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Exploring the Intrinsic Influence of Confucian Principles on Chinese Women’s Agency: A Malaysian Perspective

This study will explore the way three core Confucian principles affect the identity and agency of Malaysian-born Chinese women, from a Malaysian context. The interdisciplinary nature of this research will consider ethnic diasporic and cultural identity from a cultural psychological stance, taking the view that identity is socially constructed, as family and society play a

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Perceptions of EFL Instructors on Negotiation of Meaning Strategies from a Global Perspective

The world has had a major shift to more communicative approaches in English Language Teaching. As new perspectives are adopted such as WEs (World Englishes) and ELF-aware pedagogy in language teaching, the demands for more authentic and real-life tasks and activities are increasing in English language teaching classes. In this regard, employment and teachability of

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Questions of Entrepreneurship Education for International Students

Micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises are the accelerators of national economies, and the existence, the successful performance and the development of these enterprises play an important role in developed and underdeveloped regions of the world. The aim of the paper is to give insight into the special topics and methods of entrepreneurship education for international

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Natural Language Input: Maternal Education, Socioeconomic Deprivation, and Language Outcomes in Typically Developing Children

Objective. The study examined the differences in language input related to family factors (maternal level of education, MLE, and socioeconomic level of deprivation, SLD) and the association with language outcomes in typically developing children. Design. Twenty children were recruited from eight early childhood centers. Language inputs were audiotaped using LENA® technology for two weekend days.

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Entrepreneurial Attitudes of Students in Higher Education

Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education is one of the most important topics in higher education all over the world. Students are interested in successful start-ups, innovation driven enterprises and are inspired by well-working entrepreneurial ecosystems. They also would prefer to work for their own, to build a successful business as an entrepreneur. In order to explore

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Peoples’ Engagement With Renewable Technologies – Roadblocks and Triggers

Peoples’ Engagement with Renewable Technologies – Roadblocks and Triggers research aims at developing of new insights in relation to how existing familiar technologies influence peoples’ engagement with, and adoption of renewable technologies. The goal is to inform on potential ways of changing peoples’ behaviour and attitude towards adopting more sustainable practices in terms of producing

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Introducing Gamification to Increase Student Motivation and Engagement

Gamification is a term that has been used in education recently. According to Kapp (2014), gamification is the application of game design elements to a nongame context to increase student engagement and learning. Students in a university Intensive English Program often find the transition from school to university challenging. To encourage students to “demonstrate behavior

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Engaging With (Renewable) Technologies – Roadblocks and Triggers

Engaging with (Renewable) Technologies – Roadblocks and Triggers research aims at developing of new insights in relation to how existing familiar technologies influence peoples’ engagement with, and adoption of renewable technologies. The goal is to inform on potential ways of changing peoples’ behaviour and attitude towards adopting more sustainable practices in terms of producing energy

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The Humanity and Feminism of Roberts in Sci-fi Movies —Take Alita: Battle Angel as an Example

The birth of the film began with the development of science and technology. As a new technology, a new medium, it began to be used for human creation and recorded human traces. As one of the types of movies, science fiction movies record the development of science and technology in the course of human history.

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Design Fictions: Imaging Sustainable Futures as Design Practice

Design practices like Architecture and Landscape Architecture rely heavily on images to demonstrate agency through the re-contextualization of spaces, the transformation of environments, and hybridization of ecologies. Unlike earlier design agendas, sustainable practices face the challenge of quantifying proposals using scientific models (performance) in addition to qualifying them with cultural conventions (image). Given that these

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The Use of English on Social Media: Deviation or Variation?

This study examined the use of English on social media with a view to assessing the extent to which the language of social media conforms to the standard English usage. The theoretical framework adopted for this study is constructed homophony. The data for the study were drawn from selected messages and posts on Facebook, Whatsapp

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Challenges in Facing Industry 4.0 and Society 5.0 in Indonesia and How to Overcome: Social-Economic Perspectives

Nowadays, the society among the world has been experiencing transformation to industrial revolution 4.0 along with transformation to society 5.0 that known as Super Smart Society which its characteristics are liberation; disparity deficiency; improving efficiency; society’s necessities fulfillment; privacy matter; modern values formation. Although Indonesia is one of the emerging countries that estimated increasing rapidly

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The Development of the City with the Historical District: The Comparison with Suzhou and Nantong

It is a serious issue that some historical district in China has been faced the constructive destruction. On the one hand, as a space carrier with a high concentration of regional natural environment, history and culture, urban construction and other elements, the historical district has high value of the historical heritage and urban characteristics. On

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Animism Belief that Worships the Tree in Malaysia

Worshiping trees in Malaysia is not a wonder at strange sights in Malaysia. Malaysians believe in animism. The objective of this research project is to present some preliminary thoughts of tree animism and analyze the animism practices and beliefs in Malaysia so that a better understanding of animism can be established as the vast research

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An Exploration of Kashmiri ‘Naqash’ Communities, their Craft Practices and Cultural Heritage

Often learnt and mastered over generations, craftsmen and women still use their traditional knowledge systems, customs and practices in the production of regional handicrafts. The Kashmiri naqash is responsible for design development and is an essential bearer of the craft and cultural heritage produced in the Kashmir valley. Kashmir produces distinct floor coverings, one of

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Verbal Communication Through Folk Songs: A Study Based on Sri Lankan Folk Music

Folk songs reflect the identity of a culture. Genre of Sri Lankan folk songs is significant in passing down culture to generations through oral tradition. The composer was uninhibited and frank. The spontaneous verses were stand-alone works bearing structural variations and were instructional. Those songs varied from work to recreation while adding rhythm to manual

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A Buddhist – Hindu Dialogue to Further the Role of Wisdom in Contemporary Education

This paper presents a dialogue that draws on the two major wisdom traditions of India, Hinduism and Buddhism. The dialogue is between an Indian national, also Hindu, who is negotiating a place for herself and her children in the Australian education system, and her mentor, an Australian born teacher educator who is Buddhist. Both authors

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Bureaucrats and Politicians in Power-Dependence of Domestic Politics and Interdependence, Linkage of Diplomacy: From Bureaucratic Leadership to Official Residence Leadership

This paper investigates Bureaucrats and Politicians in Power-Dependence of Domestic Politics and Interdependence, Linkage of Diplomacy: From Bureaucratic Leadership to Official Residence Leadership. This paper consists of two parts. First, this paper investigates the common factors between Power-Dependence of domestic politics and Interdependence in international relations. The power-dependence means political dependence in the political networks

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Reclaiming Women’s Expressive Rights: Japanese Adaptation of Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour

Lillian Hellman’s play, The Children’s Hour, with its implicit reference to lesbianism, has invited multiple interpretations. However, very little attention has been paid to how the play has been adapted outside the United States. The Children’s Hour was staged on Broadway in 1934 and made into a film twice: first in 1936, and then again

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Cinematherapy as Modeling Technique in Cognitive and Emotional Development in Educational Context of the Depressed Filipino Female Adolescents

This study is a pioneering effort of the Psychological Section of the National Center for Mental Health. As basic research, it aimed to determine the efficacy of Cinematherapy as a modeling technique in reducing if not eliminating depressive symptoms so as to increase their competency level and improve their academic performance upon return to school