Conference: IICEHawaii2017

How Does Home-Based ECE Affect Children and Families of Nomadic Herder Households in Rural Mongolia?

Many studies have shown the favorable influence of Early Childhood Education (ECE), including children’s social and cognitive development, fewer dropping out students from primary school and less repetition rate in compulsory education. However, there are a number of children worldwide who do not have access to formal ECE institutions such as kindergarten and preschool. For

Heightening Cultural Awareness Through Reflective Contemplative Practices

Instructors from two different disciplines collaborated to teach a preservice teacher education course examining the concepts of language and culture with the expectation that mindfulness-based reflective practice could enhance comprehension of course content and provide introspection for transformation. Two questions were studied: how to promote thoughtful reflection and how to effectively implement reflective journaling into

Challenging Means and Ends in Higher Education: Reclaiming the Liberal Arts in Pursuit of Wisdom and Identity Formation

A postsecondary liberal arts education is no longer a desired commodity for many undergraduates. Learners are encouraged to pursue practical and professional skills that advance their prospects in the marketplace, and programs are tailored increasingly to the demands of cultural and social structures that feed a knowledge economy. Rather than placing an emphasis on the

A Qualitative Study of the Leadership Practices of Repatriated US-Educated Chinese Organizational Leaders

The number of students participating in international education is continuously rising. In particular, mainland China has been sending the greatest number of international students to the United States for the past six years. There is however a limited amount of research conducted on the impact of international education on the Chinese. This paper discusses the

Exploring Gender and Socio-Economic Differences in Children’s Play-Based Science and Mathematics Learning Opportunities

Play is recognised as the main vehicle for learning in the early years. The aim of this study is to initially extend knowledge regarding how children acquire the foundations of scientific and mathematical understanding in the early years by observing them during play, in order to identify the opportunities offered for science and mathematics learning.

Implementation of Problem-Solving Instruction in a Global Education Course and Visualizing Japanese Undergraduate Students Learning

The world has been globalized at an unprecedented speed in that everything from people to information moves across nations more quickly and intensely than ever. In order to prepare the youth to effectively and responsibly live in such a global society, global education was born in the U.S. in the late 1960s and has developed

Internationalization of Library and Information Science Programs in Thailand: Development and Implementation

Internationalization is recognized as a key strategy to cope with changes in the new 21st century environment by increasing the capacity and potential of institutions and programs, improving quality and building excellence in implementation of institutional missions, especially regarding teaching and learning, research and development and academic services. This research aimed at developing strategies for

African Scholarship Cohort Bringing Online Open Educational Resources (OER) to Africa, Building Local Businesses

Do you believe in education being the great equalizer? Do you believe that we can empower people through educating them and improve communities and governments? If so, then this session is for you. This session will walk through our experience working with Distance Education for Africa to create the African Scholarship Cohort (ASC) at the

Simulation-Based Learning: A New Educational Tool

Problem- based learning (PBL) has been well established in medical education as an efficacious learning technique. Meanwhile, developments in computer technologies and high-fidelity patient simulators have thoroughly reformed medical education including designing problem based learning and case scenarios. Combining problem-based learning with simulation has significant potential. Key to successful implementation of this pedagogy is the

Incorporating Young People’s Perspectives Into Social Media and Cyberbullying Education in Schools

The school is as much a site for pupils’ social, moral and cultural education as it is for academic learning. Schools in the UK face increasing political and parental pressure to educate young people about the Internet, social media and new technologies. In addition, schools have become a primary site for tackling social issues like

Four Wall’s Cage: A Critical Inquiry About Modern Education System

Modern Education system is almost burdened by its traditional and orthodox approaches which are limiting it to its superficialities and artificialities rather than enhancing and intensifying it to the natural inspiration of learning, discovering, inventing, creating and innovating. The entire system is almost obsessed to become a four wall’s (i.e. Syllabus, Textbook, Class room and Examination)

Doing Interdisciplinary Research and Publishing – Some Lessons Learned

This presentation will discuss some lessons learned in the process of conducting interdisciplinary educational research and publication. I have published in the areas of higher education, computer gaming, nursing, midwifery, English language, Japanese language, sonography/medicine, and language testing. There are a number of themes covered in this paper, including how to move across different methodological

Curriculum Enhancement Through Learning Partnerships

The aim of this paper is to discuss an Aston University (Birmingham, UK) model for programme enhancement offered to international partners through programme diversification and student engagement in curriculum design (QAA,2012). One of the main reasons for enhancing a primarily English for Academic Purposes programme, such as the International Year Abroad Programme, has been to

From Plagiarism to Logical Thinking Education

Recent notorious cases of plagiarism in academic writing have once again brought the problem under the spotlight. If plagiarism is the incorrect use of other writers’ ideas and words, then solving the problem requires one to properly incorporate the work of others into one’s own writing. Standard advice about acknowledging sources and using proper citation

Transformation Through Inquiry Learning

This presentation focuses on how to expand students’ minds through inquiry learning. The main qualities of a particular inquiry based approach called Academic Co-creative Inquiry will be presented alongside with a case study about its development and application in various courses and academic settings. The method will be critically analysed with a specific focus on

The Transport Phenomena: Course Teaching Strategies Using Comsol Simulation Apps for Engineers and Scientists

Teaching undergraduate transport phenomena fundamentals course in universities worldwide was mainly based on the well-known most useful chemical engineering textbook ever written by Bird, Stewart and Lightfoot, (BSL, 1960). Students in recent years are motivated by real-life examples, but they have limited time to investigate the physics beyond them. This research paper presents the enhanced

Peer Relationships As Supplemental Factor for Lack of Mastery Goal Orientation and Proactive Personality of Undergraduates

Research Objectives Present research investigated effects of undergraduates’ peer relationships on academic outcomes, especially the supplemental effects for students who lack mastery goal orientation and a proactive personality. Existing research has showed the positive association between students’ peer relationships and academic outcomes (Furrer et al., 2014), and researchers insisted that it played a role in this

Does Attending a Charter School Change the Likelihood of Being Placed into Special Education or Being Reclassified As ELL?

We use student administrative data from a large urban school district to measure whether attending a charter school as compared to a traditional public school in primary grades (a) reduces the likelihood that students are newly classified as having a disability or (b) increases the likelihood of being reclassified out of receiving ELL services. We

Selling Student Life or Empowering to Change? A Critical Discourse Analysis of a New Marketization Strategy on Danish University Websites

For years, policy commentators on education have noted and problematized the spread of neoliberal ideas in higher education (HE) (Molesworth, Scullon & Nixon, 2010). Several studies have emphasized how this tendency involves significant changes in the identity of the university. In this regard, the focus of this presentation is the marketization of HE as it

Black Womens and Girls Return to Joy: Addressing Trauma, Healing, and Educational Opportunity

The concept of thriving amidst trauma receives minimal attention when addressing negative educational and life experiences of Black women and girls. This work examines strategies employed and recommended by Black women and girls that prompt thriving amidst traumatic circumstances. Radio broadcasts from the National Girls and Women of Color Council serve as data for the