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Biosocial Factors Affecting Spiritual Well-Being of the Elderly in Thailand

Spiritual well-being is a sense of peace and contentment stemming from an individual’s relationship with the spiritual aspects of life and in relation to the quality of life. This cross-sectional survey research was aimed at exploring the biosocial factors influencing the spiritual well-being of elderly persons in Chacheongsao Province located in Eastern Thailand. Questionnaires were

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Classical, Biblical, and Shakespearean Intertextuality in Eugene O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms

This paper will explore Classical, Biblical, and Shakespearean intertextuality in Desire under the Elms (1924), a tragedy by the American playwright Eugene O’Neill. The play is adapted from Classical plays or Greek mythology with reference to Oedipus, Phaedra, Medea, etc. It also alludes to the Bible through the names of its major characters and their

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Of Memory and Justice: Revising History as an Act of Justice

Although Aristotle has maintained that memory ‘is of the past,’ yet, it does not belong solely in the past, as it can bring the past forward into the present. As Booth explains in Communities of Memory: On Witness, Identity, and Justice, memory ‘is woven into the continuity that we call identity__¬∂into our practices of justice’

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The Gestalt of Book Design

A book is more than the sum of its parts. The main ingredients of a book ‘the text, image and paper, or other materials’ are combined by designers in various ways. The book as an end product, provides a further experience than the sum of these raw ingredients. The Gestalt Theory was introduced by Wertheimer,

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Using Comic Strip Stories to Teach Vocabulary in Intensive Reading Comprehension Courses

The present study was carried out to determine the effect of listening to comic strip stories on incidental vocabulary learning among Iranian EFL learners. To this end, an Interchange placement test was administered, and a group of homogeneous females including 40 participants were selected from a population of 86 at the pre-intermediate level. Then they

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Arabic in ESL Classrooms: A Blessing in Disguise?!

The dispute over whether to use or not to use learners’ L1 inside the classroom has always been the topic of discussion for many people for various reasons. The debate has also involved ESL students. Some maintain that such use may lead to more dependence of an ESL on his Arabic language, which may delay

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Impact of Learning and Teaching Management on Cooperative Education Subject for Undergraduate Student at Rajamangala University of Technology, Lanna, Chiangrai

This research aimed to study the Impact of Learning and Teaching Management on cooperative education subject for Undergraduate Student at Rajamangala University of Technology, Lanna, ChiangRai campus. Population were 62 students who enrolled in cooperative education subject. For instruments used in the questionnaire used in the statistical analysis of the frequency, percentage, mean and standard

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The Effectiveness of Using Easy Class and Powerpoint on Graduate Students’ Achievements in Classroom at College of Education in Albaha University

E-learning is defined as an element of the combining theories of adult education and permanent learning. Teachers have to accept the use of E-learning in the classroom as a new tool to assist students’ learning (Bahhouth & Bahhouth, 2011). The purpose of this study was to explore learners’ achievements when using easy class and PowerPoint

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UNHCR’s Self-Image: An Assessment of Its Corporate Identity and Corporate Image

Since companies and institutions in today’s world not only market their product and services but also themselves; increasing attention is given to their identity and image. This paper tackles the dimensions of corporate identity based on Melewar’s taxonomy in reference to the UNHCR bureau in Lebanon, and perceives the image of the organization on the

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Indian Temples and Erotic Sculptural Art

Sex in the religious art of Indian culture presents an interesting subject. A sexual representation in Indian religious art is undertaken here to understand and explain the socio-cultural forces behind the seemingly anomalous situation. These idealistic hypotheses also explain why, in this particular period of history, there is such a vast outburst of sexual depiction.

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Perspectives of the Unseen: Educational Meritocracy and Student Mobility

The Ministry of Education, Singapore, has released a statement emphasizing that ‘Every school is a good school’. The education system in Singapore subscribes to the principle of meritocracy. The system holds a student accountable for his or her own success or failure through the choices he or she makes, and his or her competency, motivation

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An Ide for Java with Multilevel Hints to Develop Debugging Skills in Novices

Novices find it difficult to learn programming. In order to write a program, they have to learn the basic concepts of programming along with the syntax and semantics of a programming language. One of the important tasks in programming is debugging. To become good programmers, novices need to have good debugging skills. Typically it is

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Reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin as a Text of Non-Violence and Civil Disobedience

Recognized as a great anti-slavery narrative, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 19th century novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin is often seen as more of a historical document today. Yet the way several of Stowe’s characters such as Mrs. Bird, Ophelia, and Uncle Tom himself confront the issues of slavery (or fail to) prophetically mirrors the positions of non-violence

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Strategies and Methods for Creating an Educational Computer Game that Teaches Idioms

This paper will explain a number of strategies and evidence-based methods which were used to ensure the effective teaching of idioms to English as a Second Language students. Idioms are low-frequency vocabulary which require explicit instruction. In such a situation, it is often difficult to engage students and promote long-term learning. One method of addressing

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Intercultural Competence – Its Role in the Intensive English Program

In the 21st century, with __globalization__ as one of its buzz words, the concept of intercultural competence has drawn attention of participants in all professional fields. In the Intensive English Programs, incorporating intercultural competence into the fundamental competences such as reading, writing, grammar, speaking and communication not only makes English learning more pragmatical and effective

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Can You Be Prejudiced Against Your Own Students? Measuring Teacher’s Unconscious Bias in the Classroom

This presentation aims to familiarize the audience with 1) the concept of implicit (i.e., unconscious) attitudes, 2) their significance to the educational process, and 3) how to measure them. First, I will explain what implicit attitudes are and how that are different from explicit attitudes. This will show that explicit and implicit attitudes can be

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“We Need to Be Able to See the World Through the Eyes of Others”: Transforming Curricula in Teaching Foreign Languages

The United States Senator of Hawaii Daniel Kahikina Akaka was so right when he stressed the necessity of being “open to the world”. Addressing the National Council for Languages and International Studies, he emphasized that “we need to be able to see the world through the eyes of others if we are going to understand

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English as a Co-Language: Perspectives by the Foreign Language Learner

Abstract This research examines the language learning attitudes of English at three universities in one Japanese prefecture. All three universities have different requirements for the amount of English they need to learn to earn an undergraduate degree. The purpose was to investigate whether attitudes about English might have changed today compared to a decade and a

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‘Digital Natives’ Require Basic Digital Literacy Skills

This paper discusses a Digital Academic Literacy (DAL) Programme at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). It highlights the Programme__s response to and alignment with emerging South African Higher Education (HE) national policy imperatives and discourses which include, the effective integration of ICTs for teaching-and-learning; and the need to increase and continue large-scale targeted

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Enhancing Vocabulary Learning through Pictures by E-Mails

This paper reports on the study of students’ vocabulary learning through pictures by e-mail and their attitude towards their learning. Seventy- two fourth year students of English for International Communication major studied in a five week vocabulary learning enhancement activity. Each student had two jobs to do in the process of learning vocabulary. One, the student

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The Concordance Between EFI Learners’ Linguistic Sequential Development and the Curricula of Formal Learning Settings: An Analytical Study

Do EFL curricula best tackle the learners__ needs and are adhere to the linguistic sequential development? This research explores the extent of appropriateness of content in EFL curricula to our learners__ linguistic development. English as a foreign language (EFL) programs offer their courses with a diversity of textbooks and methodologies. This diversity creates, in some

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Transnational Higher Education – Lingustic Negotiations

The demand for transnational higher education, in particular UK education, has been high in countries where there is under- provision. Davis et al. (2000) raise concerns that most programmes are delivered overseas without significant adaptation, questioning therefore whether these programmes are relevant to local context, and appropriate with respect to different cultures, learning styles and

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Individual Differences, Multi-Tasking and Learning in Virtual Environments

Virtual environments are inherently social spaces where user productivity and collaborative learning can take place. As part of a thesis dissertation, this study investigated the importance of structuring learning environments within virtual worlds to maximize learning and minimize different types of distractions, accounting for individual differences between learners. Using an OpenSim virtual environment, the researchers

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A Factor Analysis of the Transformational Leadership among Undergraduate Student Leaders in Thailand

The study was aimed at factor analysis of transformational leadership among undergraduate student leaders in Thailand. The samples were 328 undergraduate student leaders in 5 universities. They were selected by multi-stage random sampling. Data were collected through Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ). A confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was used in this study. The results found that

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English Loanword Modifiers as a Means for Native vs. Foreign Differentiation in Contemporary Japanese

English has had an extensive influence on numerous languages, one of them being Japanese. Historical contact between Japan and Western cultures has resulted in extensive borrowing of new phenomena as well as lexicon. Various sources estimate that 10% of the Contemporary Japanese vocabulary consists of loanwords (Chinese-origin words excluded), and such loanwords are referred to

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Rethinking the Promise of Scratch in the Applied Linguistics Classroom: Students’ Perspectives, Instructor’s Observations

For the past five fall semesters (2010-2014), undergraduate and graduate students taking applied linguistics (LN400, LN500) at the University of Guam were required to explore the promise of SCRATCH by designing projects relevant to their individual fields of specialization, from language teaching and literature, to pragmatics and sociolinguistics. SCRATCH, a free downloadable program from MIT

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Development of Instruction Based on Active Citizen Project

The objectives of this research were 1) develop instruction based on Active Citizen Project and 2) to study effects of instruction based on Active Citizen Projectaccording to the national framework for higher education. This research study was an experimental research whose populations were 70 students of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Course at BansomdejchaoprayaRajabhat University,

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Development of Learning and Teaching by Television Creative

The objectives of this research were (1) to study development of an instructional model based on television creative presentation and (2) to study effects of learning focusing on creative television production project published through YouTube media. The populations of this experimental research were 31 students taking the Television Creative Presentation Course at Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University

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Development of Learning and Teaching by Bankruptcy Law

The purpose of this research was to study education development in law by using role playing. This research was experimental research. There were 30 samples of students in law school faculty of humanities and social science Bansomdej chaopraya Rajabhat University who failed in bankruptcy code semester 1/2014. Samples all agreed to join in research by

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Time Management in Higher Education: A Challenge for Academic Leaders

Workforce planning is an essential part of every University department__s administrative work. Teaching duties, research and other internal tasks must be planned from available resources and in accordance with working agreements. For this reason, some universities have implemented time management software solutions to support staffing and planning. This paper reports from a study of such

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The Ultimate Test: Suffix-Conditioned Stress Shift in English L2 Learners

The present study examines the prosodic proficiency of English L2 learners by using derived words with stress-shifting suffixes. Stress-shifting suffixes could relocate the stem stress to three different positions: 1) one syllable before the suffix (pre-stressed 1) e.g. Athlete to atheLEtic 2) two syllables before (pre-stressed 2) e.g. INfant to inFANticide, or 3) 1/2 syllable

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Learning Environment and Academic Performance of Senior Secondary Schools Students’ in Abia State, Nigeria

Learning is described as a change in behaviour that is relatively permanent resulting from experience. It is also the process of absorbing unknown information in a meaningful way and putting it to use. There has been a general conception as to what causes people to behave the way they do, what influence them to learn,

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Pitfalls of Enthusiasm: Questioning Our Practices – Reflecting on Our Actions

It is not accidental that by problematizing the question, we, as researchers, begin to ‘learn by doing’ and formulate ‘what works’ within our research design. If we add the dimension of different languages, countries, and research practices to our intended study, we find ourselves not only ‘questioning what we do, but how we do it’.

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A Study about Use of Foreign Language in the Students__ Assessment as a Barrier in Exact Evaluation of the Individual__s Expertise of the Material

In this age of an information-based global education & economy, standards are strategically important as marketing tools and also required to interconnect such activities. The flow of technology is usually from the west for last several decades. The under developed countries has to rely on that literature to keep them on the track of development.

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The Development of Application for Thai-ASEAN Neighboring Language- English Common Base Concepts Wordnet of 1st Order Entity

The application of Thai, ASEAN neighboring languages, and English common base concept words was developed from the equivalent translation WordNet of English-Thai-Lao-Vietnamese words in the 1st Order Entity. Present study selected Lao and Vietnamese languages to include in the pilot application based on the study of BanSomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University students need. The 1st Order Entity

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Negotiating Gender Roles in Intercultural Communication in Qatar

This sociocultural linguistic study explores gender roles within the Qatari community emphasizing masculinity-femininity in terms of education, marriage, interdependence-independence and from different perspectives, including religion and traditions. More specifically, it focuses on the ways whereby gender roles associated with male and female Qatari students in intercultural communication courses in a university in Qatar are negotiated

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The Comparison of Children’s Caloric Expenditure During Elementary Physical Education Class and Free-Choice Recess Time

The physical benefits of structured physical education (PE) classes and free-choice recess time in elementary school and how they compare to each other is unknown. National health objectives encourage 50% of PE class time being spent in moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA), while no set standards for elementary recess exist. PURPOSE: To determine if

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Predicting Teachers’ ICT Integration in the Classroom

This study was conducted to explore the teacher factors associated with the frequency of the use of ICT for instructional purposes in K-12 classroom. Survey data collected from 810 teachers in Thailand were analysed to examine how teachers use ICT as a tool for teaching and supporting students__ learning in the classroom. Additionally, the antecedents

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Media Education – A Major Challenge for Our Era

The media play an important role in modern democracies by providing a space for deliberation and for creating and exchanging meaningful discourse. They contribute to a better understanding of the world and enable citizens to participate in society’s debates. International guidelines for acquiring “media competence” grounded in the functioning of the media have been drafted.

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Designing Science Simulations in Accordance with Research-Based Guidelines: A Case Study Approach

Educational researchers have shown experimentally that student learning through animations and videos can be made more effective through the consideration of a number of cognitive based design principles. The applicability of these evidence based guidelines in the design of complex science simulations for a popular online course regarding life on other planets is documented in

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“Maeha’a Nui”: A Multilingual Primary School Project in French Polynesia

This article describes a collaborative longitudinal project which aims to create a multilingual environment in a French Polynesian primary school called Maeha__a Nui situated in Tahiti. The project was conceived with the joint efforts of four researchers from the University of French Polynesia and a number of professionals involved in primary education. This project was

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School and Family Involvement in Educational Practices in French Polynesia

The purpose of this paper is to present an ongoing research project financed by the Ministry of Overseas in France. The paper describes a longitudinal exploratory study that aims at gathering a large scale corpus on educational practices both from classroom and family environments from five French Polynesian archipelagos. To our knowledge no other study

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Innovative Learning Activities with the Use of Modern Educational Technology

There is a growing trend in the use of e-learning technology for the support of learning and teaching in universities worldwide. At St. Marianna University School of Medicine, E-learning was incorporated into ESL courses for first and second-year students in 2013. e-learning materials are mainly used to supplement in-class activities and to build academic vocabulary

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Pursuing Multicultural Education in Indonesia

Being multicultural is inevitable in Indonesia, and diversity is national identity. Actually, It stated on national symbol __Bhineka Tunggal Ika__ (it meant __Unity and diversity__). As the largest archipelago in the world, Indonesia’s people life in a diverse community. Indeed, multicultural issue is something important in Indonesia due to the uniqueness and cultural diversity in

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Covering Genocide Trials: The Discursive Position of Genocide Victims in Cambodia

In the Cambodian society victims of the Khmer Rouge regime (1975-1979) are taking up an uncommon discursive position. Anyone that has suffered from the Khmer Rouge is considered to be a victim including former Khmer Rouge members who were brutaly disadvantaged by their own party. Within this context perpetrators can also be considered victims. For

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Dilemma of Values in Public Policy Accountability: Implementation of the Street Vendors Empowerment Policy Network in Makassar City

Policy network is a container that can combine efficient and democratic values as the classic debate of the public accountability study until today. Community Empowerment Agency (CEA) is a network-based organization that implements street vendors policy in Makassar City. The aim of study is to explain the cognitive, normative, and regulative system of CEA in

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Power to the Population? Census Policy Under Review

The population census is regarded by many as the backbone of national statistics. It is also regarded as a national institution; a data source held in high regard by the academic, policymaker, historian and genealogist alike. However, technological advances, pressure on resources and the availability of alternative information about the demography of the population have

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Thai Film Industry’s Competitive Advantage: Comparative Study with the Korean Film Industry

This study is a qualitative research which aims to examine the status and competitive advantage of the Thai film industry, both the overall industry and each activity in the film industry__s value chain, in comparison to the Korean film industry which is the best practice in this study. It also aims to find ways to

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A Study of Relocation Factors of Production Base and Investment of Japanese Investors from Thailand to CLMV+I Countries

This study aims to examine the relocation factors of production base and investment of Japanese investors from Thailand to CLMV+I countries. The samples were executives of Japanese companies or organizations in Thailand. Purposive sampling was used to select the samples. One short case study was used to collect the data. The research instrument was a

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Looking through ‘Her’ Eyes: ‘Productive Look’ in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s ‘The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulain’

The aim of this paper is to unravel further what the film The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulain (Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amelie Poulain -Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001) is saying about critical seeing and vision. Presenting a discussion of the film by depending on the concepts of “gaze”, “look”, “screen” and “productive look” by Kaja Silverman, this