• Teaching skills & techniques

      Resilience

      Personal Skills for Effective Learning

      by Annie Greeff

      Volume 1 of the Resilience two volume set, for primary and middle school teachers, will help promote self-managed, resilient learning in the classroom. These practical workbooks detail a holistic approach to developing students' resilience through a series of modules with activities, theory and reflective exercises. Includes sections onResilience (an introductory overview for the teacher and pupils); Marvellous Me; Emotions; Free to Be Me; My World; My Time Photocopiable worksheets and facilitators notes make these books extremely teacher-friendly. Learning points are included to remind the teacher of the main focus of worksheets and to assist the teacher in understanding what the specific exercises aim to achieve. They can also be used to introduce or clarify the topic to students.

    • Teaching skills & techniques

      Resilience

      Social Skills for Effective Learning

      by Annie Greeff

      Volume 2 of the Resilience two volume set, for primary and middle school teachers, will help promote self-managed, resilient learning in the classroom. These practical workbooks detail a holistic approach to developing students' resilience through a series of modules with activities, theory and reflective exercises. Includes sections onInterpersonal and Adaptive Skills; Empathy; Finding Solutions; Conflict; Moving On; Diversity Photocopiable worksheets and facilitators notes make these books extremely teacher-friendly. Learning points are included to remind the teacher of the main focus of worksheets and to assist the teacher in understanding what the specific exercises aim to achieve. They can also be used to introduce or clarify the topic to students.

    • Study & learning skills: general

      The Learner's Toolkit

      Supporting the Seal Framework for Secondary Schools : Developing Emotional Intelligence, Instilling Values for Life, Creating Independent Learners

      by Jackie Beere edited by Ian Gilbert

      The Learner’s Toolkit, every teacher’s essential guide to creating truly independent learners, confident and resilient in their ability to learn and learn well. The ability to learn and learn effectively is vital in today’s society and will be even more vital in tomorrow’s. This ability has been at the heart of the recent Personalising Learning movement and this book shows kids how to do it.

    • 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.

    • Educational: General studies / study skills general
      June 2018

      The Skill Approach in Education

      From Theory to Practice

      by Editor(s): Firdevs Güneş, Yusuf Söylemez

      Today, information and technological developments grow at a rapid pace. Social and political life becomes more and more complicated and, in this process, active citizenship becomes more essential. Knowledge-driven changes in society and economies require individuals to quickly acquire new skills. Otherwise, it is increasingly difficult for employees to adapt to business life and to find a job. Education has to take account of these circumstances, adapt to the rapid developments in the world and educate individuals to continue lifelong learning. For this, skills such as active and independent learning, assertiveness, creativity, self-improvement, lifelong learning are important.Skill teaching differs from knowledge teaching. Skill is the transfer of knowledge to practice. This process involves a learning process that requires the steps of researching, planning, controlling and correcting. The knowledge should be organized, integrated, transferred into practice, mental and physical resources should be activated, and knowledge use should be demonstrated in practice in order to improve the skill.This book contributes to the teaching of skills and includes basic concepts and skills, language skills, science and mathematics skills, psycho-social skills and visual arts skills. It also explains how to teach skills, how to prepare for activities and how to implement activities in educational settings. These applications are intended to draw attention to skill teaching, to raise educators, to increase the success of education, to improve the skills of students, and to enable them to use the skills they have learned in school outside of school and in complex tasks.

    • Study & learning skills: general
      April 2018

      Misconceptions in Science Education

      Help Me Understand

      by Author(s): Ilana Ronen

      How do we make sense of our world? How does giving an immediate, intuitive response impact its quality, what are its features, and how is this related to misconceptions?Who is afraid of misconceptions? Despite cognitive ability and information being accessible like never before, learners often provide incorrect, intuition-based responses to science and mathematics questions.Based on comprehensive research, combining quantitative and qualitative methodologies, this book suggests a paradigm shift into an “empathic space” in which students, elementary and middle school, pre-service teachers and researchers can utilize misconceptions as a learning tool.The book follows the cathartic “Aha!” moment, in which the learner understands the source of his incorrect response, as the researcher re-discovers the chief role of the facilitator teacher within the process of creating knowledge is based upon empathic human interaction.

    • 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.

    • Study & learning skills: general
      April 2018

      Misconceptions in Science Education

      Help Me Understand

      by Author(s): Ilana Ronen

      How do we make sense of our world? How does giving an immediate, intuitive response impact its quality, what are its features, and how is this related to misconceptions?Who is afraid of misconceptions? Despite cognitive ability and information being accessible like never before, learners often provide incorrect, intuition-based responses to science and mathematics questions.Based on comprehensive research, combining quantitative and qualitative methodologies, this book suggests a paradigm shift into an “empathic space” in which students, elementary and middle school, pre-service teachers and researchers can utilize misconceptions as a learning tool.The book follows the cathartic “Aha!” moment, in which the learner understands the source of his incorrect response, as the researcher re-discovers the chief role of the facilitator teacher within the process of creating knowledge is based upon empathic human interaction.

    • Educational: General studies / study skills general
      June 2018

      The Skill Approach in Education

      From Theory to Practice

      by Editor(s): Firdevs Güneş, Yusuf Söylemez

      Today, information and technological developments grow at a rapid pace. Social and political life becomes more and more complicated and, in this process, active citizenship becomes more essential. Knowledge-driven changes in society and economies require individuals to quickly acquire new skills. Otherwise, it is increasingly difficult for employees to adapt to business life and to find a job. Education has to take account of these circumstances, adapt to the rapid developments in the world and educate individuals to continue lifelong learning. For this, skills such as active and independent learning, assertiveness, creativity, self-improvement, lifelong learning are important.Skill teaching differs from knowledge teaching. Skill is the transfer of knowledge to practice. This process involves a learning process that requires the steps of researching, planning, controlling and correcting. The knowledge should be organized, integrated, transferred into practice, mental and physical resources should be activated, and knowledge use should be demonstrated in practice in order to improve the skill.This book contributes to the teaching of skills and includes basic concepts and skills, language skills, science and mathematics skills, psycho-social skills and visual arts skills. It also explains how to teach skills, how to prepare for activities and how to implement activities in educational settings. These applications are intended to draw attention to skill teaching, to raise educators, to increase the success of education, to improve the skills of students, and to enable them to use the skills they have learned in school outside of school and in complex tasks.

    • Study & learning skills: general
      September 2007

      The Social Science Jargon Buster

      The Key Terms You Need to Know

      by O'Leary, Zina

      Tackling the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, breaking each down and bringing clarity and insight to even the most complex terms, this down-to-earth dictionary will help your students new to social science discourse gain a thorough understanding of the key terms.

    • Study & learning skills: general
      May 2016

      Effective Data Visualization

      The Right Chart for the Right Data

      by Evergreen, Stephanie D. H.

      Written by sought-after speaker, designer, and researcher Stephanie D. H. Evergreen, Effective Data Visualization shows readers how to create Excel charts and graphs that best communicate data findings. This comprehensive how-to guide functions as a set of blueprints—supported by research and the author’s extensive experience with clients in industries all over the world—for conveying data in an impactful way. Delivered in Evergreen’s humorous and approachable style, the book covers the spectrum of graph types available beyond the default options, how to determine which one most appropriately fits specific data stories, and easy steps for making the chosen graph in Excel.

    • Study & learning skills: general
      May 2016

      Effective Data Visualization

      The Right Chart for the Right Data

      by Evergreen, Stephanie D. H.

      Written by sought-after speaker, designer, and researcher Stephanie D. H. Evergreen, Effective Data Visualization shows readers how to create Excel charts and graphs that best communicate data findings. This comprehensive how-to guide functions as a set of blueprints—supported by research and the author’s extensive experience with clients in industries all over the world—for conveying data in an impactful way. Delivered in Evergreen’s humorous and approachable style, the book covers the spectrum of graph types available beyond the default options, how to determine which one most appropriately fits specific data stories, and easy steps for making the chosen graph in Excel.

    • Study & learning skills: general
      August 2006

      Doing Your Undergraduate Project

      by Reardon, Denis

      Doing Your Undergraduate Project is accessible and engaging, with case studies used throughout the book to help you relate aspects of the project to real-life examples. The book also contains checklists and flow-charts to help you organize your study as you go along. The book will help you prepare and collate research; write the proposal and plan the project; evaluate risk assessment and ethical considerations; write a literature review; use your results effectively; write your project report; and manage your time and resources.

    • Study & learning skills: general
      May 2004

      The International Student's Guide

      Studying in English at University

      by Lowes, Ricki

      Whether embarking on a pre-degree foundation course or a postgraduate programme, this book will help students manage all the challenging aspects of studying through the medium of another language, in a new and different environment.

    • Study & learning skills: general
      August 2005

      Good Grammar for Students

      by Jackson, Howard

      Many students set out in further and higher education with little grounding in the skills required for academic writing. This practical guide will give students a command of grammar, spelling and punctuation, enabling them to improve the quality and accuracy of their writing. Good Grammar for Students includes: the basics of English grammar - how sentences are structured help with spelling and punctuation tips on avoiding the most common mistakes and pitfalls advice on how students can improve their writing in essays, reports and projects. The book is packed with examples to illustrate points and highlight good and bad practice, and contains handy tips and student exercises. An indispensable companion for undergraduate students on any Social Science, Humanities or Arts degree course, Good Grammar for Students is also an ideal text for Study Skills modules at first year undergraduate level across the social sciences. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

    • Study & learning skills: general
      April 2005

      Exam Success

      by McIlroy, David

      Does anxiety stop you doing well in exams? Do you lack confidence or the skills for successful revision? Doing well in exams is one of the biggest challenges students face at University, and is crucial to getting a good degree. This essential guide will equip you with all the tools you need to optimise your performance in exams. Packed with examples and practical exercises, the book explains key strategies for learning and revision, including: - Problem-Based Learning and Critical Thinking - Confidence and Motivation - How to Revise - Exam Technique If you are unsure why past exam results have not reflected your abilities, this book will help you pinpoint your own strengths and weaknesses, and improve your performance.

    • Study & learning skills: general
      March 2006

      Coping with Stress at University

      A Survival Guide

      by Palmer, Stephen

      Coping with Stress at University comprehensively covers the main problems and stresses that a student may experience during their university career. Looking at university life from a variety of angles, this book equips the student to be able to deal with stressful situations ranging from exam pressure to relationship problems, from homesickness to managing finances. Quotes and case studies from previous students illustrate how problems have been dealt with in the past, and a number of coping techniques and exercises are provided to help prepare students for the transition into and through university life.

    • Study & learning skills: general
      April 2008

      The Stress-Free Guide to Studying at University

      by Rugg, Gordon

      This book gives students focussed and practical advice on how to deal with stress in a 3 tiered approach: 1. Guidance on how to avoid getting in to stressful situations in the first place 2. Strategies for handling stress 3. Positive learning and learning on from stress to achieve success.

    • Study & learning skills: general
      December 2008

      Read, Research and Write

      Academic Skills for ESL Students in Higher Education

      by Brandt, Caroline

      This book will help students where English is their additional language develop all the necessary study skills needed to achieve success at university

    • Study & learning skills: general
      May 2009

      Doing Your Social Science Dissertation

      by Burnett, Judith

      This book will help social science students with successful completion of their dissertation. A truly practical, step-by-step guide which will take students through the whole process from start to finish.

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