Quality Education for All

Author: H. Dean Nielsen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135619859
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Comparative Education Reader

Author: Edward R. Beauchamp
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415930376
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Organized topically rather than theoretically, this well-rounded and thorough collection brings together some of the top scholars in the field, providing a readable text for introductory comparative education students.

Adult Education for Community Development

Author: Edwin Hamilton
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313276125
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Community development depends on effective social action, and effective social action requires the acquisition of related knowledge and skills. While other works on community development stress the role of economic and political factors, Hamilton's study is unique in its presentation of an educational model for promoting change within the community. The book is grounded on a theoretical base that recognizes the intrinsic motivation of many adults to improve their surroundings and which acknowledges that motivation must be matched with skills and information. At the heart of the study is a description and analysis of an educational community development model that can be modified to suit the needs and philosophies of a range of groups.

University Teaching in Focus

Author: Lynne Hunt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415644062
Format: PDF, Kindle
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University Teaching in Focus provides a foundational springboard for early career academics preparing to teach in universities. Focusing on four critical areas - teaching, curriculum, students, and quality/leadership - this succinct resource offers university teachers a straightforward approach to facilitating effective student learning. The book empowers university teachers and contributes to their career success by developing teaching skills, strategies, and knowledge, as well as linking theory to practice. Written in a clear and accessible style by internationally acclaimed experts, topics include: learning theories, assessment, discipline-based teaching, curriculum design, problem-based and work-integrated learning, effective classroom teaching, and flexible modes of delivery. The needs of diverse student groups are explored and the scholarship of teaching and learning is addressed within a quality and leadership framework. The book also makes reference to seminal works and current resources. Real-world cases illuminate the theoretical content and 'Your Thoughts' sections encourage reflection and adaptation to local contexts. University Teaching in Focus explores ways that teachers can effectively engage students in life-long learning, extending their capacity to solve problems, to enter the workforce, to understand their discipline, and to interact positively with others in a global community throughout their professional lives.

Learning and Community Approaches for Promoting Well Being

Author: Youngwha Kee
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319124390
Format: PDF
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This Brief provides perspectives on bringing together elements of learning and community approaches for promoting overall wellbeing. Drawing on experiences of authors from across Asia, Europe, and North America, cases are presented to illustrate both policy and application of adult learning, child wellbeing, community integration and learning, as well as intergenerational cooperation. Starting with foundational concepts of community wellbeing and community learning, the briefs provides an exploration of constructs and ideas for exploring application. The remaining chapters detail cases of community wellbeing, providing insights on approaches, as well as self-generated processes. Policy approaches, whether driven by local governance or from within individual organizations or sectors of communities, are discussed in addition to outcomes generated by the approaches. ​

Implementing Communities of Practice in Higher Education

Author: Jacquie McDonald
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811028664
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this edited collection, the authors pick up the communities of practice (CoP) approach of sharing practice in their reflection on the experience of taking their CoP vision from a dream to reality. Their stories articulate the vision, the passion and the challenge of working within and/or changing existing institutional culture and practice. The book discusses strategies that worked and considers the lessons learnt to inspire future dreamers and schemers. The multiple perspectives provided in the case studies will assist higher education leaders, as well as academic and professional staff, in establishing or assessing CoPs. The book offers insights into implementation strategies, practical guidelines and ideas on how CoP theoretical underpinnings can be tailored to the higher education context.