Teaching in the 21st Century

Author: Alice Robertson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135579687
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The essays in this book argue that the active learning strategies that teachers trained in composition use for their literature courses can be exported to other disciplines to enhance both teacher performance and student learning. The book provides and explains examples of those strategies and illustrates how they have been effectively used in other disciplines.

Teaching in the Pop Culture Zone Using Popular Culture in the Composition Classroom

Author: Allison D. Smith
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111805954
Format: PDF, ePub
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This professional development guide offers insights and strategies about using pop culture in the first year writing classroom. The edited volume includes essays by instructors who share details of their most effective class ideas and writing assignments. It is a resource for new teachers and for those interested in incorporating popular culture into their writing courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Technoliteracy Discourse and Social Practice Frameworks and Applications in the Digital Age

Author: Pullen, Darren Lee
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1605668435
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"This book provides a unique and important insight into the diverse approaches to, and implementation of, technoliteracy in different contexts, presenting the significance and value of preparing students, educators and those responsible for information technology to use IT effectively and ethically to enhance learning"--Provided by publisher.

Global Learning in the 21st Century

Author: Tassos Barkatsas
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 946300761X
Format: PDF
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In this 21st century, technological and social changes have never been as rapid as before, and educative practices must evolve and innovate to keep up. What is being done by educators today to prepare future global citizens? What are the skills and competencies that will be required by our students? What changes in how we approach education might need to be made? This book presents a modern focus on some significant issues in teaching, learning, and research that are valuable in preparing students for the 21st century. The book discusses these issues in four sections. The first section presents contemporary, innovative curriculum and pedagogical practices that are relevant for the 21st century. This also includes how social networking has an integrated role within current educative practice. The next section then explores issues and current research around motivation and engagement, and how these are changing in this era of technological and social change. The third section presents debates around inclusion and social contexts, both global and local. Finally, the fourth section explores current discourses in regard to internationalisation and globalisation and how these are being considered in educational research. The book is an important representation of some of the work currently being done for these rapidly changing times. It will appeal to academics, researchers, teacher educators, educational administrators, teachers and anyone interested in preparing students for a modern and globally interconnected world.

Contested Terrain

Author: Phyllis Kahaney
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472067862
Format: PDF, Docs
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A challenge to the way we think about writing on university campuses

How Teachers Taught

Author: Larry Cuban
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807732267
Format: PDF
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In this edition, Cuban returns to his inquiry into the history of teaching practice in the US, responds to criticisms, and incorporates the scholarship of the last decade.

Neues Lernen

Author: Benedict Carey
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644042918
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Die Wissenschaft hat in den letzten Jahrzehnten vieles über den Haufen geworfen, was wir darüber zu wissen glaubten, wie das Gehirn Informationen aufnimmt und verarbeitet. Fest steht: Wir lernen von Geburt an schnell, effizient und automatisch. Weil wir diesen Vorgang unbedingt systematisieren wollen, betrachten wir Vergessen, Schlafen und Tagträumen als hinderlich. Dabei sind sie wertvolle Hilfsmittel, die den Eigenarten unseres Gehirns Rechnung tragen. Benedict Carey erklärt, mit welchen Methoden wir uns Stoffe leichter einprägen und unser problemlösendes Denken verbessern können und wie wir die Potenziale des Unbewussten möglichst effizient nutzen – lernen, ohne nachzudenken. Nebenbei erfahren wir, dass Ablenkung zu Unrecht verteufelt wird, Wiederholung keineswegs immer weiterhilft und es sinnvoll ist, sich zu Themen testen zu lassen, über die man noch gar nichts weiß. Ein äußerst unterhaltsam geschriebenes Buch voller überraschender Erkenntnisse, das zeigt: Lernen muss keine Qual sein.