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The Effects of Inquiry-based Learning on Understanding Writing and Presentation Classroom Research Proposal of Science Student Teachers

The purpose of this research were to study 1) understanding of classroom research, 2) writing ability of classroom research proposal, 3) presentation ability of classroom research proposal, and 4) attitude toward the inquiry-based learning of science student teachers’ that they were studying 4th years in the second semester of academic year 2019 at UdonThani Rajabhat

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Infographics: Effects in Student Coding Skills and Conceptual Understanding in Biology

This study determines the effect of Infographics on the student coding skills and conceptual understanding in Biology. Furthermore, the relationship between coding skills and conceptual understanding was tested/identified. The improvement in coding (visual literacy) through a Coding Skills Test was found to have an effect in the improvement of students’ performance in Biology. 62 Grade

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An Issue of Suicidal Woman and Feminism in Vietnam: Situations, Solutions, and It’s Effects on Society

Gender inequality is a normal and prevalent fact in Vietnam since the early years of the 20th century. However, when Viet Nam was colonized by the French this southeast Asian country was exposed to Western culture including Feminism. Although most social positions were quite varied, traditional views of woman’s role and functions were equally dismal.

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Students and Teachers Training Program Effects in an Underprivileged School in Rural Areas in Lebanon

This study is based on the findings of a teaching training project the authors conducted in a semi-subsidized school in the Beqaa plane.The purpose behind this research is to train the students and teachers in underprivileged school in rural areas in Lebanon in order to spread awareness of the importance of reading in Cycle 1

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iPads and Autism: Using iPads for Autism and the Effects of that on Learning Methods

The purpose of this study is to grasp the opportunity of utilizing technology like iPad for Autistic students. This study to prove that technology is not an optional tool in learning it becomes an essential tool to teach and provide information, and enhance academic skills for students. In 2012, the research in the Centers for

ISSN: 2188-112X The European Conference on Language Learning 2020: Official Conference Proceedings

ECLL2020 Online from London, United Kingdom
Friday, July 17 – Sunday, July 19, 2020
ISSN: 2188-112X

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Enhancing Teaching Through Moodle: A Case Study on e-Learning-supported English Language Teaching

This paper describes the experiences of English Language Center of Nizwa College of Technology regarding the implementation of blended learning approach in teaching English. Starting a policy on the use of e-learning in English Language courses, ELC envisions to supplement lesson delivery with online resources and activities in implementing blended learning using Moodle. As there

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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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Emergency Remote Teaching a New Curriculum During a Pandemic

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

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A Study of Students’ Orientation in the Virtual Classroom

One of the most important features determining successful adjustment and learning in the virtual classroom (VCR) is an individual’s ability to quickly, independently, and flexibly orient oneself in the new learning environment. It means grasping an idea of information-technological resources as well as the course organization with its academic, administrative, technical, and communicational requirements. In

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

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

ISSN: 2186-4705 – The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2012 – Official Conference Proceedings

Globalization, Culture and Society: What role does language play?
April 26-28 2012, Osaka, Japan
ISSN: 2186-4705

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Exploring Learning Performance of Using Different Scaffolding on Problem-Based Learning

The essence of Problem-based learning is to construct knowledge, to share knowledge, to approach their goal, and to solve the problems. However, in online collaborative construction environments, environmental changes and personal characteristics will considerably affect the effectiveness of the problem-based learning. Therefore, online instructors need to provide facilitations to help learners completed their learning tasks.

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If the Amazon Turkers Are Representative of the “New” Economy, What Does it Mean for Mental Health Services?

Objectives: The structure of formal economies has changed significantly in the past decade, making millions of people partly or wholly dependent on the “gig economy.” This study illustrates the different personality and psychological profile of this growing population group, and how it relates to a need for different mental health services. Design and Methods: A cross-sectional

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Fostering Outgoing Mobility by Implementing an Innovative Online Platform for Partner University Allocation – ITMO University Educational Design Practices

Within the Russian internationalisation strategy for increasing incoming and outgoing academic mobility indicators, ITMO University utilises a variety of tools to match the objective. Increased number of ITMO students aimed at spending a semester abroad and constantly growing number of 200+ active academic partners worldwide become a challenge which calls an innovative solution. While students

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Students’ Experiences with Blended Learning Using a Flipped Classroom Approach

Flipped classrooms have recently emerged as a result of technological, instructional and pedagogical developments. They reflect a specific approach to blended learning in which direct instruction is shifted outside the classroom (in an online learning environment) through the use of digital technologiesGiven the dearth of research on the use and effectiveness of this new blended

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Networked Music Improvisation: A Common Rhythm for Art and Science.

In a context of isolation of different knowledge, simultaneous online music improvisation reestablishes a sense of justice synthesizing equanimous “points of view” in a unique experience called the “moment of hearing”. This is the outcome of intending to hear and perform in a common pulse that replaces the sense of touch in technologically mediated communication.

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The Implementation of Electronic Transactions as Seen from the Consumer Protection Law

Nowadays, the development of information technology and telecommunications has resulted in the various services of existing telecommunication facilities, as well as the products of sophisticated information technology which are able to integrate with the information media. Computer as a tool of people which is supported in the technology development makes the trade to be smooth

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Open Learning EFL Systems: A Multi-Faceted Approach

This presentation reports on a one-year longitudinal study that adopted a blended teaching approach and aimed at designing and implementing an online EFL course to be used by students aged 13-16 years old along our more traditional face-to-face lessons. The reason for creating a more dynamic learning environment aligned with the rest of the curriculum

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Learning International Literacy and News English Through Cross-disciplinary Instructional Modules

Discussing international affairs demands multidisciplinary knowledge and communication strategies from partakers. The demand is elevated for nonnative English speakers when critical ideas are exchanged for controversial topics in English. This research explores the value of an innovative ESP training featuring interactive educational technology and cross-disciplinary team-teaching, to introduce international literacy to 26 college-level Taiwanese English

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Factors Influencing the Technology Adoption of Mobile Commerce in Taiwan by Using the Revised UTAUT Model

With the highly growing popularity of smart phones and tablets, the amount of users who use wireless Internet including mobile Internet have reached 11 million in 2013 (TWNIC 2013). Mobile commerce (m-commerce) is regarded as a tremendous market potential for businesses and customers. However, the expected benefits have not yet to be realized. The number

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Demand on Commodities Contributor of Poverty in Aceh Province: Analyses on Urban Households

Commodities contributor of poverty is dominated by food commodities. Rice and cigarette filter are commodities that contributes a lot to poverty. Other commodities are; fish, electricity and LPG. This study analyzed the demand of urban household for commodities contributor of poverty in Aceh province by using Almost Ideal Demand System (AIDS) model. Further, this research

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Examining Critical Success Factors for Medical Device Industry in Taiwan

With the population aging, research indicated that the growing of chronic disease and rapidly increasing costs of healthcare are becoming a burden worldwide. Global medical equipment market size in 2010 is 2.456 billion U.S. dollars. It is a big industry output. In a highly competitive market, how to create effective strategies and set successful marketing

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Propaganda in the Service of Genocide- Case of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

ISIS is considered as great threat to international peace. According to report by Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and UN Assistance Mission for Iraq Human Rights Office, ISIS politics on conquered territories meets statutory criteria of the crime of genocide- actions taken by ISIS are committed with intent to destroy,

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Research of Primary School Students’ Knowledge and Attitude to Internet Tolerance

Internet tolerance is a very relevant problem in the context of the 21st century, when a greater percentage of communication between people, including children, occurs precisely in the virtual space. The survey included 230 girls and boys from Primary school. The research is conducted through a questionnaire, which includes 20 questions and explores student’s opinion

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Coverage of Various Communication Platforms: A Guide for Marketing Universities

The digital era has ushered the rise in the utilization of alternative communication platforms in integrated marketing communications (IMC). These include the use by organizations of traditional media and newer online media. The sole or combined utilization is driven by the platform’s coverage, cost, contribution, commonality, complementarities, cross-effects, and conformability. The contemporary business environment necessitates

ISSN: 2186-5906 – The Asian Conference on Media, Communication & Film 2018: Official Conference Proceedings

MediAsia2018, Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
MediAsia2018 Conference Theme: “Reclaiming the Future”
Tuesday, October 9 – Thursday, October 11, 2018
ISSN: 2186-5906

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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English Language Teaching Innovation from the Learning Strategies of High-performing Students in a Government University in Ayutthaya, Thailand

This study aims to (1) investigate students’ English learning strategies, (2) analyze the learning strategies of high-performing students, and (3) construct innovative lesson plans based on successful learners. The purposive sample included 35 students majoring in English for International Communication who enrolled in 22 English-related subjects at Rajamangala University of Technology Suvarnabhumi. This study used

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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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Teaching and Learning With Technology: Educators’ Perspectives of the Possibilities and Challenges

Technology has brought about an immense change to the world we live in and the use thereof has become a familiar aspect of tertiary education. Never before has the need for technology and use thereof in education been more amplified than with the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, where learning had to continue remotely through online platforms.

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Cross-cultural Language in Clint Eastwood’s Western

This is a corpus-based text analysis of some of Clint Eastwood’s Western movies. Eastwood starred in and directed numerous Westerns. The present study looks at cross-cultural language used in four of his films; Unforgiven, High Plains Drifter, The Outlaw Josey Wales, and Gran Torino (which is not strictly a Western) using the full movie scripts. To understand

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Fake News, Crowdsourcing and Media Outlets in Greece: Is News Credibility a Matter of Professionalism?

Traditionally journalism is a key function for democracy. News used to be produced by professional journalists and the term “gatekeeper”, used to describe a journalist’s main task, filtering information, and when and how reliable news should be provided. However, users can now choose to get the information they want from many online sources, websites most

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Course Redesign & Student Learning: High Impact Practices

Course redesign can enhance the student learning experience by emphasizing real-life application of learning, transversal learning outcomes, and authentic assessment. An increasingly common platform for this is the high impact practice of ePortfolios, which entail students creating artifacts that represent their learning. This presentation focuses on the processes and outcomes of a course redesign project.

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

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

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The Effect of I-Ching Education on the Temperament of Elementary School Children, Lifelong Learning Capability and Bullying Behavior

Among the world’s four ancient civilizations, only Chinese culture has remained viable into modern times. The main reason is that Chinese culture is constructed on a cultural structure of positive value. The foundation of philosophy for Chinese culture is I-Ching. The purpose of this study is to explore how promoting I-Ching reading education in elementary

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Cushioning Teacher Bullying: An Exploratory Study Towards Establishing Support Mechanism

Exploratory Sequential Mixed Methods was used in carrying out this research since Teacher Bullying (TB) is not yet thoroughly explored in the Philippines. In the first phase, a narrative inquiry was administered to extract significant experiences of teachers in terms of “bullying forms” and its “effects” on their teaching performance and well-being, as well as

ISSN: 2186-5892 The Asian Conference on Education 2016: Official Conference Proceedings

ACE2016, Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan
Conference Theme: “Education and Social Justice: Educating for Equality Within and Across Borders”
Thursday, October 20 – Sunday, October 23, 2016
ISSN: 2186-5892

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Using Constructivist Pedagogies to Support Foreign Language Teaching in Remote Spaces

This paper discusses the experiences of one teacher’s experiences as she pivoted to remote teaching in response to the pandemic. In the spring of 2020, schools across the globe were thrust into emergency planning as they pivoted from face-to-face teaching in brick and mortar classrooms to remote instruction in response to pandemic-related school closures. Using

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The Implementation of VR Technology in the Recoloring of the Historical Pharaonic Sites: Case Study on Khuwy’s Tomb

Egypt has a rich Pharaonic heritage. Most of them are tombs or temples as the Egyptians believed in eternity. The ancient Egyptian artist decorated tombs and temples with colored hieroglyphic texts that serve their eternity believes. By developing his own color identity a remarkable color scheme was distinguishing most of the pharoanic arts. He used

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ISSN: 2186-229X – The Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities 2014 – Official Conference Proceedings

ACAH2014, Osaka, Japan
Conference Theme 2014: Individual, Community & Society: Conflict, Resolution & Synergy
Rihga Royal Hotel, Osaka, Japan
Thursday, April 3, 2014 – Sunday, April 6, 2014
ISSN:2186-229X

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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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Fostering Independent Learning through the Use of Edmodo and a Self-Access Learning Center

Web 2.0 technologies have become an ubiquitous component of our daily lives (McBride, 2009), and their immediate exploitation in the field of second/foreign language education came as no surprise. The present study aims at examining students’ comprehension of independent learning and their views about whether using online tools combined with the use of a self-access

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Ultimate or Alternate? Enhance the E-Learning Experience for Creative Media Students: Hong Kong and Singapore Perspective

Online learning (E-learning) platforms such as Blackboard, Moodle, and MOOCs have been widely used in various higher educational institutions. These E-learning platforms have been designed and developed for students to enhance their learning experiences by promoting blended learning. Current research in this area has demonstrated the effectiveness of online learning for distance education and as

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Flipping with a mooc: A Case Study of an English Academic Writing

Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) have been growing in popularity with educational researchers and learners in online environments. Courses in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in higher education setting often bring together students from different academic backgrounds. However, MOOCs platforms haven’t provided many choices for EAP courses. For this reason, such courses tend to demonstrate

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Is There Still a Gender Myth: Science Fields for Boys and Humanities for Girls?

MEXT, Japan (2006 and 2016) reported the numbers of university students’ enrollments. In the area of Electric Communication Engineering, particular, it is almost 16 times differences in 2006 between men (132,404) and women (8152). It is almost 10 times difference between men (103,476) and women (9546) in 2016. The authors of this study, however, believe

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Writing in a Foreign Language

For many Japanese students, writing is probably the most difficult skill in English. The Ministry of Education of Japan (MEXT) conducted research on the English proficiency of the third year (senior year) students of high school in 2014 and 2015. They reported that in writing and speaking the scores of tests were significantly lower than

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The Empirical Study of a SPOC Embedded Flipped Classroom Model for College Intercultural Communication Course: Perceptions of Students

Higher education in China has experienced a significant transformation from an elite educational system to a stage of massification since the first decade of the 21st century. In 2007, the Department of Higher Education launched the College English Curriculum Requirements, promoting “a computer-assisted and classroom-based teaching model” (p. 8). A Small Private Online Course (SPOC)

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Cultural Diversity in Film Festivals – A Case Study: Glocal in Progress, San Sebastián International Film Festival

The Universal Declaration of Cultural Diversity (UNESCO, 2001) and the subsequent Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (UNESCO, 2005) have addressed the term cultural diversity. Within this frame, there are several studies about cultural diversity on the audiovisual field since 2011 to our days (Benhamou & Peltier, 2011; Albornoz,

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The Entertaining but Unreal Presentation of Herb Medicine and Alternative Medical Doctors in East-Asia Medical Drama

The medical drama was the popular genre with a fictional and vividly narrative presenting a medicinal situation. In East Asia, medical drama was a genre of high rating programs and many of them depicted the traditional/alternative medicine different from the modern medicine field. By a qualitative content analysis of 47 episodes across 5 medical drama

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Baby Factories in Nigeria: Implications for Education and Women Empowerment

The growth of Baby Factories has added a new dimension to the incidence of trafficking in persons in Nigeria. The main purpose of baby factories, also referred to as �baby farming�, �baby harvesting� and �baby manufacturing� is the production and sale of babies for commercial purposes. Because of poverty, illiteracy and stigmatization occasioned by unplanned/unwanted

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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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A Genre Analysis of Job Application Letters Written by ASEAN Applicants

Recent genre-based studies on job application letters have increasingly focused on cross-cultural awareness. However, very few have been conducted in the ASEAN context and none has investigated at a regional level as of yet. Hence, this study aimed to analyze the generic structure (a.k.a. moves) used in job application letters written by ASEAN applicants. The

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A Study in Information Usage Behavior of Students in Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University

The study has following objectives as: (1) to study information usage behavior of students in Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University, (2) to study about problems in information usage and (3) study about requirements of the students in information usage. Sample comprised of 300 students. Data were collected by questionnaires analyzed by percentage, mean and SD. The results

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DEA Environmental Assessment on U.S. Industrial Sectors

A green image is recently an important component for corporate survivability in modern business. This study discusses a new use of DEA for environmental assessment by incorporating an analytical capability to handle zero and negative values. The proposed approach provides us with not only quantitative assessment on unified (operational and environmental) performance of firms but

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Game Analysis on Stakeholders of Low-Carbon Building Market Promotion

Recently, the climate change has become a globe issue influencing human survival and development and all countries have taken steps to reduce carbon emissions to address climate change. Low carbon building is one of the effective methods to deal with climate change. However the low carbon building market is developing slowly. Thus, it is necessary

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Future Prospects of Residential Solar Water Heating System in Oman

The excessive usage of fossil fuels worldwide is causing environmental problems. One solution to these problems is the exploitation of available renewable energy resources, including solar energy. This exploitation of renewable energy resources becomes essential to meet the large energy demand that resulted in depletion of fossil fuel resources, fuel price uncertainty and volatility, and

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E-Kankor: Opening New Vistas of Higher Education Through an Innovative Intelligent Tutoring System

Passing the entrance examination to a university is a major step in one’s life. Kankor is the nationwide tertiary entrance examination in Afghanistan. Since the score on the Kankor Assessment Test determines the student’s academic future, it is highly recommended to do some test preparation so that the score and consequent placement reflect the student’s

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Application of Grey Wolf Optimization for Time Series Forecasting

Forecasting the price of nonrenewable commodity such as crude oil is a critical task and requires careful attention. Due to the vital role of nonrenewable commodity in the economics of an organization, forecasting its price has attracted both researchers and practitioners. In this paper, a relatively new Swarm Intelligence (SI) technique, namely Grey Wolf Optimization

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The Sociology of Literature: An Analysis of Belis Imamat Novel, a Work by Inyo Soro

Belis Imamat, a novel by Inyo Soro in this study is a literary expression of the social condition on the bride pricing tradition ‘belis’ in the marital custom of the East Nusa Tenggara society. The discussed issues pertain to the structure builder of a story figure “Aku, an Indonesian term for ‘I or I am’

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Residential Preference Toward Logo of Thai Property Developer

A logo is considered as one of the simplest tools that serves an organization in distinguishing itself from others. In competitive markets, attractive logo is capable of adding value to goods and services particularly for the industry that image and trustworthiness are the main concern such as real estate business. This research aimed to investigate

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The Profile of Sharing through Social Media: The Coca Cola Case

Social media are used for individuals with the aim of a great many individual and social motivations. Social media stands, in itself, for communication environments based on the social effect. Individuals are influenced by what other individuals share and by their existence even if they aren’t in interaction with them, and express themselves through social

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Media Representation of the Regional Image of Shaanxi Province in China’s Mainstream Media in the One Belt One Road Context

As the starting point of the ancient silk road. Shaanxi province is the important pivot of China’s One Belt One Road initiative. The local government attaches great importance to the construction of the regional image of Shaanxi province. There are three kinds of regional image presentation; entity image, media image and the cognitive image. The

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Web 2.0 Tools in Teacher Training Programs in a Multilingual Setting: Searching, Selecting and Using Information

The aim of this submission is to present the findings of a research conducted in Catalonia,a multilingual region in the north of Spain, aimed to gather data about the use of web 2.0 tools in academic writing among future primary and pre-primary teachers. The research focuses on two main issues:a) the criteria on which their

ISSN: 2186-5914 – The Asian Business & Management Conference 2013 – Official Conference Proceedings

ABMC 2013, Osaka, Japan
Conference Theme 2013: Corporate Governance and Business Sustainability
Osaka, Japan
November 21-24, 2013
ISSN:2186-5914

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How Far Does the Influence of Cultural Differences Go on the Implementation and Outcome of a Pedagogical Approach? Implications from Two ESL Classrooms

While contextual influences on teaching and learning are now widely recognized, it is interesting to see how far such influences may go. To investigate how far cultural differences may affect the implementation and impact of a pedagogical approach, a study was conducted in the naturalistic settings of two ESL writing classrooms at the same grade

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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

ISSN: 2186-5914 – The Asian Business & Management Conference 2011 – Official Conference Proceedings

Challenges and Opportunities II: Perspectives and Reflection
November 11-13 2011, Osaka, Japan
ISSN: 2186-5914

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Glycoscience Augmented Reality Application Demonstrated with Merge Cube

Popular science education of biomedical knowledge can be monotonous and beyond understanding, so it is necessary to involve fun elements and to harness the suitable demonstration tool to make it more approachable. Merge Cube, a cube-like object trending on the Internet, has an iconic design of pattern recognition which is suitable for augmented reality (AR)

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

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

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

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

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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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Moral Techeducation: The Role of Imagination to Humanize Technological Societies

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

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Blended Fashion and Textiles Pedagogy in the Age of Change

Fashion has always been at the forefront of change, it is a social leader in its ability to adapt and innovate, however, it has in recent decades relied on an unstainable growth at the planets expense and our own wellbeing. The consumption of all fashion from products to images has increased exponential with the rise