Category: Oral Presentation

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Creating Leaders through the Classroom: Using a Project Based Curriculum to Develop Life Skills, Motivate ESL Students, and Beyond

Establishing leadership skills in students is a problem faced by educators around the world, many who take on the challenge of students ill-equipped to solve problems, take ownership or responsibility, or use their own ideas and creative thinking to move forward. Despite previous educational opportunities in both the home and school settings, students often do

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State of Minority Language-In-Education Policy of Nepal: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the ‘Constitution of Nepal 2015’

In recent years, mother-tongue-education has been a catch phrase in social and political milieu in the multiethnic, multilingual Nepal. Since the country is implementing a post-conflict-era all-inclusive constitution, people, especially the disadvantaged ones, are enthusiastically awaiting to exercise their democratic rights, such as, education in mother-tongue. However, the fulfillment of their aspirations largely hinges on

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The Role of Government Policies in Ensuring Sustainability in Small Scale Mining in the Philippines

Government regulations are viewed generally as restrictive and limiting. However, the case is different for the largely unregulated small-scale mining (SSM) industry in the Philippines. Left to its own, the industry creates many economic, environmental and social problems that if left unchecked will worsen and adversely affect its sustainability. Through interviews and survey, this study

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Determining Best Practices for the Sustainability of the Small Scale Gold Production in the Philippines

Gold production in the Philippines is a key economic activity participated in by large-scale, artisanal and small-scale mining and processing entities. The increasing activities of these entities has raised concerns on sustainability. While this activity is viewed as contributing much in rural development and poverty reduction, small scale gold production in the country is described

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Top Ten Tips for Teaching Online: Applying a Research-Based Model for Online Learning

This presentation will provide practical tips for teaching online that can be used right away. The tips provided are scaffolded by following a research-based model developed by the author over the past twenty years. The model, CASA, simplifies approaches to online learning by focusing on four critical areas: Content, Asynchronous delivery, Synchronous delivery, and Assessment

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Parent Involvement Programs and Inclusive Partnerships in Fast Paced Changing World: A Case Study of Improved Relationships

There is a lot of literature and research on parent involvement. It shows that schools that actively involve parents and the community tend to establish better reputations in the community, experience better community support, and usually do better and have higher quality programs than programs that do not involve parents.On the other hand, nowadays parents

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An Integrated, Project-Based News English Course in an EFL College Setting

This study introduces the implementation of on-line news media in teaching a “News English” course in an EFL college setting. Integrated tasks which aimed to engage students actively with the news via all language skills- listening, reading, speaking, writing, and translation, were designed to improve their English language proficiency. In order to develop students’ content

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Religious Reflections From the Life of Emily Bronte: The Number Three and Its Significance in Wuthering Heights

Nineteenth-century British author Emily Bronte received most of her education from religious training at home and intensive writing practice. In her only novel, Wuthering Heights, she makes nearly fifty references to the number three. With such an overwhelming use of this specific number, it seems unlikely that Bronte used it merely by coincidence. It is

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Effects of Socioeconomic Factors on Tourist Demand and Consumer Surplus

In this paper, we analyze the effect of socioeconomic characteristics on the Korean tourist demand and estimate the consumer surplus. The Poisson regression model is often used for a dependent variable with the count variable. However, the number of trips is greater than zero, so this paper applies the truncated Poisson regression model to estimate

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Sociolinguistic Elements in Teaching British, Japanese and Serbian Cultures at University Level

A globalised world presupposes that L2 learners can communicate correctly and efficiently within and among cultures, which implies a good command of sociolinguistic aspects of communication within L2 cultures. In fact, inclusion of sociolinguistic elements, such as polite language, from the beginning of the teaching process, enables correct understanding of L2 cultures. We have tested

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Household Recycling Behaviour in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, South Africa

Rapidly growing populations, economic growth and improvement in living standards have accelerated the rate of municipal waste generation and the amount of waste generated in the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) is expected to increase annually by 13%. Waste disposal at landfill sites is generally considered as the most practical waste management method in South Africa,

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Evidence-Based Development of an Undergraduate Disaster Volunteerism Course for English Learners

Disaster management is a field of increasing importance as global climate change increasingly impacts our world. Students can, and often do, play important roles in disaster response. Following the 2011 Eastern Japan Great Earthquake and Fukushima nuclear plant disasters many students became involved in a variety of disaster response activities. These activities benefited the disaster

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Level the Playing Field — Impact of Academic Success Courses

The purpose of this research is to evaluate the impact of two “Academic Success Courses”, UCSP 635 and UCSP 636, which targets graduate students with little or no programming experience and prepares them for professions that require knowledge and experience in modern computer programming languages. Data representing a total of 14 classes of two preparatory

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Learning Japanese Classical Kana in the Digital Time: A Research Note on “100 Classical Kana Words in Motion”

In the recent years, a number of digital packages to deal with Japanese classical kana (hentai-gana) were created. Each employs a different approach, and together largely enhanced the learning environment comparing with traditional printed textbooks and classroom settings.During my sabbatical leave in winter 2016, I created an original website and added a new resource to

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The Overlooked Value of Failure: Why We Should Teach Students to Make Mistakes

Our institutions of education are based on standards of performance, where academic achievement is measured by student learning outcomes. An outcome-driven system however, is limited to focusing only on results, and does not recognize—much less place value on—failure as an essential component of the learning experience. If we want our students to learn rather than

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School Level Governance and the Quality of Primary Education: A Bangladesh Perspective

School Management Committee (SMC) plays a substantial role in enhancing the quality of education by not only increasing the community participation and engaging the local people in educational development program but also making strategic planning and measuring Key Performance Indicator (KPI) of the head of the school. That is why effectiveness and efficiency of SMC

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Sustainable Education: Institutional and Academic Plans for Student Success

In view of recent efforts to redefine the meaningful role of education on a global scale, this paper will outline some of the latest attempts to overcome struggles related to a decrease in student enrollment and restore a renewed interest in learning by operating on multiple ranges.At an institutional level, a description of the case

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Neither Inter-, Nor Multi-, Nor Trans-: The Case for Adisciplinarity

Interdisciplinarity, multidisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity have to some extent fallen short of their initial promise to renew the ways in which we create new knowledge. The problem is that they each leave intact the object of their deconstruction—the academic discipline. Like any hybrid creature they stand like half-this and half-that, mutts of a kind defined by

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The Teaching-Learning Method of Music Composition and Improvisation in Music Class

It is important that learning atmosphere for the music composition and improvisation is effectively implemented in school. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the teaching-learning method of the music composition and improvisation in music class. The music composition-related literature was reviewed in connection with creativity theory, various teaching methods, and the Korean

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The Role of Educational Leadership on Participation in the National Program of Science and Technology Fairs of Costa Rica

The 21st century has ushered in an era of globalization that has significantly influenced the economy and education in many nations. The effects of globalization have demonstrated the interconnection between education and the economy, which has caused many nations to reexamine their education system. As a result, many nations have deliberately instituted policies and practices