Category: Education & Teaching

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Need-to-Know Technologies for a Successful Future

Description Need-to-know Technologies for a Successful Future provides the necessary knowledge you must have to succeed in your career involving technology. It caters to two audiences: those who need to know the basics of technology and business to get a high paying job and those who need to know about technology to do their job more effectively, especially as managers. It is the perfect book for someone planning to become a programmer or IT specialist who does not yet have the proper background. For managers, it discusses relevant questions such as: What can you automate? What kind of analytics make sense? What are the most...

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Critical Voices in Science Education Research: Narratives of Hope and Struggle

Description This book is a collection of narratives from a diverse array of science education researchers that elucidate some of the difficulties of becoming a science education researcher and/or science teacher educator, with the hope that through solidarity, commonality, and “telling the story”, justice-oriented science education researchers will feel more supported in their own journeys. Being a scholar and teacher that sees science education as a space for justice, and thinking/being different, entry into this disciplinary field often comes with tense moments and personal difficulties. The chapter authors of this book break into many painful, awkward, and seemingly nebulous topics, including the intersectional nuances of...

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Application of Visual Data in K-16 Science Classrooms

Description This book examines visual data use with students (PK-16) as well as in pre-service in- service science teacher preparation. Each chapter includes discussion about the current state of the art with respect to science classroom application and utilization of the particular visual data targeted by the author(s), discussion and explanation about the targeted visual data as applied by the author in hisher classroom, use of visual data as a diagnostic tool, its use as an assessment tool, and discussion of implications for science teaching andor science teacher preparation. Although the body of research and practice in this field is growing, there remains a gap...

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Advanced Healthcare Materials

Description Advanced materials are attracting strong interest in the fundamental as well as applied sciences and are being extensively explored for their potential usage in a range of healthcare technological and biological applications. Advanced Healthcare Nanomaterials summarises the current status of knowledge in the fields of advanced materials for functional therapeutics, point-of-care diagnostics, translational materials, up and coming bio-engineering devices. The book highlights the key features which enable engineers to design stimuli-responsive smart nanoparticles, novel biomaterials, nano/micro-devices for diagnosis, therapy (theranostics).The leading contributor researchers cover the following topics: State-of-the-art of biomaterials for human health Micro- and nanoparticles and their application in biosensors The role of immunoassays Stimuli-responsive...

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Theoretical Models and Processes of Reading, 6th Edition

Description The sixth edition of this landmark reference represents classic and trend-setting scholarship that is among the best in the field. Through careful evaluation of reader surveys and focus groups, the editors have extended the books reach into domains of research and instruction that affect practitioners, graduate students, literacy teacher educators, and researchers. Over half of the chapters in this edition are new to Theoretical Models and Processes of Reading, and eight of these new chapters were specially commissioned for this volume. Twenty percent of the chapters from previous editions have been revised by their authors to reflect current research and instructional developments in the...

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Computers and Education: E-Learning, From Theory to Practice

Description This book contains a selection of contributions presenting the latest research in the field of computers in education and, more specifically, in e-Learning. It reflects the diverse scenario of the application of computers in the educational field by describing previous experiences and addressing some of the present key issues. These include issues such as Learning Management Systems as well as innovative aspects such as personalized or ubiquitous learning. Download Links Server 1  | Server 2 (Size 17. 3 MB)

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Leadership for Tomorrow: Beyond the school improvement horizon

Description In ‘Leadership for Tomorrow: Beyond the School Improvement Horizon’ Malcolm Groves, Andrew Hobbs, and John West-Burnham present a vision-led analysis of what needs to change if schools are really to equip children and young people to thrive in our ever-changing world. Continually adding improvements to existing models of schooling isn t enough: we need a more radical reconceptualisation of schooling s function and purpose. We need school leaders who can look beyond the horizon and lead on the strength of lessons learned from the here and now. In ‘Leadership for Tomorrow’ Groves, Hobbs, and West-Burnham expertly examine what needs to change if we are to lead our schools...

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Leadership Dialogues II: Leadership in times of change

Description Following on from the bestselling Leadership Dialogues, Dave Harris and John West-Burnham s Leadership Dialogues II,/i> examines eight more themes crucial to the effective education of our young people in schools. We are living in times in which school leaders are looking for both simple answers and detailed instructions to help them progress to their goals. But in a period of rapid change, like the one we are in now (at least for the foreseeable future), there is no step-by-step guide, there is no instruction manual only strong tools to support leadership teams on their journey. Leadership Dialogues II is not a book containing all the...

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The Formula: Unlocking the Secrets to Raising Highly Successful Children

Description We all want our children to reach their fullest potential—to be smart and well adjusted, and to make a difference in the world. We wonder why, for some people, success seems to come so naturally. Could the secret be how they were parented? This book unveils how parenting helped shape some of the most fascinating people you will ever encounter, by doing things that almost any parent can do. You don’t have to be wealthy or influential to ensure your child reaches their greatest potential. What you do need is commitment—and the strategies outlined in this book. In The Formula: Unlocking the Secrets to Raising...

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Critical Thinking

Description Critical thinking isn’t as easy as it sounds. CRITICAL THINKING shows you how decision-making errors are made, and how to avoid them. By combining simple explanations with time-tested theories, CRITICAL THINKING helps you meet the challenges of life head-on. And because it includes over one thousand examples drawn from everyday life and tons of study tools, this textbook helps you get the grade you need. Download Links Server 1  | Server 2 (Size 9.4 MB)