Category: Education

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A Systematization and Comparison Framework to Facilitate Structured Selection of Sustainability Assessment Approaches

Sustainability assessments (SA) of products, processes, organizations, strategies, etc. aim at providing a basis for decision-making towards (more) sustainable practices and principles. An extensive variety of SA approaches as well as a wide diversity of assessment situations exist, making situation-specific approach selection a complex issue. However, well-founded selection is crucial, as selecting unsuitable approaches for

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A Comparative Study of Three Mathematical Models for Predicting the Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) in Secondary School Classroom

Indoor environmental quality is considered as an important indicator to reflect the occupants’ comfort level in buildings. However, it is difficult to evaluate the impact of physical parameters on the occupants’ comfort individually because of the coexistence of parameters and their interactions with each inhabitant. The objective of this research is to find out the

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A Longitudinal Study of Japanese Students’ L2 Oral Grammar

It is assumed that teachers’ educational lectures and materials are having some impact on students’ knowledge and skills. This longitudinal study examines the reality of how Japanese L2 university students’ accuracy in English changes over an academic year. In April / May 2018, 15 Japanese university students provided a self-introduction monologue followed by a three-question

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Selected Factors Related to Problem Behavior: The Discriminant Analysis Between Juvenile Delinquency Group and Late Adolescent Student

This research attempts to study the selected factors related to the juvenile delinquency group and to tests predictions about selected factors related to juvenile delinquency by using the problem behavior theory. The conceptual model was tested with 300 high school students and 300 juvenile delinquency youth (mean age: 18.0 years). Discriminant analysis indicates that family

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Does English Work as the Universal Language? – Judging From the Current Trend of World Englishes

Japan has faced numbers of foreign national suspects, defendants and/or witnesses (criminals and civil cases) along with the globalization. Not only major-spoken language speakers such as English or Spanish but also minor-spoken language speaking suspects/defendants have increased in Japan. When the suspects, defendants and/or witnesses are those language speakers, it is quite difficult or impossible

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A Solution for the Educated Cosmetic Choice to Reduce Cosmetics Waste and Replacement Cycle

There are increasing international concerns in reducing plastic waste. Although cosmetic companies proclaim environment-friendly marketing strategies, it seems to be still hard to replace the plastic cosmetic containers with dissolvable materials. Also if the purchased cosmetics do not fit for customer’s demands, they are likely to be thrown away. Eventually it causes significantly shorter life

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Community, Peace and Sustainability: Leveraging Institutional Positionality to Affect Local and System Change

In October 2018 the IPCC published a predictable, but no less grim, report on where ‘we’ are situated vis a vis climate change and what is yet to unfold. Despite over a hundred years of scientific concern from scientists on the human effects of industrialization and globalization we now face out of control wildfires, drought,

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Food Apartheid and the Curriculum That Saves It

Health is wealth! Unfortunately, everyone does not have access to healthy food. We are facing a new apartheid, and this one deals with food access. The lack of access to healthy foods puts individuals at risk for more severe health conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, cancer, and sleep apnea all

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Sejong Puzzle: An AR Based Fun Geometric Math Teachware

We are developing a teachware app implemented by Augmented Reality (AR) technology. Recent interests on AR technology have promoted a number of AR-based teachwares for children. However, most of them simply show users 3D images to intrigue them when users attach cards or books onto camera. Sejong Puzzle is designed not only to give funs

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Diving into the Vortex: Examining Math Identity, Science Self-Efficacy, Sex, and Race

As the global population increases to approximately 8.3 billion people, the United States National Intelligence Council (2012) predicts a 35% worldwide increase in demand for food, 40% increase in demand for water, and a 50% increase in demand for energy. Thus, educating and cultivating a workforce that can identify ways to meet these demands will

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Experiences and Attitudes of Student Teachers Towards the Organizational Culture of a Faculty of Education

Literature suggests a symbiotic relationship between organizational culture, organizational effectiveness and heightened stakeholder performance. Whereas a lot has been written on organizational culture, little, if any, especially in the context of South Africa has been documented about university students’ attitudes and experiences of organizational culture and implications for the transformation of higher education, as well

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Education for the Emerging Future

Educational leaders need a framework to lead schools fearlessly into the uncertain, emerging future. In our rapidly changing world there is growing concern around the suitability of an industrial revolution based education model and debate around the keys to educating students for an unknown world. Many educators want change but feel confined by the existing

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Waste Management Education and Its Impact on the Environment of the Kyrgyz Republic

In the Kyrgyz Republic, waste management has posed a great concern partly because of rapid urban population increase and poor waste management education. Past studies have shown that education for waste management can considerably contribute to reducing waste generation by inducing recycling. However, few studies have examined the link between environmental education at school and

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Performance of the Kindergarten Teachers and Its Relation to Pupils Achievement in Different Learning Areas

This study aimed to determine the performance of the kindergarten teachers and its relation to pupils’ achievement in different learning areas in the Division of Kabankalan City. Using the standardized assessment and evaluation of the Department of Education secondary data, 100 kinder teachers and 2901 kinder pupils were investigated to determine the performance of the

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Teaching Idiom and Metaphor via Poetry in the Chinese EFL Classroom

I discuss the use of poetry as a vehicle for teaching concepts of idiom and metaphor to EFL students in the Chinese classroom. It is difficult for any learning non-native speaker to understand idiom and metaphor, and the specific difficulties inherent in translating from Chinese to English, and vice-versa, make it such that many students

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“Soledad”: A Depiction of a Filipino Woman’s Chastity as Perceived by Pre-Service Teachers

“Soledad” is a poem written by Angela Manalang-Gloria during a time when the Philippines was steeped in Catholic faith and men ruled the literary arena. The poem is found in Gloria’s only published book titled “Poems” which came out in the 1940s. Gloria was known as a feminist writer during the Philippines pre-colonial years. “Soledad”

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America, Our Home? A Qualitative Study of 1.5 Generation Asian Americans

Background: As the population of Asian immigrants and their children continues to grow in the U.S., it becomes increasingly important to improve our understanding of how these individuals experience growing up and living as Americans. The term 1.5-generation refers to a group of immigrants that is neither first- nor second- generation; these individuals fall in

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Moral Aspects of Economic Theories and Present-Day University Curriculum

Contemporary science of economics considers itself to be primarily based on the teachings of the 18th century moral and political philosophers. Yet, the moral aspect of their ideas seems to have been largely ignored, which is probably no longer affordable given the present-day developments in the economic and political life of the civilized world. After

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Archivists to Activists: The Evolving Role of Museum Educators

Traditionally, museums have displayed their collections with a tendency towards a single, authoritative interpretation. Many contemporary museums, however, now design their exhibitions to be approached as a dialogue between artifact and audience, so that the visitor can “complete the meanings of the object-technology interface through their own emotional and experience-based responses” (Andermann and Arnold de-Simine

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The Challenge of Curriculum Design in the Transnational Classroom: Put Theory into a Practice

This paper aims to review existing activities in the internationalisation of the curriculum at one division of an university in Melbourne, Australia. It begins by looking at the concept of internationalisation in general then refines this to consideration of its transnational dimension. This entails treatment of the challenges, issues, and opportunities facing students undertaking transnational

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How to Better Integrate Summer Projects: Insights from Students’ Comments

This presentation explores students’ reflection on their experiences of summer research and service programs at a liberal arts university in Bangladesh. In order to emphasize connections between university learning and local and global community issues, universities and colleges are increasingly incorporating short-term programs which stress active learning and/or public engagement and service. In this context,

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A Gamification Platform to Encourage the Students Social Etiquette Improvement

Information Technology and globalization help bring people closer. The boundary between nations are blurred and many cultures are lost or being absorbed by westernization. Thailand, like many Asian countries, has unique manners and norms that are considered old or obsoleted by some younger generations. The idea such as selflessness or the will to help people

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Language Contact: Challenging in Diversity

The aim of this study is to analyze and compare tonal systems and acoustic characteristics of tones in four Tai dialects of Phrae Province, Thailand which are Tai Yuan, Lue, Phuan, and Tai Yai as spoken by three groups of speakers grouped by age; over 60 years old, 35-50 years old, and under 25 years

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General Education Model of University in Thailand

The purpose of this study was to describe the General Education Model of University in Thailand. Using a mixed methods both quantitative and qualitative approach. The samples were undergraduate students, lecturers and committees who involved to General Education of 3 universities in Thailand. The quantitative data used questionnaire and analyzed data by descriptive statistics. In

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University Entrance Examination: One Critical Challenge for Iranian Multi-functional Educational Institutions

It has been more than 55 years that university entrance examination in Iran exists.This entrance examination is held for 4 hours which should reflect over 13 years of student educational experience.––This tough exam and its result at the end of 4thyear studying at high school makes students uncomfortable to predict their future career. For their

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Bulgarian Kindergartens on the Way to Change

The paper describes an applied model of cooperation between science and business created to change the working environment in Bulgarian kindergartens. The aim is to propose a more motivating and effective learning process for 3 to 6 years old children through integration of interactive hardware technologies and educational software, taking into account the specific conditions

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Monitoring Web Browsing Habits of User Using Web Log Analysis and Role-Based Web Accessing Control

Computer network in campus is an essential facility for education. The university network was proposed to provide student knowledge accessibility. Student in undergraduate school sometimes get involved with many study distractions, and also including using the campus network in the wrong direction. Redundant connections in campus network are always main problem with very challenging study

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Making of a Japanese Traditional Automation, Namely Renrigaeri, and Its Application to Education

We report results of science classes in which the fourth, fifth, or sixth year pupils in elementary schools made Renrigaeri models. Renrigaeri is a kind of Japanese traditional automata, namely Karakuri dolls. In a recent year, Karakuri dolls have been lightened at Japanese manufacturing factories because their movements with spiral springs or gravity instead of

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Planning and Evaluation Skills: A Search With the Teachers of Italian Schools

This contribution proposes a reflection on the centrality of the construct of competence, which, especially in the last twenty years, has taken a decisive role in educational contexts. The implications of this innovation are important from the point of view of planning and evaluation of training interventions. The work attempts to reconcile the theoretical aspects

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Higher Education and the Malaysian Public Employment

Higher education expanded rapidly in Malaysia. Shouldering the country’s aspiration to achieve the goal of becoming a developed nation by 2020, higher education systems and institutions are under pressure to produce skilled and quality graduates to meet the nation’s workforce and employers’ needs. The Malaysian government is the major employer of the country. Although graduate

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English Passive Sentence Construction of Thai EFL University Students

Student errors are considered as a device that learners use and from which they can learn (Corder, 1967); they provide evidence of the learner’s level in the target language (Gass and Selinker, 1983), contain valuable information on the learning strategies of learners (AbiSamra, 2003; Lightbown and Spada, 2006; Richards, 1974; Taylor, 1975), and also supply

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Are Students our ‘Customers’? : A Perspective on the Bureaucratic Implications of ‘student-customer’ Concept in Malaysian Higher Learning Institutions

This paper is about the use and abuse of treating students as ‘customers’ and implications that follow for quality assurance in Malaysian higher learning institutions. Students graduating from PhD programs in higher learning institutions are increasing in number every year. In the year 2012 alone a number of public universities have produced or have ‘graduated’

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Structural Equation Modeling for Korean Elementary School Students’ Achievements of English Capacity

The goal of this paper is to find out causal relationships among Korean elementary school students’ achievements of English capacity, their motivation and attitude for study, their self-directed methodology, the level of self-esteem, and such parent factors as parental education. For this, we used the Korean government’s official survey data of 5,059 4th graders and

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Language Use and Identity within the Virtual Community of Mahjoob.com

This paper introduces the virtual community of the Mahjoob.com website, a global community of 1,261 web forum posters, where globalizing and localizing techno-linguistic trends are simultaneously manifested by web forum posters who strategically select between English, Arabic, and 3arabizi, an online Arabic-English hybrid language, in order to project different online identities. To illustrate these trends,

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The Effect of “jarimatika” Multimedia Learning in Children Mathematic Learning Motivation

The paper is an action research class conducted by non equivalent pre-test and post-test control group design. Techniques and data collection using questionnaires and achievement tests. The data analysis is using t test analysis techniques. At the implementation stage of learning it uses the Jarimatika Learning media based on the multimedia which is developed by

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A Development of Management Model Using Business Intelligence Methodology for Higher Education Students to Enter Occupation Internationally

The purpose of the research study was to develop a model of learning management using the business intelligence methodology to help higher education student enter the occupation internationally. The research study consisted of two phases. The first phase was to develop the learning management model and the second phase was to evaluate the appropriateness of

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Teacher-Student Interactions Considering Virtual space: An Action-Based Approach

Teacher-student interactions are one of the critical components of an educational process. Upon an action-based view, human beings are regarded as agents. Thus, teachers and students are all considered actors, who can act and interact with each other actively. Every action is based on cognitive, emotional and willing foundations. Accordingly, students and teachers interact their

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Language Learning in a Shared Space

We present a state-of-art technology called “WaaZam” developed at the Media Lab, Massachusetts Technology of Institute (MIT). WaaZam is an application focused on supporting collaboration and interactivity through creative play. WaaZam allows users from a distance to interact with each other in a merged virtual space, and allows users to customize the environments or the

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Developing International Professional Qualification Standards in the Computer Field for Academic Personnel of Rajamangala University of Technology

The purpose of the research study was to develop international professional qualification standards in computer for academic personnel of Rajamangala University of Technology (RMUT). The objectives of the research study were (1) to develop the international professional qualification standards and (2) to evaluate the appropriateness of the standards. The samples comprised eighteen experts from nine

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The Effect of English Visual Presentation in a Second Language Class

The recent years, a great tendency towards the use of technology and its integration into the curriculum has gained a great importance. Particularly, the use of visual things as and an each student’s presentation in second language classrooms has grown rapidly because of the increasing emphasis on communicative techniques. And it is obvious that the

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English Language Teachers’ Digital Literacy Development: A Case Study of English as a Foreign Language Teachers at a Vietnamese University

Information and communication technologies have significantly contributed to the shaping of an increasingly digitalised landscape of English language teaching over the past decades. Recent years have seen initial changes in the technology-supported English as a foreign language education in Vietnam including a number of emerging initiatives aimed at developing teachers’ technological competencies. In this light,

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Primary School Teachers’ Perceptions of the Use of Calculators in the Mathematics Classroom

The use of calculators in the mathematics classroom has been a topic of intense debate among educators and policy-makers alike around the world. In Singapore, from 2009, the use of calculators were allowed in the mathematics examination in the Primary School Leaving Examination, a national examination taken by all students near the end of their

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Determining Demand in Thai Job Market for Communications-Related Degree Title: A Survey of an Online Job Website

This study sought to determine the extent of the demand for graduates of communication-related academic degrees in the Thai job market. To accomplish this, the study utilized content analysis, which involved monitoring on a weekly basis (for six consecutive weeks) the number of available job ads that require a communications-related academic degree in the Thailand

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A Multi-level Modeling Approach to Predict Teaching Quality, Student’s Satisfaction, School Climate on Student Achievement

This study explores theoretical and empirical research concerning school effectiveness and school improvement, in particular, improving student achievement through school process as dependent variable on changing teaching quality, school climate and students’ satisfaction. A multi-level model of school practice consisting of student grade point average (GPA, dependent variable), teaching quality, students’ satisfaction, and school climate

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Synthesis of Legal Provisions and a Financial Feasibility Study on Investment Project of Serviced Apartment Business around the Court in Amphur Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province

The purpose of this research was to study the feasibility of apartment business investment around the court located in Amphur Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand. A synthesis of legal provisions of Ministerial Regulation on the Building Control Act (No.9) B.E. 2535 (1992) was an approach for the research. The area suitable for investment

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Virtual 3D Media in Royal Temple Thailand: Wat Yannasangvararam

Thailand has many invaluably cultural heritages found in various areas, particularly historical heritage, arts, architecture, and the way of life, which attract tourism in Thailand at the present. Although, some heritages have not properly been kept in good condition or used for arts and appreciation of intelligence of locality. Wat Yannasangvararam is a Buddhist place

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Imaginative Education within the Framework of Action

Imagination is amongst important faculties of human mind that its definition plays a significant role in different areas of education. Educating imagination could be either an educational end itself or a method to reach some other educational ends. This article aims at illustrating dimensions of imagination in light of a specific theory of action. Putting

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Implementing Second Life in Higher Education: A Literature Review

Many educators around the world have shown an interest in three-dimensional virtual world such as Second Life in order to increase the level of student engagement. This paper aims to study on the implementation of second life in Higher Education. The research methodology was analyzing and synthesizing the literature review. The literatures were reviewed to

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Adoption of a Personal Learning Environment & Network to Support Learning

The 21st century is a knowledge and digital era. The issues of changing condition and information overload challenge people’s abilities to learn. Moreover learning is becoming more learner-centric and network-based. The traditional way of learning may not be efficient enough to keep up with the pace of emerging knowledge. Learners need to develop their personal

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Monitoring Progression and Personalized Coaching in a Virtual Gaming World for Learning Sciences

It is important to better integrate the use of web learning applications in classrooms and also to ensure that some individualized coaching is available for students depending on the context, their progression and their preferences. Some control of the system must be offered to the teacher, so he can follow the progression of his group

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Investigation into a Special Needs Student Coping with a Physical Handicap and the Issue of Low-visual Acuity to Understand How it Affects the Student’s Learning and Social Interaction; and Suggesting Possible Strategies to Overcome These Barriers to Learning

In this unique case study I identify the issue of low-visual acuity and how it affects a student’s learning in an international institution, compounded with physical mobility problems by analysis of the learning/teaching environment. This is of extreme importance as “data from international studies show that approximately 25% of school-age children carry some form of

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The Android Appreciations Training Package in the Change Money System According to the IDFVE Model for the Technical Training

The objectives of this study were 1) to develop the android appreciations training package in change money system according to IDFVE model to meet the 80/80 efficiency criteria; 2) to study the learning progress of students who learned from the android appreciations training package in change money system according to IDFVE model; and 3) to

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Tone in the Khorat Dialect and the Northeastern Dialect

The main objective is to study and a comparative acoustic characteristics study of the tone in the Khorat dialect and the Northeastern dialect in Nonsung, Nonthai, Phimai and Pakthongchai district, Nakhon Ratchasima province, Thailand. The data of the research was recorded from 2 native speakers per district using the Cool Edit Pro program. 60 wordlist

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Trends in Vocational Education Provision of Municipalities in Thailand

The municipality’s role in education provision has been discussed in last two decades that decentralization in Thailand has been an active issue. The most of municipalities provide early childhood and compulsory education but only seven municipalities have the vocational college. The purposes of this study were to (1) analyze the trends in vocational education provision

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Integration of PSO and BP Neural Network for Building the Artillery Ballistic Model

The artillery firing precision plays an important role in the war and it’s hard to describe the projectile trajectory in a mathematical model. In this paper, the neural network is used to build the artillery ballistic model for range prediction and Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) is applied to optimize the initial weight and bias to

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Task-based Language Learning: An Approach to Help Students to Become Balanced Thai-English Bilinguals

Bilingualism and/or multilingualism have long been praised as an invaluable asset, particularly in the today’s contracted global era or village. Although bilingual behaviors had been harshly criticized as a deficit form of language use in early 1900s, bilingualism is getting more and more important in the current 21st century, especially in business. As Thailand and

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Learning Differentiation’s Sub Topic in Mathematics Using an Educational and Casual Flash Based Game

Proficiency in Mathematics becomes a critical skill for national growth nowadays. Despite this, there is a worrying decline in mathematics achievement among student population. Four-yearly study; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) in 2007, revealed Malaysia fell 10th in 2003 to 20th place in 2007. Among the main factors that may contribute towards

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The Effects of Language Learning Strategies on the Students’ English Learning Achievement

Most EFL learners adopt grammar-translation and memory link methods during their learning process in vocabulary and grammatical concept. However, research has shown metacognitive learning strategies are the key to facilitate life-long independent learning. Furthermore, the metacognitive strategy reflects the leaners’ self-awareness, self-monitoring and problem-solving abilities. This study attempted to investigate whether the learners’ language learning

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Focusing on the Literal and Metaphorical Patterns of Prepositions: Corpus and its Applications

English prepositional phrases are among the most easily confused patterns for learners of English. In this paper, we investigate eleven English prepositions in the fixed frame [PREP the NOUN of] retrieved from the British National Corpus. Then, we analyzed the NOUNs in this frame by first mapping to their senses and then categorizing them into

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The Effect of Game Design on Game Play Time and Learning Outcomes

In this paper, we investigate the effect of the design of a social studies mobile game on game play time and learning outcomes of ninth-grade students. This social studies game-based curriculum involved 41 and 34 ninth-grade students in the first and second intervention studies using a mobile game played on Apple iPhones- Statecraft X-to engage

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Non-verbal Communication Training with an Interactive Multimedia Application

Non-verbal communication incorporating visual, audio, and contextual information are important to make sense of and navigate the social world. We propose a Computer-Based Training (CBT) regimen to train non-verbal communication skills for people with social and communication difficulties. We hypothesized that the Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) is correlated with non-verbal communication ability, and use the AQ

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Engendering Education: Ensuring Equity

Securing free, compulsory, quality public education for all is a need of time. The Charter on Rights Respecting School for students is much talked worldwide to ensure non-discrimination, safe and non-violent environment. It is thus education that can act as an agent of social change, minimizing violence against girls. Unequal power relation constructed by the

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Culture Education in College Foreign Language Teaching

As language and culture are interdependent dual unity, they can’t be separated from each other。 However, it is a common practice in a large number of Chinese universities that the second language teaching only attaches importance to the acquisition of the target language without sufficient and systematical introduction to its cultural background; or though it

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Thai Food Culture through Grammatical Patterns of English Translation

Thai food has been recognized and become popular across the world. To present Thai food culture to foreigners, English translation of Thai menu is needed. Poor English translation can lead to misunderstanding of Thai culture and the taste of Thai food. On the other hand, proper English translation helps to communicate cultural identity and present

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Utilizing Junior High English Texts at the Japanese University Level for Large Non-English Major Courses

Many non-English majors encounter extreme difficulty when it comes to writing in English. Most learners are perplexed when asked to produce sentences that are comprehensible and cohesive enough to form a paragraph. Items such as a topic sentence, connecting clauses and phases may be unknown or long forgotten from their earlier schooling. Japanese junior high

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Administrative Success Factors of Private Pre-Schools in Khon Kaen under Office of the Private Education Commission : Multi-Cases Study

The aims of these studies were to investigate factors of the schools’ administration achievements by both overall and classifications according to school size. The purposeful sampling method is used in this study. The methodology comprises the descriptive analysis of documents, observations and interview of the teachers and school administrators with respect to theoretical framework.Research findings

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Methodology of Play Translator’s Score Developing within  the Cross-cultural Theatre Making Educational Project

The present paper is devoted to the translation score developing in the cross-cultural project as a special form of  communication. The examples presented by the authors illustrate the universal character of translation score developing methods under analysis. Personal experience in  the international theatremaking projects, opera  laboratories,  cross-cultural master-classes give more opportunities to single out the

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Teaching and Managing a Project-based English Course to the College Students in Diverse Levels of English Proficiency

It is generally recognized in Japan today that having high ­level English skills is certainly a big advantage for college students to open up their future career. Japanese colleges are facing increasing societal demand for a better English curriculum which fosters both communicative and academic English skills. The project-based English course, which is practiced at

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Establishing an e-Environment that Empowers ICT within the Education System

Investing the educational system within an e-environment dedicated by Information and Communications Technology (ICT) administrative and learning technologies and capabilities advances educational results and better supports innovation, community and knowledge economy skills. Recent developments in ICT have incited an increasing attention in ICT-based blended-learning pedagogy to expand access to learning and adoptive lifelong learning amongst

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A Lens Comparison of Vocational Education and Training in the Beauty Sectors in Taiwan and the UK

This study presents qualitative research, which is aimed to make an understanding on behavioral relationships between sexes and activities related to sexual relations of male students, as well as to reflect how issues caused by their behavior was. The researcher applied the ethnomethodology approach of Michael Angrosino by doing participant observations and in-depth interviews of

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Effect of Assessment on Group Work Activities Using Wiki

This study investigates the implementation of wiki in Computer Supported Collaborative Learning environment. Many research works have proceeded to identifying the appropriate assessment methods in wiki and have compared the computed grades with the assessments of other activities within the course or program to measure its reliability. However, research from the aspect of effects of

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Realizing e-Learning for Higher Education in a Low-Speed Internet Environment

As information and communication technology (ICT) becomes more robust and widely used, there is an increasing number of higher educational institutions (HEI) adopting e-Learning system for delivering various educational programs. However, there is still an underlying challenges in the successful implementation of e-Learning approach in higher education, such as the lack of IT skills for

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The Changing Face of American Business Education: Past, Present and Future Trends

Traditional business education in America through most of the 20th century has been male dominated, aimed at providing tools for short-term profit maximization within the context of the vertically integrated corporation. However, starting in the 1970’s a number of social and economic historical events have presented inescapable challenges to MBA and other business education programs.

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Perspectives on World Englishes in Government-Authorized High School Textbooks in Japan

The study attempts to unveil the treatments of English as a lingua franca (henceforth ELF) and the linguistic and cultural diversity of World Englishes (henceforth WEs) in Japanese high school teaching settings. The study investigated government-authorized textbooks of English approved in 2013 in ways the current situations of ELF and linguistic varieties of WEs are

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Implementing Mobile Assisted Language Learning in Rural Schools for Enhancing Learning Opportunity

There are  gaps between students in rural school and urban school  in Indonesia relating to motivation and interests in learning English as a second language in Indonesia. In fact, the students in rural area typically achieve an English proficiency less than students in urban school. There are some factors impact the rural students motivation and

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Peace Education: Community Development and National Prosperity

In light of the current political dynamics and transformations that engulf the MENA region and especially Lebanon, Higher Education Institutions need to assist the youth in developing new values such as democracy and acceptance of the different other in order to maximize community development and consequently, national prosperity on the social and economic levels. This

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Problem Analysis of English Major Undergraduate Students on Internship: A Case Study of Burapha University

Thailand may encounter both crises and opportunities when the ASEAN Economic Community is implemented in 2015. Newly graduated student may face the difficulty in the domestic and international workforce regarding to the use of English language. To prepare university students, especially those whose major were English is the mission of the department. This study, therefore,

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Using Machinima as a Method for Color Practice and Digital Narrative Creation

Combining visual game scenes, actions and narrative, Machinima, a by-product of the digital game, has been seen as a storytelling form of artistic expression and creation. Machinima means animated films made by machines. Specifically, Machinima is an art form involving videos created by using cinematic production techniques within computer software, usually games. Machinima differs from

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Uncovering a Cultural Black Box: A Case Study of a Classroom Discourse of a Regional Award-Winning Thai Social Sciences Teacher in a Topic of Culture

Cultural understanding and its knowledge are an integral facet in education. Nevertheless, the transmission of cultural related issues and knowledge in educational contexts, as with other subject knowledge or skills, is influenced by the cultural perspectives held by a teacher.  To understand a teacher’s perspectivation of culture, an understanding of beliefs and practices need to be

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Advanced Level Curriculum: Speech Acts – What to Say and How to Say It – With Implicit Culture Behind Language

This paper addresses the importance of creating awareness of the implicit culture behind language, particularly in advanced Japanese language course curriculum, by implementing the practice of appropriate language used in real life situations (speech acts such as apologizing, requesting, complimenting, refusing or thanking). It is critical that language curriculum pay closer attention to ‘invisible’ culture;

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Assessing Students’ Performance in Accountancy through Team Delegation: Self Organize Model Vs Mcgrath’s Model (A Team Design Experiment)

This paper aims to (1) assess students’ performance in accountancy through team delegation, by comparing two team designs, the first one is based on McGrath’s Model (class A) and the other is based on self organize system (class B), and (2) give a practical guidance for lecturers to facilitate students inside classrooms so the lecturers

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The Analytic Hierarchy Process – A Survey of “the desirable demand” of a Graduated Worker in Chiang Mai and Lamphun Province, THAILAND

The survey of “the desirable demand” of a graduated worker to meet the needs of employers is one mechanism to improve achievement and learning characteristics of students who were identified in the quality assurance aspects of teaching and learning of Chiang Mai University (CMU). CMU determines that the graduates of higher education should inclusive two

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Feasibility Analysis of Investment Projects on Housing Development in Thailand with Valuation Technique Based on Economy Factor

This research concerns feasibility analysis of investment project in housing development in Thailand with valuation technique based on economy factor. The researchers brought conversion factor, which World Bank developed in 1997 to apply with financial return calculation of the project. The results showed that the project was highly possible to invest. By considering financial ratio,

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Application of Designers’ Sketching Skills in Design Education

The use of sketches in the generation of design ideas is thought to have various effects. However, previous studies have yet to elucidate exactly how sketching skills influence the expression and development of design solution candidates. Elucidating the role and effects of sketching skills is expected to transform sketching training, in which considerable time is

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Montessori Materials as the “Instrument” for Expansive Learning

In this paper I aim to introduce Montessori Materials for the “instrument” of expansive learning theory, and show a pilot study of “interventionist studies” (Engeström). In this study, I give support to teacher’s educational practice what innovate in their public kindergarten by themselves. After world war Ⅱ, there was no chance to use Montessori Materials

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Development and Evidence of the Student Participatory Class Model in Mathematics Education

The student participatory class model in mathematics education was developed to nurture the necessary literacy in mathematics education. To nurture mathematical literacy, Compulsory Linkage, Project Cycle Management for Education, and Micro Presentation are used. Of the basic mathematical academic abilities, the author focused on Logical Thinking, Critical Thinking and Mathematics Expression, and made efforts to

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American Progressive Education and Yutori Kyoiku

Few groups in the history of education have been as influential as the American progressives, who were part of the broader wave of Progressivism that swept the developed world in the late-19th century. It is often seen as an American movement, but its roots lay in the Prussian welfare state. American intellectuals educated in Germany

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The Development of Pre-Service Science Teachers’ Teaching Practices Through Reflective Process

The purposes of this descriptive research were to develop a criterion for evaluating pre-service science teachers’ teaching practices and to study the effect of using criterion in supervision process through reflective process. The views of cooperating teachers and university supervisors on pre-service science teachers’ teaching practices were collected by questionnaire. The data was analyzed and

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The Developmental Co – Operation Strategy of Local Administration Organizations in the Provision Vocational Education

This intention of Constitution of The Kingdom of Thailand B.E. 2550 and Educational Act B.E. 2540 Local Administration Organizations (LAOs) have the right to provide education and professional training and the need of that locality and participate in the provision of education and training by the state, especially vocational education : program for preparing workforce

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Emotional Prosody Mediated Visual Search in a First and Second Language: Evidence from Eye Movements

The difficulties that children have in thinking about time concepts may result from the complexity of time as a concept, but also reflect the idiosyncrasies of particular calendar systems. Previous investigation into children’s acquisition of time concepts has shown that Chinese children outperform English children in using the days of the month (DOW) and the

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The Diversity of Learning Skills Among Entrepreneurial Students in MARA Professional College Malaysia

This study was aimed to investigate the study skills acquired by tahe entrepreneurial students of MARA Professional College, Malaysia. The study involved 106 randomly selected respondents. The study using questionnaire and Likert five-point scale to measure six categories of skills learned by Dunn and Dunn which are reading skills, note taking skills, time management skills,

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The First Step of the Implementation of a Software to Facilitate Italian Children in Learning English

The aim of of this work is to show the theoretical basis and the primary steps necessary to realize an educational software that is able to enhance the learning of English in Italian primary schools (4-7 years old). The work behind the creation of this software is the research on issues linked to language acquisition

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Designing a Creative and Innovative Learning to Create Accelerated Learning in an Accountancy Class: A Merging Application between Ingenuity Learning Model and TANDUR Acronym

The purpose of this paper is to give understanding of the importance of the accelerated learning approach and explain how the content of an accountancy subject can be designed by accelerated learning model. Accelerated learning model in this paper focuses on the emotional aspect of the learning which is the merging between ingenuity learning model

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Teaching Model for Competency Improvement of Deaf People on the Industrial Job  

Job market of Thailand highly requires more than 110,000 welders each year while only 13,200 graduated one could be provided. Welder shortage then happens because most Thai teenagers dislike studying in such field. Some of deaf people want to take part of this job to feel proud of themselves without worrying about possible danger from

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A Computer Game for Cultural Learning and Promotion: A Case Study of Thai Risk-Loss Cultures

In this modern world, communication and transportation has become more convenient and faster than before. This rapid growth of globalization has made many changes in our culture and society around the world. Thai culture and society has been also influenced by the effects of globalization. Especially, the influence of western societies has led to cultural

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Development of Scales on the Effects of Gaming in Cyber Cafés in Manila

This study attempted to develop valid and reliable scales towards the effects of gaming in cyber cafés in Manila. In order to develop the scales, an initial draft of the questionnaire with twenty-seven items was distributed in the fifteen districts of Manila. A total of four hundred eighteen (418) survey forms were retrieved. Factor analysis

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A Case Study in Complexity and Accuracy in Development in ESL Academic Writing: A Dynamic Perspective

This presentation is a case study on the development of complexity and accuracy in an advanced English learner’s academic writing over one semester. Studies on complexity and accuracy measures in second language (L2) development have shown diversified results. While some studies suggest a trade-off relationship between complexity and accuracy (Skehan, 1998, 2009; Skehan & Foster,

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Whose Role is it to Develop Secondary Students as Self-regulated Learners? A Study Exploring Student, Parent and Teacher Perceptions

This paper draws on data from a doctoral study exploring how schools approach the development of self-regulated learning (SRL) for secondary school students. Self-regulation is becoming increasingly important as we move towards technologically driven self-directed learning environments, where greater amounts of autonomous learning may be necessary.  Equipping students with self-regulation skills that help them navigate

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Citizenship Responsibility Higher Learning: Combining The Spiritual-Cultural, Rights-Responsibilities, and Economics of a Civic Development Higher Learning Thru a Sociology In English

Blanton (1992) argues that education often violates the deepest needs of the human spirit by (1) alienating and boring or dulling teachers and students, and or by (2) failing to address in any meaningful ways the real issues of importance in our lives. As higher educators, when we enter the classroom, we bring with us