Category: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis

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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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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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Online Forums: How Can Educators Make Online Work Well? Communicating Through Graphic Design: Relevance, Focus, Reflection

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

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International Tandem Learning: Technological Challenges of Inter-Institutional Projects

It is difficult to dispute that most significant changes in education over the past hundred years have resulted from the ubiquity, use, and availability of technology. This generation of university students is the first wave of participants in higher education for whom the entire knowledge-base of humanity throughout history is available in real time, in

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Vietnamese Tertiary EFL Teachers’ Perception Towards Critical Thinking in the Classroom

Critical thinking has been emphasized as one of the paramount thinking skills in the 21st academic curriculum in the world. Especially in the context of language learning and teaching where traditional pure recitation seems to result in little positive outcomes, the engagement of thinking in learning proves to be necessary than ever before. Still, the

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Classroom Diversity and Thoughtful Engagement

This presentation will discuss the Theory of Japanese Uniqueness 「Nihonjinron」which explores peculiarities of Japanese culture, psyche and behavior in the context of current trend in diversity in education. It assumes that regardless of Japan’s image as a “homogeneous” country, there is diversity represented by various ethno-social factors such as experiences abroad, family structure, and gender

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Being Unreasonable – How to Teach Clinical Reasoning Amongst Medical Students

A poster examining the challenges and common themes across teaching clinical reasoning as well as the difficulties of engaging students during time-limited ad hoc clinical encounters such as the ward round or being on-call. We first explore the process of clinical reasoning, the dual theory of how we acquire it as well as the barriers

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Improving University Teachers’ Professional Ethics in Teaching Practice in China

Teacher’s professional ethics, short for teacher ethics, refers to the relatively stable moral concepts, moral qualities and codes of conduct formed by teachers in the process of educational work. From this definition, we can know that teacher’s professional ethics is an excellent quality of internalizing morality through teaching practice. Therefore, this kind of quality is

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From Andragogy to Heutagogy in Advancing the 5C’s for 21st Century Foreign Language Competency

Andragogy was an essential first step for teachers at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies and Wenzao Ursuline University in equipping students in both Japan and Taiwan with a tandem learning framework to become more active learners. The model worked on the assumption that students would take more responsibility for their learning which would subsequently promote more

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Boost Sight Reading Skills of Students Using Melodic Ostinato

This study aims to boost the sight-reading skills of the inexperienced grade six students through the use of melodic ostinato patterns as a strategy. Prior to the demonstration teaching, information about the current status of music education in the provincial setting was gathered and generated through field observations and interviews with the students and music

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A Case Study on the Use of Theater as a Tool in Promoting Positive Discipline for Children in Ozamis City

The study aims to present a qualitative descriptive inquiry in using theater as tool in educating communities on positive discipline for children. It seeks to know the impact of the play Istoryahe Lang Ko to the parents and family heads in relation to positive discipline for children. The study uses the Social Learning Theory of

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Integration of Mobile Application in Flipped Classroom for Language Learning

The goal of the integration mobile learning into a flipped classroom is to offer a new way of language learning for students and reduce the teacher’s role in the classroom. This new transformation from a conventional teaching and learning approach to heutagogy and paragogy approaches is to meet the criteria for student-centered approach and embracing

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Student-guided Learning Methodology: From Teaching to Learning

Academic institutions are increasingly viewed as not only knowledge providers but also as cultural change agents. They are therefore expected to cultivate new types of student competencies that can cope with daily challenges in an ever-changing world. Israeli academia has adopted new teaching paradigms but most lecturers still use traditional methods. This study describes how

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The Effects of Inquiry-based Learning on Understanding Writing and Presentation Classroom Research Proposal of Science Student Teachers

The purpose of this research were to study 1) understanding of classroom research, 2) writing ability of classroom research proposal, 3) presentation ability of classroom research proposal, and 4) attitude toward the inquiry-based learning of science student teachers’ that they were studying 4th years in the second semester of academic year 2019 at UdonThani Rajabhat

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Alignment of Learning Competencies, Instruction and Summative Assessment in Mathematics 10: A Basis for Curriculum Implementation Monitoring Plan

Using mixed-method design, this study determined the extent of the implementation of the curriculum guide in Mathematics 10 classes, the alignment of learning competencies, instruction and summative assessment, identified the challenges encountered by teachers, and developed a Curriculum Implementation Monitoring Plan. Questionnaires and documents of teachers from eight public schools in the Division of Nueva

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Advancing 5C’s for 21st Century Foreign Language Competency

Given the dynamic nature of globalization, the curriculum design and instruction of foreign language education are constantly being discussed and redefined. While print literacy continues to be the primary instructional medium in the physical classroom settings, the growing and mushrooming access to internet resources, social networks, learning through technology, and multi-modal communication require educators to

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Transformative Interventions in Cell Biology: Motivating Cell and Molecular Biology Majors Using Instructor/Student-Interactive Demonstrations of Key Concepts

Our overall educational goal is to individualize student learning by creating an environment that values each student. Improved high-quality instruction in core STEM courses will be provided to accelerate and deepen student learning by addressing more individually students’ needs in an effort to decrease achievement gaps (i.e., such as those in under-represented groups). This project

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Students Perspectives of Experiential Learning in a Technical Education Program

This paper discusses students’ perspectives of the impact that hands-on experiential learning laboratories have on both technical understanding and soft skill development. The hands-on experiential learning laboratory exercises provided opportunities for teams of students to build assemblies outside the classroom on full-scale projects by applying knowledge first learned in class. These exercises have been designed

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Teaching Healthy Lifestyle in the Higher Education in Hong Kong: Report and Reflection

Since the major curriculum reform in 2012, most of the university curriculum in Hong Kong has extended by one year, and this offers good opportunities to provide a programme of General Education for students despite their chosen major disciplines. The compulsory general education programme is seen to be an important component in the nurturing of

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Development and Validation of an Electronic Module in Linear Motion for First Year College Students of Iloilo City

This study aimed to develop and validate an electronic module in physics for first-year college students taking introductory physics of Iloilo City and find out if there would be a significant difference in the performance of students before and after using the electronic module. The e-module was composed of one topic with two sub-lessons in

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A Need to Support Teacher Diversity Through Culturally Relevant STEM Education at the Elementary School

The United States and European nations are persistently engaged in advocating the need for culturally relevant practices for the diverse student population to achieve maximum student participation and engagement in mathematics and science (hereinafter referred as MSED). However, there exists a huge gap in preparing mathematics and science teachers who could implement culturally relevant practices

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Teaching Experiences, Pedagogies, Practices and Praxes in Subject of Applied Geo-information System Technology

This paper is presented as an important point for teaching experiences from 2012 to 2019 based on pedagogies and praxes in subject of applied geo-information system technology (AGST) for graduate students, is under Master of Science Program in Applied Information and Communication Technology, Faculty of Sciences and Liberal Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology ISAN, Thailand.

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Developing Teachers into Teacher Leaders Through PDS

Teacher preparation necessitates extensive collaboration to develop effective, caring, and knowledgeable professionals. Positive collaboration between Professional Development School (PDS) liaisons, mentor teachers, administrators, and teacher candidates, have resulted in effective preparation of University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Master of Education in Teaching (MEdT) teacher candidates. In 2019, the COE and MEdT program offered an innovative

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Integrating Reflections on Scriptural Text in Language Classes: The Southern Philippines and Bangkok Experience

Scriptural Text Integration employed in some Catholic educational institutions throughout the world has become the core pedagogy that promises relevant and meaningful education for today’s learner. This study investigated the experiences of the teachers and students in integrating Scriptural texts in language classes. It utilized a transcendental phenomenological research design. The study involved ten students

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Supporting Teacher Education with Video-based Noticing: A Technological Innovation

In light of developments and emphasis in technology-enhanced teaching and learning in recent years, connected, yet often overlooked, is the need for teacher education training to equip teacher candidates with the necessary technological skills and pedagogical content knowledge for preparing technology-enhanced lessons. Without adequate training, it is difficult for pre-service teachers to plan effective lessons

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Internship Abroad Program: The Lived Experiences of Education Students in a State University

Quality learning is indispensable for meeting people’s basic needs, and vital in nurturing the conditions for global peace and sustainable development across the globe. Regardless of the race and creed, everyone needs to learn in active, collaborative and self-directed ways in order to flourish and contribute to their communities. Colleges and universities are faced with

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Hidden Treasures: A Meaningful 3D Experience

This paper presents an experiment of pedagogy through active work in the classroom. It aims at giving students the opportunity to create bilingual pop up books through a project-based teaching method. It has been successfully carried out for five years. Pupils start developing the project in several steps throughout the year. First, they are asked

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An Investigation Into the Efficacy of Students-as-partner Pedagogy in a Singapore University Education Learning Context

In Students-as-partner (SAP), students work in partnership with staff members in higher learning institutions to facilitate deeper learning in students by promoting student engagement. While SAP’s impact on student consultants and staff members directly involved in partnership is generally well and widely researched, relatively little is reported about its application on student learning in an

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Employing English Picture Books in Classroom Teaching: Taking a Suburban Area in Mainland China as the Study Context

Nowadays, the application of English picturebook in childhood English education has generated more and more attention among Chinese researchers, educators, and parents. A growing number of them have started to employ English picturebook as a tool in childhood English education. However, research on the classroom use of English picturebooks for young Chinese children’s English learning

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Insight on the Finnish Field of Learning Analytics – Applications and Ethics in Adaptive Education Models

Learning Analytics provide better means of interaction and guidance between educators and students. Through data, we can elaborate on our understanding of the way a student learns and progresses in the education environment or learning management system. Adaptive and blended learning as modern education models can further emphasize the role of learning analytics: since the

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Use of QR Code System in Enhancing Teaching and Learning

QR Code System or Quick Response System is a two dimensional bar code system initially designed for automotive industry in Japan is now one of the most popular Universal Product Coding system used because of many applications such as product tracking, item identification, managing documents and marketing features efficiency. Today’s educational system is challenged to

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The Effect of Problem-Based Learning Instruction Activities in Linear Equations on Problem Solving Ability Analytical Thinking and Reasoning

The purposes of this research were to compare the before and after Problem Solving Ability Analytical Thinking and Reasoning Ability of Mathayomsuksa 1 students by using method of Problem-Based Learning Instruction with a statistic criterion. The subjects of this study were 30 Mathayomsuksa 1 students in the second semester of 2018 academic year from Srinakharinwirot

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Investigation of Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning as a Framework for Teaching Science-focused English Courses at a Japanese University

Previous research indicates that inquiry-based learning is beneficial for English-language learners in content courses. Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) is a student-centered, team-focused framework widely used in the United States at the high school and university levels for teaching science. All POGIL activities follow a 3-phase learning cycle and are often organized such that students

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Lessons from the Perpetual Learner

Life is curious. We wake up, we make plans, and we see a slight incline, but not many major obstacles in sight. In fact, we know that our day is going to be perfectly brilliant (perhaps). That is not always the case, however, and as learners, teachers, teacher researchers, teacher educators, and/or administrators our days

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Information and Communications Technology Competencies and Integration Practices of Public Secondary School Teachers in the Philippines

This study investigated the ICT competencies and integration practices of 573 public secondary school teachers in a province in the Philippines, particularly their level of ICT competencies, extent of ICT integration, challenges encountered, and their perceptions on ICT integration. The study employed a descriptive-correlational research design which explored the significant relationship between teachers’ level of

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Decreased Motivation and Increased Mental Illness Among Young People – A Need for Teaching Life Mastery Skills in School

Student evaluations in Norwegian schools over the last years have shown that students lack motivation for learning, and at the same time, more and more young people struggle with mental illnesses and quite many drop out of school. To meet these challenges, we started a research project called “systematic work with motivation” where we have

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Learning Independence Through QFEmirates: A Case Based Inquiry into Framework and Deeper Learning Inter-dependence

The paper aims to inquire the interdependence between frameworks based learning and deeper learning to examine how learning independence can be achieved by students through proper application of Qualification Framework of Emirates (QFE). To ensure validity of the research, a case based approach with two courses of two different universities has been taken for the

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Fundamental Foundations in Early Childhood Development

At its core, there are three pillars critical to support this foundation. First, ethics – development of personality and values; a vital element to helping a child learn their role within society and culture. Secondly, innovative pedagogy – captivating a child’s mind through curriculum and activities built for specific learning styles. Language, sensory, and social