Exploring Cross-Cultural Issues and Challenges: Methodological and Conceptual Approaches


Assunta Tavernise (Editor)
Università Della Calabria, Rende (Cosenza), Italy

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU000000

The mission of this book is the advancing of scholarly inquiry in the wide frame of different disciplines. Its objectives are threefold. First, according to a multidisciplinary perspective, it collects high-quality researches that could be of interest to experts and novices. In particular, progress in Education, Language Learning, Content Analytics, Marketing, Mathematics and Art, Archaeology, Elearning, Social Behaviors in Cognitive Cities Environments, and Urban Planning is investigated. Second, it delineates the challenges in the areas, specifying the difficulties and opportunities for future research.

Third, it provides reliable resources regarding current methodological of leading-edge research, useful to a wide audience including not only researchers but also policy-makers, teachers and students. The book consists of four sections, each comprising a different number of chapters. Starting with the field of education, one of the topic on the top of priority list of many countries in the world, the first section constitutes a significant contribution to the on-going discussion about learning. The second section focuses on Content Analytics and Social Behaviors, while the third one deals with the relationship between Marketing Competitiveness and Culture Use Value. Finally, fourth section examines the problem of new models of urban planning and design in relation to the engagement of citizens. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Guidelines for Designing and Implementing Quality “Content and Language Integrated Learning” (CLIL) Materials: Current Issues and Challenges
(Assunta Tavernise, Laboratory of Cognitive Psychology, University of Calabria, Rende, Cosenza, Italy)

Chapter 2. Archaeology for Everyone? Experimental Archaeology as a Tool for Involving People with Disabilities
(Roksana Chowaniec, Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland)

Chapter 3. Relationship between Second Language Learning and Age: Critical Factors and Challenges in the School Setting
(Emilia Conforti, University of Calabria, Rende, Cosenza, Italy)

Chapter 4. From Artistic Simplicial Complexes to Transdisciplinary and Innovative Teaching through Mathematical Research
(Vincenzo Iorfida. University of Calabria, Rende, Cosenza, Italy)

Chapter 5. Using Scratch for Teachers’ Instructional Material Design and Learners’ Products: A Preliminary Study for a CLIL Technology Integrated Course
(Assunta Tavernise, Laboratory of Cognitive Psychology, University of Calabria, Rende, Cosenza, Italy)

Chapter 6. Creation of eLearning Contents in Microelectronics: A Case Study
(Lorella Gabriele, Giuseppe Alì, University of Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende, Italy, and Maria Grazia Petrone, I.C.S., Aprigliano, Italy)

Chapter 7. The Predictive Power of Social Media through Content Analytics to Investigate the Perception of University Reality
(Simona Giglio, Lorella Gabriele and Francesca Bertacchini. University of Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende, Cosenza, Italy)

Chapter 8. Processes for Picking up Social Behaviors in Cognitive Cities Environments
(Juan Carlos Canchig, Marcia German, Alex Fernando Jimenez and Jaime Meza, Gechcalo Lean Enterprise, Quito, Ecuador, and others)

Chapter 9. Retaining Cultural Use Value and Striving for Market Competitiveness: A Delicate Balancing Act for Sustainability in African Traditional Craft Production
(Monkgogi Lenao. Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana)

Chapter 10. Toward a Spatial Collaborative Urban Planning Model for Ecuador
(Leticia Vaca-Cardenas, Jaime Meza, Diego Avila-Pesantez and Mónica Vaca-Cardenas, Computer Science Department, Universidad Técnica de Manabí, Portoviejo, Ecuador, and others)


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