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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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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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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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A Case Study in Collaboration, Cross-Disciplinarity, and Mixed Reality Prototyping in Higher Education

The Supercourse brings together students from five different university degree-programs to develop mixed reality prototypes, in collaborative teams, using elements of design thinking and lean startup methodologies. The class exists within the context of a larger university initiative around student-driven entrepreneurship called “Zone Learning”, and in addition to it’s stand-alone goals in mixed-reality technologies, serves

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Concurrent Instruction of Japanese Adult Learners via Independent Call Methods and Classroom Instruction

This presentation focuses on the efficacy of teaching EFL learners through an approach that combines independent computer-based grammar learning with weekly classroom-based lessons focusing on speaking, listening, and writing. The fifteen-week study aims to measure language learning through standardized testing, classroom observation, and online quiz results. Conscious learning was also monitored through periodic surveys. Learners

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Top Global University Project: Promotion of Around-The-Clock Liberal Arts Education and its Educational Outcomes

This presentation describes the educational outcomes resulted from the implementation of the project “Promotion of around-the-clock liberal arts education.” This project was implemented at Akita International University as part of the Top Global University Project sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) to become ‘Japan’s world-class liberal arts university.’ It

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Student and Teacher Inter-Agency in Negotiated Learning Environments

Opening exciting new opportunities for student learning and fulfilment calls for curiosity, creativity, empathy and the ability to negotiate, and re-negotiate, learning environments. This negotiation requires a degree of agency on the part of students and adults who take active roles in co-constructing learning trajectories in line with students’ aspirations. Student agency does not involve

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Managing to Reduce the Risk of Mango Harvest and to Make the Value of Integrated Agro-Tourism: A Case Study of Mango Orchard Entrepreneur in Chachoengsao, Thailand

Mango is a kind of fruit which can be planted all over the world including Thailand, and Chachoengsao is one of five provinces where mangoes are planted the most in Thailand as the soil in those areas are suitable for planting mangoes. The objectives of this research were 1) to study the body of knowledge

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Examining Conflicts Over Land Acquisition and Ownership in Dormaa Traditional Area, Ghana

In Ghana, conflicts over land are ubiquitous largely due to competing views of ownership as well as diverse cultural and economic interests. In some cases, land conflicts are so contentious that it takes nearly three decades for coming up with any settlement. This paper focuses on the Dormaa traditional area, the Brong-Ahafo region of Ghana,

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Efficiency Analysis of Rice Farmers in the Upper East Region of Ghana

This paper examines the efficiency of two rice producer groups in Kassena–Nankana Municipality, the upper east region of Ghana. Comparing the efficiencies of the two rice producer groups will help to recognize the group capable of utilizing their fewer inputs while increasing productivity. The first farmer group practices irrigation and the second group engage in

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Qattara Depression and Its Hydropower Potential

The Qattara Depression in Egypt has been suggested to be used for hydropower production. This paper investigates the possibility of having a Hydropower plant in this location to solve the current energy problem in the region, by providing the most updated results that would be used in such a project compared to previous studies. Hydrological

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Assessment of Disaster Safety at Matara District General Hospital in Sri Lanka

Hospitals are essential infrastructures in responding to disasters. They are expected to remain functioning during and in the immediate aftermath of disasters. Sri Lanka has experienced a number of natural disasters such as tsunami of 2004, and experienced inadequate disaster preparedness at many local hospitals. However, very limited research has been conducted in Sri Lanka

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Kenya-Tanzania Conservation Synergy for Migratory Lesser Flamingoes

Every year, about 805,000 flamingoes migrate between Lake Nakuru, Kenya’s primary flamingo feeding site, and Lake Natron, another important breeding site in Tanzania. In 2008, the Kenya National Single Species Action Plan for the Conservation of the Lesser Flamingo set the stage for concerted and harmonized conservation initiatives. For effectively monitoring the conservation of lesser

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Lending Māori Artistic Practice Structures to Academic Research and Writing: Mahi-Toi

Māori (Indigenous New Zealand) researchers may have one or many mahi-toi (artistic) talents. All mahi-toi are ideas brought forth from the conceptual world into the physical realm by mahi-ā-ringa (work with hands), and the practitioner is the conduit. When the mahi-toi practitioner is also the researcher and vice-versa, the vernaculars in both circles enrich and

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The Gap Between Curriculum, Assessments, and National Standards Within Vietnamese English Language Teacher Education

English Language Teacher Education (ELTE) in Vietnam is undergoing rapid change in response to the requirements of a rapidly evolving socio-economic context. Vietnamese government is playing a leading role in making many changes to educational policy to prepare for the development of ELTE in the globalisation contexts. The issue is that there are still significant

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Curriculum Development and K-12 Challenges in the Philippines: A Reflexive Case Analysis Towards Redesigning Language and Literature Education in College

Higher education in the Philippines has been challenged to adopt changes in the curriculum given the institutionalization of K-12 basic education program in the country. In this context, faculty and administrators of higher education institutions in the country needed to take proactive measures to redesign its curriculum that would meet the need of a new

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Exploring Vietnamese EFL Teacher Educators’ Professional Development in the Context of the National Foreign Languages Policy

This presentation outlines a project researching Vietnamese teacher educators’ professional development (PD) in a period of ongoing educational transformation, initiated by the national language policy (Project 2020). The empirical research examined current English language policies issued by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and EFL teacher training institutions (N = 50) as well as

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Educational Television in India: Challenges and Prospects

Today, in India television is considered as an important medium that is being extensively used to impart information to its viewers. The availability of new information technologies at the global level, satellite television broadcasting has been increasingly used for distance education and training in India. Research reveals that television differs from other media in the

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The Integration of iBooks and Travel Documentary Films for Foreign Language Teaching and Learning

Authentic travel documentaries provide language learners with a deep insight into the target language and culture. A travel documentary as short as 30 minutes not only takes people to travel, as its name suggests, but also serves as a miniature encyclopedia encompassing such aspects of the target country as history, politics, culture, geology, music, military,

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Surviving at Fire and Post-Fire Debris/Mudflow Prone Zones in Colorado Front Range in Light Feng-Shui

Extreme climate patterns in recent decades have led to frequent fire events, rainstorms and debris/mudflows in Colorado Front Range, USA. The landforms of Rocky Mountains coincide with these natural hazards. Once people settle in hazard-prone zones, they are in danger. In many cases, disastrous tragedies stem from design errors. These mistakes in practice reflect a

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Estimating Effectiveness and Efficiency of Solar Energy Policy for Indonesia: A Hybrid Agent-Based Model Analysis

We estimate the impacts of four renewable energy policy interventions to photovoltaic (PV) market size, government expenditure, economic growth, and environment. For this reason, we develop an agent-based model dedicated to capturing the specific economic and institutional features of developing economies focusing on Indonesia. We undertake an integrated approach to ABM by combining input-output analysis,

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Conceptualizing Media Health Literacy in Thailand: Bridging Between Media and Health Concept

Health literacy concepts have been addressed for a period and are continuously reviewed, redefined, and used as variables in health behavior research. Many studies indicate health literacy as a determining factor of health behavior, namely health literacy is associated with a variety of adverse health outcomes. The widely used definition of health literacy is “the

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Scouting Method: Innovative Process for Happiness of Life: A Case Study From Scouting in Thailand

The 75-year Harvard Study of Adult Development on happiness indicates three lessons learned for being a “happy person” including social relationship, the satisfaction of social relation, and health. Therefore, good social relations should be created for every level of social structure, both vertical and horizontal relationship, however, making it real is the hard problem in

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International Posture and Ideal L2 Self as Determinants of Informal Mobile-Assisted Language Learning

In recent years, mobile devices have become popular tools used to facilitate language learning due to their unique characteristics such as portability and flexibility. While these devices can be used in a variety of contexts, they are especially useful for informal learning because they have become normalized in the lives of users. However, engagement in

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Leveraging Online Databases to Enhance Australian International Students’ Academic Skills: A Case of Gapminder

The academic adaption in the university context has become a challenge facing the international students in Australia (Yu & Wright, 2016). To date, a number of students have experienced ‘academic shock’ (Savic, 2008) as they may initially lack of appropriate academic skills as well as proficiency in the English language to adapt to the new

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Transformational Model of Management for Integrated Schools in the Philippines

One of the Department of Education’s initiatives to increase the literacy rate in the Philippines has been the conversion of elementary schools into integrated schools, meaning, a high school department is created or added. In the Northern Luzon area particularly in Ilocos Norte and Laoag City, nine elementary schools have been converted into Integrated Schools.

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Economic Evaluation of Pastures in the Kyrgyz Republic

This paper estimates the economic valuation of pastures in the Kyrgyz Republic. The agriculture sector of the Kyrgyz Republic faces a challenge of pasture overgrazing by shepherds. One reason for this act is insufficient salaries of shepherds. Most shepherds of these pastures are not aware of the economic value of these natural assets. This calls

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The Effect of Socio-Economic Status on Informal Mobile-Assisted Language Learning

Japan is known as a highly technological proficient country with a wealthy population. However, since the 1990s, the country has been in economic recession. Currently, one in six Japanese children lives under the poverty line. This growing socio-economic gap reduces the chances these children have to gain access to quality education and the technical skills

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Taiwanese Students’ Place in the World: Lessons from Inventors and Left-Handers in EFL Textbooks

Despite of their considerable influence on multiple aspects of learning, language textbooks have most often been investigated for their cultural representation, frequently from the perspective of whose culture is represented, including target culture, source culture, and international cultures. Using examples from two lesson in two EFL textbooks, this article highlights the need for studies to

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Deaths of Rural Police Departments threaten the Security of Their Small Towns

Small town police departments have the same legal and operational obligations as those in urban areas, but far fewer resources due to their smaller tax bases. If a town can no longer support their police department, it is disbanded and rarely revived. When a police department is disbanded, the town contracts with the county sheriff’s

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Factors Influencing Education Students’ Perception of Aggression at a University in South Africa

Short description: A multivariate approach was applied focussing on perceptions of students’ self, relationships and aggression.Long description: The dynamics of learning at a university from undergraduate to post-graduate is complex. Aggression is part and parcel of everyday life and learning. Knowledge management within such a context poses challenges to those involved, i.e. for student-learners, professors

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The Effects of Culture on Consumers’ Response to a Carbon Tax and Container Deposit Scheme: A Sustainable Consumption Study

As the temperature of the planet rises, governments are adopting measures to curb human activities that contribute to global warming. Introducing policies that people would adopt and to achieve the desired outcome is, however, a growing challenge. This situation is not quite unexpected particularly in multicultural societies where people have diverse cultural values and attitudes

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Environmental Intensity of Human Wellbeing in Bhutan : Evidence from Regression Analysis

A special volume on ‘Absolute Reductions’ in the Journal of Cleaner Production (Akenji, Bengtsson, Bleischwitz, Tukker, & Schandl, 2016) emphasised the need for a radical socio-technical transformation that can bring material, energy and emissions within the ecological limits. Economic activities are at the heart of consumption of materials and energy and emissions being the waste

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Management Education for Global Sustainability

Challenges to corporate business success requires the development of a new type of manager/leader who can integrate business expertise with knowledge of science and technology. The Professional Science Masters (PSM) Degree in Sustainability Science is an example of this new model of graduate education. While the PSM degree has grown significantly in U.S. graduate education,

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Evaluation Research and Development of Strategic Plan for Faculty of Public Health Burapha University

Research Objectives to evaluate and develop a strategic plan of the Faculty of Public Health Burapha University. The source of data are 349 students, 40 Executives and professors of the Faculty of Public Health and 17 Staffs. The result found that: The research summarized assessment strategic plan KPI by 64.29 per cent, KPI by goal

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Operative Fiscal Management Mobility and Its Implications to School Performance in Compostela Valley Division

The main purpose of the quantitative descriptive correlation study was to determine the significant relationship between the level of operative fiscal management and the level of school performance in Compostela Valley Division for School Year 2016-2017. Data were collected from the 44 school heads and 146 teachers both from elementary and secondary schools through a

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Exploring Japanese University Students’ Perceptions of Peer Feedback in Oral Presentations

While there are many benefits of using oral presentations in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) classroom, learner difficulties with making an effective presentation are often addressed in the Japanese EFL context (Brooks & Wilson, 2014; Kawachi, 2012). In order to help learners to make effective presentations, the author believes that implementing peer feedback in

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The Diversity Experienced by Left-Handers: Reports of Five Different Generations

This research aimed to understand how people experience the condition of being left-handed, trying to identify the characteristics of laterality and comprehend the person’s relationship with family, school and work concerning this condition. It was possible to locate the difficulties faced by this group, the easiness and advantages of being left-handed, discussing the significance of

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Is There Still a Gender Myth: Science Fields for Boys and Humanities for Girls?

MEXT, Japan (2006 and 2016) reported the numbers of university students’ enrollments. In the area of Electric Communication Engineering, particular, it is almost 16 times differences in 2006 between men (132,404) and women (8152). It is almost 10 times difference between men (103,476) and women (9546) in 2016. The authors of this study, however, believe

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A Case Study of the Integration of Sight Word Instruction to Enhance Students’ English Reading

Reading proficiency has been thought of as a fundamental basis of other learning skills and subjects. Also, it plays an influential role on learns’ confidence and motivation. However, it has been found many learners, especially EFL beginning learners, think reading is quite challenging. They think it is difficult to recognize words and comprehend the reading,

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Assessing Information Literacy Skills of First Year Undergraduate Students

The present study aimed at assessing the information literacy skills of first year undergraduate students from author’s university. This study included four essential areas: the ability to (1) identify the information needs and sources; (2) locate information; (3) evaluate information; (4) synthesize information. We measured information literacy skills with questionnaire, multiple choice knowledge test and

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Blended Vis–Vis Face-To-Face Courses: The Effect of Delivery Mode on Adult Learners’ Performance

Blended courses, which combine online and face-to-face delivery, are rapidly gaining traction in educational institutions in recent years because of the many benefits they offer. Higher success rate and lower withdrawal rate are just two of the key benefits observed in blended courses in comparison to face-to-face courses (López-Pérez et al., 2011). Many early studies

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Challenges Singapore Early Childhood Centre Leaders Face

In accord with emphasis made by the local government authority for early childhood services and education in Singapore, namely Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) on the importance of effective leadership in early childhood settings, this research investigated the challenges that a sample of centre leaders faced in accomplishing their roles and responsibilities. Thirty experienced centre

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Effect of Self-Paced Online Modules As Support for Instruction on Student Outcomes of Grade 10 Miriam College High School Students

The affordances of technology provide teachers innovative teaching methods (Wong, 2015; Parnell and Bartlett, 2012). In Miriam College High School (MCHS), an exclusive all-girls school in the Philippines, the academic programs (Science curricula), people (students, teachers), processes (procurement) and physical plant (Wi-Fi connectivity) have been shaped by e-learning. The 1:1 ratio of student-to-tablet PC and

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Relationship of Learning Environments to Students’ Interactive Behavior in a Project-Based English Course

A substantial number of studies have already considered cooperative or project-based English learning, which are often cited as forms of active learning (AL). In order to further improve AL courses, it is now necessary to set up language learning environments conducive to AL. The aim of this study is to find a way to fully

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An Investigation on the Learning Satisfaction of Employing the Flipped Classroom Model in an “Introduction to Computer Science” Course

The employment of the flipped classroom model in instruction has become popular in Taiwan among different levels of education. Reversed from the traditional in-class lectures, students in the flipped classroom model have to preview the learning materials, watch video clips or complete learning sheets provided by the teacher at home before the class. Then, discussion

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The Social History of Chronic STIs in Africa: Experiences From Cameroon

The emergence of chronic sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Africa has been nightmare to medical scientists who experience different clinical and social histories every day around these infections. Medical history show that HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B virus (HBV) are the only chronic STIs for the moment. This study narrates the life experiences of some patients

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ICT Use: Changing Students’ Perception in Learning Grammar Through Kahoot Program

The background of the study in this research is based on the researcher’s experience when doing teaching practice, in which method used by the teacher in teaching and learning process was often assumed as the factor that causes the students uninterested in learning grammar. In Indonesia, especially in East Indonesia, some teacher still used a

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The Development Multimedia Storybook for Promotion the Moral and Ethics Development for Hearing Impaired Students

Multimedia storybook is useful and has many advantages for hearing impaired students. This paper presents information based on reliable literature reviews about the multimedia storybook design framework for hearing impaired students. The purpose of this research is to explore the application of a multimedia storybook approach in promotion the moral and ethics development for hearing

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Effectiveness of the Use an Animation Programs to Development Architectural Skills of Students for Design; The Architectural Departments – Faculty

During the 1990, anime appeared as one of Japan’s cartoon Art, Anime is derived from the English term animation. This type of animation is characterized by high quality in drawing pictures. As the first anime film appeared in Japan in 1955, this time came the appearance of the legendary cartoon Osamu Tezuke Who founded the

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The Benefits of Typographical Principles in Materials Design

This presentation contains the results of a study investigating the role typography and design play on learners’ interaction with texts. Typography is described by Walker (2001) in this manner: ‘[Typography] articulates the meaning of a text, making it easy for readers to understand’ (p. 3). Considering this important function of typography, the researcher designed this

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The Effect of Game-Based Learning on Science 10 Test Scores

Game-based learning (GBL) is one of many methods that enhance the classroom learning environment by increasing student motivation and engagement. In recent years, the availability of game resources on the internet and the ubiquity of mobile devices have generated more interest in game-based learning. There are few researches, however, on whether it improves retention or

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Transiting to Student-Centered Learning in Kazakhstan: Undergraduate Student Experiences

Karaganda State Medical University has been transiting and practicing active methods of teaching and learning since 2011. Faculty members are encouraged to lead their courses by diverse activities to increase students’ learning. However, there is limited evidence regarding the extent of faculty members who evaluate their own courses. In this light, this paper aims to

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Fostering Autonomy through Meaningful Homework in Foreign Language Education

There is an important dichotomy between teachers’ and students’ expectations in university. Teachers focus on content and skills that they feel students need to become successful adults, while students are divided between learning and enjoying their life as a young adult. In foreign language contexts especially, contact with the target language is limited or non-existent

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Limited English Proficiency of Chiang Mai University Students As Evidence of English Language Education in Thailand

This paper presents a review of recent research that investigates the problem and the practice of English language teaching and learning in Thailand. A review of these studies identifies four major causes that contribute to the failure of English language education in Thailand: national identity, teacher development, education system, and exposure opportunities. The focus of

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Analysis of Placement Tests

It was around 2009 that the so-called era of free college admissions began due to a shortage of college applicants. Along with this situation, the introduction of different types of admissions, such as Admission Office Examination (AO) and recommendation-based examinations, which may not require ordinary forms of written examination, raised the issue of widening ability

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Exploring Singaporean Children’s Chinese Word Learning Experience

Learners’ word learning experience and learning needs are valuable indicators for learning resource developers. This article introduces a study on exploring Singaporean children’s Chinese word learning experience and learning needs after school. Through the analyses of learners’ needs in Chinese word learning, we seek solutions for developing a digital Chinese word resource that better suit

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Bridges Between SLA Research and Classroom Teaching: Implications From Foreign Language Teaching in New Zealand Primary and Secondary Schools

It has been argued that there is a gap between the theoretical recommendations of second language acquisition (SLA) research and actual language teaching practices. Responding to this concern, this presentation will examine how ten well-known SLA research-based teaching principles (Ellis, 2005) have been implemented in classrooms in New Zealand primary and secondary schools. These ten

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Fostering Empathy, Logical Thinking, and Creativity by Literary Texts: A Neuroscientific Approach

This paper aims to show that reading a literary text is an effective means to foster empathy, logical thinking, and creativity, all of which are indispensable for students as future citizens of the world who should understand other cultural values and cope with the multifaceted current of globalization appropriately and flexibly. Drawing on the studies

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International English in Context: Which Pedagogies?

In its unmissable spread as the international language for communication by excellence, the English language is a classified detectable entity which is both product and agent of the global interconnected world. Deeply entwined in the globalisation process, International English is a multifaceted term that is nonetheless given meaning in the way it is being understood

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Educational Policy Theory and Practice: Designing Comprehensive Frameworks for Evaluating and Managing Changing Educational Environments

Educational institutions at all levels of the education system can make positive contributions to social change in global society by effectively bridging the gap between educational theory and practice to create optimum learning environments and outcomes for students. A clear understanding of educational policy theories and practices can allow educational policy makers to design effective

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Emotional Intelligence in Adolescents with Javanese Ethnic (Study in Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesian)

The Indonesian country is known to have a very pluralist society. Of the many ethnic groups in Indonesia is known Java Tribe originating from Java Island is the largest ethnic group in Indonesia with a population of about 40.2 percent of the entire people of Indonesia (BPS, 2010). One of the areas with the majority

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The Effects of Mental Imagery with Ocean Virtual Reality on Creative Thinking

Mental imagery in creativity has been regarded as facilitating insight in creative thinking, but several issues remain to be addressed to clarify the extent to which forms, abilities and strategies of imagery affect creative idea generation (Palmiero, Piccardi, Nori, Palermo, Salvi, & Guariglia, 2016). In this study, the issue of whether if Mental Imagery with

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The Development of Indonesian Language Textbook Based on Multiple Intelligences Theory for Industrial Chemistry Department Students in SMK Negeri 1 Cerme

Intelligence is included in aspects of individual differences. Gardner divided intelligence of human became eight categories, called as multiple intelligences. Understanding of multiple intelligences can help students to recognize their prominent intelligence and develop their potential optimally. The research purposes are to describes development process, quality, and the effectiveness of Indonesian textbook based on the

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Causes of Bullying: A Comparison of Teacher and Student Perspectives

The aim of this study was to determine any variances between teacher and student perspectives of bullying’s causes. A total of 2,210 students (in grades 5 to 12) and 406 elementary and middle-school teachers in Taiwan voluntarily participated in this study. The data were collected by a self-developed Awareness of Bullying Causes Scale (ABCS) and

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STEM Education in English: A Case Study of a Japanese Technical College

Attempts to teach subject courses in English have become more widespread in Japanese universities. Methods such as Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is sometimes used to educate students in subject knowledge as well as English language. However, such practices hardly exist in Japanese technical colleges, where students are educated in vocational mechanical and engineering

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Teaching English to Non-Native Primary Learners Through Picture Books

Over the past decades language learning as one of the tools to holistically develop students for the ever changing world, particularly with the emphasis on communication has been a key policy in East and Southeast Asia. Throughout the region, English is the major ‘foreign’ language taught and its inclusion in primary school’s curricula is often

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Design a Pilot Program Based on the Storyboard to Teach an Iraqi Displaced Children: Experimental Study

The storyboard is a world-class art that uses storytelling to use scenes or sequential drawings to express text written in a specific script to play an important role in spreading visual culture.This important of this research is to use the impact of this art to provide a pilot program specialized based on the storyboard to

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The Use of Comics to Development the Effectiveness of Training Courses and Continuing Education Programs

Training courses are a series of intensive important educational and complementary programs, based on previous foundation experiences. Create to development the participants in aspects of specialization according to the requirements of the educational system to continue developing the previous scientific and practical experiences. Personally, or adopted by the trainee institution, where the trainee gets a

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The Development of Teachers’ Skills of Buddhist Instruction for Schools Affiliated with the Nakhon Nayok Primary Educational Service Area

The purposes of this research were to study the problems of teaching in schools affiliated with Nakhon Nayok Primary Educational Service Area, to develop teaching skills based on Buddhist Instruction Model, and to survey teachers’ and students’ satisfaction toward teaching based on Buddhist Instruction Model. The target group consisted of 221 teachers teaching in the

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A Comparison of Political Movements in Thailand From 2005-2013: Case Study on People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD), the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), and United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD)

This paper analyzed the three political movements in Thailand since 2005-2013: the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD), the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), and United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD). Thus, it found that there are both similarities and differences in Thailand’s political movements. Similarities which can be seen from demonstrations include the fact

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The Role of Political Party and Political Movement in Thailand: A Case Study on PAD and PDRC

This paper argues that there is a hidden factor which impacted on Thai political conflicts. Thus, the political party played the main role and had strong relations with political movements in Thailand and it has been created a turbulence in Thai political history. In PAD and PDRC camps, the Democrat Party is a Thai political

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The Role of Political Party and Political Movement in Thailand: A Case Study on UDD Camp

This paper aimed to analyzed the role and relationship between political party and political movement. In this case, we will analyzed the Thai Rak Thai Party and the Pheu Thai Party which are both of them dominated by Thanksin and Yingluck Shinawatra. Therefore, this paper found that both Thanksin who was a leader in Thai

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Innovative Methods of Teaching of Radiology to Undergraduate Medical Students

The current generation of doctors have become very much dependant on radiology for making a diagnosis.Therefore it is imperative that the medical student learns radiology at the undergraduate level itself. In order to encourage and motivate students in learning radiology I have devised an innovative and unique method in teaching the subject of radiology.The main

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Feedback in the EFL Writing Classroom: Effectiveness and Students’ Perceptions

In EFL writing classes, teachers give feedback with the assumption that it will help students improve. In contrast, Truscott (1996) argues that feedback has little to no value to students. This presentation, using data gathered from a first-year university liberal arts reading course, seeks to document and measure the potential effectiveness of two forms of

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The Effectiveness of Child Centered Play Therapy to Improve Joint Attention Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have difficulties in building and developing social and emotional skills in the same pattern with their peers. Deficit in joint attention is a core problem that presented by children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in DSM IV criteria (APA, 1994). Some expert in the field of ASD have proposed play-base

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OBOR: China’s Challenge to Western Hegemony in Higher Education and Implications for Malaysia Universities

The One Belt One Road initiative is seen as China’s challenge to Western hegemony in higher education. The strength of OBOR is that it has no formal institutional structure. Projects are negotiated on a bilateral arrangement between government entities at all levels and also between government and private sectors. OBOR is multifold, encompassing economic, political

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The Usage Television Media That Taking Main Information From TRF Researches Focused on Cultural Tourism in Nakhonthai District, Pitsanulok Province

This research aims at using television media that takes its main information from TRF research focused on cultural tourism in Amphoe Nakhon Thai, Pitsanulok Province to disseminate knowledge to youths. The media has been developed from two TRF pieces of research. Its scope has been on 3 groups: 1) secondary school students in Amphoe Nakhon

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An Action Research on the Development of Special Education Propagation Activities

In the trend of inclusive education, guiding students appreciating individual differences is vital. In Taiwan, it is common to utilize special education propagation activities to facilitate students’ appreciation of individual differences. This action research was to explore the planning process and outcomes of special education propagation activities through the circulating process of plan-act-observe-reflect.The teachers and

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A Narrative Exploration Into the Experience of One Mother Raising a Twice-Exceptional Child

“Self-narrative” is the story of their own life experience. This study seeks to describe the researcher’s experience of raising a twice-exceptional child in Taiwan. The researcher’s first child was identified with developmental delay at the age of 2.5, and he was identified as an intellectually gifted child at the age of 7.5. The researcher states

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A Little Astronomical Scientist – A Dream of a Twice-Exceptional Student

This study is to explore a twice-exceptional student who has been identified as a visual disorder since childhood. This is a qualitative research focus on individual case studies through storytelling and taking open semi-structured in-depth interviews of visually impaired students with science talents. It is the goal of this research to discover and understand the

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Developing Speaking Proficiency Using Task-Based Approach Through a Role-Play to Junior High School Students in Indonesia

Nowadays, teaching speaking has become increasingly important since English has been regarded as a language for international communication. In addition, the demand for teaching speaking in EFL countries like in Indonesia has been increasing as there are a large number of students who want to learn English for communicative purposes (Widiati & Cahyono, 2006). However,

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Strategies for Learning Kanji Vocabulary Among Thai Students Who Studied Elective Japanese Courses in Higher Education

The purposes of this research were 1) to study how Thai students who chose Japanese as elective courses learned the kanji vocabulary and 2) to study the differences in using strategies for learning Kanji vocabulary between beginning and intermediate learners. The sample population of this research consisted of 80 students, who were divided into two

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Theory, Policy, And Implementation of Scientific Learning on Geography Subjects in Indonesia

The biggest challenge Indonesia facing now is demographic bonus with population of productive age over 70% but in low level of education. The Government has made a breakthrough by implementing curriculum which is applying scientific learning models at various levels of education. This research tried to investigate the effectiveness, relevance, and balance between theory, policy,

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Using Project Based Learning in Statistics Course to Develop the Statistical Literacy for College Students

Using project based learning in the course of Statistics for Career to develop the statistical literacy was conducted with the group of students from Pattani vocational college and Pattani fisheries college who enrolled the course as a core subject in the first semester of academic year 2017. The course composed of theories with practices section

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Causes and Effects of Educational Innovation in Thailand Public University

The objectives of this paper were 1) to study the definition and forms of Educational Innovation in Thailand Public University, 2) to study factors affected to Educational Innovation in Thailand Public University and 3) to study effects of Educational Innovation in Thailand Public University. Data were collected by questionnaires from 200 academic officers of a

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Cultural-Fit Management: Sustainable Success Factor of Thailand Public University

This research aimed to study 1. The meaning and forms of Cultural-fit Management, 2. The factors affected to Cultural-fit Management and 3. The correlation between Cultural-fit Management and sustainable success criteria of Thailand public university. Data were collected by questionnaires from 250 academic officers of a leading public university in the Central region of Thailand,

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Authentic vs Non-Authentic Materials in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Indonesia: Which One Matters More?

The popularity of English around the world, including Indonesia results to the increasing demand of learning this language as a means of communication. Unfortunately, there has been a gap between the language taught in the classroom and the language used in the real life. In fact, many university students in Indonesia are still reluctant to

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Saw Vocal Tradition in Local Schooling: The Contestation between Official Knowledge and Localized Knowledge

The prevailing discourses on Thai Education indicate that school is highly institutionalized and culturally hegemonized. It serves an important apparatus for the reproduction of state ideology in disciplining and preparing desired citizen. This paper is a conceptual paper that aims to address the question of whether school is actually a negotiating space. The paper argues

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The Curriculum Evaluation on Doctor of Optometry Program, Ramkhamhaeng University: The First Optometry Program in Thailand

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the Doctor of Optometry Program of Ramkhamhaeng University, the first optometric curriculum in Thailand, based on CIPP Model. The population of this study was 10 teaching staff, 95 students, 31 graduates, 24 graduate employers and 5 stakeholders. The instruments were the demographic data sheet, and the researcher’s

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A Contentious Genre: Defining the Historical Film

On its surface, the historical film genre appears easy to define as a film that depicts historical events. However, after many decades of research into the film and history discourse, a concrete definition of what constitutes a historical film continues to elude film scholars. There is no singular answer as to what defines a film

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The Social Mobility Perception of Chinese International Students in the U.S.

This study explores the transitional identity of the youngsters who experience dual mobility—the horizontal mobility (geographic relocation) and the potential, upward mobility—in the process of pursuing higher education overseas. While individuals’ identity dynamics have been examined in multiple mobility forms such as migration, nomadism, and short-term travel, the identity project of international students has been

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Sports News on Commercial Music Radio: Reinforcing National Identity?

News is an important area where the nation turns to looking for an understanding of national and world events and to place it in a historical context. Arguably, the quality of this information can only be obtained when there is a diversity and plurality in media offerings. Modern commercial music radio is now in a

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The Development of a Novel Using Storytelling Technique As a Communication Tool to Enhance the Effectiveness of Communication

The purposes were to 1) develop a novel using storytelling technique as a communication tool 2) examine the effectiveness of communication after applying a developed novel. The purposive sample group was 27 undergraduate students. The research instruments were 1) a developed novel 2) a questionnaire collecting expert opinions towards appropriateness of a developed novel 3)

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Ayutthaya’s Series Song: Recorded Digital Video Disc (DVD), Analytical Notes and Music Notation Program

Thai Traditional Chamber Ensemble called ‘Wong Mahori’ has been first referred to as a song formed under the Ayutthaya Period (During 1587-1767). This music was formally presented only to the King for his solely personal entertainment and to lull him. This research project was intended to simulate this early Siamese original music by utilizing the

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Narrating War in Wartime Manchukuo: The Movement of Propaganda Films in Rural Northeastern China in 1932-1945

This research examines how the propaganda films made by Japanese colonial authority were screened in rural area of Manchukuo without any cinematic apparatus, and what the portrayals of the war and daily life in Manchukuo are in those films. The focus is on Manchurian Films, produced by South Manchuria Railway Company and Manchuria Film Association.

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Blue Documentary As a Tool for Marine Life Conservation

Human activities, including over-exploitation, food consumption, tourism, and any other economic activities are found to have significant impacts on the ocean. In Malaysia, it is considered as a major contributor to marine life extinction. Therefore, our responsibility is to ensure the continuity of a sustainable marine ecosystem while preventing any possible extinction for future generations.

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Internet Rumours with Chinese Characteristics

Internet rumors are a global phenomenon. For instance the claims that Barack Obama was not born in America persisted throughout his presidency, or Sandy Hook Truthers who claim the tragedy never occurred and was a concocted government conspiracy to remove guns from citizens. Despite the Great Firewall and the legislation against the spread of rumors

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Wayang Kulit and Its Influence on Modern Entertainment

Wayang Kulit is one of the oldest forms of puppet based performances, originating from Java, Indonesia. A form of shadow puppetry, Wayang Kulit is traditionally performed behind a white cotton screen illuminated with an oil lamp by a Dalang, the puppeteer of a Wayang performance. These performances usually last throughout the night, serving as both

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Representing Interculturally on the Example of Indigenous Film-Making of Colombia

This paper investigates the idea that film might become an efficient way of intercultural communication and open dialogue between the nations. It uses a case study of indigenous filmmaking by a small Arhuaco community from Colombia, which emerged as a response to violence and displacement, and concluded in a golden era of the Arhuaco filmmaking