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Seeking Meaning

Author : Carol Collier Kuhlthau
ISBN : UOM:39015058140701
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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First published in 1993, this book presents a new process approach to library and information services. First published in 1993, this book presents a new process approach to library and information services. It gives a detailed description of the model of the information search process (ISP) and a framework for a process approach to library and information services. The author has completed substantial new work that expands the concepts and applications of the user-centered process approach presented in the first edition. Seeking Meaning was first published in 1993. It has since become a widely used professional resource and required reading in library and information science schools in the United States and abroad. This book offers essential knowledge for anyone providing library and information services. Library and information services for intellectual access--the interpretation of information and ideas within sources--and the process of seeking meaning are detailed. Presented is a theoretical framework for a process approach to library and information services, which was developed in a series of studies of the Information Search Process of users. The framework has helped to illuminate the user's perspective of information seeking, and has offered insights into pressing problems of seeking meaning in an overabundance of information. This second edition incorporates the original research and series of studies that underlie the model of the Information Search Process, including the articulation of an uncertainty principle for library and information services and the concept of a zone of intervention for implementing a process approach. New chapters reflect the authors' studies and ideas in the ten years since the previous publication. Also described are recent studies on the implementation of a process approach to library and information services in education; an investigation of these concepts in the workplace; and a treatment of systems and systems design. A summary of the conceptual perspective and the development of process-oriented services and systems that enable the constructive process of users seeking meaning, with recommendations for further research, make this important contribution an essential text to understand the seeking of meaning through information.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Seeking Meaning And Making Sense

Author : John Haldane
ISBN : 9781845408053
Genre : Philosophy
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Collection of short essays that range across philosophy, politics, general culture, morality, science, religion and art, focusing on questions of meaning, value and understanding.
Category: Philosophy

Seeking Meaning Seeking Justice In A Post Cold War World

Author : Judith Keene
ISBN : 9789004361676
Genre : History
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Seeking Meaning, Seeking Justice in the Post-Cold War World, edited by Judith Keene and Elizabeth Rechniewski, addresses the diverse modes by which the Cold War is being re-assessed, with major focus on countries on the periphery of Cold War confrontation.
Category: History

Seeking Meaning For Goethe S Faust

Author : J. M. van der Laan
ISBN : 9780826493040
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Goethe's Faust Parts I and II (1808, 1832) is one of the most important texts in German, and World Literature - this monograph offers a new, original analysis of the text and its significance today
Category: Literary Criticism

Styles Of Practice In Higher Education

Author : Carol Evans
ISBN : 9781134921713
Genre : Education
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This book highlights important discussions occurring within the styles field that have direct relevance for the development of effective twenty-first century learning environments. Styles research in this context is used as an umbrella term to encompass cognitive styles, learning styles, and approaches to learning, as well as student and teacher beliefs and conceptions of learning and teaching. Styles have the capacity to influence instruction in the ways that an educator chooses to design and deliver the curriculum. However, the potential of styles to inform teaching and learning, and vice-versa remains under-explored. Furthermore, the frequent misuse and misinterpretation of styles has led to over simplistic assumptions and practices including the labelling of learners as one style or another and the focus on matching mode of instruction to style of learner. A fundamental challenge, therefore, remains the dissemination of clear guidance on the effective ways of using styles research in practice; this is the core aim of the Education, Learning, Styles, Individual differences Network, whose members have contributed chapters to this book. The volume provides a major contribution to the knowledge base on enhancing the application of styles research to practice within both educational and workplace settings and is of considerable value to those involved in the design and delivery of effective learning environments within higher education. Relationships between styles variables and other individual learning differences are considered across a range of subject domains (medicine, science, teacher education) and cultural contexts. The key themes discussed include the potential of constructivist environments to effect change in learning behaviours; the notion of deep approaches to learning; relationships between approaches to learning and self-regulated learning; the varied learning and teaching responses of students/teachers to specific constructivist interventions including the identification of specific patterns of responses that are characteristic of highlighted groups; relationships between conceptions and approaches to learning and teaching This book was originally published as a special issue of Research Papers in Education.
Category: Education

Meaning In Positive And Existential Psychology

Author : Alexander Batthyany
ISBN : 9781493903085
Genre : Psychology
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This book is a first attempt to combine insights from the two perspectives with regard to the question of meaning by examining a collection of theoretical and empirical works. This volume therefore is destined to become an important addition to psychological literature: both from the viewpoint of the history of ideas (again this would be one of the first times that positive and existentialist psychologies meet) and from the viewpoint of theoretical and empirical research into the meaning concept in psychology.
Category: Psychology

The Other Journal Body

Author : The Other Journal
ISBN : 9781630872373
Genre : Religion
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FEATURING: Barbara Brown Taylor Philip C. Kolin Amy Frykholm Joyce Polance PLUS: The Enduring World of Dr. Schultz: James Baldwin, Django Unchained, and the Crisis of Whiteness Painlove Soulful Resistance: Theological Body Knowledge on Tennessee's Death Row This Cursed Womb The Problem of Gay Friendship AND MORE . .
Category: Religion

Seeking Passage

Author : Rebecca A. Martusewicz
ISBN : 0807740241
Genre : Education
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In this eloquent collection of essays, Rebecca Martusewicz positions a philosophy of education that relies on what transpires between teachers and learners in various contexts. She thoughtfully analyzes how, in the relationship between teachers and learners, all kinds of ideas, beliefs, interpretations, and meanings are generated as a result of potent generative forces that depend, as she demonstrates using post-structuralist theories, on difference as their fuel. Ultimately she argues that to become educated requires an attention to the welfare of self and others and a willingness to confront and shift one’s own habits, practices, and beliefs for that purpose. This work contains: clear translations of post-structuralist theories such as those of Deleuze, Serres, and Derrida; well-written essays that blend good storytelling, theory, and ethical analysis to reconceptualize education as the means toward social justice; and a clear argument for the drawing together of analyses of difference introduced by post-structuralism with attention to ethics and social justice as they apply to education.
Category: Education

Finding Meaning In Business

Author : B. Okonkwo
ISBN : 9781137295125
Genre : Business & Economics
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Combining creative biblical interpretation, Christian moral reflection, and business expertise, Finding Meaning in Business is a thoughtful and thought-provoking look at how business leaders, professionals, and students can integrate a sense of calling into their careers and into the business world as a whole.
Category: Business & Economics