Royallite Academic https://academic.royalliteglobal.com/index.php/ra en-US academic@royalliteglobal.com (Royallite Academic) ojwang@royalliteglobal.com (Amos Ojwang) OMP 3.3.0.10 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Fundamentals of Guidance and Counselling: A Handbook for College and University Instruction https://academic.royalliteglobal.com/index.php/ra/catalog/book/7 <p>This handbook has been developed to assist University lecturers, teacher counselors, university students and any other scholar seeking knowledge and skills in guidance and counseling. The handbook is a rich source of knowledge and information on how to positively approach the challenges which people encounter in day to day life. Although much of the information has been derived from the author’s personal views and research undertaken, the reader is however advised to be creative and innovative to select the most appropriate method that suits the prevailing circumstances in order to address the challenges at hand.</p> Prisca Jepchirchir Tarus Copyright (c) 2022 Prisca Jepchirchir Tarus https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://academic.royalliteglobal.com/index.php/ra/catalog/book/7 Mon, 25 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000 ICT and the Teaching of French as a Foreign Language in Universities in Kenya https://academic.royalliteglobal.com/index.php/ra/catalog/book/6 <p>Incorporating the latest digital technology into traditional language teaching systems has opened up a wealth of multimedia and interactive applications available to bring teaching methods into the 21st century.&nbsp;In the last 10 years, the world has experienced a sudden increase of technology, and this has had a lot of impact in the teaching of foreign languages. Learners interact with foreign language content through internet and social media, and through digital devices such as smartphones and computers. The chapters in this book discuss how lecturers in Universitis in Kenya use Technology to motivate the learning of French as a foreign language (FFL). The discourses in the chapters specifically focus on lecturers and students, who frequently use technology in their classroom to support FFL learning in universities in Kenya. Findings illustrate the potential of technology integration in French classrooms for supporting students’ French language learning in Technical University of Kenya. The attitude towards learning the language has changed; the learners enjoy being in a French classroom when a digital device is incorporated in the lesson.</p> Benard Mudogo, Rose Auma; Lydia Anyonje, Frida Miruka, Joyce Kasili Copyright (c) 2022 Benard Mudogo, Rose Auma; Lydia Anyonje, Frida Miruka, Joyce Kasili https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://academic.royalliteglobal.com/index.php/ra/catalog/book/6 Tue, 14 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Research publishing Dictionary https://academic.royalliteglobal.com/index.php/ra/catalog/book/1 <p>Dictionaries occupy a unique niche in research publishing-just like they do in all other disciplines, in that they define concepts as used at various times. Their writing demands a thorough and extensive study of a wide range of concepts, terms, and expressions as used at the time of writing. At a time we witness knowledge explosion, thanks to Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), we expect that what we previously referred to as knowledge has changed significantly: some concepts might disappear from our use, some will expand their references, and some might narrow their scopes of reference. With technological changes also comes our approach to epistemology: how we define knowledge, what we teach, and how we teach must change to be in tandem with the changing knowledge infrastructure. This dictionary came as a result of three considerations: the ever expanding graduate education in Kenya, the necessity of graduate research publishing as part of the requirement for the conferment of graduate degrees, and a recognition that technological changes have affected, in more than one way, what we refer to as knowledge. Thirty years ago, we had less than six universities in Kenya but the number of universities has grown exponentially. Alongside their growth is expansion of their programmes which includes the introduction of graduate studies. All graduate programmes in Kenya have research components part of which is that students should publish their research with peer refereed journals before they graduate. Finally, knowledge bases have shifted following the rapid changes occasioned by globalization and Information Communication Technology. We observe that these three motivations underlie the need for continuous publication of books, dictionaries, and other publications. The writing of this dictionary was done by a wide literature review of what were considered important words and expressions in research publishing. The researchers collected a wide range of these and then the whole list was put together for further analysis to agree if such terms and expressions needed to be included in the dictionary. The process profited a lot since each of the authors comes from a different academic orientation and specialization. An agreement was made on which terms would make it to the final manuscript, the substance of which is presented herein. We, however, state that this is not an all-encompassing dictionary in research publishing. The expressions we chose to present are those we considered core and urgent since our supervision of research publishing indicates that some terms present challenges in their use. We therefore hope that this dictionary will spur interest among fellow researchers to engage in describing important terms in their areas of specialization. Since knowledge keeps evolving, we will be looking forward to a second, and possibly, a third edition of this dictionary, which will include expressions we thought are obvious, but which readers might wish were included. We hope that our audience will be free to point out what will be necessary and critical to include in subsequent editions. The dictionary is organized in alphabetical order with a bibliography at the end, i.e. a list of the publications that the authors reviewed to pick, read, and understand the various expressions. We use the term bibliography since the terms are explained from a wide understanding based on our research experience and from what fellow scholars think those terms mean.</p> John S. Akama, Everlyne K. Mose, Peter N. Mose, Margaret N. Barasa, George N. Areba Copyright (c) 2022 Royallite Academic https://academic.royalliteglobal.com/index.php/ra/catalog/book/1 Fri, 25 Mar 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Thesis Writing: A Practical Guide for Students and Supervisors https://academic.royalliteglobal.com/index.php/ra/catalog/book/2 <p>This book is unique among textbooks; it breaks academic ground by problematizing and structuring thesis writing with such skillful wrapping of scientific insight, epistemological dexterity, methodological finesse and realistic suaveness. The book purposefully presents the basic principles of proper engagement between students and their supervisors to better advance the common good of research. It provides sufficient arsenal that writing a thesis and completing is doable. The book simplifies the otherwise complex and murky areas of thesis writing with candid forthrightness that defies anecdotal perspectives. Many universities are full of orphaned thesis, where students abandon their work at various levels. This book offers a remedy by offering clear direction by scholarly pointing to the demands of the exercise, challenges and exposing solutions to improve the quality and completion of the thesis.</p> Connie Mumma-Martinon Copyright (c) 2022 Royallite Academic https://academic.royalliteglobal.com/index.php/ra/catalog/book/2 Fri, 25 Mar 2022 00:00:00 +0000 The Royallite Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism https://academic.royalliteglobal.com/index.php/ra/catalog/book/3 <p>Literary theory/ criticism is an umbrella term that encompasses all the literary theories. Literary criticism is basically the study, evaluation, interpretation of literature from various perspective altogether. Different Literary Theories are like lenses that aid and help the critics to study a particular text with the application of a particular theory. In a nutshell, we can say that theories act like lenses that helps us to dig deeper into the nitty gritties of a particular piece of writing. Literary theories are considered as a means to understand the different ways in which people read and interpret various texts. In other words, we can say that literary theory is the act of applying various ideas and methods while reading any piece of literature. Interpretation of a particular text with respect to literary theories provide a different understanding and different interpretation. We are able to read a text from an entirely different point of view. This is the beauty of reading a text when literary theory is applied on this. Literary theory also acts as different tools when attempting to understand any text of literature. Different theories applied to different texts from different contributors have been taken into consideration in this book.</p> Iram Fatima, M. Subha Copyright (c) 2021 Royallite Academic https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://academic.royalliteglobal.com/index.php/ra/catalog/book/3 Sat, 09 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 The Psychology of Teaching and Learning: Handbook for University and College Instruction https://academic.royalliteglobal.com/index.php/ra/catalog/book/5 <p>This book, The Psychology of Teaching and Learning was born out of the need to present the subject teaching and learning in simple and easily understood ways to enable students of psychology to grasp the abstract matter of psychological concepts of teaching and learning. The book also expounds on the methods of presenting the subject in ways to retain his/her attention throughout a lesson. This handbook is recommended for lecturers in university and tutors in colleges as well as their students.</p> Prisca Kiptoo-Tarus, Enos Mukadi Barasa Copyright (c) 2020 Prisca Kiptoo-Tarus, Enos Mukadi Barasa https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://academic.royalliteglobal.com/index.php/ra/catalog/book/5 Sun, 01 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Fundamentals of Guidance and Counselling: A Handbook for College and University Instruction https://academic.royalliteglobal.com/index.php/ra/catalog/book/4 <p>This handbook has been developed to assist University lecturers, teacher counselors, university students and any other scholar seeking knowledge and skills in guidance and counseling. The handbook is a rich source of knowledge and information on how to positively approach the challenges which people encounter in day to day life. Although much of the information has been derived from the author’s personal views and research undertaken, the reader is however advised to be creative and innovative to select the most appropriate method that suits the prevailing circumstances in order to address the challenges at hand. It is recommended as a very useful reading material not only for teachers and student counselors but also scholars as well.</p> Prisca Jepchirchir Tarus, Jeniffer C. Barngeny, Lenna Jelagat Kurui Copyright (c) 2019 Prisca Jepchirchir Tarus, Jeniffer C. Barngeny, Lenna Jelagat Kurui https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://academic.royalliteglobal.com/index.php/ra/catalog/book/4 Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000