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Postsecondary Play

Author : William G. Tierney
ISBN : 9781421413075
Genre : Education
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The college application process—which entails multiple forms, essays, test scores, and deadlines—can be intimidating. For students without substantial school and family support, the complexity of this process can become a barrier to access. William G. Tierney and his team at the University of Southern California approach this challenge innovatively. Using the tools of online games and social media, they have developed ways to make applying for college much less intimidating. While the vast majority of college students use social media and gaming in their everyday lives, colleges and universities have been slow to recognize and harness the power of either. Postsecondary Play explores the significance of games and social media in higher education, and particularly how they can be used to attract, retain, educate, and socialize students. Tierney, a past president of the American Educational Research Association, has gathered some of the best research on the emerging role of multiplayer games in the classroom and how these tools can boost student confidence and increase college access. Scholars writing from a wide variety of disciplines—college access, social media, game studies, and learning sciences—provide concrete examples to illustrate the new and complex ways in which students learn in response to social media and games. Tierney and the contributors find that, although games can be powerful tools for encouraging underserved students, quality game design and mastering the concept of play—the ability to develop skills while engaging in the game—are essential in the effective use of serious games in teaching and learning. Summarizing a decade of research in game design and learning, Postsecondary Play will appeal to higher education scholars and students of learning, online gaming, education, and the media. -- Shaun Harper, Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education, University of Pennsylvania
Category: Education

Postsecondary Education And The Ivy League Vanguard Or Foul Play

Author : Peter Weyel
ISBN : 9783640895014
Genre : Business & Economics
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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject Business economics - Didactics, Economic Pedagogy, grade: 1,7, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Fachbereich 03: Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftspädagogik ), course: Seminar: Education in the USA, language: English, abstract: This seminar paper deals with the question whether the American system of privatized postsecondary education (often referred to as the 'Ivy League') might be an exemplary approach to an optimized educational system. To answer this question, two perspectives are taken into account. On the one hand the effectiveness of the system is considered by considering a market model of education. On the other hand the efficiency of private postsecondary education will be examined. Hence, chapter 2 will define the term ‘Ivy League’ and present a market model of education. In section 3, the focus shifts to whether the system follows the principles of meritocracy and equality by examining influencing factors of the admission process including the role of high school education. Finally a conclusive summary of the findings is provided.
Category: Business & Economics

Postsecondary Education For First Generation And Low Income Students In The Ivy League

Author : Kerry H. Landers
ISBN : 9783319634562
Genre : Education
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This book examines how previously excluded high-achieving, low-income students are faring socially and academically at an Ivy League college in New England. In the past, research conducted on low-income students in elite schools focused mainly on the admissions process. As a result, there is a dearth of research on what happens to low-income students once they are admitted and attend classes. This book chronicles an ethnographic study of twenty low-income men and women in their senior year at Dartmouth College and follows up with them four and twelve years post-graduation. By helping to bring visibility and self-awareness to low-income students and expose class issues and struggles, the author hopes to encourage elite institutions to change their policies and practices to address the needs of these students.
Category: Education

Play A Theory Of Learning And Change

Author : Tara Brabazon
ISBN : 9783319255491
Genre : Education
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This book examines the question of why ‘play’ is a happy and benevolent verb in childhood, yet a subjective label of behaviour in adulthood. It studies the transformation of the positively labelled term ‘child’s play’, used to refer to our early years, into an aberrance or deviation from normal social relationships in later life, when we speak of playing up or playing around. It answers the question by proposing play as a theory of learning, an ideology that circumscribes behaviour, and a way of thinking. Written by scholars of early childhood through to further and higher education, the book presents research on play enacted in a way that arches beyond the specificity of age groups or predictive, normative patterns. It is international in its focus, moving beyond insular, inward and parochial educational standards and limitations in one city, province, state or nation. Finally, it demonstrates the value of play to educational policy and theories of learning.
Category: Education

Diversifying Barbie And Mortal Kombat Intersectional Perspectives And Inclusive Designs In Gaming

Author : Yasmin B. Kafai
ISBN : 9781365830266
Genre : Education
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In Diversifying Barbie and Mortal Kombat, the third edited volume in the series that includes From Barbie to Mortal Kombat and Beyond Barbie and Mortal Kombat, we expand the discussions on gender, race, and sexuality in gaming. We include intersectional perspectives on the experiences of diverse players, non-players and designers and promote inclusive designs for broadening access and participation in gaming, design and development. Contributors from media studies, gender studies, game studies, educational design, learning sciences, computer science, and game development examine who plays, how they play, where and what they play, why they play (or choose not to play), and with whom they play. This volume further explores how we can diversify access, participation and design for more inclusive play and learning.
Category: Education

Teaching The Postsecondary Music Student With Disabilities

Author : Kimberly A. McCord
ISBN : 9780190467791
Genre : Music
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Teaching the Postsecondary Music Student with Disabilities provides valuable information and practical strategies for teaching the college music student. With rising numbers of students with disabilities in university music schools, professors are being asked to accommodate students in their studios, classes, and ensembles. Most professors have little training or experience in teaching students with disabilities. This book provides a resource for creating an inclusive music education for students who audition and enter music school. Teaching the Postsecondary Music Student with Disabilities covers all of the topics that all readers need to know including law, assistive technology, high-incidence and low-incidence disabilities, providing specific details on the disability and how it impacts the learning of the music student.
Category: Music

Sexuality Education In Postsecondary And Professional Training Settings

Author : James Wm Maddock
ISBN : 9781317791485
Genre : Education
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Sexuality Education in Postsecondary and Professional Training Settings keeps you up-to-date on the trends and issues in sexuality education in colleges, universities, and professional training institutions. A diverse group of authors, all experienced sexuality educators, offers summary information, critical commentary, thoughtful analysis, and projections of future trends in sexuality education in postsecondary settings. This keeps you current on the status of sexuality education and will move you to consider a variety of concerns and challenges in designing and implementing sexuality education courses and programs. Finally, the chapters present you with valuable resources, ranging from historical references to contemporary website information. Beginning with an historical perspective on twentieth-century sexuality education, Sexuality Education in Postsecondary and Professional Training Settings includes information on the nature and extent of sexuality education in contemporary colleges and universities, as well as in institutions training teachers, clergy, and physicians. The book's expert authors analyze undergraduate curricular and pedagogical issues, as well as problems in classroom climate and the challenges of meeting objectives for behavioral change. Specific topics you learn about include: guidelines for teaching undergraduate sexuality courses--with a focus on philosophical issues; how to develop objectives and implement teaching strategies; print, media, and Internet resources for teaching; and commentary on controversial issues effects of various workshops on the contraceptive-related attitudes and behaviors of college students sexuality education and HIV/AIDS prevention education in teacher preparation institutions perceptions of faculty regarding curriculum and approaches to sexuality education in clergy training institutions sexuality education in medical school curricula in the U.S. and Canada Sexuality Education in Postsecondary and Professional Training Settings is a valuable guide for sexuality educators in postsecondary settings and educators in corollary areas such as health education, educational psychology, family education, or curriculum development. Also an informative and useful text for scholars, researchers, professionals, and students in the fields of sexuality education, behavioral sciences, applied social sciences, and social policy, this book presents a variety of philosophical and methodological approaches to vital issues, ranging from qualitative phenomenological and interpretive methods to quantitative analyses to critical essays.
Category: Education

Creativity In The Digital Age

Author : Nelson Zagalo
ISBN : 9781447166818
Genre : Computers
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This edited book discusses the exciting field of Digital Creativity. Through exploring the current state of the creative industries, the authors show how technologies are reshaping our creative processes and how they are affecting the innovative creation of new products. Readers will discover how creative production processes are dominated by digital data transmission which makes the connection between people, ideas and creative processes easy to achieve within collaborative and co-creative environments. Since we rely on our senses to understand our world, perhaps of more significance is that technologies through 3D printing are returning from the digital to the physical world. Written by an interdisciplinary group of researchers this thought provoking book will appeal to academics and students from a wide range of backgrounds working or interested in the technologies that are shaping our experiences of the future.
Category: Computers

Gamification Concepts Methodologies Tools And Applications

Author : Management Association, Information Resources
ISBN : 9781466682016
Genre : Computers
File Size : 89.75 MB
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Serious games provide a unique opportunity to engage students more fully than traditional teaching approaches. Understanding the best way to utilize games and play in an educational setting is imperative for effectual learning in the twenty-first century. Gamification: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications investigates the use of games in education, both inside and outside of the classroom, and how this field once thought to be detrimental to student learning can be used to augment more formal models. This four-volume reference work is a premier source for educators, administrators, software designers, and all stakeholders in all levels of education.
Category: Computers

Psychology Pedagogy And Assessment In Serious Games

Author : Connolly, Thomas M.
ISBN : 9781466647749
Genre : Education
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"This book addresses issues the potential of games to support learning and change behaviour offering empirical evidence pertaining to the effectiveness of Serious Games in the key areas of psychology, pedagogy, and assessment"--
Category: Education