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#Metoo Campaign: A Case Study on the use of Online Platforms by Millennials for Social Activism and Change

The paper aims to understand the young millennials’ use of social networking sites to articulate their views on #MeToo campaign. The study will focus on the use of disruptive strategies millennials deployed on Facebook and Twitter to bring about the desired responses and results that the #MeToo campaign had set out to achieve. The use

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School-Without-Walls: A Student Leadership and Environmental Awareness Program for International Schools

In this case study, we present School Without Walls (SWOW), which is a four-day outdoor leadership program developed by a private international school, in Japan. The section of the program targeted for tenth grade focuses on connecting students’ emotional and intellectual perspectives about the environment to develop into responsible leaders having positive impacts in their

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The Impact of International Cooperation Between Universities on Foreign Language Students’ Achievements

The University of Belgrade is celebrating its 210th anniversary this year, thus being the oldest university in Serbia and among the oldest ones in the region. Besides its primary goal, which is the education of students, our University is also devoted to scientific research and development, as well as international cooperation, crowned by 238 agreements

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The Economics and Politics of the Shift from K to 10 Curriculum to K to 12: The Philippine Experience

After several years of hesitation, the Philippine government finally adopted a 12-year basic education curriculum with the signing, in 2013, of Republic Act 10533, known as the K to 12 law. The law was a response to the perception that Philippine education as substandard which resulted in Filipino graduates being discriminated against in the global

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Implementing Principles of Transformative Value-Creating Global Citizenship Education Into University Curricula Fostering Civic Engaged, Social Responsible and Competent Learners

There is a shared resolve among educators across the world to ensure that young people acquire social, civic and global-intercultural aptitudes by infusing democratic values and fundamental rights, social inclusion and non-discrimination as well as active citizenship across all disciplines and universities’ curricula. However, this raises many challenges, not least in a risk society epitomized

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Mindful Educational Interventions: Metacognition and Outcomes

There has been broad, inter-disciplinary recognition of the need for explicit teaching for greater metacognitive development. Learners with greater metacognitive awareness employ debugging, information management, planning and evaluative strategies more effectively, and experience enhanced learning outcomes (Coutinho & Neuman, 2008). Teaching how to learn English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to learners in Japan, can

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The Impact of International Students in the Japanese Classroom

One of the immediate measures adopted by the Japanese government in response to the needs of internationalization was to increase the number of incoming foreign students to Japan (Ikeguchi, 2016). As a result, the number of foreign students as of May 1, 2017 was reported at 267,042, according to the Annual Survey of International Students

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The Indigenous Leadership in a Multicultural Country; The Exploration of Leadership Practice in Improving the Islamic Based School in Indonesia

The research aimed at describing how the Islamic school principals enact the leadership practice and analyzing of how the leadership model is shaped based on the Indonesian and Islamic culture.  Indonesia is an archipelago country where many kinds of cultures exist in each area of the islands. It is stated that Indonesia has the highest

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The Effects of Teacher Efficacy, Instructional Leadership and Professional Learning Communities on Student Achievement in Literacy and Numeracy

This paper discusses the factors contributing to student achievement in literacy and numeracy in primary schools within Sibu Division, Sarawak, Malaysia. The study involved 694 level one primary school teachers in 105 schools. Using descriptive statistics, the study observed high levels of practice for teacher efficacy, instructional leadership and professional learning communities (PLCs). The differences

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Compassion Fade: Effects of Mass Perception and Intertemporal Choice on Non-Volunteering Behavior

Compassion Fade proposes an inverse relationship between magnitude of stimuli to elicited compassion. This phenomenon is viewed within a framework that integrates a 3-Act Compassion structure with Latané and Darley’s Unresponsive Bystander Model and Prospect Theory of Decision-making under risk. Students (N=211) from Ateneo de Davao University (Mindanao, Philippines) were sampled to examine the effects

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The Effects of Social Media As a Learning Platform

Because high school students in Vietnam did not have a linguistics environment to practice English outside the classroom, they had low language proficiency in terms of oral skills. To enable students to have more practice of English, social media such as Facebook and Skype were employed as a learning platform. Closed Facebook groups were set

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Online (Re)Learning: Factors in Accessing the Internet to Aid in Mathematics Understanding

This paper aims to examine and analyze an aspect of digital learning scarcely, if not at all, covered in the literature; that is, possible factors that motivate students in accessing the Internet for aid in understanding mathematics. Using activity theory as a lens in viewing these factors, this study makes considerable contribution to the research

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Crisis Marketing Strategy Antecedents of Performance of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Region III, Philippines

This paper studies the marketing strategy antecedents of the performance of higher education institutions in the Philippines in the light of the crisis brought about by the K-12 Curriculum. Antecedents include Market Focus, Market Expansion, Program Offerings, Program Differentiation, Cost Leadership in Tuition, Place/Location Expansion, Advertising, Sales Promotions, Events & Experiences, Public Relations, Direct &

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From the Caribbean to Asia-Pacific: Mapping Technology Use Across, With (In), and Alongside Communities

It is not whether technology matters in the classroom, but “how” it matters, notes James Porter (2002). An experience in a writing classroom at the University of Guam caused me to examine the ways in which the pedagogical use of technology in its many forms, levels, and contexts impacts a learning community. Taking a relational

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Only Connect: Thriving as an Academic Through Collaborative Research and Writing Groups

Within higher education globally there is a continuing discourse of neo-liberalism and performativity which can, and too often does, lead academics into survival mode. As accountability measures increase and higher education is driven by market forces, the old adage of-publish or perish’ leads to a numbers driven competition to churn out as many articles and

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Empowering a Marginalised Society: Alternative Education Provision for the Undocumented Children of Sabah, Malaysia

Although education as the unequivocal right of every child is manifested in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and 1990 Convention on the Rights of the Child, formalised school learning is still proving to be inaccessible to many children worldwide due to factors of displacement and national policies on citizenship (UNICEF, 2015). For the

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Personalising Lessons to Achieve Better Engagement

While technology makes lessons more interesting, engaging and appealing to students, there is a danger that students will still be perplexed as to how to interpret and apply those lessons in their course. This applies particularly to students from diverse backgrounds, and some lessons that not only introduce new language but also concepts alien to

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Skills of Analyzing and Synthesizing Textual Information in University Students: Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Approach

One of the most important tasks that the higher school is facing in the epoch of information technologies is the formation of a new type of specialist who is a professional in one’s area of expertise as well as an informational erudite having the necessary skills to productively work with large flows of information. Nowadays,

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Utilizing Social Media to Build Online Learning Communities

Research has proven that building community has a positive correlation to student outcomes in online learning. This presentation will provide an overview of a program that utilized social media to build community. In this program, WhatsApp was utilized as a channel to build community to support a distance education program in Africa. In this program,

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The Meaning of Quality in Online/Blended Courses to American and Malaysian Administrators, Faculty, and Students

This presentation compares two studies investigating administrator, faculty, and student perceptions of quality in online/blended courses conducted in two different contexts, namely (1) two midsize public universities in the United States, and (2) a college in a premier public university in Malaysia. The research question explored in both studies was: What is the meaning of