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Academic Conversations

Author : Jeff Zwiers
ISBN : 9781571108845
Genre : Education
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Where would we be without conversation? Throughout history, conversations have allowed us to see different perspectives, build ideas, and solve problems. Conversations, particularly academic conversations ... push students to think and learn in lasting ways. Academic conversations are back-and-forth dialogues in which students focus on a topic and explore it by building, challenging, and negotiating relevant ideas. [The] authors ... have identified five core communication skills to help students hold productive academic conversations across content areas. These skills are: elaborating and clarifying, supporting ideas with evidence, building on and/or challenging ideas, paraphrasing and synthesizing. This books shows teachers how to weave the cultivation of academic conversation skills and conversations into current teaching approaches.
Category: Education

The K 3 Guide To Academic Conversations

Author : Jeff Zwiers
ISBN : 9781506340470
Genre : Education
File Size : 79.44 MB
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“For thousands of years people have been using the skills we describe in this book to engage in conversations with others. What isn’t as prevalent, however, is instruction--especially in primary grades—in which we engage students in productive conversations about academic ideas. This book fills that very big need.” --Jeff Zwiers & Sara Hamerla Talk about content mastery . . . Primary teachers, you won’t want to miss this: if you’re looking for a single resource to foster purposeful content discussions and high-quality interpersonal engagement, then put Jeff Zwiers and Sara Hamerla’s K-3 Guide to Academic Conversations at the top of your reading list. Whether your students love to talk or not, all must be equipped with key conversation skills such as active listening, taking turns, posing, clarifying, supporting with examples, and arguing ideas. This ready resource comes packed with every imaginable tool you could need to make academic conversations part of your everyday teaching: Sample lesson plans and anchor charts Guidelines for creating effective prompts Applications across content areas, with corresponding assessments Rubrics and protocols for listening to student speech Transcripts of conversations and questions for reflection Companion website with video and downloadable resources Tens of thousands of students in the upper grades have reaped the benefits of academic conversations: high-quality face-to-face interactions, increased motivation, stronger collaborative argumentation skills, and better understanding and retention of content. The K-3 Guide to Academic Conversations is that resource for providing your primary students with the same powerful learning opportunities.
Category: Education

Academic Communication Skills

Author : Li-Shih Huang
ISBN : 9780761852810
Genre : Education
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Academic Communication Skills is designed to assist international graduate students as they create their own opportunities to expand their linguistic and strategic repertoires in academic English conversations. The needs of international graduate students are often different than those of others who have learned English as an additional language because they participate in academic conversations at advanced levels, encounter daily opportunities to discuss topics about which they have sophisticated knowledge, and are required to share their expertise with others (in their roles as teaching assistants or research assistants). As students progress in their academic studies, they increasingly understand that their fluency in academic oral communications plays an important role in their academic performance and future career options. While they recognize the importance, many voice frustrations, finding that speaking English is more difficult than writing and engaging in impromptu dialogues is more difficult than presenting prepared monologues. This book is an excellent resource for either classroom instruction or for self-study. It provides effective confidence-building strategies that speakers can try when participating in a range of different academic interactions. By guiding both students and instructors in examining common conversational challenges in academic environments, including many of the assumptions that frequently cause miscommunication, the book provides proven strategies for increased effectiveness and confidence in cross-cultural academic conversations.
Category: Education

Conversations With Leading Academic And Research Library Directors

Author : Patrick Lo
ISBN : 9780081027479
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors: International Perspectives on Library Management presents a series of conversations with the directors of major academic and research libraries. The book offers insight, analysis, and personal anecdote from leaders in the library field, giving a unique perspective on how the modern library operates. Readers will learn about the most up-to-date trends and practices in the LIS profession from the directors of 24 internationally acclaimed academic and research libraries in Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, and the UK and USA. This is the first book focusing on leaders and managers of library institutions to offer a global outlook. Facing the need to respond to the expectations of changing populations that librarians strive to serve, this book aims to develop a new understanding of the core values of academic and research libraries, and asks how librarians can innovate, adapt, and flourish in a rapidly shifting professional landscape. Presents conversations with library leaders from 24 major institutions Offers a global perspective on the operation and management of libraries Discusses the director’s impact on institutional structures and future landscapes Gives insights based on first-hand experience
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Including Students In Academic Conversations

Author : Deborah F. Rossen-Knill
ISBN : 1612890148
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book responds to the new writing instructor's need to understand the complexity of classroom teaching before entering the classroom. Designed to complement studies in composition, this book brings the instructor-to-be into the classrooms of experienced writing instructors from the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. These experienced instructor's successes, half-successes, failures, and reflections on their classroom teaching help to make visible the process of creating and implementing classroom activities. All instructional strategies are grounded in a set of principles of academic writing that are equally accessible and credible to instructors from across the disciplines. Chapter 1 introduces the authors' principles of academic writing; throughout the chapter, voices of writers from across the disciplines speak about the process and purpose behind their work. Chapters 2 through 4 further explain the principles, relate them to learning goals and teaching strategies, detail the relevant classroom activities through extended case studies, and discuss what the activities suggest about the teaching of writing. Throughout the book, instructors mull over successes and failures in their general reflections and cautions. Finally, the book's conclusion specifically addresses the issue of failure as an inevitable and potentially productive part of learning to teach.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Changing Conversations

Author : Sheila Davaney
ISBN : 9781135231750
Genre : Social Science
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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Social Science

Scholarly Publication In A Changing Academic Landscape Models For Success

Author : Lynée Lewis Gaillet
ISBN : 9781137410764
Genre : Education
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More publication by contingent faculty, Guglielmo and Gaillet contend, enriches and deepens both the scholarly conversation and individual faculty's work as teacher-scholars. They provide a guide for scholars off the tenure track, addressing the publication process step by step and showing its compatibility with teaching-focused scholarship.
Category: Education

Writing Ten Core Concepts

Author : Robert P. Yagelski
ISBN : 9781305142688
Genre : Education
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WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS is based on ten fundamental lessons-the Core Concepts-that student writers must learn to become sophisticated writers. The thorough integration of these Core Concepts distinguishes the book from all other writing guides. Most composition textbooks present far more material than students could ever grasp and retain in a single semester. That approach ultimately waters down the most essential lessons students need to learn for their different writing tasks. Emphasizing writing as an interaction between a writer and a reader, WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS offers students guidance in three main aims of writing and a way to participate in the important conversations that shape our lives. Each student text is packaged with a free Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Education

Conversations With Gwendolyn Brooks

Author : Gwendolyn Brooks
ISBN : 1578065755
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A collection of interviews which help chronicle the life and career of African-American author Gwendolyn Brooks.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Disrupting Pedagogies In The Knowledge Society Countering Conservative Norms With Creative Approaches

Author : Faulkner, Julie
ISBN : 9781613504963
Genre : Education
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"This book examines a range of 'disruptive' approaches, exploring how challenge, dissonance, and discomfort might be mobilized in educational contexts in order to shift taken-for-granted attitudes and beliefs held by both educators and learners"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Education