Open Access Short Research Article

Curriculum Reform and Construction of Financial Engineering under the Background of Financial Technology

Chen Zhu, Liping Chen

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 23-28
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v10i230263

With technological innovations such as big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and blockchain, it has been fully applied to payment and settlement, loan financing, wealth management, retail banking, insurance, transaction settlement, etc. In the big financial field, the integration of finance and technology is becoming a new trend in the future development of the financial industry. In the current development of financial technology, the training of financial engineering professionals is also facing many opportunities and challenges. The financial engineering major of our school started late. Although many achievements have been made, there are still some shortcomings. Especially with the development of financial technology, the original curriculum system needs to be adjusted and improved in time, so this article will proceed discuss the reform and construction of financial engineering courses.

Open Access Short communication

The Nature of Mathematics Education; The Issue of Learning Theories and Classroom Practice

Evans Atteh

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 42-49
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v10i230265

To achieve a successful mathematics education through the implementation of the school mathematics curriculum, the teacher’s beliefs emanating from their experiences (including learning theories) with their environment should be a considerable factor. This is to ensure that all learning situation in mathematics classroom generate understanding among the individuals involve for it to be meaningful. In this paper my goal is to highlight on some issues which are of great importance to mathematics education as a field of study. The issues in focus are; theory and practice, the role of theory in mathematics education research, some widely used learning theories in mathematics education, theories of models and modelling and their impact on mathematics research, teaching and learning, the aims of teaching and learning mathematics, and the status of mathematics education as knowledge field.

Open Access Original Research Article

Wine Cultural Event as a Growing Phenomenon: Role of Novelty, Value and Satisfaction in Developing WOM

Tsai-Fa (TF) Yen, Min-Hon Wang

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 29-41
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v10i230264

Positive word-of-mouth (WOM) is a promoter of a destination. To improve the image and increase the income of wine-producing areas, holding the wine cultural event is a good approach, which also is a growing trend. Meanwhile, exploring the novelty, value and satisfaction are meaningful for WOM of wine cultural event. Thus, a total of 419 valid samples were collected from wine cultural event held at Yibin in China. This study used structural equation modeling and the regression method to examine the proposed hypothesis. The results showed that tourists’ novelty, perceived value and satisfaction influence WOM. The study support three theoretical assumptions. First, novelty significantly positively affected perceived value while negatively affected event satisfaction but has no significant direct impact on WOM. Next, the perceived value had a significant and positive impact on event satisfaction and WOM, respectively. Finally, event satisfaction had a significant and positive influence on WOM. This study contributes to the literature addressing the WOM in a wine cultural tourism context. It also provides manageable results for managers involved in developing WOM.

Open Access Review Article

African Psychology or Psychology in Africa: Conceptualising Education and African Cultural Imperialism, Implications for Emerging African Psychologists

Tani Emmanuel Lukong

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 1-22
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v10i230262

The debates and anguish expressed by emerging Africentric thoughts such as (Tani, 2015), indicates the continuous negligence of culturally relevant curriculum which meets and fits the contextual needs of Africans. The spat in this conceptual yet analytical paper is that the advent of modern type western education has resulted in the drought of the importance of indigenous forms of knowledge in Cameroon in particular and Africa in general. The paper unfolds by highlighting some of the areas in which the modern Eurocentric philosophy of education has alienated and affected some of Africa’s indigenous education systems. Using the modernization paradigm as the framework, the paper’s contention is that following missionary excursions in Africa and the subsequent colonisation, modern forms of schooling were introduced and expanded phenomenally and with it came notions of cultural imperialism, which tended to denigrate many if not all forms of indigenous knowledge education systems. Some indigenous knowledge systems were regarded as primitive, pagan and heathenish. Some forms of such indigenous knowledge were even de-campaigned as non-knowledge. The research question the paper seeks to address is how can indigenous knowledge education systems be used to foster an Afro centric philosophy of Education? Pursuant to this question, the modernization theory is examined, unpacked and critiqued for equating modernisation with Westernization culminating in the promotion of cultural imperialist sentiments that had an alienating effect on some African institutions and practices. This article Situates views of European enlightenment and epistemic solipsism, ignite and sustained debates of globalizing African thoughts into mainstream psychological inquiry, negotiate the incompatible murky particularism of some African psychologists, and also disabuse modernist psychology of its false spectra.

Open Access Review Article

Universities for Seniority: A New Perspective of Aging

Daniela Ponciano, Fernanda Bogarim Borin Chiacchio, Gisele Alves Rodrigues, Daniely de Sousa Prado, Deusimar Noleto Soares, Maria Aparecida Arruda

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 50-54
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v10i230267

Universities for the elderly are places focused on learning, well-being, and quality of life of the elderly which ensures healthier aging. Objective: To describe the contributions of universities of  the elderly to the healthy aging of their participants. Methodology: The work is characterized as bibliographic research. Regarding inclusion criteria, the bibliographic study included national journals on the theme, of the free access databases SCIELO and LILACS from 2008 to 2018. Results: Social experiences in universities promote the elderly a pleasurable old age, with socialization, the maintenance of friendships, self-knowledge, self-esteem, learning, the satisfaction of living. All this helps in coping with crises and losses of this phase and enables successful aging. Final considerations: given what was raised, it is concluded that the participation of the elderly in a university for the elderly contributes positively to a better quality of life in the aging process. This is because these sites offer the elderly the opportunity to live in a pleasurable and healthier way, as well as favors in maintaining biopsychosocial well-being.