Month: August 2023

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Employability on Self-Perception Among IT Students: The Effects of Intrinsic Motivation and Academic Performance

The primary objective of higher education in Thailand is to prepare students for future careers. However, some students are uncertain about their ability to find employment. Therefore, this study investigated the relationship between intrinsic motivation, academic performance, and self-perceived employability, and aimed to create a predictive model of IT students’ self-perceived employability. The sample group

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Navigating the Impact of Social Media on Cross-Cultural Learnings and International Mobility: Students’ Perception

In an era marked by the pervasive social media, its evolution transcends from mere communicative instruments to becoming synonymous with communication. Considering that human existence today is heavily characterized by cross-cultural intersections, the present study discusses the transformative influence wielded by social media on the perceptual landscape of cultural distinctions. The study, therefore, is a

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A Serial Mediation Model Testing Family Interaction, Anxiety, and Zest for Life as Predictors of Perseverance of Effort

Perseverance of effort, an individual long-lasting exertion to achieve a long-term goal even when facing obstacles (Duckworth & Quinn, 2009), has been consistently supported as a key indicator of subjective well-being and success. Due to the profound and significant role of perseverance of effort across the literature (Salisu et al., 2020), it is important to

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Transforming Education in the Digital Age: Harnessing Technology for Enhanced Learning and Engagement

Digital technology has established itself as a crucial element in contemporary education in a society that is becoming more interconnected. Digital tools that provide fresh ways to interact with educational content are being integrated into traditional pedagogical practices. This integration is not only aiding the education process, but also transforming it as a whole. This

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Learning Technologies for Today and Tomorrow: A Digital Collection of Insights and Tips for Academics

This virtual presentation offers a participatory-online experience. In this collection of digital diaries by seven multi-disciplinary academics and instructional designers from five different universities in South Africa, each share their personal stories about their teaching and learning approaches when using digital technologies. Utilising the website builder, MS Sway, the group collaborates to create an interactive,

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Unlearning the Canon: A More Global and Decolonized Survey of Art History Course

In undergraduate survey courses, global art is regularly compressed into discrete chapters in textbooks aimed at summarizing cultures and vast expanses of time in a few short pages. At worst, Asian, or African art is highlighted when it has historically influenced a European artist or served as a comparison to Western (read: superior) art. Equally

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Lived Experiences on Student-Teacher Relationship in a Higher Education Institution During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students and instructors transitioned from face-to-face classes to online learning. Thus, the mode of communication and transmission of learning between students and teachers also differed. Although the importance of student-teacher relationships and interaction seems underappreciated in higher education, it is still vital to maintain students’ engagement in studying. Using a

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Complexity of Islamic Knowledge (Re)Production

With the proliferation of publicly engaged religiosities, most Islamic centres and institutions advanced women sections where women actively participate in shaping themselves and their perspective societies under the umbrella of da‘wah (call towards God). Women activism within/out institutional frameworks is not a new phenomenon but a marginalized one. This paper looks at teeming social actors

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A Correlational Study of Political Accountability of Sanguniang Barangay and Barangay Readiness for Climate Change

Climate change is a worldwide phenomenon having far-reaching consequences in numerous areas of society, including the economy, government, and living conditions. To effectively mitigate these effects, the national government needs to develop and employ policies and directives that can fulfill the safety and protection requirements of its people through development efforts, therefore improving the overall

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A Comparison of High School English Textbooks in Japan, Korea, and China: Do the Differences Significantly Affect the Outcomes?

English education in Japan, Korea, and China may display certain similarities, since they are all fundamentally monolingual societies, where citizens may not have much need for English on a day-to-day basis. They are all now keen to take advantage of the opportunities of globalization and recognize the importance of English in this context. In all

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School Websites as Mechanism for Good Governance Basis for E-Governance Initiatives

Websites are believed to be the central public information sharing networks which potentially involve the public in communicating, participating, and sharing public information and services (Sandoval-Almazan & Gil-Garcia, 2012); hence, the crafting of the national government’s E-Government Master Plan (EGMP) in 2012. In compliance with EGMP, the Schools Division Office of Imus City implemented Project

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The Online Training to Create an Online Society That Connects Tourism for Employment and Preparation for Future Work

This research aims to: 1. construct an online training system to convey knowledge and the production process of tourist media to communities and people during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic; and 2. examine people’s access to online training systems. Examine the performance of the online trainees. The findings demonstrated that: 1. The developed online

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Sexual and Reproductive Health Education to Attain Inclusive Education in Indonesia

Education about Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) needs to be implemented in inclusive education to establish social justice. SRHR is everyone’s right because it is tightly related to success of human empowerment. The Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture has issued guidelines for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Right program to implement inclusive

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A Social Privilege Simulation Game

This study introduces a game for social change designed to allow players to observe and understand the concept of gender privilege and its mechanisms. The game was developed in collaboration between Sapienza University of Rome and The Business Game srl, a company specialist in designing educational games and business simulations. The primary objective of this

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Ritual and Intent in a Renaissance Faire – Taiwan

This action-research explores the effect of intentional embodied ritualization in an advanced college ESL experience. Forty-six sophomore students (from two different classes) were asked to work together to create a complete half-day Renaissance Faire experience for students and faculty at the Soochow University Campus, Waishuangxi, Taipei. Students worked in self-organized teams of 2-8 people. Each

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Integrating STEM Education With Local Culture in Indonesia: Teachers’ Perspective and Practice

STEM education based on local culture produces a more contextual and meaningful learning experience for students. However, the practical implementation has led to numerous issues. The study aims to describe the challenges teachers face in implementing STEM education based on local culture and explore the teacher practice related to understanding and teaching strategies in STEM

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The Impact of Game-Based Learning on First-Year Undergraduate Students on Knowledge and Motivation: An Example From the Logistics Field

The paper aims to study the impact of utilizing the learner-centered framework on Game-Based Learning (GBL) on first-year university students. The objectives of the study are 1) Game-based learning can achieve knowledge for the learner. 2) Game-based learning can create student learning motivation. The game implemented in this study is called Beer Game, which is

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Comparing Students’ Learning Preferences Through Cluster Analysis: Implications for Higher Education

In response to the disruptive changes within society and technology, higher education institutions need to transform their content-centric curricula into learning pathways that effectively equip students for the workforce. Adapting to the challenges posed by evolving learner dynamics is a crucial approach for institutions to enhance their responsiveness to such changes. This research aims to

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The Integration of Error Correction Codes in Five Introductory Writing Classes

Effective teacher feedback on second language writing cannot begin and end with surface error correction. However, many students equate ‘good’ writing with error free writing and see any attempt on their part to fix their errors as a way, and at times the only way, to improve their writing. Hence, instructors and students often hold

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Exploring Face-to-Face vs. Online Feedback Approaches in Academic Writing Courses

There are various ways in which teachers and students provide feedback in L2 academic writing courses. This has been especially true over the past four years during and after the pandemic. This research presents two dimensions—how the teacher has changed his approach to giving feedback during and post-COVID interruptions, and key differences noted in students’

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Transformative Effect of Reading Activities on Critical Incident Scenarios in Fostering Cultural Empathy

In response to the evolving political and social landscape of the 21st century, the focus in foreign language (FL) programs has transitioned from proficiency across skills to “transformation”. A key avenue through which this transformation can be achieved lies in FL classrooms, where the cultivation of “cultural empathy” is being pursued. However, this integration of

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Generative AI Tutors and Project-Based Learning: Boosting Financial Literacy in Japanese Students

This research study aimed to investigate how generative AI-enhanced Japanese university students’ financial knowledge, behavior, and attitude following a 15-week course on personal finance. An electronic instrument was distributed to 49 English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students in two elective courses focused on teaching the basics of personal finance at a private university in

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Development of an Automatic Multiple Choice Question Generation System to Promote Understanding of Programming Concepts

Gagné, a learning psychologist, defined four hierarchical elements of learning skills: problem-solving, rules, concepts, and discriminations. These intellectual skills form a hierarchical structure with problem-solving at the top, followed by rules, concepts, and discriminations. Mastering lower-order skills is essential for higher-order skill acquisition. We apply this theory to programming education. In programming education, students are

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Virtual Reality as Supplementary Education Tool for Pharmacology Laboratory Practical: The Effect on Student Experience, Knowledge and Confidence

Virtual Reality is an emerging technology for immersive learning. A Virtual Reality Organ Bath Lab (VROBL) simulating the physical pharmacology laboratory practical was developed to help students to comprehend complex pharmacological principles. The study aimed to investigate the impact of VROBL adoption as a pre-laboratory experience on student learning experience, knowledge, and confidence levels. An

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An Analysis of Students’ Mathematical Thinking Through Task Sequence on Division in Classroom Using Open Approach

The purpose of this research aimed to analyze students’ mathematical thinking that occurred in task sequence on division. The participants were 9 students in grade 4. The research methodology was qualitative method based on Lesson Study processes: collaboratively plan 5 research lessons, collaboratively do with include 4 steps of Open Approach: 1) posing open-ended problems,

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Instructional Design Model of Virtual Reality Digital Integration: An Experimental Case Study in Managerial Control Education

Virtual reality immersive learning technology is widely recognised for offering the potential for fully immersive environments that can enhance learners’ cognitive development. This paper introduces instructional guidelines for the creation and integration into the learning design of pedagogically structured virtual reality digital content to support cognitive learning. The learning prototype created for the study simulates

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Digital Teaching Aid Development to Answer Challenges in Learning Quadratic Equation in Indonesia

Quadratic equation is considered as the most challenging mathematics topic for secondary high school students in various countries, including Indonesia. Studies have been done to identify challenges in the teaching and learning of this topic. The three most common challenges discovered include dull teaching method that does not encourage active learning, difficulty in obtaining conceptual

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Bridging Asynchronicity and Engagement: Data-Driven Insights Into Flipped Learning

Advocates of flipped and blended learning have reported on how these models encourage students to actively engage and become agents in their own learning. There is, however, limited evidence on the extent to which asynchronous online learning materials developed for flipped learning programmes support students to actively engage in their learning. Using back-end data analytics,

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An Assessment of TOEIC Listening and Reading Proficiency Tests of Foreign Graduate Students: Basis for Comprehensive Enhancement Program

This study aimed to assess the current English Proficiency Program of the foreign students enrolled in the Claro M. Recto Academy for Advanced Studies at LPU Manila during the academic year 2021-2022. A Mixed Method research design was used in this study specifically an Explanatory Sequential, that explores both quantitative and qualitative data. The researchers

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Rapid eLearning Development Tools in the UAE: Introduction of Structured eLearning Environments for Undergraduates

This study employed a blended learning approach, integrating a microlearning module on ‘Change Management’ into an undergraduate business course curriculum in the United Arab Emirates. This context being of interest because of the high ‘Uncertainty Avoidance’ dimension typical of the predominant Arab culture in the country. The study therefore, aaddressed the question of student adaptability

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Designing Teaching Materials in the On-Demand Classroom Within the Context of Thailand Lesson Study Incorporated With Open Approach: TLSOA

This study aimed to explore how to design teaching materials for the On-Demand Classroom within the context of the Thailand Lesson Study incorporated with Open Approach. Employing a qualitative research methodology, this research involved thirty-one elementary school students and a lesson study team comprising mathematics teachers, researchers, and mathematics and art educators. Data collected from

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How Does Adult Learners’ L1 Interact With Word Frequency in the Error Rates and Patterns of L2 Classifier Use: A Cross-Linguistic Comparison

Previous literature has reported mixed findings on the effect of L1 (classifier languages vs non-classifier languages) on the acquisition of L2 classifiers. This study aims to investigate whether any effect of L1 may be modulated by the word frequency of the target classifiers. Chinese classifiers were categorized into pre-established frequency bands A to C in

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From Analysis to Creation: Utilizing the ADDIE Model for Developing and Educational Game for Children

Designing educational games for children is a topic that warrants attention, particularly when using the ADDIE model as a game development framework. In this exposition, we evaluate three notable children’s video games to highlight the complexities associated with designing games for children. Additionally, we present the ADDIE model, a well-known instructional design framework, to our

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The Construct Study on the Mindset Scale of Primary Gifted Students

The purpose of the study was to construct the cognitive mindset scale for primary gifted students. 120 elementary school students were participated in the pilot study, and there were 908 gifted students in the formal study. Item analysis, exploratory analysis, and confirmatory factor analysis were adopted in the study. The conclusion was found that the

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Teaching Design in the Wake of Artificial Intelligence

In order to maintain its relevance and pertinence throughout history, Design Teaching has been pushed to regularly evaluate its adequacy in the face of cutting-edge technologies and constantly renewed tools. In that respect, the new paradigm of Generative Artificial Intelligence pushes once more the territorial limits of Educational Research and Pedagogy. In this study, we

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An Exploration of Mathematics Teachers’ Reflections on the National Learning Camp Implementation

This research aims to comprehend the reflections of five mathematics teachers who taught mathematics during the implementation of the National Learning Camp 2023. Reflection is defined in this study as the teachers’ interpretation of their teaching experiences, practices and observations. It also identifies teacher participants’ challenges when teaching mathematics for the entire program duration. The

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Reflections on Using a Monitoring System for Participating Students in Work-Based Learning (WBL) Aimed at Developing the Adversity Quotient (AQ) Through Cloud Computing Technology

The aims of this research are 1) To study the level of Adversity Quotient (AQ) and the level of work behavior of students practicing in the Work-based Learning (WBL). of a college in Thailand and 2) To study the level of satisfaction in using the student monitoring system for practicing students in the work-based learning

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The Development on a Board Game to Promote an Information Literacy for Upper Secondary Students at the Srinakharinwirot University Prasarnmit

In today’s information-rich landscape, cultivating effective information literacy skills is imperative for upper secondary students. This study focuses on developing a board game as an innovative tool to enhance information literacy among students at Srinakharinwirot University Prasarnmit Demonstration School (Secondary). Learning can be more enjoyable when gamified, and this research aims to achieve just that.

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Development of a Java Source Code Analyzer for Learning Support That Runs in a Web Browser

Students make various mistakes in the process of practicing computer programming. For this reason, we have developed a source code analyzer, which evaluates the source code submitted by students from The tool can identify misspellings in the method names of source code and can judge the compiling and execution results. However, because the tool was

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Towards Absolute Pitch Training With Wearable Technology That Incorporates Tactile Stimuli Based on Auditory-Tactile Simulated Synesthesia

This study intends to tackle the challenge of Absolute Pitch (AP) training through multisensory stimuli. Recent studies have investigated new methods of AP training; however the results were not satisfactory when compared to the output of natural AP possessors in the context of both success rate and closeness to pitch recognition. This study intends to

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Usage of Attention-Getters for Attentive Viewing in English Academic Presentations

When English as a foreign language (EFL) learners conduct an English for academic purposes (EAP) presentation they often encounter various issues. Many researchers state that one such issue is the possibility that the presentation might result in the audience becoming bored and it could be challenging for presenters to gain more attentive viewing. For example,

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Developing of E-Assessment for Microteaching Using ADDIE

This study aimed to develop a digital assessment system. The system was developed with the ADDIE model. Based on the results of the research, it shows that at the Analysis stage a cur-riculum mapping is carried out which includes fourteen learning outcomes that students must master. At the design stage, the system interface design, database

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Bridging the Digital Divide: Empowering Ghanaian Youth Through Prudent Internet Usage and Social Media Training

The use of the Internet has significantly influenced modern human interaction and life as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and WhatsApp have become the dominant media for communication and business. Ghana, along with other countries, has witnessed a surge in Internet users, with over 23 million people accessing the Internet by the beginning of 2023. Current scholarship

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Unveiling Parental Perspectives: Determinants of Behavioural Intentions and Usage Behaviours in Ubiquitous Learning During Crises

This study aims to investigate the determinants shaping the behavioural intentions and usage patterns of primary school parents within a private school in Samutprakarn, Thailand, specifically in the context of ubiquitous learning (u-learning). Employing a quantitative research design, the study engaged 500 respondents through an online questionnaire, utilising a non-probability sampling technique. Prior to administration,

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The Development of Public Relations Media on Online Platforms for Organizational Communication of Educational Institution in Thailand, KMUTT

The Faculty of Industrial Education and Technology, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand had a mission to communicate and publicize with a variety of target groups, including students, teachers, personnel, parents, enterprises, alumni and other agencies. Therefore, in the digital era it was necessary to rely on technology to play a role and

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The Effects of the Flipped Classroom Model on Pre-university Students’ Academic Performance and Learning Outcomes

This study investigates the implementation and impact of the flipped classroom model (FCM) on Year 12 pre-university students at one of the six form centres in Brunei Darussalam. Traditional pre-university education often revolves around time constraints to cover syllabi and prepare students for board examinations, leading to a reliance on conventional transmission-based teaching methods. However,

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Augmented Reality Technology on Chinese Vocabulary Teaching for International Undergraduate Students

Studying basic Chinese as a foreigner poses challenges rooted in unfamiliarity with the language’s characters and tones, compounded by cultural differences. These obstacles require state-of-the-art learning material which encourages participation, stimulates attention, and retains the learner’s enthusiasm. This study deployed an active learning approach, examined the primary challenges faced by international students in Chinese character

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The Application of TPRS Teaching Method for Chinese as Second Language Students

This study employs the TPRS teaching method to research elementary-level spoken Chinese instruction for foreign learners. It emphasizes moving beyond textbook content and focusing on cultivating students’ oral output abilities. The purpose includes of this study were: 1) to applying TPRS in an experimental class for elementary-level spoken Chinese, comparing it with a control class,

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Investigating Key Determinants Influencing the Improvement of Students’ Potential and Employability via Smart Campus Platform at Guangdong Vocational College, China

Building the essential competencies in the professional field that help increasing the employment rates are the major challenge for overall vocational colleges in China. As they are extremely difficult and limiting the in-depth analysis of this correlation of success factors. This study aims to delve into the current academic performance of students at Guangdong Vocational

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Inclusive Policy Formulation in Science Education for Biodiversity Conservation Utilizing Design Thinking

The Palawan Corridor is home to a diverse and remarkable biological diversity. The highest peak in the province, Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape (MMPL), is a Protected Area and is considered sacred by the indigenous Pala’wan people. Its watershed provides the necessities of the community in terms of agriculture, drinking water, and livelihood. Although MMPL is

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Enhancing Mathematics Classroom Teaching Through Micro-Lessons and Increased Learning Interest

This research discusses how to strengthen the teaching of mathematics class by using micro-lessons and improve students’ interest in learning. In order to solve these problems, this study puts forward the application of micro-lesson in mathematics teaching. The needs analysis is carried out in advance with the aim of stimulating students’ perceptions of learning using

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Forgetting Green Biographies: Memories and Relationship With Plants in a Primary School

This research explored the experiences of children and parents in a primary school class in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Participants took to the green archives where they engaged in a process of exploration, rediscovery and appreciation of their relationship with plants. The researchers’ approach, based on active listening and curiosity, brought the sleeping green memory to

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Code-Switching in Mathematics Teaching in Early Childhood Education: Switching From English to the Home Language

In communication and linguistics, code-switching (CS) refers to the process of using two or more languages in speech. South Africa is a multi-lingual and multi-racial society. Schools form part of societies, therefore it is to be expected that this ‘multi-ness’ will also be evident in schools. In many South African schools, children are taught two

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Fostering Career and Life Development of Secondary School Students Through Effective School Self-Evaluation Mechanism

OCED (Mann, Denis & Percy, 2020) reported that in the survey of PISA (2018) 15 year-old students in OECD countries participate in career and life development (CLD) activities were relatively low (average 46%) and Hong Kong was merely 27%. An effective self-evaluation mechanism, as an important part of the quality assurance process, could support ongoing

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Surveillance on College Students’ Experiences During Online Modality: Towards an Independent Learning Approach

With the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in lockdowns in the Philippines starting in March 2020, learning had to be immediately shifted to an online modality, a setup where students studied mostly on their own forcing them to become independent learners. Using descriptive phenomenology by Paul Colaizzi as a research design, the study investigated the lived

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Construction of Instructional Design Model Using Picture Books on Children With Specific Language Impairment

Compared with ordinary children, children with specific language impairment (SLI) have delayed language development, poor reading comprehension, and greater difficulties in learning. This study tested 5 SLI children at a primary school in northern Jiangsu Province in China in the last two years. This study aimed to develop and implement an instructional design model for

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Assessment of 5S Sa Pamumuno: SDO Imus City School Leadership Approach

Purpose: The study aimed to assess the effectiveness of 5S (School-Based Management, School Improvement Plan, School Report Card, School Governing Council, and School Monitoring, Evaluation, and Adjustment) sa Pamumuno as a school leadership approach in the Schools Division Office of Imus City. Design/methodology/ approach: The study utilized the descriptive method of quantitative research. A modified

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The Contradictions of Implementing Flipped Classrooms at Pre-university Education: An Activity Theory Perspective

A limited body of research has investigated on the factors that primarily affect the implementation of Flipped Classroom Model (FCM) at pre-university education. This study aims to uncover the contradictions that emerge when applying a whole-school FCM approach in a pre-university institution in Brunei Darussalam. The Activity Theory (AT) lens was applied to examine the

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Nurturing Inquiring Mind Through the Quest of Augmented Reality: An Experiential Learning Approach

Nurturing students’ inquiring minds is essential as it encourages curiosity and critical thinking, both of which are tools for independent learning and problem-solving. In this study, we examined the effects of AR-Quest activities integrating with the experiential learning approach on undergraduate students’ inquiring minds. Thirty Thai undergraduate students participated in the study, which spanned a

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Well-Being of the Students – What Matters?

According to the WHO (2022), anxiety disorders are highly prevalent globally. It is much more prevalent among adolescents because of their exposure to a variety of stressors. Research shows that emotional well-being changes over the course of their schooling, with a general increase in anxiety, highlighting the need to further investigate the risk factors that

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The Impact of Picture Book to Enhance Learning Achievement on the Chinese Traditional Culture Course

In recent years, with the advancement of globalization and the rapid development of information technology, China’s education industry has shown a rapid development trend, but it is still faced with new opportunities and challenges, and educational content and teaching methods need to be reformed. This paper discusses the difficulties encountered by students in learning Chinese

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The Impact of English Songs to Enhance Learning Achievement for Students With Unequal Cognitive

The objectives of this study were to: 1) compare the learning achievement of students between pre-test and post-test scores using English songs 2) Identify effectiveness after using English songs. The population in this study were 200 students in Sichuan Yibin Vocational Technical School in semester 2/2023. The sample of this research were 54 students selected

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Pre-service Teachers’ Perceptions Regarding Classroom Management and Learner Discipline During Teaching Practice

Teaching practice is a type of work-integrated learning as a period during which students work in the relevant industry to acquire specific in-service training to put theory into practice. It is an exercise aimed to expose student-teachers to the practical aspects of the teaching profession and to allow them to put their theoretical knowledge gained

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Pursuing a Career in Logistics: Study Choice Motives and Career Expectations

Major trends, such as digitalization and sustainability, are shaping the future of logistics. As a consequence, qualifications required in the professional field will significantly change, and the demand for logistics professionals with a graduate degree will generally increase. At the same time, the industry has to cope with a skills shortage. A sufficient number of

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Improving the Global Presence of Undergraduate Programs Using Tracer Study

Global competence is often, and rightly, labeled a “21st-century skill” needed for employment in today’s global economy. To respond to this, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) nationwide have been constantly assessing their academic programs. An approach to achieve this end is through a tracer study. The study aimed to develop a better understanding of the effects

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Writing Conversations: Exploring How Metalinguistic Understanding Fosters Young ESL Learners’ Writing in Classrooms

The purpose of this article has two main objectives: firstly, to investigate and identify the syntactic structures employed by young ESL writers in their compositions; and secondly, to explore how ESL writers’ metalinguistic understanding of syntactical construction affect their writing. The study involved the analysis of essays from 92 ESL secondary students of advanced and

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Classroom Action Research Using Peer Assessment as a Tool to Improve EFL Students’ Speaking Skills

This study examines the impact of peer assessment and feedback on secondary school EFL (English as a Foreign Language) learners’ speaking skills. By providing a platform for students to evaluate each other’s performance, peer assessment can help overcome shyness and fear of making mistakes. The study employed CAR (Classroom Action Research) following Kemmis’ cycle process

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Access and Utilization of Health Care Services Among the Lumad Young Mothers

This study aims to investigate the access and utilization of health care services among Lumad young mothers in Rogongon Iligan City, Northern Mindanao, Philippines. The Lumad of Iligan City is a group of indigenous peoples collectively called the “Higaonon”. Respondents were chosen on purpose based on the following criteria: (1) they are pure Lumad young

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Confluence of Virtual Learning Environments and Virtual Reality Integration: An In-Depth Study in Digital Animation Education for Acceptance Among Learners

As innovation continues to reshape educational landscapes, this study delves into the intricate intersection of virtual learning environments and the integration of virtual reality (VR) within the realm of advanced animation education. Drawing from the latest advancements and methodologies, this research examines the convergence of learner perceptions and acceptance within this dynamic context. Through a

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Integration’s Learning Outcome Through Game-Based Learning and Cultural Practices Among Learners: Edutainment Platform

The integration of Game-based learning (GBL) with cultural learning is feasible and advantageous. GBL facilitates the comprehension of cultural education embedded within the gaming context. Numerous contemporary pedagogical and instructional approaches have transcended the conventional confines of classroom-based learning, extending their purview to encompass the integration of technology-enhanced educational paradigms. Among these approaches, GBL stands

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Establishing Norm Reference for SLI Children in Mainland China

This study aims to establish a norm reference of children’s language development level. As many psychological-medical assessing tools are available for testing children’s language development or impairment, treatments from medical institutions and professions are often involved. However, a testing instrument designed for early detection of SLI children for in-service teachers is needed. The Assessment of

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An Assessment of Students’ Mathematical Competency Through the Mathematics Festival’s Activity

The purpose of this research was to explore ways in assessing students’ mathematical competencies needed for the 21st-century goal. The creation of the Thailand Mathematics Festival was adapted from the original Moscow Mathematics Festival in providing various assessment activities to analyze students’ mathematical competencies. The target group consisted of seventh-grade students who participated in the

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Impact of One-Page Mind Maps on First-Year University Students in Improving Chemistry Learning

Mind maps have grown in popularity as a visual learning tool in a variety of educational contexts due to its ability to promote comprehension and retention. This study looks at how using a one-page mind map to depict an entire chapter affects chemistry achievement among first-year degree students at Universiti Malaysia Pahang Al- Sultan Abdullah

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Secondary School Teachers’ Experiences of Using Gender and Inclusive Pedagogies Towards Bringing Changes in the Classrooms and Schools

Globally, attention to gender and inclusive pedagogies has grown in order to advance high-quality education. In Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Vietnam, and Timor-Leste, a cross-cultural study was done to evaluate the effects of a co-designed teacher professional development program called Gender and Inclusive Pedagogy (GIP) on secondary school students’ participation and academic accomplishment throughout the pandemic

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E-Module in TVET: Unveiling Brazing and Riveting Methods Through VAK Learning

The electronic module (e-module) concern within the realm of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) pertains to the obstacles related to the incorporation and proficient utilization of electronic learning resources in vocational education systems. The issues discussed involve several factors, including insufficient digital infrastructure, restricted technological accessibility, differing degrees of digital literacy among educators

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Community Based Learning in Business Education: Is It Effective and What are the Challenges?

Community Based Learning has been practiced by Higher Education Institution in Malaysia with the aspiration to produce graduates who are capable to apply the theories and concepts to real-life context. However, there has been little information about its’ effectiveness. This study intends to investigate the effectiveness of Community Based Learning in Business Program particularly the

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Lab Rotation Blended Learning Model in Promoting Computational and Critical Thinking: An Assessment of Multiple Stakeholder Needs

Understanding the needs are one of the learning success determinants that can assist in an efficient and targeted learning process. The more parties who participate resulted the more comprehensive understanding of it. We aim to identify multiparty needs for the lab rotation model to fostering computational and critical thinking skills. Participants were 49 students, 3

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The Effect of Mathematical Communication, Critical Thinking, and Problem-Solving Skills on Mathematical Concepts Understanding in Indonesia

Mathematics is one of the important subject to be taught to children from an early age. Mathematics concept understanding can shape students’ knowledge so as to help in the development of knowledge at a higher level of education. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of mathematical communication, critical thinking and problem-solving

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Research on the Training Mode of Indoor Design Majors Based on the Integration of Industry and Education

In China, the integration of industry and education refers to the close integration, mutual support, and mutual promotion of industrial practice and school education emphasized by schools in accordance with the needs of their students. It is a significant initiative to adapt applied majors to social and economic development, realize high-quality teaching, and enhance the

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Researcher Development at a Private Higher Education Institution: Perspectives of New Researchers

Private higher education institutions (PHEIs) have increasingly emphasized research output alongside their core teaching functions to enhance their credibility. However, empirical investigations into PHEIs and their research output are limited. Some scholars have criticized PHEI research output as insufficient. To address this challenge, the examined PHEI implemented initiatives to foster researcher development and reduce the

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An Analysis of English Vocabulary in Hong Kong Textbooks for Bilingual Children

Vocabulary acquisition is central to building literacy, yet there is little research on the vocabulary component of textbooks for school children. Acquiring the vocabulary of a language is commonly interpreted as simply “knowing the meaning of the words and being able to use the words”, acknowledging the receptive and productive aspects of vocabulary. However, Nation

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The Impact of Interaction via Social Media on Youth Mental Health Through Social Media Content and Communication Style of Indonesian Students

During the COVID-19 pandemic most of students globally suffered of mental health. Bisedes virus wudespread, communication and interaction pattern on social media also play important role on their mental disorder including anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. It needs to confirm which content and interactions influence students and youth behavior. Methods: A total of 604 valid

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Speaking the Language of Defence: Narratives of Doctoral Viva Examiners

This paper delves into the discourse of oral defence, unveiling the perspectives of doctoral examiners regarding their expectations of the candidates’ oral performance in the PhD viva. This investigation stems from the observation that candidates must adequately address questions posed by examiners to secure a favourable outcome in the oral examination. However, what constitutes a

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From Learning to Earning: Reducing Instructional Material Costs With Technology and Innovation

“From Learning to Earning: Reducing Instructional Materials Costs with Technology and Innovation” is funded by a Department of Education 2023 Open Textbook Pilot (OTP) program Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) grant award. Decreases in student enrollment, precipitated by the global pandemic have directed attention by administrators on how affordable learning solutions such

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Mentoring to Enhance Student Teachers’ Self-Efficacy for E-portfolio Development During Teaching Practice

Teaching Practice is a critical phase of teacher education that provides opportunities for student teachers to reflect on the development of their teaching philosophies and put them into action. Student teachers’ self-efficacy refers to their beliefs in their ability to effectively handle the tasks, obligations, and challenges related to their professional activity. In the South

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Educating Communities for Survival: Building, Resilience, Sustainability, and a Healthy Society

Complexities and challenges in the world around food security and poverty are bringing communities to the near brink of collapse. This paper explores how social learning, education, and management skills can enable communities to actively participate in their development and sustain resources. The aim is to develop desirable traits amongst communities to create resilience and

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Science Mapping in Educational Leadership Research: Bibliometric Analysis, 1907 to 2022

Educational leadership stands as a prominent research domain in education, where leaders play a guiding role, impacting educational culture and quality. With the pandemic of COVID-19 has compelled a shift to online learning for students, with educators striving to effectively engage learners in this digital landscape. Financial constraints have led to layoffs and cost-cutting in

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A Qualitative Perspective on Student Teachers’ Experiences of Social Science Teaching and Learning in South African Multicultural Classrooms

This qualitative study is an investigation of final years Social Science education students’ perceptions of Social Science teaching and learning in South African multicultural classrooms. The current South African schooling landscape is of a multicultural setting, where learners from different racial, ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds are admitted. This study seeks to ascertain the perceptions

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Systematic Review of Research on AI in Higher Education

Artificial Intelligence is one of the most researched areas of interest in recent years. A significant amount of research has been scoped toward the use of artificial intelligence in education (AIEd). In this research paper, much of the emphasis will be focused on artificial intelligence from a higher education perspective. The research in this area

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Drama in the Kitchen: ESL and EFL Students’ Spoken Interaction in Turkey

This study examines the range of strategies employed by ESL and EFL students at Eastern Mediterranean University kitchen for oral communication despite learner diversity. The context offers EFL students language learning opportunities outside the class. There appears a range of discourse characteristics utilized to make up for the linguistic shortcomings created by the English language

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Primary School English Teaching During COVID-19: Preliminary Results of Three Single Case Studies in Rural Schools in Costa Rica

COVID-19 emerged as a pandemic that paralyzed the educational world in 2020. The Costa Rican Ministry of Public Education (MEP) took up two modalities, distance education (2020) and combined education (2021), with in-person education finally restored in 2022. This multiple case study consists of three single case studies in three different educational directorates in Costa

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Stakeholder Engagement and Involvement Towards Child and Growth Development During Pandemic: A Framework on Correspondence Education

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted children and adolescents’ lives, leading to psychological problems and PTSD symptoms. In the Philippines, research on child and growth development during the pandemic is limited, emphasizing the need for better preparedness and quality education. The study investigated stakeholders’ involvement in child growth and development during the pandemic, providing a

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The Question of Culture in the Quest for Playful Higher Education

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in playful teaching and learning in higher education. The contemporary quest of playful higher education, however, faces a number of obstacles and challenges. In this conceptual paper, using the Singapore context as an example, I discuss the relevance of one concept, labelled the ‘culture in education’,

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Transition of Boys (Learners) with Language Acquisition Delay (Lad) to School

Teachers play a pivotal role in providing smooth and successful transition to School from Early Childhood Education for boys with Language Acquisition Delay. Utilising talanoa/kōrero, the presenter shares a Master’s Thesis finding, delving into the complexities and significance of language acquisition for boys transitioning to school and their associated experiences. The study that the researcher

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Digital Media, Teaching and Learning: Pedagogical Implications for Teaching and Learning in a Participatory Culture

The era of digital media has come to create a youthful and pervasive participatory culture featuring different forms of affiliation, expression, problem-solving and information circulation among its members. The generation of digital media savvy individuals has now populated classrooms all over our college and university campuses. Concomitant with their arrival to the campus are the

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Enhancing Undergraduate Cell Biology Learning Through the Application of Gamification

Learning cell biology presents challenges for undergraduates due to its intricate nature, demanding comprehension of complex cell structures and functions within the human body. To address this, the integration of game design principles into non-game contexts, known as gamification, offers an innovative solution. While traditional learning methods encompass lectures and tutorials, the introduction of gamified

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Reflection on My Interactions With Student J Within the Framework of Motivational Interviewing

Current pedagogies for supporting academically struggling students mainly include tailoring learning contents to meet their differentiated needs or offering one-on-one interventions to improve their self-management. However, using counseling approach to elicit behavioral change has not been explored much. This case study analyzes my three conversations with an academically struggling student in a rural primary school

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Developing Qualitative Research Methodology: Using Focus Groups as a Single Research Method in a Student Motivation Study

This paper presents the process that was used to design a research method for a study using focus groups as the main data collection method to investigate male students’ experience of higher education in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The methodology design process covered research paradigm, ontology, epistemology, and research characteristics and considerations. The alignment

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Change of Student Attitudes in Secondary Education Extracurricular Activities Promoting Interactive Learning

This study aimed to examine the attitude changes and the factors contributing to the changes in students who participated in extracurricular activities that involved external personnel. We aimed to comprehensively discuss the possibilities and challenges of collaboration between external personnel and schools and to provide suggestions for improving and developing future initiatives. The participants were

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Rebels, Radicals, and Revolutionaries in American History: An Arts-Integrated Graphic Novel Project

Graphic storytelling can be an evocative and powerful medium for exploring the past and representing historical narratives. In this presentation, I describe a secondary school graphic novel project that integrated the visual arts with history education. Co-taught by an art teacher and a history teacher, the project, funded by the Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grant

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The Impact of Mental Imagery Ability on 2D Drawings’ Three-Dimensional Perception: A Case Study Utilizing the Cube Teaching Method

The primary focus of this study revolves around evaluating students’ performance on stereo image sequence through drawing. Employing a quasi-experimental design, the research involves an experimental group that taught cube rotation training and a control group taught using the conventional hand-drawn reference frame. Throughout the course, a series of assessments were administered, including spatial ability

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Exploring the Landscape of Gamification in Higher Education: A Systematic Mapping Study

The concept of gamification is attracting significant attention and implementation in several industries. However, its use in higher education is still in its early phases. The use of game design aspects in non-game situations, sometimes called gamification, has emerged as a prominent trend in boosting learning experiences. This systematic mapping study investigates the utilisation of

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The Use of Virtual Tabletop for Revising Electron Counting in Inorganic Chemistry

Electron counting of metal complexes is an important skill for chemistry undergraduate students learning inorganic chemistry. As part of game-based learning, we have developed a card game termed “CountQuest” for students to revise electron counting after learning this concept from conventional lectures. In this proceeding, we describe the use of a free web-based virtual tabletop

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Lived Experiences of Student-Teachers During Practice Teaching Through Remote Teaching Modality

This study presents the lived experiences of Pre-service Teachers during their internship program as practice teachers during the pandemic. This study includes a sample of Two Hundred (n=200) student interns who were deployed to different schools across the region. The springboard of this study is the systems approach utilizing the ADDIE model of instructional design.

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An Ecocentric Education: Learning Our Way to a Better World to Live in

Many civilizations collapsed. The ruins that remain provoke the critical thinking of how, societies so magnificent and powerful, could end up in decline. There are many factors involved, environmental damage, climate change, etc. In the 1970s, the UNESCO Universal Declaration of Animal Rights was a guiding document in defense of animal rights. It stands that

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Leveling HEIs ICT Competencies Across the Digital Divide Spectrum: A Bridge for the Future of Teaching and Learning

It is imperative to recognize the importance of ICT in the learning process, particularly in the context of the digital divide spectrum. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for academes to adopt digital technologies in providing quality education to students. Thus, it is crucial to investigate the current state of ICT competencies in Masbate’s

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Visual Literacy Ability of Design Students in Virtual Class Settings

The condition of design education in Indonesia today has changed with the presence of ICT in the learning process and the popularity of implementing online learning. With the government’s policy to implement Hybrid Learning successfully, studio based-learning in design students, which usually uses face-to-face learning processes, has partially moved into a virtual space. Visual literacy

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A Case Study of Chinese EFL University Learner’s Reading Motivation: A Complex Dynamic Systems Theory Perspective

Based on complex dynamic systems theory (CDST) (Larsen-Freeman & Cameron, 2008), the present study adopted a longitudinal sequential mixed-method research (MMR) approach with a quan->QUAL design and a triangulation purpose (Riazi, 2017) to unravel a Mainland Chinese EFL learner’s reading motivational complexity and dynamism over a half academic year (six months). Alex, a male 20-year-old

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Gender-Responsive Library Using Classical Music: An Intervention Tool to Improve Students’ Reading Comprehension

The purpose of this research study is to determine and analyze if classical music can help make the library be gender-responsive place and can help improve the reading comprehension of the students. Due to covid-19 pandemic, the research team was not allowed to travel to gather data. So, qualitative design was used in this study

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Canción Sin Miedo- Juntanza de Mujeres Indígenas Colombianas: An Indigenous and Feminist Protests

The protest song genre in Latin America has gained significant momentum during periods of democratic threat, gaining popularity through contributions from countries like Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and others. This phenomenon has given rise to movements such as “canción nueva” or “nueva trova.” Notably, these songs are often performed in Spanish and Portuguese, imbued with a

“¿Me Entiendes?” Do You Understand Me? Supporting Multilingual Teachers and Prospective Educators

This paper examines a Multilingual undergraduate course that was created to increase knowledge and understanding for both teachers and prospective educators in responding to language learning competencies for multilingual learners in our local community. One area considered in the design of our course has been the use of diverse resources to provide points of connection.

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Pinoy-made Nutricosmetics e-advertisements: A Critical Discourse Analysis

The advent of modern technology and digitization of information has transformed the advertising of beauty products through electronic devices and changed the discourse of beauty. While the concept of beauty has been limited to cosmetics, recent development has extended the scope of beauty to cosmeceuticals. This descriptive qualitative research aims to describe the use of

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English Medium Instruction on Spatial as a Virtual Reality Classroom

As a result of growing Artificial Intelligence technologies, many immersive Metaverse platforms have emerged for various purposes including teaching and learning. Although many studies have explored the use of immersive Virtual Reality (VR) platforms in university courses, little research on the application of these digital tools at English Medium Instruction (EMI) Higher Education institutions in

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ChatGPT in the ESL Classroom: A Qualitative Exploration of Teachers’ Reflections on Practical Applications, Outcomes, and Future Implications

As interest rapidly grows in integrating AI tools like ChatGPT into education, perspectives remain limited from ESL teachers with practical first-hand experience implementing ChatGPT across skills in their classrooms. Thus, this paper explores ESL teachers’ experiences and perspectives integrating ChatGPT into their classrooms across core language skills like listening, speaking, reading and writing. This study

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H5P Interactive Content and the Sustainable Development Goals in FL Teaching and Pre-service Teacher Education: Project Overview and Preliminary Results

This presentation gives an overview of the R+D+i project “H5P interactive content and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in foreign language teaching, social sciences and pre-service teacher education” (Reference: CIGE/2021/131, https://ci5ods.blogs.uv.es/) funded by the Conselleria d’Innovació, Universitats, Ciència i Societat Digital, Generalitat Valenciana (Spain). In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda.

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Assessing Online Study Abroad: Assessing Japanese University Students’ Online Study Abroad and the Future of Study Abroad Post-Corona

This study reflects on the experiences of students and instructors on the online international exchange program at a Japanese university during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through a mixed methods approach incorporating both survey and interview data, I report on student and instructor perceptions and reflections of distance learning experiences of courses held online at a Japanese

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Empowering English Language Teachers to Use Immersive Virtual Reality for Global Citizenship Education

The threat of climate change to our planet has made addressing environmental issues a global educational priority, encompassing various subjects and school levels in numerous countries, including Germany. As a result, English teachers are required to promote English language skills and global citizenship education (GCE) in their classrooms. Several studies have illustrated that immersive virtual

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The Effectiveness of ChatGPT in Enhancing English Language Proficiency and Reducing Second Language Anxiety (L2)

This study investigates the effectiveness of generative AI, specifically ChatGPT3.5, in enhancing interaction skills and reducing second language (L2) anxiety in English language teaching. The study is situated in the context of the rapid advancements in AI technology and its increasing significance in educational settings, particularly in computer-assisted language learning. The aim of this study

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The Professional Identity and Roles of CALL Teachers: Issues and Evolution

Professional teachers’ identity is a combination of instructional goals, pedagogical decisions, based on integrating their theoretical and pedagogical knowledge, values, and contextual features of their classroom (Pennington & Richards, 2016). It is a context-related concept, strictly connected to the environment (Shafiee et al. 2022), physical or virtual classroom, where the teaching process takes place. During

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NINE: Digital Counseling Guide for Teenagers’ Instant Messaging with AI

Technology plays a significant role in our lives, transforming industries and offering innovative applications. However, to use technology effectively, it is crucial to understand how it works. It is also essential to use technology and social media responsibly, be mindful of the time spent using it, safeguard personal information online, and treat others respectfully when

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Developing Targeted Technology Standards for Teachers: Report on a Project for the Canadian Settlement Language Sector

We report on a project to develop technology standards specifically for English language teachers in the Canadian settlement language sector. We describe the background and the process of how the team collaborated over nine months to create and refine the standards. The seven standards each include four to eight performance indicators and are written in

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Investigating the Relationship Among EFL Learners’ Grit, Engagement and Academic Achievement in the Blended Learning Environment: A Structural Equation Model

The arrival of the post-pandemic era has facilitated the shift from online to blended learning, marking a “new normal” in educational field. Along with students’ adversity in such blended learning settings, the role of personality traits, especially grit, in promoting language learning engagement and performance remains crucial yet under-explored. To address this issue, the current

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Trainee Teacher Perceptions of Smartphones as Teaching Resources

A range of research exists which documents how language learners use and perceive of smartphones as language learning resources. However, there remains a scarcity of research exploring readiness among educators to integrate smartphones into their teaching practices, and such investigation of the implementation of Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) among EFL instructors is needed. This

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Exploring Chinese EFL Learners’ Willingness to Communicate in a Self-Developed 3D Virtual Environment

Willingness to communicate (WTC) has been recognized as a prerequisite for successful foreign or second language learning. Hence, numerous studies have been conducted to improve English as a second language (EFL) learners’ WTC. With the advancement of digital technologies, virtual reality (VR) has gained its growing recognition in technology-enhanced language learning. However, few empirical studies

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Career-Related Parental Behaviours and Senior Secondary Students’ Career Development in Underdeveloped China

Parents are major socializers for senior secondary students’ career development. Prior research has investigated parental influence and highlighted typical types of parental support. While parental support highly interplays with other career-related behaviour, limited research explores the career-related parental behaviour (support, intervention, engagement) on senior secondary students’ career adaptability, especially in underdeveloped areas of China. Therefore,

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Development and Implementation of Science Boost Camp: Impact on Student’s Science Conceptual Understanding and Motivation to Learn Science

After COVID-19, the teachers in Brunei have been busy trying to catch up on the learning loss faced during the pandemic, especially the Year 11 science students who will be sitting for their Cambridge’s ‘O’ Level examination this year as the first cohort of the new 5129 Combined Science syllabus. Switching back from online learning

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A Cross-National Study of Mathematics Achievement via Three-Level Multilevel Models

The present study explored the effects of the national and cultural contexts on students’ mathematics achievement. The study also investigated the nature and magnitude of student-level (level 1), school-level (level 2), and country-level (level 3) factors that are associated with math achievement. The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018 datasets were used. The findings

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Exploring the Impact of Teaching Design History on Creativity and Intrinsic Motivation: Curriculum Design and Learning

The history of design is a basic course for design majors in universities all over the world, and is usually taught in a purely theoretical way, This study adjusts the form of teaching, changing the original “linear lecture”-based teaching to an exploratory teaching method centered on “design styles”, using styles as the origin to guide

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A Study of the Termination of Undergraduate Students Status in the Faculty of Science and Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand

The objectives of this research were to study the survival function, median survival time, and hazard function of the termination of undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science and Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand. Moreover, we aim to compare the survival time of termination of student status classified by curriculum, gender and domicile. Secondary data of

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A Study on the Challenges and Transformation of Small Schools in Taiwan

The proportion of small schools in Taiwan continues to increase, with public elementary schools with 12 or fewer classes reaching 55.3% in 2021. In addition to inherent factors such as geography, transportation, and culture, the impact of a declining birthrate has exacerbated the situation. In an era of diverse educational development, small schools face various

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Exploring the Impact of Digital Escape Rooms on Postgraduate Students’ Academic Achievement and Intercultural Awareness in Management Education: A Case Study in the UK

In the past few decades, educators have been questioning the effectiveness of traditional passive face-to-face learning and increasingly adopted innovative learner-focused digital game-based strategies which enhance student autonomy. This article presents an educational intervention that addresses the gap in the literature regarding the impact of Digital Escape Rooms (DERs) in Management Learning and Education offering

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Literature Review of the Relationship Between Physical Fitness, Physical Activity, Cognitive Functioning and Academic Success

The objective of this paper is to provide an extensive literature review of academic papers written in English about The Relationship Between Physical Fitness, Physical Activity, Cognitive Functioning and Academic Success. The research is showing that there are more and more benefits of physical fitness and physical activity on students cognitive (executive functions) and academic

“I Can Talk to Spanish Speakers in Illinois!”: Student Perspectives on AI-Avatar Role Plays in Virtual Reality

This paper reports on a study exploring students’ perceptions of AI-avatar interactions within a virtual reality (VR) language learning environment, Immerse. As part of a large-scale project, this research explores the impact of Immerse’s AI-powered avatars on the educational experience of 54 high school participants. Based on students’ attitudes and opinions expressed in post-use surveys,

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The Role of Technology in Art Education in Ghana

Technology plays a vital role in modern art education and offers many opportunities and advancements in Ghana. The purpose of this article is to explore the impact of technology on art education in Ghana and the benefits it brings to both students and teachers. There is the problem of technology to equip teachers with innovative

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University Female Leaders and Imposter Syndrome: An Exploratory Case Study in Malaysia

Imposter Syndrome (IS) affects individuals, specifically high-achieving females, by causing them to experience self-doubt and feelings of being fraudulent. This study employed an innovative visual quasi-gamification tool to conduct semi-structured interviews aiming to investigate how IS affects female leaders in higher education in Malaysia and how IS could be managed. It concluded that IS is

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Educational Response to Digital Learning, on the Example of English Language Vocabulary Learning Problem

The aim of this study is to explore how digital learning can affect students’ education. The basic idea was to investigate in which way digital and interactive content influence the quality of knowledge and language skills of students. Starting from the hypothesis that the range of learned vocabulary can be greater with an interactive whiteboard,

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The Roots of Reform: Understanding the Form, Content, and Meaning in Habib Tanvir’s ‘Charandas Chor’ (1975)

The post-independence canon of Indian theatre is a manifestation of the socio-cultural turbulence that marks a paradigmatic shift in the reformist agendas of the playwrights. Some playwrights used the method of proscenium plays, while others relied on street or folk theatre to make reformist appeals. Habib Tanvir is one reformist playwright of the period whose

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Bridging Disciplines with Melodies: The Interdisciplinary Impacts of Music Education on Non-music Major Undergraduates

Music has long been recognized for its universal appeal and its potential to influence cognitive and emotional processes. In the higher education context, courses traditionally seen as non-essential, like music, are often sidelined. Yet, preliminary studies suggest a strong interdisciplinary connection between music education and enhanced learning experiences across multiple academic disciplines. This research digs

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From Text to Screen: The Writing and Re-writing of Hansa Wadkar’s (1923–1971) Life Story

The autobiography of late Indian actor Hansa Wadkar (1923-1971), Sangtye Aika (1970) is a unique piece of writing that was ahead of its time. Initially, a collaborative project with the Marathi weekly Manoos (1961-1990) the process of which was documented, this book brought out Wadkar’s story in her voice, as narrated by her. This autobiography

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Family Household Income and Children’s English Proficiency in Malaysia: A Case Study

Malaysia is a diverse country where the population covers people with different races that results in most Malaysian being able to be either bilingual or multilingual. Although the differences is a common factor that might be influencing their English proficiency, yet many of the research that has been done to study the correlation of races

“I Don’t Have Any Knowledge About Space. What Should I Do?”: Helping Japanese Pre-service English Teachers Survive Their Teaching Practicums

This paper outlines a support structure for pre-service English teachers which is being implemented at a private Japanese university as part of a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) funded research project. Through the design and delivery of practical teaching workshops the researchers are working to provide meaningful support for pre-service English teachers.

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An AI-Enabled Learning System With Personalized Learning Pathways a Pilot Study of Its Impact on Learning of Statistics

AI-enabled systems offering personalized learning pathways or options are gaining imminence, showing immense potential to meet diverse learners’ needs on a more practical scale. In this work, we piloted a learning resource that offers personalized learning pathways (or LeaP), powered by AI technology. The efficacy of the learning tool was evaluated using a skills test

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Unheard Voices: A Narrative Exploration of Moroccan Science Learners’ Experiences With French-Medium Instruction Policy

Claiming the ‘failure’ of the Arabicization policy adopted a few years after independence, the Moroccan Ministry of Education decided in 2019 to officially reintroduce the French language as a medium of instruction (FMI) for science subjects. This decision ignited a tense debate about languages in the country especially among politicians. In this very polarized political

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A Study Examining the Development of STEM Inquiry-Based Pedagogies With TVET Education Lecturers: An International Professional Development

The National Standards Curriculum implemented in 2016 in Jamaica includes expectations that STEM disciplines be integrated into the primary and grades 7-9 curriculum. This integration is framed on an inquiry-based model driven by problem-based and project-based learning. Lecturers therefore need to know about STEM integration and how to model this to preservice teachers. This paper

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AI-Generated Practice for Textbooks: An Exploratory Analysis From the Classroom

Artificial intelligence has made it possible to generate high quality formative practice questions for use in higher education digital textbooks. Adding these automatically generated questions as a study feature for textbooks in an e-reader platform made it possible to democratize the learn-by-doing approach known to increase learning. Faculty in three different courses at a major

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How Empathic Communication Is Conducted in the First Encounter: A Cognitive-Pragmatic Analysis of Clinical Interviews by American Medical Students

Medical and healthcare universities often use simulated patients (SPs) in simulation practicums, which provide students with important opportunities to develop their interactional competencies. A total of 30 clinical interviews were extracted from the audio recordings. The interactions between American medical students (MSs) and SPs were examined aiming to clarify the process of building empathic communication

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Form and Vision in Charles Tomlinson’s ‘The Door in the Wall’

Among Charles Tomlinson’s many American inspirations and collaborators, Stevens, Moore and Williams were essential in fostering his interest in form and his attitude toward the themes which were to be discernible until his final publications. Underlying this were the formative conversations with Donald Davie, and as the poet distilled the influences of Cambridge and America,

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The Second Body in Margaret Edson’s Wit

This paper employs the idea of “the second body,” in Eric Santner’s sense in his The Royal Remains, to discuss dynamics of language and body in Margaret Edson’s award-winning play Wit. Building upon Roberto Esposito’s concept of immunity, Santner’s work may be seen as exploring a folding process by which a subject is partially expropriated in

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Considering Pedagogical Strategies for Countering Distraction and Its Sources

This research-based presentation reports on the issue of student distraction and disruption in online versus physical classrooms at university level. It is hoped that it will provide useful insights to teachers based on actual student feedback. The research was conducted by using a Student Disruption and Distraction (SDD) Questionnaire which garnered responses from 50 students

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Reconnecting With New Zealand: There, Online, and Back Again for English for Specific Purposes Students With a Culture Focus, 2019–2024

Many programmes taught under emergency then planned online conditions from 2020-2022 are returning to face-to-face or blended teaching modes. This article relates and reflects on student experiences before, during, and after the pandemic, in original face-to-face, emergency-online, planned online, and blended modes, on an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) programme with a special focus on

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The Significance of Ethnic Studies Programs at the High School Level

This year we introduced our second ethnic studies class at our school, Latin American Studies, with our Black Studies class being the pioneering ethnic studies class. The inclusion of these two Ethnic studies classes allows us to provide students a look into a history of people that look like them. Most importantly it shows them

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The Value of Online News: Addressing the Problem of Online Investment Fraud Crimes in Thailand

Investment fraud is not a new type of crime, but the number of victims has increased during the Internet of Things era. This crime is recognized both nationally and internationally as a significant financial threat. Thailand too has grappled with this form of crime. This research investigates whether the mass media, which should cover news

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Japanese STEM Students in English Conference Presentations: A Collaborative Approach

This study reports on the development of support programs for STEM university students presenting research in English at international conferences. According to an in-depth needs assessment involving stakeholders in the field of STEM in Japan, it was found that undergraduate students had opportunities to present their research in English (Kawano & Fukuchi, 2022). It is

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Measuring the Effects of Student Satisfaction and the Engagement Level of Personalized Adaptive Learning Using an AI-Enabled Learning Pathway Tool

Critical voices on the traditional “one-size-fits-all” education system, which assumes a uniform approach for all students, abound for not meeting individual student learning needs. Expecting teachers to cater to the diverse learning needs of each student is seen impractical and unrealistic. There is a growing demand for personalized student-centered education, aiming to accommodate the unique

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E-learning in Secondary Schools: Survey of Students in Kigali, Rwanda

Although much time and energy has been put into digitizing the world around us, education is lagging behind. The question therefore arises to what extent secondary schools should introduce e-learning into their courses. The purpose of this study is to increase knowledge about e-learning by examining students’ perceptions and intentions regarding e-learning. To achieve this

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How Clinical Interviews Are Conducted: A Cross-Linguistic Study of Japanese Nurse Practitioners and American Student Doctors

In medical/healthcare universities, students develop communication skills by participating in simulated patient (SP)-based practicums involving recurrent clinical interviews. The aim of this study was to elucidate the linguistic features related to participants’ social relations and roles during clinical interviews conducted in Japanese and American English by comparing the interviews of 18 Japanese advanced nurse practitioners

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Mind the Gap: Enhancing AI and STEM Accessibility in Rural Pennsylvania

As AI-powered tools like ChatGPT become more prevalent in various industries, it is important to develop a deeper understanding of how they work and their potential impact. There are many misconceptions about AI–often shaped by news and media, both positive and negative, which can lead to overreliance or mistrust. It is important to approach AI

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Introducing Pixar Shorts in the Greek EFL Classroom as a Means to Enhancing Empathy Among High School Students

For the Greek EFL classroom, film viewing is not a clearly defined objective of the curriculum. Neither is there an approved list of films corresponding to each language level. A careful scan of the registered films on the Digital Film Platform for Schools supported by the Hellenic Film Center, CINEDU, reveals a total absence of

‘The Many Unruly Waves in the Earth and Sky’: An Eco/Geocritical Study of Jibanananda Das’s Malloban

Malloban (1948), a novel by the Bengali poet and novelist Jibanananda Das (1899-1954), deserves a dedicated reading from the contemporary ecocritical perspectives. The field of ecocriticism, ever-burgeoning as its domain is, is spiraling out in various directions at great speed. This brings into focus a recent critical development known by the various interdisciplinary schools as

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Analysis and Development of the Content Structure of the Content Marketing Design Course Using the Design Thinking Process

This content-structured training course was developed within the conceptual framework of design thinking. It puts the thinking system in the design of content marketing according to the stages of the design thinking process so that the learner will have a system of ideas in design and will be able to create effective content marketing. It

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Alternative Learning in the Philippines: A Study of Two Alternative Learning Systems for Out-of-School Youth

Emerging in both Europe and America, alternative education movements catalyzed significant reforms in the education system, ultimately leading to the establishment of the Alternative Learning System (ALS). In the Philippines, ALS provides opportunities for the marginalized out-of-school youth (OSY). The aim of the study is to determine the OSYs’ experiences, perspectives on ALS and to

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Exploring Artificial Intelligence as a Social and Literacies Practice: Students’ Academic Writing Experiences

Advancements in technology have significantly transformed existing literacy practices. Students increasingly employ artificial intelligence (AI) assistants for academic writing, leading to noteworthy changes in their writing habits. Some students use AI for its various affordances for writing, which helps students identify their writing issues (Lin & Chang, 2020), correct errors (Dodigovic, 2007), and provide autonomy

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An Exploration of Teacher Education Policies for Cultural Curriculum in Taiwan’s Indigenous Schools

The Taiwan government has historically promoted indigenous cultural teacher training policies to cultivate teachers capable of inheriting indigenous culture. This study investigates the implementation status of the Indigenous cultural curriculum teacher training policy. It provides recommendations for adjustments to meet Indigenous cultural teachers’ increasing professional development needs, including in-service training and pre-service education. Employing a

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Cognitive Discourse Function and Multimodal Conceptualization: The Interactive Usage of Language, Multimodality, and Cognition in Bilingual Teaching Context

This study aims to examine the realization of Cognitive Discourse Function and multimodal conceptualization in the context of bilingual teaching materials in Taiwan elementary schools. Based on a usage-based cognitive analysis, our data will classify how different categories of Cognitive Discourse Function (CDF) can be realized through language and multimodality in bilingual teaching and learning

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Images As Catalysts: A Pedagogical Exercise Enhancing Writing Skills for First-Year PhD Design Students at the University of Porto

This paper introduces a pedagogical exercise that employs images as catalysts to facilitate the writing process for first-year PhD Design students at the University of Porto. The exercise pursues two fundamental objectives: firstly, to aid students in refining their research scope into a manageable territory, and secondly, to empower them to articulate the boundaries and

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Re-entry Into the Heart of Darkness: J. G. Ballard’s Sci-Fi Retelling of Conrad’s Novella

British science fiction writer J. G. Ballard seemed to have been under the strong influence of Joseph Conrad’s novella set in Africa, Heart of Darkness (1899), in the early1960s, even though he intentionally blurred when he had first read it and how much he had owed his literary inspiration to it. One of the crucial

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An Initial Study of Integrating Bilingual and Science Instructional Modules for Elementary Science Teacher Preparation

The study aimed to develop integrated English and Mandarin instructional modules for elementary science teacher preparation. The instructor played a researcher’s role in implementing action research during science teaching and learning. Fifty university elementary pre-service students taking the three-semester hour course during the two semesters participated in the study. The researcher developed the multi-models of

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Technology-assisted Collaborative Writing: A Comparative Study Between Product vs. Product-and-process Assessment Methods

Influenced by the widespread application of technology-assisted pedagogies in ESL/EFL teaching and learning, the effects of coupling collaborative writing (CW) with technology have captured the interests of language teachers and researchers in recent years. Various research topics have been examined, including students’ interactions, writing quality, student revision, peer feedback, and group dynamics. Nonetheless, limited research

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Employee Well-Being in Higher Education – ‘GNH of Business’ in Hungarian

The quantification of organisational happiness and wellbeing is a major challenge, not only in for-profit organisations, but also in educational institutions. A happy teacher is more motivated and committed to his/her teaching and learning activities. In the literature, research findings are mainly concerned with the wellbeing of students and learners, while the study of teachers

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Assessing Biological Diversity Literacy Levels Among Students and Teachers at Teacher Training Colleges in the Eastern Region of Ghana

The biodiversity conservation concept is essential for literacy levels, as it provides the primary value of ecosystem life support, renewable resources, and ecological services. This research assesses the biological diversity literacy levels among students and teachers in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The research used the purposive sampling technique to select 515 students and 45

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Lexical Density in Academic Writing: Lexical Features and Learner Corpora Analysis in L2 Tertiary Students’ Essays and Didactic Implications

Academic writing is crucial for communicating ideas among scientists, researchers and academics across various disciplines. It may be an arduous process for students when composing academic texts to meet the university requirements and academic discourse conventions. This research study investigates lexical features of the independent technical essays related to academic writing proficiency in students of

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Using 5 Music Instructional Methods to Illustrate the Social Constructive Music Teaching Framework in Hong Kong Primary Level Music Education: A Comparison Study Between Private International and Public Schools

Music education under the frame name of arts education has been integrated into the primary and secondary education curriculums in Hong Kong for more than 20 years, starting from 2001, the year of launching the Learning to Learn curriculum for the reconstruction of the education system for the younger generation. Music education, embedded into the

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“Hijab or No Hijab”: Examining Spiritual Identity (Re)construction of Muslim Graduate Students Through Duoethnography

The question of whether a Muslim woman is required to wear a hijab is a multifaceted topic that continues to evoke diverse perspectives. This complex debate has extended beyond religious circles, impacting the perception of political and cultural pluralism. This issue leads to identity complexity within the context of a secular and diverse education environment.

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Language Learning Advantages Through EMI-STEAM Integration: Fostering Fluency, Cultural Competence, and Global Collaboration

The amalgamation of English as a medium of instruction (EMI) and STEAM practices in advanced language learning classes can yield numerous advantages such as exposure to authentic language usage to interact with academic and technical materials from diverse disciplines, and thereby bolstering language fluency and confidence. However, the effective integration of STEAM-based education in many

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Project TRAIL (Teaching Resources to Advance Interest in the Law): Examining Variables Related to Law School Admission for Students

Project TRAIL (Teaching Resources to Advance Interest in Law) is a grant-funded project designed to provide an undergraduate course to facilitate student admission into law school. Although any student can take the course, the focus of the project is to provide students of Color an opportunity to acquire the skills necessary for successful admission into

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Students’ Responses on Using Interactive E-module Based on Multimodal Text as a Self-Study Learning Resource for an English Structure Course

This study aimed to see how English students at one university in Indonesia responded on the use of an interactive e-module based on multimodal text as a self-study learning resource for an English Structure course, this e-module was developed in supporting digital-based learning at one public university in Indonesia. The research followed a systematic Research

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Exploring Classroom Interactions to Facilitate the Tacit Knowledge Construction of International Baccalaureate Secondary School Students in Hong Kong

In an interconnected and global society that is rapidly changing, it becomes imperative to equip students with the required tacit life skills to meet the challenges of the modern world. The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a highly regarded educational system providing a holistic and interdisciplinary approach that nurtures its students as global citizens with a

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The Experiences of Secondary Teachers Co-constructing Mental Wellness Knowledge

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (2012) indicated “up to 70 percent of young adults living with mental health problems report that the symptoms started in childhood” (p. 24). In Canada, by the age of twenty-five one in five individuals affected by mental illness (Mental Health Commission of Canada, 2020). Mental Wellness 30 (MW30) is

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Crossover Effects of Education on Health and Health Behavior Among Married Couples

This study presents an empirical analysis of not only the effect of education on the health behaviors and health status of married couples but also the crossover effect of education between married couples. First, basic statistics show that wives perform better vis-à-vis dietary health behaviors, whereas husbands perform better with regard to exercise and medical

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School Leaders Perceptions on STEAM as a Pedagogical Approach in School Education in Nepal

In Nepal, there is a growing enthusiasm for the expansion of STEAM education within the school system, aiming to equip students with the skills necessary to navigate an increasingly challenging world and address complex problems. However, the implementation of STEAM in school education poses significant challenges for educators, teachers, and other stakeholders, requiring a comprehensive

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Teachers and Students’ Perspectives in Current State, Problems and Needs of Multicultural Learning in Malay Language Communication in the Southernmost Region of Thailand

This research aimed to explore the teachers and students’ perspectives in current state, problems and needs of multicultural learning in the Malay language communication subject at the secondary in Narathiwat province. Data was collected by the questionnaires from 33 secondary school teachers and 36 students under of the Narathiwat Secondary Educational Service Area Office. Data

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Safeguarding Assessment Integrity in the Digital Age of Generative Artificial Intelligence Through Teamwork and Self/Peer Evaluation

Teamwork and self/peer evaluation aim to encourage students to improve their teamwork, communication, cultural awareness, and problem-solving skills and to transform students into independent learners. The study’s rationale is to assess our teamwork framework in the ISYS5001 Business Project Management postgraduate unit by integrating academic integrity standards, allowing students to complete their work in a

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Automation or Innovation? A Generative AI and Instructional Design Snapshot

Advances in generative artificial intelligence (AI) are transforming possibilities across industries, including instructional design. Tools like ChatGPT can draft objectives, assessments, and content rapidly. This mixed-methods study surveyed 144 instructional designers on current adoption, tasks, benefits, and concerns regarding generative AI integration. Analysis revealed widespread mainstream usage with 83% leveraging ChatGPT. Accelerating efficiency ranked as

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Extreme Weather Impacts on the “Trabocchi”: A Case Study of Cultural Heritage and Climate Change in the Italian Adriatic Coast

Climate change is a global challenge that requires interdisciplinary approaches to understand and address its impacts. One of the impacts is the increase of extreme weather events in the Mediterranean Basin, which threaten the cultural heritage of the region. This study focuses on the effects of extreme weather on the “trabocchi”, a type of vernacular

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Class Styles in a Private Japanese College: A Qualitative Study of Student Experiences of Face-to-Face and Remote Classes

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many Japanese universities to broaden their classroom methods. This presented a challenge for students and faculty. To improve future education, effectiveness of remote classes is important. At Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts (DWCLA), there are 11 departments in six faculties across two campuses in Kyoto, Japan. The diverse types of

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The Indian Kalamkari (Vraathapani): A Case of Optimism, Resilience and Transformation in Cultural Textiles

Indian craft practices are inherited through family traditions and nurtured with reverence transforming them as traditions. The Indian Kalamkari/ Vraathapani is well recognized in the textile circle for its use of natural dyes rendered through painting with an indigenous tool, ‘Kalam’(pen), or ‘Vraata’ (writing) and ‘pani’ (work) in Telugu, the local language. A product that

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Conducting Workplace-Based Assessment in Undergraduate Training: What We Have Learned From Failures?

In outcome-based education, workplace-based assessment (WPBA) should accurately provide stakeholders with evidence of learner competencies. In undergraduate training (UGT), mini-clinical evaluation exercises (mini-CEX) and direct observation of procedural skills (DOPS) accurately reflect learner performance. The portfolio is far from an independent WPBA tool. This paper summarizes changes in the WPBA strategy for UGT during UMP

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Is Co-teaching a Sustainable Practice in Teacher Education? Lecturers’ Perception

The purpose of sustainability is to improve human well-being and quality of life, but the definition of sustainability may depend on context. The core of higher education is to enable academic staff to implement education that is sustainable. Therefore, ensuring sustainability in co-teaching may require providing each lecturer with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed

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Attitudes and Preferences of Nursing Undergraduates Towards Working Abroad: A Cross-Sectional Study in Vietnam

This cross-sectional study investigates the attitudes of undergraduate nursing students in Vietnam towards international study and work opportunities, as well as the factors influencing their preferences. Data was collected through a web-survey questionnaire in April 2023, targeting students from a university in Vietnam, including participants in the Japanese language special program and regular program. The

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The Current State and Challenges of Hungarian Music Schools: Special Educational Needs Students in the Focus

In the “country of Zoltán Kodály” music teaching, even today, is at international standards quality and instrumental education takes place in numerous institutions. In my presentation, I would introduce the educational system of Hungarian music schools, their opportunities and difficulties. Emphasising the education of students needing special treatment. (Special educational needs, integration-, learning- and behavioural