Progress in Education. Volume 73


Roberta V. Nata (Editor)

Series: Progress in Education
BISAC: EDU000000

Chapter One describes the education of students in the field of biomedical engineering in connection with communication training. This article is based on the author’s 46 years of research and education experience related to cross-cultural exchange and interdisciplinary fields. This article contains case studies related to the experience at COVID-19 from 2020 to 2021. In Chapter Two, the role of leather engineering education and training to meet the specific challenges the leather industry faces and the methodologies and pedagogical models to solve these issues are discussed, with a select few successful case studies drawn from different countries. Chapter Three engages in rethinking what can be considered as a narrative and how a multimodal perspective on narration can increase understanding of self-expression in individuals with limited verbal resources, such as minimally verbal children on the autism spectrum. The article further discusses how minimally verbal children on the autism spectrum can be supported to express their thoughts through digital storytelling. In Chapter Four, the mental health of children and young people are examined, especially those from lower socio-economic groups, which have been negatively impacted by the recent lockdowns and closure of schools and colleges. Given this picture of radical disadvantage, it is suggested that plans for general educational, and particularly, vocational reconstruction need to address these inequalities in terms of funding and curriculum development. In addition, this chapter addresses a new model of post-school vocational and education and training (VET), which seeks to address the problems of climate change and, in this respect, any blueprinting for future development which needs to embrace the requirements for a new green industrial revolution to reduce carbon emissions and halt global warming. Chapter Five provides a South African perspective of technical and vocational education in technical and vocational education and training colleges (TVET). Next, the authors describe the requirements of a doctoral degree, the demands of writing a dissertation, the challenges of finding a job, and recommendations to focus, save time, prioritize, and get motivated during these facets of life. Chapter Seven focuses on overcoming students’ alternative conceptions in redox reactions using IITF (Insight, Interaction, Task and Forum) instruction. The last chapter explores how a blended online flipped class model affects university students’ self-regulated learning (SRL) and teachers’ technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK).

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Communication Training for Students in Multidisciplinary Academic Fields
Shigehiro Hashimoto
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kogakuin University, Tokyo, Japan

Chapter 2. Overcoming Students’ Alternative Conceptions in Redox Reactions Using IITF Instruction: A Participatory Approach
Kenneth Adu-Gyamfi, PhD
Department of Science Education, Faculty of Science and Technology Education, College of Education Studies, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Chapter 3. A Multimodal Perspective on Narration: Rethinking the Narrative Skills of a Minimally Verbal Child on the Autism Spectrum
Vera Tarvonen¹, Katja Dindar², PhD, Calkin Suero Montero³, PhD and Eija Kärnä³, PhD
¹Early Childhood Education and Care, City of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
²Research Unit of Logopedics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
³School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland

Chapter 4. Exploring a Blended Online Flipped Class Model in a University “Technology Application and Life” Course
Syh-Jong Jang, PhD
Center for General Education, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan

Chapter 5. Repositioning Leather: Professional Education in the Context of Sustainable Development of the Global Leather Industry
Sayeed Sadulla
Formerly of the Centre for Human and Organizational Resources Development, CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai, India
Department of Leather Technology, Anna University, Chennai, India

Chapter 6. Post-COVID Vocational Reconstruction and the Green Industrial Revolution
Terry Hyland
Free University of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Chapter 7. The Responsiveness of National Certificate (Vocational) Civil Engineering and Building Construction Curricula Against Industrial Skills Demand: A South African Perspective of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Colleges
Themba Paulos Nkwanyane¹, Moses Makgato² and Sylvia Manto Ramaligela¹
¹Department of Mathematic Science and Technology Education, University of Limpopo, Polokwane, South Africa
²Technology and Vocation Education Department, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa

Chapter 8. The Professional Journey of Academics: Recommendations for Bilingual and Literacy Graduate Students
Tomas Espinosa, PhD and Shelly Landreth, EdD
University of Texas Permian Basin, Texas, USA


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