Journal of Practical Studies in Education https://www.jpse.gta.org.uk/index.php/home <p>Journal of Practical Studies in Education (JPSE) is a bimonthly double-blind peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes educational research making a significant contribution to the understanding and practice of education as well as advances in the field . Moreover, JPSE aims towards publishing high-quality papers addressing the relevant practical and theoretical aspects of educational processes embedded in different social, behavioural, and cultural contexts. Articles submitted to JPSE should bring together a variety of practical and methodological tools relevant to educational disciplines. We welcome empirical and methodological papers, experimental studies, observations of classroom behaviours, interviews, and surveys. Important criteria in the selection process are quality of argument and execution, clarity in presentation, and educational significance.</p> en-US jpse@gta.org.uk (Dr. Ruzbeh Babaee) support@gta.org.uk (Claudia Davis) OJS 3.2.1.1 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Teaching Strategies for Enhancing Student’s Learning https://www.jpse.gta.org.uk/index.php/home/article/view/22 <p>There are various teaching methods and learning styles. These methods mostly focus on students' learning capacities for better understanding and engagement. Educational principles and pedagogy focus on the type of students' learning, the type of teaching tool, and the classroom environment. These three aspects can help students and instructors facilitate the learning process and make it easily absorbable. This paper aims to shed light on various teaching strategies and class activities that instructors could use in their teaching methods to enhance student’s learning.&nbsp; The author shows five strategies that are effective for teaching college students. These strategies can help students meet their educational needs and stimulate their brains to expand their knowledge and learning. These methods are as follows: presenting short lectures to refresh students' attention to the class lesson and help their brains come up with ideas about the topic based on their daily experience, brainstorming that is a class group activity&nbsp; helping students work together and learn how to value each other opinions, group reports that encourage students to be familiar with strategies of writing a report as a conclusion for the group meeting, technology-based activities that develops students' educational skills in broadening their self-learning, and PowerPoint presentation that helps students review what they have learned in the class.&nbsp;</p> Zeinab Abulhul Copyright (c) 2021 author https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ https://www.jpse.gta.org.uk/index.php/home/article/view/22 Tue, 13 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +0000 A Study on the Readability of the English Versions of Chinese Red Tourism Based on Readers’ Response https://www.jpse.gta.org.uk/index.php/home/article/view/23 <p>The year 2021 is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. With the rapid development of red tourism in China, the importance of red publicity translation has become increasingly prominent. How to evaluate the readability of red publicity translation has gradually become a hot issue. Taking the English versions of Museum of the War of Chinese People’s Resistance against Japanese Aggression, Jinggangshan Revolution Museum, Chongqing Hongyan Revolution History Museum and Nanhu Revolution Memorial Museum as examples, this article collects 16 target language readers’ feedbacks on the red tourism publicity translations through questionnaire and interview. The results show that the readability of the translation is influenced by many factors such as the quality of the text, the length of the text and the background of the readers. Due to the lack of understanding of the target language and text functions, there are various problems in the translation of words, sentences and discourses. Studies show that the emphasis of the importance of target language readers in quality assessment of red tourism publicity texts may effectively prevent researchers from substituting their own subjective judgments for readers’ feedback, thus; it is important to provide a more readable publicity text. This article attempts to improve the readability of red publicity translation, so as to better promote Chinese red tourism and spread Chinese red culture.</p> Huijia Shen Copyright (c) 2021 author https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ https://www.jpse.gta.org.uk/index.php/home/article/view/23 Tue, 13 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Book Review: Bhattacharyya, M. (2020). Rabindranath Tagore’s Śāntiniketan Essays: Religion, Spirituality and Philosophy. London & New York: Routledge https://www.jpse.gta.org.uk/index.php/home/article/view/25 <p>Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941) was the first non-European poet and lyricist who received the most coveted of international awards, the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, “because of his profound sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West.” (www.nobelprize.org&nbsp;) His most notable work highly praised and duly appreciated by The Swedish Academy was <em>Gitanjali: Song Offerings</em> (1912), a collection of poetry, but Tagore is also famous for having written a variety of genres, including drama, essay, novel, novella, short-story, dance-drama, and song.</p> <p>While Tagore is recognized today mostly for his poetry, his short stories also proved to be extremely popular in what is called the Bengali-language version of the genre, and his essays reveal another facet of his personality, and that is his philosophical thought in which he distinguished himself as a language innovator. Rabindranath Tagore’s <em>Śāntiniketan </em>Essays were translated and published by Medha Bhattacharyya in 2020 in a book celebrating Tagore’s “fundamental meditations on life, nature, religion, philosophy, and the world at large.” (Flyer, Bhattacharyya, 2020)</p> Dan Manolescu Copyright (c) 2021 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.jpse.gta.org.uk/index.php/home/article/view/25 Mon, 19 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +0000