JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH 2022-10-23T09:09:17+00:00 Editorial Office Open Journal Systems 6+1 Writing Traits in a Matriculation ESL classroom 2022-10-05T10:33:03+00:00 Premaraj GURUSAMY Ramesh Sathappan <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The purpose of this study is to examine the use of the 6+1 Writing Traits approach in improving teaching and learning of writing in a Matriculation ESL classroom. This is due to the fact writing instruction has become a field of increasing interest at higher learning institutions and at pre- university levels in recent years. As a result of this interest, there have been many innovations to the teaching of writing in the evolution of language teaching and these have led to several significant shifts on how writing is taught in the ESL classrooms. The 6+1 writing traits is one such innovation. Writing traits such as Ideas, Organization, Convention, Sentence Fluency, Word Choice and Voice are important in any writing attempted by learners. Therefore, it is vital that Matriculation learners are exposed to the 6+1 writing traits in order to be able to produce a comprehensive essay that meets the requirements of the Malaysian University English Test examination. This proposed research will be a qualitative research. Pre-test, lessons plans, classroom observations, questionnaire and post-test will be used to elicit data in support of this research. Learners will learn to review peer essays thus enhancing their writing proficiency. This research will also look into the challenges faced by learners and lecturers in the course of implementing the 6+1 writing traits in the classroom.</span></p> 2022-11-05T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Premaraj GURUSAMY, Ramesh Sathappan ICT Competence for Prospective Tutors and Teachers 2022-10-23T09:09:17+00:00 Karina Balginbayeva <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This article shows the effectiveness using electronic portfolio as a means of informatization training aimed at forming the ICT competence for future tutors and teachers taking into account its systematic use in the information and educational environment of the university. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The authors developed the structure and content of the electronic portfolio, as well as the ICT competency model for prospective tutors and teachers while studying the core disciplines by the informatics cycle using the e-portfolio. This model includes the following components: motivational-target, structural-content, procedural-technological, evaluation and result-oriented. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The principle of selection content and structure disciplines aimed at forming ICT-competence has been formulated.</span></p> 2022-11-24T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Karina Balginbayeva Financial Planning: What the Social and Brain Sciences Have to Offer 2022-07-22T05:27:51+00:00 Raymond L. Forbes Jr Martina Peng <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This paper addresses the potential linkage of the disciplines of financial planning and the social and brain sciences from the combined perspectives of a financial planning expert and a business psychologist. It seeks to offer practical guidance on how to utilize insights from recent research and practice in the social and brain sciences to address the issue of effective financial planning in a time of multiple widespread international crises. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">The article will review the traditional approach to financial planning, indicate where the profession appears to stand now, describe advances in social and brain science, and provide some practical tools for use by practicing financial planners. The paper will conclude with a summary of its key points.</span></p> 2022-08-17T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Raymond L. Forbes Jr, Martina Peng Exploring Reliability and Validity for the Professional Quality of Life Scale 2022-02-11T03:28:19+00:00 Caitlyn McClure Jennifer June Anderson <p>The Professional Quality of Life (ProQOL) instrument has been in use in some variation for decades with the most recent iteration becoming available in 2009. With twelve years of changes in the workforce plus applications of the ProQOL in novel professional groups, it is critical to determine if the tool is still reliable and valid. Data obtained from specific occupational groups, specifically college resident assistants (RAs) and substance abuse professionals (SAPs), will be utilized to explore if the measure holds up to past research claiming high reliability and validity. It is possible that the RAs (n=358) and the SAPs (n=40) will be outliers from these claims due to their unique positionality in their roles or due to the amount of time that has passed since the last update of the ProQOL.</p> 2022-03-03T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Caitlyn McClure Availability And Utilization of Physical Facilities as Correlates of Students’ Academic Performance in Electrical Installation and Maintenance Work Practice in Technical Colleges in Ekiti State 2021-09-15T06:07:04+00:00 James Olusola Adameji Prof. Okoye, Kelechi Reko E. <p>This study determined the availability and utilization of physical facilities as correlates of students’ academic performance in electrical installation and maintenance work practice in technical colleges in Ekiti State. Four research questions and three null hypotheses guided the study. Descriptive survey and correlational research designs was used for the study. Eight hundred and fifty-three (818 students and 35 teachers) of electrical installation in the six government-owned technical colleges in Ekiti State were studied without sampling. The Instruments for data collection included checklist, structured questionnaire and performance test<strong>. </strong>The reliability of the performance test was determined through split-half technique. Spearman-Brown formula was employed for reliability coefficient computation which yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.905. Percentage, mean, standard deviation and Pearson Product Moment Correlation coefficient were used to answer research questions. The t-test statistical tool was used to test the null hypotheses relating to utilization of instructional facilities while Pearson Product Moment Correlation coefficient was used to test the null hypotheses relating to physical facilities and students’ academic performance. Findings revealed that majority of physical facilities are available for electrical installation and maintenance work practice in technical colleges in technical colleges in Ekiti State. The study also revealed that there is high positive relationship of 0.61 existing between students’ utilization of physical resources and their academic performances in electrical installation and maintenance work practice in technical colleges in Ekiti State. The study concluded that the level of availability and utilization of physical facilities for electrical installation and maintenance work practice in technical colleges in technical colleges in Ekiti State is not adequate for equipping students with practical skills for self-reliance. The study recommended among others that owners of technical colleges in Ekiti State should adequately provide relevant physical facilities for effective teaching of electrical installation and maintenance workshop practices.</p> 2022-02-24T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Adameji James Olusola, Prof. Okoye, Kelechi Reko E. A Critical Review on Education in the Era of ASEAN Economic Community and Industrial Revolution 4.0: Challenges and Opportunities 2022-01-19T03:54:42+00:00 Mahdum <p>This paper aims to examine the opportunities and challenges of education in the Industrial Revolution (IR) 4.0 era in Indonesia. The presence of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in the IR 4.0 era has provided great challenges and opportunities for the Indonesian people, especially in the education sphere. The technological advances in this era have had an impact on the emergence of distance learning and the use of E-Learning (electronic-based learning), which is one form of convenience in learning. It has become imperative for educators to be able to use ICT in learning. However, the negative impacts are changes in values, norms, rules, or moral life, which are contrary to those adopted by the Indonesian nation. These basic values of the nation are expected not to be eroded by the progress of the era. Therefore, the role of education as a place to shape the personality and the nation becomes very urgent.</p> 2022-02-08T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Mah dum Gauging Long-Term Knowledge Retention of Forensic Science: A Follow-Up Study of College Students Who Participated in a Crime Scene Simulation 2022-01-17T14:20:40+00:00 David S Byrne <p>This is a long-term follow-up to a prior study which found that simulations enhance knowledge retention of undergraduate students who had participated in a mock crime scene. Employing the qualitative method, three participants from the original research were interviewed 1- to 3-years later and asked a series of questions relating to their coursework on forensic science. Findings revealed that long-term knowledge of the major theories relating to the subject domain remained stable over time. It was only the responses to questions regarding specific terminology that presented a gradual decline which is consistent with the decay of semantic memory. Furthermore, each of the subjects were able to recall exactly when during the mock crime scene that they experienced or solved the interview question posited. The ability to trace back and pinpoint the task that prompted the learning and reinforcement of the concept is aligned with episodical memory. Overall, the results indicated that classroom simulations improve long-term knowledge retention of forensic science students.</p> 2022-01-27T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 David S Byrne A Review on Technology-Based Learning Management Innovations During and After The COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis 2022-01-08T06:44:51+00:00 Hadriana <p>By the end of 2021, it has been almost two years that schools in various parts of the world have not been able to carry out face-to-face learning activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In this situation, online learning is considered to be the best solution so that learning activities can continue. However, the continuous implementation of online learning for a long time has resulted in learning loss – the condition of decreasing students' abilities and skills in cognitive, affective, and psychomotor aspects. To prevent the exacerbation of learning loss conditions, educators must continue working together to innovate in utilizing technology in learning activities. The use of digital technology is useful to control the implementation of learning and education management, especially after the emergence of COVID-19. That way technology becomes the most important part in helping the online learning process.</p> 2022-01-27T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Hadr iana Individual And Institutional Professional Leadership in Vocational Education and Training: Motives, Beliefs and Styles 2021-12-29T00:12:35+00:00 Farzan Contractor Anthony G Shannon <p>Vocational education and training (VET in Australia, PVET in Europe), as a unified endeavour, has to balance the comparative wealth of the peak universities with the needs of the community and young people for the employabilty that VET can provide. VET needs to promote its scope and strengths collectively and individually, and we analyse some of them. The subtext is that the paper highlights the features of leading institutions on which institutions can model their future development. There is no one unewuivocal model of course, so this paper senitises leaders to salient issues.</p> 2022-01-27T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Farzan Contractor, Anthony G Shannon