Conference Proceedings of Educational Paradigm, Systems and Strategies 2020-07-05T14:38:58+00:00 Dr. Gualberto A. Magdaraog Jr. Open Journal Systems <div class="wpb_text_column "> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <p>Conference Proceedings of Educational Paradigm, System and Strategies is the official conference proceedings of the International Conference on Educational Paradigm, System and Strategies (ICEPSS) (formerly International Conference on Education, Psychology and Social Science) organized by International Research Enthusiast Society Inc. (IRES).&nbsp; This is a peer-reviewed proceeding journal that concentrates on Education topics.</p> </div> </div> American Sign Language Alphabet Translator Android Application: Hand Shapes Into Text 2020-07-05T14:38:58+00:00 Love Jhoye Raboy Jan Rey Canlas Christy Ann Renejane Carren Mojica Annajane Bandiala <p><span lang="EN-US">American Sign Language is used by the deaf-mute community in expressing their thoughts. Many applications have been developed to assist the deaf-mute person, but most of the application integrates on computer or in desktop. These leads to create a mobile application that will recognize hand pose into text.&nbsp; American Sign Language Alphabet Translator Android Application: Hand Shapes into Text is a mobile application that translates American Sign Language Alphabet into text. These applications translate the ASL alphabet to a person who is not capable in understanding the language of a deaf-mute person. The application used the process of hand segmentation and feature extraction to get information needed to extract the hand and data set that used to match the hand pose to display the equivalent letters. The study is successful in recognizing most of the alphabet hand shape as long as it is well detected.</span></p> 2020-06-26T14:58:40+00:00 Copyright (c) 2015 Love Jhoye Raboy, Jan Rey Canlas, Christy Ann Renejane, Carren Mojica, Annajane Bandiala (Author) Relocating the Ilokano Women Writers of Nueva Vizcaya 2020-07-05T14:38:52+00:00 Lovella Velasco <p>The study attempts to empower ordinary women writers from the region who are considered to be in the peripheries. The bibliographic building of the foremost <em>Ilokano</em> women writers of Nueva Vizcaya who remain unaccounted and missing in Philippine literature will promote the woman presence in the nation and their place in Philippine literature, while the criticism of their retrieved and collected published short stories written in the vernacular, <em>Iluko</em>, will intensify the relevance of <em>Iluko</em> as a regional literature and as a language. Consequently, the study will contribute to the growing body of feminist studies and literary criticism in the Philippines today. Results of the study showed that these four Ilokano women writers who are unknown and neglected in the region and in Philippine literature have significant sociocultural impact and contributed to the refinement, enrichment, and general development of their language and literature; literature being the grandeur of language and language the carrier of culture. The short stories of the Ilokano women writers present the unique Ilokano ways, traditions and cultures and the concepts of Ilokano woman and womanhood imbedded with their traditional images and representations but also claim the idea of equality between man and woman. It might be construed that Ilokano women and the women writers were not fully contaminated at all with the patriarchal ideology and don’t adhere and have bent and even dismantled patriarchy, or even the attempt to overcome and change this ideology. The Ilokano women writers showed through their short stories, that they have sustained their unique cultural identity despite the impact of colonization. The general awareness and recognition of these regional women writers and their literary pieces would bring a ripple effect to the younger women of the region who would continue to change and overcome the tainted image of the third world regional women writer and women in general, and bringing them no longer to the peripheries but to the center.</p> 2020-06-27T12:52:53+00:00 Copyright (c) 2014 Lovella Velasco (Author) Transformative Consciousness for Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Skills Development 2020-07-05T14:38:47+00:00 Jennifer Tuazon Grace Gomez <p>This paper is a slice of a big project exploring the transformative consciousness among college students. Drawn from Wolinsky’s (1993) notion and exemplars of quantum consciousness exercises, researchers of this study developed and validated eight modules named as the transformative consciousness exercises and established their effects on the intrapersonal and interpersonal relationship skills among college students. Using an experimental research methodology, particularly the r<span lang="EN-US">andomized pretest</span>- <span lang="EN-US">and posttest</span>-<span lang="EN-US">control</span>-<span lang="EN-US">group design </span>(Fraenkel, Wallen, &amp; Hyun, 2012), the <span lang="EN-US">researcher</span>-<span lang="EN-US">made Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Relationship Skills Scale (IIRSS) was administered t</span>o the <span lang="EN-US">randomly </span>selected<span lang="EN-US"> 23 students in the experimental group and 21 students in the comparison group</span>. No significant differences were found between two groups prior to the intervention. For eight weeks, at one-and-a-half-hour session per meeting, the <span lang="EN-US">experimental group unde</span>rwent<span lang="EN-US"> the transformative consciousness </span>program<span lang="EN-US"> while the control group unde</span>rwent<span lang="EN-US"> the self-awareness program.&nbsp;Results showed that there were significant differences found between the experimental and control group. Furthermore, the</span>intrapersonal and interpersonal skills of students in<span lang="EN-US"> the experimental group</span> were<span lang="EN-US"> higher than th</span>ose who were in the <span lang="EN-US">comparison group</span>;<span lang="EN-US">and such difference </span>was<span lang="EN-US"> significant. Thus, it could be construed that the transformative consciousness exercises may have been instrumental in increasing the participants’ intrapersonal and interpersonal relationship skills.</span>The use of these modules, for intervention and further research, are hereby recommended for those interested in transformative consciousness studies.</p> 2020-06-28T16:54:36+00:00 Copyright (c) 2015 Jennifer Tuazon, Grace Gomez (Author) The Canonicity of Juan Crisostomo Soto and his Masterpiece Alang Dios! in Kapampangan Literature From 1932 to 2013 2020-07-05T14:38:42+00:00 Mildred Crisostomo <p><span lang="EN-US">The study focuses on the canonicity of Juan Crisostomo Soto better known as “Crissot” and his masterpiece, <em>Alang Dios’</em>—reviews, critical essays, theses, and dissertations from 1932 to 2013. These materials are seemingly one in blindly praising and placing him in a pedestal worthy a literary god. The present study is an attempt at tracing how the canonization came about. What was the context? What was the necessity? Informed by John Guillory’s theory on canon-formation, Michel Foucault’s author-function, and Virgilio Almario’s “makapangyarihang pagbasa,” this present work critically analyzes the criticisms about Juan Crisostomo Soto and his masterpiece <em>Alang Dios!</em> Using close reading and metacriticism to disclose the assumptions, norms, and context involved in the criticisms, findings show that the critics were one in their use of methods and means like press, newspapers, academe and other agencies, relevant situations and celebrations to canonize Juan Crisostomo Soto and his masterpiece. This means that the unanimous criticisms resulted into a sense of identity and valor for every Kapampangan and Kapampangan Literature as a whole amidst colonial subjugations and promising literature across regions.</span></p> 2020-06-30T16:11:23+00:00 Copyright (c) 2015 Mildred Crisostomo (Author) Development of Progressive Learning Theory – Based Physics Enhancement Course 2020-06-30T16:45:16+00:00 Charity Mulig-Cruz Manuel Barquilla Josefina Tabudlong Jingle Magallanes <p><span lang="EN-US">This paper details the procedures of designing an enhancement training based on existing literature, expert inputs, needs assessment survey, identified constraints (time, material resources and teacher expertise), and validation procedures. The goal of the training is to enhance the Physics competence of non-Physics major Grade 7 teachers through a PLT-based learning environment. The constraints considered in the conceptualization of the design are the time, material and human resources. A needs assessment survey was conducted to identify the topics that were included in the training. The design incorporates equipping participants with ways of promoting self-directed learning particularly on the use of interactive science notebooks, Cornell note taking method, and the use of graphic organizers. The main learning materials prepared for the participants were worksheets which were also made available to them online. Each learning session consisted of two learning activities one of which is a hands-on inquiry activity. This training design can be used by the Department of Education and private schools to equip science teachers with both content matter and pedagogical skills that they need to teach topics in K-12’s spiraling curriculum.</span></p> 2020-06-30T16:45:16+00:00 Copyright (c) 2015 Charity Mulig-Cruz, Manuel Barquilla, Josefina Tabudlong, Jingle Magallanes (Author) The Utilization of Online News Media Among Malaysian Youths and its Link to Political Participation 2020-07-05T14:38:36+00:00 Rahmat Ghazali Abdullah Ali Alassiri Yusuf Abdul Alim <p><span lang="EN-US">Contemporarily, politics is getting more interesting especially with media being one of the major tools in election campaigns as well as political strategy setters. Increasingly, scholars have come to see the new media as playing a vital role in shaping political participation that are able to bring about broader social and nation change. Recent studies have shown a positive link between frequencies of social media usage towards participatory democracy. Highlighting on how social media allows society in its ability to communicate and disseminate information, which includes critical views and dissidents voices, some scholars have viewed this as a negative impact especially on nation building. Taking all these pointers into consideration, this study seeks to understand and examine the role of social media within Malaysian participatory democracy particularly among the youths. This study employed quantitative approach of cross-sectional analysis that focused on youths of central Malaysia. It is found that online news media consumption among Malaysian youths is on an average level, so is their direct involvement in participatory democracy. Using a co-relational analysis, the study found that there is significant relationship between the use of online news media and political participation among youths of central Malaysia.</span></p> 2020-07-02T15:42:13+00:00 Copyright (c) 2015 Rahmat Ghazali, Abdullah Ali Alassiri, Yusuf Abdul Alim (Author) E-Announcement: A Curricular Electronic Posting Application Implementing Spam Filtering Using Naïve Bayes Classification Algorithm 2020-07-05T14:38:31+00:00 Maria Rizza Laudiano-Armildez Jasmin Niguidula <p>The computer is a communications device par excellence. Unlike other media, such as the telephone, print, and the mail (postal service), the computer stores unlimited amounts of information, and can conceivably distribute it among millions of people. Hiltz et. al. (1978). While computer conferencing removes time and distance barriers, permits group sizes to grow dynamically, and allows a user to participate at a time and date of his/her own choosing. Computer conferencing components include private conferencing facilities, electronic mail, and electronic bulletin boards.&nbsp;Thus this research paper comes in it will develop a communication tool that provides Office of the Student Affairs and student organization a venue to perform internal and external communication among other student organization. Naïve bayes classification algorithm method is used to filter word usage so it can only be used for academic posting and the result will be paperless posting of school related activities.&nbsp;Developmental research was used to solve the problems encountered. This method is a systematic use and practical application of findings and can determine the theories of a technical description toward the construction of E-Announcement system design, testing, evaluation and/or improvement of functions to meet specific requirements of the beneficiary.</p> 2020-07-03T16:13:24+00:00 Copyright (c) 2015 Maria Rizza Laudiano-Armildez, Jasmin Niguidula (Author)