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Creating Contexts

Author : Christine B. Feak
ISBN : 0472034561
Genre : Education
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"Volume 3 of the revised and expanded edition of English in today's research world"--T.p.
Category: Education

Creating Contexts For Learning And Self Authorship

Author : Marcia B. Baxter Magolda
ISBN : 0826513468
Genre : Education
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In her thoughtful and innovative new book, Marcia B. Baxter Magolda writes of "bridging the worlds between educator and students." There is perhaps no task more fundamental to effective teaching and learning. All too often a distinct gap develops or cannot be overcome between instructor and student, one that leaves each struggling to understand the other's position. The professional quest for principles of structure and process that can help close this divide is both evolving and unending. This book is intended to help college faculty create conditions in which students learn to construct knowledge in their disciplines and achieve self-authorship. A significant, and often overlooked, dimension mediating learning and self-authorship centers on learners' ways of knowing, or their assumptions about the nature, limits, and certainty of knowledge. A learner who assumes that all knowledge is certain expects to hear answers from an authority figure; in contrast, a learner who views knowledge as relative expects to explore multiple viewpoints. By taking a constructive-developmental approach, Baxter Magolda demonstrates how students' ability to construct knowledge is intertwined with the development of their assumptions about knowledge itself and their role in creating it. She shows how the structure of constructive-developmental teaching hinges on three principles: validating students' ability to know, situating learning in students' experience, and defining learning as teachers and students mutually constructing meaning. Unlike most of the literature on the subject, this book takes abstract pedagogical principles and translates them into practical methods. By observing four semester-length college courses in mathematics, zoology, human development, and education and intensively interviewing students and their instructors, Baxter Magolda provides much-needed, concrete principles that will lead to valuable improvements in the classroom environment. With an enhanced level of understanding of the teaching-learning relationship, professors will be able to teach better, and students will be able to learn better, thus preparing them to meet the demands inherent in adulthood and preparing them to take an active role in creating a better society. Those actively involved in higher education, whether college faculty or students in graduate programs, as well as anyone focused on education in general will find much of interest in this book.
Category: Education

Creating Religious Childhoods In Anglo World And British Colonial Contexts 1800 1950

Author : Hugh Morrison
ISBN : 9781315408767
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Drawing on examples from British world expressions of Christianity, this collection further greater understanding of religion as a critical element of modern children’s and young people’s history. It builds on emerging scholarship that challenges the view that religion had a solely negative impact on nineteenth- and twentieth-century children, or that ‘secularization’ is the only lens to apply to childhood and religion. Putting forth the argument that religion was an abiding influence among British world children throughout the nineteenth and most of the twentieth centuries, this volume places ‘religion’ at the center of analysis and discussion. At the same time, it positions the religious factor within a broader social and cultural framework. The essays focus on the historical contexts in which religion was formative for children in various ‘British’ settings denoted as ‘Anglo’ or ‘colonial’ during the nineteenth and early- to mid-twentieth centuries. These contexts include mission fields, churches, families, Sunday schools, camps, schools and youth movements. Together they are treated as ‘sites’ in which religion contributed to identity formation, albeit in different ways relating to such factors as gender, race, disability and denomination. The contributors develop this subject for childhoods that were experienced largely, but not exclusively, outside the ‘metropole’, in a diversity of geographical settings. By extending the geographic range, even within the British world, it provides a more rounded perspective on children’s global engagement with religion.
Category: Literary Criticism

Designing Effective Communications

Author : Jorge Frascara
ISBN : UOM:39015067695828
Genre : Business & Economics
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This provocative anthology explores how personal interests, intellectual development, value systems, emotional states, and cultural backgrounds all affect the way in which we process information. A diverse group of designers, educators, and interdisciplinary experts challenge the existing theory that communication hinges on transmission and that the audience is merely a passive receptacle. Essays explore: The physical, visual, cognitive, and cultural meanings of messages created by communication, How interpretation plays a fundamental role in the creation of meaning, Living spaces as communication spaces, The space of language and graphics, Avoiding miscommunication in the public sphere, Designing effective communications and the Internet. This book is essential reading for all graphic and communication designers who care about how their message is received. Book jacket.
Category: Business & Economics

When Students Have Time To Talk

Author : Curt Dudley-Marling
ISBN : UVA:X002050707
Genre : Education
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This book develops a discussion linking principles of language learning with classroom practices.
Category: Education

Handbook Of Social Influences In School Contexts

Author : Kathryn R. Wentzel
ISBN : 9781317670872
Genre : Education
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The Handbook of Social Influences in School Contexts draws from a growing body of research on how and why various aspects of social relationships and contexts contribute to children’s social and academic functioning within school settings. Comprised of the latest studies in developmental and educational psychology, this comprehensive volume is perfect for researchers and students of Educational Psychology. Beginning with the theoretical perspectives that guide research on social influences, this book presents foundational research before moving on to chapters on peer influence and teacher influence. Next, the book addresses ways in which the school context can influence school-related outcomes (including peer and teacher-student relationships) with specific attention to research in motivation and cognition. Within the chapters authors not only present current research but also explore best-practices, drawing in examples from the classroom. With chapters from leading experts in the field, The Handbook of Social Influences in School Contexts provides the first complete resource on this topic.
Category: Education


Author : Jane Edwards
ISBN : 1847183514
Genre : Music
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Playing live music with people who are ill to promote optimal states of health and well being is as at least as enduring as the written historical record. This book explores applications of music in healthcare with reference to the research and applied work in the disciplines of music therapy, music sociology and music psychology. Authors from six countries present aspects of healthful and health creating experiences in music participation, providing theoretical and philosophical reflections on music's capacities for creating community, promoting health and delivering patient-centred care in a range of contexts.
Category: Music

Creating New Markets In The Digital Economy

Author : Irene C. L. Ng
ISBN : 9781107049352
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book provides practical advice to help readers innovate and identify new business models, products and services within the connected digital economy.
Category: Business & Economics