Critical Thinking and Learning

Author: Danny K. Weil
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313323898
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Examines how critical thinking can be taught in a variety of settings and disciplines.

The Encyclopedia of Learning Disabilities

Author: Carol Turkington
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816069913
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents articles on learning disabilities, including diagnosis and testing, treatment options, learning aids, and education alternatives. Includes resource directories.

Rigour Complexity in Educational Research

Author: Joe Kincheloe
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335214006
Format: PDF, ePub
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In an era in which talk abounds about scientific rigour and evidence-based research in education, this book presents a new and compelling examination of these concepts and carefully constructs a new understanding of rigour.

Transforming Critical Thinking

Author: Barbara J. Thayer-Bacon
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807739242
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Thayer-Bacon argues that factors such as race, gender, and social status have direct bearing on philosophical inquiry: by abstracting theorists from their personal and social contexts, the absolutism of traditional critical thinking philosophies come into question. Thayer-Bacon encourages reevaluating the diversity of inquiry and suggests that diversity is a factor which constructs philosophy.

Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology

Author: Neil J. Salkind
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452265836
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The field of educational psychology draws from a variety of diverse disciplines including human development across the life span, measurement and statistics, learning and motivation, and teaching. And within these different disciplines, many other fields are featured including psychology, anthropology, education, sociology, public health, school psychology, counseling, history, and philosophy. In fact, when taught at the college or university level, educational psychology is an ambitious course that undertakes the presentation of many different topics all tied together by the theme of how the individual can best function in an "educational" setting, loosely defined as anything from pre-school through adult education. Educational psychology can be defined as the application of what we know about learning and motivation, development, and measurement and statistics to educational settings (both school- and community-based).

Kompetencje kreatywne nauczyciela wczesnej edukacji dziecka

Author: Adamek Irena
Publisher: Oficyna Wydawnicza Impuls
ISBN: 8378501221
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Książka jest próbą opracowania zagadnień związanych z kompetencjami kreatywnymi nauczyciela wczesnej edukacji dziecka. Czy rzeczywiście – jak pyta D. Klus-Stańska – zniewolony administracyjnie i biurokratycznie nauczyciel zrzuca z siebie odpowiedzialność za wychowawczą i kształceniową rzeczywistość szkolną? Odpowiedź na to pytanie jest ważna, gdyż kompetencje nauczyciela decydują o przebiegu procesu edukacyjnego, o charakterze działań nie tylko jego samego, ale i uczniowskich. Stanowią bowiem kontekst kształtowania się takich samych kompetencji u podopiecznych... "[…] Monografia […] »Kompetencje kreatywne nauczyciela wczesnej edukacji dziecka« jest ważnym przyczynkiem do dyskusji nad konstruowaniem takiego modelu edukacji przedszkolnej i wczesnoszkolnej, w którym kompetencje kreatywne nauczyciela staną się nie tylko pożądane, ale wręcz niezbędne, ponieważ […] potrzebny staje się człowiek »wielowymiarowy«, charakteryzujący się mobilnością, synergetyzmem, otwartością i wyobraźnią, umiejący pokonywać trudności i przekraczać granice własnych możliwości, ale też człowiek o analityczno-syntetycznym spojrzeniu na świat". prof. UAM, dr hab. Hanna Krauze-Sikorska

Socrates Caf

Author: Christopher Phillips
Publisher: James Clarke & Co.
ISBN: 9780718830205
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Aiming to return philosophy to the people, where it belongs, Phillips has for years been inviting anyone interested to gather together to discuss philosophical questions. This blend of story-telling and philosophy is the account of his experiences in US bookshops, social centres, schools, universities, a church, a prison and other venues.

Encyclopedia of Play in Today s Society

Author: Rodney P. Carlisle
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452266107
Format: PDF, Mobi
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CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 "This ground-breaking resource is strongly recommended for all libraries and health and welfare institutional depots; essential for university collections, especially those catering to social studies programs." —Library Journal, STARRED Review Children and adults spend a great deal of time in activities we think of as "play," including games, sports, and hobbies. Without thinking about it very deeply, almost everyone would agree that such activities are fun, relaxing, and entertaining. However, play has many purposes that run much deeper than simple entertainment. For children, play has various functions such as competition, following rules, accepting defeat, choosing leaders, exercising leadership, practicing adult roles, and taking risks in order to reap rewards. For adults, many games and sports serve as harmless releases of feelings of aggression, competition, and intergroup hostility. The Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society explores the concept of play in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. Its scope encompasses leisure and recreational activities of children and adults throughout the ages, from dice games in the Roman Empire to video games today. With more than 450 entries, these two volumes do not include coverage of professional sports and sport teams but, instead, cover the hundreds of games played not to earn a living but as informal activity. All aspects of play—from learning to competition, mastery of nature, socialization, and cooperation—are included. Simply enough, this Encyclopedia explores play played for the fun of it! Key Features Available in both print and electronic formats Provides access to the fascinating literature that has explored questions of psychology, learning theory, game theory, and history in depth Considers the affects of play on child and adult development, particularly on health, creativity, and imagination Contains entries that describe both adult and childhood play and games in dozens of cultures around the world and throughout history Explores the sophisticated analyses of social thinkers such as Huizinga, Vygotsky, and Sutton-Smith, as well as the wide variety of games, toys, sports, and entertainments found around the world Presents cultures as diverse as the ancient Middle East, modern Russia, and China and in nations as far flung as India, Argentina, and France Key Themes Adult Games Board and Card Games Children's Games History of Play Outdoor Games and Amateur Sports Play and Education Play Around the World Psychology of Play Sociology of Play Toys and Business Video and Online Games For a subject we mostly consider light-hearted, play as a research topic has generated an extensive and sophisticated literature, exploring a range of penetrating questions. This two-volume set serves as a general, nontechnical resource for academics, researchers, and students alike. It is an essential addition to any academic library.