Category: Teaching and Learning


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