Category: ECE2017

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Effects of Social Studies Instruction Using Case Study Method on Democracy Concepts and Critical Thinking Abilities of Secondary School Students

Thailand has been replacing with parliamentary democracy for 80 years but the political conflicts were led to the several of coup d’état. This reflects that the democracy in Thailand has failed so that is essential importance for all teachers to establish democratic culture. The teachers need to educate Thai students to understand the democracy concepts

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Learning to Talk, Talking to Learn

Adult-child interaction during play as an approach to teaching and learning with children from 3 to 6 years of age in a formalised school environment is described in an Action Research study. The study was carried out in an independent school in the Northwest of England where focus groups were used to encourage self-reflection and

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The Dynamics for Differential Performance of Secondary School Students in Mathematics

The study reconnoitered the dynamics for differential performance of secondary school students in mathematics. Two hundred and fifty (250) secondary school students are randomly selected from twenty five (25) senior secondary schools transversely nine local government areas in the three senatorial districts of Ekiti State which comprises of fifteen (15) public schools and ten (10)

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The Impact of Social Media on University Students’ Learning

Social media are now seen as important tools for education as they can assist students in self-study and in clarifying their misapprehension. Nowadays, social media is increasingly utilised for educational purposes, especially by university students. According to this reality, this paper analyses the impact of social media on university students and its effects on students’

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Impact of Semiotic Analysis of Images on Students: A Case Study of Images Published in Time Magazine, Asia

The purpose of this research is to explore impact of semiotic analysis of images on students during their learning and teaching phase for which images published in TIME magazine, Asia during the period from 2014-2016 were taken as sample. Semiotics is an in-depth study of images by minutely examining their elements. The composition and construction

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ASEAN Economic Community: An Analysis of Trends and Challenges for Thai Higher Education Institutions

This article seeks to identify key trends and challenges of the AEC for the Thai higher education system by reviewing current research in the AEC and official reports from the Thai Government and relevant international organisations. Demographic change, energy demands and the environment, future employment, decentralization of the country and development of local administrative bodies

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Cultivating Global Citizenship Identity and Engagement in Higher Education

This presentation reports recent findings from doctoral studies research on the cultivation of global citizenship identity and engagement in a case study of Soka education’s university setting in Japan. Building upon prior research conducted in the U.S.A. that theorizes antecedents and outcomes of global citizenship identification, this study explores how Soka University addresses global citizenship

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English Language Development and Academic Integrity – Making the Connection

Cultural differences and language barriers have been attributed to plagiarism incidents among ESL students at university. It is a known fact that misinterpretation can occur among university students for whom English is a second language, particularly when it comes to understanding the norms of referencing and academic writing requirements. Language differences have been identified as

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Reification of Social Privilege in International Volunteerism

International service learning programs are highly regarded in U.S. undergraduate education as an effective tool for enhancing and promoting intercultural dialogue. However, such a claim is questionable because the effects of social privilege on the volunteers and their actions while abroad are seldom analyzed critically. This study examines undergraduate volunteers’ understanding of their social privilege

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Confronting Science Anxiety Through ‘in Dialogue with Nature’ – A Science Core-Text General Education Course

Science anxiety is a common phenomenon among students taking traditional science courses, including some science-related general education courses. It has been observed that science anxiety hinders students from effective scientific literacy and confident application of science skills to solve problems. ‘In Dialogue with Nature’ (UGFN1000) is a compulsory general education course for undergraduates of The Chinese

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How to Support Collaborative Reflection in a Learning Community

Learning Communities are widely used in different educational contexts. This case presents some viewpoints of using Learning Communities with adult students of Social Services in Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland. Adult students coming to study have very different educational backgrounds. Some of them have already completed their Master studies in some different subject and

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Pedagogical Credo Based on Feminist Pedagogy as a Way to Voice Personal Identities

The underlying assumption in teacher training programs is that formulating a pedagogical identity is an integral part of the process via which an education student becomes an education professional, who can support and defend her approach and actions, and therefore become a better educator. The literature shows that developing a pedagogical credo can support a process

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Interactive Learning, Teaching and Assessment Using Socrative

One of the fundamental challenges faced within the UK higher education sector is the focus of developing and promoting an inclusive curriculum. It is essential for all higher education institutions to identify and engage in promoting the success of all students. It is necessary for higher education institutions to instil quality enhancement processes and in

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Development of an Online Platform for Understanding Students’ Weaknesses

It is reported that many Hong Kong students do not have sufficient background to handle engineering problems in tertiary education. This came to light because a number of such students were admitted to engineering programmes. Although a number of teaching platforms have been developed to support the teaching of subject lecturers and the learning of

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Depth of Teachers’ Subject Content and Pedagogical Knowledge as Predictors of Secondary School Students’ Academic Achievement in Kwara State, Nigeria

High rate of students’ failure in Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE) in Nigeria has become a perennial source of worry to all stakeholders. Less than 40% of candidates had credits and above in English language and Mathematics between 2009 and 2015. Previous research efforts have not yielded conclusive explanations for the problem but not much

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An Overview: Narrative Research with Underprivileged Youth in an Out-Of-School Visual Arts Programme in Singapore

This paper will present some of the findings of a qualitative research study consisting of three descriptive case studies that delve into the experiences of three at-risk and/or underprivileged young people, age fifteen to seventeen, who attend an out-of-school visual arts programme in Singapore. The research asks, What factors in this particular programme have contributed

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Changing Perspectives: Contemporary Art Practices in Primary and Secondary Art Classrooms

This presentation will be a literature review of research on Contemporary art practices in primary and secondary schools. The ability to understand and translate visual data is vital to one’s ability to navigate through a complex world (Thulson, 2013), therefore, acquainting students with Contemporary art practices is essential for a broader literacy. The ability to

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Friendship As a Determinant of Supporting an Inclusive Approach in Kindergarten

The aim of the paper is to introduce the concept of “friendship” that promotes socialization and personalization of a child in the kindergarten environment. We attach great importance to the area due to the amended Educational Act currently in the Czech Republic (1. 9. 2016) focusing on the implementation of inclusion into a real school

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Learning Cat Tools Using E-Learning Tools: A Case Study

The Post-Graduation Program in Translation at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, a private university in Portugal, is in its fifteenth edition. The program has undergone various changes, including from face-to-face to b-learning and e-learning formats. Though initially only Moodle was used, in recent years, different Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) were introduced, the first being WizIQ©. In

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Negotiation Strategies to Support Misbehaving Children: The “Deal” Strategy

Purpose To negotiate behavioural changes with children, while developing an attitude of personal accountability for progressing the kindergarten program. Method The child is asked about their favourite fruit, the name of which is then used as a code for a deal on a behavioural change. The child becomes excited to share what their favourite fruit is, e.g. banana.