Category: Professional Training, Development & Concerns in Education

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Disciplinary Literacy and Culturally Responsive Leadership in Higher Education

Culturally responsive instruction is about merging educational demands and aspects of student lives. This rigor is often paramount to academic stakeholders, especially those in leadership positions within schools. Some academic leaders do understand that having successful and comprehensive culturally responsive teachers and instruction evolves from culturally responsive leadership (Gay, 2018; Muniz, 2019). While disciplinary literacy

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Service Learning in Business Education: Expectations and Reality

Service learning (SL) is an education approach that embeds community services elements in formal learning curriculum. It aims to develop students’ empathy, sense of global citizenship, soft skills, and disciplinary knowledge at the same time. Success cases of service learning subjects across the globe, including cases from Chile, South Africa, India, Hong Kong and many

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Teaching Mathematics Meaningfully With Technology: A Tentative Professional Development Framework

Professional development initiatives for teachers regarding technology use are often based on frameworks that lack cultural responsiveness. This is a common practice in many developing countries. Consequently, teachers use technological knowledge for personal genesis. This paper introduces a tentative culturally responsive professional development framework with holistic goals for progression, interpreted from the Vygotskian perspective of

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Teacher Training for Interdisciplinary Project Based Learning: A Professional Development Case Study

This research explored Project Based Learning (PBL) teacher training for 13 teachers to prepare them to lead a two-week intensive PBL course for 100 high school students from across mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The training program was designed to build sufficient content and pedagogical knowledge to deliver an interdisciplinary program on 21st century

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Applying Evaluation Principles to a Collaborative Intensive English Language Programme Between a Japanese and a U.S. University

Language programmes employ a number of strategies, methods, and tools to ensure their success. One such tool frequently used is an evaluation. Evaluations are necessary to determine the value, worth, merit and/or significance of something, thereby assisting decision makers with judgements that impact a program; hence the purpose of this study—to describe how an evaluation

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The Role of Educators in Supporting Children of High-Demand Religious Group Believers

“High-demand religions” are religious groups that strongly emphasize leadership and reinforce strict behavioral codes (Myers, 2017). The children of high-demand religious group believers are called “second-generation”, or “SG” (Goldberg, 2017). As a review study concerning the therapeutic issues of families involved in these groups suggests, SG children tend to experience abuse (Whitsett et al., 2017).

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Cultivating Preservice Teachers’ Professional Vision About Multilingual Students Through Video Analysis

Teacher professional vision is comprised of three skills: perception of relevant classroom events that influence student learning, interpretation of how incidents connect to pedagogical theory, and the decision-making that the teacher will undertake to anticipate student response to learning or proposing alternatives to observed activities to maximize student learning (Gippert et al., 2022). Previous research

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Pre-service Teachers’ Perception, Interpretation, and Decision-Making in Mathematics at the Primary Level – Using Video-Vignettes for Research

Teachers’ perception, interpretation, and decision-making skills are considered a prerequisite for appropriate teacher behavior in complex teaching situations. For researching these skills, video-vignettes are recommended as a context-sensitive stimulus. The article presents a study about these skills of pre-service teachers using video-vignettes showing learners dealing with context-related problems. When watching these video-vignettes, the pre-service teachers

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Evaluation of a Brief Sexuality Education in a Nursing School in Hong Kong

Although sexual health is an important element of holistic health, healthcare professionals feel embarrassed and are not willing to address sexual concerns of patients. Poor knowledge and conservative attitudes regarding sexuality are two major obstacles to providing sexual healthcare. This study organized a 9-hour brief sexuality education program in a nursing school in Hong Kong

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The Online Training to Create an Online Society That Connects Tourism for Employment and Preparation for Future Work

This research aims to: 1. construct an online training system to convey knowledge and the production process of tourist media to communities and people during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic; and 2. examine people’s access to online training systems. Examine the performance of the online trainees. The findings demonstrated that: 1. The developed online

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An Exploration of Mathematics Teachers’ Reflections on the National Learning Camp Implementation

This research aims to comprehend the reflections of five mathematics teachers who taught mathematics during the implementation of the National Learning Camp 2023. Reflection is defined in this study as the teachers’ interpretation of their teaching experiences, practices and observations. It also identifies teacher participants’ challenges when teaching mathematics for the entire program duration. The

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Mentoring to Enhance Student Teachers’ Self-Efficacy for E-portfolio Development During Teaching Practice

Teaching Practice is a critical phase of teacher education that provides opportunities for student teachers to reflect on the development of their teaching philosophies and put them into action. Student teachers’ self-efficacy refers to their beliefs in their ability to effectively handle the tasks, obligations, and challenges related to their professional activity. In the South

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A Study Examining the Development of STEM Inquiry-Based Pedagogies With TVET Education Lecturers: An International Professional Development

The National Standards Curriculum implemented in 2016 in Jamaica includes expectations that STEM disciplines be integrated into the primary and grades 7-9 curriculum. This integration is framed on an inquiry-based model driven by problem-based and project-based learning. Lecturers therefore need to know about STEM integration and how to model this to preservice teachers. This paper

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How Clinical Interviews Are Conducted: A Cross-Linguistic Study of Japanese Nurse Practitioners and American Student Doctors

In medical/healthcare universities, students develop communication skills by participating in simulated patient (SP)-based practicums involving recurrent clinical interviews. The aim of this study was to elucidate the linguistic features related to participants’ social relations and roles during clinical interviews conducted in Japanese and American English by comparing the interviews of 18 Japanese advanced nurse practitioners

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Studying Teachers’ Ability to Learner-Centered Pedagogy

In modern education, under the influence of humanistic psychology originated by A. Maslow and C. Rogers, learner-centered pedagogy is widely developing. This approach imposes certain requirements on the competence of educators. One such competency is the ability to see the learning task through the child’s eyes, which contributes to a productive dialogue and the disclosure

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Synthesisability: Empowering Teachers, Promoting Research

Continuing professional development (CPD) is essential for enhancing teachers’ knowledge and skills in fast-changing times. Co-ordinated exploratory action research (EAR) initiatives present meaningful opportunities for teachers’ CPD in low resourced environments (Smith & Rebolledo, 2022). However, teachers may see research as troublesome, and researchers may overlook the value of teachers’ outputs. Tensions between mismatched stakeholder

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Education 4.0: Collaboration to Engage, Include and Enhance – Edu4Col@b

The Continuous Training Division of the Regional Directorate for Education, fulfilling its mission of developing teaching professionality, through continuous training, located in a metamorphic perspective with a view to improving the learning of all students and promoting the process of gradual transformation of the organizational and pedagogical Dialectics of teachers’ work, Develops the project Education

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Using Team-Based Learning for Post-graduate Training: Challenges and Solutions

Introduction: Available evidence demonstrates that Team-Based Learning (TBL) enhances teacher-learner interactions, solves cognitive gaps, connects concepts, and builds critical thinking. Nowadays, TBL become a popular approach in undergraduate training (UGT). Surprisingly, only a few institutions implemented TBL into their post-graduate training (PGT) programs. UGT and PGT differ in their educational ecosystem, learning goals, and learner

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Increasing Teacher Capacity in Trauma-Informed Practices for Multilingual Learners: Implications for Professional Learning & Development

This study addresses the challenges posed by mass migration and its impact on K-12 schools, especially in New York, where diverse students, including refugees and asylum seekers, require specialized support. The primary objective is to enhance the capacity of in-service teachers to support Multilingual Learners (MLs) and immigrant students who have experienced trauma through trauma-informed

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Investment in Social Science Education and Its Worthwhile Wage

Investing in education is a type of capital accumulation in humans. The value of money spent or accumulated in humans from birth to graduation is called human capital. Therefore, being a company employee is like investing in capital equal to the amount of human capital accumulated in that company. Wage or salary earned by a

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Betr Selektr: A University Program Recommender System Utilising Personality Type and Academic Results

The goal of this system is to empower first-year students to make well-informed decisions about their university programs by providing tailored recommendations based on their individual profiles. Selecting the right university program can be a daunting task for first-year students. In response to this challenge, we have developed Betr Selektr, an all-encompassing program recommender system.

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Factors Affecting to Skill Training in Trimming Process

This research aims to study of factors influencing trimming skill in pineapples productivity which will lead to an increase in productivity in operations. The results showed that employees’ skill is low with an average of 3 – 4 pieces per minute and the average waste was 2.5%. The group population is selected sampling group of

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The Reflective Educators: A Preliminary Evaluation of Self-Narrative Research Encounter Group in Taiwan

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our daily behaviors and imposed many impacts. The increases of using technologies are one of big changes among education sectors. The arguments about the impacts of technology including artificial intelligence (AI) are ongoing. Many says that educators may be replaced by robots one day. However, can it become reality? It’s

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Exploring the Teachers’ Perceptions Towards the Development of National Curriculum: A Phenomenological Study

The Indonesian national curriculum has undergone several changes in the last two decades. This phenomenon has various implications for teachers with different backgrounds. Through a phenomenological study, this research examines teachers’ experiences in dealing with curriculum changes over the years. The informants in this study were eight teachers from various levels and types of schools

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Development of Competences for the Fashion Designer: A Scope Review

Authenticity presents itself as the warp that interweaves the fashion system and other sectors of society. This dynamic finds in contemporary society the “era of lightness”, a system of inconsistency, change, personalization, and seduction that is related to the fashion system. The transition from a production-oriented (industrial) society to a post-industrial society, where knowledge becomes

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Navigating the Early Stages of Research – Practice Partnerships: Affordances and Challenges of a New University – School Project

Research-practice partnerships (RPP) are long-term collaborations between researchers and practitioners, organised to investigate current problems, engage in collaborative cycles of inquiry, generate findings, and communicate outcomes to key stakeholders. They are mutually beneficial and intentional and aim to produce original analyses of a problem or an issue. Advocates also claim that partnerships address the research-practice

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Using Augmented and Virtual Reality to Improve the Students´ Technical Skills

Augmented and virtual reality represents unique instructional media, affording educators opportunities to create, customize and scale authentic, student-centered and interactive learning experiences. The aim of our study was to gain insights into v-learning from the perspective of teachers and students. Our paper sets out discursive issues surrounding student performance in welding skills and opinions of

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Perspectives of Online Professional Learning: Instructors’ Design and Teachers’ Experiences

The pandemic forces instructors and teachers to shift mindsets and embrace online professional learning (OPL). OPL refers to internet-based learning or professional growth processes that educators engage in. OPL can be formal or informal; delivered in synchronous, asynchronous, and blended forms. Instructors cannot replicate face-to-face experiences in an online context. Instructors must consider online affordances

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Professional Competencies and Cognitive Abilities of Teachers

The teaching profession depends on skills and professional competencies, which can be summarized under the term professional competence. Professional competencies entitle the teacher to perform skilled activities as teachers. In the present study, we investigated which cognitive skills support better development of professional competencies. The main aim of the study was to examine the relationship

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Novice Teachers’ Reflections Regarding Curriculum Material Use in the Community of Practice Program

Teachers are instructional designers and lifelong learners. The collaborative inquiry of design teams and their reflective practices are important in the professional development of mathematics teachers.While designing instructional processes, facilitating professional learning elements such as collaboration and reflection is essential (Toker, 2021). These reflections can provide insights for professional development of teachers and the reform

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Investigating Chinese Kindergarten Teachers’ Emotions and Identities Through Activity System Analysis

Over the past decade, a growing number of qualitative studies have emphasized the importance of contextualizing teachers’ experiences to understand their emotions and identities. However, despite the prevalence of emotional behaviours in the profession, there has been only limited research on kindergarten teachers, with most studies focusing on primary or secondary schools. This study aimed

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We Have Unrealistic Beliefs Until We Deconstruct Our Thinking: The Relationship Between Reflection and Epistemological Beliefs in Teacher Education Programs

Preservice teachers (PTs) can develop a deeper understanding of their epistemological beliefs (EB) when enrolled in a curriculum that provides opportunities for reflection. Therefore, this study investigated the relationship between PTs’ reflection practices and their EB during the first year of a Teacher Education Program in Physical Education in Basic and Secondary Education. Eleven PTs

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Callidus Academy Project Bringing a New Vision on Professional Training Related to the Industrial Pole of Manaus (PIM)

The Callidus Academy is a project of the LUDUS ecosystem, from the State University of Amazonas, in partnership with the company CALLIDUS INDUSTRIA COMERCIO E SERVIÇOS DE PLACAS E COMPONENTES ELETRONICOS. To solve the problems of the PCB industry, the project carries out case studies with the research of causes and effects involved in the

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Professional Training Through Simulation: Presentation of a Model and a Tool for the Analysis of Trainers’ Debriefing Practice

Although fundamental (Neill & Wotton, 2011; Policard, 2015, 2018), the debriefing activity of debriefing trainers (Bastiani, 2017) and the measurement of its mastery (Wazonis, 2015) are the subject of little research. Current approaches, based on recommendations and assessment grids, have limitations in terms of the overall understanding of the trainer’s activity. To fill these gaps,

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The World Café Method for the Development of Non-technical Midwifery Skills in Morocco: A Pilot Experience

This research discusses the most critical soft (non-technical) skills development in midwifery education by using a collaborative methodology known as the World Café in the continuous education context at the Centre de Formation et de Simulation (FORSim) in Settat, Morocco. Non-technical skills complement technical skills to provide safe performance of technical activities and satisfaction of

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Quality Early Childhood Education Enhancement Through Teachers’ Qualification and Training in South Africa

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Four was on the provision of quality education for all. The meaning of quality education has been controversial among authors. However, studies on early childhood education conclude that to have quality education for young children two indicators must be available – structural and process indicators. This study aimed at

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Effectiveness of Incorporating Mindfulness Programs for Corporate Executives: The IMC Case Study

Mindfulness is bringing one’s complete attention to the experiences occurring in the present moment, in a non-judgmental or accepting way (Brown & Ryan, 2003; Kabat-Zinn, 1990; Linehan, 1993a; Marlatt & Kristeller, 1999) and can be developed through meditation and deep breathing activities. The impact or results demonstrated through research are that it increases awareness, insight,

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Inculcating Creativity: A Study on the Creative Abilities of Educators in the Field of Design

The study aims to evaluate the range of creative abilities of design educators in Indian colleges and universities. A total of 149 participants, including 49 males and 100 females, were surveyed using a questionnaire from the Leadership Assessment Tools. The study finds that only 2% of educators are classified as ‘very creative,’ and none are

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Future Preschool Teachers’ Perspectives on Integrating Music Into the Teaching Activities

This paper focuses on the positive effects of music on the development of children’s musical and general abilities and the readiness of future preschool teachers to use music in different daily activities. The aim of the study was to determine the students’ opinions about the importance of music in preschool education and the musical skills

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Simulation-Oriented Training: Analysis and Modeling of Trainer Activity During Post-simulation Debriefing (D-STAM)

In post-simulation debriefing, the role of the trainer is increasingly recognised as an important asset for effective professional training. However, there are no specific models that focus on the trainer’s activity during this fundamental phase of learning. Existing work often provides prescriptive insights and lacks a comprehensive theoretical framework from the trainer’s perspective. To fill

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Analyzing the Architectural Internship Program in India and Recommending Guidelines

An internship is a period of professional work experience that plays a significant role in the lives of architecture students. During that period, they would learn the work culture of an office and understand the work environment, enabling them to handle projects individually and understand the details for execution. Further, it would facilitate personal development.

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Understanding the Current Context of Leadership Development Through Dietetic Education in Canada

Background: Leadership education includes individual development and learning from effective leaders. Evidence in the literature suggest education leaders and curriculum designers should revise health professions education to include a more explicit focus on leadership. In Canada there is a new competency domain related to dietetic leadership, however little is known about Canadian dietitians’ leadership development.

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The Development of Mathematics Teachers’ Proficiency Framework for Sustainable and Standardised Assessment in Southeast Asia (SEA)

No education can exceed the quality of its teachers. This statement indicates that teachers’ competence is important in the education system. A professional teacher must have specific knowledge and skills, which are related to pedagogy, content, and technology in providing good quality mathematics teaching and learning in the 21st century. The knowledge and skills need

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Qualitative Study on the Problems of Successor Education in General Graduate Schools in Rural Area of Japan – A Perception Gap Between Parents and Children of Family Business

The purpose of this paper is to examine the problems of general graduate school education in rural areas of Japan from the aspect of successor training in family business. In addition to working for their family business or other companies, some successors seek postgraduate education for succession training. However, some of them have to enter

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Learning From the Ground: How Mathematics Teachers View Collaboration Through the Learning Action Cell Program

Teacher professional development is as important as the education of students in schools. The Professional Learning Community (PLC) is one of the effective bottom-up strategies for professional development as it gives teachers opportunities to collaborate and share experiences and expertise, rather than merely receive knowledge from an expert outsider. The Learning Action Cell (LAC) is

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Culturally Responsive Professional Development: Cultivating Early Childhood Teachers’ Multicultural Teaching Competence

This paper presents a study examining the effectiveness of a Hong Kong based teacher professional development program conducted in 2018-2019. The 60-hour program empowers early childhood teachers to embrace culturally responsive classroom teaching. Its objective is to develop teachers’ multicultural competence and increase their capacity in planning curricula and designing learning and teaching activities for

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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