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Searching for an E-Way to Develop Critical Thinker with Intercultural Awareness: Any Possibility for Employing Online Discussion in Thai ELT?

This preliminary study aims to develop ‘online discussion’ learning activity to enhance critical thinking skills and intercultural awareness in the Thai EFL context. Twelve online ‘inquiry-based’ tasks were designed according to Baker’s six strands (2008, 2011) as part of the classroom based instruction, and ATutor, a web course, was primarily employed to post all the

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I “Like” It: How to Increase Facebook Group Enrollment and Engagement for University Programs

The rise in social media use over the years brought Facebook to universities across the US, so departments and programs are currently experimenting with using it for academic and communication purposes and they are finding it to be beneficial (Wang, Woo, Quek, Yang, and Liu, 2013; Clements, 2015; Guo, Shen, and Li, 2018; Heiberger and

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Working in Silos: A report on the coordination of course collaboration at a Japanese university

Universities can be workplaces where staff work in silos. Teachers are often left to their own devices when designing and implementing curricula. Whilst the freedom of independence may be welcomed by teachers, it can lead to missed opportunities such as the chance to encourage a spiral curriculum. This presentation will report on the coordination of

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Responsibility Theory (A New Consideration in Neuroeducation) A Brain-Based Immersive Systematic Self-Talk Sequence Learning Program

Responsibility Theory® is an applied brain-based immersive systematic self-talk neuroeducation program the aim of which is to empower teacher and enhance constructive academic and positive behavioral social outcomes for students. At the heart of Responsibility Theory® are ten precepts; associated with these ten precepts is the personal intellectual interpretive engagement and the associated cognitive and

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Adapting to the Challenges of Mega-Complexity: Quartic Education for the 22nd Century

How will tertiary education cope with, survive, and potentially evolve in the fourth-dimensional paradigm shift occurring now as we complete the first quarter of the twenty-first century? Super complexity in our knowledge-based societies has every appearance of galloping into hyper drive. With the advent of a globalized, interdependent knowledge economy, an international political ecology characterized

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How is the Concept of Flourishing Central in the Move Toward Sustainability: A Case Study of the Aeolian Water Crisis

This presentation explores the role of the concept of flourishing as it moves toward sustainability by examining a theoretical case study of Lipari, located in the Aeolian Islands. Challenged by a lack of potable water, Lipari provides a tangible model of the interconnectivity of community agency and sustainable issues.This presentation examines the leading qualities associated

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Biologically Active Filtration as a Sustainable Water Treatment Process in a Changing Global Climate

Due to climate change, nutrients (including carbon, phosphorus and nitrogen) as well as anthropogenic contaminants are expected to increase in lakes and rivers. As a result, drinking water treatment facilities may struggle to achieve water quality regulations; treatment process improvements are needed to address these changes (especially those which rely on chemical additions).Biologically active filtration,

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Women Elementary Principals’ Perceptions of Work-Life Balance Within Their Organizational and Personal Contexts

Work-life balance (WLB) is a challenge for principals to navigate as the ever-increasing responsibilities of the role as principal requires more time. Because time is limited, achieving balance between principals’ workloads and home responsibilities can cause a significant amount of stress. Often, women principals face additional challenges because of childcare and household responsibilities. In this

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Post-Project Sustainability: Case Study on Pakistan’s Agricultural Investments and Services Projects after Natural Disasters

There are countless new social projects and programs realized worldwide every year. However, social programs that seem to be effective and needed at the time are designed; but do not last beyond the initial stage, disappointing the hopes placed in them and wasting the human and financial investments made in the projects. . This study

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Assessing the Impact of Teaching the ‘Simple’ Strategy to Address Student Learning and Diversity Challenges at a Caribbean University

This study employed a mixed methodology with a, quasi-experimental, grounded theory research design whereby, from a population of 108 tertiary students who were identified and flagged on entry (Time 1 at the beginning of the semester) as having an External Locus of Control, a sample of 54 was split into one Control and one Treatment

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Hawai’i K-12 Public School Teachers’ Level of Computer Self-Efficacy and Their Acceptance of and Integration of Technology in the Classroom

This study sought to determine the relationship between K-12 Public School teachers’ level of Computer Self-Efficacy (CSE) and their acceptance of and willingness to integrate technology in the classroom. CSE is defined as “an individual’s perception of efficacy in performing specific computer related tasks” (Karsten, 2012). CSE is indicative to the educational field due to

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The Importance of Standardized and Structured Demonstration in Clinical Teaching, Particularly, In Highly Diverse Tertiary Contexts

Many nursing students and practising nurses have differing views and practice different methods of acute wound dressings thereby confirming on a national scale, a lack of standardisation in the field. This study thus aimed to determine whether as a strategic part of the clinical teaching method, structured demonstration is most effective in educating nursing students

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Practicum Host Teachers in Language Teacher Training: Effects of the Hosting Experience

In Canada, practicums in programs geared toward teaching English as a second language (TESL) are mandated by the professional associations TESL Ontario and TESL Canada. Research indicates that practicums help student teachers, but there has been little effort to investigate how host teachers may benefit. In this study nine TESL host teachers were engaged in

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Usefulness of Bilingualism and Literacy

Bilingualism in the United States is an important topic because of extensive immigration from around the world, children from immigrant families especially from Mexico are admitting to early learning school setting every year and the percentage of the immigrant children whose fast language is not English is increasing yearly, as a result because of their

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The Use of Multimedia to Help Dyslexic Students in Singapore Primary One in Mother Tongue Language Learning

Mother Tongue language is a compulsory subject in Singapore primary school education. However, for children with special needs, especially dyslexia, it is difficult for them to learn Chinese through traditional way. Although multimedia resources in Education has been extensively studied in Singapore, and the current teaching resources for teaching Chinese in Primary School has been

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A Snake Charmer Without the Music: Motivating the Students of Today

It is the purpose of this paper to describe intrinsic motivation and to explain how the application of intrinsic motivation through meaningful, personable assignments in such forms as research, social media, and critical thinking helped eradicate the lack of student motivation within a classroom. The identification of the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation created

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I See You

Australia’s Indigenous students belong to the oldest living culture in the world. Connection to country, community and culture provides great strength to the development of autonomous and successful people. For too long there has been disconnect between Indigenous education policy and the academic achievement of Indigenous students. Deficit language, poor implementation of policy and a

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Examining the Misalignment Between High School Physical Education Courses and the University Physical Education Preparation Programs

Physical educators are traditionally trained to teach a wide-variety of activities to K-12 students. Much of the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) curriculum provides movement foundation classes, individual and team activities and teaching methodology. A very small proportion (if any) of the curriculum is dedicated to teaching resistance training techniques, protocol, and program design or

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Interdependence of Institutional Factors and Roles of Caregivers on Early Childhood Education in Oyo State, Nigeria

It is an undeniable fact that early childhood education (ECE) is the bedrock upon which other levels of education are anchored. This research examined the interdependence of institutional factors and roles of caregivers on ECE in Oyo State, Nigeria. The study utilized descriptive survey design with 200 caregivers which were randomly selected from eight early

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Densification of Tropical Wood Residues for the Development of Solid Fuels

Densification of materials through pelletisation, briquetting and cubing to form strong and durable bonding products with greater structural homogeneity, better handling and durability properties has attracted the attention of researchers in recent past. The present work focused on conversion of residues of some tropical wood species to energy fuel through pelletisation. The woody-biomass species studied