International Forum of Teaching and Studies

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 2, Summer

A Development of the Classroom Research Synthesis Method
[Abstract]The objective of the study is to develop and validate the classroom research synthesis method in elementary mathematics. Major findings are that (1) the developed classroom research synthesis method consists of research collection, examination,...
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Application of VPIE in Professional Knowledge Practice and English Learning for Police Academy Students
[Abstract]This article probes into a new comprehensive teaching pattern of practicing professional knowledge, English learning and computer skills. It introduces the Virtual Policing in English (VPIE) program for students of a police academy to simulate...
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Engaging Adult Learners through the Arts: InterACTIVE Cancer Education
[Abstract]Arts in cancer education builds community, promotes a wholistic way of learning and supports fun as described by Alaska's Community Health Aides/Practitioners (CHA/Ps) on a written survey in which 86% (224/261) of respondents felt integrating...
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Enhancing Experiential Pedagogy with Interdisciplinary Engineering Service-Learning Activities
[Abstract]Service-learning as an experiential pedagogy has been gaining attention and support from technical programs in recent years. The realization of the impact of service-learning to traditional engineering programs requires a pragmatic model with...
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Notes from the Editor
There are times when those of us working on the IFOTS journal burn the midnight oil to ensure that the issue comes out on time. Why? Well, because it is no small feat to communicate across language barriers, cultural norms, and time zones to get all...
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On Allen Lee's Essay
Allen Lee, a Cary-Grove senior, was charged with disorderly conduct; he was arrested on the basis of the creative writing essay he wrote in his creative-writing English class. This situation was very critical, and I believe it was handled inappropriately...
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On Ruling the Colleges and Universities by Law in Cross-Cultural Communication
Colleges and Universities are social institutions and organizations of higher education that are responsible for teaching activities and fostering special talents in China. Accompanying the increasingly growing of cultural exchanges, competition between...
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Reflection on the Higher Engineering Education in China Based on Engineering Education Reform at North China University of Technology
[Abstract]Science and technology are developing rapidly and the industrial structure is being reconstructed under the globalization. During the process of University education popularization in China, its engineering education should be adjusted to adapt...
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SKYPE: A Synchronous Tool for Computer-Mediated Collaboration
[Abstract]Computer-mediated communication tools are becoming increasingly important in a world in which time and space are no longer parameters for defining collaboration. Because of time and space, many of these tools are asynchronous. However, computer-mediated...
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