Category: Education

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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

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Critical Thinking in Second Language Learning: An Intercultural Approach

It is commonly agreed that critical thinking is a significant concept to be promoted in our students at higher education level, particularly considering the time of turbulent changes that societies are immersed nowadays. In this study I have developed the idea of critical thinking taking Brookfield, Paul and Elder’s conception and it has been applied

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Solar Powered Solid Oxide Fuel Cell with Thermoelectric Generator

Durable, location independent, environmental-friendly sources of energy which allow for modular, few moving parts, low operating noise, high electricity generation efficiency and compact technology are highly desirable. One such technology is the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC), since it is energy efficient and, if pure hydrogen is used, has virtually no emissions of greenhouse gases

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Collaborative Feedback in a Blended Learning Environment: A Case Study of an EFL Writing Class

Collaborative feedback in a blended learning environment was studied to encourage learner-centeredness in the process of writing. The study aimed to: 1) examine how Thai university students perceived collaborative feedback activities when conducted in a blended learning environment; and 2) compare students’ perceptions toward collaborative feedback through face-to-face and online interactions. The participants were 24

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Learning Style Preferences of Entrepreneurial Students in MARA Professional College, Malaysia

The study examines MARA Professional College students’ learning styles preferences. A total of 758 diploma level students of different study years, programmes and gender involved in this study. The study employed a set of questionnaire measuring on students’ different learning styles using five likert scales. The five dimension of learning styles dimension by Dunn and

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Trees and Rhizomes: Students as Masters of Learning

This paper analyzes an innovative university based studio based learning program, called the Bower Studio, that offers architecture students real-world experience in consulting and building consilience with client partners from marginalized and poorly resourced communities in remote Australia and Papua New Guinea. It both documents the strategies used to build meaningful, cross-cultural partnerships and sets

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Human Performance Technology in ICT of Thai Higher Education Lecturers

The research study was conducted to develop human performance technology in ICT of Thai Higher Education Lecturers under three conceptual frameworks: input, process, and outcome.  The input consisted of information and communication strategic plans of Thailand, those of the Ministry of Education and universities, and performance of organizations and their personnel.  The process referred to

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Knowledge Management Competencies Development of Student in the 21st Century

Students in the 21st century should be developed to perform the necessary operations to be a great member in learning organization. Knowledge management is a core competency for workforce in every organization. This enables person in various functions to carried out their performance effectively. There are including knowledge storage publishing and sharing embedded  knowledge of

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The Relevance of Software Development Education for Students

According to Bill Gates the 3 R’s: Rigour, Relevance and Relationaships are the most important aspects of education reform.  In Software Development Education at universities a fair amount of attention is paid to Rigour but to a lesser extent to Relevance.  Relevance can be defined as: relation to the matter at hand / practical and

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The Strategies of Improving Instruction Qualities in Taiwan Senior High Schools from the Perspective of TQM

The purpose of this study was to find out the strategies of improving instruction qualities in senior high schools from the perspective of TQM. The subject of the study included principals of the core schools in the School Actualization Program, chair people of the board of private high schools, principals of the senior high schools,

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Creating Interdisciplinary Collaborations in a Learner-centered Global Environment

“Creating Interdisciplinary Collaborations in a Learner-centered Global Environment” Strategic initiatives for major US research universities include the increased emphasis on a global education that crosses the boundaries and confinement of structural departmental requirements. These cross discipline courses are emphasized but often difficult to implement for schools and departments who operate with less time, less money,

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Why Mentoring Matters: Professional Development in a Virtual World

Population growth, demographics, advances in technology, globalisation and associated economic imperatives are a few of the drivers behind the changes we are experiencing. In response, some research studies suggest that we will see a shift in social values (Wilson, 2009), as well as a re-framing of notions of what constitutes ‘knowledge’. These factors have significant

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A Development of Analytical Thinking Skill of Graduate Students by using Concept Mapping

Graduate students need to have an analytical thinking skill to do research and develop new knowledge and innovation by themselves. Concept mapping is an efficient tool for analytical thinking skill development. This research is focusing to develop the analytical thinking skill of graduate students by using the concept mapping. It is a classroom participatory action

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Mathematics Assessment in Primary Classes – Formative or Summative, or Seize the Moment?

There is a need to move away from the present day conflicts and tensions that surround formative and summative assessments. Much assessment is happening in the primary mathematics classrooms which is informal, spontaneous and is often undertaken as the normal process of teaching rather than under the overemphasized aegis of formative or summative assessments. The

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Student Satisfaction with Hybrid and Face-to-Face Teaching Approaches in an English Course

Hybrid courses combine technology with innovative teaching practices to facilitate learning. This paper studied satisfaction of students who experienced a hybrid learning environment (online classes + face-to-face (F2F) classes) and compared the perceptions of hybrid and traditional face-to-face delivery approaches. The data were collected from 300 students enrolled in a fundamental English course at a

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Development of Teach by Social Networks

The objectives of this research were to compare the achievement of students’ learning through Social Networks ss to study the students’ recommendation of studying through Social Networks ss. The sample of this experimental research was 60 students in Communication Research Course, Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University, 1st Semester, Academic Year 2555/2012. The 30-student random sampling group taught

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Assessing Learning Style of Entrepreneurial Students in MARA Professional College, Malaysia

This study aims to investigate the diversity of learning styles of Entrepreneurial students at the MARA College Professional Malaysia. A total of 106 respondents were randomly selected. This descriptive study using questionnaires and five point Likert scale to measure the five categories of learning style model by Dunn and Dunn (1978) which are the environment,

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Model of Learning Environment for Creative Education on Social Network to Develop Creative Thinking

The purposes of the research study were 1) to investigate factors essential for the learning environment of creative education on social network to develop creative thinking 2) to design a model for development learning environment, and to evaluate the developed model. Three steps of the research study were: 1) reviewing literature to analyze and synthesize

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The Implementation of Electronic Transactions as Seen from the Consumer Protection Law

Nowadays, the development of information technology and telecommunications has resulted in the various services of existing telecommunication facilities, as well as the products of sophisticated information technology which are able to integrate with the information media. Computer as a tool of people which is supported in the technology development makes the trade to be smooth

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Comparison of Attitudes to Science Fields of the Stakeholders of School Education in Japan and Other Countries

This research addresses the attitudes of the stakeholders of the school education (students, parents and teachers) toward learning and teaching science in the multinational context. In particular, it aims to study the perception of science fields (Physics, Chemistry, Life, Earth and Environmental Science) in the dimensions of their understanding, personal values (interests, priorities, motivations) and

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Knowledge Engineering for Developing Knowledge Management System: College of Arts, Media and Technology, Thailand

Research and Development are crucial to every university aiming at being the world-class educational institute internationally accepted. The College of Arts, Media and Technology is an academic unit of Chiang Mai University, situated in the northern part of Thailand, aspires to reach this goal by combining the best in education with the global-standardized research, encouraging

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Theories and Practices in English as an International Language(EIL), World Englishes (WE), English as an Lingua Franca (ELF) Seen in Students Perception Data (1)

This symposium addresses the issues of the gap between theoretical stances and inferential data in WE, EIL and ELF, on one hand, and university students’ judgments and perception about theoretical stances and inferential data. We collected students’ responses about these issues. The participants are students who have taken the cyber course called World Englishes or

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The Effects of Input and Output during Interaction: A Diary Study of an Adult Learning Korean as a Second Language

This study investigated how comprehensible input is received and how output facilitates second language acquisition (SLA) through a dairy study of an adult learning Korean in Korea. The subject of the study was the researcher who was a learner of Korean as a second language. The researcher travelled and stayed in Korea for two months

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Motivating Students in an Era of Declining Motivation and English Ability

Over the last 20 years, many teachers in Japan have witnessed the gradual decline in student motivation and ability with respect to English. Teachers want to create a suitable English environment in their classrooms but students continually revert to Japanese, especially during pair or group work. The aim of this research was to identify the

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3D Animation for Energy Reduction Campaign

Recently, every country has been using technology for manufacturing and agricultural development, including creating various convenient facilities to satisfy human needs. Existing energy has been very much been used, for example; electricity, oil, etc. and soon run out. The careless use of energy, lack of knowledge of energy, overusing energy can have devastating effects on

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Effectiveness of a Programme of Movement Education and Traditional Physical Education on Movement Satisfaction, Attitude Towards Physical Activity and Self-Concept of Elementary School Children

Traditional Physical Education in elementary schools is under critical evaluation with regard to its contribution to alround development of children. Movement Education, which developed initially in England, has been acclaimed as a viable alternative for the education of children through free and expressive movement experiences. The Problem-Solving and Guided Discovery methods applied in Movement Education

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Teaching Values Using Creative Teaching Strategies: An Asian Perspective and Exploration

To teach values is to respond to the crisis of apparent normalcy in these post-modern times. Globalization, secularization and modernization have made the young drift away from values, principles and beliefs and indifferent to traditional moral teachings. Educators acknowledge that this drifting away and indifference of the young is a crisis, that if not addressed,

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Creative Process Experiences with Digital Storytelling: A Tale of Two Engineering Students

Creativity is an essential trait for engineering students to be innovative and successful in current and future global economy.  Thus, it is important for their creative potential to be nurtured.  Since digital storytelling has been portrayed by previous studies as being influential in enhancing creativity, the purpose of this study is to explore the creative

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Time-honored Tradition Meets 21st Century Literacy: Changes in Composition Instruction

Two researchers, an American and Japanese collaborated on a qualitative project describing Japanese composition instruction in elementary school. We highlight educators from three schools in Japan, framing their pedagogical beliefs with Ivanic’s (2004) discourses of teaching writing. These include discourses of skills, creativity, process, genre, sociopolitical and social practices. We extend this work, taking into

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Behavior Which Promoted Health Condition of Elders in Urban Areas: Effect of Social Management in Thailand

This research concerns the study of behavior, which promoted health condition of elder in urban area which represented effect of Social Management in Thailand. The researchers applied the concept as a framework to develop a form of social management by creating health promotion activity for elder. There were 3 intentions from the research: 1) Study

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Roles of Community Colleges to Enhance strengthening Community in Thailand

The important role of community colleges apart from expanding educational opportunities to develop professional development for people in community is enhancing community strength. In this connection, community colleges should clarify their roles in order to plan the policy, strategies, and management systems for enhancing community strengths effectively and meet their objectives. The research aims to

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The OrBITal Map: A New Design Tool for an Effective Representation of Knowledge Systems and Instructional Objectives

In search of tools for effective content analysis and representation of knowledge systems, instructional designers usually use concept or mental maps. These solutions have a great visual impact, are user friendly and can be easily read, but have some disadvantages. They are greatly influenced by their creator and poorly oriented to formalization of knowledge systems

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The Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi’s Vision of Educational Leadership

The scope of this paper is to highlight the relevance of Gandhi’s vision of educational leadership to the present-day educational management practices. This paper will show that Gandhi’s leadership and managerial skills were based on a well articulated vision and they were rigorously applied in practice, although he did not formulate the theory in an

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The Literacy Practices of Adolescents in a Digital World

This study investigates young adults’ online literacy practices in asynchronous computer-mediated communication, ACMC, in Taiwan. Aligned with New Literacy Studies, this study explores choices of language, writing systems, and orthography and examines how these features influence young adults’ identity construction in an online community of practice. Viewing digital texts as a social practice entails the

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Learning and Teaching in Times of Change, Challenges and Transformation: Reinventing the Aims of Education

The most demanding challange before us is that Education all over the world has completely failed to make compasssionate and responsible human beings. Present century is known for explosion of knowledge. In this flood of knowledge Education has neglected the over all personality development of the child. There is a need to re-invent and re-structure

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Placing Digital Literacy in Audiovisual Translation Studies

Egypt’s second revolution on June 30th 2013 came to reinforce the power of digital technology and the importance of digital literacy. The ability to create, access and understand material online has been crucial to recent Egyptian developments since January 2011. Yet, digital literacy is only the domain of a small group of young, tech-savvy Egyptians.

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A Developmental of Environmental Ethic and Learning Achievement in Environment Impact Assessment Course by Action Learning Style

The researchaimed to find the relationship between environmental ethic development and learningachievement in the environmental impact assessment course. It used five patternsof learning processin the classroom of third year students of the Environmental Science Program in the Faculty of Science and Technology at ValayaAlongkornRajabhat University under the Royal Patronage. This method consists withParticipatory Learning, Learning

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A Study on India’s the Right to Education Act: Overcoming Social & Economic Challenges

Indian governments have had to address a number of key challenges with regard to education policy as it is a crucial part of its development agenda. Education enables our children to acquire the skills, knowledge, values and attitudes necessary to become responsible and active citizens of India. The Right to Education (RTE) Act, which was

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Performance of In-service Basic Education Teachers Of Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines

In-service teachers with family responsibilities perform better in diversity of learners, community linkages, and personal growth and professional development; those holders of master’s degree and who were assigned in district 4 have better teaching performance in curriculum; master teachers perform remarkably in learning environment, diversity of learners and curriculum; and those who are compensated with

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Prediction of Market Situation for Studying Elder Consumers’ Health Care Product Usage Behaviors in Medical Clinics in Thailand

This research aims to study older consumers’ health care product and service usage behavior in medical clinics in Thailand, applying prediction of market situation as an analysis frame. The goals of this research are 1) Studying older consumers’ health care product and service usage behavior in medical clinics in Thailand and 2) Forecasting market situation

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The Elements of Creative Culture in Thai Higher Education Institutions

Creative culture is the shared values reflected by the organization’s behavior and attitude in the joint task of the people in the organization that promotes the creativity and innovation.This is a key factor for higher education institutions in the development toward a creative university. This research aims to study the current situations and to analyze

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The Different Involvement of Kinect Games in Physical Education Courses Effect on the Baseball Batting Skill Learning Performance of High School Students

The purpose of this study was to discuss the different involvement of kinect games in high school physical education courses. The researchers investigated 4 classes for 10- week physical education courses. In the class I, the teacher gave a brief introduction for batting skills and the students practiced batting skills by using baseball batting games

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Promoting Alternative Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: A General Survey

Alternative higher education has become a major subject in learning and teaching, reflective of current trends in educational provisions worldwide. Its promotion in sub-Saharan Africa has had some roots in the attempt to address the problems of inadequate educational provisions and respond to developments in educational technology. The promotion platforms have included universities, the industry,

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Thailand’s Educational Strategic Plan in Preparation for the ASEAN Community

This research was aimed to study Thailand’s Educational Strategic plan of Thai government during 2008-2015 A.D. in preparation for the ASEAN Community in 2015 A.D. The question of this research is how Thai government determined and proceeded educational strategic plan in preparation for the ASEAN Community after the ASEAN countries have officially established the ASEAN

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Designing a Curriculum for the Advanced Stream of a Foundational Literacies Course

Originally, members of the Basic Skills project at Kanda University of International Studies were given the task of developing a new curriculum for the Basic Reading course.  Recent developments, however, have complicated this task.  The new course being designed has been renamed ‘Foundational Literacies’ to better reflect the move away from traditional thinking about teaching

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The Effect of Poverty on English Language Learning Outcome: College Level

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of poverty on English language learning outcome in college level. Some techniques of quantitative methodology were applied. Twenty university students who enrolled in English I (EN101) were asked to complete the questionnaire consisting demographic information in order to categorize their family’s economic status. Independent sample

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Implementations of Knowledge Management as a Strategy for Improving Competitiveness of Higher Education Organization (Aplication Reseach of Soft System Methodology for Higher Education Organization)

Impact of globalization on the organization, reactive to changes in the environment and able to respond to the challenges faced. Environmental organizations affected by cultural factors, technological, educational, political, legal, natural resources, and social and economic demographics. Implementation of knowledge management in education be the deciding factor as well as the competitiveness of the organization

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Learning Management Outcome from an Integrated Instruction between Authentic Learning and Community Academic Service for Nursing Students in the Human Society Environment and Health Subject

This descriptive research aimed to study the learning outcomes from the use of a student centered instruction by mean of integration between authentic leaning and community academic service in a subject called Human Society Environment and Health run during the academic year 2011 with 100 first year students at Boromarajonani Nakhonratchasima Nursing College. The data

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Formulaic Language Patterns in Social Science and Natural Science Research Papers: A Corpus-Based Study

[PREPOSITION the NOUN Of] (e.g. on the basis of, in the case of), as some studies noted (e.g. Biber, 2009; Cortes; 2004), is one of the most frequent frames in academic discourse. Particularly, Groom (2005, p. 259) further emphasized that a similar frame may show different preferences in the words that commonly serve as fillers

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Mining Facebook in Identifying Software Engineering Students’ Personality and Job Matching

Getting the job that suits our capability is a dream of each job seeker. But in real life, job seekers especially the fresh graduates may end up choosing a wrong career path because of ignorance of their own strength and weaknesses and improper guidance. When this happens, they tend of perform poorly in job market.

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Invigorating Literature Teaching in Taiwan through Drama

English Literature courses are elective and considered minor courses in the departments of Applied English in institutes of technology in Taiwan. Teachers of English Literature courses face challenges in engaging students in their classes. This action research inquiry describes a research journey of how a teacher of Literature comes across educational drama and how educational

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Applying the Conjoint Technique in Identifying Preschool Preference of an Ideal Computer Game for Nutrition Literacy

The advancements and innovations in the industries of healthcare and education are at the threshold of a breakthrough. The main players have increasing efforts to address the pending issues on health and health literacy. Congruent to the increasing cases of malnutrition among children due to health illiteracy is the increasing advancements in the gaming industry.

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The Relationship between Students’ Learning Style and Academic Performance in MARA Professional College, Malaysia

A study was conducted to determine MARA Professional Colleges students’ perception on learning style. The study builds on the Dunn and Dunn model and instruments of learning style. This model believes that students’ preferences and learning outcomes are related to factors other than intelligence, such as environment, opportunities to move around the classroom, working at

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The Development of a Communicative English Learning Process for Local Cutural Communication

The present research was aimed to investigate and to develop the communicative English learning process based on the necessary content of for local cultural communication. The research methods consisted of 3 steps as: 1) to survey the necessary content of communicative English learning process for local cultural communication in which the samples consisted of 20

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How Labor Market Perceptions Affect Undergraduates’ Preparation?

2,407 undergraduates from six universities in Taiwan were surveyed in this research. Results showed that female undergraduates perceived a greater need than their male counterparts did to prepare for the future labor market, suggesting that female undergraduates may experience greater employment pressure than male undergraduates. The results of the SEM model demonstrated that undergraduates’ perceptions

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Transnational Education as an Emerging Feature of Migration

This study investigates student teachers’ conceptions of even numbers and the relationship between proof types and conceptions of even numbers. 22 student teachers in the course of mathematical teaching for young children participated in this study. All participants were asked to finish three research tasks. Task 1 was designed to provide information of student teachers’

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Behavioral Relationship between Sexes and Sexual Relations of Male Students in Silpakorn University, Thailand

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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The Role of Imagination in Motivating EFL Learning

Engaging and motivating students is always a key factor for successful learning. In educational systems where English is compulsory, such as the case in Taiwan, learners may struggle hopelessly for the duration of their academic lives. Dornyei (2005) builds on the psychological theory of possible selves to develop a new conceptualisation of L2 motivation, the

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The Factors of Research and Innovation Management Using Electronic Supply Chain for Thai Higher Education Institutions

The purpose of the research study was to study the factors of research and Innovation management by using electronic supply chain for Thai higher education institutions. The research procedures consisted of three Steps : 1) study of the document and related research to create a conceptual framework , 2) study research and innovation management of

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Motivation of Extrovert and Introvert Gamer’s using Different Screen Sizes

The use of games as educational activities have been widely discussed and studied, and more recently it has been suggested that the use of handheld game consoles inside classroom could be beneficial. However, little has been done to study the role of screen sizes when playing educational or positive games in these environments. This study

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Training of Technical Teachers through Integration of Information & Communication Technology in India

Technology has provided the platform for learning i.e anyone can learn anything, any where any time. The potential of technology was exploited to train technical teachers in order to enable them to understand the quality issues in technical education, plan and deliver instruction effectively, and also to evolve strategies for developing creativity and entrepreneurial competencies

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Nutrition-related Computer Game Use Resulted to Improved Health Literacy among Preschoolers in the Philippines

Health education aided with technology has been recently examined by experts as a new approach in extending universal efforts to achieve health-for-all. However, despite its outstanding potentials, sensible evaluations for health games has been given little consideration. Health Hunt (the researcher-made computer game) was developed to benefit preschool children tin understanding the concept of nutrition,

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Factor Affective Stress and Stress Removing Methods Of Undergraduate Student Teachers

The objectives of this research were to study the stress levels, factors affecting personal stress, and stress removing methods, of undergraduate students teachers. The data was collected from 330 students using a probability sampling method and was analysed by percentage mean, standard deviation (SD), and t-test. The results of the study showed that almost all

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Democracy, Trust, Responsibility, and Global Workforce Competence: A Case Study Revisited

In 2001, the researcher studied the values of democracy, trust, and student responsibility as featured in the Swedish National Curriculum; in addition, he examined the concept of “global workforce competence” (teamwork, problem solving, pragmatic technical skills, and entrepreneurship). The three-site case study was comprised of an elementary, a middle, and a high school in a

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A Case on Learning about ‘You Tubing’ and ‘Face booking’ for Learning

This paper aims to better understand the experiences of the youth with the tapping of social media like YouTube videos and Facebook for learning. The youth of the 21stcentury has better autonomy of time, choice of what to learn, how to learn and when to learn with such large depositories of information and data around

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Tracing the Impact of Foreign Influences on Irish Playwrights: Wilde and Yeats

During the late nineteenth century, many Irish playwrights searched for a new “form” of drama as realistic drama was increasingly felt to be outmoded. A reaction against dominant realist and naturalist tendencies in literature was initiated by the French Symbolist Movement, begun during 1880 – 1895, which would expand into what might be called anti-realistic

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A Study of Learning Motivation of Current and Prospective School Teachers in Online Psychology Classes

Indifferent and careless school teachers bring much harm to a society. That is why the study of teachers’ motivation, specifically learning motivation (LM), is one of the key points for educational psychology. This tradition receives a new incentive in the present epoch of intensive development of informational technologies and Internet based distance educational programs. Presently,

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Where in the World is Kolkata? Can International School Placements Make a Difference to Intercultural Awareness?

When an invitation was extended to the University of New England (UNE) to take a group of preservice teachers to an international school in Kolkata for the purpose of professional experience the first reaction of many people was who, what or where is Kolkata? The second reaction was that here was a possible partnership: a

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Changing Teachers’ Perceptions on Low-Achieving Students’ Cultural Capital and Habitus

In general, low-achieving students in Singapore schools have been reported to perform well in literacy tests (PIRLS), compared to their counter-parts in other countries. However, for these students to achieve even a higher level of literacy skills in English, as promoted by the latest English Language Syllabus, classroom discourse patterns will need to change. The

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Education for Sustainable Development

The present academics in the undergraduate & graduate levels, particularly in the field of engineering & technology are contextualized to a specific subject area and less focused on experiential learning perhaps due the overcrowded curricula, limited resources for vocational training and lack of institutional drive and commitment. The academics should aim to prepare students to

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Adoption Theories in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) of Health Service for the 21st Century

The research aims to synthesize the concepts that affect the adoption behavioral of the Enterprise Resource Management system of healthcare in Thailand. The process performed includes analysis  of  synthetic documents and related research to create an interview tool template to be used in interviewing with expert in health organizations. Eight experts who have experience working

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Diversity and Assistive Technology: Focusing on the analysis of special education magazines from 1999 to 2009 in Japan and The United States

People with disabilities who are able to make use of adequate Assistive Technology (hereafter referred to as AT), are more able to participate in society. Moreover, there needs to be an improvement made in the circumstances and environment of people with disabilities to enhance their usage of AT. Therefore, in order to clearly understand the

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Predictors of Nutrition-related Game Utilization among Preschoolers in the Philippines

ith the pending issues on malnutrition and healthy illiteracy, the focus has been turned towards the potentials share of the gaming industry in attaining the elusive health-for-all across developmental stages. Game usability testing has yielded many positive effects for both the gaming company and the gamer, but is given little attention when it comes to

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Using Educational Technology to Enhance Student Engagement and Retention

The Bachelor of Accounting course of the Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE in Australia was recently established and has adopted educational and information technology (EIT) in the delivery of the course. This paper is written to identify the EIT tools that have been used in teaching and to evaluate the perception of teachers about the

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Globalisation and Internationalisation of Education: Is on Right Direction?

One aspect of the process of globalisation in recent years has been the increase in the number of students travelling abroad to complete their education. Although a number of university campuses around the world have seen significant numbers of overseas students since the 1950s, in recent years the numbers have climbed to far higher levels.

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A Study on Establishing Decision Tree of Teacher Ethic Reasoning in Taiwan

Due to saving the teacher prestige, teacher professional ethical as one of professional trait theory should be taught during pre-service teacher education. Actually, the teacher professional ethical is the null curriculum in teacher education program in Taiwan. Especially, the teaching practice is complicate to deal with in uncertainly context that depends on teachers’ deliberation (Cohen,

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An Exploration of Graduate Students’ Writing Competencies in Educational Research

In any academic institution, writing skills are essential to meet educational demands more importantly those who are in research field disciplines, the graduate students. Prior to their graduation, students faced the most challenging part of their academic life wherein they have to write a 150 pages research paper as a course requirement. Hence, they are

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Gender Impact On The Information Environment Of Distance Learners In Botswana

Gender issues have occupied the front burner of educational discourse over the past decades. Cases of gender imbalance in education and the need to address the disparity have therefore attracted a lot of hype among scholars. Distance learning is known to have the capacity to take knowledge and training to the marginalised, isolated, underprivileged and

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Interactive Weblogs: Breaking Barriers in L2 Writing in the Philippines

Mastery of the rules of a language is often clearly reflected in written outputs. In the Philippines, where English is a second language (L2), students are oftentimes reluctant to perform writing tasks as this will expose their ignorance in the skill. With the ubiquity of social networks in mind, this study sought to find out

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Modern vs. Post-modern Teacher Education: Revealing Contrasts in Beliefs and Practices

Based on the feedback collected from more than 140 instructors in an educational leadership program at a private university in Southwest U.S., there is an apparent “tension” stemming from the disconnect between what seems to be the belief sets and practices of the respondents in terms of modern and post-modern teacher education programs. There are

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The Impact of Outcomes-Based Accreditation on the Continuous Improvement of Engineering Education in Taiwan

In the past years, research on engineering education reform has tended to rely on quantitative data obtained from questionnaire surveys. The present study seeks to examine the impact of engineering education accreditation implementation over the past eight years from the multiple perspectives of faculty members, department chairmen as well as the deans in colleges of

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The Information Technology for Thai Qualifications Framework for Higher Education

Presently, the information technology plays an extremely vital role in the development of educational systems. The office of the Higher Education Commission, which is in charge of regulating Thai higher education, has placed a number of strategies and policies to enhance Thai higher education standards and qualities. Thai Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (TQF: HEd)

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Teachers as Actors: Lecturing Theory Classes for Students in Vocational Education and Training Institutes

When Confucius and Socrates taught, they had one thing in common: they lectured. Using vocal control, body languages and questioning techniques, they performed, improvised and interacted with their disciples.  Apparently, their direct and primitive presentations were able to draw their audience’s attentions, articulate higher order thinking and reflections.  Resemblance of drama and performance, the beauty

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Cross-Age Tutoring: Its Effects on High Performing Students and Students At-risk with Learning Disability in Mathematics

This study aimed to determine the effects of cross-age tutoring on high performing students and students at-risk with learning disabilities in Mathematics in Tinago National High School, Naga City, Philippines, S/Y 2012-2013. Specifically, it sought to answer the following questions: (1) Are there significant differences between the control and experimental groups along cognitive (Scholastic Performance

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Are We Ready to Engage Students with Our Own Mobile Devices?

Nowadays, mobile technology becomes the most penetrating innovation in this information generation. Students and teachers are exposed with fascinating and powerful mobile devices in everyday life. With the advanced technology development and high connectivity to the Internet through wireless networks in school, it becomes common that students and teachers are bringing their own mobile devices

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Problems and Advantages of Children with Filipino Parents in Their School Lives in the Philippines and in Japan: Through Their Experiences in Both Countries

The paper focuses on the problems in primary and secondary education of children with Filipino parents in Japan. The number of these children who are studying at schools at the elementary and secondary education levels in Japan has been increasing. Some measures regarding the education of new-comer foreign children have been implemented however they themselves,

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A Construction and Evaluation of Electronics Slides on Supplementary Grammar Through E-Learning on English II Course (999042)

English is not the official language in Thailand, it is taught as a foreign language. Thai undergraduate students who have studied English as a foreign language for ten years are still at the low level of English proficiency. To be competent in English, students need to acquire linguistic knowledge including English grammar to lift up

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The Lessons from the Experience of Educational Risk Management of Thai Government University

The objectives of this research were to 1. To study the situations of risk and 2.to study the lessons from the experience of educational risk management of Thai government university. The research was qualitative method and studied in the form of phenomenology methodology. The data collected from the key informants: the experience faculty executives and

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On Increasing Instructional Emphasis on the Differences Between Written and Spoken Grammars

This paper proposes the necessity of increasing the emphasis on the different use of written and spoken grammars in classroom settings on the basis of Multiple Grammar Hypothesis (MGH) (Iwasaki, in preparation). MGH suggests that Japanese is a language that has a different set of grammars between written and spoken discourse aside from the difference

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The Development of Massive Open Online Networked Learning for Thai Education

The research study purpose is to implement our SEED of WISDOM Agile Project Management model (SEED stands for Scheme, Execute, Evaluate, and Develop) to develop the project named Massive Open Online Networked Learning (MOO-NL) for Thai Education. We want to prove whether our model is effective enough to use as a guideline to manage any

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A Comparative Study of Prosodic Boundary Features with Encliticized and Procliticized Function Words

In spontaneous speech, unlike read speech, there are many cases that prosodic phrasing does not match with syntactic structure. Through the review of the previous researches, it is confirmed that this phenomenon usually occurs at intermediate phrase boundaries where function words are encliticized or procliticized. This research aims mainly to see how prosodic boundary features

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Students with Visual Disability and Active Touch: Levels of Understanding and Think Aloud Protocols

There is a lot of ongoing research regarding the key functions of the sense of active touch and their links to patterns of conception and cognition, with implementations in the education of students who have visual disabilities. The aim of this study is to analyze and categorize different types of active touch by students with

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Comparative Analysis of Thinking Process Between Designer and Engineer Based on Case Application of Multispace Design Method

This paper describes each feature of thinking process for a designer and an engineer based on comparative analysis applying Multispace Design method (M method) to the bench design. Additionally, it is indicated that a utility of M method for an unrestricted idea generation and precise design thinking. M Method is a design method that combines idea

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Evaluating the Impact of Students’ Disconnection with Mathematics on Academic Achievement of Primary Five and Six School Pupils

The study was carried out to find out the impact students’ disconnection with some topics in mathematics have on academic achievement of primary five and six pupils. A case study research design was adopted to study 23 pupils from primary five to primary six in a particular private school. A four-point Likert scale questionnaire enquiring