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International Journal of Learning and Change (22 papers in press)


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  • Challenges for automatic identification systems in the supply chain   Order a copy of this article
    by Roman Hruska, Libor Švadlenka, Petra Jurankova 
    Abstract: This article deals with challenges for automatic identification systems in the supply chain. In this article there are described the most often used automatic identification systems that contribute to more effective information flow between individual elements of the supply chain. This article describes a potential way of integration of technologies automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) across the supply chain. The methodology for the selection of a suitable technological solution is described in a significant part of this article. As a suitable technological solution is understood the selection of proper AIDC technology, their combination respectively, based on pre-defined criteria.
    Keywords: supply chain; RFID; radio frequency identification; AIDC; automatic identification and data capture; bar code; technology.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2019.10014200
  • The use of technological cycles in the management of an educational institution by integrating marketing technologies   Order a copy of this article
    by Igor Yu Anikin 
    Abstract: The paper discusses the integration of elements of management technology in the management structure of higher education institutions. As a research area, we chose marketing type technologies that determine the possibility of developing and introducing innovations in the process of forming quality educational services. Management in the sphere of education is considered not only as a process activity aimed at increasing the marketing recognition of an educational institution, but also as a consequence of the need for adaptation on the part of the market for the external environment, which determines novelty of the work. Marketing communications, designs and principles of building the administrative structure of an educational institution with the use of a correlation model were considered in this paper.
    Keywords: pedagogical reception; marketing technologies in the university; educational institution; management process; educational service; educational needs.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10015162
  • Integrating disciplinary plans to manage learner behaviour in the pre-instructional phase of a lesson in South African schools   Order a copy of this article
    by Andre Bechuke, Akpovire Oduaran 
    Abstract: Teachers frustration to manage learners' misconducts is common practice in schools today. The concern is the fear that this unsolicited practice is on the rise and needs intervention before schools become warzones. This paper analysed how teachers in South Africa's schools integrate disciplinary plans to manage challenging learner behaviours in the planning of lessons. Based on a qualitative paradigm, data was collected from 50 teachers through individual in-depth interviews and analysis of 50 lesson plans from five schools. Data collected was analysed through open coding. The findings revealed that teachers in schools apply some strategies to manage learner behaviour at the planning stage of their lessons. They pay attention to making lessons interesting and constantly hold learners' attention throughout the lesson. However, the commonly used lesson plan model in schools is misguiding when planning needs to consider disciplinary measures. It is recommended that teachers should effectively integrate a learner behaviour management plan through selected interventions in the planning of their lessons.
    Keywords: Challenging learner behaviour; Disciplinary plan; Lesson plan; Integrate; managing learner behaviour; Pre-instructional phase.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10015163
  • Ensuring Ecology of Cargo Transportation by Road Transport   Order a copy of this article
    by Kristina Ciziuniene, Jurate Liebuviene 
    Abstract: Transport ensures the flow of material flows and provides people with amenities, but transport is a major source of danger to people's health and life, due to the emission of harmful pollutants. The composition of the exhaust gases of internal combustion engines depends on the composition of the fuel in terms of its quality and the engine's technical state and mode of operation. There are over 200 chemical compounds in the car transport bombs, many of which are harmful to humans, biospheres. Transport emissions: carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide (NO2), hydrocarbons, aldehydes, particular matters and so on. The listed pollutants cause global changes in atmospheres that contribute to the formation of ozone holes, global warming or flooding. The article will analyse the negative impact of transport on the environment and evaluate the hypothetical transport process using an electric truck in a steel pipe carriage.
    Keywords: Transport pollution; ecological transport; cargo; truck; AdBlue; LNG; CO2 emissions; NO2; hydrogen; biofuels.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2019.10015990
  • Training of pedagogical staff for rural underfilled school   Order a copy of this article
    by Elena Shamarina, Irina Lazarenko 
    Abstract: The level of training of pedagogical personnel plays an important role in the development of the education system in the region. Therefore, the paper considers the problem of forming the professional competence of the future teacher. The main goal of the research is to improve the activities of the Pedagogical University in developing a system for training a young specialist for a rural underfilled school, as well as creating conditions for their consolidation in an educational organisation of rural areas. The authors presented the experience of the Altai State Pedagogical University in training pedagogical staff for a rural underfilled school, a system of graduate support of the professional development of young professionals. It is established that 89.8% of Altai Territory teachers from the number involved in the diagnosis of professional activity on the basis of identified deficiencies of competences have prepared plans for their professional development. The authors believe that a necessary and sufficient condition for the expansion of the highway for professional growth is the need for constant improvement in the special competencies of a teacher in a rural underfilled school.
    Keywords: Competence; model of training; postgraduate support; specificity of training; professional retraining.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10015991
  • On innovative pedagogical technologies and training methods   Order a copy of this article
    by Nurymkul Zhetpeisova, Beibitkul Karimova 
    Abstract: The introduction of new technologies in the learning process contributes to a better perception of the material. Therefore, the authors set out to study the use of innovative pedagogical technologies and teaching methods. To achieve the goal, the authors have studied and summarised theoretical material, analysed the most popular teaching methods and instructional technologies used in the educational practice of Kazakhstan and worldwide. It has been determined that multimedia technology represents one of the most promising areas of computerisation of the educational process, since it assists in combining text, sound, graphics, photo, and video. Blended learning allows combining face-to-face instruction with online learning, in which the student can partially control their own pace, time, program and place of studying.
    Keywords: Personalization in training; relevant training; game-based learning; competences; blended learning; combined information.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10015992
  • Types of communicative coordination in dialogues in academic sphere of communication (students-philologists)   Order a copy of this article
    by Nina Fedotova, Gou Jingyuan, Boris Kovalenko 
    Abstract: The educational and professional sphere of communication is one of the dominant in the Russian language teaching of foreign students. In this regard, the topic is significant for the practice of teaching Russian as a foreign language. The main goal of the work is to study the types of communicative coordination in the dialogical texts of the educational and professional sphere of communication (philology profile). The paper explores peculiarities of educational and professional speech of language students. The authors propose to use the concept of Borisova in relation to the analysis of the speech interaction methods in educational and professional dialogues. The authors concluded that all four types of communicative coordination of speech behaviour are presented in such dialogues. The authors suggested that it is necessary to develop interaction skills among foreign students studying the Russian language professionally for successful communication with native Russian speakers. In addition, it helps to improve the level of communicative and professional competence of foreign students. When developing a system of exercises for teaching dialogical communication in the educational and professional sphere, different types of communicative coordination should be taken into account.
    Keywords: Dialogue; text; types of communicative coordination; foreign students-philologists; communication initiative; Russian language.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10015993
  • The relationship of leadership qualities and professional ideas among teachers of the additional education system   Order a copy of this article
    by Marina Naumenko, Evgeny Rogov, Evgenia Rogova 
    Abstract: The article is devoted to the relationship between leadership qualities and the professional ideas among the teachers of additional educational system. A theoretical consideration and analysis of the concepts of 'leadership' and 'professional ideas' was carried out, and classification of leadership's theories in relation to the education system was performed. The significance of the investigated categories for the effective professional functioning of teachers in the system of additional education was actualised. The conclusions regarding the existence of interrelation between the investigated phenomena and differences in the identified relationships between groups of respondents with average and high level leadership qualities development are made.
    Keywords: Additional education; leader; leadership qualities; professional activity; professional ideas; professional functions; student; teacher.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10015994
  • A Review on Teachers Eudaimonic Well-Being and Innovative Behavior: Exploring the importance of Personality, Work Life Balance, Self-Efficacy and Demographic Variables   Order a copy of this article
    by Pooja Soni, Kanupriya Misra Bakhru 
    Abstract: In the times of globalisation and competition, education field is drastically changing. There is a need for change and teachers play the most important role as change facilitators, for which teacher's innovative behaviour becomes essential. This behaviour has made teaching a demanding and stressful occupation that provides impetus to study well-being as another important factor. Literature has addressed well-being as subjective or eudaemonic, but for teachers to achieve their true potential, eudaemonic well-being is required. Literature also suggests that there exist a discernible link between innovative behaviour and well-being. Very few studies have examined teachers' innovative behaviour and eudaemonic well-being simultaneously. With the help of extensive literature review, this study has developed a preliminary conceptual model by exploring the factors that were found to be determinants of teacher's eudaemonic well-being as well as their innovative behaviour. The factors that were determined are personality traits, work-life balance, self-efficacy and demographic variables.
    Keywords: Teachers Well-Being; Teachers Innovative Behaviour; Eudaimonic Well-Being; Big Five Personality traits; Work-life balance; Self Efficacy; Demographic Variables.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2019.10015997
  • Whistleblowing in Indian Higher Education Sector: A Qualitative Study   Order a copy of this article
    by Ruby Sengar, Narendra Singh Chaudhary, Smriti Pande, Shivinder Phoolka 
    Abstract: The study is aimed to develop a better understanding of how teachers in higher education perceive whistleblowing and identify various factors acting as motivators and demotivators and impacting their whistleblowing intentions. In-depth interviews were conducted employing interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) with 25 teachers across the four higher education institutions (HEIs). The findings suggest that teachers perceive whistleblowing as an instrument or mechanism which could help to curb wrongdoings and corrupt practices at their workplace and holds a view that it should be encouraged throughout the organisation to keep a check on the malpractices that appear in academic institutions. The five categories identified are the inner voice and personal morality, ethical responsibility towards own work and society, the gravity of the wrongdoing, protection of self and organisation image, and optimism about organisational change which act as great motivators for the teachers in HEIs to blow the whistle against any wrongdoing.
    Keywords: Whistleblowing Intentions; Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA); Qualitative Research; Higher Education; Teachers; Motivators; Demotivators; Wrongdoing; HEIs (Higher Education Institutions).
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2019.10015998
    by Alan Stephens, J. Brian Atwater 
    Abstract: This paper outlines how managers or policy makers can use system dynamics tools to clarify their thinking in order to better identify and address the unintended consequences created by their change efforts. Prominent systems thinkers have maintained that to truly understand a complex system you have to observe how the parts of the system interact. System dynamics tools allow people to create and observe these interactions in a condensed time frame, which in turn allows them to learn from the model and then apply these insights to reality. The key stumbling block has always been the uncertainty that a model accurately reflects reality. In this paper we show that insights can be gained simply by building the model. Once our thinking becomes visible to others we can refine and improve our models using group processes.
    Keywords: Systems Theory; Unintended Consequences; Simulation.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10015999
  • Measuring a university-community collaboration using social network analysis   Order a copy of this article
    by Geoff Woolcott 
    Abstract: One of the roles of a modern university is to engage with the education community as a co-creator of society’s collective knowledge. Co-creation, however, is known to be a complex task that relies on collaboration across a network of participants. This article shows how social network analysis was used to chart, retrospectively, the development of a knowledge co-creation network established through collaboration between educators, scientists and secondary school teachers. The analysis suggests that such measurements may be useful in establishment and sustainability of a well-connected collaborative project network. In the case of this particular project, the analysis suggests ways in which the project could have been optimized through consideration of progression and effectiveness measures. A surprising result was that pre-service teacher in initial teacher education programs may serve as an effective way to sustain project outcomes. Potential application of this type of analysis is discussed as a way of ensuring effective progress in university-community engagement projects.
    Keywords: university; community; complexity; network analysis; education; STEM.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10016000
  • STAD Vs Conventional and Learning Modality Towards English Speaking Pronunciation Learning Outcome   Order a copy of this article
    by Imam Mudofir 
    Abstract: The design of this study is quasi-experimental research designs (quasi-experiment) with the model design is Nonequivalent Pretest
    Keywords: STAD; Conventional; Learning Modality; Speaking; Pronunciation.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10016001
  • Characteristics of psychological and pedagogical support of of children with special needs   Order a copy of this article
    by Sofia Usmanova, Regina Gazizova 
    Abstract: The paper deals with characteristics of psychological and pedagogical support of children with special needs. The main attention is paid to the formation of harmonised personality despite the physical disabilities. The topicality of the subject is conditioned with the constant increase of the number of children with special needs, and the need for their entering to society, affording possibilities for access to education and field of professional activities. The purpose of the paper is the research of the characteristics of psychological and pedagogical support of children with special needs. The conducted research provided diagnostics of the maturity level of key life children with special needs competences. A special training course was developed, the implementation of which will contribute the further successful socialisation of children with special needs. The prospects of further researches in this area provides development and implementation of a system of individual lessons for different aged children with special needs. The practical value of this research is the extension of the spectrum of practical researches in the area of possibilities' enhancement for children with special needs.
    Keywords: Psychological and pedagogical support; children; special needs; health; diagnostics; research.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10016002
  • Adoption of voluntary environmental tools in Slovak Republic   Order a copy of this article
    by Martina Džubáková 
    Abstract: The aim of paper is to analyse the use of voluntary environmental instruments in enterprises in Slovakia (small, medium-size, small and micro) with focus on ISO 14001 and EMAS, to identify the underlying factors that influence the use of environmental tools and to evaluate their impact on increasing the ability to compete with other entities in their field. The basic assumption of research is, that the use of voluntary environmental instruments is growing because they improve organisation's image, create market-related advantages, reduce administrative burden, enables participation in domestic or transnational contracts, improve relations with the state and the state administration and has the positive impact of economic results. Survey results highlighted significant barriers to the use of voluntary environmental instruments and a small incentive for Slovak companies to adopt ISO 14001 and EMAS.
    Keywords: EMAS; ISO 14001; Voluntary environmental instruments.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2019.10016620
  • Management Consulting Practices and Praxis   Order a copy of this article
    by Renato Lopes Da Costa, Nelson António, José Brás Dos Santos 
    Abstract: Abstract: In a historical retrospective, although the literature calls the management consultancy industry as an extraordinary industry and a unique phenomenon in the business context, in fact the studies in this area do not bring to the state of the art actions and interactions in the field of strategic research and the research field of social complexity and causal ambiguity of basic view analysis of resources. Emphasising the study in the fields H and G type in nine areas of research strategy-as-practice and from an empirical analysis in the form of semi-structured interviews and questionnaires given to management consultants and managers of SMEs in Portugal, this paper presents a set of actions and strategic guidelines for the management consultants that can lead efficiently toward higher levels of organisational performance.
    Keywords: Management Consulting; Strategy; Strategy-as-Practice.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10016621
  • General and Instructional Perceptions of South Korean Messenger: “KakaoTalk”   Order a copy of this article
    by Hasan Tinmaz, Jin Hwa Lee 
    Abstract: This study focuses on the most popular messenger application of South Korea: KakaoTalk. We collected data on university students' (n = 699) perceptions about Kakao, both as a social media tool and as an instructional tool, using a survey based on convenience sampling. The final survey after factor analyses included three sections: 1) 11 questions of the participants' self-evaluation about Kakao; 2) 15 Likert scale questions on students' general perception regarding Kakao as a social media tool; 3) 27 Likert scale questions on students' general perceptions of using Kakao as an instructional tool. Factor analysis yielded four reliable factors affecting the general perception of Kakao as a social media tool: Kakao as an addictive, useful, satisfactory and secure tool. Besides, four reliable factors unfolded for the perceived instructional use of Kakao: providing interaction, providing motivation, providing formal/informal learning and facilitating instruction. Comparative analysis also revealed significant differences among certain variables.
    Keywords: KakaoTalk; Kakao; social media; South Korea; mobile app; messenger; instructional use.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10016685
  • Replicating a learning organisation model in Spanish schools   Order a copy of this article
    by Alfonso J. Gil, Francisco Javier Carrillo, Eduardo Fonseca-Pedrero 
    Abstract: This paper aims to identify a learning organisation (LO) model suitable for educational contexts and to test it in Spanish schools. Garvin's basic dimensions LO model was selected and adapted to the Spanish language and context through a questionnaire to be applied to a randomised sample of 17 educational centres from primary through high school. Two hypotheses were drawn vis-à-vis such basic dimensions: first, that no significant differences with regard to LO scores would be observed between different school levels; second, that no significant differences would be observed between different management roles. Results suggest a substantial learning culture might be in place. Regarding both hypotheses, no grounds have been provided to fully reject or confirm. However, significant differences have been found, mainly in aspects of leadership, both in H1 and H2. Overall, the study results stress the applicability of the general LO model to educational organisations.
    Keywords: learning organisation; schools; leadership; Spain.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10014921
  • Contributions of the activity theory to analyse disturbances in organisations: the case of solid waste management within a university hospital   Order a copy of this article
    by Marcio Pascoal Cassandre, Carine Maria Senger, Marco Antonio Pereira Querol 
    Abstract: Dilemmas, conflicts, disturbances, and contradictions are constantly manifested in organisational environments, which stimulate changes and learning. In order to comprehend the historical and systemic origins of these events, it is necessary to research theoretical and methodological frameworks aiming at avoiding the misunderstanding of them as individual, shortsighted and superficial. This study's objective is to identify and analyse disturbances and contradictory manifestations in organisational management. The development of this method is based on the Cultural-Historical Activity Theory, which was empirically applied in the activity of solid waste management of a university hospital. It was possible to analyse the existent disturbances between the ideal disposals of hospital residues and how the community has been discarding them. Therefore, it is necessary to understand that the analysis of the disturbances needs to precede the identification of the main hypothesis that causes the contradictions through the recuperation of the main historical changes occurred.
    Keywords: cultural-historical activity theory; disturbances; organisational change; solid waste management; university hospital.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10013041
  • Youth installations to labour in modern Kazakhstan   Order a copy of this article
    by Olga V. Kaldybayeva, Dana E. Ashimkhanova, Nurlan O. Baigabylov, Saule B. Tagayeva, Kuralay A. Mukhambetova, Aigerim Y. Manzhugulova 
    Abstract: The paper contains the analysis of the modern youth's installations towards labour in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The focus is on the following aspects: youth's goals in work, factors influencing the youth's career choice, youth's ideas of occupational prestige, youth's requirements to an ideal profession, factors influencing the emergence of unemployed youth with no educational background and the youth's opinion on the level of threat from this phenomenon to the society. The basis of the paper is formed by the data of sociological research 2016 conducted in Kazakhstan. The basic method of the sociological research was the mass survey with the application of the accidental representative sample of 2000 people. The Kazakhstani youth's values were analysed through the lens of such socio-demographic indicators as gender, age, region of living, profession, level of income, sphere of employment, and level of education.
    Keywords: labour installations; labour values; career guidance; occupational prestige; labour market; labour socialisation; competitiveness.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10015996
  • Application of mathematical methods in study of scientific and mathematical education efficiency in the higher education institutions of emergency situations Ministry of Russia   Order a copy of this article
    by Tatyana A. Selemeneva 
    Abstract: The study shows that each of sources of achieving success in teaching is in many respects geared to the principles of empirical observation for education process efficiency. The present issue is unfolded to the full extent on the basis of teaching the basics of scientific and mathematical disciplines. However, its problematics is also expanded due to the fact the teaching should be founded on a checkable and verifiable basis. For this purpose, we have developed an equilibrium model that assesses all the possible risks of its application in project activities of higher education institutions of Emergency Situations Ministry of Russia. The work's relevance resides in the fact we have suggested an effective model for accounting of learning and checking knowledge regardless of subjective factors and standardised unverifiable assessment of educational process, since it is shown that only mathematical model can provide objective substantiation of research paradigm.
    Keywords: cadets training; education quality; scientific and mathematical disciplines; mathematical models; teaching methods.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10015995
  • Effect of mesodiencephalic stimulation on adaptation to stress and academic performance of students   Order a copy of this article
    by Alexey V. Yumashev, Anatoly S. Utyuzh, Oleg I. Admakin, Vladlena Y. Doroshina, Ilona R. Volchkova 
    Abstract: Increase in academic performance of medical universities' students is one of the most significant tasks of the modern education and healthcare systems as a factor contributing to high quality of the future doctors' qualification. Increased level of anxiety and depression negatively correlate with the level of the students' academic performance. Such a method of physiotherapy as mesodiencephalic modulation takes a stabilising effect on psychoemotional state of a person. The paper contains the analysis of emotional state of the students from the Faculty of Dentistry, defines the level of anxiety and depression, and notes their correlational interconnection with the level of academic performance in their study. The authors have practically stated positive influence of the mesodiencephalic modulation sessions on psychoemotional state of the students and indirectly on the level of their educational academic performance.
    Keywords: emotional state; depression; mesodiencephalic modulation; dental phobia; physiotherapy; trigger-situations; psychotrauma.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10016003