Category: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity

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Engaging First Generation Students Through Culturally Responsive Teaching

First-generation college students are defined as individuals who are the first in their family to go to college. A large body of research indicates that first-generation students are at a disadvantage from the time they start to apply for university, through university and even after they graduate from university, and their experiences are significantly different

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On Space, On Place: Emerging Tamaraw Identity – The Lived Experience Journey of Communication Students

The FEU Learning Journey provides a more formal structure that will capacitate students to navigate their academic lifecycle and prepare for career and life goals. It also integrates selected curricular and co-curricular activities as critical components of the students’ holistic development. The Student Life Cycle Model (Lizzio & Wilson, 2010) framed the analysis, where purpose

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Evaluating Student Perspectives on Understanding of Complex Systems

Advances in technological detail and sophistication have resulted in more complex products, systems and services which can be more difficult for individuals to conceptualise and understand. This eventuality has potential to increase risks and assumptions in the use, operation, and management over time of such products and therefore presents a growing problem for those who

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Financially Educating Generation Z Using Digital Media – A Competitive Field Test of eduStories® Versus Texts

A good general education on financial topics is required for wise financial decisions and thus also for one’s own material financial security. However, according to consistent studies, financial literacy is particularly poor in Generation Z, which is now on the threshold of professional life. Against this background, the question arises as to how financial knowledge

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Reflection of Sustainable Entrepreneurial Intent Among the Learners on Completion of Courses on Sustainability

The increased awareness of destruction created by human behavior is serving as fuel to stand together for a sustainable planet as a society. The irrational behavior towards society and the environment has moved us closer to global crises like global warming hunger & poverty. The studies in recent times prove the learned consumers are attracted

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Fostering the Academic Transition of International Students Who Are Ethnoculturally and Linguistically Diverse in Postsecondary Education

The need for more services and support for the academic transition of international students is evident as their population continues to increase in postsecondary institutions. There is also need for faculty to have a deeper understanding of how international students transition academically, and how they can use the knowledge to guide academic support development. This

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Escape Room in Pre-School Education Learning

This paper analyzes the use of ICT in education, which is demanding in the new generations, who must be involved from an early age. To this is added a virtualized education, due to the pandemic by Covid-19. For these reasons, this research aims to demonstrate that the Escape Room can be used as an effective

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A Conjoint Study and Segmentation on the Preferred Online Learning Attributes of Senior High School Learners Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

The educational systems were disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has resulted in the sudden shift in the instructional implementation from face-to-face to fully online distance learning. This study examined the socio-demographic characteristics and access to technological resources, and explored senior high school learners’ preferred online learning attributes and their segmentation. The study employed

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Understanding User Feedback Through Negative Emotions: A Learning Experience

User feedback is an important topic to be taught in Software Engineering (SE) courses. Furthermore, it includes theoretical concepts related to questionnaires, the time elapsed, mouse movements, etc., that are used to understand the topic better. In this context, teaching and learning theoretical concepts in different courses are great challenges in education in universities, particularly

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University ESL Students’ Challenges and Insights Towards Online Learning Amidst COVID Pandemic

The sudden change of English language learning and teaching from face-to-face classroom interaction to blended learning activities using digital platforms has initiated numerous challenges for English as Second Language (ESL) students in the various universities in the Philippines including Mindanao State University- Marawi City; hence, examining these learners’ challenges and their insights of the online

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Let’s Play: Using Gamification in University Classes as a Means to Increase Motivation and Engagement While Lowering Stress

Worldwide, traditional face-to-face (f2f) students struggled with a rapid shift to virtual learning as did faculty who often had limited experience and knowledge of developing online courses or knowing how to engage their students. Many institutions of higher education have returned to classrooms, first with hybrid approaches, and now f2f. However, just as the world

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Finding Solutions for Addressing Poor Performance in the Botswana Education Systems and Lessons Learnt From COVID-19

As the world evolves towards complex technological advances in Botswana poor academic performance in schools has over the years remained of paramount concern. To date not only do students in public schools perform poorly in their end of year examinations, but throughout the entire teaching and learning process in general. The situation was exacerbated by

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Students’ Involvement in Co-creation Initiatives: The Link Me Up – 1000 Ideias Project at the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu

The unpredictability of the current job market requires the development of specialized technical skills, but particularly transferable skills, which allow career construction in a process of constant adaptation to job opportunities and demands. In this process, higher education institutions play a fundamental role, readjusting the training offer, including participation in research and intervention projects. As

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A Narrative Inquiry of Coping Responses of Selected Deaf College Students in the Philippines During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 made an immense impact on the educational system worldwide. The unexpected disruption of face-to-face instructions and the sudden change in the academic curriculum stressed the learning and well-being of Deaf students. However, during the pandemic, their voices were primarily unheard. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the coping responses of selected Deaf college students

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Research on the Learning Effect of Experiential Learning Theory Applied to Design Education

Experiential learning theory enables course study to establish practical experience exchanges, and instructors who take the initiative to provide guidance to learners perform better. Students apply the professional skills learned from their own experience, meet their learning needs, and ask questions from their peers, which can enhance the true value and confidence of cooperative learning.

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Cultural Integration: Aboriginal Pop Music Project in Taiwan

Most aboriginals in Taiwan showed their remarkable talents for music. They can use different percussion instruments, integrate their traditional cultures and then to create rhythms. Nowadays, with the age of digital age, to strengthen aboriginal students’ professional knowledge and practical training in pop music, this project is to combine new media technology to music producing,

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Why Parents Do What They Do: Developing and Validating a Survey for the Mathematical Lives of Parents and Children

Learner variability presents an enormous challenge for teachers and schools. Even as early as kindergarten, incredible learner diversity exists in terms of children’s early learning experiences, especially in mathematics. Research has shown that this variability begins in the home environment, where parents and caregivers have the biggest impact on the child’s readiness for school. Regular,

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Internationalization at Home through the Pandemic Era: A Qualitative Study on Tertiary Students in Hong Kong and Japan

Internationalization has become a key priority of many higher education institutions across the globe to enhance the intercultural capabilities of their students. With the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, Internationalization at Home (IaH) has provided invaluable opportunities for students to develop and improve their global outlook and cross-cultural competencies ‘at home’ during these challenging times

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Using Peer-Assisted Problem-Based Learning to Develop Business Systems Analysis Skills: An Experience Report

This paper reports on the experiences of using peer-assisted problem-based learning (PAPBL) in a very large class of postgraduate students for an assignment spanning two complementary modules (Database Technologies and Systems Analysis). Students worked in teams of three. They were provided with a realistic business case study and required to generate data flow diagrams, UML

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The Use of Technology to Overcome Transitional Challenges of First Year Students From Face-to-Face to Online

Universities around the world and South Africa in particular have been involuntary forced to transit from face-to-face to online learning and teaching as a result of the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Online learning and teaching is classified as the use of digital technology to deliver tuition in synchronous mode, meaning allowing

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Online Learning Perceptions and Online Learning Self-efficacy: Do Students’ Characteristics and Access to Technology Matter?

While online learning has become the delivery mode of choice to facilitate flexible or distance learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this alternative approach to instruction has challenged the entire educational system in the Philippines. This descriptive study examined the online learning perceptions and online learning self-efficacy of 2027 students at a private college in Manila.

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The Effects of the Concept-mapping Method on International Students’ Learning and Perceptions

There is concern over international students’ low academic achievement at the college level. Due to language challenges and cultural differences, international students’ academic achievement is not satisfactory that resulting in a decrease in the retention rate. The concept-mapping method may enhance student knowledge acquisition by providing students with learning tools that promote meaningful learning. The

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Dealing with Mathematics Anxiety in This Time of COVID-19

Mathematics anxiety is a problem that continues to plague students. As the pandemic has forced us all to the online plane, how do students deal with their anxiety? This mixed methods research looked into the anxiety levels of 112 Grade 11 Accountancy, Business, and Management and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics students, the reasons for

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Leveraging Malleable Intrapersonal Competencies to Close Achievement Gaps

While institutions have been investing in efforts to close achievement gaps, they remain. With a growing emphasis on data analytics focusing on socio-cultural groupings, some institutions make choices that benefit students while others may simply reinforce past behavior and potentially increase achievement gaps. Emerging neuroscience points to malleable intrapersonal competencies that align with desired career

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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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Impressions of Democracy, Equality, and Justice Among Maltese Teachers in Multicultural Education

The perceptions and attitudes of educators towards multicultural education are strongly correlated to the manner in which multicultural education is applied. Previous research indicates that culture undeniably has an effect on education, nonetheless, education administrators may not have enough knowledge about multicultural education practices. The aim of the study was to identify the perceptions and

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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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A Systematic Approach to Mastering Life – The Five-Step Motivation Method

‘There’s a voice in my head saying you’re not good enough, you’re stupid, you won’t manage anything’. This is a quote from a student in the current study, reporting on challenges young people attending upper secondary school face. Over years in Norway, there has been a 25 % dropout rate, and students have reported low

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Creating an Inclusive and Health Promoting Learning Environment in Primary School

Many students struggle with mental health issues and low motivation in today’s school, and the problems often start as early as primary school. Surveys show that children at the age of ten to twelve struggle with loneliness, sadness, low self-esteem, bullying, stress and physical problems. One of five dread going to school. The current study

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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