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

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

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An Analysis on the Use of Document-based Approach as an Effective Tool in Learning Social Studies

Document-based approach is characterized by the use of primary or secondary documents that includes an overarching investigative question that the student must answer through analysis of the documents included. The paper is an experimental study that aims to venture out a new way of teaching Social Studies by using a document-based approach to find out

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International Tandem Learning: Technological Challenges of Inter-Institutional Projects

It is difficult to dispute that most significant changes in education over the past hundred years have resulted from the ubiquity, use, and availability of technology. This generation of university students is the first wave of participants in higher education for whom the entire knowledge-base of humanity throughout history is available in real time, in

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System Innovations in Design for Aging – A Research-driven Multi-stakeholder Approach for Transforming Health Systems

In many cases design approaches use a systemic point of view in order to gain insights that inform the process of developing new products and services or improve existing ones. At its best, design uses research methods as well as scientific evidence and creativity tools to tackle wicked problems in fields such as sustainability or

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Advantages and Limitations of Older-adult Volunteers in Conducting a Well-being Course as ‘Facilitators’ in the Provision of a University’s Open Studies in Japan

As the proportion of those aged 65 and over has sharply risen in recent years, how to make use of their potential manpower as “volunteers” as well as “workers” has been generating an inordinate amount of attention in Japanese society. This study intends to indicate the advantages and limitations for older-adult volunteers by employing a

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Increasing Tutor EI Skills to Improve Tutee L2 Writing

Russian academic writing centers challenge to instill the educational nature of individual consultations (IC) adapting them to the Russian mindset. The shift from result to process writing approach is demanded. To attract more tutees and be effective, tutors in academic writing centers should not only be professionals in the field of L2 academic writing, but

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Translation and Interpreting Activities in ESL to Recharge Sociocultural Awareness in Students

Teaching translation and interpreting techniques obviously contribute to the effective and efficient development of linguistic and communicative skills in students. At the same time, translation and interpreting exercises promote sociocultural critical thinking skills, since the language as a system of communication transfers and reflects cultural concepts and social realias. The ability to perceive and understand

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Needs Assessment: Do We Need It? A Case Study in an EFL Writing Class in Vietnam

Needs assessment focuses on “the learning needs of students, and then, once they are identified, needs are translated into learning objectives” (Brown, 2011, p. 269). Assessment of students’ needs will help teachers to develop teaching materials, learning activities, tests, assessment tools more effectively in their EFL classrooms. Thus, recognizing students’ needs provides a strong foundation

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The Ratios of CEFR-J vocabulary Usage Compared with GSL and AWL in Elementary EFL Classrooms and Its Implications

This is a corpus-based study using an elementary English classroom corpus to examine a) the ratios of vocabulary usage of four levels, A1, A2, B1, and B2, which pertain to the CEFR-J wordlist; b) the ratios of the usage of vocabulary items belonging to the General Service List (GSL) and Academic Word List (AWL); and

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Implementation of an Integrated Program of English and Character Education in an EFL Classroom

Character Education is usually reflecting some good values in order to empower students to have a better development of individual growing. Hence, language teachers can expend their curricula with different disciplines for increasing their variety of teaching and training their students with some life skills. However, most of teachers in Taiwan have tried to accomplish

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Global Education in Non-native English-speaking Countries, Challenges and Opportunities: A Focus on Indonesian Students at a Selected Japanese University

Research has shown that generation Z is much more eager to include global education in their lives. The experience of studying in another culture, especially in an international context, is seen as a necessity. The most popular study destination for international students has been countries where English is spoken as a native language. In more

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Democratization of Education Through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) in Asia

This paper explores whether Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are likely to have an empowering effect on access to education for women and the underserved in Asia. During the 2015 World Education Forum in Incheon, Korea, participants recommended increase funding for equitable access to basic and continuing education for all. MOOCs have been a recent

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Discussion on the Model of Integrated Long Term Care Institutions Based on Information and Communication Technology

Introduction: aging population has become a world-wide concern nowadays, to develop a model for integrate long term care which combines the information and communication technology (ICT)and personalized service is an inevitable and urgent need in Taiwan. The smart technology including Artificial intelligence 、Internet of things、Cloud computing、big data have been utilizing in the long-term care area

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Just-in-Time-Teaching – A Solution to Meet the Current and Future Challenges Many African University Lecturers Face: Ethiopia as an Example

The future challenges for universities are fueling the current situation at many African universities. The main pressure is coming from the demographic situation. In Ethiopia for example, it is anticipated that by 2030 the age group 0-24 will amount to 62% of the total population. Moreover, Ethiopian universities lack of qualified lecturers, which might jeopardise

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Health Consideration in Architectural Design: An Interrelation Between Architecture and Neuroscience

Neuroarchitecture is a new frontier in architecture that lies between the interrelation of neuroscience and architecture. The aim of this research is to understand and accumulate factual knowledge on the impact of architectural design in human perception and judgment while monitoring brain activity using electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings. To achieve this, the experiment has been separated

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Relationship Analysis Between Smartphone Dependency Consciousness and Actual Usage Time

Now a day, the problems of long-time use of smartphones among youth has been sparked social debate. The long-time use of the Internet has been pointed out as one of the factors, so-called “internet dependence” in society. Although long-time use is regarded as a problem, actual use time has not been measured, and no discussion

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Embedding Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Design and Technology Subject Through Value-based Approach

As the world evolves in technology and rapid development, education remains the optimal mechanism to instill moral values and virtues amongst society, specifically in early education. This paper explores from Malaysian Education perspectives, particularly on teacher’s pedagogical approaches in embedding Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), the element comprises of environment, social, and economy as the

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The Chameleon Effect: The Relationship Between Imitation and Interdependence

The chameleon effect is the unconscious mimicry of nonverbal behaviours such as mannerisms, expressions, and postures. Current literature is deficit on instances of verbal behaviours as opposed to nonverbal behaviours. This imitation is said to have evolved to prospectively serve a social glue function in creating rapport and affiliation in social interactions and retrospectively increased

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Effects on Japanese Students Who Had No Overseas Experiences by Japanese Students Who Had Overseas Experiences in Intercultural Co-learning Classes

Recently the number of international students at Japanese universities has been increasing rapidly and many of Japanese universities have introduced intercultural co-learning classes, where Japanese students and international students learn from each other in the same curriculum. In this study, we examined and analyzed how Japanese students who had different overseas experiences interacted with each

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Fourth Grade Slow Learners’ Reading Error Analysis in Inclusive Elementary School in Indonesia

This study aims to analyze 4th grade slow learners’ reading errors in reading Indonesian text in an inclusive elementary school in Indonesia. This study involved four students who were diagnosed as slow learners. The investigation included planning, conducting, and analyzing the stages. The data were collected by recording the results of students’ reading tests. The

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Compiling Learner Corpora on Four Types of Common Errors Made by Chinese EFL Students

A number of EFL studies have been conducted in China to analyze different types of common lexico-grammatical mistakes made by college students in English writing. However, there has been very little research attempted to explore how instructors can practically utilize the resource of a learner corpus to help students improve their writing proficiency. The proposed

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The Risky-choice Framing Effect During Repeatedly Decision Process in Dynamic Context

Prospect theory can predict the susceptibility of framing effect such that decision-makers are opt for taking risks when they feel lost for the static decision tasks, where one only needs to make one decision, but the theory fails to predict the susceptibility for the dynamic decision tasks, where one needs to make a group of

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The Associated Factors With the Costs of Long-term Care and Medical Services for Older People in South Korea

Abstract: South Korea is facing an unprecedented demand for medical and long-term care (LTC) services for ageing individuals. We analysed the total amounts of care costs and the associated factors among elderly insurance recipients in 2017 to give some insights for improving the whole care system. Methods: The analysis of LTC Insurance and National Health

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The Dynamics of Depressive Symptoms on Criminal Investigators in Semarang (North Central Java) Police

According to Sulistyanto (Assistant of Human Resources of Indonesian National Police), a large percentage of police suicide is related to depression. Police suicidal behavior are serious social and psychological problems that must be anticipated and resolved. In 2016 there were 13 cases of police suicide, and 5 cases of suicide attempts. The incident was reduced

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Planning and Designing Research With Brand of Indigo Art Living Store for Chinese Dining Space – Li River Side

In recent times, the tourism industry has experienced an increase in tourism revenue. However, this upward trend has also led to changes in terms of business models and consumption patterns. For example, the usage of unique brand identities to enhance and manage the tourism industry of the Li River where was assigned as World Natural

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Psychological Distress and Its Relationship to Burnout Among Academicians in Malaysia

Introduction: Academicians has multiple roles such as teaching and learning responsibilities, producing impactful publications, applying grants and administrative duties. The objective of this study was to ascertain the prevalence of burnout and its relationship to psychological distress among academicians in Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia. Methods: A cross-sectional study involving academicians and non-academicians from UiTM

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Clients’ Experiences of Counseling Engagement in Thailand

This qualitative study aimed to explore clients’ lived experiences of counseling engagement, which is regarded as the common factor contributing to successful counseling outcome. The study examined clients’ counseling engagement in Thailand where counseling is not commonly known while seeking mental help tends to be stigmatized. It also attended to how sociocultural aspects influence clients’

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Improving University Teachers’ Professional Ethics in Teaching Practice in China

Teacher’s professional ethics, short for teacher ethics, refers to the relatively stable moral concepts, moral qualities and codes of conduct formed by teachers in the process of educational work. From this definition, we can know that teacher’s professional ethics is an excellent quality of internalizing morality through teaching practice. Therefore, this kind of quality is

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Stress, Anxiety and Depression Among Academicians in Science and Technology Faculties in a Malaysian University

Introduction: In Malaysia, academic personnel are under pressure to build international reputation, increase funding and are expected to perform in the key performance indicators to bring Malaysian education to an international standard. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of stress, anxiety and depression and its associated factors among the academicians in

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Art Therapy Approaches to Educate Lombok Earthquake Survivors to Reduce Their Depressive Symptoms

Art therapy (AT) has been utilized by many therapists to help people to recover from various psychological problems. Many professional have also been educating people how to utilize art therapy for improving mental health. Numbers of Lombok earthquake (2018) survivors experienced depressive symptoms including insomnia, losing appetite, feel sad and helpless almost all the time

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A Minimum Temporal Window for Deviance Detection of Frequency-modulated Sweeps: A Magnetoencephalography Study

The ability to rapidly encode the direction of frequency contour in frequency-modulated (FM) sweeps is essential for speech processing. Psychophysical evidence points to a common temporal window threshold for human listeners in processing rapid changes in frequency glides. No neural evidence has been provided for the existence of a cortical temporal window threshold underlying the

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Social Capital and Risk of Tuberculosis in Elderly Population

Background: In Japan, two-thirds of newly notified tuberculosis (TB) cases were older than 65 years. A large part of TB in elderly are attributable to endogenous reactivation from past infection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and risk factors of reactivation are not clearly known. We explored potential social capital and risk of developing TB in elderly population.

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Cyber Bullying Pattern of Indonesian High School Students in Instagram Through Text Mining

The cases of bullying among high school students in Indonesia continue to increase every year. Now the case of bullying is not only happening in the real world but also happens in cyberspace. The ease of accessing the internet has led to widespread of cyberbullying cases that occur through social media. After Facebook and WhatsApp,

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Living With Invisible Disabilities in a School Setting

Inclusive Education advocates for the integration of students with special needs in an educative environment with non-special needs students. It operates under the notion that social interaction in a mixed classroom better prepares the students for challenges and successes in real life situations. In recent years, many academic institutions have implemented inclusive policies in hopes

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The Influences of Teacher Professional Standards on Indonesian Novice Teachers’ Learning Experiences

Teacher professional standards were introduced in Indonesia as part of an agenda for national educational reform to improve teacher quality. The standards define the competencies that need to be achieved in the various stages of teacher professional development and appraisal. Novice teachers who participate in a one-year probationary and induction program also need to demonstrate

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Representation of Chinese-Sundanese Ethnic Identity in Suryakencana Bogor through Code Switching and Code Mixing

Indonesia has 1340 ethnic groups with 300 different ethnic groups recorded (www.netralnews.com). According to Hasbullah (www.academia.edu), there are around 726 regional languages in Indonesia, but only 456 regional languages have been successfully mapped. Indonesian language as a national language is use when one ethnic group wants to communicate with another ethnic group. Language according to

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Planning and Designing Multi-function Commercial Space of Chinese Wonderland

The global economy has increased vigorously especially tourism industry. Tourism is one of the most effective way to grow local businesses. To attract more tourists, the food and culture of the destination must be special so that it is worth visiting. This study done in Yang Shuo of Mainland China. By adding the brand “Shan

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Designing Functional Apparel for Seniors With Chronic Physical & Mental Impairment

The UN “World Population Prospects 2019” projects global megatrends, declining fertility and an increase in the ageing population. Body organs-degrade, cognition declining with age, involving the chronic physical & mental impairment with dementia risk. It is important to enhance the convenience of clothing on and off。Clothing is a basic human need which is equally the

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The Changes of Care Needs and Their Associated Factors Among the Recipients of LTC Insurance in South Korea

Objectives: This study identified changes of the needs of long-term care (LTC) services, and their associated factors among the recipients of LTC insurance in South Korea. Methods: We analyzed of LTC Insurance data and the logistic regression analysis was used. The changes of LTC needs were measured by grades of LTC services. Variables of interest

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Teachers’ Perceptions of Integrated STEM and Attitudes Towards Developmental Challenges in Vietnam

Integrated STEM education provides students with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics foundational knowledge that linked to their real world. Paradoxically, the definition and application of integrated STEM have still remained elusive because the application of integrated STEM involves flexibility and contextualization. Integrated STEM requires the application of knowledge and practices from multiple S-T-E-M disciplines to

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Burnout and Job Satisfaction Among University Staff in Malaysia

Introduction: Burnout among university staffs potentially affects personal and professional performance and causes job dissatisfaction. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to ascertain the prevalence of burnout and its associated risk factors among the University staff involving both academician and non-academician and relate these to their job satisfaction. Methods: A cross sectional study was

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Unleash the Warrior in You: A Mixed Method Study on the Psychological Well Being of UE Student Athletes

Psychological well – being is a balanced, well – integrated, and harmonious interplay between six facets of the self which includes positive relationships, personal mastery, autonomy, meaning in life, personal growth, and development. The researchers’ convergent parallel mixed method study focused on exploring the psychological well-being of UE student athletes which aims to help them

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Mindfulness and Depression: The Mediating Role of Psychological Flexibility

Objective: The aim of the current study was to examine the mediating role of psychological flexibility on the relationship between mindfulness and depression. Method: The participants were 312 high school students in Thailand. The sampling method was multistage cluster sampling. Research instruments were Psychological Flexibility Scale for Adolescents (PFSA-Thai), Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale (CES-D-Thai)

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Field Trips in English Teaching in Vietnam

It’s years since the dawn of field trips which have been widely used as an effective tool in foreign language teaching and learning. With their advantages, field trips perform the functions of improving the language skills for learners. To find out the positive effects of field trips, the paper focuses on giving an overview on

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From Andragogy to Heutagogy in Advancing the 5C’s for 21st Century Foreign Language Competency

Andragogy was an essential first step for teachers at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies and Wenzao Ursuline University in equipping students in both Japan and Taiwan with a tandem learning framework to become more active learners. The model worked on the assumption that students would take more responsibility for their learning which would subsequently promote more

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Comparison of Healthy Aging Between Asian, American and European Countries: Results From the Athlos Consortium

Research efforts to measure healthy aging have been diverse and limited to specific populations. This diversity limits the potential to compare healthy aging across populations. The Ageing Trajectories of Health – Longitudinal Opportunities and Synergies (ATHLOS) project has produced a worldwide harmonized dataset from 17 international cohorts and developed a universal scale measuring healthy aging

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Local Tourism Destination Content in Online Travel Agency Promotion

Online Travel Agency (OTA) had an impact on making people ease to travel, through their mobile devices without any extra charges. Based on Alvara Research Foundation, Indonesia’s Top 5 online applications are Traveloka, Ticket.com, Blibli, KAI Access and, Airy. This paper is aim to describe how local tourism destination content in those application and their

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Politeness and Impoliteness Strategies in the Courtroom: An Analysis of a Trail Script

This research presents a conversation analysis (CA) study based on the data from an American reality TV show which aims at solving the following question: what type of politeness and impoliteness strategies are applied by the participants in the courtroom? Results from the trial conversation data show that the conflict between the speakers is the

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First Grade Students’ Mathematical Ideas on Addition in Classroom Using Lesson Study and Open Approach

Students’ mathematical idea is very important in learning mathematics. Many studies had proposed learning activities to promote learning performance focusing on mathematical ideas of the addition topic. However, those studies lake of innovation to improve students’ learning of addition. This study applied lesson study and open approach as innovations to improve students’ learning of addition

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Comparative Interpretation of Tree Painting between People on Different Loneliness Levels

Tree drawing is a form of projective test used to assess one’s development (Koch, 1992). In Jungian psychology, tree(s) are often used as a symbol of development; representing a mirror on a person’s inner and outer situation (Isaksson et al., 2009). The metaphorical interpretation of tree(s) can be symbolised as how a person relates to

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Applying Morita Therapy to University Students – A Program in Progress

With the push to “internationalize” university departments, Japanese students are encouraged (and in some cases required) to participate in study abroad programs. However, there is a growing concern that students may not be prepared to handle a rigorous semester or year abroad. Although many universities have created pre-study abroad courses that help students prepare for

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Table with a Half-oval Hole as Individual Treatment Table of ABA Therapy for Autistic Children in Indonesian Autism Therapy Center as an Effective Design to Overcome Behavior

ABA (Applied behavior analaysis) therapy, introduced by Ivar lovaas, is a widely used method for autism therapy in the world due to its success rate. In this therapy, a table is used during individual treatment as a medium for giving instruction and performing tasks between a therapist and an autistic child. In general, this table

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Boost Sight Reading Skills of Students Using Melodic Ostinato

This study aims to boost the sight-reading skills of the inexperienced grade six students through the use of melodic ostinato patterns as a strategy. Prior to the demonstration teaching, information about the current status of music education in the provincial setting was gathered and generated through field observations and interviews with the students and music

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Designing Experiential Learning Activities for Primary Schoolers

Experiential learning is now deemed a crucial part in primary education in almost all learning contexts because it helps develop and cultivate children’s cognitive and life skills. It functions as a bridge linking the knowledge that children acquire in regular classroom and their experiences built up by participating in real life activities, especially beyond classroom.

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Perceived Benefits and Challenges of Flipped Classroom: Voices From Teachers in Hong Kong’s Higher Education

Flipped classroom is increasingly being adopted in higher education institutions worldwide. Many studies on flipped classroom focused on evaluating its impact on students’ learning outcomes. Relatively little is known about the perceived benefits and challenges of flipped classroom from the teachers’ perspective. The present research conducted in-depth interviews with 21 teachers from diverse academic disciplines

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Balinese Young Organization as Building of National Character to Counter Asymmetric Warfare in Indonesia

Bali is an Island that has a diversity of cultures and traditions which is the reason for the rapid development of tourism on the Island. However, one of the negative impacts was the penetration of foreign culture into Bali. In an effort to ward off foreign penetration in Bali, the community uses a youth organization

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Japanese ESL Students’ Willingness to Communicate in English: The Effects of L2 Self-Confidence, Acculturation, and Motivational Types

This study aimed to identify the factors that affect English learners’ willingness to communicate (WTC) in the second language (L2) (L2 WTC) and particularly focused on self-confidence in the second language (L2 self-confidence), acculturation, and motivational types. L2 self-confidence was hypothesized to predict L2 WTC and to mediate the correlation between acculturation and L2 WTC

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Self-compassion Buffers the Negative Psychological Impact of Stigma Stress on Sexual Minorities

The present study aimed to test the associations of stigma stress with negative cognitive outcomes (i.e., self-stigma content and process), affective outcomes (i.e., depression and anxiety), and social outcomes (i.e., disconnectedness and loneliness) among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals and to explore whether self-compassion would moderate these associations. Cross-sectional questionnaire data were collected from

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Human Value Creating Global Citizenship: International Perspectives

This study mainly aimed to explore the suitable conceptual frameworks of Human Value Creating Global Citizenship and the related school administrative tasks to support development of students’ characteristics to become human value creating global citizens. The population consisted of elementary and high schools under supervision of Soka (Value Creating) University in Japan. Respondents were 3

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The Comparison of Industrial Behaviors of the Students of Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi

The objectives of the research were in comparison of industrial behaviors of students of Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi classified by the experience of part-time job, faculty, and GPAX. The stratified random sampling method was governed so as to select 492 senior students of Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi of the academic year 2018 as

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Cultural-Communicative Styles: The Case of Indonesia and India

The present study examines, defines and evaluates the cultural-communicative styles of Indonesia and India. The analysis presented in the report is based on Hall’s theory (1959, 1966, 1976, 1983) of high-context (HC) and low-context (LC) cultures and Geert Hofstede’s (1997) cultural dimension of collectivism versus individualism. The report also suggests how potential gaps between members

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Early Childhoods’ Cooperative Behaviors through HighScope Learning Activities at Kindergarten Demonstration School

The objectives of this research were to study the trend of early childhood’s cooperative behaviors through HighScope learning activities which includes plan, do, review activities. The target group consist of 42 children, male and female, 5 – 6 years of age, in Kindergarten 2, the first semester of the 2019 academic year at Khon Kaen

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Can Mental Health Be Predicted? A Study About Anxiety Degree, Impulsive Behavior, and Mental Distress of College Students

As more and more college students have impulsive behavior and even cause mental distress because of depression or anxiety. The study explored the similarities and differences in Anxiety Degree, Impulsive Behavior, and Mental Distress across six groups of faculty in different gender. Self-Description questionnaire was employed, and there were 1,010 college students participated in this

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Benefits of Smartwatches on Health-Promoting Lifestyles

Smart wearable devices are new tools for promoting healthy lifestyles in modern society. Health-promoting lifestyles are a multidimensional pattern of actions and perceptions that contribute to maintaining and enhancing an individual’s wellness. Smartwatches have various features, such as self-monitoring, goal setting, just-in-time feedback, and rewards. They may help individuals have health-promoting lifestyles through interesting self-regulation

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Roles of Core Components in Emotional Awareness to the Severity of Anxiety With the Moderator of Sleeping Quality in Youth

The aim of this research is to examine the roles of six core components in emotional awareness in the severity of anxiety in youth in order to provide early identification and training in Hong Kong. In this research, 4647 local students (N=4647, M=1982, F=2350) aged from 12-18 (M=15, SD=1.88) are invited to participate voluntarily. They

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Adapting Orphan Migrants in Japanese Elderly Care Services: A Diversified Model for Ishikawa Prefecture

In Japan, the growing number of senior citizens requires prolonged medical care and other supports. There is no immediate route to increase the population growth rate instantly or a technological revolution that could serve the increasing number of senior citizens fully. On the other hand, millions of orphan children throughout the world are dying without

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Serving More Than Two Masters: Contextualization of Christianity
in Contemporary China and the Changes of Christianity in Translated Texts

The publication volume of translation works of Christian literature from English to Chinese soar recently with the contextualization of Christianity in contemporary China. The translation approach that the translators opt for, serving the standard of Christianity – to preserve the message, or serving the standard of translation studies – to find the dynamic equivalence, is

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“Saving Our City”: Christian Perspectives on Mediating Controversies and Conflicts in the Anti-extradition Movement in Hong Kong

The anti-extradition movement has already persisted in Hong Kong since early June 2019. There have been frequent violent confrontations between the protesters and the police in public spaces. Nevertheless, divisions and arguments between Christians who support the protesters and those who strictly disagree with violence are emerging. Many Christian churches and the ministers in Hong

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Teacher Professional Development Program in an Indonesian Disadvantaged Region

This quantitative study examines the effects of a mandatory teacher professional development (PD) program on the sources of teacher self-efficacy beliefs, and Indonesian teacher self-efficacy beliefs. Instruments used in this study were the Teacher Professional Development Scale (Main & Pendergast, 2017), Sources of Efficacy Information in Professional Learning Environments (Dellinger, 2001), and Teacher Efficacy Beliefs

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A Comparative Analysis of Unique Characteristics, Conditions, and Challenges of Lifelong Education in Four Major Asian Countries — China, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan

The authors conducted a comparative analysis of unique characteristics, conditions, and challenges of lifelong education in four major Asian countries, namely China, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. A documentary analysis of comparative education research and a context, input, process, and product evaluation model of educational policy research were used to systematically analyze the lifelong education

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A Case Study on the Use of Theater as a Tool in Promoting Positive Discipline for Children in Ozamis City

The study aims to present a qualitative descriptive inquiry in using theater as tool in educating communities on positive discipline for children. It seeks to know the impact of the play Istoryahe Lang Ko to the parents and family heads in relation to positive discipline for children. The study uses the Social Learning Theory of

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Renovating Language Labs to Facilitate Classroom Interaction in Language Education

Language labs are widely used in language education. The labs enable teachers to listen to individual students through headsets connected to computers. They also enable students to practice listening and speaking using their individual workstation. In recent years, peer interaction has been demonstrated as an effective pedagogy in language education. Yet, since traditional labs were

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The Japanese Fox: A Rice Guardian or a Female Demon

Fox is often portrayed as a crafty, cunning or wicked animal in both Eastern and Western cultures. Tales and legends associated with fox are mostly telling stories about the animal’s undesirable characteristics, such as flattering someone for gain, preying human life for longevity, or assuming female forms for pleasure. In contrast with the notorious images

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Integration of Mobile Application in Flipped Classroom for Language Learning

The goal of the integration mobile learning into a flipped classroom is to offer a new way of language learning for students and reduce the teacher’s role in the classroom. This new transformation from a conventional teaching and learning approach to heutagogy and paragogy approaches is to meet the criteria for student-centered approach and embracing

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Modeling the Development Paths of Startup Universities

The 21st century has witnessed an explosion of new private universities across the globe in response to rising demands and increasing rates of secondary school completion. However, there is virtually no research on these startup universities and no existing model to explain their typical trajectories in terms of their development. This study examines the development

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Factors in Teachers’ Help-seeking Preferences: From the viewpoint of teachers with new appointment terms

This research examines the factors that influence teachers’ help-seeking preferences using a structural equation model. Teachers with new appointment terms often face difficulties in their work and tend to ask other teachers or administrators for help. To identify the various factors in teachers’ help-seeking preferences, an investigation using a questionnaire was administered to teachers who

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The Advantages of Using Image-schematic Animation in Teaching English Prepositions

In recent years, many researchers have examined how second and foreign language learners benefit from cognitive linguistics insights, especially in their acquisition of polysemy. However, teachers are not linguists and usually do not have enough knowledge about cognitive linguistics to apply it to their everyday teaching. This paper proposes using animation in teaching English prepositions,

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Bilingual Transition of Address Terms for Family Members: A Longitudinal L1 Case Study from Birth

This longitudinal study focuses on the bilingual transition of address terms for family members used by a Japanese-English speaking child from birth. The child has been raised in Japan, mostly in English at home, and in Japanese at nursery since 0;4; and has been in a regular Japanese schooling system since 3;0. In a broad

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Comparing Indigeneous and Non Indigeneous Drawings: A Lesson Learnt

The study explores the use of language in elementary indigenous students from bilingual communities through the systematic analysis of their drawings. The article aims to observe whether bilingual students when asked to draw certain culture-key elements determine or not the use of a specific language spontaneously. Two hundred twenty-five indigenous girls and boys from five

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Comparative Review of the Foreign Language Learning History of a Japanese and a Flemish-Dutch Native Speaker

How we learn a foreign (second, third, fourth, …) language contains diverse approaches. It depends on, to the great extent, each learner’s personal background and aptitude such as the starting age, native language, motivation, goal(s), learning context, and life history. It is also dynamic, in the process of learning the target language, in a sense

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Problems and Needs in Writing Skills of Sales Support

In business communication, the English language is globally used for extending more business opportunities nationally and internationally. Sales department is one vital department that is obviously in need of assistants who can employ the English language effectively to increase profits for the company. One of the main tasks of sales support is to perform writing

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How the ‘Productive Failure’ Instructional Design Encapsulates the ‘Active Learning’ Essence of Eliciting L2 Output Using the ‘Information Gap’ Construct

Productive failure’ (Kapur, 2015) is an instructional design based on the contrast between learners’ intuitive assumptions and proven solutions to problems analyzed for educational purposes in a given discipline. This design involves learners attempting creation of concepts or solutions before being taught, which is thought to enhance learning in that it prepares learners to comprehend

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Who’s Who in High School Computer Science Textbooks in Taiwan

The scientists mentioned in a computer science textbook represent the significance of their contribution to the field. By learning about the life of the scientists and the societal and cultural background at the time, students learn not only science knowledge but also how science interacts with human life. This study examines how computer scientists presented

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Multi-level Structural Equation Model of Factors Affecting the Performance Appraisal Effectiveness of Special Education Teachers

The purposes of this research was to develop and examine the congruence of multi-level structural equation model of factors affecting the special education teacher’s performance appraisal effectiveness. The research divided into two phases; (I) The synthesizing the key factors of MSEM of factors affecting the performance appraisal effectiveness of special education teachers, using synthesis documents

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Is Language a Form of Animal Communication, or Something Different? Implications for Ecological Identities

For many, saying humans are animals is an uncontroversial truism. It follows that human communication systems, including language, are animal communication systems. The reality, however, is more complicated. Some linguists, for instance, describe language as categorically distinct from, rather than as a unique or rare form of, animal communication (e.g. language vs animal communication rather

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In Search of an Effective Online Campus for Online-only Universities

This is an interim report on an investigation into the psychological and social problems in online campus life at online-only universities. The immediate goal of this research is to search for an effective communication platform for the online campus at the Tokyo Online University (TOU), which has opened its doors to student in April, 2018.

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Pocket Translation Effectiveness in Real Life Communication Situations

Continual internationalism has seen Japanese increase their interaction with people of various languages and cultural backgrounds for research, business, education, and trade. However, Japanese lack the English-speaking confidence to be effective communicators compared to other countries and are currently ranked 35th out of 74 in English proficiency (Tsuboya-Newell, 2017). One reason for this is Japan

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Factors Affecting Industrial Behaviors of the Students of Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi

The objectives of the research were to study levels of industrial behaviors of the students of Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, and to develop and review causal model affecting industrial behaviors of students of Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi. Stratified random sampling method was governed so as to select 492 senior students of Rajamangala University

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Being a Supersib: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Being a Supersib Within Singapore

There is increased awareness of the needs of siblings of children with a disability. They are likely to experience difficult relationships with their brother or sister with special needs and receive less attention in the family, and are at risk of experiencing negative mental health and wellbeing. Sibling groups in Singapore primarily focus on providing

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Alternatives to SDGs-based Global Issues Pedagogy in ELT

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are frequently used as a frame of reference for the teaching and learning of Global Issues content in English Language Teaching (ELT). This presentation argues that the prevalence of SDGs-based Global Issues pedagogy in ELT is partially the result of a well-intended but uncritical acceptance of the validity of the

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Fostering Outgoing Mobility by Implementing an Innovative Online Platform for Partner University Allocation – ITMO University Educational Design Practices

Within the Russian internationalisation strategy for increasing incoming and outgoing academic mobility indicators, ITMO University utilises a variety of tools to match the objective. Increased number of ITMO students aimed at spending a semester abroad and constantly growing number of 200+ active academic partners worldwide become a challenge which calls an innovative solution. While students

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Cross-cultural Language in Clint Eastwood’s Movie Scripts

This is a study of cross-cultural language use in Clint Eastwood’s movie scripts. Eastwood, the renowned film director, starred and produced numerous movies in a variety of genres. The study focuses on the language of the movie scripts used in Eastwood’s War films and Western. Scripts were downloaded from a website “The Web’s Largest Resource

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Current State and Awareness for Art Activities among the Artists with Disabilities – Focused on Busan area in South Korea

Purpose The purpose of this research is to determine current state and awareness for the artists with disabilities who have lived or have been working in Busan area. Methods 323 artists with disabilities responded to the questionnaire which was composed of 16 items. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS 22.0. Results First, the artists

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The Effect of Positive Psychological Program Using Coffee Activities on Happiness and Parenting Efficacy of Mothers of People with Developmental Disabilities

[Purpose] This study aimed to identify the effects of positive psychology programs using coffee activities on the happiness and parenting efficacy of mothers who raise people with developmental disabilities. [Methods] Nine mothers who used N Welfare centers in B city voluntarily participated in program and agreed the purpose of this study. The program was conducted

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A Study on the Influence of Current Inclusion Experiences of University Students on the Attitude Toward University Students with Disabilities

The purpose of this study is to identify the level of attitude of university students who currently have inclusive education experience with the university students with disabilities and to find the variable that affects the attitude of accepting the university students with disabilities. In this study, 234 second-year university students of B city responded to

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Strengthening Social Resilience Through Identity Reflection in High-Schools: iBelong’s Radical ODT Methodology in Israel

iBelong is an Israeli NGO missioned to strengthen the sense of identity and belonging of youth by offering experiential journeys for self-discovery and community engagement. In the past 14 years, iBelong is mandated by Israel’s Ministry of Education to provide ODT educational activities and intercultural experiences. Arguably, the dislocating effect of globalization, exaggerated by social

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The 21st-Century Skills of School Administrators under Udon Thani Primary Education Service Area Office

The purposes of this research were 1) to study the 21th Century Skills of School Administrators, 2) to study the actual state and the desirable state of the 21th Century Skills of School Administrators, 3) to study the priority needs of the 21th Century Skills of School Administrators under Udon Thani Primary Education Service Area

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Maternal Affect, Work and Family Conflicts, and Infant Negative Affectivity: A Longitudinal Study of Working Mothers in Singapore

Infant negative affectivity (NA) refers to an infant temperament characterized by a predisposition toward anger, frustration, fear, and sadness. There is growing recognition of the influence of maternal factors on infant NA which could affect an infant’s long term development. This paper documented the preliminary findings of a longitudinal study that aimed to explore maternal

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Identifying Variables in English as Medium of Instruction: A Trajectory Equifinality Modeling Analysis of Two English Teachers in Japan

The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) has long tried to change the medium of instruction (MI) for secondary school English education. Released in March, 2018, a new course of study states that junior high school English should be taught in English. This reinforces an earlier announcement for MI in senior

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The Effects of Questioning Strategy on Young Girl Students in Web Quest Activity

Promoting science learning and science performance of girl students has been an important issue. The study explored the effects of questioning strategy on young girl students in a webquest activity. A quasi-experimental design was adopted on 46 fifth-grade girl students. These students participated in a mixed-gender group activity aided by questioning strategy with detail question