Category: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity


Perceptions and Processes of Virtual Teamwork Involving Japanese Undergraduate Students

In this presentation I will examine the virtual teamwork processes by focusing on the perceptions of undergraduate students when they transition, take action and build interpersonal relationships during an intensive learning project carried out at the time of COVID-19 pandemic. The participants (n=20) were Japanese undergraduate students from three universities enrolled in a synchronous online


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An Exploratory Study of Safe Space in the Arts-Integrated Classroom in India

This study investigates the challenges to implementing the Arts-Integrated Learning approach into existing curricula in India, and the degree and extent to which students feel safe in expressing their beliefs, thoughts and opinions within the classroom. Focusing on English language classes in two schools affiliated to India’s Central Board of Secondary Education, the study outlines


The RESET Framework: Examining Critical Factors in Parent-Child Math Participation

Research has shown that parent-child engagement in math activities has a significant positive impact on children’s mathematics achievement, and that the more parents interact with their children through mathematics, the more likely children are to experience higher levels of math achievement. Yet, studies also show that parents’ mathematics engagement with their young children is largely


Problem-Based Learning Increases STEM Interest for High School Students and Instructors

The goal of Project STEMulate, a National Science Foundation ITEST study (# 1657625), is to develop, implement, and evaluate a program that fosters success for underserved and underrepresented high school students. The project was implemented at three sites of the Department of Education Upward Bound Program in Hawaii. Project STEMulate delivers teacher training and Problem-Based


Indigenous Students’ Storywork: Local-to-Global Transformative Learning and Growth

Storywork by 5 Indigenous Canadian post-secondary students/mentees highlights their transformative learning experiences through a local-to-global service learning field school. This program was funded by the Alberta Indigenous Mentorship in Health Innovation (AIM-HI) Network as a foundation for students to succeed in Indigenous health and community-based research. Mentees were a blend of undergraduate (n=4) and graduate


Back to the Drawing Board: A Longitudinal Study of Fossilized Errors

The problem of fossilized errors has been a problematic issue with EFL researchers because that they indicate that traditional methods of instruction are not effective. This issue was, therefore, examined with university-level first-year Japanese EFL students to better understand the context in which they are occurring and their frequency over the course of an academic


Pilot Study on Promoting Community in the Online Classroom with Books in Common

This presentation reports on a pilot study from a ten-week Japanese university academic skills class conducted in English and held online during COVID19. The study investigated whether using a book club format known as “books in common” for the class would help build community among students and if a more robust post-pilot study is warranted.


Developing University EFL Learners Debate Speaking Skills Through Closed Facebook Groups and Zoom Lessons

Students acquire communicative competence in a variety of ways hence a need for Higher education to provide diverse instructional strategies such a debate (Kennedy, 2007). Kennedy(2007) advocates that this type of active involvement enables content in meaningful ways rather than passively consuming information. Students therefore, learn more effectively by actively analyzing, discussing and applying content


Accessing the Impact of e-learning System on Learners at University Level in Sultanate of Oman

The present study attempted to examine the impact of e-learning system education on student’s knowledge enhancement focusing on the teacher, content, technology, student. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from 260 undergraduate students from Arab Open University, Oman branch and were analyzed with various statistical tools which can be used to find the


Online Learning and COVID-19 in Higher Education: A Case Study

From the beginning of 2020, the outbreak of COVID-19 caused global universities to close campuses and initiate online learning. In this situation, studies of the online learning experiences in universities are important in improving practice. This case study of the online learning implementation in a university in Singapore provides such information. The study addresses the


A “Big” PBL Problem: What Supports or Hinders Student Motivation?

This study examines student perceptions and motivations toward solving a “Big” Problem over multiple lessons in a problem-based learning (PBL) environment, both from student and staff perspective. It was conducted as a mixed-methods research, involving a quantitative student survey and qualitative in-depth interviews. The intervention used was a big problem introduced in ‘Qualitative Research Methods’


Comparing the Effect of Emotions on Hope Between Vietnamese and Taiwanese College Students

The feeling of hopefulness is important for personal goal setting and success. Emotions and cultural background may be influential to the formation of hopefulness. Understanding their relationship helps effective cultivation of college students’ beliefs of hope. This research aims to explore the effects of culture and emotions on hope beliefs between Vietnamese and Taiwanese college


Issues and Challenges Experienced by Undergraduate Students in Undertaking an Oral Communication Assignment in the Midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic

This paper discusses the issues and challenges experienced by 91 first-year undergraduate students at a local university in Malaysia in undertaking an interview project in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, which required the use of mobile and computer technology as part of their group assignment. The assignment initially required each student to conduct an


Strategy and Impact of Implementing Journal Article Presentation in First Year of Medical School

Introduction Strong curricula at Gulf Medical University emphasizes on ‘Evidence Based Medicine’, intends further strengthening, encourages early introduction of journal article presentation in the medicine program. Objective Strategy for successful implementation of structured journal article presentation during medicine year-I. Method The batch divided into eight-groups of 12-students; each group assigned a faculty facilitator. Total 6-sessions


Reflections on Emergency Remote Foreign Language Learning

The present paper is a response to the recent dramatic realignment of teaching processes in terms of speed and effort caused by the pandemic. The phenomenon was labelled ‘emergency remote teaching’ by Ch. Hodges and a team of scholars to distinguish it from systemic online teaching. Since the pedagogical context regarded is unprecedented and there


Comparison of the Lecture Method of Teaching and a Culmination of Different Methods of Teaching Biology

This paper looks at an alternate method of teaching Biology. The traditional method of teaching was improved upon and a closed group was used to study the output of the students and effectiveness of teaching. The paper drew heavily upon literature of teaching methods and pedagogy. The paper studies a group of students and their


Appreciating the Diversity of Students: An Experience of Teaching in COVID-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 pandemic has caused a new norm in operational procedures of organizations, businesses, and even to our daily routines. The education sector also has been impacted by this pandemic, causing its core business in Teaching and Learning (TnL) to shift from conventional to an online platform. This paper presents our teaching experience of four (4) different


A Case for a Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: A Lesson from The Middle East

In educational settings where a curriculum developed in the USA is taught on foreign soil, teaching is particularly challenging, especially if students’ socio-cultural and religious traditions invoke a distinct paradigm of human relations, and their habits of information acquisition and communication emphasize reiteration. It has been proposed that active and meaningful learning, exemplified by culturally


Outcome Predictions of Low-Performing Students: Illusion of Knowing or Lack of Confidence?

Successful performance on a test or assignment relies on the overlap between the knowledge and skills that learners possess and the particular demands of the task. The road to successful performance, however, begins well before the actual task is executed. It stems from learners’ ability to accurately predict their performance (metacognitive awareness) as well as


Aesthetic Quality Experiences Leading the Way for Learning How to Read and Write More Effectively

This study presents the way in which the creation of aesthetic quality experiences as objects of innovation contributes to improving the reading and writing skills of children between 4 and 6 in Catalonia, Spain. The concept of aesthetic quality experiences was developed by John Dewey in 1916, but was not really applied to the early


Impact of Differentiated Classroom Instruction on Conceptual Understanding of Selected Physiology Topics Among Dentistry Students With Varied Learning Styles

In Dental education, there is a great need for enhancing the learning achievements, specifically, identifying the conceptual understanding in Physiology. One way to enhance the conceptual understanding is to tailor-fit the learning activities to the students’ learning styles through differentiated classroom instruction (DCI). This study will use the mixed experimental and descriptive quantitative method following


Action Research at Educare: Shifting Focus to the Learner for the 21st Century

A new small-school, Educare or Edu2 (pronounced edu-car-ai; from the Latin word meaning “to draw out”) opened its doors in Montreal, Canada, in September 2019. Edu2 has launched an innovative educational environment to address the challenges of preparing students to live meaningful and fulfilling lives in the 21st century. In order to achieve that, Edu2


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


Impact of Student Learning Community on Student Success and Retention

Student success and retention are one of the major challenges in higher education institutions. Student learning community (SLC), as one of the potential solution to improve student success and retention, is gaining considerable attention in higher education institutions. SLC aims to provide coordinated support that promotes the development of essential academic and social skills for


Encountering and Embracing Differences Through Experiential Learning: Business Classroom Design for Perspectives Broadening

In this current disruptive, diverse world of digital economy and globalisation, classroom design for students in business management field to prepare them to face and embrace the dynamic world full of differences could be challenging. Through experiential classroom design, students could have the possibility to encounter different worldview from fieldwork, which could eventually broaden their


Socially Shared Regulation and Co-regulation in Students’ Narrative Writing: A Systematic Review

Effective writing is a transversal skill and its importance is set in the teaching and learning guiding documents of the Portuguese government. However, writing, including narrative writing, is also one of the students’ greatest difficulties in Portuguese school settings. The lower proficiency in writing should be recognized as a problem as well as the need


Investigation of the Learning Effects of Presentation-style Lessons and the Basic Social Skills of Students With Spontaneous Beat Gestures

The purpose of this study is outlined in the following two points. First, an investigation into the effects of presentation activities conducted on the summary of the second language learning units. One hundred and eighteen (118) presentation-style learners and eighty-three (83) grammar-style learners participated. As predicted, the presentation group performed better than the grammar group


Teaching At-Risk Students Using UDL: Cure or Curse?

At-risk students exist in every college classroom. As of 2019, at-risk college student categories in the United States included indigenous (18%), neurodiverse (e.g., students with dyslexia, ADHD, or Autism Spectrum Disorders) (19%), and non-traditional (i.e., significantly older than their peers) (69%) (NCES, 2019; UAS, 2019). The common theme among these groups of students is that


Experts and Students Advocate Andragogical Insights in Learning Beyond Pedagogy

Past research indicates that experts with more specialized knowledge criticized educational implementations and curriculum content sharply. Whether the intensity of these criticisms originates from domain-specific knowledge or expertise is unknown, as experts are highly independent, internally motivated, and self-directed learners. This study hypothesizes that when adults with specialized knowledge comment on educational implementations, they may


Systematic Work With Learning Environments: Training Student Representatives to Improve Learning Conditions in Their Classes

In Norwegian schools, student councils have a long tradition, and law enforces students to participate in democratic processes. However, it is a challenge to get the student council to work according to purpose, that students are to influence their own learning environment. One challenge is that students often see the student council as a place


Systematic Work With Motivation and Life Mastery Skills in Upper Secondary School: An Action Research Study From a Norwegian Context

Due to high drop out and falling motivation in upper secondary school, we started a project where we work with motivation and life mastery skills in the classroom. The purpose of the method is that the students are to take more responsibility of their own lives and learning process, and through this achieve increased intrinsic

«Kids Do Well If They Can» – Guiding Principles in Health Promoting Work in Kindergartens and Schools

In the programme Healthpromoting Kindergartens and Schools, we work across various educational contexts, and our goal is to facilitate for good mental health where individuals thrive and can develop their potential. The background for this programme was increased mental health challenges among young people. We believe it is important to have a common set of


No Child Left Behind: Bridging the Literacy Achievement Gap of Looked-after Children in Secondary School Through Speaking and Listening

This paper explores the key challenges that children in care and children who have suffered adverse experiences face in their education and solutions to these challenges. Using a mixed-methods approach, the researcher conducted interviews with American secondary school teachers, a focus group with members of the USA’s Legal Centre for Foster Care and Education, an


Diversity Training in Graduate School

Graduate students in an Educational Psychology program completed a course on the Multicultural Family. Thirteen students agreed to participate in a study that used reflection essays that were part of the class assignments as data. A memoir reading was combined with traditional academic readings with content on multicultural families. Students completed reflection essays through an


Using Assignments Linked with Assessments to Teach Qualitative Research in Education

Educational researchers make use of highly diverse qualitative methods but teaching these methods to students involves considerable challenges. This paper describes master’s level qualitative research assignments that employ student-centered and masterly learning approaches. The paper addresses the increasingly important issues of how best to create course assignments of qualitative inquiry; and how to assess learning


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


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


The Use of Educational Videos to Promote Kindergarten Students’ Motivation

Due to the constant stream of stimuli offered by technology, children are harder to motivate, and therefore to teach. According to this, and following today’s emerging technological society, Francis (2007) states that it is important that school classrooms use and explore technological means of information. Thus, in order to promote a meaningful learning experience, we


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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,


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,


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.


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


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’


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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