Conference: ECE2018

Adoption Strategies for E-Learning Tools in the Creative Arts

This research was conducted to offer a perspective into why Creative Arts (CA) subjects in Higher Education in England have historically been shown to use e-learning tools less effectively than other Higher Education departments. UCISA reports from 2014 and 2016 on the effective use of technology to enhance learning have found that CA departments make

Learning Analytics for Student Success: Future of Education in the Digital Era

In the increasingly competitive and changing world, efficient education system that drives the human development in the country is the key to a nation’s progress. The education providers – schools and higher learning institutions must focus on student success and design instruction that considers the individual differences of the learners. In recent years, learning analytics

Literacy and Inclusion in Times of Change

Many students have complex learning needs, including learning disabilities or special educational needs. This paper presents findings from international research published in a recent academic book which brought together two fields, Literacy Education and Inclusive Education. Issues faced by teachers in a changing environment, and strategies to assist students develop literacy are discussed. Change factors

Exploring the Educational Potential of Social Networking Environments for Indigenous K-12 Students in New Zealand

This presentation will detail PhD research on the factors that promoted e-learning engagement in online social networking sites (SNS) for a small sample of indigenous Māori students (Y9-11) in the rural Northland area of New Zealand.The study helps address a lack of data on how indigenous students, in particular, engaged with e-learning through a series

Mature Learners & School Leavers: Exploring Learning Approaches of First Year Pre-Service Teachers

This paper compares the learning approaches of pre-service teachers on an undergraduate Bachelor of Education Primary Teaching programme. The study examined differences between mature learners and school leavers. Results were obtained from a quantitative survey of 260 pre-service teachers. In the first phase of the research, the participants completed a modified Learning Approach inventory. Following

Teacher Participation in School Decision-Making in Ghanaian Basic Schools: Views and Expectations From Stakeholders

The study explored the current levels, views, and expectations of stakeholders with regards to teacher participation in school decision-making in the Cape Coast Metropolitan area and Mfantseman Municipality in the Central Region of Ghana. The study employed the explanatory sequential mixed method design involving semi-structured interviews with 11 teachers, 4 head-teachers and 4 circuit supervisors.

The Lasting Impact of an International Student Teaching Experience on Teacher Identity and Cultural Fluency

This longitudinal study examined the lasting impact of an international teaching experience on a teacher’s identity and cultural fluency. A convenient sample of 10 (N=10) in-service teachers was used for this cycle of the study. Building on the initial analysis of the study, cycle two data were gathered through open ended questions using Survey Monkey.

Understanding Visible Learning Through a Brain Targeted Teaching Framework

Content Standard(s): The content standards or success criteria for this session encompass the following objectives: 1. Understand what Visible Learning is2. Know the main implications of Visible Learning3. Understand the attitude of expert teachers4. Prepare lessons for Visible Learning5. Analyze learning and feedback6. Investigate your Mind frameLearning Workshop Overview: Teachers taking this session will know

Participatory Peer Education: An Empowering Process for the Individual, Organisation, and Community

Studies of peer-led adolescent health education establish effectiveness or acceptability, exploring the phenomenon largely through an experimental lens. Central to this perspective is a focus on outcomes and with this, the premise that to be successful an initiative must significantly change the knowledge, attitudes or behaviour of the target population. This does not guarantee successful

Leadership Skills and Competencies Through the Co-Curriculum – The Singapore Management University Study

Student affairs professionals, and those who work with students directly, know in their hearts that students learn in the co-curricular arena. Unfortunately, they do not always have a way to show that to others. Once learning outcomes have been developed, the appropriate assessment measures have to be developed because stakeholders are interested in what students

Estimating Sample Sizes in a Google Classroom: A Case of Global Collaborative STEM Education

Education is a perpetually evolving field, especially with the rapid advancement of technology and the uprising of the globalization phenomenon, and thus, it can be argued that global education is absolutely necessary. Global collaborative STEM Education (GCSE) is a subset of global education that is rarely discussed in the literature. Specifically, this paper focuses on

The Success-Factors and Boundaries of External Consultancy Processes to Universities Regarding Organizational Development Processes

Universities and scientific institutions cannot be studied efficiently enough, based on the methods and tools used by business consultants, as they do not meet the functional and hierarchical structures of higher education institutions as expert organizations. As a result, many consulting projects in the area of organizational development are not as successful as they could

Qualitative Research Methods in Social Sciences

Numerous written materials and wide range of reading collections of social science texts were written to analyze qualitative research methods in social sciences. Qualitative research refers to research about people’s lives, through insight of their stories and behavioral patterns. It is usually employed in human field studies and social science disciplines, including education, sociology, social

Investigating Strategies for Teaching Critical Thinking in Physics Classrooms

Recent studies highlighted educators’ concern about students’ lack of critical thinking skills and the need to address this issue. Critical thinking (CT) is a learned ability that can be incorporated in the curriculum (Maloney, 2015) but physics textbooks and teaching haven’t been successful at preparing learners in CT (Loper, 2010). This case study examines current

Research and Pedagogy: Aspiring English Teachers’ Perspectives on the Role of Educational Research. A Philippine University Context

Inspired by the notion of promoting research-engaged teachers, this research follows the footsteps of Simon Borg (2009) in his works in relation to encouraging teachers to engage in and with research; with teacher-trainees in mind, rather than experienced in-service teachers. This research sees the advantage of the Educational Research module in the curriculum of teacher

Text Mining-Based Scientometric Analysis in Educational Research

This paper presents a complete scientometric analysis of a well-selected educational research journal, Hungarian Pedagogy, the most significant and the oldest Hungarian educational research journal, founded in 1892 and still being issued today. All journal articles (N=6574) have been digitised in order to build a well-structured database in our research project, which makes it possible

Turning Beliefs Into Practices: Pre-Service Teachers’ Epistemologies of Models and Their Model Formation

The purposes of this study were to evaluate pre-service teachers’ epistemologies of scientific models and their model formation in a model-based inquiry environment and to look for a relationship between their epistemologies and model formation. Theoretical underpinnings of this paper were the following: Pre-service teachers’ epistemologies of models are structured as their beliefs, can be

Students and Teachers Training Program Effects in an Underprivileged School in Rural Areas in Lebanon

This study is based on the findings of a teaching training project the authors conducted in a semi-subsidized school in the Beqaa plane.The purpose behind this research is to train the students and teachers in underprivileged school in rural areas in Lebanon in order to spread awareness of the importance of reading in Cycle 1

Active Learning in Ethiopian School Context: Widely Phrased, Poorly Practiced

Active learning and student-centred teaching methods are growing trends all over the world. New teaching styles are brought in to replace traditional methods like lecturing and rote-learning. In Ethiopia, educational sector has been bringing in more active and student-centred learning since the introduction of the new education policy of 1994. However, the process has been

Cognitive and Informative Level of Knowledge About Puberty Among Primary School Pupils in the Czech Republic and in China

Knowledge is gained in the process of learning and represents the level of awareness. The cognitive and informative level of knowledge about puberty includes the amount and quality of relevant information. During puberty, reproduction abilities are achieved. Puberty represents an essential hormone process accompanied by physical changes and rapidly transforming psyche, during which individuals become