Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight

Dr. Jason   Sawyer

Contact Email : jmsawyer@nsu.edu

Bio (URL) : https://www.nsu.edu/Academics/Faculty-and-Academic-Divisions/Schools-and-Colleges/Ethelyn-R-Strong-School-of-Social-Work/People


Applied Theatre as Participatory Action Research: Empowering Youth, Reframing Depression

This article documents a theatre based participatory research project implemented in response to an adolescent suicide. Integrating principles of play-building as qualitative research, youth participatory action research, and community education, youth ensemble participants build a play based on youth experiences of depression. Findings define depression, address stigma, deconstruct depictions of depression in the media, critique institutionalized helping systems, and offer hope for the future. Implications for collaborative youth engaged participatory research are explored alongside participatory media, stigma, community education, youth voice, social supports, and alternative paradigm research. Pages 83 to 97

Dr. Jake  Madden
Principal Al Yassat Private School, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Contact Email : admin@alyasat2.ae

Bio (URL) : https://www.alyasat-school.com/StaffList2.aspx?View=Profile&Dept=-1#cbp=StaffProfile2.aspx?ID=945


Four Pillars to Building a Positive School Culture

This article examines the premise of the Outstanding School. In dealing with such a premise, the paper examines what such schools have in common by detailing four key ‘pillars’. Implicated in these pillars is the concept of leadership and the development of an appropriate school staffing culture. Building on the theme of change the article provides an insight into how change can be successfully implemented in a school when leadership is focused on what matters.

Dr. Teemu  Ylikoski
Director Regional Services Laurea University of Applied Science Helsinki Area, Finland

Contact Email : Ylikoski@laurea.fi

Bio (URL) : https://fi.linkedin.com/in/ylikoski


Tensions in Creating an Innovative Community of Vocational Education and Entrepreneurship

New innovations are necessary to ensure and enforce entrepreneurship skill development and working-life-centricity in vocational education. We present an example from Finland. InnoOmnia is a multi-actor knowledge community within a VET organisation. It brings together students, entrepreneurs, and teachers in a non-formal setting where traditional roles are revamped.

Professor Tumpa   Dey
Assistant Professor Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Contact Email : tumpad@gmail.com

Bio (URL) : https://in.linkedin.com/in/tumpa-dey-bb9a384


Passionately Curious: How passion affects creativity in the context of supervisor support

In a sample of 400 employees working in 7 different large as well as moderately-sized manufacturing and engineering companies in and around Jamshedpur, India, I plugged a research gap recognized by creativity experts in the form of identifying a motivational mechanism other than intrinsic motivation that could affect creativity. As hypothesized, HP positively related to employee creativity, work engagement partially mediated this relationship in a supportive atmosphere. Same-source common method bias was reduced by employing dyadic data, both from the employees as well as their supervisors. 

Dr. Eric  F.  Eshun
Senior Lecturer Kwame Nkrumah University of Science

Contact Email : efeshun.art@knust.edu.gh

Bio (URL) : http://knust.academia.edu/EricFrancisEshun/CurriculumVitae


Exploring the Impact of Pedagogical Strategies in Drawing Instruction on Drawing Skills Satisfaction:

A Case Study on Ghanaian Communication Design Students

This study delves into the understanding of Communication Design students’ perceptions of drawing instructions and drawing skills satisfaction. The results show that there was no significant difference between students’ perception of drawing teaching strategies based on gender. Also, the drawing learning strategies components demonstrated positive, significant relations with each other