Category: Professional Training, Development & Concerns in Education

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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