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Experiential Learning and Case Study Immersion to Develop Entrepreneurial Self-efficacy and Opportunity Recognition: Comparing the Pedagogical Impact Longitudinally

The ‘how’ of teaching method seems to vary in its effectiveness with ‘who’ the instructors, ‘what’ content it intends to deliver and for ‘whom’ the course is targeted for. As there has been critique on the lack of rigorous experimental design, we employed a longitudinal research design to examine the effectiveness of experiential learning and

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Gloc-9 Songs: A Encoding and Decoding Analysis

Music can be used as a powerful medium of communication and can be instrumental in creating a culture of resistance that may awaken social and political consciousness. Rap and Hip-hop genre have become a worldwide phenomenon recognized and appropriated in many parts of the world for its interesting narrative and creative beats. It had gone

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Surfacing the Praxis in Curriculum Indigenization by Mathematics Teachers of Public Secondary Schools in Ifugao, Philippines

Among the problems faced by the indigenous peoples (IPs) in the Philippines in the education sector include disparity between the non-IPs and IPs as well as discrimination in the education system as surfaced by the Episcopal Commission on Indigenous Peoples (2008). The country introduced changes in the educational system which recognizes the plights of the

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Curriculum Development in Industrial Design Education in Transition: Challenges and Issues in a Thai University

In Thailand, it is widely accepted that development in education is lagging behind the progress of the economy and industries. During the 2018 Transition Discussion in KMUTT, Industrial Design (ID) education received a call to reconsider reforming the traditional teaching style. Discussion among international scholars from the field formed the direction of ID curriculum development

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Construction of Hanok Classroom as Educational Resources of Contemporary Elementary School in Seoul

On November 4th, 2020, Hanok Classroom which is named HanSolGak and NaRiJae following Korean traditional building type were opened in the middle of the existing elementary school in Seoul. This is first case in Seoul after the 1988 Seoul Olympics which means the beginning of globalization after the Korean War in 1950. Hanok classroom as

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Challenges of Lesson Plan on Data and Chance With an Intervention of Video Analysis: Preservice Secondary Mathematics Teachers

The study aimed to investigate the effect of scaffolding preservice secondary mathematics teachers (PSMTs) with a series of well-organized activities in lesson plan, which included design, peer discussion, video analysis, microteaching and revision. The theme of the lesson plan was on data and chance which was also the theme of the video. The aim of

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The Development and Evaluation of an Online Educational Game with Virtual Emergency Room Using Gather Town for Nursing Education

Many on-the-job training courses for nursing education have been converted to online courses due to the pandemic. However, the emergency and intensive training courses emphasize the provision of real situations to promote the learners’ ability to make accurate observations and instant judgments based on the patient’s situations. This research developed an online educational simulation game

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Personalized English Course Instructional Design for Fourth-year Undergraduate Program

The fourth-year undergraduate program is the last academic year before students graduate and continue their future plans. Some students plan to continue their education by enrolling in a graduate program, while others plan to search for a job directly and pursue their careers. This research focuses on the instructional design of an English course for

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The Present and Future of Online Distance Learning: Trends and Challenges of Virtual Teachers

In response to sustain quality education during pandemic and the need to address the needs of online distance learning, this research aims to investigate what are the trends and challenges virtual teachers experience after a year since remote learning has been implemented. This quantitative research was conducted through an adapted survey questionnaire most applicable to

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Strategies of Selected HEIs in Addressing Challenges and Issues Inherent to Student Mobility

Internationalization initiatives in student mobility of selected higher education institutions (HEIs) in Davao region, Philippines certainly set the ground for an internationalization effort to cope with the challenges of globalization. However, HEIs being an open system is not immune to challenges and issues which might put the internationalization efforts of HEIs in student mobility at

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Growth Process of Graduate School of Teaching Students in Their Life as Graduate Students

At present, the teacher training system in Japan using graduate schools is about to undergo a major transformation. However, although there have been many discussions about the graduate school of teaching, it has not been clarified what kind of obstacles the graduate students actually feel and how they overcome them. In this study, we focus

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An Analysis of Secondary School Teachers’ Resilience Difficulties

The aim of this research was to investigate secondary school teachers’ resilience difficulties in Taiwan. A stimulus for this research was that in the current society with rapid development of information technology and knowledge economy, the Ministry of Education (MOE) published a “108 Curriculum Guidelines” in the year 2019, with the aim of building up

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The Relationship of Teacher Well-being, Resilience, and Mindfulness: Using Mindfulness as a Mediator

With the outbreak of a pandemic, and the implementation of new curriculum reform in Taiwan, the front-line secondary school teachers have faced increasing stress and challenges. Thus, it is important to understand current teachers’ possession of positive psychological capital. This study aimed at exploring the current situation of secondary school teachers’ mindfulness, well-being, and resilience,

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Design Innovation Practice School: The Experiential Learning Platform

This article describes the ongoing study of designing and developing the undergraduate program in Design Innovation of King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi. The design-based research methodology has been applied to investigate the attempt in curricular transformation in addition to routinized curriculum revision practices. The concerns related to career readiness of graduates or competency gap

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Comparisons in College Adjustment of Chinese Domestic and International Students

College marks a watershed experience for emerging adults, and is often a time of excitement, fear, challenges, and change as young adults transition toward independence. For Chinese international students (CIS), separation from their primary caregivers and exposure to acculturative stressors may bring particular challenges to their college adjustment. Compared to their domestic counterparts who choose

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An Exploratory Study on Racial Experiences and Resiliency of Foreign Medical Students

Medicals students aspire to gain a degree in a foreign land and encounter new experiences in the host country. The aim of the study was to explore the lived racial experiences of foreign medical students. A qualitative phenomenolocial approach was utilized by the researcher. Foreign medical students (N=15) participated in open-ended interview questions. Thematic analysis

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Designing an Online Simulation Board Game With Realistic Patients and Dynamic Electrocardiogram Situations for Learning First Aid Abilities

Due to the pandemic of COVID-19, many physical first aid courses have been converted to online courses. However, first aid courses emphasize providing realistic situations that facilitate the learner’s ability to make accurate and immediate judgments and decisions according to patients’ conditions. This study aims to develop an online educational board game, Heartbeat Moment (beta)

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Reflecting EFL Learners’ Writing Experience Through the Thematic Analysis: Genre-based Approach of L2 Writing

This mixed-methods study explored how 23 first-year university English as a foreign language (EFL) students in Japan improved their understanding of how to write academic essays in both exposition and discussion genres during a 15-week course. The study applied a genre-based approach combined with the teaching and learning cycle to writing. In Phase 1, students’

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The Practice of Teaching Java Programming Language to Undergraduate Students

The paper presents our practice of teaching java programming language to undergraduate students at Tsinghua University, China. The biggest challenge is the design of the course to improve students’ programming ability. The course consists of two parts: the class lectures and the after-class exercises, both are designed deliberately. The purpose of the lectures is to

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Insights Into Students’ Online Learning Experiences During COVID-19 Pandemic: Shaping How We Do Education Moving Forward

Teaching and learning have transitioned entirely into an online mode in response to COVID-19 pandemic in Mongolia. Online education in and of itself is not new to Mongolian higher education sector. However, transitioning into 100% online mode within a space of a month and continue doing so since February 2020 has been a challenge. This

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Persons with Disabilities and Roles of their Organizations in the Resilience on COVID 19 Pandemic

This qualitative study aimed to analyze disability-specific measures and the roles of Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs) in supporting persons with disabilities (PWDs) and families. The subjects consisted of 42 members from 7 DPOs which were representatives of persons with 7 types of disabilities as categorized by the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Act. The data

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Education Resilience in Facing Pandemic COVID-19

The pandemic Covid-19 in Indonesia had an impact on the education system. The Ministry of Education has produced the policy regarding the acceleration of coronavirus spread prevention in form of policy Number 3/2020 and Ministerial Order of 36962/MPK.A/HK/2020 by conducting online learning. The use of technology will be needed to support the policy. However, many

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Public Service Announcements in Indonesia and Malaysia: A Semiotic Analysis

The purpose of this study was to analyze how public service announcements: social media and newspapers were applied in Indonesia and Malaysia. The method of this study used a qualitative research approach. Social media and newspapers were analyzed as the objects of this study. The researchers used documentation and observation in collecting data and used

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Facilitating Self-learning and Flipped Learning Amid the Pandemic With a New Learning Management System: Design and Development

The pandemic forces students to stay home and learn online. For those who do not want to lag behind, they must learn to practice self-directed learning. Regardless of the pandemic, self-directed learning is considered an essential 21st century skill that enables learners to deal with ever-changing complex life and work environments. Knowles (1975) describes it

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Why Do International Students Come to South Korea for Language Learning and University: The Social Cognitive Career and Motivation Approach

Due to the rapid growth and international influences of the South Korean economic and social impacts, many international students decided to enrol and exchange at one of the South Korean universities for Korean language learning and university education. Recent statistics indicated that the Mongolian student population is one of the top five international communities in

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Improving EFL Students’ Argumentative Essay Writing Self-efficacy Through Knowledge Building Based Instruction

Argumentative essay writing is essential for English as Foreign Language (EFL) students but complicated and challenging to learn. Besides the difficulties, students often do not have belief in their argumentative essay writing skills. One approach that may facilitate students’ self-efficacy is knowledge-building-based (KB-based) instruction based on knowledge-building pedagogy. The KB-based instruction aims to provide a

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Breaking Boundaries of Prison Design for Architectural Design Studio

By collaborating with the International Commission of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ), a bachelor architecture studio assignment for a prison design is being carried out to improve students’ socially-oriented design skills and integrate an open approach to 360° learning and public engagement. The task aims to provide design solutions that

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Semiosphere and Taiwan’s Horror Movies of the 1970s

This article follows the line of thought from Lotmanian semiosphere to analyze the communication act in the works of the 1970s Taiwan’s horrors to argue this once neglected genre not only had influenced the development of Taiwan’s cinema but represents the critical social and political transformation in Taiwan. I argue that the growing popularity of

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KOL Training on Live-Streaming Platform in Taiwan

Recently, with the coming of multimedia and technology development, new-type industries come out. In addition, live-streaming industries are the crucial milestones in 21st century. We can combine videos, short clips and online community to develop new business model. Through online community and social software, people can share their daily lives online with their creativity to

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Better Than Not Practicing at All: Resilience and the Okinawan Martial Arts Community Online

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 has by necessity transformed how we interact with others, drastically changing every aspect of how we conduct our lives. From work to leisure, education, and fitness, much or most of what we once did in in-person groups moved fully online, but some activities could navigate this

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Relationships Between Japanese University Students’ Interest in Computer Programming, Their Logical Thinking, and IT Literacy

Increasing emphasis is being placed on strengthening personal ability for computer programming. However, students have different levels of readiness and consciousness to learn programming. When promoting computer education, it is imperative that the curriculum be designed, considering students’ backgrounds and awareness of computer programming. This study examines the relationships between Japanese university students’ interest in

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Pro-C of Creativity in Singapore’s Eating Culture During COVID-19 Pandemic

This paper discusses how in challenging times like the global Covid-19 Pandemic, Pro-C of Creativity (Kaufman & Beghetto, 2009) in a person has surfaced more frequently in Singapore. Amabile (1983) and Csikszentmihalyi (1988) have affirmed that environment can affect one’s creativity. Pro-C of Creativity can be an in-born survival skill for a person to build

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Exploring the Cinema of Exile in Hisham Bizri’s Films

This research paper examines the themes of exile and diaspora in Hisham Bizri’s films Vertices: Beirut. Dublin. Seoul (2016), Shooq (2017), and ELEKTRA, My Love (2021). The paper analyzes Bizri’s films by applying Hamid Nafsi’s concept of accented films as an analytical framework, which refers to films produced in the West by postcolonial or Third

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Detecting Political Secession of Fragmented Communities in Social Networks via Deep Link Entropy Method

Breakdown of global connectivity in social networks trough disintegration of fragmented but interacting communities leading to political secession is a major source of forming and strengthening echo chambers and political polarization. Hence, quantifying the significance of each edge (the connection or relationship between two particular nodes, for example two friends on Facebook, or two follower/followed

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Effective Strategies to Motivate Musical Students to Practice

Practice is an important element in music studying as it contributes to the development of basic music skills and music expertise (Barry, 1992). However, it is difficult for students to sustain the hours of practice required to develop performance ability, especially in the current learning- teaching environment where school teaching is with a demanding, directive

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Resilient Creatives: Experiences of Filmmakers During Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has in various ways affected many industries across the globe, including filmmaking. While many government organizations have instituted specific Covid-19 film production guidelines – from mandatory physical distancing to recommended best practices, other strategies have also been developed within the film communities themselves. Through creative developments like contactless equipment rentals, Zoom auditions,

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Reflux and Rejuvenation – Exploration and Practice of Yim Tin Tsai in Hong Kong under the Background of Rural Revitalization

It is a hot topic on the rural areas that are at a disadvantage due to the rural depopulation and the lost civilization. This paper is based on the theory of ecological museum and public art involvement in community building, adopts the methods of qualitative research, experience summary and literature research, refers to the paper

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Electricity Savings and Carbon Mitigation Potential of a University Campus in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

This study estimates the electricity consumption and related carbon dioxide (CO2¬¬) emissions for the buildings and facilities the main campus of the International University – Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The AIM/Enduse model is used to calculate the CO2 emissions in 2019 based on the recorded electricity consumption and project the

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The Use of a ClassPoint Tool for Student Engagement During Online Lesson

The use of a classroom quiz tool has been a popular teaching strategy to facilitate student engagement during class. Its rapid feedback on students’ response allows instructor to monitor and access students understanding on the content delivered. At Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Learning Catalytics has been used to facilitate learning of some

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The Reduction of Domestication of Anime on American Television Over Four Decades

The importation of anime into the United States began in earnest in the 1980s, although a few titles were imported before that time. One aspect of this anime boom in the US that has not been explored fully is the process of localizing anime for American audiences, and gradual reduction of that process. Early anime

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Maximum Engagement and Minimum Distraction in Knowledge Transference

In the Indian academia the focus on teaching “Writing” is relatively new; traditional focus has been on teaching the English language or Communication Skills. The novelty of Academic Writing has called for rigorous efforts in its operation under the Indian context. In addition, the virtual learning environment drawn by the pandemic posed the serious challenge

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Paragraph Writing Instruction for University Students

As the emphasis is placed on students’ practical abilities in English, the communicative approach, which focuses on students’ “productive abilities”, has been encouraged in Japan. However, this approach has resulted in poor basic writing skills, which are often associated with insufficient vocabulary and grammatical knowledge. Considering the current practices of writing instruction in junior high

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A Success of Content Communication Through Y-Series: A Case Study of 2gether the Series

The research entitled “A Content Communication through the Y-Series Entitled 2gether The Series” is a qualitative research aimed to study 1) the content presentation in y-series entitled 2gether The Series and 2) the exposure to the content of the y-series entitled 2gether The Series. The purposive sampling method was applied; and the y-series entitled 2gether

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Immersive Technology Uses in Interactive Media: A Collection of Case Studies

A collection of case studies that combine immersive technologies such as augmented and virtual reality in various contexts are introduced to outline some of the signals and trends in emerging interactive media. A series of authors share uses of AR/VR/MR in a wide range of fields including tourism, education, archeology, communication, and more. Common themes,

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Intermedia Motion Tracking in AR/VR – On Immersive Storytelling and Choreographic Patterns

According to the KAMC Submission Stream “Performing Arts Practices: Theater, Dance, Music”, we would like to contribute details on our current research project IML – “Immersive Media Lab” (https://research.fhstp.ac.at/en/projects/immersive-media-lab). The project was funded by FFG COIN “Aufbau” and started in 2018 at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences under the leadership of Dr Franziska

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Baomu in China: The Portrayal of Female Domestic Workers in Newspapers and Social Media

This study investigates how female domestic workers, known as Baomu, are portrayed in Chinese news media. Extant studies have provided an enlightening insight that this group is increasingly framed as a non-negligible threat in newspapers with the growing social demand of domestic services and the heated discussion of several vicious crimes committed by some Baomu

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Role of Female Physicians in Women’s Health Movement in Japan: The Case of Prescription-Free Emergency Contraception During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Although the COVID-19 outbreak resulted in challenges to global public health, it also posed new challenges in people’s private lives due to the stay-at-home policy. Understandably, this measure aims to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, it influenced intimate relationships in the private sphere, such as unintended pregnancies, sexual violence, and domestic violence in younger

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Pingtung County Recovered from Natural Disaster and Achieving the Goal of Providing Domestic Electricity 100% by Green Power

After the completed “Aqua Solar Farm” project (installed capacity with 23.4 MW) due to typhoon Morakot in 2009, we are on the way to 100% green power for the need of domestic electricity in Pingtung. The first “Green Energy Promotion Office” was established to promote green energy in 2016. After engaging in “100% Renewable Cities

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Benefits for Bystanders? Effects of the Japan-South Korea and the US-China Trade Dispute for Japan (2018-2020)

The China-US and the Japan-South Korea trade dispute since 2018 and 2019 involve Japan’s three top trading partners. This paper provides a comparative analysis of economic spillovers for Japan from both disputes between 2018 and 2020. The author argues that the China-US dispute entailed positive and negative spillovers for Japan as a bystander. As a

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Resilience as a Policy Goal and a Policy Measure: South Korea’s New Deal Policy in the Post-COVID-19 Era

Resilience draws attention as a way to combat the unprecedented uncertainty today. Especially in this post-COVID-19 era, a sense of insecurity penetrates nearly every aspect of our lives, from political to economic, social, and cultural dimensions. At times, those dimensions meet and overlap each other, affecting and being affected. Resilience thus can be both a

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Examination of the Challenges in Local Climate Action Planning and Implementation in Japan

Climate change poses substantial challenges for the effective implementation of counter-measures. Carbon emission reduction and climate impacts adaptation require actions from the international level to the local level in terms of the geographic scale and the level of government Here the implementation theory poses questions regarding the implementation of meta-policies, the effectiveness of top-down and

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Socio-environmental Life Cycle & Its Relevance to Long-term Sustainability: A Key Success of Jorong Barutama Greston Coal-mine Closure, South Borneo – Indonesia

Environmental management is currently a priority in various industrial activities, ranging from upstream activities such as mining and energy related to the manufacturing sector to various consumer products for daily activities to represent downstream activities. This paper discusses the closure of the mine managed by Jorong Barutama Greston (JBG) about a long- term social environment

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Life Cycle Thinking & Social Sustainability based on Capacity Building: An Insight from Indominco Mandiri, East Borneo – Indonesia

The coal mining’s environmental management issue has become a severe global concern. Various mining management activities in Indonesia are currently starting the mine closure phase and are concentrating on developing environmentally beneficial and low-emission products. Indominco Mandiri, a coal mining company in Bontang, East Kalimantan, has implemented a capacity-building program based on social and environmental

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Preliminary Life Cycle Assessment to Support Socio-Energy Innovation for Metal Processing Industry: An Approach from Pindad, Bandung – Indonesia

In order to support and participate in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) contribution, one of the instruments is the life cycle assessment as an approach to the study of clean production in the manufacturing industry. Pindad Bandung, which operates in West Java, Indonesia, is a metal processing manufacturing industry producing multiple Indonesian-made products. As innovation

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Ecosystem Restoration as a Part of Energy & Environmental Life Cycle Contribution for Socio-Cultural Sustainability in Trubaindo Coal Mining, Indonesia

This paper discusses the ecosystem restoration efforts conducted by TCM, one of the coal mines operating in West Kutai, East Borneo. The activities conducted by TCM starting from initiatives in managing good mining practices and are based on the principles of sustainable environmental management. Restoration efforts start with a simple step, namely, replanting the post-mining

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Analysis of French Grammatical Errors Using Surface Strategy Taxonomy: A Case Study of Thai University Students

This study was aimed to investigate the grammatical errors made by Thai university students and to explore the causes of grammatical errors in French writing. The participants in study were 16 third-year Thai students majoring in French of the Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University. Purposive sampling was used to select the participants. The research instrument

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The Line Between: Virtual Re-Tellers Exposing to Two Modes of Visual Literacy

This qualitative study aimed at investigating how the use of Virtual Reality Literacy (VRL) contributes to creating virtual agents story re-tellers. The study compared the retellings of a silent story shows by fourth grade students (n=6) by exposing them first to a TV show and the same show using a VR. In a very important

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“Power Generation With Love”: Traffic Factory Girl and Mum-fan’s Maternal Love

“Mum-fan”, a phenomenon in Chinese fandom, stands for those who consider themselves to be their idol’s mother. Mum-fans, range in age from under 18 to over 45, dedicate themselves to their idols’ career shown through “maternal love” through various “daily baby-rearing activities”. Most of these activities aim to increase traffic -a kind of quantified influence

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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on GHG Emissions of a University: A Case Study in the Philippines

Recent research indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a decrease of greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations, although relatively small on the global scale. Such is the case in the education sector where emissions are mainly due to high academic mobility, the implementation of lockdown and shift from classroom to remote learning are expected to change emission

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Supporting Students in a Changing Educational Climate: A Systems Engineering Case Study

Whilst the coronavirus pandemic has posed andragogical and pedagogical challenges to educational establishments in how they restructure courses to permit continued delivery in an online world, it has also caused significant disruption to students, not least in terms of how they have maintained their ability to continue to study and learn. A significant element in

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International Business and Economic Growth: The Dimensions and Challenges of Internationalization

This paper will examine the context of globalization and the development of companies. It is now established that internationalization is one of the essential strategic components from the outset. Smaller companies have an advantage due to the flexibility provided by their small size and dimension of a structure such as a representative office abroad. Whatever

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Speaking Anxiety among Japanese Students in the EFL Environment

Speaking anxiety continues to be a prevalent phenomenon among foreign and second language learners. The main goal of this presentation is to understand student speaking anxiety among students. The strategies presented will be those introduced to Japanese students, learning English in Japan during their first and second year of university. A Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety

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Principals and Heads of School at International Schools: The Impact of Relationships on Turnover

This presentation presents the results of a qualitative research study that explored how international school administrators’ perceptions of professional relationships influence turnover in international schools, and presents findings on administrators’ awareness, challenges, and best practices as they relate to turnover. The beginning of the presentation introduces the problem of turnover in K-12 schools and describes

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The Societal Value of Music in the Xhosa Culture

Traditional music is a culturally crafted and created music of a particular ethnic group, orally transmitted from one generation to another with an unknown creator. In Africa generally, music plays an important part in the lives of the people and one of the major characteristics of African music is that it has cultural function. The

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Home Quarantine Activities, Lockdown Fatigue, and Emotional State of Students in the Teacher Education Program Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

One of the major changes brought by the COVID-19 crisis in the Philippine educational system is the implementation of a full online learning modality. The study sought to determine the home quarantine activities of students in the Teacher Education Program and relate them to lockdown fatigue and event-specific distress during the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey

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Metacognitive Awareness, Motivational Beliefs and Mathematics Performance of Junior High School Students: An Investigation of Mediating Effects

Metacognition and motivational beliefs are crucial components of self-regulated learning. Effective learners are expected to exhibit the ability to plan, evaluate, regulate and control their attitudes and behaviors during the learning process. Thus, this study investigated whether students’ motivational beliefs significantly mediate the relationship between students’ metacognitive awareness and mathematics performance. The study was conducted

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Understanding How Experiential Media Are Utilized in the Making of ‘Russia 2018’ and the Upcoming ‘Qatar 2022’ FIFA World Cup

In this qualitative study, we examine how and to what extent Experiential Media (EM) are utilized in pre-game EM contents produced by Russia Today (RT) in the buildup to ‘Russia 2018’ (21st FIFA World Cup, 14 June – 15 July, 2018) hosted by Russia, versus pre-games EM contents produced by the Road To 2022, in

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Using Analytics to Select and Track At-Risk Students for Targeted Interventions

The provision of academic support is an institution’s responsibility to ensure students’ chance of attaining academic success. Data is used to understand students’ learning and academic performance and helps in making decisions on when and whom to provide timely academic support. This presentation will discuss a pilot project conducted at a Singapore university, whereby a

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The Development of an Inquiry-based Field Trip Activity to Promote Students’ Positive Perceptions of the Educational Curriculum Course

An inquiry-based field trip activity was designed for graduate students in the science education program to enhance their understandings of the school curriculum as well as to promote their positive perceptions of the Educational Curriculum course. The course focus on basic knowledge about the school curriculum and how to develop a curriculum. Four secondary schools

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Theory of Creating Lessons for Lower Grade “Life Environment Studies” in Japan: Focusing on the Narrative and Practice of Social Studies Teacher, Kazumasa Arita

This study aims to clarify the theory of creating lessons for the lower grades on “life environment studies” in Japan, with a focus on the narrative and practice of social studies teacher, Kazumasa Arita (1935–2014). In this research, the following three points are explained. First, Arita’s theory of creating “life environment studies” lessons during his

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Revisiting External Stakeholders’ Role in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Disclosure: A Systematic Literature Review and Research Agenda

An increasing number of countries have implemented mandatory environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure to encourage listed companies in apprising their stakeholders on the ‘non-financial’ aspects of relevant operational risks, resilience and outcomes. Recent studies however revealed that mandatory disclosure in most cases does not increase the quality of filed reports, thus may hamper ESG

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Analyzing the Eco-Compensation for Ecosystem Services in Fisheries and Solar Power Symbiosis Areas

To achieve the objective of building a “nonnuclear home” by 2025, the government of Taiwan has been actively developing the subsets of renewable energy, i.e., low-carbon and green energy, for carbon reduction. However, the active development of green power by the government may impact and destruct the ecological environment. This study selects the fishery and

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Redesigning Outcomes-Based Mechanical Engineering Course Syllabus Using the Constructive Alignment Approach

This study is part of a continuing effort to improve Mechanical Engineering education by examining the existing course syllabus in Engineering Thermodynamics and Combustion Engineering. As the basis for revision, the authors have assessed the constructive alignment of the syllabus. Relevant data were collected through document analysis, interviews, and focus group discussions with the faculty

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COIL Case Between University of Hawaii and Hong Kong Baptist University

With continuous globalization and technological improvements, today’s marketers need to effectively design marketing strategies for global markets that companies of various sizes can pursue. An effective way for students to gain this experience without spending money on travel is to conduct COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) classroom experiences. COIL was first established in 2006 and

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Meeting Generation Z Learning Expectations in Quest International University

Students currently studying in higher learning institutions are part of Generation Z known as the Gen Zers. Available literature on Gen Zers mostly focus on understanding and distinguishing them from previous generations by highlighting their personality traits, characteristics and learning preferences but lack information on the extent to which Gen Zers rate the different teach-learning

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Technology Adoption in Graduate Education: Basis for Faculty Development Plan

With the rapid growth of the technological environment and the current COVID-19 epidemic, the way we interact and conduct business has undergone significant changes. Graduate education institutions are not exempted from these changes, as administrators and faculty are under pressure to research and implement new learning approaches in order to ensure the continuation of service

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Course Design for Tunnel Engineering With Complexity Under Consideration

In the recent years, Chinese infrastructure and civil buildings are of increasing features in type, quantity and dimension. The high education of Civil Engineering and related subjects has been prosperous for more than two decades in China. However, similar challenging situation, with which the education of Civil Engineering in industrialized countries was faced at the

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The Impact of an Increase in Minimum Wage in Vietnam

There are few studies on the implementation and effects of a minimum wage increase on low- wage workers in Vietnam. A few studies have investigated whether or not the minimum wage has had a negative effect on low-wage employment status, but, to date, no work has explicitly considered the impact of an increase in the

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When It Absolutely, Positively Has to Be Learning Online: Emic Reflections of Teacher-student Resilience Within an Australian Tertiary Pathways Landscape

The COVID pandemic signalled an end to the free movement of international students to Australian tertiary institutions necessitating a paradigm shift away from conventional face to face teaching and the benefits of cultural and linguistic immersion to online learning. This presentation draws on auto-ethnography to explore and evaluate the impact of this transformation upon the

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Mapping the Research Field of Moodle: A Bibliometric Analysis Using Bibliographic Coupling

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the shift from conventional education online. In supporting this new norm, learning management systems (LMS), which are web-based platforms providing a holistic environment to deliver and manage the educational experience, has become a central aspect in online education. In this context, this study aims to investigate the trends

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Psychometric Properties – The Construction of Pancasila Value Questionnaire

Indonesia has five core values – Spirituality, Humanity, Nationality, Democracy, and Social Justice – that root in moral values and the nation’s culture called Pancasila. These values are supposed to be internalized in all Indonesian citizen’s behavior. Until now, there was no instrument capable of measuring the extent to which these values had been internalized

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Why Don’t You Play the Game? Evaluating Gamified Learning in an Undergraduate Finance Course

Landers’s (2015) theory of gamified learning is used to evaluate the application of gamified learning in an undergraduate finance course. In an undergraduate finance course that covers financial analysis, financial modeling, capital budgeting, and financial assets, the Monopoly board game was used to introduce students to the principles of financial analysis and modeling. This follows

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Roars and Recuts: A Comparative Analysis of Japanese and American Versions of Godzilla 1954-1962

This presentation explains how various American distribution companies rebranded the first three Japanese films about Godzilla. I propose these examples offer a unique meeting ground between two film industries and their narrative norms. By textual and industrial analysis with examination of marketing, I reveal the extensive modifications of all three films were done pragmatically. American

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Readiness Towards Online Learning of Filipino Healthcare Students in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic

The present pandemic crisis poses a challenge to Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) compelling stakeholders such as school administration, faculty members, students, as well as parents to adopt the so-called “new normal”. It has become a trend nowadays to overhear distant learning, remote learning, online learning or e-learning. Apparently, all have the same context of being

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On Adjusting the Order of Teaching Units in Elementary School Mathematics Textbooks With LSA Results

In our country, many elementary school children go to tuition classes after school. Mathematics is one of the most frequently attended tuition subjects because children do not understand all of the concepts covered in textbooks during class time. Compared with the elementary school mathematics textbooks in other countries, our mathematics textbooks cover more units within

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The Development and Preliminary Evaluation of Learner’s Flow State of an Online Decision-making Detective Game

Information integration and decisions-making competence have gained much attention not only many fields. Assisting learners to have efficient logical reasoning and to make accurate decisions, and further form their decision-making patterns is a great issue. Therefore, exploring learners’ status and process in the decision-making game is the foundation for future learning and teaching. The study

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Bridging Social and Environmental Sustainability: Instigating Solidarity through An Eco-friendly Public Art

Although there is a plethora of what sustainability is, approaches tend to address its dimensions separately. The concept of sustainable development originally included a clear social mandate, for two decades the human dimension has been neglected. However, it is clear that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance

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An Investigation to Examine Factors Influencing University Students’ Behavioural Intention Towards the Acceptance of Brightspace LMS: Using SEM Approach

The study assessed the influence of extrinsic (Information Quality & Functionality) and intrinsic (Enjoyment & Learning Goals Orientation) motivation variables, over the users’ Perceived Usefulness (PU) and Perceived Ease of Use (PEOU) towards the acceptance of Brightspace by D2L Learning Management System (LMS). Brightspace is new cloud-based LMS implemented in January 2021, is in the

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Knowledge, Perceptions and Attitudes Towards Using Digital Games for Teaching and Learning

Digital game-based learning has evolved into a novel mode of instruction that increases both students’ and teachers’ motivation to acquire competencies. It aims to engage students and teachers in the classroom context and to pique their interest. The purpose of this study was to construct and verify a Survey Instrument on the Game-Based Learning Approach

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Re-considering History and Narrative Through the Short Factual Film The Archive (UK 2018)

In this paper I will consider tensions and dialogues between historical enquiry and narrative story-telling, using the case study of my own short historical documentary film The Archive (2018), which I propose to screen during my presentation. Entirely compiled from archive materials including audio testimony, home movie footage of Hong Kong and China in 1952,

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An Outreach Program Transforming Lives in Africa and Preparing Future African Business Leaders

The African Scholarship Cohort (ASC) program was launched in 2016. This program is a joint venture with the University of Virginia and Distance Education for Africa. Anyone in Africa can sign up to participate in this program. Participants receive a scholarship to access an online course hosted on Coursera. Participants are supported by a community

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English Language Learning Anxiety in East Asian Classrooms

Second language anxiety is a known barrier to English language learning for tertiary students in East Asia. This study compares the experiences of students from three different countries in East Asia; Japan, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Each of these countries has had different exposures to English language use, with Japan being the least, and Malaysia the

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Charitable Giving and Educational Possibilities: An Examination of Student Presentations on Charitable Giving Experiences in Japan

This paper examines Japanese student participation in charitable giving and how students reflect their giving experiences regarding social and civic engagement. While Japanese schools have long been involved in charitable activities, many schools and organizations have begun exploring the educational potential of charitable monetary giving. This is partly engendered by a renewed emphasis on financial

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Designing a Multiple Submission Policy Supporting Mastery Learning for a Design Thinking Class in a Purely Online Learning Environment

Mastery learning is defined as an approach where students are equipped with complex skills required in the VUCA world instead of simple skills that only apply to traditional classrooms. One way to encourage mastery learning in the classroom is through repeated assessment, specifically formative ones. In this paper, we describe our experience in designing a

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Strides in Mathematics and Science: An Introspective Look on First SHS Graduates’ Perceived Self-efficacy

Abstract: The K to 12 Curriculum has changed the landscape of the Philippine Education System. Before and after its initial implementation, several speculations and challenges emerged. This prompted the interest of the researchers to identify the readiness of the first batch graduates of the K to 12 curriculum who applied and enrolled in the different

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A Tool to Assess the Quality of Self-Learning Modules (SLMS) for the ‘New Normal’ in Education Using the Best-Worst Method

In this paper, a tool to assess the quality of self-learning modules (SLMs) was developed using the Best Worst Method (BWM) by Rezaei (2015). Four major quality criteria namely Content (weight = 0.603), Instruction (weight = 160), Technicality (weight = 0.097), and Ethical and Cultural Considerations (weight = 0.140) were established through the perspective of

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Reconstruction of Colonial Experience of Cinema Culture under Indigenous Governance Policy in Taiwan of the Japanese Colonial Period

In early times of the Japanese Colonial Period in Taiwan, in order to effectively control the Indigenous peoples and develop the mountains and forests, the Japanese adopted the governance strategy with both suppression and cultivation. In the governance measures of suppression and cultivation by the colonial government, the new medium introduced at the time, cinema,

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Sexual Communication in Heterosexual and Non-Heterosexual Young Adults: Seeking the Importance of Perceived Social Support

Many people still feel uneasy to talk about sex and sexuality as they are sensitive and still much stigmatized topics. Especially non-heterosexual individuals as compared to heterosexual counterparts tend to have difficulty when disclosing their sexual concerns due to sexual stigma. However, studies show the more social support people have, the more likely they are

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Representation of Korean Cultural Flow in the West During COVID-19: The Case of BTS

Amidst the closing of national borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Korean pop culture flow continues to transcend boundaries with these notable achievements, namely in pop music with the success of the Korean band BTS. With their first Grammy nomination for a Korean band and success of virtual concerts, the band is an indicator of

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(En)Gendering Colonial Masculinities in Rabindranath Tagore’s Novels

Colonial India of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century was a period of monumental changes. The nation’s tryst with imperialism propelled a socio-cultural upheaval that impacted the affairs of the private and the public alike. Nevertheless, the repercussions were not homogenously experienced by all. The nation’s men were confronted with a public overridden with