All posts by James Alexander Gordon

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Are Lecturers Teaching and Students Learning in a Post-pandemic Environment: A Case Study at a Business School in South Africa

Lecturers were confronted with so many changes and new technologies during the Covid-era that it was deemed of utmost important to analyse the different perspectives of lecturers within a Business School, in South Africa. The primary objective of the study was to determine to what extent teaching practices needed to change as well as to

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Formative Instruction in Hawaiʻi: Teachers’ Perspectives and Practices

In the aftermath of the COVID pandemic, there is value in examining the insights gained by the Hawaiʻi education system through the various adaptations required to navigate the crisis. In this context, it is crucial to inquire about teachers’ perspectives on the strategies implemented in the plan to maximize the utilization of the Elementary and

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Subjective Norm, Perceived Behavioral Control and Entrepreneurial Intention: Three Factors for Implementing Entrepreneurial Education

This research delves into the potential of integrating entrepreneurship education into secondary school curriculums within the Middle East region. While traditional theoretical approaches may pose challenges for some students, leading to disengagement and higher dropout rates, entrepreneurship education offers a promising alternative. This study specifically examines how students perceive entrepreneurship as a viable path towards

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Evolving Environmental Immigration Policies Through Technological Solutions: A Focused Analysis of Japan and Canada in the Context of COVID-19

This article examines technological solutions that enhance the effectiveness of environmental immigration policies in Japan and British Columbia, Canada. The study identifies problems related to ecological immigration policies in these regions and explores effective technological interventions. Japan and British Columbia (BC) were selected due to their unique environmental challenges and innovative technological implementations. Advanced technologies

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Navigating Well-being and Academic Success: Insights From University Dormitory Life

University dormitories provide a supportive environment, yet students encounter challenges impacting academic performance and well-being. In 2024, a web survey targeted 288 undergraduates residing in campus dorms in Vietnam. Assessing participants’ characteristics, physical attributes, lifestyle patterns, and mental health status (DASS-21) revealed key insights. The findings unveiled an average of 2.9 roommates (SD = 1.41),

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Speaking Truth to Power: Parrhesia and Perceptions of the Russo-Ukrainian War in Chinese Online Poetry and Visual Narratives, 2022-Present

When Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Putin felt confident in Xi Jinping’s support, cemented by pledges of a ‘no-limits friendship’. While the world looked to China for a resolution to the crisis, China’s official media touted Russian propaganda in their coverage of the war while censoring Ukrainian news and pro-Ukrainian perspectives.

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Utilizing the Aesthetic Properties of Felt Fabric as an Entry for Enriching Students’ Skills in the Fashion Accessories Course

The study aims to develop the students’ skills in the Fashion Accessories Course by recruiting the various aesthetic properties of felt fabric. Innovative designs were created with different inspiration themes to produce a variety of fashion accessories, including necklaces, handbags, hats, and slippers. The study follows the experimental development method, the study identifies the felt

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Confronting the Ephemeral: The Crystal-Image of the Present Moment in Hong Sang-soo’s Recent Films

Hong Sang-soo’s minimalist films, known for their non-linearity, slow pace, and everyday settings, delve into the complexities of memory, time, and mortality. For this paper, I would like to explore how Hong Sang-soo articulates the elusive concept of the present moment in his films, focusing on three recent works: In Front of Your Face (2021),

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Sowing Peace Through Organic Farming for Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood in Conflict-Ridden Communities

This study determines the nexus between conflict, peace, food security, and sustainable livelihood. It is descriptive, exploratory, qualitative research using a triangulation method such as key informant interview, focus group discussion, and participatory rural appraisal involving the Moro National Liberation Front and Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebel returnees-beneficiaries of the From Arms to Farms program

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Narrative Imagination in Japanese Fantasy and Animation Films: A Dual Melody of the Value of Transcendence and Humanistic Resilience

Contrasting the struggles of various international film markets in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Japanese cinema has achieved remarkable success in both domestic and international box offices in recent years. This paper conducts a narrative analysis of the top 10 most popular Japanese films, revealing trends in storytelling under the dominance of fantasy backgrounds

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Textual Analysis of the Most Popular South Korean Films: Value Practice of National Subjectivity Through Diverse Heroes From Humanistic Perspectives

South Korean dramas have seen a strong rise in popularity on OTT platforms in recent years. However, in contrast to the resurgence of the Indian and Japanese film markets post-COVID-19 pandemic, South Korean cinema has faced a box office downturn. This indicates significant shifts in the factors influencing the popularity of South Korean films, prompting

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A Preliminary Study of Painting as a Balancing Influence on Body and Mind

In contemporary society, people face pressure from work, family, society, etc., which may have a negative impact on physical and mental health. How to adjust your psychology, relieve stress, and maintain physical and mental balance is a very important issue. This study aims to explore the effects of drawing, as an artistic activity, on regulating

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The Study of the Relation Between Interpretation and Existence: Understanding How Spaces Transform Into Places Through Experience and Perception

When experiencing a space, different appreciators can have different experiences, perceptions, and interpretations of meaning. Why is that so? What factors make space meaningful for certain people, and what factors influence the perception and experience of space so that space changes into a place? A case study is the space in installation art. There is

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A Preliminary Exploration on Methodology of Image-Based Narrative

In the realms of community and social work, photovoice (Wang & Burris, 1997) is widely recognized as a participatory approach in action research, designed to empower individuals and specific groups by enabling them to articulate their experiences. This study adapts photovoice methods to conduct image-based narrative groups with depressed adolescents, utilizing the social practice process

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Factors Affecting the Welfare of Coastal Communities in Karawang District, Indonesia

Cilamaya Subdistrict is one of the areas of Karawang Regency located on the coast of the Java Sea directly adjacent to the sea. This area has marine potential, diversity of fishery resources and beach tourism objects that can be developed. This potential has economic value for the welfare of coastal communities. However, despite the diverse

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The Development of Student Mental Health Support System, Udon Thani Rajabhat University, Thailand

The mental health problem is one of the most important health problems in adolescence in Thailand. The number of mental health patients has doubled in 6 years, rising from 1.3 millions in 2015 to 2.3 millions in 2021. Data from mental health assessment of first-year students at Udonthani Rajabhat University, utilizing the MENTAL HEALTH CHECK

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Experiential Learning Through Play and Science: Enhancing Science Process Skills in Early Childhood Teacher Students

This study looks into the efficacy of experiential learning through play and science activities in building scientific process skills among early childhood teacher students. The research uses a four-step experiential learning model: 1. Situations/Interpretations: Engaging in play-based and science discovery activities. 2. Reflection: Asking questions to analyze activity outcomes. 3. Conceptualization: Synthesizing and solidifying knowledge

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Enhancing Science Teacher Students’ Communication Skills: The Effect of Model-Based Learning

Effective scientific communication plays an important role in capturing public attention and promoting scientific knowledge. Preparing future science teachers with these qualities is critical for fostering scientific understanding in their students. The purpose of this study is to study the effects of using models as a basis for organizing learning on the science communication skills

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Utilizing Storytelling Activities to Enhance Communication Skills and Creativity Thinking of Primary School Teacher Students

This study investigates the effectiveness of storytelling as a communication technique in the learning management process for primary school teacher students. It emphasizes the importance of storytelling in facilitating knowledge exchange, fostering shared understanding, and improving communication between teachers and students. The study aimed to develop and implement storytelling activities based on diverse elements like

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Eastern Ideology in Hollywood Movies: The Cases of Inception (2010), Interstellar (2014) and Oppenheimer (2023) by Director Christopher Nolan

The application of Eastern thoughts (Taoism, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) has made impressive changes from the late 20th century to the early 21st century, through outstanding films such as The Matrix (1999), Avatar (2009), etc. Especially in recent years, Eastern ideas have been applied smoothly and clearly through films which won major awards such as Everything

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Reasonable Accommodation for Students With Disabilities in Japan: A Language Program Administrator’s Guide

Starting in April 2024, Japan will mandate that companies offer essential services and infrastructure to support individuals with disabilities. This decree will involve implementing features like having sloped access points for wheelchairs, ensuring information accessibility, and making necessary modifications to ensure equal access to educational opportunities. The Act for Eliminating Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities

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The 2020 Election in Myanmar: The NLD Supporters and Facebook

This article explored how the National League for Democracy (NLD) supporters used Facebook to conduct their campaigns in the 2020 election. I argue that the NLD supporters used Facebook to excite people’s sentiment to support the NLD and to resent the Union the Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), backed by the Myanmar military Tatmadaw. I

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Human Resource Management As It Relates to Teachers’ Global Competitiveness

This study examines the impact of human resource management on teachers’ global competitiveness. The research conducted is descriptive-correlational. It focuses on respondents’ demographic profiles, the principals’ HRM practices in terms of recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, remuneration, training and development, and employee safety and health; the teachers’ global competitiveness in terms of 21st century learning

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Government and Community Strategies in Maintaining the Existence of Yogyakarta Cosmological Axis as a World Cultural Heritage

Yogyakarta, with its cultural elements, has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, emphasizing its global cultural significance. The purpose of this research is to examine the government and community strategies in maintaining the existence of Yogyakarta Cosmological Axis as a World Cultural Heritage. This qualitative research employed interviews and documentation as collection

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Knotted: In(weave)—My Autoethnographic Inquiry into Practice

“Knotted” was a video series engaged in an autoethnographic, practice-led research approach that served as a reflective exploration of my identity as an artist, researcher, and educator amidst a dynamically evolving social and cultural landscape. Engaging in performance art practice offers insights into the weaving of my narrative and subject formation as a South African

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It Can Exist, but Not in My Backyard! Discussing the Diffusion Effect of Neighbor Nimby From the Relationship Between Community Park Green Space and Ground Floor Entrance and Exit Section

The aim of this study is to explore the impact of the Not In My Backyard (NIMBY) effect on the ground floor entrance and exit section and community park green space in urban design. Through the analysis of various community park cases, this study found that the diffusion of NIMBY effects has a significant impact

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Traditional Cultural Expressions Management: A Legal Perspective From Indonesia

The issue of the importance of legal protection for Traditional Cultural Expressions (TCEs) in Indonesia has begun to become a concern since the claims for the Reog Ponorogo and Pendet dances were widely published as part of Malaysia’s tourism campaign. Using a normative legal approach, this paper aims to examine the legal protection of TCEs

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Nurturing Contemporary Enterprise Vitality and Sustainable Development From Humanistic Classics

Modern business operations face not only traditional management issues but also new and unknown challenges such as establishing culture, cultivating agile and adaptable leadership styles, adapting to technology and data driven environments, effectively addressing global competition, managing diverse teams, and enhancing employee engagement. This article categorizes contemporary business management key issues into five main areas:

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Unravelling Social Narratives in Advertisements on India’s Sustainable Development Goals

This study explores the linguistic representation of environmental, social and governance issues (ESG) within advertisements, employing the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) theory as its theoretical framework. In the context of India’s dynamic growth and its pledge towards accomplishing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), marketers stand at the intersection of societal responsibility and brand communication.

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Exploring the Impact of VR Nostalgic Sandbag Game Experience on the Happiness of the Elderly

With the trend of aging population in China, the well-being of the elderly has become the focus of social concern, and the rapid development of digital technology has provided a new way of life for the elderly, and Barsasella et al. (2021) showed that Virtual Reality (VR) has a positive effect on the well-being of

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The Orientalist Aesthetic in Amadeo Preziosi’s Oeuvre

This paper discusses Amadeo Preziosi’s Orientalist representations within the socio-political and cultural contexts of nineteenth century Ottoman Empire. Adopting the theoretical lens of Orientalism, this paper will show how Preziosi’s oeuvre is interlaced with the lexicon of Eurocentric exoticisation of the Middle East, where the space and people are transformed into objects of aestheticism. The

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The Buddhist Exchange Between China and Vietnam in the Late Ming and Early Qing Dynasties: Focusing on Shilian Dashan’s Works

Hai Wai Ji Shi (Overseas Stories) records the history of Shilian Dashan being invited to visit Vietnam and his experience there. It reflects the social development of Vietnam from one aspect. Dashan claimed to be the heir of Master Juelang. However, his trace was secret, and he was closely related to the feudal king Shang

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Reconstructing Adolescents’ Depression: A Praxis-Oriented Approach

Adolescent suicide is a significant societal issue, with depression being a crucial indicator of suicide risk. Current research in Taiwan often perceives adolescent depression as a disease when discussing suicide prevention. However, there is limited exploration using a non-labeling and non-definitional approach to understand “depression” as a normal state (Newman, 1991). This study employs a

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Autodidactic City: Skopje’s Socio-Urban Palimpsest in the Early Twentieth-Century

The built environment profoundly reflects and influences the processes of human society, serving as a mirror to the sociological dynamics and discourses that shape urban life. Exploring ‘social morphology’—the study of how societal structures are embodied in urban forms—this research reveals the dynamic interplay between physical spaces and societal norms. It highlights how cities do

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Issues and Strategies for Ensuring Justice for Indigenous Peoples as a Vulnerable Group in Indonesia

This research aimed to provide an overview of various legal issues and injustices faced by indigenous peoples as a vulnerable group in Indonesia. Various problems such as conflicts over customary rights, and land or forest claims between companies and indigenous peoples have marginalized the position of indigenous peoples. This study attempted to propose concepts and

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Emotional Fluctuation Expression of Participants in Virtual Interactive Environments Color Composition and Harmony

In today’s fast-paced society, individuals often grapple with immense work stress and a high-pressure lifestyle, making it harder to alleviate anxiety. This not only affects work efficiency and life quality but also may delay seeking timely medical assistance. Many struggle to understand and analyze their emotions, finding traditional emotional scales complex and confusing. Consequently, most

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Specular Space Expansion: Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms Through Hermann Schmitz’s Atmospheres

Since the debut of her first infinite room, “Floor Show,” in 1965, Yayoi Kusama has used specular space to extend light, shapes, and the viewer’s presence, leaving a sense that the perceptual field is transformed. This article analyses Kusama’s infinite rooms within the framework of the concrete phenomenon of Atmospheres, developed by the German philosopher

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Democracies Degraded by Disinformation: Lessons From Hungary, the U.S., and the U.K.

Democratic backsliding has been a growing concern globally. The literature on democratic backsliding and the literature on disinformation have grown exponentially, but hitherto developed separately. This paper provides a unique contribution to the existing literature by exploring the interactions between the two phenomena. We present a framework that describes this as a cycle of disinformation

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Game-Based Learning Model Using Augmented Reality Technology to Promote Creative Problem Solving

Game-based Learning Model Using Augmented Reality Technology are educational approaches that help develop knowledge, stimulate interest and participation in learning to promote creative problem solving through an engaging and effective learning experience. The objectives of this research are: 1) To develop Game-based Learning Model Using Augmented Reality Technology to promote Creative Problem Solving 2) To

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Exploring the Adaptability of Older Adults to Virtual Reality (VR) Through Experiential Teaching Courses

As the global population of older adults continues to grow, the use of technology products by older adults has become a trend. Virtual Reality (VR) technology, as an innovative tool for learning and entertainment, may present certain challenges for older adults. The purpose of this study is to explore the adaptability of older adults in

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Development of the Happy Teacher Module – Adapt to a Positive Psychological Approach in the School Context

Early childhood teachers have an important strategic role in developing children’s golden age. Teachers with psychological well-being will be able to develop the well-being of students as well. Psychological well-being is the main function of education to maximize the growth of teachers and students. On the other side, teachers’ duties and responsibilities at school cause

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Speech-Gesture-Slide (SGS) Interplay in Academic Oral Presentations

The multimodal aspects of oral presentation (OP) skills have been an important focus in studies on public speech and academic communication (e.g., Hood & Forey, 2005; Morell, 2015). However, within this body of research, there has been a lack of pedagogical perspective on how to teach these multimodal aspects. Moreover, most existing studies consider either

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Space Producing and Time: Spatiotemporal Concepts in Linear and Cavalier Perspectives

It is known that the linear perspective was a significant invention of the European Renaissance, while the cavalier perspective which reverses the linear perspective vision has been applied in traditional Chinese painting for thousands of years. The divergence of perceiving spatiality between Chinese and European art formed in this age. Concerning the representation of space

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Design Principles for Integrating Mindfulness Meditation Into Immersive Virtual Reality Experiences

Across borders, people face numerous life stresses, resulting in difficulties regulating emotions and accumulating negative emotions. Meditation is an effective way to enhance the mind, attention, help alleviate emotional stress, and increase happiness, but traditional meditation methods have limitations. This study aims to explore integrating immersive virtual reality (VR) technology into the meditation experience and

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Research on Interactive Graffiti Scanning Wall Design Strategies

Immersive exhibitions offer an exciting and novel way to provide an art experience and have the potential to expand the boundaries of traditional art exhibitions. In the context of an interactive graffiti scanning wall, this immersive experience further stimulates interaction and engages the visitor to gain a deeper understanding of the artwork and the ideas

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The Preliminary Exploration of the E-lenz Children’s English Learning Device Interface Design

In recent years, remote learning has become prevalent in the lives of children, with numerous online learning platforms and tools entering the market. Children are compelled to adapt to digital devices for learning, making digital education a new and prominent development direction. However, some studies indicate that certain learning applications emphasize content at the expense

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A Study on the Experiential Learning Process Design of the Exploration Box of Traditional Chinese Medicinal Herbs for Augmented Reality

In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, the fourth of which is “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities,” a goal that aims to ensure that everyone has access to an equitable, diverse, and high-quality education. Lifelong learning is closely related to self-directed learning, and learners

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Film Production: An Effort to Create Learning Resources of News Literacy for Indonesian Students

This study aims to create a short film as a news literacy learning media for high school students in Indonesia. The research methodology is Research and Development (R&D), using the ADDIE model. The data analysis methods used in this research are descriptive qualitative analysis and quantitative descriptive analysis. This film was tested on 100 high

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Introduction, Establishment, and Transformation: An Initial Exploration of the Cultural Shifts and Influence of I-Kuan-Tao in Malaysian Chinese Community

Yi-Kuan-Tao has been developing in Malaysia for nearly 60 years. It was initially introduced from mainland China and later from Taiwan starting from the 1970s. Yi-Kuan-Tao was considered a ‘new religion’ for the local Chinese community in Malaysia in its early stages, as Chinese immigrants primarily practiced Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity, or Catholicism upon settling in

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Steam Learning in Virtual Reality for Cultural Heritage Promotion in Shek O, Hong Kong: Substitute or Complement for On-Site Field Trip?

This research focuses on utilizing a STEAM educational technique, specifically a VR website, to enhance the learning of cultural heritage in Shek O, Hong Kong. Shek O is a traditional village of cultural significance, attracting tourists and recognized as a heritage site. The study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the VR tool in terms

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The Nexus Between Archaeological Exploration and Heritage Contestation: Perspectives From Pizaga, Upper West Region of Ghana

This paper is centered on an ancient cultural landscape called Pizaga located in the Upper West Region of Ghana. The landscape is endowed with adequate traces of past human existence. It comprises a flat land and intriguing rock formations within which are a series of rock shelters. It is characterized by several surface configurations of

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Unveiling the Invisible Cocoon: Learning Experiences of Chinese International Students in a UK University

This research explored the impact of Chinese international students’ cultural values on their study in the UK. It was designed to reveal patterns in the challenges and experiences encountered by Chinese international students as they adapted to the English-speaking academic environment in the UK over time; and look into the relationships between these experiences and

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Multi-year Impact of Health Obstructions on COVID-19 Fatalities in Post-coup Myanmar

Myanmar’s coup d’état of February 2021 deposed the democratically elected civilian administration with a military dictatorship, destabilizing the region with internal conflict and undue political imprisonments in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, the sudden overthrow of the government revealed the fatal implications of politicizing public health crises and serves as a prominent modern

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A Case Study of Eco Criticism in the Visual Arts: The Work of Mabe Bethônico

The visual arts have always been catalysts for debates related to the society in which it was incorporated and its particular conflicts. It has always started conversations given visibility to pertinent issues and conflicts and pioneered the necessary and inevitable debates. At the current moment, when our society is beginning to look at the effects

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Research on Context Analysis and Interpretation for Paiwan Mouth Flute and Nose Flute Life Craft Culture of Taiwan Indigenous Peoples

In the indigenous community of Taiwan, Paiwan Mouth Flute and Nose Flute craft has gradually become marginalized due to technological progress and the influence of mainstream culture, becoming a highly valuable cultural asset. Despite recent attempts at digital preservation, purely Digital Archive struggles to convey the historical and cultural significance. Challenges such as talent outflow

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A Study of the Significance of Folk Religious Beliefs in the Ancestral Indoctrination in Penghu, Taiwan

The Penghu Islands are situated in the middle of the Taiwan Strait and are characterized by unique climate and geographic conditions. Over the centuries, they have been governed by various Chinese dynasties and foreign regimes. During the Qing Dynasty in China, when the situation was turbulent, local scholars noticed a decline in people’s morale. They

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School Engagement of High School Students in an Arab Country Through an Everchanging Era

This study investigates the degree of student engagement in schools in an Arab country. Its aim is to measure the various aspects of student engagement that are reflected in a score range. The study’s purpose is to advocate for a culture of security, support, and engagement in schools to exert the expected change in an

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Guidelines for Teaching Thai Literature to Non-native Speakers: Learning of Thai Lifestyle, Society and Culture Through the Valuable Cultural Heritage

This research aims to find efficient guidelines for teaching Thai literature to non-native speakers. The research methodology is focus groups, including ten lecturers teaching Thai to non-native learners over five years discussing and sharing ideas of teaching Thai literature to non-native speakers. Research device is five guideline questions discussed in the focus groups. The researchers

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Laughter, Pregnancy, and Subjectivity: A Corporeal Feminist Interpretation of Ali Wong’s Standup Comedy

This paper focuses on the standup comedian Ali Wong and her three Netflix specials, Baby Cobra, Hard Knock Wife, and Don Wong. Taking a corporeal feminist approach, this paper sets out to analyze pregnancy, the central topic in Wong’s comedy, and its relation to her subjectivity. It is argued that pregnancy, as an authentic female

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The Restrictions of School Youth Voices in Comprehensive Sexuality Education Classrooms

Literature depicts how the imposed restrictions within sexuality education hinder youths’ ability to contribute with their input during lessons. The dominance of adult-teacher authority and advancements of conservative values within sexuality education are shown to be attributes of the restriction of school youth voices. Studies have shown how sexuality education lessons are usually turned into

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Implications of Chinese Medicine’s Perspective on “Treating the Undiseased” for the Modern Living Environment

The current condition of the environment is characterized by widespread pollution and damage, leading to escalating social, health, and economic conflicts for humanity. Environmental health is a fundamental principle in sustainable development, and the high occurrence of COVID-19 in 2021 serves as a reminder of the interconnections of human health, animal health, and environmental health,

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Assessing Occupational Health and Safety Practices Among Healthcare Workers at Ahafo Ano North Municipal Hospital, Ghana

Healthcare workers play a crucial role in providing services to patients worldwide, representing 18% of the global working population (WHO, 2010). However, they face numerous occupational hazards daily, posing significant risks to their health and lives. Data from DHIMS spanning 2018 to 2021 showed a steady increase in cases of occupational injuries at Ahafo Ano

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Appraising the Teaching Practicum: A Longitudinal Study on Pre-Service TESOL Teachers in Hong Kong

Despite numerous studies on pre-service teachers’ practicum experiences, few have examined the students’ program evaluations that impact their well-being, particularly among TESOL practicum teachers. This study aims to fill this research gap by using Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) appraisal to longitudinally assess pre-service teachers’ evaluations of their teaching practicum. The study involves 16 third-year pre-service

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Globalizing Indonesian Artists: Western Audiences’ Perceived Coolness for Breaking Into the Global Popular Music Market

The 2019 “trigger cities” surge in music streaming from urban Southeast Asian and Latin American users has propelled emerging artists into global recognition. This study examines global popular music power dynamics, once Western-dominated, using cultural hybridity to explore how Indonesian artists maintain global media representation with local-driven music. It examines omnivorous music taste and ‘coolness’

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Redefining Reality: Art Education and Student Sensibilities at the Digital Inflection Point

The concept of ‘reality’ within art and design is inherently dynamic, subject to the influences of varying cultures and times, along with philosophical and technological developments. Recent advancements in virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI)-generated art have propelled us into new, uncharted creative territory, challenging existing theoretical frameworks within the art world and presenting

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External and Internal Factors That Affect the Development of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs are confronted with diverse factors that have the potential to positively or negatively impact the expansion of their enterprises. These factors can have an impact on their success or failure. It is important to take them into consideration to have successful ventures. Some entrepreneurs have great ideas and are able to carry them out,

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The Decline of Inherited Property and Rise of Working Gentlemen in Bleak House

Attitudes toward gentility significantly changed during the lifetime of Charles Dickens (1812–70), leading to a redefinition of the term gentleman. Dickens keenly observed the social dynamics of the Victorian period, and his works reflected the evolving perceptions of class, morality, and social responsibility. This study analyzes Dickens’s descriptions of key changes in the definition of

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A Case Study on Duolingo Application in Vocabulary Learning Strategies Among EFL Students

Vocabulary is an essential part of language proficiency because it provides the framework for how well students are able to speak, listen, read, and write. Language learners no longer have to rely just on classroom instruction; they can now learn independently due to a variety of applications. Thus, language-learning application called as Duolingo offers a

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The Development of Animation Video-Based Learning Material by Combining Mobile Applications for Teaching English at the Secondary Level

Enhancing the teaching and learning experience is very important as teachers and students are forced to deal with any development technologies at this age. Animation video-based learning material is considered as one kind of source that can be utilized for enhancing learning experiences. This research aimed to develop an animation video-based learning material by combining

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Investigating the Impact of User-Friendly Video Guides on Emotional States During Hospital Navigation

One problem for hospital visitors is getting lost in the hospital, especially when visiting for the first time because of its large size, complex layout, and many sections. This research focuses on decreasing the way in the hospital by developing video clips and maps for navigation by using the concept of User Experience (UX)). Fifty

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Examining Emotional, Cognitive, and Social Engagement of Public School Teachers in Conflict Settings

This study investigates the teaching climate and teachers’ engagement in public secondary schools situated within armed conflict zones. Specifically, it explores how these teachers develop their commitment and connection to the school in various aspects, including their perceived role, relationships with colleagues, access to opportunities, and emotional well-being. The methodology was quantitative, with a descriptive

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The Phenomenon of Murder as a Symbolic Archetype in the Albanian Oral Narrative

This study investigates the symbolic archetype of murder within Albanian oral narratives, a pivotal element deeply embedded in Albanian folklore. It aims to decode the messages conveyed by the collective unconscious through various murder scenarios—such as sacrifice, fatality, and familial homicide—and assess their impact on shaping the social and cultural fabric of the Albanian community.

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Characteristics of the Community in Implementing Development Programs in the Village of Kota Rantang, Deli Serdang, North Sumatra, Indonesia

This research aims to determine the characteristics of the community in implementing development programs in the village of Kota Rantang, Deli Serdang, North Sumatra, Indonesia. This research method was carried out using a quantitative approach, applying purposive and accidental sampling techniques. Data collection techniques through field research, using questionnaires, and literature study. The research population

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Performing Transnational Citizenship and Projecting Counter-Knowledge for Decolonization

Since the migratory movement of people has increased due to various disasters, both natural and man-made, it is increasingly important to pay attention to the complex identity (trans)formation of transnational citizens, which is not simply classified according to their nationality, birthplace, race, and ethnicity (Yuval-Davis et al., 2005). What stories are told by immigrants as

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Does Calculating Product Lifecycle Costing Have Relational Value in Strategic Digital Marketing?

Now, with technology, the entire society has started to spend time in the digital space. Digital marketing is important in the strategic plans of businesses as consumers meet their needs online. In digital marketing, there are cost calculations that need to be made by businesses in the product life cycle, which is the time interval

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The Edtech Technologies and Their Impact on the School Performance in Romania

The use of technology and social networks have opened up new possibilities for learning. The data provided by datareportal.com, in 2023 shows that there were 17.82 million internet users in Romania. Also the median mobile internet connection speed in Romania increased by 21.8 % in the twelve months to the start of 2023. Covid-19 and

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The COVID-19 Pandemic and British Exceptionalism: Explaining Policy Failure

The COVID-19 pandemic elicited a policy response from the UK government that may be described as “British exceptionalism”. The concept of exceptionalism here denotes a pattern of government decision-making (and non-decision-making) that diminished the efficacy of NPIs that would suppress the virus. This was detrimental to the cause of public health protection, leading to thousands

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Understanding the Socio-Economic Dynamics of Rural Households: Challenges Faced in the Adoption of Climate-Smart Practices in India and Myanmar

Climate change poses a growing threat to Asia, particularly impacting agriculture and prompting the exploration of adaptation strategies at the household level within farming communities. This study aims to enhance our understanding of the socio-economic status of households and their adoption of climate-smart agricultural practices to cope with climate change in Myanmar and India. The

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Teaching Implementation and Innovation of Design Practice Course With Application of ARCS-V Motivational Model

In response to the changing internet era, teaching strategies must adapt. Particularly, students in design programs must not only possess creativity and practical design skills but also demonstrate social empathy and the ability to solve real-world problems. In past teaching scenarios, it has been observed that students, influenced by digital technology, often lack observation and

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Navigating New Norms: A Two-Year Follow-Up on Japan’s Digital Native Evolution

This study investigated changes in device and course modality preferences, technology-related stress, and data privacy knowledge among first-year undergraduate students at a private university in Western Japan from 2022 to 2024. Utilizing a questionnaire adapted from the 2022 Educause Student Technology Survey, data were collected from 109 students in 2022 and 45 students in 2024.

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Learning from Tibetan Buddhism Landscape: Integrating Architecture Within Surrounding Landscape

Roughly 180 years ago, architecture and landscape design were divided into two practices. Since then, contemporary architecture has often appeared in isolation from the landscape. The lack of integration between the two fields is problematic in education and practice. Isolated perspectives create gaps between design fields, impacting the site selection process and design solutions. In

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Digital Technology and Display Applications of Dunhuang Murals – A Case Study of Dunhuang Animation Cartoon

With the development of digital technology, the outstanding artworks and rich Buddhist culture in Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes are being presented in a unique form. Among them, the creative method of condensing mural elements and artistic styles and applying them to animation cartoon works has attracted wide attention. This kind of animation cartoon technology can not

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Leaning on Culture: An Original Design Experiment in Post-Earthquake Architecture Studio Education

On February 6, 2023, two earthquakes with magnitudes of 7.8 and 7.5 Mw occurred in Kahramanmaraş. These earthquakes caused devastation in modern and historical environments in an area of 35000 km2. Such great destruction and deaths affect the whole geography where they are located and the people living there, as well as the whole of

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The Intersection of Visual Culture, Politics, and Eating Disorders in Turkish Media: A Case Study on Hayat and Elele Magazines

In this research paper, I aim to explore the intersection of visual culture, advertising, and eating disorders, specifically focusing on Turkish media and magazine culture viewed through a feminist lens. I will examine how visual culture in Turkey perpetuates unrealistic body standards and contributes to eating disorders with a case study focusing on Hayat and

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Brainpower Process: Understanding Chinese Talent Flow Between China and Australia

Despite extensive research on Chinese talent flow between the home and host countries, little is known about the talent flow between China and Australia. This research addresses a gap in the existing body of knowledge regarding the flow of Chinese talent between these two countries. Scholars describe the flow of talent through several prominent “brain”

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Content Creation and Platform Development for Creating a Good Society in Lakhok Community, Thailand

This research aimed to investigate strategies for developing collaboration between a university and communities through digital platforms that recognize the good deeds of community members. The study employed a qualitative research approach, utilizing in-depth interviews, brainstorming sessions, and focus groups. Data was collected from volunteer groups in the Lak Hok Municipality, Pathum Thani Province. The

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On the Appropriation of Critique of Ideology by the Conspiracy Discourse

Critique of ideology aims to analyze power relations and mechanisms of domination and questions the emergence and spread of ideologies within our culture. The historical background to this critical reflection includes Marx and Engels, Gramsci, Althusser, Adorno and Horkheimer or Foucault. In the present day, however, this concept has been appropriated by various conspiracy theory

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Digital Transformation in the Banking Sector: Efficiency on Economic Development in Vietnam

In the development of technologies, digital transformation is one of the essential factors of the fourth industrial revolution, leading to digitizing all aspects of society. While many developed countries have made significant progress in digitalization, Vietnam is still in the early stages of its digital transformation journey. The study focuses on the advantages of digitalization

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Teaching Ethical Decision-Making Using Frameworks and Interactive Case Studies

Students are often not taught intentionally how to manage workplace ethical dilemmas. This study adopted onsite teaching of ethical frameworks and interactive videos to examine their impact on students’ decision-making process for two case studies presented. Workshop results from 111 internship students revealed that students’ primary considerations in decision-making were conscience, law, and fairness. Furthermore,

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Sense of Belonging, Identity and Nationalism Dayak Bidayuh on the Border Indonesia-Malaysia

This study examines the notions of belonging, identity, and nationalism within the Dayak Bidayuh community residing in the Jagoi Babang area, located along the border between Indonesia and Malaysia. The concept of belonging, a fundamental human characteristic closely linked to one’s identity, culture, and heritage, plays a vital role in comprehending the dynamics of a

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Psychological Distress and Related Factors Among Parents Having Children With Cleft Lip and Palate Disorder: Evidence From Sri Lanka

Background: This study investigates the psychological distress (PPD) experienced by parents of children with cleft lip and palate disorders in Sri Lanka. The challenges associated with societal perceptions, medical interventions, and emotional impact on both parents and the affected child are explored. The research aims to assess PPD prevalence and associated factors, emphasizing the need

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Dorje Shugden Worship in Mongolia: Way to De-Tibetanize Mongolian Gelug Tradition

This paper explores the role of the Dorje Shugden worship community in Mongolia’s national consciousness revival, exploring how religious practices intersect with the quest for cultural identity and autonomy in the post-socialist landscape. It argues that the engagement with Dorje Shugden, amidst controversies and global Tibetan Buddhist intersections, illuminates broader dynamics of religious revival and

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A Study on Fact-Checking and Challenges to Combating Disinformation While AI Is Threatening the Media in Bangladesh

The spread of disinformation, misinformation, and fake news has increased due to the widespread use of social media. Recently, artificial intelligence-generated disinformation and deepfake have added new threats to society. Anyone who has little technology knowledge can produce deep fake or fake content and spread it online with the help of AI tools. As a

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Empowering Communication and Collaboration Skills of Prospective Biology Teachers With a Global Insight Through Think Pair Share Based Lesson Study

A teacher’s ability to teach Biology science concepts in English is a must. English language proficiency will make it easier for prospective biology teachers to access knowledge from various disciplines and countries. Unfortunately, several challenges in teaching Biology in English, such as student difficulties in understanding the material, inability to express oneself clearly, and lack

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Rohingya Refugees to Indonesia: An International Legal Perspective

In Indonesia there is a popular discussion about Rohingya refugees. Rohingya is an ethnic group living in Myanmar, specifically in the Rakhine or Arakan region. Cases related to the Rohingya began to surface in 1982. The Burmese Citizenship Law did not include the Rohingya among the 135 ethnicities recognized as indigenous citizens. All Rohingya ethnic

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Compliance with WHO Standards in Monitoring and Evaluating the COVID- 19 Pandemic in the Philippines and Vietnam

This article is concerned with the compliance of the Philippines and Vietnam with regard to World Health Organization (WHO) standards in the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the COVID-19 policies. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches were used in gathering the data. Methods included a survey conducted among 33 respondents involved in M&E activities in both

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Meanings and Expressions of Filial Piety (Xiao): Understanding Chinese Intergenerational Relationships

Filial piety (xiao) is one of the most important concepts to understand Chinese intergenerational relationships. The current study examined the definitions and expressions of filial piety, as well as differences between gender, generations, and only-child young adults and those with siblings. Reciprocating love to parents, pleasing parents, communication, sharing parents’ burden, self-achievement, and taking care

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Emily’s Rose: Symbol of Her Transcendence to Traditional South

The title of William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”, particularly the symbolic meaning of the rose has been discussed for years. Four major ideas towards the rose are summarized as love, lament, secrecy and an ambiguous ghostly feature. Based on the previous studies, this paper is aimed at discovering a most related meaning towards the

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A Hands-On Classroom Activity to Understand Organic Waste Handling With Conventional Biotechnology: Handout Nata De Orange

The application of handling organic waste that applies conventional biotechnology concepts to students in high schools is still very low. Moreover, the concept of biotechnology innovation is one of the difficult subjects for students. The contextuality of developing learning resources for biotechnology innovation must be improved through students’ understanding of science and hands-on activities. The

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Gender-Differences in the Use of Communication Strategies in Romantic Relationships

This research explores gender differences in communication within romantic relationships, focusing on university students due to a literature gap in this demographic. The study investigates how they endorsed communication strategies for conflict resolution and expressions forgiveness. Online questionnaires were distributed over three months, with 200 Taiwanese university students participating in this survey. Using independent-samples t-tests,

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Exploring the Culinary Landscape in Children’s Literature

The relationship between children’s literature and food serves as a captivating lens through which to examine cultural, social, and educational dimensions. This research delves into the rich tapestry of narratives where food takes centre stage, influencing young readers’ perceptions and understanding of the world. From enchanted banquets in fairy tales to the depiction of diverse

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The Influence of Miniaturization of Urban Family Structure on Residential Interior Space Layout in China

The change of family structure is one of the important factors affecting the change of interior space layout of urban residences in China. Since the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, the urban family structure in China tends to be smaller. which is closely related to factors such as the acceleration of modernization, changes

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Non-English Major Undergraduate Student’s Perception of How Speaking Anxiety Interacts With Socio-Cultural Factors

Speaking is a crucial component of human language. Language learning and acquisition allow individuals to engage, share knowledge, and communicate with one another. Until now, using English as a second or foreign language every day might be difficult. Uneasy feelings, nervousness, or a sense of fear caused by a person’s perception of learning or using

“Rainforest Alliance Logo” as a Key Element of Conspiracies in the German and Slovak Language Space

The irrationality of the context in the shared content, which is often immediately noticeable, yet often unprecedented viral character… these are just some of the features that characterize conspiracy theories, hoaxes, and fake news. What is so “appealing” about them that they manage to “stay on the scene” and get under the skin of a

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Power, System, and Social Action: Reflections on Social Theory

In understanding the social relationship as a moment capable of reciprocal effects structured according to the binomial push/counterthrust, the reference to Georg Simmel and relational theory is inevitable. Therefore, assuming the relationship as the presupposition before sociology, and sociology itself as a problematic investigation of the forms of relation, it is possible to consider phenomena

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How to Become a Mobile Milieus (虛): A Deleuzian Reading of the Subjectivity of Taichi (太極拳)

How can the embodied subject be recreated as a chaotic, mobile, and creative space? In A Thousand Plateaus, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari propose intermediary “milieus” between rigid forms to be where creative chaos and transversal communication may happen. The question is: How can the already formed subjects like us become milieus? Taichi offers a

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Analysis of the Use of English Article by Mongolian Students: On the Cases of GMIT Students

This study addresses the challenges faced by Mongolian learners of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners trying to master the English article system, given the absence of definite and indefinite article grammar in the Mongolian language. Data for this study was collected over a 10-year period from the entrance exam writing materials of 560

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Is it Possible? Culturally Responsive Teaching in a Virtual Classroom

Gloria Ladson-Billings (1995) articulated and defined culturally relevant pedagogy as being comprised of three components: 1. Student Learning – The students’ intellectual growth and moral development, but also their ability to problem solve and reason. 2. Cultural Competence – Skills that support students to affirm and appreciate their culture of origin while developing fluency in

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Leading in Difficult Times: A Look at the Process by Which Principals’ Compassionate Leadership Influences Teacher Attitudes and Behaviour

Organizational leaders worldwide faced significant challenges managing operations during COVID-19, and schools were no exception. The quick transition to virtual classrooms placed additional strain on school teachers already dealing with the pandemic. These teachers required compassionate leadership to guide them through the crisis. With teacher stress at a record high, compassionate leadership became crucial for

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Social, Economic, and Technological Barriers of the Music Industry in Cebu Province

This research scrutinized the multifaceted challenges that confronted music core groups in Cebu Province, investigating social, economic, and technological barriers through the comprehensive framework of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling management. The primary aim was to propose a forward-thinking management framework that would foster sustainable growth within the music industry. The findings, which employed a

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Ethical and Transformative Dimensions in ‘Kumaré’ and Participatory Documentary Filmmaking

This paper conducts an in-depth analysis of the documentary film “Kumaré” within the framework of the participatory mode of documentary filmmaking, as theorized by Bill Nichols. This paper attempts to surface the ethical implications that the provocative methods of the participatory mode of the documentary film may have on subjects unaware of the fictionalization or

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The Effect of Project-Based Learning on Improving Students’ Civic Responsibility

The learning process of civics subjects has obstacles in implementing abilities, developing students’ thinking skills, and acting responsibly in solving problems in the surrounding environment. This study aims to determine the effect of project-based learning on increasing students’ civic responsibility at the Korpri Karawang Private Senior High School. This research uses the survey method; the

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The Suicidal Reading of Sylvia Plath’s Selected Works Under the Theoretical Frame Work of Durkheim’s Suicide Theory

This study delves into a sociological analysis of Sylvia Plath’s selected works, through the theoretical framework of Émile Durkheim’s Suicide theory. Durkheim, a renowned French sociologist, proposed that suicide is influenced by social factors, with varying rates attributed to differences in social solidarity. Plath, an iconic American poet, is known for her confessional style, vividly

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Correlation of Factors Influencing Japanese Proficiency Among Undergraduates at Two Sites in Vietnam

The global popularity of the Japanese language has underscored the challenges associated with attaining proficiency in diverse contexts. This cross-sectional study, conducted in 2023, involved 142 undergraduate students across two sites in Vietnam. The investigation aimed to elucidate the factors influencing Japanese language skills, with a particular emphasis on perceived proficiency, study motives, demographic variables,

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Resilience in the Shadow of Shame: A Qualitative Analysis of Children with Incarcerated Parents in South Korea

This study explored the resilience of children with incarcerated parents in South Korea, a context where parental incarceration is highly stigmatized and under-researched. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 14 adolescents who had experienced parental incarceration, and analyzed their narratives using thematic analysis. We identified four main themes of resilience: coping strategies, social support, positive making

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Conceptual Analysis of Personal God Portrayed in Rabindranath Tagore’s Song and Poetry

The worshipping of personal God is a traditional religious practice in India since medieval period. The devotees use poetry, song dedicated to her/his God to worship the Almighty instead of the sacred Vedic hymns. This tradition was seen in songs (Bhajan) written by Mirabai, Tulsidas, Surdas and many more. This tradition was later carried on

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Negotiation of Authorized Heritage Discourse in the Short-Form Video: A Multimodal Discourse Analysis of Official Intangible Culture Heritage (ICH) Account

Authorized Heritage Discourse (AHD) refers to a hegemonic discourse constructed by power relations in cultural heritage interpretation and management, which is prevalent in traditional offline intangible cultural heritage (ICH) promotion by official institutes. The AHD has been critiqued for years due to its over-emphasis on mainstream perspectives, while neglecting others. However, China’s state media have

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Of Miracles, Healings, and Protection: A Study of the Use of Habak in the Tri-City of Cebu

This qualitative study investigates the uses of habak or amulet from the Tri-City of Cebu, Philippines. Anchored on Malinowski’s Functionalist Theory and supported by Dorson’s National Folklore Theory, this study specifically looks into Miracles, Healings, and Protection. It also examines the function of habak in the Philippine culture. Upon analysis, it was revealed that: (1)

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Youth Attitudes Towards the Effects of Social Media Addiction: A Study on College Students in the United Arab Emirates

Social media platforms have become an integral part of the daily lives of youth worldwide. While these platforms offer numerous benefits, concerns have arisen about the potential negative consequences of excessive social media use on adolescent’s health and physical activity, including addiction. This study aimed at understanding youth attitudes toward the effects of social media

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Designing Virtual Restorative Environment With Generative AI: Hardware and Design Considerations

In today’s fast-paced world, effective relaxation strategies are crucial for alleviating psychological stress and enhancing productivity. The theory of restorative environments is gaining acceptance, yet many, like those in high-stress jobs or with mobility issues, find it challenging to implement. To address the issue of accessibility, Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET) has been developed. This

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Evolution of “Color” Elements in Residential Interior Design

This paper delves into the evolution of color elements within the realm of urban residential interior design in China from 1970s. The research presented comprehensively reviews and synthesizes the various material categories, application contexts, and stylistic considerations associated with color tone in residential interiors. The examination uncovers how the application of wall, ceiling, and floor

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Uncanny As Missed Lack —Uncanny’s Pre-ontological Position as a Premise for Paradoxical Conceptual Art

In this article, I will focus on two issues: first, the essential connotations of the Uncanny and the underlying reason for the Uncanny in this study as a phenomenon that reveals the reality behind the appearance of the artwork, i.e., Uncanny as missed lack. The second question focuses on the reasons for locating the Uncanny

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The Sociology of Nursing the ‘Troubles’

In the aftermath of the Northern Ireland conflict, nurses emerged as crucial societal pillars, alleviating its repercussions. The COVID-19 pandemic added challenges to recognizing their invaluable contributions. This paper delves into the intricate relationship between nursing and sociology, emphasizing the vital role of nurses amidst the conflict’s turbulence. Employing oral history, the study explores the

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Psychologically Sound, Academically Round: Psychological Well-being as a Predictor of Academic Success of College Students

As the academe transitions back to onsite set-up of teaching and learning, students face not only the challenging nature and amount of course requirements, but also the various educational dynamics including issues on mental health brought upon by the pandemic. Considered as one indicator of an individual’s mental health, psychological well-being is associated with relationships,

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Research Trend of Vigotsky Theory in Children’s Education From 2013 to 2023: A Bibliometric Review and Analysis

This article was written to analyze the research trend of Vigotsky theory in Children’s Education from 2013 to 2023. The method used is bibliometric analysis, assisted by the VOSviewer application. The object of study is the title and abstract of 29 scientific articles from international journals indexed by journal from 200 documents in the last

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Emerging Digtal Civility for Young Indonesian Netizens: Make Healthy and Safety Interactions on Social Media

The phenomenon of shifting citizen interactions from direct to digital interaction is increasing. This shift in interaction certainly affects the quality of human life, especially on issues of civility. This article was prepared to provide ideas on building digital civility among young citizens so that they can interact responsibly on social media and create healthy

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Analysis of Trends in the Use of Generative AI for Learning by Attributes and Characteristics of University Students

The emergence of generative AI may fundamentally change the way humans create, share, and use information. Generative AI has the ability to generate all kinds of content, including text, music, images, and code. This will change our creative activities and may require us to fundamentally rethink our notions of the attribution of the content produced,

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Harmonizing Classrooms: Exploring Multicultural Education Through the Rich Tapestry of ASEAN Culture and Arts

This study aimed to understand how adding ASEAN culture and arts to multicultural education affected a large class of 124 students in the teacher education program. I chose participants using purposive sampling. I asked specific questions during interviews to get information. I used thematic analysis to find patterns and insights in the data. The findings

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Comparative Analysis of Paranoia in Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Miyazaki’s Chihiro

This article examines paranoia in Miyazaki’s Chihiro from Spirited Away and in Shakespeare’s Macbeth from Macbeth through the lens of Foucault’s Psychoanalytic theories as described by Kelly (2020). Foucault’s exploration of paranoia and fear’s dominion as a function of identity provides a nuanced lens through which to dissect the trajectories of Macbeth and Chihiro in

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The Design of Educational Board Game “Food Chain: Predator of the Food Chain” for Developing Academic Achievement on Ecosystem

This research has two primary objectives: 1) to develop an educational board game focused on food chains “Food Chain: Predator of the Food Chain” with the purpose of enhancing ecoliteracy, and 2) to investigate the effects of utilizing a food chain educational board game to enhance students’ ecoliteracy and learning skills. The research instruments in

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Tobacco Harm Reduction: Communication Strategy to Build Awareness of Smokers— A Case Study in Indonesia

The number of smokers in Indonesia currently reached 66 million (25.09%) of the total number of smokers population reaching 264 million. The government has issued various rules to reduce the number of smokers, but the results are still not effective. This study aims to determine the influence of demographics, economy, health, the role of government

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Examining Community Development and Environmental Strategies in Yunlin County With Biotope Area Factor (BAF)

Amidst the global drive towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (2030 SDGs) and the ambitious target of Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050, sustainability has taken center stage in societal development. This study, using Yunlin County as a focal point, delves into the impact of community planning and design on the quality of the ecological

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Religious-Digital Activism in the Time of COVID-19: A Discourse Analysis of the #ChurchInAction

In a predominantly Christian nation like the Philippines where the critique of the long-standing religious-normative ideals and traditions has expanded to the digital space, the church hierarchy and its faithful have not shied away from making their claims and defenses known through a subtle but effective digital strategy of hashtag activism. This paper seeks to

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Investigating the Impact of Digital Game-Based Learning on Musical Education

In this study, we investigated the impact of digital game-based learning (DGBL) on learners’ musical learning, in particular in piano performance. 30 piano majored students were recruited from a southern Chinese university and we expanded our previous work by using qualitative data analysis. Specifically, we adopted a thematic analysis through one-on-one interviews. We found several

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Consideration Focused on the Polish-Up and Authenticity of Regional Culture Tourism Resources Triggered by the TV Drama: A Case of Tourism to Experience the Wedding and Life Culture in Kaga/Noto Tradition

This study is to conduct a consideration of cultural-tourism focused authenticity of regional tourism resources triggered by the TV drama. Cultural-tourism aimed at deepening understanding of the culture through experiences and other activities related to cultural resources. The case study of this study is a support project for reconstruction by the Japan Tourism Agency in

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Merdeka Curriculum: The Revival of Post-war Indonesian Educational Thought

The Merdeka Curriculum, introduced in 2022, was developed to address the learning loss experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic and to improve upon the previous curriculum, which failed to significantly enhance Indonesian students’ educational achievements. Officially adopted as the National Curriculum in 2024, it draws inspiration from educational figures like Ki Hajar Dewantara, particularly his concept

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Scientific Learning Innovation to Promote Scientific Process Skills for Teacher Students Bachelor of Education Program

The purposes of this research were: 1) to develop the scientific learning package Subject: 5 Integration scientific process skills to promote effective scientific process skills 2) to compare the 5 Integration scientific process skills of the 3rd year teacher students in the bachelor of education program before and after the learning management by using the

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Exploring the Path to Social Sustainability From Liyun Datong Pian of Liji

The “Liyun Datong Pian,” also known as “Great Unity,” is the initial section of the “Liyun” chapter in Liji (the Book of Rites), a renowned Confucian classic documenting the ceremonial practices and musical systems in China during the Zhou and Han dynasties. The classic conveys Confucianism’s desire for a society characterized by profound harmony in

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Stress Among Collete Students: How Social Capital, Locus of Control, and Isolation Shape College Students’ Well-being

University life represents one of the most thrilling chapters in one’s personal and professional life but also introduces a host of difficulties with the potential to intensify stress. When unattended, stress can worsen and impede academic accomplishments, emotional health, and social well-being. Objectives: This study aims to explore the relationships among stress, feelings of isolation,

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The Specter of Civil War Through the Zombie Movies

As early as 1955, Philip K. Dick wrote that « all responsible writers, to some degree, have become involuntary criers of doom because doom is in the wind.» (Dick & Sutin, 1995). In an age where polarization within society seems to be inescapable, an age of violent discourses against immigration, where alarmist discourses regarding the

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Examining “Fact-Checking” Reporting on War Events From a Witnessing Perspective: Using the Bucha Event as an Example

In the digital age, verifying the authenticity of war news on social media is challenging due to anonymity, lack of professionalism, and subjectivity in user-generated content. Esteemed media outlets like BBC and CNN respond with fact-checking reports, using scientific methods to ensure content authenticity and provide ‘objective’ explanations. This study examines BBC Chinese’s ‘Reality Check’

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The Plastic Rose Phenomenon in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake and Its Resolution in Manindra Gupta’s Akshay Mulberry

Human beings from the ancient ages, in the course of making a world view and forming a cultural identity tend to normalize the inheritor’s views and tendencies. In the presence of the new entity of cognition the practicing heritage and chain of lifeline might be cut off or relinquished. Factually enough for a newborn identity,

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Design-Integrated Local Industry Revitalization Strategies: Discuss the “T22 Local Industry Revitalization via Design Project”

Since 2019, the Taiwan Design Research Institute (TDRI) has been spearheading the “T22 Local Industry Revitalization via Design Project,” employing design thinking and cross-domain collaboration to foster local innovation. Commencing with the “Ceramics Production Area – Yingge,” followed by the “Urban Agricultural Production Area – Beitou,” the “Stone Production Area – Hualien,” and “Manufacturing in

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What You Read Is What You Learn: Following Different Types of Route Instructions

This exploratory work evaluated the type of route instruction participants find helpful during a wayfinding task in different real-world environments. Many people today depend on navigation applications to search for an unfamiliar destination. However, some people may struggle when following only instructions (without the map) that contain precise information such as street names, distances, and

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The Impact of Community Engagement Within a Learning Community on Students’ Positive Development

Positive youth development recognizes the importance of addressing students’ broader developmental needs through community engagement and empowering experiences with adults. This paper reports on a project involving secondary school students’ engagement in an intergenerational learning community, alongside university students and older adults. Students were empowered to take an active role in planning and implementing a

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Artificial Intelligence in Education: A Threat or a Tool for Teaching

The exponential rise in the use of artificial intelligence in instructional delivery has challenged the academic landscape and provided implications for teaching and learning. Artificial intelligence (AI) becomes one of the emerging issues in higher education. This paper looked into the state university teachers’ views and usage of artificial intelligence in the classroom. Using mixed-method

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The BETA Module in Action: An Empirical Study on Enhancing Entrepreneurial Skills Through Kearney’s and Bloom’s Guiding Principles

This study investigates the efficacy of integrating Kearney’s “4 Principles of Entrepreneurial Pedagogy” and Bloom’s “Three Domains of Learning” in entrepreneurial education, using the Business Essentials through Action (BETA) module at Singapore Polytechnic as a case study. The BETA module, a novel approach to business education, combines venture creation with foundational business courses, emphasizing experiential

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A Comprehensive Examination of ChatGPT’s Impact on ESL/EFL Classrooms in Bangladesh: Teachers’ Perspectives

Recently, the incorporation of artificial intelligence tools, notably ChatGPT, has become increasingly prevalent in language education in Bangladesh. This study focuses on evaluating the influence of ChatGPT in ESL/EFL classrooms in Bangladesh, aiming to comprehend the ways in which educators utilize this technology to enhance their instructional methods. A comprehensive survey along with a focused

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Enhancing Resilience and Work Effort Through Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment Group Counseling in Professional Football Players

This study investigates the impact of Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment (MAC) group counseling on resilience and work effort in a cohort of 30 professional football players. Pre-test and post-test measures utilizing validated resilience and work effort scales were employed to assess changes in participants’ psychological well-being and performance-related attributes. The intervention comprised 10 sessions of MAC group counseling,

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Social Isolation and Resilience of Japanese Older Adults Through the COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights From a Qualitative Interview Study

We sought to investigate the responses of older Japanese adults to the COVID-19 pandemic, looking for latent references to social isolation in interviews that took place in April-May 2021, regarding their everyday activities and health both before and during the pandemic period. We performed a thematic analysis on coded interview transcript data acquired from 15

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Inflation: The Macroeconomic Consequence of Terror Activity in Pakistan

This study estimates the impact of terror activity on inflation in Pakistan. Considered as one of the most dangerous places in the world, Pakistan is the epicentre of terror activity since September 11, 2001 (9/11). Apart from casualties of innocent people and damage to infrastructure, there are other macroeconomic consequences of terror as well. Terror

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Development of Massive Open Online Course for Sports Tourism Course of Undergraduate Students in Physical Education Program

The current study aimed at 1) developing the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for sports tourism course provided to undergraduate students in Physical Education program, and 2) investigating learning outcomes of the undergraduate students in Physical Education program after learning with MOOC for sports tourism course. The samples consisted of 30 undergraduates studying in Physical

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Research on the Effectiveness of Reflective Practice Applied to College Students’ Service Learning: Taking Advertising Design Courses as an Example

Students’ service learning process will be integrated into reflective practice teaching, integrating flipped teaching, experiential learning and workplace experience of social service. Use individual and team reflection training to form a review mechanism of large and small circles. The superposition of each other’s experiences forms the basis for new experiences, and repeated accumulation builds the

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Errors in L2-Chinese Orthography for L1-Japanese and L1-Korean Learners: A Corpus Study

Both Korea and Japan are countries within the Sinosphere. Nowadays, the use of sinograms in Korean has become increasingly rare, while they are still retained in Japanese. While previous studies have investigated L2-Chinese character errors separately for L1-Japanese and L1-Korean students at different levels of L2-Chinese proficiency, a direct comparison is needed to find out

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The Development Process in Educational Recommendation Systems

Every computer system requires a software engineering process, however, educational recommender systems have a different engineering process since being a computer system requires a software design and structure phase in which the structure of a database is established, This motivated the development of the present research work with the purpose of updating knowledge and determining

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Challenges and Needs for Primary Rural Schools to Develop Computing Science Teaching in Thailand

The teaching of computing science in a rural area is challenged by various limited resources and supports. This study aims to explore challenges and needs in computing science teaching in primary rural school, Thailand. Qualitative data were collected through interviews with six participants who teach computing science in a primary rural district. The findings show

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Assessment of Crisis Management in Higher Education Institutions Towards Academic Quality and Impacts on Students

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Higher Education in Malaysia issued various directives for higher education institutions (HEIs) to follow. These directives are mostly general and therefore lead to differences in Covid-19 crisis management plan. The importance of a well-designed and properly implemented crisis management plan is highlighted as it minimises disruption

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Exploring Generative AI in Primary School Bilingual Curriculum Design: Implementation and Assessment of General Education

The emergence of generative artificial intelligence (AI) has created several potential applications in education. While preliminary studies attempted the general exploration of its utilization as pedagogy, research tool, and language learning, few focused on its potential in classroom curriculum design. This paper explores the capability of ChatGPT, a generative AI, in bilingual curriculum design and

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Behavioral Assessment of Cerebellar Function in Preschool Children Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder

A large body of literature, including preclinical histopathology, genetic and neuroimaging studies has established the involvement of the cerebellar circuits in the physiopathology of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The aim of the present study was to assess at a behavioral level the cerebellar function of preschool children aged 4 to 6 years old with ASD,

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Balance and Gross Motor Skills Impairments Characterize Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder. Recent studies indicate that motor impairments may be the one of the first signs of atypical development in ASD. The aim of the present study was to examine the motor function of young children with ASD, aged 4 to 6 years, in comparison to two groups

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Mobile Augmented Reality on Electric Circuits for Science Learning in Primary School Students: The User Experience Evaluation

The adoption of mobile augmented reality (AR) technology has expanded in various ways. It can be utilized, especially in education, which is a crucial instrument used in the learning management process and helps change the perspective about education, including activities in the laboratory. This research aimed to evaluate the level of user experience among 6th-grade

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In-Service Expatriate Teachers’ Experiences With Inclusive Education in Chinese Private Schools

The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe the experiences of in-service expatriate teachers who provide differentiated instruction for students with special educational needs (SEN) in regular classrooms at mainland Chinese private schools. The following central research question guided the study: What are the experiences of in-service expatriate teachers who provide differentiated instruction for

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A Preliminary Evaluation of Secondary School Students’ Acceptance Toward Augmented Reality Learning Materials in Genetics

Research literature on augmented reality (AR) in science learning suggests high technology acceptance, citing its immersive nature that enhances students’ engagement and understanding. Studies highlighted AR’s ability to merge abstract scientific concepts with tangible experiences and to foster positive attitudes and increased acceptance among learners towards technology-infused education. This study aimed to develop an AR

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Infinite-Pi Learning Model in Product Engineers Training

Frequently, discussions arise within the T-shaped competency model regarding the choice between emphasizing depth or breadth in education. Each has its own considerations and applications at different levels of learning for students. Typically, learning begins with a broad overview and then delves into depth within applied disciplines, with the reverse approach for more theoretical subjects.

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Reading Ability and Academic Achievement

This study aims to respond to the United Nation’s sustainable development goal to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all through the development of reading comprehension. This study investigated the significant relationship between reading ability and academic success in English, Math, and Science. Reading ability is identified using Lexile

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2011–2020 Domestic Retention Intention Journal Paper Content Review: A Case Study of Teachers and Special Education Teachers

This paper applies the content analysis method to evaluate 15 domestic journal papers on teachers and their willingness to stay from 2011 to 2020. The analysis results show that most researchers come from educational backgrounds, followed by management departments. Most existing journal papers use quantitative research designs, but there are differences according to different research

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The Role and Practice of Leaders in Professional Development in China: University Lecturers’ Perspective

Leaders in the higher education sector provide university lecturers with many professional development (PD) opportunities. However, these opportunities have yet to be taken seriously; how leaders can effectively promote university lecturers’ active participation in PD has become an issue worthy of investigation. This study investigates how leadership in higher education can effectively enhance university lecturers’

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Using Task-Technology Fit to Analyze the Adoption of Google Workspace for Education in Teaching and Learning Process

In addition to the efficiency of teaching and learning activities, the important point of the development of technology in education is the aspect of collaborative work. Collaboration is crucial, encouraging teachers and students to integrate technology for a more meaningful teaching and learning experience. Google Workspace for Education (GWE) is designed to promote the digital

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Effects of Four-Axis Joystick Device Interactive Technology on Children With Special Needs

In recent studies, employing self-made assistive technology as a resource in special education stands out as a crucial intervention for children with special needs. This study suggests creating an interactive tool intended to serve as an educational interface for children with diverse disabilities. The participants in this study were three children with cerebral palsy, multiple

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A Study on Utilizing of Virtual Reality Teaching Materials in Marine Education for Primary School Children in Taiwan

Global awareness of marine education is pivotal, yet Taiwan, as an island nation rich in marine resources, has not garnered the necessary focus in this area. Over the past few years, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted schoolchildren to gradually adapt to online remote teaching and digital learning tools. Consequently, the importance of designing digital teaching

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Profiling At-Risk College Students: Basis for Intervention

The retention rate in Mountain Province State Polytechnic College-Tadian Campus within the past five years is low at 66% while the graduation rate is even lower at 47%. Obviously, these are not encouraging figures but before one can suggest solutions to improve this existing condition, one has to determine the factors causing the prevalence of

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The Effect of Educational Cash Transfer for Students From Low-Income Families on Students’ Dropout Rate in Indonesia

The Indonesian government provides an educational cash transfer program for low-income families with children aged 6-21 so that the children can complete their education up to secondary level (Program Indonesia Pintar – PIP program). The Covid-19 pandemic from 2020 to 2022 might hamper the success of this program. Hence, this study aims to see how

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Examining Underprepared Students

Universities in Japan have been suffering a shortage of applicants due to the declining number of 18-year-old population. To secure intake quotas and finance, many universities have been accepting many underprepared students, which may result in increases of academically low proficiency level students. In such a situation, roles of placement have become more important. Placement

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Optimizing Child Development Through the First Three Years: The Important of Responsive Parenting and Early Learning Stimulation

In Indonesia, the prevalence of inappropriate childcare remains relatively high. Data from the Indonesian Early Childhood Report, in 2021, 4 out of 10 early childhood children experience inadequate childcare. Meanwhile, from 0–3 years old, the brain grows rapidly to form strong connection, thus decent childcare is important during this period. Responsive parenting and early learning

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The Relationship Between Clan Culture, Learning Opportunities, and Personal Attributes on Job Uncertainty and Job Stress: A Multilevel Perspective

Job stress is a growing problem in the work literature as employees continue to keep up with the demands of a growing and competitive environment due to globalization and the Industrial Revolution 4.0. Coupled with job uncertainty due to unpredictable environments that interrupt regular workflow, the issue of job stress in the workforce is further

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Self-Stigma and the Ideation-to-Action Framework of Suicide Among Chinese College Students: A Multi-Wave Study

Suicide stigma is a multifaceted social issue with far-reaching consequences for mental health. While previous research has linked it to suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs), the roles of perceived and internalized forms of this stigma in influencing STBs remain unclear. This study investigated the potential diachronic causal relationships between perceived and internalized suicide stigma, hopelessness,

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Reducing Vaccine Hesitancy and Improving MMR Vaccination Uptake: A Behavioral Approach in the Philippines

A surge in measles cases in the Philippines, with a downward trend in vaccination uptake has highlighted the need for effective strategies to improve Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccination uptake, especially among pandemic-disrupted and born children (9 months to 3 years old). This study aimed to complement current service-level initiatives and promotions by looking

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Strengthening Resilience Against Vicarious Trauma: A Counselor-Developed Training Program for Physician Residents

The increasing prevalence of vicarious trauma among physician residents in Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs poses significant challenges to both individual well-being and patient care quality (Gundacker et al., 2021; Seo et al., 2021). This paper introduces a novel training program, Support-U Training Program (SUTP), crafted by counselors within these programs to enhance resilience against

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Hospital Social Marketing and Agenda Setting Research on Elderly Subjectivity

In response to the aging population in Taiwan, this study conducted a case study on a long-term care institution, specifically a nursing home. Utilizing the dynamics of interactive groups based on symbiosis and collaborative learning at the operational level of subjectivity, the research employed agenda-setting theory in activity design. A total of twelve residents and

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Effect of Tongue Pressing Effortful Swallow Exercise on Orofacial Muscle Strength in Healthy Older Adults: A Prospective Intervention Study

Building a functional reserve through muscle-strengthening exercises is essential in older adults to prevent the changes in swallow function that occur with age. Tongue-pressing effortful swallow is one such exercise proposed, however, the effect of this on the lip and tongue muscles in Indian older adults has not been investigated. Most of the studies are

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The Magical Leadership Journey of Two Heroes Harry Potter and Neville Longbottom: A Comparative Analysis of Leadership Theories in Popular Culture

This paper compares and contrasts two key characters from the popular Harry Potter series about the process of becoming a leader and hero through two leadership theories. Harry, known as the “Chosen One”, is viewed as a natural leader and hero based on the trait theory (Fleenor, 2006). In contrast, Neville, who is considered a

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Do Preparations for Old Age Influence Death Preparation of Thai Adults?

Thailand is one of the countries that is rapidly becoming an aging society, and there is a wide promotion of awareness of preparation for old age. At the same time, there is a beginning to open up spaces for discussions about death preparation, which was once taboo in Thai society and culture. This article aims

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Too Good to be True: Unveiling Challenges in Modern Commercial Technology and the Vulnerability of Older Adults

Technology is a new experience for older adults. Society functions centering around technology where for most older adults, technology is a mystery. Most older adults are not aware that they even have choice over tailoring their personal experiences, such as changing the folder to save photos. Technology for them is frustration and mystery, and these

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Helix-C-Sketch in Engineering Design Education

C-Sketch, or Concept Sketch, is a technique used in design thinking and collaborative ideation processes. It involves creating visual representations of ideas and concepts using simple sketches or diagrams. In conventional 6-3-5 C-Sketch setup, 6 person in a group generate 3 ideas each in 5 minutes. This setup could help to generate various ideas in

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Introducing the Digital Competency Digital Module for Physical Education Teachers: The EdutechPJTM

Despite the development of numerous digital tools and applications, professional or pedagogical modifications and components for digital education are still lacking. Encumbered by the DigCompEdu Framework, the European Framework of Digital Competency of Educators, this is the first module designed for Malaysian physical education teachers to enhance their literacy in physical education lessons. The EdutechPJTM

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Global Perspectives on Cool Japan: Exploring the Effects of an English-Medium Instruction Course in a Tokyo Study Abroad Program

This presentation reported on results from a research study examining the influence of a “Cool Japan” course on 35 international students participating in a unique 3-month cultural and language exchange program at a Tokyo university. Serving as an exploration point for connections and diverse cultural perspectives related to “Cool Japan,” this Hybrid English Medium Instruction

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Design Reflective Practice Assessment Tools for Teacher on Learning Management System Using AI Adaptive Feedback

This research introduces an innovative framework for enhancing teacher professional development at ICE Institute and open university through the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into reflective practice assessment tools within the Learning Management System (LMS). The primary goal is to offer educators personalized and data-driven insights to refine their instructional practices and foster continuous improvement.

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Enhancing Biomedical Science Graduate Students’ Research Communication Skills Through Entrepreneurial Activities

In Japan, graduates are expected to play a significant role in the development of ‘knowledge professionals’, which leads to the increased production of knowledge and value creation. As a result, graduate students are increasingly required to enhance and develop their transferable skills, including those not only related to conducting but also communicating research. Such students