Reading at a Crossroads

Author: Rand J. Spiro
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136741097
Format: PDF
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The Internet is transforming the experience of reading and learning-through-reading. Is this transformation effecting a radical change in reading processes as readers synthesize understandings from fragments across multiple texts? Or, conversely, is the Internet merely a new place to use the same reading skills and processes developed through experience with traditional print-based media? Are the changes in reading processes a matter of degree, or are they fundamentally new? And if so, how must reading theory, research, and instruction adjust? This volume brings together distinguished experts from the fields of reading research, teacher education, educational psychology, cognitive science, rhetoric and composition, digital humanities, and educational technology to address these questions. Every question is not answered in every chapter. How could they be? But every contributor has many thoughtful things to say about a subset of these important questions. Together, they add up to a comprehensive response to the issues the field faces as it approaches what may well be—or not —a crossroads. A website devoted to extending discussion around the book in creative (and disjunctive) ways [readingatacrossroads.net] moves it beyond the printed page.

Teaching Readers of English

Author: John S. Hedgcock
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315465558
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A comprehensive manual for pre- and in-service ESL, EFL, and EIL educators who work with multilingual students at the secondary and postsecondary levels, this text balances insights from reading theory and research with highly practical, field-tested strategies for teaching and assessing second-language reading that educators can readily adopt and adapt to suit their contexts and student populations. Teaching Readers of English is a complete "go-to" source for teaching reading and promoting classroom and professional literacies in an increasingly digital world. Offering principled approaches and methods for planning and delivering effective L2 reading instruction, the text includes pedagogical features, such as questions for reflection, further reading and resources, and application activities to develop purposeful classroom reading lessons in a range of contexts. Changes in the Second Edition: Updated and revised chapters on formative and summative reading assessment, developing vocabulary knowledge and grammatical skill, and cultivating extensive reading and literary appreciation Updated information on institutional settings and reader demographics New pedagogical features in each chapter, including Chapter Summaries, Further Reading, Reflection and Review, and Application Activities A streamlined chapter sequence to enhance the text’s usability

Making Curriculum Pop

Author: Pam Goble
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1631980629
Format: PDF, ePub
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From body art to baseball cards, comics to cathedrals, pie charts to power ballads . . . students need help navigating today’s media-rich world. And educators need help teaching today’s new media literacy. To be literate now means being able to read, write, listen, speak, view, and represent across all media—including both print and nonprint texts, such as film, TV, podcasts, websites, visual art, fashion, architecture, landscape, and music. This book offers secondary teachers in all content areas a flexible, interdisciplinary approach to integrate these literacies into their curriculum. Students form cooperative learning groups to evaluate media texts from various perspectives (artist, producer, sociologist, sound mixer, economist, poet, set designer, and more) and show their thinking using unique graphic organizers aligned to the Common Core State Standards

Die gro en Fragen Gott

Author: Mark Vernon
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642330088
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Die großen Fragen behandeln grundlegende Probleme und Konzepte in Wissenschaft und Philosophie, die Forscher und Denker seit jeher umtreiben. Anspruch der ambitionierten Reihe ist es, die Antworten auf diese Fragen zu präsentieren und damit die wichtigsten Gedanken der Menschheit in einzigartigen Übersichten zu bündeln. Im vorliegenden Band Gott widmet sich Mark Vernon 20 bedeutenden Fragen zu Glaube, Religion und Spiritualität.

Kapital und Kompetenz

Author: Hans Gruber
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322808912
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Wie tragen erziehungswissenschaftliche Fragestellungen und Forschungsergebnisse zur Beschreibung, Erklärung und Gestaltung wirtschaftsbetrieblicher Strukturwandlungen bei? Die Darstellung "Kapital und Kompetenz" verdeutlicht die praktische Relevanz wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnis und richtet sich nicht nur an Wissenschaftler und Studierende, sondern in gleicher Weise an Verantwortliche in der Arbeitswelt, Führungskräfte, Unternehmensleitungen und Beschäftigte in Personal- und Organisationsentwicklung.

Die Entzauberung partizipativer Demokratie

Author: Beate Kohler-Koch
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593392933
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Die partizipative Demokratie, also das Regieren gemeinsam mit der Zivilgesellschaft, ist ein Kernpunkt der europäischen Verfassung. Die Autorinnen untersuchen diesen Anspruch auf Bürgernähe empirisch, analysieren, auf welche Weise die zivilgesellschaftliche Einbindung tatsächlich erfolgt, und prüfen, inwieweit die politische Praxis das Qualitätsmerkmal "partizipative Demokratie" verdient.

GraceLand

Author: Chris Abani
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406521799
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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