A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice

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Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317650220

Category: Education

Page: 452

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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

School Crisis Management

A Hands-on Guide to Training Crisis Response Teams

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Author: Kendall Johnson,Ronald D. Stephens

Publisher: Hunter House

ISBN: 9780897933056

Category: Education

Page: 234

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This definitive illustrated guide helps schools develop contingency plans and train on-site response teams in crisis management. Updated with new information on the impact of crisis on children, detailed strategies and procedures teach how to manage any emergency that may hit a school. 100 charts can be reproduced as overheads or copied for training sessions.

Introductory Statistics

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Author: Barbara Illowsky,Susan Dean

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789888407309

Category: Education

Page: 906

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Introductory Statistics is designed for the one-semester, introduction to statistics course and is geared toward students majoring in fields other than math or engineering. This text assumes students have been exposed to intermediate algebra, and it focuses on the applications of statistical knowledge rather than the theory behind it. The foundation of this textbook is Collaborative Statistics, by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean. Additional topics, examples, and ample opportunities for practice have been added to each chapter. The development choices for this textbook were made with the guidance of many faculty members who are deeply involved in teaching this course. These choices led to innovations in art, terminology, and practical applications, all with a goal of increasing relevance and accessibility for students. We strove to make the discipline meaningful, so that students can draw from it a working knowledge that will enrich their future studies and help them make sense of the world around them. Coverage and Scope Chapter 1 Sampling and Data Chapter 2 Descriptive Statistics Chapter 3 Probability Topics Chapter 4 Discrete Random Variables Chapter 5 Continuous Random Variables Chapter 6 The Normal Distribution Chapter 7 The Central Limit Theorem Chapter 8 Confidence Intervals Chapter 9 Hypothesis Testing with One Sample Chapter 10 Hypothesis Testing with Two Samples Chapter 11 The Chi-Square Distribution Chapter 12 Linear Regression and Correlation Chapter 13 F Distribution and One-Way ANOVA

The Bedford Handbook

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Author: Diana Hacker,Nancy Sommers

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781457683039

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 960

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The best college writers succeed because they practice writing, reading, thinking, and researching on a regular basis. The Bedford Handbook, Tenth Edition, fosters a culture of practice with how-to instruction for college writing tasks, with advice that allows students to pivot among disciplines, and with more print and digital activities than any other college writing resource. The tenth edition is our most practical ever. And because you have a wider range of college writers than ever before, the handbook offers more opportunities to personalize instruction and content. Adaptive quizzing, rhetorical grammar content, and a variety of flexible custom options make it easy to tailor the book to your students’ needs and your program’s needs in a way that no free Web content can. The Bedford Handbook can be packaged at a significant discount with one of two innovative digital products. Writer’s Help 2.0, Hacker Version is a complete online resource powered by smart search, which means students get the writing help they need even when they aren’t familiar with composition terms. It includes full searchable Hacker content, diagnostic tests, assigning and tracking tools, more than 300 exercises, and LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. LaunchPad Solo for Hacker Handbooks is a robust practice platform with nearly 400 exercises, activities, and LearningCurve quizzes. No matter how you choose to use The Bedford Handbook, you can depend on publisher support for training, workshops, and the personal service you’ve come to expect from Bedford/St. Martin’s.

Influence (rev)

The Psychology of Persuasion

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Author: Robert B. Cialdini

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688128165

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"-and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book. You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader-and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success.

Funny in Farsi

A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America

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Author: Firoozeh Dumas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780307430991

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Finalist for the PEN/USA Award in Creative Nonfiction, the Thurber Prize for American Humor, and the Audie Award in Biography/Memoir This Random House Reader’s Circle edition includes a reading group guide and a conversation between Firoozeh Dumas and Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner! “Remarkable . . . told with wry humor shorn of sentimentality . . . In the end, what sticks with the reader is an exuberant immigrant embrace of America.”—San Francisco Chronicle In 1972, when she was seven, Firoozeh Dumas and her family moved from Iran to Southern California, arriving with no firsthand knowledge of this country beyond her father’s glowing memories of his graduate school years here. More family soon followed, and the clan has been here ever since. Funny in Farsi chronicles the American journey of Dumas’s wonderfully engaging family: her engineer father, a sweetly quixotic dreamer who first sought riches on Bowling for Dollars and in Las Vegas, and later lost his job during the Iranian revolution; her elegant mother, who never fully mastered English (nor cared to); her uncle, who combated the effects of American fast food with an army of miraculous American weight-loss gadgets; and Firoozeh herself, who as a girl changed her name to Julie, and who encountered a second wave of culture shock when she met and married a Frenchman, becoming part of a one-couple melting pot. In a series of deftly drawn scenes, we watch the family grapple with American English (hot dogs and hush puppies?—a complete mystery), American traditions (Thanksgiving turkey?—an even greater mystery, since it tastes like nothing), and American culture (Firoozeh’s parents laugh uproariously at Bob Hope on television, although they don’t get the jokes even when she translates them into Farsi). Above all, this is an unforgettable story of identity, discovery, and the power of family love. It is a book that will leave us all laughing—without an accent. Praise for Funny in Farsi “Heartfelt and hilarious—in any language.”—Glamour “A joyful success.”—Newsday “What’s charming beyond the humor of this memoir is that it remains affectionate even in the weakest, most tenuous moments for the culture. It’s the brilliance of true sophistication at work.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Often hilarious, always interesting . . . Like the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, this book describes with humor the intersection and overlapping of two cultures.”—The Providence Journal “A humorous and introspective chronicle of a life filled with love—of family, country, and heritage.”—Jimmy Carter “Delightfully refreshing.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “[Funny in Farsi] brings us closer to discovering what it means to be an American.”—San Jose Mercury News From the Trade Paperback edition.

Looking Beyond the Ivy League

Finding the College That's Right for You

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Author: Loren Pope

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101201886

Category: Education

Page: 288

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The celebrated book that revolutionized the way Americans choose colleges-now fully revised and updated An invaluable guide with virtually no competition, this book helped to establish Loren Pope as one of the nation's most respected experts on the college application process. Now fully revised and updated, Looking Beyond the Ivy League offers a step-by-step guide to selecting the right institution, a checklist of specific questions to ask when visiting a college, the secrets to creating good applications and good applicants, and much more. With as few as one-third of college students remaining at the institution they entered as freshmen, finding the right college is harder than ever before. This book makes it easier for students and their parents.

The Little Brown Handbook, MLA Update Edition

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Author: H. Ramsey Fowler,Jane E. Aaron

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134586335

Category:

Page: 928

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"For courses in English Composition. " " "Thisversionof "The Little, Brown Handbook has been updated to reflect the 8th Edition of the MLA Handbook(April 2016)*" The gold standard of handbooks--unmatched in accuracy, currency, and reliability " The Little, Brown Handbook " is an essential reference tool designed to help readers find the answers they need quickly and easily. While keeping pace with rapid changes in writing and its teaching, it offers the most comprehensive research and documentation available--with grammar coverage that is second to none. With detailed discussions of critical reading, media literacy, academic writing, and argument, as well as writing as a process, writing in the disciplines, and writing beyond the classroom, the 13th Edition of this handbook addresses writers of varying experience and in varying fields. "* The 8th Editionintroduces sweeping changes to thephilosophy and details of MLA works cited entries. Responding to the increasing mobility of texts, MLA now encourages writers to focus on the process of crafting the citation, beginning with the same questions for any source. These changes, then, align with current best practices in the teaching of writing which privilege inquiry and critical thinking over rote recall and rule-following.""

African American Student's Guide to College Success

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Author: F. Erik Brooks,Glenn L. Starks

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440829306

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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This encouraging guide coaches African American and first-generation college students on strategies for maximizing their experiences and success on university campuses. • Offers strategies to assist African American students with succeeding in college • Reveals stories of African American graduates and tips for assimilating into an academic environment • Provides detailed and updated resources on schools and organizations • Explains logistics, operations, and terms used on college campuses

Progressively Worse

The Burden of Bad Ideas in British Schools

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Author: Robert Peal

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 9781906837624

Category: Education, Elementary

Page: 298

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Governing public schools

new times, new requirements

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Author: Jacqueline Danzberger,Michael W. Kirst,Michael D. Usdan,Institute for Educational Leadership (Washington, D.C.)

Publisher: Inst Educational Leadership

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 108

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Making it permanent

reasonable efforts to finalize permanency plans for foster children

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Author: Cecilia Fiermonte,Jennifer L. Renne,Claire Sandt

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781590311110

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 133

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The Army lawyer

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Author: Judge Advocate General's School (United States. Army),United States. Dept. of the Army

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Courts-martial and courts of inquiry

Page: N.A

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Black Grandparents As Parents

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Author: Lenora M Poe

Publisher: Lenora Madison Poe

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 109

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Across America, an increasing number of people are becoming victims of "crack" & other addictive drugs. The destructive effects of addiction have rendered many parents unable to fulfill their obligations & have left grandparents with the responsibility of raising their grandchildren. Dr. Poe focuses in depth on the enormous adjustments that grandparents must make as they struggle to rescue these innocent children from repeating the self-destructive cycle of their parents. Among many other critical issues, she discusses anger, resentment, social isolation, & helplessness that these grandparents & grandchildren feel; the postponement, sometimes forever, of grandparents' cherished personal goals due to the needs of their grandchildren; & the difficulties caused by the grandparents' failing health & diminishing finances. This informative & thought-provoking book should be helpful to anyone, whether professional or participant, who is any way involved with or concerned about this social tragedy. Dr. Poe is a Licensed Marriage, Family, & Child Therapist in Berkeley, California.

All about words

an adult approach to vocabulary building

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Author: Maxwell W. Nurnberg,Morris Rosenblum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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How to Win Your School Appeal

Getting Your Child Into the School of Your Choice

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Author: Ben Rooney

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408111406

Category: School choice

Page: 139

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'The only book that shows you how to go about your appeal the right way' Education Today Every year more than 100,000 families have to fight schools andlocal authorities to win a place for their child at the state school oftheir choice. But fewer than one in three will be successful at theiradmissions appeal. This practical handbook is for anyone whose childhas been turned down. In easy steps it will tell you: If you have a case that you can win What information you will need Who can help you build a case What to expect at the appeal hearing What your rights are What questions to ask at the appeal This new edition has been updated to reflect that latest code of practice for schools.

Minds on Mathematics

Using Math Workshop to Develop Deep Understanding in Grades 4-8

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Author: Wendy Ward Hoffer

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325044347

Category: Education

Page: 185

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Minds-on Mathematics explains the core elements of math workshop and provides detailed strategies for implementing the workshop structure, including Lesson Openers that engage students,Minilessons that model thinking and problem solving.