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Strategy and Impact of Implementing Journal Article Presentation in First Year of Medical School

Introduction Strong curricula at Gulf Medical University emphasizes on ‘Evidence Based Medicine’, intends further strengthening, encourages early introduction of journal article presentation in the medicine program. Objective Strategy for successful implementation of structured journal article presentation during medicine year-I. Method The batch divided into eight-groups of 12-students; each group assigned a faculty facilitator. Total 6-sessions

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Using Newspapers and Films as Tools for Cultural History Research

This paper demonstrates how media historians can gain valuable insight by using newspapers as well as fiction films as their primary source materials. In recent years, cultural historians have increasingly drawn on a wide range of primary texts to gain a rounded picture of popular history. Fiction films and newspapers, however, are not commonly considered

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Japanese University Students’ Intention to Seek Help From Psychological Professionals Compared to Family Members and Friends

There was no national certification for psychologists in Japan until recently. However, nearly 30,000 licensed psychologists have registered since the Licensed Psychologists Law was promulgated in 2015. Nevertheless, it remains challenging to consult a psychologist, possibly because psychologists lack recognition as consultants, despite societies’ recognition of the need for their services. We compared the intention

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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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Children Starting School – The Lived Experiences of Mothers in the UAE and UK

A successful first transition to school impacts positively on both academic achievement and social development for the remainder of the school years. Rimm-Kaufman and Pianta’s (2000) Ecological and Dynamic Model of Transition describes the relationship between time and context on transition, specifying how the relationships between the key stakeholders, for example, parents, family, teachers, children,

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How Cultures Matter on the Boundary between “Normality” and “Abnormality”: A Case Study for “Sharenting” in Taiwan

With the recently controversial trend in “sharenting” on social media, the moral judgment of sharing their children online has been debated in Taiwan. This study argued that cultures influence the viewpoint of this moral issue in Taiwanese society. To verify, this paper begins with the original definitions of “normality” and “abnormality” in Chinese, and then

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Designing Learning for Students’ Affective and Cognitive Engagements

To ensure continuous student engagement in teaching and learning (T&L), The Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) emphasises on the design of learning experiences that encourages Joy of Learning. The design of learning materials takes into consideration, students’ affective and cognitive engagement to improve teaching and learning in the classroom. In the teaching and learning of

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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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The Landscape of One Breast: Empowering Breast Cancer Survivors through Developing a Transdisciplinary Intervention Framework in a Jiangmen Breast Cancer Hospital in China

Women with Breast Cancer (WBC) in China need to pay much effort into resisting stigma, they suffer from bodily disfigurement and it will be unbeneficial for their mental and sexual health. However, related studies in this area are rare in China. The research objective is to understand what kinds of support should be contained in

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Amplifying Vulnerabilities: How COVID-19 is Impacting Japanese at Risk Youth

There are 608 “Children’s Homes” (児童養護施設 jidō yōgo shisetsu) across Japan caring for youth unable to live their parents for an array of reasons mainly abuse and poverty. According to the most recent data 13.9% (2020 OECD) Japanese youth live in poverty and in 2018, 159,850 child abuse consultations were made (2018, MHLW). Institutionalization of

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Brave Virtual Classrooms: Strategies for Engaging Students to Maximize Learning

The pandemic ushers in a new normal in language education, in which virtual classes have become the routine. Moving from physical face-to-face presence to virtual contact has greatly impacted both our teaching and learning. With the unavoidable drawbacks in virtual learning environment such as lack of personal interaction and screen fatigue, we find ourselves constantly

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The Multifaceted Relationship Between ESL, Special Education, L2 Reading Disability Potential Risk Factors and Neuroscience

Purpose: To analyze and integrate current research connecting neuroscience imaging, K-12 second language acquisition, special education, and risk factors for a L2 reading disability, with the goal to identify potential new educational strategies. Introduction: An extensive literature exists addressing second language acquisition, special education, and risk factors for a L2 reading disability. However, literature for

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Pedagogical Conferences Between 1882-1908: The Urge for Collaboration Amidst Educational Difficulties

This research shows how the Spanish Pedagogical Conferences between 1882 and 1908 influenced the promotion of innovative teaching at that time. Pedagogical Conferences were the only forum through which both rural and urban schoolteachers were able to implement new educational ideas. Books were not available, so at that time schoolteachers would write their own textbooks

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An Evaluation Model for a Non-sexist Education: Beyond Performance Accountability

This article refers about the development of assessment tools concerning to identify gender biases in teachers of a Vocational Education institution in Chile. Particularly, in the fields of engineering and technology, usually characterized by having male majority presence. Our aim is to identify, based on a mix method perspective, the limits and the potentials of

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A Blended and Interactive Online Learning Courseware for Bridging Art, Bioethics, and Medicine

We will discuss an interactive, multifunctional e-learning Courseware that we developed, which strongly bridges the gap between art, bioethics and medicine. First, a series of animated videos introducing selected topics of bioethics and related issues will be introduced. Then, a set of problem-based practical videos (“interactive doctor-patient role play”) along with discussion questions and online

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Design Thinking in AI Systems Design for Engineering Courses

Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes one of the essential courses that all students should learn regardless their disciplines. In this work, a teaching and learning pedagogy is proposed and implemented to conduct AI’s lesson in engineering course through design thinking. There is no additional course is required in the pedagogy, but the lesson is part of

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Japan and Ukraine: Strengthening Friendship and Partnership Ties in the Era of Reiwa

Notwithstanding the fact that Japan and Ukraine are separated by a great geographic distance, the two countries have many things in common. First of all, they experienced accidents at nuclear power plants. Secondly, Japan and Ukraine are united by the issue of occupation of their territories by Russia. Thirdly, both countries share universal values such

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Embodied Interaction in Language Learning Materials: A Multimodal Analysis

The purpose of this research is to explore the potential of English-language learning materials as a source of multimodal communicative representation. In particular, this study examines the animated cartoon videos that supplement the text-based dialogues for how kinesics is made relevant in the moving images to enhance the communicative capacity of the English-language textbooks used

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Transforming International Pre-service Teachers’ Pedagogy in the Era of Multiliteracy: A Case Study

Higher educational institutions in the US witnessed a growing number of international students on campus. This group of students brought with them diverse linguistic, cultural backgrounds that are distinct from the mainstream American teacher candidates. Inherently, it poses challenges to the teacher education programs in the US how to best prepare them to be day-1

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Stand Alone Worksheets for Basic Mathematical Computation Skills Development

The recent National Achievement Test (NAT) results proved the mathematics performance of Filipino learners fall below the DepEd’s 75% MPS target. Additionally, international assessments including TIMSS and PISA revealed similar poor results of Filipino students in math. This study developed “Stand Alone Worksheets” (SAW) to address least mastered computation skills; it revealed the developed Grade

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Development and Validation of Questionnaire on Self-Regulated Learning Strategies in Online Learning Environment

Covid-19 has resulted in a sudden shift in education settings, from face-to-face to online learning sessions. In view of this major change, it is necessary to study students’ self-regulation strategies in an online environment to enable the teachers to develop online materials that will guide students to become successful in their learning. This study aimed

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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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Critical Thinking Research in the Philippines: A Scoping Review on Research Gaps

– This paper has been retracted by the author because of legal issues – This paper deals with scoping review of critical thinking studies done in the Philippines by Filipino scholars from 1971 to 2017. It examines the extent and nature of research activity to identify research gaps. The researchers utilized Arksey and O’Malley’s (2005)

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Exposure Therapy as an Intervention for Social Anxiety Disorder: A Case Study of a College Student

Social anxiety disorder or SAD is defined as intense fear or anxiety of one or more social situations where one might behave embarrassingly or be observed and be negatively evaluated by others. This anxiety makes individuals distance themselves from daily social situations. Individuals with SAD are more likely to have impairments in various areas of

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Analysis of Conversation Data With AI Chatbot at the Time of Natural Disaster

In recent years, many natural disasters such as typhoons and earthquakes have occurred in Japan. Thus far, disaster information from local governments and television has been the main information source for such disasters. In addition to such information sources, the provision of disaster and evacuation information through dialogue with AI chatbots has recently begun as

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Attitudes of Filipino Senior High School Students Towards English: Implications for Teaching English

Attitude towards a language is a crucial factor in learning the target language. Language attitude can be behavioral, cognitive, or affective. This study aimed to determine the attitudes of senior high school students towards English according to their dimensions and compare them according to the learners’ gender and type of school, which could provide valuable

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Signature Pedagogy: Using Equity Audits to Identify Complex Problems of Practice

The purpose of this study was to understand the impact of a signature pedagogy used in a doctoral educational leadership program. Our doctoral program is designed for action-research for doctoral students to identify and take action on a problem of practice within their school district. The problem of practice is rooted in Rick Mintrop’s design-based

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Suicide Intervention Experiences and Practices of School Counselors: Basis for Development of Practice Guidelines

The current study investigated the Filipino school counselor’s knowledge, attitudes, and competencies in suicide intervention as well as their experiences and practices in suicide intervention. The study also aimed to develop and standardize suicide intervention guidelines. The study has two (2) phases. Phase 1 utilized the descriptive and generic qualitative inquiry methods of research. Purposive

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Mnemosphere: An Interdisciplinary Research Between Memory of Places, Emotions and Atmosphere of Space

The transmission of memory seems to be an obsession of our time. This issue has been addressed by different disciplines and approaches. Design, as a discipline that contributes to the enhancement of culture, can help to expand the horizon of memory studies, but so far this issue is still undefined and blurred. Mnemosphere project, through

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Helping Students Become Excellent Online Learners

This presentation will review best practices for students to use for learning online. Due to COVID and the mass migration of in-person courses transition to online courses, students must learn how to learn effectively online. The presentation will include the core theories in cognition and learning how to learn. Techniques such as the Pomodoro technique,

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Developing Relationships in an Online Environment

Relationship building is one of the main goals for engaging students in online learning environments. Several research studies have found that student persistence in an online environment is positively correlated to student perceptions of social presence. This presentation will explain and show examples of various tools and techniques that can improve social presence in an

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Robots in Education: Influence on Learning Experience and Design Considerations

The influence of digital artifacts is increasingly present in today’s life. To prepare pupils adequately for the challenges of an evermore digital world an early education on this topic is necessary. A playful access for pupils are robots, as they are an illustrative and practical example of many important computer science concepts. In this paper

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Do You Trust Me? A Systematic Literature Review on Student-teacher Trust Relationships and School Identification

Trust between a student and a teacher and school identification are described in scientific research as focal points of learning, personal development and satisfaction, and a basis for a positive school culture that can impact the whole community. Yet, both constructs are still challenging scientists as to their components, incidence and links. Additionally, empirical studies

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Impact of Student Learning Community on Student Success and Retention

Student success and retention are one of the major challenges in higher education institutions. Student learning community (SLC), as one of the potential solution to improve student success and retention, is gaining considerable attention in higher education institutions. SLC aims to provide coordinated support that promotes the development of essential academic and social skills for

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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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Indonesia National Education Response in COVID-19: A Policy Analysis Approach

Since the Covid-19 outbreak in March 2020, the Indonesia Ministry of Education had formulated, released, and adjusted numbers of policies responding to the national priority agenda of public health resilience. This paper discusses the dynamics of education response at a policy level, focusing on stakeholders’ role and involvement at central and subnational levels. During the

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Dyslexia and the English Language: Contributions to the Education in Regular Schools

Dyslexic people need their teachers to be knowledgeable about the subject for their learning can be effective. The “spelling, writing and reading area learning disorder”, as defines by the Dyslexia Brazilian Association (DBA), does not impede learning, as it is not an impairment; but teachers should take some differentiated attitudes. This case study aims to

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Efficacy of STEM and Engineering School Model Programs in the Los Angeles, California Area

California is famous for being the home of leading tech innovators such as Space-X, Tesla, Apple Computer, Facebook, Ebay and many others. But what are California schools doing to create a workforce capable of working in those “Tech” jobs? This presentation covers the curriculum models most likely to create students who seek engineering and science

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Blended Learning Between Success and Catastrophe in Third World Countries: IKR as a Case

Despite destructive impacts on Health and economy, COVID19 brought humanitarian disaster, especially for education and learning. Social distancing gave prospects to find an alternative method for students to get connected to their academic modules and educational procedures. Educational technology and e-learning are fundamental system to progress controlling over time, place and pace. Blended learning (BL)

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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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Sex Differences in the Regulation of Pain Empathy: Evidence from the EEG Mu Rhythm Measurements

Contrary to the long-held belief that empathyㅡsharing others’ emotionsㅡis reflexive and automatic, recent evidence has begun to emphasize the role of top-down modulation in empathic experience. That is, empathy is increasingly being regarded as a phenomenon regulated by motivation. The aim of the present study is to investigate whether there exist sex differences in empathy

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Tectonics and Technical Language | Development of and Research on a Language-sensitive Learning Design on Plate Tectonics

State of research & aims| Results of international studies such as PISA and PIRLS show that there is a significant correlation between language competencies, socio-economic background and knowledge (Mullis et al., 2017; OECD, 2019). At secondary schools, language requirements increase due to a higher level of school academic language (Gibbons, 2010; O’Reilly/McNamara, 2007; Prediger/Zindel, 2017).

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The Process of Overcoming Difficulties and Gaining Happiness by Realistic Optimists – Relationship between Well-Being and Realistic Optimism

Objective: This study examines how the people with realistic optimistic view overcome difficulties and obtain well-being and also examine how they perceive well-being. Method: Initially a questionnaire survey was conducted on 17 correspondence students aged above 60 using realistic optimism scale. 8 participants who scored high in the questionnaire survey were chosen for the interview.

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The Use of Emotional Artificial Intelligence in Social Network Journalism: Possibilities and Limits of a New Communication Paradigm

Gamification, understood as the use of ludic mechanisms in non-ludic contexts, is seen today as a practice ingrained in new medias. The shift of journalism onto social networks has laid the foundations for a ludic communicative paradigm that revolves specifically around gaming mechanisms. Nevertheless, recent developments in artificial intelligence call for a partial redefinition of

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Content-Based Language Teaching in International Liberal Arts Education

This research tries to define the important points that should be considered for application of Content-based Language Teaching (CBLT) in International Liberal Arts (ILA) education. The research team members have long-term experience of teaching ILA courses in two and more countries in two and more languages. Based on their own experience of teaching and the

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The Attitude of Resistance Press Towards Greek Women Who Were Involved With the Enemy

The position of women in Greece as other countries, changed significantly as a result of WW2. The absence of men forced women to leave their homes and seek work and learn how to survive under many hardships. In Greece the situation for women deteriorated even further with the arrival of occupying forces. The first units

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

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

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Gender Differences in Relationships Among Conscious and Unconscious Cognition of Culpability of Bullying Victims and Accepting Attitudes Toward Bullying

Examining the validity of the Implicit Association Test for assessing unconscious cognition of culpability of bullying victims, including the idea that bullying victims are also responsible for being bullied (Hori et al., 2020a), indicated significant gender differences in the subscale scores of the scale for measuring accepting attitudes toward bullying (Shinto & Saito, 2001). However,

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

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

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Would Longevity Make Us Happier? Examining the U-shape in Happiness

Longevity issues have become an important social concern, since recent studies show that there is no upper limit for human lifespans. However, we could not obtain the unified conclusion as to whether happiness depends on age or not. There are many economic and sociological studies which follow Easterlin’s findings of a U-shape in happiness over

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European Master Active Ageing and Age-friendly Environment (EMMA)

This poster presentation focuses on the Erasmus+ Project EMMA (European Master Active Ageing and Age-friendly Environment) which runs from September 2020 to August 2023 consisting of six higher education institutions from Austria, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Slovenia. The aim of the project is to develop a 100% online, transdisciplinary and transnational joint degree which

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Creating Lasting Economic Impact and Promoting Gender Equity in Africa Through Education

The Distance Education for Africa (DeAfrica) program has been running for six years. This program is an educational outreach program between a non-profit with offices in Kenya and the University of Virginia in the United States. Over the past six years, 24,000 scholarships have been awarded to learners in every country in Africa. This session

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Sensual Social Media Identities: Mobile Dating App Presentations and Attributions Among Young Adults in Manila, Philippines

Communication technologies, through mobile dating apps, have reshaped romantic intimacies. The apps have enabled meaningful interactions that led to relational romantic and sexual relationships. In order for interactions to be created, dating app users curate themselves in based on certain desires and needs. Goffman (1959) claimed that it is the packaging of oneself in a

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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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Challenging the Cultural Amnesia of Historical Video Art

With an increased presence of exhibitions focusing on video art’s history since the turn of the century there is a need to develop curatorial strategies that challenge the amnesic effects that time has had on this past which have been accelerated by the obsolescence of technology. For the curator of video art histories this presents

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Students’ Perceptions of a Designed Online Asynchronous Learning Activity Regarding the Community of Inquiry (COI) Framework

The COVID-19 pandemic situation is causing a rapid shift in higher education to be an online instruction or distance learning. This sudden change forces instructors around the globe to transform or re-design an offline course to be online instruction. In order to design an online course effectively, the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework has become

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Socially Shared Regulation and Co-regulation in Students’ Narrative Writing: A Systematic Review

Effective writing is a transversal skill and its importance is set in the teaching and learning guiding documents of the Portuguese government. However, writing, including narrative writing, is also one of the students’ greatest difficulties in Portuguese school settings. The lower proficiency in writing should be recognized as a problem as well as the need

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Rethinking Urban Sustainability in Canada

COVID-19 is a devastating public health crisis that is wreaking human, social, and economic havoc. Paradoxically, the environment is flourishing, as greenhouse gases (GHGs), like CO2, have fallen. Canada participates in the United Nations Paris Agreement, a commitment to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Unfortunately, most countries, including Canada, are falling short

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Demographic Variations of Multiple Sclerosis Patients Between Britain and Kuwait

Introduction Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has been described to result in debilitating symptom of the disease. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of MS on patients from Britain and Kuwait. Methodology A questionnaire was distributed to 200 individuals with MS (100 Kuwaiti, and 100 British). The questionnaire consists of three parts; General

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A Transition From Deductive to Inductive Reasoning in Qualitative Research Writing Process: A Case Study

Many graduate students doing qualitative research face difficulties in transforming massive textual chunks of qualitative data into comprehensive analysis due to the inductive and lowly-formulaic style of writing in qualitative research. Nevertheless, there is little research on their adaptation to inductive reasoning in qualitative research writing. This single case study research investigated a graduate student’s

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Lifelong Learning: Leveraging Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to Continuously Learn with Minimal Financial Investment

This presentation will be an overview of resources for how to continuously learn with online resources for minimal cost. Open Educational Resources (OER) such as free online classes, digital textbooks, and YouTube channels will be reviewed. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Class Central and initiatives around COVID-19 and free classes will be reviewed. Subscription services

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Transnational University Collaborations Through the Lenses of Content and Social Network Analyses

In the age of COVID-19 and a global pandemic, international collaborations have become as important as ever to solve complex societal challenges of which universities play important roles. In fact, transnational university collaborations beyond institutional walls extend knowledge and resources to drive innovative change for large-scale economic and social progress that would not be possible

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Influence of Jingxing Ancient Route to the Changes of Villages Along It in China

The Jingxing Ancient Route has been a natural passage linking Hebei and Shanxi Province for over 2000 years in China, and was also the most important route for the contact of Zhao and Qin state in history. In 2006, it was listed in the important heritage sites under state protection of China. The route stretches

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“Depends on the Consequences”: Measuring Consumer Attitudes Towards Manipulative Marketing

Academic discussion about the ethics of marketing typically focuses on the role such practices can play in undermining human autonomy through manipulation of the consumer’s decision-making processes However, empirical researchers have not explored these issues from the perspective of those who may be targeted by such messages. In this study we use a pair of

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Flooding of Lust – A Review of “Norweigian Wood”

In the story, the young people may love two different persons at the same time. This can be seen as their feeling of lost in growing. The lust that belongs to puberty had caused the young men and young women to be addicted to sensuality. On one hand, physiological reactions compelled them to love a

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Factors Contributing to Recommendation Intention on Full-time and Part-time Job Websites

Websites are the gateway to consumers’ purchasing behavior in all industries, and effective website design greatly contributes to companies’ competitiveness. This tendency is particularly dominant in recruiting human resources. Consumers browse recruitment websites that aggregate information from many companies, then select and apply for jobs. The hypothesis of this study is that the required website

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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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Development and Integration of Freely Available Technology into Online STEM Courses to Create a Proctored Environment During Exams

The current coronavirus pandemic has left many universities and their instructors in a sudden requirement of online education. For small private universities this creates an even more precarious situation as funds for online proctors or the purchase of software for online assessment monitoring is frequently insufficient. In addition, online assesments for STEM courses are often

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A Real-time Engagement Assessment in Online Learning Process Using Convolutional Neural Network

Engagement is one of essential components in a learning process to provide personalized intervention pedagogy. Since there is a paradigm-shift on information and communications technology (ICT) in education, fostering learner’s engagement is not only for traditional classrooms but also for distance learning settings such as online learning. In this paper, we propose a practical use

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The ‘Culture Hero’ in Literary Anthropology: A Gynocentric Perspective on the Narrative Cosmology Constructed in Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Earthsea Cycle

Given the compass of literary anthropology, the formulaic predilection for a male ‘culture hero’, charging at or circumventing obstacles while being engaged in a quest of epic proportions, has long dominated the narrative-scape in fantasy novels traditionally penned by male authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien, George MacDonald, and C. S. Lewis amongst others.

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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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Cognitive Representation of Social Identity of Collectivistically and Individualistically-oriented Primary School Students

Collectivistic and individualistic cognitive orientations are considered as a result of the influence of the factors that led to their development on the one hand, and on the other as a mechanism of their carriers’perception and understanding of the world . The ratio of the number of people with collectivistic/individualistic orientations is a distinctive feature

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Open Educational Resources (OER): An Overview of Non-Degree, Low Cost Lifelong Education Opportunities

This presentation will be an overview of resources for how to continuously learn with online resources for minimal cost. Open Educational Resources (OER) such as free online classes, digital textbooks, and YouTube channels will be reviewed. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Class Central and initiatives around COVID-19 and free classes will be reviewed. Subscription services

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Experts and Students Advocate Andragogical Insights in Learning Beyond Pedagogy

Past research indicates that experts with more specialized knowledge criticized educational implementations and curriculum content sharply. Whether the intensity of these criticisms originates from domain-specific knowledge or expertise is unknown, as experts are highly independent, internally motivated, and self-directed learners. This study hypothesizes that when adults with specialized knowledge comment on educational implementations, they may

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A Maid in the U.S. House: Architecture, Occupied Japan, and Tokyo Joe

This paper aims to shed light on the hitherto understudied relations between Japanese women and architecture in the postwar Hollywood film Tokyo Joe (1949), starring Humphrey Bogart. Set in Japan during the postwar U.S. occupation, the film features a well-equipped dependent housing designated as a “U.S. House” and a nursemaid who works there. In historical

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Overcoming Academic Anxiety and Improving Hope of University Students: A Group Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT)

University students’ anxiety is mostly caused by academic anxiety. It is a disruptive thought pattern followed by physiological responses and behavior as a result of concern regarding the possibility of having poor academic performance. It may cause detrimental effects such as procrastination, poor academic performance, and withdrawal from social relations. Fear and anxiety are causally

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Embracing New Identities with Batik

Fashion is at the forefront of global technological advancements and mass communications as it embraces the internet age. We find ourselves interwoven in the ever-growing interconnectivity of visual fragmentation and cultural blurring, animated by social media. With this rise of globalisation and industrialization, we notice that the fashion system is layered with unsustainable contradictions spiralling

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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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Research Aptitude and Interest of Philosophiae Doctors and Masters Degree of State Universities and Colleges (SUCS) in Region III, Philippines

Exploration and exposition of knowledge, specifically in terms of educational system and sustainable transformation is through research. This study determines the research aptitude and interest of faculty members who have master’s and doctorate degrees to their research. Using descriptive method, this study utilized survey questionnaires that were distributed to 13 SUCs in Region III. On

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Designing Mobile Application to Support Immigrants in Higher Education – A Practical User Experience Evaluation Case

In 2015, Finland received a record number of asylum seekers generating subsequently prominent challenge for social integration of immigrants. Regarding 40 % of working-age immigrants in Finland to be higher educated, and smartphones widely used among immigrants, SIMHEapp project (Supporting Immigrants in Higher Education) was initiated. Existing applications are designed primarily to speed up successful

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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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Systematic Work With Learning Environments: Training Student Representatives to Improve Learning Conditions in Their Classes

In Norwegian schools, student councils have a long tradition, and law enforces students to participate in democratic processes. However, it is a challenge to get the student council to work according to purpose, that students are to influence their own learning environment. One challenge is that students often see the student council as a place

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“Fraternal and Sisterly Love”: Observing Disintegration and Resilience in the Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Shirley

The Brontës in 1845 were a tight-knit community in Haworth of three grown-up sisters and a brother – Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and Branwell. In chapter 33, “And you”, Jane Eyre passionately claims to St. John, “cannot at all imagine the craving I have for fraternal and sisterly love”. The fictional Jane Eyre, the orphan, is

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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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Technology Driven Management and Employees’ Task Accomplishment in Government Technical Colleges in Lagos State, Nigeria

The study examined the contributions of Technology-Driven management to employees’ task accomplishments in the “new normal” with particular reference to Government Technical Colleges in Lagos State Nigeria. The study was guided by three research questions and three hypotheses. The descriptive survey research design was used for the study. The population comprised all the 528 teachers

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Investigate the Difficulties of Indonesian Learner During Electronic Portfolio

Normal learning stopped, project delayed, school shut down. The universe seemed to have a halt because of the Novel Coronavirus. On the other hand, students have to continue their education through online learning which was currently the best alternative as keeping schools opened but safe for them. This learning method was the new one in

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The Visual Storytelling as a Way to Create Knowledge and Empathy Between Generations in Academic Institutions

How can academic institutions value and promote the knowledge of retired professors and researchers in the field of Design and Art? The answer to this question induces a plurality of possibilities that share a common conclusion – Institutions could and should do more. This paper focuses on a pedagogical experience that explored the approach of

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Sino-Japanese Infrastructure Rivalry in ASEAN: Dynamics and Impact

Sino-Japanese competition is a crucial structural force for the stability of Southeast Asia and East Asia in general and infrastructure development in ASEAN is emerging as a new source of intensified rivalry between China and Japan. This paper aims to assess the ASEAN countries’ capacity to benefit from the Chinese and Japanese infrastructure investment initiatives,

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“Blended” in the Online Classroom! Technology Acceptance of EFL Students

In the digital era, blended learning (BL) has become a new normal in language education. Students who fail to learn remotely may have difficulty achieving academic success (Neumeier, 2015). English instructors now attempt to integrate traditional face-to-face class meetings with a technology-enhanced environment that encourages student engagement. Previous studies have shown that BL brings learning

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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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The Changing Stakeholder Roles, Responsibilities and Expectations in Sustainable Modern Education

Most of the stakeholders of education, teachers, students, parents, governments, regulators, policymakers, parliamentarians are puzzled about the way out, of the issues of modern education. Some of the issues of modern education are unemployment, adopting new technologies, manpower training, and learner discontent. The purpose of this study is to examine and analyze the education sector

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Real Science in Clear English

Real Science in Clear English The Issue English dominates the world of science. In order for students in countries such as China, India, Asia and the Middle East to compete globally in their fields, an increasing number of their tertiary institutes use English – rather than local languages – as the medium of instruction. However,

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Facebook : Communication Behavior of Thai Teenagers in the Public Sphere

Currently, young people are increasingly using the Internet, especially social networking sites. Facebook.com has grown dramatically with many researches showing that the largest group of Facebook users are adolescents. The research of “Communication Behavior of Thai Teenagers in Public Sphere: A Case Study of Social Networking Website Facebook” conducts three methods: an informal interview of

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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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Rethinking Research: Bridging Theory and Practice in Adult Literacy

Low literacy rates in the US are explained in research based on several factors: from literacy programs’ inability to support educator and tutor professional development to shortcomings in program evaluation such as assessment and accountability measurement error (Comings & Soricone, 2007). Research also determines that low literacy rates are exacerbated by lack of funding assistance

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Exploration of Self-regulation and Impulsiveness Between Problematic Online Gamers and Non-gamers

Self-regulation refers to the basic skills of attention, which is an advanced level process on conscience and effortful inhibitory control (Konstanz, 2009; Liu & Chang, 2018). Previous research studies claimed that self-regulation might be one of the important risk factors for game addiction (Griffiths, 2010; Safarina & Halimah, 2019; Yau et al., 2013). In addition,

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Enhancing Pragmatic Competence Through Pedagogical Intervention

The development of pragmatic competence is essential for foreign language learners to be able to produce meaningful communications in the target language. Studies addressing the realization of speech acts by second- or foreign-language learners (Bardovi-Harlig, 2001;Bardovi-Harlig & Hartford, 1990; Olshtain & Blum-Kulka, 1985) have found that even advanced language learners still often face challenges in

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Online Learning and COVID-19 in Higher Education: A Case Study

From the beginning of 2020, the outbreak of COVID-19 caused global universities to close campuses and initiate online learning. In this situation, studies of the online learning experiences in universities are important in improving practice. This case study of the online learning implementation in a university in Singapore provides such information. The study addresses the