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Implementing Environmental Sustainability Issues in English Language Teaching for Schools

This presentation outlines the ongoing development of a teaching project entitled English Language, School and Sustainability – Consciousness and Citizenship Relationship. The program underpinning this project is the Institutional Program of Initiation to Teaching Service – Programa Institucional de Iniciação à Docência (PIBID) and sponsored by CAPES. The aim here is for undergraduate students to

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Achieving Sustainability Learning through a Cloud-Based Online Learning Platform

It is undeniable that the utmost goal of education is to enlighten one’s critical thinking and allow one to appropriately utilize knowledge while being able to pass knowledge to the next generation effectively. However, learning atmosphere is always discouraged with piles of learning materials and lack of hands-on experiences. With only the completion of verbal

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Unmanned Aerial Remote Sensing System (UARSS)-Derived Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) To Soil Moisture Mapping

Satellite remote sensing systems have been widely applied to soil moisture monitoring but are unsuitably applied to that of small areas, which merely cover several hectares, due to their low spatial or temporal resolutions. In order to address the soil moisture mapping of the small areas in Kinmen, Taiwan, a multispectral sensor carried on an

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Public Images/Private Lives: Blurring Truth and Fantasy in the World of Professional Bondage and Discipline

Public images and private lives often do not match up. Indeed, social life is premised as much on what is not shown as it is on what is revealed. Concealment, deception and the blurring of truth and fantasy can be fundamental for social life. Advertising services in the Australian sex industry, as with advertising many

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Transferring Results of Intercultural Communication Research to Business English Classroom: Structure and Register Fluctuation in Business Emails from British, Polish, and Spanish Companies

Emails are the most common communication means in the present business world. A broad range of email studies focused on cultural variations in business email writing, but very few approached intercultural business communication in Europe. In one of them, Gómez-Moreno and Skorczynska (2013) described variations concerning the prototypical move structure and register in a corpus

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Reading Chinese Painting: Antonello Trombadori’s China and the Limits of the Contemporary

In this paper, we discuss the Chinese Notebook, an account of a trip to China written in 1955 by Antonello Trombadori, a young partisan of the Italian Resistance and an accomplished expert in the fields of art, cinema, and literature. We wish to use his Chinese Notebook as a starting point for a wider discussion

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Grey Wolf Optimizer for Solving Combined Economic Emission Dispatch Problems

Grey Wolf Optimizer (GWO) is a newly proposed algorithm that developed based on inspiration of grey wolves (Canis Lupus). This GWO algorithm mimics the nature of grey wolves in leadership hierarchy and hunting mechanism. This paper is in the purpose of introducing GWO to solve combined economic emission dispatch problem (CEED) in power system. CEED

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Transnational Higher Education – Lingustic Negotiations

The demand for transnational higher education, in particular UK education, has been high in countries where there is under- provision. Davis et al. (2000) raise concerns that most programmes are delivered overseas without significant adaptation, questioning therefore whether these programmes are relevant to local context, and appropriate with respect to different cultures, learning styles and

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A Quantitative Analysis of Vocabulary Taught in Japanese EFL Textbooks

This research examines vocabulary appearing in government-approved Japanese EFL senior high school textbooks by addressing the two research questions: (1) do Japanese EFL textbooks provide words that learners are more likely to meet in the real world? and (2) if Japanese students are able to master all of the vocabulary words taught in Japanese EFL

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The Correlation Between Personality and Gender in Second Language Acquisition: A Case Study.

Whilst it has been long accepted that personality plays a pivotal role in successful Second Language Acquisition, the role of gender remains somewhat shrouded in mystery. It remains impossible to examine the influence of each factor in isolation; however, it is the contention of the author that pairs of factors may be analysed in conjunction

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EFL Learners Perceptions of and Attitudes Toward the Use of Reader Theater for Improving Oral Skills in an Esp Course

In today’s global world, English speaking skills are important for international contexts. For EFL learners, good oral English skills require constant practice to achieve oral fluency, good pronunciation, and good intonation. Nowadays, communicative language teaching (CLT) is prevalent as many language instructors adopt a CLT curriculum design. However, unmotivated or underachieving EFL learners are often

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Disparities in Education of Thailand’s Childrens through Economic, Social and Cultural Perspective

Equality of education is prominently presented in the constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand. However, inequality has been found in Thai education and must be addressed soonest. The survey results about life and society from King Prajadhipok’s Institute indicated that factors causing inequality in Thai education most likely were from family’s income and property. Considered

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Active Learning in Ethiopian School Context: Widely Phrased, Poorly Practiced

Active learning and student-centred teaching methods are growing trends all over the world. New teaching styles are brought in to replace traditional methods like lecturing and rote-learning. In Ethiopia, educational sector has been bringing in more active and student-centred learning since the introduction of the new education policy of 1994. However, the process has been

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Development of a High Fiber Mango Jam

This research was aimed to produce a high fiber mango jam using a gel derived from the corm of the konjac that had been recognized by the consumers for sometimes. The product of mango jam was studied and characterized in several ways, i.e., physical and chemical properties, and the determination of the plausible contamination with

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The Colour and the Shape of Translation in the Foreign Language Classroom: The Dis/Integration of an Interdisciplinary Field?

The development of translation in the foreign language classroom in recent decades originates from the wide revision it has undergone while seeking for new approaches and theories that would offer new possibilities. The definite expansion but cautious establishment of translation in the foreign language classroom, largely due to substantial research from and within various disciplines,

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Un-Abject the Local Genius: A Philosophical Research on Local Art Sustainability in Indonesian Contemporary Era

This study is focused on how local genius sustain their particularity in the dynamic wave of contemporary art. I will compare two local art spaces in Yogyakarta and Bandung while analyzing their differences in defining a sustain local genius. The understanding of Indonesia’s contemporary art creation mostly dominated by capital minded. Therefore, most of the

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Theoretical Underpins of Lean Construction for Environmental Sustainability in the Built Environment of Developing Economies

One of the key global concerns for sustainability is to achieve environmental sustainability. According to earlier studies achieving environmental sustainability is attainable mainly through sustainable activities in the built environment, particularly in developing economies where not much has been achieved. Thus, this study robustly reviews the theoretical discourse that underpins Lean Construction. The potentials Lean

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The System Dynamics of Character Education in Indonesia

There has been growing interest in Indonesia’s character education, especially after The Presidential Regulation no. 87 of 2017 on Strengthening Character Education and The 2003 National Education System Law. Indonesia is predicted will be a great industrial country in 2045. A stable education system is essential to build a nation and accelerate Indonesia’s development to

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How Might Learners’ Experience of Assignment Feedback in a German Course at A-Level in a Sixth Form College in England

The aim of my doctoral research is to understand students’ engagement with feedback and to investigate how students use the feedback they receive in view of their language learning. Additionally, the project aims to investigate the barriers they experience and to gain an insight into the students’ unpicking and responding to feedback in order to

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Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through Mathematics Education

The right knowledge about sustainability must be passed on to raise students’ awareness of today’s real-world problems by means of Higher Education. Through mathematics students can be taught how to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Students can see the usefulness of mathematics while instilling values and attitudes towards sustainability. In

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Improving Mathematics Vocabulary Learning in the Foundation Phase

Mathematics is more than numbers. Students should be able to understand and use academic vocabulary to think about and discuss mathematical situations. However, vocabulary learning within the mathematical contexts could be very complex and challenging to students, especially for English Learners. The purpose of this study aims to present a review and synthesize literature regarding the

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Comparing Labour Market Expectations and VET Qualifications in the NecVET European Project

This paper presents the results of research in the field of Vocational Education and Training (VET) undertaken with respect to the framework of the EU project __New approaches to strengthened cooperation facilities for VET institutions and labour market__ (NecVet). The NecVET project has the aim of setting up a network between vocational education institutions and

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An Exploration of English Language Learners’ Emotions and Beliefs: Insights From Self-reported Experiences and Observed Classroom Practices

Due to the ‘emotional turn’ (Pavlenko, 2013) in the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) – and particularly thanks to the advent of Positive Psychology – closer attention has been devoted to the role that emotions and related processes such as (self-)beliefs play in foreign/second language learning. This presentation is based on my doctoral dissertation,

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The OrBITal Map: A New Design Tool for an Effective Representation of Knowledge Systems and Instructional Objectives

In search of tools for effective content analysis and representation of knowledge systems, instructional designers usually use concept or mental maps. These solutions have a great visual impact, are user friendly and can be easily read, but have some disadvantages. They are greatly influenced by their creator and poorly oriented to formalization of knowledge systems

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Strategic Model of English Language Learning Activities to Enhance Tour Guide Skills of Thai Youth: Case Study in Cultural Tourism Community at Thakha, Amphawa, Samuthsongkram, Thailand

This study is conducted in order to survey learning conditions and availability for being tour guides including to study language learning styles and to design strategic model of English language learning activities to enhance tour guide skills of Thai youth in cultural tourism community at Thakha, Amphawa, Samuthsongkram, Thailand. Population and Samples used in this

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Enriching the Voice of Non-Musical Students (Diploma in Theatre) Through the Use of the Suzuki Method

An educator is responsible in transmitting knowledge, technology and values to the community through the process of teaching and learning. Credit hours are accumulated based on the current curriculum while transformation take place during lectures. Teknik Nyanyian or rather Singing technique is one of the minor course available to the diplomas of the theatre course

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Thinking Outside the Box: Connecting Users with Collection Building and Management: A Case Study in a Research Library

Libraries are continually focused on how to provide better service to users. This is even more critical for a research library whose users have specific information needs based on the research focus. Instead of passive reference service, libraries should think outside the box to proactively engage users from upstream, i.e. collection building and management. The

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Developing Conversation Analysis by Using Video Clips in the English Language Classrooms

This study aims at developing and integrating Conversation Analysis (CA) to enhance the interactional competence of the students and to improve teaching and learning in the English language classrooms. In order to do such thing, two video clips are specifically chosen to teach undergraduate students, majoring in Airline Business Management, in the ‘English for Aviation

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Knowledge Engineering for Developing Knowledge Management System: College of Arts, Media and Technology, Thailand

Research and Development are crucial to every university aiming at being the world-class educational institute internationally accepted. The College of Arts, Media and Technology is an academic unit of Chiang Mai University, situated in the northern part of Thailand, aspires to reach this goal by combining the best in education with the global-standardized research, encouraging

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Breaking the Shackles: Toward a Taxonomy of Interactive Cinema

Drawing on Eric Zimmerman’s four types of interactivity, this paper proposes a taxonomy of interactive cinema by defining four modes of interactive movies: the cognitive mode; physical mode; collective mode; and selective mode. The above cinematic modes are not distinct or mutually exclusive, and their emergence follows a generally chronological order. More importantly, the rise

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Very Short-Term Electrical Energy Consumption Forecasting of a Household for the Integration of Smart Grids

The recent integration of smart grid systems to present electric power systems and the increasing penetration of renewable energy sources make electrical energy consumption forecasting not only a prominent subject but also an arduous challenge due to nonlinear and nonstationary characteristics of electric loads which can be affected by seasonal effects, weather conditions, socioeconomic dynamics,

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On the Free Choice of the Will in Faith or Reason: A Study of Augustine of Hippo

This article is about the phenomenon of will in Augustine of Hippo’s ontology. According to On Free Choice of the Will, Augustine considers that the origin of sin in human beings must not be given by God because He is omni-benevolence. In that case, God has not created any badness in the world, but has

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Ecosystem Services of Rubber Agroforestry System: A Review

Mono rubber plantation is generally known to be a source of high economic income. However, various impacts on ecology remain controversy. In order to balance between the economic and environmental aspects, rubber agroforestry system (RAS), a system that rubbers are planted together with different kinds of tress, is seemed to be the great solution. The

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Preparing Teachers for Rural Schools in Indonesia: A Case Study of Teachers’ Professional Development Program

Schools in eastern rural and remote regions in Indonesia continue to face teacher shortages and poor education quality. Complex rural challenges have become the main reason why many urban teachers are reluctant to apply for rural teaching position or consider as future career. Preparing teachers for teaching position across rural regions through government’s leading program

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The Washback Effect of National Exam’s New Policy towards Mathematics Learning Process in Indonesia

Since the beginning of 2015, national exams in Indonesia are no longer used as graduation standard. This policy was made because of negative effects of this standardised test toward educational system in Indonesia. One of the effects is the teaching method used by teacher that rely on memorisation and drill practice. The aim of this

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Acquisitive Prescription ss a Mean of Acquiring Ownership: An Albanian Perspective on the DCFR

Acquisitive prescription has been for centuries a consolidated institute through which becomes possible the acquisition of ownership. The goal of this article is to analyze the real impact of DCFR (Draft of Common Frame of Reference) in creating a uniformity for acquisitive prescription rules in European Union (with a special emphasis in Albania.). After the

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Sin and Sin Offering as Sacred Space Among the Nigerian Sabbatharians: An Ethical Reflection

Every traditional society had inherent indigenous patterns through which its values and morals were maintained. The world has become a global village where through the powers of the ICT, almost everything is crossing borders. The walls of ethical values and morality seem tottering, even as societies adjust and readjust through institutions in the fight back

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On Eric Voegelin’s (1901–1985) Totalitarianism and Gnosticism: Gnosticism As the Nature of Modernity

This paper is part of the a master’s thesis in progress. The chosen theme arises from the need to understand the relation that the political philosopher makes between totalitarianism and ideologies, Gnosticism and modernity. For this research, two basic concepts proposed by his philosophical-political theory will be used as fundamental theoretical base: political religions and

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Police-Community Relationship in Kuwait: Public Relation Approach

Police force is an important element of society which has been vigorously investigated by scholars and thoroughly examined by social researchers. This paper intends to explore the Kuwaiti police in relation to its community from a public relations perspective. The co-creational approach, a major public relations theoretical concept, assumes that both the police and the

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Designing the Multimodal Network in an Agriculture Supply Chain in Thailand

In terms of economic situation towards logistics implementation, it is found that one of the most important factors to consider about is transportation costs which need to be handled in many ways in order to get the best effectiveness and the lowest costs for the best profitability. For land transportation, rail transportation costs cheaper when

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A Semantic Study on Verbs of Human Senses in English under Cognitive Linguistics (Versus Vietnamese)

Cognitive Linguistics is a recontextualizing approach. In contrast with formal semantics, the conception of meaning that lies at the basis of this approach is not restricted to a referential, truth-functional type of meaning ‘ the type of meaning that you could express in logical terms.In contrast with formal semantics, the conception of meaning that lies

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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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Learning from English Lecturers’ Voices in Teaching Oral Communication in EFL Classrooms in Indonesia

Research in English as a foreign language (EFL) settings indicates that teaching oral communication has been problematic due to various reasons. Teachers’ limited competence, students’ low proficiency level, and the use of inappropriate teaching method are some of the most commonly perceived reasons that compromise effective English teaching to improve students’ oral communication skills. Yet,

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Design of Guiding Lines for a Tactile Map for a Campus in Taiwan

This pilot study aimed at the evaluation of three different designs of guiding lines, ruler-lines, dot-lines, and tangent-lines, for a tactile floor map for possible use in the campus of Tatung University. There were 14 visually impaired persons (VIPs), 11 males and 3 females, with mean age of 39.6 years touched these three tactile floor

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A Within-Asia Comparison of Anxiety in English Language Classrooms

Anxiety in English language classrooms is often considered as one of the major sources of students’ reticence and shyness, frequently reported as one of the common characteristics of Asian learners. But, do all Asian students share the same characteristics in the setting of language learning? There might be some differences even if they share the

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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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Legislative Measures Related to Community Rights in Thailand and ASEAN Countries

The objective of the research is to study the laws relating to community rights in Thailand and ASEAN countries, as well as the basic international principles of community rights, particularly concerning the problem of access to and search for biological resources and control over natural resources within local communities, and offer recommendations on how to

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Supporting University Athletes to Succeed in Both Academic and Sport Performance at a University in Japan

University athletes often face a dilemma of succeeding in both academic performance and sport performance. For example, Inoue et al (2011) found that university athletes often found it very difficult for making time to study because of their physical fatigue. The future of university athletes is often uncertain. Some might succeed in their sport fields

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The Role of Ethical Principles in New Media: A Case of Pouring New Wine into Old Wine Skin?

Ethics is a branch of philosophy that deals with the issues of right and wrong actions. Beyond the issue of right or wrong actions, ethics deals with the skills human persons may need to acquire in order to tackle different dilemmas in everyday life. One area knowledge of skills to handle dilemmas is very important

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Technology Integration: Implication for Teachers’ Professional Development

The technology of today shortly becomes the technology of yesterday in education. The demand for Technology Integration is increasing as schools in the Philippines and abroad were required to keep up with the 21st century learners. It is quite a challenge to point out a starting ground without having to understand what it is and

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

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

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Assessment of Innovative Technologies in India’s Education Sector: Scope and Challenges

Traditionally, education has been imparted through classroom teaching methods. This classical approach is slowly changing with the application of Information Technology in education, making it accessible and cost-effective. India has steadily adopted the concept of e-Learning, which means using innovative technologies to bring education in the online domain. e-Learning provides a solution, which offers flexibility

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Social Green as a Strategy to Design Sustainable City in Developing Countries a Case Study of Surabaya

Designing city with minimum ecological foot print is necessary. However, most cities in developing countries have lack ability to design it. Lack of budget, lack of technology, urbanization, rapid population and economic competitive pressure has created slum and waste (Zarsky & Tay, 2000). Article argues that environment policy should meet five criteria. It should have

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Double-Talk: A Bakhtinian Take on the Code-Mixing Practices of English Language Teachers in China

It is a common phenomenon in many English as a Foreign Language (EFL) contexts for teachers to use the first language to teach English, as it is often assumed that this code-mixing eases novice learners into the target language. However, the extent to which and the exact ways in which such code-mixing practices support student

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An Application of Asset Based Community Development Approach: A Case Study from Rural Community in Egypt

Many communities in Egypt, specifically the rural areas, are unquestionably distressed places as a result of the major economic and political shifts that have occurred over the past few years. Strategies of community development are currently viewed as the radical remedy for poverty related problems. In Egypt, community development strategies are usually driven from traditional

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Impact of Financial Reward on Employees’ Commitment in College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State

The need for increased efficiency has become extremely important in educational institutions like the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti. In order to bring about staff efficiency, managers must put in place strategies to help workers achieve maximum efficiency on the job. One of such strategies is financial reward. This study therefore examines the impact of financial

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A Comparison of English Textbooks from the Perspectives of Reading: IB Diploma Programs and Japanese Senior High Schools

The Ministry of Education (MEXT) is promoting International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, aiming to increase the number of IB schools in Japan to 200 by 2018 (MEXT, 2012). Although IB programs are recognized as awarding an international qualification, not many educators in Japan are familiar with the programs and there have been few studies conducted to

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The Influence of Saliency and Frequency of Morphosyntactic Structures on Attention to Recasts during Spoken Interaction

Studies on the effectiveness of recasts have drawn mixed results, which is possibly due to the role of attention to recast, or lack thereof, during interaction. According to Goldschneider and DeKeyser (2001), it is suggested that attention is associated with saliency and frequency of structures. Thus, the purpose of this study was to examine how

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Design a Pilot Program Based on the Storyboard to Teach an Iraqi Displaced Children: Experimental Study

The storyboard is a world-class art that uses storytelling to use scenes or sequential drawings to express text written in a specific script to play an important role in spreading visual culture.This important of this research is to use the impact of this art to provide a pilot program specialized based on the storyboard to

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Towards Building Authentic Understandings of Contemporary Science Practices for Science Educators

ReMSTEP is a collaborative initiative involving 4 partner universities funded by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching. The project aims to promote the reconceptualising of Mathematics and Science Teacher Education Programs by fostering partnerships between scientists and educators to improve confidence and competence in teaching STEM education. One response developed by the Faculties

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Information Sharing Between the Civil Administration and Citizens: An Implementation Proposal of Open Data Strategy in Japanese Local Governments

Administrative services in Japan have become diversified as a result of economic growth. However, as this growth has slowed down in recent years, there is now a need to review such conventional administrative service. Hence, in light of such a social climate, the Japanese government has been advocating an open data strategy (ODS) for administrative

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Entrepreneurial Attitudes of Students in Higher Education

Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education is one of the most important topics in higher education all over the world. Students are interested in successful start-ups, innovation driven enterprises and are inspired by well-working entrepreneurial ecosystems. They also would prefer to work for their own, to build a successful business as an entrepreneur. In order to explore

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Conceptions of Learning English with Synchronous Online Tutoring: A Case Study in Taiwan

With the advent of information and communication technologies (ICT), an increasing number of educational institutions are incorporating Internet tools in their teaching programs. In Taiwan, for example, private tutoring is now being transformed from face-to-face mode into distance mode. The purpose of this study was to explore 75 college students’ (around 20 years old) conceptions

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Teacher Professional Development Through Distance Education: The Ghanaian Experience

In spite of the global interests in teacher continuing professional development (CPD), Ghana is yet to institutionalise the implementation of well-designed CPD policies to guide teachers’ practice. At present, professional development opportunities entail teachers’ participation in hardly organised in-service training and workshops activities. Consequently, continuing education through the distance education has emerged to be the

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Teaching English to Non-Native Primary Learners Through Picture Books

Over the past decades language learning as one of the tools to holistically develop students for the ever changing world, particularly with the emphasis on communication has been a key policy in East and Southeast Asia. Throughout the region, English is the major ‘foreign’ language taught and its inclusion in primary school’s curricula is often

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Influence of Familiarity and Social Sensitivity on Performance in a Consensus Game

In this study, we focused on familiarity and social sensitivity of group member, and we investigated how they affected performance a consensus game. A consensus game is one of communication game. Its purpose is to solve some problems by group discussion. In this experiment, we used the consensus game called “If you have distress in

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An Act of Not Forgetting: Representation of 1965’s Events in Leila S. Chudori’s “Pulang” and N. Riantiarno’s “Cermin Merah”

The events of 1965 are one of unforgettable events in Indonesia history. Many of Indonesian people believed that Partai Komunis Indonesia (PKI) or Indonesia communist party was responsible for kidnapping and murdering seven highly-ranked Indonesia army generals. Later on, this act was considered to be an act of coup d’Etat to the government. Their cruel

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All On Screen : The Effects of Digitized Learning Activities on Increasing Learner Interest and Engagement in EFL Classroom

With digital natives as learners, today’s EFL classroom has become a challenging field for teachers to design a lesson which will effectively capture and maintain learner attention and engagement. This study attempts to elaborate a technology-based learning environment in order to increase learner interest and deeply engage them in classroom activities. “All On Screen” scheme

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Self-esteem, Readiness for Self-improvement and Subjective Well-being in Women from Collectivistic and Individualistic Cultures

The question of how collective self-esteem and personal self-esteem are linked to readiness for self-improvement and subjective well-being in women from individualistic and collectivistic countries was examined. Indian and Polish women were surveyed in order to measure personal and collective self-esteem, readiness to self-improvement and subjective well-being. The results allowed to distinguished three groups of

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Schematic Figures As Foregrounding Elements in John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Speech

A writer’s style of persuasion is worth analysing, especially when this style can serve as a powerful tool to convey the writer’s persuasive goal in a speech as well as to highlight the aesthetics of the language used. In this case, a writer can use certain linguistic features to function as foregrounding elements in the

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Exploring University Student’s Insights Towards the Field Trip Under the PBL Method

A field trip is sometimes used in a university class. Kwan and So (2008) found that the field trip used under the PBL (Project/Problem Based Learning) method provided university students authentic and deep knowledge of the subject and reduced the learning gaps. However, Kent, Gilbertson and Hunt (1997) explain the field trip depends on the

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Urban Governance and ‘Human’ Development Challenges in India

The development process in the developing countries faces many challenges: poverty, illiteracy, violence, social conflicts, corruption, and the ever widening socio-economic gaps in the society. The government of these countries, through specific political institutions, laws, and policies tries to de-entangle the society from these ills. But in India it has been realised that in order

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Bollywood Representations of Kashmir and Kashmiris: Between Orientalist Melodrama and Post-colonial Representation

This paper starts from the ideas that Indian cinema seeks to describe Indian culture (Nandy, 1995) and that filmmakers’ use of intertextuality makes them the discernible conscience of the Indian nation (Thomas, 1995) in order to explore the depiction of Kashmir and Kashmiris in Bollywood films. It argues that these films portray a kind of

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Promoting Sustainability in Selected African Fashion Design Institutions

The period 2005-2014 was identified as the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD. The Decade highlighted education and learning as vehicles through which sustainable agenda could be voiced in the common pursuit of sustainable development. Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) provides better understanding of the complex interdependence between human needs and the natural environment.

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Experiencing Desired Outcomes of Adult Education Through Participatory Practice Design

The need for direct relevance, be it for academic, professional and/or self-actualisation purposes, has added impetus for higher education institutions focusing on adult education to ensure its programmes enable lifelong employability in order to achieve economic and social goals. As such, the desired outcomes of a programme cannot remain lofty, but be actualized in the

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Music Pedagogy for the 21st Century Globalized Curriculum

Teaching in the 21-century is an altogether different phenomenon. Teaching strategies would always vary based from the learning styles of the 21st century learners and other factors affecting the learning environment. In order to produce 21st century teachers, the teacher education curriculum and instruction must also focus on how to teach 21st century learners. There

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Intercultural Awareness and Competence: Cultural Differences and Challenges among International Students in a Private Malaysian University

In the past, almost the whole university student population in Malaysia comprised three major ethnic groups, namely Malays, Chinese and Indians, as well as other minorities. The make-up of the student population has evolved dramatically and it is common to see students of other cultures in private campuses throughout the country. These students have significant

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

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

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Key Issues on Designing and Implementing Emissions Trading System in China

The mitigation of carbon emissions has been the subject of gradual policy development in the international community during recent years. China, as the world’s most populous and largest developing country, is a large greenhouse gas emissions source that grows rapidly in line with its industrialisation and urbanisation. Extensive air pollution within China today, however, is

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Innovative Methods of Teaching of Radiology to Undergraduate Medical Students

The current generation of doctors have become very much dependant on radiology for making a diagnosis.Therefore it is imperative that the medical student learns radiology at the undergraduate level itself. In order to encourage and motivate students in learning radiology I have devised an innovative and unique method in teaching the subject of radiology.The main

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Application Low-Grade Industrial Waste Heat for Power Generation Using Organic Rankine Cycle Power Generator Combined with Gas Engine-Driven Heat Pump

This paper presents a power generation using Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) power generation combined with Gas Engine-Driven Heat Pump (GEHP-ORC system) by utilizing the low-grade industrial waste heat. In addition, the GEHP is used to upgrade the heat with temperature below 70 °C before supplying to a 20 kWe ORC power generator. In this study,

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Multiple Reading Program: An Assessment on Reading Comprehension Ability of Thai University Students

In order to develop English reading comprehension abilities, we have to understand how our students learn, pre-assessment and ongoing assessments are essential. This provides feedback for both the teachers and the students for students learning improvement. The implementation of a student- centered teaching and learning should also be established. This means building a good rapport

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The Consideration of Heat Reduction Hourly Schedule on Front Surface of Photovoltaic Module to Improve Efficiency

The efficiency of the Photovoltaic (PV) are depended on many things, one of them is the accumulative heat on the front surface which related to the operating temperature. The attempt to improve PV efficiency was carried out by reducing the heat on the front surface. The Monocrystalline silicon photovoltaic was used in the experiment. There

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Perception of the Resident Population towards Tourist Presence: A Survey Research in Alcossebre, Castellón, Spain

This empirical research has as main objective to analyze the perceptions of resident population of Alcossebre, on Spanish Mediterranean, in order to design and enrich a set of material flows indicators for the thesis “Sustainable Planning for tourist coastal places”. The impacts that presence of tourists has on their personal lives and in natural and

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Competencies of Preschool Teachers in Educating Children With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Along with the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a wave of social distancing, and the activities of many educational institutions became limited. This situation has also affected children, especially the vulnerable ones – those with emotional and behavioral disorders and those who have special educational needs. Even though there is little research on the impact of

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The Relationship Between Teacher Efficacy and Attitude Toward Inclusive Education in Public Inclusive Elementary School

This research is conducted to find about the relationship between teacher efficacy and dimensions of teacher efficacy with attitude toward inclusive education in public inclusive elementary school. The instruments of this study were Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy Scale (to measure teacher efficacy) and Multidimensional Atitude toward Inclusive Education Scale (MATIES) (to measure attitude teacher toward

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Feeling Righteous? Stress Shift in English L2 Learners

This study examines the stress assignment of English suffixed words produced by L2 learners. The stimuli were disyllabic words and their two suffixed forms: in isolation, e.g. ‘HUman’, with neutral suffixes, e.g. ‘HUman-ist’, and with non-neutral suffixes e.g. ‘huMAn-ity’. The addition of non-neutral suffixes in the present study induces two types of stress shift: (1)

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The Self on Instagram: A Study on How People With Different Hair Colors Use Instagram for Online Self-presentation

This study explores how women with different hair colors use Instagram for online self-presentation, considering how hair has been historically significant to identify a person’s status. Goffman’s framework of self-presentation was used in this study. Furthermore, he explains self-presentation through the concept of theater, in which a person performs different roles in front of an

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Strategy for Increasing the Placement of Indonesia Migrant Workers (TKI) In the Formal Sector

The Government of Indonesia keeps trying to improve the protection of Indonesia Migrant Workers (TKI). One of the efforts undertaken is to reduce sending of migrant workers in the informal sector, whom more vulnerable and minimal protection and to increase the placement of migrant workers in the formal sector, whom more fully protection. The method

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The Development and Deployment of Mobile Music Application for Literacy Enhancement (M2APPLE)

We present in this paper the design, implementation, and broad scale deployment and use strategy of a Mobile Music Application for Literacy Enhancement (M2APPLE)that leverages the fun activity of Karaoke music as a motivational and complementary tool to learning English as a second or even third language. English language illiteracy is a particularly endemic problem

“Our Fear Has Taken on a Life of its Own”: The Monster-Child in Japanese Horror Film of The Lost Decade

The monstrous child of Japanese horror film has become perhaps the most transnationally recognisable and influential horror trope of the past decade following the release of “Ring” (Hideo Nakata, 1999), Japan’s most commercially successful horror film. Through an analysis of “Ring”, “The Grudge” (Takashi Shimizu, 2002), “Dark Water” (Nakata, 2002), and “One Missed Call” (Takashi

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Surveying Historic Buildings: Valuing Sustainability in Historic Large Hall Structures including Places of Worship in the UK

Historic buildings make a positive contribution to all aspects of sustainable development. They are more than an environmental and cultural asset; they are an important driver for economic development and delivering social objectives. This paper looks at the factors that need to be considered in order to assess the sustainable performance of listed buildings. It

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A Comparative Study of Narrative Ability in English-Chinese Bilingual Primary School Students

This study aims to compare Singapore primary students’ English and Chinese narrative abilities from a developmental perspective. Little research has been done to characterise students’ bilingual competence in Singapore.

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A Dynamic Usage-Based Approach: Using Video Segments in Teaching Listening Skill

In order to achieve the goals of National Foreign Language 2020 Project, the Ministry of Education and Training advocates a shift from traditional Grammar-Translation Method to innovated language teaching methods in the light of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) such as Blended learning, Story – telling, Learn English by Games and Activities, etc. The CLT is

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Applying an Evaluation Model for Media Performance On Taiwanese Cinema

The rise of huge Chinese markets leads to many movie entrepreneurs and professionals in Taiwan and Hong Kong transferring their stages to Mainland China. To satisfy the Chinese Cinema market, Taiwan’s movie industries and their local audience have been encountering social phenomena such as local audience’s maladjustment to movie text produced by China, local movie

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Blended E-Learning for Postgraduate Research-Article Writing: A Case Study in One University in Thailand

The present study aimed at utilizing blended e-Learning as a tool to enhance genre-based instruction in order to facilitate the learning of research article genre and the English language for research article composition. The study was a quasi-experiment conducted in the natural classroom context of the course Academic Paper Writing for postgraduate students at a

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Aesthetics of Villages: Analysis of Related Cases in the Combination of Art and Living

This study use the village is not only an art museum but art of life as the main ideology, to investigate and review domestic as well as foreign relevant cases for past five years, and summarize the present and future development trend of community design. The purposes of this research are (1) to understand the

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What’s Love got to do with it? Motivating Intercultural Competency and Language Learning Through Discussions of Intercultural Romantic Love Relationships

While English is a required subject in Japanese junior and senior high schools, Japanese university students’ communicative language competency is generally very poor. Many blame this on the Japanese entrance exam system, which overemphasizes grammar rather than communicative competency. To counterbalance this, many Japanese universities have started creating “Language Cafés” and “Language Lounges” where students

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Technology and Distance Learning in Higher Education: Making Distance-Learning Work for Your Students

The field of distance learning in higher education is experiencing a new paradigm shift in the methods used by instructors and distance learning administrators to interact and communicate with their students online. As millennials and other traditional students continue to grapple with how to balance work, school and other extracurricular activities, many institutions of higher