Meaning Centered Education

Author: Olga Kovbasyuk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136293884
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In a time of globally changing environments and economic challenges, many institutions of higher education are attempting to reform by promoting standardization approaches. Meaning-Centered Education explores the counter-tide for an alternative vision of education, where students and instructors engage in open meaning-making processes and self-organizing educational practices. In one contributed volume, Meaning-Centered Education provides a comprehensive introduction to current scholarship and pedagogical practice on meaning-centered education. International contributors explore how modern educational scholars and practitioners all around the world are implementing a comprehensive framework that supports meaning making in a classroom. This edited collection is a valuable resource for higher education faculty and scholars interested in renewing the deep purposes of higher education.

Democratizing Higher Education

Author: Patrick Blessinger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317695550
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Higher education systems around the world are undergoing fundamental change and reform due to external pressures—including internationalization of higher education, increased international competition for students, less reliance on public funding, and calls to create greater access opportunities for citizens. How are higher education systems evolving structurally as a result of these and other pressures? In light of these changes, how can higher education be a positive force for democratizing societies? This book examines the emerging trends taking place in higher education systems around the world, focusing on the most salient political and social forces that underlie these trends. Each chapter provides a case study of a country, exploring its cultural and political history, the political and social developments that have affected its higher education system, and the result of these changes on the higher education system. In a fast-changing, knowledge-intensive, democratic society, Democratizing Higher Education explores how higher education systems can be developed to provide access, affordability, participation, and quality life-long learning for all.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity Management

Author: Katrin Hansen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319435647
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This book highlights the most critical aspects of diversity and their implications for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), examining them in a collection of conceptual and practical contributions from researchers and practitioners alike. In particular the book discusses good and best practices for diversity management and analyzes possible links between CSR and diversity within organizations. Examples are drawn from a diverse range of organizational settings including corporations, educational institutions and other (non-profit) organizations and in various countries, including Germany, the UK, the USA and India.

Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Social Technologies

Author: Laura A. Wankel
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1781902399
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Uses case studies, surveys, and literature reviews to examine how these social media technologies are being used to improve writing and publishing skills in students, create engaging communities of practice. This volume discusses a framework for deploying and assessing these technologies in higher education institutions.

Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Classroom Technologies

Author: Charles Wankel
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1781905126
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Classroom mediated discourse technologies are reshaping and reframing the practice of teaching and learning in higher education. This volume critically examines new research on how classroom mediation technologies like Learning Catalytics are being used in higher education to increase learner engagement and social leaning in the classroom.

Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Mobile Applications

Author: Laura A. Wankel
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 178190510X
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Mobile technologies are reshaping and reframing the practice of teaching and learning in higher education. This volume critically examines new research on how mobile technologies and m-learning technologies like Skype are being used in higher education to increase learner engagement in an era of increasing globalization and mobility.

Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Multimedia Technologies

Author: Jurate Stanaityte
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1781905134
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Multimedia and video related technologies are reshaping and reframing the practice of teaching and learning in higher education. This volume critically examines new research on how multimedia technologies are being used in higher education to increase learner engagement and collaboration in and out of the classroom.

Home and Identity in Late Life

Author: Graham D. Rowles, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826127150
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Leading scholars, offering international and multidisciplinary viewpoints, examine the meaning of home to elders and the ways in which this meaning may be sustained, threatened, or modified according to changes associated with growing old. Organized into four sections--The Essence of Home, Disruptions of Home, Creating and Recreating Home, and Community Perspectives on the Meaning of Home, this volume explores topics including: What makes a house a home? What role does the meaning of home play in the process of relocation to another place of residence? What is the relationship between a person's home life and cherished possessions such as symbolic jewelry or religious items in late life? How does the community/neighborhood environment influence the way that older people feel about the places in which they live? Contributors include Hans-Werner Wahl, Robert L. Rubinstein, Edmund Sherman, Carolyn Norris-Baker, and Rick Scheidt, among others. As a special feature, this volume concludes with critical commentaries from three eminent scholars, Amos Rapoport, Kim Dovey, and Marie Versperi. This volume will be of interest to practitioners, researchers, upper-level graduates/graduate-level students in gerontology, environmental psychology, social work, and nursing. It will be valuable to everyone in the helping professions who seek a deeper understanding of the ways in which "being at home" and attachment to place plays a key role in the life experience and well-being of their clients as they grow older.