• Education
      January 2013

      Thinking Through Project-Based Learning

      Guiding Deeper Inquiry

      by Jane Krauss and Suzie Boss

      Thinking Through Projects shows teachers how to create a more interactive classroom environment where students engage, learn, and achieve. Teachers will findA reader-friendly overview of project-based learning that includes current findings on brain development and connections with Common Core standardsNumerous how-to's and sample projects for every K-12 grade level Strategies for integrating project learning into all main subject areas, across disciplines, and with current technology and social mediaWays to involve the community through student field research, special guests, and ideas for showcasing student workWhether you are new to project-based learning or ready to strengthen your existing classroom projects, you'll find a full suite of strategies and tools in this essential book.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      May 2012

      Mediendidaktik

      Konzeption und Entwicklung mediengestützter Lernangebote

      by Michael Kerres

      Neue Lernmedien sind eine Herausforderung für die Bildungsarbeit. Oft wird von den "Potenzialen multi- und telemedialer Lernumgebungen" (CBT, Internet, Videokonferenzen etc.) gesprochen, doch in der Praxis sind die Lernangebote häufig enttäuschend. Dieses Buch stellt den Prozess der Konzeption und Entwicklung neuer Bildungsmedien systematisch vor. Aus der interdisziplinären Sichtweise von Pädagogik und Informatik werden wichtige mediendidaktische und informationstechnische Kriterien für die Planung didaktisch wertvoller Medien beschrieben. Diese 3. Auflage des vielfach empfohlenen Standardwerkes setzt den Fokus außerdem auf aktuelle Entwicklungen im Bereich des internetgestützten Lernens. Ebenso enthalten ist eine erweiterte Fassung des in der Praxis weit verbreiteten "Leitfadens zur mediendidaktischen Konzeption". Er gibt dem Leser eine konkrete Anleitung für die Umsetzung von mediengestützten Bildungsangeboten in die Hand.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      October 2018

      Grundthemen der Literaturwissenschaft: Literaturdidaktik

      by Christiane Lütge

      Die Reihe bietet substanzielle Einzeldarstellungen zu Grundthemen und zentralen Fragestellungen der Literaturwissenschaft. Dabei erhebt den Anspruch, für fortgeschrittene Studierende wissenschaftliche Zugänge zum jeweiligen Thema zu erschließen. Gleichzeitig soll sie Forscherinnen und Forschern mit speziellen Interessen als wichtige Anlaufstelle dienen, die den aktuellen Stand der Forschung auf hohem Niveau kartiert und somit eine solide Basis für weitere Arbeiten im betreffenden Forschungsfeld bereitstellt.

    • Study & learning skills: general
      February 2010

      Engaging Imagination and Developing Creativity in Education

      by Editor(s): Kieran Egan and Krystina Madej

      Imagination is the Source of Creativity and Invention This series of essays has been collected expressly to bring readers new ideas about imagination and creativity in education that will both stimulate discussion and debate and also contribute practical ideas for how to infuse our daily classrooms with imaginative activities. In a world that values creative innovation, it is distressing that our schools are dominated by an educational paradigm that pays too little attention to engaging the imagination and emotions of students in the curriculum and the worlds challenges that the curriculum is designed to prepare students to meet. The ability of children to think creatively, to be innovative, enterprising, and capable, depends greatly on providing a rich imagination-based educational environment. It is only when we consider the imagination a vital component of our lives and one of the great workhorses of learning that we recognize the importance of adding the imaginative to the study of the affective, cognitive, and physical modes of our development. Doing so fills a gap that has led to incomplete accounts of childrens development, their subsequent learning needs, and indeed, how to fulfill these needs in educational environments.This discussion, about the importance of imagination and creativity in education, has been taken up by researchers and educators around the world. It is represented here by writings from authors from Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Italy, Israel, Japan, and Romania. In the first part of this book these authors explore and discuss theories of development, imagination, and creativity. In the second part they extend these theories to broader social issues such as responsible citizenship, gender, and special needs education, to new approaches to curriculum subjects such as literacy, science, and mathematics, and to the educational environment of the museum.

    • Organization & management of education
      January 2019

      From Education to Life

      A Review of Its Role and Tasks

      by Author(s): Marian F. Sia, Santiago Sia

      This book contributes to ongoing discussions on the important role of education and on the challenging tasks facing educators today. Drawing on their long, vast and varied experience as educators, administrators and scholars, the authors deal specifically with certain fundamental issues with a view to engaging those involved in education in an examination of what underlies educational theory and practice. The book shows that education is not simply about attending school, academic institutions or any other establishment of learning or training, but, rather, is a process that looks further than the time spent learning lessons, attending lectures, doing research, acquiring knowledge, honing skills, or developing competence, important and crucial as these activities are to human development. Its greatest challenge and purpose come, instead, from life itself. For this reason, this book is about education as preparing us to live a more fulfilled life, and as a process that lasts a lifetime. All those involved in education at all stages and in various capacities will find this book both beneficial and engaging.

    • Music
      June 2010

      Navigating Music and Sound Education

      by Editor(s): Julie Ballantyne and Brydie-Leigh Bartleet

      Navigating Music and Sound Education has been specifically written for pre-service teachers who are studying music education curriculum or pedagogy subjects. It features the voices of leading international academics in the field to illuminate issues of importance in preparing pre-service teacher education students. The engaging examples provided in each chapter are drawn from real-life educational settings, and enable readers to critically explore the perspectives presented by the authors and consider the application of such perspectives in their future practice.

    • ELT: English for specific purposes
      September 2010

      Teaching Translation and Interpreting

      Challenges and Practices

      by Editor(s): Łukasz Bogucki

      In a world increasingly dependent on translation and localisation, translator and interpreter training is becoming one of the more dynamic areas in academic exchanges. Teaching Translation and Interpreting: Challenges and Practices strives to meet the growing interest in this field. The book offers a general and up-to-date overview of current trends in teaching translation at university level. The innovative and exciting articles offer a comprehensive selection of topics for discussion and reflection that will appeal to students, lecturers, researchers and professionals alike. Though the research projects described in the essays are to some extent rooted in the Polish reality, their conclusions are largely universal and applicable worldwide.

    • ELT: English for specific purposes
      January 2014

      Curriculum Development for Legal English Programs

      by Author(s): Halina Sierocka

      This book provides a systematic introduction to the issues involved in designing and implementing courses of English for Legal Purposes. Each chapter highlights a different aspect of the curriculum development process, including syllabus design, taking into account the special role of needs analysis, materials development, and the question of assessing and testing languages for special purposes. In addition, the book provides a brief outline of key concepts in the methodology of English for Specific Purposes, in the context of Legal English in particular. Factors such as the specificity of legal discourse, the roles of ESP teachers, subject-knowledge dilemma, cooperative teaching or language issues are taken into account. The book concludes with a model syllabus for a course of English for Legal Purposes developed by the author as the outcome of a three-year action research programme conducted at the Faculty of Law at the University of Bialystok, Poland.The book is informative and reader-friendly, and will serve as a resource and reference book for anybody involved and interested in teaching or researching into English for Legal Purposes.

    • Language teaching & learning (other than ELT)
      September 2012

      Exploring Task-Based PBL in Chinese Teaching and Learning

      by Editor(s): XiangYun Du and Mads Jakob Kirkebæk

      This book is based on educational research conducted by the Confucius Institute for Innovation and Learning at Aalborg University. It aims to bridge the gap between the traditional methods of teaching Chinese and the student-centred learning method in a non-native context such as Denmark. The establishment of a conceptual framework for Task-Based PBL offers an alternative approach that encourages innovative teaching practices and promotes research-based teaching in language education. Empirically, this book reports how teachers designed and conducted tasks, how the classroom setting was affected, and how students evaluated the course. Teachers’ reflections and recommendations are included, along with 20 ready-to-use tasks developed by our teachers to disseminate our experiences and methods with a broad range of teachers, students and educational contexts.This book suggests that the effectiveness of new teaching methods and the initiation of new subjects are contextual. Learning a foreign language (e.g. Chinese) is more than language acquisition; it is also understanding other cultures and participating in intercultural interaction and communication. Thus, education and learning (particularly a foreign language) is related to a broader social transformation in the process of globalisation and in the development towards a knowledge society.

    • Educational strategies & policy
      March 2015

      Proceedings of the International Conference on Education, Reflection and Development

      by Editor(s): Vasile Chis, Ion Albulescu

      The International Conference on Education, Reflection and Development took place in May 2013 at Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. TThe event was organized by the Educational Sciences Department of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, and brought together participants from various different countries, including Israel, Greece, Turkey, Republic of Moldova, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Romania. The conference gave these scholars the opportunity to discuss a wide range of topics relevant for teacher training and related to didactic research in the context of globalization. It also provided numerous opportunities for the development of projects and international collaborations in the future. Given its wide scope, the conference was attended by a variety of of participants, including academic staff interested, or working, in the field of the social sciences, particularly those concerned with education; teachers from all over the world, looking for new findings, ideas and solutions; researchers in the pedagogical field; and university students, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, looking for research models or for partners in their field of study and interest. This volume brings together several of the best papers presented at the conference, and will be of interest to anyone involved in the various fields of education.

    • Philosophy & theory of education
      February 2018

      Service-Learning in Higher Education in Africa

      by Author(s): Titus O. Pacho

      This book will help stakeholders in higher education appreciate service-learning as an innovative and active approach with the potential to enrich students’ learning experiences, while adding value to the service mission of higher education. The approach not only links academic learning to everyday life, but also exposes students to a variety of opportunities for the development of life and career skills. The book will serve to bring university teaching out of the clouds and restore in students’ minds the connection between what they are learning and the people their education is meant to help. The approach advocated here will serve to have a long-term and salutary effect on the whole nature of university learning. When students are given the opportunity to participate actively in the learning process, which includes civic engagement, they will be able to learn not only theoretically, but also experientially through practice, as experience is generally one of the best ways to learn.

    • Higher & further education, tertiary education
      October 2018

      English Studies in Indian Universities

      The Present Scenario

      by Author(s): Ravindra Baburao Tasildar

      Right from its formal introduction in India in 1835, through Thomas B. Macaulay’s Minute, English has been intrinsically linked with the employment prospects of Indians. During their regime, the British promoted English education to fulfil the requirement of English-knowing Indians for administrative purposes. Owing to globalization, the last few years have witnessed the opening up of thousands of lucrative job opportunities for graduates proficient in English. English has gained importance in India as the language of opportunities. In colonial India, English education was a passport to government jobs, while in the twenty-first century, proficiency in English is essential for private sector jobs. This book examines the development of curricula in English in Indian universities vis-a-vis the needs of second language learners studying in Special English programmes of Bachelor of Arts (BA). It also reflects on how globalization has strengthened the connection between English and employment.

    • Education
      March 2018

      Critical Perspectives on Work-Integrated Learning in Higher Education Institutions

      by Editor(s): Nirmala Dorasamy, Renitha Rampersad

      Governments around the world are committed to enhancing students’ “graduateness”. Work-integrated learning (WIL) is one of the many programmes which Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can develop to promote this facet of student life. The incorporation of work-integrated learning in curriculum design and development can produce reciprocal benefits for students, workplaces, professions and communities. Any curriculum design and development endeavour relating to WIL requires appropriate resources to support curriculum development.This book serves to explore WIL programmes and experiences for the student, WIL coordinator and supervisor. It further integrates practical, relevant and reflective industry experience within the higher education curriculum to enhance student development. WIL has no uniformly or specific framework or approaches since it is an emerging field and is generally influenced by contextual factors. In view of the diversity in theory and practice and different purposes, whether pragmatic or practical, driving the adoption of one approach over another, this book highlight sthe diverse approaches that encapsulate WIL in South Africa.

    • Music
      June 2010

      Navigating Music and Sound Education

      by Editor(s): Julie Ballantyne and Brydie-Leigh Bartleet

      Navigating Music and Sound Education has been specifically written for pre-service teachers who are studying music education curriculum or pedagogy subjects. It features the voices of leading international academics in the field to illuminate issues of importance in preparing pre-service teacher education students. The engaging examples provided in each chapter are drawn from real-life educational settings, and enable readers to critically explore the perspectives presented by the authors and consider the application of such perspectives in their future practice.

    • Study & learning skills: general
      February 2010

      Engaging Imagination and Developing Creativity in Education

      by Editor(s): Kieran Egan and Krystina Madej

      Imagination is the Source of Creativity and Invention This series of essays has been collected expressly to bring readers new ideas about imagination and creativity in education that will both stimulate discussion and debate and also contribute practical ideas for how to infuse our daily classrooms with imaginative activities. In a world that values creative innovation, it is distressing that our schools are dominated by an educational paradigm that pays too little attention to engaging the imagination and emotions of students in the curriculum and the worlds challenges that the curriculum is designed to prepare students to meet. The ability of children to think creatively, to be innovative, enterprising, and capable, depends greatly on providing a rich imagination-based educational environment. It is only when we consider the imagination a vital component of our lives and one of the great workhorses of learning that we recognize the importance of adding the imaginative to the study of the affective, cognitive, and physical modes of our development. Doing so fills a gap that has led to incomplete accounts of childrens development, their subsequent learning needs, and indeed, how to fulfill these needs in educational environments.This discussion, about the importance of imagination and creativity in education, has been taken up by researchers and educators around the world. It is represented here by writings from authors from Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Italy, Israel, Japan, and Romania. In the first part of this book these authors explore and discuss theories of development, imagination, and creativity. In the second part they extend these theories to broader social issues such as responsible citizenship, gender, and special needs education, to new approaches to curriculum subjects such as literacy, science, and mathematics, and to the educational environment of the museum.

    • Language teaching & learning (other than ELT)
      September 2012

      Exploring Task-Based PBL in Chinese Teaching and Learning

      by Editor(s): XiangYun Du and Mads Jakob Kirkebæk

      This book is based on educational research conducted by the Confucius Institute for Innovation and Learning at Aalborg University. It aims to bridge the gap between the traditional methods of teaching Chinese and the student-centred learning method in a non-native context such as Denmark. The establishment of a conceptual framework for Task-Based PBL offers an alternative approach that encourages innovative teaching practices and promotes research-based teaching in language education. Empirically, this book reports how teachers designed and conducted tasks, how the classroom setting was affected, and how students evaluated the course. Teachers’ reflections and recommendations are included, along with 20 ready-to-use tasks developed by our teachers to disseminate our experiences and methods with a broad range of teachers, students and educational contexts.This book suggests that the effectiveness of new teaching methods and the initiation of new subjects are contextual. Learning a foreign language (e.g. Chinese) is more than language acquisition; it is also understanding other cultures and participating in intercultural interaction and communication. Thus, education and learning (particularly a foreign language) is related to a broader social transformation in the process of globalisation and in the development towards a knowledge society.

    • ELT: English for specific purposes
      January 2014

      Curriculum Development for Legal English Programs

      by Author(s): Halina Sierocka

      This book provides a systematic introduction to the issues involved in designing and implementing courses of English for Legal Purposes. Each chapter highlights a different aspect of the curriculum development process, including syllabus design, taking into account the special role of needs analysis, materials development, and the question of assessing and testing languages for special purposes. In addition, the book provides a brief outline of key concepts in the methodology of English for Specific Purposes, in the context of Legal English in particular. Factors such as the specificity of legal discourse, the roles of ESP teachers, subject-knowledge dilemma, cooperative teaching or language issues are taken into account. The book concludes with a model syllabus for a course of English for Legal Purposes developed by the author as the outcome of a three-year action research programme conducted at the Faculty of Law at the University of Bialystok, Poland.The book is informative and reader-friendly, and will serve as a resource and reference book for anybody involved and interested in teaching or researching into English for Legal Purposes.

    • Educational strategies & policy
      March 2015

      Proceedings of the International Conference on Education, Reflection and Development

      by Editor(s): Vasile Chis, Ion Albulescu

      The International Conference on Education, Reflection and Development took place in May 2013 at Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. TThe event was organized by the Educational Sciences Department of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, and brought together participants from various different countries, including Israel, Greece, Turkey, Republic of Moldova, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Romania. The conference gave these scholars the opportunity to discuss a wide range of topics relevant for teacher training and related to didactic research in the context of globalization. It also provided numerous opportunities for the development of projects and international collaborations in the future. Given its wide scope, the conference was attended by a variety of of participants, including academic staff interested, or working, in the field of the social sciences, particularly those concerned with education; teachers from all over the world, looking for new findings, ideas and solutions; researchers in the pedagogical field; and university students, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, looking for research models or for partners in their field of study and interest. This volume brings together several of the best papers presented at the conference, and will be of interest to anyone involved in the various fields of education.

    • Ethics & moral philosophy
      September 2010

      Of Good Character

      Exploration of Virtues and Values in 3-25 year-olds

      by Arthur, James, A01

      There has been across the world a resurgence of interest in ‘values education’ (values education is known internationally by a number of names) at school education, research and policy levels. In Australia the Australian Values Education projects led...

    • Education
      August 2013

      Towards a Standards-Based Curriculum 2014

      A Toolkit for the New Primary Curriculum in England (Revised Edition)

      by Jazz C Williams

      Towards a Standards-Based Curriculum 2014 offers England's primary schools guidance on implementing the National Curriculum and responding to standards-based reform in Mathematics, Science and English. Two chapters, 'Assessing Without Levels' and 'Assessment Plans', address school-based assessment in monitoring the impact of teaching on learning and achievement. This revised edition features: Conquering Primary Maths, a programme for Year 1 to Year 6 including medium-term plans Standards-based English unit plans with emphasis on balancing spelling and word structure across a year Key Stage 1 and 2 Writing Assessment Records Standards-based medium-term plans for Science aligned to the QCA Scheme of Work Guided Reading Records The material contained in this book bridges between theory and practice making Towards a Standards-Based Curriculum 2014 an essential resource for schools.

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