International Forum Volume 23 (Part 2)

International Forum is the interdisciplinary research journal of the graduate school of Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies.

International Forum May 10, 2021

Continued from last week, these articles in Volume 23 of International Forum may be of interest to educators.

Tensions Between Personal Life and Social Responsibility: A Dilemma of Faculty Members in Higher Education in Cavite, Philippines by Carol Linda Kingston
“Educators manage the tension between personal and social responsibility throughout their professional life cycle. Self-determination plays an active role in how faculty members can embrace this tension positively. This research study was conducted to find out how faculty members manage to balance their social responsibility and personal life”

Creative Arts Psychosocial Interventions for Conflict-Affected Children of the Marawi Siege in Southern Philippines by Helen Sumagang Tejero, Jose Dennis O. Mancia, and Esmeralda R. Padagas
“Marawi City was besieged by ISIS-affiliated militants, reducing the city into rubble. Studies show that children exposed to armed conflict are at high risk of mental health problems and that creative arts psychosocial intervention is effective in promoting mental health. This arts-based research aimed to generate deep insights into the stressful experiences of children during the 5-month long battle of Marawi and to ignite the community to work together for community resilience.”

Changing Lives through Qualitative Research: Some Practical Principles and Practices for Advocacy by Safary Wa-Mbaleka
“This paper defines what advocacy is, its importance in qualitative research, and the challenges of advocating. The ultimate goal of this paper is to discuss effective ways of advocating through qualitative research. This is especially important when conducting qualitative research with alienated, marginalized, dehumanized, and powerless groups of people.”

Developing Students’ Leadership Skills Through Cooperative Learning: An Action Research Case Study by Gianina-Estera Petre
“Traditional teaching styles are not adequate to help students develop 21st-century skills. The purpose of this action research case study was to explore the teaching practices in a Romanian university and to propose a process model to improve students’ leadership skills through cooperative learning.”

Sense of Civic Responsibility of National Service Training Program Completers and Non-Completers in a University Setting in the Philippines by Mark Vernon E. Saban and Gracel Ann S. Saban
“In compliance with Republic Act 9163, Philippine higher education institutions are mandated to include the National Service Training Program (NSTP) program into all the degree program curricula offered. The government aims to develop young people who are civic-conscious towards nation-building.”

Students’ Perceptions on Cooperative Learning at a Faith-Based College in Myanmar by Irene Thang and Tembinkosi Sibanda
“This case study conducted at a faith-based college with 7 participants was meant to analyze the effectiveness of cooperative learning from the perspectives and experiences of the students. The findings showed that students benefited much from cooperative learning, and they found the learning environment to be fun and effective at the same time.”



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