Category: Oral Presentation


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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