Category: ACEID2016

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Introducing an Integrative Approach for Studying Foreign Languages in Higher Education: The Case of Belgrade Faculty of Philology

After the Republic of Serbia officially adopted the principles of the Bologna Declaration in 2003, the international development of the Serbian higher education had to follow the guidelines common for all European Union countries. Abiding by the new Higher Education Law of 2005, the Faculty of Philology of the Belgrade University first started introducing gradual

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Multiple Reading Program: An Assessment on Reading Comprehension Ability of Thai University Students

In order to develop English reading comprehension abilities, we have to understand how our students learn, pre-assessment and ongoing assessments are essential. This provides feedback for both the teachers and the students for students learning improvement. The implementation of a student- centered teaching and learning should also be established. This means building a good rapport

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Thai Student Teachers’ Beliefs About Science Teaching and Learning

Teacher beliefs have played an important factor which influence how science teachers teach. This present study intended to explore the student teachers’ beliefs on science teaching and learning in a teacher preparation institution in Southern Thailand. The study was conducted during their field experience in the second semester, academic year 2014. Common aspects of teaching

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The Level of Math Anxiety among the Students Who Consistently Perform Poorly in Mathematics at Secondary Level Education in Bangladesh

This paper reports on a research that investigated Math Anxiety among students who are getting poor marks consistently in last three exams. A school from Dhaka, National Bangla High School, was selected purposively for this research. The participants were 122 students, both girls (n=75) and boys (n=47), from grade IX and X with poor results

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Chinese-Speaking University Students’ Use of Metacognitive Strategies in English Listening

Listening plays an essential role in enhancing oral communication. The goal of training learners with English listening skill is to help them to have effective communication in their life or workplace. Some educational researchers in the field of cognitive psychology have documented that metacognition may enhance learning. This project holds the assumption that students trained

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Promoting Bioethical Decision Making for Grade 10 Students Through Socio-Scientific Issues Based Instruction

This article describes bioethics that supports bioethical decision making skills and develops of social responsibility in biology classroom. Bioethical decision making of 10th grade students are studied through socio-scientific issues based instruction. Non-participant observation and in-depth interview are employed. The findings will be discussed and implied to biology classroom as well as 21st century learners

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The Washback Effect of National Exam’s New Policy towards Mathematics Learning Process in Indonesia

Since the beginning of 2015, national exams in Indonesia are no longer used as graduation standard. This policy was made because of negative effects of this standardised test toward educational system in Indonesia. One of the effects is the teaching method used by teacher that rely on memorisation and drill practice. The aim of this

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School Head’s Sense of Efficacy and Climate Among Private Schools

This survey – correlational study attempted to determine the level of school head’s sense of efficacy and climate among schools in Iloilo City and their relationship as a whole and when grouped according to sectarian, non ‘ sectarian, elementary, secondary or both elementary and secondary levels. The respondents of the study were the 30 principals

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Measuring Service Quality in Higher Education: The Experience of Technological Education Institute of Central MacEdonia, Greece

In today’s turbulent environment, higher education institutes are facing widespread economic, technological, and cultural changes and increased competition in social and political contexts. Provision of quality services in higher education must be viewed as a strategic issue for development and economic growth. Since students are the driving force in demanding changes and the primary customer

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Realistic Mathematics Education: An Approach for Overcoming Math Anxiety of Junior High School Students in Semarang, Indonesia

There are some different levels of students’ achievement in Mathematics across various skills such as understanding, communicating, critical thinking, and problem solving. It implies that the low-achieving students get the most consideration to be evaluated what factors affecting it. In fact, the research has shown that mathematics achievement cannot be influenced by cognitive factors but

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Assessing the Metacognitive Awareness among the Foundation in Engineering Students

The transition phase is a critical moment to the students who have completed their secondary school education and are proceeding to pre-university education. The long duration of exposure to rote learning and examination-oriented education system at school has somehow shaped these students’ mindset about teaching and learning. Thus, this paper aims to examine the quality

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Exchanging Knowledge and Building Communities via International Networking

This paper is linked to a doctoral study focusing on the impact of international networking and knowledge exchange on the professional identity of teachers. It explores the experience of teachers from the Balkans working with colleagues in the UK. However, its implications and relevance in terms of international networking are far broader. In this paper

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The Effectiveness of Using Touchstone 1a to Promote Low English Proficiency Students of College

EFL textbooks are perceived as a vital and important element in English language teaching and learning as it not only provides teachers with a framework in reaching the aims and objectives of the course, and also serves as an effective resource for students self-directed learning. The majority of the research on the essential components of

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A Study for the Elderly Assistive Device Design and Learning Assessment

In recent years, along with the process of economic growth and political democratization, concerns and needs of the rapid increase in social welfare. With the national fertility rate is declining, the average life expectancy increased year by year, the age structure of the population pyramid shape quickly tend to bowling pins. The transformation of society

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Curriculum Leadership Practices of Administrators in Ateneo De Manila University

The purpose of this research were to understand the curriculum leadership practices of administrators in Ateneo De Manila University, Philippines by which their actual leadership practices are observed and analyzed the ways they make decisions based on the interview and pertinent data. The research is a qualitative case study. The Interviews was conducted face to

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A Development of Scientific Method by Using Problem-Based Learning Cooperated with Mind Mapping for Matthayomsueksa 4 Students

The purpose of this research was to study the students’ ability of using scientific method by using the problem-based learning cooperate with mind mapping method .The samples were 37 Matthayomsueksa 4 students of academic year 2015 from Kalasinpittayasan School, Kalasin province, Thailand. The sample was selected by cluster random sampling. The research tools were 10

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A Study of the Line Official Account in University Public Relations

A 2014 survey indicated that 77.8% of Taiwanese individuals over 12 years of age were mobile Internet users, and that the most commonly used App was LINE. Given the increasing popularity of mobile Internet devices, as evidenced by the widespread use of smartphones, the dissemination of information mainly through traditional media is no longer adequate.

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Cultural Differences on an Educational Intervention Program of Prosocial Behaviour and Metacognitive Strategies

Japan and Denmark have two different educational cultures. Where Danish students score high on Quality of Life (QoL) Japanese children score low. An intervention consisting of children’s prosocial experience, and metacognitive strategy which was planning, acting and evaluating prosocial behavior themselves in school setting were administered to children 11-12 year of age in Japan and

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Culture and Leadership: How Indonesian Culture Influences Leadership Practice: A Case Study in Uin Malang

The study was intended to know the leadership style that was practiced by the rector of UIN Malang, Indonesia and how Indonesian culture influences his leadership practice to lead the university. The study was a qualitative study and designed as a case study. The subject of the study included some lecturers of UIN Malang, Indonesia.

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Exploring the Framework and Implementation Efficacy of the Flipped-Action Model in a College Bilingual-Education Class

Inspired by the FLIPPED model proposed by Chen et al. (2014), which added three more PED components to the original FLIP model, this research project adds ACTION as one more component to make the previous schemata better-rounded. To figure out which component(s) make a significant influence on students learning motivation, learning strategies, and learning outcome,

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A Survey of Critical Thinking Skill of Matthayomsueksa 5 Students in Thailand

The purpose of this research was to survey the critical thinking skill of Matthayom Sueksa 5 Students. The participants were 120 students of academic year 2015 from Roi-et Wittayalai School, Muang, Roi-et which selected by using the purposive sampling technique. The research instrument was the 30 items of critical thinking test which measured in 5

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Game-Based Motion Sensing Game Training Systems to Improve Visual-Motor Integration for Children with Developmental Delay in Special Education

Visual perception dysfunction could hinder the participation in school activities, academic performance, and independence in daily living. These unsuccessful school experiences may further retard social and emotional development in children with disabilities. Effective therapy to enhance visual perceptual function is thus of paramount importance in facilitating integration into school life, and reducing the immediate burden

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Studies in Historical Memory: A Path to Contemporary Understanding

This presentation will examine case studies of historical memory in classes with Japanese university students. Students have grown up with a sense of pride in Japan being a peaceful member of the international community. At the same time, students often express frustration that the good points of Japan are overlooked by its neighbours and that

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The Role of ESL Education for the Social and Economic Development in Global Contexts

English is the “Global language”which is widely used in international business, academics, politics, and technology in the world; therefore, English has been taught as first or second language in different countries in different regions. Wealthy countries, such as US, believe the more money invested in promoting English-as-second-language (ESL) education, the better the social and economic

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Promoting Parental Involvement to Prevent Elementary Student Dropout in Indonesia’s Backward Regions

The highest dropout rate for elementary school level happens significantly in Indonesia’s backward regions (UNICEF for Indonesia, 2012). This will not only affects personal success of students but also create other social disadvantages. Chirtes (2010) classified the factors of school dropout into school factor, social environment, personal factor, and family factor which is the greatest

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An Exploratory Study on the Relationship between Learning Networks and Organizational Identity

Organizational learning leads to distinctiveness of organizations, and distinctiveness is one of the criteria by which organizational members categorize groups. Organizational learning is the mechanism by which organizational identity becomes salient. Although research has made great efforts on organizational identity, few focus on between-level dynamics. This study adopts a network perspective of organizational learning, which

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A Guideline for Using Lesson Study for Preservice Science Teachers in Thailand

This paper addressed the results of the attempting of using a lesson study in preservice science teacher classroom. The lesson study was implemented for 42-senior science student teachers who enrolled the professional experience subject. The classroom observations, reflective journal, discussion form and semi-structured interviews were used in order to gain the required data. Preliminary findings

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The Development of Teacher Knowledge in 4th Year Science Teachers in Thailand Through Lesson Study

The purpose of this study was to investigate how and what teacher knowledge preservice science teachers develop in contexts of Lesson Study. In order to gain the required in-depth data, a range of qualitative methods was used. These included lesson plan analysis, reflective journal, group discussions, concept maps, and documentations. Data were collected from a

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Promoting Education for Sustainability in Early Childhood Education

Environmental issues have become a public discussion in the last two decades since the Brundtland Report in 1987. It is because environmental issues, such as climate change, air pollution, and water crisis, create a significant impact not only for a local but also for a global society. Education is considered as one way to overcome problems

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Students Perceptions of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning on Chinese Language Learning

The discussions on second language learning in higher education facilitated by computer supported collaborative learning have increased over the past decades. To generate learners’ communications in the target language is the purpose of practicing CSCL for L2 learning. However, few studies have done to understand Chinese L2 learners’ perception on computer supported language learning. In

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Automated Students’ Thai Online Homework Assignment Clustering

This paper proposes a model to cluster students’ Thai online homework assignments before teachers go for further for grading, in other words Automated Students’ Thai Homework Assignment Clustering. The proposed model consists of 5 parts: 1) Thai Word segmentation, 2) Stop-word removal, 3) Term Weighting, 4) Document Clustering, and 5) Performance Evaluation. The Thai Word

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Entrepreneurial University: A Case Study of De La Salle Araneta University in the Philippines

The results of this study will benefit De La Salle Araneta University in the Philippines, other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and its policy makers. It provided DLSAU with insights regarding their present status as an entrepreneurial university and consequently serves as basis for strategic planning. Other HEIs will gain valuable insights regarding entrepreneurial university in

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Development of Problem-Solving Ability, Using Problem-Based Learning of Mathayomsuksa 5/8 Students at Borabuwittayakhan School, Mahasarakham, Thailand

This action research aims to develop the problem-solving ability and – scientific attitude, using the Problem-based Learning (PBL) in Physics. The target students are 27 students in Matthayomsuksa 5 from Borabuwittayakham School, Mahasarakham, Thailand. The research process is divided into 2 main periods. Each period is consisted of 4 cycles having 4 steps; planning, acting,

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The Influences of ICT on High School Students’ Understanding in Physics Courses: A Review of the Literature

The number of students who registered in physics courses for upper education is reported decrease across the world. Some studies reported that there are several reasons caused this phenomenon; students think that physics is the most difficult subject; some physics theories are invisible phenomena; and poor teaching method. This paper concerns on how information and

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Why Researchers Compared Education Internationally 1994 – 2009 and What This Tells Us about Why We Do This Today

This paper is a systematic literature into the recent history of international comparative education research. I review the reasons given for comparing education internationally in the fifteen years leading up to 2009, discuss the different types of research conducted and identify patterns in terms of research conducted in different locations. This historical review gives an

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Gender Differences in the Predictors of Intention to Attend University using an Extended Theory of Planned Behaviour Model

The purpose of this thesis is to further understanding of the salient factors that underpin students’ intentions to study at university, particularly those categorised as being from a low Socio-economic status (SES) background. Despite claims made in previous research reporting the elicitation of students’ intentions to study at university, from a social cognitive perspective, these

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Perceptions of Classroom Learning Environments and Computer Self-Efficacy Beliefs of Computer Science Students

Extensive studies have reported that students’ computer self-efficacy beliefs are very important for students’ academic achievement and outcomes. Students’ levels of computer self-efficacy have been shaped by many factors including perceptions of classroom learning environments which are consistent with these study findings. Our survey study collected from 549 undergraduate participants who study in computer science

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The Audit Commission of Local Government in the UK

This paper examines the Audit Commission of local government in the United Kingdom. The function of the Audit Commission, established in 1983 as an independent public corporation and dissolved in 2015, is to audit administration by the local authorities. However, in fact, the Audit Commission has been playing roles of the policy maker and influencing

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Students’ First Language in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Classroom in Ubon Ratchathani University: “The Students’ Perspective”

This study tries to investigate the students’ perspective on the use of their L1 (Thai) in the acquisition of the L2 (English) in Ubon Ratchathani University. The study adapts questions used in previous studies to capture weather students think Thai should be used in the English class room and in what situations students use their

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A Smart Guiding Tours of Eco-Tourism for Taiwan’s Fairy Pitta: The Service Design Viewpoint

Fairy Pitta, is a special bird that could be found in Taiwan during the summer season. Currently, we can only find their appearance in Huben area in Taiwan. In each summer season, there are many backpackers and birdwatchers all around the world traveling to Huben area to watch this bird. However, the serious outward migration

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Developing a 3D Interactive Tool for Learning OOP Concepts

Object Oriented Programming (OOP) recently became the most influential programming paradigm. Several studies have indicated some serious deficiencies in the learning outcomes of students who have passed one or several programming courses in CS programs. In King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Jeddah-Saudi Arabia, during the second semester of the year 2014-2015¸ it has been analyzed through

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Send Kids to the World: A Study on Using Postcards to Improve Students’ Writing Skills

English Learning and Teaching (ELT) deals with four language skills, i.e., reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Of all these skills, writing is often considered as the most difficult one (Widiati & Cahyono, 2006). Mukminatien (2003) finds that many problems arise with regard to the development of productive skills, especially in the area of writing as

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Practice of 21st Century Skills-Oriented Project-Based Learning: A Case for Developing Application Software

Rapid technological advances and globalization of the 21st century have caused a large change in people’s way of life and how to think and learn. On the other hand, modern society have various complicated problems such as terrorism, conflict, refugee problems, poverty, and environmental issue. Today’s children must face the problems in the future. However,

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iPads and Autism: Using iPads for Autism and the Effects of that on Learning Methods

The purpose of this study is to grasp the opportunity of utilizing technology like iPad for Autistic students. This study to prove that technology is not an optional tool in learning it becomes an essential tool to teach and provide information, and enhance academic skills for students. In 2012, the research in the Centers for

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Building Opportunities for Children to Exercise their Rights at School

There is inconsistency in the relationship children have with regards to their rights in the school setting. Few teachers know about these rights, families don’t utilize them, and children are ignorant of them. Having said this, one of the most substantial social justice problems in schools is talking about rights without creating any opportunities. If

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Fostering Social Justice Orientation through Clinical Legal Education in the Caribbean ___ Stakeholder Considerations

Caribbean law schools governed by the Council of Legal Education, aim to “facilitate the development of competent legal practitioners for the region”, who, among other things, ‘are inspired in the promotion of social justice’. Towards this end, students are required to attend a legal aid clinic in their final year of law school, where they

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The Perception of Science Secondary School Teachers Towards the Science Learning Problems of Lower Secondary School Students in Thailand

The purposes of this study are; 1) to find the science learning problems of lower secondary school students in terms of science teachers’ perception. 2) to find the issues that science secondary school teachers need to solve in science learning. The open-ended questionnaire was responded by thirty-six science teachers from nine areas in Thailand in

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High School Students’ Understanding of Nature of Science

The aim of this study was to investigate students’ understanding of the Nature of Science (NOS). 108 high school students at a secondary school in the Secondary Educational Service Area Office 36 participated in this preliminary study. An open-ended questionnaire was adapted from the View of Nature of Science questionnaire (VNOS-form C) of Lederman et

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Flipping with a mooc: A Case Study of an English Academic Writing

Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) have been growing in popularity with educational researchers and learners in online environments. Courses in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in higher education setting often bring together students from different academic backgrounds. However, MOOCs platforms haven’t provided many choices for EAP courses. For this reason, such courses tend to demonstrate

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Active Compassion: Empowering Buddhist Nuns Through STEM Education

This study endorses teaching and learning opportunities in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for Buddhist nuns. The Dalai Lama’s position on science and secular education is examined, as well as STEM educational programs in which the Buddhist monastic community participates. This research advances the initiatives of international governmental and nongovernmental organizations

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Leading Change Together: A Pitch for Education, Community Engagement, Social Justice, and Sustainable Development

Leading Change Together is the powerful idea of impact behind the mission of Global Tassels, a registered 501(c)3 international organization focused on alleviating poverty in the most severely- impacted communities around the world . Global Tassels’ signature mission is to provide access to college education with the goal of permanently empowering the sustainable development of

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The Effectiveness of Authentic Material Application to Enhance EFL Students’ Listening Comprehension

Up to now, there has been a variety of factors influencing on Thai EFL students who are learning English for their survival in the competitive societies, especially when Thailand becoming one of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) members. One of the most influential factors is that Thai students still lack English communicative competence which is considered