International Journal of Higher Education and Sustainability
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International Journal of Higher Education and Sustainability (5 papers in press)
Exploring Pair Programming Beyond Computer Science: A Case Study in its Use in Data Science / Data Engineering by Jeffrey Saltz, Ivan Shamshurin Abstract: While pair programming has been studied extensively when teaching computer science students, very little has been reported with respect to pair programming in a broader context. To help address this gap, this paper reports on a case study evaluating the effectiveness of pair programming within a data science course. Our findings show that pair programming can be useful for teaching data science students and suggests that the pair programming construct is useful for other disciplines as well. In addition, while the driver role was similar to what has been described within a software development context, we note that the navigator role had an expanded set of responsibilities, which we termed researcher activities and that further research is required to explore if this expanded role is applicable in domains beyond data science / data engineering. Keywords: Data Engineering; Data Science; Pair Programming; Engineering Education; Teaching Methods.
Institution Recommendation Using Relationship Optimization between Program and Student Context by Pratya Nuankaew, Wongpanya Nuankaew, Punnarumol Temdee Abstract: Education is a way of contributing the learning experience and achievement of the learner. It is important to introduce the appropriate educational program, which is offered by many universities for students to satisfy their requirements and preferences. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to represent a program recommendation for each student by optimizing the relationship between the program and student context, which are composed by two major issues, including finding the relationship between program and student context and illustrating the model where the relationship between them are reasonably satisfied. The procedure for optimizing the relationship is consisting of three processes, including the Information collection, data analysis, prototype creation, prototype implementation, and model validation. The data are collected from 885 students from three universities, including Rajabhat Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham University, and University of Phayao. The methods which are used to discover the models are decision tree and association rule. As the results, there are 19 significant factors, which are 15 factors in student context and 4 factors of program context. Moreover, the model has 76.50% accuracy which indicated that the constructed model reveals the reasonable relationship between program and student context for the proposed program recommendation. Keywords: Recommendation System; Student Context; Optimization; Learning Analytics; Data Mining in Education; Education Model.
An assessment of Socially Responsible Consciousness and multi-level integration of Business Morals, Corporate Social Obligation and Sustainability in Higher Education by Gaurav Dawar Abstract: Owing to recent developments in the corporate boardroom have generated the need for a sense of community building, social apprehension and inculcation of social-consciousness in the young managers and achieving this requires being a part of the curriculum and has also resulted in renewed interest for educators. The current article aims to explore the integration of business morals, corporate social obligations and sustainability principles in business schools of the National Capital Region in India and its impact on the social consciousness of budding managers. We have proposed an integrative and holistic way to brief the coordination of morals, corporate social responsibility and sustainability in management education through three independent analyses institutional level, curriculum level and pupil level learning analysis. We emphasise that it is essential for budding managers to understand economic issues mainly about companies to develop socially responsible behaviours among them. Our findings show that the curriculum of most government universities has compulsory as well as CSR-embedded courses and yet it fails to moderate the perception of budding managers. This article points towards the new paradigm of CSR education in academic institutes and suggestions are provided to strengthen its base in the education system further. Keywords: CSR; Management Education; Sustainable Management Education; Sustainability in higher education; Sustainable Development; SDG.
Adult Tutors views on their educational needs: The case of a Public Institute of Vocational Training in Greece by Vasiliki Brinia, Maria Fotakeli, Charalampos Vasileiou Abstract: Public Institutes of Vocational Training (DIEK) are units of post-secondary non-formal education. High school teachers and tutors paid by hour constitute the educational stuff of DIEK. This is a case-study about the educational needs of a DIEK tutors from the Adult Education point of view. The innovation here lies in the involvement of the EOPPEP certification of educational proficiency. The method followed is qualitative. Information collection was conducted through semi-constructed interviews with the teaching and administrative personnel of a DIEK in Greece. The results show a need for further training on Adult Education. Participants require specialization, update on the latest knowledge so that they can fulfill their roles better. Important conclusions are also drawn concerning the EOPPEP certification, on which interesting criticism is exercised. This data can be exploited so that EOPPEP improves services provided, which will reflect positively on DIEKs themselves in the long run, through increasingly competent instructors. Keywords: : public institute of vocational training tutors; Adult Education; teacher training; BTEC; EOPPEP certification; Life-long Learning; higher education and sustainability.
Planning to overcome perceived barriers: Environmental and sustainability education, inclusion, and accessibility by Laura Sims, Marie-Élaine Desmarais Abstract: Integrating environmental and sustainability education (ESE) approaches into faculty of education classrooms that are inclusive of learners with a broad range of diverse needs can seem daunting. Our purpose is to reflect upon how to plan for inclusive learning experiences for all learners whilst also using ESE strategies to facilitate learning. Within the scope of a narrative enquiry, we explore how applying the Universal design for learning principles when planning learning activities that use ESE approaches can help overcome perceived barriers. Community-based exemplary stories from our respective teaching practices are shared. We reflect upon potential benefits and implications for faculties of education when applying the Universal design for learning and ESE approaches in teacher education programs. Future directions for research are proposed. Keywords: Key words: pre-service teacher education; inclusive education; environmental and sustainability education; Universal design for learning; community-based learning/teaching; collective teaching practices; teacher education programmes; higher education.