Category: Education / Pedagogy

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The Topsy-Turvy World of the University Classroom

This paper will review how the Global Pandemic starting in 2020 has affected classes at a typical Japanese university. Initially, the university students at an all women’s college were considered to be passive and not willing to take risks. However, as the instructor was forced to switch from face-to-face to online classes using the university’s

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Being an International Student in Japan 2020-2021: Impact on Their Career Prospects

Under the coronavirus pandemic, its impact on student life and teaching styles have often been discussed worldwide inside and outside the education industry. However, in Japan, while its impact on economic relations of Japan with Asian countries has often been analyzed and discussed, its impact on Asian students in Japan and their career prospects have

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Building Resilience and Connection during the Pandemic: Using Trauma-Informed Pedagogy in the Teaching of Chinese and Italian Cultures Through Noodles

The experience of trauma, both national and personal, may inhibit learning and decrease learner motivation. As the pandemic raged globally, professors investigated new pedagogies in order to interact effectively with students in an unpredictable world. Our students had experienced a myriad of hardship, isolation, uncertainty, and fear by the time they enrolled in our summer

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Enhancing Sociocultural Competence of Second Language Acquisition: Through Multimedia and Films

Multimedia and films are a rich source of cultural references and a perfect avenue to engage students in the current student-centered teaching paradigm as well as to build their language proficiency by effectively learning and developing cross-cultural competence. Grounded by that, the presenters will provide examples to illustrate how to incorporate multimedia and/or movies in

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Advancing Civilian and Military Education: The Integration of ADDIE and the Joint Planning Process in Curriculum Design

The military and education sectors’ knowledge developmental goals are often similar. Literature notes it can be advantageous to integrate civilian and military design (Cai, F., Zhang, P., & Ling, Y., 2020). Civilian sector education benefits from academic and culturally-derived models for curriculum design. The military often uses its own culturally-derived models of design and implementation.

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Identifying Quality Critical Thinking Apps for K-12 Students

This proposed presentation discusses the essential criteria for the evaluation of iOS-based K-12 critical thinking mobile applications (apps) and reports on the findings of an evaluation study. (The study examines iOS-based apps on the App Store because it offers most educational apps.) The study attempts to answer the following two questions: (a) what are the

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The Visual Storytelling as a Way to Create Knowledge and Empathy Between Generations in Academic Institutions

How can academic institutions value and promote the knowledge of retired professors and researchers in the field of Design and Art? The answer to this question induces a plurality of possibilities that share a common conclusion – Institutions could and should do more. This paper focuses on a pedagogical experience that explored the approach of

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Course Redesign: A Case of Critical Spiral Pedagogy

Designing courses that are meaningful to diverse learners and still align them to the goals of a university and its general education requirements is not a mean task. This course redesign project focuses on redesigning a course that we are currently teaching and outlines the spiral-reflective process that the instructors used to conduct learner and

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Clients’ Cultural Symbols, Shields/filters and Spirit to Overcome Cultural Oppression

This presentation will focus on how to engage clients’ cultural symbols, use cultural shields/filters and clients’ spiritual concerns when being exposed to cultural oppression. Also, the presentation will discuss how to go beyond a superficial level of awareness when working with clients of diverse backgrounds, define basic terms related to cultural competence, discuss microaggressions, identify

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The Study Curriculum for Production of Social Studies Teachers in Thailand

This objective of this research was to study characteristics of the curriculum for the production of social studies teachers, in Thailand. The main studied were the curriculum objectives, desirable attributes of graduates, activities promoting learners’ development, guideline for curriculum development in compliance to national policies, and problems in curriculum management. The representative sample implemented in

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Disparities in Education of Thailand’s Childrens through Economic, Social and Cultural Perspective

Equality of education is prominently presented in the constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand. However, inequality has been found in Thai education and must be addressed soonest. The survey results about life and society from King Prajadhipok’s Institute indicated that factors causing inequality in Thai education most likely were from family’s income and property. Considered

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Mindfulness in the Shattering Times

Mindfulness can be considered both a teaching and a learning competency, especially valuable in our shattering times. One can reclaim the future by actually focusing on the present. In fact, staying in the present is no easy task. Contemplative arts-based teaching methods innovatively meet the essential needs of today’s learners. They liberate our innate ability