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A Study on Collaborative Learning Based on Dynamic Group in E-Learning

E-learning’s dramatic change in information technology (IT) infrastructure has led to fundamental changes in how educations operate and also brought people flexibility, freedom, and equal rights and opportunity to learn. However, not all students could adapt to virtual learning successfully. There are different characters between students in vocational school systems and students in traditional universities

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Factors Predicting Intention to Use Social Network among Buddhist Monks in Bangkok

This research study on “Factors Predicting Intention to Use Social Network among Buddhist Monks in Bangkok” has the following objectives: 1. To study correlation between perceived self-efficacy in using technologies, perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, subjective norm and intention to use social network sites among Buddhist monks. And 2. To study factors that affect

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Towards an Improved Theory of Disruptive Innovation: Evidence from the Personal and Mobile Computing Industries

This research studies the concept of disruptive innovation, its patterns, and the mechanisms that cause it. By using quantitative and qualitative evidence from the personal and mobile computing industries, this research serves to corroborate Clayton Christensen’s disruption theory, the main theory proposed today as an explanation of this phenomenon. It identifies the strengths and weakness

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The Unsc Resolution 1540: Prospects and Challenges for Regional Governance and Cooperation in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is a significant player, potentially as both consumer and producer, in the development and trade of WMD materiel. The availability and accessibility of WMD materiel or CBRN weapons have lost its exclusivity to government official use and military authorities thus exposing Southeast Asia to grave threats and damages to regional peace and human

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The Model of Intergenerational Relation in Balinese Family

Change of family structure becomes something relevant to be studied in the era of ageing population. In 2030 it is predicted that the family structure will tend to form an inverted pyramid, where the number of older people in the family is more than that of adults and children. Change of family structure has an

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Developing an Economic Analysis Application for Solar Rooftop Electricity Generating in Thai Residential

This paper presents the development of an economic analysis application for solar rooftop electricity generating in homestead. This study focuses on extracting specific parameters of solar rooftop system in residences and finding indicators of cost analysis and economic benefits to design and develop an application for solar rooftop system and economic analysis by using Visual

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The Development of Salaya through Agricultural Livelihood Transformations

A number of recent studies similarly indicated dramatic change in the traditional rural society: subsistence farming was not the main way of life in Thailand rural anymore. Agricultural production is aimed to produce for sales at market rather than for subsistence. Salaya was one of those rural areas transformed over recent decades as the consequence

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A Sustainable Cement Replacement Material From a Coal-Fired Power Plant Waste

Electrical energy is an important in a daily life. Coal is a primary fuel for electricity production. The waste from the coal-fired electricity generation is a fly ash. The numerous fly ash is a low quality fly ash (LQFA). LQFA is a low reactivity ash, and is a hazardous waste. Normally, LQFA is stored in

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The Case Study of Entrepreneur’s Behavior and Enterprise Transformation Mode Selection

As one of the main bodies of the market, SMEs play the most active part in the market, fueling the industrial structure transformation. Currently, the relevant researches on this topic mainly focus on the motives of the transformation, integration of resources allocation, path evolution, mode selection and consequences of the transformation. Few studies, however, have

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Significance of Household Composition on Electricity Consumption and Carbon Emissions

There are various household composition including with the number of member and the age of each member. The consumption pattern of member in each age range are different. Although two households may have the same number of member but may have different pattern of consumption because the age of each member in each household are

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New Consensus on Archipelagic Sea Lane Passage Regime over Marine Protected Areas: Study Case on Indonesian Waters

Indonesia’s Archipelagic Sea Lanes (ASLs) is the routes of navigation that used to pass through the archipelagic waters and territorial sea of Indonesia. Every state has the right of ASL’s passage. As it is set out in the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention 1982, every foreign ship passes the ASLs is using the

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Analysis of Household Debt Inequality in Thailand

Inequality has been usually mentioned in term of income inequality to elevate people’s well-being. This research examined another dimension of inequality, which is debt inequality. Among people who have the same level of income, some of them have high debt while some people have not. Therefore, we should not neglect this aspect because indebtedness makes

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Grammar Teaching Approaches for Adult EFL Learners: An Indonesian Perspective

Grammar teaching pedagogy has been rigorously reconceptualised as a result of perpetual shift from one teaching method to another. A number of dimensions dichotomizing grammar teaching approach appears in response to the disparate degrees of grammar positioning in second or foreign language teaching. This paper attempts to rationalize that grammar teaching for adult learners in

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Can You Do Hip-Hop in Yogyakarta? Global-Local Nexus in Javanese Hip-Hop

The emerge of the internet and the development of transportation technology has enabled massive products, people, and ideas to travel beyond borders and nations. It also fosters and intensifies the interaction between global and local culture. This essay attempts to examine of the global-local nexus in globalisation by conducting a case study. It focuses on

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CSR Activities and Employee Perceptions in Family-Run Businesses in Eastern Thailand

Many (Thai) scholars have suggested that the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) was introduced to Thailand by large foreign companies, many of which have active and typically formalised CSR programmes. However, family-run businesses in Thailand (FRBT) often practice a different form of CSR, driven by a desire to “give back to society”, influenced by

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Prevention and Eradication of Corruption through Optimization of Legal Research in College

Current world progress has brought sophisticated influence in the development of the level of corruption crimes. Today, law enforcement corruption eradication is highly anticipated for the direction of change that much better. The role of the College and in creating the next generation of the nation has a very big role for such changes. In

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Performance Evaluation of Paddy Rice Pneumatic Dryer

This research was carried out to study the drying of paddy using a developed pneumatic dryer by the cyclone and without cyclone installation. In this study, Thai jasmine rice 105 variety was selected as a sample in the experiment. The effect of drying behavior, specific energy consumption (SEC), drying rate (DR) and percent of head

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Can Elective Course Be Used to Promote Meaningful Learning at Secondary Level? A Study of Students’ Satisfaction in School-Based Course

The evolution of the traditional disciplinary curriculum was implemented by the education policy in Taiwan school curricula, at secondary level to create knowledge and understanding for the 21st century. This study was the first stage of the three-year research project supported by National Science Council of Taiwan, investigating the effectiveness of school-based elective courses in

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The Environment Encouraging “Something to Do”, Being Lively, In Juvenile Correctional Facilities, Case Study: Juvenile Vocational Training Center, Thailand

Young generation is always important for the future. With the limited of experience and maturity, they occasionally make a mistake. In the developing country as Thailand, number of teenagers in juvenile correctional facilities is a serious problem. This qualitative study was conducted to understand the life in Juvenile Vocational Training Centers (JVTC) in Thailand and

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The Characteristics of Environment Encouraging Elder-Teenager Cooperation in Rural Community

Nowadays, Local wisdom plays an important role in community development. One month of participant observation at Na-Ngoi – Phonplaloh, the rural communities, 650 km from Bangkok, Thailand, it showed that elders were full of passions to contribute craft wisdom to teenagers. Nevertheless, teenagers were not eager to learn. Crafting everyday-products in semi-outdoor space around houses

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Threat of Bio-Cultural Diversity Loss Evaluated by International Students; Case of Traditional Japanese Paper (Washi) Making in Futamata Community

Kanazawa City was designated as UNESCO Creative City in the field of crafts and folk, and the demand to the locally made traditional crafts still remains high in the city. However, after the rapid economical growth, the utilization of the local natural resource for traditional crafts making was reduced due to the introduction of the

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Financial of Public Enterprise Subsidiary in Corruption in Indonesia​​

Indonesia restructures State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in the form of a holding company through Government Regulation Number 44 of 2005 in conjunction with Government Regulation Number 72 of 2016 on the Procedures of Participation and Administration of state capital in State-Owned Enterprises and Limited Liability Companies. This caused controversy. It is stipulated that the Subsidiaries of

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Conceptions of Learning English with Synchronous Online Tutoring: A Case Study in Taiwan

With the advent of information and communication technologies (ICT), an increasing number of educational institutions are incorporating Internet tools in their teaching programs. In Taiwan, for example, private tutoring is now being transformed from face-to-face mode into distance mode. The purpose of this study was to explore 75 college students’ (around 20 years old) conceptions

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The Path Towards Sustainable Development

Development is process of change in current system for comfort. Outcome of development can be positive or negative. Only development concept failed and produces damage to lives and its consequences are natural calamities and terrorism. So the whole world is searching for the path for sustainable development. Religious values are strong denominator against which all other values

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A Comparative Corpus Study on the Use of Academic Hedges and Boosters in Applied Linguistics

Hedges and boosters are two types of linguistically important strategies employed in academic writing. While hedges and boosters have been widely explored, previous studies focus on targeting the use of hedges and boosters in journal articles and conference papers in linguistics, computer engineering, second or foreign language teaching and learning. The investigation of Taiwanese students’

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Across Disciplines, Cultures and Technologies: An Item Response Theory Approach to Assessment of Learning

In the process of educating for change, we must strategically design assessment to examine how well our students are learning. This subject is important but easily neglected by educators or misrepresented in the education field. This research applied Item Response Theory (IRT), a contemporary measurement theory that models the relationship between the probability of an item

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Analyses of Non-Native Preservice English Teacher Verbal Interactions on COLT Part B Scheme

This exploratory case study aimed to identify the characteristics of instruction by non-native preservice English teachers seeking to obtain an English teacher certificate in Japan. The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has mandated that the teaching of English should take place principally in English from 2020. This requirement will place greater

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Bringing Persuasive Design Into the Development of Mobile Interactive Media for Road Safety Education in Young Children

Parents become an important part in giving knowledge about road safety to their children due to a time limited in the academic year of teachers. Apart from its attractiveness, the animation is a powerful tool to demonstrate a graphical scene for the children to understand the impact of their behaviour. Moreover, the mobile interactive media

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Blended Learning for In-service Teachers’ Professional Development: Lessons from the Experience of a Singaporean Chinese Language Teacher Educator

Traditional face-to-face workshop is a common avenue for the professional development (PD) of in-service teachers. Chinese Language (CL) teachers in Singapore also attend such workshops frequently. Research has however shown that such workshops often failed to establish sustained learning and produce little impact on teachers’ practice, as well as students’ achievement. To address this efficacy

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Blended Learning and Total Engagement – Posters that Teach

Electronically-mediated technologies are prohibited from use in a major assessment component of a blended learning subject. This subject employs a multidisciplinary problem-based approach to explore international issues and perspectives using a rich blend of face-to-face, electronically-mediated, individual and team-based activities. The assessment is a role-play simulation which occurs during the second half of a year-long

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Changing Writing Classrooms through Group Dynamics

Literature Circles in an EFL writing classroom is an under-explored area where learners, through collaborative learning, are able to enhance the skills necessary for writing academic essays. By redesigning the traditional roles of Literature Circles to accommodate different aspects of academic writing, this approach, through interaction and collaborative dialog, develops the skills of EFL writers. The

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Cross Cultural Representation in Pakistani’s EFL Textbooks

The spread of English language as an international language has increased the numbers of its non-native speakers more than its native speakers all over the world .It has arisen the issue of the possession of this language. This study aims at describing and exploring and the type of cultural content found in English Language textbooks

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Crafting Digital Strategies: Empathy, Technology and Design Education

The 2009 research “Designer of 2015” presented by the AIGA, a series of competencies were outlined for future designers and its impact in design education. Among these, the research mentions experiences, systems, and services as new trends in design education, going beyond the creation of single design artifacts but the generation of multilevel strategies. Others,

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English as the World’s Lingua Franca and Task-based Strategic Competence

A common theme in English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) research is to focus on pragmatics and accommodation with regards to turn-taking, the status of the interlocutors, and contextual usage. There is less research available that is oriented towards the usage of ELF regarding spoken directives for task-specific purposes. As opposed to conversational English, such

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Expressing Jamaican Culture in the Foreign Language Classroom

We will present lessons learned and techniques developed over a period of twelve years teaching Japanese to West Indian university students at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. Over this period the Japanese programme has developed from a set of introductory courses to a full minor programme, and has

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Factors Impacting on Teacher Cognition and Teachers’ Approaches to Language Teaching in Japanese High Schools

An investigation of cognitive factors that impact implementation of Communicative Approaches to Language Teaching, CALT, by public high school teachers in Osaka, Japan. Furthermore, it examines factors that would enable implementation of CALT. The experiences, beliefs and knowledge of 46 teachers were investigated using a questionnaire. Of those, 4 were invited to participate in semi-structured

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Expressing Locality in Learning English: A Study of English Textbooks for Junior High School Year VII-IX in Indonesia Context

This paper intends to investigate the transfer of English language to Indonesian students of junior high school in a multicultural setting. As a locus of discussion, the investigation problematizes English textbooks “Real Time: An Interactive English Course for Junior High School Students Year VII-IX” which signify the imbalance accounts of cultural elements as highlighted by

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I Am Afraid of Learning English: The Interplay between Anxiety and Learning Experience on Indonesian Senior High School Students Academic Performances

The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of learning experience and anxiety on senior high school students’ academic performance in Indonesia. A small-scale of quantitative research was done using convenience sampling. Two kinds of data collection administered were questionnaire and students’ academic record. 40 items of Likert scale questionnaires were distributed to

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Investigating ‘Interest’ Development of Indonesian Students in an MA TEFL Programme in Learning English as an L2

This study contributes to the understanding of interest development in second language learning. It describes the conditions which trigger students’ situational interest in learning English as a second language, and how temporary situational interest contributes to the development of more stable individual interest. The data are gathered from Indonesian students on an MA Teaching English

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Learning Growth and Attitude of Students Exposed to Prolonged Non-Contractual English Intervention Program

This study is quasi-experimental in nature which utilized an intervention program sponsored by the US Embassy through the English Access Microscholarship Program to help develop the language skills of the students. Fifty (50) students ranging from 13-20 years old who have economically disadvantaged backgrounds and show low performance in English skills (speaking, reading and writing)

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Massive Open Online Challenges in Education: Using Various Analytics to Evaluate the Success of a MOOC

The world today is witnessing an increasing interest in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). This new form of Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) is in the spotlight, particularly when it comes to the topic of the evolving nature of higher education learning. Advocates of MOOCs propose that open courses are being celebrated because they reach an unlimited

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Motivational Changes and Their Effects on Achievement: Japanese High School English Learners

This longitudinal study investigates (a) changes in Japanese high school English learners’ motivation over the 3 years of high school, and (b) whether their motivational changes over the high school years predict achievement at the end of high school. A questionnaire was developed drawing on the Attitude/Motivation Test Battery (Gardner, 1985) and the self-determination-theory scale

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Promoting Cross-Cultural Communication and Student Reflection Through Speaking Logs

Many Japanese students enter university having had little to no interaction with native or foreign speakers of English outside of their classroom. In a university with international students there lies an opportunity for students to come into contact with people around their age from all over the world, creating the chance for intercultural exchange. However,

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Scaffolding L2 Readers: How Can We Grow Them Into Autonomous Life-Long Learners?

A critical component of L2 reading ability is reading fluency. One natural approach to L2 fluency development is to approximate the process of L1 acquisition (through exposure to large amounts of comprehensible input), by means of extensive reading (ER), whereby readers are provided with a wide selection of materials in different genres and topics graded

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Special Filipino Curriculum (SFC): A Technology Oriented Curriculum for Foreign Language Students

The technology-oriented curriculum aims to develop a program for foreign language speaking students of Filipino. Its objective is to look into their needs; enumerate the competencies that shall be developed by the curriculum; and evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum of Special Filipino Class (SFC) to the students. Teachers and students of SFC in Saint

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Syntactic Variety and Writing Quality: An Investigation on EFL Students’ Argumentative Writing

The variety of syntactic structure of sentences has regarded as an important indicator of sentence fluency and writing proficiency. However, previous research on the relationship between syntactic variety and text quality has failed to reveal consistent patterns. Therefore, this study aims to examine the relationship of a single measure of syntactic variety with the quality

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Teachers’ Attitude toward Journal Writing

Teachers have many tasks that they should do. So, they must be professional in teaching. One of the ways to be professional is to know how to think critically toward their teaching. They should know how to reflect their teaching to help them to know about their strength and weakness in teaching. Based on the

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Teachers’ View on the Use of Portfolio Assessment in Secondary Schools In Indonesia

Having been undergoing several changes in a decade, the concept of students’ evaluation system in Indonesia has significantly transformed. In this regard, portfolio assessment has been taken into account as an alternative way to measure students’ development based on the process and result of learning. However, lack of familiarity with this kind of assessment, followed

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Teaching English Academic Writing Skills through the Flipped Classroom Model and Team-Based Learning

In recent years, there has been increased interest of flipping the classroom, a student-centered instructional model that makes classwork done at home via lecture videos and homework done in class. The ultimate goal of the flipped classroom is to enable students to spend more face-to-face class time working with the teacher or peers on creative,

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Teaching How to Think and How to Write: Realities and Suggestions on Writing Instruction in English Education in Japan

The current Course of Study of Japan manifests that an objective of “English Expression” is to evaluate facts and opinions from multiple perspectives and to communicate with others through good reasoning (MEXT, 2009). In reality, a survey revealed that 43.6% of national and public high school seniors were at the bottom of A1 level of

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Teaching Writing Through Clustering Technique

Teaching writing is considered as the most difficult skill. However, one of the objectives of teaching English in secondary school in Indonesia, especially for writing skill is students are expected to be able to write descriptive text well and accurately. Therefore,an EFL teacher needs appropriate strategies in teaching writing to achieve this objective. One of

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The Challenges of Teacher-Mediated vs Computer-Mediated ESL Instruction

Technology is changing at an unprecedented rate, and without the proper machinery in place, one stands the risk of being left behind. Previously called computer-assisted language learning, it has been replaced with the familiar terms such as e-learning and the learning management system (LMS). To what extent do ESL teachers need to be involved in

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The Competency Development in Practical Skills by Hand-On Activities for Industrial Education Students (Electrical Engineering Learners)

This study was aimed to developed learning competency in practical sessions by using Hand-on activities. The tools used to collect data were a questionnaire, assessment test and Delphi technique. The purposive sampling of this study were 80 senior students in Electrical Engineering Education from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi. The Delphi technique sampling groups

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The Development of a Model to Promote Predict, Observe, Explain Strategies for Teaching about Electrical Circuits

The purpose of this presentation is to present a model to promote predict, observe, explain strategies for teaching about electrical circuits. Vocational educational students preparing to be electrical technicians often have misconceptions about electrical circuits. Yet, knowledge of such circuits is basic to the training of electrical technicians. This presentation will outline a model developed

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The Implementation of Teacher’s Motivational Strategy in EFL Classrooms

This study aims at describing how EFL (model) teachers in Junior High school, Senior High School, and Vocational High School under FISS educational program, generate student’s initial motivation in learning EFL, identifying the strategies done by those model teachers to maintain student’s motivation in learning EFL, and revealing how those model teachers encourage positive retrospective

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Toward the Cognitive Analysis of Non-Native Speakers’ Handwriting in Japanese with iPad and LMS

Tablet computers have gathered attention in classrooms in Japanese university. Apple’s iPad is the most popular among several varieties. BeeDance is a learning management system (LMS) for iPads created by a Japanese company to facilitate active participations of learners. In this study, cognitive analyses of non-native speakers’ Japanese handwriting are examined through the uses of

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The Use of Sibelius Software in Learning Counterpoint at the Music Department of Indonesia Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta

As a subject for Music students, counterpoint contributes to the ability to create a melody. Students must pay attention to the rules applied in counterpoint when they make a melody. It considers the flow of the melody in vertical and horizontal line (interval) and a musical texture of the melody. In making counterpoint melodies, students

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Reviving Haiga: Interpreting and Painting the Haiku of Matsuo Basho

Haiku is a poem that embodies qualities of Japanese art: precision, economy and delicacy; and, Matsuo Bashō fathers this literary art by showing his superb poetic skills made him Japan’s significant contribution in World literature.This study aimed to interpret haiku, to revive the use of haiga as a creative method of interpreting a haiku and

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The Analysis of History, Story and Narrative: A Case Study of Contemporary Performing Arts, “Jao Jan Phom Hom: Nirat”

Jao Jan Phom Hom: Nirat Phrathat In Khwaen by Mala Khamchan (Mr.Charoen Malaroj), is a famous work of Thai literature awarded The Southeast Asian Writers Award in 1991. The literature imagined the portrait about sentimentality and emotion of an unfamiliar princess in an antecedent, which has never been found or recorded in history. The story is

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Kofi Kayiga – The Construction of an Identity

Born to a Cuban mother and a Jamaican father in 1943, in Kingston, Jamaica, Kofi Kayiga – the former Ricardo Wilkins – has traversed several spaces, both external (geographic) and internal (ideological). Having studied at the Jamaica School of Art, The Royal College of Art, London, and Makerere University, Uganda, where he also taught, Kayiga

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A Stroke in Time: An Artist’s Memoir

As a teaching artist for almost three decades, Prof. Kong Ho recalls his art experience in the form of a memoir. This paper explores his retrospective study into his transcendental paintings and why he chose to write a personal memoir. This paper is divided into two parts. In the first part, Ho presents the reasons

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“Indian Girls Are Not Supposed to Play Football”: Gender in Gurinder Chadha’s Bend it Like Beckham

Throughout history, but even in the postmodern era, ridden with racial, ethnicity and nationalistic problems all over the world, another controversial issue still persists in many cultures as a bone of contention, despite enormous efforts from all sides to close that chapter. The problem in question is, simply phrased: gender inequality, and it is an

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A Study on Reformation of National Vocational Educational System Based on National Competency Standards

A Study on Vocational Curriculum Development of Technical High School Based on NCS (National Competency Standards) As the industrial structure and demand has been high upgrading and complicated, it needed to develope NCS(National Competency Standards) that present skills required by the industry and real work fields at the national level. The purpose of this study

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Bowing to the Creative Industry: Making Art a Useful Commodity

A survey of globally diverse art school models, including those that already exist, along with those still on the theoretical drawing table, shows that while no perfect institution exists, there is at least one issue that proffers itself over, and over again within the university art education domain. Surprisingly, this issue is not about good

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Hearts Grow: Contemplation-Based Inner Stability Development in Female Inmates

The researches objectives are to study the learning process facilitation appropriate for the inner stability development in female inmates, and to explicate the female inmates� inner experiences found during and after the completion of the program. The phenomenological result shows significant inner changes in the participants. These include the more inclusive perspectives one possesses, i.e.

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The Students’ Satisfaction Toward Managerial Economics Class

As a policy of the Minister of Education that want all the educational institutions improve the quality of their students to be smart, good, and happy person. Kasetsart University has realized about the importance of this policy, so all lecturers were encouraged to do the classroom research to improve and update their teaching. The objective

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The Influence of Lecturer Performance Index Toward Student Achievement Index

Good lecturers brings good students. The result of student achievement is determined by the lecturer performance. This study aims to determine lecturer performance seen from student achievement index for 1 (one) semester and focused on lecturers nurturing a certain course. This research is expected to contribute information of reducing lecturer shortcomings and improving lecturer performance

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Joys and Pains of a School Principal: Educational Accountability in Context

While considerable interest has been accorded to evaluating the leadership effectiveness of school principals, rarely would research put focus on the things that enthuse or frustrate them in the course of acting in response to the call of educational accountability. As such, this qualitative study focused on an investigation of the hardships and milestones of

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The Effect of Identity on Risk-Taking in Middle Adolescence: The Mediating Role of Positive Youth Development

Researches on factors that can reduce risk-taking in adolescence have been widely studied. Ones of these factors are identity and Positive Youth Development (PYD) which are the key factors to successfully accomplish developmental tasks in adolescence. However, there has been little research on whether Positive Youth Development can serve as the mediator between identity and

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Development of Positive Youth Development Indicators in the Context of Thai Adolescents

Research on the positive youth development (PYD) has been widely studied, based on the positive youth development model (Lerner, 2005). The objectives of this study were to develop and validate a scale for measuring the positive youth development of Thai adolescents. There was full form measurement for grades 10 to 12. Data were collected from

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Causal Relationship Model of Organizational Culture Performance: The Study of Mediating Role of Organization Trust and Organizational Commitment.

The purposes of this study were to examine a relationship of perceived organizational support (POS) towards organizational culture performance as well as a mediating role of organizational trust and organizational commitment (OC) and to validate the causal relationship model of POS towards organizational culture performance based on the job performance theory (Albanese, 1981). The participants

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Effects of Games for Enhancing Executive Function Program on Early Academic Achievement in Preschoolers: Mediating Role of Executive Function Skills

Executive function (EF) skills has been highlighted as a potential factor for early academic achievement which includes mathematical and language skills in preschoolers. However, it has been less explored on how to establish EF skills through daily school program. The current research created a 3-week EF skills training program through playing games for preschoolers (Games

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The Factors Related to Risk Preference, Risky Decision Making and Risk Taking Behaviors in Adolescence in Krabi Province

The aim of the study is to assess the factors related to the following; risk preference, risky decision making and risk taking behavior in male and female adolescent students. The conceptual framework of this study illustrates seven variables such as age, gender, parenting, perceived peer norms or peer pressure, risk preference, risky decision making, and

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Effect of Psychological and Social Factors on Active Aging among Middle Adulthood in Bangkok

The purposes of this research were 1) to examine the level of Active Aging among middle adulthood in Bangkok 2) to examine the relationship between psychological and social factors (attitude towards Active Aging, internal locus of control, the knowledge about Active Aging, social support, and getting information through online Social media) on Active Aging among

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The Effect of Adversity Quotient Training Program on Stress of High School Students in Bangkok

The objectives of this research were to develop Adversity training program and examine the effect of Adversity quotient on stress of High school students in Bangkok. The participants were 90 high school students in Bangkok, Thailand. Research instruments included 1) The Perceived Stress Scale 2) The Adversity Quotient skill scale 3) Adversity Quotient training program.

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The Problem of Dualism: ‘Self’ as Cultural Exaptation

The concept of “Self” is strongly rooted in an ontological (mind/body) and epistemological (reality/fiction) dualism. This idea appears as the result of a succession of genetic predispositions emerged from a series of adaptations of cognitive structures in response to external stimuli. These structures themselves have lead us to interpret and represent the world in terms

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The Prevalence of Depression among First-Year Health Sciences Students at Thammasat University

This study aims to find out the prevalence of depression in first-year health sciences students at Thammasat University, Thailand. The study is a cross-sectional descriptive (Survey Research). 248 first-year students are recruited from 6 faculties including the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Dentistry, the Faculty of Pharmacy, the Faculty of Nursing, the Faculty of

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Implication of Critical Thinking for Applied Ethics in Science and Technology

As science and technology are descriptive, it is difficult for the undergraduates in Department of Science and Technology (DST) to learn Applied Ethics, which is of a completely different but philosophical approach in making moral judgment by applying Kant’s moral theory, or theories of Utilitarianism, Contractarianism and Euthanasia, etc. Therefore, exploring reflective, interactive but practical

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Family Communication Patterns Which Influence Bangkok Grade Seven Student’s Life Skills Development

The current research aimed to measure life skills level and to study different patterns of family communication among Grade 7 students. The samples of the study were 417 Grade 7 students in Bangkok. The sampling is dividing the school samples into 3 groups according to their subordination as follows: 1) schools under the Office of

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Absolute Totality, Causality, and Quantum: The Problem of Metaphysics in the Critique of Pure Reason

Kants metaphysics which says that the absolute whole of magnitude has nothing to do with any possible experience presses him to think of a thing in itself, which is merely intelligible. The difficulty is related to the issue of the absolute totality of series of conditions in connection with the issue of the absolute magnitude

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Caregiver State of Mind and Role Performing of Counselors in Foster Homes

Nowadays, Thailand is facing a problem in orphan care. There are huge numbers of children living in foster homes with lower numbers of child caregivers.  As researchers reviewed the literatures, researchers found that there were many reasons that caused this career to have a high turnover rate. This study was conducted to explore caregivers’ experiences and

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The Effect of Group Counseling Program for Developing Self-Efficacy and Adversity Quotient in Real Time Company

The objectives of this research were to develop self-efficacy and adversity quotient of employees in a real time company and to study the effectiveness of the group counseling program for developing self-efficacy and adversity quotient in real time company used before and after participating in the program. This was quasi-experimental research. The sample was a

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An Accurate Estimation Method for Abilities in Online Adaptive Testing Based on Item Response Theory

Recently, universities in Japan, in particular, private universities, are inclined to accept a wide variety of students because the number of high school students is becoming smaller in contrast to the increase of the number of enrollment of students. In response to this situation, universities have been gradually providing pre-classes before enrollment, various levels of

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A Razor’s Edge: For an Explanation on ‘Identity’ In Timaeus

This paper intends to explain how ‘a razor’s edge’ in Katha-Upanishad inspire an understanding of ‘identity’ in Timaeus. In Katha-Upanishad, a razor’s edge was compared to an extremely sharp path to manifest Ātman, the ultimate eternal Being permeating over the universe and inner Self of individuals. It discloses the arduousness of self-knowing, also reveals that

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Your Highness, Mr. Policeman: The Taiwanese Perception of the Policeman during the Japanese Colonial Rule

This article examines the image of the policeman when Taiwan was under Japanese rule (1895-1945) through textual and linguistic analysis. It focuses on the process of how a foreign authority was transformed from a law abiding public servant to a ruthless mighty tyrant in the name of gaining full control and access to a land

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The Role of Identity Statuses on Freshman Student’s Decision Making in Choosing Education Degree Program

The development of a stable sense of self is considered to be one of thecentral tasks of human being. Erik Erikson (1902-1994) explained that during normative development, the influence of experimentation and exploration in personality and vocational roles became the important aspects in constructing individual identities (Santrock, 2007). Extending this theory, James Marciaproposed four identity

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Socio-Demographics and Political Ideology: A Multinational Analysis

With an increasingly polarized nature of interparty conflict in politics across the world, researchers in the fields of political science and psychology are eager to determine the antecedents of individuals’ attachment to either liberal or conservative ideologies. While some recent developments illustrate the relationship between political attitudes and biological genes, others associate liberalism and conservatism

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The Identity & Personality of Female Gamblers as Portrayed in Chinese Gambling Movies

The current study is a qualitative investigation on the identity and the personality of female gamblers portrayed in Chinese gambling movies.  Eleven Chinese films produced from 2000 to 2017 were selected for this study.  A qualitative content analysis was employed to understand the gambling motivation and the identity development of the characters in the movie.

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Millennialism Scale: A Measurement of Thoughts and Feelings on the Millennium

Amongst many Christian denominations is the belief in a millennium, which is a period of 1,000 years either directly preceding or following the second coming of Jesus Christ. There are two differing perspectives based upon the millennium, separated by those who are premillennialists and postmillennialists (Mason, 2004). Premillennialists believe that people do not have the

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The Effect of an Introductory Peacebuilding Class on Attitudes Toward Social Justice

Social justice advocacy is a term in which individuals are both aware of the “injustices and inequities” of certain populations and are engaged in creating a just and equitable experience for individuals (Bemak & Chung, 2005). This study aimed to measure the effect of an introductory undergraduate Peacebuilding course on students’ advocacy for social justice.

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Substance Abuse and Religiosity

This study addresses the importance of substance abuse in regards to religiosity. Prior research (Hodge, Cardenas, & Montoya, 2001) indicates that both high spirituality and religious participation are predictors of low substance abuse. Other research in the past has shown that adolescents that scored high on the Alcohol Involvement scale tended to come from families

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Mediating Role of Ethnic Identity on the Relationship between Ethnicity and Life Satisfaction among Indonesians Adolescents

Indonesia is known as a multi-ethnic and multi-culture country then Javanese is the largest ethnic group among the population. Ethnicity and culture is an aspect which determine a person’s identity. As another domain of identity, ethnic identity is a predictor of psychological well-being, including life satisfaction. Adolescent’s life satisfaction is a subjective evaluation to specific

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Survey about Identity Status in Indonesian Adolescence

Adolescence is a period when teenagers ask themselves “Who am I?” and “What is different about me?”. There are many roles which teenagers may explore. In Indonesia, there are a lot of problems in adolescence that emerge during the process of searching the identity in each role. Yet, research about identity status of adolescence in

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The Relationship of Identity Status to Peer Relation during Adolescence

Who am I? These questions reflect the search for an identity. Identity is a self-portrait composed of many pieces, including these: the career; political; religious; relationship; achievement; sexual; ethnic; interests; personality; and physical identity. Adolescents search their cultures identity files, experimenting with different roles and personalities. For adolescence peer approval becomes increasingly important. Peers play

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Psychological Disposition in Qualitative Research

The role of psychological disposition is utmost important in qualitative research. It influences the quality of information and its authenticity. The paper examines the role of psychological disposition and its impact in conducting qualitative research. We conducted qualitative research using semi structured in depth questionnaire for middle level and top management bank employees. Respondents’ apprehension

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Justice and the Rise of China: A Philosophical Approach

The rise of China as an economic superpower has in recent years aroused concerns from Western countries. This research addresses two issues that pertain to China’s potential rise. Firstly, if China is to become a global superpower, what normative principles should be adopted by her in interacting with other countries in the world? Secondly, are

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The Effect of Type of Self Perspective and God Prime on Prosociality

Frimer, Schaefer, and Oakes (2014) suggest that there are at least two distinct self-perspectives in every person: actor (tends to be prosocial) and agent (tends to be selfish), which mainly differentiated by the feeling of being watched. What if that feeling came from ideas about God? Priming God concept is known as an activating factor

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Conformity and Obedience of Bantengan and Jaran Kencak in East Java

As a traditional culture and art, Bantengan in Trawas and Jaran Kencak in Lumajang, East Java is one of the diversity of Indonesian famous and exotic cultures. Although using animals as the name, they are very different in essence. Bantengan or Bull Dance is a performance art that combines elements of dance, physical exercise, music

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The Relationships among Couple Bond, Family Responsibility, and Couple Satisfaction in Thai Couples

With the increased number of couple relationship problems within Thailand, it becomes necessary to find ways to enhance these relationship. One such way was to clarify the expectation that the partners have regarding their relationships, or relationship standards.These standards are generally viewed as relevant to two domains: 1) couple bond and 2) family responsibility (Hiew,

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An Initial Development of the Thai Version of the Social Anxiety Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (SA-AAQ) For Undergraduate Students

Adjustment to college transition can be challenging. The challenges could compromise the benefits undergraduates could obtain from college learning in various ways. The anxiety that the undergraduates experience upon their social interaction could be one of such challenges. Recently, attempts have been made to alleviate such anxiety referring to the framework of Acceptance and Commitment