Exemplars of Curriculum Theory

Author: Arthur K. Ellis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317927311
Format: PDF
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This book crosses the divide between theoreticians and practitioners by demonstrating how curriculum theories and models are applied in classrooms today. It ties together broad educational theories such as progressivism, essentialism, perennialism, etc.; curriculum models, characterized as learner-centered, society-centered or knowledge-centered; and exemplars of curriculum theories and models, such as Reggio Emilia, Core Knowledge, the International Baccalaureate, etc.

Challenges from the Middle

Author: Emeka Nzeocha
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479712698
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Behavior. Personality. Adolescence. Academic performance. These are some of the buzz phrases prevalent in middle school settings as educators wrestle with how to understand, manage, lead, and work with our middle school students and help shape them into responsible young adults. Character education (and many terms like it) is a concept that has been around for many years on every level of the educational process. In the middle school setting, there is an urgent need for character education, regardless of what form it takes. Sadly, some schools and/or the administration abandon this process in the vigorous pursuit of higher test scores. This book condenses my empirical research into character education with a focus on the inner city middle school setting. I examined how school stakeholders viewed this topic, what they know about it, why they support or disapprove of character education, and possible steps schools could take to implement their own initiatives successfully, both in the middle school setting and others as well.

Online Teaching and Learning

Author: Carla Meskill
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441175784
Format: PDF, ePub
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Online Teaching and Learning shows how learning through the internet depends on complex human interactions for success. The text uses sociocultural theory as its foundational stance to empirically examine the dynamics of these interactions. It seeks to understand meaning making in all of its social, linguistic and cultural complexity. Each chapter examines how it is that culturally and historically situated meanings get negotiated through social mediation in online instructional venues. It extends the ways we think and talk about online teaching and learning.

Body Knowledge and Curriculum

Author: Stephanie Springgay
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433102813
Format: PDF
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"Body Knowledge and Curriculum" examines student understandings of body knowledge in the context of creating and interrogating visual art and culture. It illustrates a six-month research study conducted in an alternative secondary school in a large urban city. During the research project, students created a number of visual art works using a diversity of material explorations as a means to think through the body as a process of exchange and as a bodied encounter. The book engages with feminist theories of touch and inter-embodiment, questioning the materiality and lived experiences of the body in knowledge production, in order to provoke different ways of theorizing self/other relations in teaching and learning. This volume is important because it explores the ways in which youth understand the complex, textured, and often contradictory discourses of body knowledge, and seeks to intentionally create alternative pedagogical and curricular practices to ones that subscribe to a healthy body model. Additionally, enacting educational research as living inquiry, this book is an exemplar of the arts-based methodology, a/r/tography. "Body Knowledge and Curriculum" is a valuable text for courses in curriculum theory, art education, qualitative research methodologies, visual culture and pedagogies, and feminist theory. Appropriate for advanced undergraduate students, pre-service teacher education students, and graduate students, the book provides an interdisciplinary investigation into body research.

Research in Art Design Education

Author: Richard Hickman
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1841501999
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Although educators are increasingly interested in art education research, there are few anthologies tackling the subject. Research in Art & Design Education answers this call, summarizing important issues in the field such as non-text based approaches and interdisciplinary work. Contributions from internationally renowned researchers explore a broad range of topics in art education, highlighting particular problems and strengths in the literature. The collection features examples of research projects previously published in the International Journal of Art & Design Education. An indispensable and engaging resource, this volume provides a long-awaited aid for students and teachers alike."--PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE.

Creating a Caring Science Curriculum

Author: Marcia Hills
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826105890
Format: PDF
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This new book captures leading-edge thinking in caring in nursing education and practice, weaving together foundational premises of Caring Science with the latest advances in scholarly thinking. It brings together visionary, progressive ideas with models, schemata, living exemplars and dynamic directions for application. It features emanicipatory teaching/learning pedagogies and student-teacher relation/evaluation models for adoption into education and practice regimens. It builds upon and extends the original classic: Bevis, E. and Watson, J (1989) Toward a Caring Curriculum: A New Pedagogy for

Contemporary Qualitative Research

Author: Peter Charles Taylor
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402059205
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This accessible volume offers a unique set of research exemplars for science, mathematics and technology educators. The volume explores the important challenge of how to translate leading-edge methodologies into practical research strategies and techniques. It is the first book on the market that deals specifically with postmodern approaches to research in the field of science education and is a tightly edited volume that provides a coherent treatment of the issues.