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Virtual Worlds for Student Engagement  [PDF]
Atul Sajjanhar
Creative Education (CE) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2012.326118
Abstract: In this paper, we study the scope of virtual worlds for student engagement in higher education. The motivation for the study is the gap in opportunities for interactivity that exist for off-campus students compared with on-campus students. A student taking a course at a university, while located in a different geographic location, has limited opportunity for student-student and student-teacher interaction; this effects student engagement significantly. We conduct a feasibility analysis for engaging students in a virtual world; Second Life is used as the test-bed to create the virtual world environment. We present preliminary findings, the promises and the limitations of Second Life as an immersive environment for engaging students.
A social work study on the relationship between personality traits, prestige sensitivity, and fashion consciousness of Iranian students
Mohammad Reza Iravani,Kazem Ghojavand,Faezeh Taghipour,Yosef Masomi
Management Science Letters , 2012,
Abstract: Fashion plays an important role on lifestyle and many people spend their money proportion to fashion changes. In this paper, we present an empirical study among students who attend some private schools in Iran. The study investigates whether there is any correlation between fashion consciousness as well as fashion practices and national identity, university student gender and mass media. The proposed study designs a questionnaire and distributes among 384 students who attend university and analyze the results using Pearson correlation test. The results indicate that there is a positive correlation between national consciousness and fashion, a positive correlation between using mass media applications and fashion. However, the results of the study do not indicate any significance correlation between fashion and mixture of students in terms of gender.
Determining death anxiety among health school students
Gülay Ta?demir,Fadime G?k
International Journal of Human Sciences , 2012,
Abstract: The descriptive study has been done in order to determination thoughts, feelings and death anxiety in the health school students.This study includes 330 students attending Pamukkale University Denizli School of Health. Sample is comprised of 244 students who accepted to enrolled in the study between 01st-31th of May, 2009. Data have been collected with using a questionnaire and Thorson-Powell Death Anxiety Scale and assessed with T-Test, One-Way ANOVA, Kruskal-Walls and Mann-Whitney U-Tests.Average age of students who enrolled in the study was 21.44 ± 2.11. 65.6% of the students were girls, 26.6% were in 3rd class, 28.3% were seeing death as “ceasing to exist/ending”, 35.2% were feeling pain/sadness/anxiety when facing death. 63.1% of the students had cared a dying patient, 17.2% felt sadness when they died, 23.0% continued caring in order to cope with death when they did, 43.9% didn’t felt himself enough when caring, 58.2% didn’t wan’t to take care of a dying patient, 63.9% didn’t have enough training at school in order to take care of a dying patient. There were significant relationship between death anxiety point average and students’ age groups, gender, attending class, perception of death, feelings/thoughts about death, feelings during care and wish to again take care of dying patient (p<0.05). Male students, attending 3rd class, admitting to have felt helpless and feeling nothing while caring, students feeling adequate, willing to take care of another dying patient were found to have higher death anxiety. As a result of the study approached patients and their families with death while talking to students in addition to, the granting of student consulting services and topics with discussion of concrete cases has been proposed.
What do medical students think about their quality of life? A qualitative study
Tempski Patricia,Bellodi Patricia L,Paro Helena BMS,Enns Sylvia C
BMC Medical Education , 2012, DOI: 10.1186/1472-6920-12-106
Abstract: Background Medical education can affect medical students’ physical and mental health as well as their quality of life. The aim of this study was to assess medical students’ perceptions of their quality of life and its relationship with medical education. Methods First- to sixth-year students from six Brazilian medical schools were interviewed using focus groups to explore what medical student’s lives are like, factors related to increases and decreases of their quality of life during medical school, and how they deal with the difficulties in their training. Results Students reported a variety of difficulties and crises during medical school. Factors that were reported to decrease their quality of life included competition, unprepared teachers, excessive activities, and medical school schedules that demanded exclusive dedication. Contact with pain, death and suffering and harsh social realities influence their quality of life, as well as frustrations with the program and insecurity regarding their professional future. The scarcity of time for studying, leisure activities, relationships, and rest was considered the main factor of influence. Among factors that increase quality of life are good teachers, classes with good didactic approaches, active learning methodologies, contact with patients, and efficient time management. Students also reported that meaningful relationships with family members, friends, or teachers increase their quality of life. Conclusion Quality of teachers, curricula, healthy lifestyles related to eating habits, sleep, and physical activity modify medical students’ quality of life. Lack of time due to medical school obligations was a major impact factor. Students affirm their quality of life is influenced by their medical school experiences, but they also reframe their difficulties, herein represented by their poor quality of life, understood as necessary and inherent to the process of becoming doctors.
Panathenaeum. Een Gronings studentenblad in de begintijd van de Nederlandse studentenpers (1842-1843)
Annelies Noordhof
TS·> Tijdschrift voor Tijdschrift-studies , 2010,
Abstract: In the historiography of the university the development of the student journals has rarely been the subject of research. These journals written by and for students, which first appeared in 1825, nevertheless did have an important role for student life. In this article, one of the early student journals, Panathenaeum, which appeared in Groningen in 1842 and 1843, will be studied in order to illustrate some aspects of the so-called early student press (1825-1855). These aspects are respectively the literary elements, the significance of the student journal for local student life and the contribution of the student journal to a growing awareness of a national student community.
How Do I Look? Body Image Perceptions among University Students from England and Denmark
Walid El Ansari,Susanne Vodder Clausen,Andi Mabhala,Christiane Stock
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , 2010, DOI: 10.3390/ijerph7020583
Abstract: This study examined differences in body image perception between university students in two European countries, United Kingdom and Denmark. A total of 816 British and 548 Danish university students participated in a cross-sectional survey. A self-administered questionnaire assessed socio-demographic information, body image perception (as “too thin”, “just right” or “too fat”), and the association of related factors with body image perception (nutrition behaviour, social support, perceived stressors and quality of life). The proportions of students who perceived themselves as “too thin”, “just right”, or “too fat” were 8.6%, 37.7%, and 53.7% respectively. Multi-factorial logistic regression analysis showed that students who perceived themselves as “too fat” were more likely to be from the British university, to be females, to be older than 30 years, to report stress due to their financial situation and were less likely to have a high quality of life.The findings highlight the need for interventions with focus on healthy food choices whilst acknowledging financial stressors and quality of life.
Knowledge, experience, and potential risks of dating violence among Japanese university students: a cross-sectional study
Mayumi Ohnishi, Rieko Nakao, Satomi Shibayama, Yumi Matsuyama, Kazuyo Oishi, Harumi Miyahara
BMC Public Health , 2011, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-339
Abstract: A self-administered questionnaire survey regarding the experience of harassment involving an intimate partner was conducted as a cross-sectional study among freshman students in a prefectural capital city in Japan.A total of 274 students participated in the present study. About half of the subjects (both male and female students) had experience of at least one episode of harassment toward or had been the recipient of harassment from an intimate partner. However, the study participants did not recognize verbal harassment, controlling activities of an intimate partner, and unprotected sexual intercourse as violence. Experience of attending a lecture/seminar about domestic violence and dating violence did not contribute to appropriate help-seeking behavior.An educational program regarding harassment and violence prevention and appropriate help-seeking behavior should be provided in early adolescence to avoid IPV among youth.Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a threat to women's health and is a common concern worldwide [1,2]. In addition, dating violence has been reported in adolescent girls [3]. The lifetime prevalence of physical partner violence and the range of lifetime prevalence of sexual partner violence in Japan were the lowest among the countries included in a multi-country study performed by the WHO in both industrialized and developing countries. Controlling behavior by an intimate partner is one factor associated with physical and IPV, but the percentage of women in Japan who reported such experiences was also the lowest among the countries studied [1,2].In a study conducted by the Gender Equality Bureau, Cabinet Office, covering the whole of Japan in 2008, 24.9% of female respondents and 13.6% of male respondents reported having experienced physical violence from an intimate partner. The percentage of female respondents who had been recipients of verbal or psychological violence from an intimate partner was 16.8%, while that for males was 8.8%. Among male a
Impact of public preventive programmes on oral quality of life of 11 to 12-yr-old school students
Hita Iglesias,Cristina; Prados Atienza,María Belén; Bravo,Manuel; Prados Sánchez,Estrella; Mu?oz Soto,Esther; González Rodríguez,María Paloma;
Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal (Internet) , 2007,
Abstract: objectives: the objective was to analyze the impact of preventive programmes on oral quality of life in school students aged 11-12 yrs. study design: in the school year 1996/97, a quasi-experimental study was initiated in granada province with four groups of students aged 6-7 yrs: sealant + fluoride (sealants on first permanent molars applied in the health centre for a 3-yr active programme, and fluoride varnish applied every four months for 3 yrs, n=65), sealant (only sealants, n=80), fluoride (only fluoride varnish, n=107) and control group (n=59). all students were examined every 6 months at school during the 3-yr active programme and received an oral health report after each examination. at 5.5 yrs (school year 2002/03), after 2.5 yrs with no programme, students were again examined and completed a questionnaire on oral quality of life scored from -6 (minimum) to +6 (maximum). results: oral quality of life values (± standard deviation) were: 3.31±0.30 (sealant + fluoride), 3.11±0.27 (sealant), 3.18±0.23 (fluoride) and 2.95±0.32 (control), with no statistically significant differences among them. conclusions: fissure sealant and fluoride varnish programmes had no significant influence on oral quality of life after a 5.5- yr follow-up (3 yrs of active programme plus 2.5 yrs of discontinuation).
H.F. Verwoerd’s student years - cradle of his political career and thought
J.D. Froneman
Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship , 2000, DOI: 10.4102/koers.v65i3.482
Abstract: This article briefly describes student life in Stellenbosch during the period 1919-1924 when the young H.F. Verwoerd was immersed in a general Christian ethos and atmosphere of Afrikaner nationalism which he articulated with fervour. In view thereof, the notion put forward by Miller (1993), viz. that South Africa’s sixth prime minister changed his political beliefs substantially when he became the editor of Die Transvaler in 1937 is rejected. It is found that the basic views Verwoerd held as a student were generally consistent with those he held in later life. It is accepted, though, that some of his views were adapted and inconsistencies could possibly be identified in some of his views. Unlike Miller’s analysis and conclusions, Venter’s (1999) analysis of Verwoerd's political thought is found to be remarkably consistent with the views and activities of Verwoerd the student activist. Consequently, this article argues that the context and nature of the political views he held as a student at Stellenbosch help significantly to explain Verwoerd’s later positions as lecturer, editor and politician, even if he did not personally subscribe to every view expressed by the Students' Representative Council he was part of and chaired.
"Descendants of time" und "lodgers of space": Lebensgeschichten von Lehramtsstudenten, die in den 1990er Jahren nach Israel immigriert sind The Descendants of Time and the Lodgers of Space: The Life Stories of Teacher Trainees who Immigrated to Israel During the 1990s Los descendientes del tiempo y los huéspedes del espacio. Historias de vida de docentes en formación que inmigraron a Israel en los a os noventa
Anat Kainan,Michal Rozenberg,Miri Munk,Nurit Eilam
Forum : Qualitative Social Research , 2005,
Abstract: Dieser Beitrag befasst sich mit den Lebengeschichten von sechs Lehramtsstudenten und -studentinnen aus der Ukraine, Russland, Georgien, Argentinien, Chile, und thiopien, die in den 1990er Jahren nach Israel immigriert sind. Ein zentraler Befund ist, dass diese Geschichten ohne menschliche, geographische und kulturelle Bezüge zur israelischen Gesellschaft auskommen, ein Befund, der auch erstaunt, weil er mit den Ergebnissen anderer Studien nicht übereinstimmt. FOUCAULTs Konzepte der "descendants of time" und "lodgers of space" werden herangezogen, um dieses Ph nomen zu verstehen. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0503103 This paper attempts to characterize teacher trainees who immigrated to Israel during the 1990s. The life stories of six students who emi-grated from the Ukraine, Russia, the Georgian Re-pub-lic, Argentina, Chile, and Ethiopia are ana-lyzed. The central finding suggests that their stories are devoid of the human, geographic, and cultural aspects of Israeli society. This finding is surprising because it differs from other studies. We used the Foucauldian concepts of the descendants of time and the lodgers of space for understanding the phenomenon. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0503103 Este artículo trata de describir a docentes en formación que inmigraron a Israel durante los a os noventa. Se analizan las historias de vida de seis estudiantes que emigraron desde Ucrania, Rusia, la República de Georgia, Argentina, Chile y Etiopia. El hallazgo central sugiere que sus historias están desprovistas de los aspectos humanos, geográficos y culturales de la sociedad israelí. Este hallazgo es sorprendente porque difiere de otros estudios. Nosotros recurrimos a los conceptos Foucaultinianos sobre los descendientes del tiempo y los huéspedes del espacio para comprender el fenómeno. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0503103
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