Volume 4, Issue 4, May, 2019 

ISSN 2201-1323

 

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Invited Piece

Creating Global Citizens: The journey at one Australian high school

Helen Leyden & Robert KingSunshine Beach State High School, Queensland, Australi

The 2000 epoch is characterised by exponential change which has manifested in a myriad of technological innovations which are defining what it means to work and live.  This paper case studies one high school in Queensland, Australia, which sought to answer a fundamental question about such change: How will we prepare our students for a rapidly changing world, providing authentic opportunities so that our students are able to develop skills, dispositions and competencies to be active global citizens? Pages I to XVII

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On the Natural Aspect of Historical Thinking in the Classroom

Yaron VansoverKibbutzim College of Education, Israel 

History teaching research emphasizes that historical thinking demands knowing and viewing the chasm between the present and the past. History students in schools naturally tend not to see this chasm, and thus, in order to think historically, the students are required to adopt a mode of thought which is not natural to them. Scanning the legal discussion on the issue of protection of fictional characters in copyright law, this article shows that it is very difficult to determine the distance between students and “past people”. Moreover, it tries to argue, using examples, that this distance is not a chasm which must be bridged, that it is not wide a gap and therefore, great amounts of the seemingly “faulty” historical understanding by students is actually correct. In order for students to adopt good historical thinking patterns, a revolution is not necessary. A much more delicate change is required. Pages 1 to 23

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Mental ability, Self-esteem and Learning Styles as Correlate of Creativity among High Achieving Secondary School Students in Oyo State.

Temitope Favour Jiboye, Gafar Olaide Salaudeen; Oluwabunmi Opeyemi Adejumo & David Olaniyi Aikomo. Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria 

Creativity, a basic tool for innovation in any society, appears to have limited space in the curricula of secondary schools in Nigeria. School activities are generally oriented towards conformity to standards; this is inimical to creativity. There is a need for schools to promote, what can be called a ‘growth of personality’ by fostering the creative process in their methodology with the ultimate goal of teaching for creativity. Several studies have been carried out on creativity with a few of them focusing on correlates of creativity. This study, therefore, examines the extent to which mental ability, self-esteem and learning styles correlated with creativity among high-achieving public senior secondary school students in Oyo State, Nigeria. The descriptive survey research design was adopted. Systematic sampling and purposive sampling techniques were used in the selection of the schools and the participants respectively. The results revealed that mental ability, self-esteem and learning styles had multiple correlations with creativity among high-achieving senior secondary school students and jointly accounted for four percent in the variance of creativity. Therefore, it is recommended that governments at various levels, teachers, school administrators, counsellors, psychologists and parents should pay attention to these factors in order to enhance the creativity of the high-achieving students. Pages 24 to 43

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Pictorial Stimuli: An Innovative Way to Assess Adolescents’ Vocational Interest

Firmanto Adi Nurcahyo Universitas Gadjah Mada & Pelita Harapan University, Indonesia; Saifuddin Azwar, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia; Wisjnu Martani, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia; & Badrun Kartowagiran, Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia 

Most vocational interest instruments are using textual stimuli which require individuals’ reading ability. For individuals with reading difficulty, another form of stimuli is needed. This study aimed to develop pictures that can be used as stimuli in a new vocational interest instrument for adolescents. 30 pictures which depicted job activities were developed based on Holland’s theoretical construct. 101 professionals rated the pictures, while 171 adolescents examined whether the pictures could be interpreted appropriately. Six factors were formed according to the factor analysis with a total of 70.425% variance explained. 11 pictures were interpreted appropriately by 100% of the adolescents, while 19 pictures were interpreted appropriately by a minimum 89,4% of the adolescents. The limitation of this study such as the job activities that have not been depicted in the pictures as well as the small sample size of the professionals need to be considered. Pages 44 to 63

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Extending the Boundaries of Multisensory Teaching: An Introduction to the Dual-Continuum Model of Sensorial Education

Shaghayegh Shayesteh, Reza Pishghadam & Sahar Moghimi. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran 

Investigations into the prominence of using senses in education is not a new line of research. The pedagogical values of multisensory teaching have been pondered for years. However, in order to speed up the process of instruction and smooth the path for teaching abstract entities, the authors have extended the boundaries of multisensory teaching, proposing an inclusive model. The dual-continuum model of sensorial education, breaks sensory teaching down into thick-slice and thin-slice sensory education. While the former alludes to conventional multimodal approaches, the latter contrives to adopt a unimodal outlook and create learning outcomes resembling those generated by multimodal teaching practices. Imagery, as a thickening strategy to progress from thin to thick education, is put forward, concluding that, sensory, mental representations make up for the missing sensory input required to obtain in-depth understanding. Therefore, learning in light of thin education could come in two different forms namely imagery-driven thin education and imagery-deficient thin education. Moreover, in this model, we make a distinction between sense and modality to underscore the unique contributions of instructional and environmental features. To close the loop, the factors which have a part in better administration of the model are discussed in the context of education. Pages 64 to 82

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

Jason Sawyer, Norfolk State UniversitySteve J. Earle, Governor’s School of the Arts Norfolk VA, USA 

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

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Product Positional Advantage on Muslim Fashion Business Performance in Indonesia

Hendar, Mutamimah, and Indri Kartika Dept. of Management, Dept. of Accounting, Faculty of Economics Universitas Islam Sultan Agung, Semarang, Indonesia, 

This paper aims to investigate and test the role of Product Positional Advantage (PPA) in mediating the relations among Customers Orientation (CO), Product Innovativeness (PI), and Small Business Performance (SBP) in the Muslim fashion industry in Indonesia. This paper selected 299 small business fashions and tested the regression of all four constructs. The findings show that CO had an effect on PPA and SBP, while PI only affects PPA but it had no effects on SBP. PPA became a full mediator between PI and SBP, but it had no relations between CO and PPA. By examining the literature on various market orientations, small business performance and innovativeness, this paper offered a unique analysis of CO, PI and also its impact on SBP. Conceptual discussions and empirical results extended previous research on customer orientation and product innovativeness cultures in specific small businesses in the religious-based market segment. Pages 115 to 144

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Person-Organization Fit, Knowledge Sharing Behaviour, and Innovative Work Behaviour: A Self-determination Perspective

Sugeng Wahyudi, Udin Udin, Ahyar Yuniawan and Edy RahardjaDiponegoro University, Indonesia. 

This study investigates the link between person-organization fit, knowledge sharing behaviour, and innovative work behaviour. Using self-determination theory, this study hypothesizes that person-organization fit positively influences innovative work behaviour through knowledge sharing behaviour. A total of 221 respondents of Indonesian universities participates in this study. The results of structural equation modelling (SEM) show that the proposed hypotheses are supported. This study concludes that person-organization fit and knowledge sharing behaviour positively influence innovative work behaviour. Pages 145 to 161