• Higher & further education, tertiary education
      September 2004

      Class Degrees

      Smart Work, Managed Choice, and the Transformation of Higher Education

      by Evan Watkins

    • Industrial or vocational training
      June 2017

      Bharat ka Samvidhan, Vrittik Acharniti aur Manav Adhikar

      by Mellalli, Praveen kumar

      Written as per the latest Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU)-prescribed syllabus (for B.E./B.Tech. I & II semesters), Constitution of India, Professional Ethics and Human Rights provides a comprehensive overview of the Constitution of India, the basics of human rights and practice of professional ethics. This textbook aids easy understanding and helps in successfully achieving the objectives and outcomes of this course in the most efficient and effective manner. Key Features • Full coverage of the 2015–2016 syllabus • Topics based on recent updates • Logically sequenced chapters aiding easier understanding and recollection • Lucid explanation with diagrams and tables providing conceptual clarity • Inclusion of previous semester question papers

    • Industrial or vocational training
      June 2017

      Bhartachi Rajyaghatana, Vyaavsayeek Neetimulye aani Manvi Hakka

      by Mellalli, Praveen kumar

      Written as per the latest Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU)-prescribed syllabus (for B.E./B.Tech. I & II semesters), Constitution of India, Professional Ethics and Human Rights provides a comprehensive overview of the Constitution of India, the basics of human rights and practice of professional ethics. This textbook aids easy understanding and helps in successfully achieving the objectives and outcomes of this course in the most efficient and effective manner. Key Features • Full coverage of the 2015–2016 syllabus • Topics based on recent updates • Logically sequenced chapters aiding easier understanding and recollection • Lucid explanation with diagrams and tables providing conceptual clarity • Inclusion of previous semester question papers

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      May 2008

      New Technology-Based Firms in the New Millennium

      by Ray Oakey, Gary Cook, Ray Oakey, Aard Groen, Peter Sijde

      Ward et al., examine the question of whether providing work experience within courses of study in higher education affects entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviour, important given government imperatives to foster entrepreneurship through the education system. They consider two dimensions: self-efficacy, which broadly relates to confidence in ability; and, entrepreneurial intent which relates to positive attitudes towards engaging in risk taking or firm start-up. Their sample is of 158 undergraduates who engaged in a summer work placement linked to their study. Their key finding is that positive effects on self-efficacy and entrepreneurial intent depends on the nature of the experience, being fostered by performing well in the face of difficulty and the closeness of the placement activity to their studies. Such experience appears more common when undertaking a placement in a small firm. Van der Sijde et al., consider the extent to which University start ups which are global as opposed to being domestically focussed differ in the extent of their business networks, using a sample comprising five technology-based firms of each type. They establish that global start-ups do have more extensive networks in terms of number of actors and global actors in the network at start-up, although their networks do not expand thereafter significantly more than domestic start-ups. They also have significantly more sources of capital.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      June 2014

      Advances in Accounting Education

      Teaching and Curriculum Innovations

      by Dorothy Feldmann, Timothy J. Rupert

      Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations publishes both non-empirical and empirical articles dealing with accounting pedagogy. All articles explain how teaching methods or curricula/programs can be improved. Non-empirical papers are academically rigorous, and specifically discuss the institutional context of a course or program, as well as any relevant tradeoffs or policy issues. Empirical reports exhibit sound research design and execution, and develop a thorough motivation and literature review, including references from outside the accounting field, where appropriate. Volume 15 examines the following topics: ways to incorporate self-directed learning in managerial accounting courses, the intent of students to major in accounting during recessionary periods; and incorporating core competencies in the accounting curriculum. Volume 15 also includes a special section that examines efforts to integrate accounting with other core business disciplines in the curriculum. This section includes the experiences of two universities that successfully integrated introductory accounting material with other business courses.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      March 2003

      Study Abroad

      Perspectives and Experiences from Business Schools

      by G. Tomas M. Hult, Elvin C. Lashbrooke, S. Tamer Cavusgil

      Business educators everywhere are looking for opportunities where students can gain experiences through study or work in an international context. Study abroad offers meaningful opportunities for exposing business students to cross-cultural learning. In this volume, experts share experiences and guidelines for initiating study abroad programs in business schools. A variety of key issues are discussed, including funding for study abroad fellowships, integrating foreign language training, administrative arrangements for study abroad, and best practices. Perspectives from both US and European business schools are addressed.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      May 2003

      Between School and Work

      New Perspectives on Transfer and Boundary Crossing

      by Terttu Tuomi-Grohn, Yrjo Engestrom

      This book opens up new theoretical perspectives and practical possibilities to analyze the learning opportunities emerging in the transitional zones between educational institutions and workplaces. International contributors draw on a range of ideas developed within constructivistic, socio-cultural and activity theory and focus in different ways on the processes of transition, transfer and boundary crossing as central to learning, especially in vocational and professional education contexts. The book begins with four chapters which locate the renewed interest in transfer and the emerging interest in boundary crossing in the context of knowledge society in terms of the following: the historical development of learning theories, the theoretical advances made in socio-cultural approaches as regards learning, transfer and boundary crossing, and sociological approaches to links between school and workplace learning. Part II contains seven chapters that present studies on learning and transfer in different domains of vocational and professional education. Part III presents three studies that describe and analyze learning in workplaces. The chapters of these three parts report on a range of empirical and developmental studies which have developed new 'tools for learning and transfer' in vocational education. The book ends with an epilogue consisting of a critical reflection on the earlier chapters in relation to how they approach two key transfer issues - the relationship between school knowledge and the knowledge acquired in working life, and the relationship between transfer and boundary crossing at the individual and collective levels. The chapters of this book are based on original research undertaken by members and invited experts of a European COST Action A 11 Working Group 2 which includes researchers from twelve different countries.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      April 2001

      Business Network Learning

      by Hakan sson, Jan Johanson

      Emerging global markets and rapid technological development make strong demands on the ability of companies to develop and utilize knowledge. In order to handle the knowledge management problem, firms have to search for new collaborative ways of organizing internationalization and technical development. This is reflected in a growing interest among both businessmen and academics in business networks. Business networks have been defined as networks of connected business relationships between firms, where a business relationship is a lasting relation between two firms doing business with one another. Business network relationships are particularly interesting since they allow the companies to interact more closely with each other and thereby handle critical problems in a way that is beneficial in the long run for the parties involved. It has been demonstrated that business networks are closely related to company learning. First, learning is an important element in business network development. Second, learning is an effect of interaction in business networks relationships. Third, learning can be a part of interaction in relationships. Against this background, the objective of this volume is to discuss learning in business network settings.

    • Industrial or vocational training
      June 2017

      Bharat ka Samvidhan, Vrittik Acharniti aur Manav Adhikar

      by Mellalli, Praveen kumar

      Written as per the latest Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU)-prescribed syllabus (for B.E./B.Tech. I & II semesters), Constitution of India, Professional Ethics and Human Rights provides a comprehensive overview of the Constitution of India, the basics of human rights and practice of professional ethics. This textbook aids easy understanding and helps in successfully achieving the objectives and outcomes of this course in the most efficient and effective manner. Key Features • Full coverage of the 2015–2016 syllabus • Topics based on recent updates • Logically sequenced chapters aiding easier understanding and recollection • Lucid explanation with diagrams and tables providing conceptual clarity • Inclusion of previous semester question papers

    • Industrial or vocational training
      June 2017

      Bhartachi Rajyaghatana, Vyaavsayik Neetimulye aani Maanavi Hakka

      by Mellalli, Praveen kumar

      Written as per the latest Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU)-prescribed syllabus (for B.E./B.Tech. I & II semesters), Constitution of India, Professional Ethics and Human Rights provides a comprehensive overview of the Constitution of India, the basics of human rights and practice of professional ethics. This textbook aids easy understanding and helps in successfully achieving the objectives and outcomes of this course in the most efficient and effective manner. Key Features • Full coverage of the 2015–2016 syllabus • Topics based on recent updates • Logically sequenced chapters aiding easier understanding and recollection • Lucid explanation with diagrams and tables providing conceptual clarity • Inclusion of previous semester question papers

    • Medicine
      July 2015

      Teach Don't Tell

      Effective Strategies for Training Midwives

      by Aine Alam

      It is absolutely staggering that in developing countries most women birth their babies without a skilled attendant present. There are no figures about how many midwifery students are lectured without a skilled midwifery facilitator - the author's guess is at sixty per cent. How can the Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 of reducing maternal and infant mortality be met when these two situations prevail? This book address the real issues of teaching and learning real midwifery. Skilled midwives have been shown globally to reduce maternal and infant mortality economically, effectively and respectfully.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      November 2018

      Bridge That Gap!

      How Schools Can Help Students Get Their First Job And Build The Career They Want

      by Angela Middleton

      Bridge That Gap! How Schools Can Help Students Get Their First Job and Build the Career They Want by Angela Middleton is a thoughtful and insightful book that will be of invaluable assistance to teachers who really care about the futures of their pupils. Most education professionals will concede that there is a chasm between school careers advice and the reality for young people in gaining the skills that will help them make it in the real world of employment. This book showcases Angela’s extensive knowledge to explain how a bridge can be built to cross the divide between theory and practice – and will equip teachers with the wherewithal they need to help their pupils fly.

    • Roadcraft, driving & the Highway Code

      NLP for Young Drivers

      Advanced Driving Skills for Young Drivers

      by Judy Bartkowiak

      Anyone willing to improve their driving skills deserves respect. Even successful racing drivers continue to train and never claim they are the best they can ever be. This book will show you how NLP can improve your driving and introduce you to skills that will - Build rapport with your car so that you work in partnership with it - Build concentration and conquer the effects of tiredness for long journeys - Show you how to take the positive learning from dangerous driving situations - Overcome your fear of driving; e.g. at night, motorways, city centres, abroad - Give you techniques to control your emotional state when driving - Show you how to model driving excellence.

    • Industrial or vocational training
      April 2009

      Every Trainer's Handbook

      by Agochiya, Devendra

      Every Trainer's Handbook, Second Edition is a practical guide that takes the reader through a step-by-step process of planning, organising and delivering an effective training programme. It offers concrete suggestions and guidelines to trainers for enhancing their knowledge and competencies while simultaneously engaging them in a substantive discussion on various concepts, theories and issues related to training. This new edition of the book enlarges the scope of the previous edition. Underscoring the importance of a cohesive and synthesised approach, it brings together all interrelated aspects of the learning process. Recognising the importance of general situations that a trainer has to handle in the delivery of the programme, it identifies new situations and issues that call for action by the trainer under a section 'Role of the trainer'. An entirely new section-Using question-response approach for enhancing participation-reinforces and substantiates the concept, meaning and scope of training. The handbook has been prepared keeping in view the needs of training different types of groups, in different settings, regardless of the nature of the groups or the themes of the training programmes. It is aimed at training managers, instructors at various training and educational institutions, organisers of workshops and seminars, those responsible for planning training programmes, and participants. Its content as well as its reader-friendly language and style make it suitable and relevant for all levels of trainers-the experienced ones or those who are new to professional training. It is a must-read for people specializing in the fields of business and management-training, human resource development, organizational design and development-and social development.

    • Industrial or vocational training
      April 2009

      Every Trainer's Handbook

      by Agochiya, Devendra

      Every Trainer's Handbook, Second Edition is a practical guide that takes the reader through a step-by-step process of planning, organizing and delivering an effective training program. It offers concrete suggestions and guidelines to trainers for enhancing their knowledge and competencies while simultaneously engaging them in a substantive discussion on various concepts, theories and issues related to training.

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