Category: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis

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Remote Experiment for Electrical Engineering

Handson experience is mandatory for engineering courses such as electrical power system, and power electronics. However, the laboratory is not accessible during lock-down period. In such case, remote experiment setup is required. This work shares a laboratory setup is assisting the remote experiment for electrical engineering instructors and students. The setup involves electrical training equipment,

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Cultivating Kindness among Preschoolers: Student-Centered Instructional Modules for Teachers

The preschool period is a significant stage of self-construction in a child’s life. This is the time when they make sense of the world and things around them. Hence, it is essential that at this point, prosocial character traits and behaviors must be instilled in them. Kindness is one of the most important human attributes

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Crisis as Opportunity to Try Something New: Student-centered Pedagogy During the Onset of COVID-19

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Spring of 2020 forced a sudden and unexpected disruption of the usual modes of schooling around the world. In the United States, lack of federal, state and district leadership left most teachers to negotiate the chaotic early months of the pandemic on their own. This study examined

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Empowering Learners: Online Radio Broadcasts to Enhance the Students’ Speaking Skills

The speaking skill is one of the most challenging skills to develop in the Content and Language Integrated Learning Classroom (CLIL) since it requires the student to have enough confidence and language proficiency to communicate their ideas and opinions about a topic effectively. Noticeably, students lack opportunities to talk in the classroom and use the

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Shared Leadership Education: The Experiences of Music Teachers in a Music School

In all levels of professional music education – music school, conservatory/art gymnasium, music academy, shared leadership is a new and little researched concept. Most of what is known in music education are that a teacher is the leader of education, who leads the education – prepares a program, marks fingers above notes, puts together dynamic

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Chat-Based Learning Management Assistant Hybrid Learning

The communication channel for distance learning has been evolved from physical mail, teleconferencing, and email. However, the current trend of the most common communication channel has shifted to online chat. It has replaced the email for most of the communication, and it is almost real-time as well as easily accessible. The work introduces a new

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A Model-Based Inquiry Activity Using LEGO to Promote System Thinking of Grade 11 Students on Buffer Solution Topic

System thinking in chemistry education aims to prepare future students who can relate the chemistry knowledge addressing real-world complex phenomenon and having more holistic perspectives. The system thinking skills are divided into three levels: (1) analysis of system, (2) synthesis of system, and (3) implementing knowledge to the real-world issue. In this study, a model-based

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Enhanced MELCs-based Curriculum in Reading and Writing Skills in a Blended Pedagogy

Due to COVID-19’s exponential spread, the world has coined the term “New Normal” as it continues to battle this pandemic. The realm of education has not also escaped from this change, so it adopted the “new normal” educational schemes. Blended learning is one of the modalities that schools adopt during this pandemic. Thus, this study

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The Effect of Praising and Mutual Trust on Student’s Learning

Research has proven that praising is always considered an effective strategic way to motivate students in the classroom, raise their self-esteem and promote their positive behavior (Floress, 2017; Allday, 2012). The literature defines two types of praise: general praise (GP) which is a general statement of approval, and behavior-specific praise (BSP) which describes a specific

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Concept Mapping Strategy to Improve Non-computer Science Students’ Learning Achievements in Logical Database Design

This study aims to investigate the effects of using concept mapping on student’s performance on logical database modeling and to examine their satisfaction towards the use of concept mapping strategy in the database design process. One hundred and two undergraduate students participated in the study. These students were assigned into three groups with three different

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Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Its Incorporation Into Formal Education in Japan: An Explanatory Case Study

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is vital to create sustainable societies. Successive governments in Japan have advocated the incorporation of ESD into its education system. This paper investigates teachers’ understandings of Sustainable Development (SD) and ESD and the extent to which ESD has been incorporated into lessons. The current work is an explanatory case study,

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Experiential Learning and Case Study Immersion to Develop Entrepreneurial Self-efficacy and Opportunity Recognition: Comparing the Pedagogical Impact Longitudinally

The ‘how’ of teaching method seems to vary in its effectiveness with ‘who’ the instructors, ‘what’ content it intends to deliver and for ‘whom’ the course is targeted for. As there has been critique on the lack of rigorous experimental design, we employed a longitudinal research design to examine the effectiveness of experiential learning and

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The Empirical Strikes Back: Post-pandemic Multi-sensory Implementation of Scientific Thinking Into Language Teacher Education

Educational policy makers in Germany assume that the pursuit of a compulsory Master of Education teaching degree leads to the development of scientific thinking and reasoning skills, and these skills are usually documented in the form of a research-oriented Master’s thesis (KMK 2004). However, because research skills are only one of the relevant competence areas

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Communication Through Food: Pedagogical Strategies and Critical Questions to Flavor Your University Course

The current media landscape is rife with demonstrations and celebrations of local/adapted foods. This popularity has been accentuated during the COVID era because people in general, and college students, are obligated to be home. The cross-disciplinary authors from the Communication field have harnessed the powers of popular media programs of high interest, for academic lessons.

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Why Teacher Led Instruction Really Works

Since the 1980s the notion of teacher led instruction (Direct Instruction) has been largely dismissed in favour of a more student-centered (Indirect Instruction), collaborative, problem solving type pedagogy. Certainly, the student-centered approach, characterized by inquiry, problems solving and active learning, is an effective practice which is supported by empirical evidence (Yuen & Hau, 2006). However,

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Surfacing the Praxis in Curriculum Indigenization by Mathematics Teachers of Public Secondary Schools in Ifugao, Philippines

Among the problems faced by the indigenous peoples (IPs) in the Philippines in the education sector include disparity between the non-IPs and IPs as well as discrimination in the education system as surfaced by the Episcopal Commission on Indigenous Peoples (2008). The country introduced changes in the educational system which recognizes the plights of the

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The Present and Future of Online Distance Learning: Trends and Challenges of Virtual Teachers

In response to sustain quality education during pandemic and the need to address the needs of online distance learning, this research aims to investigate what are the trends and challenges virtual teachers experience after a year since remote learning has been implemented. This quantitative research was conducted through an adapted survey questionnaire most applicable to

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The Relationship of Teacher Well-being, Resilience, and Mindfulness: Using Mindfulness as a Mediator

With the outbreak of a pandemic, and the implementation of new curriculum reform in Taiwan, the front-line secondary school teachers have faced increasing stress and challenges. Thus, it is important to understand current teachers’ possession of positive psychological capital. This study aimed at exploring the current situation of secondary school teachers’ mindfulness, well-being, and resilience,

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Insights into Students’ Online Learning Experiences During COVID-19 Pandemic: Shaping How We Do Education Moving Forward

Teaching and learning have transitioned entirely into an online mode in response to COVID-19 pandemic in Mongolia. Online education in and of itself is not new to Mongolian higher education sector. However, transitioning into 100% online mode within a space of a month and continue doing so since February 2020 has been a challenge. This

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Teaching and Iterative Improvement: The Impact of Instructor Implementation of Courseware on Student Outcomes

Students need digital learning resources that will benefit their learning process, and educators need tools that provide meaningful data insights and can be integrated into their teaching practice. Courseware as a learning resource is designed based on learning science principles to optimize the learning process for students. However, it is also well-known that digital resources

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Creating Interactive Videos for Deeper Student Engagement Using PlayPosit

The current generation of college students have become the “YouTube” generation. These students gain knowledge by watching videos and interacting with social media platforms. Universities are struggling to “meet the learner where they are”. How do you provide a video, similar to the YouTube, TikTok, and other social media platforms, while still engaging the students

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Preparing Empathetic Teacher Candidates’: A Cultural Simulation of Japanese Internment in Hawaiʻi

In this phenomenological study, learning about empathy through the Japanese Internment in Hawaiʻi was explored by analyzing the experiences of seventeen undergraduate teacher candidates after visiting the Japanese Cultural Center in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. Data gleaned from surveys, self-reflection, peer reflections, and photovoice assignments were analyzed using clustering and themes. Findings reveal the depth of candidates’

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Great Expectations: The Rhetoric, Responsibilities, and Realities of Elementary Teacher Resilience in the Era of COVID-19

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, educational leaders and policymakers have emphasized the need for teachers to demonstrate resilience. As the weight of the pandemic has fallen heavily on teachers tasked with being educational, social-emotional, and even nutritional first responders in the face of ongoing crisis and uncertainty, it is unsurprising that calls for teacher resiliency have

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The Use of a ClassPoint Tool for Student Engagement During Online Lesson

Teaching online can be quite different than in the classroom where instructor can physically interact with the students. With the aim to encourage student engagement and learning, a synchronous Classroom Response System called ClassPoint was implemented together through live video conference platform for some first-year undergraduate courses in SUTD as it allowed real-time interaction between

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Maximum Engagement and Minimum Distraction in Knowledge Transference

In the Indian academia the focus on teaching “Writing” is relatively new; traditional focus has been on teaching the English language or Communication Skills. The novelty of Academic Writing has called for rigorous efforts in its operation under the Indian context. In addition, the virtual learning environment drawn by the pandemic posed the serious challenge

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Examining the File Renaming Errors Made by Japanese University EFL Students During the First Year of Emergency Remote Teaching

The move to emergency remote teaching (ERT) in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced instructors worldwide to necessarily include components of information and communications technology (ICT) in their lessons. However, this move proved particularly challenging in Japan, for the country has long lagged behind others in its implementation of ICT for educational purposes. While

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Analysis of French Grammatical Errors Using Surface Strategy Taxonomy: A Case Study of Thai University Students

This study was aimed to investigate the grammatical errors made by Thai university students and to explore the causes of grammatical errors in French writing. The participants in study were 16 third-year Thai students majoring in French of the Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University. Purposive sampling was used to select the participants. The research instrument

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Realistic’ Experiences of Novice Teachers: Linking Coursework and Field Experiences to Develop Effective Practice

This paper investigates the effects of a teacher education program designed to help teacher candidates integrate theory and practice within a “realistic” approach to teacher education (Korthagen, 2001). Specifically, we were interested in the experiences of novice teachers who are graduates of a four-year teacher preparation program designed to link theory and practice. This research

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Design Thinking and Embodiment for Problem Solving and Creativity Education in the Digital World

The emergency due to SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has required substantial and situational changes in the living environments, relational, educational, health and media networks. Managing complexity in emergency contexts, therefore characterized by conditions of high individual, relational and institutional vulnerability, imposes an urgent mandate on educational agencies to rethink, adapt, reorganize and innovate their teaching methods. The

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Implementing Critical Content Based Instruction (CCBI) in Chinese Language Classroom

Critical content-based instruction (CCBI) integrates critical pedagogy and content-based instruction. By applying a critical lens to content-based and culturally based themes in language classes and forging the connectedness between language learning and society, language teachers have the power to foster not only linguistic and cultural competence but also expand their students’ worldviews. This presentation discusses

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Fostering Digital Citizenship and Effective Approach to Change in Teachers

The study presents the results of a research project aimed to foster digital skills and approach to change in teachers. In Italy, the educational system needs an urgent acknowledgment of the digital revolution underway and the training of teachers and students cannot be postponed to increase general awareness of the risks and the countless opportunities

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The Development of an Inquiry-based Field Trip Activity to Promote Students’ Positive Perceptions of the Educational Curriculum Course

An inquiry-based field trip activity was designed for graduate students in the science education program to enhance their understandings of the school curriculum as well as to promote their positive perceptions of the Educational Curriculum course. The course focus on basic knowledge about the school curriculum and how to develop a curriculum. Four secondary schools

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Theory of Lesson Creation for Lower-grade Life Environment Studies in Japan: Focusing on the Narratives and Practices of Social Studies Teacher Kazumasa Arita

This study aims to clarify the theory of creating lessons for the lower grades on “life environment studies” in Japan, with a focus on the narrative and practice of social studies teacher, Kazumasa Arita (1935–2014). In this research, the following three points are explained. First, Arita’s theory of creating “life environment studies” lessons during his

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Course Design for Tunnel Engineering with Complexity under Consideration

In the recent years, Chinese infrastructure and civil buildings are of increasing features in type, quantity and dimension. The high education of Civil Engineering and related subjects has been prosperous for more than two decades in China. However, similar challenging situation, with which the education of Civil Engineering in industrialized countries was faced at the

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Why Don’t You Play the Game? Evaluating the Use of Gamification in an Undergraduate Finance Course

The board game Monopoly is used as a gamification tool in an undergraduate finance course in a private business school in the Philippines. The use of Monopoly as a gamification tool is evaluated using Han’s (2015) adaptation of the spiral curriculum and Landers’s (2015) theory of gamified learning. According to Han, the spiral curriculum “is

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Keeping Small Changes Faculty made During COVID that had a Big Impact on Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic shut down in-person classes at our campus. Over 4,000 courses were transitioned online in 4 days. Faculty and students struggled to learn this new modality. A working group convened to assess innovations and collect faculty and student stories. This working group met weekly and surveyed all the different schools (medicine, law, liberal

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Strides in Mathematics and Science: An Introspective Look on the First SHS Graduates’ Perceived Self-efficacy

Abstract: The K to 12 Curriculum has changed the landscape of the Philippine Education System. Before and after its initial implementation, several speculations and challenges emerged. This prompted the interest of the researchers to identify the readiness of the first batch graduates of the K to 12 curriculum who applied and enrolled in the different

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Project Strand and the Level of Performance of Grade 10 Students in the Central Dogma of Molecular Biology

This study aimed to improve the level of mastery of the Grade 10 students of Santiago City National High School in understanding the central dogma of molecular biology. There were two groups in the study, the control group (37 students) and the experimental group (40 students) for the school year 2019-2020. They were taken using

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Applying a Book Read Aloud and Leveraging It with Storyline Online: A Case Study of Indonesian Preservice Teachers

This study departed from an understanding that one aspect in literacy teacher preparation is to make explicit personal beliefs of preservice teachers in receiving knowledge and instruction in the program (Scott et al., 2018). Enrolling in an introductory course of children’s literature, a group of Indonesian preservice teacher participated in a read aloud project where

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The Educational Values of E-Commerce Information Technology for the Law Protection of Citizens

In Indonesia, the development of e-commerce is increasing along with the increasing number of internet and social media users. The rapid growth of e-commerce has changed the way consumers make purchases of goods and services. The growth of electronic transactions has a very positive impact on business people as well as consumers, because it provides

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Do You Trust Me? A Systematic Literature Review on Student-teacher Trust Relationships and School Identification

Trust between a student and a teacher and school identification are described in scientific research as focal points of learning, personal development and satisfaction, and a basis for a positive school culture that can impact the whole community. Yet, both constructs are still challenging scientists as to their components, incidence and links. Additionally, empirical studies

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A Philosophical and Epistemological Foundation for Social Justice Pedagogy via the Work of Hannah Arendt, Emmanuel Levinas, and Pierre Bourdieu

Social justice pedagogy has become a fixture in higher education. More and more disciplines in the academy are incorporating the ideas and claims of social justice into their pedagogical practices. While social justice discourse has become an assumed and prevalent feature of the modern college classroom, little work has been done to ground the claims

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Teenpods: Production of Educational Videos as First Step in a Transmedia Educational Project About Positive Youth Development

Teenpods is the name of a Transmedia-Educational-Project (TEP) performed by the Chair Education and adolescence from University of Lleida. This project aims to promote the Positive-Young-Development (PYD) approach on educational contexts. It has 11 pods about different topics linked with adolescence. Each Teenpod is set to include several transmedia objects addressed to education practitioners. The

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Teaching Practices of Secondary School Mathematics Teachers for Developing the 21st Century Skills and Its Relationship to the Academic Achievement

With the advent of the new century, educators and learners have finally understood and manifested that reasoning is required to promote transfer because it gives access to all domains. Needless to say, the skills opted by the 21st century embark on a question of efficiency and their application to classroom instruction. This study aimed to

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Letting Students Explore What It Takes to Become a Good Communicator – A Metacognitive Approach to Promote Language Learning

When it comes to teaching speaking skills in a foreign language classroom, instructing grammatical knowledge, building up vocabulary and formulated expressions, and practicing model conversations can be some of the useful teaching methods. However, we need to ask ourselves if our classroom instructions are designed to help students synthesize that fragmentary knowledge into practical knowledge

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A Blended and Interactive Online Learning Courseware for Bridging Art, Bioethics, and Medicine

We will discuss an interactive, multifunctional e-learning Courseware that we developed, which strongly bridges the gap between art, bioethics and medicine. First, a series of animated videos introducing selected topics of bioethics and related issues will be introduced. Then, a set of problem-based practical videos (“interactive doctor-patient role play”) along with discussion questions and online

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Application of Comparative Law Methods in Teaching Legal English to Law Students in Russia

A major challenge inherent in a course of legal English taught to students outside the common law tradition lies in the very fact of the difference between the legal system native to the student and that of common law. This difference, manifested in every aspect – formal and cognitive – of legal language, should be

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Brave Virtual Classrooms: Strategies for Engaging Students to Maximize Learning

The pandemic ushers in a new normal in language education, in which virtual classes have become the routine. Moving from physical face-to-face presence to virtual contact has greatly impacted both our teaching and learning. With the unavoidable drawbacks in virtual learning environment such as lack of personal interaction and screen fatigue, we find ourselves constantly

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Maximising Student Engagement in Online and Blended Learning: A Survey of Learner Preferences

Blended learning is the integration of classroom face-to-face (F2F) learning with online learning experiences to engage students in a flexible learning framework. F2F lecturing is generally described as being more engaging. However, the incorporation of online resources gives students choice and flexibility in how they approach their studies, and can offer an additional tool to

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Re-imagining Blended Learning 3.0 in Education – Defining a New Technology-Enabled Experience Led Approach to Accelerate Student Future Skills Development

This paper argues that digital living and working has changed irrevocably as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic and therefore, digital developments in education brought about mainly by the use of blended learning during the Pandemic needs to be converged to support lifelong digital learning. Adopting the European Unions definition of blended learning, the paper

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Altered Andragogy: Lessons From Lockdown for Systems Engineering Education

Systems Engineering (SE) is a largely interactive and applied discipline which has been mainly taught via face-to-face tuition. The move to online-only teaching due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic thus posed significant challenges for SE education. The andragogical strategy involved had to be rethought and redesigned such that key precepts of student learning could be

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Teacher Candidate Support and Resiliency During a Global Pandemic

The global pandemic has disrupted the classroom experience of teacher candidates and for students with disabilities in their P-12 school environment. This presentation will describe how one education preparation program (EPP) had to shift their cohort model from face-to-face to virtual instruction in two weeks and simultaneously support their teacher candidates’ mental health needs and

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Distance Education in Hong Kong Preschools: Learning and Teaching During COVID-19 School Closures

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread change in people’s lives across the world. Indeed, such change is especially evident in the education sector, where this global phenomenon has arguably triggered some of history’s most significant advancements. In this study, we explore how the early childhood education sector in Hong Kong has

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Preschool Practices to Promote Self-regulated Learning

Self-regulated learning is a transversal competency in human development and plays a central role in acquiring autonomy. It is a complex and dynamic process involving personal, behavioral and contextual dimensions. Moreover, the current social challenges require educational professionals, particularly teachers, to be flexible and personalize teaching practices according to children’s specificities. This investigation aims to

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Teacher Education and Migration: The Value of an Aesthetic Experience

This presentation will illustrate a multimodal project in the area of intercultural education. Following significant immigration flows to Malta (Mediterranean) there was a growing need in teacher training to give space to a focused reflection on identity and cultural mediation. In a very short time, teachers of Maltese were faced with a new reality they

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Adapting Active Learning in Presence to Distance Education: Effective Strategies from Four Cases in Higher Design Education

From 2020, education had to rapidly adapt to the massive employment of distance learning. The adaptation of design teaching at university level seemed to be particularly challenging because of its orientation towards project-based and active learning. Design students engage in learning by doing, being supported by the interrelation with teachers and classmates within the classroom.

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Moral Training: A Genealogical Critique of Pastoral Power in the Manifestation of Teacher Subjectivity

The figure of the teacher is often portrayed in an unproblematic and consistent way in a rationalistic understanding of education. Thus, histories of the historical teacher are often situated within the context of a meta-narrative: that the teacher is the person who is tasked with achieving the educational goals explicitly set out by such qualified

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Processes of Empathy and Othering: Towards a New Approach to Teaching Literature and Ethics

There is a common belief in society that reading literature makes us better people. Empathy – the ability to enter into another’s point-of-view – often plays a significant role in this conviction, offering, in the words of Suzanne Keen, an almost magical guarantee of literature’s value in society and education (Empathy and the Novel 2007).

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Improving the Motivation When It Comes to Learn the Reading and Writing Skills

This research presents the results obtained after exploring experiences of aesthetic quality as objects of innovation in the teaching profession. To be precise, the research focuses on the improvement of reading-writing skills among children of 4 to six years old in Catalonia, Spain. These experiences display certain particular characteristics, including the fact that proved to

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The Creative Writing Workshop as a Space

Creative writing workshops have proliferated in writing classrooms and in organised activities usually by academic institutions. The first of its kind and the longest running workshop in Asia, Silliman University National Writers Workshop (SUNWW) in Dumaguete City, Philippines turned 57 last May 2019. The Workshop, initially patterned after the Iowa Writers Workshop, have offered over

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Investigate the Difficulties of Indonesian Learner During Electronic Portfolio

Normal learning stopped, project delayed, school shut down. The universe seemed to have a halt because of the Novel Coronavirus. On the other hand, students have to continue their education through online learning which was currently the best alternative as keeping schools opened but safe for them. This learning method was the new one in

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Recalibrating Service-Learning Program into Pure Online Activity

COVID19 pandemic has forced Higher Educational Institutions to recalibrate its syllabus into online learning. As De la Salle University (DLSU) prepares for online education, the Center for Social Concern and Action-Service Learning Program (COSCA-SLP) also must recalibrate its processes. To continuously remain relevant to society and its partner communities’ needs, it pursues its Lasallian Mission

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Physics Teachers’ Conception on Creating a Supportive Learning Environment

The 2018 result of the Programme for International Students Assessment (PISA) shows below-average Filipino students’ scientific literacy. Trends in International Mathematics and Science Studies (TIMSS) show the same result even after implementing the country’s revised basic education curriculum. These findings from international assessments call for an analysis by researchers and policymakers to explore the possible

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Multigrade Teaching Experience in Ilocos Sur: Basis for Extension Program

The main goal of this research is to describe the teaching experiences, problems, and concerns of fifty-seven multigrade teachers of schools in Ilocos Sur. It analyzed the positive and negative impacts of multigrade teaching, which was the basis for an extension program. The study made use of the descriptive survey method of research. The results

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Students’ Satisfaction, Efficacy, and Achievement on Learning Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Online Course

The global pandemic has brought an unforeseen change in the field of education. Different schools have to shift to online teaching to continue the students’ education to cope with the adversity. This study explores the students’ satisfaction, self-efficacy, and academic achievement using online learning materials in the Science, Technology, and Society course. This study employed

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From Tacit Knowledge to Explicit – Taken for Granted Pedagogical Practices Made Visible

Learning by Developing (LbD), is a pedagogical strategy of Laurea University of Applied Sciences for almost 15 years. It is based on authentic co-operation between teachers, students and working life partners. In practice, LbD means that Laurea students are studying in working life projects. Theoretical framework in the article is based on LbD, Tacit Knowledge

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Teacher Candidates’ Experiences With Distant Learning in the Initial Year of COVID-19

Teacher preparation programs across the globe grapple with the struggles of educating prospective teachers in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods of instruction include distance learning, hybrid models, or simulation activities. As teacher educators utilize novel instructional approaches to prepare teacher candidates for classroom instruction, challenges emerge, and lessons are learned, but what are

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The Effectiveness of Online Portfolios for Assessment in Higher Education

The use of online portfolios for both summative and formative assessment is an important part of blended learning. At Queen Mary University of London Engineering School (QMES), English Language and Professional Development Planning modules utilised portfolios as one of the ways for formative assessment. Students kept individual and group portfolios throughout the academic year to

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Fostering Learner Autonomy through Personalized Project-Based Learning

Learner autonomy is crucial to the success of foreign language teaching and learning. Although it is defined differently, the essence of learner autonomy is to engage learners in the teaching and learning process. Traditionally, project-based learning is introduced into foreign language classrooms to enhance learner autonomy by involving learners into teacher-directed projects that connect language

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Online Teaching Readiness of High School Teachers in Special Education

The advent of technology in the 21st century transformed the educational landscape initiating a shift from traditional face-to-face teaching to online teaching. Moving the classroom experience to digital platform poses a challenge on the online teaching readiness of teachers, more so in special education where the teachers’ intensive guidance and specialized skills are matched to

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Signature Pedagogy: Using Equity Audits to Identify Complex Problems of Practice

The purpose of this study was to understand the impact of a signature pedagogy used in a doctoral educational leadership program. Our doctoral program is designed for action-research for doctoral students to identify and take action on a problem of practice within their school district. The problem of practice is rooted in Rick Mintrop’s design-based

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Using the Community of Inquiry (CoI) Framework to Help Instructors Teach Effectively Online

With COVID-19, many instructors need to teach online. How can we quickly help these instructors to be effective teaching online? This presentation will highlight how one university used the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework to develop a series of resources for including self-serve templates, YouTube playlists, self-paced courses, workshops, individual consultations, and community of practice

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Student Views of Attendance at Japanese Universities in the Era of COVID-19: A Preliminary Look

As with a great many other educational and pedagogical issues, there is little consensus regarding the taking of student attendance at the university level. While many institutions and individual instructors, particularly those in the West, refrain from implementing attendance requirements on various grounds (e.g., attendance is the responsibility of students, tracking student attendance distracts instructors

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Faculty Development in Response to COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 on education can not be understated. This presentation will review what faculty development methods were effective for teaching faculty how to build robust online courses as all instruction at our higher education institution moved online. Different professional development options including from self-serve templates, YouTube playlists, self-paced courses, workshops, individual consultations, and

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Using Predictive Analytics to Identify First-year Engineering Students at Risk of Failing Engineering Physics

Due to a lack of continual assessment or grade related data, identifying first-year engineering students in a polytechnic education at risk of failing is challenging. Our experience over the years tells us that there is no strong correlation between having good entry grades in Mathematics and the Sciences and excelling in hardcore engineering subjects. Hence,

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Instructional Strategies of Teachers in Small-sized Schools to Develop Students’ Science Competencies through Professional Learning Community

The present study aimed to develop a strategy for the instructional of teachers in small-sized schools. The objectives of this study were to enhance learners’ scientific competencies through a professional learning community and to synthesize teachers’ strategies regarding instructional. The practical action research methodology was implemented as the framework of this study. The scope of

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The Development of Teacher Trainees’ Science Instructional by Active Learning Competencies Through Lesson Study

The research objective was to develop science instructional competencies by active learning of teacher trainees through lesson study. The methodology of practical action research was implemented in this study. The research was conducted in two phases in accordance with the four cycles of practical action research framework. The target participants were thirty fifth-year students, during

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Teaching Strategies Guidelines to Foster the Computational Thinking Ability in Higher Education

The purpose of this research was to identify teaching guidelines to cultivate the computational thinking ability of higher education students. This qualitative research study focused on seven Thai instructors from public and private institutions (Chulalongkorn University, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Kasetsart University, Silpakorn University, Assumption University, and Microsoft (Thailand) Limited). All instructors have

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Challenges Presented to Paraguayan Teachers by the Measures Adopted Due to Covid-19

Due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19, educational systems around the world have been disrupted as they were forced to stop face-to-face classes in at least 70% of institutions. Paraguay was not the exception, interrupting classes early and abruptly forcing teachers to quickly adapt to this new reality. This mixed quan-qual study presents an analysis

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Teaching Music in the Times of the Pandemic: Pedagogical Pathways for Online Learning

The online learning environment demanded by pandemic conditions in China has offered opportunities for teachers to engage internet-savvy students, but also presented serious obstacles to unmediated face-to-face teaching. The possibilities for student collective collaboration in real time, the difficulties of teachers to connect with the sheer immediacy of music performance and its physical nuances, and

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Embracing Differences through Dialogue and Engaged Learning

This paper presents the elements of an engaged learning experience, with the aim of embracing differences through a pedagogical lens that uses dialogue as a process and content. A qualitative exploratory case study was conducted that included a structured dialogue methodology. Class dynamics and engagement from an online classroom of 30 Japanese and international students

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Online Education in the COVID-19 Pandemic Era: Improving Outcomes Through Student and Faculty Feedback

The COVID-19 pandemic and the global response have impacted people’s daily lives and traditional social norms dramatically. Higher education will be greatly impacted in the short-term, with specific policy changes still being figured out, and long-term impacts not yet known. It is impossible to predict when the COVID-19 pandemic will end, or how long each

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Emergent Curriculum Practice in the Malaysian Kindergarten Setting

Children are the designer and creator of their learning when they were allowed to explore their learning environment by themselves. Considering that early childhood education is a foundation for children to strengthen their holistic learning development, this study was done to enhance children’s ability as an active learner through the emergent practice in consideration of

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Fundamentals of Automation Engineering: Recent Innovations in Teaching and Learning

In this paper, recent innovations in teaching and learning related to the course “Fundamentals of Automation” are described. This course is introduced in the first year for freshmen, common for all undergraduate engineering programs. It focusses on creating required competencies for design and maintenance of automation systems. A hybrid Project Based Learning pedagogy is employed,

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Personalising the Sringara Padam (Poetry on Love) by Adapting Michael Chekhov’s Psychophysical Techniques

The purpose of the practice of Bharathanatyam (South Indian Classical Dance) is for the dancer and spectator to experience this aesthetic pleasure (Rao, A. 1997). Dance is meant to be sensorial, experiential and pleasurable. Have these core values of the practice been lost through transmission? The problems in the current landscape of learning Bharathantayam include

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Blended Fashion and Textiles Pedagogy in the Age of Change

Fashion has always been at the forefront of change, it is a social leader in its ability to adapt and innovate, however, it has in recent decades relied on an unstainable growth at the planets expense and our own wellbeing. The consumption of all fashion from products to images has increased exponential with the rise

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Moral Choices in Class: The Importance of Reminders

Circumstances, such a difficult test or a looming deadline, may challenge the rectitude of otherwise honest students. According to the self-concept maintenance model of Mazar, Amir, and Ariel (2008), if the opportunity for dishonesty arises, students may misbehave, but very little so that their positive self-concept is not substantially tarnished (Goldstone & Chin, 1993). Events

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How Can Educators Make Online Work Well?

This paper connects best practices observed and developed through experiential learning in online forums, structured as open reflective spaces, with structured feed forwards. We are all online, constantly communicating, exchanging, learning, teaching, developing and creating. In such a vast space we often lose sight of the importance of the space itself. Almost every day we

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Transformative Pedagogy: A Twenty-first Century Perspective Towards Improving Education

Education in the twenty-first century needs to break existing boundaries and adopt a new blend of teaching to meet the evolving demands of students. The need for teachers to unlearn methods of teaching that were consistently being used over the last few years and move towards perceiving not just education, but their role as well,

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Embracing New Identities with Batik

Fashion is at the forefront of global technological advancements and mass communications as it embraces the internet age. We find ourselves interwoven in the ever-growing interconnectivity of visual fragmentation and cultural blurring, animated by social media. With this rise of globalisation and industrialization, we notice that the fashion system is layered with unsustainable contradictions spiralling

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Out-Of-Field Teaching in Ghanaian Basic Schools: A Matrix of Teachers Experiences

Globally, the problem of out-of-field teaching still persist despite the frantic efforts of policy makers to ensure that qualified teachers are placed to teach subjects and grade levels they have been trained to teach. Though statistics on the phenomenon remains scanty in Ghana, available evidence indicates that it accounts for the poor performance of students

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Facilitating the Process of Interiorisation: Explorations of a Novel Approach in Fashion Technique Pedagogy

This thesis offers an exploratory journey on the experimentation of a novel approach to a fashion technique pedagogy using the Process of Interiorisation. This methodological approach will open up a line of research inquiry specific to fashion design. By exploring blind-draping and blind-drafting, this experiment explored how emotions and memories played vital roles in the

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Exploring the Conceptual Framework and Knowledge Base of Nature-based Experiential Education

Given the active interest in developing nature-based learning opportunities (e.g., nature schools), it would be beneficial to know how it is understood and practiced within the profession. A review of the relevant literature indicates the knowledge base and conceptual framework tend to differ by country, region, school, and teacher. It is unknown how teachers are

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An Evaluation Model for a Non-sexist Education: Beyond Performance Accountability

This article refers about the development of assessment tools concerning to identify gender biases in teachers of a Vocational Education institution in Chile. Particularly, in the fields of engineering and technology, usually characterized by having male majority presence. Our aim is to identify, based on a mix method perspective, the limits and the potentials of

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Research of Primary School Students’ Knowledge and Attitude to Internet Tolerance

Internet tolerance is a very relevant problem in the context of the 21st century, when a greater percentage of communication between people, including children, occurs precisely in the virtual space. The survey included 230 girls and boys from Primary school. The research is conducted through a questionnaire, which includes 20 questions and explores student’s opinion

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Active Learning to Enhance Students’ Learning Experiences in a Large Enrolled Computer Science Technical Module

Teaching technical modules such as programming to first year, passive learner students is very tricky. Teaching such a module can be even more challenging when it becomes a large enrolment course. This research experiment aims to explain how a combination of active learning strategies such as flipped classroom, problem-based learning and individual and group activities

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Contributing Factors to the Success of English Online Learners in Vietnam

Distance learning has become an alternative for almost training institutions worldwide during the corona pandemics. With its advantages, online learning is likely to become a mainstream in the coming years. With the purpose of identifying the contributing factors to the success of English online learner, a combination of qualitative research and quantitative research has been

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How Does Students’ Vocabulary Grow Over Time? A Longitudinal Case Study

Vocabulary knowledge plays a pivotal role in developing L2 writing, as is evidenced by substantial studies, and the Academic Word List (Coxhead, 2000) has been considered to be one crucial learning target for L2 learners’ academic literacy. However, limited longitudinal research over an academic year has been conducted concerning the topics of academic vocabulary development

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Museum as Meditative Environment

The article considers a special term “meditative space” regarding modern museums’ environment. The term is considered in the context of modern venues in Museum Education that are concentrated on interactive communication with visitors. In accordance with a brief description of the modern museum philosophy, the author emphasizes the importance of keeping some elements of traditional

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Learning the Physical Law of Precession by Elementary Students Through Play Using Gyro Spinning Tops

In this study, we report an attempt at children’s physics education through play with spinning tops Toys play an important role for children to intuitively understand physical concepts, e.g. velocity, acceleration, force, etc. Children can notice rules of the real world by playing with toys. Such experiences help children be conscious of conceptual building blocks