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Reimagining Support for Japanese Teachers of English

This presentation explicates a nascent research project that aims to understand and support the practical needs of pre-service English teachers who intend to teach at junior high schools and senior high schools in Japan. The presenters will outline the necessity for such practical support considering the current teacher-training structure in Japan. Through intensive workshops and

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The Ethics and Efficacy of Luxury Art as a Dimension of Corporate Social Responsibility

Recent years have seen renewed interest in the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of luxury brands, with a strong focus on sustainability and circular fashion. However, relatively little work has examined the potential role of visual art as a dimension of CSR for brands within this sector. In this analysis, we address this lacuna by integrating

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Enhanced MELCs-based Curriculum in Reading and Writing Skills in a Blended Pedagogy

Due to COVID-19’s exponential spread, the world has coined the term “New Normal” as it continues to battle this pandemic. The realm of education has not also escaped from this change, so it adopted the “new normal” educational schemes. Blended learning is one of the modalities that schools adopt during this pandemic. Thus, this study

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Liminality in Inclusivity: Faculty Perceptions Towards an Inclusive Educational Community

As Singapore lives with COVID-19, the notion of an inclusive educational community is imperative to enhance the engagement of persons with diverse learning abilities. Over the course of eight months from February to September 2021, concepts of human-centred design, disability through the lens of inclusion, and principles of Universal Design for Learning were examined in

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Integrating Design Thinking and Community-based Participatory Research to Achieve Environmental Justice for Engineering Education

Communities struggle with dismantling mechanisms perpetuating environmental injustice, even while work to address challenges of injustice continues to receive growing attention. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) offers a systematic process to address environmental injustices and to engage student-engineers. As the application of CBPR within engineering education is relatively new, much remains to be learned about its

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An AI-Enable Knowledge Graph and Student’s Agency in Productive Struggle During Problem-Based Learning in Cybersecurity Education

Problem-based learning (PBL) is adapted to support students’ learning in cybersecurity courses. However, students frequently lack learner agency and require step-by-step instruction. With an instructor’s minimum help, students struggle with integrating coherent target concepts, applying those concepts to solve real-world problems, and managing their learning progress. To respond to the national challenge on the workforce

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The Effect of Praising and Mutual Trust on Student’s Learning

Research has proven that praising is always considered an effective strategic way to motivate students in the classroom, raise their self-esteem and promote their positive behavior (Floress, 2017; Allday, 2012). The literature defines two types of praise: general praise (GP) which is a general statement of approval, and behavior-specific praise (BSP) which describes a specific

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No Bells and Whistles: Technologically Simplified Instruction in Scholarly Reading and Writing

The Scholarly Reading eWriting Intensive was developed by an English language program in a large public university as a rapid response to the move online in the spring of 2020. Amidst the early days of the pandemic, there was concern about students’ need for “live” Zoom-style contact with other students and instructors. However, the author

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Language as the Foundation of “Dasein”

Metacognition, together with anthropolinguistics, evolutionary psychology, and philosophy, have for years postulated a scientific consideration of the interrelationships between language and the self-awareness of a being in relation to its existence. Recognizing one’s own existence “in” and “in relation to” the world can be described as Heideggerian Dasein. Theories of consciousness formulated within the framework

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Education and Training for Social Change: Analyzing a Social Welfare Model for Grassroots Development in Bangladesh

The shortage of skilled workers is the major barriers to economic prosperity in Bangladesh. A third of its population falls between 10-24 years old but the youth forces are not well-trained with technical education and social knowledge. The present study shows how philanthropic endeavors can contribute to improving the vulnerable conditions of the rural population

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Feedback Practices of School-Based Mentors in the Work Integrated Learning Programme in South Africa

Research has demonstrated that feedback is an essential facet of assessment in the learning environment because it enhances learning. However, little is known about the feedback given to student teachers when they are on teaching practice and students’ viewpoints about the role of feedback is not well understood as well. This study fills the gap

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Relationship Between Self-Perception Towards Ageing and Subjective Well-Being of Older Adults

The older adults of the 21st century are experiencing a longer life expectancy that is viewed as an achievement as well as a challenge to the individual and society as a whole. These global ageing phenomena comes about with physical, psychosocial, emotional, cognitive, behavioural and environmental changes. In the process, the older adults form beliefs,

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From Virtual Space to “Third Space”: Mickey Mouse in Shanghai During the 1930s and 1940s

Mickey Mouse made his Chinese debut in the Shanghai illustrated magazine Liangyou in 1932. Since then, urban audiences in Shanghai began to see both authorized and unauthorized Mickey Mouse cartoons in entertainment mediums, including magazines, newspapers, and films. Through the analysis of images in various Shanghai media, this paper explores how the cultural identity of

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The Impact of Mindfulness Traits of Elementary School Students on Resilience in Covid-19 Era

In an era of severe epidemic, the trait’s of mindfulness is vital to the performance of students’ resilience. The general social depression of students under the epidemic can enhance the inherent protective factors of their resilience through the display of mindfulness characteristics, which in turn affects their daily life, learning performance and the development of

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Teaching and Learning Resilience Through School Gardens

Resilience for children (as well as adults) is the capacity to endure adversity with equanimity, i.e. with the confidence to push forward despite trials and tribulations. The accomplishment of personal resiliency is the result of learning to develop inner resources that can be drawn upon inn difficult times to approach and develop solutions to those

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Concept Mapping Strategy to Improve Non-computer Science Students’ Learning Achievements in Logical Database Design

This study aims to investigate the effects of using concept mapping on student’s performance on logical database modeling and to examine their satisfaction towards the use of concept mapping strategy in the database design process. One hundred and two undergraduate students participated in the study. These students were assigned into three groups with three different

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Indian Classical Dance Education and its Impact on the Spiritual Intelligence of the Students – An Empirical Research

The aim of this study is to empirically investigate the impact that the period of learning of Indian Classical art form Bharatanatyam creates on the Spiritual intelligence of the students. Primary quantitative data has been collected using closed-end survey from 180 students pursuing Bharatanatyam from higher education institutions in India. The variable Spiritual Intelligence has

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NipponEthics Stakeholder Model – Understanding How Japanese Companies Manage Key Stakeholders

Business concept is gradually changing on a global level, shifting from a chiefly profit focused viewpoint to a more stakeholder focused perspective. As the number of social enterprises increase and business enterprises become more socially conscious, leaders worldwide face the challenge to accommodate this shifting trend from stockholder interest to stakeholder interest. Japanese companies have

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Classification and Effective Utilization of Feedback

The research aims to establish a system by which students can provide and receive feedback and utilize it effectively. As defined by Hattie and Timperley (2007, p. 102), feedback relates to actions or “information provided by an agent (e.g., teacher, peer, book, parent, [internet,] experience) regarding aspects of one’s performance or understanding.” This understanding of

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Early Constructions of the English Dative Alternation: A Corpus-Based Study

This study aims to investigate the early constructions of the dative alternation produced by four L1 English-speaking children and focuses on how it emerges. The dative verbs such as give can take two alternating constructions: double object constructions (John gave Mary his book) and prepositional dative constructions (John gave his book to Mary). In this

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Lessons Learned From Teaching Japanese for Medical Purposes to International Students

This work shows the lessons learned from the online course on Basic Medical Japanese for international students conducted between May and July 2020 at Tokushima University. The participants were five graduate students from China, Bangladesh, Thailand, including one male and four females. This course was designed for the learners to master basic medical terms and

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Influence оf Regional Educational Policies оf Municipalities in The Republic of Bulgariа on Teacher Status-Role Models

The aim of the study is to determine the impact of regional educational policies on the statusrole models of teachers. The main research thesis is that the nature of teacher‘s status-role models is directly dependent on the level of development of educational policies of local government. It is assumed that the more developed these policies

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A Reflection on Personal Bias to Create an Inclusive Learning Environment

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed several areas of student need. It has also revealed and magnified the societal failures that have caused inequities in our classrooms. Creating an inclusive digital space begins with self-work. This paper explores the role of color-blindness in society and how to counter its effects. Additionally, self-awareness as a means to

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An Examination of Patterns and Facilitators of Internet Use Among Older Americans

It is widely known that older adults are less likely to use information and communication technologies including the internet than younger people. However, knowledge around the digital divide has been focused on explaining the phenomenon rather than offering practical suggestions to reduce the internet utilization gap between generations. In response, the current study contributes to

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Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Its Incorporation Into Formal Education in Japan: An Explanatory Case Study

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is vital to create sustainable societies. Successive governments in Japan have advocated the incorporation of ESD into its education system. This paper investigates teachers’ understandings of Sustainable Development (SD) and ESD and the extent to which ESD has been incorporated into lessons. The current work is an explanatory case study,

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Program Evaluation of a School-administered Youth Facility for Children in Conflict With the Law

Rehabilitation facilities for children in conflict with the law are usually administered by government and non-government agencies. In the Philippines, a private school has pioneered the establishment of a free transformational youth facility under its mission and development program. This study aimed to evaluate their formation program using the objectives-based approach. Survey respondents consisted of

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Motivation in MOOCs: A Qualitative Study on the Design and Evaluation of an Online IELTS Course

Due to the pandemic, 2020 was an unprecedented year, including for online course providers as one-third of the learners that ever registered on a massive open online course (MOOC) platform did so in 2020. This paper focuses on a MOOC course on IELTS, which is the most popular test-prep language course on Udemy.com. However, despite

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Whitewashed Tombs: Emergency Online Learning Through the Experiences of Students with Disabilities at a Rural South African University

The COVID-19 pandemic has induced an enormous effect on educational institutions globally. Rural institutions are at a greater disadvantage when compared to their urban counterparts which are better resourced with systems that enable the shift to emergency online learning. Challenges were particularly compounded for students with disabilities who appear to have been alienated from these

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Exploring Physical Stores in Omnichannel Retail Strategy: How Interaction Design Is Changing In-store Behaviour

The research investigates the use of interaction design in retail environments in the current omnichannel scenario, where many different coordinated retail channels operate simultaneously.The growth of online shopping forced retailers to look for a new meaning of brick-and-mortar stores in which customer experience is more relevant than making a purchase. Where the transaction happens is

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“Three Little Maids” in Occupied Japan: Domestic Things, The Mikado, and Navy Wife

This study explores the embedded subplot in a forgotten Hollywood film titled Navy Wife (1956), a comedy about three maids in Japan under American occupation. Starring Joan Bennett, Navy Wife depicts American domesticity in Occupied Japan, which the three maids undermine. By adopting Robin Bernstein’s theory of “scriptive things,” this paper examines how a comic

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ICT in the Japanese Language Learning: Is That What Students Really Want?

In the last decade, one can witness the process when Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has been actively used in various fields of professional activity, including education. The COVID-19 pandemic set up new standards for educational system, where distance learning has become the reality that both teachers and students have to get used to. This

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“Touch the New Land”: Exploring Chinese International Students’ Psychological and Academic Adjustments in the COVID-19

The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has exerted tremendous influences on the well-being of international students and the development of higher education. The current study adopts an exploratory case study design to investigate the psychological and academic adjustments achieved by eight Chinese international students in the UK during the ongoing COIVD-19. Findings have demonstrated that the

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The Resilience of Learning During the Covid-19 Pandemic: An Action-Research Study of Gender Differences

In the present action-research study, we illustrate an evidence-based response of educators to the widespread concerns that learning in undergraduate students accustomed to face-to-face courses might have been curtailed during the pandemic by the switch to online instruction. The study focuses on general education courses, which usually enroll freshmen and sophomores. Namely, it targets learners

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Online Mindfulness-based Logotherapy Program: Targeting Depressive Symptoms of Cyberbullied Adolescents During the Covid-19 Pandemic

The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to the intensive use of the internet for educational and recreational purposes, leading adolescents to be more exposed to cyberbullying. Empirical studies indicate that cyberbullying has become a pervasive problem among adolescents causing negative consequences like depression. Moreover, the global pandemic lockdown and quarantine measures gave rise

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Model United Nations as an Active Learning Tool for Global Negotiation

Simulations have become a popular active learning tool used to facilitate the acquisition of specific knowledge and skills by students. This paper presents our pedagogical experiences of Model United Nations in English within the educational context of Japan. It specifically refers to the case study of Tsukuba English Models United Nations (TEMUN) organized between 2012

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Virtual Classroom Management from the Teachers’ Position in the New Education Normality

Given the current pandemic emergency (COVID-19), it is necessary to have updated information on the educational reality of Ecuador. Education, in any situation, should be a priority and should never stop, which leads to adapting the curriculum to the emergency through virtual classrooms; although they already existed before, not all schools and students used it

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Having No Freedom to Select Courses to Teach: Does It Mean That Teachers Can’t Have Their Need for Autonomy Fulfilled?

Evidence in previous studies has shown that teachers in different education settings enjoy great autonomy and control over their teaching practices at the classroom level. On the contrary, teacher autonomy beyond the classroom is limited by structural, contextual and cultural constraints. For example, teachers have little influence or no control over curriculum-related issues and administrative

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Oral History Projects: Practicing a Foreign Language and Exploring Culture While Serving Local Immigrant Communities

This paper offers a pedagogical framework for a community engagement project that can be used by instructors of any language. Over the past twelve years, students in Professor Maria Grazia De Angelis’ Italian classes have interviewed Italian immigrants living in the San Francisco Bay Area. To develop their language skills, they conduct videotaped interviews in

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The Indian Odd: Women’s Rising Education and Declining Workforce Participation

The disproportionate representation of women in labor as compared to their education is an Indian odd which will be examined in this study. Women are attaining higher education degrees at similar rates as men but hold a much lower track of considerable labor participation. Women constitute only 21% of the workforce as compared to 49%

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Machine Learning Analysis of Problems Encountered by STEM Students from Underrepresented Groups During the Covid-19 Pandemic

During the current Covid-19 pandemic, STEM students from underrepresented groups have been disproportionately affected. These include women in STEM degree programs, “first generation” students from non-academic families, students with a migration background, students with physical or psychological disabilities and students with children. A control group of university students who do not belong to any of

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School Songs: Place, Space and Embodied Architecture Within UK Independent School Communities

Since the 1850s, UK independent schools have composed songs which encapsulate their singular identity (David, 1850) and, through their regular performance (Farmer, 1860), establish a lasting bond amongst staff, students and past students (Butler, 1953). These school songs fall within eight broadly connected themes (Ewart, 1969) and are a lens through which to view the

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

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

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The Empirical Strikes Back: Post-pandemic Multi-sensory Implementation of Scientific Thinking Into Language Teacher Education

Educational policy makers in Germany assume that the pursuit of a compulsory Master of Education teaching degree leads to the development of scientific thinking and reasoning skills, and these skills are usually documented in the form of a research-oriented Master’s thesis (KMK 2004). However, because research skills are only one of the relevant competence areas

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Master of Engineering Management: A Reference Curriculum Development

Due to the multidisciplinary nature of Engineering Management (EM), understanding core requirements for the curriculum design is critical for the growth of this discipline. However, Australia still lacks agreement among universities on Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program curricula with no professional quality standards. Aim: This study aims to provide an insight into MEM curriculum

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Involvement of Related Populations in Tourism Community Development: DMOs in the World Heritage Horyuji District

This paper aims to focus on related population, recently the object of expectation with regard to a new regional revitalization policy in Japan, and to elucidate its actual activities. The study first defines and categorizes related population. Next, from among the four types categorized, it examines the case study of Destination Marketing/Management Organizations (DMOs) in

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The Resilience of Female Students in Math Education During a Pandemic: A Comparison Between Online and In-person Instruction

The present study examined whether undergraduate students’ academic success in math general education courses differed between synchronous online (during the Covid-19 pandemic) and in-person (before the pandemic). It also examined the extent to which students’ initial performance might predict academic success (as measured by final class grades) in online and in-person math courses, under the

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Predicting Initial Performance in Research Report Writing

The present study was guided by the belief that the accurate prediction of students’ performance difficulties, even before such difficulties manifest themselves, is critical to the effectiveness of remedial instruction for at-risk students. The study focused on Middle Eastern students (n = 167), an understudied population, who were enrolled in a general education course devoted

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Psychometric Properties of MRRF-Academic Resilience Scale (MRRF-ARS): A Multifaceted Measure of Resilience

Resilience views as a multifaceted construct anchored on the strength of the human being to withstand and bounce back despite adversity. MRRF- Academic Resilience Scale (MRRFARS) is a newly developed instrument that will help measure the academic resilience of Senior High School Students. Hence, this paper aims to establish the psychometric properties of the MRRF-

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Distance Learning: Its Challenges and Opportunities to Adolescents Relationship

Pandemic became one of the most feared unseen enemy where people are forced to stay at home. The pandemic forced everybody to stay at home. Hence, the study focused on adolescents who are under the distance learning modality. The study delved on the perceived challenges and opportunities of distance learning to their family relationship. This

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Sustained Moment of Insight in Simeon Dumdum’s if I Write You This Poem, Will You Make It Fly

A rich structure of Filipino beliefs about animals inspires this paper to compare them with poetry, particularly, the poetry of the contemporary Cebuano writer, Simeon Dumdum Jr., which, in a very unusual discourse, suggests an extraordinary level of perception into the nature of the relationships between people and animals. Dumdum’s recent poetry collection, If I

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Social Media: The Site for Methodological Inquiry in Social Science Research

This paper attempts to locate the significance of social media content analysis as a tool of data collection in social science research. It is seen that in present times social media sites are increasingly used by people to share their opinions about issues of socio-political relevance. This paper analyses how recent studies on nationalism and

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Promoting Pre-service Teachers’ Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) Through Developing Virtual Reality Applications With the Assure Instructional Design Model

The promotion of teachers’ TPACK, namely the integration of content, pedagogy, and technology knowledge for teaching has become a major concern among researchers and educational practitioners. Moreover, cultivating teachers’ augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) capabilities has become an important issue of government policy. Drawing on Kohloer and Mishra’s Learning by Design principle and the

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Reincarnation: Back from the Dead

It is in the nature of human beings to search for the meaning of life. In this connection the idea of reincarnation is steadily gaining greater credence in the West. In this presentation, the author takes a critical look at the various aspects of the reincarnation concept and presents the arguments of both its supporters

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A Corpus-based Approach to the Imagery and Symbolism in Chinese-English Translation of Children’s Literature

The past two decades have witnessed a surge of children’s literature translation studies worldwide (Alla, 2015). In contrast, such studies in Chinese context are underrepresented although there are excellent publications of Chinese children’s literature already rising to fame from China to the world. Among these, Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan, has been translated into

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Implicit Anti-elderly Attitudes and Subjective Time to Become Elderly

Intergenerational conflicts between the elderly and the other generations persist. To reduce the conflicts, the affirmation of anti-elderly attitudes is an urgent issue. Generally, implicit/explicit anti-elderly attitudes are shown to be negative, and these attitudes have undesirable effects on the elderly, including neglect and deterioration of their mental health. In this study, we measured participants’

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An Empirical Investigation of Feedback Sequencing on Emotion Regulation Processes

The effects of receiving feedback on course assessments have emotional implications for students (e.g., Ryan & Henderson, 2018) that extend to motivation and behavior (Boud & Falchilvov, 2007). Receiving negative feedback, then, may have harmful effects on students’ emotions, motivation, and performance. A way in which students’ emotions may be regulated is through employing the

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Sandwich With a Side of Motivation: An Investigation of the Effects of the Feedback Sandwich Method on Motivation

The “feedback sandwich” method involves placing corrective feedback between two positive statements. Although it has been argued that this method is an effective means of delivering feedback to students because it seemingly makes constructive feedback more pleasant (e.g., Dohrenwent, 2002), there exists limited empirical research to support this claim. Receiving feedback from instructors has implications

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PACIE Methodology Applied to English Teaching in Virtual Classrooms With Moodle

The misapplication of a digital presence, academic scope, inadequate training, low interaction, and a methodology with little pedagogy suitable within a virtual learning environment such as virtual classrooms on any platform, whether Moodle, Claroline, Kornukopia, or Chamilo, Etc., lead to decrease and demerit significant learning at the time of training or study an online course

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Exploring the Impact of Online Teaching on MCBS students – A Case Study

Covid-19 has created major upheavals in the lives of students all over the world. The abrupt transition to online classrooms across educational institutes has caused immense turmoil in the students’ psyche. Students of Modern College of Business and Science (MCBS), also faced this dilemma. The purpose of this exploratory study was to investigate how this

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Development of Realistic Optimism Scale

This research aims to develop a scale to measure realistic optimism and examine its validity and reliability. First, the researcher corrected items of the conventional scale proposed by Magari (2013) and added a number of items to create a realistic optimism scale of 16 items (original scale). Using the original scale, a preliminary survey was

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Examining Chinese Students’ Motivations for Overseas Education and the Implications of the Study Abroad Experiences on Their Transitions to Adulthood

Studying overseas is a popular option for many young individuals to undertake as part of their educational journey. Since China has emerged as the world’s largest source of international students, Chinese students’ motives of pursuing foreign education have gained remarkable scholarly attention. Furthermore, as the cross-border sojourn often occurs in the youthful period of one’s

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A Multidimensional Approach to Assessing China’s Adherence to Article 26(1) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

While China has frequently been accused of challenging international human rights, its involvement with the right to education has rarely been the centre of scholarly attention. Education as a fundamental right is deemed essential to securing social justice, enhancing individuals’ dignity, and enabling their enjoyment of other rights. This paper investigates the degree to which

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A Critical Comparison of the Lifewide and Lifelong Literacy Practices of Two Adults

The field of literacy studies has witnessed a paradigmatic shift over the past few decades — from a skills-based paradigm towards one shaped by socio-cultural practices. Informed by this social constructivist turn, this study critically compares and contrasts the lifelong and lifewide literacy practices of two adults (Daiyu and myself). Based on thematic analysis of

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Complexity and the Art of Education: A Study of How to Approach Teaching More Challenging Engineering Systems Development Concepts

As the demand for ever more capable products increases, so too does the inherent complexity of the product itself in order to facilitate increased functionality. This is broadly true of products of all sizes, from mobile phones to automobiles to large infrastructure projects. This increased complexity makes specification, design, development and implementation more difficult to

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Communication Through Food: Pedagogical Strategies and Critical Questions to Flavor Your University Course

The current media landscape is rife with demonstrations and celebrations of local/adapted foods. This popularity has been accentuated during the COVID era because people in general, and college students, are obligated to be home. The cross-disciplinary authors from the Communication field have harnessed the powers of popular media programs of high interest, for academic lessons.

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Epistemological Perspectives on the Concept of Cultural Humility in Psychology

The present paper will focus on cultural humility, by highlighting this concept’s theoretical and practical significance in advancing cross-cultural understanding in psychology. In the recent psychological literature, cultural humility has been described as a core value, consisting in the psychologist’s engagement to an interpersonal stance that is other-oriented and self-reflective in relation to cultural identities

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National Service for Seniors over Age 55 Leads to Significant Positive Health Outcomes

Of the 98 million Americans over-55, only 1 million of those volunteer, even though research has proven it improves longevity and quality of life (Zedlewski, 2006). The American government has invested funding in various volunteer programs through a program called AmeriCorps. Over 40,000 communities across the country are serviced by 270,000 volunteers whose combined volunteering

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A Multifaceted Approach to Complex Needs: Targeted Interventions for Gifted Students With Autism

Recent studies have focused on identification of gifted students with ASD and on their learning experiences; however, there appears to be a gap in the research regarding effective interventions for these students. Most intervention strategies target either the student’s giftedness or their ASD diagnosis, but their unique challenges require targeted interventions that extend beyond those

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Intercultural Adaptability of Algerian Students Abroad: An Application of Communicative Theory of Cross-Cultural Adaptation

Study abroad programs are said to have the potential to grant intercultural immersion opportunities that students perceive as having different cultural norms and practices and which thereby lead to intercultural adaptability. While there is considerable body of research regarding students’ experiences abroad, evidence that support this claim appears to be limited by a range of

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Disparities in Access to Basic Education in Brazil During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The purpose of this article is to identify the implications of inequities in access to basic education (SDG 4) during the Coronavirus pandemic in Brazil, and their reflections on structural inequalities. The H-D method is used, focusing on early childhood education, since its deficits reflect on human development and the social exclusion of historically marginalised

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Stereotyping Language and Generalizing Language Toward Foreigners Living in Shanghai, An Analysis of the Language Used

Multicultural communities are becoming more and more common in China, creating a new environment for cultural exchange and sociolinguistic phenomena. The present study aims to analyze how in the cultural environment of Shanghai foreigners are subjected to unconscious generalization and stereotyping by locals. A sample of 20 foreigners living in Shanghai, either students, or expats,

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Why Teacher Led Instruction Really Works

Since the 1980s the notion of teacher led instruction (Direct Instruction) has been largely dismissed in favour of a more student-centered (Indirect Instruction), collaborative, problem solving type pedagogy. Certainly, the student-centered approach, characterized by inquiry, problems solving and active learning, is an effective practice which is supported by empirical evidence (Yuen & Hau, 2006). However,

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Students’ Reflections on Online Teaching/Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The intensive implementation of online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic creates challenges and generates innovation opportunities within higher education. This study aimed to explore students’ reflections regarding online teaching/learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the challenges students encountered due to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the perceived benefits, and their recommendations for future

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Stress, Procrastination and Proactive Coping of Selected Foreign Psychology Students

Students encountered challenges amidst this Covid-19 pandemic. These students managed to have a face-to-face class, but due to pandemic, they were migrated to a digital classroom. This research study emphasized on stress, procrastination, and proactive coping of selected foreign Psychology students (N=399). enrolled in one of the universities in South Metro Manila. Researchers employed the

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The Role of Gamification and the New Technologies in the Construction of Mathematical Thinking

The game has always represented a role of fundamental importance in the activation of learning processes. The development of videogames have given a distinctive mark to the introduction of innovative technologies in education. With the advent of Generation Z, the theme of the game has become very important for human life. The effect of these

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Can Physical Design Help Improve Self-regulation in Children and Build Resilience: A Theoretical Exploration

The environment is an important component in child development, and it represents the external sources that affect a child’s cognitive, behavioral, mental, and social development. According to Bronfenbrennerʼs ecological system model, it is crucial to understand the interactions between a child and his/her environment. This interaction can influence and shape the development of self-regulation (SR),

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Discriminatory Biases in Data for Machine Learning and Human Rights

The intersectionality between data generated by machine learning/algorithms and human rights may not be obvious at times and accepted as true most of the time. Algorithms are created by people hence they aren’t particularly sensitive to gender, social, racial, moral issues.Typically, human characteristics such as gender, race, socio-economic class determine our potential to achieve outcomes

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Examination of Commonality of Policy Issues Related to AI Development and Dissemination in Major Developed Countries

Artificial intelligence (AI) will rebuild the economy, increase productivity, improve efficiency and reduce costs, contribute to making informed decisions. There are great expectations for AI to drive innovation and growth. As the effects of AI permeate society, the power of change must be exerted for society. On the other hand, AI also raises ethical concerns.

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Gloc-9 Songs: A Encoding and Decoding Analysis

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

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The Relationship Between Phonological Awareness in Japanese Language and English Learning Experience

Many previous studies have reported that experiences of learning a second language promote a learner’s development of phonological awareness of the second language. However, there have been still few papers discussing the impact of second language learning on phonological awareness in the native language. Therefore, this paper attempts to examine whether there is a difference

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

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

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Curriculum Development in Industrial Design Education in transition: Challenges and issues in a Thai university

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

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The Essential Elements of 4-H Integrated Within the School Classroom

The Essential Elements of 4-H Youth Development are basic principles under which the 4-H Youth Development Program operates across the country (Purdue Extension, 2018). Incorporating these elements into the traditional classroom enables educators to focus on positive outcomes desired for youth; provide lesson plans for all students; view youth as central actors in their own

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

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

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

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

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The Development and Evaluation of an Online Educational Game Integrated with Gather Town for Nursing Staff Learning

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

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Personalized English Course Instructional Design for Fourth-year Undergraduate Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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An Analysis of Secondary School Teachers’ Resilience Difficulties

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

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

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

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Design Innovation Practice School: The Experiential Learning Platform

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Practice of Teaching Java Programming Language to Undergraduate Students

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

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

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

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Disability-Specific Measures and Roles of Disabled People’s Organizations in Supporting Persons with Disabilities and Families during COVID-19 Pandemic

This qualitative study aimed to analyze disability-specific measures and the roles of Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs) in supporting persons with disabilities and families. The subjects selected by means of purposive technique which consisted of 42 members of 7 DPOs and were divided into 3 groups of 14. The data were collected by focus group discussion