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Adventurous Learning

Author : Simon Beames
ISBN : 9781317567134
Genre : Education
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Adventurous Learning interrogates the word ‘adventure’ and explores how elements of authenticity, agency, uncertainty and mastery can be incorporated into educational practices. It outlines key elements for a pedagogy of adventurous learning and provides guidelines grounded in accessible theory. Teachers of all kinds can adapt these guidelines for indoor and outdoor teaching in their own culturally specific, place-responsive contexts, without any requirement to learn a new program or buy an educational gimmick. As forces of standardization and regulation continue to pervade educational systems across the globe, both teaching and learning have been starved of creativity, choice and ‘real world’ relevance. Many teachers are keen to improve their practice yet feel constrained by the institutional structures within which they work. By carefully examining adventure and its role in education, teachers can become better able to design and deliver engaging programmes that are underpinned by sound pedagogical principles, and which have deep and enduring meaning for their students.
Category: Education

Deeper Learning

Author : Monica Martinez
ISBN : 9781595589941
Genre : Education
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Studies suggest that up to half of high school dropouts leave school because their classes are boring or irrelevant to their lives and aspirations. Yet the majority of U.S. schools continue their attempts to engage some 50 million students through conventional methods such as lectures, note-taking, and rote learning, often with dismal results. In Deeper Learning, award-winning education strategist Monica Martinez and education sociologist Dennis McGrath offer a transformative framework for learning that has led to standout results in schools across the country and has the potential to support the development and success of every student. Through examples from eight public schools, the authors chart the path to crafting flexible learning environments that meet the widely varied needs of individual students. They showcase interactive approaches that compel students to learn how to learn and provide an invaluable guide for teachers and communities wondering how their schools will be able to adapt to the Common Core standards and new assessments. Above all, Deeper Learning shows how inspired, engaging education does not have to be the province of elite private schools and how all young people can become creators, collaborators, and critical thinkers.
Category: Education

Motivating Students

Author : Carolyn Chapman
ISBN : 9781935543718
Genre : Education
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Learn why students disengage and how to motivate them to achieve success with a five-step framework. Research-based strategies and fun activities show how to instill a lasting love of learning in students of any age. Classroom tips and troubleshooting advice for common motivation problems prepare readers for the real-world ups and downs of motivating students.
Category: Education

Interrogating Authenticity In Outdoor Education Teacher Education

Author : Chris J. North
ISBN : 9789811521768
Genre : Education
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This book addresses student passivity in teacher education. Using a developed metaphor, the author critically examines the use of authentic learning to design and implement learning experiences for preservice teachers, and reveals the opportunities and limitations of a focus on authenticity. This book prepares teachers for outdoor education using practice-based exemplars of applied teaching theories. Focusing on authentic pedagogies, it applies to all teacher educators who seek to engage in high-impact learning for their students, and is relevant for in-service educators, preservice teachers and researchers in the field of self-study.
Category: Education

The Really Useful Physical Education Book

Author : Gary Stidder
ISBN : 9781135162009
Genre : Education
File Size : 81.49 MB
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The Really Useful Physical Education Book provides training and practising teachers with guidance and ideas to teach physical education effectively and imaginatively across the seven to fourteen age range. It is underpinned by easy-to-understand theory and links to the curriculum and presents a wide range of high quality, fun lessons alongside engaging teaching examples and methodologies. With practical advice to ensure pupils exercise safely and enjoyably, it is a compendium of ideas for learning and teaching a range of activities: games gymnastics dance swimming and water-based activities athletics on-site outdoor and adventurous activities exercise and healthy lifestyles thematic learning and teaching through physical education using ICT in physical education. The Really Useful Physical Education Book is for all secondary school physical education teachers responsible for the new Key Stage 3 (eleven to fourteen age range) curriculum as well as those working with primary and junior schools within school sport partnerships, providing them with ideas and advice to help all pupils participate in and enjoy physical education lessons. Primary and junior school teachers will also find a range of relevant and innovative ideas for making their physical education lessons more appealing and engaging for their pupils at Key Stage 2 (seven to eleven age range).
Category: Education

Transforming Education Outside The Classroom

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Children, Schools and Families Committee
ISBN : 0215553470
Genre : Education
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Reports on progress in children's education outside the classroom and looks at the lack of growth in the number of school trips and visits.
Category: Education

Works

Author : Samuel Johnson
ISBN : BSB:BSB10747041
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Adventurous Book Of Outdoor Games

Author : Scott Strother
ISBN : 9781402249679
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 33.68 MB
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A World of Adventure Outside Your Door! Hidden deep within the most secret of secret chambers was a magical book filled with daring and adventurous games for boys and girls. For years, many feared this book had been lost... until now. The Adventurous Book of Outdoor Games contains a treasure trove of the best neighborhood games invented by children since the beginning of time. This book is your passkey to a world of secret missions, last-minute victories, and thrilling chases. More than 100 Great Games Including: BOMBARDMENT CAPTURE THE FLAG FREE FOR ALL DODGEBALL BRITISH BULLDOG WALL BALL INFILTRATION TIGER AND LEOPARD GHOST IN THE GRAVEYARD 500 MONKEY IN THE MIDDLE POISON CIRCLE ARMY-NAVY TREASURE HUNT SOCCER GOLF UNTANGLE And More!!
Category: Family & Relationships

Play And Learning In The Early Years

Author : Pat Broadhead
ISBN : 9781849200059
Genre : Education
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By helping the reader to develop their understanding of the complex relationships between play and learning, Play and Learning in the Early Years examines current theoretical perspectives on play, alongside examples of recent and innovative play research from a range of disciplinary and methodological perspectives. With contributions from leading play scholars, it brings together theory, research, policy and practice in relation to play and learning in early years settings. The emphasis is on the relationship between play and learning, and play and pedagogy, and the need to understand these dimensions more substantially in order to teach with confidence. Included are chapters on: the influence of play on thinking, problem-solving and creativity cooperative play and learning play, risk and outdoor learning learning to play in cultural context
Category: Education

The Adventurous School

Author : Jane Reed
ISBN : 0854739165
Genre : Education
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This is a topical study of innovative practice in three primary schools, illustrating how each has been successful. The book describes each schools vision (and most importantly, how it is being put into practice), the local context, and how these practitioners conceptualize, plan and implement their curriculum and design adventurous learning. Their primary focus is to create real learning for life life as it is now and also life in the future and a broader view of the learning experiences and skills children need to be citizens in the world.
Category: Education

What Works For Whom Second Edition

Author : Peter Fonagy
ISBN : 9781462516377
Genre : Psychology
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The standard reference in the field, this acclaimed work synthesizes findings from hundreds of carefully selected studies of mental health treatments for children and adolescents. Chapters on frequently encountered clinical problems systematically review the available data, identify gaps in what is known, and spell out recommendations for evidence-based practice. The authors draw on extensive clinical experience as well as research expertise. Showcasing the most effective psychosocial and pharmacological interventions for young patients, they also address challenges in translating research into real-world clinical practice. New to This Edition *Incorporates over a decade of research advances and evolving models of evidence-based care. *New chapter topic: child maltreatment. *Separate chapters on self-injurious behavior, eating disorders, and substance use disorders (previously covered in a single chapter on self-harming disorders). *Expanded chapters on depression, anxiety, and conduct disorder. *Includes reviews of the burgeoning range of manualized psychosocial "treatment packages" for children.
Category: Psychology

My Life Adventure

Author : Sherwood H. Brock
ISBN : 9781425117467
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From mule drawn plows to wrenching on jet engines and WWII island hopping in the Pacific by way of California, the life adventures of a Texas sharecropper's son.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Xit Ranch Of Texas And The Early Days Of The Llano Estacado

Author : J. Evetts Haley
ISBN : 9780806150055
Genre : History
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Among the famous ranch brands of Texas are the T Anchor, JA, Diamond Tail, 777, Bar C, and XIT. And the greatest of these was XIT—The XIT Ranch of Texas. It was not the first ranch in West Texas, but after its formation in the eighteen-eighties it became the largest single operation in the cow country of the Old West and covered more than three million acres, all fenced. The state of Texas patented this huge rectangle of land, at the time considered by many to be part of "the great American desert," to the Capitol Freehold Land and Investment Company of Chicago, in exchange for funds to erect the state capitol building in Austin. This "desert" became a legend in the cattle business, and it remains today a memory to thousands who recall the era when mustangs and longhorns grazed beneath the brand of the XIT. The development and operation of this pastoral enterprise and its relation to the history of Texas is the subject of this great and widely discussed book by J. Evetts Haley, now made available to readers every· where. It is the story of a wild prairie, roamed by Indians, buffalo, mustangs, and antelope, that became a country of railroads, oil fields, prosperous farms, and carefully bred herds of cattle. The XIT Ranch of Texas is the epic account of a ranching operation about which many know a little but only a few very much. It is the one volume that, more than any other, portrays the early-day cattle business of the West.
Category: History

Theories Of Affect And Concepts In Generic Skills Education

Author : Edyta Just
ISBN : 9781527502628
Genre : Education
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During the last few years, the concept of generic skills and competences has become widespread across universities. An introduction to generic competences is, as such, important because it enables redefinition of educational goals and may positively rearrange forms of interaction in classes. It also indicates that education should inspire students to develop and use critical and creative forms of thinking, feeling and doing. On the one hand, the need to promote generic skills can be seen as driven by neoliberal desire. On the other, however, generic competences can enable students to think, feel and act differently, but also respect and welcome various forms of life and ways of living. Responding to the growing need to reflect upon generic competences, this book contributes to the various ways of conceptualising generic skills and the methods in which they might be acquired. The volume engenders adventurous encounters between different theories, which predominantly come from the feminist conceptual framework, that result in appealing meanings of affect and concepts. It also experimentally explores and discusses ways in which theories of affect and concepts may complicate understanding of generic competences and inspire generic skills-oriented education. Consequently, this collection revitalizes the concept of generic skills, but also advocates daring pedagogical practices that invigorate the meaning of and approach to teaching and learning in present landscapes of higher education.
Category: Education

Independent Learning In Higher Education

Author : Euan S. Henderson
ISBN : 0877781885
Genre : Education
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Theoretical perspectives on adult education; Self-assessment and self-remediation strategies; Activity based learning; Learning through cases studies; Project-based learning; Developing study skill.
Category: Education

Jordan Lake

Author : Heather Leigh Wallace
ISBN : 9781439626252
Genre : Photography
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In 1945, Hurricane 9 rocked the Carolinas, severely flooding and incapacitating the New Hope Valley area. As a result, Congress directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study water resource needs in the area. Originally named the New Hope Project, it received funding in 1963, and construction began in 1967. In 1974, after lake supporter Sen. B. Everett Jordan passed away, the lake and dam were renamed in his honor. The senator never saw the lake finished, as it was not filled until 1982. Jordan Lake encompasses 46,768 acres of which 13,900 acres are flooded to form a reservoir at 216 feet above mean sea level. The lake provides recreation, wildlife conservation, and water supply to surrounding cities. Jordan Lake also attracts one of the largest concentrations of bald eagles in the southeast. With photographs from the flood of 1945 to a group baptism in 2007, these stories and more will make you want to spend an afternoon at Jordan Lake.
Category: Photography

Teaching Physical Education Creatively

Author : Angela Pickard
ISBN : 9781317702252
Genre : Education
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Teaching Physical Education Creatively provides knowledge and understanding in order to engage creatively with the primary Physical Education curriculum for both trainee teachers and qualified teachers. It is full of ideas for developing the teaching of dance, games, gymnastics and outdoor and adventurous activities in an innovative and engaging manner. With an emphasis on developing creative teaching processes by building from children’s curiosity, imagination and need to explore and move, it forges clear links between research and practice, and offers suggestions for developing exciting, engaging new approaches to teaching physical education. Key topics explored include: Physical Competence and Physical Literacy Creative ways to develop the teaching of dance, games, gymnastics and outdoor and adventurous activities Developing understanding of space, speed and dynamics Creative lesson planning Inclusive approaches and aspects of differentiation Teaching Physical Education Creatively presents the theory and background necessary to develop a comprehensive understanding of creative teaching and children’s learning. Packed with practical guidance and inspiration for lively, enjoyable physical education, it is an invaluable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in initial teacher training, practicing teachers, and undergraduate students of physical education.
Category: Education