My Freshman Year

Author: Rebekah Nathan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101042502
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After fifteen years of teaching anthropology at a large university, Rebekah Nathan had become baffled by her own students. Their strange behavior—eating meals at their desks, not completing reading assignments, remaining silent through class discussions—made her feel as if she were dealing with a completely foreign culture. So Nathan decided to do what anthropologists do when confused by a different culture: Go live with them. She enrolled as a freshman, moved into the dorm, ate in the dining hall, and took a full load of courses. And she came to understand that being a student is a pretty difficult job, too. Her discoveries about contemporary undergraduate culture are surprising and her observations are invaluable, making My Freshman Year essential reading for students, parents, faculty, and anyone interested in educational policy.

Mach was Du willst

Author: Bill Burnett
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843713634
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Design Thinking hilft, kreative Lösungen für komplexe Probleme zu finden. Die Autoren übertragen dieses Prinzip auf das Leben und die Berufswahl. Denke wie ein Designer: Stelle Fragen, suche Verbündete, mache Fehler, baue Prototypen, denke interdisziplinär – und werde zum Designer deines eigenen Lebens! Diese Ideen präsentieren die beiden Professoren seit sieben Jahren an der Stanford University,was zu chronisch überbuchten Kursen führt.

Dienstags bei Morrie

Author: Mitch Albom
Publisher: Distribooks
ISBN: 9783442451753
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Der Soziologieprofessor Morrie Schwartz erfährt, dass er höchstens noch zwei Jahre zu leben hat. Die Diagnose, eine schwere Erkrankung des Nervensystems, lässt keine Hoffnung auf Heilung. Statt darüber zu verzweifeln und sich ganz in sich selbst zurückzuziehen, macht Morrie es sich zur Aufgabe, seine letzten Monate so sinnvoll und produktiv wie möglich zu verbringen. Während er den schleichenden Verfall seines Körpers erlebt, sprüht sein Geist vor Ideen. Sein Leben war immer vom Mitgefühl für andere bestimmt, und auch jetzt möchte er andere Menschen an seiner Erfahrung Teil haben lassen: an seiner Lebenserfahrung ebenso wie an der Erfahrung, dem Tod entgegen zu gehen, die ihn viele neue Einsichten über das Leben gewinnen lässt. Den Kontakt zu seinem Lieblingsprofessor hatte der erfolgreiche Sportjournalist Mitch Albom eigentlich aufrecht erhalten wollen. Sechzehn Jahre nach seinem Collegeabschluss erfährt er durch Zufall von Morries schwerer Krankheit und stattet dem alten Herrn einen Besuch ab. Ein Pflichttermin in dem prall gefüllten Kalender des Journalisten, der im Laufe der Zeit seine Träume gegen ein gut bezahltes Leben im fünften Gang eingetauscht hatte. Mitch verlässt das Haus tief beeindruckt von der Gelassenheit, ja sogar Heiterkeit, mit der Morrie seine Krankheit erlebt und seinem Tod entgegensieht - dieser feiert zum Beispiel seine Beerdigung zu Lebzeiten, um die Trauer und die ihm gebührende Anerkennung persönlich zu erfahren. Durch einen Streik an seiner Arbeit gehindert und zum Nachdenken gebracht, macht sich Mitch ein zweites Mal und schließlich regelmäßig jeden Dienstag auf den Weg zu seinem wiedergefundenen Professor. So beginnt der letzte gemeinsame Kurs. Die Gesprächsthemen zwischen Lehrer und Schüler berühren die fundamentalen Fragen unseres Daseins: Es geht um das Leben und seinen Sinn, das Sterben, die Liebe, den Erfolg, Gefühle wie Reue und Selbstmitleid, Familie, das Älterwerden ...

Will This Be on the Test

Author: Dana T. Johnson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691189455
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The essential survival guide for college students Getting into college takes plenty of hard work, but knowing what your professors expect of you once you get there can be even more challenging. Will This Be on the Test? is the essential survival guide for high-school students making the transition to college academics. In this entertaining and informative book, Dana Johnson shares wisdom and wit gleaned from her decades of experience as an award-winning teacher in the freshman classroom—lessons that will continue to serve you long after college graduation. Johnson offers invaluable insights into how college academics differs from high school. She reveals how to maximize what you learn and develop good relationships with your professors, while explaining how you fit into the learning environment of college. Answering the questions that many new college students don’t think to ask, Johnson provides tactical tips on getting the most out of office hours, e-mailing your professor appropriately, and optimizing your performance on assignments and exams. She gives practical advice on using the syllabus to your advantage, knowing how to address your instructors, and making sure you’re not violating the academic ethics code. The book also offers invaluable advice about online courses and guidance for parents who want to help their children succeed. Will This Be on the Test? shows you how to work with your professors to get the education, grades, and recommendations you need to thrive in the classroom and beyond.

Designing and Conducting Research in Education

Author: Clifford J. Drew
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412960746
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The research process in this book begins with identification of the research question and proceeds through each step including planning data collection, actual collection and analysis of the data, and writing the report. This text proceeds through multiple methodologies including experimental and non-experimental, quantitative and qualitative. At every step the emphasis is on planning and executing the study. Key features: o Simulations and feedback that may be used in class sessions for both individual and small group participation o Pedagogy to help students plan and conduct a research project in an actual classroom o Examples that demonstrate and explain what constitutes good and poor research questions o Case studies and ′real life′ examples related to education o A Student Web site that provides students with the opportunity to interact with contemporary articles. This book provides an introduction to research that emphasizes the fundamental concepts of planning and design. It is designed to be a core text for the very first course on research methods.

Unter Wasser atmen

Author: Julie Orringer
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462305115
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Wir müssen alle erwachsen werden »Von den Demütigungen, Grausamkeiten und Passionen der Kindheit erzählt Julie Orringer in einer prickelnden frischen Prosa. Sie ist eine Schriftstellerin mit einem großen Herzen und einem genauen Gespür für die kleinen Dinge, die in unserem Leben eine so große Bedeutung haben.« Monica Ali Es ist jener Moment, in dem das Leben einen zwingt, erwachsen zu werden. Von ihm erzählen die Geschichten der jungen amerikanischen Autorin Julie Orringer. Nichts hat die Mädchen und jungen Frauen darin auf die Umbrüche vorbereitet, die ihr Leben für immer verändern werden: Aus einem Kinderspiel wird Ernst, der Besuch in Disneyland gerät zum Abschied von der Mutter. Und die 14-jährige Maddy stellt sich ihren Ängsten, nachdem sie bei einem Unfall beinahe ertrunken wäre, in einem Tauchkurs. Orringers Heldinnen erleben die verwirrenden Gefühle von Sehnsucht, erster Liebe und Kummer. Sie straucheln und finden doch ihren Weg in die fremde Welt der Erwachsenen. Denn alle lernen, unter Wasser zu atmen. Mit diesen Geschichten von hoher literarischer Qualität sorgte Julie Orringer international für Aufsehen. Ihr gelingt es, in einer außergewöhnlich klaren Sprache, eindringlich und voller Ideenreichtum vom Heranwachsen junger Frauen zu erzählen.

Developing Faculty Learning Communities at Two Year Colleges

Author: Susan Sipple
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 157922847X
Format: PDF
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This book introduces community college faculty and faculty developers to the use of faculty learning communities (FLCs) as a means for faculty themselves to investigate and surmount student learning problems they encounter in their classrooms, and as an effective and low-cost strategy for faculty developers working with few resources to stimulate innovative teaching that leads to student persistence and improved learning outcomes. Two-year college instructors face the unique challenge of teaching a mix of learners, from the developmental to high-achievers, that requires using a variety of instructional strategies and techniques. Even the most experienced teachers can find this diversity demanding. Faculty developers at many two-year colleges still rely solely on the one-day workshop model that, while useful, rarely results in sustained student-centered changes in pedagogy or the curriculum, and may not be practicable for the growing cohort of part-time faculty members. By linking work in the classroom with scholarship and reflection, FLCs provide participants with a sense of renewed engagement and stimulate collegial exploration of ways to achieve educational excellence. FLCs are usually faculty-instigated and cross-disciplinary, and comprise groups of six to fifteen faculty that work collaboratively through regular meetings over an extended period of time to promote research and an exchange of experiences, foster community, and develop the scholarship of teaching. FLCs alleviate burnout and isolation, promote the development, testing, and peer review of new classroom strategies or technologies, and lead to the reenergizing and professionalization of teachers. This book introduces the reader to FLCs and to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, offering examples of application in two-year colleges. Individual chapters describe, among others, an FLC set up to support course redesign; an “Adjunct Connectivity FLC” to integrate part-time faculty within a department and collaborate on the curriculum; a cross-disciplinary FLC to promote student self-regulated learning, and improve academic performance and persistence; a critical thinking FLC that sought to define critical thinking in separate disciplines, examine interdisciplinary cross-over of critical thinking, and measure critical thinking more accurately; an FLC that researched the transfer of learning and developed strategies to promote students’ application of their learning across courses and beyond the classroom. Each chapter describes the formation of its FLC, the processes it engaged in, what worked and did not, and the outcomes achieved. Just as when college faculty fail to remain current in their fields, the failure to engage in continuing development of teaching skills, will equally lead teaching and learning to suffer. When two-year college administrators restrain scholarship and reflection as inappropriate for the real work of the institution they are in fact hindering the professionalization of their teaching force that is essential to institutional mission and student success. When FLCs are supported by leaders and administrators, and faculty learn that collaboration and peer review are valued and even expected as part of being a teaching professional, they become intrinsically motivated and committed to collaboratively solving problems, setting the institution on a path to becoming a learning organization that is proactive and adept at navigating change.