Category: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity

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Exploration of Students’ Learning Experiences in a Course Developed With TPACK and Design Thinking

In recent years, scholars have placed more emphasis on teachers’ technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) and Design Thinking (DT) abilities in order to promote students’ learning experiences. Accordingly, this mix-method research aims to: (1) develop the Integration of Technology into Design Thinking Questionnaire (ITDTQ) and (2) explore the instructor’s TPACK and students’ learning experiences

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Enhancing ‘How to Learn’ Skills: Its Impacts on Academic Performance and Students’ Motivation

In the current situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, remote learning requires students to learn independently to find information and understand the concept of subject matter. However, distractions like scrolling on social media have been a common issue faced by students during remote learning. This challenge leads to procrastination and affects the quality of their learning

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Parental Support, Cooperative Learning, and Peer Awareness in Students’ Exposure to School Bullying: Predicting Bullying in China

School bullying negatively affects adolescents at both cognitive and psychological levels. In China, a relatively high prevalence of school bullying has been observed with researchers and educators beginning to identify bullying-related factors in order to foster a healthy school environment. However, parental support, cooperative learning, and peer awareness as forms of intervention support, are still

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Teaching and Learning Resilience Through School Gardens

Resilience for children (as well as adults) is the capacity to endure adversity with equanimity, i.e. with the confidence to push forward despite trials and tribulations. The accomplishment of personal resiliency is the result of learning to develop inner resources that can be drawn upon inn difficult times to approach and develop solutions to those

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Classification and Effective Utilization of Feedback

The research aims to establish a system by which students can provide and receive feedback and utilize it effectively. As defined by Hattie and Timperley (2007, p. 102), feedback relates to actions or “information provided by an agent (e.g., teacher, peer, book, parent, [internet,] experience) regarding aspects of one’s performance or understanding.” This understanding of

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A Reflection on Personal Bias to Create an Inclusive Learning Environment

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed several areas of student need. It has also revealed and magnified the societal failures that have caused inequities in our classrooms. Creating an inclusive digital space begins with self-work. This paper explores the role of color-blindness in society and how to counter its effects. Additionally, self-awareness as a means to

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The Resilience of Learning During the Covid-19 Pandemic: An Action-Research Study of Gender Differences

In the present action-research study, we illustrate an evidence-based response of educators to the widespread concerns that learning in undergraduate students accustomed to face-to-face courses might have been curtailed during the pandemic by the switch to online instruction. The study focuses on general education courses, which usually enroll freshmen and sophomores. Namely, it targets learners

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The Resilience of Female Students in Math Education During a Pandemic: A Comparison Between Online and In-person Instruction

The present study examined whether undergraduate students’ academic success in math general education courses differed between synchronous online (during the Covid-19 pandemic) and in-person (before the pandemic). It also examined the extent to which students’ initial performance might predict academic success (as measured by final class grades) in online and in-person math courses, under the

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Predicting Initial Performance in Research Report Writing

The present study was guided by the belief that the accurate prediction of students’ performance difficulties, even before such difficulties manifest themselves, is critical to the effectiveness of remedial instruction for at-risk students. The study focused on Middle Eastern students (n = 167), an understudied population, who were enrolled in a general education course devoted

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Distance Learning: Its Challenges and Opportunities to Adolescents Relationship

Pandemic became one of the most feared unseen enemy where people are forced to stay at home. The pandemic forced everybody to stay at home. Hence, the study focused on adolescents who are under the distance learning modality. The study delved on the perceived challenges and opportunities of distance learning to their family relationship. This

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Intercultural Adaptability of Algerian Students Abroad: An Application of Communicative Theory of Cross-Cultural Adaptation

Study abroad programs are said to have the potential to grant intercultural immersion opportunities that students perceive as having different cultural norms and practices and which thereby lead to intercultural adaptability. While there is considerable body of research regarding students’ experiences abroad, evidence that support this claim appears to be limited by a range of

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The Essential Elements of 4-H Integrated Within the School Classroom

The Essential Elements of 4-H Youth Development are basic principles under which the 4-H Youth Development Program operates across the country (Purdue Extension, 2018). Incorporating these elements into the traditional classroom enables educators to focus on positive outcomes desired for youth; provide lesson plans for all students; view youth as central actors in their own

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Construction of Hanok Classroom as Educational Resources of Contemporary Elementary School in Seoul

On November 4th, 2020, Hanok Classroom which is named HanSolGak and NaRiJae following Korean traditional building type were opened in the middle of the existing elementary school in Seoul. This is first case in Seoul after the 1988 Seoul Olympics which means the beginning of globalization after the Korean War in 1950. Hanok classroom as

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Personalized English Course Instructional Design for Fourth-year Undergraduate Program

The fourth-year undergraduate program is the last academic year before students graduate and continue their future plans. Some students plan to continue their education by enrolling in a graduate program, while others plan to search for a job directly and pursue their careers. This research focuses on the instructional design of an English course for

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Student and Faculty Outcomes as a Result of a Community-Academic Vaccination Partnership During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic presents a novel public health crisis as well as an opportunity to participate in vaccination efforts at all levels of nursing education. Early findings of the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of nurses show increased levels of anxiety, depression, and PTSD. The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically altered

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Students’ Self-assessment on Group Presentation Performance with the Use of Rubrics

Group presentations are common and essential parts of many students’ university assessments and are tied to their current and future work experiences. As such, it is important for educators to design and facilitate such assessment in ways that engage students in meaningful learning experiences. One of the key elements of assessment is feedback. However, most

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Learning Experiences of College Students From Mindanao, Philippines During School Closure

The Coronavirus-19 disrupted almost everything, including schooling. The United Nations (2020) reported that nine in ten students in 166 countries were prevented from attending in-person classes due to government-imposed lockdowns. Academic institutions were forced to modify their modalities and strategies to fulfill their mandate of educating their students. The Notre Dame of Kidapawan College, a

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High Impacts of Intercultural Service-Learning Program on Taiwanese College Students

Intercultural service-learning has been regarded a high-impact educational practice which can enhance students’ learning and civic engagement. Yet, research investigating into its process and outcome in Asian settings is comparatively rare. This study aims to assess the learning effects of a Tourism English course which integrated intercultural service-learning element into its curriculum to connect students

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Do Psychology Students Enjoy Lectures in Class? Relationship with Basic Psychological Needs Satisfaction (Competence, Relatedness, and Autonomy)

Flow is an experience of pleasure and enjoyment in doing an activity, characterized by total absorption which entangles awareness and action. Flow is an important asset for college students in carrying out their academic activities. When students experience a flow condition, they will enjoy and get an optimal learning experience. Student motivation also increases and

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Supporting Students in a Changing Educational Climate: A Systems Engineering Case Study

Whilst the coronavirus pandemic has posed andragogical and pedagogical challenges to educational establishments in how they restructure courses to permit continued delivery in an online world, it has also caused significant disruption to students, not least in terms of how they have maintained their ability to continue to study and learn. A significant element in

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Teaching Geometry in Middle Year’s Immersion Through a Literacy-based Approach

In Canadian Early French Immersion programs, students are simultaneously developing their language skills over time through all subject areas. Many studies have found that French immersion students acquire stronger receptive than productive language skills in French (Cummins, 2000; Genessee, 1994; Lyster, 2007; 2016), which affects their ability to communicate with accuracy in more complex situations

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Using Analytics to Select and Track At-Risk Students for Targeted Interventions

The provision of academic support is an institution’s responsibility to ensure students’ chance of attaining academic success. Data is used to understand students’ learning and academic performance and helps in making decisions on when and whom to provide timely academic support. This presentation will discuss a pilot project conducted at a Singapore university, whereby a

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A Collaborative Online International Learning Case Study Between the University of Hawai’i Hilo and Hong Kong Baptist University

With continuous globalization and technological improvements, today’s marketers need to effectively design marketing strategies for global markets that companies of various sizes can pursue. An effective way for students to gain this experience without spending money on travel is to conduct COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) classroom experiences. COIL was first established in 2006 and

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Meeting Generation Z Learning Expectations in Quest International University

Students currently studying in higher learning institutions are part of Generation Z known as the Gen Zers. Available literature on Gen Zers mostly focus on understanding and distinguishing them from previous generations by highlighting their personality traits, characteristics and learning preferences but lack information on the extent to which Gen Zers rate the different teach-learning

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An Investigation to Examine Factors Influencing University Students’ Behavioral Intention Towards the Acceptance of Brightspace LMS: Using SEM Approach

Students’ perceived usefulness (PU) and ease of use (PEOU) of Brightspace by D2L Learning Management System were evaluated (LMS). Brightspace, a new cloud-based LMS were subscribed at University W in January 2021, is a virtual learning environment with no space or time constraints between instructors and students. It has interactive material, assessment, curated resources, video

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Knowledge, Perceptions and Attitudes Towards Using Digital Games for Teaching and Learning

Digital game-based learning has evolved into a novel mode of instruction that increases both students’ and teachers’ motivation to acquire competencies. It aims to engage students and teachers in the classroom context and to pique their interest. The purpose of this study was to construct and verify a Survey Instrument on the Game-Based Learning Approach

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Using the Apos Perspective in Analyzing Students’ Responses to Talk-Aloud Test on the Definite Integral

The study was primarily undertaken to describe the nature of the students’ conceptual understanding of the definite integral and related topics. Specifically, to be able to contribute into the pedagogic expertise of mathematics teachers by helping them in describing the nature of the students’ conceptual understanding on the mathematical concept and guide teachers explore and

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Parents and Their Voices Outside the Classroom: Perceiving Freedom in Education

Education is perceived in different ways depending on various factors. Many parents and students alike go through the process in a passive way and keep moving forward simply because the system pushes them forward. This may lead toward destinations which are not necessarily according to their wishes, nor beneficial for their future prospects. It is

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A Blended and Interactive Online Learning Courseware Enhances Bioethics Learning in Medical Education

We will discuss an interactive, multifunctional e-learning Courseware that we developed, which strongly bridges the gap between art, bioethics and medicine. First, a series of animated videos introducing selected topics of bioethics and related issues will be introduced. Then, a set of problem-based practical videos (“interactive doctor-patient role play”) along with discussion questions and online

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Feedback: What It Is and How to Use It Effectively in a Digital World

The COVID-19 pandemic presented us the challenge of simultaneously moving towards hybrid and blended teaching provision, and designing assessments that, whilst still meeting the learning outcomes, were appropriate for the new learning environment. This allowed us to speed up the process of completely rethinking the purpose and format of assessments as well as the most

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Learning through Teaching: Reciprocal Peer Teaching in Language Education

This study discusses pedagogical effectiveness of reciprocal peer teaching in language education by putting students at the centre of the teaching and learning process. Undergraduate students learning Korean as a foreign language at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) took part in reciprocal same-year tutoring in the format of rotating teaching sessions by individual

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Evaluation of Face-to-face and Online Learning for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Courses

Having moved predominantly online with the UK national lockdown of 2020, a comparison was made of two entrepreneurship courses at The University of Manchester, taught its first online academic year, with the previous year’s versions which were face to face. It was found that students generally adapted well to online teaching, feedback and attainment were

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University Students’ Perceptions of Social Experiences in Online Learning: A Post-COVID-19 Perspective

Since the emergence of COVID-19 in 2020, online learning has become increasingly important as an alternative to face-to-face higher education (HE) programme delivery globally, including in Malaysia and Singapore. With limited physical and social contact, communication, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing through digital tools play a large part in enhancing students’ virtual learning experience. Based on the

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A Study of Students’ Engagement on the Zoom-based Synchronous Online Teaching

The outbreak of the COVID-19 created a chaos of global health crisis and campus health. In the Wollongong College Hong Kong (UOWCHK), almost all classes have adopted using the Zoom-based synchronous online teaching. However, the problems of using this teaching approach are diversified as indicated in many studies. It includes the teaching becomes ‘passive’, ‘isolated’

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Research on the Learning Experience and Effectiveness of Digital Action Learning on Design Education

Nowadays, learners use digital mobile devices to learn online resources and content at flexible times to obtain the convenience, expediency and immediacy of mobile learning. Action learning has achieved considerable results in changing the traditional learning model. The mobile devices used by college students are mostly smart phones, which have become the main application devices

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Using a Collaborative Modern Board Game to Characterise Problem-solving Experiences in Physiotherapy Students

New paradigms for curriculums designing in health professions defend the inclusion of structured methodologies to train comprehensive skills for problem-solving. This paper aimed to characterize the physiotherapy students’ problem-solving experiences using a collaborative modern board game (MBG). An exploratory study was performed with a purposive sample of 17 physiotherapy students recruited from the School of

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How to Create a Supportive Learning Environment in Mathematics Classes – An Example from a Norwegian Lower Secondary School Class

Mathematics is an important subject in school, however, many students find this subject very challenging. Some even dread mathematics as they do not master it and they may fear that their social status will be negatively influenced by this. It is therefore important that the teacher facilitates for creating a learning environment where students feel

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The Academic-Industrial Program of Southeast Asian Students in Taiwan

Since 2016’s “New Southbound Policy” has developed in Taiwan, there are more and more Southeast Asian Students coming to Taiwan for study. From 2016 to 2020, their number had risen to over 30,000 students, posting an increase of 85 per cent in five years. Those students’ language learning, life adjustment and practical training on campus

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The Relationship Between Intercultural Communication Competence and Perceived Challenge and Its Effect on Perceived Success of International Students in Japan

The number of international students in Japanese higher education institutions (HEIs) has increased significantly in recent years. Aside from Japanese-medium instruction (JMI), English-medium instruction (EMI) has been introduced to the country’s HEIs to attract more diverse student groups. Intercultural communication competence (ICC) plays an essential role in improving the on-campus experiences of international students. This

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Resilience during Crisis: Rising above the Challenges Faced in Academic Writing Classes after the Abrupt Shift to Online Education

Given the uncertainty of how long the COVID-19 Pandemic and the enforced changes it brought about will last, listening to our students’ voices on this unique experience is crucial. We may learn more about our students’ and our own adaptability from how we responded to this global crisis. Based on this rationale, the present study

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Student-Led Design of Online Tools to Support the Quality of Research Life at the University of Tokyo: A Survey-Based Approach

The Toward Diversity team consists of PhD students from four countries and three graduate schools at the University of Tokyo (UTokyo). In June 2020, at UTokyo’s Post-Corona Society Future Vision Symposium, we proposed an online platform to support the quality of research life among students and faculty members, with a focus on promoting diversity. Our

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Effect of Mixed Groups on Multicultural Interaction and Student Experience

British Universities attract students from around the world. Being able to work effectively in multicultural teams increase students’ competitiveness and employability. Therefore, it is crucial to equip students with this valuable skill. There is a vast literature exploring the challenges in multicultural classrooms. One such challenge is that students rarely engage in interactions with those

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Design Thinking Applied to Advertising Design Courses to Enhance Students’ Learning Achievement

At the time when technology is booming, the definition of advertising is no longer advertised through traditional mass media, but a trend that everything is advertising. Advertising design is not just about creating beautiful and emotional content. It must be customer-centric to make consumers feel that advertising is meaningful and worthy of action. In Taiwan,

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The Case Study on the Freshmen’s Self-assessment on the Indicators of Character and Beliefs Cultivated by the Experiential Education

This case of the University of Science and Technology mainly explores the 2020 cohort of freshmen’ recognition of the importance indicators of character and beliefs and their self-assessment on the degree of enhancing character and beliefs after participating in the experiential learning activities.The objects of this study are the freshmen who enrolled in 2020, experienced

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Experiences of the COVID-19 Pandemic Among European Children and Young People

Scholars have perceived the COVID-19 pandemic as a generational experience that shapes children and young people’s lives in individually experienced but collectively shared ways, and thus forms a Generation Corona, whose world views and future expectations are impacted by the pandemic. This paper emanates from the deep impact that COVID-19 has had and continues to

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Connected Curriculum in Practice: The Experience of Embedding Research Oriented Assessments

This research presents the process and results of embedding the UCL Connected Curriculum into three modules at the UCL School of Management MSc Management, demonstrating the approach empowers students as knowledge creators. The paper also discusses challenges brought by these changes, and further suggested development. Based on Connected Curriculum principles and practices (Fung, 2017; Tong

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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

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Healthy Lifestyle Education in the CLIL Classroom

Research has shown that poor health can be associated with lower academic achievement and poor class attendance. Teachers report improvements in attendance, attention, behavior, and levels of concentration in schools where healthy eating has become accepted practice. Research also shows that healthy lifestyle habits during adolescence/pre-adult can prevent many of the diseases and disabilities in

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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

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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

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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

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Agility in Teacher Training: Distance Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The outbreak of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic forced the entire world to respond in new and unconventional ways. This required quick thinking and unusual flexibility whilst operating under conditions of uncertainty and fear. This article deals with the implementation of methods of agility in distance learning during the Covid-19 pandemic as it occurred at Ohalo

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Helping Students Become Excellent Online Learners

This presentation will review best practices for students to use for learning online. Due to COVID and the mass migration of in-person courses transition to online courses, students must learn how to learn effectively online. The presentation will include the core theories in cognition and learning how to learn. Techniques such as the Pomodoro technique,

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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Embodied Learning of Dance by GenZ and the Alphas as a Shift in Traditional Dance Education

The learning of a craft such as classical ballet, which requires mindful, cognitive, and physical coordination at the onset, runs contrary to the existing capabilities of GenZ (ages 10-24) and the Alphas (ages 0-9), who are now the current students in the studio. Impacted by technology, their inherent urge to constantly experiment and communicate at

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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Teaching Chemistry Using Differentiated Instruction

The 21st century learners are diverse in many aspects. It became more imperative to integrate Differentiated Instruction (DI) to address their needs, learning styles, and proficiency levels by exposing them to tiered activities. This study utilized a quasi-experimental design specifically the comparison group pre-post-test design to determine the effects of the differentiated lessons in Grade

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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