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xi, 283 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Foreward, by Judith Eaton1. Accreditation, by Susan D. Phillips and Kevin KinserSection I2. Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement, by Sylvia Manning3. Change in Higher Education Accreditation, by Leah K. Matthews4. The Evolving Context of Quality Assurance, by Joseph VibertSection II5. Fixing a Broken Accreditation System, by Anne D. Neal and Armand B. Alacbay6. Innovation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education, by Michael B. Horn and Alana Dunagan7. Regulatory Experimentation, Accreditation, and Innovation, by Paul LeBlancSection III8. Tensions in the Triad, by Peter Ewell9. Managing Risk to Students and Taxpayers in Federal Financial Aid, by David A. Bergeron10. Accreditors as Policy Leaders, by Jamienne S. Studley11. Crossing Borders, by Madeleine F. GreenSection IV12. The Employer Quest for the Quality College Graduate Recruit, by Edwin Koc13. Accreditation and Return on Investment, by Mark Schneider and Audrey Peek14. Does Accreditation Protect Students Effectively?, by Barmak Nassirian and Thomas L. HarnischConclusion: Accreditation, by Kevin Kinser and Susan D. PhillipsContributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421425443 20180702
Accreditation is essential to colleges and universities. Without it, they are unable to participate in federal student aid programs or confer legitimate degrees. In Accreditation on the Edge, Susan D. Phillips and Kevin Kinser bring together the expertise of different stakeholders to illustrate the complexities of the accreditation system and to map the critical issues that must be navigated going forward. Accreditation can be seen both as an invaluable resource and as a barrier to needed reform. Presenting an array of different perspectives-from accreditors and institutions to policymakers and consumers-the book offers nuanced views on accreditation's importance to higher education and on the potential impact of proposed reforms. The contributors reveal that accreditation is currently on the edge of a policy precipice, as the needs of higher education and the interests of the many stakeholders may well outstrip its ability to perform. But, they argue, accreditation is also on the cutting edge of the transformation of higher education in the twenty-first century. Intended for policymakers, accreditors, institutional leaders, and scholars in higher education, Accreditation on the Edge offers a comprehensive analysis of the critical issues that accreditation reform needs to address if it is to serve the future of a fast-changing higher education environment. Contributors: Armand Alacbay, David A. Bergeron, Alana Dunagan, Judith S. Eaton, Peter T. Ewell, Madeleine F. Green, Thomas L. Harnisch, Michael B. Horn, Kevin Kinser, Edwin W. Koc, Paul J. LeBlanc, Sylvia Manning, Leah K. Matthews, Barmak Nassirian, Anne Neal, Audrey Peek, Susan D. Phillips, Mark Schneider, Jamienne S. Studley, Joseph Vibert.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421425443 20180702
Education Library (Cubberley)
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197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Part 1: Evidence Informed Practice 1, Is Using Evidence to Inform Teaching Practice Rational? 2, Learning From Teachers' Perceptions of Research Use 3, The Vital Role of Trust and Relationships 4, The Power of Research Learning Communities Part 2: Evidence Informed Policy 5, The Limits of Evidence-Informed Policy Making 6, How Researchers can Better Inform Education Policy 7, Policy Learning Communities 8, Moving forward.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781787436411 20180122
The potential for research evidence to improve educational policy and practice is immense. Yet internationally, research used by teachers and governments is currently sporadic rather than systematic. In response, this book brings together seven chapters that encompass a range of research projects and ideas in relation to evidence-informed policy and practice (EIPP) in education. These projects and ideas all share a single overarching purpose: providing insight into how EIPP in education can be achieved. Underpinning each chapter is the notion that the world is complex. If we are to introduce change in any meaningful way into it, we therefore have to understand and respond to this complexity. This means then that we cannot simply assume that, because it seems rational or common sense for teachers and policy-makers to use research to help improve their decision making or acts of praxis, that they will do so. Correspondingly, the book represents a holistic journey of discovery and experimentation: of an engagement with the work of thinkers and authors from Eco to Flyvbjerg, via Habermas, Foucault and Aristotle; of ideas ranging from phronesis to trust and social relations; and with diverse research methodologies, including social network analysis and decision tree predictive modelling. The result is both descriptive and prescriptive: as well as outlining the research and its findings, practical suggestions and strategies for achieving evidence use both in educational policy and practice are provided throughout.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781787436411 20180122
Education Library (Cubberley)
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vii, 126 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Introduction: Why Merge Action Research and Professional Learning Communities? Part 1: What is Action Research? Description of Action Research Action Research vs. Educational Research What Action Research Is and Is Not Professional Benefits of Action Research The Process of Conducting Action Research The Process in Action - An Example Important Takeaways from Part 1 Part 2: Professional Learning Communities What is a Professional Learning Community? Characteristics of PLCs Shared Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals Collaborative Culture with a Focus on Learning Collective Inquiry into Best Practice and Current Reality Action Orientation: Learning by Doing Commitment to Continuous Improvement Orientation Focused on Results The Challenge of a Changing Culture Teaching and Assessing in a PLC Important Takeaways from Part 2 Part 3: The Action Research Model for Transformational Innovation What is the Action Research Model for Transformational Innovation? The Five Components of the Model Data-Driven Educational Decision Making Data, Data, and More Data Thinking Differently Collaboration Professional Reflection One Additional (Sub)Component... Implications of the Action Research Model for Transformational Innovation Important Takeaways from Part 3 Part 4: Putting It All Together: Action Research Communities TI-in-Ed + PLC = ARC Specifying the Purposes and Functioning of an ARC Roles for Teachers in ARCs Roles for Building Administrators in ARCs Roles for District Administrators in ARCs Important Takeaways from Part 4 Part 5: Where Do We Go From Here? Sustaining and Growing Your ARC Ways to Sustain ARCs Link Reform Efforts to Existing Practices Focus on "Why, " Then on "How" Align Actions with Words Be Flexible, but Firm Build a Coalition, But Don't Wait for Unanimity Expect Mistakes...and Learn from Them Learn by Doing, Not by Additional Training Short-Term Victories...and Celebrations Ways to Extend ARCs Integrating Technology Student Engagement Grant Funding Mini-Grants to ARC Participants Systems of Incentives Components of Personnel Evaluation Systems Action Research / Innovation Conferences Implementation of an ARC Represents a Process Important Takeaways from Part 5 Part 6: Using ARCs to Deepen Professional Learning and Improve Student Achievement Action Research Communities as Mechanisms for Professional Learning Action Research Communities as Mechanisms for Improving Student Achievement Important Takeaways from Part 6 References Appendix: Action Research Developmental Templates.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138057951 20171023
Action Research Communities presents a new perspective on two current and proven educational practices: classroom-/school-based action research and professional learning communities. Implementation of one or the other of these practices often results in a variety of possible benefits for the teaching-learning process, for student achievement, and for overall school improvement. While these might seem to be separate, isolated practices, the author has taken the beneficial aspects of each practice and merged them into a cohesive and potentially powerful concept, coined "action research communities." Each of the two concepts or approaches (action research and professional learning communities) is presented and discussed in detail. Because they both focus on local-level improvement of educational practice and share several overlapping features, the two concepts are then merged into a single entity-action research communities, or ARCs. These professional learning communities, with action research at their core, hold an immense amount of power and potential when it comes to enhanced professional growth and development for educators, increased student achievement, school improvement, and educator empowerment. ARCs essentially capitalize on all the individualized benefits and strengths of action research and of professional learning communities, and merge them into a single educational concept and practice. ARCs have the potential to help educators everywhere experience: *a common and collective focus and vision; * sustained collaborative inquiry; *individualized, customizable-and meaningful-professional growth; and *true empowerment that comes with this form of collaborative, inquiry-based, and reflective practice. Practical guidance for the development and implementation of ARCs is also provided, by focusing on ways in which professional educators (teachers, administrators, support staff, etc.) can implement, sustain, and extend the impact of their respective action research communities. Specific roles for district administrators, building administrators, and teachers are presented and discussed in depth, as are ways that ARCs can be used both to deepen professional learning for educators and to improve student learning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138057951 20171023
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xv, 168 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Discover what happens when your students step out of their daily routines and activate their engagement. Author Katherine Mills Hernandez argues that movement, talk, and the physical environment of the classroom all contribute and influence students' learning. The ideas in Activate! will help you create a classroom optimized for deeper engagement and lasting learning. No matter what subject you teach, Katherine invites you to shift your attention from what you are doing in the classroom, to what your students are doing as the catalyst for learning. She provides insights into instruction through real classroom lessons as she gives you the tools to better assess your students' engagement and energy levels. The book describes practical ways to incorporate movement into the classroom routine, based on research on how an active brain generates true learning. Katherine invites you into her own classroom by sharing vignettes from lessons and activities, opening up the pages of her own learning journal, sharing pictures from her classroom, and examples of classroom charts. She also provides a comprehensive bibliography on the research behind the science of movement and talk and how they affect learning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781625311269 20180702
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xi, 135 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xix, 399 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction Section I: Active Learning in Higher Education: A Theoretical Background 1. Towards an Epistemology of Active Learning in Higher Education and its Promise-- Lorayne Robertson 2. Designing for Active Learning: A Problem Centered Approach-- Susan Stetson-Tiligadas Section II: Active Learning Strategies in Higher Education: "Stories" and Lessons Learnt 3. Active Learning Stories in Higher Education: Lessons Learned and Good Practices in STEM Education-- Anastasia Misseyanni, Paraskevi Papadopoulou, Christina Marouli and Miltiadis Lytras 4. Concepts and communication in the early stages of an environmental science degree: a case study of formative activities and tasks-- Peter J. Shaw 5. Active Learning Strategies: Stories and Lessons Learnt - Studying Environment in the Field-- Daniel Moscovici and Emma Witt 6. Online Learning as the Catalyst for more Deliberate Pedagogies: A Canadian University Experience-- Lorayne Robertson, Wendy Barber and William Muirhead 7. Active, Cooperative Learning in Online Higher Education: The Learning Design for "Change Management" at the Universitat Obierta de Catalunya-- Eva Rimbau-Gilabert 8. Engaging the non-Art History Student: A Tale of Five Football Players (and others) in Roman Art-- Gretchen Kreahling McKay 9. Pre-service Teachers and Active Learning in Technology Enhanced Learning: The Case of the University of West Bohemia in the Czech Republic-- Zbynek Filipi and Lucie Rohlikova 10. Intercultural Talent Management Model and its Application as an Active Teaching and Learning Strategy: Pre-Service Teachers in a New Time and Space Dimension: Virtuality-- Eileen Sepulveda Valenzuela, Marcelo Careaga Butter and Maria Graciela Badilla Quintana 11. Active Learning in Practice: Techniques and Experiences in Information Systems Courses in Brazil-- Ronney Moreira de Castro, Sean W. M. Siqueira, Cesar Augusto R. Bastos, Maria Cristina Pfeiffer Fernandes 12. Using Socrative App for Accounting Students in Higher Education-- Ines Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Cristina Alcaide-Munoz, and A.I. Jimenez-Zarco 13. Enhancing Learner Autonomy and Active Learning Using Digital Portfolio-- Linda Pospisilova Section III: A Vision for Humanity Through Higher Education 14. Pedagogical Legacies of Dorothy Lee and Paulo Freire-- Azril Bacal Roij 15. A New Vision for Higher Education: Lessons from Education for the Environment and Sustainability-- Christina Marouli, Anastasia Misseyanni, Paraskevi Papadopoulou and Miltiadis Lytras.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781787144880 20180530
In the era of the 21st century knowledge society, higher education can play an important role as a driver for innovation, leadership and creativity, as it helps develop not only well informed and knowledgeable citizens but also responsible and creative individuals. The challenges of globalization, tightly linked with rapid developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and the need to address issues of quality and inclusiveness for a better quality of life and a sustainable future, have become drivers of change in higher education institutions. We are experiencing a shift towards more interdisciplinary curricula and a more integrated and student-centred approach to teaching. Instructors increasingly use active learning and other pedagogies of engagement as a means to increase learning and improve student attitudes. This book explores best practices for effective active learning in higher education. Experienced instructors from different disciplines and countries share their experiences and reflect on best practices, as well as on the theoretical underpinnings of active learning. Contributors share their thinking on strategies based on different active learning methods such as the use of ICTs, collaborative learning and experiential learning, as well as their implications for teaching, assessment, curriculum design and higher education administration. Active learning provides skills for real life problem solving and prepares students to become responsible and active citizens. This book will be a very significant resource for educators who are interested in making a difference in students' lives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781787144880 20180530
Education Library (Cubberley)
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8 PDFs (viii, 173 pages) : color illustrations
  • Chapter 1. A brief history of concept maps
  • Chapter 2. The scientific revolution and its aftermath
  • Chapter 3. Verbal concept maps
  • Chapter 4. Tentative taxonomies
  • Chapter 5. Visual logic maps (vLms).
Concept mapping has often been acknowledged as an efficient instrument for aiding students in learning new information. Examining the impact this tool provides in STEM fields can help to create more effective teaching methods. Advanced Concept Maps in STEM Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities highlights both the history and recent innovations of concept maps in learning environments. Featuring extensive coverage of relevant topics including object maps, verbal maps, and spatial maps, this publication is ideal for educators, academicians, students, professionals, and researchers interested in discovering new perspectives on the impact of concept mapping in educational settings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522521846 20171211
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27 PDFs (xxviii, 375 pages)
  • Chapter 1. "If not me, then who?": an integrated model of advocacy for early childhood teacher education
  • Chapter 2. Elementary teacher candidates' perspectives on the teaching and learning of English learners
  • Chapter 3. Using counterstories and reflective writing assignments to promote critical pace consciousness in an undergraduate teacher preparation course
  • Chapter 4. Advocacy and teacher mentoring
  • Chapter 5. Advocacy in early childhood teacher preparation
  • Chapter 7. Advocacy and risk: race, class, and the outsider
  • Chapter 8. Effectively managing bias in teacher preparation
  • Chapter 9. Teacher education advocacy for multiple perspectives and culturally sensitive teaching
  • Chapter 10. Managing bias in teacher preparation in higher education
  • Chapter 11. Teaching in an anti-deficit pedagogical mindset
  • Chapter 12. Unveilings through transformative pedagogy: striving for realization of Du Bois' educational paradigm
  • Chapter 13. Studying the African American narrative in English Composition classes
  • Chapter 14. Someone like me: the impact of African American male instructors on African American male student success
  • Chapter 15. School bullying and advocacy
  • Chapter 16. Investing in the future: developing education lifelong learning tracks
  • Chapter 17. Value statements in web pages of Turkish state universities: a basic classification.
Due to changes in funding and legislation, educating as a career has become unstable. It is imperative to establish a culture that values education in order to encourage pursuing and preserving the profession of teaching. Advocacy in Academia and the Role of Teacher Preparation Programs is an essential reference source for the latest scholarly research on the need of support for students and faculty by examining policy, student engagement, professorial activism, and integrated allied services. Featuring extensive coverage on a broad range of topics such as student success, specialty programs, and service learning, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and practitioners seeking current research on issues of advocacy in education.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522529064 20171211
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vi, 77 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Methods for Collecting Talk Chapter 3: Systemic Functional Linguistics Chapter 4: Positioning Theory Chapter 5: Interpersonal Behaviour Theory Chapter 6: Trust and Credibility Chapter 7: Reader Check.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138087095 20180319
Analysing Talk in Educational Research is the go-to guide for all educational researchers collecting data in the form of talk. Offering practical and helpful approaches alongside explanations of relevant theories, it is a thorough yet concise guidebook providing all the advice necessary to effectively analyse talk data. Examining talk analysis through the lens of three theoretical approaches - Systemic Functional Linguistics, Positioning Theory and Interpersonal Behaviour Theory - the book offers detailed summaries and analyses of these theories and also covers topics including: How to begin collecting talk data The ethical issues surrounding collecting talk data Appropriate strategies for transcription and coding Checking for trustworthiness and credibility of talk data. Each chapter includes provocation exercises and illustrative examples, as well as links to websites and further reading suggestions to deepen understanding. Guiding readers from the necessary practical considerations required during data collection through to final evaluations, Analysing Talk in Educational Research is essential reading for graduate students and academic researchers completing studies involving talk and looking for a quick and helpful introduction to the rigorous methods with which to analyse their data.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138087095 20180319
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xxiii, 178 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Foreword- Paula Polk Lillard Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: The Problem, The Solution, and Our Goal Chapter 2: Create a Culture for Academic Respect and High Standards Chapter 3: Building a Caring and Supportive Community in the Classroom and Beyond Chapter 4: Create a Climate of Interpersonal Respect Chapter 5: Discover How Misbehavior Reveals Unmet Needs Chapter 6: Design Instruction to Create an Inclusive Environment for All Learners Chapter 7: Utilizing Real World Experiences to Enhance Learning Chapter 8: Practice What You Preach-Modeling Effects Real Change Bibliography About the Authors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781475838015 20180326
The school accountability movement's focus solely on improving standardized test scores is dehumanizing. There is no standardized child. In the rush to quantify, evaluate, and ostensibly improve the American educational system, we have forgotten that education is complicated. Any attempt to distill it into a simplistic measure will fall short - and will compromise the nobility of the work. How can teachers continue to do the incredibly challenging work of effective education in an environment that can be downright damaging? We can save the soul of education by resisting the dehumanization of students. Teachers can shield children by embracing social-emotional learning, building trust, and displaying compassion. There is no quick-fix to creating a nurturing relationship. There is no single data point that can measure it. Teachers must commit to being present, paying attention, maintaining consistency, engaging in hard work, practicing humility, and working together. Angels and Superheroes provides specific, reproducible practices designed to help teachers cultivate trust and compassion, while managing the pressures of the testing movement. With time-proven theories and cutting-edge research, this book provides engaging examples, concrete strategies, and implementable resources to support teachers in bridging the divide between why they chose this career field - the children, and that which is currently being required of them - the test scores.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781475838015 20180326
Education Library (Cubberley)
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x, 228 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
  • 1. Introduction 2. Activities and Strategies 3. Cognitive Interventions 4. Executive Functions 5. Memory 6. Visual Motor Skills 7. Academic Interventions 8. Emotional Functions 9. Development of IEPs 10. Working with the Family.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138238961 20180122
Neuropsychological and psychological evaluations in school settings are often rich in detail about a child's cognitive, academic and emotional functions, and come with specific recommendations to support the child's performance in school. However, there is often a gap between the assessment results and the implementation of the recommendations, since learning specialists and teachers frequently do not have the means to both interpret and implement the recommendations. This manual presents clear and specific guidelines for school counselors and teachers to decode and put into practice evaluation findings. The book begins by describing various functional domains that are assessed in a neuropsychological evaluation, and then notes how to recognize behavior and learning styles impacted by difficulty in one of more of the domains. Furthermore, it outlines activities that could be used in the classroom or other environments to support a child's weaknesses, develop new skills, or appear to particular strengths. Finally, ready-to-use worksheets and activities are offered. This is an essential tool for school psychologists, special education teachers, and learning specialists and counselors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138238961 20180122
Education Library (Cubberley)
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1 online resource.
The Art of Teaching Online: How to Start and How to Succeed as an Online Instructor focuses on professionals who are not teachers, but who wish to enter the online education field as instructors in their disciplines. This book focuses mainly on how potential online instructors can create and maintain the human aspect of live, face-to-face education in an online course to successfully teach and instruct their students. Included are interviews with experienced online instructors who use their emotional intelligence skills and instruction skills (examples included) to teach their students successfully.Includes interviews with experienced instructors.
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xvi, 273 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Acknowledgements 1. Introduction Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor and Richard Siegesmund 2. Celebrating Monkey Business in Art Education and Research Madeleine Grumet 3. Putting Critical Public Pedagogy into Practice: Reorienting the Career Path of the Teacher-Artist-Scholar Yen Yen Woo 4. Art, Agency, and Inquiry: Making Connections Between New Materialism and Contemporary Pragmatism in Arts-Based Research Jerry Lee Rosiek 5. Wild Imagination, Radical Imagination, Politics and the practice of Arts-Based Educational Research (ABER) and Scholartistry Donald Blumenfeld-Jones 6. Being Pregnant as an International Ph.D. Student: A Poetic Autoethnography Kuo Zhang 7. What is an Artist-Teacher When Teaching Second Languages? Yohan Hwang 8. Ethnographic Activist Middle Grades Fiction: Reflections on Researching and Writing "Dear Mrs. Naidu" Mathangi Subramanian 9. Misperformance Ethnography Monica Prendergast and George Belliveau 10. "Songwriting as Ethnographic Practice", or "How Stories Humanize" Kristina Jacobsen 11. The End Run: Art and the Heart of the Matter Dana Walrath 12. Expanding Paradigms: Art as Performance and Performance as Communication in Politically Turbulent Times Petula Sik-Ying Ho, Hoi-Yan Chan, and Sui-Ting Kong 13. HAPPENINGS: Allan Kaprow's Experimental, Inquiry-Based Art Education Charles R. Garoian 14. Turning Towards: Materializing New Possibilities Through Curating Brooke Hofsess 15. The Abandoned School as an Anomalous Place of Learning: A Practice-led Approach to Doctoral Research Natalie LeBlanc 16. Thinking in Comics: An Emerging Process Nick Sousanis 17. For Art's Sake Stop Making Art Jorge Lucero 18. Finding the Progress in Work-in-Progress: Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process in Arts-Based Research John Borstel 19. A Researcher Prepares: The Art of Acting for the Qualitative Researcher Kathleen R. McGovern 20. Learning to Perceive: Teaching Scholartistry Richard Siegesmund 21. Four Guiding Principles for Arts-Based Research Practice Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138235199 20180122
Presenting readers with definitions and examples of arts-based educational research, this text identifies tensions, questions, and models in the field and provides guidance for both beginning and more experienced practice. As arts-based research grows in prominence and popularity across education and the social sciences, the barriers between empirical, institutional, and artistic research diminish and new opportunities emerge for discussion, consideration, and reflection. This book responds to an ever increasing, global need to understand and navigate this evolving domain of research. Featuring a diverse range of contributors, this text weaves together critical essays about arts-based research in the literary, visual, and performing arts with examples of excellence in theory and practice. New to the Second Edition: Additional focus on the historical and theoretical foundations of arts-based educational research to guide readers through development of the field since its inception. New voices and chapters on a variety of artistic genres, including established and emerging social science researchers and artists who act, sing, draw, and narrate findings. Extends and refines the concept of scholartistry, introduced in the first edition, to interrogate excellence in educational inquiry and artistic processes and products. Integrates and applies theoretical frameworks such as sociocultural theory, new materialsm, and critical pedagogy to create interdisciplinary connections. Expanded toolkit for scholartists to inspire creativity, questioning, and risk-taking in research and the arts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138235199 20180122
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xvii, 197 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
For many years the benefits conferred by a higher education went undisputed. But students, employers, governments, and taxpayers are now demanding evidence of educational quality and value. At the same time, fiscally strapped governments are raising questions about how institutions are funded and the role quality should play in setting funding levels. In the face of these mounting pressures, jurisdictions around the world are working toward designing meaningful indicators to measure the performance of postsecondary institutions that go beyond enrolment numbers, graduation rates, and ever-popular reputational rankings. Assessing Quality in Postsecondary Education: International Perspectives presents a collection of thought-provoking essays by world-renowned higher-education thinkers and policy experts that discuss ways of defining and measuring academic quality. The papers were presented at a conference convened by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario in May 2017 and provide valuable insight into this pressing issue and underscore the need for reform.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781553395324 20180611
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xxi, 386 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
  • List of Tables, Lists, Figures, and Exhibits List of Jargon Alerts Preface Acknowledgements About the Author Introduction Part I. Understanding Assessment 1. What is Assessment? 2. The Many Settings for Student Learning and Assessment 3. What are Effective Assessment Practices? Part II. Laying a Foundation for Assessment Success 4. Learning Goals: Articulating What You Most Want Students to Learn 5. Designing Curricula to Help Students Learn What s Important 6. How Will Your Student Learning Evidence Be Used? 7. Planning Assessments in Academic Programs 8. Planning Assessments in General Education, Co-Curricula, and Other Settings Part III. Building a Pervasive, Enduring Culture of Evidence and Betterment 9. Guiding and Coordinating Assessment Efforts 10. Helping Everyone Learn What to Do 11. Supporting Assessment Efforts 12. Keeping Assessment Cost-Effective 13. Collaborating on Assessment 14. Valuing Assessment and the People Who Contribute Part IV. the Assessment Toolbox 15. Designing Rubrics to Plan and Assess Assignments 16. Creating Effective Assignments 17. Writing Multiple Choice and Other Traditional Tests 18. Assembling Evidence of Student Learning into Portfolios 19. Selecting Published Instruments 20. Other Assessment Tools 21. Assessing the Hard-to-Assess Part V. Understanding and Using Evidence of Student Learning 22. Setting Appropriately Rigorous Standards and Targets 23. Summarizing and Storing Evidence of Student Learning 24. Analyzing Evidence of Student Learning 25. Sharing Evidence of Student Learning 26. Using Evidence of Student Learning to Inform Important Decisions References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119426936 20180306
Assessing Student Learning is a standard reference for college faculty and administrators, and the third edition of this highly regarded book continues to offer comprehensive, practical, plainspoken guidance. The third edition adds a stronger emphasis on making assessment useful; greater attention to building a culture in which assessment is used to inform important decisions; an enhanced focus on the many settings of assessment, especially general education and co-curricula; a new emphasis on synthesizing evidence of student learning into an overall picture of an integrated learning experience; new chapters on curriculum design and assessing the hard-to-assess; more thorough information on organizing assessment processes; new frameworks for rubric design and setting standards and targets; and many new resources. Faculty, administrators, new and experienced assessment practitioners, and students in graduate courses on higher education assessment will all find this a valuable addition to their bookshelves.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119426936 20180306
Education Library (Cubberley)
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219 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction Part I: Conceptual Foundations 1. Assessment as a Social Justice Issue 2. Theories of Social Justice 3. Social Justice as Mutual Recognition 4. Social Justice and Social Practice Theory Part II: Towards Assessment for Social Justice 5. Trust 6. Honesty 7. Responsibility 8. Forgiveness 9. Responsiveness 10. Conclusion: Reflections on Assessment for Social Justice References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474236065 20180508
Assessment for Learning (AfL) has become an established idea within higher education, based on the evidence that assessment is one of the most powerful drivers of student learning and thus can be harnessed as a means to improve learning. Assessment for Social Justice looks at assessment in higher education through the lens of critical pedagogy and social justice, and offers new insights to both fields of enquiry. The starting premise, adopted from AfL, is that the way in which we form and practice assessment can and should influence the social justice outcomes of higher education. Looking at a number of different theories of social justice, Jan McArthur explores how alternative theories provide the foundations for different types of assessment practice. The theories explored include the works of John Rawls, Theodor Adorno, Amartya Sen, Martha Nussbaum, Nancy Fraser and Axel Honneth. McArthur then explores different examples of assessment and how these embody, or constrain, alternative theories of social justice. She provides a theoretically rigorous understanding of assessment as a social practice, and as a vehicle both for and against social justice. Assessment for social justice is explored in two complementary ways - the justice of assessment within higher education, and assessments that promote greater social justice - and in doing so this book contributes to ongoing debates about the nature and purposes of higher education.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474236065 20180508
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xv, 109 pages ; 24 cm
Education Library (Cubberley)
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223 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Part I: A bridge over an educational chasm
  • All about executive function
  • Part II: Why rational teens make rash choices
  • Brain structure
  • Brain development
  • Part III: A better school for the teen brain: what adults can do
  • Safety, parenting, and parent support
  • Teaching with executive function in mind
  • Part IV: A better school for the teen brain: what teens can do (and how adults can help)
  • Exercise integration
  • Social-emotional learning
  • Screen time meets mindfulness training
  • Epilogue: Building that bridge.
"John Medina explores the neurological and evolutionary factors that drive teenage behavior and affect both achievement and engagement. Then he proposes a research-supported counterattack: a bold redesign of educational practices and learning environments to deliberately develop teens' cognitive capacity to manage their emotions, plan, prioritize, and focus." -- book cover
Education Library (Cubberley)
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19 PDFs (xxi, 322 pages)
  • Chapter 1. Augmented reality: educational resources
  • Chapter 2. Augmented reality as a search system in libraries
  • Chapter 3. Enhancing learning and professional development outcomes through augmented reality
  • Chapter 4. Augmented reality for accident analysis
  • Chapter 5. On the development of VR and AR learning contents for children on the autism spectrum: from real requirements to virtual scenarios
  • Chapter 6. Aura: augmented reality in mobile devices for the learning of children with ASD augmented reality in the learning of children with autism
  • Chapter 7. Characterization of English through augmented reality
  • Chapter 8. Second or foreign language learning with augmented reality
  • Chapter 9. Augmented reality for evaluating low environmental impact 3D concepts in industrial design.
In an environment where some countries are coming out of the recession at different speeds and others remain in a gloomy economic environment, education plays a vital role in reducing the negative impact of the global economic problems. In this sense, new technologies help to generate human resources with a better quality of education. Augmented Reality for Enhanced Learning Environments provides emerging research on using new technologies to encourage education and improve learning quality through augmented reality. While highlighting issues such as global economic problems impacting schools and insufficient aid, this publication explores new technologies in emerging economies and effective means of knowledge and learning transfer. This book is a vital resource for teachers, students, and aid workers seeking current research on creating a new horizon in science and technology to strengthen the current system of learning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522552437 20180530
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x, 191 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgments Introduction: Where I Come From: Emotions, Race and the Border 1. Becoming `Illegal': Compassion, Multicultural Love and Resentment 2. Failing to Be(come) `Ideal': Multiculturalism, Whiteness and the Politics of Resentment 3. Think Before You Travel: Urban Violence, Risk Management and the Territorialisation of the Australian Public Space 4. `Is Australia Racist?': Interpretive Denial and the Politics of Anger 5. Feeling like an International Student: Racial Grief, Compassion and National Sentimentality Conclusion: Fantasies of Multiculturalism: Whiteness, Emotions and the Border Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472480484 20171106
This book offers a comprehensive and critical analysis of the tropes employed in the categorization of international students living and studying in Australia. Establishing the position of migrant students as 'subjects of the border', the author employs various models of emotion in an analysis of the ways in which public debates on migration and education in Australia have problematised international students as objects of national compassion or resentment in relation to other national concerns at the time, such as the country's place in the Asia-Pacific region, the integrity of its borders and the relative competitiveness of its economy. Applying an innovative methodology, which combines the breath of a diachronic study with the depth afforded by the close analysis of a diverse range of case studies - including the protests staged by Indian international students against a spate of violent attacks, which led to their labelling as `soft targets' in national discourses - Australia's New Migrantsã constitutes an important contribution to our understanding of the ways in which emotions shape national collectives' orientation towards others. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology, cultural studies and education with interests in migration, race and emotion.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472480484 20171106
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