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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Society, Education, and Work: Global Society in the Age of Autonomous Systems

This study compares and contrasts major trends in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and examines the changes that AI is causing in society, education, and work. Based on current trends, predictions regarding future directions of AI research and its impact on society are made. Recommendations are made regarding the responsible and effective use of

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Differentiated Means of Action and Expression in Higher Education Courses

The Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) designed a framework, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), to promote the accessibility of learning practices by providing multiple means of engagement, representation, and action and expression (CAST, 2018). The framework is designed to guide teaching practices to improve learning experiences for all people based on how humans learn.

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Mapping Narrative Trajectories in Documentary Films

Documentary films may set out to be objective but most end up advocating a point of view (Fox 2011, Taibbi, 2013). This seems to be true even of films attempting to follow a cinéma vérité style. The approach may be subtle and well-meaning as in the films of National Geographic, or openly confrontative as in

ISSN: 2188-1111 – The European Conference on Arts & Humanities 2016: Official Conference Proceedings

ECAH2016 The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Brighton, United Kingdom
ECAH2016 Conference Theme: “Justice”
Monday, July 11 – Thursday, July 14, 2016
ISSN: 2188-1111

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Metaphysical Foundation of Mencius’s Political Theory

Although pre-Confucianism had witnessed the presence of religion as a justification for the legitimacy of the ruling power but without any presence of it among members of the public, Confucius was careful to exclude any presence of religion in his philosophical construction and also to be able to build a human being on cognitive, moral

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Towards a Poetics of Empathy: Literary Fiction As a Transformative Experience

Shortly after the U.S. election in November 2016, sales of George Orwell’s classic “1984” peaked, leading to a crystallizing moment that author Chinua Achebe identified as literature’s purpose: “People are expecting from literature serious comment on their lives [and want] a second handle on reality so that when it becomes necessary to do so, we

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Increasing Tutor EI Skills to Improve Tutee L2 Writing

Russian academic writing centers challenge to instill the educational nature of individual consultations (IC) adapting them to the Russian mindset. The shift from result to process writing approach is demanded. To attract more tutees and be effective, tutors in academic writing centers should not only be professionals in the field of L2 academic writing, but

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An Education Model for Coding and Software to Improve Computational Thinking

The regular coding (programming or software) education in elementary, middle and high school has been begun in Korea since this year (2018). Many models for efficient coding education have been proposed, and Scratch is widely used as acceptable easy tool. However, under previous education models and tools, the computational thinking capability of the students does

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Correlation Between Interlanguage and Internalization in SLA

Interlanguage is the type of language or linguistic system used by second- and foreign-language learners who are in the process of learning a target language. Interlanguage is dynamic and permeable as it serves as a bridge between L1 and L2 when learners lack knowledge and fine mastery of rules. They refine certain rules and obtain

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Spatialization of Ownership in Indonesian Broadcast Industry: Study on Media Division of Kompas Gramedia Group

Spatialization is part of the political economy and has now become one of the trends in media industries which eventually will lead to concentration of ownership. This condition happens because the owners consider to expand to a larger media bussiness with minimum efforts. Spatialization refers to the term “the proccess of overcoming the constraints of

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The Evolution of the Technological Characteristics of Media Websites

This paper discusses technological characteristics and tools offered by Web 2.0 which can be employed in media websites. The aim of this study is to explore possible methods which could be applied in web media companies. By this way the usability and the interaction of the media websites can be improved significantly by using social

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Motivation in MOOCs: A Qualitative Study on the Design and Evaluation of an Online IELTS Course

Due to the pandemic, 2020 was an unprecedented year, including for online course providers as one-third of the learners that ever registered on a massive open online course (MOOC) platform did so in 2020. This paper focuses on a MOOC course on IELTS, which is the most popular test-prep language course on Udemy.com. However, despite

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ISSN: 2189-1095 – The IAFOR North American Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment 2014: Official Conference Proceedings

NACSEE 2014, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Conference Theme 2014: “Individual, Community & Society: Conflict, Resolution & Synergy”
Thursday, September 11, 2014 – Sunday, September 14, 2014
ISSN: 2189-1095

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A Preliminary Report of the Use of Piazza for a Language Class

This paper presents a preliminary report of the project that investigates the impact of using an online forum for language teaching. The online forum used for this project is “Piazza” (https://piazza.com/), which has been widely used in science and engineering courses at MIT. The goal of the project is to learn how digital natives behave

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A Study of an Online Community of Practice for EFL Learning in a Chinese University

The aim of this paper is to report the investigation of an online communication group as a supplementary media for student learning English; and to report how communication online facilitated student learning and student-teacher relationship. Drawing literature on reflection and Communities of Practice (CoPs), a case study was undertaken involving 30 students in an online

ISSN:2188-2738 – The Asian Conference on Politics, Economics and Law 2013 – Official Conference Proceedings

ACPEL 2013, Osaka, Japan
Conference Theme 2013: Trust: Governance, Society and Sustainability
Osaka, Japan
November 21-24, 2013
ISSN:2188-2738

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Cross-cultural Language in Clint Eastwood’s Movie Scripts

This is a study of cross-cultural language use in Clint Eastwood’s movie scripts. Eastwood, the renowned film director, starred and produced numerous movies in a variety of genres. The study focuses on the language of the movie scripts used in Eastwood’s War films and Western. Scripts were downloaded from a website “The Web’s Largest Resource

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Determining Demand in Thai Job Market for Communications-Related Degree Title: A Survey of an Online Job Website

This study sought to determine the extent of the demand for graduates of communication-related academic degrees in the Thai job market. To accomplish this, the study utilized content analysis, which involved monitoring on a weekly basis (for six consecutive weeks) the number of available job ads that require a communications-related academic degree in the Thailand

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Three Approaches to Cultivating Academic Honesty and Fighting Plagiarism

Academic honesty is a critical concept for students who are enrolled in university studies; however, many of these students have at best a loose understanding of what academic honesty entails. Plagiarism comes in many forms, including verbatim plagiarism, mosaic plagiarism, and self-plagiarism. Even those students who do have some awareness of plagiarism may only recognize,

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Luang Prabang Film Festival: 3 Years of Strength with the Power of Movie Fanatics to Enhance Filmmaking in Southeast Asia

The Luang Prabang Film Festival was founded in 2010 by Gabriel Kuperman, an American expat who had a strong passion for both film and this old capital city. The festival was run by an organized group called The Not-For-Profit Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF). The 3rdyear of this festival was held in December 1-5, 2012.

ISSN: 2186-4691 – The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2012 – Official Conference Proceedings

“Globalization, Culture and Society: What role does language play?”
April 26-28 2012, Osaka, Japan
ISSN: 2186-4691

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A Shifting Gender Regime in Contemporary China? Fans’ Queer Readings of the Film Ne Zha

The animation film Ne Zha was a hit in the summer of 2019 in Chinese cyberspace. The film generated a lot discussion and user generated content from online fans. This is due largely to the film’s nuanced depiction of the relationship between its protagonist Ne Zha and his friend/enemy, Ao Bing. The homosocial/homoerotic undertone in

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Nepalese EFL Teachers’ Perception and Practices of Differentiated Instruction

Differentiated Instruction (DI) is a pedagogical premise that provides benefits, such as meeting diverse learner needs, accommodating students with varying learning abilities (De Jesus, 2012). DI is not just for special education; it addresses every student’s needs without turning classrooms into cram schools or private tutoring lessons. Therefore, in light of recent progress in Nepal’s

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The Comparison of Industrial Behaviors of the Students of Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi

The objectives of the research were in comparison of industrial behaviors of students of Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi classified by the experience of part-time job, faculty, and GPAX. The stratified random sampling method was governed so as to select 492 senior students of Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi of the academic year 2018 as

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Exclusion/inclusion of Persons With Impairment: A Study on the Role of Language Vocabulary

The aim of this research was to examine the role of language in the lives of persons with impairment and how meanings get attached to words that make it discriminatory against a certain section of the society. This research questioned the routinization and normalization of these insulting words used for persons with impairment. To overcome

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Hemingway and Dos Passos: The 1930s

Herbert Solow’s declaration (of April 1938 ) in “Substitution at Left Tackle: Hemingway for Dos Passos” (Partisan Review 4- April 1938, pp 62-64) refers to the idea that Dos Passos, who had been strongly leftist since 1916, began in the second half of the 1930s after a period of aloofness to move away from that

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Determinants of Emergency Remote Online Learning Satisfaction During a Pandemic

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic caused a major disruption to tertiary education around the world. With very little warning, university faculty had to convert face-to-face classes to online delivery, often without adequate guidance, training, or resources. In Japan, the situation was exacerbated by the fact that online learning in formal university education is not widespread. Therefore,

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Who is Oliver? Unexecuted Wills and Threatened Legal Rights in Oliver Twist

In this paper, I examine the unexecuted wills and the difficulty in exercising legal rights in Oliver Twist. In Dickens’s novels, the making and exercising of wills is very important because these actions are required for inheritance. The decision of to whom a person will bequeath their fortune exposes a character’s desire for money, affects

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Pictogramming Workshop (Learning Programming Concepts with Pictogram Contents Creation)

We have been developing content creation environment using human pictogram, called “Pictogramming.” This application can be accessed freely (web site URI: http://pictogramming.org/?page_id=470 and application URI: https://pictogramming.org/editor/). Pictogramming is coined from two words, “pictogram” and “programming”. Pictograms are widely used in various fields such as counseling, safety, and facilities. Thus, the pictogram has been researched in

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ECE Leadership: Developing Resilience During Periods of Uncertainty in Hong Kong

The current COVID19 pandemic has needed several, mostly at short-notice, school modifications. School leaders and educators have always worked in a complex world to ensure continuity for students, families, and communities. This notion has contributed to controversies about when schools should be closed; what actions, protective measures school leaders should take to benefit the school

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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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Communicating Sustainability

This paper examines contemporary mediated communication on sustainability, encompassing strategic messaging and news. Using case study analysis, it explores how information about sustainability is being communicated by a range of actors—from environmental non-profits to Fortune 500 companies—and how those messages and stories flow through mainstream and social media. Situated in a political climate where tweets

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Designing an Adrenaline Auto-Injector: The Perception of Shape as an Affordance of Use

Adrenaline auto-injectors are considered an effective and immediate emergency treatment for severe allergic reactions that may result in potentially fatal anaphylaxis if not treated on time. These auto-injectors are designed to be self-administered intramuscularly by the patient or the carer, who are generally instructed on how to apply them; however, studies indicate that these are

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Trends in Practical Undergraduate Training of Future Primary School Teachers

The aim of the paper is to outline the development and current trends in practical aspects of undergraduate training of future primary school teachers. The research is based on the requirements of schools which need thoroughly trained students prepared for practical educational work. For a long time, university education has primarily focused on teaching theoretical

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Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Taiwan’s Art Education

COVID-19 has caused a global pandemic crisis. The pandemic presented society with numerous changes and issues due to the shift in lifestyles, among which is the greatly impacted school education. To receive a complete range of educational resources without contacting other groups in the population, many curriculums were transformed to online learning using technological applications

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Are High-proficiency Learners Effective Feedback Providers? A Case Study on Online Peer Feedback in L2 Writing

Due to the advancement of technology or computers, it provides language learners with ample opportunity to engage in meaningful communication in the target language without physical and time constraints. In another line of research on peer feedback in second language (L2) learning, a common belief held by most practitioners is that providing feedback on written

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Contributions of the Media to Polarizing Perspectives

This research found that the general public in the United States perceive youth in foster care (YFC) to be negatively presented by the media. We conducted a demographically representative national survey (N=2487 adults) in which the majority of respondents reported that they believed YFC are at least somewhat accurately portrayed as 1) Victims, 2) Survivors,

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Learning Effectiveness of Primary School Children in the Covid-19 Pandemic in Indonesia

COVID-19 has an impact on the unpreparedness of the community and the government, especially in improving the quality of children’s education. The increasing number of cases with rapid escalation has forced the government to take steps to reduce problems, especially the education of elementary school children. The Ministry of Indonesian Education issued Guidelines for Organizing

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Japanese Characteristics as Seen in Iroha Karuta

Iroha Karuta is a card game that originated in the mid-Edo period in Japan. It is played especially in new year and contains a variety of didactic expressions and humor. Through this game, one can learn life lessons while having fun playing it. In this study, researcher will try to clarify the characteristics of the

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Long-term Home Care Communication With Dementia Elders in Taiwan: A Focus on Nonverbal Communication Strategies

The population of older people living with dementia in Taiwan is growing dramatically. To enable dementia elders to age at home, quality long-term home care service is important. One way to achieve the goal is to promote successful communication with them since without this, delivery of long-term home care service is not possible. To explore

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Resilience Embodied in Conversations and Creativity During a Covid Context

Many working-class, disabled, mature women face great adversity in the academy in their (in)ability to play the game. Lacking the necessary cultural capitals to feel at home in the spaces of higher education, the women returnees describe themselves as interlopers in the education machine. Yet this positioning was overcome in a collective community of creative

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Remote Exams: The Move From Traditional Exam Questions to Case Study Style Assessment

In 2020, because of Covid-19, student summative assessments were required to be completed off campus as opposed to being attempted in invigilated exam locations and conditions. Exams had already been written, and moderated, prior to this decision being taken, and were a form of assessment which not only tested students’ knowledge but also, in part,

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Delivery Formats, Course Persistence, and Completion Rate: A Comparison of Online, Face to Face (F2F), and Blended Developmental Courses

The mixed results on the relationship between delivery methods and students; final grades in English, math, and reading developmental courses indicate, a specific delivery method may be advantageous for students taking a particular course. The mixed results from the study highlighted the importance of consulting students, administrators, and teachers regarding the most appropriate delivery method

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Emergency Remote Teaching a New Curriculum During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 outbreaks worldwide led the academic institutions to entirely cancel face-to-face teaching including laboratories and other learning experiences as a step against the risk posed by the virus. Alternatively, various measures were initiated by the higher education providers to implement social isolation, and online or remote teaching was adopted with rapid curriculum transformation. Online

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Improving Resilience in the Elderly Through Robot-Assisted Dementia Therapy

The number of older people with dementia has been steadily increasing for years. Physical and mental fitness is a supporting pillar for increasing resilience with regard to dementia. Therefore, older people should perform exercises as often as possible and in a targeted manner to prevent and treat dementia. Due to high cost pressures and staff

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Parental Perspectives on Distance Learning during Class Suspension: A Study from the Hong Kong Early Childhood Education Sector

Since the first class suspension, announced in Feb 2020 due to the prevalence of Covid-19, many schools, including all kindergartens, primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions, have redirected their face-to-face learning to online learning to strive for ‘suspending classes without suspending learning’. The physical closure has switched face-to-face learning to learning at home, which has given

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“Middle American Miserabilism”: Charting the Feel Bad Genre in Recent HBO Mini-series

Miserabilism was originally a term that was used to describe a pessimistic philosophy or a consistently miserable outlook. This pessimistic worldview has been seen in television depictions of welfare recipients who live in low-income communities in both the UK as well as the United States. Also labeled “poverty porn”, in such wide-ranging shows as “Hillbilly

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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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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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Invention of “Self-Mummified Buddhas” in Japan and Its Historical Significance

Self-mummification is an aesthetic practice in which a monk goes into a hole underground and remains there without food, a fast designed to end in death and allow the monk to become a Buddha. As of today, six self-mummified monks are known to exist in Dewa Sanzan or The Three Mountains of Dewa in northern

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Implementation of an Efficient Strategy to Analyse the Mathematical Training Required in Undergraduate Degrees in Engineering and Architecture

Engineering and Architecture studies aim to develop professionals capable of facing and solving complex multidisciplinary problems. This requires abilities that cannot be acquired without a comprehensive training model, addressing real-world problems to provide technical solutions. Furthermore, it is necessary to ensure the acquisition of skills to generalise and think abstractly about reality. For this purpose,

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Encouraging Reflection on Speaking Performance in Class: Findings and Suggestions

This presentation will provide a recount from the beginning stages of a research project which began in September 2018 until its official conclusion in February 2020 at a mid-sized university in central Japan. The purpose of the project was to encourage students to become more reflective about their speaking performance in class. Effective learning will

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Dementia Care Users’ Resistance to Long-Term Home Care Service: Taiwanese Care Workers Advised Communication Strategies

Population of older people living with dementia is expected to rise in Taiwan due to the dramatically ageing trend. Long-term home care service becomes increasingly needed to help family with older people diagnosed with dementia cope. However, due to the health condition, older people with dementia can be difficult to reason given the changes in

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Practical Teaching in Times of a Pandemic

This communication seeks to reflect on teaching, particularly graphic design in a time of pandemic (covid-19). The challenges that were unexpectedly posed to teachers, who were forced to change the way of teaching from face-to-face to virtual from one moment to the next. The facilities and difficulties that both, the teacher and the students, felt

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Health Impact Perceived by University Students at Three Sites in Asia: Two Years Into the Pandemic

Two years since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, education in universities is still being disrupted. Prolonged exposure to the pandemic situation may result in health-related problems for university students. In January 2022, we conducted an online survey in three universities in Bangladesh, Thailand, and Vietnam for a rapid assessment of students’ perceived impacts on

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If University Students Do Paid Work During Their Studies, Does It Increase Their Internal Locus of Control?

Should students work during university? Work may hinder time for studies, but could also provide income and build important life skills, especially important for students from more disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds. This paper examines whether working during university improves students’ locus of control – the belief in one’s own ability to have control over their life

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Establishing an Action Research Group: Resilience, Adaptability, Drive

In September 2020, Dulwich Prep London began piloting a small, internal Action Research Group. With recent experience in action research, we were keen to share experiences and encourage others to identify their own classroom based ‘challenges’. We would address these by exploring pertinent literature, devising appropriate interventions, collecting data and considering our findings before sharing

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Teacher-Targeted Bullying by Secondary School Students

The aim of our study was to gain insights into the teachers ́ targeted bullying from the perspective of teacher victims. We conducted a descriptive qualitative research design stemming from semi-structured interviews with the victims of teacher-targeted bullying. A thematic content analysis of the data was generated from interviews with 17 victimized teachers as a

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Influence of Demographic Characteristics on Subjective Well-Being of Older Adults

Research into well-being of older adults is at advanced stage the world over. Most of the studies are conducted in the west. A few studies done in Kenya have focused on older adults’ abuse and vulnerability. Furthermore, these studies have used younger populations, thus lack self-reporting by the older adults themselves. The current study sought

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The Voices and Faces of a Community

Dallas has been one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. Yet, how do average people feel about living in the city? What are untold stories beyond gleaming office towers? To uncover and present these stories, I took part in a collaborative project “Faces of Dallas”, a multi-medium choir concert featured in the 2019

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Dialogue Between Religion and Technology: Case Study of Fo Guang Go

The use of technology to recreate and enhance religious experiences has been increasingly present nowadays. An important Buddhist organization based in Taiwan, Fo Guang Shan, practices Humanistic Buddhism. Its founder, Master Hsing Yun, is famous for his use of technology in Dharma propagation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the case of Fo

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An East-west Contemplation: Adapting Shakespearean Plays to Cantonese Opera

Several attempts of having some well-known Shakespearean plays being adapted into Cantonese opera performances were seen over the last decade. The reason of this lies in the development of purely traditional Chinese art forms into an East-meets-West component for aesthetic sublimation. There are various aspects in common or in diversity pertaining to the form of

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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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Pre-Covid Educational Paths of Chinese Undergraduate Students in the U.S.

As of 2019, nearly 370,000 students from the People’s Republic of China were enrolled at a U.S. college or university. Often employing a ‘push-pull’ model of international student migration, prior academic research has sought to identify the primary factors which motivate Chinese students’ desire to receive an overseas education. However, the recent deterioration in U.S.-China

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A Systematic Approach to Mastering Life – The Five-Step Motivation Method

‘There’s a voice in my head saying you’re not good enough, you’re stupid, you won’t manage anything’. This is a quote from a student in the current study, reporting on challenges young people attending upper secondary school face. Over years in Norway, there has been a 25 % dropout rate, and students have reported low

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“Model Minority” – Embarrassing Difference or Proud Identity?

For over a century, Asians have been represented as “the other” on the American screen, which is very different from “I”. Nowadays, as the immigration situation and mainstream ideology are changing in the US, Asians have gradually become the socalled “model minority” on the recent American screen. But what are the new images, compared to

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Representation of Women in Premkumar’s Films

In the wake of waves of feminism and feminist film theories there are more expectations from the film industries, as they are considered as the mirrors of the society and as the potent ones to reform the society in the eradication of the gender inequality all-prevalent in all the walks of life all over the

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The Digitalisation of Alternative Means of News Gathering and Dissemination in Southern Hinterlands of Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects

Nigeria is the largest country in Africa with over 70% of its population dispersed in the hinterlands that are characteristically insecure, inaccessible and isolated. Information gathering and dissemination in these areas are highly limited; most of them do not access national and international news. Notwithstanding arrays of print and electronic media activities; newsgathering and dissemination

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Moral Techeducation: The Role of Imagination to Humanize Technological Societies

The age of advanced technologies (industry 4.0, robots, sophisticated machines able to replace human workers) has already arrived. We cannot stop to debate on the ethical demands for a human sustainability of this technological progress, and for sure we must ask ourselves if education is already providing tools to manage this epochal transition. Education seems

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Advertising Education in Hong Kong: Perspectives from Industry Experts

The advertising industry has been changed rapidly over the last decade due to the drastic impact of technological advancement. From conventional advertising, desktop-oriented digital advertising to mobile-centric interactive advertising, and until, nowadays, stronger focus on technology-based experiential advertising. Tertiary education institutes have been aware that advertising education can not only be limited to strategical and

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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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Project Inclusive Education: People with Intellectual Disabilities work as University Lecturers

The German project Inclusive Education tackles, worldwide unique, the social isolation of people with intellectual disabilities via qualifying them in full-time over three years to be fully paid lecturers at universities. Participants have been diagnosed with mild or moderate intellectual disabilities (ICD-10-CM, Code F70 and F 71). The group of currently 31 participants is diverse

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A “Big” PBL Problem: What Supports or Hinders Student Motivation?

This study examines student perceptions and motivations toward solving a “Big” Problem over multiple lessons in a problem-based learning (PBL) environment, both from student and staff perspective. It was conducted as a mixed-methods research, involving a quantitative student survey and qualitative in-depth interviews. The intervention used was a big problem introduced in ‘Qualitative Research Methods’

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Performative Drawing: Concepts, Processes and Artworks

Abstract: Performative drawing is a contemporary art movement that seems to be gaining worldwide importance over the last decades. An increasing number of artists are focusing their practice-based research on this art trend that explores the intersection between performance and drawing in process oriented practices. However, very little theoretical research has been undertaken upon this

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Relationship Between Self-Perception Towards Ageing and Subjective Well-Being of Older Adults

The older adults of the 21st century are experiencing a longer lifespan. This trend is viewed as an achievement as well as a challenge to the individual older adults and society as a whole. This global ageing phenomenon comes about with physical, psychosocial, emotional, cognitive, behavioural and environmental changes. In the process, the older adults

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Expanding Role of University Department Secretaries: Potential Middle Managers in the Making

In Taiwan, the plummeting birthrate has further driven the need for drastic changes within universities. Currently, university enrollments are at an all-time low, while also suffering from an increasing number of dropouts. In effect, many graduate programs are rethinking and realigning their program priorities. These strategic changes have actually opened up opportunities in harnessing the

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Environmental and Social Engagement Best Practice to Face Pandemic Circumstance: A Sharing From Vale Indonesia, Sorowako Site

The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has broken the normal bonds of human interaction, whether in the personal sphere or in the industrial sphere, regardless of where a person happens to live. Several industries which play important roles in fulfilling global demands, including the nickel mining and smelting industry, still need to resume operations in full

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Gross Domestic Product and Gross Domestic Happiness: A Review of Asian Economic Development Models

Comparative analysis of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Gross Domestic Happiness (GDH) is a strategic approach towards adding value to international economic modeling. This paper is an innovation in economic thought and will discuss the concept of Gross Domestic Product and gross domestic happiness. It will present and analyze Flying Geese Model (FGM) of Asian

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Preparedness of Health Facilities to Provide Ischemic Heart Disease and Stroke Management to the Growing Elderly Population Living in Bangladesh

Global populations are ageing, and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are growing fast. In Bangladesh, Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) especially, Ischaemic Heart Disease (IHD) and Stroke are the major killers. Ageing is a strong determining factor for NCDs development. On current trends, the population aged over sixty-years is projected to rise from 11.3 million in 2016 to 44.1

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Maternal Love in the Blank: Charlotte Kann’s Pleasant Days in Life? or Theatre?

The masterpiece of German-Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon (1917-1943), Leben? oder Theater?: Ein Singspiel (Life? or Theatre?: A Song-play), has been considered an important piece of work by many art historians and scholars over the past decades. Its status as an autobiography is still under argument but given that Salomon suggested her work was her whole

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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 Do Middle Eastern Students See the World? A Study of Relational Versus Categorical Encoding

Evidence exists that the human mind can process information from the surrounding world (Kagan, Moss, & Sigel, 1963) in two distinct ways: individualists (Westerners) rely on categorical processing, using similarities to group objects, people, and events, whereas collectivists (East Asians) process objects, people, and events by emphasizing functional relationships (Nisbett & Miyamoto, 2005). However, the

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Family Caregiving, Work-Family Conflicts, and Well-being in Contemporary Japan: Working Men and Women in Middle to Late Adulthood

The rapid aging of the population over the past decades has had several consequences in the lives of Japanese men and women. First, as the older population increases, more men and women today need to take care of their older relatives while in their in mid to late adulthood. Second, all adult citizens, regardless of

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Innovation, Resilience and Continuity – The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland

On March 12th, 2020, all ECEC providers in Ireland closed due to COVID19, and the responsibility of providing early learning opportunities fell predominantly onto parents. ECEC providers resumed operations from June 29th, 2020 implementing additional changes and measures to limit the risk of infection. This research sought to to explore the impact that the Covid-19

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International Student Migration: Pre-COVID Educational Paths of Chinese Undergraduate Students at Emory University

According to the Open Doors report published by the Institute of International Education (IIE), over 372,000 students from the People’s Republic of China were enrolled at a U.S. college or university in the 2019-2020 academic year (IIE, 2020). Often employing a ‘push-pull’ model of international student migration, prior academic research has sought to identify the

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Back to the Drawing Board: A Longitudinal Study of Fossilized Errors

The problem of fossilized errors has been a problematic issue with EFL researchers because that they indicate that traditional methods of instruction are not effective. This issue was, therefore, examined with university-level first-year Japanese EFL students to better understand the context in which they are occurring and their frequency over the course of an academic

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Engagement and Learning Efficiency in Language Learning: Student’s Perception on the Impact of Smartphone-based Audience Response System

Obtaining a prompt and real-time feedback from students on concepts studied in class enables any teacher to measure his teaching efficiency. Unfortunately, due to genuine shyness or cultural factors, it is not uncommon for learners to be reluctant to actively participate in class in front of their peers or teacher. Consequently, student Response Systems (SRSs)

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How Effective is Duolingo in Learning a Language?

The spread of the MALL (Mobile Assisted Language Learning) has been widely studied by linguistics, however, the continuous evolution of the platforms towards new and most effective solutions are leading to challenging products on the web. Duolingo is today one of the most famous apps able to involve students and teachers in a language acquisition

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Double Consciousness in British Asian Writing

My father’s work took us all over the world, then to a British boarding school. The result was a duality that ran through me; this was a sensibility that was very British but at the same time very Indian. This sensibility impacted the way I wrote my novel Begums of Peshawar (Hachette, 2018). Focusing on

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The Impact of Paternal Childcare on Perceptual Information Processing

Paternal childcare is a predominantly human behaviour rarely observed in other mammals. However, the active involvement in paternal childcare only increased during the last century due to the growing number of women joining the workforce after childbirth. Despite the growing social acceptance of a caregiving father, it is unknown whether becoming a father might shape

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The Wand of Mnemosyne: Sparkles Created on Vocabulary Learning

Language learners are constantly looking for a magic wand to wipe off all the learning pains on memorizing vocabulary. Fortunately, the goddess of memory, Mnemosyne, came to the mortal world to rescue those who suffer from severe vocabulary retention difficulties. When the wand of Mnemosyne is waved, learners’ burden on memorizing vocabulary may be relieved.

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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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Building Resilience Through Self-Care: Art and Aesthetic Wellness

Into the second year of the pandemic, most educational institutes have made adjustments in order to continue the delivery of courses and programmes. Some regions have resumed a kind of normality and returned to face-to-face interaction for regular classes, and some regions may have adopted a hybrid mode to facilitate better communication with students. No

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The Poetry Box: A Student Centered Constructivist Approach to Poetry Lessons in Secondary Education

Poetry has often been compared to abstract paintings over the years. However, it doesn’t mean poetry composition lessons have to be always elusive and highbrow. In fact, even ESL students at any level can enjoy writing poems in English and develop their English language skills as well as literary talents through a simple method. Let

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The Academic-Industrial Program of Southeast Asian Students in Taiwan

Since 2016’s “New Southbound Policy” has developed in Taiwan, there are more and more Southeast Asian Students coming to Taiwan for study. From 2016 to 2020, their number had risen to over 30,000 students, posting an increase of 85 per cent in five years. Those students’ language learning, life adjustment and practical training on campus

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Understanding and Promoting Gender Diversity Among Senior Faculty at the University of Tokyo: A Student Action Project

Despite active efforts by the University of Tokyo (UTokyo) to promote women’s academic career development, the ratio of females remains low throughout the UTokyo community. In particular, the large drop in gender diversity from student level (20% female undergraduates) to senior faculty (7.6% female full professors), suggests the existence of a “leaky pipeline” along the

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Children’s Incidental Learning of English Through Cartoons: An Italian Case Study

The presentation concerns a qualitative and longitudinal case study of two young Italian children acquiring English incidentally, while enjoying cartoons in a domestic environment. The data from a log kept by a participant observer over eight years are investigated to reconstruct the main steps of the process, from reception to various forms of production. Unlike

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We Love to Hate ‘Emily in Paris’ Because We Love to Hate Ourselves: American Female Viewer’s Ambivalence to “Emily”

The Netflix show “Emily in Paris”, has generated tremendous media buzz over the fact that viewers supposedly love to watch it because they hate it so much. Created by “Sex and the City” showrunner Darren Star, Emily (played by Lily Collins), demonstrates all of the American qualities that French people, in particular, find so repellant.

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Serious Game Design and Integration in English Phonology and Pronunciation Teaching

Interest in using games to impart knowledge has grown tremendously over the past few years. Following a pedagogical shift toward a learner-centered approach, serious games offer new perspectives in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) (Reinhardt et al, 2020; Bogost, 2007). This study investigates the design process and use of a digital game for L2 phonology at