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Difference as the Source of Polarization Among Right-wing Populist Parties

Just as difference can be a source of innovation, so it can be a source of polarization, too. And even more so when the difference is used as a tool to achieve certain goals. It is thought of the political area, specifically of the European right-wing populist parties, where the difference belongs to often raised

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Retracing Positive Images of the Black: The Racial Reading of The Walking Dead Through its Adaptations

In contemporary culture, video games, like other media, have played an impactful role towards players’ societal perceptions and influenced their impressions and understandings of social groups. Despite the increase of African Americans figures in video games, these characters are usually portrayed in negative, racially stereotypical ways. This paper offers an analysis of the representations of

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Towards an Extended Mobile Social Network Acceptance Model for the Social Entrepreneurs’ Skill Enhancement

Since Davis (1989) developed the theory of technology acceptance model (TAM) and explained the factors influence users to accept and use technologies based on perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use. Many scholars modified TAM (Reychav, Ndicu, and We, 2016; Chaka and Govender, 2020; Ali et al., 2018; Park et al., 2014). But to what

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The Guidelines for Development of Agricultural Areas Based on Concepts from Participatory Ecological Agriculture to Solve Environmental Problems

This project is to design and develop agricultural areas in accordance with the concept of participatory agriculture ecology to solve poverty and protect the environment. Using the study of Landscape ecology and agriculture ecology concepts. In-depth interviews were used to explore the problems and impacts of agriculture affecting the economy Society and Environment of Wapi

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A Comparative Study of Motivations in the Learning of East Asian Languages

Understanding learner motivations for studying a foreign language has long been recognized as an important factor in providing effective language instruction. In recent years, foreign language education has been devalued in higher education in the U.S., resulting in the removal of foreign language requirements or reduction of course offerings. In this context, understanding learner motivations

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A Development of the STEM Interest and Attitude Scale for the Elementary School Students

This study aimed to develop a STEM interest and attitude scale suitable for the elementary school students in Taiwan. After reviewing relevant literature, a scale was drafted and used to assess 100 elementary students for conducting both item analysis and exploratory factor analysis. After that, unsuitable items were deleted and the revised scale was employed

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Preferred Learning and Teaching Styles in Filipino-8: Basis for Developing Learning Modules

This study aimed to determine the preferred learning and teaching styles in Filipino of Grade 8 students and teachers of Eusebio High School, Division of Pasig City during first quarter of school year 2017-2018. More specifically, it sought answers to the following questions: 1. What are the preferred learning styles of the student respondents in

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The Influence of Immersion Education in China on Students’ English Learning Motivation

This study investigated the motivation of English learning among high school students in China. Half of the 40 participants received traditional English education and the other half received immersion education. The study compared the learning motivations of the two groups and analyzed the differences between the two sets of data. In addition, the research examined

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Theatre in Vietnam as Critique of the Environmental and Social Crisis

Halfway through the 2010s, Vietnam started to face major environmental and social problems in the race for globalization. Vietnamese people have experienced a growing sense of anxiety and discomfort about the state of economy and started to realize that their priorities may include responding to wider environmental issues. Since 2003 a special satirical comedy named

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Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of a Thai Translation of the Body Appreciation Scale-2

Objective: The purpose of this study was to develop and validate the Thai version of the Body appreciation Scale-2 (BAS-2). Previous empirical research suggested that body appreciation is associated with positive psychological well-being such as life-satisfaction and self-esteem in female sample. Materials and methods: A total sample comprised of 217 Thai females, whose mean age

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Strategies of Integration: Challenges and Possibilities in the Online Teaching of Music During the Pandemic

The pandemic crisis has ushered a new era in the teaching of music. The suddenness of the crisis and the transfer of teaching to an online setting brusquely undermined the conviction that online pedagogies were to be transient and purely instrumental to the learning environment of the classroom. “Classrooms,” indicated a music teacher, “is where

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Academic Performance and Attitude of the 21st-Century Learners on Mathematics in the Modern World

Attitude towards mathematics has played an important role in the mathematics teaching and learning processes and its effect on the student’s mathematics achievement has been highlighted many times on basic education. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between the academic performance and the attitude of students on mathematics in the higher

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Management of Natural Protected Areas Within the Romanian Cities. Case Study: Văcărești Protected Landscape and Natura 2000 Sites

The rapid pace of city expansion is drawing more and more attention to the reconsideration of interest in the city-environment-landscape nexus. Urban planning is one of the main potential tools with a considerable impact on protecting the environment and the landscape. Natural Protected Areas are among the most vulnerable areas and the impact on those

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Developing a Textbook of Writing Pantun, Syair, and Acrostic Poetry by Using the Website www.rimakata.com and Kbbi.kemdikbud.go.id

This study was aimed to develop a textbook of writing pantun, syair, and acrostic poetry by using the website www.rimakata.com and kbbi.kemdikbud.go.id. The researcher used the Research and Development (R&D) method with the ADDIE model (Branch, 2009) which the steps were Analyzing, Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating. The results of the need analysis with a closed

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Identifying Quality Critical Thinking Apps for K-12 Students

This proposed presentation discusses the essential criteria for the evaluation of iOS-based K-12 critical thinking mobile applications (apps) and reports on the findings of an evaluation study. (The study examines iOS-based apps on the App Store because it offers most educational apps.) The study attempts to answer the following two questions: (a) what are the

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Relationship Between Factors and Graduation Rates for Student Success in the U.S. Colleges

Graduation rates are essential indicators of students’ success and the indicators defined as the percentage of a school’s first-time, first-year college students who continue their studies at the school next year. Graduation rates are essential for student’s learning accountability purposes, and graduation rates need to be improved. The purpose of this study aims to find

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Orientation Courses for Migrants in Germany: Between Civic Adult Education and Neoliberal Tendencies

Migrants coming to Germany are obliged to take part in ‘integration courses’ in order to obtain residence titles. The curriculum proclaims these orientation courses as ‘value-based political education’. This paper analyzes the perception of the impact of the courses from the perspective of participants and teachers, focusing on neoliber-al fixations in tradition of the ‘Chicago

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The Role of Social Media in Health Communication: Implications for Coronavirus Disease

As the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic around the world, which have highlighted the power of social media. The media has a significant agenda-setting role in health communications (e.g. Eysenbach, G. 2008; Chou, W.Y.S., Hunt, Y.M., Beckjord, E.B., Moser, R.P. and Hesse, B.W. 2009). Kamel Boulos and Wheeler (2007) emphasized the social media plays an enabler

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Improving Grade 3 Students’ Poetry Writing Skills Through Flipped Model of Instruction

The flipped model of instruction has been the focus of many researchers through the years due to its impact on students’ academic performance. This action research study aims to uncover the pedagogical effects of applying the flipped classroom strategy to Grade 3 students’ poetry writing skills. The researcher applied the triangulation technique where the data

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Identity of the ǂKhomani San as Authentic Bushman in the 21st Century: An Ethnographic Study

The small indigenous community of the ǂKhomani San Bushmen in the Southern Kalahari Desert of South Africa are grappling to maintain their identity in the 21st century. Being authentic Bushman comes with a huge number of challenges for this indigenous community in retaining their cultural links to the land and their San heritage. Their authenticity

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Form, Genre, Experiment – the Structure of the Radio Art

The theme of this presentation is radio art and its form. The main aim is to describe the nature of radio experiment and determinants of radio art. Crucial for me are also documentary elements of radio art and the relations between radio art and journalism. I focus on the genre pattern based on the press

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World Order, Regime and Law of the U.S., UK, France and Europe

After the Second World War, the United States, United Kingdom, France and Europe have built Peace, World Order, Regime and Law with NATO and alliances. In 2020, the World is confused by the coronavirus pandemic. The United States, United Kingdom, France and EU cope with the pandemic. On March 2020, French President Emmanuel Macron said:

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The Journey of Deterrent Cinema: Retracing Film Activities with Aboriginal Tourism Policy in the Japanese Colonial Period in Taiwan

Upon Aboriginal Tourism Policy of Colonial Government in the Japanese Colonial Period, this study reviewed the aboriginals’ film culture experience when the cinema was introduced in Taiwan in early times and the cultivation on the aboriginals of the colonialists by tourism activities and cinema promotion in order to recognize the aboriginals’ early film experience and

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Professional Photographers of Instagram: The Meaning of Visual Communication Through Modern Photography in Digital Society

The purpose of this paper is to study the modern forms of visual communication of people, through Instagram. In order to study the way in which the visual message is transmitted between individuals, and then how this transmission of information affects its final content, determining the creation of aesthetic experience and perception in the individual,

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Annotation and Practice of Reading: The Tale of Genji and Kakaisho

The Tale of Genji, by Murasaki Shikibu, is the most famous Japanese classic novel and the world’s oldest existing novel by a woman. My paper sheds light on the heretofore understudied Kakaisho, an earliest annotation of The Tale of Genji, written by Yotsutsuji no Yoshinari, in the late 14th century. Kakaisho is characterized by its

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Value Creation in Photovoltaic Supply Chain Through Market and Product Diversification: Insights From Emerging Building Integrated PV Segment

The recent years in the PV industry have been marked with a severe imbalance of manufacturing capacities and demand, which led to abrupt market shocks and end-product price volatility. Moreover, the Chinese fast-follower producers managed to grasp the significant competitive advantages, both, in terms of scale and technological advancements. Under such conditions, the PV segments

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The Effect of College Service Quality on the Learners’ Satisfaction at English Study Program of Higher Education

The study was to investigate the effect of college service quality on the learners’ satisfaction of English study program at IAIN Palangka Raya. Quantitative method was used to survey 173 L2 learners using 35-items of self- developed questionnaire to determine the most influential factor of the college service quality. The reliability and validity of the

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Sankhya, Theosophy and Wholistic Approach to Reality

The Sankhya doctrine envisages the deepest insight into the working of the human psyche and spirit in the evolutionary Human plane and the Aatmic plane after the physical existence transcending to the Supra Cosmic Conscient aura.Astrology-the ancient science from which one learns fate and destiny is rooted in Sankhya.The seven continents,the seven oceans,the seven basic

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Distinction Between “Being or Not”-The Uninhabited Space in a Super Populous Country

China has the largest population in the world, so it’s common and reasonable to see people everywhere. However, since 1980s, places in China have been in a dynamic state switching between “with people” and “without people”. “Places without people” have gradually become places that cannot be ignored. On the macro level, due to the rapid

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Measuring Articulatory Distance for Consonants Towards a Learner-language-sensitive Pronunciation Training Tool Development

This study introduces the theoretical basis for the articulatory distance in foreign language learning context, which serves to find the efficient and optimal path to correctly pronounce the consonants of the target language in a learner-language-sensitive way, i.e. taking into account the operational difficulties for different learners who already have their own specific phonological system.

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The Influence of Comma- and Period-pause Duration on the Listener’s Impression of Speeches Made in Mandarin Chinese

The influence of pause duration at commas and periods on listeners’ impressions of speeches made in Mandarin Chinese was investigated. Spoken excerpts of speeches from textbooks were presented to native Chinese listeners (n=20). In the first experiment, the pause durations of both commas and periods in the speeches were manipulated together, in 8 steps from

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Role of a Subjective Difficulty Rating in Using a System for Practicing English Speaking

We have been developing a system that checks and provides information about the words and sentences that learners use when they practice speaking English. In this study, we investigated the role of a subjective difficulty rating to identify sentences that were problematic for the learners by using our system. In the experiment, 72 Japanese university

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Study on the Use of Speech Recognition Function to Practice Speaking English Using the Voice Translator “Pocketalk”

Although some speech recognition software is highly developed, few studies have focused on how this technology should be adapted for foreign language learners with various proficiency levels, including Japanese students. Thus, this study explores the use of speech recognition to support the practice of English speaking by using the voice translator “Pocketalk.” English sentences spoken

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A Voice E-book Reading System Designed for the Visually Impaired People

No matter in life, study, or at work, reading is one of the major sources to obtain information. However, traditional books are mostly printed on paper. The books are not suitable for visually impaired persons to read. Though such a situation can be improved by Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. However, the quantity or timeliness

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A Qualitative Study on the Style of Art Teaching Instruction for Improving Creativity: The Perspectives from Chinese Elementary School

Teachers’ instruction styles are significant to educate students on improving creativity, especially in an early educational stage (i.e., the elementary school). In this study, a survey was conducted to investigate the types of instruction employed in Chinese elementary schools’ art classes to train students’ creativity. In a primary school with complete educational resources located in

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The Urban Gorontalese Language Choice and Language Attitudes, and Implications for Language Maintenance in the Region of Gorontalo Province

In a multilingual society like Indonesia, people often utilize multiple languages, each for different purposes. Their language choice might indicate their attitudes towards each language (Romaine, 1995). This study investigates language choice and language attitudes among the Gorontalese who reside in the Gorontalo province of Indonesia. The urban Gorontalese (n:331) from a variety of age

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Stories of Diaspora of Overseas Filipino Workers in Singapore: A Management Perspective

This qualitative study focused on the documentation and analysis of the narratives on the diaspora stories of the overseas Filipino workers in Singapore in the contexts of their fear, opportunities, and management initiatives, viewed through management perspectives. The Filipino diaspora has gone global having overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) present in all parts of the world.

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An Analysis of the Possibility to Achieve the Specified Indonesian Renewable Energy Development Target

Is it possible to achieve the specified Indonesian renewable energy development target? An analysis of constraints and recommendations for accelerating the development of renewable energy in Indonesia Indonesia has ratified a number of international agreements, for instance on Global Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals, and has also announced its long-term National Energy Policy (through

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Development of The Causal Relationship Model for Innovative Communication Management on Image and Reputation of International Programs in Thai Universities

The aim of this research is to study the development of the causal relationship model of the management innovation of image and reputation communication of international programs of Thai universities. This research is a mixed research using a combination of methodologies including secondary data, qualitative research, and quantitative research. The samples are students studying in

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Turning the Exorcist’s Heteropatriarchal Order ‘Upside Down’ in Stranger Things

The popular Netflix series Stranger Things is often-noted for critiquing homophobia and conservative gender norms (Joseph 2018; Roach 2018; Berns, Fontaine and Zárate 2018). This paper expands upon Tracey Mollet’s (2019) passing observation that a scene in Stranger Things 2 references William Friedkin’s The Exorcist. I argue that the sequel, in its entirety, actively dialogues

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Supporting the Academic Dimension of the Transition to University

The transition from further to higher education is both an exciting and challenging time for first year undergraduate engineering students. This work focuses on developing a tool to support the academic dimension of the transition, specifically the identification and closing gaps in student’s pre-requisite knowledge, skills and reasoning. A transition survey was developed and deployed

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Impact of Differentiated Classroom Instruction on Conceptual Understanding of Selected Physiology Topics Among Dentistry Students With Varied Learning Styles

In Dental education, there is a great need for enhancing the learning achievements, specifically, identifying the conceptual understanding in Physiology. One way to enhance the conceptual understanding is to tailor-fit the learning activities to the students’ learning styles through differentiated classroom instruction (DCI). This study will use the mixed experimental and descriptive quantitative method following

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Forest Shamans: The Sacred Tree and Narratives of the Folk History

This paper examines the oral narratives of female shamans and people involved in their religious practices in modern Japan. Narratives are told and retold, ultimately becoming traditional oral histories that are closely related to local people’s lives. This paper discusses the ways in which such narratives make and can be read as folk history. As

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A Study to Investigation the Role of Universities to Promote the Entrepreneurial Culture in Pakistan

Higher educational institutes are playing an effective role to encourage entrepreneurial activities by developing entrepreneurial attitudes and capabilities among students. The purpose of current study was to identify the role of universities to promote the entrepreneurial culture among students. A quantitative inquiry was planned to understand the roles and responsibilities of universities to enable the

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Professional Development, Instructional Practices and Academic Performance of Mathematics Students, Muang District Elementary Schools, Suratthani, Thailand

This study purported to investigate the professional development (PD), instructional practices (IP) of the teachers and their relationships to the academic performance of grades five and six students in Mathematics of Muang District Elementary Schools, Suratthani, Thailand. Descriptive statistical analysis such as mean, standard deviation and inferential statistics such as correlation, t-test and analysis of

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Assessing the Impact of a Community Extension Program Through the Lens of the Human Security Approach

Higher education institutions fulfill threefold functions: instruction, research, and extension. The third function which is community extension used to play a supporting role and performed within the context of accreditation. Ideally, it must be integrated into the academic fabric of the institution. This study aimed to assess the impact of Children’s Education Welfare Assistance (CEWA)

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The Least of our Worries: Reception Teachers’ Understanding of Visual Art and its Place in the EYFS Curriculum

Visual art education in early childhood has been shown to have an especially significant impact on children living with high levels of disadvantage. Yet, evidence also indicates that the curriculum in the reception year of school is narrowing, with an increased focus on literacy and numeracy, to the detriment of children from disadvantaged backgrounds in

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Comparative International Policy Survey on the Progress of OECD Recommendation on the Protection of Children Online

In recent years, one of the important policy issues in the telecommunication field is to create environments where children can use the Internet safely and securely. Risks on the Internet are challenges that face children across national borders, so it is necessary to implement youth protection policies in international cooperation. In response to these policy

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“The Intelligence of the Accent”: A Quantitative Analysis of Saudis’ Attitudes Towards Three Expanding Circle Accents of English

This study quantitively examines attitudes held by Saudis towards three accents from the Expanding Circle (Kachru 1985, 1992) varieties of English: their own accent of English and two others. By means of Verbal-Guise Technique experimentation (see Garrett 2010; McKenzie 2010), stimuli of Spanish, Chinese and Saudi accents of English were employed to elicit attitudinal data

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First Language Influence and Its Effect on Language Fluency Among HS Students: An Analysis

Linguistic competence constitutes direct knowledge of the target language, hence, this knowledge is tacit and implicit especially among the second language learners. This establishes the idea that students do not have direct access to the principles and rules that govern the norms in terms of English language learning processes; be it in terms of speaking,

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Why Does Choice Matter? The School and Course Preference of Select High School Students, SY 2007-2008 and SY 2018-2019

This study focused on the course and school preference of select high school students, SY 2007-2008 and SY 2018-2019 and answered the following questions: What are the schools and courses preferred by the select high school students from the two batches under study?; What are the possible reasons for choosing the school/s and the course/s?

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Discourses and Counter-discourses in the Times of the Coronavirus Crisis

The situation of the global coronavirus crisis affects different areas of human life and also influences the use of language. A new kind of discourse is emerging, in which politics, health care, the media and many other actors participate. In our article, we deal with the “coronavirus discourse” from the point of view of right-wing

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Developing and Evaluating the e-learning Material for Speaking Practice With the Latest AI Technology

There have been remarkable advancements in information and communication technology and artificial intelligence lately. Many e-learning materials with ICT and AI have become available in the market. However, none of them has proved whether they are effective in improving speaking skills in real ESL/EFL classrooms. In my previous studies, it was suggested that speaking practice

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Sailing Through: The Assessment of a Philippine Grief Support Program Using Bible-Based Lessons and Art Therapy

The Sailing Through workshops began in 2018 by my father and I through the Christian Advocacy Reaching Everyone (CARE) Foundation, and first conducted exclusively for our church (International Churches of Christ Quezon City). These support groups address different life challenges such as grief, caregiving for terminally ill loved ones and mental health issues. They are

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Lessons From a Global Analysis of the UN Conventions on Children and Disability Rights

Among the 6.7 billion people in the world, there are 2.2 billion children, of which 1 billion live in poverty. This study looks at the rights of children with disabilities and how vulnerable populations can be protected. The UN (2009) identifies several obstacles to democracy, human rights, and the rule of law, including: “deepening poverty;

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A Review on the Technological Innovation in Traditional Musical Instruments: Methodology, Challenges and Public Acceptance

The rapid development of modern technology has to some extent affected the interest of public toward traditional musical instruments and thus many research discovered has focused on the innovation of the instruments. The aim of this review is to investigate and analyze past and current studies on the exploration of technological innovation in the field

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Co-evolution of Human Society and Nature Through the Noosphere Concept

The report makes an analysis of the noosphere concept as a way to the sustainable development of our planet. It suggests considering the epoch of noosphere as the period when the human mind will be able to define the terms necessary for nature and society co-evolution while forming a collective will of mankind. It analyzes

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An Analysis on the Use of Document-based Approach as an Effective Tool in Learning Social Studies

Document-based approach is characterized by the use of primary or secondary documents that includes an overarching investigative question that the student must answer through analysis of the documents included. The paper is an experimental study that aims to venture out a new way of teaching Social Studies by using a document-based approach to find out

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A Study of Student’s Learning Outcomes of the Educational Program Integrating Fashion and SDGs by the U.N. Affiliated Student-driven Organization

This research aims to define the learning outcomes of the educational program, “Cherish, Enjoy, and Develop oneself”, in higher education. This educational program focuses on considering the fashion as anchored on the influence of psychological processes on wearers (Adam and Galinsky, 2012), and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to increase self-efficacy and to learn SDGs itself.

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Dilemmas on Lithuanian Energy Issues: From the Aspect of Nuclear Energy

This paper discusses post-Soviet Lithuanian nuclear energy issues from the viewpoint of political dilemma. The author examines post-Soviet Lithuanian energy policies and relevant movements primarily on Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) and Visaginas NPP. Although Lithuania once had a NPP—Ignalina NPP—in the east of the nation, it ceased to work in the 2000s. First, when

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The Development of Adult Learning and Education for People With Intellectual Disabilities in Japan: A Literature Review

The aim of this article is to review the literature on adult education for people with intellectual disabilities in Japan. The review also aims to compare adult education in Japan with that of other countries and to explore its issues. It was concluded that the Japanese government established a formal education system for secondary students

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At the Intersection of Technology and Teaching: The Critical Role of Educators in Implementing Technology Solutions

Educators are critical for the successful implementation of any technology. Acrobatiq by VitalSource can use data to demonstrate the dramatic impact instructors—and their course policies—can have on courseware engagement. Acrobatiq courseware incorporates learning content, formative practice, homework assignments, adaptive practice, and summative assessments into a single learning environment for students, with additional data dashboards for

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Learning Management Guidelines of the General Education Curriculum that Promotes Citizenship Skills of the 21st Century in Thailand

This article introduces the guidelines for teaching and learning in the general education (GE) curriculum that corresponds to the 21st-century skills of global citizenship of Thailand and is being implemented in an open university. This curriculum focuses on enhancing and developing students’ knowledge, skills, and competencies all of which are meant to be used as

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Covert Prejudice and Discourses on Otherness During the Refugee Crisis: Α Case Study of the Greek Islands’ Press

The present paper presents a discursive analysis of the recurrent repertoires of covert prejudice in the regional press of three Greek islands (Lesvos, Chios, Samos) during the refugee crisis period. Between 2015 and 2016, these islands played a central role as first-line receiving communities for the large numbers of refugees and migrants who arrived in

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Investigating the Impact of Acquiring Collocation and Lexical Bundles on Improving Language Proficiency of First Year College Students

This presentation introduces the outcome of a study that investigated the impact of teaching collocation & lexical bundles on increasing the vocabulary size of EFL learners. The presenter will give a detailed account of the research methodology, theoretical framework, and the research methods that were implemented in the study. Many studies investigated the relationship between

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Performing Arts: Assessment of Learning in Grade 7 Mathematics

This study determined the effect of performing art as an assessment in Grade 7 Mathematics in the academic achievement of the Grade 7 students of Bicol University College of Education Integrated Laboratory School, the school year 2019-2020. Specifically, the study sought to answer the following sub-questions: (1) What lessons in Grade 7 Mathematics may be

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Issues and Challenges Experienced by Undergraduate Students in Undertaking an Oral Communication Assignment in the Midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic

This paper discusses the issues and challenges experienced by 91 first-year undergraduate students at a local university in Malaysia in undertaking an interview project in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, which required the use of mobile and computer technology as part of their group assignment. The assignment initially required each student to conduct an

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Explore Alternatives in On-line/On-Demand Type of Language Teaching – The Case of TOEIC Preparation Course in a Japanese University

With the spread of Covid-19, many of the universities in Japan were required to introduce on-line/on-demand courses all the sudden in 2020 academic year. Concerning this new teaching system, there has been a strong debate whether the above stated educational system has a positive influence on the students. Last Spring semester in the 2020 academic

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A Comparative Study of Chinese and Japanese Female Characters Portrayed in Hirokazu Koreeda’s and Ang Lee’s Family Films

China and Japan are both in the circle of Confucian culture. Under the influence of Confucian culture, the basic unit of Chinese and Japanese society was the family rather than the individual. At the same time, the patriarchal-dominated social structure was derived. With the modernization process and the influx of western thoughts, the tolerant image

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Comparison of the Lecture Method of Teaching and a Culmination of Different Methods of Teaching Biology

This paper looks at an alternate method of teaching Biology. The traditional method of teaching was improved upon and a closed group was used to study the output of the students and effectiveness of teaching. The paper drew heavily upon literature of teaching methods and pedagogy. The paper studies a group of students and their

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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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The Observation of Gender Stereotyping in Music Instruments in 2021, and the Process of Musical Instrument Selections of Children

In 2021, a research team in the music and music education department at Teachers College at Columbia University conducted an explanatory sequential research consists of both the quantitative and the qualitative method to contemplate the current status of the gender association in music in the instruments selections and the correlation in regard to the influence

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Afrofuturism 2.0 – A New Cultural Enabler for the Digital Age

Afrofuturism as a concept is about 25 years old, with Mark Dery’s interview essay Black to the Future (1993) giving the movement its name and paving the way for further interventions. Afrofuturistic works typically include novels, paintings, photography, music such as Sun Ra’s and the Marvel Comics superhero Black Panther. Over the last decade or

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The Issue of Stigmatized Identity and Livelihood: Insights From a De-notified Tribe of Rajasthan, India

The people of Nat community, historically known as entertainers for the Rajput patronages, are found in different parts of northern India. Although they are not significant in number, they tend to carry distinct group identities in contemporary society. From a historical perspective, Rajput lost their kingship in various states; in consequence, Nat people lost their

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Response and Reflection on COVID-19: The case of Japan and a University

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted higher education worldwide. In this regard, multiple issues have emerged that affect the stakeholders, including school administrators, staff, faculties, students, and their parents. Facing tremendous changes, it is imperative to ensure that the quality and equality of education remain unaffected, to create an effective and supportive educational environment. This

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Reflections on Emergency Remote Foreign Language Learning

The present paper is a response to the recent dramatic realignment of teaching processes in terms of speed and effort caused by the pandemic. The phenomenon was labelled ‘emergency remote teaching’ by Ch. Hodges and a team of scholars to distinguish it from systemic online teaching. Since the pedagogical context regarded is unprecedented and there

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Digital Literacy as a Factor for Sustainable Society

Digital literacy should be seen as directly related to the strengthening of information and communication technology. The integration of information and communication technologies into education at all levels and in all areas of training requires the development of skills and competencies related to the knowledge and use of digital media. The present paper explores digital

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Actual English for Hospitality Industry From Foreign Hotel Guests in Thailand: A Case Study of Ayutthaya Province

Effective and appropriate communication in the hospitality industry needs more than language knowledge. This study aims to 1) explore the needs of conversational English of front office staff in Ayutthaya Province, Thailand; and 2) analyze the expressions spoken by foreign tourists in Ayutthaya. To discover the needs of English language learning, the questionnaire has been

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The Search for Precedents of Metaphysical Mercy in the Theology of Ibn ‘Arabi

Ibn Sina (d. 1037) is perhaps the most important philosopher of the pre-modern era. Among his many contributions, the proof for the existence of the Necessary Existent stands out. Ibn Sina proceeds to extract each of God’s attributes (sifat) from His necessary existence. Although his ideas met with resistance in some quarters, they found a

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Advancing Civilian and Military Education: The Integration of ADDIE and the Joint Planning Process in Curriculum Design

The military and education sectors’ knowledge developmental goals are often similar. Literature notes it can be advantageous to integrate civilian and military design (Cai, F., Zhang, P., & Ling, Y., 2020). Civilian sector education benefits from academic and culturally-derived models for curriculum design. The military often uses its own culturally-derived models of design and implementation.

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Communities’ Cultural Capital for Sustainable Community Tourism Development: A Case Study of Charoen Krung Road

This research aims to study the knowledge factors and sustainable community tourism development in the area along the Chao Phraya River from Charoen Krung Road to Yaowarat Road, the charming old district and a multicultural society in Bangkok, Thailand. Primary data were collected from interviews of stakeholders or the people in the community in depth

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Spiritual Cannibalism: The Ethics of the Eucharist

Common sense dictates that cannibalism – the act of eating another person – is immoral whether because of the harm done to the other person or a violation of human sanctity. The Eucharist has been interpreted in many Christian traditions as the actual flesh and blood of Jesus. On its face, it would seem that

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A Study on the Aesthetics of Illustrations in Third and Fourth Graders’ Chinese Textbooks

Textbooks are one of the most important tools for learning. Illustrations in a textbook can have critical influence on students’ understanding of the text and their interest in learning. However, studies on illustrations in a textbook in Taiwan are scarce. On this account, this study developed a list of aesthetic principles to examine illustrations. It

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The Use of Digital Videos, LMS, Peer and Self-feedback to Improve Presentation Skills

An issue with conducting presentations in class is the one-off nature of the activity. Students present their topic and have little idea of how their own performance was except for their feelings and the grade they eventually receive from the teacher. However, improved access to mobile technology for both educators and students, coupled with the

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Whose Culture? Exploring Multiculturalism Through Ministry-approved Children’s Literature in the Republic of Croatia

This research aims to explore how the mandatory children’s literature, prescribed by the Ministry of Science and Education and covered within the school subject ”Croatian Language,” depicts Croatian cultural heterogeneity and global cultural diversity and whether it offers examples of vocabulary that would assist elementary school students in engaging in critical analyses about human-rights topics

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Cultivating Social-Emotional Learning and Deeper Learning Skills through the Design and Implementation of Creative and Improvisational Activities in Science Education

Cultivating Social-Emotional Learning and Deeper Learning skills are some of the central skills of the future, according to the OECD report ‘Future of Education and Skills 2030’. These skills should start to be developed by the kindergarten and end up in the Secondary Education, even in Higher Education. This presentation refers to the results of

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The Processes of Educational Communication in Primary Schools Determined by the State of Emergency in the Czech Republic

The paper focuses on the current methods of educational communication in primary schools in the Czech Republic. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the educational conditions have dynamically transformed in our country. It has even been reported that pupils’ absence from full-time attendance is the longest in Europe. Some pupils (including primary school pupils)

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Can the Intervention of SCAMPER Bring About Changes of Neural Activation While Taking Creativity Tasks?

SCAMPER (substitution, combination, modification, putting to other uses, elimination, and rearrangement) has been regarded as an effective technique that provides a structured way to help people produce creative ideas and solutions. Although some neuroscience studies regarding creativity training have been conducted, no study has focused on SCAMRER. This study pioneers computer-based learning in integrating fMRI

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Knowledge Creation of Adaptive Learning on the Blockchain System – Collaborative Cloud Educational System

The major difference of the networked society from the conventional analog society is its potential of increasing the continuity of time and space. That is, it transcends the boundaries between individuals and organizations, private and public sectors, family and work, business and pleasure, producers and consumers, the national and local governments, different disciplines and so

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The Concept of Existence (Bhava) in Early Buddhism

The transition in Dependent Origination (paṭiccasamuppāda) between clinging (upādāna) and birth (jāti) is often misunderstood. This article explores the early Buddhist philosophical perspective of the relationship between death and re-birth in the process of following bhava (uppattibhava) and existing bhava (kammabhava). It additionally analyzes the process of re-birth (punabbhava) through the karmic processes on the

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Physics Instruction Using High-speed Video Analysis Technique

In this study, we report on the use of tracker video analysis and high-speed camera as an interactive approach to study the free fall. The video camera is used to collect position and time data, which can then be used to mathematically and graphically model. Anything related to the position and motion of the object.

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Progressive Expressions in the Papiamentu Language

Linguists have described the functions of the markers expressing the grammatical categories of tense, aspect, and modality in Papiamentu, a creole language spoken in the Caribbean. However, the connection between these markers and the aspectual meaning of the verbs they modify has not been extensively studied. This presentation addresses this relation by looking at sets

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Attitude to Authority and Digital Competences of Bulgarian Primary Teachers

The thesis of this study is based on the assumption that the authority of the teacher manifests as a specific status or professional role and should be internalized in his overall professional profile. The teacher’s role-playing authority is defined “a formal authority” and is strongly influenced by the requirements of the educational environment and the

ISSN: 2432-4264 The IAFOR International Conference on the City 2016: Official Conference Proceedings

CITY2016 NH Collection Barcelona Constanza, Barcelona, Spain
CITY2016 Conference Theme: “The City: Site and History”
Saturday, July 16 – Monday, July 18, 2016
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ISSN: 2432-4264 The IAFOR International Conference on the City 2017: Official Conference Proceedings

CITY2017 NH Collection Barcelona Constanza, Barcelona, Spain
CITY2017 Conference Theme: “Cities of the World. World Cities.”
Friday, July 14 – Sunday, July 16, 2017
ISSN: 2432-4264

ISSN: 2432-4264 The IAFOR International Conference on the City 2018: Official Conference Proceedings

CITY2018 University of Barcelona & NH Collection Barcelona Constanza, Barcelona, Spain
CITY2018 Conference Theme: “Fearful Futures: Cities in the Twenty-First Century”
Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15, 2018
ISSN: 2432-4264

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Comparative Compulsory Schooling Policy: The Cases of India and Ecuador

Compulsory schooling laws have been at the center for countries that, as part of the MDGs, committed to ensuring access and increasing participation for all. However, the literature on compulsory schooling has focused mostly on developed economies for which this policy has been in place for a long period of time. The impact of such

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Australia’s Federal Policy Response to the Coronavirus Crisis

To coordinate a nationwide response to the coronavirus pandemic, and the resulting impact of Australia’s first recession in nearly thirty years, on March 13 the federal government convened the National Cabinet. This comprises the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, and the eight leaders of the States and Territories. It formally replaced the Council of Australian Governments