Students as Researchers

Author: Joe Kincheloe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135714711
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book focuses directly on student empowerment through meaningful research. It fills a specific gap in educational literature by making explicit the relationship between teaching method, classroom practice, and the production of knowledge. Drawing on the best of theoretical innovations over the last decade Students as Researchers places them in a living accessible context. With a sound basis in theory, the book is also extremely practical and accessible for students, giving scenarios and examples that can be used to reveal the workings and benefits of research.

Exploring Nonfiction Literacies

Author: Vivian Yenika-Agbaw
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475843437
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The book discusses how learners might be guided to interact with texts in a creative but critically engaged and sustainable manner.

Shaping Higher Education with Students

Author: Vincent C. H. Tong
Publisher: UCL Press
ISBN: 1787351122
Format: PDF
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Forging closer links between university research and teaching has become an important way to enhance the quality of higher education across the world. As student engagement takes centre stage in academic life, how can academics and university leaders engage with their students to connect research and teaching more effectively? In this highly accessible book, the contributors show how students and academics can work in partnership to shape research-based education. Featuring student perspectives, it offers academics and university leaders practical suggestions and inspiring ideas on higher education pedagogy, including principles of working with students as partners in higher education, connecting students with real-world outputs, transcending disciplinary boundaries in student research activities, connecting students with the workplace, and innovative assessment and teaching practices. Written and edited in full collaboration with students and leading educator-researchers from a wide spectrum of academic disciplines, this book poses fundamental questions about learning and learning communities in contemporary higher education.

It s a Matter of Fact

Author: Angie Miller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351400045
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this new book from Routledge and MiddleWeb, author Angie Miller shows how you can turn your students into informed citizens by teaching them how to research effectively. In today’s information-saturated world research skills have moved beyond fact-finding, into fact-sifting, fact-sorting, and fact-assessing. Miller shows you how to help students check sources, take good notes, make use of information, and synthesize and present information across the subject areas. She also shows how to make research a daily practice, not a one-time essay or project. With examples and online handouts you can use immediately, this practical book is a valuable resource for educators seeking to engage students in their work and encourage them toward higher level thinking.

Eight Myths of Student Disengagement

Author: Jennifer A. Fredricks
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452271887
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Many teachers report that student disengagement is one of the biggest challenges they encounter in the classroom, and research shows that there is a steady decline in students' engagement that begins as early as kindergarten and persists through the transitions to middle and high school. Young children are naturally curious and want to learn and explore, but unfortunately this all too often gives way to a lack of participation and effort, acting out and disrupting class, disaffection and withdrawal, and failure to deeply invest in academic content. Jennifer Fredricks's book goes beyond the idea that classroom management techniques and on-task behaviour ensure student engagement, to consider the emotional and cognitive dimensions that are critical for deeper learning and student achievement. Fredricks presents compelling strategies based on the research to demonstrate how instructional tasks, teacher-student relations, and peer dynamics all play a pivotal role in cultivating lasting student engagement.

Practicing Science

Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 0873551958
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These first-person accounts demonstrate how students, including nonscience majors, can learn to do science as it is done in the real world—through hypothesis building, observation, and experimental design.

The Thoughtful Researcher

Author: Virginia Rankin
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563086984
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Presents methods for teaching research skills to middle school students; explains the steps of the research process, including time management, information search, and comprehension; and suggests ways to maximize the teacher-librarian partnership.

School Libraries Matter Views From the Research

Author: Mirah J. Dow
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610691628
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As school districts across the United States increasingly question the need for trained librarians, this collection of research-based evidence helps make the case for a state-licensed librarian in every school. • Utilizes evidence-based findings to explain why school libraries—and trained librarians—matter • Illustrates the progression of ideas around current education debates • Shares numerous examples of quantitative and qualitative research design and application • Summarizes the importance of each study and its practical application for working school librarians

Teaching the Library Research Process

Author: Carol Collier Kuhlthau
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810844192
Format: PDF, ePub
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New in Paperback! A complete instructional program for introducing students to the process of library research, with ready-to-use activities and worksheets. Cloth edition 0-8108-2723-9 published in 1994. Paperback edition available April 2002.

The Experiential Library

Author: Pete McDonnell
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 0081007787
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Experiential Library: Transforming Academic and Research Libraries through the Power of Experiential Learning features contributions—in a relatively conversational, practical, and "how-to" format—from various academic libraries across broad educational levels that have implemented experiential learning programs, services, or resources to enhance the learning and development of both students and library employees. As academic libraries and academic librarians are seeking ways to transform themselves and create collaborative synergies within and without their institutions, this timely book suggests exciting ways to integrate experiential learning into the library’s offerings. Ranging from integrated service learning and Information Literacy instruction that "takes the class out of the classroom," to unique experiential approaches to programming like Course Exhibits and the Human Library, the book is a one-stop-shop for libraries looking to expand their repertoire. It will also help them create connections between experiential learning and their institutions' missions and contributions to student success, by grounding these programs and services on a sure methodological footing. Librarians and educators wishing to learn more about the connections between experiential learning/experiential education and academic libraries would benefit from the advice from authors in this book. Covers experiential learning for academic and research libraries Presents diverse aspects of experiential learning in academic libraries across the spectrum of educational levels Offers a one-stop-shop for librarians keen on bringing experiential learning to their institutions Adds to current conversations in both LIS and experiential education, enabling further synergies in both disciplines