (AI) are ongoing. Many says that educators may be replaced by robots one day. However, can it become reality? It’s

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Learning of Glutinous Rice Community Achieves Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Sakon Nakhon Province, Thailand

The production and consumption of glutinous rice has been a vital part of the local culture and daily lives of the farmers in the Greater Mekong sub-region. The production of glutinous rice provides food security to rural farmers and consumers even in the face of economic, social, and environmental changes. This paper presents the process

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Mass Learning Through Interactive Public Art With Data Sculpture

An interactive public artwork “English 8 minus 2″ was researched and developed by relaying the IoT technology and mass learning principles. This artwork mainly aims at providing students on campus with the opportunity to learn English by installation artwork, which expects to reduce 2 credits from the original 8 credits of English score accordingly. The

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Exploration of Principalship Experiences on Inclusive Education Implementation in China

Over the past two decades, many countries have conducted research and taken steps to enhance principal leadership for more inclusive schools and ensuring every individual’s access to equal educational opportunities. China, in particular, has carried out inclusive education practices based on its own context. However, there are lack of awareness among the educational stakeholders especially

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A Contrastive Study Between Aboriginal Languages & Chinese: From the Writing System to the Second Language Teaching in the Framework of Australian Curriculum

In Australia, both Aboriginal languages and Chinese are the oldest but still alive languages taught as first and second languages in the Australian Curriculum. Although the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are supposed to be the “First Nation” in Australia, in fact, their languages are spoken dialects and languages without their own writing system.

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Tripping Over Cables: Discussing Tech Pitfalls and Working Toward a Positive Framework

The resources and learning opportunities that technology offers educators are well documented. Its urgent relevance came to light through the learning environment of 2020-2022, but with most institutions easing back to face-to-face structures, teachers need to re-evaluate the use and purpose of technology in their classrooms. Duoethnographic dialogues are held between two Digital Natives working

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The Art of Overcoming: Kwasi Akonnor’s Self-Portrait as a Cervical Dystonia Survivor

This research article investigates Kwasi Akonnor’s self-portrait as a cervical dystonia survivor and its potential as a visual representation of resilience and empowerment. Cervical dystonia is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary muscle contractions in the neck, leading to abnormal head movements and postures. Akonnor’s self-portrait, accompanied by a narrative, portrays his personal journey through

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The Intersection Between Anti-fandom and Public Perception: Exploring the Propagation of Hatred Among Generation Z

The entertainment industry is experiencing rapid growth due to the mediatization and globalization of modern society. Within this context, fandom and anti-fandom have emerged as two contrasting phenomena. While fandom represents a collective community sharing common interests and affinities towards a particular object, anti-fandom defines a community characterized by its opposition and dislike for the

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Biography as Cinema Verité? Writing Steve Job’s Life

This paper reviews the biographical film within the genre of documentary and proposes a contemporary approach to a subgenre. Neither completely fiction nor fact, it attests not just to the conceptual hybridity between historie and discours; it also permits both a creative approach to the inscription of life and a critical analysis of the temporal

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The Effectiveness of Online Teaching Activities: A Case at UFLS – UD, Vietnam

Universities have been very interested in implementing online teaching activities, which is the optimal choice in a modern society. University of Foreign Language Studies (UFLS) belonging to the University of Danang (UD), Viet Nam have focused on implementing this activity in many recent years through a variety of work such as investing in information technology

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Investigating Remote Teaching Through Cultural-Historical Activity Theory: A Case Study in Lebanon

This case study investigates remote teaching in a higher education institution in Lebanon using Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT). It addresses the lack of cultural-historical studies examining remote teaching, while illustrating and enhancing the fourth generation of CHAT. The choice of Lebanon stems from the country’s concurrent financial, banking, and political collapse. These crises that disrupt

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The Role of Writing Anxieties on Second Language Writing Deficiencies in a Post-pandemic Environment

This study aimed to answer two questions concerning second language writing regarding sustainable education in the post-pandemic world. Participants included native speakers of Arabic in an English-language written communication course returning to on-campus instruction. We examined whether early exposure to English, particularly English-language writing, predicts diminished anxiety. Aspects of anxiety examined included somatic anxiety manifestations,

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The Deductive Model of Thumbnail Ranking on Video Websites: Studies of Consumer Perception and Thumbnail Similarity Analyses

Access to video websites is an indispensable part of young people’s leisure activities. Providing effective contents of thumbnail images that fit consumer’s desires become an important issue for website owners to survive in the competitive environment. Through by using mixed methods, including means-end chains (MECs), Kano two-dimensional model, importance-performance analysis, factor analysis, cluster analysis, MDS

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The Influence of Culture in Pattern Wisdom Development Between Praewa Pattern of Phu Tai Ethnic and the Javanese Batik Methods

The traditional textile patterns embody the significant influence of conservative values within local communities, particularly in the context of rural ethnic groups in Southeast Asia. This research aims to study the application of cross-cultural approaches in design, specifically focusing on the contrasting textile cultures of Thailand and Indonesia within the Phu Tai Ethnic group. The

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Project Management Education for Value Creation

Project management is a fundamental knowledge and skill in the field of engineering. Conventional project management has been based on a waterfall process to achieve deliverables while balancing the scope, schedule, and cost. Today, project management aims to not only obtain deliverables but achieve outcomes for value creation with sustainability. Furthermore, the project management process

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Influence of Teachers’ Salaries on the Promotion of Sustainable National Development in Lagos State Basic Schools, Nigeria

In Nigeria and some other developing countries, teachers who are supposed to be the important resource that links the survival of the present and the future generation are not satisfied with their salaries and this has affected the quality of the educational system. Thus, the need to determine the relationship between teachers’ salaries and sustainable

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Enhancing Adult Learner Interactions in Asynchronous Online Discussions: Exploring the Use of Video Timeline-Anchored Comment Tool (VTC)

This study presents research using Video Timeline-Anchored Comment (VTC) to increase learners’ interactions for asynchronous online discussions. This innovative human-computer interaction tool allows learners to watch video-based lectures while commenting on the content and peers’ thoughts or asking questions. Using Moore’s three types of interaction framework (i.e., student-content, student-student, and student-instructor), this qualitative study examines

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Kidnapping and Abduction Online News Reports’ Influence on Fear of Victimization and Prevention Practices

The increase in reports of kidnappings and abductions in the Philippines has been widely circulated on social media. Studies indicate frequent exposure to crime news significantly increases people’s fear of crime. Hence, this research investigated the demographics, exposure to online kidnapping and abduction news, degree of fear of victimization, and prevention practices among students at

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A Computer Aided Generative System for Polish Traditional Tilings Design

Decorative tilework, known also as tile art, dates back thousands of years. Different types of tiles decorate the world’s oldest temples and mausoleums with precise details and eye-catching colors. They are clearly distinctive from mosaic art, which is based on the use of a huge amount of, usually small, irregular elements. In the case of

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Promoting Whistle-Blower Engagement: Fostering a Culture of Fearless Reporting for Staff to Uncover Irregularities

This research focuses on the concept of whistle-blower activity and proposes methods to encourage staff members of companies to report irregularities without fear of facing negative consequences. Whistleblowing plays a crucial role in preventing and exposing wrongdoing, safeguarding the public interest, and upholding accountability and integrity across sectors. However, whistle-blowers often face significant personal and

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Sync or Async: Charting the Course for Engagement in Adult Education

Adult education often offers both asynchronous and synchronous modes of online learning to provide flexibility for learners. However, there is a limited understanding of engagement in these modes within adult education. This study aims to explore how the behavioural, cognitive, emotional, and social dimensions of engagement are facilitated in asynchronous and synchronous modes. A mixed-methods

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At-risk Students in Delta State, Nigeria: An Exploratory Study on Home-school Partnership in Rural Secondary Schools

There is overwhelming evidence that home-school partnerships can improve the academic outcomes of students, including those at-risk of disengagement. Therefore, the aim of this study, which is a funded PhD project, is to explore home-school partnership as a possible mechanism for addressing school dropout among at-risk students aged 12-15 years in Delta state of Nigeria.

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Oral Communicative Competence: Explicit Teaching and Systematic Practice in Portuguese L1 Classes–Impact of a Program Implemented in Middle School

Oral language skills support not only the oral communicative competence itself but also reading skills. However, the development of oral communicative competence has not received the same attention in research as reading or even writing has. The main goal of this study was to examine the effect of the oral skills training program “Communication and

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Motivations of Mothers on Using Facebook in Postpartum Depression and Its Influence on Their Knowledge and Attitude

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a chronic mental condition that affects mothers of all ages, races, and social classes. One of the ways that receive social support for this condition is by using social networking sites (SNS) like Facebook. Facebook serves as a valuable platform to address their needs. Thus, this research aims to identify the

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Transcending Boundaries: The Identity Transformation From Practitioners of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) to School Educators

Frameworks of Postmodernism have challenged the dominancy of Western-centric perspectives on music, allowing Indigenous art production from the Third World to begin receiving closer attention. Postmodernism interrogates the notion of art as a separate and independent object, prompting art scholars and anthropologists to understand and analyze art within real-life contexts. In this fluid space, it

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How to Improve Choral Teaching Efficiency? An Experimental Research of Structured Teaching Model in Primary Choral Education

In recent years, various choral exhibition festivals and choral competitions have emerged, which is an effective way to promote the prosperity of choral teaching, but under the performance-oriented evaluation method, it will lead to too utilitarian choral teaching and weaken the educational significance of choral teaching itself. In choral education within primary schools, a successful

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Exploring the Teachers’ Perceptions Towards the Development of National Curriculum: A Phenomenological Study

The Indonesian national curriculum has undergone several changes in the last two decades. This phenomenon has various implications for teachers with different backgrounds. Through a phenomenological study, this research examines teachers’ experiences in dealing with curriculum changes over the years. The informants in this study were eight teachers from various levels and types of schools

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Leveraging Online Professional Learning Communities to Address the Challenges in Japanese Language Education: The Case of the Boston x New York Study Group

Japanese language education in the United States is currently confronted with an existential challenge: a severe shortage of teachers, as evidenced by the increasing average age of Japanese language educators and the retirement of experienced professionals (Hoogenboom, 2022). In light of this situation, it becomes crucial to explore how we can leverage online professional learning

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Fostering Learner Autonomy: Web-Based Goal Setting and Self-Evaluation in Japanese Higher Education

This paper examines the influence of a custom web-based application for goal setting and self-evaluation in compulsory English as a Foreign Language (EFL) courses at a Japanese higher education institution. Employing a mixed-methods approach, quantitative data revealed a strong preference for this digital platform over traditional methods, with students setting challenging goals reporting higher self-evaluation

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Online Language Learning in the Time of COVID: Instructor and Student Perspectives

While computer assisted language learning has been a long-established form of instruction (Chapelle, 2005; Lim & Aryadoust, 2022), this mode of learning surged during the recent pandemic when in-person instruction was rapidly shifted online. While the process of planning for online language instruction has been studied in detail (Pawan et al., 2016), the sudden migration

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Student’s Perceptions of Google Translate for Spanish Language Learning: A Study Across Four Continents

Considering the possibilities and limitations of online resources for teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, students can use digital tools such as e-dictionaries or artificial intelligence to improve vocabulary and writing skills. Although the use of these tools presents a challenge and requires the establishment of new usage norms, this exploratory study examines the perception

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Effects of a New COIL Project Combining Synchronous Discussions and Asynchronous Video-Based-Exchanges

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) has been widely conducted in various ways around the world to improve target language (L2) skills and gain intercultural awareness (Carlisle & Sáenz, 2023). Synchronous interactions, such as real-time discussions, require participants to immediately understand their partners’ messages and respond promptly. For this reason, synchronous exchanges have often been limited

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Language Assessment Using Word Family-Based Automated Item Generation: Evaluating Item Quality Using Teacher Ratings

The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies has initiated a new era in language assessment practices, revolutionizing the field with its innovative approaches. This study introduces an advanced Automated Item Generation (AIG) system that utilizes word families as a foundation to automatically generate test items. The primary objective of this research is to investigate the

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Exploring the Potential of In Real Life (IRL) Streaming for Language Learning: A Participant Observation Study of Japanese University Students

In Real Life (IRL) streaming is a rapidly growing practice of Internet broadcasting real-time video footage of daily routines, social events, personal interactions, and travel adventures. This participatory form of social media allows for a high degree of viewer interaction and collaboration through text-based chats with the streamer. Previous studies have examined the affordances of

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Semiotic Theory in Literature Classes

The aim of this paper is to analyze the benefit of interpreting literary works in class, on the one hand through an approach of free interpretation and hermeneutics, and on the other hand with semiotics as a theory that directs the further interpreting of the literary works. The corpus of research is based on the

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Promoting Metacognitive Skills for Enhancing ESL Underachievers’ Comprehension of English Reading: A Case Study in Saudi Arabia

The present study aimed to improve the reading comprehension of underperforming ESL students in a Saudi Arabian girls’ school by investigating the effects of metacognitive strategies. For this purpose, three sixth-grade classrooms received specialized training and lessons on these strategies, while three other classrooms followed the standard curriculum with different teachers for comparison. Data collection

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The Impacts of Lifelong and Distance Education on Adult Learners’ Lives and Reclaiming Lifelong Learning as a Human Development Process

This article makes a focus on the importance of Adult, Lifelong & Distance Learning. Nowadays, in modern information and communication conditions, it is impossible to imagine education without distance and lifelong learning. The article explores the potentials of distance learning in the lives of adult learners. Distance education, for adult learners, is a scenario that

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Reading and Listening Outcomes of Learners in the Duolingo English Course for Japanese Speakers

This study evaluated the reading and listening proficiency levels of 81 English language learners who completed the Basic content (CEFR A2) of the Duolingo English course for Japanese speakers. Participants self-reported having little to no prior proficiency in English and using Duolingo as their only learning tool. Their language skills were assessed with the reading

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Eighty Years of Open Educational Resources in CALL

For the past four decades (eighty years between the two of them), Deborah Healey and Phil Hubbard have devoted substantial portions of their professional careers to developing, maintaining, and promoting free and open resources for computer-assisted language learning (CALL). In this paper, they take a chronological look at that journey and the resources that they