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2022 ◽  
Vol 59 (2) ◽  
Svein Åge Kjøs Johnsen ◽  
Maren Østvold Lindheim ◽  
Åshild Lappegard ◽  

Background and aim: The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how we can use nature cabins and their natural surroundings therapeutically. Method: Published research of relevance for this therapeutic practice is discussed in relation to and informed by experiences from practice, collected through conversations with therapists using the Outdoor care retreat at Rikshospitalet in Norway. Results: The literature review demonstrates how therapy in nature cabins can influence cognitive and emotional processes. All physical environments carry symbolic meanings; therefore, no therapy setting is neutral, and the setting will affect the client and therapist. Place attachment may contribute to create a safe foundation for exploration and self-development. The experiences from practice demonstrate how nature and natural objects are rich in potential for the creative application of symbols in therapy and opens for different stories on growth and development. Conclusions and implications: The evidence-based approach of this article supplies a therapeutic rationale to use cabins in natural surroundings more strategically for positive therapeutic outcomes. Keywords: nature, architecture, therapy settings, hospital environments

2022 ◽  
Vol 6 (1) ◽  
pp. 11-20
Mykola Mokliuk ◽  
Olha Popova ◽  
Maryna Soroka ◽  
Yanina Babchenko ◽  
Irina Ivashchenko

The article aims at allowing you to deepen the knowledge of the program material on computer science and, as a consequence, will increase the efficiency of the educational process as a whole during a pandemic, will increase the motivation of students to the subject; will allow developing students' abilities for self-development, self-education. Based on the purpose, subject, hypothesis of the research, the following tasks were solved: scientific methodological and pedagogical literature on the topic of research was studied; revealed the content and essence of Internet technologies; an Internet resource has been developed that allows organizing the process of distance learning in informatics; tested the effectiveness of its use in the process of teaching computer science to students. The practical significance of the study lies in the creation of an educational Internet resource that allows students to acquire the skills to independently create a Web site. This Internet resource can be used for forms of work in informatics in any educational institution during a pandemic.

2022 ◽  
Vol 5 (1) ◽  
pp. 01-04
Fatimah Lateef

The last two years of the Covid 19 pandemic has certainly brought on and inculcated a variety of changes, new practices, innovative approaches and altered mindsets. Some of these were intended, planned and incorporated into pathways and practices. There were many lessons and new experiences. Without our complete realization, there were also many less obvious lessons: the hidden curriculum. This refers to the unwritten, unspoken, unplanned and less obvious values, behaviour and norms practised or experienced during the pandemic. The hidden curriculum is conveyed and communicated without our direct awareness and intent. The hidden curriculum will certainly contribute towards healthcare staff resilience, handling of stressors, decisions on utilization of resources and patient care. Not to be forgotten, it will also impact how they develop friendships, partnerships, collaborations, negotiate their self-development and strengthen their sense of purpose and challenge assumptions. In this paper, the author, who worked at the frontline during the pandemic shares some of her views on the new healthcare landscape, mindset changes, technology adoption, psychological safety and the meaning of ‘staying home’. They represent her views, coloured by her experiences as an emergency physician, a medical educator, academic medicine practitioner and researcher.


The problem of self-development of a student related to the transformation of the educational process in the post- neoclassical science is highlighted. This problem is considered in the context of a synergetic approach with the actualization of the needs and opportunities for self-organization of the applicant’s personality as a holistic characteristic of a human. It is noted that the pedagogical process of an educational institution of innovative type should be aimed at developing the abilities of the applicant, their ability to meet the challenges of the information society and self-realization in the changing conditions of the modern world. It is stated that self-development of an applicant within the synergetic paradigm of education requires a reorientation of the educational process from traditional conservative to innovative creative, in which the acquisition of vital competencies is carried out in interaction (communication) with other subjects and taking into account external (physical) and internal (mental) human activity. It is substantiated that the key aspects of the self-development of the student should be focused on the formation of their optimal developmental lifestyle. It is about the ability to self-determination, personal growth, self-regulation, existence, self-expression, self-realization. In the projections of the synergetic paradigm, the individual as a complex, open, nonlinear system appears with all the potential opportunities for self-development, which can be realized under certain organizational and pedagogical conditions. It is stated that despite the fact that the applicant – the future specialist controls their own development, the teacher of higher education should exercise general management of educational activities and is fully responsible for the quality of training of the applicant. This is inherent in any level of education. The new roles of the modern teacher (“moderator”, “coach”, “tutor”, “speaker”, “medium”, etc.) set adequate requirements for these roles. Not only the updated knowledge, but also the ways of obtaining it and the possibilities of its application become valuable for the student at various stages and levels. Key aspects of self-development: the ability to self-determination, personal growth, self-regulation, existence, self-expression, self-realization will contribute to the formation of the individual’s personality, open to new knowledge and values, able to realize their own life purpose.

2022 ◽  
pp. 220-258
Hurşit Cem Salar

The main purpose of this study is to examine the readiness of the instructors at universities in Turkey to open and distance learning (ODL) in terms of the ODL factors (distance teaching, technology, communication, and time) regarding competencies (knowledge-skills and attitudes-beliefs) and resources. A multiple case study design was employed, and 36 instructors from four different universities participated. Qualitative data were gathered through personal interviews and analyzed with descriptive analysis. Overall, the results indicate that the instructors in this research have competencies for all the ODL factors. Also, a majority of instructors has given their positive beliefs about ODL, but they all noted their concerns such as lack of interaction with the students and conveying university culture and lifestyle as the disadvantages of ODL. The study has revealed that almost every instructor has enough resources to give distance courses, whereas the problem is with lack of time for updating course content and self-development.

Abdulrasaq Olatunji Balogun

Graduate unemployment has been a continual challenge in Nigerian society due to graduates’ inability to meet up with the current expectations of the labour market. These worries have been given serious attention in the present labour market. The employers, school authorities and policymakers continue to emphasize the importance of ‘employability skills’ in order for graduates to be fully equipped in meeting the challenges of an increasingly flexible labour market as these skills are rarely taught in the school. This study surveyed the employability skills possessed by undergraduates in Kwara state, Nigeria while the target population was undergraduates at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study investigated the level of employability skills, the perceived factors influencing the employability of undergraduates, the extent of self-development skills and job searching techniques as well as the interview skills possessed by undergraduates. Descriptive research based on survey design was employed. A sample of 353 students were drawn from a population of 4,362 students who participated as respondents. The Survey of Employability Skills of Undergraduates Questionnaire (SESUQ) was used as an instrument for data collection and the instrument's reliability coefficient of 0.82, 0.84, 0.86 and 0.76 were obtained via Cronbach Alpha. Frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation were employed for analysis. The results obtained signify that the employability level of undergraduates at the University of Ilorin was at an average level. Among others, a recommendation was made that the University management should, as a matter of urgency, create a graduate employability programme that includes such employability techniques as interview skills, job searching skills, entrepreneurial skills and self-development skills.    

2022 ◽  
Vol 6 ◽  
Nutworadee Kanittinsutitong ◽  
Arunee Bi A Wang ◽  
Nutjaree Taihiam ◽  
Sunisa Somwong ◽  
Wipharat Nooring ◽  

The purposes of this research were to compare demographic characteristics and motivations of tourists as a push factor and a pull factor, to assess the potential of the tourism components, and to propose guidelines for the development of tourism for tourists with different demographic characteristics in Sichon District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province. It was collected information from four hundred Thai tourists who traveled to the tourist attraction in Sichon District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province. Then it was analyzed using statistical, descriptive, mean, standard deviation, t-Test One-Way ANOVA interpretation, and qualitative research by Non-participant observation of the five tourism components (5A). It found that the samples with different genders, ages, monthly incomes, and domiciles had different tourism behaviors, but the samples with different marital statuses do not have different tourism behaviors. The main reason for traveling to Sichon District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province was the need for change and self-development, followed by the response to private needs. In terms of pull factors, it found that the samples focused on tourist attractions at a high level, followed by amenities, access, accommodations, and activities were at moderate to high.

2021 ◽  
Vol 13 (3) ◽  
pp. 2784-2789
Setiyono Setiyono ◽  
Yessica Al Fawzia

The purpose of this research was to describe and analyze the planning, implementation, and evaluation of responsible character education based on school culture. A qualitative approach is taken in this investigation. An SMP Muhammadiyah Plus Salatiga sample was used in the analysis. In order to gather accurate information about the subject matter, the authors employ qualitative research methods, such as interviews and documentation. There are two ways to implement educational character education in the classroom: first, incorporate it into the school's curricula and rules, then spread the word to the students and staff. Character education for responsibility is carried out by incorporating the character of responsibility into self-development programs, subjects, and school culture. 2. This includes classroom and school-wide activities in which character values are taught and practiced. Students' attitudes are assessed as a means of evaluating responsibility character education.

2021 ◽  
Vol 21 (2) ◽  
pp. 173-192
Benedecta Indah Nugraheni

PLP merupakan mata kuliah praktik lapangan untuk memberi pengalaman langsung secara komprehensif kepada mahasiswa Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan (FKIP) mengenai dunia persekolahan dan untuk mengembangkan berbagai kompetensi yang dimiliki seorang guru profesional. Dengan adanya pandemi covid-19, PLP dilaksanakan secara daring, sehingga mahasiswa tidak dapat memperoleh pengalaman secara langsung di sekolah tempat pelaksanaan PLP. Praktik ini menjadi kurang ideal untuk mata kuliah PLP. Penelitian ini bertujuan menganalisis hasil refleksi pengalaman mahasiswa peserta PLP secara daring untuk mengetahui penguasaan capaian pembelajaran yang telah ditetapkan, pengalaman-pengalaman positif yang diperoleh dan kendala yang dihadapi mahasiswa, sikap atau nilai-nilai yang berkembang dalam diri mahasiswa, serta pengalaman inspiratif dan niat-niat yang dibangun untuk pengembangan diri yang muncul berdasarkan hasil refleksi. Penelitian ini merupakan penelitian kualitatif. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa mahasiswa dapat menguasai capaian pembelajaran dengan baik dan sangat baik, mahasiswa memperoleh berbagai pengalaman positif dan pengalaman mengatasi kendala yang muncul akibat pandemi, ada sikap atau nilai-nilai yang berkembang dalam diri mahasiswa, mahasiswa memperoleh pengalaman inspiratif, dan muncul niat-niat dari mahasiswa untuk pengembangan diri. Dengan demikian, siklus belajar dalam experiential learning theory dialami oleh mahasiswa peserta PLP daring.School Introduction (PLP) is a field practice course to provide comprehensive direct experience to students of the Teacher Training and Education Faculty (FKIP) regarding school understanding and to develop the various competencies of a professional teacher. In the covid-19 pandemic, PLP has been implemented online, so students cannot gain experience directly at the school where PLP is implemented. This practice is less than ideal for the PLP course. This research aimed to analyze the results of reflections on the experiences of students participating in online PLP to determine the mastery of predetermined learning outcomes, positive experiences, obstacles faced by students, attitudes or values that were developed by students, inspirational experiences, and intentions for self-development that arises based on the results of reflection. This research was a qualitative research. The results showed that students could master learning outcomes well and very well, gained various positive experiences and experiences overcoming obstacles that arise due to the pandemic, developed attitudes or values, gained inspirational experiences, and developed intentions for self-development. Thus, the learning cycle in experiential learning theory was experienced by the students participating the online PLP.

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