An overview of organizational and curricular development in work experience in the UK in recent years, which draws on the involvement of the authors at national level in consultancy with the DES, NCC, DTI, DoE and many LEAs concerning the ...
Author: Andrew Miller
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
An overview of organizational and curricular development in work experience in the UK in recent years, which draws on the involvement of the authors at national level in consultancy with the DES, NCC, DTI, DoE and many LEAs concerning the role of work experience in the school curriculum.
This volume brings together an international group of contributors to explore ways in which social sustainability can be integrated into Adult and Vocational Education (AVE) practices.
Author: Peter Willis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Rethinking a Sustainable Society Alan Mayne The world has already passed the midway point for achieving by 2015 the eight Millennium Development Goals for a “more peaceful, prosperous and just world” that were set by the United Nations in the wake of its inspirational Millennium Dec- 1 laration in 2000. These goals range from combating poverty, hunger, and disease, to empowering women, and ensuring environmental sustainability. However Ban Ki-Moon, the United Nations Secretary-General, conceded in 2007 that progress to date has been mixed. During 2008 the head of the United Nations World Food P- gramme cautioned that because of the surge in world commodity prices the program had insuf?cient money to stave off global malnutrition, and the World Health Or- nization warned of a global crisis in water and sanitation. Depressing news accounts accumulate about opportunities missed to achieve a fairer world order and ecolo- calsustainability:themanipulationofelectionresultsinAfrica,humanrightsabuses in China, 4000 Americans dead and another nation torn apart by a senseless and protracted war in Iraq, and weasel words by the world’s political leadership in the lead-up to negotiations for a climate change deal in 2009 that is supposed to stabilize global carbon dioxide emissions. It is clear that the parameters of the debates that drive progressive policy change urgently require repositioning and energizing. As is shown by the contributors to Rethinking work and learning, experts in the humanities and social sciences (HASS) couldhaveanimportantroletoplayinthisprocess.
(1985) Industry in Education, Harlow: Longman. Jamieson, I. and Miller, A. (1991)
'History and Policy Context', in Miller, A., Watts, A. G. and Jamieson, I., Rethinking Work Experience, London: Falmer. Jamieson, I., Miller, A. and Watts, A.G. ...
Author: Ruth Hawthorn
This is the first book to cover theory, policy and practice in all sectors of careers education and guidance provision. It is an essential text for students in initial training, those engaged in in-service and higher degree work.
learning the art of refining and adjusting your goals to ensure that your new plan
will succeed . This is the time to go over the details of your grand design and see
whether everything is in place to support it . As Lily Tomlin said , “ I always ...
Author: Cliff Hakim
Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
Perfect the art of reinventing your relationship with both your work and your passions
Parents, educators, and policy makers should find this compilation an excellent resource.
Author: Rafael Heller
Rethinking Readiness offers a new set of competencies to replace the narrow learning goals of No Child Left Behind and, in chapters written by some of the nation's most well-respected education scholars, explores their implications for schools. Today's students must cultivate the full range of intellectual, interpersonal, and intrapersonal capacities that have been grouped together under the banner of "deeper learning." Rethinking Readiness focuses on how educators and policy makers should move forward to provide the educational experiences that students need to become truly well prepared for college, careers, and civic life, including changes in curriculum, teacher evaluation, and student assessment. As state leaders chart a new course for K-12 education in the Every Student Succeeds Act era, Rethinking Readiness offers a succinct and compelling vision for a new agenda for school reform so future generations can prosper in a rapidly changing world.
Leading researcher and clinician Deborah Waber offers an alternative to the prevailing view of learning disability as a problem contained within the child.
Author: Deborah P. Waber
Publisher: Guilford Press
Experts have yet to reach consensus about what a learning disability is, how to determine if a child has one, and what to do about it. Leading researcher and clinician Deborah Waber offers an alternative to the prevailing view of learning disability as a problem contained within the child. Instead, she shows how learning difficulties are best understood as a function of the developmental interaction between the child and the world. Integrating findings from education, developmental psychology, and cognitive neuroscience, she offers a novel approach with direct practical implications. Detailed real-world case studies illustrate how this approach can promote positive outcomes for children who struggle in school.
Realizing this future of abundance purportedly rests in the transformation of human potential into innovative human capital through new 21st century forms of education. In this new book Alex Means challenges this view.
Author: Alexander J. Means
Mainstream economists and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs claim that unfettered capitalism and digital technology can unlock a future of unbounded prosperity, create endless high paying jobs, and solve the world’s vast social and ecological problems. Realizing this future of abundance purportedly rests in the transformation of human potential into innovative human capital through new 21st century forms of education. In this new book Alex Means challenges this view. Stagnating economic growth and runaway inequality have emerged as the ‘normal’ condition of advanced capitalism. Simultaneously, there has been a worldwide educational expansion and a growing surplus of college-educated workers relative to their demand in the world economy. This surplus is complicated by an emerging digital revolution driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning that generates worker displacing innovations and immaterial forms of labor and valorization. Learning to Save the Future argues that rather than fostering mass intellectuality, educational development is being constrained by a value structure subordinated to 21st century capitalism and technology. Human capabilities from creativity, design, engineering, to communication are conceived narrowly as human capital, valued in terms of economic productivity and growth. Similarly, global problems such as the erosion of employment and climate change are conceived as educational problems to be addressed through business solutions and the digitalization of education. This thought-provoking account provides a cognitive map of this condition, offering alternatives through critical analyses of education and political economy, technology and labor, creativity and value, power and ecology.
Pamela Eddy, and Andrea Beach) of Creating the Future of Faculty Development: Learning from the Past, Understanding the Present. Currently, she is co-principal
investigator for the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and ...
Author: Judith M. Gappa
Shows how changes in higher education are transforming the careers of faculty, and provides a model that makes it possible for all faculty to be in a position to do their best.
Author: New Perspectives on Management EducationPublish On: 1996-08-30
The challenge for educative programmes is therefore to identify and work with the
student and tutor roles on the emotional boundaries of learning , and within their
organizational context . This means working in ways that clarify what these ...
Author: New Perspectives on Management Education
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
Category: Business & Economics
At a time of ever-increasing debate about orthodox approaches to management education, and their application in the post-industrial era, this innovative book brings together the work of authors actively engaged in developing new forms of education. The introduction contrasts dominant utilitarian and functionalist conceptions of management education with various alternatives. It argues the need for a critical and pluralistic form of management education whereby participants are introduced to the full diversity of appropriate perspectives and debates. The remainder of the book echoes this commitment by exploring a range of approaches, including those based in psychoanalysis, critical theory and poststructuralism. Throughout t
Training for work , or meaningful activity , satisfied both the projects to ' civilise '
and to make self - sufficient . The concepts of what constituted meaningful activity
included learning to undertake the activities of the secular world and learning the
Author: Cathryn McConaghy
Category: Aboriginal Australians
Rethinking indigenous education: culturalism, colonialism and the politics of knowing.
Indeed , the main result of this work is to develop a picture of the shared space
created by shared simulations and video communication tools . In both cases ,
the participants quickly learn to use the simulations and come to terms with the ...
Author: Richard Joiner
Publisher: Free Assn Books
Aims to bring together research on collaborative learning and learning to collaborate from international workers in the field. This title focuses on when and how peer interaction can facilitate understanding and learning, and how we can conceptualize the nature and quality of collaborative activity, how productive collaborative activity can be supported, and how children learn to collaborate. The authors examine the ways in which psychologists and educational researchers conceptualize collaborative activity and examine the different contexts in which such activity is studied.
And the essays draw on the work of Groundwater-Smith to demonstrate the benefits brought to bear on schools, teachers and learners when the complex nature of the relationship between inquiry and practice is understood and acted upon in ...
Author: Nicole Mockler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Susan Groundwater-Smith is one of the most influential voices in the world of educational practitioner inquiry. The convener in Australia of the Coalition of Knowledge Building Schools, she is a staunch advocate of innovative methods of practitioner inquiry with a particular emphasis upon student voice and the use of images in capturing young people’s perspectives on their learning experience. So it is more than fitting that this unique text on practitioner inquiry and teacher professional learning is dedicated to her. Rethinking Education Practice Through Reflexive Inquiry is a compilation of essays that explore contemporary issues in practitioner inquiry and action research from the perspective of both university-based and school-based authors. The essays discuss the practical, political and theoretical dimensions of practitioner inquiry, advancing the argument that the adoption of an inquiring approach to practice is both an integral dimension of teachers’ work in the modern school as well as critical to effective and authentic professional learning. And the essays draw on the work of Groundwater-Smith to demonstrate the benefits brought to bear on schools, teachers and learners when the complex nature of the relationship between inquiry and practice is understood and acted upon in pursuit of democratic knowledge interests.
This book provides a socio-cultural analysis of the ways in which air traffic controllers formally and informally learn about their work and the active role that organisational cultures play in shaping interpretation and meaning.
Author: Christine Owen
Publisher: CRC Press
This book provides a socio-cultural analysis of the ways in which air traffic controllers formally and informally learn about their work and the active role that organisational cultures play in shaping interpretation and meaning. In particular, it describes the significant role that organizational cultures have played in shaping what is valued by controllers about their work and its role as a filter in enabling or constraining conscious inquiry. The premise of the book is that informal learning is just as important in shaping what people know and value about their work and that this area is frequently overlooked. By using an interpretative research approach, the book highlights the ways in which the social structure of work organisation, culture and history interweaves with learning work to guide and shape what is regarded by controllers as important and what is not. It demonstrates how this social construction is quite different from a top-down corporate culture approach. Technological and organizational reform is leading to changes in work practice and to changes in relationships between workers within the organization. These have implications for anyone wishing to understand the dynamics of organizational life. As such, this study provides insights into many of the changes that are occurring in the nature of work in many different industries. Previous research into learning in air traffic control has centred largely on cognitive individual performance, performance within teams or more recently on performance at a systems level. By tracing the role of context in shaping formal and informal learning, this book shows why interventions at these levels sometimes fail.
A number of organisations have recognised that countering individually formed
negative attitudes towards learning is the first ... All employees are able to learn
from their work , and the learning achieved can have an impact throughout the ...
Author: Thomas Clarke
Publisher: Financial Times Management
Category: Business & Economics
Offering a practical account of the forces shaping business over the 21st century, this text covers technology, director's competencies, learning, governance and globalization. It examines the impact of environmental, legal and political pressures on corporate activity.
Lyle : I'm up and down about how to do my cooperative learning groups . ... If you'
ve got heterogeneous classrooms , but then you let them work with whoever you
want to , then you've got the LD kids all working in one group and the Honor ...
This book centres on a broadened view of complexity that will enrich engagement with complexity in the social sciences.
Author: Paul Hager
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book centres on a broadened view of complexity that will enrich engagement with complexity in the social sciences. The key idea is to employ complexity theory to develop a holistic account of practice, agency and expertise. In doing so, the book acknowledges and builds upon the relational character of reductive accounts. It draws upon recent theoretical work on complexity, emergence and relationality to develop a novel account of practice, agency and expertise in and for workplaces. Biological, psychological and social aspects of these are integrated. This novel account overcomes problems in current views of practice, agency and expertise, which suffer from reductive, or fragmented, analyses, based upon individuals, groups, or networks. In retrieving the experiential richness of human activity – often esteemed as the basis of generative and creative life – this book shows how complexity both emerges from, and is, a non-reductive feature of, human experience, especially in daily work. “...an ambitiously wide-ranging volume, questioning the key tenets of respected approaches ..... and offering ..... ‘novel accounts’, which draw on features of complexity thinking.... ...But they go further than any of us in their argument that: ‘whatever reductive moves are made, they ‘flow’ from holistic accounts of relationality which have already affectively engaged the purposes of a co-present group.’ This is the intellectual contribution that is built consistently and persuasively across the chapters.” Professor Emerita Anne Edwards, Oxford University "Hager and Beckett have written a book that will challenge more commonly held notions of agency, practice, skills, and learning. Centering their argument on complexity theory or, as they prefer, complexity thinking, Hager and Beckett argue that it is through relations that we raise questions about, gather data from, and make working sense of the complexity that surrounds us. Groups then, particularly small groups, hold and implement agentive power. And what the authors call co-present groups—ones in which holistic relationality occurs socially, and affectively in distinctive places—“draw us closer to each other, and harness our normativity by enabling negotiability and reason-giving.” If your field of study involves anything remotely sociocultural in nature or if you are just interested in the complex ways we engage as humans with our worlds, you should find a place for this book in your library." Bob Fecho, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York NY, USA
Veteran teacher Mickey Kolis invites you to reflect on how you “do learning” in your classroom.
Author: Mickey Kolis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Veteran teacher Mickey Kolis invites you to reflect on how you “do learning” in your classroom. From making assignments meaningful to students to assessing the results, Rethinking Teaching explores key ideas for creating environments where students want to learn.
The book features: * an authoritative review of career theories, together with a new career learning theory * an analysis of the development of careers provision in schools; colleges; higher education; work organisations; the Careers ...
Author: Ruth Hawthorn
Re-thinking Careers Education and Guidance is the first book published in the United Kingdom to cover theory, policy and practice in all sectors of careers education and guidance provision. The book features: * an authoritative review of career theories, together with a new career learning theory * an analysis of the development of careers provision in schools; colleges; higher education; work organisations; the Careers Service, and in other agencies * an examination of the main aspects of practice * an exploration of ways of supporting development and evaluation * an analysis of the role of public policy, and the development of guidance systems in other parts of the world. Re-thinking Careers Education and Guidance is an essential text for students in initial training, those engaged in in-service and higher degree work, and reflective guidance practitioners.
Drawing on the work of Heidegger, Derrida, Foucault and their descendants, this engaging critical examination of practice applies a deconstructive reading to the practices of research. Where is justice in the practice of research?
Author: Kevin J. Flint
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Rethinking Practice, Research and Education brings together philosophy with traditional methodological discourse, and opens a space for critical thinking in social and educational research. Drawing on the work of Heidegger, Derrida, Foucault and their descendants, this engaging critical examination of practice applies a deconstructive reading to the practices of research. Where is justice in the practice of research? How do paradigms for the production of knowledge shape what is given in the practice of research? What are the key issues involved in developing an ethos for the practice of research in the light of society's complex relationship with essential forms of technology? Each of these dimensions are explored, drawing on the traditions of research and their interplay with researchers' responsibilities to work towards justice in research. A must-read for researchers, bringing the language of philosophy to the current debate about the impact of social and educational research in practice.
" Since its inception in 2004, this lecture series has drawn over 5,000 participants and continues to push our thinking about the hopes and possibilities for the future of this province and is profiled at www.learningourway.ca.
Author: Stephen Murgatroyd
This publication represents the first of a series of books that will profile some of the forward thinking work being undertaken by leading education researchers and policy experts focused on transforming the face of public education and the future of Alberta. The Co-creating a Learning Alberta book series is a partnership with leading public policy thinkers and the Alberta Teachers' Association that flows from the public lecture series called "Learning our Way to the Next Alberta." Since its inception in 2004, this lecture series has drawn over 5,000 participants and continues to push our thinking about the hopes and possibilities for the future of this province and is profiled at www.learningourway.ca. In these public lectures, three questions have come to dominate the conversations about the future of the Alberta: What is the Alberta that the world needs to see? What kind of Albertans do we need to become to get us there? and How will leadership in learning help us become our best selves?