IJRDO - Journal of Educational Research (ISSN: 2456-2947) 2019-07-02T08:36:19+00:00 Naeem Akhtar Open Journal Systems <p>The scope of IJRDO Journal of educational Research is not limited to the following topics: <br>Academic Advising and Counselling, Adult Education, Art Education, Business Education, Counsellor Education, Cross-disciplinary Areas of Education, Curriculum, Research and Development, Distance Education, Early Childhood Education, Education Policy and Leadership, Educational Administration, Educational Foundations, Educational Measurement and Evaluation, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Experimental Education.<br><span style="font-size: 1.5em;"><strong> <span style="color: #fcbd0f; text-shadow: #666666 0px 0px 3px;">Current Impact Factor: 2.375</span></strong></span></p> Education and ICT in the age of knowledge society 2019-07-02T08:36:16+00:00 Vincenza Merlino <p>This paper presents a critical-speculative discussion on the introduction and steady development of ICT in the social sphere in general, and in the education one in particular, in the frame of the increasing emphasis that is located on what is now used to be defined as "knowledge society", which follows the industrial society model, replacing to the material possessions, as an expression of wealth, the intangible ones, i.e., knowledge, as economic resources. Therefore, starting from the premise that ICT cannot simply be considered as a new "medium" that genuinely changes the communicative relationship among people, and therefore the dissemination and use of knowledge, it is argued about the need for a broader debate on the subject, shifting the focus on an assessment of ICT as a phenomenon part of a deep cultural revolution, with respect to which the process of change involves the education sphere, and regards the role that the education must take in respect of a transformation that involves not only its form but also its nature as the potential for future generations.</p> 2019-06-28T12:53:49+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 IJRDO - Journal of Educational Research (ISSN: 2456-2947) Learning through Service and Volunteerism 2019-07-02T08:36:16+00:00 Eija Raatikainen <p><span class="fontstyle0"><em>This paper explores the voluntary work course (internship) in higher education, in Social Services Programme. It explores the learning outcomes of a course called “Internship in Voluntary Work” (five credits). The paper presents “The Pedagogical Model of Learning Volunteerism” that the course is based<br>on. The paper also utilizes research of student learning outcomes of the course. Research questions are “What did you learn from volunteer work (internship)?” and “What do you think is the significance of volunteer work?” The data were collected during 2016-2017 and it included 134 participants (n=134). The data were analyzed with content analysis. The findings from the analysis of a digital self-evaluation form shows that students consider volunteer work (Internship) very significant not only for the society but also for their own learning and professional development. It seems to offer a possibility to learn wider skills and abilities than the curriculum shows. According to the results, the findings also shown, those students’ have learned many meta- and transversal skills (Heckman &amp; Kautz 2012; Rodin &amp; Levy 2015) during the internship.</em></span></p> 2019-06-28T13:08:08+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 IJRDO - Journal of Educational Research (ISSN: 2456-2947) On the Inheritance of Red Flag Canal Spirit in University Campus 2019-07-02T08:36:18+00:00 Ling Ling Lu Wanying Cui <p style="margin: 0px;"><span lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;">Based on the analysis of the background and connotation of the spirit of the Red Flag Canal, this paper analyzes the essence of Red Flag Canal Spirit. Next, we accurately grasp the current status of Red Flag Canal Spirit in the university campus and the ideological education and lifestyle of college students. Based on the current situation, combined with the current reality, we put forward a path to strengthen the spirit of the Red Flag Canal in the majority of teachers and students.</span></p> 2019-06-28T13:11:49+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 IJRDO - Journal of Educational Research (ISSN: 2456-2947) IMPACT OF TEACHING PRACTICE ON STUDENTS’ TEACHING EFFECTIVENESS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN BENUE STATE, NIGERIA. 2019-07-02T08:36:18+00:00 VAGHER EZEKIEL DONDO HELEN ELENA AGADA AGUGU, DANIEL ILIAMKONDO GBOUGH, SAMUEL AONDOWASE <p>This study investigated the impact of teaching practice on students’ teaching effectiveness in secondary schools in Benue State. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised 5170 teachers in 297 grant-aided secondary schools in Benue State. A sample of 310 teachers was used for the study. A-10 item structured questionnaire developed by the researcher titled “Impact of teaching Practice Questionnaire (IIFQ)” was used for data collection. Descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation were used to answer research questions while the chi-square (χ<sup>2</sup>) test of goodness of fit was used to test the hypotheses at.05 level of significance. The result of the study was that teaching practice has significant impact on students’ lesson planning and lesson note preparation in secondary schools in Benue State. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended among others that teaching practice coordinators should design schedules which stipulate that each subject should be assessed by a specialist in that area and demand reports from supervisors and students on findings and feedback in each lesson assessed. This will help to encourage students’ teachers on the aspect of lesson planning.</p> 2019-07-02T08:24:10+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 IJRDO - Journal of Educational Research (ISSN: 2456-2947) A THEMATIC ANALYSES ON THE RESEARCHES OF GRADUATE STUDENTS 2019-07-02T08:36:19+00:00 MARILOU B. ADORA, PhD <p style="background: white; margin: 0px; line-height: normal;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0cm; border: 1pt windowtext; color: #201f1e; font-family: 'inherit',serif; font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<em>This study examined the two hundred sixty four (264)&nbsp; graduate studies dissertation&nbsp; and master’s theses conducted from&nbsp; the&nbsp; (six) 6 Graduate program offerings of the Kalinga State University. It determined the recurrent themes per program and identified the future path of graduate researches that need to be focused or to be explored towards educational and community development.</em></span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0px; line-height: normal;"><em><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0cm; border: 1pt windowtext; color: #201f1e; font-family: 'inherit',serif; font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It was found that researches conducted under the program, Doctor of Philosophy in Development Education and Master of Arts in Education focused on teaching effectiveness that requires commitment to attain quality education while program evaluation was the main focus of the programs, Doctor of Philosophy in Community, Master in Rural Development and Master in Public Administration. This is an indication that the graduates were trained as future effective and efficient leaders and managers.</span></em></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0px; line-height: normal;"><em><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0cm; border: 1pt windowtext; color: #201f1e; font-family: 'inherit',serif; font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Finally, Master in Business Administration was centered on&nbsp; Business Management.</span></em></p> 2019-07-02T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 IJRDO - Journal of Educational Research (ISSN: 2456-2947)