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Journal Cover Journal of Education and Learning
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  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
   ISSN (Print) 2089-9823 - ISSN (Online) 2302-9277
   Published by Universitas Ahmad Dahlan Homepage  [7 journals]
  • Examining EFL Pre-service Teachers’ TPACK trough Self-report, Lesson
           Plans and Actual Practice

    • Authors: Thooptong Kwangsawad
      Abstract: Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) has been proposed as a conceptual framework to describe the knowledge base teachers need for effective technology integration. The present study aimed to determine EFL pre-service teachers’ TPACK trough self-report, lesson plans and actual practice. This study used a wide range of approaches (self-report, lesson plan assessment and classroom observations) to measure TPACK of EFL pre-service teachers in order to examine EFL pre-service teachers’ ability to apply and foster the interplay between content, pedagogy and technology in their classrooms. The results of self-reported data (as measured by TPACK survey), lesson plan assessment and classroom observations showed high scores for all domains. The EFL pre-service teachers’ actual practice aligned with their self-reported and their lesson plans. 
      PubDate: 2016-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 2 (2016)
       
  • Improving Law Enforcement Cross Cultural Competencies Through Continued
           Education

    • Authors: Nancy Wood, Christine Sereni-Massinger
      Abstract:  Community Oriented Policing (COP) has spawned advancements in creating community partnerships with law enforcement agencies. Agencies that focus on such partnerships have served to reduce crime and resolve conflict. However, multiculturalism is rapidly expanding within our American communities. Annual continued education in the effective interaction and communication with citizens from diverse backgrounds is increasingly necessary. Agencies who form partnerships with educational institutions may create opportunities for annual education on cross-cultural leadership through the application of critical thinking and interpersonal communication skills.
      PubDate: 2016-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 2 (2016)
       
  • A Research on Social Participation Level of Religious Culture and Ethics
           Teacher Candidates in Turkey

    • Authors: Abdulkadir Cekin
      Abstract: Social participation is very important skill in the context of socializing students. With the crucial process is likely to be related with students’ social abilities, it is known social participation to be required some special educational activities. The aim of the research is to examine the social participation level of religious culture and ethics teacher candidates and to determine whether this level changes or not related to gender and high school graduation. The sample of the study is 222 teacher candidates at Kastamonu University, Faculty of Education, Department of Religious Culture and Ethics Teaching. General scanning method was used in this research. At the end of the research, it was found that the teacher candidates’ social participation levels are high, they have confidence in themselves about the participation in social activities, there has occurred a significant differentiation in this level with regard to gender, but hasn’t occurred a significant differentiation with regard to high school graduation.
      PubDate: 2016-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 2 (2016)
       
  • The Role of Service Quality toward Open University Website on The Level of
           Student Satisfaction

    • Authors: Wildoms Sahusilawane, Lilian Sarah Hiariey
      Abstract: The purpose of this research is to find out the impact of variable service useability, information quality, and service interaction quality to students’ satisfaction in applying open-university website. The population is non-primary education students on two district areas, that is, West Ceram and Southeast Moluccas including thirty (30) respondents. This research uses purposive sampling as research method in which it fulfils total of thirty (30) respondents. The questionnaire was tested by using reliability test and validity test. Then, it was continued with classic assumption test contained of multicollinearity test, normality test, and heteroskedasticity test. After that, there was hypothesis test and discussion. The results of research in partial showed that variable service useability and service interaction quality have given positive and significant impact to students’ level of satisfaction. While, service information quality did not give significant impact to students’ level of satisfaction. Results of research conducted jointly from three variables Usability, Information Quality and Service Interaction positive and significant impact on the level of student satisfaction results of research conducted jointly from three variables Usability, Information Quality and Service Interaction positive and significant impact on the level of student satisfaction that Fhitung = 39.246 with a significance of 0.000 < 0.5.
      PubDate: 2016-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 2 (2016)
       
  • The Contribution of the Education System Quality to Improve the
           Nation’s Competitiveness of Indonesia

    • Authors: Dwi Sulisworo
      Abstract: The quality of education and the competitiveness of college graduates in Indonesia is still far behind, both at the international level, even at the level of ASEAN. In the other side, the issue of demographic bonus in Indonesia become an important factor in the development of human resources. The Indonesian population increased continuously about 1.49% per year. The impact of the quality of education is the nation’s competitiveness. Before analyzing its aspects, the data about the nation’s competitiveness can be used as a reference. Although not entirely represent competitiveness, this data can function as an  indicator of progress. Good human resources will be the driving factor for a variety of activities a state and a nation can make, including the economy. In the development of competitiveness, a country is positioned in its change of factor-driven to innovation-driven. The important problems arousing in education are: the quality of school management, quality of research and training, the quality of the education system, and also the higher education participation rate is still low. These four main things that need to be improved in education before it can move to other sectors. The main problem on education in Indonesia is in the low focus on the development of mentality or character. While the analysis of competitiveness problems Indonesia is known that the root problem in competitiveness is the high level of corruption in the country. This is a problem of mentality.
      PubDate: 2016-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 2 (2016)
       
  • Implementation of Hierarchical Task Analysis for User Interface Design in
           Drawing Application for Early Childhood Education

    • Authors: Mira Kania Sabariah, Veronikha Effendy, Muhamad Fachmi Ichsan
      Abstract: Draw learning in early childhood is an important lesson and full of stimulation of the process of growth and development of children which could help to train the fine motor skills. We have had a lot of applications that can be used to perform learning, including interactive learning applications. Referring to the observations that have been conducted showed that the experiences given by the applications that exist today are very diverse and have not been able to represent the model of learning and characteristics of early childhood (4-6 years). Based on the results, Hierarchical Task Analysis method generated a list of tasks that must be done in designing an user interface that represents the user experience in draw learning. Then by using the Heuristic Evaluation method the usability of the model has fulfilled a very good level of understanding and also it can be enhanced and produce a better model.
      PubDate: 2016-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 2 (2016)
       
  • Exploring the Effect of Morphological Instruction on Vocabulary Learning
           among Iranian EFL Learners

    • Authors: Amirali Khoshkhoonejad, Seyyed Farid Khalifelu, Sahabeh Abdipour
      Abstract: Vocabulary knowledge plays a crucial role in academic development and therefore scholastic success (National Reading Panel, 2000). Also, students' vocabulary knowledge expands through a variety of ways. One of the most practicable strategies in vocabulary learning supported by many researchers is using affix knowledge. The purpose of present study is to investigate the effect of morphological instructions on vocabulary learning among Iranian secondary school students. Participants in this study were sixty Iranian secondary school students who were assigned to control group (30) and experimental group (30). A pre-test and post-test comprising two vocabulary tests measuring students’ morphemic analysis of general English words were administered. The data were analyzed using the Independent Sample T-test to determine if there were improvements made in the two measures within each group, and subsequently whether the magnitude of improvement between the two groups were significant. The results indicated that the experimental group outperformed the control group in the process of guessing the meanings of complex words depending on the morphological analysis.  Furthermore, the results did not show significant differences between Morphological Relatedness Strategy and Morphological Structure Strategy in terms of students' achievements.
      PubDate: 2016-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 2 (2016)
       
  • Incorporating Sustainability and Green Design Concepts into Engineering
           and Technology Curricula

    • Authors: Radian G. Belu, Richard Chiou, Lucian Ionel Cioca, Bill Tseng
      Abstract: Human society is facing an uncertain future due to the present day unsustainable use of natural resources and the growing imbalance with our natural environment. Sustainability is an endeavour with uncertain outcomes requiring collaboration, teamwork, and abilities to work with respect and learn from other disciplines and professions, as well as with governments, local communities, political and civic organizations. The creation of a sustainable society is a complex and multi-stage endeavour that will dominate twenty first century.  Sustainability has four basic aspects: environment, technology, economy, and societal organization. Schools with undergraduate engineering or engineering technology programs are working to include sustainability and green design concepts into their curricula. Teaching sustainability and green design has increasingly become an essential feature of the present day engineering education. It applies to all of engineering, as all engineered systems interact with the environment in complex and important ways. Our project main goals are to provide the students with multiple and comprehensive exposures, to what it mean to have a sustainable mindset and to facilitate the development of the passion and the skills to integrate sustainable practices into engineering tools and methods. In this study we are describing our approaches to incorporating sustainability and green design into our undergraduate curricula and to list a variety of existing resources that can easily be adopted or adapted by our faculty for this purpose. Our approaches are: (1) redesigning existing courses through development of new curricular materials that still meet the objectives of the original course and (2) developing upper division elective courses that address specific topics related to sustainability, green design, green manufacturing and life-cycle assessment. 
      PubDate: 2016-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 2 (2016)
       
  • Factors of Students Participating in Online Examination

    • Authors: Sugilar Sugilar
      Abstract: The purpose of the study is to discover determinant factors of students' participation in online examination based on expectancy-value theory. The method used was group comparison between the groups of participating and nonparticipating students. The results showed that the following factors differentiated the two groups, i.e.: (1) self efficacy in using computers (t=12.81, p<0.01), (2) perceived of easiness in operating an online examination (t=9.51, p<0.01), (3) perceived of the importance of online examination (t=5.58, t<0.01), (4) intrinsic value of online examination (t=10.58, p<001), and (5) cost of online examination (t=-2.05, p=0.029). In addition, the following students' personal factors were also compared and the results were (1) age (t=-2.01, p=0.46), (2) grade point average (t=-5.546, 0<0.01), (3) sex (x2=28.51, p<0.01), and (4) marital status (x2=6.50, p=0.011). The results concluded that the expectancy and value theory was useful for explaining and predicting students' participation in online examinations.
      PubDate: 2016-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 2 (2016)
       
  • The Development of an Earthquake Mind Mapping

    • Authors: Sri Adelila Sari, Nurul Husna
      Abstract: The students were difficult to understand about earthquake caused the teaching methods used by teachers were still using the classic method. The teachers only used a textbook to teach the students without any other supporting equipments. Learning process by using the discourse method makes students thinking monotonically, so that only concentrated on the students' understanding of the matter presented by the teacher. Therefore, this study was aimed to develop an earthquake mind mapping to help students in the process of remembering and recording the material being taught by the teacher. The type of this study was Research and Development (R & D). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The samples in this study were class of I-3Madrasah Tsanawiyah (MTs) Darul Ulum Banda Aceh totaling 30 students. The results showed that mind mapping was developed by 5 stages in ADDIE models: analysis (analyzing the problem and find a solution), design (determine the learning strategies), development (producing an earthquake mind mapping to be used in the learning process), implementation (implementing learning activities using the media) and evaluation (evaluating the learning activities). When students instructed to create their mind mapping, it was found that the products of mind mapping categorized in skilled and quite skilled were amounted to 73.33 and 26.66% respectively. As recommendation an earthquake mind mapping could be applied and useful as an effective learning.
      PubDate: 2016-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 2 (2016)
       
 
 
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