All posts by James Alexander Gordon

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Secondary School Teachers’ Experiences of Using Gender and Inclusive Pedagogies Towards Bringing Changes in the Classrooms and Schools

Globally, attention to gender and inclusive pedagogies has grown in order to advance high-quality education. In Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Vietnam, and Timor-Leste, a cross-cultural study was done to evaluate the effects of a co-designed teacher professional development program called Gender and Inclusive Pedagogy (GIP) on secondary school students’ participation and academic accomplishment throughout the pandemic

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E-Module in TVET: Unveiling Brazing and Riveting Methods Through VAK Learning

The electronic module (e-module) concern within the realm of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) pertains to the obstacles related to the incorporation and proficient utilization of electronic learning resources in vocational education systems. The issues discussed involve several factors, including insufficient digital infrastructure, restricted technological accessibility, differing degrees of digital literacy among educators

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Community Based Learning in Business Education: Is It Effective and What are the Challenges?

Community Based Learning has been practiced by Higher Education Institution in Malaysia with the aspiration to produce graduates who are capable to apply the theories and concepts to real-life context. However, there has been little information about its’ effectiveness. This study intends to investigate the effectiveness of Community Based Learning in Business Program particularly the

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Lab Rotation Blended Learning Model in Promoting Computational and Critical Thinking: An Assessment of Multiple Stakeholder Needs

Understanding the needs are one of the learning success determinants that can assist in an efficient and targeted learning process. The more parties who participate resulted the more comprehensive understanding of it. We aim to identify multiparty needs for the lab rotation model to fostering computational and critical thinking skills. Participants were 49 students, 3

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The Effect of Mathematical Communication, Critical Thinking, and Problem-Solving Skills on Mathematical Concepts Understanding in Indonesia

Mathematics is one of the important subject to be taught to children from an early age. Mathematics concept understanding can shape students’ knowledge so as to help in the development of knowledge at a higher level of education. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of mathematical communication, critical thinking and problem-solving

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Research on the Training Mode of Indoor Design Majors Based on the Integration of Industry and Education

In China, the integration of industry and education refers to the close integration, mutual support, and mutual promotion of industrial practice and school education emphasized by schools in accordance with the needs of their students. It is a significant initiative to adapt applied majors to social and economic development, realize high-quality teaching, and enhance the

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Researcher Development at a Private Higher Education Institution: Perspectives of New Researchers

Private higher education institutions (PHEIs) have increasingly emphasized research output alongside their core teaching functions to enhance their credibility. However, empirical investigations into PHEIs and their research output are limited. Some scholars have criticized PHEI research output as insufficient. To address this challenge, the examined PHEI implemented initiatives to foster researcher development and reduce the

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An Analysis of English Vocabulary in Hong Kong Textbooks for Bilingual Children

Vocabulary acquisition is central to building literacy, yet there is little research on the vocabulary component of textbooks for school children. Acquiring the vocabulary of a language is commonly interpreted as simply “knowing the meaning of the words and being able to use the words”, acknowledging the receptive and productive aspects of vocabulary. However, Nation

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The Impact of Interaction via Social Media on Youth Mental Health Through Social Media Content and Communication Style of Indonesian Students

During the COVID-19 pandemic most of students globally suffered of mental health. Bisedes virus wudespread, communication and interaction pattern on social media also play important role on their mental disorder including anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. It needs to confirm which content and interactions influence students and youth behavior. Methods: A total of 604 valid

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Speaking the Language of Defence: Narratives of Doctoral Viva Examiners

This paper delves into the discourse of oral defence, unveiling the perspectives of doctoral examiners regarding their expectations of the candidates’ oral performance in the PhD viva. This investigation stems from the observation that candidates must adequately address questions posed by examiners to secure a favourable outcome in the oral examination. However, what constitutes a

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From Learning to Earning: Reducing Instructional Material Costs With Technology and Innovation

“From Learning to Earning: Reducing Instructional Materials Costs with Technology and Innovation” is funded by a Department of Education 2023 Open Textbook Pilot (OTP) program Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) grant award. Decreases in student enrollment, precipitated by the global pandemic have directed attention by administrators on how affordable learning solutions such

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Mentoring to Enhance Student Teachers’ Self-Efficacy for E-portfolio Development During Teaching Practice

Teaching Practice is a critical phase of teacher education that provides opportunities for student teachers to reflect on the development of their teaching philosophies and put them into action. Student teachers’ self-efficacy refers to their beliefs in their ability to effectively handle the tasks, obligations, and challenges related to their professional activity. In the South

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Educating Communities for Survival: Building, Resilience, Sustainability, and a Healthy Society

Complexities and challenges in the world around food security and poverty are bringing communities to the near brink of collapse. This paper explores how social learning, education, and management skills can enable communities to actively participate in their development and sustain resources. The aim is to develop desirable traits amongst communities to create resilience and

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Science Mapping in Educational Leadership Research: Bibliometric Analysis, 1907 to 2022

Educational leadership stands as a prominent research domain in education, where leaders play a guiding role, impacting educational culture and quality. With the pandemic of COVID-19 has compelled a shift to online learning for students, with educators striving to effectively engage learners in this digital landscape. Financial constraints have led to layoffs and cost-cutting in

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A Qualitative Perspective on Student Teachers’ Experiences of Social Science Teaching and Learning in South African Multicultural Classrooms

This qualitative study is an investigation of final years Social Science education students’ perceptions of Social Science teaching and learning in South African multicultural classrooms. The current South African schooling landscape is of a multicultural setting, where learners from different racial, ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds are admitted. This study seeks to ascertain the perceptions

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Systematic Review of Research on AI in Higher Education

Artificial Intelligence is one of the most researched areas of interest in recent years. A significant amount of research has been scoped toward the use of artificial intelligence in education (AIEd). In this research paper, much of the emphasis will be focused on artificial intelligence from a higher education perspective. The research in this area

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Drama in the Kitchen: ESL and EFL Students’ Spoken Interaction in Turkey

This study examines the range of strategies employed by ESL and EFL students at Eastern Mediterranean University kitchen for oral communication despite learner diversity. The context offers EFL students language learning opportunities outside the class. There appears a range of discourse characteristics utilized to make up for the linguistic shortcomings created by the English language

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Sarcopenia in Older Surgical Patients

Sarcopenia is the progressive decline in muscle quality and function attributed to aging. It is a prevalent global problem associated with worse morbidity and mortality outcomes. This risk is even higher in patients who have suffered a major trauma or those requiring an emergency laparotomy because of an intra-abdominal injury or to address an acute

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Primary School English Teaching During COVID-19: Preliminary Results of Three Single Case Studies in Rural Schools in Costa Rica

COVID-19 emerged as a pandemic that paralyzed the educational world in 2020. The Costa Rican Ministry of Public Education (MEP) took up two modalities, distance education (2020) and combined education (2021), with in-person education finally restored in 2022. This multiple case study consists of three single case studies in three different educational directorates in Costa

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Stakeholder Engagement and Involvement Towards Child and Growth Development During Pandemic: A Framework on Correspondence Education

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted children and adolescents’ lives, leading to psychological problems and PTSD symptoms. In the Philippines, research on child and growth development during the pandemic is limited, emphasizing the need for better preparedness and quality education. The study investigated stakeholders’ involvement in child growth and development during the pandemic, providing a

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The Question of Culture in the Quest for Playful Higher Education

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in playful teaching and learning in higher education. The contemporary quest of playful higher education, however, faces a number of obstacles and challenges. In this conceptual paper, using the Singapore context as an example, I discuss the relevance of one concept, labelled the ‘culture in education’,

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Which Background of University Students Have More Higher Entrepreneurial Intentions after Receiving Entrepreneurship Education?

Many studies in the past have shown that students in higher education who receive entrepreneurship education will increase their entrepreneurial intentions. Some studies even suggest that students in business schools are more likely to start a business after receiving entrepreneurship education than students in other schools. However, which students from which backgrounds have higher entrepreneurial

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Transition of Boys (Learners) with Language Acquisition Delay (Lad) to School

Teachers play a pivotal role in providing smooth and successful transition to School from Early Childhood Education for boys with Language Acquisition Delay. Utilising talanoa/kōrero, the presenter shares a Master’s Thesis finding, delving into the complexities and significance of language acquisition for boys transitioning to school and their associated experiences. The study that the researcher

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Digital Media, Teaching and Learning: Pedagogical Implications for Teaching and Learning in a Participatory Culture

The era of digital media has come to create a youthful and pervasive participatory culture featuring different forms of affiliation, expression, problem-solving and information circulation among its members. The generation of digital media savvy individuals has now populated classrooms all over our college and university campuses. Concomitant with their arrival to the campus are the

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Enhancing Undergraduate Cell Biology Learning Through the Application of Gamification

Learning cell biology presents challenges for undergraduates due to its intricate nature, demanding comprehension of complex cell structures and functions within the human body. To address this, the integration of game design principles into non-game contexts, known as gamification, offers an innovative solution. While traditional learning methods encompass lectures and tutorials, the introduction of gamified

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Reflection on My Interactions With Student J Within the Framework of Motivational Interviewing

Current pedagogies for supporting academically struggling students mainly include tailoring learning contents to meet their differentiated needs or offering one-on-one interventions to improve their self-management. However, using counseling approach to elicit behavioral change has not been explored much. This case study analyzes my three conversations with an academically struggling student in a rural primary school

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Developing Qualitative Research Methodology: Using Focus Groups as a Single Research Method in a Student Motivation Study

This paper presents the process that was used to design a research method for a study using focus groups as the main data collection method to investigate male students’ experience of higher education in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The methodology design process covered research paradigm, ontology, epistemology, and research characteristics and considerations. The alignment

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Action Research in an Educational Research Methods Course to Implement Alternative Teaching Approaches

Teacher education programs put emphasis on the inclusion of educational research methods courses in the curriculum for the successful completion of teacher training. There are problems in engaging pre-service teachers in the research process to explore educational issues. To overcome these challenges, the author aimed to conduct an action research study to integrate inquiry-based teaching

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Change of Student Attitudes in Secondary Education Extracurricular Activities Promoting Interactive Learning

This study aimed to examine the attitude changes and the factors contributing to the changes in students who participated in extracurricular activities that involved external personnel. We aimed to comprehensively discuss the possibilities and challenges of collaboration between external personnel and schools and to provide suggestions for improving and developing future initiatives. The participants were

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Rebels, Radicals, and Revolutionaries in American History: An Arts-Integrated Graphic Novel Project

Graphic storytelling can be an evocative and powerful medium for exploring the past and representing historical narratives. In this presentation, I describe a secondary school graphic novel project that integrated the visual arts with history education. Co-taught by an art teacher and a history teacher, the project, funded by the Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grant

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The Impact of Mental Imagery Ability on 2D Drawings’ Three-Dimensional Perception: A Case Study Utilizing the Cube Teaching Method

The primary focus of this study revolves around evaluating students’ performance on stereo image sequence through drawing. Employing a quasi-experimental design, the research involves an experimental group that taught cube rotation training and a control group taught using the conventional hand-drawn reference frame. Throughout the course, a series of assessments were administered, including spatial ability

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Exploring the Landscape of Gamification in Higher Education: A Systematic Mapping Study

The concept of gamification is attracting significant attention and implementation in several industries. However, its use in higher education is still in its early phases. The use of game design aspects in non-game situations, sometimes called gamification, has emerged as a prominent trend in boosting learning experiences. This systematic mapping study investigates the utilisation of

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The Use of Virtual Tabletop for Revising Electron Counting in Inorganic Chemistry

Electron counting of metal complexes is an important skill for chemistry undergraduate students learning inorganic chemistry. As part of game-based learning, we have developed a card game termed “CountQuest” for students to revise electron counting after learning this concept from conventional lectures. In this proceeding, we describe the use of a free web-based virtual tabletop

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Lived Experiences of Student-Teachers During Practice Teaching Through Remote Teaching Modality

This study presents the lived experiences of Pre-service Teachers during their internship program as practice teachers during the pandemic. This study includes a sample of Two Hundred (n=200) student interns who were deployed to different schools across the region. The springboard of this study is the systems approach utilizing the ADDIE model of instructional design.

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An Ecocentric Education: Learning Our Way to a Better World to Live in

Many civilizations collapsed. The ruins that remain provoke the critical thinking of how, societies so magnificent and powerful, could end up in decline. There are many factors involved, environmental damage, climate change, etc. In the 1970s, the UNESCO Universal Declaration of Animal Rights was a guiding document in defense of animal rights. It stands that

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Leveling HEIs ICT Competencies Across the Digital Divide Spectrum: A Bridge for the Future of Teaching and Learning

It is imperative to recognize the importance of ICT in the learning process, particularly in the context of the digital divide spectrum. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for academes to adopt digital technologies in providing quality education to students. Thus, it is crucial to investigate the current state of ICT competencies in Masbate’s

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Visual Literacy Ability of Design Students in Virtual Class Settings

The condition of design education in Indonesia today has changed with the presence of ICT in the learning process and the popularity of implementing online learning. With the government’s policy to implement Hybrid Learning successfully, studio based-learning in design students, which usually uses face-to-face learning processes, has partially moved into a virtual space. Visual literacy

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A Case Study of Chinese EFL University Learner’s Reading Motivation: A Complex Dynamic Systems Theory Perspective

Based on complex dynamic systems theory (CDST) (Larsen-Freeman & Cameron, 2008), the present study adopted a longitudinal sequential mixed-method research (MMR) approach with a quan->QUAL design and a triangulation purpose (Riazi, 2017) to unravel a Mainland Chinese EFL learner’s reading motivational complexity and dynamism over a half academic year (six months). Alex, a male 20-year-old

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Gender-Responsive Library Using Classical Music: An Intervention Tool to Improve Students’ Reading Comprehension

The purpose of this research study is to determine and analyze if classical music can help make the library be gender-responsive place and can help improve the reading comprehension of the students. Due to covid-19 pandemic, the research team was not allowed to travel to gather data. So, qualitative design was used in this study

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Canción Sin Miedo- Juntanza de Mujeres Indígenas Colombianas: An Indigenous and Feminist Protests

The protest song genre in Latin America has gained significant momentum during periods of democratic threat, gaining popularity through contributions from countries like Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and others. This phenomenon has given rise to movements such as “canción nueva” or “nueva trova.” Notably, these songs are often performed in Spanish and Portuguese, imbued with a

“¿Me Entiendes?” Do You Understand Me? Supporting Multilingual Teachers and Prospective Educators

This paper examines a Multilingual undergraduate course that was created to increase knowledge and understanding for both teachers and prospective educators in responding to language learning competencies for multilingual learners in our local community. One area considered in the design of our course has been the use of diverse resources to provide points of connection.

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Pinoy-made Nutricosmetics e-advertisements: A Critical Discourse Analysis

The advent of modern technology and digitization of information has transformed the advertising of beauty products through electronic devices and changed the discourse of beauty. While the concept of beauty has been limited to cosmetics, recent development has extended the scope of beauty to cosmeceuticals. This descriptive qualitative research aims to describe the use of

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English Medium Instruction on Spatial as a Virtual Reality Classroom

As a result of growing Artificial Intelligence technologies, many immersive Metaverse platforms have emerged for various purposes including teaching and learning. Although many studies have explored the use of immersive Virtual Reality (VR) platforms in university courses, little research on the application of these digital tools at English Medium Instruction (EMI) Higher Education institutions in

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ChatGPT in the ESL Classroom: A Qualitative Exploration of Teachers’ Reflections on Practical Applications, Outcomes, and Future Implications

As interest rapidly grows in integrating AI tools like ChatGPT into education, perspectives remain limited from ESL teachers with practical first-hand experience implementing ChatGPT across skills in their classrooms. Thus, this paper explores ESL teachers’ experiences and perspectives integrating ChatGPT into their classrooms across core language skills like listening, speaking, reading and writing. This study

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H5P Interactive Content and the Sustainable Development Goals in FL Teaching and Pre-service Teacher Education: Project Overview and Preliminary Results

This presentation gives an overview of the R+D+i project “H5P interactive content and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in foreign language teaching, social sciences and pre-service teacher education” (Reference: CIGE/2021/131, https://ci5ods.blogs.uv.es/) funded by the Conselleria d’Innovació, Universitats, Ciència i Societat Digital, Generalitat Valenciana (Spain). In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda.

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Assessing Online Study Abroad: Assessing Japanese University Students’ Online Study Abroad and the Future of Study Abroad Post-Corona

This study reflects on the experiences of students and instructors on the online international exchange program at a Japanese university during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through a mixed methods approach incorporating both survey and interview data, I report on student and instructor perceptions and reflections of distance learning experiences of courses held online at a Japanese

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Empowering English Language Teachers to Use Immersive Virtual Reality for Global Citizenship Education

The threat of climate change to our planet has made addressing environmental issues a global educational priority, encompassing various subjects and school levels in numerous countries, including Germany. As a result, English teachers are required to promote English language skills and global citizenship education (GCE) in their classrooms. Several studies have illustrated that immersive virtual

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The Effectiveness of ChatGPT in Enhancing English Language Proficiency and Reducing Second Language Anxiety (L2)

This study investigates the effectiveness of generative AI, specifically ChatGPT3.5, in enhancing interaction skills and reducing second language (L2) anxiety in English language teaching. The study is situated in the context of the rapid advancements in AI technology and its increasing significance in educational settings, particularly in computer-assisted language learning. The aim of this study

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The Professional Identity and Roles of CALL Teachers: Issues and Evolution

Professional teachers’ identity is a combination of instructional goals, pedagogical decisions, based on integrating their theoretical and pedagogical knowledge, values, and contextual features of their classroom (Pennington & Richards, 2016). It is a context-related concept, strictly connected to the environment (Shafiee et al. 2022), physical or virtual classroom, where the teaching process takes place. During

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NINE: Digital Counseling Guide for Teenagers’ Instant Messaging with AI

Technology plays a significant role in our lives, transforming industries and offering innovative applications. However, to use technology effectively, it is crucial to understand how it works. It is also essential to use technology and social media responsibly, be mindful of the time spent using it, safeguard personal information online, and treat others respectfully when

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Developing Targeted Technology Standards for Teachers: Report on a Project for the Canadian Settlement Language Sector

We report on a project to develop technology standards specifically for English language teachers in the Canadian settlement language sector. We describe the background and the process of how the team collaborated over nine months to create and refine the standards. The seven standards each include four to eight performance indicators and are written in

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Investigating the Relationship Among EFL Learners’ Grit, Engagement and Academic Achievement in the Blended Learning Environment: A Structural Equation Model

The arrival of the post-pandemic era has facilitated the shift from online to blended learning, marking a “new normal” in educational field. Along with students’ adversity in such blended learning settings, the role of personality traits, especially grit, in promoting language learning engagement and performance remains crucial yet under-explored. To address this issue, the current

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Trainee Teacher Perceptions of Smartphones as Teaching Resources

A range of research exists which documents how language learners use and perceive of smartphones as language learning resources. However, there remains a scarcity of research exploring readiness among educators to integrate smartphones into their teaching practices, and such investigation of the implementation of Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) among EFL instructors is needed. This

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Exploring Chinese EFL Learners’ Willingness to Communicate in a Self-Developed 3D Virtual Environment

Willingness to communicate (WTC) has been recognized as a prerequisite for successful foreign or second language learning. Hence, numerous studies have been conducted to improve English as a second language (EFL) learners’ WTC. With the advancement of digital technologies, virtual reality (VR) has gained its growing recognition in technology-enhanced language learning. However, few empirical studies

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Career-Related Parental Behaviours and Senior Secondary Students’ Career Development in Underdeveloped China

Parents are major socializers for senior secondary students’ career development. Prior research has investigated parental influence and highlighted typical types of parental support. While parental support highly interplays with other career-related behaviour, limited research explores the career-related parental behaviour (support, intervention, engagement) on senior secondary students’ career adaptability, especially in underdeveloped areas of China. Therefore,

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Development and Implementation of Science Boost Camp: Impact on Student’s Science Conceptual Understanding and Motivation to Learn Science

After COVID-19, the teachers in Brunei have been busy trying to catch up on the learning loss faced during the pandemic, especially the Year 11 science students who will be sitting for their Cambridge’s ‘O’ Level examination this year as the first cohort of the new 5129 Combined Science syllabus. Switching back from online learning

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A Cross-National Study of Mathematics Achievement via Three-Level Multilevel Models

The present study explored the effects of the national and cultural contexts on students’ mathematics achievement. The study also investigated the nature and magnitude of student-level (level 1), school-level (level 2), and country-level (level 3) factors that are associated with math achievement. The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018 datasets were used. The findings

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Enhancing Chinese Speaking Proficiency Through Leveraging Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Skills in ACTFL OPI-Aligned Activities

The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) assessment serves as a widely acknowledged and reliable measure of an individual’s linguistic speaking aptitude. Prioritizing Higher Order Thinking (HOT) skills in the creation and execution of ACTFL OPI-aligned speaking activities offers a profoundly effective strategy for cultivating students’ oral proficiency at a higher level in the target language,

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Exploring the Impact of Teaching Design History on Creativity and Intrinsic Motivation: Curriculum Design and Learning

The history of design is a basic course for design majors in universities all over the world, and is usually taught in a purely theoretical way, This study adjusts the form of teaching, changing the original “linear lecture”-based teaching to an exploratory teaching method centered on “design styles”, using styles as the origin to guide

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A Study of the Termination of Undergraduate Students Status in the Faculty of Science and Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand

The objectives of this research were to study the survival function, median survival time, and hazard function of the termination of undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science and Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand. Moreover, we aim to compare the survival time of termination of student status classified by curriculum, gender and domicile. Secondary data of

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A Study on the Challenges and Transformation of Small Schools in Taiwan

The proportion of small schools in Taiwan continues to increase, with public elementary schools with 12 or fewer classes reaching 55.3% in 2021. In addition to inherent factors such as geography, transportation, and culture, the impact of a declining birthrate has exacerbated the situation. In an era of diverse educational development, small schools face various

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Exploring the Impact of Digital Escape Rooms on Postgraduate Students’ Academic Achievement and Intercultural Awareness in Management Education: A Case Study in the UK

In the past few decades, educators have been questioning the effectiveness of traditional passive face-to-face learning and increasingly adopted innovative learner-focused digital game-based strategies which enhance student autonomy. This article presents an educational intervention that addresses the gap in the literature regarding the impact of Digital Escape Rooms (DERs) in Management Learning and Education offering

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Literature Review of the Relationship Between Physical Fitness, Physical Activity, Cognitive Functioning and Academic Success

The objective of this paper is to provide an extensive literature review of academic papers written in English about The Relationship Between Physical Fitness, Physical Activity, Cognitive Functioning and Academic Success. The research is showing that there are more and more benefits of physical fitness and physical activity on students cognitive (executive functions) and academic

“I Can Talk to Spanish Speakers in Illinois!”: Student Perspectives on AI-Avatar Role Plays in Virtual Reality

This paper reports on a study exploring students’ perceptions of AI-avatar interactions within a virtual reality (VR) language learning environment, Immerse. As part of a large-scale project, this research explores the impact of Immerse’s AI-powered avatars on the educational experience of 54 high school participants. Based on students’ attitudes and opinions expressed in post-use surveys,

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The Role of Technology in Art Education in Ghana

Technology plays a vital role in modern art education and offers many opportunities and advancements in Ghana. The purpose of this article is to explore the impact of technology on art education in Ghana and the benefits it brings to both students and teachers. There is the problem of technology to equip teachers with innovative

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University Female Leaders and Imposter Syndrome: An Exploratory Case Study in Malaysia

Imposter Syndrome (IS) affects individuals, specifically high-achieving females, by causing them to experience self-doubt and feelings of being fraudulent. This study employed an innovative visual quasi-gamification tool to conduct semi-structured interviews aiming to investigate how IS affects female leaders in higher education in Malaysia and how IS could be managed. It concluded that IS is

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Educational Response to Digital Learning, on the Example of English Language Vocabulary Learning Problem

The aim of this study is to explore how digital learning can affect students’ education. The basic idea was to investigate in which way digital and interactive content influence the quality of knowledge and language skills of students. Starting from the hypothesis that the range of learned vocabulary can be greater with an interactive whiteboard,

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The Roots of Reform: Understanding the Form, Content, and Meaning in Habib Tanvir’s ‘Charandas Chor’ (1975)

The post-independence canon of Indian theatre is a manifestation of the socio-cultural turbulence that marks a paradigmatic shift in the reformist agendas of the playwrights. Some playwrights used the method of proscenium plays, while others relied on street or folk theatre to make reformist appeals. Habib Tanvir is one reformist playwright of the period whose

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Bridging Disciplines with Melodies: The Interdisciplinary Impacts of Music Education on Non-music Major Undergraduates

Music has long been recognized for its universal appeal and its potential to influence cognitive and emotional processes. In the higher education context, courses traditionally seen as non-essential, like music, are often sidelined. Yet, preliminary studies suggest a strong interdisciplinary connection between music education and enhanced learning experiences across multiple academic disciplines. This research digs

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From Text to Screen: The Writing and Re-writing of Hansa Wadkar’s (1923–1971) Life Story

The autobiography of late Indian actor Hansa Wadkar (1923-1971), Sangtye Aika (1970) is a unique piece of writing that was ahead of its time. Initially, a collaborative project with the Marathi weekly Manoos (1961-1990) the process of which was documented, this book brought out Wadkar’s story in her voice, as narrated by her. This autobiography

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Family Household Income and Children’s English Proficiency in Malaysia: A Case Study

Malaysia is a diverse country where the population covers people with different races that results in most Malaysian being able to be either bilingual or multilingual. Although the differences is a common factor that might be influencing their English proficiency, yet many of the research that has been done to study the correlation of races

“I Don’t Have Any Knowledge About Space. What Should I Do?”: Helping Japanese Pre-service English Teachers Survive Their Teaching Practicums

This paper outlines a support structure for pre-service English teachers which is being implemented at a private Japanese university as part of a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) funded research project. Through the design and delivery of practical teaching workshops the researchers are working to provide meaningful support for pre-service English teachers.

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An AI-Enabled Learning System With Personalized Learning Pathways a Pilot Study of Its Impact on Learning of Statistics

AI-enabled systems offering personalized learning pathways or options are gaining imminence, showing immense potential to meet diverse learners’ needs on a more practical scale. In this work, we piloted a learning resource that offers personalized learning pathways (or LeaP), powered by AI technology. The efficacy of the learning tool was evaluated using a skills test

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Unheard Voices: A Narrative Exploration of Moroccan Science Learners’ Experiences With French-Medium Instruction Policy

Claiming the ‘failure’ of the Arabicization policy adopted a few years after independence, the Moroccan Ministry of Education decided in 2019 to officially reintroduce the French language as a medium of instruction (FMI) for science subjects. This decision ignited a tense debate about languages in the country especially among politicians. In this very polarized political

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A Study Examining the Development of STEM Inquiry-Based Pedagogies With TVET Education Lecturers: An International Professional Development

The National Standards Curriculum implemented in 2016 in Jamaica includes expectations that STEM disciplines be integrated into the primary and grades 7-9 curriculum. This integration is framed on an inquiry-based model driven by problem-based and project-based learning. Lecturers therefore need to know about STEM integration and how to model this to preservice teachers. This paper

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AI-Generated Practice for Textbooks: An Exploratory Analysis From the Classroom

Artificial intelligence has made it possible to generate high quality formative practice questions for use in higher education digital textbooks. Adding these automatically generated questions as a study feature for textbooks in an e-reader platform made it possible to democratize the learn-by-doing approach known to increase learning. Faculty in three different courses at a major

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How Empathic Communication Is Conducted in the First Encounter: A Cognitive-Pragmatic Analysis of Clinical Interviews by American Medical Students

Medical and healthcare universities often use simulated patients (SPs) in simulation practicums, which provide students with important opportunities to develop their interactional competencies. A total of 30 clinical interviews were extracted from the audio recordings. The interactions between American medical students (MSs) and SPs were examined aiming to clarify the process of building empathic communication

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Form and Vision in Charles Tomlinson’s ‘The Door in the Wall’

Among Charles Tomlinson’s many American inspirations and collaborators, Stevens, Moore and Williams were essential in fostering his interest in form and his attitude toward the themes which were to be discernible until his final publications. Underlying this were the formative conversations with Donald Davie, and as the poet distilled the influences of Cambridge and America,

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Cognitive Augmentation Through Game Dynamics: The IMLS Variant of Mathesso and Its Implications for Mathematical Intuition Enhancement

In this study, an interdisciplinary approach is undertaken to analyze the IMLS (Inverse Mathesso with Lowest Sum) variant of the Mathesso board game, fusing principles from mathematics and cognitive psychology. Retaining the token system of the original, the IMLS introduces distinct cognitive and psychological benefits. Enhanced activation of reverse synaesthesia, underpinned by cognitive psychology research,

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The Second Body in Margaret Edson’s Wit

This paper employs the idea of “the second body,” in Eric Santner’s sense in his The Royal Remains, to discuss dynamics of language and body in Margaret Edson’s award-winning play Wit. Building upon Roberto Esposito’s concept of immunity, Santner’s work may be seen as exploring a folding process by which a subject is partially expropriated in

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Considering Pedagogical Strategies for Countering Distraction and Its Sources

This research-based presentation reports on the issue of student distraction and disruption in online versus physical classrooms at university level. It is hoped that it will provide useful insights to teachers based on actual student feedback. The research was conducted by using a Student Disruption and Distraction (SDD) Questionnaire which garnered responses from 50 students

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Reconnecting With New Zealand: There, Online, and Back Again for English for Specific Purposes Students With a Culture Focus, 2019–2024

Many programmes taught under emergency then planned online conditions from 2020-2022 are returning to face-to-face or blended teaching modes. This article relates and reflects on student experiences before, during, and after the pandemic, in original face-to-face, emergency-online, planned online, and blended modes, on an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) programme with a special focus on

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The Significance of Ethnic Studies Programs at the High School Level

This year we introduced our second ethnic studies class at our school, Latin American Studies, with our Black Studies class being the pioneering ethnic studies class. The inclusion of these two Ethnic studies classes allows us to provide students a look into a history of people that look like them. Most importantly it shows them

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The Value of Online News: Addressing the Problem of Online Investment Fraud Crimes in Thailand

Investment fraud is not a new type of crime, but the number of victims has increased during the Internet of Things era. This crime is recognized both nationally and internationally as a significant financial threat. Thailand too has grappled with this form of crime. This research investigates whether the mass media, which should cover news

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Estimating the Value of Informal Care in European Countries

The provision of informal care has been the traditional mechanism to address the care needs of European populations in need. However, its value goes unaccounted for in long-term care spending as it refers to unpaid care and includes unmonetized costs, which if substituted by the market or community care would result in higher costs to

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Japanese STEM Students in English Conference Presentations: A Collaborative Approach

This study reports on the development of support programs for STEM university students presenting research in English at international conferences. According to an in-depth needs assessment involving stakeholders in the field of STEM in Japan, it was found that undergraduate students had opportunities to present their research in English (Kawano & Fukuchi, 2022). It is

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Measuring the Effects of Student Satisfaction and the Engagement Level of Personalized Adaptive Learning Using an AI-Enabled Learning Pathway Tool

Critical voices on the traditional “one-size-fits-all” education system, which assumes a uniform approach for all students, abound for not meeting individual student learning needs. Expecting teachers to cater to the diverse learning needs of each student is seen impractical and unrealistic. There is a growing demand for personalized student-centered education, aiming to accommodate the unique

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E-learning in Secondary Schools: Survey of Students in Kigali, Rwanda

Although much time and energy has been put into digitizing the world around us, education is lagging behind. The question therefore arises to what extent secondary schools should introduce e-learning into their courses. The purpose of this study is to increase knowledge about e-learning by examining students’ perceptions and intentions regarding e-learning. To achieve this

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Decoding the Name-Recall Conundrum: A Novel Perspective on Cognitive Processing and Enhancement Strategies

This paper investigates the prevalent issue of forgetting names immediately after introductions, a problem evidenced by an 89% failure rate among a sample size of 1012 individuals. We propose that the root cause of this memory lapse is not an inherent issue with memory retention or retrieval. Instead, it relates to a specific cognitive phenomenon

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How Clinical Interviews Are Conducted: A Cross-Linguistic Study of Japanese Nurse Practitioners and American Student Doctors

In medical/healthcare universities, students develop communication skills by participating in simulated patient (SP)-based practicums involving recurrent clinical interviews. The aim of this study was to elucidate the linguistic features related to participants’ social relations and roles during clinical interviews conducted in Japanese and American English by comparing the interviews of 18 Japanese advanced nurse practitioners

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Mind the Gap: Enhancing AI and STEM Accessibility in Rural Pennsylvania

As AI-powered tools like ChatGPT become more prevalent in various industries, it is important to develop a deeper understanding of how they work and their potential impact. There are many misconceptions about AI–often shaped by news and media, both positive and negative, which can lead to overreliance or mistrust. It is important to approach AI

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Introducing Pixar Shorts in the Greek EFL Classroom as a Means to Enhancing Empathy Among High School Students

For the Greek EFL classroom, film viewing is not a clearly defined objective of the curriculum. Neither is there an approved list of films corresponding to each language level. A careful scan of the registered films on the Digital Film Platform for Schools supported by the Hellenic Film Center, CINEDU, reveals a total absence of

‘The Many Unruly Waves in the Earth and Sky’: An Eco/Geocritical Study of Jibanananda Das’s Malloban

Malloban (1948), a novel by the Bengali poet and novelist Jibanananda Das (1899-1954), deserves a dedicated reading from the contemporary ecocritical perspectives. The field of ecocriticism, ever-burgeoning as its domain is, is spiraling out in various directions at great speed. This brings into focus a recent critical development known by the various interdisciplinary schools as

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Analysis and Development of the Content Structure of the Content Marketing Design Course Using the Design Thinking Process

This content-structured training course was developed within the conceptual framework of design thinking. It puts the thinking system in the design of content marketing according to the stages of the design thinking process so that the learner will have a system of ideas in design and will be able to create effective content marketing. It

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Alternative Learning in the Philippines: A Study of Two Alternative Learning Systems for Out-of-School Youth

Emerging in both Europe and America, alternative education movements catalyzed significant reforms in the education system, ultimately leading to the establishment of the Alternative Learning System (ALS). In the Philippines, ALS provides opportunities for the marginalized out-of-school youth (OSY). The aim of the study is to determine the OSYs’ experiences, perspectives on ALS and to

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Exploring Artificial Intelligence as a Social and Literacies Practice: Students’ Academic Writing Experiences

Advancements in technology have significantly transformed existing literacy practices. Students increasingly employ artificial intelligence (AI) assistants for academic writing, leading to noteworthy changes in their writing habits. Some students use AI for its various affordances for writing, which helps students identify their writing issues (Lin & Chang, 2020), correct errors (Dodigovic, 2007), and provide autonomy

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An Exploration of Teacher Education Policies for Cultural Curriculum in Taiwan’s Indigenous Schools

The Taiwan government has historically promoted indigenous cultural teacher training policies to cultivate teachers capable of inheriting indigenous culture. This study investigates the implementation status of the Indigenous cultural curriculum teacher training policy. It provides recommendations for adjustments to meet Indigenous cultural teachers’ increasing professional development needs, including in-service training and pre-service education. Employing a

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Cognitive Discourse Function and Multimodal Conceptualization: The Interactive Usage of Language, Multimodality, and Cognition in Bilingual Teaching Context

This study aims to examine the realization of Cognitive Discourse Function and multimodal conceptualization in the context of bilingual teaching materials in Taiwan elementary schools. Based on a usage-based cognitive analysis, our data will classify how different categories of Cognitive Discourse Function (CDF) can be realized through language and multimodality in bilingual teaching and learning

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Images As Catalysts: A Pedagogical Exercise Enhancing Writing Skills for First-Year PhD Design Students at the University of Porto

This paper introduces a pedagogical exercise that employs images as catalysts to facilitate the writing process for first-year PhD Design students at the University of Porto. The exercise pursues two fundamental objectives: firstly, to aid students in refining their research scope into a manageable territory, and secondly, to empower them to articulate the boundaries and

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Re-entry Into the Heart of Darkness: J. G. Ballard’s Sci-Fi Retelling of Conrad’s Novella

British science fiction writer J. G. Ballard seemed to have been under the strong influence of Joseph Conrad’s novella set in Africa, Heart of Darkness (1899), in the early1960s, even though he intentionally blurred when he had first read it and how much he had owed his literary inspiration to it. One of the crucial

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An Initial Study of Integrating Bilingual and Science Instructional Modules for Elementary Science Teacher Preparation

The study aimed to develop integrated English and Mandarin instructional modules for elementary science teacher preparation. The instructor played a researcher’s role in implementing action research during science teaching and learning. Fifty university elementary pre-service students taking the three-semester hour course during the two semesters participated in the study. The researcher developed the multi-models of

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Technology-assisted Collaborative Writing: A Comparative Study Between Product vs. Product-and-process Assessment Methods

Influenced by the widespread application of technology-assisted pedagogies in ESL/EFL teaching and learning, the effects of coupling collaborative writing (CW) with technology have captured the interests of language teachers and researchers in recent years. Various research topics have been examined, including students’ interactions, writing quality, student revision, peer feedback, and group dynamics. Nonetheless, limited research

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Employee Well-Being in Higher Education – ‘GNH of Business’ in Hungarian

The quantification of organisational happiness and wellbeing is a major challenge, not only in for-profit organisations, but also in educational institutions. A happy teacher is more motivated and committed to his/her teaching and learning activities. In the literature, research findings are mainly concerned with the wellbeing of students and learners, while the study of teachers

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Assessing Biological Diversity Literacy Levels Among Students and Teachers at Teacher Training Colleges in the Eastern Region of Ghana

The biodiversity conservation concept is essential for literacy levels, as it provides the primary value of ecosystem life support, renewable resources, and ecological services. This research assesses the biological diversity literacy levels among students and teachers in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The research used the purposive sampling technique to select 515 students and 45

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The Effectiveness of Art Therapy on Controlling Negative Behavior of Schizophrenia Patients in Bali Province

This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of art therapy through weaving activities in controlling the negative behaviors of schizophrenia patients. Individuals with schizophrenia tend to bring up certain negative behaviors that can hurt themselves and others. These negative behaviors are the response to fight and flight (escape), reaction to resistance, and immobility. Therefore, individuals

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The Urgency of Formal Education for Women from the Perspective of Society of Ellak Daya Village, Lenteng, Sumenep

This research has a problem formulation of how the perspective of the educational environment, namely the community and family on the importance of formal education for women as well as to find out the gender inequality factors that influence the community’s perspective on the importance of women’s education. The research method used in this study

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Lexical Density in Academic Writing: Lexical Features and Learner Corpora Analysis in L2 Tertiary Students’ Essays and Didactic Implications

Academic writing is crucial for communicating ideas among scientists, researchers and academics across various disciplines. It may be an arduous process for students when composing academic texts to meet the university requirements and academic discourse conventions. This research study investigates lexical features of the independent technical essays related to academic writing proficiency in students of

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Using 5 Music Instructional Methods to Illustrate the Social Constructive Music Teaching Framework in Hong Kong Primary Level Music Education: A Comparison Study Between Private International and Public Schools

Music education under the frame name of arts education has been integrated into the primary and secondary education curriculums in Hong Kong for more than 20 years, starting from 2001, the year of launching the Learning to Learn curriculum for the reconstruction of the education system for the younger generation. Music education, embedded into the

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“Hijab or No Hijab”: Examining Spiritual Identity (Re)construction of Muslim Graduate Students Through Duoethnography

The question of whether a Muslim woman is required to wear a hijab is a multifaceted topic that continues to evoke diverse perspectives. This complex debate has extended beyond religious circles, impacting the perception of political and cultural pluralism. This issue leads to identity complexity within the context of a secular and diverse education environment.

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Language Learning Advantages Through EMI-STEAM Integration: Fostering Fluency, Cultural Competence, and Global Collaboration

The amalgamation of English as a medium of instruction (EMI) and STEAM practices in advanced language learning classes can yield numerous advantages such as exposure to authentic language usage to interact with academic and technical materials from diverse disciplines, and thereby bolstering language fluency and confidence. However, the effective integration of STEAM-based education in many

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Project TRAIL (Teaching Resources to Advance Interest in the Law): Examining Variables Related to Law School Admission for Students

Project TRAIL (Teaching Resources to Advance Interest in Law) is a grant-funded project designed to provide an undergraduate course to facilitate student admission into law school. Although any student can take the course, the focus of the project is to provide students of Color an opportunity to acquire the skills necessary for successful admission into

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Students’ Responses on Using Interactive E-module Based on Multimodal Text as a Self-Study Learning Resource for an English Structure Course

This study aimed to see how English students at one university in Indonesia responded on the use of an interactive e-module based on multimodal text as a self-study learning resource for an English Structure course, this e-module was developed in supporting digital-based learning at one public university in Indonesia. The research followed a systematic Research

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Exploring Classroom Interactions to Facilitate the Tacit Knowledge Construction of International Baccalaureate Secondary School Students in Hong Kong

In an interconnected and global society that is rapidly changing, it becomes imperative to equip students with the required tacit life skills to meet the challenges of the modern world. The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a highly regarded educational system providing a holistic and interdisciplinary approach that nurtures its students as global citizens with a

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The Experiences of Secondary Teachers Co-constructing Mental Wellness Knowledge

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (2012) indicated “up to 70 percent of young adults living with mental health problems report that the symptoms started in childhood” (p. 24). In Canada, by the age of twenty-five one in five individuals affected by mental illness (Mental Health Commission of Canada, 2020). Mental Wellness 30 (MW30) is

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Crossover Effects of Education on Health and Health Behavior Among Married Couples

This study presents an empirical analysis of not only the effect of education on the health behaviors and health status of married couples but also the crossover effect of education between married couples. First, basic statistics show that wives perform better vis-à-vis dietary health behaviors, whereas husbands perform better with regard to exercise and medical

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School Leaders Perceptions on STEAM as a Pedagogical Approach in School Education in Nepal

In Nepal, there is a growing enthusiasm for the expansion of STEAM education within the school system, aiming to equip students with the skills necessary to navigate an increasingly challenging world and address complex problems. However, the implementation of STEAM in school education poses significant challenges for educators, teachers, and other stakeholders, requiring a comprehensive

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Teachers and Students’ Perspectives in Current State, Problems and Needs of Multicultural Learning in Malay Language Communication in the Southernmost Region of Thailand

This research aimed to explore the teachers and students’ perspectives in current state, problems and needs of multicultural learning in the Malay language communication subject at the secondary in Narathiwat province. Data was collected by the questionnaires from 33 secondary school teachers and 36 students under of the Narathiwat Secondary Educational Service Area Office. Data

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Safeguarding Assessment Integrity in the Digital Age of Generative Artificial Intelligence Through Teamwork and Self/Peer Evaluation

Teamwork and self/peer evaluation aim to encourage students to improve their teamwork, communication, cultural awareness, and problem-solving skills and to transform students into independent learners. The study’s rationale is to assess our teamwork framework in the ISYS5001 Business Project Management postgraduate unit by integrating academic integrity standards, allowing students to complete their work in a

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Assessing Interest and Educational Gaps in AI and Robotics Applications for Elderly Care Among Healthcare Students

The global integration of AI and robotics (AI/R) in elderly care has immense potential, but significant educational gaps persist, especially in developing countries. To address this, we surveyed 188 undergraduate healthcare students in Vietnam in June 2023. Our aim was to assess their interest in AI/R applications in elderly care and identify educational deficiencies. Using

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Automation or Innovation? A Generative AI and Instructional Design Snapshot

Advances in generative artificial intelligence (AI) are transforming possibilities across industries, including instructional design. Tools like ChatGPT can draft objectives, assessments, and content rapidly. This mixed-methods study surveyed 144 instructional designers on current adoption, tasks, benefits, and concerns regarding generative AI integration. Analysis revealed widespread mainstream usage with 83% leveraging ChatGPT. Accelerating efficiency ranked as

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Extreme Weather Impacts on the “Trabocchi”: A Case Study of Cultural Heritage and Climate Change in the Italian Adriatic Coast

Climate change is a global challenge that requires interdisciplinary approaches to understand and address its impacts. One of the impacts is the increase of extreme weather events in the Mediterranean Basin, which threaten the cultural heritage of the region. This study focuses on the effects of extreme weather on the “trabocchi”, a type of vernacular

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Class Styles in a Private Japanese College: A Qualitative Study of Student Experiences of Face-to-Face and Remote Classes

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many Japanese universities to broaden their classroom methods. This presented a challenge for students and faculty. To improve future education, effectiveness of remote classes is important. At Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts (DWCLA), there are 11 departments in six faculties across two campuses in Kyoto, Japan. The diverse types of

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The Indian Kalamkari (Vraathapani): A Case of Optimism, Resilience and Transformation in Cultural Textiles

Indian craft practices are inherited through family traditions and nurtured with reverence transforming them as traditions. The Indian Kalamkari/ Vraathapani is well recognized in the textile circle for its use of natural dyes rendered through painting with an indigenous tool, ‘Kalam’(pen), or ‘Vraata’ (writing) and ‘pani’ (work) in Telugu, the local language. A product that

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Conducting Workplace-Based Assessment in Undergraduate Training: What We Have Learned From Failures?

In outcome-based education, workplace-based assessment (WPBA) should accurately provide stakeholders with evidence of learner competencies. In undergraduate training (UGT), mini-clinical evaluation exercises (mini-CEX) and direct observation of procedural skills (DOPS) accurately reflect learner performance. The portfolio is far from an independent WPBA tool. This paper summarizes changes in the WPBA strategy for UGT during UMP

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Is Co-teaching a Sustainable Practice in Teacher Education? Lecturers’ Perception

The purpose of sustainability is to improve human well-being and quality of life, but the definition of sustainability may depend on context. The core of higher education is to enable academic staff to implement education that is sustainable. Therefore, ensuring sustainability in co-teaching may require providing each lecturer with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed

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Attitudes and Preferences of Nursing Undergraduates Towards Working Abroad: A Cross-Sectional Study in Vietnam

This cross-sectional study investigates the attitudes of undergraduate nursing students in Vietnam towards international study and work opportunities, as well as the factors influencing their preferences. Data was collected through a web-survey questionnaire in April 2023, targeting students from a university in Vietnam, including participants in the Japanese language special program and regular program. The

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The Current State and Challenges of Hungarian Music Schools: Special Educational Needs Students in the Focus

In the “country of Zoltán Kodály” music teaching, even today, is at international standards quality and instrumental education takes place in numerous institutions. In my presentation, I would introduce the educational system of Hungarian music schools, their opportunities and difficulties. Emphasising the education of students needing special treatment. (Special educational needs, integration-, learning- and behavioural

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The Importance of Banks: The First Bank in the United States

In this teaching project I present an experience carried out with students of the Degree in Political Science at the University of Murcia (Spain) within the subject “Principles of Economics”. Given the context in which it is taught, it is necessary to explain economic concepts reducing the mathematical part as much as possible. For this

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Designing Productive Failure (PF) in Adult Learning: Benefits and Challenges

Productive Failure (PF) (Kapur, 2015) is a learning design that encourages learners to generate solutions to a novel problem that involves a concept they have not learned yet, followed by consolidation and knowledge assembly where they learn the targeted concept. Because learners have not learned the concept, and further, are asked to generate solutions without

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The Effects of a Course-Based Mindfulness Intervention on College Student Perfectionism, Stress, Anxiety, Self-Compassion, and Social Connectedness

Rising perfectionism within post-secondary students could be a reason for their mental health challenges. Recent attention is being given to mindfulness-based interventions as a promising avenue for mitigating high perfectionism and improving socio-emotional well-being. The objective of this study was to examine the impact of 8 weeks of a mindfulness course (compared to a non-meditating

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On the Teaching of Literature, in Constant Reference to Michael Riffaterre and Dionysius of Halicarnassus

This essay aims to establish a dialogical framework between Michael Riffaterre´s The Poem as Representation: A Reading of Hugo, and Dionysius of Halicarnassus´s De Compositione Verborum. Both Riffaterre and Dionysius agree that the criterion of correspondence with reality is not the best possible touchstone for evaluating a text. The difference is that Riffaterre arrives at

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Exploring Students’ Engagement, L2 Grit, Enjoyment and L2 Anxiety in CLIL in the Japanese Context

In this presentation, I will describe how Japanese university students’ engagement (behavioral, social, emotional and cognitive), enjoyment (teacher appreciation, personal enjoyment, and social enjoyment), L2 grit (perseverance of effort and consistency of interest), English motivation and L2 anxiety inter-relate to each other. The study was conducted in December 2022, and 123 students aged between 18

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Mechanisms of Driving Science-Based and Technology Demonstration Classrooms Under the Supervision of Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna

This qualitative research aimed to analyze the mechanisms of driving the science-based technology demonstration classrooms under the supervision of Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna, Chiang Rai. The research sample consisted of 30 individuals, including university administrators, curriculum administrators, instructors, teaching assistants, and support staff. Interviews and focus group discussions were utilized as research tools, and

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Perceived Parental Psychological Control, Impostor Phenomenon, and General Self-Efficacy as Predictors of Students’ Test-Anxiety in Higher Education

This study aims to reveal how impostor feelings and general self-efficacy predict students’ test-anxiety and academic achievements, while testing the effect of perceived parental psychological control using the students’ recollections of their mothers. The sample comprised 142 students, whose age ranges from 20 to 52 (Mage = 27.53, SD = 5.61). The results of a

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Creating Inclusive Curriculum: Incorporating LGBTQ+ Perspectives and Concepts in Counselor Education Courses

This conceptual framework examines the critical importance of incorporating LGBTQ+ perspectives and concepts into counselor education courses to foster inclusivity, cultural competence, and social justice among future mental health professionals. The authors provide an in-depth exploration of the societal context surrounding LGBTQ+ individuals, highlight the challenges they face in seeking mental health support, and emphasize

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Development of Learning Design That Amplifies Self-Regulation and Peer Interaction Among Elementary School Students in a Two-Dimensional Metaverse

The two-dimensional metaverse (2D-Metaverse) has been gaining momentum as a platform for executing “personalized and collaborative learning” in an online environment, in Japanese elementary education, within the purview of Society 5.0. Vital elements of this pedagogical approach are children’s self-regulation and peer interaction. However, empirical studies targeting these aspects within a 2D-Metaverse are sparse. This

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Pecha-Kucha Method to Promote the Acquisition of Soft Skills in Online Higher Education

The latest neuroscientific evidence in the educational field shows the great importance of helping students to be an active part of their learning process, which must undoubtedly acquire a deep and significant character that make it useful throughout life. For this, the acquisition of soft skills is of paramount importance. However, the development of these

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The Integration of Project-Based Teaching and Learning to Enhance Knowledge and Creative Thinking Skills for Students in Science-Based Technology Demonstration Classes, Thailand

The aims of this research were 1) The integration of project-based learning to enhance knowledge and creative thinking skills; 2) Comparative assessment of students’ learning progress through the utilization of project-based learning; 3) Examination of the capacity for creative output via project-based endeavors; and 4) Student satisfaction regarding project-centered learning management. The study involves 14

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Science Students’ Perception of Learning Environment and Its Impact on Their Performance

In majority of schools, primary, secondary or tertiary, Learning Environment is being presented to be made up of only the curricular activities, undermining the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Whereas, Learning Environment as classroom social climate is not made up of only the learning aspect of the school, but also the interaction between the students and

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Oğuz Atay’s ‘Games’: Transactional Analysis Theory in Oyunlarla Yaşayanlar (Those Who Live by Games) and Its Analysis With This Theory

In Transactional Analysis, as developed by Eric Berne, life is analyzed as being full of games that consist of transactions between the Parent, the Adult, and the Child ego states. As a result of these transactions, games causing bad consequences arise. Once they are reached, the players are filled with negative emotions, which is the

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The Digital Transformation of Art: A Comprehensive Examination on a Theater Center Case

This article examines the experiences of the creative precariat in the age of digitalization, focusing on how they perceive mediated performances. The art world has undergone a profound transformation due to the advent of technology and digital disruption, with the COVID-19 pandemic further accelerating this shift. A theater campaign that showcased the uncertainties experienced by

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From Madeira to Hawaii: Augmented Reality Enhancing Creative Historical Education

The project ‘From Madeira to Hawaii’ stands as an innovative educational initiative that has stimulated creativity and historical research among students. It explores the late 19th-century migrations from Madeira Island to Hawaii. Grounded in the principles of Action Research (Elliott, 1991), the pedagogical process culminated in the creation of an Augmented Reality (AR)-enhanced comic book.

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A Content Analysis of Middle Grade Geography Textbooks from the Sustainability Lens – An Indian Context

The paper analyzed the concept of sustainability in geography textbooks, developed and published by The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) at the national level. As the textbooks hold a critical role as a resource in the teaching-learning process at all levels of education. The present paper explores the content of geography textbooks,

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Thinking Aloud Protocol Based Self-Report Questionnaire to Measure Metacognitive Skills in Mathematical Problem Solving

Metacognitive skills play a major role in Mathematical problem solving. Metacognitive skills are required for monitoring and regulating the cognitive process of Mathematical problem solving. Different countries have declared that improving metacognitive skills is an essential component in Mathematics Education. Hence, having an instrument to effectively and efficiently measure metacognitive skills is important for both

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Investigating the Way Contextual Teaching and Learning Approach Improves Senior High School Students’ Writing Skill in Indonesia

The English language has become a compulsory subject for high school students in Indonesia, and one of the most essential skills that students are required to acquire is writing. Nevertheless, it has been noted in previous research that students continue to encounter challenges when it comes to performing a task of writing. This study aims

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The Effects of Feedback Timing on L2 Development in Written Synchronous Computer-mediated Communication (SCMC)

Numerous studies have delved into the effects of interactional feedback on language learning both in the face-to-face and in the online environment. Overall, there is consensus that feedback is beneficial for learners; however, several factors influence its effectiveness. One factor that SLA and CALL researchers have set out to elucidate is feedback timing operationalized as

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Enhancing Early-Stage Adult Maltese Language Learning: Unleashing the Potential of Visual Culture

Language learning, especially in its early stages, has been associated with right-brain practices. However, the utilization of visual culture to enhance these practices and promote language knowledge retention remains underexplored. This study investigates the role of right-brain processes through visual culture in early-phase language learning, with a specific focus on teaching Maltese as a second

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Crucial Conversations With Adult Learners: Addressing Academic Remediation, Mental Health Concerns, and Lapses in Professionalism

In the intricate landscape of modern education, effective communication is paramount, particularly when engaging in crucial conversations with adult learners. This conceptual framework delves into the significance of these conversations, exploring their role in addressing academic remediation, mental health concerns, and lapses in professionalism. By examining the impact of such discussions on adult learners’ educational

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Incorporating Media Literacy Into Foreign Language Classrooms to Advance Kazakh Students’ Critical Communication Skills

This paper outlines the results of the study that surveyed whether incorporating media literacy into English as a second language teaching promotes Kazakh students’ critical communication. We reflect on media literacy practices in language classrooms as modes of teaching that foster students’ awareness of media content to recognise and resist fake news and disinformation. The

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Identity Re-Articulation, Muslim Hip Hop and ‘Mappila Cool’ in Kerala, South India: Reading “Thallumaala”

This paper seeks to analyse the recently released Malayalam film “Thallumaala” (2022) in the context of Muslim hip-hop and Hindutva in Kerala, India. A carnivalesque action film that dabbles in themes like love and heartbreak, “Thallumaala”’s soundtrack, album, choreography, sartorial choices, making etc signal the arrival of ‘Muslim hip-hop’ in India. This paper makes use

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Unlocking Perception: Enhancing Visual Literacy Skills Through Project-Based Art Engagement

Visual literacy is a critical skill that enables individuals to effectively explain and communicate ideas through visual means. While art appreciation courses have been used in a variety of educational settings, combining them with project-based learning to improve the visual literacy skills(VLS)of non-design undergraduates remains an area of exploration. This study aimed to investigate the

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Development and Feasibility Study of Blended Learning Career Education Program in Korea

The purpose of this study was to develop and analysis the validity of a blended learning career education program developed as part of preventing career education classes from being cut off during the pandemic. It consists of a total of four topics based on Korea’s career education goals and achievement standards and developing the ability

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Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? E-learning Hegemonies and Educational Justice

Although the pandemic has brought about a global interest in online education, the prevalence of e-learning hegemonies still hinders educational justice in many settings. This paper explores and exemplifies the six hegemonies of e-learning (i.e., linguistic, technological, economic, educational, sociocultural, and sociopolitical), as demonstrated in the Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) community, and attempts to

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Students’ Perceptions of Virtual Laboratories in University Physics Classes

The integration of virtual laboratories (VLs) in education has gained significant attention, especially post-Covid-19, due to their potential to augment learning experiences and facilitate distance education in higher institutions. This study evaluates students’ perceptions of VLs effectiveness in undergraduate physics courses, addressing two key questions: How do students perceive VLs’ effectiveness in understanding theoretical concepts?

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Studying Teachers’ Ability to Learner-Centered Pedagogy

In modern education, under the influence of humanistic psychology originated by A. Maslow and C. Rogers, learner-centered pedagogy is widely developing. This approach imposes certain requirements on the competence of educators. One such competency is the ability to see the learning task through the child’s eyes, which contributes to a productive dialogue and the disclosure

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India’s Digital Divide and Kerala’s ‘First Bell’: A Radical & Alternative Form of Digital Education During COVID-19

Education suffered one of the biggest blows due to Covid-19 in 2020-22. As educational institutes moved to digital-online teaching and learning, ‘digital divide’ or the unequal access of the internet and other digital tools among students, turned out to be a major impediment in its proper conduct & success. In India, caste, class and gender

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The Influence of Transformational Leadership Among Academic Leaders and Readiness for Change Towards Educators’ Workplace Commitment in Malaysian Technical University

Higher learning institutions aim to ensure continuity and feasibility in the academic sphere for the benefit of academic leaders, educators, and students. Local governments and international organisations recognise higher learning institutions as contributors to achieving long-term academic aspirations through competent top management and realistic alternatives to current concerns and difficulties. The Malaysian government’s educational aspirations

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Connotation Evolution and Communication Characteristics of Network Language Using the 5W Communication Model: An Analysis of “X Socialites”

“Online socialite” has become a popular internet buzzword in China in recent years. Originally referring to female internet celebrities who purchased luxury goods through group buying and then pretended to be “socialites” in high-end places to attract attention, a series of “X socialites” emerged on the internet, such as “Buddha socialites” (beautiful and sexy ladies

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A Study on Mathematical Anxiety, Mathematical Resilience of Phra Dabos Students and a Survey for Improving Mathematical Learning Management Plan

The purpose of this research is to study the mathematical anxiety and mathematical resilience of 45th class Phra Dabos students and design the network diagram for the revision of the subject of mathematics for industrial technicians by using the data obtained from the stakeholders’ requirement to improve the teaching process, time management and learners’ potential

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Work Readiness Skills of Bachelor’s in Technology and Livelihood Education (BTLEd) Graduating Students

This study aimed to find out the work readiness skills of Bachelor’s in Technology and Livelihood education (BTLEd) graduating students. The objective of the study is to find out the demographic profile of the respondents, to identify the work readiness skills related to BTLEd graduating students as to sex and age. The researchers utilized as

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The Experience of Empathy in 10th Grade Students With the LGBTQ+ Community Through Narrative Transportation: A Qualitative Investigation

This research explores secondary school students’ expreriences of empathy while engaging with a TV series featuring LGBTQ+ characters. The study, conducted with grade 10 students aged 15-16 in Japan, aimed to uncover perspectives through a generic qualitative inquiry. Thirty-one participants completed a reflection survey, leading to the identification of ten emergent themes related to 1)

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Stakeholders’ Assessment of Basic Science Programme Objectives in Southwestern-Nigeria

Helping to gain better understanding of the world puts science in a better position to influence positively, conditions for life on planet. Therefore, having the necessary science background and knowledge goes a long way to affect people’s life positively. Hence, children are taught science early so as to develop the critical thinking skills necessary to

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Experiences of Teachers Handling Students With Twice-Exceptionality

The study was conducted to investigate experiences of teachers handling students with twice-exceptionality. The identified students with twice-exceptionality fit in the operational definition of Gallagher (2006) as all three were diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome but showed giftedness in the areas of languages and Science. A qualitative single case study was employed which used the transcribed

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The Trees That Divide Us: How Visual Language Presents the Theme of Economic Disparity in “Trees”

Trees by Ellis (2016) and illustrated by Howard (2016) reimagines the metaphor of an alien invasion in the form of a comic book series through its unique view of a post-apocalyptic narrative—ten years after they landed, these aliens did nothing, standing on the earth’s surface, like trees. This comic book is an introspection of the

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Social Media and Its Role in the Education Process of the University Students

This study responds to the modern global concerns in the field of media, and it seeks benefiting from social media in teaching subjects of media as being considered as media and communicational methods in the first place, and as being considered as an educational method in which the main elements and constituents of modern educational

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Contextualization – an Effective Tool to Improve Efficient Listening Skills Among Adult ESL Learners

Effective Listening is a must for the acquisition of any target language. But unfortunately, such a vital language skill is always neglected even in language classrooms. Listening as a language skill is not simply hearing of aural stimuli, but is an active process of receiving aural as well as visual stimuli attentively. It involves attention,

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Constructing the Scale of Transcendent Leadership for Junior High School Principals

In the rapidly changing global organizational environment of today’s world, the theory of transcendent leadership has been highly inspiring. Although it has emerged for over a decade, there is currently no related scale available for academic use. Especially in recent years, junior high school principals have faced changing educational environments both within and outside the

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Feasibility and Acceptance of Micro-Video as an Innovative Teaching Method in Engineering Education

The growing interest in innovative teaching methods within higher education has prompted an exploration of micro-videos as a valuable intervention tool. Grounded in the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) theory, this study investigates the effectiveness and acceptance of micro-videos as a teaching method in sustainable engineering education, while also identifying the factors that influence students’ acceptance

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Media Freelancers and Platforms: How Beginner and Experienced Media Freelancers Perceive Online Platforms

The article presents the perspectives of media freelancers on digital platforms. This article is based on a qualitative study comprising 20 participants (10 beginners and 10 experienced media freelancers). Our findings indicate that the degree of flexibility is often overstated, as many freelance media workers on online platforms are compelled to adhere to tight deadlines,

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Empathy in Action: Fostering Digital Empathy Through Intergenerational Activities Among Online Users

With the widespread adoption of online media technology, all generations have become active online users in the digital world. However, each generation’s unique experiences and perspectives can create challenges in intergenerational online communication due to a lack of digital empathy – the cognitive, emotional, and social skills to be sensitive and supportive of others’ feelings,

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Presentation Sequences and Styles of Educational Bite-Sized Content by The Indonesian TikTokers

This research delves into the presentation sequences and styles adopted by Indonesian TikTokers in the creation of educational content on the TikTok platform. Employing a qualitative content analysis methodology, we analyse 140 TikTok videos from prominent Indonesian creators, categorising the content into themes and identifying prevalent presentation styles and sequences. Our findings shed light on

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Form of a Successful Y Series

The research in the topic of “Form of a Successful Y Series” is a qualitative research with the objective of studying and analyzing successful television series in the Boy’s Love genre (known in Thai as “Y Series ”). The methodology involves the textual analysis of 7 key qualities of the shows studied, including Plot, Character,

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Reversing Through the Living Hell – Exploring the Value System of Human Spirituality and Rationality in the Demon Slayer Anime Series

During the severe period of the Covid-19 pandemic, as if a living hell had descended upon us, the Demon Slayer anime and film series broke numerous records in 2020 and became known as a source of solace during the pandemic. Through narrative analysis, this study applies concepts of values, dignity and humanism to explore the

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Modern Witchcraft and Identifying With the Dead

The modern witchcraft movement is a spiritual activism that began in the UK in the 1950s and spread to the U. S. in the 1970s. According to Starhawk, who is an American leading feminist witch, compared to other spiritual practices, one of the unique traits of this movement in the U. S. is that modern

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Introducing the Sompoton Mouthorgan of Sabah: Let’s Play Sompoton eBook for Easy Access to Essential Techniques for Beginners

This paper focuses on introducing the sompoton, a traditional mouth organ instrument from Sabah, Malaysia, to beginners. The instrument originates from Kampung Tikolod in the Tambunan District of Sabah and is traditionally played solo. However, there has been a noticeable decline in interest, especially among the younger generation. To address this issue, the “Let’s Play

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Concept Character Design of A 360° 2D Animation ‘Maiden Voyage’ for Fine Dining Virtual Reality

The animation and fine dining world has been changing due to the development of animation and culinary cuisine. The competition between these two worlds is fierce, and companies must strive to survive. Due to increased demand, interest, and competition, the digital art and industrial areas are exploring various technologies and techniques to enhance the immersive

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Redefining Masculinity in Korean Drama, Films and Music: Exploration of Dynamics of Fan Culture in Malaysia and Changing Gender Landscapes

As the ‘Hallyu’, or the Korean wave swept across the globe – it came with implications for how consumers of popular culture perceive and engage in the making or remaking of gender norms. It popularized the idea of ‘soft masculinity’, marking a major shift from the filmic hegemonic representations of gender in Hollywood and Bollywood

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The Social Realities of Tausug Women in the Select Tausug Contemporary Kalangan

This study analyzed thirty-one (31) Tausug Contemporary Kalangan (songs). Through Norman Fairclough’s Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), it revealed and discussed the social realities of Tausug women in the select kalangan, and their perceptions towards these social realities. The findings revealed that the social realities of Tausug women include “Tausug women are deprived of their freedom

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Genocide in the Media: Reporting Variations

Mass killings of innocents based on their identity characteristics are sometimes well reported in the media, sometimes not so much. The variations in reporting impact on efforts to prevent the continuation of the mass killings and to institutionalize remedies for them. The paper will attempt to explain the differences in reporting on genocides by considering

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The Heart Dharma and Martial Arts of Five Hundred Arhats: From an Analysis of Grand Master Hunyuan Chanshi’s Calligraphy Paintings

In the Arhat Belief that has prevailed since the Tang and Song Dynasties in China, people pray to the Arhats for peace, personal safety and health. Individuals are also able to achieve spiritual lift, good health and longevity through self-cultivation of mind and self-practice of the body. In martial arts, there is also a practice

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Glitch Sounds Based on Image Manipulation

Glitch art is the art that makes use of image, video, and sound errors (glitches) intentionally generated by destroying digital data or physically manipulating electronic devices. Such glitch art is interesting in that it expresses unpredictable and accidental beauty. As part of our research into glitch sound creation methods and effects, we tried to create

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The Prominence of Smart in Smart Tourism Experience: A Netnographic Examination of Online Reviews

The purpose of this study is to investigate Jakarta’s potential as a smart tourism city from the viewpoint of visitors, specifically from their post-trip experience through online reviews. The study uses a netnography approach and content analysis to examine online reviews. Data were collected based on Google Review from 25 attractions in Jakarta to understand

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Panopticon Perspective: Visual Analysis of a Film

Bent Hamer’s movie Kitchen Stories (2003) is a Norwegian movie that is a combination of the post-war context within the research storyline of daily life practices. Kitchens are places where parts become wholes: where various ingredients could be combined and turned into a new form. In the film, space turns into a research field about

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Animation Pipeline Disruption: Study Case of Usage of Game Engine in Animation Student Project

Technological developments lately have disrupted many things. One of the disruptions was the production of 3D animated short films. Beane (2012) has described production pipelines for 3D animation production. A lecturer and CG (Computer Graphic) artist in animation, we are used to hearing about the 9 phases in 3D production: research and development, modeling, rigging,

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Textual Analysis of the Publicness in Exploring Indian Hero Films and Democratic Practice of Citizen Participation

South Indian movies bring new public imagination with a variety of plots related to public issues. This study explores how citizens and heroes interact in political thrillers in Tollywood and Sandalwood movies with themes to solve election violence, corruptions, loan defaults and illegal expropriation of land. Textual analysis is conducted for six movies: Sarkaru Vaari

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The Implicit Observer: Exploring Voiceover and the Sense of Reality in Taiwanese Documentary Films

This study examines the role of voiceover in Taiwanese documentary films, with a focus on the increasing use of self-narration by filmmakers. While filmmaker presence was traditionally believed to enhance authenticity, voiceover holds a complex position in documentary aesthetics. Language’s referential nature can convey messages clearly but may also be overly direct, disconnecting audiences and

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Exploring Non-human Language and Vision in Virtual Reality Within the Context of Visual Culture

This study investigates non-human communication and perception via virtual reality (VR) in the field of visual culture. It seeks to integrate visual stimuli and evaluate a non-human perspective in a simulated environment. To lay the groundwork, an emphasis is placed on comprehending the conventional human perspective, particularly through an examination of cinematic and filmic language.

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Synthesisability: Empowering Teachers, Promoting Research

Continuing professional development (CPD) is essential for enhancing teachers’ knowledge and skills in fast-changing times. Co-ordinated exploratory action research (EAR) initiatives present meaningful opportunities for teachers’ CPD in low resourced environments (Smith & Rebolledo, 2022). However, teachers may see research as troublesome, and researchers may overlook the value of teachers’ outputs. Tensions between mismatched stakeholder

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How Brandon Teena Is Portrayed in “Boys Don’t Cry”

A transgender person is a person whose sexual identity does not match the sexuality assigned at birth. Brandon Teena in Boys Don’t Cry (1999), directed by Kimberly Peirce and starring Hilary Swank, is a transgender male who was born female but identifies as male. However, when this film was released in 1999, transgenderism was not

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Dynamics of Digital Transformation as a Competitive Strategy in the Media Industry’s Digitalization Era: A Case Study of Metro TV-Indonesia

Technological developments have changed many things, including how people consume media. Technological developments disrupt conventional media, and digital transformation responds to changing conditions. Conventional media newsroom management is changing the organizational structure of coverage and production (news gathering; news production) to meet the challenges of the digital era. Many theories and business models are no