Category: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity

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An Analysis on the Use of Document-based Approach as an Effective Tool in Learning Social Studies

Document-based approach is characterized by the use of primary or secondary documents that includes an overarching investigative question that the student must answer through analysis of the documents included. The paper is an experimental study that aims to venture out a new way of teaching Social Studies by using a document-based approach to find out

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Living With Invisible Disabilities in a School Setting

Inclusive Education advocates for the integration of students with special needs in an educative environment with non-special needs students. It operates under the notion that social interaction in a mixed classroom better prepares the students for challenges and successes in real life situations. In recent years, many academic institutions have implemented inclusive policies in hopes

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First Grade Students’ Mathematical Ideas on Addition in Classroom Using Lesson Study and Open Approach

Students’ mathematical idea is very important in learning mathematics. Many studies had proposed learning activities to promote learning performance focusing on mathematical ideas of the addition topic. However, those studies lake of innovation to improve students’ learning of addition. This study applied lesson study and open approach as innovations to improve students’ learning of addition

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Designing Experiential Learning Activities for Primary Schoolers

Experiential learning is now deemed a crucial part in primary education in almost all learning contexts because it helps develop and cultivate children’s cognitive and life skills. It functions as a bridge linking the knowledge that children acquire in regular classroom and their experiences built up by participating in real life activities, especially beyond classroom.

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Early Childhoods’ Cooperative Behaviors through HighScope Learning Activities at Kindergarten Demonstration School

The objectives of this research were to study the trend of early childhood’s cooperative behaviors through HighScope learning activities which includes plan, do, review activities. The target group consist of 42 children, male and female, 5 – 6 years of age, in Kindergarten 2, the first semester of the 2019 academic year at Khon Kaen

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Strengthening Social Resilience Through Identity Reflection in High-Schools: iBelong’s Radical ODT Methodology in Israel

iBelong is an Israeli NGO missioned to strengthen the sense of identity and belonging of youth by offering experiential journeys for self-discovery and community engagement. In the past 14 years, iBelong is mandated by Israel’s Ministry of Education to provide ODT educational activities and intercultural experiences. Arguably, the dislocating effect of globalization, exaggerated by social

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Current State and Awareness for Art Activities among the Artists with Disabilities – Focused on Busan area in South Korea

Purpose The purpose of this research is to determine current state and awareness for the artists with disabilities who have lived or have been working in Busan area. Methods 323 artists with disabilities responded to the questionnaire which was composed of 16 items. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS 22.0. Results First, the artists

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The Effect of Positive Psychological Program Using Coffee Activities on Happiness and Parenting Efficacy of Mothers of People with Developmental Disabilities

[Purpose] This study aimed to identify the effects of positive psychology programs using coffee activities on the happiness and parenting efficacy of mothers who raise people with developmental disabilities. [Methods] Nine mothers who used N Welfare centers in B city voluntarily participated in program and agreed the purpose of this study. The program was conducted

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A Study on the Influence of Current Inclusion Experiences of University Students on the Attitude Toward University Students with Disabilities

The purpose of this study is to identify the level of attitude of university students who currently have inclusive education experience with the university students with disabilities and to find the variable that affects the attitude of accepting the university students with disabilities. In this study, 234 second-year university students of B city responded to

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Measuring the Computational Thinking Ability and Surveying Freshman Students’ Opinions on Teaching and Learning Styles

Computational Thinking (CT) is a key skill in the 21st century that everyone needs, rather than just being a programming skill used only by programmers. To develop students’ systematic thinking and analytical ability, we should add computational thinking to them. A sample group consisted of 89 freshman students attending the Department of Educational Communications and

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Addressing Mathematics Anxiety of Grade 5 Students Through Modules and Strategies and Its Effect to Student Achievement

The study sought to address mathematics anxiety among grade 5 students of Elizabeth Seton School – Las Piñas Campus by defining its relationship with student achievement, facilitating modules and strategies, and determining its effect to student achievement. The study examined the mathematics anxiety levels of 267 grade 5 respondents and utilized an instrument adopted from

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Ensuring Student-Centered, Constructivist and Project-Based Experiential Learning Applying the Exploration, Research, Interaction and Creation (ERIC) Learning Model

Experiential learning literally is making meaning from direct experience. It plays vital role in facilitating the process of creating knowledge, sense-making and knowledge transfer in teaching, training and development. This study assessed the effectiveness of Exploration, Research, Interaction and Creation (ERIC) Learning Model which is a framework adopted from various theories and philosophies such those

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The Effects of Informal Learning on the Creative Expression of Craft Design

Craft design education can be defined with professional practice and creative expressions in a comprehensive domain. While the apprenticeship used to be a core of traditional ways of knowing in craft education, and the modern craft designers are learning through working in creative studios and heuristic teaching to promote their original performances. For the assessment

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Applying the Block Model Approach in Teaching Mathematics in the Philippine Classroom

The teaching of Mathematics involves problem solving skills in which proved to be difficult on the part of the students due to misrepresentation of the word problems. This problem is associated to the low performance in Mathematics of Filipino students both in local and international assessments. This paper addresses the problem solving skills of Filipino Grade

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Expectations and Experiences of Inbound Exchange Students: Insights for Improving the University’s Image

The percentage of undergraduates on campus being international is a metric of university-specific key performance indicators in the domain of enhanced internationalization. More universities are recognizing this and trying to attract qualified inbound students. Recommendations from friends who attended the host institution and from staff in their home university are important factors for inbound students

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Divide and Conquer: Chunking as a Strategy to Enhance Select Grade 12 Students’ Paraphrasing Skills

This exploratory study looks into a strategy addressing one of the main issues of academic writing. Various disciplines have incorporated the use of academic papers as a requirement in assessments. However, lack of attention is placed on paraphrasing as an essential component in applying the student’s understanding of the text which leads to poor academic

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Voicing the Needs of a Growing Diversity: Provision and Practice of Learning Support for Ethnic Minority Children

This research project aims to examine the current situation of the provision and practice of additional Japanese learning support for ethnic minority school children aged between 6 to 12 years of age currently enrolled in public elementary schools in a city located in the Kansai region of Japan. The research design for this study follows

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Preferred Learning and Teaching Styles in Filipino-8: Basis for Developing Learning Modules

This study aimed to determine the preferred learning and teaching styles in Filipino of Grade 8 students and teachers of Eusebio High School, Division of Pasig City during first quarter of school year 2017-2018. More specifically, it sought answers to the following questions: 1. What are the preferred learning styles of the student respondents in

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Design of an Interactive Tangible Sensory Toy for Autistic Children to Improve Their Learning Ability

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are highly prevalent and the number of children diagnosed with it is increasing alarmingly every year. The child’s learning is majorly hindered due to poor social interaction, communication, fine motor skills, and attention span. Building these skills in them is a demanding job and interactive toys can come to teacher’s and

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Design of a Digital Application to Aid Hindi Alphabet Recognition/Formation for Children With Learning Disability

Dyslexia is the most common learning disability that majorly affects language development and reading. In India, dyslexic children despite being moderately intelligent and good with English alphabetic knowledge perform poorly in Hindi. These children find it very difficult to recognize and remember the shapes of the Hindi alphabets because of its complex features such as

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The Effectiveness of Character Education in Special Education Curricula for Students with Mental Retardation at Special School in West Java

The addition of character education in the 2013 special school curriculum or commonly called the K-13 curriculum, has a significant influence on learning services in special schools. Implementation of character education becomes mandatory for all students including, students with mental retardation. Some teachers have tried to implement character education with a variety of learning strategies

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REFLECT: Engaging and Empowering Critical Thinking Through Creative Process Journals

Disruption is not only changing the landscape of businesses and the workforce but also pushing learning and teaching approaches to re-evaluate themselves in order for educators to motivate learners to learn in a digital world. In Singapore’s tertiary education, learners have moved from the proponents of STEM to STEAM, where an integration of the arts

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Impression of Japanese Universities’ Specialized Courses Among Chinese Overseas Students: The Outcome of a PAC Analysis

This paper aims at revealing the impressions of Japanese universities’ specialized courses among Chinese overseas students and showing some viewpoints in international education support. It is processed by 3 Chinese students’ interview and investigated by PAC analysis. In the result, clear explanation, collaborative learning with Japanese students, relaxing class atmosphere, teachers’ respectful attitude towards student,

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QORI Learning Model to Foster Learning Autonomy

The awareness of rural communities in the province of West Java, Indonesia to further their education to a higher level remains low. In general, most teenagers only go to junior high school; only a small proportion continue to high school. Those who have graduated from junior high school generally look for work in big cities,

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Authentic Learning in Dynamic Globalization Context: Experiential Learning Through Students Business Projects

This study aims to explore the experiential learning of students in a business management class at bachelor degree level, for better coping and understanding of students in real business world within the dynamic globalization context of their generation. The qualitative method of study was used for data collecting and analysis: participant observation and in-depth interview.

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Learning Ecologies: From Past Generations to Current Higher Education

This paper reports on the ongoing establishment of a basis for a re-consideration of the way the contributions to knowledge, culture and social fabric of ageing Portuguese scholars may be recognized, communicated and activated in future contexts. The project stems from an analysis of the professional life and work of Portuguese scholars graduated at the School

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The Influence of Student Learning Styles Toward Behavioral Intention in Learning Using Online Educational Games Platform

The rapid expansion of new technologies has led to a change in the learning and teaching process. With the paradigm shift, the conventional teaching method no longer appeals to the current generation whose lives revolve around social media and technology. It is time educators learn to adopt new teaching methods to cater to the learners’

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Developing Resilience and Life Mastery Skills in the Classroom – A Multiple-case Study Comparing a Norwegian and a Peruvian Context

Despite different circumstances, something is universal for pupils across the world; they need motivation and resilience to succeed. This is what the current study is about; how to facilitate for increased motivation and development of life mastery skills in the classroom so that pupils are resilient when they meet obstacles in their learning and in

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PS2CLH: A Learning Factor Model for Enhancing Students’ Ability to Control Their Achievement

Numerous factors that influence students’ academic performance involve issues beyond the individuals’ control, such as national policies, government initiatives and university resources among many others. Even if students are aware of these factors, addressing them may be unfeasible. Identifying causes within students’ control could both improve students’ understanding of these factors as well as enabling

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Hall Life Education: A Reflection on Cultivating Independence in Hong Kong University Students

In a densely populated city such as Hong Kong, one of the most remarkable experiences young university students may have is staying at the student residence and becoming “independent” in terms of taking care of themselves. Resident places in the university are highly competitive, not only because of its location on campus but also because

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Thriving Interdependence and Independence: Teamwork and Self-directed Learning as Nurtured by Team-Based Learning (TBL)?

Team-based learning (TBL) is an instructional approach invented twenty years ago (Michaelsen, Knight & Fink, 2002) that “uses small groups extensively but sets up a particular sequence of activities that transforms groups into teams and then uses the extraordinary capabilities of teams to accomplish a high level of content and application learning” (Fink, 2003, p.

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The Development of Terminology Learning System for Thai Classical Dance Through Learning Management System

Effective use of web application for self-paced learning can provide a valuable opportunity for students to make progress at a pace that is commensurate with their prior knowledge. To facilitate self-paced learning, the aim of this study was to develop the terminology learning system for Thai classical dance through Learning Management System. Based on the

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Video Self-Modelling Intervention on the Social Skills of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Social skills are abilities that are predominantly challenging for children with autism spectrum disorder (CWA). Unfortunately, most schools focused on academics and this ensues little time to engage the CWA to acquire different social skills. This alarming impact of social engagement deficiencies creates a need for an effective and evidence-based intervention to diminish barriers in

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Level of Content Knowledge and Critical Thinking Skills of Senior High School STEM Students in Disaster Readiness and Risk Reduction

Disasters are sudden disruptive events which affect the functioning of a community in utilizing its own resources. This makes disaster readiness and risk reduction a current trend in science teaching to match the needs to the fast-paced advancements which will provide many social benefits. This descriptive research study determined the level of content knowledge and

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Can Active Collaborative Learning Improve Equality?

Across UK Higher Education, there is a strong drive to improve equality for students from diverse backgrounds reflected in government and university strategies and policies. One priority is the attainment gap, where students from some ethnic minorities and other disadvantaged backgrounds experience worse outcomes than expected. The national regulator, the Office for Students, allocated funding