Sense Publishers - Books on Educational Research
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 92

Sense Publishers - Books on Educational Research

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-04
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  • Publisher: Sense Pub

Brochure Books on Educational Research Spring and Summer 2009

Sci-Book
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 226

Sci-Book

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-10-14
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  • Publisher: Unknown

A "Sci-Book" or "Science Notebook" serves as an essential companion to the science curriculum supplement, STEPS to STEM. As students learn key concepts in the seven "big ideas" in this program (Electricity & Magnetism; Air & Flight; Water & Weather; Plants & Animals; Earth & Space; Matter & Motion; Light & Sound), they record their ideas, plans, and evidence. There is ample space for students to keep track of their observations and findings, as well as a section to reflect upon the use of "Science and Engineering Practices" as set forth in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) . Using a science notebook is reflective of the behavior of scientists. One of the pillars of the Nature of S...

Gratitude in Education
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 173

Gratitude in Education

Teachers at all levels of education will find this book practical and inspiring as they read how other educators have engaged with challenges that reveal different dimensions of gratitude, and how some have discovered its relevance in gaining greater resilience, improved relationships and increased student engagement. In the first comprehensive text ever written that is solely dedicated to the specific relevance of gratitude to the teaching and learning process, Dr Howells pioneers an approach that accounts for both dilemmas and possibilities of gratitude in the midst of teachers’ busy and stressful lives. She takes a contemporary and philosophical view of the notion of gratitude and goes beyond its conceptualisation simply from a religious or positive psychology framework. Exploring real situations with teachers, school leaders, students, parents, academics and pre-service teachers - Gratitude In Education: A Radical View examines many of the complexities encountered when gratitude is applied in a variety of secular educational environments.

Issues in Materials Development
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 235

Issues in Materials Development

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-03-22
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  • Publisher: Springer

Issues in Materials Development provides readers with theoretical foundations and practical aspects of designing materials for EFL/ESL contexts. It starts with discussing some basic and preliminary principles of materials design followed by scrutinizing critical issues in materials development in an objective and systematic way. This ranges from considering learners’ needs, adopting, adapting, selection, and gradation of materials to the specific focus of the book on developing various types of materials for the four language skills, pronunciation, ESP vocabulary, and computer assisted language learning materials. Authenticity of materials to be designed and the inclusion of affective factors to develop motivating materials to engage language learners, in addition to features of materials design at a universal level are other areas to read about. This book finally tries to open new horizons and possible futuristic approaches to improve today’s ELT materials.

Doing Educational Research
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 474

Doing Educational Research

Doing Educational Research explores a variety of important issues and methods in educational research. Contributors include some of the most important voices in educational research. In the handbook these scholars provide detailed insights into one dimension of the research process that engages both students as well as experienced researchers with key concepts and recent innovations in the domain. The editors and authors believe that there is a need for a handbook on educational research that is both practical as it introduces beginning scholars to the field and innovative as it pushes the boundaries of the conversation about educational research at this historical juncture. In this collection the editors and authors explore a variety of topics from methodologies such as ethnography, action research, hermeneutics, historiography, psychoanalysis, literary criticism to issues such as social theory, epistemology, and paradigms. Readers will be pleased with the way the book addresses complex topics in an accessible and readable manner.

Collaborating in Healthcare
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Collaborating in Healthcare

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-11-25
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  • Publisher: Springer

"This book is about a vital aspect of healthcare; that is, how people collaborate. At the heart of this book is the RESPECT Model of Collaboration in healthcare produced during a doctoral research project. Following this research a number of practitioners have explored this model in their practice and they were invited to write up their experiences and insights in a number of chapters in this book.The intended audience for this book includes healthcare practitioners, educators, managers and others with an interest in how people in healthcare collaborate. Readers will be invited to look at ways that this dynamic model can be utilised insightfully in their practice. In the RESPECT Model, colla...

Professional Practice Discourse Marginalia
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 268

Professional Practice Discourse Marginalia

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-07-23
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  • Publisher: Springer

This is a book for practitioners, university educators, workplace learning educators, researchers and the professions. It draws together two key elements of the lives of these people: professional practice – what people do, and practice discourse – what they write and say about what they do. And, it focuses these discussions around two spaces – the core and the margins, of practice and discourse. Writing in the margins of texts has a very long history. People have always left part of themselves – their ideas, personality and reflections – in the margins of texts. In this book we have taken up the idea of such written marginalia and we have expanded it into writing into the texts of...

Anti-Colonialism and Education
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 328

Anti-Colonialism and Education

There is a rich intellectual history to the development of anti-colonial thought and practice. In discussing the politics of knowledge production, this collection borrows from and builds upon this intellectual traditional to offer understandings of the macro-political processes and structures of education delivery (e.g., social organization of knowledge, culture, pedagogy and resistant politics). The contributors raise key issues regarding the contestation of knowledge, as well as the role of cultural and social values in understanding the way power shapes everyday relations of politics and subjectivity. In reframing anti-colonial thought and practice, this book reclaims the power of critica...

Self-Study and Diversity II
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 212

Self-Study and Diversity II

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-07-08
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  • Publisher: Springer

Self-Study and Diversity II is a book about the self-study of teacher education practices in a diverse world. In this volume, the authors examine the preparation of teachers through a shared orientation to diversity grounded in a commitment to addressing issues of identity, equity, diversity, social justice, inclusion, and access in their professional practice. The first chapters are autobiographical studies in which teacher educators reflect on how their personal identities as minorities within a historically oppressive culture inform their professional practice. These powerful narratives are followed by accounts of teacher educators addressing diversity issues in the United Arab Emirates, ...

Health Practice Relationships
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 248

Health Practice Relationships

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-09-11
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  • Publisher: Springer

The quality, resourcing and accessibility of healthcare is a key issue facing societies in the 21st century. Despite the system delivery focus of these factors it is critical to remember that healthcare is a human service and as such, people need to be placed at the centre of healthcare systems and processes. To do this we need to improve the way that people are valued and involved in healthcare practices. Professional relationships lie at the heart of such practices. This book illuminates and challenges professional healthcare relationships. The authors examine the nature, context and purpose of healthcare relationships, explore models through which these relationships are enacted, develope...