How Students Understand the Past

Author: M. Elaine Davis
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759100438
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Education

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

Author: Patricia Cranton
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9781620364147
Release Date: 2016-06-13
Genre: Education

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.

Understanding Biblical Theology

Author: Edward W Klink III
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310492245
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Genre: Religion

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.

Understanding Medical Education

Author: Tim Swanwick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118472385
Release Date: 2013-10-31
Genre: Medical

In this new and extensively updated second edition, the Association for the Study of Medical Education presents a complete and authoritative guide to medical education. Written by leading experts in the field, Understanding Medical Education provides a comprehensive resource of the theoretical and academic bases to modern medical education practice. This authoritative and accessible reference is designed to meet the needs of all those working in medical education from undergraduate education through postgraduate training to continuing professional development. As well as providing practical guidance for clinicians, teachers and researchers, Understanding Medical Education will prove an invaluable resource to those studying at certificate, diploma or masters level and a first ‘port-of-call’ for anyone engaged in medical education as an academic discipline. Exploring medical education in all its diversity and containing all you need in one place, Understanding Medical Education is the ideal reference not only for medical educators, but for anyone involved in the development of healthcare professionals, in whatever discipline wherever they are in the world.

Reconsidering Conceptual Change Issues in Theory and Practice

Author: Margarita Limón
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306476372
Release Date: 2007-05-08
Genre: Psychology

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.

Philosophy of Science Cognitive Psychology and Educational Theory and Practice

Author: Richard Alan Duschl
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791410536
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Education

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

Author: Heather Fry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317650225
Release Date: 2014-08-21
Genre: Education

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.

Understanding International Diplomacy

Author: Corneliu Bjola
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351766821
Release Date: 2018-02-19
Genre: Political Science

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of international diplomacy, covering both theory and practice. This second edition has been revised and updated, with new material on such key contemporary issues as Syria, Ukraine, migration and the South China Sea. The text summarizes and discusses the major trends in the field of diplomacy, providing an innovative theoretical approach to understanding diplomacy not as a collection of practices or a set of historical traditions, but as a form of institutionalized communication through which authorized representatives produce, manage and distribute public goods. The book: Traces the evolution of diplomacy from its beginnings in ancient Egypt, Greece and China to our current age of global diplomacy. Examines theoretical explanations about how diplomats take decisions, make relations and shape the world. Discusses normative approaches to how diplomacy ought to adapt itself to the twenty-first century, help re-make states and assist the peaceful evolution of international order. In sum, Understanding International Diplomacy provides an up-to-date, accessible and authoritative overview of how diplomacy works and, indeed, ought to work in a globalized world. This textbook will be essential reading for students of international diplomacy, and is highly recommended for students of crisis negotiation, international organizations, foreign policy and IR in general.

Understanding Social Enterprise

Author: Rory Ridley-Duff
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473943520
Release Date: 2015-10-08
Genre: Business & Economics

The emergence of social enterprises over the past 35 years has been an exciting and significant development in the economy at a local, national and international level. How should we understand the growing popularity of social enterprise and the wider social economy? Are alternative business models even more relevant in an uncertain business climate? Do they provide a robust response to periods of state 'austerity'? How do social enterprises contribute to global initiatives to improve the sustainability and responsibility of the business community? Through discussion of theoretical and practical considerations for the field, and a wealth of learning features, this 2nd edition of Understanding Social Enterprise: Focuses on the distinct pathways that social enterprises follow, critiquing the competencies and practices that contribute to a successful social economy Contains updated coverage on sector issues, including the recent development of the social investment industry Explores how private, voluntary and public sector agencies engage the social economy, and how distinctive new forms have emerged from it Examines the management of social enterprises in different contexts within the social economy Contains updated coverage of international issues informed by global studies of the social economies. Revisions include a new, tripartite structure and two new chapters on 'Marketing and Measuring Social Value' and 'Social Investment and Crowd Funding'. Visit the companion website for sample curricula, instructors’ manual, PowerPoint slides and extra case studies for lecturers, and access to full-text journal articles for students.

Student Development in College

Author: Lori D. Patton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118821817
Release Date: 2016-02-29
Genre: Education

"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"--

Theory Practice and Trends in Human Services

Author: Edward S. Neukrug
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133713814
Release Date: 2012-02-24
Genre: Medical

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.

Handbook of Theory for Practice Teachers in Social Work

Author: Joyce Lishman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1853020982
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Genre: Social Science

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.

ICD 10 CM PCS Coding Theory and Practice 2014 Edition

Author: Karla R. Lovaasen
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323292573
Release Date: 2014-04-14
Genre: Medical

With comprehensive, practical coverage of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS medical coding, ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding: Theory and Practice, 2014 Edition provides a thorough understanding of diagnosis coding in physician and hospital settings. It combines basic coding principles, clear examples, challenging exercises, and the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting to ensure coding accuracy using the latest codes. From leading medical coding authorities Karla Lovaasen and Jennifer Schwerdtfeger, this ‘learn by doing’ resource will help you succeed whether you're learning to code for the first time or preparing for the transition to ICD-10! ICD-10-CM/PCS codes are included for all coding exercises and examples, in preparation for the October 2014 implementation of ICD-10. ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting (OCGR) provide fast, easy access to the latest codes as well as examples of proper application. MS-DRG documentation and reimbursement details guide you through this key component of the coding process. Numerous coding exercises and examples in each chapter break key content into manageable segments and challenge you to apply chapter concepts. Disease coverage, including illustrations and coding examples, helps you understand how commonly encountered conditions relate to ICD-10-CM coding. Integrated medical record coverage provides a context for coding and familiarizes you with documents you will encounter on the job. Updated content includes the icd-10 code revisions released in Spring 2013, ensuring you have the latest coding information available.