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Student focused Learning

Author : Darrel W. Staat
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This book gives educators a view into the kinds of methods to use in the twenty-first century. Higher Education will need to make a transition from what is accepted practice today, to what will become successful methods in the near future. The new emphasis places the student in the center of the educational process.

Student Focused Learning and Assessment

Author : Natasha A. Jankowski
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This contributed volume explores institutional and programmatic policies and practices which actively engage students as partners in improving student learning. This entails an examination of the degree to which students are partners in the assessment and learning processes and the characteristics of these partnerships. This volume showcases student partnerships, as well as presents a history of institutional culture affecting student learning, the role of students in teaching and learning, and brings student voices and perspectives to bare through research from a variety of institutional types. Case studies, current programs and activities, and a model for culturally-responsive assessment are highlighted to better understand student-focused learning and assessment. Implications for faculty, staff, and administrators are questioned. Overall, this volume links research to practice, and offers faculty, practitioners, and administrators different forms and methods of including students, while keeping issues of equity in mind.

Student Focused Learning Leader Kit

Author : Larry Thomas
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Find practical ways to nudge your class members closer to God no matter where they are on their spiritual journey. In Student Focused Learning you'll follow a typical family as the progress from being casual seekers to being actively involved in Kingdom ministry. Through their story you'll be surprised at how easy it is to incorporate these ideas into your teaching. And your growing class will be delighted that you're giving them what they want: good relationships, biblical teaching that will affect their lives, and a place where they feel they belong. The Leader Kit includes a student book with practical applications and reflection questions. The CD-ROM includes both English and Spanish versions of the following: leader guides, PowerPoint presentations, and handouts. System Requirements: PC-Windows 95 and PowerPoint 97 or later. Mac-System 8.5 and PowerPoint 98 or later.

Becoming a Middle Level Teacher

Author : Cathy Vatterott
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Becoming A Middle Level Teacher outlines an approach to student focused instruction that can provide greater academic success for the most students, and at the same time, assist early adolescents in navigating the difficult transition of puberty. With over 50 learning activities in language arts, social studies, science, math, art, music, and physical education from 20 practicing middle school teachers, the text is full of examples of actual programs and practices from several outstanding middle schools.

Transforming School Leadership and Management to Support Student Learning and Development

Author : Edward T. Joyner
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This comprehensive field guide will be an essential resource for every school leader charged with fostering the healthy development and academic success of students.

Towards Strategic Staff Development in Higher Education

Author : Society for Research into Higher Education
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This book focuses on strategic staff development in higher education, a sector in which it has been largely viewed as an operational activity with little organizational relevance. The book demonstrates how staff development needs to be based on modern theories of 'organizational learning', aligning itself with institutional and departmental needs as well as the wants and needs of individual staff.

Social Work Education Research and Practice

Author : Ilango Ponnuswami
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Perspectives on Thinking Learning and Cognitive Styles

Author : IBM Professor of Psychology and Education Robert J Sternberg, PhD PhD
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This volume presents the most comprehensive, balanced, and up-to-date coverage of theory and research on cognitive, thinking, and learning styles, in a way that: * represents diverse theoretical perspectives; * includes solid empirical evidence testing the validity of these perspectives; and * shows the application of these perspectives to school situations, as well as situations involving other kinds of organizations. International representation is emphasized, with chapters from almost every major leader in the field of styles. Each chapter author has contributed serious theory and/or published empirical data--work that is primarily commercial or that implements the theories of others. The book's central premise is that cognitive, learning, and thinking styles are not abilities but rather preferences in the use of abilities. Traditionally, many psychologists and educators have believed that people's successes and failures are attributable mainly to individual differences in abilities. However, for the past few decades research on the roles of thinking, learning, and cognitive styles in performance within both academic and nonacademic settings has indicated that they account for individual differences in performance that go well beyond abilities. New theories better differentiate styles from abilities and make more contact with other psychological literatures; recent research, in many cases, is more careful and conclusive than are some of the older studies. Cognitive, learning, and thinking styles are of interest to educators because they predict academic performance in ways that go beyond abilities, and because taking styles into account can help teachers to improve both instruction and assessment and to show sensitivity to cultural and individual diversity among learners. They are also of interest in business, where instruments to assess styles are valuable in selecting and placing personnel. The state-of-the-art research and theory in this volume will be of particular interest to scholars and graduate students in cognitive and educational psychology, managers, and others concerned with intellectual styles as applied in educational, industrial, and corporate settings.

Truth Party America s Plan

Author : John Coffey
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Reflective Teaching in Higher Education

Author : Paul Ashwin
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Reflective Teaching in Higher Education is the definitive textbook for reflective teachers in higher education. Informed by the latest research in this area, the book offers extensive support for those at the start of an academic career and career-long professionalism for those teaching in higher education. Written by an international collaborative author team of higher education experts led by Paul Ashwin, Reflective Teaching in Higher Education offers two levels of support: - practical guidance for day-to-day teaching, covering key issues such as strategies for improving learning, teaching and assessment, curriculum design, relationships, communication, and inclusion; and - evidence-informed 'principles' to aid understanding of how theories can effectively inform teaching practices, offering ways to develop a deeper understanding of teaching and learning in higher education. Case studies, activities, research briefings and annotated key readings are provided throughout. The author team: Paul Ashwin (Lancaster University, UK) | David Boud (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia) | Kelly Coate (King's Learning Institute, King's College London, UK) | Fiona Hallett (Edge Hill University, UK) | Elaine Keane (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland) | Kerri-Lee Krause (Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia) | Brenda Leibowitz (University of Johannesburg, South Africa) | Iain MacLaren (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland) | Jan McArthur (Lancaster University, UK) | Velda McCune (University of Edinburgh, UK) | Michelle Tooher National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland) This book forms part of the Reflective Teaching series, edited by Andrew Pollard and Amy Pollard, offering support for reflective practice in early, primary, secondary, further, vocational, university and adult sectors of education. Reflective Teaching in Higher Education and its website,, promote the expertise of teaching within higher education.

How Assessment Supports Learning

Author : David Carless
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How Assessment Supports Learning: Learning-oriented Assessment in Action invites teachers in higher education to rethink the purposes of assessment and to revise their assessment practices in the interests of improved student learning. It combines practice, theory, research and extensive examples of assessment techniques to support academics in this vital part of their multi-faceted role. This book presents 39 innovative assessment practices from a range of disciplines and located in a clearly articulated theoretical framework. This framework is congruent with outcomes-based approaches, currently being implemented in universities in Hong Kong and elsewhere. The practices, which can be modified for use in a wide range of contexts, illustrate how assessment can be used to engage students in productive learning, provide genuinely helpful feedback efficiently, and help students learn to evaluate and improve the quality of their own work. The book concludes with suggestions for responding to challenges at the interface between assessment and learning.

National Educational Technology Standards for Students

Author : International Society for Technology in Education
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This booklet includes the full text of the ISTE Standards for Students, along with the Essential Conditions, profiles and scenarios.

The University of Learning

Author : John Bowden
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Universities are rarely structured to facilitate learning and when they are, it is often done so in a limited way. This book looks at the theory and practice of learning and how universities can improve their quality and competence. It tackles the past failure of the quality and competence movements and advocates a move towards 'Universities of Learning'. The authors advocate an integration of elements that are often dealt with separately - theory and practice, teaching and research, and the levels of institution and individual - and handle these dimensions of integration in conjunction with each other. This new paperback edition will be essential reading for all those who are concerned with improving learning in higher education. It includes an updated preface that takes account of developments since the publication of the hardback edition.

Future Focused Learning

Author : Lee Crockett
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Advances in E Learning Experiences and Methodologies

Author : Garc¡a-Pe¤alvo, Francisco Jos‚
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Web-based training, known as e-learning, has experienced a great evolution and growth in recent years, as the capacity for education is no longer limited by physical and time constraints. The emergence of such a prized learning tool mandates a comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness and implications of e-learning. Advances in E-Learning: Experiences and Methodologies explores the technical, pedagogical, methodological, tutorial, legal, and emotional aspects of e-learning, considering and analyzing its different application contexts, and providing researchers and practitioners with an innovative view of e-learning as a lifelong learning tool for scholars in both academic and professional spheres.

Using Data to Improve Student Learning in Middle School

Author : Victoria Bernhardt
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This book helps you make sense of the data your school collects, including state student achievement results as well as other qualitative and quantitative data. Easy-to-use templates, tools, and examples are available on the accompanying CD-ROM.

E Learning for Geographers Online Materials Resources and Repositories

Author : Rees, Philip
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"This book provides a useful reference to the latest advancements in the area of educational technology and e-learning"--Provided by publisher.

Designing Learning for Tablet Classrooms

Author : Donovan R. Walling
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The versatile, cost-effective technology of the tablet computer has proved to be a good fit with the learning capabilities of today's students. Not surprisingly, in more and more classrooms, the tablet has replaced not only traditional print materials but the desktop computer and the laptop as well. Designing Instruction for Tablet Classrooms makes sense of this transition, clearly showing not just how and why tablet-based learning works, but how it is likely to evolve. Written for the non-technical reader, it balances elegant theoretical background with practical applications suitable to learning environments from kindergarten through college. A wealth of specialized topics ranges from course management and troubleshooting to creating and customizing etextbooks, from tablet use in early and remedial reading to the pros and cons of virtual field trips. And for maximum usefulness, early chapters are organized to spotlight core skills needed to negotiate the new design frontier, including: Framing the learning design approach. Analyzing the learning environment. Designing learning that capitalizes on tablet technology. Developing activities that match learning needs. Implementing the learning design. Conducting evaluations before, during, and after. This is proactive reading befitting a future of exciting developments in educational technology. For researchers and practitioners in this and allied fields, Designing Instruction for Tablet Classrooms offers limitless opportunities to think outside the box.

Student Voice Teacher Action Research and Classroom Improvement

Author : Lisa M. Bell
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The issue of teacher quality is increasingly seen as being central to education policy development and this emphasis highlights the role teacher professional development plays in improving teacher effectiveness and the quality of learning in the classroom. This book describes a large-scale research program which investigated the feasibility of using student perceptual measures as the basis for teacher development and classroom improvement. The book describes how teachers’ use of the student feedback, as part of an action-research process, was used to guide improvements to their respective classrooms which in turn provided them with increased opportunities for teacher development and growth. In addition to this, it reports the efforts of one school which purposefully linked the involvement of their teachers to their school improvement initiatives. This book would be of interest to a range of audiences including researchers, teachers and school leaders. Its attractions include its far-reaching implications for educational systems concerning the ways in which student feedback can be used to facilitate teacher development and growth. The book also reports the use of a multi-method research design in which quantitative and qualitative methods were successfully employed simultaneously within two concurrent and interrelated investigations.

Motivating Defiant and Disruptive Students to Learn

Author : Rich Korb
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How to stay calm, cool, and in control of your classroom Today’s teachers face more challenges than ever before in managing student behavior in the classroom. Rich Korb brings extensive teaching and administrative experience to his collection of strategies designed to keep teachers and students focused on learning. This accessible, step-by-step guide offers easy-to-implement methods that help you: Motivate and engage students Set up your classroom to prevent disruptive behavior Stay calm in the face of adverse situations Reduce the effect of misbehavior on other students’ learning Respond to inappropriate behavior effectively Avoid burning out