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Numbers and Needed Nuance: A Critical Analysis of the Gender Equity Index (GEI)

Gender equality has become an important societal goal, and a number of indices attempt to measure gender equality on a country-level. This chapter analyzes Social Watch’s Gender Equity Index (GEI) in terms of its stated aims and associable strengths, weaknesses, and problematic issues. A distinctive strength of GEI is an authenticity stemming from the independence

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Just-in-Time-Teaching – A Solution to Meet the Current and Future Challenges Many African University Lecturers Face: Ethiopia as an Example

The future challenges for universities are fueling the current situation at many African universities. The main pressure is coming from the demographic situation. In Ethiopia for example, it is anticipated that by 2030 the age group 0-24 will amount to 62% of the total population. Moreover, Ethiopian universities lack of qualified lecturers, which might jeopardise

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In Search of Wellness in Hong Kong: The Evolution of Delusive Public Space in the Metropolis

From a fishing village with only several hundred of the population to one of the most densely populated city and globally recognized economic body — Hong Kong has been transformed into a world-renowned city with a unique history and vivid lifestyle, which has deemed her a very mysterious place that is yet to be unfolded.

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Changing Teachers’ Perceptions on Low-Achieving Students’ Cultural Capital and Habitus

In general, low-achieving students in Singapore schools have been reported to perform well in literacy tests (PIRLS), compared to their counter-parts in other countries. However, for these students to achieve even a higher level of literacy skills in English, as promoted by the latest English Language Syllabus, classroom discourse patterns will need to change. The

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Triggering Incarcerated Students’ Use of the Target Language and Reducing the L1 Interference in Class Through Positive Reinforcement

The aim of this presentation is to demonstrate that teaching and learning a foreign language in social sensitive populations such as incarcerated students is always possible despite the technological limitations both professors and students are subjected to. The use of the dollar technique not only triggers the students’ use of the target language but also

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Being Liked’: The Constructed Identiity of Project-Based Workers in the New Zealand Film Industry

“The New Zealand screen industry, in line with similar trends in the UK and US, has experienced a proliferation of tertiary trained ‘film school’ graduates, and consequently there is an oversupply of aspiring workers. Tertiary providers are creating false expectations in graduates that employment will come following time and money spent on industry-specific training. In

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Learning Skills in Journalistic Skepticism while Recognizing Whistleblowers

This paper explains a didactic program of blending provocative teaching method with experiential learning – within the third year of the Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies – University of Wollongong, Australia. There are pedagogical imperatives for developing the professional ‘self’ in respect to citizenship, journalistic values and practice. The challenge

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The New Atheist Movement in the Blogosphere: Burlesque and Carnivalesque as Rhetorical Strategies in Visual Productions

This paper examines the visual production of the New Atheist Movement in the Blogosphere. The new atheist movement appeared as an action to fight the exclusion and alienation of atheists’ beliefs in the U.S. religious discourse. I argue that the images of New Atheism use burlesque and carnivalesque as rhetorical strategies. Result, in the public

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Developing Effective Government Responses to Climate Change: The Case of Australia

The international awareness and emphasis on global climate change has put pressure on national governments to prepare action plans to counter its impact. The imperative to act as quickly as possible is an added strain on national government agents who seek effective and timely responses to this complex problem. A country’s environmental policies are shaped

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Borderlands – Exploring Commonalities and Overcoming Challenges in Sarawak

Today there still exist many borders which hamper transit and crossings for many others. Case in point is the border between Sarawak and Kalimantan, a border whose crossing requires documentation for many a potential traveller. In this regard it is helpful to remember that most national borders are different from natural borders. National borders are

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Criminals Cash Flow Strategies in Financial Crime on the Example of Online and Offline Fraud

Financial aspects of crime are in many cases not evident and the criminal’s motivation to commit a specific crime is sometimes very individual, i.e. not driven by common sense. Those financial aspects are – also in cybercrime – related to motivational aspects, the type of crime, modus operandi and legal alternatives. In our work, we

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Apocalypse of Terrorism in Kashmir: Interface between Patriarchal Domination and Gender Issues

In the quagmire of terrorism in Kashmir spanning over a period of nearly three decades innocent women and children have borne the severest brunt. Terrorism is often described in the language/ idiom of ‘war’, usually by terrorists. Whether or not it is war is an important debate, though, it has caused serious destruction of lives

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Archival Institution as Agent of Representation of Religious Plurality in Indonesia

Using qualitative research through literature analysis, this paper hows archival institutions could act as a strategic agent of representation to develop a network with religious communities in Indonesia. Thus, they all together could collect, preserve, and exhibit religious archives. Through that action, religious archives collection in the archival institution could represent the plurality of religions

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Te Wananga O Raukawa: Transforming the Colonial State of New Zealand Through Education

Within the settler state of New Zealand, education has been a force for social transformation, both positive and negative. Throughout the first 150 years of contact between the indigenous Maori and the British colonists, education was one of the strategies employed to assimilate Maori; they were transformed from members of sovereign nations (iwi) into British

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Cross-Temporal Icons: Amazonian Globality

Recent studies of the female warrior figure, have shown that it is a character that needs rethinking and contributes to the subversion of the so called “female identity”. The figure of these warriors or Amazons, comes up as a challenging one. On the one hand, seen as monsters and unnatural, and on the other, praised

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Media Portrayal of Street Violence against Egyptian Women

“Often ignored in media coverage of the Egyptian revolution is how protests led by labor unions—many of them women based labor unions in the manufacturing cities of Egypt—catalyzed the revolution,” says Nadine Naber. Women are at the heart of every social movement that happens in Egypt and in the Arab world. Nevertheless, the local media

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Folktales, Myths and Legends on Sculptors of South India

History speaks on sculptures and silent on sculptors; whereas folktales take contradictory position towards this phenomenon. The folktales, Myths and legends on sculptors of south India narrate the dark shades of the life of sculptors. The present paper is intended to explore the tales from south India and hypothetically propose the four processes occurring in

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Stories We Tell Our Selfies

Selfies have become a common social practice for a significant number of people throughout the world. While some criticise selfies as attention seeking or narcissistic, others have argued that they are a form of visual diary and a way for an individual to tell their own story. This would make them a kind of autobiography

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Beyond “Sex and the Family”: Revisionist Historiography in Nora Okja Keller’s Comfort Woman

Until the early nineties and due to various reasons, the experiences of (Korean) comfort women were edited out of Korean and Japanese historical narratives, highlighting how power dynamics and different agendas lead to the sanitization and censoring of historical records. In her novel Comfort Woman (1997), Nora Okja Keller positions Akiko, a survivor of Japanese

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De-Westernising Travel Journalism: Consumerism Meets Postcolonialism

Scholars have long viewed travel writing and travel journalism from a postcolonial perspective, based on the history of ‘the West visiting the rest’. Today, however, travel and tourism is multi-directional, with increasing leisure travel among the rising powers of Asia. To counter this western-dominated perspective, this paper uses a grounded-theory approach to assess how travel

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An Analytic Study on the Therapeutic Boundary between Counseling Psychologist and Sexual-Abused Children

This study aims at exploring different types of therapeutic boundaries during counseling psychologist’s counseling process with the sexual-abused children. It also aims at providing methods for the counseling psychologists to use the therapeutic boundaries in order to enhance the counseling process as well as providing a practical approach and reference for professional counselors. This study

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Television Comes to Town – The Role of Television in National Identity Formation in One Post-Colonial Caribbean Nation.

The decolonisation movement that swept the British Caribbean and which saw all but five of the islands begin their move to self-government between 1962 and 1983, heralded a significant change in the political relationships with the metropole. It did little for the consciousness raising of the formerly colonial people to be independent. In order to

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Challenging the Narrative Rhetoric: Inscribing Her Story Into History

Historically the media has been used for propaganda, and censorship to supress creative expression. Recently the presence of censors in newsrooms and on editorial boards served to highlight its misuse of the media, so when Alankrita Shrivastava’s film Lipstick Under My Burkha ran into trouble with the censor board, it raised the question of whether

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Investigation of the Best-case Scenario of Rice Husk/Briquette Combustion for Lower Particulate Matter Emission

Air pollution has been a major cause of diseases and deaths, especially in developing countries, due to their inability to afford cleaner sources of energy. Biomass such as agricultural residues is combusted, using inefficient combustion techniques, characterized by high emission of particulate matter (PM) and smoke, which have adverse effects on human health. This study

ISSN: 2186-5892 The Asian Conference on Education 2019: Official Conference Proceedings

ACE2019, Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
Thursday, October 31 – Sunday, November 3, 2019
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Quantifying Risk of Natural Disaster Using Typhoon Damage Cases in Commercial Buildings

Damages caused by natural disasters are increasing worldwide, and damages are increasing accordingly. Therefore, a number of international public organizations and global insurance companies are actively studying risk modeling models to predict and counter the risks of natural disasters. These organizations are working to increase the sophistication of the model, as it creates a strategy

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The Power of Informality in the Con-Textual Design of English-for-Specific-Purposes Scripted Role Plays

The study aims to analyze the theoretical underpinning of the design technique of formal-informal contextual alternation in scripted role-plays for teaching and learning English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and the practical effects it bears upon the communicative skills of ESP learners at levels above B1 (CEFR) as compared to a traditional predominantly-formal contextual design. The

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Eve and Her Beings: A Chopin-Brainard Simulation

This study investigates the characteristics of Eve reinvented in Cecilia Manguerra-Brainard’s “Magdalena” and Kate Chopin’s “The Awakening” through the signification of three elements: language, characterization, and theme. ​Supporting the assumption are the literary theories of mimesis , formalism and feminism. ​The method utilized in this study is discourse analysis. Findings 1. Both novels portray the

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Sensitivity and Interpretativity- Between Schizoaffective Disorder and Paranoid Schizophrenia

Motivation of topic: A differential diagnosis between schizoaffective disorder and paranoid schizophrenia in this case is difficult to make, patient presenting specific elements of both disorders, requiring an assessment based on both the life history information and history of the disorder, as well as emotionally resonance and emotional presence of the patient in the relationship

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Enhancing Students’ Cognitive Memory Using Music in the Classroom

In the current educational settings till this day, students are facing certain distractions that disrupt and reduce their learning process efficiency. These distractions also affect the students’ concentration in their learning environment. Music is known to have many capabilities to become one of many solutions to help students override these distractions as/ a huge influential

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Exploring the Intersections of Cultural Performance Practices and Wearable Technology

Humans have gone to great lengths in recent years to augment their bodies with wearable technology using commercial devices such as smart phones, watches, and jewelry. The presence of technology in the area of the performing and fine arts has shaped the future of how technology can be used to enhance existing performance practices including

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Logo-bibliotherapy on People Suffering from Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis (MG), is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that is characterized by a weakness of the skeletal muscles within the body and is caused by circulating antibodies that block acethylcholine receptors at the post-synaptic neuromuscular junction, thus inhibiting the simulative effect of the neurotransmitter acethycholine. MG may not be a major public health problem

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Effects of a Mindfulness-based Intervention Program on Changes of Well-being and Hope Belief

Mindfulness plays a critical role in the mental health of humans. To date, it’s still unclear whether mindfulness-based intervention could be an effective and acceptable program to enhance wellbeing and hope belief. This study aimed to examine a mindfulness-based intervention effect on changes of well-being and hope belief. Participants were 32 adults recruited from online

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Turning to Violence: Science Fiction, Ethics and Difference in Priya Chabria’s “Generation 14”

Today, biotechnology is radically changing the terms of life: in the past human beings manipulated the external, and today humans turned upon themselves, manipulating their own bodies. The dissolution of the boundary between human and technology has raised questions about identity, humanity and our responsibilities towards new life forms. Meanwhile, globalization transforms the reach of

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From Jungles and Rivers: Animals in Malaysian Indigenous Literature in English

Recent developments in the local literary arts scene have seen the emergence of publications on folktales and fables of Malaysian indigenous people in English. Central to these publications is the presence of animals, whether as symbols, voices, or characters. Nonetheless, critical reaction to this presence has been sparse at best. As animals are paradoxically recognised

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The Geopolitics of Dam Construction and Operation Along the Mekong River: Implications for Food Security in the Region

Rivers cater to the needs of the people, especially in terms of food, agriculture and energy. Rivers are important to human survival because they can provide food, irrigation, and energy source. However, these benefits to humans are threatened by dam constructions and operations along the rivers. While recognizing the importance of hydropower technology as an

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Lifelong Learning as a Key to the 21st Century: I Ching Education as an Example

Learning to adapt has become a vital learning capacity for everyone in the face of the problems of the twenty-first century, including rapid technology breakthroughs, an aging population, and fast industrial changes, as well as the influence of the COVID-19 post-epidemic era. The Education 2030 Framework for Action, proposed by UNESCO (2016) emphasizes the integration

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How to Plan Urban Environments: Rethinking Criteria for Urban Planning

Urban Planning (UP) is about the ways a city should be structured. I address the meta-question of the criteria used to evaluate and judge the appropriateness of UP. The issue is pressing: given climate change, more extreme temperatures and weather conditions, and fast-growing populations in cities we need to rethink UP, its criteria and their

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The Model of Intervening Cultural Space in the Hybrid Design Case Study: The Combination of Japan-Indonesia Craft

The development of craft in Indonesia has a huge economic potential due to the availability and diversity of materials as well as export opportunities. The craft needs design innovation for competing in the global market because the design applied is a pattern of inherited forms of hereditary artisans. Those are bamboo, wood, ceramics, batik and

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The Universe as a Harmonious Field of Vibration – Is Humanity out of Tune?

This paper begins with a reference to recent experimental research in the school of Engineering at MIT on the novel coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2). This research consists in translating into sound the spike protein of the virus which makes it so contagious, in order to examine its vibrational properties and find ways to destroy it. After brief

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
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A Study on the Core Concepts of Environmental Aesthetics Curriculum

1.Background/ Objectives and Goals Environmental aesthetics is one of the newly emerging aesthetics concepts of the 20th century; it originated as a reaction to Kant’s “disinterested” aesthetics judgment as well as classical arts, pursuing instead the study of the aesthetic appreciation of natural and human environments. In a broad sense, by exploring the meaning of environmental

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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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A Computer-based Interactive Program for Teaching the Psychological Theory of Lev Vygotsky

The idea of “intelligent machines” helping in teaching humans is not new. In 1954, B.F. Skinner proposed the first modern sample of a teaching program, and this area of educational activity began to be called “programmed learning”. His idea was enhanced by other experts and progressed due to advanced computer technologies. This paper is devoted

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Interrelation Between Working Memory & Consciousness Consequent SLA

It has been agreed about the general consensus regarding working memory that it is extensively involved in goal-directed behaviors retained and manipulated to ensure successful task execution. The theoretical framework behind working memory including its capacity limit and temporary storage is a multicomponent system that manipulates information stowing for greater and more complex cognitive utility

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How Art as a Vehicle for Ideas-Based Ideologies Can Facilitate the Understanding of Climate Change and Help People Explore a Speculative and Sustainable Future

Climate change is impacting on all aspects of contemporary life. Many artists provide a compelling vision for speculative futures, awakening a creative consciousness using imagined worldviews. This paper presents my practice-based research that aims to establish how visual art can engage with issues-based concepts and ideologies through the presentation, re-presentation, and interpretation as a framework

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Transition of Environmental Art: In Search of the Strategies for Sustainability

The range of work referred as Environmental Art encompasses a wide variety of post-war art making and has been given a number of labels such as Land Art, Earthworks, Eco-Art etc. While its definition is constantly changing, its development largely reflects the evolution of eco-thought.  In the 1960s numerous artists conceived Environmental Art chiefly to oppose

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Homeostatic Designs: How the Theories of Antonio Damasio Can Inform Design Thinking

This paper discusses the role of homeostasis through the lens of the neuroscientist Antonio Damasio and its potential relation to design. The understanding of physiological regulation has evolved from the Greek idea of body humors, through Claude Bernard’s “milieu intérieur”, to Walter Cannon’s formulation of the concept of “homeostasis. This evolution was important to the

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Women’s Narratives on COVID-19 Trauma

COVID-19 is a crucial moment in the world’s history, not only because of the life/death challenges our society faces, but communication challenges to deal with fear, panic, and anxiety. Newspapers, TV News, Political Speeches are used to shape our thoughts about this pandemic. In this sense, it is important not only to evaluate them but

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Influence of Speed and Effort on Moral Judgment of Cognitive Enhancement

Previous research suggests that pharmacological cognitive enhancement (PCE) is viewed negatively due to perceived medical uncertainty, coercion, and unfairness and hollowness of the outcome. With the increasing advancement in and use of technology, along with a shift towards machines and gadgets, there seems to exist a need for humans to improve their mental functioning in

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Reinforcement and Deconstruction: The Impact of Digital Media on Gender Identity Understanding and Expression

Digital media, the technology translating all information into numerical form regardless of its medium, has almost penetrated every aspect of the life of the masses. Immersing in a world saturated with digital technology, individuals seem to be constantly influenced by the digital products that they are exposed to. One aspect of this impact may be

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Innovative Lecturer: Using Digital Tools in the Study Process

The modern world is characterised by terms such as the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, artificial intelligence and big data (A. J. Means, 2018; H. Arieli, 2021). A. J. Means (2018) stresses that in the future, humans will live in a fully intelligent physical space, starting with robotic factories, smart cities and other tools

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Investigation of the Wisdom of Older Adults to Live in Harmony With Nature

Environmental destruction is progressing rapidly around the world, including in Japan. What familiar social groups should we refer to when we aim for a symbiosis between nature and humans? We believe that one of the appropriate social groups is older adults. They have developed a wide range of wisdom for living through the utilization 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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A Cognitive and Socio-cultural Perspective on the Tendency to use Gmail’s Smart Reply-like AI-based Texting Features

Introduced by Google in the year 2016, Gmail Smart Reply gives reply suggestions to users through deep neural networks, based on its ML model trained on a massive database collected earlier. By 2017, Smart Reply was already sending about 6.7 billion email replies on behalf of humans. The present study explores the tendency of email

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Culture and Human Resource Management: Understanding Communication in the Ages of Globalization

This paper will examine the international management of culture and human resources communication. The various movements of human resources and competencies have implicated the phenomena of culture exchange worldwide. Intercultural conflicts, intercultural competencies, and intercultural management are topics humans did not face decades ago. Researchers worked on these differences and how we can accept and

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Reclaiming the Future Through Remediation and Transmediation

The grammatization of industrialized programming inscribes a market force of knowledge where science is privileged over humanities, speed over slow culture, short-circuited over long-circuited synapses. The value of humanities is decreasing. Humans are rendered obsolescence. This pattern not only shows that society does not value humanities with the same weight as it does with science,

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Cross-influence Between Robot Anime and Tokusatsu in SSSS Gridman

This article focuses on the cross-influence between the establishment of the Robot Anime genre and the Tokusatsu in order to understand how both genres were fundamental in shaping and changing the way we perceive Japanese media, domestically and across the world. The design of plamodels and robotic mechanisms will be a point of contact for

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Facing the Face of Death in Serenity: Learning from Abrahamic Religion

You and everyone you’ve ever known someday will die with a certainty. Death is a topic which relevant to us, and yet it isn’t pleasant to talk about. Western societies embrace individualism that promotes the personal autonomy of the dying. IOM defined a “good death” as “one that is free from avoidable suffering for patients.”

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Self-Integration in Culture: A Case Study of Indonesian Individuals’ Self-Processes

The self is built of internal and external processes. Humans are cultural beings with independent and interdependent values that are differentiated or integrated into the self. A healthy self depends on the success of integrating experiences in life. Studies of the self are important for insight to the various processes resulting in different degrees of

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A Different Kind of Beauty: Wabi and Kintsugi

Symmetry and geometrical perfection are seldom seen in the natural world. The aesthetic concept of Wabi draws attention to the state of things “as they are” and appreciation of this natural state. It calls for the shift in one’s mindset and highlights a different, perhaps, less conventional kind of beauty. This beauty has a lasting

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Impact of Teacher Beliefs on Planning ESL Reading Lessons

The challenges brought about by the pandemic have reaffirmed that individuals’ beliefs are integral to humans, as they help orient and interpret our social and personal experiences. Similarly, teacher beliefs towards education are shown to be an ever more important factor in shaping frontline practitioners’ teaching practices. In the Chinese classroom, however, teacher beliefs and

ISSN: 2188-1111 – The European Conference on Arts & Humanities 2020: Official Conference Proceedings

ECAH2020 Online from London, United Kingdom
Friday, July 24 ​- Sunday, July 26, 2020
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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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Does Blended Learning System Boost Student’s Knowledge Sharing in General Education Course? The Indonesian Higher Education Challenge

The role of General Education is to equip students with basic knowledge, to understand the relationship between one science and another, to teach how to apply human knowledge and experience universally, so that it will enhance mutual understanding and respect for human beings. One of the challenges in General Education learning in higher education is

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No Hands, No Feet: Power in the Art Vision of Bahman Mohasses

As one of the most famous contemporary Persian sculptors, two subjects are important in the work of Bahman Mohasses: the physical aspect and the treatment of the object based on the growth, decay, and dissolution of the body, as well as the power of isolation or loneliness. In the works of Mohassess, the issue of

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The Habitat Differentiation for the Fairness

I am a developmentally disabled person. In this paper, we challenge considering formalizing the relationship between the fairness in econometric analysis of Rawls’s theory of justice and Barwise’s information flow and propose the realization of an equality society for persons with disabilities who can be distinguished from non-handicapped persons. Deterministic social structures are being created

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The Chameleon Effect: The Relationship Between Imitation and Interdependence

The chameleon effect is the unconscious mimicry of nonverbal behaviours such as mannerisms, expressions, and postures. Current literature is deficit on instances of verbal behaviours as opposed to nonverbal behaviours. This imitation is said to have evolved to prospectively serve a social glue function in creating rapport and affiliation in social interactions and retrospectively increased

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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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The Representation of History in “The Chronicles of Yerevan Days”

The film “The Chronicle of Yerevan Days” is unique in the way it uses city ambience as a narrative technique. Set in the capital of Soviet Armenia, Yerevan, it features a peculiar spatial narrative through location shooting and portrayal of historical buildings. As a result, history materializes and overbears humans. In this paper, I draw

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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

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Implications of spatial sustainability on the territorial planning framework in a transition country

Sustainable development involves a synergic integration of social, economic, environmental, and cultural issues to a multi-scale hierarchy of territorial systems. This sentence underlines the importance of the territorial dimension of sustainability, in addition to the need for a systemic approach, and has special implications over spatial planning, accounting for the entire process related to landscapes,

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Human Genome Editing: Human Dignity in an Era of Genetic Aristocracy

Genetic Engineering brought to man what, until now, was given to destiny or to God (as it were): the determination of the identity and historicity of man, unique to each being. The creator of man can be, now, a peer, that takes in his hands, especially at the level of the biotechnology promises of human

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Death of the Enemy: The Spectacularity of War and a Zombie Enemy

The constructedness of the notion of ‘enemy’ specially during war times often includes demonization and propagandist characterization bordering on depicting inhumanity in ‘them’. But in this paper, the move is from a human enemy to a nonhuman one – a zombie. Keeping in mind its nonhuman characteristics and inhumanity, the argument is carried on to

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Hospital as a City: Reorganization of Future Healthcare Environments in the Context of Twenty-First Century Civilization Challenges

The twenty-first century is a time of tremendous technological breakthrough. Simultaneously with finding ourselves in the innovative world, we have to face the reality of major shifts and social problems on the global scale. Comparing to the last century, the most essential problems are demographic changes and the complexity of population. Staggering density increase in

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Artificial Consciousness: Where Does Science Fact Break from Science Fiction, and How Do We Know?

This paper explores what has been termed artificial consciousness (AC) (a.k.a., synthetic consciousness or artificial sentience). Like its companion, artificial intelligence (AI), the subject might sound more like science fiction or fantasy than possibility. Though humans have been speculating about nonhuman consciousness for centuries, it was in the 1960s when computer science promised the rise

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Krashen’s Monitor Model Theory: A Critical Perspective

Krashen’s Monitor Model Theory is grounded on his view of language acquisition. Apart from being a seminal work in the field of Second Language Acquisition, the theory has addressed various issues relating first language acquisition. Krashen expounds his theory with five central hypotheses that respectively deal with what distinguishes language acquisition from language learning, what

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The Ethics of OpenAI/ChatGPT

The OpenAI Playground and ChatGPT use GPT-3.5 to produce text using an AI language model that is capable of routinely producing texts that would appear to have been written by humans at a level of sophistication that would meet typical benchmarks for competence in those fields. Policy responses at universities currently speak to the capacity

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Interfering Diffractively with Matter: Anamneses of the “Metagrid” Art Workshop

In this article, I examine how the concept of diffraction can be corporeally communicated within art workshops. Through my perception as an artist and workshop facilitator, I narrate the case study of the “metagrid”, which was part of “#metttafestival – Who are we on social media?” held at BUoY in Tokyo in October 2022. I

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Exploring the Synergy Between Digital Illustration and AI: An Artist’s Insight

Digital art has revolutionized the creative landscape by merging technology and artistic expression. With advancements in technology, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in digital art has gained significant attention. This research paper explores the utilization of AI tools, particularly Dall-E (DE) and Midjourney (MJ), in the creative process of digital art. The artworks presented

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Self-Actualization Through Personality Psychology and Goal Setting

Higher education is a mechanism through which academic success, worldly knowledge, and career preparation are prioritized. However, there is a significant void in the area of personal discovery and fulfillment, or, self-actualization. It could be argued that the primary purpose of a college or university should be to help students realize their unique capabilities. In

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Rewriting of the Indian Curricula: Its Effect on the Spirit of Inquiry and Scientific Temper

The ever-evolving socio-political dynamics of society, right from the early civilizations to the Anthropocene era, have heavily influenced the knowledge base of humans, and consequently, the systems of education as they have existed from time to time. The systems of education have evolved on two major lines firstly, the change in teaching pedagogy, evaluation mechanisms,

‘Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair’: reparative intimacies with the pandemic’s child

Saving lives from the pandemic put people under the rule of exception. But for those already regulated through social hygiene,those “inhuman, and humans-humus” surviving in “refuges” (Haraway 2016),government tightening of social distancing was not a pastoral command for economizing physical contact but criminalization of life. This paper explores how contact zones–wherein marginality, social abandonment, morbidity

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On Divine Omniscience and Human Freewill: An Analysis of Nelson Pike’s Argument of Incompatibilism

Nelson Pike’s article entitled, “Divine Omniscience and Voluntary Action,” proves that fatalism is unavoidable. Fatalism is the philosophical doctrine emphasizing the necessity of human acts rendering them unvoluntary. Theological fatalism is the thesis that infallible foreknowledge of a human act makes the act necessary and hence unfree, that is, if there is a being who

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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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The Effect of Similarity and Ranking on Competitive Performance

Natural selection involves a competition amidst scarcity among species. Thus, organisms tend to engage in competitive behaviors, and humans are no exception to this. Social comparison influences competitive behavior such that people are motivated to perform better than others. The social comparison model of competition identifies individual factors and situational factors as important determinants of

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Political Correctness and Politically Correct People: South Park Case

In this work, the concept of political correctness and politically correct people (P.C.P.) will be evaluated through the case study. As the case study, the animated cartoon named ‘South Park’ was chosen. Even though South Park is a cartoon, it should not be forgotten that it criticises real-world events. In 2015, South Park took political

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Sense of Place as Community Empowerment in Bioregional Planning Process: A Proposed Model

Dynamic landscape change affects and is affected by human attitudes. Research in landscape ecological sciences has focusing on whether and how spatial organization of landscape creates stable, functioning ecosystems. Humans have been treated as an independent, separate entity despite the fact that in this space they connect and embed their values, perception and attitudes when

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Illegitimacy of Capital Punishment: Its Unethical Contemporary Resurgence in Igboland, Nigeria.

Murder was proscribed even as a retaliatory measure as Gen 4:15 cautions: if any one kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance seven times over. This divine injunction was re-enforced by the Decalogue’s You shall not kill (Ex 20:13) as handed to Moses. Igbo ancestral heritage preserved a similar ethical value as it made Igbo hospitality

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Investigating the Evaluative Dimensions of a Large Set of Communicative Facial Expressions: A Comparison of Lab-Based and Crowd-Sourced Data Collection

Facial expressions form one of the most important non-verbal communication channels. Although humans are capable of producing a wide range of facial expressions, research in psychology has almost exclusively focused on the so-called basic, emotional expressions (anger, disgust, fear, happy, sad, and surprise). Research into the full range of communicative expressions, however, may be prohibitive

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The Globalization War Can Ethics Bring Peace?

In a recent talk on Capitalism, Bruno Latour argues that economic globalization is at war with the Globe and that the Globe is losing. Humans can expect to suffer great loses as our life support systems erode and crumble from the relentless attacks of economic aggression. How paradoxical, that it is easier to see the

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Transfiguration of Space: Practice-Based Research in Painting and Digital Art by Kong Ho

Envisioned as a practice-based research project in painting and digital art by Kong Ho, “Transfiguration of Space” will explore the theme of spirituality as it is conveyed through meditative symbolic icons, logarithmic spirals, nautilus shells, floral patterns, natural forms and memoristic images found in my daily living environment. The Taoist-Buddhist perspective for understanding humans and

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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.

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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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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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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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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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Local Tourism Destination Content in Online Travel Agency Promotion

Online Travel Agency (OTA) had an impact on making people ease to travel, through their mobile devices without any extra charges. Based on Alvara Research Foundation, Indonesia’s Top 5 online applications are Traveloka, Ticket.com, Blibli, KAI Access and, Airy. This paper is aim to describe how local tourism destination content in those application and their

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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
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“Globalization, Culture and Society: What role does language play?”
April 26-28 2012, Osaka, Japan
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ACPEL 2013, Osaka, Japan
Conference Theme 2013: Trust: Governance, Society and Sustainability
Osaka, Japan
November 21-24, 2013
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Exploring the Technology-Writing Connection Through Collaborative Writing in Google Docs

A strong connection between Technology and Writing is seen by many researchers in the field of Foreign Language Learning. They point out the importance of putting the thoughts into words via technology. It provides many tools for students to write online and offline. The aim of this paper is to explore the relationship between writing