All posts by James Alexander Gordon

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Moral Resilience in Ethical Leadership: When Good is Rewarded with Bad

Based on the principles of fairness and reciprocity, people typically expect that good deeds will be rewarded. However, when real-life situations deviate from this expectation, individuals often feel shocked and their moral motivation may be negatively impacted. The aim of this study is to explore how ethical leaders prevent negative impacts on their moral motivation

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Minors’ Engagement in Health-Based Programs: Insights From UNICEF Lesotho’s HIV-Nutrition Intervention

This paper explores strategies to enhance minors’ understanding of program participation, ensuring their active involvement from the program’s inception through its completion, emphasizing the crucial role of sustainability for long-term change. Drawing insights from UNICEF Lesotho’s three-year HIV-nutrition intervention (2019-2022) that spanned all 10 districts and 69 community councils, the project championed the health and

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The Human Traumas in Fazal Sheikh’s Photography

Trauma is the physical injury, the human wound, or the emotional shock and pain caused by an extremely upsetting experience. Metaphorically we use the term to speak of natural disasters. Fazal Sheikh is the American photographer who saw these human wounds within the humanity, within the human face of the other while suffering. His unique

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Examining the Nursing Workforce Shortage in Vietnam: Implications for Nursing Education

This study examines the nursing human resource crisis in Vietnam that emerged in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. A literature review encompassing policy documents, statistics, reports, guidelines, news, media, and academic publications was conducted. Even before the pandemic, Vietnam grappled with a nursing shortage, with a nurse-to-population ratio significantly below the global average. The

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Learning Through Sharing: A Case Study on the Effectiveness of Learning Experiences in a Multilingual Setting on Students’ Personal Growth

Internationalization at Home’ (IaH) refers to ‘the embedding of international/intercultural perspectives into local educational settings’ (Turner and Robson, 2008:15) to raise the global awareness, cultural understanding and intercultural competence of faculty and students. One of the exemplifications in this regard is the trend that tertiary institutions in non-English speaking countries are increasingly offering courses in

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CATalysts for Learning: Elevating Education With Authentic Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)

Classroom assessment techniques, or CATs, are invaluable tools for formative assessment in any classroom and represent a formative approach to assessment. Their purpose is to improve the quality of student learning rather than collecting evidence for evaluating or grading students. Classroom assessment provides faculty with real-time feedback about their effectiveness as teachers and gives students

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Integrating Technology-Supported Multi-representational Scaffolding Into Board Game for Learning Muscular System Physiology

In the teaching of muscular system of physiology, it is difficult for students to memorize a large amount of knowledge such as muscle names and movements generated by muscle contraction from the traditional classroom lecture, which in turn affects the motivation and learning outcome. A board game integrating technology-supported multi-representational scaffolding was designed to promote

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Analysis of Three Placement Test: Their Roles and Prospects

Many universities in Japan, specifically in the private sector in local areas, have been struggling to secure applicants because of the declining number of 18-year-old population. These universities have lowered their acceptance criteria to reach their capacity levels. Consequently, concerns have been raised regarding the declining academic levels and widening gaps among students. To cope

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If ChatGPT is Writing the Courses and the Assignments, Why Do We Need Faculty or Students? An Ethics Module on Academic Integrity and Generative AI in Higher Education

This presentation delves into the convergence of academic integrity and Generative AI (GenAI). It introduces a framework for a lesson dedicated to exploring the ethical dimensions of GenAI with undergraduates students. This lesson was piloted during the winter semester of 2023 and subsequently during the Spring intersession. It specifically targeted first-year undergraduates at a science

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Exploring the Synergy Between Digital Illustration and AI: An Artist’s Insight

Digital art has revolutionized the creative landscape by merging technology and artistic expression. With advancements in technology, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in digital art has gained significant attention. This research paper explores the utilization of AI tools, particularly Dall-E (DE) and Midjourney (MJ), in the creative process of digital art. The artworks presented

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From Screens to Souls: Parasocial Relationship, Belongingness, and Zest For Life Among Emerging Adulthood K-Pop Fans

In the era of technological advances and widespread internet use, forming parasocial relationships, those one-sided connections with admired figures like Korean celebrities, have become effortlessly accessible. These relationships often play a pivotal role in enhancing individuals’ zest for life – enthusiasm and energy to live. While past research has delved into parasocial relationships and belongingness,

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From Imagination to Buying Things: Exploring the Moderation Role of Fear of Missing Out in Parasocial Relationship and Purchasing Intention

One of the unique research topics studied is purchasing merchandise among fandoms or communities that have specific interests, such as cartoons, anime, or celebrities. The satisfaction one gets and the feeling of happiness from being attached to one’s idol is one of the factors that makes someone willing to spend money to buy idol items.

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Factors of Workplace Spirituality Enabling Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Goals in Business Organizations

Positive human behavior towards environment and society is the key to enable ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Goals in business organizations. Workplace Spirituality (WPS) can play a crucial role in engaging employees psychologically to transform their behavior towards ESG. Objective of the study is to examine key factors of Workplace Spirituality and its impact on

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From Digital Media Literacy to Malaysian University Students’ Attitude towards Technological Usage by Using SMART PLS

The increasing adoption of technological gadgets in an interconnected world, facilitated by the ease of smartphone usage, has led to active participation in the digital realm. This participation has spurred the creation and exchange of ideas, beliefs, and opinions. Surprisingly, despite the pivotal role of technology in accessing online information, there remains a dearth of

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Promoting a Sense of Community in the Japanese as a Foreign Language Classroom and Beyond

Foreign Language Learning could be lonely tasks, memorizing endless lists of vocabulary, grammar, and sentences. In this post pandemic era, it is extremely important for foreign language learners to feel a sense of community when they learn a foreign language. Building a community and promoting a sense of community is a very important part of

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Segmenting Student User Profiles for Microsoft Teams at Kuwait University: An Investigation Using SUS and K-Means Clustering

In the context of higher education, efficient use of digital tools and platforms has become more important for both students and professors. The purpose of this research is to better understand the user experience and usability of Microsoft Teams, a popular communication and collaboration tool among Kuwait University students. To accomplish this, we used the

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Exploring the Impact of Envy as a Moderator Between FoMO and Social Media Fatigue

The emergence of various social media platforms with complex features and diverse devices has led to the fear of missing out (FoMO) on using these facilities, ultimately resulting in exhaustion. The fear, anxiety, or worry of missing out on various opportunities and information often drives excessive social media usage. Building on previous research, FoMO is

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Prevalence of Adjustment Disorder Among Employees of Middle-Level Management in the Apparel Sector in Sri Lanka

Adjustment Disorder (AjD) is a transient psychological disorder that develops as a result of facing stressful life events. At present, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders- 5th Edition (DSM-5) and the International Classification of Diseases – 11th Revision (ICD-11) are the two widely recognized diagnostic criteria. The Adjustment Disorder New Module 20 (ADNM-20),

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Study on Impact of Performance Management and Rewards on Organization’s Talent Environment

With growing complexity and uncertainty in the current business environment, it is imperative to protect and retain organization’s talent pool. Performance Management (PM) System is a business tool that provides direction to the organization and subsequently facilitates the organization to achieve its long-term goals. Performance management plays a pivotal role in shaping employee behaviour by

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Acceptability of Messenger Chatbot “MASCIYA” as a Digital Interactive Teaching-Learning Material in General Biology 1

The world was halted in March 2020 due to the Corona Virus Disease – 2019 Pandemic. It made the students take their classes in isolation. That is why the Department of Education offered two main modes of instruction – online and modular. While they both have their pros, they are not perfect. Online classes require

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HybridEdu Quiz Maker: A Tool for Creating Paper-Based and Online Quizzes in Hybrid Classes

This paper presents HybridEdu Quiz Maker (HEQM), a tool for creating paper-based and online quizzes in hybrid classes. The primary goal of HEQM is to simplify the process of generating comprehension assessment tests, making it convenient and efficient. Hybrid classes, which blend in-person and online instruction, often require instructors to create paper-based quizzes (PBQuiz) for

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Health-Food-Care Profiles of Elderly People in Argentina

Population aging is one of the demographic challenges the Latin American region is facing, and which, in turn, transforms the health profiles of the populations. The syndemic concept integrates the social-biological-environmental, referring to synergistic and situated health problems; pertinent approach to the study of comorbidities and multimorbidities that affect 24% of older people (OP). In

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Effects of Exergame Balance Training Complexity on Cognitive Performance in Patients with MCI

Combining balance and cognitive training of different complexities through exergame balance training might train cognitive abilities in a better way in patients with mild cognitive impairment. The objective is to determine the effects of exergame balance training of different complexities on cognition in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The methodology was a double-blinded, four-armed

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Research on the Daily Travel Behavior Characteristics of the Elderly in New Urban Areas in China Based on GNSS Trajectory

The community living circle is the basic unit of urban community life. As one of the most active user groups, the elderly’s daily travel behavior plays an important guiding role in the spatial layout planning of community facilities. This study uses the GNSS action tracking method, taking Binhu Century Community in new urban areas in

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Shifting Sands: (Re-) Calibrating the Home for Technology-Enabled Care

As the proportion of older people increases globally, an emphasis on active ageing at home is given increasing value as a potential strategy. Considering the healthcare needs of older people, technology-enabled care at home is increasingly being viewed as a realistic solution to help achieve this, with the increasing use of smart technology to support

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Gender Differences and Social Comparison Orientation on the Relationship Between Fomo, SME, and Psychological Well-Being

The present study investigated the relationship between the fear of missing out, social media engagement, and psychological well-being of college students and whether gender differences moderate and social comparison orientation mediate the relationship among the variables. With the growing prevalence of social media usage, it is crucial to examine how these variables interact and their

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Psychopaths, Sociopaths, and Serial Killers: Engaging Undergraduate Students in Innovative Psychology Programming

Three programs were developed to increase undergraduate enrollment in psychology. In Program 1, one-credit-hour, media-intensive Weekend Seminars (WS) were offered. Modeled after professional congresses, these seminars included “Psychopaths, Sociopaths, and Serial Killers,” “Sex, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll,” and “Behavioral Addictions.” Theoretical frameworks, “symptoms,” and practical information, e.g., “how to avoid being targeted by a

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Nursing Competencies of Home Care Nurses in Taiwan: A Qualitative Descriptive Study

This study aimed to explore the competencies of home care nurses and identify their dilemmas through job descriptions and experiences. The study employed a qualitative descriptive research design with purposeful sampling. Twenty-two nurses were recruited from 13 home care agencies. Each had an in-depth interview. Content analysis was performed following the guidelines of qualitative research.

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Best Practices in Promoting Gender Equality in the Philippine Education

Integrating gender education into the system is the key to breaking free from biases, closing pay gaps, ending workplace segregation, and empowering women economically. It transforms education into a catalyst for societal equality. The present study delves into an analysis of the best practices of Philippine Education in promoting gender equality. Employing a qualitative design,

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Women’s Scholarship and Engagement in Policy, Pedagogy, and Development

The whole world has been observing changes that have been happening in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 2015. Interestingly, most of the changes are targeting Saudi women in terms of developing – their rights, roles, and positions. Some people believe that Saudi women are strong creatures – strong mothers, wives, and workers in many

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Differentiating Indigenous Career Education in a Canadian Post-Secondary Institution

Developing skills to navigate career development and management is critical to a student’s long-term success and overall well-being. However, Indigenous students do not access career education at the same rate as non-Indigenous students. A 2010 report from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada documented a high unemployment rate for Indigenous youth between ages 15 and

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Exploring Student-Centered Initiatives in Virtual and Asynchronous Post-secondary Graduate Programs

As post-secondary education continues to evolve in response to diverse learners, graduate post-secondary programs have embraced virtual and asynchronous learning environments. This paper investigates the implementation and impact of student-centered initiatives within these contexts within online learning communities at the graduate post-secondary level. Educational institutions face challenges and opportunities posed by online learning environments including

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Systems Design Education in Industrial Design: A Hybrid Approach of Combining ID Studio and UX Design Courses as a Superblock

Traditional Industrial Design (ID) curricula have successfully trained students in fundamental ID skills. However, the increasing complexity of modern industries and technological advancements call for integrating Systems Design and User Experience (UX) principles. This paper introduces the “ID+UX Superblock,” a hybrid educational model combining ID Studio and UX Design to better prepare ID students for

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Intentional and Unintentional Exclusion: The Roles of Lecturers on Instructional Inclusion of Students with Visual Impairments in Higher Education

This study examined lecturers’ perspectives on the pedagogical inclusion of Students with Visual Impairments (SVI) in higher education institutions in Namibia. Access to higher education remains a privilege for individuals with disabilities rather than a human right. Intentional and unintentional exclusion remain observable in the higher education arena. There seems to be more adversity than

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Silver-Haired Blind Date: An Exploration of the Remarriage Needs of the Elderly in Harbin

China is on the brink of transitioning to an aging society, with a distinctive trend of “aging before wealth”. This study explores the reasons and experiences of elderly individuals who seek companionship in their twilight years through park-based blind dates and marriage introduction services. To achieve its objective, the study carries out non-participant observation and

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Self-Esteem, Family Satisfaction, and Cognitive Distortion of Young People with Visual Impairment: An Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Approach

Young people with visual impairment need holistic and pragmatic support to be able to maximize their potential to the fullest. Thus, this study delved into the pressing issues and concerns regarding how the relationships and qualitative results of the three variables namely, self-esteem, family satisfaction, and cognitive distortion affect Young People with visual impairment (YPVI)

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Case Study of the Use of the Interactive Annotation Software Perusall with Mixed-Proficiency EFL Japanese Students

This study reports on the use of Perusall in a basic university English course in order to understand how such software facilitates second language acquisition, particularly in mixed-proficiency language groups. This study focuses on the effect of text choice on student performance. The question centers on how the reading difficulty of a particular text affects

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion – Challenges in the Integration Process of Young Refugees Within School Settings in Sweden

Cultural and ethnic diversity has become an increasing phenomenon in recent decades in many contemporary societies. That ethnocultural diversity is visible within school contexts in many countries in Europe and North America. One example of this is Sweden, a place that received more than 35,000 unaccompanied children and young refugees in 2015. This article presents

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The Environment for Rod Puppet Performance in Thailand from 2014–2023

The research for this paper aimed to explore the environment for rod puppet performances in Thailand from 2014-2023. Rod puppet performances were analyzed by examining the existence of various troupes and the occasions such troupes hold performances. Rod puppet troupes can be classified into three types: 1) traditional folk rod puppet troupes; 2) contemporary rod

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Influence of Simulated Experiments on Advanced Subsidiary Physics Education: A Case Study of a Selected Educational Region in Namibia

This study delves into the impact of simulated experiments on Advanced Subsidiary Physics education within a specific educational region in Namibia. Focused on a cohort of 410 learners and 12 educators, the research evaluates the efficacy of integrating simulated experiments as a supplementary teaching tool alongside conventional hands-on laboratory practice. Employing a mixed-methods approach, the

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Consumers’ Feedback in Mathematics and Psychology

The aim of this study is to evaluate customer feedback using three distinct models: the Need model, Feedback model, and Network model. McClelland’s motivation theory (1985) underlines that consumer feedback represents requirements, symbolizing a human drive at the tail of the vector. The action regulation theory (Hacker, 1989) characterizes consumer feedback as modifiers, resulting in

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Designing an Alternate Reality Educational Game That Integrates Virtual Reality and Storyline to Learn About the History and Culture of a Local Town

Local cities in Taiwan actively emphasize the preservation of town cultural assets and the creation of distinctive cultural attractions. In this study, we designed an alternate reality educational game, taking the love story of the town of Puzi in Taiwan 70 years ago as the theme, and connecting several representative cultural attractions. The learning objective

“Mother and Child Yoga” and the Change to Mothers’ Stress Levels: Examinations by Child Care Support at a University Attached Kindergarten

This research is focused on “Mother and Child Yoga”. In recent years, the stress of parenting has been increasing due to changes in the environment in which children are raised. Crnic and Greenburg (1990) discuss the potential for this stress to influence microsocial processes within the parent-child relationship and to contribute to dysfunction in children

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Gender Differences Across Lifecourse Socio-Economic Position and Cognition in Late Life Among Older Adults in India

Objective: To examine the sex differences in the association between socioeconomic position (SEP) over the life course and cognitive function in later life. Two alternative models were assessed: the “direct effect model” where temporarily distinct measures of SEP have only direct effect on older adult’s cognition and the “indirect effects model” where the effect of

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Using Dramatic Arts and Storytelling in Creating Effective Learning Outcome

The outcome of effective teaching and learning is when the learners can apply, analyze, evaluate, or create something new from the knowledge they receive. Failed learning is when the gained knowledge cannot be transformed but remains just information that later is lost from the learners’ minds and understanding. For learners, to be engaged many times

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The Value of Internships for Students’ Psychological Needs

Internships are commonly used in degree programmes to expose students to the real-world applications of theories and to nurture students for their future careers. However, there is a current research gap about students’ perceptions regarding the value of internships, particularly the fulfillment of their psychological needs. It was found that meeting students’ psychological needs during

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Prevalence Rate of Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) in Adult Bereavement in East Asia

Death is an inevitable and natural part of life, however, the emotional state of grief and pain after the passing of a family is devastating. While many recover over time, a minority experiences clinical dysfunction following a loss. Prolonged grief disorder (PGD) is a newly added diagnostic criterion in the DSM-5-TR to classify those who

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An Investigation on the Similarities and Differences in Conducting Project-Based Learning in Pure Online and Face-to-Face Class Environments at UTAS-Nizwa

Following a prolonged stretch of worldwide online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent return to a face-to-face setting when everything normalized, the authors had the opportunity to conduct phenomenological observations on a project-based approach to learning. This was done while different cohorts of IT students undergo this approach when classes are done

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The Effectiveness of Self-Regulated Learning via Infographics on the Topic of the Traditional Chinese Artisan Tools: A Case Study of Sichuan Vocational College of Health and Rehabilitation, Republic of China

The objectives of this study were to: 1) compare learning achievement after using infographics of traditional Chinese artisan’s tools, 2) study the effectiveness after using infographics of traditional Chinese artisan’s tools, and 3) explore student’s satisfaction after using infographics of traditional Chinese artisan’s tools. The population of this study were 30 students from Sichuan Health

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A Study of Literary Characters Who Knew How to Dress Up

Fashion and Literature are two primarily different mediums though they do intersect each other and deviate in their own historic and contemporary times. Fashion in fiction is explanatory, illuminating, symbolic and full of visualization. Some of the best scenes in the literature are braced with fashion. It is assumed that fashion is only about clothing

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Occupational Wellbeing in the Post-pandemic Era: Employee Insights and Experiences from a Higher Education Institution in Oman

Background: Globally, COVID-19 posed multifaceted challenges to the educational system and employees were driven into completely unfamiliar territory. As the scenario in higher education returns to normalcy, it is beneficial to retrospectively reflect on the experiences and challenges during the pandemic. It is also vital to assess any residual impact that may influence employee wellbeing

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Artificial Intelligence-Enabled in Clothing Supply Chains: Research Context and Motivation Perspectives

As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to drive technological advancements today, it profoundly influences economic and social development. Publication of research on AI integrated with multiple disciplines, such as creative computing, art, innovation management, finance, etc., reveals the boost of academic attention. In this context, research on AI in the fashion industry provides insights for industrial

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Age Limit for Teachers’ Recruitment in Moroccan Public Schools: Investigation of Teachers and Student Teachers’ Perspectives About the Policy

In November 2021, the Moroccan government launched a new educational policy restricting the age for teachers’ recruitment in Moroccan public schools, bringing the age down to 30, which caused a lot of controversy and disagreements among Moroccan student teachers. The aim of this study was to investigate teachers from Moroccan public primary and secondary schools,

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Virtual Archive as New Materiality: Application of Virtual Reality on Digital Art Collection

“New Materialism” is a philosophical concept that has gained prominence in recent years. It represents a shift in philosophical thinking that challenges traditional dualisms and emphasizes the agency and significance of material entities and processes. Here are some key aspects and concepts associated with New Materialism. Moreover, new materialism has been used to explore how

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The Knot: Other Possibilities in Moebius’ World

This presentation will highlight the multiple possibilities described in the film Moebius and how they impact the lives of Argentines who lived in the midst of convulsive social changes, the dictatorship regime, disappearances, famine, and especially the brain drain suffered by the country when many decided to escape from the knot of reality that makes

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Assessment of Pragmatic Deficits in Individuals With ADHD: A Comparative Study of the Sensitivity Rate of Different Evaluation Tools for Pragmatic Deficits in ADHD

Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) experience various specific difficulties with figurative comprehension, like reaching the intended meaning of metaphors and non-literal language in general (Segal et al 2015). Significant pragmatic and social difficulties, which usually lead to functional problems, are among the most common difficulties experienced by individuals with ADHD, which is one

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Students’ Perception and Expectations on Service Quality: An Analysis

The aim of this descriptive quantitative study is to explore the perceptions and expectations of students from Antipolo City regarding the quality of service they receive from their college. The 804 student respondents enrolled in the seven (7) degree programs are described in terms of sex, age, and their degree programs. An online survey was

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Enhancing Global Citizenship Education in Japan’s K-12 Curriculum: Exploring Lessons and Opportunities for Growth

This study explores the efficacy of K-12 Global Citizenship Education (GCE) in Japan, evaluating its impact on personal empowerment and elucidating the challenges and prospects associated with the GCE curriculum. Aligned with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) framework, which envisions GCE as a means to instill respect for human rights, social

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Thriving Through Transitioning: Unravelling the Interplay of Transitional Challenges, Well-Being, Help-Seeking Barriers, and Adjustments into University

First-year students confront an array of challenges when entering university. However, little is known about how they adjust themselves to adapt and work through a multitude of challenges in the transitioning phase. This study delved into the status quo of and relationships among transitional challenges, well-being, help-seeking, and students’ adjustments to university. Whether the relationships

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Interactive Multimedia Learning, an Instructional Technology Innovation to Improve Elementary School Students’ Understanding

This research aimed to: 1) develop interactive multimedia learning to improve elementary school students’ understanding in The Solar System materials 2) reveal the feasibility of the developed interactive multimedia learning, 3) reveal the effectiveness of the developed interactive multimedia learning in improving elementary school students’ understanding in The Solar System materials. This research and development

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The Role of Educators in Supporting Children of High-Demand Religious Group Believers

“High-demand religions” are religious groups that strongly emphasize leadership and reinforce strict behavioral codes (Myers, 2017). The children of high-demand religious group believers are called “second-generation”, or “SG” (Goldberg, 2017). As a review study concerning the therapeutic issues of families involved in these groups suggests, SG children tend to experience abuse (Whitsett et al., 2017).

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Adoptee Ancestry Searches: The Intersubjective Space of Self-Integration

The adoptee’s ancestry search can function as a dynamic intersubjective space that is vital to self-integration in the psychoanalytic sense. The guiding theoretical question of this paper is: How can contemporary intersubjective psychoanalytic theories describe this intersubjective space? Intersubjective psychoanalytic theory has its roots in philosophical hermeneutics and phenomenology. A case of adoptee ancestry search

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Learning Empathy in Non-design Disciplines

Empathy is a crucial element of design thinking. Today, not only design students but an increasing number of non-design students are being introduced to the principles of design thinking. However, due to their diverse training backgrounds, non-design discipline students often encounter challenges when learning design thinking, particularly in understanding empathy. Few empirical studies have explored

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Insights on Innovation in Education: A TPACK Experience in Continuing Teacher Education in Southern Brazil

Pedagogical practices at different levels of education, especially in basic education, demand proposals capable of developing autonomy and innovation skills. Considering the Latin-American scenario, especially in Brazil, the (post) pandemic context has contributed for information and communication technologies to move from supporting to protagonists in the pedagogical process, with their limitations and potential being the

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Japanese as a Lingua Franca: Exploring Communication Dynamics and Pedagogical Insights for L1 Speakers

Lingua franca (LF) communication research is critical to addressing the challenges and opportunities posed by our increasingly interconnected and linguistically diverse world. English is at the forefront of LF scenarios owing to its global prevalence and international significance. In contrast, Japanese as a lingua franca (JLF) has a different dynamic, unfolding primarily within specific communities

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The Migration of Lolita From High-Brow Literature to Pop Music: An Overview

Considered nowadays to be one of the best novels of the 20th Century, Lolita has become firmly established in the literary canon. Futhermore, its main character has become an icon in mass culture. However, by making her a teenage temptress with an out-of-control sexuality, mass culture has distorted the point of the novel. Film versions

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Middle School Pupils’ Attitudes Toward the Climate Crisis

One of the greatest challenges humanity is facing during the upcoming years is the effects of climate change on our world. The education system understands that the issue of the climate crisis must be included as a part of scientific literacy. The climate science literacy explains the connection between different climate systems and the way

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Unlocking Metacognitive Potential: A Journey Through the Minds of Androgynous High School Students in Statistical Problem Solving

Metacognitive activities are essential to academic achievement and cognitive development during adolescence. This study aims to investigate the metacognitive activities of androgynous students in solving statistics problems. To deeply uncover the complex interaction between androgynous identity and metacognitive strategies, a qualitative approach with semi-structured in-depth interviews based on a statistics problem-solving task adopted from the

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Development “Tangram Sultan” as Medium for Presenting Angle and Side of a Two-Dimensional Figure in Elementary School

Children naturally learn through play, which has been shown to be age-appropriate and a useful learning strategy. The goal of this research is to create media that will help elementary school pupils understand geometry through games. Tangram Sultan is the name of the produced medium that blend folkstory and mathematics games. The Tangram Sultan is

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University Student Perception Regarding the Poster Tour Method

The following research is descriptive in nature and the proposed objective is to show the student’s perception of the application of the poster tour method during the school semester. To obtain the sample we used the non-probabilistic sampling technique by convenience, this leads us to define a sample composed of 20 students who make up

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Factors Influencing Student Well-Being During the COVID–19 Pandemic and Lessons Learnt to Take Forward: Experience from an HEI in Oman

Introduction: The unexpected onset of COVID-19 posed unprecedented challenges to the education system worldwide. The higher education institutions (HEIs) were pushed into unfamiliar territory, and perhaps the sector affected the most is wellbeing. Previous studies have indicated that the well-being of students is lowered when they enter the university, requiring support even under normal circumstances.

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Self-Actualization Through Personality Psychology and Goal Setting

Higher education is a mechanism through which academic success, worldly knowledge, and career preparation are prioritized. However, there is a significant void in the area of personal discovery and fulfillment, or, self-actualization. It could be argued that the primary purpose of a college or university should be to help students realize their unique capabilities. In

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Cultivating Preservice Teachers’ Professional Vision About Multilingual Students Through Video Analysis

Teacher professional vision is comprised of three skills: perception of relevant classroom events that influence student learning, interpretation of how incidents connect to pedagogical theory, and the decision-making that the teacher will undertake to anticipate student response to learning or proposing alternatives to observed activities to maximize student learning (Gippert et al., 2022). Previous research

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A Potrait of Digital Literacy of Elementary School Students in Coastal Areas

Digital literacy theory has entered the school curriculum in various forms, both as standalone subjects and across the curriculum. Digital literacy become an essential learning objective in many school systems worldwide because the Internet is now a necessary part of children’s daily lives. The school’s geographical location has influenced the development of digital literacy in

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Critique of Francis Fukuyama’s Views on State Formation in Africa

This paper is a critique of Francis Fukuyama’s views on, essentially, the crisis of development in Africa which he associates with the weakness of state institutions in African countries. In analysing the underlying causes of weak state institutions in Africa, Fukuyama examines institutional development in the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial Africa. But his approach is

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Community College Instrumental Faculty Using Technology to Engage Remote Learners During a Pandemic

Instrumental faculty include music instructors and directors focusing on teaching specific instrumentation, often in ensemble or orchestra settings. During the pandemic, community college instrumental faculty relied heavily on technology to engage remote learners. Research regarding their experiences currently exists, and a better understanding of what transpired will inform both pitfalls and best practices for using

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The Establishment of an Asynchronous E-learning Course in Higher Education – Challenges and Guidance to Overcome Them

After the Corona period, the use of asynchronous e-learning settings has increased in higher education, including the Bachelor’s degree program in Business Information Technology (BIT) at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW). In autumn 2022 an asynchronous e-learning course was introduced for a compulsory finance module in the aforementioned program. The comparison of

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EMDR-IGTP in Reducing Distress and Promoting Well-Being Amongst Uniformed Reserves During the Enhanced Community Quarantine

Uniformed reserved personnel and volunteer reservists assigned on duty in response to Covid-19 had experienced distress and negative psychological consequences. This study investigates the effects of the EMDR Integrative Group Treatment Protocol (EMDR-IGTP) on uniformed reserved personnel and volunteer reservists (n = 66). Using ex-post facto research design, EMDR-IGTP was explored in reducing distress and

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Intercultural Teaching in EFL Secondary School Contexts: Indonesian Teachers’ Perspectives and Practices

The intercultural approach to fostering intercultural communication in classrooms has been a vital concern in the realm of English language instruction. However, acknowledging the interactive nature of culture and effectively conveying it to students can be a challenging task. In specific instances, impediments related to intercultural communication hinder the capacity of educators and learners to

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Determinants of Learning Amongst 21st Century ESL Learners

This study focuses on determinants of learning amongst 21st century English as a second language (ESL) learners at Wenzhou-Kean University. Although it is an undoubted fact that the persistent change in learning experiences has contributed to the changing of learning determinants of 21st century ESL learners, the actual determinants have not been explored and defined.

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Optimizing Early Childhood Adversity: The Impact of Play-Based Learning and Counselor Competence in Indonesia

Early childhood adversity in Indonesia is an intriguing topic for research. Based on initial interviews with teachers and school counselors for early childhood education, it was discovered that many children had decreased adversity ability, as evidenced by their lack of confidence and their fear of trying again after failing while playing. Due to the continued

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Household Reading Site: Improving Children’s Reading Interest and Access in Rural China

The Household Reading Site (HRS) project aims to increase reading access and improve literacy among rural children by placing shelves of books in selected rural families and establishing neighborhood reading centers in Chinese villages. The HRS project seeks to tackle an increasingly dire social problem that accompanies China’s rapid urbanization – the crisis of “left-behind”

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Preserving Academic Integrity in the Age of AI

Integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools into academic writing has the potential to revolutionize the process of composing academic works. As these tools become more prevalent, concerns about academic integrity arise, prompting the need to explore strategies that uphold ethical standards and academic norms. This study aims to investigate the use of AI tools in academic

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Proposed Solutions to Reading Loss Faced by Arabic Language Teachers During COVID-19 in the UAE

Research shows that the sudden transition to emergency remote teaching has negatively impacted students’ reading abilities, particularly in the Arabic language. To understand the specific challenges faced by Arabic language teachers in the UAE, a survey was conducted involving Arabic language teachers. The survey aimed to explore the quality of teaching, student-teacher interaction, learning outcomes,

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1975-2024: Five Decades of Overseas V-Pop

The end of the Vietnam War in 1975 opened a new chapter in the history of the country. The 30 of April, 1975 is a day of many meanings: to the majority Vietnamese, it is an unforgettable day for the people to return to peace and rebuild the country after 21 years of civil war

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The Characteristics and Essence of Multiculturalism in Greater Khingan Mountains

Greater Khingan Mountains region is a relatively independent geographical area, which can be regarded as a cultural region. There are many ethnic groups such as Han, Mongol, Daur, Ewenki, Oroqen, Manchu, etc. distributed in the region. These ethnic cultures interact with specific environments. They not only form a cultural region at the macro scale, but

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Pre-service Teachers’ Perception, Interpretation, and Decision-Making in Mathematics at the Primary Level – Using Video-Vignettes for Research

Teachers’ perception, interpretation, and decision-making skills are considered a prerequisite for appropriate teacher behavior in complex teaching situations. For researching these skills, video-vignettes are recommended as a context-sensitive stimulus. The article presents a study about these skills of pre-service teachers using video-vignettes showing learners dealing with context-related problems. When watching these video-vignettes, the pre-service teachers

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Indonesian Student Graduation Policy: A Social Justice Policy Recommendation for Students Based on Public and Stakeholder Perceptions

The Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture issued a policy in the form of Circular Letter Number 14 of 2023 concerning Graduation Activities in Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Education Units. This policy is a response from the Ministry of Education to the issue of injustice for underprivileged students. However, the policy has drawn pros

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Strengthening Magna for Women (RA 9710) via Gender-Responsive Leadership Training for Marginalized Women and Girls in Iligan City, Philippines

This research project in Iligan City, Philippines, aims to establish a gender-responsive leadership program to empower marginalized women, challenge gender stereotypes, and address issues related to violence against women. The program was implemented across seven barangays and involved 190 marginalized women categorized based on their familial roles to assess their leadership qualities. During the training

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A Study on the Interaction Between Gender Morality and Free Love in Early 20th Century: Centered on Du Cheng Shu & Qu Jiang’s Love Letter

This article attempts to answer the question of “love” and why it has been prohibited from entering the public sphere in Chinese history. This article takes the “Love Letter Incident” as a case study and uses the process tracking method to analyze the love letter incident between Du Chengshu and Qu Jiang. In this event,

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Lost and Found: The Connection Between Education Level and First Language Attrition

Language attrition is a complex phenomenon that can be explained as a loss of fluency in one’s mother tongue due to a variety of factors. So far, research on the process of language attrition has predominantly been conducted on internal and external emigrants. Nevertheless, native language attrition has also been observed in international schools where

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Motivation to Continue Higher Education: Turning LPDP Scholarship Awardees’ Views into Multi-Item Education Policy Recommendations

Interest in continuing higher education in Indonesia is very low, only 6% of 275.36 million people, this has implications for Indonesia’s low Human Development Index, as evidenced by the List of Countries report in 2022, Indonesia is still ranked 114th. As a solution, since 2012 the Government of Indonesia has carried out the mandate of

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No Time for Self: An Investigation of Time Poverty in Different Work Structures

The availability of time is same for everyone, but its value varies in different work structures, which affects the time use pattern of people differently. Around the World, time poverty is a widespread phenomenon that affects a large segment of people in every corner of the society, mostly; it is much visualized among the employees’

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A Quantitative Study of Middle School Students’ Perception of the Impact of Parent Involvement on Academic Intrinsic Motivation

Motivation plays a crucial role in student’s academic growth and research shows that students who are intrinsically motivated tend to achieve higher academic growth (Mendoza, 2012). Self determination theory (Gagne & Deci, 2005) proposes a continuum that shows the connection of intrinsic motivation with extrinsic motivation. Studies show that parental involvement is one of the

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Why Do We Use Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine Practices? The Role of Personality Traits and Thinking Dispositions

The use of traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine (TCAM) practices is growing worldwide. To understand the reasons behind this trend, we explored basic psychological variables such as personality traits and thinking dispositions as predictors of TCAM use. A sample representative of the Serbian adult population (N = 1003; 57.6% female; age range: 18-75) completed: 1)

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Contextualising the Principles, Policies and Practices Needed to Implement Education for Sustainable Development Into HEIs in Myanmar

Education for sustainable development (ESD) is an important feature of the Sustainable Development Goals, being explicitly mentioned as part of SDG4 dealing with education. While ESD needs to be embedded in all levels and types of education, its conceptualisation and implementation has been particularly driven by academics and the higher education institutions (HEIs) they work

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Good Methods Could Predict the Future: We Discussed the Teaching Methods of Rural Teachers in Taiwan

Due to the lack of educational resources, students in remote areas needed to turn their lives around through school education. The purpose of this study was to investigate the teaching methods used by Taiwanese teachers in remote areas to enhance students’ learning motivation. In this study, we used document analysis to compile the teaching methods

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Prevalence of Dyslexia Involving Different Levels of Grapho-Phonemic Correspondence in Romance Languages

This study aims to relate dyslexia prevalence with different levels of grapho-phonemic correspondence in Romance languages. Thus, we propose to understand dyslexia through linguistic analysis based on the grapho-phonemic structure of languages, rather than strictly retating it to the neurobiological aspect of those individuals with this learning disorder, which is frequently associated with dyslexia. The

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Analyzing the Implementation of Anti-corruption Education Curriculum Guidelines in Basic Education Institutions in Thailand

The article aims to 1. Analyzing the anti-corruption education curriculum in line with the National Strategy for Corruption Prevention and Eradication, Phase 3 (2017-2021). 2. Synthesizing the implementation of anti-corruption education curriculum in basic education institutions. The research methodology involves a combination of document analysis and in-depth interviews. Research has found that there are six

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Digital Technologies in Pre-school Education in the Czech Republic and Norway

This paper presents the results of a research project that aims to interpret the differences or similarities of pre-school education (PE) in the Czech Republic and Norway. Using Bereday’s methodological comparative model, this study specifically focuses on a comparison of the anchoring of the importance of digital technologies in the Czech The Framework Educational Programme

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Preventing the Digital Gap in Czech Schools

A consequence of the digital gap is widening inequality in access to education. At the level of the individual pupil, this can lead to exclusion, which can result in lower chances of success in education and thus lower employability in the labour market and in life. For these reasons, the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth

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Understanding the Dynamics of Online Hatred and Mental Health Issues Among Adolescents: Exploring Factors, Impacts, and Alternative Strategies

The phenomenon of hatred is a crucial problem in the digital era, particularly among adolescents. However, it remains unclear what motivates them to become more involved and how hatred impacts their mental health. This study aims to investigate phenomena associated with the causes and effects of online hatred among adolescents, as well as appropriate intervention

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Caring in Crisis: Unveiling Compassion Fatigue Among Indonesian School Counselors

The large number of traumatic problems in adolescents and the shortage of school counsellors cause school counsellors to have a heavier workload. Compassion fatigue occurs when a counsellor is unable to consistently demonstrate empathy, compassion and care to clients. This is due to the fact that constant contact with clients undergoing intense emotional experiences is

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Evaluation of a Brief Sexuality Education in a Nursing School in Hong Kong

Although sexual health is an important element of holistic health, healthcare professionals feel embarrassed and are not willing to address sexual concerns of patients. Poor knowledge and conservative attitudes regarding sexuality are two major obstacles to providing sexual healthcare. This study organized a 9-hour brief sexuality education program in a nursing school in Hong Kong

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Exploring Motherhood: A Multisensory Portrait of Complexity, Chaos, and Intertwining Experiences in Contemporary Daily Life

The project seeks to explore the complex nature of motherhood by curating and showcasing a range of diverse encounters, connections, and sentiments presented as individual multisensory portrayals. The research intends to establish an anthology of personal encounters by distinct caregivers to uncover motherhood’s intricate and interwoven facets in modern daily existence. This project features personal

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Queering Asian-American Masculinities in David Henry Hwang’s “M. Butterfly” and Ocean Vuong’s “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous”

Asian-American masculinity has been a critical topic in cross-cultural studies as well as gender studies. Previous studies have relied on the historical context to examine the Asian-American masculinities in contemporary literature. However, not much attention has been given to the transformation of queering Asian masculinity in contemporary literature. By analysing David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly

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Coaching Future Innovative Leaders Across Disciplines

This study’s focus was how to coach and mentor students, faculty, leaders, and administrators using three different Leadership Coaching models (FUEL, GROW and Transformational Leadership Model. Each Model will be discussed in terms of their use, effectiveness, challenges, and weaknesses. Specific highlights will be presented from an ongoing 4-year study of Doctor of Education (EdD)

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Learning Food Safety and Other STEM Topics: A Review

Scholars have long used problem-based learning along with other pedagogical approaches that immerse learners in the content to foster an understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Mathematics (STEM) subjects. However, little has been written about learning food safety as a food science topic. This paper uses a narrative review to understand the ways in which

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Linguistics for Intercultural Competence in the Classroom

We argue that adopting a linguistically oriented pedagogical approach following Aygen (2021,2022 a, b,2023, and in progress) in the classroom contributes to fending off linguistic discrimination and provide empirical evidence that a linguistic path to eliminating cultural discrimination also helps improves intercultural competence. The effect of this linguistic approach as a systematic incorporation of intercultural

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The Art of Observation and Documentation of Children’s Play

How might we use data to make children’s learning through play visible? Noticing and valuing the ideas, thinking, theories, questions and feelings of our youngest learners involves the process of observation. Understanding their strengths, interests, needs and challenges also comes from meaningful documentation. At the same time, one of the most difficult aspects of observing

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The Successful Graduate Students’ Research Supervision Pedagogy

To make up the successful graduate students’ supervision, pedagogical practices are presented in this research. Upon reviewing the existing research works in the same research area, together with the tested four hypotheses for this research, the analyzed raw data was collected by a questionnaire that was answered by ninety qualified respondents. Those hypotheses are: (i)

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Employability on Self-Perception Among IT Students: The Effects of Intrinsic Motivation and Academic Performance

The primary objective of higher education in Thailand is to prepare students for future careers. However, some students are uncertain about their ability to find employment. Therefore, this study investigated the relationship between intrinsic motivation, academic performance, and self-perceived employability, and aimed to create a predictive model of IT students’ self-perceived employability. The sample group

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Navigating the Impact of Social Media on Cross-Cultural Learnings and International Mobility: Students’ Perception

In an era marked by the pervasive social media, its evolution transcends from mere communicative instruments to becoming synonymous with communication. Considering that human existence today is heavily characterized by cross-cultural intersections, the present study discusses the transformative influence wielded by social media on the perceptual landscape of cultural distinctions. The study, therefore, is a

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Altruism as a Manifestation of Global Citizenship: Global Citizenship Education in the Age of COVID-19

The present study attempted to identify which aspects of global citizenship education (GCE) cultivate college students’ altruistic values and behaviors by exploring a private liberal arts college in Southern California in the United States. Serving a diverse student population with 50% international, this all-residential college aims to nurture global citizens living a contributive life. One

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Translanguaging in Multilingual Context: Graduate Students’ Voices from Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Translanguaging is crucial for fostering student learning in the twenty-first century because it takes a holistic view of language, multilingualism, and bilingual education. Learning what college students think about language use is important, yet previous studies have mostly focused on college students in other countries. The objective of this study is to investigate the perspectives

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A Serial Mediation Model Testing Family Interaction, Anxiety, and Zest for Life as Predictors of Perseverance of Effort

Perseverance of effort, an individual long-lasting exertion to achieve a long-term goal even when facing obstacles (Duckworth & Quinn, 2009), has been consistently supported as a key indicator of subjective well-being and success. Due to the profound and significant role of perseverance of effort across the literature (Salisu et al., 2020), it is important to

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Transforming Education in the Digital Age: Harnessing Technology for Enhanced Learning and Engagement

Digital technology has established itself as a crucial element in contemporary education in a society that is becoming more interconnected. Digital tools that provide fresh ways to interact with educational content are being integrated into traditional pedagogical practices. This integration is not only aiding the education process, but also transforming it as a whole. This

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Gamification Education for Sustainability and Parents’ Views on Applications

The issue of sustainability has become one of the main issue of education. A global road map for societies has been established to achieve sustainability that can guarantee the well-being of future generations. Considering that the sustainability goal can be achieved through education, Education for Sustainable Development approach has been developed. This approach primarily seeks

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Learning Technologies for Today and Tomorrow: A Digital Collection of Insights and Tips for Academics

This virtual presentation offers a participatory-online experience. In this collection of digital diaries by seven multi-disciplinary academics and instructional designers from five different universities in South Africa, each share their personal stories about their teaching and learning approaches when using digital technologies. Utilising the website builder, MS Sway, the group collaborates to create an interactive,

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Unlearning the Canon: A More Global and Decolonized Survey of Art History Course

In undergraduate survey courses, global art is regularly compressed into discrete chapters in textbooks aimed at summarizing cultures and vast expanses of time in a few short pages. At worst, Asian, or African art is highlighted when it has historically influenced a European artist or served as a comparison to Western (read: superior) art. Equally

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Caring in the Shadows: Lived Experiences of Indigent Primary Caregivers of Patients with Schizophrenia in Rural Philippines

Diagnosis within the schizophrenia spectrum places a huge burden, not only on the patients, but also on their caregivers who live with them and interact with them regularly. This qualitative phenomenological study is about the lived experiences of indigent primary caregivers of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia spectrum disorders in General Luna Quezon Province, Philippines. Ethical

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Lived Experiences on Student-Teacher Relationship in a Higher Education Institution During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students and instructors transitioned from face-to-face classes to online learning. Thus, the mode of communication and transmission of learning between students and teachers also differed. Although the importance of student-teacher relationships and interaction seems underappreciated in higher education, it is still vital to maintain students’ engagement in studying. Using a

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Complexity of Islamic Knowledge (Re)Production

With the proliferation of publicly engaged religiosities, most Islamic centres and institutions advanced women sections where women actively participate in shaping themselves and their perspective societies under the umbrella of da‘wah (call towards God). Women activism within/out institutional frameworks is not a new phenomenon but a marginalized one. This paper looks at teeming social actors

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A Correlational Study of Political Accountability of Sanguniang Barangay and Barangay Readiness for Climate Change

Climate change is a worldwide phenomenon having far-reaching consequences in numerous areas of society, including the economy, government, and living conditions. To effectively mitigate these effects, the national government needs to develop and employ policies and directives that can fulfill the safety and protection requirements of its people through development efforts, therefore improving the overall

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A Comparison of High School English Textbooks in Japan, Korea, and China: Do the Differences Significantly Affect the Outcomes?

English education in Japan, Korea, and China may display certain similarities, since they are all fundamentally monolingual societies, where citizens may not have much need for English on a day-to-day basis. They are all now keen to take advantage of the opportunities of globalization and recognize the importance of English in this context. In all

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School Websites as Mechanism for Good Governance Basis for E-Governance Initiatives

Websites are believed to be the central public information sharing networks which potentially involve the public in communicating, participating, and sharing public information and services (Sandoval-Almazan & Gil-Garcia, 2012); hence, the crafting of the national government’s E-Government Master Plan (EGMP) in 2012. In compliance with EGMP, the Schools Division Office of Imus City implemented Project

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The Online Training to Create an Online Society That Connects Tourism for Employment and Preparation for Future Work

This research aims to: 1. construct an online training system to convey knowledge and the production process of tourist media to communities and people during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic; and 2. examine people’s access to online training systems. Examine the performance of the online trainees. The findings demonstrated that: 1. The developed online

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Sexual and Reproductive Health Education to Attain Inclusive Education in Indonesia

Education about Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) needs to be implemented in inclusive education to establish social justice. SRHR is everyone’s right because it is tightly related to success of human empowerment. The Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture has issued guidelines for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Right program to implement inclusive

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A Social Privilege Simulation Game

This study introduces a game for social change designed to allow players to observe and understand the concept of gender privilege and its mechanisms. The game was developed in collaboration between Sapienza University of Rome and The Business Game srl, a company specialist in designing educational games and business simulations. The primary objective of this

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Ritual and Intent in a Renaissance Faire – Taiwan

This action-research explores the effect of intentional embodied ritualization in an advanced college ESL experience. Forty-six sophomore students (from two different classes) were asked to work together to create a complete half-day Renaissance Faire experience for students and faculty at the Soochow University Campus, Waishuangxi, Taipei. Students worked in self-organized teams of 2-8 people. Each

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Integrating STEM Education With Local Culture in Indonesia: Teachers’ Perspective and Practice

STEM education based on local culture produces a more contextual and meaningful learning experience for students. However, the practical implementation has led to numerous issues. The study aims to describe the challenges teachers face in implementing STEM education based on local culture and explore the teacher practice related to understanding and teaching strategies in STEM

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The Impact of Game-Based Learning on First-Year Undergraduate Students on Knowledge and Motivation: An Example From the Logistics Field

The paper aims to study the impact of utilizing the learner-centered framework on Game-Based Learning (GBL) on first-year university students. The objectives of the study are 1) Game-based learning can achieve knowledge for the learner. 2) Game-based learning can create student learning motivation. The game implemented in this study is called Beer Game, which is

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Comparing Students’ Learning Preferences Through Cluster Analysis: Implications for Higher Education

In response to the disruptive changes within society and technology, higher education institutions need to transform their content-centric curricula into learning pathways that effectively equip students for the workforce. Adapting to the challenges posed by evolving learner dynamics is a crucial approach for institutions to enhance their responsiveness to such changes. This research aims to

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The Integration of Error Correction Codes in Five Introductory Writing Classes

Effective teacher feedback on second language writing cannot begin and end with surface error correction. However, many students equate ‘good’ writing with error free writing and see any attempt on their part to fix their errors as a way, and at times the only way, to improve their writing. Hence, instructors and students often hold

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Exploring Face-to-Face vs. Online Feedback Approaches in Academic Writing Courses

There are various ways in which teachers and students provide feedback in L2 academic writing courses. This has been especially true over the past four years during and after the pandemic. This research presents two dimensions—how the teacher has changed his approach to giving feedback during and post-COVID interruptions, and key differences noted in students’

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Transformative Effect of Reading Activities on Critical Incident Scenarios in Fostering Cultural Empathy

In response to the evolving political and social landscape of the 21st century, the focus in foreign language (FL) programs has transitioned from proficiency across skills to “transformation”. A key avenue through which this transformation can be achieved lies in FL classrooms, where the cultivation of “cultural empathy” is being pursued. However, this integration of

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Generative AI Tutors and Project-Based Learning: Boosting Financial Literacy in Japanese Students

This research study aimed to investigate how generative AI-enhanced Japanese university students’ financial knowledge, behavior, and attitude following a 15-week course on personal finance. An electronic instrument was distributed to 49 English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students in two elective courses focused on teaching the basics of personal finance at a private university in

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Development of an Automatic Multiple Choice Question Generation System to Promote Understanding of Programming Concepts

Gagné, a learning psychologist, defined four hierarchical elements of learning skills: problem-solving, rules, concepts, and discriminations. These intellectual skills form a hierarchical structure with problem-solving at the top, followed by rules, concepts, and discriminations. Mastering lower-order skills is essential for higher-order skill acquisition. We apply this theory to programming education. In programming education, students are

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Virtual Reality as Supplementary Education Tool for Pharmacology Laboratory Practical: The Effect on Student Experience, Knowledge and Confidence

Virtual Reality is an emerging technology for immersive learning. A Virtual Reality Organ Bath Lab (VROBL) simulating the physical pharmacology laboratory practical was developed to help students to comprehend complex pharmacological principles. The study aimed to investigate the impact of VROBL adoption as a pre-laboratory experience on student learning experience, knowledge, and confidence levels. An

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An Analysis of Students’ Mathematical Thinking Through Task Sequence on Division in Classroom Using Open Approach

The purpose of this research aimed to analyze students’ mathematical thinking that occurred in task sequence on division. The participants were 9 students in grade 4. The research methodology was qualitative method based on Lesson Study processes: collaboratively plan 5 research lessons, collaboratively do with include 4 steps of Open Approach: 1) posing open-ended problems,

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Instructional Design Model of Virtual Reality Digital Integration: An Experimental Case Study in Managerial Control Education

Virtual reality immersive learning technology is widely recognised for offering the potential for fully immersive environments that can enhance learners’ cognitive development. This paper introduces instructional guidelines for the creation and integration into the learning design of pedagogically structured virtual reality digital content to support cognitive learning. The learning prototype created for the study simulates

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Digital Teaching Aid Development to Answer Challenges in Learning Quadratic Equation in Indonesia

Quadratic equation is considered as the most challenging mathematics topic for secondary high school students in various countries, including Indonesia. Studies have been done to identify challenges in the teaching and learning of this topic. The three most common challenges discovered include dull teaching method that does not encourage active learning, difficulty in obtaining conceptual

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Bridging Asynchronicity and Engagement: Data-Driven Insights Into Flipped Learning

Advocates of flipped and blended learning have reported on how these models encourage students to actively engage and become agents in their own learning. There is, however, limited evidence on the extent to which asynchronous online learning materials developed for flipped learning programmes support students to actively engage in their learning. Using back-end data analytics,

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An Assessment of TOEIC Listening and Reading Proficiency Tests of Foreign Graduate Students: Basis for Comprehensive Enhancement Program

This study aimed to assess the current English Proficiency Program of the foreign students enrolled in the Claro M. Recto Academy for Advanced Studies at LPU Manila during the academic year 2021-2022. A Mixed Method research design was used in this study specifically an Explanatory Sequential, that explores both quantitative and qualitative data. The researchers

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Rapid eLearning Development Tools in the UAE: Introduction of Structured eLearning Environments for Undergraduates

This study employed a blended learning approach, integrating a microlearning module on ‘Change Management’ into an undergraduate business course curriculum in the United Arab Emirates. This context being of interest because of the high ‘Uncertainty Avoidance’ dimension typical of the predominant Arab culture in the country. The study therefore, aaddressed the question of student adaptability

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Designing Teaching Materials in the On-Demand Classroom Within the Context of Thailand Lesson Study Incorporated With Open Approach: TLSOA

This study aimed to explore how to design teaching materials for the On-Demand Classroom within the context of the Thailand Lesson Study incorporated with Open Approach. Employing a qualitative research methodology, this research involved thirty-one elementary school students and a lesson study team comprising mathematics teachers, researchers, and mathematics and art educators. Data collected from

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How Does Adult Learners’ L1 Interact With Word Frequency in the Error Rates and Patterns of L2 Classifier Use: A Cross-Linguistic Comparison

Previous literature has reported mixed findings on the effect of L1 (classifier languages vs non-classifier languages) on the acquisition of L2 classifiers. This study aims to investigate whether any effect of L1 may be modulated by the word frequency of the target classifiers. Chinese classifiers were categorized into pre-established frequency bands A to C in

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From Analysis to Creation: Utilizing the ADDIE Model for Developing and Educational Game for Children

Designing educational games for children is a topic that warrants attention, particularly when using the ADDIE model as a game development framework. In this exposition, we evaluate three notable children’s video games to highlight the complexities associated with designing games for children. Additionally, we present the ADDIE model, a well-known instructional design framework, to our

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The Construct Study on the Mindset Scale of Primary Gifted Students

The purpose of the study was to construct the cognitive mindset scale for primary gifted students. 120 elementary school students were participated in the pilot study, and there were 908 gifted students in the formal study. Item analysis, exploratory analysis, and confirmatory factor analysis were adopted in the study. The conclusion was found that the

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Teaching Design in the Wake of Artificial Intelligence

In order to maintain its relevance and pertinence throughout history, Design Teaching has been pushed to regularly evaluate its adequacy in the face of cutting-edge technologies and constantly renewed tools. In that respect, the new paradigm of Generative Artificial Intelligence pushes once more the territorial limits of Educational Research and Pedagogy. In this study, we

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An Analysis of Competency’s Connotations and Training Needs Assessment for Travel Agent Managers in Taiwan

In response to the current challenges faced by the travel industry in the post-epidemic recovery of the travel industry and changes in the operating environment, this study is based on Chang & Chen’s (2023) research on 7 job responsibilities and 46 items of knowledge that travel agent managers should have (K), 46 skills (S) and

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An Exploration of Mathematics Teachers’ Reflections on the National Learning Camp Implementation

This research aims to comprehend the reflections of five mathematics teachers who taught mathematics during the implementation of the National Learning Camp 2023. Reflection is defined in this study as the teachers’ interpretation of their teaching experiences, practices and observations. It also identifies teacher participants’ challenges when teaching mathematics for the entire program duration. The

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Reflections on Using a Monitoring System for Participating Students in Work-Based Learning (WBL) Aimed at Developing the Adversity Quotient (AQ) Through Cloud Computing Technology

The aims of this research are 1) To study the level of Adversity Quotient (AQ) and the level of work behavior of students practicing in the Work-based Learning (WBL). of a college in Thailand and 2) To study the level of satisfaction in using the student monitoring system for practicing students in the work-based learning

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The Development on a Board Game to Promote an Information Literacy for Upper Secondary Students at the Srinakharinwirot University Prasarnmit

In today’s information-rich landscape, cultivating effective information literacy skills is imperative for upper secondary students. This study focuses on developing a board game as an innovative tool to enhance information literacy among students at Srinakharinwirot University Prasarnmit Demonstration School (Secondary). Learning can be more enjoyable when gamified, and this research aims to achieve just that.

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Development of a Java Source Code Analyzer for Learning Support That Runs in a Web Browser

Students make various mistakes in the process of practicing computer programming. For this reason, we have developed a source code analyzer, which evaluates the source code submitted by students from The tool can identify misspellings in the method names of source code and can judge the compiling and execution results. However, because the tool was

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Towards Absolute Pitch Training With Wearable Technology That Incorporates Tactile Stimuli Based on Auditory-Tactile Simulated Synesthesia

This study intends to tackle the challenge of Absolute Pitch (AP) training through multisensory stimuli. Recent studies have investigated new methods of AP training; however the results were not satisfactory when compared to the output of natural AP possessors in the context of both success rate and closeness to pitch recognition. This study intends to

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Usage of Attention-Getters for Attentive Viewing in English Academic Presentations

When English as a foreign language (EFL) learners conduct an English for academic purposes (EAP) presentation they often encounter various issues. Many researchers state that one such issue is the possibility that the presentation might result in the audience becoming bored and it could be challenging for presenters to gain more attentive viewing. For example,

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Developing of E-Assessment for Microteaching Using ADDIE

This study aimed to develop a digital assessment system. The system was developed with the ADDIE model. Based on the results of the research, it shows that at the Analysis stage a cur-riculum mapping is carried out which includes fourteen learning outcomes that students must master. At the design stage, the system interface design, database

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Bridging the Digital Divide: Empowering Ghanaian Youth Through Prudent Internet Usage and Social Media Training

The use of the Internet has significantly influenced modern human interaction and life as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and WhatsApp have become the dominant media for communication and business. Ghana, along with other countries, has witnessed a surge in Internet users, with over 23 million people accessing the Internet by the beginning of 2023. Current scholarship

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Predicting Marital Stability

This study aims to explore the usefulness and characteristics of data from the Divorce Predictors Scale (DPS), based on Gottman couples therapy, in predicting and understanding marital stability. The data used in this study is sourced from a previous Turkish research paper that employed the DPS questionnaire. The participants consisted of 84 (49%) divorced and

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Unveiling Parental Perspectives: Determinants of Behavioural Intentions and Usage Behaviours in Ubiquitous Learning During Crises

This study aims to investigate the determinants shaping the behavioural intentions and usage patterns of primary school parents within a private school in Samutprakarn, Thailand, specifically in the context of ubiquitous learning (u-learning). Employing a quantitative research design, the study engaged 500 respondents through an online questionnaire, utilising a non-probability sampling technique. Prior to administration,

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The Development of Public Relations Media on Online Platforms for Organizational Communication of Educational Institution in Thailand, KMUTT

The Faculty of Industrial Education and Technology, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand had a mission to communicate and publicize with a variety of target groups, including students, teachers, personnel, parents, enterprises, alumni and other agencies. Therefore, in the digital era it was necessary to rely on technology to play a role and

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The Effects of the Flipped Classroom Model on Pre-university Students’ Academic Performance and Learning Outcomes

This study investigates the implementation and impact of the flipped classroom model (FCM) on Year 12 pre-university students at one of the six form centres in Brunei Darussalam. Traditional pre-university education often revolves around time constraints to cover syllabi and prepare students for board examinations, leading to a reliance on conventional transmission-based teaching methods. However,

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Augmented Reality Technology on Chinese Vocabulary Teaching for International Undergraduate Students

Studying basic Chinese as a foreigner poses challenges rooted in unfamiliarity with the language’s characters and tones, compounded by cultural differences. These obstacles require state-of-the-art learning material which encourages participation, stimulates attention, and retains the learner’s enthusiasm. This study deployed an active learning approach, examined the primary challenges faced by international students in Chinese character

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The Application of TPRS Teaching Method for Chinese as Second Language Students

This study employs the TPRS teaching method to research elementary-level spoken Chinese instruction for foreign learners. It emphasizes moving beyond textbook content and focusing on cultivating students’ oral output abilities. The purpose includes of this study were: 1) to applying TPRS in an experimental class for elementary-level spoken Chinese, comparing it with a control class,

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Investigating Key Determinants Influencing the Improvement of Students’ Potential and Employability via Smart Campus Platform at Guangdong Vocational College, China

Building the essential competencies in the professional field that help increasing the employment rates are the major challenge for overall vocational colleges in China. As they are extremely difficult and limiting the in-depth analysis of this correlation of success factors. This study aims to delve into the current academic performance of students at Guangdong Vocational

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Inclusive Policy Formulation in Science Education for Biodiversity Conservation Utilizing Design Thinking

The Palawan Corridor is home to a diverse and remarkable biological diversity. The highest peak in the province, Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape (MMPL), is a Protected Area and is considered sacred by the indigenous Pala’wan people. Its watershed provides the necessities of the community in terms of agriculture, drinking water, and livelihood. Although MMPL is

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Enhancing Mathematics Classroom Teaching Through Micro-Lessons and Increased Learning Interest

This research discusses how to strengthen the teaching of mathematics class by using micro-lessons and improve students’ interest in learning. In order to solve these problems, this study puts forward the application of micro-lesson in mathematics teaching. The needs analysis is carried out in advance with the aim of stimulating students’ perceptions of learning using

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Forgetting Green Biographies: Memories and Relationship With Plants in a Primary School

This research explored the experiences of children and parents in a primary school class in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Participants took to the green archives where they engaged in a process of exploration, rediscovery and appreciation of their relationship with plants. The researchers’ approach, based on active listening and curiosity, brought the sleeping green memory to

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Code-Switching in Mathematics Teaching in Early Childhood Education: Switching From English to the Home Language

In communication and linguistics, code-switching (CS) refers to the process of using two or more languages in speech. South Africa is a multi-lingual and multi-racial society. Schools form part of societies, therefore it is to be expected that this ‘multi-ness’ will also be evident in schools. In many South African schools, children are taught two

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Fostering Career and Life Development of Secondary School Students Through Effective School Self-Evaluation Mechanism

OCED (Mann, Denis & Percy, 2020) reported that in the survey of PISA (2018) 15 year-old students in OECD countries participate in career and life development (CLD) activities were relatively low (average 46%) and Hong Kong was merely 27%. An effective self-evaluation mechanism, as an important part of the quality assurance process, could support ongoing

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Surveillance on College Students’ Experiences During Online Modality: Towards an Independent Learning Approach

With the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in lockdowns in the Philippines starting in March 2020, learning had to be immediately shifted to an online modality, a setup where students studied mostly on their own forcing them to become independent learners. Using descriptive phenomenology by Paul Colaizzi as a research design, the study investigated the lived

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Construction of Instructional Design Model Using Picture Books on Children With Specific Language Impairment

Compared with ordinary children, children with specific language impairment (SLI) have delayed language development, poor reading comprehension, and greater difficulties in learning. This study tested 5 SLI children at a primary school in northern Jiangsu Province in China in the last two years. This study aimed to develop and implement an instructional design model for

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Assessment of 5S Sa Pamumuno: SDO Imus City School Leadership Approach

Purpose: The study aimed to assess the effectiveness of 5S (School-Based Management, School Improvement Plan, School Report Card, School Governing Council, and School Monitoring, Evaluation, and Adjustment) sa Pamumuno as a school leadership approach in the Schools Division Office of Imus City. Design/methodology/ approach: The study utilized the descriptive method of quantitative research. A modified

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The Contradictions of Implementing Flipped Classrooms at Pre-university Education: An Activity Theory Perspective

A limited body of research has investigated on the factors that primarily affect the implementation of Flipped Classroom Model (FCM) at pre-university education. This study aims to uncover the contradictions that emerge when applying a whole-school FCM approach in a pre-university institution in Brunei Darussalam. The Activity Theory (AT) lens was applied to examine the

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Nurturing Inquiring Mind Through the Quest of Augmented Reality: An Experiential Learning Approach

Nurturing students’ inquiring minds is essential as it encourages curiosity and critical thinking, both of which are tools for independent learning and problem-solving. In this study, we examined the effects of AR-Quest activities integrating with the experiential learning approach on undergraduate students’ inquiring minds. Thirty Thai undergraduate students participated in the study, which spanned a

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Well-Being of the Students – What Matters?

According to the WHO (2022), anxiety disorders are highly prevalent globally. It is much more prevalent among adolescents because of their exposure to a variety of stressors. Research shows that emotional well-being changes over the course of their schooling, with a general increase in anxiety, highlighting the need to further investigate the risk factors that

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The Impact of Picture Book to Enhance Learning Achievement on the Chinese Traditional Culture Course

In recent years, with the advancement of globalization and the rapid development of information technology, China’s education industry has shown a rapid development trend, but it is still faced with new opportunities and challenges, and educational content and teaching methods need to be reformed. This paper discusses the difficulties encountered by students in learning Chinese

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The Impact of English Songs to Enhance Learning Achievement for Students With Unequal Cognitive

The objectives of this study were to: 1) compare the learning achievement of students between pre-test and post-test scores using English songs 2) Identify effectiveness after using English songs. The population in this study were 200 students in Sichuan Yibin Vocational Technical School in semester 2/2023. The sample of this research were 54 students selected

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Pre-service Teachers’ Perceptions Regarding Classroom Management and Learner Discipline During Teaching Practice

Teaching practice is a type of work-integrated learning as a period during which students work in the relevant industry to acquire specific in-service training to put theory into practice. It is an exercise aimed to expose student-teachers to the practical aspects of the teaching profession and to allow them to put their theoretical knowledge gained

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Pursuing a Career in Logistics: Study Choice Motives and Career Expectations

Major trends, such as digitalization and sustainability, are shaping the future of logistics. As a consequence, qualifications required in the professional field will significantly change, and the demand for logistics professionals with a graduate degree will generally increase. At the same time, the industry has to cope with a skills shortage. A sufficient number of

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Improving the Global Presence of Undergraduate Programs Using Tracer Study

Global competence is often, and rightly, labeled a “21st-century skill” needed for employment in today’s global economy. To respond to this, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) nationwide have been constantly assessing their academic programs. An approach to achieve this end is through a tracer study. The study aimed to develop a better understanding of the effects

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Writing Conversations: Exploring How Metalinguistic Understanding Fosters Young ESL Learners’ Writing in Classrooms

The purpose of this article has two main objectives: firstly, to investigate and identify the syntactic structures employed by young ESL writers in their compositions; and secondly, to explore how ESL writers’ metalinguistic understanding of syntactical construction affect their writing. The study involved the analysis of essays from 92 ESL secondary students of advanced and

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Classroom Action Research Using Peer Assessment as a Tool to Improve EFL Students’ Speaking Skills

This study examines the impact of peer assessment and feedback on secondary school EFL (English as a Foreign Language) learners’ speaking skills. By providing a platform for students to evaluate each other’s performance, peer assessment can help overcome shyness and fear of making mistakes. The study employed CAR (Classroom Action Research) following Kemmis’ cycle process

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Access and Utilization of Health Care Services Among the Lumad Young Mothers

This study aims to investigate the access and utilization of health care services among Lumad young mothers in Rogongon Iligan City, Northern Mindanao, Philippines. The Lumad of Iligan City is a group of indigenous peoples collectively called the “Higaonon”. Respondents were chosen on purpose based on the following criteria: (1) they are pure Lumad young

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Confluence of Virtual Learning Environments and Virtual Reality Integration: An In-Depth Study in Digital Animation Education for Acceptance Among Learners

As innovation continues to reshape educational landscapes, this study delves into the intricate intersection of virtual learning environments and the integration of virtual reality (VR) within the realm of advanced animation education. Drawing from the latest advancements and methodologies, this research examines the convergence of learner perceptions and acceptance within this dynamic context. Through a

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Integration’s Learning Outcome Through Game-Based Learning and Cultural Practices Among Learners: Edutainment Platform

The integration of Game-based learning (GBL) with cultural learning is feasible and advantageous. GBL facilitates the comprehension of cultural education embedded within the gaming context. Numerous contemporary pedagogical and instructional approaches have transcended the conventional confines of classroom-based learning, extending their purview to encompass the integration of technology-enhanced educational paradigms. Among these approaches, GBL stands

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Establishing Norm Reference for SLI Children in Mainland China

This study aims to establish a norm reference of children’s language development level. As many psychological-medical assessing tools are available for testing children’s language development or impairment, treatments from medical institutions and professions are often involved. However, a testing instrument designed for early detection of SLI children for in-service teachers is needed. The Assessment of

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An Assessment of Students’ Mathematical Competency Through the Mathematics Festival’s Activity

The purpose of this research was to explore ways in assessing students’ mathematical competencies needed for the 21st-century goal. The creation of the Thailand Mathematics Festival was adapted from the original Moscow Mathematics Festival in providing various assessment activities to analyze students’ mathematical competencies. The target group consisted of seventh-grade students who participated in the

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Impact of One-Page Mind Maps on First-Year University Students in Improving Chemistry Learning

Mind maps have grown in popularity as a visual learning tool in a variety of educational contexts due to its ability to promote comprehension and retention. This study looks at how using a one-page mind map to depict an entire chapter affects chemistry achievement among first-year degree students at Universiti Malaysia Pahang Al- Sultan Abdullah