Month: November 2023

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English Language Teachers’ Motivation and Their Basic Psychological Needs: A Self-Determination Theory Approach

Teachers’ motivation has been linked to quality of instruction, teachers’ job satisfaction, teachers’ well-being, and students’ achievement. The current study aims to examine the relationship between Vietnamese university English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers’ motivation and the satisfaction of their basic psychological needs (for autonomy, competence, and relatedness) using Self-Determination theory (SDT). A total

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Change Leadership in the Development of Digital Learning Ecosystem: A Case Study in an Excellent School

Digital-based education has become one of the important elements to enhance the quality of learning in various educational institutions, especially in senior high schools. Brawijaya Smart High School Indonesia (BSS) is the subject of this study. The purpose of this study is to describe how the leaders of BSS are leading the change towards a

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A Distinguished Path to Teaching English in English: Teacher Agency of a Retired Japanese Teacher’s Professional Development

The newly issued and implemented Course of Study by the Japanese Ministry of Sports, Education, and Science and Technology reinforces the use of English in English classrooms at junior high and high school levels. However, the teachers are rather reluctant to use English in their classes all the time, especially at junior high schools. This

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Assessing Student Learning With Anatomical Focus in Oral and Nasal Suction Videos

Understanding suctioning techniques and the cannula structure can be challenging. This study aimed to improve students’ understanding through instructional videos on nasal and oral anatomy, evaluating the impact on recognizing anatomical importance, motivation to learn, and medical safety awareness. The study involved 105 nursing college students who were divided into two groups: (1) an experimental

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Brainy: An Innovative Context-Aware Generative AI Engine for Education

In the realm of education, the integration of Generative AI tools within learning platforms has transformed teaching and learning paradigms. This paper introduces Brainy, a context-aware AI engine integrated into the Augmental Adaptive Learning platform, which implements the concept of Differentiated Instruction. At its core, Brainy employs Generative AI Models, leveraging a variety of Language

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Nurturing Critical Digital Literacy in the Era of Advancing AI

This research project examines the responsible and ethical integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) within academia, with a particular emphasis on enhancing digital literacy and fostering a deeper understanding of AI’s ethical implications. Implemented across multiple sections of a freshman academic writing course, the study highlights the critical role of comprehensive guidelines and educational interventions in

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Pedagogical Practices in Teaching Institution-Reared Children With Disabilities in the Philippines

Children with disabilities (CWD), depending on the need and the circumstance, may be placed in different living conditions outside of the typical family set-up. For instance, the Philippine government mandates that child-caring agencies (CCAs) and institutions to take care of orphaned, abandoned, and neglected individuals. This involves the need to ensure that the children under

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Special Education and Shadow Teaching: Practices and Experiences in the Philippines

Inclusive education mandates that learners with disabilities (LWD) attend regular schools instead of special education schools. In the Philippines, while schools started to accept more LWD to study alongside the typical students, support provisions are placed to ensure that educational goals are being met. One such provision is the employ of special education teachers as

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Recognition, Awareness, and Effectiveness of Different Services Offered by the Office of the Students Affairs and Services in the Philippines

The study was conducted to determine students’ recognition, awareness and the effectiveness of the various services offered by the office of the student affairs and services. The researchers employed a descriptive research design. The researcher-made questionnaire served as the main instrument in the data collection. Feedback and comments from the participants were also solicited. The

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Impacts of the Sensory-Friendly Orchestral Concert Education Program on Community-Based Learning of Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities lack a connection to the community due to the display of unusual social behaviours and unavailable accommodations. Reactions and judgment toward these students from others limit their participation in community activities. Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) made a venue for the Sensory-Friendly Education Concerts (SFECs), promoting community-based learning and participation of students

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UGC Curriculum and Credit Framework for Undergraduate Programs (CCFUP) Roadmap for Entrepreneurship Development

Curriculum is to provide learning paths to become the citizen of their communities, countries and of the world. Indian Knowledge System established to promote interdisciplinary research for its traditional knowledge of various domains for societal applications and to make India Self Reliant. As per National Education Policy 2020 recommendations UGC developed a new CCFUP. The

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Enhancing Employability of Vietnamese Students: A Study of Collaborative Programs Between Universities and Industries

One of the most crucial solutions in Vietnam’s higher education today is to strengthen collaborations with businesses to improve students’ qualifications and broaden their employment prospects. As part of a PhD dissertation, this research paper is intended to examine collaborative efforts between universities and industries in Vietnam, with a focus on bolstering the employability of

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An Ethnomethodological Case Study on Closed-Loop Communication at Sea by Japanese EFL Learners in Role-Plays

Maritime accidents, 80–85% of which are due to human errors (e.g., Hasanspahic´ et al., 2021), have been a serious problem in international shipping (e.g., Baniela and Rı´os, 2011). Among these errors, the grave risks posed by failures in verbal maritime communications (inter-ship/ship-to-shore/shore-to-ship/on-board communications) (Bocanegra-Valle, 2013) have long been recognized (e.g., Bocanegra-Valle, 2011). To prevent misunderstandings

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Needs Assessment for Buru Language Training

One of the indigenous communities on Buru Island, Maluku, East Indonesia, that uses the Buru language as its native language of communication is now extinct. The Buru language, which is part of the Austronesian language, is spoken by approximately 45,000 people on the island of Buru, with a current population of 136,757. At least, there

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Empowering Multiculturalism: Community Interpreter Training Programme

This paper explores what the Community Interpreter Training Program should provide its objectives, features, assessment methods, and benefits. The program’s core mission is to cultivate interpreters who play an indispensable role in multicultural societies by elevating students’ language proficiency and communication skills fostering multicultural coexistence. A distinctive facet of this program is its adoption of

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Examining the New Course of Study of Japan

The Course of Study, set by The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan, describes overall framework in education system, from elementary school to high school education. It provides goals, contents, and guidelines for instructions for all subject areas and has been revised every ten years. The newest Course of Study

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Developing Guidelines for the Use of Generative AI in Education and Research-Toward Acceptance of Ethical Behavior by Students

The advent of generative artificial intelligence (AI) has created confusion in education and research. Generative AI will force a review of lesson design in educational settings, and the future of education will necessarily include dramatic changes. Accordingly, many educational institutions have begun formulating operational policies for generative AI in educational and research activities. To address

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A Multi-dimension Correlational Study Between Self-Directed Learning and Team Effectiveness in Project-Based Learning

At Singapore Polytechnic (SP), the Diploma in Perfumery and Cosmetic (DPCS) embraces an innovative Industry Now Curriculum (INC) pathway. With this framework, students engage in industry projects to equip themselves with valuable knowledge and skills crucial to the profession. This project-based learning (PBL) approach not only imparts practical expertise but also fosters autonomous learning through

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Educational Reforms in Japan: The Case for an Interdisciplinary Approach in English and Programming Education

Every ten years, the Japanese Ministry of Education enacts major curriculum reforms with the aim of transitioning Japanese society to twenty-first-century industry (Yamanaka and Suzuki, 2020). The latest of these sweeping reforms started in 2020, focusing on two major aspects of globalization: the introduction of mandatory programming education and the designation of English as a