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How Students Understand the Past

How Students Understand the Past Author M. Elaine Davis
ISBN-10 0759100438
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 189
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History and archaeology education is highly valued among modern societies that seek to educate their youth about the past. Yet these areas have been_for the most part_slow to employ the latest advances in education theory and practice. Former classroom teacher and science education specialist M. Elaine Davis presents an informed and useful text that demonstrates the importance of contemporary learning theory and educational research to the development of effective programs in both formal and informal history and archaeology education. Chapters cover teaching and history education theory, and apply this to various case studies and program examples. This text will prove a much-valued tool for school teachers, museum educators, archaeologists, and historians_challenging and aiding educators to assess and improve their respective programs.



Understanding and Promoting Transformative Learning

Understanding and Promoting Transformative Learning Author Patricia Cranton
ISBN-10 9781620364147
Release 2016-06-13
Pages 208
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The third edition of Patricia Cranton’s Understanding and Promoting Transformative Learning brings a wealth of new insight from the tremendous growth in the field during the decade since the previous edition. As in the previous editions, the book helps adult educators understand what transformative learning is, distinguish it from other forms of learning, and foster it in their practice. The first part of the book is dedicated to clarifying transformative learning theory and relating it to other theoretical frameworks. The author examines transformative learning from the learner’s perspective, and discusses individual differences in how learners go through the process. In the second half of the book, the focus is squarely on strategies for promoting transformative learning in a wide variety of adult and higher education contexts. Practitioners will be able to take ideas from the text and apply them directly in their teaching. Since 1975, transformative learning has become a core theoretical perspective in adult and higher education, and research has proliferated. In the past decade, adult education and especially transformative learning grew into a noticeably larger field. The numbers of undergraduate and graduate programs in adult education have increased and continue to increase as more and more individuals are seeking the expertise, skills, and training necessary to work with adult learners in higher education, business, industry, government, health professions, non-profit organizations, and community development. In addition, the number of programs in higher education (both undergraduate and graduate) that include courses in transformative learning has grown dramatically. These academic audiences use the book to further their understanding of transformative learning theory and practice. Drawing on the latest research as well as the author’s own teaching experience in both online and face-to-face courses, this new edition will be a vital resource for members of the transformative learning community, as well as those encountering the topic for the first time.



The Art and Science of Teaching

The Art and Science of Teaching Author Robert J. Marzano
ISBN-10 9781416605713
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 221
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The popular author of Classroom Instruction That Works discusses 10 questions that can help teachers sharpen their craft and do what really works for the particular students in their classroom.



Reconsidering Conceptual Change Issues in Theory and Practice

Reconsidering Conceptual Change  Issues in Theory and Practice Author Margarita Limón
ISBN-10 9780306476372
Release 2007-05-08
Pages 420
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This book is an important account of the state of the art of both theoretical and practical issues in the present-day research on conceptual change. Unique in its complete treatment of the questions that should be considered to further current understanding of knowledge construction and change, this book is useful for psychologists, cognitive scientists, educational researchers, curriculum developers, teachers and educators at all levels and in all disciplines.



Student Development in College

Student Development in College Author Lori D. Patton
ISBN-10 9781118821817
Release 2016-02-29
Pages 560
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"Student Development in College is the go-to resource for student affairs, and is concerned a key reference for those most committed to conscious and intentional student affairs practice. This third edition includes new chapters on social class, disability, and emerging identity theories, with expanded coverage of faith and gender identity. A new framework provides guidance for facilitating dialogues about theory, teaching theory, and the importance of educators as consumers of theory. Discussion questions conclude each chapter and vignettes are woven throughout to provide practical context for theory. Learning activities in the appendix promote comprehension and application of theory"--



Understanding Biblical Theology

Understanding Biblical Theology Author Edward W Klink III
ISBN-10 9780310492245
Release 2012-11-06
Pages 192
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Understanding Biblical Theology clarifies the catch-all term “biblical theology,” a movement that tries to remove the often-held dichotomy between biblical studies for the Church and as an academic pursuit. This book examines the five major schools of thought regarding biblical theology and handles each in turn, defining and giving a brief developmental history for each one, and exploring each method through the lens of one contemporary scholar who champions it. Using a spectrum between history and theology, each of five “types” of biblical theology are identified as either “more theological” or “more historical” in concern and practice: Biblical Theology as Historical Description (James Barr) Biblical Theology as History of Redemption (D. A. Carson) Biblical Theology as Worldview-Story (N. T. Wright) Biblical Theology as Canonical Approach (Brevard Childs) Biblical Theology as Theological Construction (Francis Watson). A conclusion suggests how any student of the Bible can learn from these approaches.



Visible Learning into Action

Visible Learning into Action Author John Hattie
ISBN-10 9781317525462
Release 2015-10-30
Pages 318
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Recently at the Visible Learning Conference, Professor John Hattie stood up in his opening address and said, "I’m looking at you all and thinking ‘What if I got this wrong?’" I feel the same way when educators ask to visit and I always end up in the same place – that Keilor Views is a living, breathing example that he didn’t. -- Charles Branciforte, Principal of Keilor Views Primary School, Melbourne, Australia Visible Learning into Action takes the next step in the evolving Visible Learning story. It translates one of the biggest and most critically acclaimed education research projects ever undertaken into case studies of actual success stories, implementing John Hattie’s ideas in the classrooms of schools all around the world. The evidenced case studies presented in this book describe the Visible Learning journeys of fifteen schools from Australia, USA, Hong Kong, UK, Sweden, New Zealand and Norway and are representative of the VL international community of schools in their quest to ensure all of their students exceed their potential for academic success. Each school’s story will inform and inspire, bringing to life the discussions, actions and reflections from leaders, teachers, students and families. This book features extensive, interactive appendices containing study guide questions to encourage critical thinking, annotated endnotes with recommendations for further reading and links to YouTube and relevant websites. Drawing on the latest research into the major principles and strategies of learning, this essential resource is structured into five parts: Know thy impact; Effective feedback; Visible learners; Inspired and passionate teachers; The Visible Learning School. Visible Learning into Action is aimed at any student, teacher or parent requiring an up-to-date commentary on how research into human learning processes can inform our teaching and what goes on in our schools.



Corporate Strategy in Construction

Corporate Strategy in Construction Author Steven McCabe
ISBN-10 1444318764
Release 2010-01-19
Pages 336
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This book draws together the main elements of strategic management theory and considers their relevance to contemporary practice in construction. It helps students understand what corporate strategy involves and how it is possible to develop a proactive approach to the management of key organisational resources that are essential to attain objectives. Understanding of the importance of strategic management has developed rapidly in the past decade. Recent economic events have shown that all organisations must continually reassess their approach to achieving intended objectives, especially improvement in customer focus. The construction industry is no different. Construction employers require graduates who are competent in understanding the basis of strategic management, the range of techniques that will enable the organisation to identify opportunities and threats and respond to rapid change. This book provides an overview of the context in which construction projects are carried out, and the potential methods that exist to conduct strategic analysis and decision-making. By analysing case studies, Corporate Strategy in Construction: Understanding today's theory & practice demonstrates how vital lessons can be learnt from other industries by benchmarking practices and developing alternative ways of delivering value to clients. A key message of the book is that construction organisations can, with a better appreciation of strategic management, increase their potential to innovate and create sustainable competitive advantage.



Philosophy of Science Cognitive Psychology and Educational Theory and Practice

Philosophy of Science  Cognitive Psychology  and Educational Theory and Practice Author Richard Alan Duschl
ISBN-10 0791410536
Release 1992
Pages 287
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This edited volume extends existing discussions among philosophers of science, cognitive psychologists, and educational researchers on the the restructuring of scientific knowledge and the domain of science education. This exchange of ideas across disciplinary fields raises fundamental issues and provides frameworks that help to focus educational research programs, curriculum development efforts, and teacher training programs.



A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Author Heather Fry
ISBN-10 9781317650225
Release 2014-08-21
Pages 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.



The Past as Text

The Past as Text Author Gabrielle M. Spiegel
ISBN-10 0801862590
Release 1999-10-15
Pages 320
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Postmodernism has challenged historians to look at historical texts in a new way and to be skeptical of the claim that one can confidently retrieve "fact" from historical writings. In The Past as Text historian Gabrielle M. Spiegel sets out to read long-familiar medieval histories and chronicles in light of the critical-theoretical problems raised by postmodernism. At the same time she urges a method of analysis that enables the reader to recognize these texts simultaneously as sacrifice and as works deeply embedded in a historically determinate, knowable social world. Arguing for the "social logic of the text," Spiegel provides historians with a way to retrieve the social significance and conceptual claims produced by these medieval or any historical writings.



Understanding Structural Engineering

Understanding Structural Engineering Author Wai-Fah Chen
ISBN-10 9781439827116
Release 2011-05-24
Pages 271
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In our world of seemingly unlimited computing, numerous analytical approaches to the estimation of stress, strain, and displacement—including analytical, numerical, physical, and analog techniques—have greatly advanced the practice of engineering. Combining theory and experimentation, computer simulation has emerged as a third path for engineering design and performance evaluation. As a result, structural engineers working in the practical world of engineering must apply and, ideally, thrive on these idealizations of science-based theories. Analyzing the major achievements in the field, Understanding Structural Engineering demonstrates how to bring science to engineering design. This book illustrates: Key conceptual breakthroughs in structural engineering in the twentieth century The science of structural engineering from basic mechanics and computing to the ultimate process of engineering design How engineers implement theory to practice through idealizations and simplifications Current and future trends in structural engineering Developments and advancements in structural engineering hinge on a few key breakthroughs in concepts, simplifications and idealizations. Simplification, inherent in the art of structural engineering, is a key theme throughout this book. But the authors go further. Their clear explanations of the role and impact of new, science-based developments shows you how to put them into practice.



Bridging Theory and Practice in Teacher Education

Bridging Theory and Practice in Teacher Education Author Mordechai Gordon
ISBN-10 9087900414
Release 2007-11-01
Pages 160
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This book addresses both the concerns of teacher candidates and their misconceptions about the relation of theory and practice in education. The contributors to this volume share the belief that theories provide teachers with a frame of reference and a language with which to name and critically analyze many of the problems they face daily. The significance of theory is in its ability to define the problems that teachers face, clarify their confusions, and suggest possible solutions to these problems. Once educational theories are viewed as guides to thought and instruments of interpretation rather than as established facts, it becomes clear that they cannot simply be plugged into a particular classroom. Instead, a theory must be applied in more nuanced and contextual ways, taking into account the social-historical context in which it was created as well as the various particulars of each classroom situation. Experienced educators and scholars in the field have been recruited to write essays that speak to the relevance of different theories in philosophy, psychology, sociology, English, history, science, art, technology, and multiculturalism for the practice of teaching. This book would appeal to teacher educators, teacher candidates, and teachers in general.



Theory Practice and Trends in Human Services

Theory  Practice  and Trends in Human Services Author Edward S. Neukrug
ISBN-10 9781133713814
Release 2012-02-24
Pages 416
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Neukrug's easy-to-understand text addresses critical topics in Human Services, thereby providing students with a comprehensive overview of the field. The book addresses the field's history, theory, helping skills, and professional standards, as well as techniques for working in group counseling, family counseling, and community systems. Neukrug also addresses research, evaluation, assessment, normal and abnormal human development, career issues, and multicultural awareness, all of which figure prominently into the knowledge and skill base that informs the human services worker's daily responsibilities. The book is further distinguished by its experiential emphasis, unique use of personal vignettes, and focus on the development of the helper. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Teaching Games for Understanding

Teaching Games for Understanding Author Linda L. Griffin
ISBN-10 0736045945
Release 2005
Pages 238
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Through Teaching Games for Understanding: Theory, Research, and Practice, you can - gain a comprehensive perspective of the teaching games for understanding (TGfU) model, seeing it in context of its influences and evolution; - tap into the latest research and findings in the model, learning from worldwide experts in each of the topics covered; - consider how students learn best, what should be taught, and why it should be taught using the TGfU model; and - learn how to apply the TGfU approach at all educational levels. Teaching games for understanding (TGfU) is a dynamic approach to sport education that has gained worldwide popularity over the past 25 years. Now, through Teaching Games for Understanding: Theory, Research, and Practice, readers can discover the latest refinements and up-to-date research from the world's highest-regarded experts on the topic. This book presents a comprehensive look at the TGfU model and provides multiple perspectives from 17 contributors in 6 countries. As such, it is a valuable resource for preservice and in-service teachers, teacher educators, and coaches around the world. It details the history, theory, research, and practice of the approach (also known as the tactical games model and the games sense model) and enables readers to better understand and apply TGfU. Teaching Games for Understandingincludes the following features: - Opening scenarios or quotes to make the material relevant and draw the reader in - Discussion questions for each chapter to facilitate understanding and provide teachers with a ready-made starting point for review of the material - Chapter-ending summaries that present an overview of the material to help students test their understanding and recall the contents Never before has a book presented such an all-encompassing analysis of the TGfU model. Every angle is covered. The book explores why and how to involve students in the construction of games, how to use the model in curriculums at the elementary and secondary levels and in teacher education programs, and how assessment factors in. It examines how to integrate the model with sport education, covers the social interactions and decision-making processes involved in the model, and details the implications of model-based instruction for research on teaching. It also presents real-life stories of teachers successfully implementing this approach. Finally, it takes a look at the future direction for TGfU, considering its continuing evolution. Highly readable and widely applicable, Teaching Games for Understanding: Theory, Research, and Practiceis a vital text in the field of sport education, affording readers a solid foundation for understanding and using TGfU.



Theory and Practice

Theory and Practice Author Nathan Rotenstreich
ISBN-10 9789401010986
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 240
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Theory and Practice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Theory and Practice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Theory and Practice book for free.



Handbook of Theory for Practice Teachers in Social Work

Handbook of Theory for Practice Teachers in Social Work Author Joyce Lishman
ISBN-10 1853020982
Release 1991-01-01
Pages 236
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As part of the general move towards accreditation and greater professionalism, practice teachers (supervisors) have to be accredited and undergo some training and practice teaching. This handbook, commissioned by the North of Scotland Consortium for Education and Training provides the theoretical base that practice teachers need. It provides a summary of the theory underlying models of understanding human development and behaviour, and of models of social work intervention. Because of its combination of theory and practice it will be of equal use to social students and practitioners and practice teachers supervising students under the new Diploma in Social Work programme.