Thinking about the Environment

Our Debt to the Classical and Medieval Past

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Author: Linda M Bullock

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739104200

Category: Nature

Page: 226

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Why should the work of the ancient and the medievals, so far as it relates to nature, still be of interest and an inspiration to us now? The contributions to this enlightening volume explore and uncover contemporary scholarship's debt to the classical and medieval past. Thinking About the Environment synthesizes religious thought and environmental theory to trace a trajectory from Mesopotamian mythology and classical and Hellenistic Greek, through classical Latin writers, to medieval Christian views of the natural world and our relationship with it. The work also offers medieval Arabic and Jewish views on humanity's inseparability from nature. The volume concludes with a study of the breakdown between science and value in contemporary ecological thought. Thinking About the Environment will be a invaluable source book for those seeking to address environmental ethics from a historical perspective.

The Evolution of Winnicott's Thinking

Examining the Growth of Psychoanalytic Thought Over Three Generations

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Author: Margaret Boyle Spelman

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1781813019

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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What happens to the thinking of a thinker who refuses a discipleship? This book attempts to answer this question in relation to D. W. Winnicott and the evolution of his thinking. He eschewed a following, privileging the independence of his thinking and fostering the same in others. However Winnicott's thinking exerts a growing influence in areas including psychoanalysis, psychology, and human development. This book looks at the nature of Winnicott's thought and its influence. It first examines the development of Winnicott's thinking through his own life time (first generation) and then continues this exploration by viewing the thinking in members of the group with a strong likelihood of influence from him; his analysands (second generation) and their analysands (third generation).

More Time to Think

The power of independent thinking

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Author: Nancy Kline

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1844038238

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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The quality of everything we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do first. The leaders, professionals, parents and teachers who understand this are at the top of their fields and inspire some of the finest independent thinking in their environments. In More Time to Think, Nancy Kline shares ten effective ways to help people think for themselves with rigour, imagination, courage and grace. From learning that the mind works best in the presence of a question (so never be afraid to risk being wrong) and that a key factor in the quality of a person's thinking is how they are treated by the people with them while they are thinking, to the importance of appreciation and of facing what you have been denying, Nancy Kline shows how to create a successful Thinking Environment, whether for two people or a larger group.

Time to Think

Listening to Ignite the Human Mind

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Author: Nancy Kline

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1844037223

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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The power of effective listening is recognised as the essential tool of good management. In this book, Kline describes how we can achieve this, and presents a step-by-step guide that can be used in any situation. Whether you want to have more productive meetings, solve business problems or build stronger relationships, this book offers you a new world of possibilities.

The Heart of Coaching Supervision

Working with Reflection and Self-Care

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Author: Eve Turner,Stephen Palmer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351746685

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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The Heart of Coaching Supervision takes us on a journey that starts with understanding who we are, and why we do what we do the way we do it, so that we can help those we work with understand themselves and their practice. The journey includes our background and personal and professional influences and considers the need for self-resourcing to resource others. It examines our being alongside our doing, to ensure that we can provide the best possible service to all those we work with. The book’s highly experienced contributors provide a unique perspective on supervision’s benefits. The chapters cover themes that support self-discovery and resourcing including the three Ps of supervision and coaching, diversity and inclusion, resourcing, working with intense emotions and the self as instrument. Nancy Kline’s Thinking Environment© is explored in a supervision context alongside creative forms of reflective and expressive writing and resourcing through a peer supervision chain. The Heart of Coaching Supervision also includes ten engaging, international case studies, considering the role of supervision in depth. A key contribution to the field, the book is essential reading for all coaches and mentors, coaching supervisors and psychologists, managers in a coaching role and anyone in a helping profession or leadership position wanting to better understand the wide benefits of supervision.

Strategic Reading in the Content Areas

Practical Applications for Creating a Thinking Environment

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Author: Rachel Billmeyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780971129221

Category: Reading (Secondary)

Page: 260

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Content-area teachers hold the keys for helping students understand how to think as they read. Teaching students how to read strategically in every subject and grade level helps them know how to think in order to successfully master the content. This practical guide examines current information about the role of metacognition (thinking about thinking); three interactive reading ingredients (context, reader, text features); and current research on vocabulary and concept development. Also included: *K-12 Children's Bibliography for All Content Areas *Guidelines and Strategies for ALL Content Areas *Resources for Special Education and English Language Learners.

Thinking About the Environment: Readings on Politics, Property and the Physical World

Readings on Politics, Property and the Physical World

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Author: Matthew Alan Cahn,Rory O'Brien

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317453700

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Underlying current controversies about environmental regulation are shared concerns, divided interests and different ways of thinking about the earth and our proper relationship to it. This book brings together writings on nature and environment that illuminate thought and action in this realm.

Thinking Through the Environment

A Reader

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Author: Mark J. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134616953

Category: Science

Page: 448

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This reader brings together material from ecological thought, environmental policy, environmental philosophy, social and political thought, historical sociology and cultural studies. The extracts tell the story of the way the natural environment has been understood in the modern world and how this has recently been questioned as contemporary societies are seen as characterised by uncertainty and complexity. The literature guides the reader through the conventiaonal grounds for thinking about rights and obligations in relation to future generations, non-human animals and the biotic commununities, bringing each into question. This then leads into a critical examination of social and political theories and their capacity for drawing on ecological thought. Each of the seven sections of readings is introduced by the editor who locates the set of readings within the specific themes and issues at the heart of each section. This broad-reaching and thought-provoking set of readings stresses the diversity of response to environmental problems both within and between anthropocentric and ecocentric approaches and will encourage the reader to examine how they are manifested in the areas of environmental ethics, policy analysis and social and political theory.

The Future of Lean Sigma Thinking in a Changing Business Environment

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Author: David Rogers

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439895392

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Of the 100 companies named to Fortune magazine’s list of the world’s largest companies in 1956, only 29 of those companies remain on that list. Many lost their way because they failed to recognize the changes taking place, or were too big to react quickly enough to shifting market conditions. Supplying Lean practitioners with a formal process for keeping up with technological advancements and shifting business requirements, The Future of Lean Sigma Thinking in a Changing Business Environment provides the tools to survive and prosper through the current business environment. It introduces cutting-edge business solutions from the fields of chemical engineering, aircraft production, and business psychology, and explains how to integrate these concepts with proven Lean principles. The book begins by providing a foundation in essential Lean concepts, including Deming and Juran, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management, the Toyota Production System, and New Six Sigma. Next, it reports on the latest advances in process understanding. By analyzing changing attitudes within the system, it illustrates how new products are being developed using updated Lean thinking. In addition, it provides examples that demonstrate the impact of e-commerce on Lean production systems. Incorporating the green agenda to Lean thinking, the text supplies the insight to safely navigate your company through a shifting business landscape while reducing your impact on raw materials and the environment. By following the principles discussed in this book, you will not only increase your company’s chances of achieving long-term survival but will position your organization to capitalize on the economic upturn on the horizon.

Thinking and Literacy

The Mind at Work

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Author: Carolyn N. Hedley,Patricia Antonacci,Mitchell Rabinowitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135447020

Category: Education

Page: 328

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This volume explores higher level, critical, and creative thinking, as well as reflective decision making and problem solving -- what teachers should emphasize when teaching literacy across the curriculum. Focusing on how to encourage learners to become independent thinking, learning, and communicating participants in home, school, and community environments, this book is concerned with integrated learning in a curriculum of inclusion. It emphasizes how to provide a curriculum for students where they are socially interactive, personally reflective, and academically informed. Contributors are authorities on such topics as cognition and learning, classroom climates, knowledge bases of the curriculum, the use of technology, strategic reading and learning, imagery and analogy as a source of creative thinking, the nature of motivation, the affective domain in learning, cognitive apprenticeships, conceptual development across the disciplines, thinking through the use of literature, the impact of the media on thinking, the nature of the new classroom, developing the ability to read words, the bilingual, multicultural learner, crosscultural literacy, and reaching the special learner. The applications of higher level thought to classroom contexts and materials are provided, so that experienced teacher educators, and psychologists are able to implement some of the abstractions that are frequently dealt with in texts on cognition. Theoretical constructs are grounded in educational experience, giving the volume a practical dimension. Finally, appropriate concerns regarding the new media, hypertext, bilingualism, and multiculturalism as they reflect variation in cognitive experience within the contexts of learning are presented.