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ICO-Cymatic Backstage Design Process: Applying Vernacular Techniques and New Media Into Ephemeral Spaces for Art Installation in South America

Cymatic is a study area of vibrational nodal phenomena. The term is coined in the field of physics. It refers to the analysis of nodal movements in non-conformal media, such as fluids and grains, generating temporary geometric patterns determined by three significant factors: water volume, light and sound. This research will show some design practices

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The Relationship Between Cognitive Linguistic Approach and Right-Hemisphere of the Brain in Developing EFL Learners’ Pragmatic Proficiency

The present study explored how the metaphor awareness-raising approach affects the involvement of the right hemisphere in developing EFL learners’ knowledge regarding the different degrees of politeness embedded within different request expressions. The study results show that the metaphor awareness-raising group performed significantly better than the control group with regard to acceptability judgment and speaking

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Democratic Citizenship in the Formal Civic Education in Albania: Assessment of Curriculum and Teaching of Democratic Citizenship in Pre-University Education

The education system in Albania has undergone a series of reforms intended to modernize the curriculum, develop the wider system capacities, expand access to compulsory education, and align its education policies and practice with European and international standards, in particular the European Union’s Education Benchmarks for 2020 and UN SDG4-Education 2030. In this context Albania

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Decomposing the Stereotypes: East-West Dichotomy in the Film Adaptations of W. S. Maugham’s the Painted Veil

William Somerset Maugham’s classical novel The Painted Veil (1925), in which a marital crisis is set against a cholera epidemic in China in the 1920s, and its three Hollywood adaptations (1934, 1957, 2006) feature a confrontation between the East and the West through the interaction between the Westerners, allegedly bringing progressive methods in dealing with

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The Reconstruction of Rural Places Through Paper-Cutting Art: A Case Study of a “Paper-Cutting Village” in Fujian Province, China

Xuelingwei is a village in Zhe Rong County, Ningde City, Fujian Province, China, which is renowned as the “paper-cutting village.” The village can be regarded as an”overall space” from a spatial sociological perspective. In my research, I examined the spatial practices of the paper-cutting village of Xuelingwei based on participant observation and interviews with local

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Engaging First Generation Students Through Culturally Responsive Teaching

First-generation college students are defined as individuals who are the first in their family to go to college. A large body of research indicates that first-generation students are at a disadvantage from the time they start to apply for university, through university and even after they graduate from university, and their experiences are significantly different

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On Space, On Place: Emerging Tamaraw Identity – The Lived Experience Journey of Communication Students

The FEU Learning Journey provides a more formal structure that will capacitate students to navigate their academic lifecycle and prepare for career and life goals. It also integrates selected curricular and co-curricular activities as critical components of the students’ holistic development. The Student Life Cycle Model (Lizzio & Wilson, 2010) framed the analysis, where purpose

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Zombie Transformable SafeHouse: Engaging in Contextual Sustainability

The importance of sustainability and its integration in built environment design is critical as we experience dramatic changes in climate every year. Strategies toward sustainability vary on a micro and macro scale. It is one of the challenges for educators to draw alertness and serious state of the environmental problems to the curriculum in a

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Profiling the “Internationality” of State Universities and Colleges in Region 1 of the Philippines

Globalization has been considered to be an integral aspect of how universities consider the profile of their graduates. Corollary to this, internationalization is considered to provide longterm stability through linkages and networking with premier schools in the country or abroad. The intent of this study was to determine the profile of internationalization or “internationality” of

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Picture Books to Support the Teaching of Disciplinary Literacy in the Primary School Classroom

This study seeks to investigate the use of picture books in relation to the burgeoning area of disciplinary literacy in the Irish primary school context. At the centre of this research is the recognition that picture books play a central role in teaching and learning across the curriculum in primary schools; with this research deciphering

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Learning Experiences of Online English Learning With Pedagogical Redesign for Complementing Formal Face-to-Face Learning

The use of online learning in education has increased rapidly during the pandemic. Both teachers and students are more familiarized with technologies in online teaching and learning. With the readiness of technology, some educational institutes started adopting more blended learning after the resumption of face-to-face learning. However, some institutes consider the online mode as a

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Temporary Appropriation Practices and Spontaneity in Public Spaces: The Case of Downtown Cairo Passageways

In contrast to the orthodox comprehensive planning approaches, several contemporary studies on public spaces have focused on the notion of how people utilize space and how they appropriate and inhabit the city. Since the 1960s, many theorists have embraced this idea and developed unconventional concepts such as spontaneous public spaces. Hence, this paper aims to

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Ambivalent Perceptions of Beauty and Fashion: A Qualitative Study of Chinese Female Students Studying in British Universities

The research explored the experiences of Chinese female students studying in the UK concerning fashion and beauty by investigating the students’ definitions of beauty and exploring how social media exposure in different countries and living in a new country affect their perceptions of beauty. This research answered this question through qualitative methods, recruited participants by

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Interaction as Storytelling: A Framework for Structuring Stories From the Perspective of Quantum Theory

This research is based on teaching practices and proposes a framework for considering storytelling as a creative method for art students. Inspired by trans-disciplinary thinking, I compare some aspects of quantum theories as an analogy with my interpretation of interaction. In the practices of art and design, creativity is the most vital ingredient as its

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Evaluating Student Perspectives on Understanding of Complex Systems

Advances in technological detail and sophistication have resulted in more complex products, systems and services which can be more difficult for individuals to conceptualise and understand. This eventuality has potential to increase risks and assumptions in the use, operation, and management over time of such products and therefore presents a growing problem for those who

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Using the ‘Candle in the Tomb’ Fandom as an Example and Explain Its Associated Behaviours and Values

In recent years, IP films and their fans have received increasing attention. Every film adaptation of an IP work has fans’ support, which actively spreads information. Fans have created their own discourse space in virtual communities, producing a reasonably close-knit social group, thanks to the development of mobile internet technology and the relative democratisation of

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Reformed STEM Education and Its Effects on Student Learning Outcomes and Plagiarism Rates: A Look at a Higher Education Institution in the Northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Research on higher education in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is virtually absent (Zavale & Schneijderberg, 2020). Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs are being encouraged by the global community without assessments of the learning outcomes of the students enrolled (Blom, Lan & Adil, 2015). This project compared two STEM programs within the

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Financially Educating Generation Z Using Digital Media – A Competitive Field Test of eduStories® Versus Texts

A good general education on financial topics is required for wise financial decisions and thus also for one’s own material financial security. However, according to consistent studies, financial literacy is particularly poor in Generation Z, which is now on the threshold of professional life. Against this background, the question arises as to how financial knowledge

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ASLMAD: A Virtual Tutor for a Better Learning Experience

Nowadays, educational technologies like learning management systems and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have made it possible for teachers to scale up effective teaching methods and for students to have constant access to learning resources. However, these technologies don’t completely transform the teacher’s primary responsibilities, such as motivating learners, giving them feedback, or personalizing the

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Design for Outdoor Education: Redefining Schooling Through Design-Oriented Experimentation in Outdoor Contexts

In the redefinition of the world’s equilibrium in the post-pandemic context, it has become increasingly necessary to invest in the search for alternative or improved design systems of the educational experience with respect to remote learning. In the near future, therefore, innovative pedagogical practices oriented towards sustainability and safety, such as Outdoor Education – aimed

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Prevalence of Anxiety in University Students During the COVID Pandemic -19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus (WHO). University students are prone to experience anxiety during their years of study due to academic the student’s experiences of insecurity, fear and anxiety. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of anxiety among college students during the COVID-19 pandemic, to

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Predictive Efficiency of Spiritual Intelligence and Cultural Intelligence on Emotional Maturity of Student Teachers at Secondary Level

The study was designed with the objective of analyzing the predictive efficiency of Spiritual Intelligence and Cultural Intelligence on the Emotional Maturity of student teachers at the secondary level. In this study, Student Teachers at Secondary Level means students who are training to be teachers at the secondary level under the supervision of a certified

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Study of the Attitudes and Manifestations of Non-Standardness of Primary Teachers in the Educational Environment

Non-standardness is a specific personality construct that manifests itself both in the intellectual-creative and behavioral sphere of personality. Non-standardity is regarded as human potential, which has different degrees of manifestation or even varies as a substance. Therefore, non-standardness does not develop, but can only be stimulated. The subject to developmen are the skills for non-standard

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Use of Information and Communication Technology for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to attain a better and viable future for everyone and the world. Quality education is one of the SD goals vital for nation-building and equalising with other countries. Technology plays a significant part in education as it enhances the quality of education when integrating Information and Communication Technologies in the

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Reflection of Sustainable Entrepreneurial Intent Among the Learners on Completion of Courses on Sustainability

The increased awareness of destruction created by human behavior is serving as fuel to stand together for a sustainable planet as a society. The irrational behavior towards society and the environment has moved us closer to global crises like global warming hunger & poverty. The studies in recent times prove the learned consumers are attracted

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Fostering the Entrepreneurial Mindset of Students Through Pioneering Teaching Pedagogies: An Empirical Study on a B-School

Recent studies have shown the importance of entrepreneurship on the economy of a country. Universities and Educational institutions play a vital role in nurturing students. The study focuses on the impact of innovative teaching pedagogies such as TAP (Teaching, Application and Practice) on the entrepreneurial mindset of students. The mindset of the students was measured

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Innovative Lecturer: Using Digital Tools in the Study Process

The modern world is characterised by terms such as the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, artificial intelligence and big data (A. J. Means, 2018; H. Arieli, 2021). A. J. Means (2018) stresses that in the future, humans will live in a fully intelligent physical space, starting with robotic factories, smart cities and other tools

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Digital Learning Assistants in Higher Education Environments: A Qualitative Focus Group Study

Digital technologies have become increasingly important for educational institutions since the Covid-19 pandemic. In this paper, we present an artificially intelligent assistant system that supports students and prospective students on different levels. In addition to an AI-based chatbot as the central communication element, the virtual guidance system includes planning, study analysis, and motivation applications. To

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Assessing Full-time Undergraduate Student Segments: Public Higher Education Enrollment in Hawaii

Distinct competition for full-time student enrollment in higher education is evident. Students are increasingly considering themselves in the position of a consumer of higher education. Reaching prospective undergraduate students highlights the importance of market segmentation as a vital step towards increasing full-time enrollment. A crucial step to reaching potential undergraduate students to increase student enrollment

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Representation of the Student’s Controllable Performance Features Based on PS2CLH Model

Nowadays, the number of studies measuring and representing students’ learning and performance has increased. However, there remains a lack of research that represents and measures factors or features within students’ control that impact their performances. For university managers, subject tutors and academic mentors, it is essential to represent, measure, analyse and monitor student performance alongside

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Negotiating the Place for Human Rights in Education- Implications for Curricular Integration

Human rights have long been an area of concern and active research since the inception of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. The World Programme for Human Rights Education (2005-2014) has also re-emphasized the need for integrating human rights in school education as well as in the professional training of teachers through

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Resilient Design of Public Space in Older Communities of Shanghai

Sustainable Cities and Communities have been identified as a future international urban development objective by the United Nations Centre for Sustainable Development (UNCSD). And as an integral component of urban development, community resilience is one of the most important indicators of a city’s sustainable development level. Shanghai saw an outbreak and rapid spread of the

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Autoethnography: Preserving the History of the Resilient U.S.-Mexico Border Peoples

When deconstructing our surrounding environments to bridge diversity in a constantly shape- shifting world where capital interests and global perspectives are at the forefront and are often at odds with social interests, autoethnography can be a tool that provides both agency and voice to its users. Through these personal experiences, an autoethnographer can critique practices,

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Fostering the Academic Transition of International Students Who Are Ethnoculturally and Linguistically Diverse in Postsecondary Education

The need for more services and support for the academic transition of international students is evident as their population continues to increase in postsecondary institutions. There is also need for faculty to have a deeper understanding of how international students transition academically, and how they can use the knowledge to guide academic support development. This

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Promoting Teacher Confidence With Technology Through Risk Taking and Organisational Changes: A Welsh Perspective

There is no doubt that technology is a powerful pedagogical tool, playing an important role in learning within and outside of the curriculum at varying levels of education. In Wales, the recent curriculum changes, and the emergence of the Digital Competence Framework (DCF) means that primary and secondary schools and teachers across are now responsible

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A Multimodal Analysis of An NGO’s Promotional Video

Resolution: Possible is an NGO that makes efforts to remind people of the impact their actions and choices have on this planet and explore how to prevent this impact from being a negative one. In the analysis of this video in this study, I will investigate how the environmental discourse is represented and communicated with

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Assessment for Learning in Tunisian Higher Education: English Language Teachers’ Self-Efficacy and Knowledge Base

Assessment Literacy (AL) has been shown to determine the way assessment is carried out in various teacher-led assessment contexts. Presumably, language teachers should be able to implement theory and policy-supported recommendations for more learning-driven assessment. Following the 2006 higher education reform in Tunisia, research has revealed that teachers either have a limited understanding of language

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Developing English-Speaking Skills of Engineering Students Through Project-Based Learning in Uzbekistan

Traditionally, engineers are known as problem solvers as they deal with various kinds of issues and suggest possible solutions. One of the vital aspects is to enhance their problemsolving skills from the first year of their studies at the university and at the same time improve their English language skills. Project-based learning is a method

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Teaching Without Borders: A Gamification Paradigm for Practical Subjects

Practical activities, unsuitable for a digital curvature centered on remote activities, have been particularly penalized by the pandemic. Our response was the study and implementation of a series of hybrid learning units, based on gamification strategies, to allow mechanics involved students not to lose contact with practical activities, keeping the laboratorial subjects at the center

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Escape Room in Pre-School Education Learning

This paper analyzes the use of ICT in education, which is demanding in the new generations, who must be involved from an early age. To this is added a virtualized education, due to the pandemic by Covid-19. For these reasons, this research aims to demonstrate that the Escape Room can be used as an effective

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Aerial Waste: the Rhetoric and Politics of Drone Environmental Photography

The purpose of this paper is to examine aerial photography of bicycle waste and bicycle graveyards constructed during the bicycle sharing fever in Contemporary China in order to understand the complex environmental issues in China. The essay argues that the environmental aerial photography of No Place to Place (2018) is important because it embodies reflective

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Enhancing Student Learning Experiences Through Recorded Presentation Using the “Gongyeh” System

Oral presentation is one of the core competencies of the higher education professional training. The use of oral presentation is a popular assessment in higher education. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a shift from classroom learning to online or blended learning approaches where the class engagement is usually limited. This current

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A Conjoint Study and Segmentation on the Preferred Online Learning Attributes of Senior High School Learners Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

The educational systems were disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has resulted in the sudden shift in the instructional implementation from face-to-face to fully online distance learning. This study examined the socio-demographic characteristics and access to technological resources, and explored senior high school learners’ preferred online learning attributes and their segmentation. The study employed

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Africa’s Regional Internationalism and New Global Politics: In a Deeply Plural World

The paper explores a new thesis about Africa’s international relations. In the twenty-first century, Africa is being reinvented by the regional internationalism of African states constituted as the African Union (AU). The theory positions the continent as a historical international region to reveal its expanded, evolving participation in collectively reversing the continent’s marginal global position.

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Can Blended Learning Replace Face-to-Face Teaching in Machine-Knitting Courses?

Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has made unprecedented impacts on teaching and learning (T&L). In tertiary education, face-to-face classes were replaced by online teaching, while most of the hands-on classes and practicums were suspended. The transition was challenging yet it gave us a chance to rethink about the pedagogy and T&L direction

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Evaluation of Secondary School EFL Textbook Used in Public Schools: A Case of Oman

Textbooks are undoubtedly the most important components of English language classrooms and fulfill a range of needs in terms of language acquisition. Considering their pivotal role in language learning, their routine evaluation is essential to confirm whether they are instrumental in achieving the desired outcomes or not. This study evaluated the secondary school grade 11

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Tunisian EFL Students’ Awareness and Use of Metacognitive Strategies in Academic Reading

The purpose of the present study was to investigate the metacognitive reading strategy awareness and use of second language learners majoring in English in a Tunisian university. For this purpose, a sample of 113 Tunisian tertiary education students volunteered to answer an online survey based on a modified version of the MARSI inventory (Mokhtari et

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The Effects of Lockdown on Undergraduate Training and the Well-Being of Pre-Service Teachers

The aim of the study was to examine the well-being of pre-service teachers during the first lockdown. The changes in learning and leisure time were observed in the context of subjective satisfaction with education and experienced emotions. A total of 297 pre-service teachers (80% women; aged 17 – 30, M = 21.91, SD = 2.13)

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Metacognitive Strategies in the Preparation of Future Chemistry Teachers

The research aim was to verify the efficiency of a metacognitive strategy called Post-Test Reflection (PTR), implemented into Chemistry Teaching Students’ Training. This research was performed in the 2020/2021 academic year during a course in Chemistry Didactics. The sample consisted of 22 Chemistry Teaching students in the 1st year of their Master study. First, students

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Involvement of Experts From Practice in Practical Laboratory Teaching – A Way to Increase the Competencies and Skills of Science Study Programs Graduates

The current society requirements need close interconnectedness between children’s and young education process and the labour market, namely in industry and services. Workers in the 21st century must have the skills to process information, including reader literacy, mathematical literacy and problem-solving skills. Today, the school is only one of the places where students learn. In

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Quickly Interactive Healing Installations Nurture Resilient Communities After the Covid-19 Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has driven the globe into a physical and psychological public health catastrophe. In this “protracted battle” against the entire human immune system and the operating structures of society, many citizens have been forced to carry a substantial psychological burden. Worse still, the majority of mental disorder residents are unwilling to seek psychological

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Architectural Solutions to “Street Vendors” in Cairo

In Egypt and according to recent statistics, the poor represent about 48% of the total population, which is an indication of the low standard of living and high poverty rates of a wide range of the people of Egypt. This makes the presence of street vendors important to provide goods or some services to large

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Understanding User Feedback Through Negative Emotions: A Learning Experience

User feedback is an important topic to be taught in Software Engineering (SE) courses. Furthermore, it includes theoretical concepts related to questionnaires, the time elapsed, mouse movements, etc., that are used to understand the topic better. In this context, teaching and learning theoretical concepts in different courses are great challenges in education in universities, particularly

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Teachers’ Perspectives on Digital Technologies and Educational Practices: Challenges and Resilience in a Brazilian Public Educational Context

The current paper aims to present and discuss some of the results obtained between May 2020 and December 2021 by the coordinator of the inter-institutional project “Digital Technologies, Society and Culture: educational interfaces from the literacies studies perspective”. The data shows teachers’ accounts on their own working contexts and praxis with digital technologies which were

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Research on the Design of Cultural Creative Products From the Perspective of Cultural Identity

Improved cultural soft power is now a strategic goal of cultural building in nations all over the globe, as economic globalization has hastened the intermingling and collision of cultures. As a result, we should pay attention to how product design shapes culture, as this aids in developing cultural identity. Cultural creative products are a result

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Child Labour and Education: A Case Study of Rehabilitation of Child Labourers of Handicraft Industry in Jaipur City of Rajasthan

The study reflects on the right to education from the lens of the educational rehabilitation of child labourers rescued from bonded labour and factors that adversely affect some children to exploit the educational opportunities. The study opened the black box of “mainstreaming the out of school children”. The more systematic it sounds, the more impossible

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Future Competencies for United Arab Emirates

Equipping the workforce with the appropriate competencies to harness the potential of disruptive technologies and leverage global trends is an immense task for any nation. The United Arab Emirates is an interesting case as the country has built its national strategy based on the Fourth Industrial Revolution that includes initiatives such as the world’s first

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Digital Technologies in Teacher Education With Reference to French Language Teacher

This paper examines digital technologies in teacher education with reference to French language teacher. The purpose was to find whether digital technologies can be used by teachers to teach French language. First, there is need for the education sector to adopt digital technologies to teach in the classrooms. Secondly, it has been observed that learning

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University ESL Students’ Challenges and Insights Towards Online Learning Amidst COVID Pandemic

The sudden change of English language learning and teaching from face-to-face classroom interaction to blended learning activities using digital platforms has initiated numerous challenges for English as Second Language (ESL) students in the various universities in the Philippines including Mindanao State University- Marawi City; hence, examining these learners’ challenges and their insights of the online

“Nandopananda”- Process of Performance Rehearsal for the Creation of Contemporary Performing Arts

Nanthopananthasuttra Kham Luang is Buddhist literature that Prince Thammathibet Chaiyachet Suriyawong wrote in 1736 B.E. from the Nanthopanathapakorn scripture that Phra Buddhasiri originally composed in Pali. It is considered one of the valuable pieces of literature of the Ayuthaya period that represents the poetic genius of Prince Thammathibet, the writer who had composed this piece

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Effectiveness of Learning Objectives Articulated in Some of the Undergraduate Textbooks in Developing Entrepreneurial Skills in the Students

Entrepreneurs are needed in great numbers for economic growth and economic development since they are increasingly recognized as a driving force for innovation and job creation. To achieve this, the teaching and learning of entrepreneurship should be given the centre stage. A paradigm shift from a salaried society towards an entrepreneurial society should take place.

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The Use of the Phenomenological Approach for the Study of the Determinants of the Scientific Production of Teacher-researchers

It is never easy to approach a theme such as the relationship between the scientific production of teacher-researchers and their individual and professional characteristics due to the complex links between the different variables. The objective was clearly to find an econometric method that would not distort or harm the final results, hence the use of

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Perception of Digital Integration and Companions for Older Communities in China in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the era of rapid aging and information superposition, accelerating the digital integration of the elderly and narrowing the digital divide of the elderly are the new requirements and actual contents of encouraging active aging in the digital society. Due to the ongoing pandemic COVID-19, the majority of the world’s elderly population reported feeling socially

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Improving the Assessment and Prevention of Falls and Fractures on a Rehabilitation Ward

Background The National Steering Group and NICE provide guidelines on medical assessment and prevention of falls and fractures (1)(2). This audit assesses and compares quality of practice on an Age-Related rehabilitation ward against these guidelines. Methods A Quality improvement project, including all patients(n=31) on an off-site, Age-Related rehabilitation ward was completed. Data on falls and

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Analyzing Memes Through the Lens of Theories of Humour

Memes are a visual form of humour found widely on the social media, they are used as a medium to share and circulate the most facile of jokes as well as a means of contributing to the existing political discourse. This paper will attempt to unearth what lies beneath these simple images with some text

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Let’s Play: Using Gamification in University Classes as a Means to Increase Motivation and Engagement While Lowering Stress

Worldwide, traditional face-to-face (f2f) students struggled with a rapid shift to virtual learning as did faculty who often had limited experience and knowledge of developing online courses or knowing how to engage their students. Many institutions of higher education have returned to classrooms, first with hybrid approaches, and now f2f. However, just as the world

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How Power Inequality Operates in the Gig Economy: Taking Chinese Food Delivery Platform Meituan as an Example

Sharing economy has become a buzzword in the world in recent years. Though it brings lots of convenience to individual daily life and boosts economic growth, it seems to perpetuate and even develop the unfairness between employers and workers, leading to the further deterioration of labour rights. Given this background, this paper will take Meituan

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Against the Odds – A Hong Kong Primary One English Immersion Class

This study reports the findings of a Hong Kong aided school which debuted one English (L2) immersion class in Primary one (Grade one equivalent) in 2019-20 in the midst of legal uncertainty and the predominantly Chinese (L1) environment. Data were collected using MOLT Classroom Observation Scheme (Guilloteaux & Dörnyei, 2008), and teacher and parent interviews.

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Finding Solutions for Addressing Poor Performance in the Botswana Education Systems and Lessons Learnt From COVID-19

As the world evolves towards complex technological advances in Botswana poor academic performance in schools has over the years remained of paramount concern. To date not only do students in public schools perform poorly in their end of year examinations, but throughout the entire teaching and learning process in general. The situation was exacerbated by

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How to Sustain Public Interest Journalism Democratically-from Public Funding to Philanthropy

The sustainability of public interest journalism has never been more in jeopardy. Public interest news has been supported by advertising revenues in the form of subsidies due to the large expenses involved in reporting, investigating and the related activities. However, with the rise of the Internet and smartphones, newspapers and broadcasters have lost most of

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Perceptions of TVET Students Regarding the Integration and Accepting of Learning Management Systems (LMS) for Teaching and Learning: Situation Analysis of TVET College in South Africa

Emerging digital technologies in education are changing the traditional institutions by providing new possibilities for learning online and integrating technology for pedagogical innovation. Higher institutions such as universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges have implemented and adopted the learning management system (LMS) as an innovative alternative digital technology for online teaching

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Enhancing Pedagogical Benefits of Turnitin in Higher Education: Understanding Students’ Acceptance and Use

Turnitin has been widely used in higher education as a computer-assisted assessment tool. There is a growing trend in enhancing the pedagogical benefits of Turnitin in higher education. To understand how students use and perceive this tool, this research interviewed six graduate students studying at a UK university about their experience and perception of using

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Preparing for Intercultural Sojourns: Understanding the Impact of Undergraduate-level Intercultural Education on Chinese Postgraduate Students in the UK

Intercultural language education that seeks to cultivate learners’ intercultural communicative competence has been an integral part of TESOL over the past few decades, but little is known about the extent to which undergraduate-level intercultural education delivered by Chinese universities is perceived as useful and valuable assets that Chinese postgraduate students can draw upon in their

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Mediality in Exile: Notes of Landscape Pedagogy in University Extension Practice of the Philosopher José Ortega y Gasset (1939-1942)

Once Marshall McLuhan claimed “the medium is the message” in The Gutenberg Galaxy and Understanding Media, the contemporary significance of media -and with it, of “mediology”, “mediatization”, “medialization”, and “mediality”- was integrated into different academic fields: Literary Theory, Philosophy, Cultural and Historical Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities. Linked with that interdisciplinary research agenda, this presentation

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Orphans and School Vulnerabilities in Selected States in Nigeria

This study investigated the issues that relate with schooling of orphans in Nigeria. The descriptive survey research was undertaken in Lagos, Osun, Akwa Ibom, and Abuja. Sampling was done in multi-stages. A validated questionnaire was administered to collect data using Open Data Kit (ODK). Orphans aged 10-17 years, resident in orphanages and family settings, participated

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The Effectiveness of Academic Literacy Courses in Postsecondary Institutions in Ontario: The Development of an Evaluation Tool

Academic literacy classes in postsecondary institutions are vital in advancing students’ literacy skills and, thus, enabling students’ capacity to endure and prevail in advanced education. However, lower literacy levels have been an issue for many students that enter or attend postsecondary studies. Institutions have noted that some students fail to meet the demands of postsecondary

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The Research and Design of Healthcare Products for the Elderly in the Wise Information Technology of Med

The increasing aging of the international community has brought the problem of chronic diseases among the elderly to the forefront. At the same time, the intelligence of medical products, the home-based approach to medical products and the precision of smart medical care are among the social trends that prompt this paper to consider how to

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An Analysis of the Portrayal of Madwomen in the Films of the Sixth Generation of Chinese Directors

The sixth generation of Chinese directors is a special group of Chinese directors, who are both rebellious to the control of the film system and self-expressive, and their works are often rich in meaning, well-received, and recognized by the film industry both at home and abroad. The representative figures include Lou Ye, Jia Zhangke, Wang

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From the Stage to the Screen: The Dancing Body in the 1938 Film Adaptation of Shaw’s Pygmalion

In his 1913 play, Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw underlines the transformation of the heroine through changes in her English speech. To highlight the metamorphosis of the flower girl, however, most of the later adaptations of the play also pay attention to changes in her manners and movements, particularly by adding the ballroom scene. Moreover, when

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A Critical Look at the Undermining and Promotion of Resilience in the Higher Education Context

The current Higher Educational context presents an interesting landscape for exploration in that universities are producing high-achieving students en masse who consistently report high levels of stress and declining mental health. In the 21st Century, in schools, universities, at the workplace and via mainstream media, we are inundated with messages about the importance of prioritizing

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Precious Murals in the Religious Building of Pothimala, District Firozpur, Punjab, India

This paper discusses the precious murals in the religious building of Pothimala. Pothimala Building is situated in the village Guru Har Sahai in Firozpur District of Punjab India. The study and interpretation endorse the philosophy of shared religious traditions followed and respected by the people of Punjab. The foundation of this building was laid by

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Visual Rhetoric and Mobilization of Public Opinion: A Multi-modal Discourse Analysis of China’s Family Planning Policy Propaganda Posters

As an instrument of political mobilization, mass media influence public opinion to increase the efficiency of mobilization and achieve ambitious goals. Since artistic images are more effective than texts in attracting attention and conveying messages, China has used posters extensively to change public opinion when promoting its family planning policies. This study analyzes the characteristics

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Transcultural Languages: 3D Reconstruction of the Wampo Canoe, and Its Interpretation Through Intelligent Technologies on Digital Fabrication

The heritage rescue promoted since 2003 by Unesco in its convention for the safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage is the foundational basis of our research group, which focuses on the generation of new cultural expressions with the integration of state-of-the-art intelligent technologies. Our objective is to rescue, transcribe/translate and create new expressions based on

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Modulation of the Imaginary Perceptive Maps and Its Effect on the Cognitive Attitude of Medical Students

The perception maps affect the analysis process of information which is base on an individual’s previous exposure and purpose of events that influence the cognitive attitude, i.e. the response to the facts. The processing of external sensory inputs is formulated and encapsulated at different mind levels in the form of various experience modules (Pylyshyn, 1999;

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Future Digital Finance: Ethnic Traditional Jewellery as Intangible Heritage and Its Influence on Places’ Assets

It is impossible to emphasize the importance of intangible cultural heritage. Create a lasting impression in the minds of future generations by holding your own in a cutthroat industry. For many people, the allure of traditional jewellery lies not only in its aesthetic appeal but also in the deeper meanings and beliefs it represents when

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Revitalising Urban Spaces to the Needs of the Aging Population – Biophilic Healing Index Supporting Active Aging in Inclusive Cities

Due to recent years’ involvement in research on behaviours of vulnerable aging people, the author had the opportunity to explore ideas about places and spaces for carers and members of their families living with the condition of dementia by exploring and analysing case studies of interactive spaces in creative neighbourhoods. Investigation of the performance of

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Wolves on the Prairie and Worms in the Sand: From Colonizer to Colonized – The Inversion of Principalities in Western Films

There is a consistent desire to locate the worldview on animals. In the Cheese and the Worms, Carlo Ginzburg (1992) describes the universe in the mind of a medieval miller: the universe was formed from chaos, as if cheese had been curdled from milk; angels first appeared as maggots born from cheese. This implies the

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Faith on Facebook: A Replication Study Exploring the Effects of Church Communication on a Social Media Platform

This study is a replication of the study When Facebook Becomes Faithbook: Exploring Religious Communication in a Social Media Context by Henrik Åhman and Claes Thorén (2021). In the original study the authors analyzed the Facebook posts by the Church of Sweden and the comments that they generated. The Covid-19 pandemic closed a majority of

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Improving Resilience in the Elderly Through Robot-Assisted Dementia Therapy

The number of older people with dementia has been steadily increasing for years. Physical and mental fitness is a supporting pillar for increasing resilience with regard to dementia. Therefore, older people should perform exercises as often as possible and in a targeted manner to prevent and treat dementia. Due to high cost pressures and staff

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Transitions to Disability and Dependency with Increasing Age in Europe

Aging has been related to the onset of disability in older adults, and care may be needed to perform daily activities. Some individuals have care needs earlier in life or more urgently whereas others may not have these needs. Transitions to disability and dependency in older European adults are analysed using data from ten countries

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Facilitating Technology Use by Older Immigrants: A Scoping Review and Reflection on Fieldwork Experience

Background: While technology usage has proven to be beneficial for older adults in general, many older immigrants remain excluded from the digital realm. Recent studies have examined technology usage among older adults, some of which focused on older immigrants. Objective: The objective of this poster is to present the major barriers to and facilitators of

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Women’s Narratives on COVID-19 Trauma

COVID-19 is a crucial moment in the world’s history, not only because of the life/death challenges our society faces, but communication challenges to deal with fear, panic, and anxiety. Newspapers, TV News, Political Speeches are used to shape our thoughts about this pandemic. In this sense, it is important not only to evaluate them but

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A Study of Visual Symbolic Perception in Shamanic Rituals

Shamanism is a primal shape that transcends ordinary consciousness as a cross-cultural phenomenon. From the universal analysis of Shamanism. During the process of religious rituals, shamans use visual elements, such as costumes and masks, to form a spatially based graphic narrative relationship that generates an experience of sacred perception. However, the study of shamanic rituals

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Exploring the Use of Oral Communication Strategies by Speakers of French as a Foreign Language

The study investigates the use of communication strategies (CSs) as a factor mediating foreign language speaking proficiency. Ten learners of French at a Pre-Intermediate – Intermediate level speaking Swedish as L1 were asked to watch six short cartoons and present their contents. All participants have also completed a Placement test prior to performing the task.

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A Study of the Washback Effects of a Standardised Test on the EFL Context

This study determines the washback effects of the TOEIC on EFL learning and instruction in South Korean hagwons or private cram schools. It uses a sequential mixed-method design involving both quantitative and qualitative components. Firstly, a quantitative survey was conducted on a sample of 103 students and 22 teachers. The teachers and students were given

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Making Creative Thinking Visible: An Approach to Enhance Preservice Teachers’ Professional Knowledge in Creativity Instruction

Creative thinking has been greatly emphasized in secondary school education; it is therefore important to cultivate preservice teachers’ professional knowledge in creative thinking instruction. Visible thinking is one type of thinking approach that acquires learners to start with objectively and carefully observing and documenting their surroundings or a given object. Then, learners document their thinking

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Human Rights, Human Capital, and Capabilities as a Normative Basis for Social Justice and Sustainable Society Development. Sub Saharan African Countries a Viewpoint

Corona Virus Diseases -19 (COVID-19) exposed high gaps of inequalities and social injustices that exists in societies. This raises questions into the adequacy of the existing human rights education frameworks to achieve the right to education to the end of achieving sustainable development and social justice in societies in general and in specific developing countries.

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High Impact Practices & Transformative Learning Experiences of a Mentor-led, Field-based, Cohort Model for Teacher Preparation

High Impact Practices (HIPs) are intentionally designed transformative learning experiences (Kuh, 2008). These hands-on, collaborative, practices are considered “high impact” because they promote student persistence and they hold the power to change lives. This presentation will: a) describe the university-wide institutionalization of transformative experiences (GC Journeys); b) highlight the unique dimensions of a mentor-led, field-based

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Mathematical Algorithm for Understanding Numbers and Their Operations Integrated Into the Cornerstone of Learning in a Pelmanism Game: Mathesso

Mathesso, a novel board game focusing on explaining elementary mathematics to kids of all ages, is presented. Using the principle „learning by playing,“ Mathesso allows children to acquire a rich intuition about the structure of the number system. The game has a strong potential for reaching comprehensive and rapid growth as a learning tool worldwide,

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Development in and Outside of Classroom: International Perspectives

The article provides an analysis of the specific features of the outstanding educational practices in secondary and higher educational institutions in various countries. Practices for development in and outside of the classroom are described. Various examples are provided to support the view of the author. Introduction: Educational practices that can already be famous or not,