Beginning Research

Author: Michelle Lowe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134129955
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Researchers in education are interested in the study of learners, teachers, professional support staff, parents and other participants in schools and other educational institutions. To be effective, research needs to be carried out in a systematic way and should contribute to what is known. If you are interested in education research and want to learn how to become an effective researcher, then this step-by-step guide is for you. For many students the first research project is the most daunting but this book will help ensure its success. Beginning Research is a practical toolkit of resources that will enable students to plan, conduct and follow up research effectively. It contains information on the range of methods available to researchers and introduces some of the key concepts associated with education research and the theoretical background against which it currently takes place. Designed for anyone working in an education setting, by reading through each chapter and completing the associated tasks you will be able to work through each stage of the research process. This book is essential reading for students on all education courses who are engaging in research for the first time. It is particularly suitable for foundation degree students, as it acknowledges the constraints placed upon researchers who are also working and offers practical advice for managing the demands of employment, study and carrying out research.

The Early Years Handbook for Students and Practitioners

Author: Lyn Trodd
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317680715
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Early Years Handbook for Students and Practitioners is a comprehensive and accessible course text for all students studying at levels 4 and 5, including on Foundation Degrees and Early Childhood Studies degrees. Designed and written by the Chair of the SEFDEY (Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree in Early Years) Network and a team of expert contributors, this book covers the essential skills, knowledge and understanding you need to become an inspiring and effective early years practitioner. Divided into four parts: The Student-Practitioner-Professional; The Learning and Development of Children 0-5; The Child, Family and Society; and The Senior Practitioner-Professional, the book covers all aspects of working with young children and engages you with theory that is explicitly linked to your practice. Throughout there is a strong emphasis on supporting your transition to undergraduate study, developing your academic skills and encouraging you to be an active learner. In every chapter, the book seeks to help you develop your professional identity and features: Activities to help you to reflect on your own practice ‘Provocations’ to promote discussion and debate Case study examples and photographs to illustrate key points ‘From Research to Practice’ boxes outlining key research in the field and implications for practice. The book is supported by a companion website featuring, for students, links to useful websites and video material, and an interactive flashcard glossary. Online support for lecturers includes ideas for tasks and activities to use in class and the diagrams and images in the book available to download.

Business Research Methods for Chinese Students

Author: Huiping Xian
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526448998
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The only book on the market designed to help Chinese students with the specific challenges they face in understanding research methods and how to do a research project on their business programme at a Western university.

Your Foundation in Health Social Care

Author: Graham Brotherton
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1849204896
Format: PDF
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Written to accompany the Foundation degree in Health and Social Care, and other higher education courses in the same area, this book offers a user-friendly approach to help you make the most of your course. Matched to the Foundation Degree guidelines, Your Foundation in Health and Social Care gives you the knowledge and skills necessary for effective learning both in academia and in the workplace. The book includes: - Case studies drawn from a range of health and social care settings to illustrate 'real-life' practice; - Suggested Essay Topics, Activities and Further Research features that encourage you to develop your knowledge and understanding; - Study Skills tips and guidelines for approaching learning; Written in a lively and engaging style the comprehensive content and jargon-free approach will make this book invaluable for students. It will be a core text for those studying Foundation degrees and higher education courses in health and social care.

Early Childhood

Author: Tina Bruce
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412920760
Format: PDF
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Designed for students on foundation degree and early childhood studies courses, this easy-to-use text comprehensively covers all aspects of your early childhood course. Written by experts in the field, the theory is clearly explained in terms of classroom practice, and each chapter includes case studies, exercises for further study, and a useful glossary of key terms.

Teaching and Learning on Foundation Degrees

Author: Claire Taylor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441129545
Format: PDF
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What is a Foundation Degree? What are the needs of Foundation Degree students? How should course design and delivery be shaped? This text is a complete guide for academic tutors and support staff involved in teaching on Foundation Degrees. The contributors explore the specific and diverse needs of Foundation Degree students, a unique client-group in Further Education (FE) / Higher Education (HE) who have differing academic qualifications and work-based experiences. They address aspects of course design and delivery including teaching techniques, e-learning and assessment. Drawing together theory and practice, this text will provide clear practical models for how to successfully deliver Foundation Degrees through the use of exemplar materials, case studies, reflection points and the learner voice.

Doing Your Early Years Research Project

Author: Guy Roberts-Holmes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446242384
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This new edition of a much-loved book guides you through your Early Years research project from start to finish and draws on the work of Early Years practitioners to illustrate concepts and methods, bringing the entire process to life. Packed with research summaries, key points, checklists and discussion topics, the author shows you how to organise and structure your project, write a literature review, interpret findings and present/write up your project. This edition has been fully updated and revised to include up-to-date references, a focus on 'Reflective Practice', and coverage of Early Years Foundation Stage, as well as: - Coverage of Action Research, including examples - Increased material on using, presenting and analysing data, including using software - More reflective and detailed study aid including case studies, surveys, questions and activities This book is essential reading for students on early childhood studies courses, those working towards Early Years Professional Status (EYPS), teacher education, nursing, and social sciences. It is also useful for early years practitioners required to carry out small-scale research.

Study Skills for Foundation Degrees

Author: Dorothy Bedford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415525896
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Study Skills for Foundation Degrees is a much needed resource for anyone thinking about or currently studying at foundation degree level. If you are unsure whether you have the academic skills to handle it, this book will prepare and guide you, in a clear accessible way, through the broad range of study-related issues you may encounter. By helping you to develop a broad range of study skills essential for success on any foundation degree course, you will soon have the confidence to rise to any challenge that comes your way. This new edition has been fully updated and features new chapters on effective academic writing for other types of assignments such as reports, project work, diary entries, seminar papers and reviews and e-learning. Highly accessible with a wide range of activities and useful tips to help you through the course of your studies, this new edition covers all the essential skills you will need including: • How to take good notes and read effectively • Developing successful academic writing • Research skills • E-learning • Producing a professional development portfolio • Presentation techniques • Referencing and avoiding plagiarism Also offering help with managing your time, boosting your morale and keeping motivated, this essential text will be an invaluable resource for Foundation Degree students that want to get the most out of their course as well as mature students and those with limited or no experience of academic study.

Doing Action Research

Author: Claire Taylor
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412912776
Format: PDF
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An introduction to research methods discusses basic principles and provides an overview of the processes involved in action research.

The Mature Student S Guide To Higher Education

Author: Pritchard, Linda
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335217737
Format: PDF, ePub
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This guide enables adults to manage the transition to study by demystifying aspects of higher education with regard to course choice, modes of study, and what to expect. It aims to encourage mature students to acquire a range of skills, but also to develop the skills they already possess.