EDUTREND: Journal of Emerging Issues and Trends in Education <p>EDUTREND is an open access and peer-reviewed journal that aims to offer an international academic platform focusing on <strong>the challenges, policies and trends of education matters</strong> <strong>in particular developing and emerging countries</strong>. It aiming to build bridges between research and policy as well as to address issues of concern to the different levels and types of education, and ‘big issues’ for policy agendas. </p> <p> </p> Lembaga Riset dan Inovasi Masyarakat Madani en-US EDUTREND: Journal of Emerging Issues and Trends in Education 3032-565X Motivation In Second Language Acquisition; Primary Schools of Tanzania <p>Motivation is among the leading predictors of second language learning. This study investigated the influence of motivation on second language (English) acquisition in primary school students. The study used a qualitative research approach, with case study design as the strategy. The researcher employed purposive sampling to conduct interviews with three primary school English language teachers. Besides, documentary reviews were used to collect suitable data for the study. The findings indicated that motivation is a paramount factor for Second language acquisition (SLA), however, cultivation of motivation to primary school students is a hindrance to most teachers as capacity to use varied experience, student’s efforts, and the learning environment obscuring cultivation of effective motivation. In conclusion, for effective SLA, teachers should develop their skills at fostering motivation to SL learners.</p> Ibrahimu Kadau Copyright (c) 2024 Ibrahimu Kadau 2024-01-20 2024-01-20 1 1 1 8 10.59110/edutrend.294 Concept of Parental Treatment in Surah Luqman Verses 13-19 <p><em>This article investigates parenting patterns within the Al-Quran, specifically focusing on verses concerning parent-child communication. Examining the education and guidance provided by four parents, the study highlights the risks associated with parenting approaches diverging from Quranic values, potentially leading to children's mental health issues. Notably, authoritarian parenting is explored for its negative impact on children's lives and disobedience towards elders. Drawing insights from Surah Luqman [31]:13-19, the research reveals a balanced blend of authoritarian and democratic parenting rooted in Quranic principles, emphasizing rational control. Addressing child depression, the study advocates strategies such as prohibiting shirk, fostering compassion, attending to actions, prayer, patience, and discouraging arrogant attitudes. This research contributes valuable perspectives on effective, Quranic-aligned parenting strategies, offering insights into mitigating mental health challenges and disobedience among children.</em></p> Adlan Fauzi Lubis Okta Rosfiani Husnul Hanifah Kamawi Putri Cahya Lestari Agustin Ilham Asyam Fajariyanto Wisnu Muhammad Farhan Copyright (c) 2024 Adlan Fauzi Lubis, Okta Rosfiani, Husnul Hanifah Kamawi Putri, Cahya Lestari Agustin, Ilham Asyam Fajariyanto Wisnu, Muhammad Farhan 2024-01-20 2024-01-20 1 1 9 19 10.59110/edutrend.290 Application of Video Games as Part of Learning Islamic History <p><em>Teaching Islamic history is generally considered boring because most of the learning methods focus on storytelling. For this reason, other creative efforts are needed to make learning history enjoyable. One way is to apply video games in learning Islamic history. This is especially considering that video games apparently have a participatory dimension in learning Islamic history. This article then aims to present how video games are applied in learning Islamic history, especially conceptually considering that not many practices have been carried out systematically. This article was prepared using a qualitative approach supported by data collection methods in the form of literature studies. From the results of this study, it was found that video games can be applied in learning Islamic history if seen from their role as a medium for transferring information and values. Substantially, the form of application can be by choosing a video game as well as the game's tools and themes and then involving a mentor who directs and accompanies students to learn Islamic history well.</em></p> Arditya Prayogi Copyright (c) 2024 Arditya Prayogi 2024-01-20 2024-01-20 1 1 20 27 10.59110/edutrend.300 Teaching Deep Culture to Develop Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) for EFL Pre-service Teachers <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">In common, EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers primarily provide surface-level cultural knowledge to their pupils, who are then expected to use critical thinking to delve into the material. Unfortunately, Universitas Billfath's pre-service teacher education program experienced the same situation. However, candidates for language teachers should possess intercultural competency, which means they should learn about both visible and hidden aspects of culture. To prepare pre-service teachers for their future careers, this study suggests that they be taught profound cultural issues. This will help them to enhance their intercultural communicative competence (ICC). To be specific, this study began with a brief overview of the teaching context and participants. Additionally, a critical analysis of incorporating deep culture to develop ICC was examined. This article also provided an illustration of how the method of teaching deep culture is organized and the reasoning behind it.</span></em></p> Ianatul Avifah Nur Laily Lupita Sari Copyright (c) 2024 Ianatul Avifah, Nur Laily Lupita Sari 2024-01-29 2024-01-29 1 1 28 38 10.59110/edutrend.306 Assessing The Efficiency of Web-Hosted E-Learning Platforms in Afghanistan Academic Settings <p><em>This study investigates the utilization and effectiveness of web-hosted e-learning platforms within the academic environment of Herat University. Adopting a quantitative research design, data were collected through a structured questionnaire administered to students and faculty members across various disciplines. The sample comprised 190 respondents from the Faculty of Medical, Education, Computer Science, Economics, and Law. Analysis involved descriptive statistics and chi-square tests using SPSS 26 software. Findings revealed diverse platform preferences, with HELMS emerging as the most commonly used platform. Overall, participants expressed high satisfaction levels with platform usability and perceived effectiveness in facilitating student engagement and interaction. Challenges related to cost, internet connectivity, and technical issues were identified, impacting the learning experience. Recommendations include enhancing platform usability through user-friendly interfaces and comprehensive training, as well as addressing technical and connectivity challenges. The study contributes to understanding the current landscape of e-learning at Herat University and provides insights for improving educational practices and policies.</em></p> Frishta Amiri Tamanna Quraishi Musawer Hakimi Abdul Wajid Fazil Copyright (c) 2024 Frishta Amiri, Tamanna Quraish, Musawer Hakimi, Abdul Wajid Fazil 2024-01-31 2024-01-31 1 1 39 56 10.59110/edutrend.309 Challenges and Opportunities of E-Learning for Women's Education in Developing Countries: Insights from Women Online University <p><em>This case study explores the challenges and opportunities of e-learning for women's education in developing countries, focusing on the experience of Women Online University. The purpose is to assess the impact of e-learning on women's empowerment and socio-economic advancement, examining factors influencing engagement with e-learning platforms. The study involved 220 female students across various faculties and age groups, utilizing surveys and statistical analysis to evaluate e-learning effectiveness. Results indicate a positive perception of e-learning, with significant relationships between e-learning contribution, empowerment, and socio-economic advancement. Access to technology is influenced by digital literacy, age, and faculty of study. In conclusion, the study highlights the transformative potential of e-learning for women's education, emphasizing the importance of addressing digital literacy gaps and enhancing institutional support. Recommendations include leveraging innovative pedagogical strategies to optimize e-learning outcomes and promote gender equality in education. This case study contributes valuable insights into the role of e-learning in empowering women in developing countries, informing future research and policy initiatives in educational development and gender equality efforts.</em></p> Nargis Hakimi Musawer Hakimi Muska Hejran Tamanna Quraishi Parisa Qasemi Lima Ahmadi Mehriya Daudzai Helena Ulusi Copyright (c) 2024 Nargis Hakimi, Musawer Hakimi, Muska Hejran, Tamanna Quraishi, Parisa Qasemi, Lima Ahmadi, Mehriya Daudzai, Helena Ulusi 2024-01-31 2024-01-31 1 1 57 69 10.59110/edutrend.310