Personal Academic and Career Development in Higher Education

Author: Arti Kumar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134098030
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book is the first to show how to integrate Personal Development Planning (PDP) activities into teaching in higher education. It is packed with activities, exercises, lesson plans, resources, reflective questionnaires, skills audits and case studies, and with suggestions for how these may be customized to suit different groups of students in different subject areas. By embedding activities into the curriculum, students are encouraged to engage with the PDP process to help them: gain a better understanding of what and how they are learning improve study skills gain a clear idea strengths and areas for development improve ability to explain and discuss skills and abilities with prospective employers, with the evidence to support your claims become a more effective, independent and confident self-directed learner. Personal Development Planning will help all staff and educational development professionals, teachers in HE, and advisers and support staff in careers services enable students to build up a personal development record to improve their ability to relate their learning and achievements to employers' interests and needs and, ultimately, gain employment.

Improving Students Learning Outcomes

Author: Claus Nygaard
Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Press DK
ISBN: 9788763002325
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In 17 chapters, integrating theoretical perspectives with empirical practice, researchers and practitioners from four continents discuss why and how students' learning outcomes can be improved.

Graduate Attributes in Higher Education

Author: Carey Normand
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317194357
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Graduate Attributes in Higher Education illuminates the value of graduate attributes for students, graduates and lecturers in higher education. A coherent, intelligent, subtle and important enhancement to the field, this text guides readers through a theoretical and historical analysis of graduate attributes, using interdisciplinary and interprofessional lenses. This unique approach offers pertinent coverage of a wider range of graduate attributes than one usually sees, generating multiple perspectives and discourses that have implications for both theory and practice. Through an open and exploratory analysis, this text asks questions such as the following: • Are programmes of study which claim ‘postgraduate’ attributes providing something further, deeper or enhanced in comparison, or just more of the same? • Should we be developing continuing professional development attributes for our professional learning programmes of study, or are attributes of this nature established at the undergraduate level? • How can we embed graduate attributes in curricula in a wide range of subject discipline-specific and interdisciplinary ways? • In a culture of lifelong learning and a cross-disciplinary changing global market, are attributes simply a starting point – a launch pad for future and ongoing development required for a world of increasing complexity? Clearly structured and offering a mix of case study and theoretical frameworks to explore each GA, practical guidance is offered at the end of each chapter on how to embed the relevant graduate attribute whilst providing well-researched theoretical underpinning. The varied methods applied and methodological attitudes espoused will prove inclusive to a wide range of readers. Bringing together analysis of specific case studies from a wide range of professional and discipline-specific contexts, Graduate Attributes in Higher Education will be a valuable text for educators and professionals focused on curriculum development and professional learning.

Developing and Sustaining Successful First Year Programs

Author: Gerald M. Greenfield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118234499
Format: PDF
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Praise for Developing and Sustaining Successful First-Year Programs "An essential guide to the thorny task of not only developing successful first-year programs, the critical building blocks for student college completion, but also sustaining them over time. It should be at the top of the reading list of all faculty, staff, and administrators concerned with making substantial improvements in student success in the first year of college." —Vincent Tinto, Distinguished University Professor, Syracuse University "Grounded in scholarly literature and higher education theory, Developing and Sustaining Successful First-Year Programs provides a much-needed next-generation resource to advance a comprehensive, integrated, and multi-faceted first-year experience as well as practical guidance to educators who want to become more effective first-year student advocates." —Jillian Kinzie, associate director, Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research, NSSE Institute "The authors do an excellent job both of providing a conceptual framework for the first year and of grounding their program descriptions in the work of a diverse range of campuses, providing exemplars of good practice, centered on assessment, in enhancing student academic achievement and persistence. The book will be of use both to policy makers and administrators focused on enhancing student success and to practitioners who will make good use of excellent observations and recommendations." —Scott Evenbeck, president, The New Community College at CUNY

Soaring on Your Strengths

Author: Robin Ryan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101200988
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Robin Ryan’s groundbreaking new book is designed to help readers take advantage of a paradigm shift in the workplace. Instead of hiring or promoting generally qualified people and improving their weaknesses, companies are now looking for workers who have the strengths that match particular jobs. Ryan shows readers how to identify those strengths and use that knowledge to advance their careers and better promote themselves to prospective employers. She shows how to establish an appealing career identity using self-branding tools like résumés, Mind Maps, and on-the-job success stories, and outlines fresh approaches to networking with colleagues and negotiating with bosses. Savvy and entertaining, Soaring on Your Strengths will be the job and promotion seekers guide for the twenty-first century.In Soaring on Your Strengths, Ryan shows you how to: identify your most marketable qualities and strengths self-promote and brand yourself for the best jobs and promotions. establish an appealing career identity implement fresh approaches to networking with colleagues improve your relationship with the boss Filled with her client success stories, solid strategies, and smart, easy-to-follow advice, this book is the next best thing to having your own career coach on-call to advance your career and prosper.

Soar

Author: David Banks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476760969
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"In the spirit of "Waiting for Superman," a respected educator --whose advice has been solicited from the likes of Hillary Clinton, Cory Booker, and beyond-- presents a plan for educating the country's most educationally endangered group -- young men of color"--

Hybrid Learning

Author: Simon K.S. Cheung
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 364232018X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Hybrid Learning, ICHL 2012, held in Guangzhou, China, in August 2012. The 32 contributions presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. In addition two keynote talks are included in this book. The topics covered are computer supported collaborative learning, experiences in hybrid learning, electronic learning, pedagogical and psychological issues, hybrid learning systems, and organizational frameworks for hybrid learning.

Soaring to Success

Author: Gary L. Sculli
Publisher: HC Pro, Inc.
ISBN: 1601467834
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This one-of-a-kind resource uses engaging case studies drawn from the high-stakes aviation industry and provides a unique framework for improving communication and patient safety.

StrengthsQuest

Author: Donald O. Clifton
Publisher: Gallup Press
ISBN: 9781595620118
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Students who use their natural talents achieve the most --- but they need to know what those talents are. StrengthsQuest includes the Clifton StrengthsFinder, an online assessment that reveals students’ top five themes of talent. And StrengthsQuest also helps students make the most of those talents. Students and learners of all ages continually face the challenges of gaining direction, making decisions, and building self-confidence. Fortunately, the keys to successfully meeting these challenges — your own natural talents — already exist within you. Through these talents, you will produce your greatest achievements. Over the course of 30 years, Gallup conducted millions of psychological interviews and identified 34 themes of talent that are indicative of success. In the StrengthsQuest program, Gallup offers you the opportunity to discover talents from your top five themes and build on them to achieve academic, career, and personal excellence. More than 100,000 students have benefited from the program. Your quest starts with the Clifton StrengthsFinder, a 30-minute assessment that reveals your top five themes of talent. This online assessment is your entryway to a variety of experiences that will help you discover your greatest talents and develop strengths. You’ll gain access to action items specific to your top themes, covering general academic life, study habits, relationships, and career. You’ll also be challenged to think about applying your talents for success in other settings, such as on projects and teams and in leadership. StrengthsQuest was written by the late Donald O. Clifton, who was the former chairman of Gallup; coauthor of the bestseller Now, Discover Your Strengths; and recognized as the Father of Strengths-Based Psychology and the late Edward “Chip” Anderson, who taught education, psychology, and leadership at UCLA and Azusa Pacific University. Revised portions of the text were written by Laurie A. Schreiner, who has taught psychology and higher education at Azusa Pacific University and Eastern University. Your quest starts with the Clifton StrengthsFinder, a 30-minute assessment that reveals your top five themes of talent. This online assessment is your entryway to a variety of experiences that will help you discover your greatest talents and develop strengths. You’ll gain access to action items specific to your top themes, covering general academic life, study habits, relationships, and career. You’ll also be challenged to think about applying your talents for success in other settings, such as on projects and teams, and in leadership. StrengthsQuest was written by the late Donald O. Clifton, former chairman of Gallup, coauthor of the bestseller Now, Discover Your Strengths, and recognized as the Father of Strengths-Based Psychology and the late Edward “Chip” Anderson, who taught education, psychology, and leadership at UCLA and Azusa Pacific University. Revised portions of the text were written by Laurie A. Schreiner, who has taught psychology and higher education at Azusa Pacific University and Eastern University.

Skills for Success

Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137426535
Format: PDF, Docs
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Each chapter encourages students to think reflectively about personal, academic and career goals and to plan a path to success. Rich in activities that develop valuable career skills, this revised and updated third edition has two new chapters on 'Taking charge of your life, learning and career' and 'What do employers really want?'.