Open Access Short Research Article
This Action Research was conducted in a Primary School in Paro, particularly for class IV ‘B’ in the English lesson. The main aim of this Action Research was to help students learn better with the integration of creative arts in the English lesson. The method used in this research is a qualitative approach blended with Kemmis & Mc Taggart’s and Maxwell’s model of action research . The observation tool such as (checklists, video recording, and field notes)are used for data collection. The checklist was used to assess the learning of students with and without the integration of creative arts in the English lesson. Video recording to review the lesson that has been taught so that we can interpret the data more effectively. On the other, field notes were used for comparing and analyzing the data that has been collected and as a reference while interpreting data collected. The three different strategies such as; using Readers Theater, Storyboard, and visual arts (flashcard) in teaching literature (short story, poem, and essay). The triangulation of three sources of data showed that the learning of students improve through the integration of creative arts. However, I saw some factors hindering the improvement such as structured curriculum, teaching pedagogy, time constraint, and learner’s social and family background.
Open Access Original Research Article
This study aimed to determine the professional knowledge of faculty members in terms of knowledge of science content, knowledge of general pedagogy, pedagogical content knowledge, and knowledge of the curriculum structure and materials and find out the degree of organizational commitment along with affective, continuance, and normative organizational commitment. A complete enumeration of faculty members handling science teacher education courses in the College of Education and College of Science. Descriptive-observational and survey were employed. The questionnaires were adapted from the framework for Philippine Science Teacher Education published by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and University of the Philippines-National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP-NISMED) and the organizational commitment along with affective, continuance, and normative commitment constructed and tested. It was found out that faculty members have very high professional; specifically, very high knowledge content, very high knowledge of general pedagogy, and very high knowledge of the curriculum structure and materials. It was also found out that faculty members are very highly committed to the University. Specifically, faculty members are very highly committed to affective, continuance, and normative organizational commitment.
Open Access Review Article
University brand is becoming a topic of interest to most universities worldwide. This paper used the systematic review methodology to examine peer-reviewed journal articles. Practically, the study used a descriptive analysis and material evaluation to assess the different aspects of the university identification, students' perceptions and university branding activities. Base on the social identity theory and social exchange theory, the paper focuses on the role of university identification from students' perceptions in university branding activities. This may shed light upon clearer strategic university brand positioning in this highly competitive environment. Finally, apart from focusing the role of university identification, the study not only stimulates future research but provides a reference point for those being lecturers and students who are interested in the topics of university brand.