Category: Higher Education

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From College to Workplace: English for Specific Purposes Beyond Technical Skills

In most college curriculum, technical skills and knowledge are prioritized across disciplines. However, the academically monolateral curriculum insufficiently prepares college graduates for job-hunting and workplace. Developing essentials of professional communication are as vital as technical qualifications before college graduates enter the corporate world. The importance of communication competence in this regard calls for deliberate training

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Organizational Culture as a University Transformation Indicator: Russian Case

Since 2013, fifteen Russian universities have been participating in the 5-100 excellence program through which every university should achieve certain performance indicators by 2020, including the proportion of attracted foreign students, the certain proportion of foreign professors, quality of publications, academic mobility and internationalization of the university and others. Complex of managerial tools allowed Tomsk

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Relationship Between Factors and Graduation Rates for Student Success in the U.S. Colleges

Graduation rates are essential indicators of students’ success and the indicators defined as the percentage of a school’s first-time, first-year college students who continue their studies at the school next year. Graduation rates are essential for student’s learning accountability purposes, and graduation rates need to be improved. The purpose of this study aims to find

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Higher Education and Intercultural Relations: Empowering Indigenous Brazilian Students through Internationalization Programs

Understanding of both good practices and structural barriers that influence the academic experiences of indigenous students in higher education facilitates knowledge and continuous innovation to better support these students. This study examined the academic experience of indigenous Brazilian students who participated in an interuniversity internationalization program between the Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil) and

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Academic Staff Personal Variables and Utilization of ICT Resources for Research, Teaching and Records Management in Higher Education

There is currently an academic debate among researchers regarding the influence of age and gender as factors influencing ICT utilisation generally among lecturers. This study was designed to contribute to this debate and open up new paths to areas that researchers have focused little or no attention. This study examined academic staff personal variables (gender,

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Just-in-Time-Teaching – A Solution to Meet the Current and Future Challenges Many African University Lecturers Face: Ethiopia as an Example

The future challenges for universities are fueling the current situation at many African universities. The main pressure is coming from the demographic situation. In Ethiopia for example, it is anticipated that by 2030 the age group 0-24 will amount to 62% of the total population. Moreover, Ethiopian universities lack of qualified lecturers, which might jeopardise

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Tendencies in Higher Education System Through ANT

The report considers modern tendencies prevailing in the higher education system while training technical specialists nowadays. According to the author, excluding the humanitarian courses from curriculum results in the complete dissolution of subjectivity in the impersonal world, which is deprived of ‘living’ knowledge, i.e., definite knowledge of a definite person. The application of such an

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Cyber Bullying Pattern of Indonesian High School Students in Instagram Through Text Mining

The cases of bullying among high school students in Indonesia continue to increase every year. Now the case of bullying is not only happening in the real world but also happens in cyberspace. The ease of accessing the internet has led to widespread of cyberbullying cases that occur through social media. After Facebook and WhatsApp,

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Perceived Benefits and Challenges of Flipped Classroom: Voices From Teachers in Hong Kong’s Higher Education

Flipped classroom is increasingly being adopted in higher education institutions worldwide. Many studies on flipped classroom focused on evaluating its impact on students’ learning outcomes. Relatively little is known about the perceived benefits and challenges of flipped classroom from the teachers’ perspective. The present research conducted in-depth interviews with 21 teachers from diverse academic disciplines

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Student Evaluations in Teaching – Emotion Classification Using Neural Networks

Student evaluation of teaching effectiveness plays an important role in Higher Education. Evaluations serve as Formative (identify areas of improvement in the process) and Summative (assess the end goal) measurements of teaching. Educational institutions collect these evaluations in both qualitative and quantitative forms. Qualitative evaluations serve as a bridge for students to express their feelings

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Modeling the Development Paths of Startup Universities

The 21st century has witnessed an explosion of new private universities across the globe in response to rising demands and increasing rates of secondary school completion. However, there is virtually no research on these startup universities and no existing model to explain their typical trajectories in terms of their development. This study examines the development

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Factors Affecting Industrial Behaviors of the Students of Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi

The objectives of the research were to study levels of industrial behaviors of the students of Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, and to develop and review causal model affecting industrial behaviors of students of Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi. Stratified random sampling method was governed so as to select 492 senior students of Rajamangala University

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The Relationship Between Transformational Leadership and Work-related Attitudes: The Mediating Roles of Research Self-efficacy and Job Stress

Academic leaders at managerial universities have faced tremendous challenges to recruit and sustain committed and satisfied university faculty members. Against the backdrop, this study examined the nature of the relationship between departmental-level academic leaders’ transformational leadership and university faculty members’ work-related attitudes (i.e., organizational commitment and job satisfaction) by investigating the mediating roles of research

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Intercultural Competence in Internationalization Context: Some Recommendations for Tertiary-level Foreign Language Teaching

In the context of globalization, the internationalization of higher education is an unavoidable tendency. This endeavor, in one way or another, highlights the need for intercultural competence which plays an influential role in students’ development and acquisition of socio-linguistic skills. To explain, native speakers of different cultures communicate and interpret a language behavior in various

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Transdisciplinary Knowledge Ecosystems to Advance Interdependence and Agency

This paper proposes that transdisciplinary knowledge ecosystems will take a lead role in the knowledge innovation economy of the 21st century. These ecosystems will leverage interdependences of the five components of the “quintuple helix model of knowledge innovation”: academia, industry, government, civil society, and the general circumstances of democracy conditioned by culture and media. The

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Leveraging Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for Increased Access and Quality Education in Nigeria

The rising demand for higher education across the educational landscape at different contexts has made it increasingly necessary for research into innovative ideas that could transform the higher educational system for increased access and opportunities to acquire quality and affordable education. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are recent ‘disruptive’ additions in higher education, over the

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Matriarchs Matter: Family Influences to Scientific Thinking of Women of Color in the Community College

In the University of California system, community college transfer students comprise of 48% of graduates with STEM bachelor’s degrees (Community College League of California, 2015). This demonstrates that two-year colleges help pave the career pathways of community college students, many of which are students from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM fields. To cultivate the potential of

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Machine Learning to Guide STEM Learning: Relative Importance of Social vs Technical Competencies for STEM Students from Underrepresented Groups

Students interested in STEM professions are often unsure about exactly will be required of them upon graduation. Academic planning is made even more difficult by the fact that STEM fields evolve quite rapidly. In addition to technical qualifications, such as programming, employers increasingly deman soft-skills, such as communication, self-reflection, conflict management and team work. Underrepresented

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Management and Multiculturalism in Romanian Universities: A Case Study at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Grigore T. Popa” Iasi

The paper aims to highlight the role of university management and multicultural education in an irreversibly interconnected world. The research objectives were related to the testing of the fundamental hypothesis according to which management and culture influence individuals and vice versa. The results showed that the academic management influences the multicultural community, and the relations

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China’s Path to World-Class Universities

While efforts to build world-class universities have grown around the world in recent years, nowhere has this been more evident than in China. Recognizing the significance and popularity of the global research university that has been favoured by most western conceptualizations of world-class universities and has dominated major global university ranking systems, this paper situates

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Investigating Relationship Among Learning Self-Efficacy, MOOC-Satisfaction and MOOC- Loyalty of MOOC Learner using Bagozzi’s Self-Regulation Model

This research aims to examine the relationship among Learning self-efficacy, MOOC-satisfaction and MOOC-Loyalty of the credit-bearning MOOCs at Taylor’s University. 952 Taylor’s University students from March 2018 Semester responded the online survey. The online questionnaire included 10-item of learning self-efficacy, 6-item of MOOC-satisfaction, and 5-item of MOOC-Loyalty. It also included another 2 factors which affected

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A Priming Experiment on the Effects of Letter Grades and Autonomy-support on Motivation

Here we used a survey-based priming experiment to explore the psychological effects of letter grades (ie. A, B, C to F) and autonomy-supportive teaching practices (eg. giving opportunities for choices, building trust between student and teacher). Much research in educational psychology has suggested that extrinsic motivators such as grades can “crowd-out” or thwart autonomous academic

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Where Do Digital Natives Start and Finish? Lecturers’ Use of Technology in Three Thai Universities

Teachers’ ownership of technology devices, their access to software and Web-based utilities, and their preferences when using technology are the subject of this ongoing research. The devices that instructors’ use in the classroom, how teachers use online learning systems as provided by the university, and teachers’ skill levels when using technology for learning are also

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Does Blended Learning System Boost Student’s Knowledge Sharing in General Education Course? The Indonesian Higher Education Challenge

The role of General Education is to equip students with basic knowledge, to understand the relationship between one science and another, to teach how to apply human knowledge and experience universally, so that it will enhance mutual understanding and respect for human beings. One of the challenges in General Education learning in higher education is

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How Status, Elitism, International Capital and Marketability Drive the Practice of Student Mobility Within Transnational Higher Education

International partnerships exist in various forms across Higher Education. Transnational Higher Education (TNHE) enables students to study in one country for a qualification issued by an institution in another country. Student mobility programmes give students the chance to travel and experience university life abroad. Both TNHE and student mobility are facilitated via the formation of

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The Science of the Banana Cake – Development of Integrated Instruction on Science Knowledge and Skill by Using Hands-on Activities

The baking activity is a science teaching enhancement course that is focused around using food to engage students in many topics in chemistry. The purposes of this study are to develop ways of integrating science knowledge and skills by using hands-on activities and to find out the effectiveness of a baking activity for teaching of

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Questions of Entrepreneurship Education for International Students

Micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises are the accelerators of national economies, and the existence, the successful performance and the development of these enterprises play an important role in developed and underdeveloped regions of the world. The aim of the paper is to give insight into the special topics and methods of entrepreneurship education for international

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Entrepreneurial Attitudes of Students in Higher Education

Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education is one of the most important topics in higher education all over the world. Students are interested in successful start-ups, innovation driven enterprises and are inspired by well-working entrepreneurial ecosystems. They also would prefer to work for their own, to build a successful business as an entrepreneur. In order to explore

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The Role of Higher Education in Socio-Economic Development in Myanmar: External and Internal Perspectives

Political metamorphosis in Myanmar with the mandate of National League for Democracy paved the way for major structural reforms in various sectors. Unsurprisingly, higher education sector is one of them to undergo drastic changes since it is regarded as one of the key sectors in Myanmar’s socio-economic development. And, efforts are made to reengineer the

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Students’ Perceptions of Team-based Learning in an Undergraduate Optics Module

Team based learning (TBL) uses collaborative learning to engage students with course material and has been adopted in health related courses such as Pharmacy resulting in an improvement in marks and positive student perceptions (Hasan 2011; Parmelee et al 2009; Nation et al 2016). Although TBL is increasingly been used in medical and nurse education,

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A Framework for Matching the Competencies of Hospitality Graduates with Expectations from Industry in the Ghanaian Context

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to match the skills and competencies of hospitality graduates with the expectations from industry in the Ghanaian context. Design/Methodology/Approach: The study adopts pragmatist philosophical paradigm which employs mixed methods based on both positivist and interpretivist epistemologies approach to collect data from key stakeholders of the hotel industry and

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Student Reflection to Curriculum Design for Computer Scientist Comprehensive Examination

Currently, computer scientists do not need professional certificates for applying for jobs although many organizations have introduced several specific-purpose certificates. In Thailand, most professional certificates are granted by authorities in the field. Nowadays, there is still a controversy whether theses authorized committees should involve in the curriculum design process or they should act as the

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Building an E-profiling of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Instructors in Malaysia

The study in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) has been progressively improving for the past decade supporting all possible market trade in supply and demand for workforce management. In the era of industrial revolutionary, most of the things are connected and administered by big data computational edge technology. The challenge is on how

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Data, Data, Data – What Does Management Want and Need to See?

News flash! Data is important and learning analytics are a major near-term trend. What data does administration need and want to see? How can you build data dashboards that have solid source data and are feasible to update on a routine basis delivering value to management? This presentation will go through variations of reports that

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Using Peer Assessment and Feedback to Support Individual Learning

Background Feedback supports learning but providing detailed individual feedback is time consuming. Involving students in peer marking and providing constructive feedback can enhance student engagement. Delegating marking and feedback has the potential to save staff time but inter-rater variability limits the value. Higher levels of reliability are obtained when markers just decide which of two

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The Efficacy Beliefs of Social Studies Teachers Candidates Regarding the Teaching-Learning Process

The aim of this study was to examine special field efficacy beliefs of social studies teacher candidates related to the teaching-learning process. It was focused on the areas of sub-competence of their own field who had been studying in social studies education section of education faculties at the final year; in addition, to determine whether

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The Research and Development of Internal Quality Assurance System for the Faculty of Education, Burapha University

The objective to develop an internal quality assurance system for Faculty of Education. To try and assess the quality assurance system developed within the Faculty of Education. The operation is divided into 3 stages contain. Phase 1 analysis of the quality assurance system. Population covered by the Executive Board, Faculty Board and the other expertise

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Real Science in Clear English

Real Science in Clear English The Issue English dominates the world of science. In order for students in countries such as China, India, Asia and the Middle East to compete globally in their fields, an increasing number of their tertiary institutes use English – rather than local languages – as the medium of instruction. However,

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Building Students’ Characters Through the Utilization of Used Goods As Learning Media

This study aims to investigate the utilization of used goods as learning media to build students’ characters in the economics learning strategy subject. The research setting is the Department of Economics Education, Faculty of Economics, Yogyakarta State University. This was a classroom action research study conducted through the stages of planning, action implementation, monitoring and

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The Educational Philosophy and Teaching Style Preferences of College Faculty at the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA

This study aimed to determine the educational philosophies and teaching styles of the college faculty of the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA in the campuses of Las-Piñas, Molino, and Calamba, south of Metro Manila. It sought to determine the relationships of educational philosophy, teaching styles, and demographic variables of the college faculty; and compare

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What Do University Students Liken Academic Members to?

Problem Statement: Sometimes people try to explain the feelings and thoughts in life by using metaphors. These metaphors may be named as trope, figure of speech, figure or metaphors. Metaphors also contain a powerful way of narrative art. These metaphors may provide researchers consistent information on educational atmosphere. They may affect ideas and feelings of

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Possibility of Implementing Multiple Intelligence Theory Based English Instruction for Remedial Purposes

Decreasing English skills among new university students have been reported over the years in Japan. Some solutions adopted to overcome this problem include implementing remedial courses, facilitating support centers, and introducing Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). However, in the present circumstances, university students’ English levels have been becoming progressively worse for years, and the

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Perceptions of an Artist and Art Education: A Study of Pre-Service Year One Teachers at a Fijian University

Gaining an insight into primary pre-service teachers’ perceptions is vital for teacher educators especially in the field of primary art education. This paper reports on a study that investigated the perceptions of pre-service year one teachers on art education and an artist. Located in a Fijian urban university, this quantitative study, using a questionnaire designed

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The Efficacy of Placement Interviews for English Language Classes at a National Japanese University Based on a CEFR-J Model

From January 2015 to March 2015, the authors in conjunction with other faculty at the University of Fukui created a system of five-minute English oral interview protocols based on the Common European Framework – Japan (CEFR-J) and used those protocols to conduct 820 English placement interviews at the University of Fukui in April 2015. The

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Collective Will to Change Education Trajectory by Transcending Boundaries

It’s “a matter of wills”: cultural will, social will, organizational will, and political will. Dr. Ron Edmonds said, “We can, whenever and wherever we choose, teach all children whose schooling is of interest to us. We already know more than is necessary to do that. Whether or not we do it must finally depend on

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From Theory to Reality: Enhancing Creativity and Achievements of Hong Kong Students through Online Design Platform and Consideration of Culture

Visual merchandising is the manipulation of design elements and themes in retail outlets that creates a pleasant store atmosphere and experience for consumers. To successfully teach students on how to determine the appropriate strategies for different types of stores, training in both aesthetics and business is important. However, Hong Kong Chinese students have adapted a

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There is No Box: The International Interdisciplinary Nature of Higher Education

“We think by feeling. What is there to know?” Roethke, “The Waking” Just as the concept of traditional disciplines needs to be questioned, traditional attitudes towards learning would benefit from a more inclusive look at how our ideas and values are formed and change over time. In this discussion we have as much to learn

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Internationalization of Global Women in Higher Education: Shifting to a “Two-Way” Approach of Engagement

Higher education is globalized and internationalized; and the number of international students, particularly women studying in U.S. institutions of higher education is at a record high. However, as education continues to be a pathway to success and leadership positions, the representation and progress of women into leadership positions remains a debated issue. Although in the

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Minimalist Program and Ease of Language Acquisition: Investigating Chomsky’s Uniformity, Simplicity, Economy

The minimalist program is in part a reaction to some problems that have afflicted GB theory. A theory of grammar introduced by Chomsky in 1995 as an advance on government/binding theory while remaining within the general paradigm of the principle and parameters model of universal grammar. The cornerstone of the theory is that grammars should

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Teaching Skills and Work Behavior of Clinical Instructors of Nursing Schools in Northern Samar

This study intended to determine the instructional and preceptorship skills and work behavior in the classroom and clinical settings of the clinical instructors from three nursing school in Northern Samar, as well as their profile in terms of the number of years in clinical practice, length of service in teaching, highest educational attainment, academic honors

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An Evaluation of Science Lecturers’ Testing Skills in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria: A Case Study of Kogi State University, Anyigba

The purpose of this study is to evaluate how science lecturers in tertiary institutions apply testing skills in their testing and examinations. The study was an ex-post factor research design. The identified testing skills used in this study are; test planning, preparation, administration, item analysis, scoring and interpretation of test result. A sample of 80

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Salvaging Nigeria Tertiary Education through Public-Private Partnerships: Issues and Constraints

Education worldwide is an instrument for national development. Funding remains a critical factor for quality education and poor funding has remained the lot of tertiary education in Nigeria. Tertiary education in Nigeria is offered at post-secondary levels namely the universities, polytechnics and colleges of education. Enormous fund is needed for the provision of infrastructures, settlement

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Is More the Merrier: The Relationship between Taiwan University Students English Language Learning Strategies and English Proficiency Test Performance

Second language learning has always been a complicated process involving many factors such as biological, neurological, psychological, and sociological factors. Second language learning strategies, among different factors influencing second language learning, if used appropriately may contribute to the success of second language learning. (Bull, 2000). Within the recent decade, research findings in the field of

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Research on Environmental Education Management Combined with Factory Touring Based on Field Theorysonispa Tourism Factory in Taiwan

The promotion of factory touring in our country has exactly reached the tenth year, during which the traders engaged in this industry and the counseling departments have started to reflect upon future development. The Environmental Education Act stipulates that the teachers and students in schools below senior high education are supposed to participate in environmental

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The Teaching of Speech and Oral Communication in English for Computer Studies Students: A Needs Analysis

In the context of educational systems where English is a second or foreign language, the learning of its spoken form is always a challenge. It is a challenge not only because it demands morphologic, syntactic, and semantic knowledge, but it also requires phonologic comprehension and application among students. More challenging in the teaching of speech

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Students’ Perception on Using Movies in Medical Education

Background: Using movies can be an effective way to stimulate rich discussion about professional and personal development. Reflection on the actions of a character in a movie can assist students to understand behaviors, motivations and life choices far beyond their own view and develop empathetic awareness of the experiences and different realities of others. The

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Pre-Service Teachers Teaching Effectiveness: The Nueva Vizcaya State University Experience

In the world of teaching, teachers are constantly amazed by the ingenuity of their teaching; they learn to be imaginative and inventive; they make a difference in the lives of their pupils and they get so much unreserved affection, respect and love in return. Thus, teachers must guarantee to continue cultivating their learners, to uncover

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Self-Efficacy of Preservice Teachers toward Differentiation

Self-efficacy refers to the degree of confidence future teachers have that they can perform successfully in the task of differentiation. Indeed, self-efficacy appears to influence the teachers’ choice of activities and how much effort they will spend on them. To determine whether the gifted course in the current study could improve the participants’ self-efficacy, that

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Development of a Blended Instructional Model Via Weblog to Enhance English Summary Writing Ability of Thai Undergraduate Students

The objective of this research and development was to develop an effective blended instructional model via weblog to enhance English summary writing ability of Thai undergraduate students. A sample group in the English program of Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University was studied in academic year 2010-2013. The research instruments were an effective semi-structured interview form, the

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The Impact of National Preschool-Grade 12 Educational Reforms on the Preparation of the Future Educator Workforce in the USA

The USA has been facing several new reform initiatives in education that directly impact the instruction and assessment of elementary and secondary students (P-12). There have not been so many changes at once in recent history. Some are calling this the “perfect storm” in education or an “educational tsunami.” Emerging from the recent “Race to

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A Comparative Study of Non-Traditional Student Teachers’ Social Representations in Brazil, Sweden and Germany

It is common to hear that teachers play an extremely important role in society. This statement motivated this doctoral research, whose theme was defined after extensive literature review. There is a lack of educational comparative and international studies that deal with the perception of (future) teachers about what being a teacher is like. In particular,

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Patriotism and the Teaching/Learning of History in Nigeria’s Basic Education Schools: An Assessment of NCCE Minimum Standards

Patriotism and civic responsibilities of the average Nigerian has been a major subject of discourse in contemporary study of citizenship and apathy to the Nigerian Nationhood. Nigerian’s lack of patriotism has been largely blamed on the functionality of government which has been described as selfish and self-centered. The people view the government as a group

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Industry Profile of Sponsoring Agencies of Language Practicum Trainees

This study forms phase 3 of a research project titled. “Language Practicum 2013 and Beyond” which explores academe-industry partnership, a concept relevant to today’s educational reforms. Language Practicum (LP) is adopted to refer to the On-the-Job Training (OJT) for AB English students of Bicol University, Philippines. Specifically, the research profiles the sponsoring organizations that accommodated

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Teaching through Inquiry: A Case-Based Approach

Case study method has been used rather widely in Universities across the world. The literature has also reported widely on the merit of using case study approach (Dunne and Brooks, 2994; Kerber, 2001; Kruntsz&Hessler, 1998 and Lundeberg, 1993). Through the use of real data, and providing real life examples to contextualize textbook concepts, case method

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Job Performance of Bicol University Language Practicum Trainees 2013

The main objective of this research is to evaluate the first batch of Language Practicum (LP) trainees among the AB English majors of Bicol University College of Arts and Letters, from the point of view of sponsoring organizations. It consists of the second part of a research project titled “The AB English Language Practicum 2013

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Psychological Empowerment of Students Using Cross-Pollination Class Projects

Over the course of the past two semesters, experiential cross-pollination projects were incorporated into the classroom in a small (1100 students) private university’s Marketing Education program as a means of empowering the learner to develop cross-functional skills. This report highlights the second cycle of cross-pollination projects (Fall 2014), which involved traditional discipline-related classes [Marketing and

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Health and Physical Education (HPE): Local and Global Communities of Practice

This paper shares a university health and wellbeing community initiative. The project (2011-2014) ‘Best Start: A community collaborative approach to lifelong health and wellness’, adopts a strengths-based approach to education. What began as a partnership seed between a university and nearby schools, quickly grew to involve Australian Registered Training Organisations (RTO), the local health industry

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CEFR-J Based Survey for Japanese University Students

This study attempts to empirically examine self-ratings of Can-Do statements of the CEFR-J (Tono, 2012), which was modified from the CEFR (Council of Europe, 2001). The study mainly focuses on the relationship between the English proficiency test (STEP) scores and self-ratings and reliability of self-ratings between five skill categories. Three hundred eighty-nine freshmen at one

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Trends and Issues in Technology Education Research in Taiwan: A Co-Word Analysis of 1994-2013 Graduate Theses

In Taiwan, the “Technology Education (TE)” for graders 1-12 is comprised of courses “Living Technology (LT)” and “Information Technology (IT).” With its ever-changing feature, TE needs on-going research to support its decisions and actions. The education-related academic programs in universities regularly concern about the development of primary and secondary education. To identify the evolution directions

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Important Considerations in the Pedagogy of Teaching and Learning in Contemporary Education Setting

Teaching and learning are core reasons why educational institutions are established in the world over. It is important to note, however, that the quality of what is being taught and learnt hinged heavily on the approaches used in teaching-learning situation. This is a technology age and as such requires a dramatic technological revolution through a

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Determinants of Quality in Higher Education Institutions in Morocco

Education has entered a new era in which quality is considered a vital factor in the competition among economies since the observed delta quality of products or services is hugely determined by the manner the engineers, businesspersons, executives, managers, and educators think and decide about quality. Similarly, higher education in today’s competitive world is driven

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Peculiarities of Bachelors of Computer Science Professional Training: Japanese and Ukrainian Experience

The article presents the most urgent problem of reformation of system of professional education at Bachelor cycle in Ukraine with the implementation of progressive experience of the most educated and highly developed countries. The especial value and primary importance of achievements of Japan for pedagogical public of native higher educational establishments is emphasized. The comparative

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Developing Problem-Solving Skills and Pair Programming Strategy for Fundamental Computer Programming Course

Many research showed the barriers to learning programming of learners were that students don’t have basic problem solving skills and don’t know how to create algorithms. Our overall Objective was to help students develop the foundation capabilities needed to become successful programmers and to help students learn how to learn effective programming skills. The main

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Developing Research Skills of the Third Year Teachers Students Using the RTI Model in Thailand

This research aimed to 1) develop research skills of the third year students, 2) develop teaching method by using the RTI MODEL for suitable instruction. The target groups were 44 third year students who chose to take a social study major of the faculty of education. The research instruments were (1) 4 cycles of lesson

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Integrating Formative Assessment in the University Education

Assessment in education should effectively measure if and how students learn. This paper discusses the integration of formative assessment (FA) into the university education. Summative assessment (SA) provides a summary judgment about the learning achieved after some period of time. SA’s primary goal is to inform external audiences for certification and accountability purposes. Formative assessment

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Assessment Patterns in Computing Education

Computing education aims to develop computational thinking skills in students. It requires many higher order thinking skills such as analysis, synthesis, logical thinking etc. Quality and effectiveness of computing education is achieved by focusing these skills in the three stages of education – planning of learning-objectives, teaching and assessment. Assessment is the most important stage

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Concept Deficiency: Remediation for Masters’ Theses and Dissertations

Throughout graduate departments in the United States, students and teachers report significant difficulty in forming concepts and framing subjects chosen for thesis and dissertation work. Professors focused on guiding students through this conceptualizing and framing work have reported student difficulty in writing and reading complex multi-level and pluralistic subjects. Despite the report that over a

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Is it Cheating If Nobody’s Watching? Conflicting Beliefs about Dishonesty in Online Learning

This paper addresses part of an extensive study investigating faculty and student perceptions of academic integrity in online courses. This analysis compares the quantitative responses to the qualitative responses of a survey sent to three institutions asking 1800 faculty and students their beliefs about cheating in online courses. The conclusions drawn from this analysis of

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Dominant Multiple Intelligences among Students of Medical and Health Sciences

Unlike in the past, studies on learner’s performance are now attributed to the dynamics of Teaching-Learning Process and not only on lack of motivation on the part of the learner. The major challenge for the Outcome Based Teaching (OBT) is that of selecting teaching methods that encourage all students with different cognitive abilities to achieve

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Realising Teacher Quality at the M-Level

In Brunei Darussalam the national university is the main provider of initial teacher education. In 2009, undergraduate initial teacher education formerly provided by the University ceased and was replaced by graduate provision through a Master of Teaching (MTeach) degree programme. The goal was to improve the quality of teaching to achieve the national aspiration for

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The Role of Teacher’s Written Formative Feedback on Students’ Critical Thinking

In higher education formative feedback has positive effects when it facilitates the development of students’ reflection and self-assessment in learning (Nicol, Thomson, & Breslin, 2014). Nevertheless, an increasing pressure of workload on university teachers makes the design of formative feedback strategies more difficult to implement (Yorke, 2003). This study shows innovative ways for promoting written

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Remarkable Experiences in a Narrative Memoir of a Student of Portuguese/English Teaching Practicum From the School of Education at UFRJ

From a socio-interactional perspective of discourse, this research aims at investigating the written narrative of a student of English and Portuguese Teaching Practicum from a Letters undergraduate Course at UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), in which she displays some of her remarkable experiences in the supervised teacher education course. The research involves multiple

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Critical Thinking As a Tool for the Development of Interdisciplinarity in University Education.

An interdisciplinary approach is a synthesis of two or more disciplines that result in establishment of a new scientific discourse, while the knowledge that results from it has an integrative character. For example, Galileo’s method of applying mathematics to scientific explanation amounted to the establishment of a new interdiscipli¬nary platform for the scientific objectivity and