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Jing Zhao, Xiaojing Zou, Wenpeng Shang

Article ID: 395
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Abstract: The purpose of the study was to further investigate the validity of the instrument used for collecting preservice teachers’ perceptions of self-efficacy adapting the three-level hierarchical generalized linear modeling (HGLM) model. To serve the purpose, the study used data collected by the research team which elicited preservices teachers’ self-efficacy ...
Josep Gallifa

Article ID: 603
Views - 1270  (Abstract) PDF - 190  (Download)
Abstract: After the exploration of different kind of thinking skills oriented to discerning complex issues and phenomena, this article argues about the need to use a new modality of thinking, defined as integral thinking. Based on the holonic theory and on the proprieties of the holons and their part-whole relationships, the paper proposes and characterizes integra...
Philip Michael Henry, Madeleine Michell

Article ID: 403
Views - 579  (Abstract) PDF - 72  (Download)
Abstract: The tensions between fast fashion and the conflicting desires for sustainability have been under scrutiny since the early 1990s. Despite many worthy initiatives, slow fashion and sustainable consumption have often been viewed as mere fanciful hopes. Cursory adoption policies and a limited commitment by the mainstream fashion world appear to have been the ...
Salem Abedel Aziz ALkhawaldeh

Article ID: 335
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Abstract:The aim of this study was to explore the effects of the cyclic inquiry model, conceptual change texts, and traditional instructions on promoting understanding of photosynthesis and respiration in plants. The data were obtained from 33 students in the first experimental group taught with cyclic inquiry model (CIM), 34 students in the second experimental group...
Yong Luo, Junhui Liu

Article ID: 418
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Abstract: Negative worded (NW) items used in psychological instruments have been studied with the bifactor model to investigate whether the NW items form a secondary factor due to negative wording orthogonal to the measured latent construct, a validation procedure which checks whether NW items form a source of construct irrelevant variance (CIV) and hence constitut...