Work Based Learning

Journeys to the Core of Higher Education
Author: Jonathan Garnett,Carol Costley,Barbara Workman
Publisher: Libri Publishing
ISBN: 9781904750192
Category: Education
Page: 248
View: 7517
Offering a wealth of information and numerous examples that introduces readers to work based learning, this account offers various ways of applying this methodology within modules, program short courses and subject disciplines, and within the generic fields of professional studies to ensure the meaningful employment of all workers. The book identifies and explores the multiple journeys of work based learning to the core of higher education and it will be of interest to educational practitioners seeking to capitalize on work based learning in higher education programs.

International Journal of Economic and Political Integration

Vol.3, No.2
Author: N.A
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1612337473
Page: 61
View: 1245

We’re Losing Our Minds

Rethinking American Higher Education
Author: R. Keeling,R. Hersh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137001763
Category: Education
Page: 205
View: 8472
America is being held back by the quality and quantity of learning in college. Many graduates cannot think critically, write effectively, solve problems, understand complex issues, or meet employers' expectations. The only solution - making learning the highest priority in college - demands fundamental change throughout higher education.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice
Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650220
Category: Education
Page: 452
View: 3014
This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

Placements and Work-based Learning in Education Studies

An introduction for students
Author: Jim Hordern,Catherine A. Simon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317558596
Category: Education
Page: 140
View: 5911
Written specifically for education studies students, this accessible text offers a clear introduction to placements and work-based learning, providing an insight into work in schools and education settings. Including case studies to illustrate the diversity of placements and workplace opportunities, it explores the theory and practice of working in educational contexts and supports students as they develop the skills and aptitudes that enhance their employability. With the aim of helping students to prepare for and get the most out of their work placements, chapters include: the nature of work-based learning on placement; preparing for your placement; placements in schools and other educational settings; learning on field trips and study visits; working with students with specific learning difficulties/dyslexia on placement; international placements. Part of the Foundations of Education Studies series, this textbook is essential reading for students undertaking courses in Childhood Studies, Child and Youth Studies and Education Studies.

The SAGE Handbook of Management Learning, Education and Development

Author: Steven J Armstrong,Cynthia V Fukami
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446266298
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 600
View: 9455
The scholarship of management teaching and learning has established itself as a field in its own right and this benchmark handbook is the first to provide an account of the discipline. Original chapters from leading international academics identify the key issues and map out where the discipline is going. Each chapter provides a comprehensive and critical overview of the given topic area, highlights current debates and reviews the emerging research agenda. Chapters embrace the study of organizations as a whole, the concepts of individual and collective learning, the delivery of formal management education and the facilitation of management development. Through consideration of these themes the Handbook analyzes, promotes and critiques the contribution of management learning, education and development to management understanding. It will be an invaluable point of reference for all students and researchers interested in broadening their understanding of this exciting and dynamic new field.

Higher Education Management and Policy, Volume 20 Issue 2 Higher Education and Regional Development

Higher Education and Regional Development
Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264043209
Page: 190
View: 1636
Includes articles on engagement of universities in regional development, innovation and regional development, and case studies from the US, Lapland, North East England, Australia, and Finland.

The Work-Based Learning Student Handbook

Author: Ruth Helyer
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137413840
Category: Education
Page: 328
View: 2652
This book will help work-based students to successfully navigate academia. It is a hands-on guide for learners, helping them to get the most out of their university experience. Real-life case studies and useful activities are embedded throughout, illuminating the routes to university qualifications based on workplace activity.

International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning

Author: Stephen Billett,Christian Harteis,Hans Gruber
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9401789029
Category: Education
Page: 1383
View: 8526
The International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning discusses what constitutes professionalism, examines the concepts and practices of professional and practice-based learning, including associated research traditions and educational provisions. It also explores professional learning in institutions of higher and vocational education as well the practice settings where professionals work and learn, focusing on both initial and ongoing development and how that learning is assessed. The Handbook features research from expert contributors in education, studies of the professions, and accounts of research methodologies from a range of informing disciplines. It is organized in two parts. The first part sets out conceptions of professionalism at work, how professions, work and learning can be understood, and examines the kinds of institutional practices organized for developing occupational capacities. The second part focuses on procedural issues associated with learning for and through professional practice, and how assessment of professional capacities might progress. The key premise of this Handbook is that during both initial and ongoing professional development, individual learning processes are influenced and shaped through their professional environment and practices. Moreover, in turn, the practice and processes of learning through practice are shaped by their development, all of which are required to be understood through a range of research orientations, methods and findings. This Handbook will appeal to academics working in fields of professional practice, including those who are concerned about developing these capacities in their students. In addition, students and research students will also find this Handbook a key reference resource to the field.

The Wiley Handbook of Educational Policy

Author: Rosemary Papa,Shadow W. J. Armfield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111921842X
Category: Education
Page: 608
View: 9124
Illuminates the multiple barriers that plague the education system and shows the way toward enlightened and inclusive educational policy and policymaking This book showcases new scholarship in the broad field of education policy and governance. Authored by some of the field’s foremost scholars, as well as new and up-and-coming academics, this definitive handbook offers a range of cultural, economic, and political perspectives on the state of education policy today. It addresses historic, current, and future education policy—incorporating changing social landscapes of education, economy, and policy. The Wiley Handbook of Educational Policy covers the role of politics in education governance; the politics of philanthropy and for-profits; the culture and economy of professional organizations; the governance of technology integration; and future political realities to global citizenry. Themes and topics range not only across early childhood, K-12, and tertiary forms of schooling, but also across the policy questions and concerns that transcend these distinctions. Each chapter features key words, key questions, conclusions, and thought-provoking ideas that provoke readers to think about ways to improve the current conditions under which educational policy-makers work. Provides a traditional understanding of educational policy Shows how educational policy has changed due to the boom of private funding Explores the changing demographics in education populations over the last 40 years Discusses policies and the ethics of using and overseeing technology in teaching and learning environments Looks at future trends from contemporary political origins The Wiley Handbook of Educational Policy is an important book that should be read by every administrator, policy maker, and educator working in the education system.

Outlooks and Opportunities in Blended and Distance Learning

Author: Tynan, B.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466642068
Category: Education
Page: 513
View: 4796
In a contemporary media-rich society, distance education is becoming increasingly indistinguishable from mainstream traditional methods. Contemporary students, too, have greater need than ever before for education that caters to their specific needs and hectic schedules. Outlooks and Opportunities in Blended and Distance Learning investigates the impact of the digital age on various methods of distance education, such as e-learning, virtual learning, online learning, and m-learning. Researchers, educators, and students currently engaged in or looking to implement distance education principles in their own practices will find a seminal reference collection exploring new methods of offering flexibility, accessibility, and freedom to students with a variety of educational backgrounds, situations, and needs.

A Connected Curriculum for Higher Education

Author: Dilly Fung
Publisher: UCL Press
ISBN: 191157633X
Category: Education
Page: 182
View: 3570
Is it possible to bring university research and student education into a more connected, more symbiotic relationship? If so, can we develop programmes of study that enable faculty, students and ‘real world’ communities to connect in new ways? In this accessible book, Dilly Fung argues that it is not only possible but also potentially transformational to develop new forms of research-based education. Presenting the Connected Curriculum framework already adopted by UCL, she opens windows onto new initiatives related to, for example, research-based education, internationalisation, the global classroom, interdisciplinarity and public engagement. A Connected Curriculum for Higher Education is, however, not just about developing engaging programmes of study. Drawing on the field of philosophical hermeneutics, Fung argues how the Connected Curriculum framework can help to create spaces for critical dialogue about educational values, both within and across existing research groups, teaching departments and learning communities. Drawing on vignettes of practice from around the world, she argues that developing the synergies between research and education can empower faculty members and students from all backgrounds to contribute to the global common good.

Work-Based Learning

Author: Society for Research into Higher Education
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335230857
Category: Education
Page: 234
View: 1134
This book is a radical approach to the notion of higher education. Students undertake study for a degree or diploma primarily in their workplace and their learning opportunities are not contrived for study purposes but arise from normal work. Work-based Learning is the first comprehensive book on this major innovation.

ICIE 2015 3rd International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

ICIE 2015
Author: Deresh Ramjugernath
Publisher: Academic Conferences Limited
ISBN: 1910309915
Page: 274
View: 2665
These proceedings represent the work of researchers participating in the 3rd International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship - ICIE 2015, which is being co-hosted by The University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban and the Ethekwini Municipality, Durban, South Africa on the 19-20 March 2015. The ICIE Conference constitutes a valuable platform for individuals to present their research findings, display their work in progress and discuss conceptual advances in many different branches of innovation and entrepreneurship in business and management. At the same time, it provides an important opportunity for researchers and managers to come together with peers, share knowledge and exchange ideas. ICIE builds on the now well established European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and allows universities outside the European Boundaries the opportunity to host an academic conference on these important topics. In addition to the presentations of research the conference will feature a knowledge cafe, led by Dr Shawren Singh looking at this topic How can academics focus research efforts to better serve the business and public sector communities?. The second day will open with a panel discussion looking at Smart cities: Opportunities for Entrepreneurship and Economic growth. Following an initial submission of 85 abstracts that have undergone a double blind peer review process, 26 research papers, 3 PhD research papers, 2 work-in-progress papers are published in these Conference Proceedings, representing research results from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lithuania, Nigeria, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK, USA and Zambia.

The Global Achievement Gap

Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need and What We Can Do About It
Author: Tony Wagner
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465055966
Category: Education
Page: 360
View: 1206
“In this persuasive book, Wagner delineates what skills are needed in a globalized era, why most American schools can't nurture them, and how today's schools could be transformed to cultivate tomorrow's skills.”—Howard Gardner

Project Management for Education

The Bridge to 21st Century Learning
Author: Walter Ginevri,Bernie Trilling
Publisher: Project Management Institute
ISBN: 1628254580
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 233
View: 6623
This unique book is for two audiences! Read one way it is for educators; flip it over and read the other way it is for project managers! Project based learning (PBL), a set of engaging and powerful learning methods organized around motivating projects, is one of the most popular ways to bring the skills used by project management into students' educational experience, giving them amazing opportunities to develop the essential 21st century competencies they need. In Project Management for Education: The Bridge to 21st Century Learning, authors Bernie Trilling and Walter Ginevri provide a "two-in-one" guide for educators and project management professionals, demonstrating how the two fields can work together. By teaming up to enrich the experience of students, both educators and project management professionals can continue to develop their own skills and better meet the challenges they face in our ever-changing world.

The Leader's Guide to 21st Century Education

7 Steps for Schools and Districts
Author: Ken Kay,Valerie Greenhill
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132117593
Category: Education
Page: 192
View: 6736
In this all-new resource, educational leaders get a 7-Steps guide to moving their schools and districts forward in the quest to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century teaching and learning of critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. This guide focuses on presenting an implementation-oriented resource for education leaders at all stages of implementation, from early through advanced.

Managing Safety

A Guide for Executives
Author: Kishor Bhagwati
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527609598
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 235
View: 2863
What are accidents? Are they just statistics that your safety department sends to you monthly and which you glance over and ask yourself whether the safety professional you have employed is doing his job right? Aimed primarily at top and middle management, this book adopts the new approach to preventing serious incidents rather than minimal compliance with regulations. It takes you step-by-simple-step to show how accidents can be avoided with little effort and money, allowing you to reap the rewards such an injury-free culture brings: higher worker morale, better product quality, and maximum productivity. Plus the inner satisfaction of reaching a goal that is worth striving for, namely zero accidents.

Academic Capitalism and the New Economy

Markets, State, and Higher Education
Author: Sheila Slaughter,Gary Rhoades
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801879494
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 370
View: 3361
"Defining the terms of academic capitalism in the new economy, this study offers insights into the trajectory of American higher education."--Jacket.

How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Category: Education
Page: 384
View: 7739
First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.