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Inquiry Mindset

Author : Trevor MacKenzie
ISBN : 1733646841
Genre : Education
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Harness the Power of Curiosity to Foster Students' Love for Learning From their youngest years, our children are innately curious. Cultivate an inquiry mindset both as a teacher and in your students! Adopt an inquiry approach that results in the most authentic and inspiring learning you've ever experienced!
Category: Education

Human Computer Interaction Users And Applications

Author : Julie A. Jacko
ISBN : 9783642216190
Genre : Computers
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This four-volume set LNCS 6761-6764 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2011, held in Orlando, FL, USA in July 2011, jointly with 8 other thematically similar conferences. The revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of Human-Computer Interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. The papers of the fourth volume are organized in topical sections on HCI and learning, health and medicine applications, business and commerce, HCI in complex environments, design and usability case studies, children and HCI, and playing experience.
Category: Computers

21st Century Skills Development Through Inquiry Based Learning

Author : Samuel Kai Wah Chu
ISBN : 9789811024818
Genre : Education
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This book presents innovative instructional interventions designed to support inquiry project-based learning as an approach to equip students with 21st century skills. Instructional techniques include collaborative team-based teaching, social constructivist game design and game play, and productive uses of social media such as wikis and other online communication affordances. The book will be of interest to researchers seeking a summary of recent empirical studies in the inquiry project-based learning domain that employ new technologies as constructive media for student synthesis and creation. The book also bridges the gap between empirical works and a range of national- and international-level educational standards frameworks such as the P21, the OECD framework, AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner, and the Common Core State Standards in the US. Of particular interest to education practitioners, the book offers detailed descriptions of inquiry project-based learning interventions that can be directly reproduced in today's schools. Further, the book provides research-driven guidelines for the evaluation of student inquiry project-based learning. Lastly, it offers education policymakers insight into establishing anchors and spaces for applying inquiry project-based learning opportunities for youth today in the context of existing and current education reform efforts. The aim of this book is to support education leaders', practitioners' and researchers' efforts in advancing inspiring and motivating student learning through transformative social constructivist inquiry-based knowledge-building with information technologies. We propose that preparing students with inquiry mindsets and dispositions can promote greater agency, critical thinking and resourcefulness, qualities needed for addressing the complex societal challenges they may face.
Category: Education

A Fresh Look How And Why Do We Use Inquiry In Today S Classrooms

Author : Kath Murdoch
ISBN : 9780975841266
Genre : Education
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Taken from the first chapter in Kath Murdoch's best selling book "The Power of Inquiry", this ebook explores the big picture behind inquiry learning - what it is, why it is powerful and how it is used in contemporary classrooms. In this ebook, Kath challenges the assumptions and persistent myths about inquiry learning, arguing the case for a sophisticated and rigorous approach. Setting the scene for the remainder of the series, this ebook sets out an overview what it means to teach through inquiry and outlines the key principles underpinning the approach. The book ends with a set of useful questions for teachers to engage in reflection and deeper exploration into its contents.
Category: Education

The Cambridge Handbook Of Service Learning And Community Engagement

Author : Corey Dolgon
ISBN : 9781316883266
Genre : Education
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With contributions from leading experts across disciplinary fields, this book explores best practices from the field's most notable researchers, as well as important historically based and politically focused challenges to a field whose impact has reached an important crossroads. The comprehensive and powerfully critical analysis considers the history of community engagement and service learning, best teaching practices and pedagogies, engagement across disciplines, and current research and policies - and contemplates the future of the field. The book will not only inform faculty, staff, and students on ways to improve their work, but also suggest a bigger social and political focus for programs intended to seriously establish democracy and social justice in their communities and campuses.
Category: Education

Guided Inquiry Design A Framework For Inquiry In Your School

Author : Carol C. Kuhlthau
ISBN : 9781610690102
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Today's students need to be fully prepared for successful learning and living in the information age. This book provides a practical, flexible framework for designing Guided Inquiry that helps achieve that goal.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Professional Capital

Author : Andy Hargreaves
ISBN : 9780807771709
Genre : Education
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The future of learning depends absolutely on the future of teaching. In this latest and most important collaboration, Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan show how the quality of teaching is captured in a compelling new idea: the professional capital of every teacher working together in every school. Speaking out against policies that result in a teaching force that is inexperienced, inexpensive, and exhausted in short order, these two world authorities--who know teaching and leadership inside out--set out a groundbreaking new agenda to transform the future of teaching and public education. Ideas-driven, evidence-based, and strategically powerful, Professional Capital combats the tired arguments and stereotypes of teachers and teaching and shows us how to change them by demanding more of the teaching profession and more from the systems that support it. This is a book that no one connected with schools can afford to ignore. This book features: (1) a powerful and practical solution to what ails American schools; (2) Action guidelines for all groups--individual teachers, administrators, schools and districts, state and federal leaders; (3) a next-generation update of core themes from the authors' bestselling book, "What's Worth Fighting for in Your School?" [This book was co-published with the Ontario Principals' Council.].
Category: Education

Maritime Risk And Organizational Learning

Author : Michael Ekow Manuel
ISBN : 1409419630
Genre : Business & Economics
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Based on an extensive research project, this book investigates how shipping companies learn from, filter and give credence/acceptability to differing risk perceptions and how this influences the work culture with special regard to group/team dynamics and individual motivation.The work is presented in the context of the literature regarding conceptual links between risk and the theoretical and operational themes of organizational learning, and in light of interviewees' comments.
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Opening Doors To Equity

Author : Tonya Ward Singer
ISBN : 9781452292199
Genre : Education
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The transformative professional learning model that advances equity in your school! How do we make educational equity a reality, lesson by lesson? Author Tonya Singer shows how team observation and learning can strengthen schools and support educational achievement by all students. Including video clips of actual teams, this book helps to: Implement best practices for observation-based professional learning Work as a team to create a culture of deep collaboration that closes opportunity gaps among students Use observation-based data to better reach culturally and linguistically diverse learners Develop and implement strategies that build students’ skills for future success
Category: Education

Planning For Inquiry

Author : Diane Parker
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124019642
Genre : Education
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Leadership Mindsets

Author : Linda Kaser
ISBN : 9781134022588
Genre : Education
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The evidence is clear - school leaders make a difference to the learning of the pupils they serve. And yet, not all leaders have the same degree of impact. What are the factors that make the difference to student learning? Why are some leaders able to raise student achievement in schools in the most challenging circumstances whilst other leaders struggle to simply maintain the status quo? Drawing from international case study research over many years, from the experience of hundreds of school leaders serving widely diverse communities, Judy Halbert and Linda Kaser argue that there are six distinct mindsets that characterize the way successful, learning-oriented leaders operate and make sense of their professional world. These leaders are: motivated by intense moral purpose knowledgeable about current models of learning consistently inquiry-oriented able to build trusting relationships evidence-informed able to move to wise action. This book outlines an alternative way of thinking about school leadership. It examines research evidence that leaders will find most useful and suggests how they might use this evidence to maximise their learning and the learning of their students. Leadership Mindsets has been written specifically for aspiring to newly-appointed school leaders who are determined and motivated to create quality and equality for learners in the schools they serve, through networks of inquiry, learning and support.
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Practitioner Teacher Inquiry And Research

Author : Carolyn A. Babione
ISBN : 9781118603536
Genre : Education
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Teacher inquiry helps improve educational outcomes Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research explores theconcept and importance of the teacher practitioner, and preparesstudents in teacher education courses and programs to conductresearch in the classroom. Author Carolyn Babione has extensiveexperience in undergraduate- and graduate-level teacher trainingand teacher inquiry coursework. In the book, Babione guidesstudents through the background, theory, and strategy required tosuccessfully conduct classroom research. The first part of the booktackles the "how-to" and "why" of teacher inquiry, while the secondpart provides students with real-life practitioner inquiry researchprojects across a range of school settings, content areas, andteaching strategies. The book's discussion includes topics suchas: Underlying cultural and historical perspectives surrounding theteaching profession Hidden stereotypes that limit teacher beliefs about power andvoice Current curriculum innovation and reflections on moderndevelopments Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research successfullyguides and encourages budding teachers to fully understand theimportance of their involvement in studying and researching theirclassroom settings, giving a better understanding of how theirbeliefs and teaching practices impact classroom learning.
Category: Education

Teams For A New Generation

Author : Mark Rose
ISBN : 9781434324115
Genre : Education
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There has been much written about teams with an ongoing debate about the primacy of environment or dynamics as the most important element to effective teams. Yet the need for groups to be able to consistently tap into the collective intelligence present in the team is more and more important. This requires teams to move beyond cooperation, goodwill and consensus and be able to challenge individual and collective assumptions to see new alternatives.This book provides a simple but elegant model to understand how teams move past the mediocrity of consensus to innovative thinking that comes with Collective Learning. Collective Learning occurs when teams become aware of their assumptions and it challenges them to create a new understanding of what is real and what is important. When that happens, lasting change can come from within the team. There are four distinct abilities that must be present to provide the infrastructure for a group to learn collectively, and here is the how to to dramatically increase team effectiveness. This book is focused on how a facilitator can help groups and the individuals in those groups slow down the emotional and belief processes in order to create opportunities to choose responses rather than being on automatic pilot. The purpose of the facilitators effort is to move experiential learning beyond the traditional notion of teambuilding. Teambuilding has become a catchall phrase for helping a group get more comfortable with one another and develop trust. It is our opinion that to unlock the power of these experiential tools, facilitators must think about developing two Meta-skills Emotional Maturity and Critical Thinking. Using experiential learning to develop the attitudes and skills to continually learn provides a real hope for creating fundamental change in the way people and groups interact.
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Models And Strategies For Training Design

Author : Karen L. Medsker
ISBN : UOM:39076002211857
Genre : Business & Economics
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Models and Strategies for Training Design is a practical guide and reference book for instructional design professionals and students. Defining instructional design broadly, this volume describes 16 different models and strategies that can be used to create diverse learning experiences. The models and strategies represent behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, social, and affective theoretical perspectives. Each chapter supplies the origins, principles, research support, best uses, implementation steps, and the sample application of a model or strategy. A job aid guides readers in selecting appropriate models and strategies, given project requirements. Through careful selection, designers can make their instruction more effective and more appealing. A final chapter addresses special design considerations for technology-based multimedia instruction.
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Mind Over Media Propaganda Education For A Digital Age

Author : Renee Hobbs
ISBN : 9780393713510
Genre : Education
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Propaganda is inescapable. It’s everywhere. Students need to analyze, resist, critique—and create. Media literacy educators have always insisted that we are both creators and receivers of media messages. The truth of this is even more apparent in today’s digital environment, with children and adults alike participating in a ubiquitous, nonstop stream of social media. Clearly, students need the tools to interpret news and information critically—not just for school but for life in a “post-truth” world, where the lines blur between entertainment, information, and persuasion. Renee Hobbs demonstrates how a global perspective on contemporary propaganda enables educators to stimulate both the intellectual curiosity and the cultural sensitivities of students. Replete with classroom and online learning activities and samples of student work, Mind Over Media provides a state-of-the-art look at the theory and practice of propaganda in contemporary society, and shows how to build learners’ critical thinking and communication skills on topics including computational propaganda, content marketing, fake news, and disinformation.
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Composing A Civic Life

Author : Michael Berndt
ISBN : 0321086422
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Promoting the examined life as an ideal that brings inquiry and action together, this text addresses the critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. It promotes active citizenship by encouraging students to write as a means of inquiry and civic participation. It shows students how to work toward negotiation and positive social action.
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Appreciative Inquiry For Collaborative Solutions

Author : Robyn Stratton-Berkessel
ISBN : 9780470602485
Genre : Business & Economics
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A practical resource for facilitators who want to introduce positive, strength-based perspectives into their work and trainings, this book provides an overview of Appreciative Inquiry's positive psychology and strength-based change methods. Author Robyn Stratton-Berkessel explores basic principles and practices, shows you how to incorporate AI into existing work, and offers practical advice for designing new trainings. She provides a variety of ready-to-deliver workshops on topics such as leadership, diversity, technology, creativity, change, innovation, learning, collaboration, coaching, and team-building. In addition, she suggests how to make the outcomes of an Appreciative Inquiry session stick and what it takes to make these valuable approaches self-sustaining. A first in the field of Appreciative Inquiry, this important resource provides twenty one ready-to-use workshops for facilitators, leaders, consultants, and trainers who want to empower others in creating collaborative solutions. "What you learn in a single book can change everything. Appreciative Inquiry for Collaborative Solutions is Robyn Stratton-Berkessel at her very best?helping all of us open ourselves to our best selves, envision possibilities, and get in touch with our own and other's strengths. A brilliantly applied book?with over 21 workshops ready for prime time delivery?helping leaders tap the revolutionary power of appreciative inquiry or "AI" for creating value for customers, suppliers, team members, shareholders, and families. Are you ready to walk on the strengths-based side of organization development and leadership? This inspiring volume will propel you upward step by step?it takes AI from concept to reality in an eloquent, empowering, and utterly engaging way." ?David Cooperrider, Fairmount Minerals Professor at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management "Both inspiring and highly practical, this book will be an invaluable and no doubt well-thumbed addition to your library of Appreciative Inquiry resources, whether you are a novice or an experienced practitioner!" ?Sue James, partner, BJ Seminars "Ms. Stratton-Berkessel's work leaves the reader with a clear understanding of why Appreciative Inquiry is such a powerful change model. Those new to Appreciative Inquiry will marvel at her unique explanation of the 'phases' of Appreciative Inquiry. Those more familiar with Appreciative Inquiry will enjoy her explanations and examples." ?Timothy Germany, commissioner, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service "A practical approach grounded in personal experience...[this book] shows that Appreciative Inquiry is not a luxury but a necessity for organizational success." ?Annalie Killian, catalyst for magic AMP, producer of the AMPLIFY Innovation & Thought Leadership Festival, Sydney, Australia
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Appreciative Inquiry

Author : Darlene Van Tiem
ISBN : 9781562864255
Genre : Business & Economics
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Appreciative inquiry (AI) is a form of organizational analysis and development based on understanding what currently works well and then building on strengths to make an even better organization. Often miscast as a practice too touchy-feely for the business environment, organizations worldwide have used AI to motivate employees, improve customer service, gain a competitive advantage, foster innovation, and more. AI also can yield quicker results than traditional problem-solving models.
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Inquire Within

Author : Douglas Llewellyn
ISBN : 9781452299280
Genre : Education
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Douglas Llewellyn focuses on teaching science through an inquiry-based process, showing teachers how to implement inquiry using the three "Rs" of inquiry--restructuring, retooling, and reculturing. Inquire Within helps teachers design inquiries for their students and also provides ready-to-use inquiry lessons. Updates to the Third Edition include: Alignment with the new Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards A central focus on making and defending scientific arguments (i.e. argumentation) Guidance on developing the prerequisite attitude and mindset for becoming an inquiry- and argument-based teacher How to balance the meaning (the disposition) as well as the mechanics (the how-to) of inquiry and argumentation Background on self-directed learning Practice in climbing the ladder of professional improvement Many new vignettes of inquiry and argument-based activities that integrate language arts with science. New sections tie inquiry-based instruction to classroom management, language literacy, the nature of science, multiple intelligence, communication skills, and scientific argumentation. The Third Edition is now closely aligned with Teaching High School Science Through Inquiry and Argumentation
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The Sustainability Mindset

Author : Steve Zimmerman
ISBN : 9781118767313
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Matrix Map—a powerful tool for nonprofit strategicdecision-making Nonprofit sustainability lies at the intersection of exceptionalimpact and financial viability. The Sustainability Mindsetoffers nonprofit professionals and board members a step-by-stepguide to move your organization towards this intersection. Asoutlined in the bestselling book Nonprofit Sustainability,"The Matrix Map" is an accessible framework that combinesfinancial and programmatic goals into an integrated strategy. Inthis next-step resource, the authors detail a rigorous process todevelop a meaningful Matrix Map and engage leadership in setting anorganization's strategy. Nonprofits that thrive in today's environment are adaptable witha clear understanding of their impact and business model. This bookoffers nonprofit boards and staff a framework to do so. Drawing ontheir in-depth experience, the authors provide an easy-to-followprocess complete with tools and templates to help organizationsvisualize their business model and engage in strategic inquiry. Thebook provides a variety of illustrative examples to show how theMatrix Map works for all types of organizations. Nonprofitexecutives and board member are sure to benefit from The Matrix Mapanalysis. Offers step-by-step guidance for creating a Matrix-Map, avisual representation of an organization's business model Helps organizations assess how each of their programscontributes toward their desired impact and their financialbottom-line. Filled with compelling examples of how The Matrix Map helpsnonprofits with strategic decision-making Written by the coauthors of the groundbreaking bookNonprofit Sustainability This comprehensive resource will give any nonprofit theframework they need to make decisions for sustainability and thetemplates and tools to implement it and help leaders address thechallenges inherent in balancing mission impact with financialviability.
Category: Business & Economics