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ISSN: 2432-4264 The IAFOR International Conference on the City 2016: Official Conference Proceedings

CITY2016 NH Collection Barcelona Constanza, Barcelona, Spain
CITY2016 Conference Theme: “The City: Site and History”
Saturday, July 16 – Monday, July 18, 2016
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ISSN: 2432-4264 The IAFOR International Conference on the City 2017: Official Conference Proceedings

CITY2017 NH Collection Barcelona Constanza, Barcelona, Spain
CITY2017 Conference Theme: “Cities of the World. World Cities.”
Friday, July 14 – Sunday, July 16, 2017
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ISSN: 2432-4264 The IAFOR International Conference on the City 2018: Official Conference Proceedings

CITY2018 University of Barcelona & NH Collection Barcelona Constanza, Barcelona, Spain
CITY2018 Conference Theme: “Fearful Futures: Cities in the Twenty-First Century”
Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15, 2018
ISSN: 2432-4264

ISSN: 2188-9643 The European Conference on Media, Communication and Film 2015: Official Conference Proceedings

EUROMEDIA2015 Thistle Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom
EUROMEDIA2015 Conference Theme: “Human Rights, Justice, Media and Culture” & “Power”
Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16, 2015
ISSN: 2188-9643

ISSN: 2186-5892 The Asian Conference on Education 2020: Official Conference Proceedings

ACE2020, Online from Tokyo, Japan
Friday, October 31 – Sunday, November 2, 2020
ISSN: 2186-5892

ISSN: 2188-9635 – The European Conference on Cultural Studies 2016: Official Conference Proceedings

ECCS2016 The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Brighton, United Kingdom
ECCS2016 Conference Theme: “Cultural Struggle and Praxis: Negotiating Power and the Everyday”
Monday, July 11 – Thursday, July 14, 2016
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The Development of Adult Learning and Education for People With Intellectual Disabilities in Japan: A Literature Review

The aim of this article is to review the literature on adult education for people with intellectual disabilities in Japan. The review also aims to compare adult education in Japan with that of other countries and to explore its issues. It was concluded that the Japanese government established a formal education system for secondary students

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Envisioning a Healthier Build Environment for Elderly People with Dementia in Denmark – A Conservatory for People and Plants

Recent scientific research has shown how exposure to daylight, clean air and continual contact with greenery, natural elements and habitats are crucial factors for human well-being (e.g. Gonzalez & Kirkevold, 2014; Detweiler et al, 2012). In the wake of these findings, it is highly important to improve access to facilities that enable and promote these

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Children’s Motivation for Digital Media Use

This paper aims to explore motivations for digital media use among Croatian children aged 4 to 14 years, from the perspective of children and their parents. Since the use of digital media has become a significant part of children’s and parents’ everyday life, and digital devices are a common part of every household, one of

ISSN: 2188-1146 – The European Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment 2015: Official Conference Proceedings

ECSEE2015 Thistle Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom
ECSEE2015 Conference Theme: “Power”
Thursday, July 9 – Sunday, July 12, 2015
ISSN: 2188-1146

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A Prototype System With Speech Recognition Function for Practicing Speaking English

The literature indicates that many Japanese students enrolled in English language classes do not use English outside of class. Therefore, we assume that speech recognition technology can help create opportunities to speak English. Although some speech recognition software is widely available, few studies have used software with a speech recognition function to investigate how we

ISSN: 2189-101X – The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2020 Official Conference Proceedings

ACEID2020, Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
Tuesday, March 24 – Thursday, March 26, 2020
ISSN: 2189-101X

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Social Justice for Deaf Students in Indonesia: Implementing the Right to Education by Learning Sign Language for All

As the government of the Republic of Indonesia initiates a 12-years compulsory study program for all students, both system and study approach are different in each level of education. The higher level of education is, the more specific major the pupils learn in school. Moreover, the education system in Indonesia has a uniformity aiming to

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Spatial Modeling for People Forest by Using Remote Sensing-GIS and AHP to Support Rural Municipal Sustainable Development for the SDGs

People forest or non-state forest in rural municipality able to act as lungs that can provide coolness and ensure the sustainability of the surrounding ecosystem. Although there are many levels of importance to land use, land use for people forest area must also be prioritized. So, it needs to support people forest area for sustainable

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Effective e-Learning for a Global Workforce: Designing with Cultural Competency

Digital transformation has introduced multinational corporations to innovative technologies that provide accessibility to a global workforce. One area of business that is influenced by this transformation is digital learning. Multinational corporations are designing e-learning for a global workforce, yet little is known about how e-learnings are designed or its effectiveness. Research has shown that the

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An Interdisciplinary Look Behind the Top 100 International Universities Recognized for Innovation: Geographically, Historically, and Financially

The need for higher education institutions to strategically innovate proves no small feat given strong heritage and reputations for being slow to change. In fact, the international universities most recognized for innovation by Reuters (2018) span distinctive eras from around the world with the oldest such as Oxford, founded in 1096, and Harvard, dubbed the

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Digital Cultural Communication: Vietnamese Cultural Professionals’ Use of Facebook During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Developments in digital technologies are having an impact on the work practices of cultural professionals. Digital technologies today afford cultural professionals with new ways of exhibiting art and culture. The digital platforms of galleries and museums, including websites and social media accounts, have become curated spaces with multi-media, interactive content and large amounts of digitized

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English for Graduation: The Development of an Innovative Japanese University Program Connecting ESP Courses With Graduation Seminar Topics

The increasing importance of English as a global language as well as the recent attention to the merits of the integration of language learning with knowledge/content construction has led to the necessity for the inclusion of courses satisfying these requirements. This presentation will discuss the development of an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) program that

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A Blended Learning Model for Public Senior High Schools in the Division of Laguna

This study aimed to design a blended learning model for public senior high schools in the division of Laguna. A descriptive-quantitative research design was considered in the study and utilized the neo-positivism for objectivity and neutrality of the research process. A survey using Mercado’s eLearning readiness assessment tool and eLearning System Readiness Assessment(ELSRA) based on

ISSN: 2188-9627 The European Conference on Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences 2015: Official Conference Proceedings

ECP2015 Thistle Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom
ECP2015 Conference Theme: “Power”
Monday, July 6, 2015 – Wednesday, July 8, 2015
ISSN: 2188-9627

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Technology Integration: Implication for Teachers’ Professional Development

The technology of today shortly becomes the technology of yesterday in education. The demand for Technology Integration is increasing as schools in the Philippines and abroad were required to keep up with the 21st century learners. It is quite a challenge to point out a starting ground without having to understand what it is and

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Teaching and Learning With Technology: Educators’ Perspectives of the Possibilities and Challenges

Technology has brought about an immense change to the world we live in and the use thereof has become a familiar aspect of tertiary education. Never before has the need for technology and use thereof in education been more amplified than with the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, where learning had to continue remotely through online platforms.

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Research on the Classification and Evaluation of Production-living-ecological Space in China Based on Land Use Functions

Optimizing production-living-ecological space has become one of the cores of China’s ecological civilization and sustainable development strategy, and it is also a crucial goal of land use and management in China. Constructing and identifying a land use evaluation index system based on production-living-ecological space is of great importance to sustainable land use in China. The

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Towards an Extended Mobile Social Network Acceptance Model for the Social Entrepreneurs’ Skill Enhancement

Since Davis (1989) developed the theory of technology acceptance model (TAM) and explained the factors influence users to accept and use technologies based on perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use. Many scholars modified TAM (Reychav, Ndicu, and We, 2016; Chaka and Govender, 2020; Ali et al., 2018; Park et al., 2014). But to what

ISSN: 2432-8642 – The IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment – Hawaii 2021 Official Conference Proceedings

IICSEEHawaii2021
January 06-10, 2021 | Held online from Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
ISSN: 2432-8642

ISSN: 2189-101X – The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2021 Official Conference Proceedings

ACEID2021, Online from Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
Monday, March 22 – Wednesday, March 24, 2021
ISSN: 2189-101X

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Language Use and Identity within the Virtual Community of Mahjoob.com

This paper introduces the virtual community of the Mahjoob.com website, a global community of 1,261 web forum posters, where globalizing and localizing techno-linguistic trends are simultaneously manifested by web forum posters who strategically select between English, Arabic, and 3arabizi, an online Arabic-English hybrid language, in order to project different online identities. To illustrate these trends,

ISSN: 2189-1036 – The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii 2021 Official Conference Proceedings

IICEHawaii2021
January 06-10, 2021 | Held online from Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
ISSN:2189-1036

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Fude Master: Japanese Writing Practice M-learning Application Based on Gamification Theory and Its Evaluation With ARCS Model

Foreign students have difficulty in learning Japanese, especially in kanji acquisition. This is caused by the difference in the writing system between the students’ native language and Japanese. It is especially difficult to differentiate similar-looking Japanese characters for these foreign students. Fude Master, an m-learning app for learning Japanese with pattern recognition to judge user’s

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Teachers as a Source of Support: Perceptions of Parents of Children With ADHD During COVID-19 Distance Learning

This qualitative research, conducted during the COVID-19 distance-learning days, was designed to understand the perceptions of parents of primary-school-age children with ADHD of teachers as a source of support. To date, many studies have demonstrated the positive contribution of teacher-parent interaction to children’s school performance, an issue of special relevance to children with ADHD. The

ISSN: 2188-1162 The European Conference on Education 2020: Official Conference Proceedings

ECE2020 Online from London, United Kingdom
Friday, July 17 – Sunday, July 19, 2020
ISSN: 2188-1162

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Gender Differences in the Effects of Expectancies for Hypnotic State on Attitude Towards Hypnosis

Significant but weak positive correlations between expectancies for the hypnotic state and attitude towards hypnosis (Nakatani et al., 2021a) are reported in women. Fukui (2012a, b) analyzed gender as a control variable and found the moderating effects of interpersonal dependency or empathy in the effects of expectancies for the hypnotic state on attitude towards hypnosis.

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Developing a Textbook of Writing Pantun, Syair, and Acrostic Poetry by Using the Website www.rimakata.com and Kbbi.kemdikbud.go.id

This study was aimed to develop a textbook of writing pantun, syair, and acrostic poetry by using the website www.rimakata.com and kbbi.kemdikbud.go.id. The researcher used the Research and Development (R&D) method with the ADDIE model (Branch, 2009) which the steps were Analyzing, Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating. The results of the need analysis with a closed

ISSN: 2435-7030 – The Asian Conference on Language 2021: Official Conference Proceedings

ACL2021, Online from Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
Thursday, March 25 – Saturday, April 27, 2021
ISSN: 2435-7030

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Unpacking Mission Statements of International Universities Recognized for Innovation

This research supports some of the mounting pressures higher education practitioners face in approaching innovation strategically while recognizing the mission-driven needs of the institution. Two research questions were examined. First, how do highly innovative universities balance traditional missions and innovation? Second, how do mission statements project isomorphic or distinctive rhetoric? This research was grounded in

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The Attitude of Resistance Press Towards Greek Women Who Were Involved With the Enemy

The position of women in Greece as other countries, changed significantly as a result of WW2. The absence of men forced women to leave their homes and seek work and learn how to survive under many hardships. In Greece the situation for women deteriorated even further with the arrival of occupying forces. The first units

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Developing and Evaluating the e-learning Material for Speaking Practice With the Latest AI Technology

There have been remarkable advancements in information and communication technology and artificial intelligence lately. Many e-learning materials with ICT and AI have become available in the market. However, none of them has proved whether they are effective in improving speaking skills in real ESL/EFL classrooms. In my previous studies, it was suggested that speaking practice

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A New Button for Television Advertising: Co-Production with New Media Platforms

With digital platform disruption, television platforms have been experiencing the loss of audience and thereafter, the declining advertising. The audience is the potential customer, which is the value for a television broadcaster to sell advertising. The capacity of dissemination largely reflects a television broadcaster’s earning capacity. Accordingly, the advertising performance in the market is positively

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Plan-Do-Review-Share-Happy (Plandoresh) as a Development Strategy for Critical Thinking of Vocational School Students

The learning process and traditional teaching materials include activities that require memory and memorization. Most students are trained to follow this low-level thinking pattern in schools including vocational schools. When computers take over the routine tasks at work, a number of employees will be involved in tasks that require them to be more flexible and

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Developing a Cultural Ecosystem Services Valuation Framework for Enhanced Natural Resource Management for Bangladesh’s Forests

From till-date literature review it has been found that there is no universally accepted definition of cultural ecosystem services (CES) and as a result there is no agreed model to incorporate CES valuation into policies. The main reason for this gap is the subjective nature of the sub-categories that make up CES’s definitions. Also, such

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A Study for Entrepreneurial Education for the Middle-ages

The purpose of this paper is to explore the significance of considering the characteristics of the entrepreneurial process in entrepreneurial education for middle ages. In an ageing society, starting self-employment from middle-age is expected more than ever. Recent entrepreneurial studies have shown that middle-aged entrepreneurs are more successful than young ones. Since the 1990s, entrepreneurial

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Study on the Use of Speech Recognition Function to Practice Speaking English Using the Voice Translator “Pocketalk”

Although some speech recognition software is highly developed, few studies have focused on how this technology should be adapted for foreign language learners with various proficiency levels, including Japanese students. Thus, this study explores the use of speech recognition to support the practice of English speaking by using the voice translator “Pocketalk.” English sentences spoken

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Design for Learning: Management Challenges

Employers consistently indicate that university graduates need to demonstrate the ability “to apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings” (AAC&U, n. d.). As such, instructors should design experiences that encourage application of learning rather than the more traditional approach of readings, lectures, and tests. One such learning experience is the use of management challenges, or

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An Investigation into the Use of Internet Pornography among Young Internet Users in Singapore

Introduction: The present study investigated the patterns and motivations of internet pornography use among young internet users in Singapore. Across the literature, studies have found high prevalence of internet pornography use (Brown & L’Engle, 2009; Lo & Wei, 2005; Peter & Valkenburg, 2006; Tai, 2014) with males consistently reporting greater exposure (Boies, 2002; Carroll et

ISSN: 2186-4705 – The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2016: Official Conference Proceedings

ACTC2016 Art Center of Kobe, Kobe, Japan
Conference Theme: “Convergence and Divergence”
Thursday, April 28 – Sunday, May 1 2016
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ISSN: 2435-7030 – The Asian Conference on Language 2020: Official Conference Proceedings

ACL2020 Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
Monday, March 30 – Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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ISSN: 2186-4691 – The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2018: Official Conference Proceedings

ACLL2018 Art Center of Kobe, Kobe, Japan
Conference Theme: “Surviving and Thriving: Education in Times of Change”
Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April 29 2018
ISSN: 2186-4691

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Student Voices as Nouveau Committee Work: Providing a Platform and Safe Community for the Realization of Inspired Student-led Projects

Department committee work is a compulsory yet vital component of higher education institutions. A limitless amount of untapped potential exists within students, and committees can be established or adapted to support the interests of passionate, innovative students. When students receive trust, respect, and liberation to author ideas of personal importance into manifestation, they are enriched

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How the Acoustic Correlates of English Obstruents Appear in Multivariate Analysis

It will be argued that multivariate analysis of acoustic natures of speech can provide insight into English phonology. Our recent analyses of spectral changes of speech demonstrated that one extracted factor, the “mid-low factor”, with high factor loadings around 1100 Hz, was strongly associated with vowels, and to a lesser degree with sonorant consonants. The

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Lifelong Learning: Leveraging Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to Continuously Learn with Minimal Financial Investment

This presentation will be an overview of resources for how to continuously learn with online resources for minimal cost. Open Educational Resources (OER) such as free online classes, digital textbooks, and YouTube channels will be reviewed. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Class Central and initiatives around COVID-19 and free classes will be reviewed. Subscription services

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Long-term Home Care Communication With Dementia Elders in Taiwan: A Focus on Nonverbal Communication Strategies

The population of older people living with dementia in Taiwan is growing dramatically. To enable dementia elders to age at home, quality long-term home care service is important. One way to achieve the goal is to promote successful communication with them since without this, delivery of long-term home care service is not possible. To explore

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Analysis of Conversation Data With AI Chatbot at the Time of Natural Disaster

In recent years, many natural disasters such as typhoons and earthquakes have occurred in Japan. Thus far, disaster information from local governments and television has been the main information source for such disasters. In addition to such information sources, the provision of disaster and evacuation information through dialogue with AI chatbots has recently begun as

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Equipping Adult Learners with Basic Literacy Skills for Cognitive Sustainability

The non-literate adults in Nigeria are often faced with the inability to apply mental intelligence in their lifestyles which is reducing their relevance in the 21st century society. The study therefore, seeks to equip adult learners with basic literacy skills for cognitive sustainability in Lagos state, Nigeria. Four research questions were raised and answered; and

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Effectiveness of Using Smartphone Instant Messaging (IM) App for Academic Discussion in an Undergraduate Chemistry Course

In this study, the effectiveness of using a smartphone instant messaging (IM) app (WhatsApp) for academic discussion for a first year half-credit Chemistry course in SUTD was examined. Academic discussion during and after instructional teaching is an integral part of learning. However, only 32% of the student participants had used online platform, such as Piazza

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The Use of Emotional Artificial Intelligence in Social Network Journalism: Possibilities and Limits of a New Communication Paradigm

Gamification, understood as the use of ludic mechanisms in non-ludic contexts, is seen today as a practice ingrained in new medias. The shift of journalism onto social networks has laid the foundations for a ludic communicative paradigm that revolves specifically around gaming mechanisms. Nevertheless, recent developments in artificial intelligence call for a partial redefinition of

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An Analysis of Cognitive Context and Attitudes of Undergraduate Students towards Their Patterns of Library Use

Introduction. In the system of university education, libraries are playing a vital role in dissemination of information in achieving outmost educational outcome. To declare how the cognitive context relating to university students’ library use, a detail study was conducted with undergraduate students. Method. A survey was carried in University of Colombo-Sri Lanka in terms of

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Research on Spatial Sustainability of Land-Use Patterns in Urban Fringe: A Study on the Erxianguan Region, Shenzhen, China

With the rapid development of China’s urbanization, the urban land has been spreading to the rural areas, leading to an increasing evolution of the land use pattern in urban fringe. The sustainability of land use in urban fringe is supposed to be significant to urban spatial expansion, urban function realization, urban economic development and ecological

ISSN: 2186-4691 – The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2017: Official Conference Proceedings

ACLL2017 Art Center of Kobe, Kobe, Japan
Conference Theme: “Educating for Change”
Thursday, May 11 – Sunday, May 14 2017
ISSN: 2186-4691

ISSN: 2186-229X – The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2020 Official Conference Proceedings

ACAH2020, Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
Sunday, May 24- Wednesday, May 27, 2020
ISSN: 2186-229X

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How Industries Integrate COVID-19 Countermeasures Support With Environmental Concern and Community Development in Bandung, West Java: The Pindad Bandung Case

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, which has also impacted all corners of Indonesia, meanwhile, has impacted Indonesian people’s socioeconomic welfare adversely, as well as the financial performances of industries recently. This has motivated several industries which are economically strong enough to still resume their operations to contribute something valuable to the national effort in responding to

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How Cultures Matter on the Boundary between “Normality” and “Abnormality”: A Case Study for “Sharenting” in Taiwan

With the recently controversial trend in “sharenting” on social media, the moral judgment of sharing their children online has been debated in Taiwan. This study argued that cultures influence the viewpoint of this moral issue in Taiwanese society. To verify, this paper begins with the original definitions of “normality” and “abnormality” in Chinese, and then

ISSN: 2188-1162 The European Conference on Education 2021: Official Conference Proceedings

ECE2021 Online from London, United Kingdom
Thursday, July 15 – Sunday, July 18, 2021
ISSN: 2188-1162

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Exclusion/inclusion of Persons With Impairment: A Study on the Role of Language Vocabulary

The aim of this research was to examine the role of language in the lives of persons with impairment and how meanings get attached to words that make it discriminatory against a certain section of the society. This research questioned the routinization and normalization of these insulting words used for persons with impairment. To overcome

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Role of Learners’ Subjective Difficulty Rating Toward a System for Practicing English-Speaking

This preliminary study on how to develop a system for English-speaking practices explores the role a subjective difficulty rating should play in such a system, using a questionnaire and a level-based vocabulary list. By selecting 75 English verbs from the five difficulty levels in the list, 72 Japanese university students rated the difficulty of answering

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Development of a STEM Curriculum and Evaluating Its Effects on Promoting the Technology Literacy and Self-determination of Students With Disabilities

The purpose of this study was to develop a STEM curriculum integrated with educational robotics and the concept of self-determination and examine its effectiveness on promoting the science knowledge, basic math skills, robotics, literacy, and self-determination of junior high school students with disabilities. Research has showed that compared to their normally developing peers, students with

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Competencies of Preschool Teachers in Educating Children With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Along with the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a wave of social distancing, and the activities of many educational institutions became limited. This situation has also affected children, especially the vulnerable ones – those with emotional and behavioral disorders and those who have special educational needs. Even though there is little research on the impact of

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The Impact of Digital Interventions with Students at-Risk for Math Difficulty: A Meta-Analysis

Children in the United States continue to underperform in mathematics from the earliest grades and at alarming rates. Furthermore, the high prevalence of learner variability can make addressing the problem of math learning difficulties even more challenging to address. However, advancing technologies, in the form of digital math interventions, hold the promise of addressing learner

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Mission Impact: Higher Education as Catalyst for Sustainability Transformation

Higher education has the potential to act as ecosystem catalysts, connecting with the places our institutions are a part of, for learning-based change with wicked (sustainability) challenges. This, however, calls for reorientating and rethinking of the higher educational narratives and subsequent practices towards more ecological and relational ones. In this study, a pilot aimed to

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The Guidelines for Development of Agricultural Areas Based on Concepts from Participatory Ecological Agriculture to Solve Environmental Problems

This project is to design and develop agricultural areas in accordance with the concept of participatory agriculture ecology to solve poverty and protect the environment. Using the study of Landscape ecology and agriculture ecology concepts. In-depth interviews were used to explore the problems and impacts of agriculture affecting the economy Society and Environment of Wapi

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Digital Literacy as a Factor for Sustainable Society

Digital literacy should be seen as directly related to the strengthening of information and communication technology. The integration of information and communication technologies into education at all levels and in all areas of training requires the development of skills and competencies related to the knowledge and use of digital media. The present paper explores digital

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Assessing College Students’ Readiness for Online Learning

Advancements in technology and pedagogy with respect to distance education have highlighted the need for higher education institutions to adapt to these changes and embrace online learning as an alternative approach to instructional delivery. To assess students’ readiness to this non-conventional modality, the current study utilized the Online Learning Readiness Scale (OLRS) by administering an

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Measuring Articulatory Distance for Consonants Towards a Learner-language-sensitive Pronunciation Training Tool Development

This study introduces the theoretical basis for the articulatory distance in foreign language learning context, which serves to find the efficient and optimal path to correctly pronounce the consonants of the target language in a learner-language-sensitive way, i.e. taking into account the operational difficulties for different learners who already have their own specific phonological system.

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Factors Predicting Intention to Use Social Network among Buddhist Monks in Bangkok

This research study on “Factors Predicting Intention to Use Social Network among Buddhist Monks in Bangkok” has the following objectives: 1. To study correlation between perceived self-efficacy in using technologies, perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, subjective norm and intention to use social network sites among Buddhist monks. And 2. To study factors that affect

ISSN: 2186-4705 – The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2017: Official Conference Proceedings

ACTC2017 Art Center of Kobe, Kobe, Japan
Conference Theme: “Educating for Change”
Thursday, May 11 – Sunday, May 14 2017
ISSN: 2186-4705

ISSN: 2432-1222 – The IAFOR International Conference on Technology in the Classroom – Hawaii 2017 Official Conference Proceedings

IICTCHawaii2017, The Hawai‘i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
Conference Theme: “Educating for Change”
Sunday, January 8 – Tuesday, January 10, 2017
ISSN: 2432-1222

ISSN: 2187-4743 – The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2020 Official Conference Proceedings

ACP2020, Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
Friday, March 27 – Sunday, March 29, 2020
ISSN: 2187-4743

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Teaching Music in the Times of the Pandemic: Pedagogical Pathways for Online Learning

The online learning environment demanded by pandemic conditions in China has offered opportunities for teachers to engage internet-savvy students, but also presented serious obstacles to unmediated face-to-face teaching. The possibilities for student collective collaboration in real time, the difficulties of teachers to connect with the sheer immediacy of music performance and its physical nuances, and

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How the Cost of Participation Influence the Inclusiveness of Stakeholder Participation? Experiences in the Participation Process in Flood Risk Management in Indonesia and the Netherlands

Literature continues to highlight the importance of stakeholder participation, although it also emphasizes that it can be misapplied. Participation generates a considerable cost for the organizer and participant. This research addresses how organic participation organized by the stakeholders and how the cost of participation influences the inclusiveness of the process. This study is conducted to

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Amplifying Vulnerabilities: How COVID-19 is Impacting Japanese at Risk Youth

There are 608 “Children’s Homes” (児童養護施設 jidō yōgo shisetsu) across Japan caring for youth unable to live their parents for an array of reasons mainly abuse and poverty. According to the most recent data 13.9% (2020 OECD) Japanese youth live in poverty and in 2018, 159,850 child abuse consultations were made (2018, MHLW). Institutionalization of

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Teacher Candidates’ Experiences With Distant Learning in the Initial Year of COVID-19

Teacher preparation programs across the globe grapple with the struggles of educating prospective teachers in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods of instruction include distance learning, hybrid models, or simulation activities. As teacher educators utilize novel instructional approaches to prepare teacher candidates for classroom instruction, challenges emerge, and lessons are learned, but what are

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Dyslexia and the English Language: Contributions to the Education in Regular Schools

Dyslexic people need their teachers to be knowledgeable about the subject for their learning can be effective. The “spelling, writing and reading area learning disorder”, as defines by the Dyslexia Brazilian Association (DBA), does not impede learning, as it is not an impairment; but teachers should take some differentiated attitudes. This case study aims to

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Feedback: What It Is and How to Use It Effectively in a Digital World

The COVID-19 pandemic presented us the challenge of simultaneously moving towards hybrid and blended teaching provision, and designing assessments that, whilst still meeting the learning outcomes, were appropriate for the new learning environment. This allowed us to speed up the process of completely rethinking the purpose and format of assessments as well as the most

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Altered Andragogy: Lessons From Lockdown for Systems Engineering Education

Systems Engineering (SE) is a largely interactive and applied discipline which has been mainly taught via face-to-face tuition. The move to online-only teaching due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic thus posed significant challenges for SE education. The andragogical strategy involved had to be rethought and redesigned such that key precepts of student learning could be

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“Depends on the Consequences”: Measuring Consumer Attitudes Towards Manipulative Marketing

Academic discussion about the ethics of marketing typically focuses on the role such practices can play in undermining human autonomy through manipulation of the consumer’s decision-making processes However, empirical researchers have not explored these issues from the perspective of those who may be targeted by such messages. In this study we use a pair of

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Preservice Teachers’ Clinical Experience With ESL Literacy Instruction via Popular Culture

The purpose of this virtual presentation is to highlight how one small liberal arts university in the United States’ Midwest partnered with a local school district to support preservice teachers’ understanding of ESL engagement techniques. This partnership provided opportunities for preservice teachers to gain valuable experiences with planning and implementing writing lessons focused on English

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Embracing New Identities with Batik

Fashion is at the forefront of global technological advancements and mass communications as it embraces the internet age. We find ourselves interwoven in the ever-growing interconnectivity of visual fragmentation and cultural blurring, animated by social media. With this rise of globalisation and industrialization, we notice that the fashion system is layered with unsustainable contradictions spiralling

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Systematic Work With Learning Environments: Training Student Representatives to Improve Learning Conditions in Their Classes

In Norwegian schools, student councils have a long tradition, and law enforces students to participate in democratic processes. However, it is a challenge to get the student council to work according to purpose, that students are to influence their own learning environment. One challenge is that students often see the student council as a place

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Actual English for Hospitality Industry From Foreign Hotel Guests in Thailand: A Case Study of Ayutthaya Province

Effective and appropriate communication in the hospitality industry needs more than language knowledge. This study aims to 1) explore the needs of conversational English of front office staff in Ayutthaya Province, Thailand; and 2) analyze the expressions spoken by foreign tourists in Ayutthaya. To discover the needs of English language learning, the questionnaire has been

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A Materials Library Created by Students, for Students: An Invaluable University Resource

A materials library, like other curated collections, contains valuable reference which can be used for a wide variety of purposes. It is highly desirable for universities, especially those with strong engineering and materials science programmes like Queen Mary University of London Engineering School (QMES), to have a materials library as it allows students to see,

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Effects of Using Self-regulated and Metacognitive Learning Strategies in L2 Writing Through Instructional Cognitive Involvement at a Thai University

This mixed method research study has investigated the possibilities and effects of instructionally induced cognitive load to facilitate self-regulated and metacognitive learning strategies for developing L2 writing skills. If low self-regulated learning is a cause of lower use of metacognitive learning strategies leading to low proficiency, then a reverse process of promoting self-regulated and metacognitive

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From the Amateur to the Professional in Group Discussions: Exploring the Use of Metacognitive Strategies

Group discussion performance of learners is used for shortlisting candidates during campus recruitment across professional courses. The complexity of the task requires learners to make use of several learning strategies to enhance their group discussion performance to become good group discussants. Many professional courses incorporate an orientation programme in developing group discussion skills in their

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The Use of Japanese Language Dictionary by Students of the Japanese Literature Study Program at Brawijaya University

Vocabulary is the most important aspect in learning a foreign language. Without adequate vocabulary, the learners will find difficulty in expressing an idea, understanding the meaning of a text and dialogue of other people, and so on. In obtaining new vocabularies, the learners use several ways, such as the dictionary. There are currently many types

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The Relevance and Impact of Professional Counselling on Land Use and Management for Environmental Sustainability: The Benue Experience in Nigeria

This paper would report the environmental implications of indiscriminate multiple land use in the Benue region of Nigeria. The relevance and impact of professional counseling on land use and management for environmental sustainability in Nigeria has been studied using a structured questionnaire. It was administered on more than 500 urban and rural dwellers in the

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Smartphones at the Workplace: An in situ Mixed-Method Study on Smartphone use During Intellectual Work

Smartphones and other ICTs have become permanent companions in our daily lives. Increased use of these devices has impacted and often changed our daily routines. Users are in constant negotiation and coordination between the online and offline worlds they inhabit, and decisions about how to use their time and attention are becoming increasingly challenging. This

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Explore Alternatives in On-line/On-Demand Type of Language Teaching – The Case of TOEIC Preparation Course in a Japanese University

With the spread of Covid-19, many of the universities in Japan were required to introduce on-line/on-demand courses all the sudden in 2020 academic year. Concerning this new teaching system, there has been a strong debate whether the above stated educational system has a positive influence on the students. Last Spring semester in the 2020 academic

ISSN: 2186-2281 – The Asian Conference on Literature 2017 Official Conference Proceedings

LibrAsia2017, Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan
Conference Theme: “History, Story, Narrative”
Sunday, March 30 – Tuesday, April 2, 2017
ISSN: 2186-2281

ISSN: 2186-4691 – The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2019: Official Conference Proceedings

ACLL2019 Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
ISSN: 2186-4691

ISSN: 2189-1044 – The IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning – Hawaii 2017 Official Conference Proceedings

IICLLHawaii2017, The Hawai‘i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
Conference Theme: “Educating for Change”
Sunday, January 8 – Tuesday, January 10, 2017
ISSN: 2189-1044

ISSN: 2186-4691 – The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2016: Official Conference Proceedings

ACLL2016 Art Center of Kobe, Kobe, Japan
Conference Theme: “Convergence and Divergence”
Thursday, April 28 – Sunday, May 1 2016
ISSN: 2186-4691

ISSN: 2187-4743 – The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2021 Official Conference Proceedings

ACP2021, Online Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
Monday, March 29 – Wednesday, March 31, 2021
ISSN: 2187-4743