Category: Professional Training, Development & Concerns in Education


Teaching in Social Network Times: Practices Towards Its Use by Spaniard Teachers in Compulsory and Higher Education

The use of social networks (SNs) in our societies has implied the transformation of the traditional communicative referents and impacts how knowledge is created and shared. For the last years -and increasingly after Covid 19 pandemic- there has been a genialized scenario that urges teachers to use social media to showcase their academic work, find


Significance of Working Together to Create and Revise a Consistent Achievement Goal Chart: Focusing on Teachers’ Narratives

Japan’s Ministry of Education and boards of education in each prefecture have been emphasizing collaborative activities between elementary, junior high, and high schools. However, it has been pointed out that collaboration between schools has not progressed very well. This may indicate the need for collaborative activity research in English education between different school types is

“That Was a Masterpiece!”: Crafting Effective Workshops for Japanese Pre-Service Teachers of English

The implementation of the new Course of Study Guidelines in Japan has increased the demands on teachers at elementary, junior, and senior high schools. Regrettably, the support structure for English teachers in the public system is sadly lacking. Every day, novice English teachers in Japan are facing challenges for which their pre-service training has failed


Developing ICT Competency Training for Teachers of Marginalized Community Schools and Public Sector Schools of Himalayan Region

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has the potential to improve education and bridge the digital divide in underserved communities. However, teachers in marginalized community schools and public sector schools of the Himalayan region often face challenges in integrating technology into their teaching and learning due to a lack of ICT competency and access to resources.


Measuring and Evaluating Educational Research Literacy in Higher Education: A Synthesis of Mechanisms and Discoveries

In the context of higher degree research, one of the greatest obstacles was equipping students with research literacy. It is, however, an underdeveloped research topic and consequently its associated practices are ill advised. Most would agree that to optimize policy decisions and public spending, it is necessary to evaluate costs in relation to the quality


Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) Practices and Quality of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in Delhi

The stage of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) is globally acknowledged as crucial in the life of a child as the brain develops rapidly during this period. Thus, an enabling and stimulating environment in these foundation stages makes a positive impact in the child’s long-term development and learning. When the workforce in the education


Initiatives on Performing Lesson Study in Egypt–Japan Schools (EJS) –Towards Realizing New Professional Development Scheme

In an unprecedented step towards developing the quality of education after decades of neglection, the government of Egypt established Egypt-Japan Schools (EJS) under the Egypt-Japan Education Partnership (EJEP), in 2018 (Mostafa and Hambara, 2018; Mostafa, 2021). So far, 51 schools have been established all over the country. These schools embrace the new curriculum “Education 2.0”


Future Competencies for United Arab Emirates

Equipping the workforce with the appropriate competencies to harness the potential of disruptive technologies and leverage global trends is an immense task for any nation. The United Arab Emirates is an interesting case as the country has built its national strategy based on the Fourth Industrial Revolution that includes initiatives such as the world’s first


Graduate Student Professional Development: Identifying Core Components

Graduate students are “professionals” in the sense that they are required to learn and transfer academic skills beyond the walls of the classroom to research and industry contexts. As such, graduate professional development (GPD) should be an integral part of every graduate program. However, many Japanese universities do not provide official services which can put


Making Creative Thinking Visible: An Approach to Enhance Preservice Teachers’ Professional Knowledge in Creativity Instruction

Creative thinking has been greatly emphasized in secondary school education; it is therefore important to cultivate preservice teachers’ professional knowledge in creative thinking instruction. Visible thinking is one type of thinking approach that acquires learners to start with objectively and carefully observing and documenting their surroundings or a given object. Then, learners document their thinking


Unlocking the Next Generation of Training Experience: The Impact of XR Technology on Vocational Education and Training

The development of computer technology has brought humanity into the digital information era. Real-and-virtual collaborative environments and human-machine interactions generated by computer technology and wearables were achieved in these years. XR (including VR, AR, and MR) has initially achieved a considerable leap from concept to technology to product and has launched many practices and applications

‘Off-Site Insights’ – A Qualitative Study of Teacher Professional Development Through the Pandemic and Beyond

The Professional Development Centre (PDC) at Mallya Aditi International School, Bangalore, India, began teacher training when Covid-19 hit and all interaction moved online. The aim was to create a democratic and organic training process with equal understanding of one’s colleagues as well as the goal ahead. PDC also reflected on generic training practices that never


Instructor Exchange as a Continuous Professional Development Activity: Are we Ready to Change?

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) has been conducted through different activities for more than three decades in the field of education. However, due to various reasons, institutions have encountered major issues in the application processes of commonly accepted CPD activities, leading to modification of existing and creation of new forms of activities in line with contextual


Impact of Professional Learning and Development Activities Participated in by Secondary School Mathematics Teachers Through Kirkpatrick’s Evaluation Levels

This study delved into the various learning and development (L&D) activities either provided or partnered by the Department of Education and attended by the secondary school mathematics teachers (SSMTs) of the Schools Division Office of Nueva Vizcaya. It involved 117 teachers, profiled along variables such as the level and number of L&D activities participated in


Perplexities and Path Exploration of the Development and Utilization of Kindergarten-based Curriculum Resources Based on Chinese Teachers’ Practical Knowledge

After the curriculum reform of kindergarten education in China turned “kindergarten-based”, kindergarten teachers have become the main force of curriculum research and development, tapping various curriculum resources to make the characteristics of the curriculum and kindergartens prominent and distinctive. However, the endogenous problems of teachers have been gradually exposed in this process. N Public Kindergarten,


Increasing Cultural Responsiveness Among University Faculty Through Cultural Intelligence Training

In this mixed-methods action research dissertation study, I guided a small cohort of university faculty members through a semester-long professional development program to learn strategies for creating more inclusive environments for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students. During the program, and guided by my original, reconceptualized framework of Cultural Intelligence (CI), faculty sought to implement


Fostering Academia-industry Collaboration: Insights on the Demola Portugal Initiative by IPV Teachers Acting as Trainees and Facilitators

Academia-industry collaboration has been around for some time, through internships and joint projects, but, in recent years, there has been a shift in both the education and workforce settings to work closely together, coordinating initiatives across all sectors, in an attempt to mutually drive innovation, provide opportunities to go from concept to action, encourage entrepreneurship


COVID-19 and Its Effect on Parent-adolescent Issues

Background: Examination of how parents handle and experience life with their adolescent children during the pandemic. Covid-19 disrupted routines and entailed social distance and closures, impacting all families, and particularly confronting adolescents’ self-perception and affecting cognitive, health, and mental abilities. As parents themselves experienced new challenges at home and at work, they also faced complex


An Analysis of Competency’s Connotations for Travel Agent Managers in Taiwan

In order to meet the demands of the shifting operational environment and the demand for human resource training in the travel industry, this study aimed to pinpoint the professional competency’s connotations that travel agent managers should have. The purpose of this study was to examine the job duties, tasks, and knowledge (K), skills (S), and


Professional Development of Teachers: Comparison of Czech and Russian Educational Systems

Being a part of a larger research, this study focuses on the Czech and Russian educational systems in terms of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). It is a secondary data analysis which draws a comparison between Czech and Russian teachers and puts an enlarged interpretation of the results on lower-secondary school teachers’ CPD from the OCED’s


Professionalization on the Go: A Latent Profile Analysis in Self-Regulated Learning of Flemish Teachers in a Mobile Learning Environment

Teachers have long been using mobile devices to support their personal learning. Especially during the COVID-pandemic, the professionalization of teachers demanded the use of mobile solutions, which requires them to apply self-regulated learning strategies. This article focuses on mobile self-regulated professional learning of Flemish teachers in primary education. The study examined (1) which profiles in


Language Immersion in the USA: Characteristics, Challenges, and Recommendations Related to Teacher Education

Language immersion is a unique form of education as it combines content-based academic instruction, inter-cultural communication, and second language education. During language immersion education, students learn various subjects through the second language medium, thus are highly exposed to the second language and cultural environment. Compared with conventional second language education, language immersion has been proven


Model for Effective Peer Mentoring Program in Mongolian University Context

Mentoring is one of the primary programs schools are implementing in teacher development. Educators use mentoring skills and programs to support novice teachers, improve classroom management, and develop their teaching practice and skills. Numerous studies have been conducted to explain the importance and essentials of mentoring programs to the mentees. Researchers suggest that mentor training


Reimagining Support for Japanese Teachers of English

This presentation explicates a nascent research project that aims to understand and support the practical needs of pre-service English teachers who intend to teach at junior high schools and senior high schools in Japan. The presenters will outline the necessity for such practical support considering the current teacher-training structure in Japan. Through intensive workshops and


Promoting Pre-service Teachers’ Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) Through Developing Virtual Reality Applications With the Assure Instructional Design Model

The promotion of teachers’ TPACK, namely the integration of content, pedagogy, and technology knowledge for teaching has become a major concern among researchers and educational practitioners. Moreover, cultivating teachers’ augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) capabilities has become an important issue of government policy. Drawing on Kohloer and Mishra’s Learning by Design principle and the


Challenges of Lesson Plan on Data and Chance with an Intervention of Video Analysis: Preservice Secondary Mathematics Teachers

The study aimed to investigate the effect of scaffolding preservice secondary mathematics teachers (PSMTs) with a series of well-organized activities in lesson plan, which included design, peer discussion, video analysis, microteaching and revision. The theme of the lesson plan was on data and chance which was also the theme of the video. The aim of


An Analysis of Secondary School Teachers’ Resilience Difficulties

The aim of this research was to investigate secondary school teachers’ resilience difficulties in Taiwan. A stimulus for this research was that in the current society with rapid development of information technology and knowledge economy, the Ministry of Education (MOE) published a “108 Curriculum Guidelines” in the year 2019, with the aim of building up


Teacher-Learner Engagement in Online Learning Modality in a Private Catholic School: Towards the Development of Teacher Upskilling Matrix

The CoViD-19 pandemic has put an end to the prevailing ideology underlying the educational system in the Philippines. The use of interactive online classrooms as a replacement for conventional education has been a concern for both teachers and learners since they were given a limited time to learn and relearn these platforms. Teachers were obliged


Enhancing the Efficacy of Identifying Visual Patterns and Novel ‎Anomalies of Cyber-Defenders With 3D Immersive VR

The mission of a Cyber Security Officer (CSO) during a cyberattack is to identify anomalies in visual signals and to ascertain whether they are hostile. These signals occur in an environment overflowing with data, which is constantly shifting shape and density, and in which the rate of change keeps accelerating and novel anomalies arise. In


Competencies of Preschool Teachers in Educating Children With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Along with the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a wave of social distancing, and the activities of many educational institutions became limited. This situation has also affected children, especially the vulnerable ones – those with emotional and behavioral disorders and those who have special educational needs. Even though there is little research on the impact of


Perceived Tasks of Quality Assurance and Its Impact on the Teaching-Learning Process among Deans and Faculty

Quality assurance systems of schools are put in place to ensure that optimum education are provided by institutions responsible for such endeavors. The study looked into the perceptions of deans and faculty on the task of the quality assurance system and its impact on the teaching-learning process of a University in Northern Philippines. The researchers


Teaching Aptitude of the Teachers

This paper discusses about the teaching aptitude of teachers teaching at different levels from primary school to graduate level. This paper compares the teaching aptitude of male and female teachers, teachers from different specializations, teachers with a teaching degree and teachers who don’t hold a professional teaching degree and also that of the freshers and


Issues in Effective Design of ESL Teacher Professional Development Programmes: A Case Study of a Standardised Programme in Malaysia

This study investigates and critiques the impact of professional development programmes for teachers and the factors affecting it. This is done through a specific case study, the Professional Up-skilling of English Language Teachers (ProELT) programme in Malaysia. The ProELT is a one-year programme sponsored by the Malaysia Ministry of Education and conducted by the British


Pedagogical Conferences Between 1882-1908: The Urge for Collaboration Amidst Educational Difficulties

This research shows how the Spanish Pedagogical Conferences between 1882 and 1908 influenced the promotion of innovative teaching at that time. Pedagogical Conferences were the only forum through which both rural and urban schoolteachers were able to implement new educational ideas. Books were not available, so at that time schoolteachers would write their own textbooks


Technology Integration: Implication for Teachers’ Professional Development

The technology of today shortly becomes the technology of yesterday in education. The demand for Technology Integration is increasing as schools in the Philippines and abroad were required to keep up with the 21st century learners. It is quite a challenge to point out a starting ground without having to understand what it is and


Towards an Extended Mobile Social Network Acceptance Model for the Social Entrepreneurs’ Skill Enhancement

Since Davis (1989) developed the theory of technology acceptance model (TAM) and explained the factors influence users to accept and use technologies based on perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use. Many scholars modified TAM (Reychav, Ndicu, and We, 2016; Chaka and Govender, 2020; Ali et al., 2018; Park et al., 2014). But to what


Preparing Teachers for Rural Schools in Indonesia: A Case Study of Teachers’ Professional Development Program

Schools in eastern rural and remote regions in Indonesia continue to face teacher shortages and poor education quality. Complex rural challenges have become the main reason why many urban teachers are reluctant to apply for rural teaching position or consider as future career. Preparing teachers for teaching position across rural regions through government’s leading program


Simulation & Apprehension with Digital Dentistry: Is Active Learning Really Needed?

Students’ perspectives on teaching from a small size of fourth year dental students and Internationally Trained Dentists II candidates was examined on an experiential learning digital dentistry elective course. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to 10 dental students before and after the course. Each question was rated on a five-point Likert scale. The Wilcoxon


The Role of Administrators in Facilitating The Implementation of Tokkatsu in EJS: Learning from EJEP Trainees’ Practices towards Egypt Vision 2030

This proposal is part of an ongoing research that started last year by an analysis of the first batch of trainees of Egypt-Japan Education Partnership (EJEP). It is a partnership for a professional development training program that was established between Egypt and Japan in 2016. The training program has started in 2019 (Mostafa, 2019) towards


Vocational College Graduates’ Employability in China — A Case Study Based on Graduates From a Vocational Teaching Program in Hunan

In 2019, the State Council issued Reform Plan for China’s vocational education. It symbolized that vocational education in China has entered a new stage. This paper aims to investigate the employability of vocational colleges graduates from the perspectives of the graduates. The research conducted open-end interviews with with 10 graduates who have one to five


Effect of Mindfulness Intervention as a Stress Management Technique for Nursing Students

Nurses have to endure extreme workplace stress due to which many nurses suffer from poor mental health. Therefore, it is important to establish coping methods at an early stage. Mindfulness has proven to be effective in reducing stress responses as it helps in cultivating coping mechanisms to deal with negative thoughts. The purpose of this


An Innovative Learner-centric Framework for Sustainability of Traditional Private Higher Education Institutions Post the Covid Pandemic

Post the Covid pandemic the increasing quality and affordability of digital education is not at all great news for traditional brick-and-mortar private higher education. To reposition the pull of such institutions, the research attempts to develop an innovative prototype called ‘BLUECHIP’ that would systematize a whole-institutional backed choice-based learning at the researcher’s host institution. By


What Influences High School Teachers’ Motivation to Engage in Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Numerous studies have confirmed that continuing professional development (CPD) is a significant contributor for improving teacher effectiveness. Hence, this paper reports on a study that explored the motivation of high school teachers in Saudi Arabia to engage in CPD programmes. It adopted a mixed methods (MMR) sequential explanatory design utilising an online questionnaire completed by


Trends in Practical Undergraduate Training of Future Primary School Teachers

The aim of the paper is to outline the development and current trends in practical aspects of undergraduate training of future primary school teachers. The research is based on the requirements of schools which need thoroughly trained students prepared for practical educational work. For a long time, university education has primarily focused on teaching theoretical


Upholding Academic Integrity: An Institutional Response to Student Use of Contract Cheating Services

Students paying online contract cheating services for individualized and affordable responses to their assessment tasks is a serious threat to academic integrity in universities. Australian universities were thrown into this arena due to public press coverage of the MyMaster contract cheating ‘scandal’ in 2015. This incident named prominent universities, numbers for student cheaters, details of


The Role of Policy-makers Towards Graduate Work Readiness: A Malaysian Perspective

The strategic role of the policy-maker in higher education and its co-relation towards graduate outcomes is gaining focus in Malaysia. While there have been initiatives and policy changes over the past decade, the focus outcome of improving graduate work readiness remains a concern. This concept paper aims to investigate the important role of the first


Developing Student’s Creativity Using Design by Analogy with Word Trees

This study aims to understand the effect of the Design-by-Analogy (DbA) WordTree method, proposed by Linsey (2007), on the individual’s development of creativity. The method was introduced to two training workshops using near-sources and to two others using far-sources. The Creativity Assessment Packet (CAP) and the Kaufman Domains of Creativity Scale (K-DOCS) were used in


The Birth of Smart Teachers: A Genealogical Examination of the Newest Teacher Subjectivity on the Matter of Technology Use

This study employs Foucauldian concept of “genealogy” to explore rules, norms and knowledge of popular educational discourses about ‘SMART education’ in South Korean contexts. This research is significant on the point that it shows the formation of a specific teacher subjectivity at this specific historical jSuncture which might be rather limited in relation to issues


Application of Adult Learning Principles to High Risk Equipment Operations Training

This paper considers the application of adult learning principles in training learners to operate high-risk equipment such that they develop a sense of responsibility and accountability for the choices they make for themselves both during and post training. A literature review was utilised to review currently applied adult learning principles and the discussion considers these


The Influences of Teacher Professional Standards on Indonesian Novice Teachers’ Learning Experiences

Teacher professional standards were introduced in Indonesia as part of an agenda for national educational reform to improve teacher quality. The standards define the competencies that need to be achieved in the various stages of teacher professional development and appraisal. Novice teachers who participate in a one-year probationary and induction program also need to demonstrate


Teacher Professional Development Program in an Indonesian Disadvantaged Region

This quantitative study examines the effects of a mandatory teacher professional development (PD) program on the sources of teacher self-efficacy beliefs, and Indonesian teacher self-efficacy beliefs. Instruments used in this study were the Teacher Professional Development Scale (Main & Pendergast, 2017), Sources of Efficacy Information in Professional Learning Environments (Dellinger, 2001), and Teacher Efficacy Beliefs


Study of English Training Model Based on Backward Design Technique: IAESTE Thailand as a Case study

The university students need to prepare themselves to be ready as the competent workforce for industry. On-the-job plays an important role in a student’s development as it applies the theoretical learning of a student to day-to-day practices in the industry. To enhance students’ skills to be stronger and ready as competent workforce for borderless world,


Self-evaluation of The Success of the Main Clinical Skills Given in Medical Faculty

Background: The aim of medical education before graduation is to train qualified physicians who have the knowledge, skills and attitudes that can provide qualified services, who can improve themselves continuously, acquire problem-solving skills and have clinical competence. We would like to determine how the interns feel about their practice and knowledge and just before the


Customer Relationship Management in an Educational Institution in the Philippines

Customer Relationship Management is the process of carefully managing detailed information about individual customers and all customer “touch points” to maximize loyalty. A touch point is any occasion on which a customer encounters the brand and product- from actual experience to personal or mass communication to casual observation (Anabila & Awunyo-Vitor, 2013). Universities and colleges


Professional Development for Teaching Online and Hybrid Courses in Higher Education

All institutions want their faculty to have confidence going into a classroom to teach their subject, whether face to face classes, hybrid classes that are partially online, or fully online classes. How can institutions support their faculty to be effective and independent in the classroom teaching hybrid and online courses? This talk will walk through the


Enhancing Teachers’ Personality and Social Competence: MBTI Approach

This research aims to identify primary school teachers’ personality profile in Jakarta using Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and design trainings to improve the social and personality competence accordingly. The research was conducted using mixed-method with qualitative and quantitative approaches. MBTI instrument was utilized to gather data from 350 elementary teachers aged between 21 – 60 years


Developing School-based Gifted Curriculum Through Professional Learning Community: A Case Study of a Junior High School in Taipei

It is increasingly acknowledged by researchers across the world that professional learning community is a good means of school improvement. The Taiwanese ministry of education and local authorities have been promoting the idea and practices among various levels of schooling since the mid-2000s. Both school-based and cross-school professional learning communities are in practice in the


Job Satisfaction and Employee Creativity and Innovation for Student Affairs Practitioners

Student affairs and services play an important role in the success of educational institutions in carrying out students’ holistic development and as a support to academics in order to facilitate learning. The student affairs administrators and practitioners contribute a lot in ensuring the delivery of dynamic programs and services that are responsive to the needs


Innovation in Technical Education Instruction with Electrical Loads Monitoring and Control System Intervention

Integration of technology in the instructional process directs both the teachers and students to become successful with their goals of achieving desirable learning competencies. Through innovation in technical education instruction, educational institutions embraced the challenge of delivering a more engaging and meaningful instructional delivery with both the teacher and students showcasing deeper interest in knowledge


Developing Teachers’ Computational Skills through a Systematic Professional Development Course in Malaysia

In this paper, we describe a 3-day workshop as part of a school teacher professional development course in introducing teachers to computational thinking (CT) concepts in Malaysia. The workshop emphasizes problem solving that utilizes teachers’ prior knowledge in their subject area, together with CT skills to help them understand the nature and scope of problem.


A Critical Appraisal of a Teacher Development Course on the Teaching of Reading Skills at a Macau Middle School

This paper outlines focuses on a teacher development program delivered at a Middle School in Macau. The participants on a teacher development course on the teaching of reading skills were asked to complete a questionnaire about the course. Teachers who indicated their willingness then took part in semi structured interviews. The aim of the study


Exploring Saudi Arabian Teachers’ Changing Understandings of STEM Education

In 2016, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) developed a bold ‘Vision 2030’ plan that seeks to establish a strong foundation for future economic prosperity based on a transformational shift from the current natural resource-based economy to a knowledge economy (Wiseman, Abdelfattah and Almassaad, 2016). In addressing these reforms, the KSA Ministry of Education has


The Development of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) in the Philippines: Roles and Views of Secondary School Principals

It is widely recognised that principals play an indispensable role in the professional development of teachers in schools. In the Philippines, principals encourage teachers to participate in the traditional and most common approach to professional development such as conferences, seminars, workshops, and training. Despite documented benefits of these traditional approaches to teacher professional development, recent


Experiences of Outstanding Principals as Mentors: Policy Inputs to a Viable Mentoring Program in DepEd – Division of Pasig City

This paper aims to understand the everyday experiences of outstanding principals as mentors cum school leaders, analyze their challenges and secrets to successful school leadership and management, and propose policies for a viable mentoring program in DepEd – Division of Pasig City. In the context of this study, mentoring is a learning and development (L


Teachers’ Professional Core Competencies and Functional Competencies of Elementary Teachers Under the Office of Basic Education Commission

This research objective were 1) to study total level of teachers’ professional competencies at elementary schools under the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) 2) to analyze teachers’ professional core competencies and functional competencies at elementary schools under the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC). Respondents were 135 elementary teachers under OBEC in