Multidisciplinary Journal for Education, Social and Technological Sciences 2024-04-11T00:00:00+02:00 Carlos Llopis Albert Open Journal Systems <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 6.0pt; margin-left: 0cm; text-align: justify; text-justify: inter-ideograph;">This journal publishes high quality manuscripts that engage theoretical and empirical issues including education, social and technological sciences. They are tackled from a multidisciplinary perspective. The journal also features case studies focusing on practical implications, or papers related to learning and teaching in social and science disciplines, and finally, reviews on recent books. Articles published in the MUSE journal are of importance to academics, policy makers, practitioners and analysts in government and organizations, seeking to understand the diverse and complex characteristics of international environments. Though preferences are given to manuscripts that are international in scope, papers focused on domestic contexts and issues are also welcome, in order to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and potential generalizability of findings worldwide.</p> University-level entrepreneurship education: a bibliometric review using Tree of Science 2023-11-15T11:33:17+01:00 Maria Angelica Cervantes Muñoz Carlos Devece Marta Peris Ortiz <p>Entrepreneurship education helps students build the skills, abilities, attitudes, and aptitudes they need to start a business. Universities play a key role in educating and transforming people. However, the academic literature in this area is fragmented. This article identifies the main areas in this field throughout its history based on a review of the literature. A scientometric study was conducted based on the results of a document search in Scopus. Using Tree of Science software, the most important documents were classified based on a network of citations. The results reveal three main perspectives: the impact of entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurship education methodologies, and new trends in entrepreneurship education. Researchers can use these results to propose ways to strengthen entrepreneurship education</p> 2024-04-11T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Maria Angelica Cervantes Muñoz, Carlos Devece, Marta Peris Ortiz Contributing and Hindering Factors of Learner’s Persistence in a Free Basic Education 2023-11-14T13:01:38+01:00 Kim Hyoduk Ruth A. Ortega-Dela Cruz <p>Access to free basic education is a critical cornerstone for the development of individuals and societies. However, despite efforts to provide free education, learner persistence remains a challenge in many regions. Hence, the study was conducted to discuss contributing and hindering factors affecting learner’s persistence. A survey was conducted among 79 pupils from Kinder to Grade IV. Key informants consisting of the teachers, parents, and three former students also formed part of the respondents. The findings showed that contributing factors were mostly teacher and school related. While hindering factors were student and&nbsp; classroom related. By understanding these factors, policymakers and educators can design targeted interventions to enhance the effectiveness of education initiatives. Thus, stakeholders must collaborate to create an environment where learners are empowered to overcome barriers and pursue their educational aspirations.</p> 2024-04-11T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Ruth Ortega-Dela Cruz i-WARM: Development of a Board Examination Reviewer Web Application for Filipino Pre-Service Physical Educators Utilizing the Unified Spaced Repetition and Hypercorrection Techniques 2023-07-30T10:18:24+02:00 John Ivan F. Almario Angel S. Quiambao Algenrev M. Sangalang Abigail M. Manlutac Julius Ceazar G. Tolentino John Paul P. Miranda <p>One of the major parameters by which college graduates' productivity is gauged is their board examination performance. Relevantly, the development and utilization of sophisticated tools and technology to facilitate reviews are encouraged and worthy of such exploration. The study aimed to develop an integrated web application reviewer for MAPEH (music, arts, physical education, and health) (<em>i-WARM</em>) with the use of unified spaced repetition and hypercorrection techniques. This descriptive research and development (R &amp; D) design was used and employed a nine-step process in which functions were built for effective learning and retention of concepts. The evaluation was conducted by 106 graduating Bachelor of Physical Education students from a teacher education institution in Central Luzon, Philippines. Results revealed that the <em>i-WARM</em> is easy to use and easy to learn as it was viewed as clear and understandable, accessible, and has a flexible feature and interface. Pre-service physical educators perceived that the services provided by the web application are useful for their review as it was rated functional and informative. Frequent problems such as crashes and downtimes were not observed by the user during their exposure to the web application. The <em>i-WARM</em> could be explored as a potential aid in assisting learners to acquire concepts easily through an interactive interface. This may likewise assist teachers and students in establishing retention of significant concepts for future licensure examinations.</p> 2024-04-11T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Julius Ceazar Gatchalian Tolentino A Systematic Review on the Challenges and Pathways for the Integration of Open Education and Vocational Education in China 2024-01-06T18:34:30+01:00 You Yang Mohamad Sattar Rasul Marlissa Omar <p>The integration of open education and vocational education is not merely a pivotal political initiative but also holds substantial theoretical and practical significance. To conduct this research as a systematic review, data were extracted from prominent Chinese databases like CNKI, Wanfang Data, and VIP Information, adhering to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) 2020 checklist. This ensured a meticulous and comprehensive analysis of systematic review. Synthesizing and scrutinizing findings from the final selection of 124 articles spanning 2013 to 2023, the research underscored the challenges hindering the fusion of open education and vocational education and some factors to develop pathways for its facilitation. The findings reveal that the ineffective construction and integration of educational resources, differences in components of the education system and inadequate integration management mechanism face significant challenges. Also,research findings indicate that the integration of open education and vocational education in China can occur through proposed critical pathways , such as teachers' development, major and curriculum construction, educational resources, learning outcomes and qualifications, among others. Additionally, these research findings are poised to better provide critical direction for advancing the integration of open education and vocational education in future endeavors.&nbsp;</p> 2024-04-11T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2024 YANG YOU, MOHAMAD SATTAR RASUL, MARLISSA OMAR Project-Based Learning methodology (PBL) for the acquisition of Transversal Competences (TCs) and integration of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in mechanical engineering subjects 2024-01-28T18:17:12+01:00 Carlos Llopis-Albert Francisco Rubio Vicente Mata-Amela Carlos Devece María Eugenia Torner-Feltrer Shouzhen Zeng <p>This research is carried out within the framework of a two-year Educational Innovation and Improvement Project (EIIP) to be implemented at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) during the academic years 2023-2024 and 2024-2025. The project aims to design and apply a Project-Based Learning methodology (PBL) for a proper acquisition of Transversal Competences (TCs) and integration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a mechanical engineering subject that is taught in the first year of the master’s degree in Mechatronic Engineering from the School of Design Engineering. Based on an assessment by the teaching staff of the current situation and the aspects to be improved, this article explains how the PBL methodology will be applied and performs an analysis through surveys and personal interviews with the students of their level of knowledge regarding the TCs and the SDGs that are worked on in the subject at the beginning of the academic year. The results show the need to continue working in the project and implementing active teaching techniques, such as PBL methodologies, to achieve a more attractive and motivating subject, closer to the labour market and a sustainable society.</p> 2024-04-11T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Carlos Llopis-Albert Industrial cluster and knowledge creation: a bibliometric analysis and literature review 2024-03-12T18:52:29+01:00 Raul Tarazona Dayanis García-Hurtado Carlos Devece Valmir Emil Hoffmann <p>The interaction between the development of industrial clusters and knowledge generation has become a fundamental element in driving innovation systems. Examining industrial clusters in knowledge creation terms is interesting for policymakers, investors, businesses and academia. This article provides a thematic and intellectual overview of the existing scientific literature on industrial clusters, their evolution and their relation with knowledge creation. The aim is to identify the scientific literature foundations in this area, different intellectual, conceptual and social structures, and trends in the research field. The study is a bibliometric analysis, whose results show that researchers’ topics of interest have considerably evolved over the last four decades. Initially, most studies focus on policies for efficient clusters management and later, starting in the 2010s, they evolve towards the importance of the networks of resources and knowledge that clusters provide, and how to promote learning and innovation as a key activity for economic development.</p> 2024-04-11T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Dayanis Garcia, Raul Tarazona, Carlos Devece, Valmir Emil Hoffmann