Category: Teaching and Learning


Case Study of the Use of the Interactive Annotation Software Perusall with Mixed-Proficiency EFL Japanese Students

This study reports on the use of Perusall in a basic university English course in order to understand how such software facilitates second language acquisition, particularly in mixed-proficiency language groups. This study focuses on the effect of text choice on student performance. The question centers on how the reading difficulty of a particular text affects


The Successful Graduate Students’ Research Supervision Pedagogy

To make up the successful graduate students’ supervision, pedagogical practices are presented in this research. Upon reviewing the existing research works in the same research area, together with the tested four hypotheses for this research, the analyzed raw data was collected by a questionnaire that was answered by ninety qualified respondents. Those hypotheses are: (i)


From Learning to Earning: Reducing Instructional Material Costs With Technology and Innovation

“From Learning to Earning: Reducing Instructional Materials Costs with Technology and Innovation” is funded by a Department of Education 2023 Open Textbook Pilot (OTP) program Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) grant award. Decreases in student enrollment, precipitated by the global pandemic have directed attention by administrators on how affordable learning solutions such


Introducing Pixar Shorts in the Greek EFL Classroom as a Means to Enhancing Empathy Among High School Students

For the Greek EFL classroom, film viewing is not a clearly defined objective of the curriculum. Neither is there an approved list of films corresponding to each language level. A careful scan of the registered films on the Digital Film Platform for Schools supported by the Hellenic Film Center, CINEDU, reveals a total absence of


Class Styles in a Private Japanese College: A Qualitative Study of Student Experiences of Face-to-Face and Remote Classes

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many Japanese universities to broaden their classroom methods. This presented a challenge for students and faculty. To improve future education, effectiveness of remote classes is important. At Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts (DWCLA), there are 11 departments in six faculties across two campuses in Kyoto, Japan. The diverse types of


A Necessary Challenge to Avoid Missing the Turning Point to Avoid Medical Malpractice

This study analyzed perinatal medical malpractice court cases in Japan between 1999 and 2021, especially those where midwives were found negligent in cases involving the use of labor- inducing medications. The aim was to identify the turning points where adverse events could have been avoided and examine the necessary measures to prevent missing these turning


Students’ Quality in Community Education in Improving the Human Development Index in Indonesia

The Human Development Index (HDI) is taken from the average life expectancy, education (average length of schooling and expected length of schooling), and a decent standard of living. Based on the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) database in 2020, there was a slowdown in the growth of the HDI in 2020 compared to previous years. This


An Empirical Investigation on Perception of Organizational Politics, Job Stress & Job Satisfaction Among Academicians in Pakistan Using Second-Order Construct

Level of job satisfactions among academicians has remained enriched area of research for the academic’s institutions. Therefore, the rationale behind conducting research was to investigate the influence of Perception of Organizational Politics (POP) and Job Stress (JSt) on Job satisfaction (JS) academicians. Research framework has been formed based on Social Exchange Theory (SET) to create


The Problem and Satisfaction of Lecturers Towards the Independent Study: Case Study in Indonesia

The aim of this research is to describe the achievement and satisfaction of teachers as users of the Independent Study or Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka (MBKM) program in Indonesia. Additionally, this study reveals problems related to implementation, including the benefits, obstacles, and expectations of teachers towards improving future execution of the Independent Study program. Simple


Systematic Literature Review: Implementation of Digital Leadership in Education in Several Countries

Digital leadership is strategic leadership by utilizing technology, especially digital assets to achieve organizational goals. The purpose of this research is to find out how digital leadership is implemented in various countries. The research method used in this study is the SLR (Systematic Literature Review) method. Collecting data by collecting similar research articles with research


Systematic Literature Review: Learning Design Using the Flipped Classroom Model to Improve Learning Outcomes and Student Participation

With the help of anytime, anywhere access to online technologies, the flipped classroom learning approach focuses on students’ needs to improve learning efficiency. One style of learning is called a “flipped classroom,” which combines face-to-face synchronous interaction with online, individual learning. This study aims to analyze the use of the flipped classroom model to improve


Evaluate the Correlation Between Online Learning Motivation and Learning Effectiveness for Students Enrolled at the Taiwan Institute of Technology During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, following the policy of “Learning Never Stops,” schools of all levels in Taiwan adopted a flexible and interdisciplinary approach to maintain educational continuity, and online teaching became one of the main methods of achieving this goal. Our research used the ARCS model to evaluate any correlation between online learning motivation and


Music and the ESL Classroom: Problems and Possibilities

This article seeks to investigate real-time classroom uses of music in ESL language education. We focus on two partially overlapping methodologies: one that assumes that music and language constitute two different cognitive realms that could speak to each other, and another that grounds instruction on what it perceives are fundamental aspects both share as languages.


The Complexities of Complexity: Ways and Reasons to Measure Complexity in L2 Writing

There are many ways to measure students’ written second language (L2) performance and one way to measure it is using complexity, accuracy and fluency (CAF). Teachers rarely use these measures; however, these measures are often used in L2 acquisition research. Research on CAF measures began in the 1980s when researchers started to point out a


Reliability and Validity Evidence for an Arabic Version of Mathematics Self-efficacy and Anxiety Questionnaire (MSEAQ) Among University Students in SA

In Saudi Arabia, mathematics is an essential subject for all freshmen except students majoring in medical sciences. The struggle of the students in mathematics is one of the most common issues in the last ten years (Khoshaim, 2015). This problem became more important since the number of straggling students has been increasing for the past


The Constitution and the Educator: Social Justice Education Policy Content Through the Lens of the South African Educator a Rapid Evidence Review

South Africa’s education legislative framework was developed to promote equal access for all learners (SASA, 1996). The educator is an essential part of the implementation of policy objectives through their various roles involving the curriculum, administration, and social interaction with all members of the schooling community (Maluleke, 2015). Since conservative religious and traditional societal norms


Quiz Creation Add-in Tool for MS Word Supporting Hybrid Classes

At this conference, we will present a quiz creation add-in tool we are developing for MSWord. Our goal is to make it possible to create both paper tests for face-to-face classes and Google Form tests for online courses using our quiz creation menu within MSWord. Currently, the paper test quizzes support commonly used test formats


Language Program Evaluation

An educational program is a formal learning experience in which students attend classes either in-person or virtually. Additionally, evaluation is the process of gathering and analyzing data to make effective decisions to improve a specific program (Ornstein & Hunkins, 2009). Putting both concepts together, we come to the idea of program evaluation, which refers to


Celebrating a Little-Known Powerhouse for Racial Equity: Documenting the Legacy of Charles H. Williams on the Campus of Hampton University

A new cross-disciplinary digital archive is being developed to elevate the work of Charles H. Williams during his tenure as a professor at Hampton University in the early 1900s. Structured around the theme of architecture and dance, the digital archive is intended to be a unique tool for the teaching of humanities. Upon its completion,


Learning Through Storytelling: Supporting Teachers With SDG2 Resources in a Time for Building Resilience and Hope

What can curriculum do? When faced with a global pandemic, lockdowns, and virtual learning, I began working with Roger Thurow and the Hunger Solutions Institute to create an ELA curriculum focused on hunger in 2020 called Learning Through Storytelling. Through the narratives of hunger that Thurow tells in his books and in the Wall Street


Tradition is the Illusion of Permanence. Rethinking Online Teaching and Learning Among Cohorts in the Arts

This exploration aims to understand an initial strategy in rethinking online education, for cohorts in the arts. We propose a rethink of the ‘Community of Inquiry Model’ particularly the model’s social presence as a means to foster an authentic community of learners in a virtual space. Observations have been gathered from a case study investigation.


ADA and the Active Flex Environment: A Model for Future Students?

Institutions of higher education and educators have an obligation to ensure that all students are able to participate in and benefit from educational programs. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandate that educational opportunities offered to those with disabilities be equally effective for all


Modular Learning Approach at the Catanduanes State University During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, state universities in the Philippines such as the Catanduanes State University (CATSU) had to resort to alternative means as holding of face-to-face classes became untenable due to the upsurge of COVID-19 cases. With the poor internet connectivity and erratic power supply in the island-province of Catanduanes, the Catanduanes State University had


New Educational Concept in Higher Education: Tutorials

The German philosopher Rudolf Steiner identified Self-learning and teaching students how to learn by themselves as a main concept in education in the last century (Steiner, 1953). Today, one of the consequences of the Covid Pandemic is also contributed to this idea and has changed our way of thinking. As a concrete example, the International


Education in the New Technological Era

The world is currently favored by technology since its implementation provides benefits and advantages, helping citizens in all areas, including the educational field. It has become a fundamental factor in achieving a nation where its people have a better quality of life; for this reason, every day an effort is made to create new knowledge.


The Role of Virtual Reality (VR) to Teach Maltese as a Second Language

Although Virtual Reality (VR) technology is becoming increasingly popular, little is known about the prospect of using VR tools for educational purposes in the context of teaching Maltese language. The current study used a mixed research methodology. The qualitative approach and a focus group technique were applied to collect data from 25 teachers about the


Integrating Citizen Science Projects (CSP) in Philippine Formal Science Education: Results and Perspectives from Pre-service Science Teachers

In the Philippines, science education is currently focused on three domains: (1) demonstrating scientific inquiry skills, (2) understanding and applying scientific knowledge, and (3) developing and demonstrating scientific attitudes and values (DepEd, 2016). This paper investigated whether citizen science projects (CSPs), specifically a plants-focused CSP using PlantNet and iNaturalist, can be integrated across basic science


A Critical Look at the Undermining and Promotion of Resilience in the Higher Education Context

The current Higher Educational context presents an interesting landscape for exploration in that universities are producing high-achieving students en masse who consistently report high levels of stress and declining mental health. In the 21st Century, in schools, universities, at the workplace and via mainstream media, we are inundated with messages about the importance of prioritizing


Teachers Mental Health: A Post-Graduate Course of Study Designed to Build Robust Teachers Mental Health Through Knowledge, Collegial Support, and Reflective Practice

There is a significant gap in post-graduate teacher education about strengthening teachers’ mental health. This paper outlines the theorising, the understandings and the processes in creating an Education post-graduate, specialisation course of study on teachers’ mental health. In particular, I draw attention to the relational nature of teaching and to the overlooked spiritual dimension of


The Role of Trauma-Informed Teaching and Learning in Building Resilience Among Racial-Ethnic Minority University Students During COVID‐19 and Beyond

The normal school calendar during the COVID-19 pandemic was dramatically altered as schools were closed with many adopting online learning programs. As schools reopened and worked to transition learners back into the classroom, teachers and learners faced numerous challenges including adapting to the new ways of interacting and learning. Many learners reported back to school


Investigating the Learning and Cognitive Process With Phenomenography: A Case Study of a Visual Experimental Research Course

Experiential learning theory emphasizes on the importance of learning through experiences and reflection. Recently, the question of how to implement a teaching strategy has attracted great attention from educators. In this study, we designed a course on the theme of death. During this course, students were expected to learn reflectively and eventually create a video


Coping Up With Online Learning During the Pandemic: Challenges for Rural Students in Bangladesh

Around 38 million students were affected due to the COVID 19 related closure in Bangladesh. Students from rural areas have faced difficulties during the pandemic to cope up with online education. The education turned virtual but there was no such framework, guidelines and need-based arrangements for a smooth operation of online learning. While the pandemic


Education During and After the Pandemic: Students’ Integrity Issues in Online Tests and Exams

Even though normal schooling has resumed after long restrictions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the new norm of online components, especially e-exams, is going to be an inseparable part of educational practices thanks to the rapid development of time-saving digital educational tools. However, higher education institutions are facing an increasing challenge of inadequate integrity


Team Eportfolios – Developing Employer-Valued Skills

ePortfolios involve students producing and compiling artifacts that represent their learning and are accompanied by metacognitive reflection. They help students self-assess content mastery as well as monitor and improve their learning. ePortfolios are a high impact practice (HIP). HIPs encourage deep learning and support the development of employer-valued 21st century skills such as oral and


Parental Perspectives on Distance Learning during Class Suspension: A Study from the Hong Kong Early Childhood Education Sector

Since the first class suspension, announced in Feb 2020 due to the prevalence of Covid-19, many schools, including all kindergartens, primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions, have redirected their face-to-face learning to online learning to strive for ‘suspending classes without suspending learning’. The physical closure has switched face-to-face learning to learning at home, which has given


Strategies of Integration: Challenges and Possibilities in the Online Teaching of Music During the Pandemic

The pandemic crisis has ushered a new era in the teaching of music. The suddenness of the crisis and the transfer of teaching to an online setting brusquely undermined the conviction that online pedagogies were to be transient and purely instrumental to the learning environment of the classroom. “Classrooms,” indicated a music teacher, “is where


Transformational School Leaders Support Teachers to Foster Student Grit

Grit has drawn increasing intention in the field of educational research. As a crucial noncognitive indicator, grit has been used to understand individual success and performance in various fields. The past empirical research has shown inconsistent findings on the relationship between grit and academic achievement. The purpose of the study is aimed to explore how


Applying Teaching Strategies for Design Students’ Learning Effectiveness on Blended Learning

Flipped teaching has been going on for a long time in various ages and academic fields, and the learning effectiveness have been affirmed. This project is based on the flipping teaching strategy of design education to improve students’ performances. The concept of this study is based on design education is no longer learn the overall


A Study on the Aesthetics of Illustrations in Third and Fourth Graders’ Chinese Textbooks

Textbooks are one of the most important tools for learning. Illustrations in a textbook can have critical influence on students’ understanding of the text and their interest in learning. However, studies on illustrations in a textbook in Taiwan are scarce. On this account, this study developed a list of aesthetic principles to examine illustrations. It


Preschool Teachers’ Learning Self-efficacy in Predicting Technology-teaching Integration: A Comparison Between Taiwan and Malaysia

In Asia, Taiwan is one of the world’s leading producers of information and communication technology products and government continuously invest in teacher development on technology to empower teachers to improve school education in the digital era. Some studies concerned teachers’ technology integration, and their self-efficacy in the online learning context. However, little research has been


A Blended Learning Model for Public Senior High Schools in the Division of Laguna

This study aimed to design a blended learning model for public senior high schools in the division of Laguna. A descriptive-quantitative research design was considered in the study and utilized the neo-positivism for objectivity and neutrality of the research process. A survey using Mercado’s eLearning readiness assessment tool and eLearning System Readiness Assessment(ELSRA) based on


The Correlation of Imagination and Computer Graphics Ability of Visual Communication Design Majors

This study aims to examine the correlation of imagination and computer graphics ability of visual communication design majors. To obtain a better understanding of visual communication design majors, imagination exhibited before and after the students take related classes, a questionnaire survey with pretest-posttest design was conducted in this study. The consensual assessment technique (CAT) was


Development of Holistic Creative Learning Skills for Elderly People in Rural Area of Thailand: Career Dimension

Thailand is entering the aging society because the elderly population is increasing rapidly and the elderly population, living in the rural area, still has insufficient income and learning skills for careers. Thus, they still need care and learning skills in the rapidly changing society. This article presents the results of the study on the situation


Use of Problem Based Learning to Teach Ethics in Indian Context

Fostering ethical values and its internalization in students’ lives is a daunting process. Mere regurgitation of moral values in classroom does not translate into application. In recent years, the trend suggests that excessive materialism and individualism has led to idea of instant gratification and erosion of ethos. This emerging trend is likely to impact India