Critical Thinking Skills

Developing Effective Analysis and Argument

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230285293

Category: Study Aids

Page: 296

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The second edition of this leading guide helps students to develop reflective thinking skills, improve their critical analysis and construct arguments more effectively.Written byStella Cottrell, leader in the field with over 1/2 million book sales to date, this text breaks down a complex subject into easily understood blocks, providing easy-to-follow, step-by-step explanations and practiceactivities to develop understanding and practise your skillsat each stage.Essential for students who are mystified by tutor comments such as 'more critical analysis needed', this is an invaluable tool for anyone wishing to develop advanced skills in this area and learn to apply them to tasks such as reading, writing and note-taking. Now in two-colour, this edition has been fully revised and contains a brand new chapter on 'Critical Reflection' along with additional material on essays and referencing.

Studieren - Das Handbuch

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827423603

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Studieren ist schwierig? - Nicht mit diesem Buch! Dieser praktische Leitfaden für Studienanfänger vermittelt grundlegende „Soft Skills“ (vom „Lernen lernen“ über Selbsteinschätzung, Zeit-, Projekt- und Stressmanagement bis zu Gedächtnis- und Schreibtraining, Prüfungs- und Klausursituationen sowie Karriereplanung u.v.m.) - locker präsentiert, in handliche Einheiten verpackt und je nach Bedarf selektiv nutzbar. Viele eingestreute kleine Tipps stehen neben Mini-Fragebögen, Kopiervorlagen für Tabellen, die man nicht im Buch ausfüllen möchte, und ähnlichen Hilfsmitteln. Das unterhaltsam-informative Werk beruht auf dem englischen Bestseller The Study Skilly Handbook und eignet sich für Abiturienten mit Studienwunsch, Studienanfänger verschiedenster Disziplinen und Quereinsteiger als Wegweiser durch die vielfältigen Anforderungen im "Studiendschungel".

Bailliere's Study Skills for Nurses and Midwives E-Book

Author: Sian Maslin-Prothero

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049360

Category: Medical

Page: 364

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Whether you are a first time student or returning to study, it can seem very daunting. This book can help you get the most from studying and shows how to make good use of your time and achieve success. This 4th edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. It demonstrates how to develop and build on existing strengths and experiences to get the most out of any course. Using a down-to-earth and user-friendly style, it concentrates on what you need to know. It can help you to: • get the most from reading and lectures • access libraries • use the Internet and databases • develop IT skills • learn through reflection • develop a portfolio • prepare assignments • get the most from placements. activities reflection points case studies annotated further reading useful websites This new edition reflects recent changes in nursing and midwifery policy and practice including aspects such as ePortfolios, the European Computer Driving Licence and podcasts The majority of the chapters have been rewritten with either a student, or a practitioner to reflect the need for greater evidence of practice and its importance to midwifery and nursing students. More emphasis on clinical nursing and midwifery practise by relating skills to clinical placements and employment with a new chapter on Clinical Skills. New chapter on ‘Getting ready to study’

Learning Legal Skills and Reasoning

Author: Sharon Hanson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317391292

Category: Law

Page: 712

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Language skills, study skills, argument skills and legal knowledge are vital to every law student, professional lawyer and academic. Learning Legal Skills and Reasoning discusses the main sources of English law and explains how to work with legal texts in order to construct credible legal arguments which can be applied in coursework, exams or presentations. Learning Legal Skills and Reasoning Discusses how to find and understand sources of both domestic and European Union Law Develops effective disciplined study techniques, including referencing, general reading, writing and oral skills and explains how to make good use of the university print and e-library Contains chapters on writing law essays, problem questions and examinations, and on oral skills including presentations and mediation skills Packed full of practical examples and diagrams across the range of legal skills from language and research skills to mooting and negotiation, this textbook will be invaluable to law students seeking to acquire a range of discreet legal skills in order to use them together to produce competent assessed work.

Research Methods: The Basics

2nd edition

Author: Nicholas Walliman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315528991

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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Research Methods: The Basics is an accessible, user-friendly introduction to the different aspects of research theory, methods and practice. This second edition provides an expanded resource suitable for students and practitioners in a wide range of disciplines including the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. Structured in two parts – the first covering the nature of knowledge and the reasons for research, the second the specific methods used to carry out effective research and how to propose, plan, carry out and write up a research project – this book covers: • Reasons for doing a research project • Structuring and planning a research project • The ethical issues involved in research • Different types of data and how they are measured • Collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative data in order to draw sound conclusions • Mixed methods and interdisciplinary research • Devising a research proposal and writing up the research • Motivation and quality of work. Complete with a glossary of key terms and guides to further reading, this book is an essential text for anyone coming to research for the first time.

Legal Method, Skills and Reasoning

Author: Sharon Hanson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134047711

Category: Law

Page: 416

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Language skills, study skills, argument skills and legal knowledge are vital to every law student, professional lawyer and academic. Legal Method, Skills and Reasoning suggests a range of 'how-to' techniques for perfecting these academic and practical skills. It explains how to work with legal texts; how to read and write about the law; how to acquire effective disciplined study techniques; and how to construct legal arguments. Packed full of practical examples and diagrams across the range of legal skills from language and research skills to mooting and negotiation, this edition will be invaluable to law students seeking to acquire a deeper understanding of how to apply each discreet legal skill effectively. This restructured third edition is now additionally supported by a Companion Website offering a wealth of additional resources for individual and group work for both students and lecturers. For students, the Companion Website offers: workbooks for each part, containing guided practical and reflective tasks a series of ‘how-to’ exercises, which help to provide real-life legal skills examples and practice guidance on answering legal problem and essay-style questions self-test quizzes to consolidate learning for each individual legal skill. For lecturers, the Companion Website hosts: a set of PowerPoint slides of the diagrams in the text specimen seminar plans, with supplementary notes to provide support and inspiration for teaching legal skills sample legal skills assessment, and accompanying answers.

Organizational Behaviour

Author: Daniel King,Scott Lawley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019960309X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 648

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This brand new textbook on organizational behaviour features a fictional running case study to help students see how theory translates into practice in a familiar setting. Covering all the organizational behaviour topics a new student needs to know, and packed with real-life examples, this innovative approach truly brings the subject to life.

Study Skills for International Postgraduates

Author: Martin Davies

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230344283

Category: Study Aids

Page: 328

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Destined to become a life saver for international students everywhere, this book provides clear, comprehensive guidance for students embarking on postgraduate study at a western university. Helping to maximise your chances of academic success, topics include challenges such as critical thinking, research, writing and speaking skills.

Studienbegleiter Psychologie

Der kompakte Werkzeugkoffer zum Einstieg

Author: Andrew Stevenson

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827420480

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

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Der Studienbeginn ist immer ein Sprung ins kalte Wasser, wenn man in jeder Veranstaltung mit neuen Begriffen und Methoden überschüttet wird. Besonders in der Psychologie, die viele Disziplinen und ihre Methoden aufgenommen hat, bereiten die Fachtermini zu Verhalten und Erleben, aber auch zu Methoden und Statistik, für den Einstieg Probleme. Andrew Stevenson, erfahrener Lehrer von Psychologiekursen an Schulen und Universitäten, bietet mit seinem Studienbegleiter für alle Studienanfänger im Fach Psychologie eine übersichtliche und leicht lesbare Einstiegshilfe, um sich sinnvoll auf die ersten Vorlesungen vorzubereiten.

Logik für Dummies

Author: Mark Zegarelli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527657444

Category: Mathematics

Page: 358

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Logik ist die Basis von Wissenschaft, aber auch eine Br?cke von Wissenschaft zum Alltag. So einfach sie scheint, so anspruchsvoll ist sie im Detail. Mark Zegarelli f?hrt Sie in "Logik f?r Dummies" systematisch in die Logik ein. Vom Paradoxon ?ber symbolische Logik bis zur Syllogistik l?sst er nichts aus und zeigt Ihnen, wie man Argumente pr?ft. Er arbeitet dabei mit anschaulichen Beispielen und schafft es so, dieses abstrakte Thema den Lesern nicht nur verst?ndlich zu machen, sondern ihnen auch Wert und Nutzen von Logik aufzuzeigen. Eine Einf?hrung, die den Wissensdurst stillt und Lust auf mehr macht.

How to Succeed at University

An Essential Guide to Academic Skills and Personal Development

Author: Bob Smale,Julie Fowlie

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781412947176

Category: Reference

Page: 272

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How to Succeed at University is a uniquely comprehensive study skills and personal development guide, incorporating coverage of personal skills, academic skills, and job search skills within the framework of personal development planning. All the key skills are covered, with a strong focus on the importance of the continuing personal development process and the ultimate goal of employability.

Und wenn alles ganz furchtbar schiefgeht?

Lernen, mit Ängsten umzugehen

Author: Troy DuFrene,Kelly G. Wilson

Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3873878224

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

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Kelly G. Wilson, Ph.D. ist Privatdozent für Psychologie an der University of Mississippi. Er ist Autor mehrerer Bücher und lebt in Oxford, Ms. Troy DuFrene, auf psychologische Themen spezialisierter Sachbuchautor, lebt und arbeitet in Oakland, CA.

Developing Student Criticality in Higher Education

Undergraduate Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences

Author: Brenda Johnston,Peter Ford,Rosamond Mitchell,Florence Myles

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441153519

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Critical thinking is a major and enduring aspect of higher education and the development of criticality in students has long been a core aim. However, understandings of criticality are conceptually and empirically unclear. The book combines a well developed conceptual discussion of the nature of criticality appropriate for the twenty-first century, the extent to which it is attainable by arts and social science undergraduates, and the paths by which it is developed during students' higher education experiences. Drawing upon empirical accounts and case studies of teaching and learning in different disciplines, this book critically analyses higher education curriculum and policy documentation to explore higher educational processes, encouraging a re-evaluation of practice and educational values, and enabling the development of curricula which incorporate systematic attention to the development of student criticality. This book proposes a rounded conceptual vision of criticality in higher education for the twenty-first century.

E-Learning

Einsatzkonzepte und Geschäftsmodelle

Author: Michael Breitner,Gabriela Hoppe

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3790816558

Category: Education

Page: 506

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Der vorliegende Band ist dem Lernen und Lehren auf der Basis moderner Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien gewidmet. Das Buch fasst die wichtigsten Ansätze zur Einführung, Umsetzung und Evaluation von E-Learning zusammen. Es geht zum einen um die Frage nach sinnvollen Konzepten für den Einsatz von Electronic- und Mobile-Learning. Die Beiträge behandeln Fragen der Auswahl, Einführung und Ausgestaltung von E-Learning-Systemen. Dabei werden pädagogische, technische und wirtschaftliche Aspekte im Zusammenhang gesehen. Zum anderen sind erfolgreiche Geschäftsmodelle in der öffentlichen und privaten Fort- und Weiterbildung immer wichtiger. Dabei geht es genauso um die Frage des geeigneten Business-Plans wie um das Qualitätsmanagement und die Sicherstellung der langfristigen Nachhaltigkeit und Effizienz von E-Learning-Anwendungen. Neben wissenschaftlichen Beiträgen zeigen zahlreiche Beiträge von Praktikern beispielhaft mögliche Umsetzungsstrategien.

NLP im Beruf für Dummies

Author: Lynne Cooper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527643478

Category: Self-Help

Page: 379

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Der große Werkzeugkasten von NLP hilft Menschen, ihre Kommunikation effektiv zu gestalten, positive Veränderungen herbeizuführen und ihre Ziele leichter zu erreichen. Lynne Cooper erklärt, wie Sie mit NLP Ihre berufliche Leistung und die Ihrer Mitarbeiter verbessern können. Übungen und Checklisten zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie Ihre Sichtweise schärfen, wie Sie durch Ihr Verhalten und Ihre Sprache Ihre Mitarbeiter und Kollegen besser erreichen und wie Sie leichter mit schwierigen Menschen umgehen. Dank NLP werden Sie flexibler, offener und souveräner im Beruf.

Mit PEP an die Arbeit

So organisiere ich mich und meinen Job

Author: Kerry Gleeson

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593416743

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 309

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Haben Sie manchmal das Gefühl, von Ihrer Arbeit erschlagen zu werden? Kommt es Ihnen so vor, als ob Sie bis zum Hals in Papierkram und E-Mails steckten? Dieses Buch hilft Ihnen anhand einfach umsetzbarer Methoden, Prioritäten zu setzen, Überforderung zu vermeiden und ein positives Verhältnis zur Arbeit zu gewinnen. Denn nur wer effektiv arbeitet, kann auch mal zufrieden die Füße hochlegen. Kerry Gleesons bewährte Methoden zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie o organisierter arbeiten und dadurch mehr erledigt bekommen, o Stress abbauen und Überforderung vermeiden, o von ständiger Erreichbarkeit nicht überwältigt werden, o Routinetätigkeiten mit geringem Zeitaufwand erledigen und o Meetings effektiver gestalten können. Aktualisierte und erweiterte Neuausgabe des Klassikers! "Der Ratgeber enthält die geballte Ladung für eine bessere Selbstorganisation." Brigitte

Your dissertation in education

Author: Nicholas S. R. Walliman,Scott Buckler

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9781412946230

Category: Education

Page: 310

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Your Dissertation in Education provides a systematic, practical approach to dissertation and project writing for students in education. This is a revised edition of Nicholas Walliman's best-selling Your Undergraduate Dissertation, specifically developed for students from a range of educational disciplines, including teacher training, early childhood and education studies. This book is unique in being the first devoted to providing a guide that is tailored to fit the specific needs of education students. The contents chart the whole dissertation-writing process, from establishing a question and thinking about research, to completing the writing, and dissemination. Throughout, the emphasis is on providing practical, down-to-earth advice that addresses common questions, such as: How do I get started? How do I write a research proposal? How do I write an introduction? How do I write a literature review? How do I argue my point effectively? How do I write a methodology chapter? How can I work effectively with my supervisor? How do I cope with stress? Practical examples, summary sections and additional references are incorporated throughout, providing the reader with a comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide to completing their dissertation successfully. Nicholas Walliman is Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Oxford Brookes University Scott Buckler is Senior Lecturer, Institute of Education, University of Worcester

Studying for your Social Work Degree

Author: Hilary Walker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 085725247X

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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This essential guide helps students develop the academic skills needed to successfully study for the social work degree. Focusing on each of the three academic levels, this book clearly explains what is expected of students at each level and provides guidance and activities to enable students’ development. The book is packed with examples and activities relevant to the study of social work as an applied academic subject. It recognises the particular nature of social work study and provides guidance on incorporating the perspectives of people who use services, integrating the values and ethics of social work and developing reflective writing.