Category: ECE2017


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


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


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)


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’


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


Developing Intercultural Awareness in Primary Teacher Training through International Placements: Some Early Reflections on the Spiral Experiment

The European Commission report “Supporting teacher competence development”, published in July 2013, makes primary school teacher training a key priority for Europe’s educational policy. Co-funded by the European Commission within the Erasmus+ programme, the SPIRAL project aims to address this priority through a collaborative project undertaken by universities and public bodies across five different European


Achieving Sustainability Learning through a Cloud-Based Online Learning Platform

It is undeniable that the utmost goal of education is to enlighten one’s critical thinking and allow one to appropriately utilize knowledge while being able to pass knowledge to the next generation effectively. However, learning atmosphere is always discouraged with piles of learning materials and lack of hands-on experiences. With only the completion of verbal


Needed Interventions for More Effective Counsellors’ Role Performance in the School System in Edo and Delta States of Nigeria

This study investigated teachers’ opinions about principals needed interventions for more effective counselling services in schools. The purpose of the study was to ascertain teachers’ opinion on what principals should do towards improving counselling services in schools. This study adopted the expo factor descriptive survey research design. The population of this study consisted of all


We Are All Related: Course Design for Reconciliation – Indigenous Nehiyaw (Cree) Teachings and Critical Thinking

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada (established in 2008), worked for six years to show the ongoing legacy and ‘complex truth’ of ‘church run residential schools’. (p. 23). The final report in 2015 led to many initiatives to begin to acknowledge both truth and healing.In 2016-17 a course was designed by a member


Integrating Environmental Education (EE) for Sustainability into Primary School Curriculum in Tanzania: Exploring Stakeholders’ Views and Perceptions

This study explores the views and perceptions of teachers and curriculum specialists on the integration of environmental education into primary education in Tanzania, East Africa. Empirical studies by Kimaryo (2011) and Mtaita (2007 ) discovered that although EE is included in Tanzanian primary schools since 1960’s and even stressed in the policy of education; yet,


Innovative Pupils! Documentary Research on Teaching and Learning Arrangements for Innovativeness

The aims of the German educational system are crossed by claims for participation (cf. KMK 2007; Schulentwicklung NRW 2008). In the interdisciplinary subject ‘Sachunterricht’ (Primary Social and Science Education), pupils shall be enabled to assess, question and change their environment (GDSU 2013; MSW 2008; Weis 2016). This claim marks a starting point within innovation processes


The Use of Digital Means in the Teaching and Learning of Multiplatform and 2.0 News Communication

The debate promoted decades ago on the use of the ICT as a key factor for the learning processes in the university teaching, together with the advancements in the journalistic field support this paper approach (Scott, 2002). The main aim is to determine the value of using social media when training journalism students on the


Education of Teachers of Inclusive Pre-Schools in the Czech Republic

The requirements on teachers expertise are changing in accordance with the tendencies in education related to the implementation of inclusive education. This fact also concerns the area of pre-school education. The article introduces the current concept of pre-graduate preparation of pre-school teachers. It also presents the findings of the research in which we investigated the


Does the Economic Crisis Affect Greek Adolescents’ Academic Performance? An EST Approach

The enduring economic crisis across several countries has sparked a growing amount of research interest regarding its potential impact on various aspects of life, including adolescent academic achievement. However, there is not enough empirical evidence regarding the impact of a national-level economic crisis as a potentially traumatic experience on student populations (Bronfenbrenner, 2005; Elder, 1996).


Learning Needs of Adults in the Modern Edutainment System (On the Base of Partworks)

The close proximity between mass media and education has increased during the last few decades, and entertainment education (or ‘edutainment’) has been one of the results. We have a long-standing instance of informal educational patterns within mass media with regards to the modern terms of peripheral commercial mass media that appeared in the second half


The Effect of Stimulating Children’s Brains Using Digital Games on Their Information Retention

Children of the “Digital Age” are very attached to smart devices. It is not easy for parents and educators to resist this “smart” wave; therefore, the challenge is to make use of it. The researchers believe that the children are in their optimum time of mental activity when they play games. While playing, they race,


Re-Thinking the Student Teaching Curriculum: Using Field-Based Instruction to Help Candidates Notice, Acknowledge, and Address Bias in the Classroom

We aim to determine the impact on teacher candidates’ beliefs and skills as a result of curricular revisions to the student teaching practicum. As full-time field instructors (student teaching supervisors), we have noticed a growing need to address student teachers’ lack of awareness and understanding around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in a schooling


The Packaging Design Factors to Reduce Alcohol Campaign for Youth People: A Case Study of Packaging Design’s Classroom

Packaging design is a one of the media tools used in communication between the products and the consumers. This research endeavors to find a factors of packaging design to reduce campaign for youth people. Firstly, it attempts to study the influence of packaging on alcohol purchasing behavior. Secondly, it endeavors to study the characteristics of


Te Wananga O Raukawa: Transforming the Colonial State of New Zealand Through Education

Within the settler state of New Zealand, education has been a force for social transformation, both positive and negative. Throughout the first 150 years of contact between the indigenous Maori and the British colonists, education was one of the strategies employed to assimilate Maori; they were transformed from members of sovereign nations (iwi) into British


The Influence of Educational Psychology Variables on Student Grades in an Introductory Economics Course

Abstract. In the two principles of microeconomics classes that I taught during the 2013 academic year, one hundred seventy students participated in the completion of five questionnaires. The first questionnaire covered determinants of student performance recognized in economic education and they include GPA, student classification, employment status, gender, age, race, and attendance. The other questionnaires


Measuring classroom pedagogical transformations when “Educating for change”? A lesson from Singapore

By standards of international benchmarking tests, Singapore’s education system has been successful in making shifts needed to meet the emerging demands of the 21st century. Despite this recognition, locally, stubborn narratives of Singaporeans’ educational experiences as being primarily didactic and exam-focused persist, with official and public constructions of the “inadequate-Singaporean” being a prototypical fall-out of


An Experimental Learning Model for RFID

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) was widely applied in various industries in recent years. The logistics and supply chain is the most common industry applying RFID. While the RFID market is now growing rapidly, RFID professionals demand is increasing sharply. However, there are few RFID courses or trainings provided before logistics and supply chain students’ graduation,


Computer Science Education for All: The Code.Org Movement in the United States is a United States non-profit organization that started a computer science education movement with advocating its vision that “every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science”. This movement has changed the concepts of computer science education in many aspects. The current study examines the movement which has quickly


Automatic Assessment of Programming Assignments to Enable New Educational Paradigms

Automating the assessment of programming assignments in higher education institutions is important to provide prompt feedback to the students, reduce teachers’ workload on repetitive tasks, avoid human errors, and enable the exploration of new educational paradigms such as gamification and course adaptation based on learning analytics. However, the automatic assessment of programming assignments is challenging because


Towards a Poetics of Empathy: Literary Fiction As a Transformative Experience

Shortly after the U.S. election in November 2016, sales of George Orwell’s classic “1984” peaked, leading to a crystallizing moment that author Chinua Achebe identified as literature’s purpose: “People are expecting from literature serious comment on their lives [and want] a second handle on reality so that when it becomes necessary to do so, we


A Comparison of the Use of Social Media for Blended Learning in China and UK Higher Education

Purpose–The purpose of this paper is to compare the use of Wechat in China vs. Facebook/ Twitter/ Blog/ Instagram/ Google+ in the UK in higher education practice, based on a case study in art and design subjects between a Chinese and a British university(Ningbo University and University of Huddersfield). Methodology –A combination of literature reviews, action


Course Facilitation Tools – Engaging 21st Century Adult Learners

As we develop online courses for our learners, we nurture them with well-conceived, well-designed, well-presented courses and programs. Course facilitation expectations and approaches are designed to engage 21st century learners in asynchronous activities with their peers and teacher. In this presentation, Tony will share research-based facilitation approaches which are designed to engage 21st century learners