Teachers’ Personal Epistemologies

Evolving Models for Informing Practice

Author: Gregory Schraw,Jo Lunn Brownlee,Lori Olafson,Michelle Vander Veldt Brye

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1681239507

Category: Education

Page: 449

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The focus of this book is to explore teachers’ evolving personal epistemologies, or the beliefs we hold about the origin and development of knowledge in the context of teaching. The chapters focus on a range of conceptual frameworks about how university and field?based experiences influence the connections between teachers’ personal epistemologies and teaching practice. In an earlier volume we investigated preservice and inservice teachers’ beliefs and teaching practices (Brownlee, Schraw and Berthelsen, 2011). While we addressed the nature of teachers’ personal epistemologies, learning and teaching practices, and approaches for changing beliefs throughout teacher education programs, the volume did not address conceptual frameworks for the development of teacher’s personal epistemologies. To address this gap, the book is focused on teacher educators, teachers and teacher education programmers in universities with an overall aim of highlighting how we might support preservice teachers’ involvement in learning that is challenging and inservice teachers’ engagement in professional experiences that promote changes in teaching practice. We argue that teachers need to be encouraged to question their beliefs and develop increasingly sophisticated beliefs about their knowledge and their students’ knowledge that facilitate learning and intellectual growth.

Israel's Exodus in Transdisciplinary Perspective

Text, Archaeology, Culture, and Geoscience

Author: Thomas E. Levy,Thomas Schneider,William H.C. Propp

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331904768X

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

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The Bible's grand narrative about Israel's Exodus from Egypt is central to Biblical religion, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim identity and the formation of the academic disciplines studying the ancient Near East. It has also been a pervasive theme in artistic and popular imagination. Israel's Exodus in Transdisciplinary Perspective is a pioneering work surveying this tradition in unprecedented breadth, combining archaeological discovery, quantitative methodology and close literary reading. Archaeologists, Egyptologists, Biblical Scholars, Computer Scientists, Geoscientists and other experts contribute their diverse approaches in a novel, transdisciplinary consideration of ancient topography, Egyptian and Near Eastern parallels to the Exodus story, the historicity of the Exodus, the interface of the Exodus question with archaeological fieldwork on emergent Israel, the formation of biblical literature, and the cultural memory of the Exodus in ancient Israel and beyond. This edited volume contains research presented at the groundbreaking symposium "Out of Egypt: Israel’s Exodus Between Text and Memory, History and Imagination" held in 2013 at the Qualcomm Institute of the University of California, San Diego. The combination of 44 contributions by an international group of scholars from diverse disciplines makes this the first such transdisciplinary study of ancient text and history. In the original conference and with this new volume, revolutionary media, such as a 3D immersive virtual reality environment, impart innovative, Exodus-based research to a wider audience. Out of archaeology, ancient texts, science and technology emerge an up-to-date picture of the Exodus for the 21st Century and a new standard for collaborative research.

Beyond the language classroom: researching MOOCs and other innovations

Author: Kan Qian,Stephen Bax

Publisher: Research-publishing.net

ISBN: 1908416521

Category: Education

Page: 167

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With the rise of the internet and new communication technologies, language learning has moved beyond the classroom walls. This volume presents a range of important studies on innovative ways for learning languages outside the classroom. Chapters discuss MOOCs in the UK, Belgium, China, and Italy for studying a range of languages, research on new apps, flipped classroom modes, and approaches to informal learning in a range of international settings. In these ways, the volume offers a significant contribution to our understanding of how learning beyond the language classroom will transform language education in the decades to come.

Adventures in Aidland

The Anthropology of Professionals in International Development

Author: David Mosse

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857451118

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Anthropological interest in new subjects of research and contemporary knowledge practices has turned ethnographic attention to a wide ranging variety of professional fields. Among these the encounter with international development has perhaps been longer and more intimate than any of the others. Anthropologists have drawn critical attention to the interfaces and social effects of development's discursive regimes but, oddly enough, have paid scant attention to knowledge producers themselves, despite anthropologists being among them. This is the focus of this volume. It concerns the construction and transmission of knowledge about global poverty and its reduction but is equally interested in the social life of development professionals, in the capacity of ideas to mediate relationships, in networks of experts and communities of aid workers, and in the dilemmas of maintaining professional identities. Going well beyond obsolete debates about 'pure' and 'applied' anthropology, the book examines the transformations that occur as social scientific concepts and practices cross and re-cross the boundary between anthropological and policy making knowledge.

Family Socialization and Interaction Process

Author: Talcott Parsons,Robert Freed Bales

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415176477

Category: Social Science

Page: 422

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

States at Work

Dynamics of African Bureaucracies

Author: Thomas Bierschenk,Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004264965

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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States at Work explores the mundane practices of state-making in Africa by focussing on the daily functioning of public services and the practices of civil servants.

Handbook of Multilingualism and Multilingual Communication

Author: Peter Auer,Li Wei

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311019855X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 606

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This volume is an up-to-date, concise introduction to bilingualism and multilingualism in schools, in the workplace, and in international institutions in a globalized world. The authors use a problem-solving approach and ask broad questions about bilingualism and multilingualism in society, including the question of language acquisition versus maintenance of bilingualism. Key features: provides a state-of-the-art description of different areas in the context of multilingualism and multilingual communication presents a critical appraisal of the relevance of the field, offers solutions of everyday language-related problems international handbook with contributions from renown experts in the field

Cultivating Development : An Ethnography Of Aid Policy And Practice

Author: David Mosse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788178296012

Category: Economic assistance

Page: 336

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Based on a detailed account of an actual development project, this book addresses an important question: Is development practice actually driven by policy? Development agencies and researchers are preoccupied with policy; with exerting influence over policy; linking research to policy, and with implementing policy around the world. In this book, David Mosse argues that rather than being driven by policy, development practice is actually shaped by the exigencies of organisations and the need to maintain relationships. At the same time, however, development actors work hard at maintaining the fiction of representing authorised policy in their actions. This book (which can be characterised as being a social investigation) asks pertinent questions about international aid, in particular of British aid for rural development. It does so by examining in depth the experience of a development project in western India over a period of more than ten years and as it falls under different policy regimes. Mosse analyses development processes in the light of the broad experience of the project workers (which included himself), even if it means destabilising policy representations. The book is a compelling re-examination of the politics and ethics of engaging with development and a rare self-critical reflection practice.

The Governance of Daily Life in Africa

Ethnographic Explorations of Public and Collective Services

Author: Giorgio Blundo,Pierre-Yves Le Meur

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004171282

Category: Social Science

Page: 347

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Anchored in an empirically-grounded anthropology, this book explores the notion of governance in a non-normative way. It describes and analyses the institutional and political processes through which social actors and groups - be they state, private or 'third-sector' - contribute to the provision of public and collective goods or services. The book draws on case studies from Anglophone and Francophone Africa, crossing anthropological traditions that have too often evolved in parallel directions and dealing with a range of topics such as health, water supply, sanitation and waste management, security, humanitarian aid, land issues and decentralisation. Beyond African boundaries, it contributes to current debates about governmentality, public policy, subject making, public/private boundaries, and the role of the state.

Attack on Pearl Harbor

Strategy, Combat, Myths, Deceptions

Author: Alan D. Zimm

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 1612001971

Category: History

Page: 464

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ÒNothing previously published has offered such a close examination of Japanese strategy . . . an in-depth study of the Japanese planning, preparation and execution of the attack with particular focus on factors not thoroughly considered by other historians, if at all . . . detailed analyses that lead to a much better understanding of what the Japanese did, why they did it, and especially how the attack was very nearly an abject failure instead of a stunning success."ÑNaval Institute Proceedings "For seven decades, conventional wisdom has extolled the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor as brilliant in its planning and execution . . . this masterful analysis topples that pillar of Pacific War history . . . with its amazing depth of meticulous research and analysis, this forceful book is essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in Pearl Harbor."ÑWorld War II "The first militarily professional description of the Pearl Harbor attack, and for those who are serious about military history and operations, it is a joy to read. . . . a superb military analysis of the attack . . . not only renders all other histories of Pearl Harbor obsolete, it has set the bar high for other histories of the Pacific War."ÑWar In History

Environmental Principles

From Political Slogans to Legal Rules

Author: Nicolas de Sadeleer

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199254743

Category: Law

Page: 433

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This book traces the evolution of environmental principles from their origins as vague political slogans to their embodiment in enforceable laws. In particular it examines three of the most important principles: the polluter pays principles, the preventive principle and the precautionary principle, and their legal effect at the national, regional and international levels.

Journey to Jo'burg

A South African Story

Author: Beverley Naidoo

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064402371

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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If only Mma was here, Naledi wished over and over. . . Mma lives and works in Johannesburg, far from the village thirteen-year-old Naledi and her younger brother, Tiro, call home. When their baby sister suddenly becomes very sick, Naledi and Tiro know, deep down, that only one person can save her. Bravely, alone, they set off on a journey to find Mma and bring her back. It isn't until they reach the city that they come to understand the dangers of their country, and the painful struggle for freedom and dignity that is taking place all around them.

Travelling Models in African Conflict Management

Translating Technologies of Social Ordering

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900427409X

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Travelling models are a concept that offers to examine the translation of conflict management models into differing practices of ordering in African countries.

A Companion to South Asia in the Past

Author: Gwen Robbins Schug,Subhash R. Walimbe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119055482

Category: History

Page: 600

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A Companion to South Asia in the Past provides the definitive overview of research and knowledge about South Asia’s past, from the Pleistocene to the historic era in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal, provided by a truly global team of experts. The most comprehensive and detailed scholarly treatment of South Asian archaeology and biological anthropology, providing ground-breaking new ideas and future challenges Provides an in-depth and broad view of the current state of knowledge about South Asia’s past, from the Pleistocene to the historic era in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal A comprehensive treatment of research in a crucial region for human evolution and biocultural adaptation A global team of scholars together present a varied set of perspectives on South Asian pre- and proto-history

Regulating Womanhood

Author: Carol Smart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134905769

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This collection of original essays looks at a topic of growing interest and debate in feminist and historical circles: the social regulation of women through law during the 19th and 20th centuries, and the resistance which emerged in response. The collection refutes the notion of women oppressed during the 19th century, unable to act in opposition to the law. When issues of motherhood and women's sexuality became areas of public policy, women began to negotiate the law, as case studies from Europe and the USA show. This book should be of interest to students of women's studies, sociology of law, and social policy.

Women and Leadership

Transforming Visions and Diverse Voices

Author: Jean Lau Chin,Bernice Lott,Joy Rice,Janis Sanchez-Hucles

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405181370

Category: Psychology

Page: 408

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Over the past thirty years the number of women assuming leadership roles has grown dramatically. This original and important book identifies the challenges faced by women in positions of leadership, and discusses the intersection between theories of leadership and feminism. Examines models of feminist leadership, feminist influences on leadership styles and agendas, and the diversity of theoretical and ethnic perspectives of feminist leaders Addresses how diverse women lead, how feminist principles contribute to leadership, the influence of ethnic groups and the barriers that women face as leaders Transforms existing models of leadership by incorporating gender issues Looks to the future of feminist leadership and identifies what must be done to train and mentor the next generation of feminist leaders

Natufian Foragers in the Levant

Terminal Pleistocene Social Changes in Western Asia

Author: Ofer Bar-Yosef,Francois R. Valla

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781879621459

Category: History

Page: 717

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This massive volume contains papers from a recent symposium on the late Pleistocene Natufian culture, which is one of the most important precursors of the Neolithic Revolution in the Levant.

"I Will Speak the Riddles of Ancient Times"

Archaeological and Historical Studies in Honor of Amihai Mazar on the Occasion of His Sixtieth Birthday

Author: Aren M. Maeir

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

ISBN: 1575061031

Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 893

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Leisure and Spirituality (Engaging Culture)

Biblical, Historical, and Contemporary Perspectives

Author: Paul Heintzman

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1441245499

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 2008

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This addition to the award-winning Engaging Culture series explores the link between leisure and spirituality, offering a Christian perspective on leisure concepts and issues in contemporary society. Paul Heintzman, a respected scholar and experienced recreation practitioner, interacts with biblical, historical, and contemporary leisure studies sources to provide a comprehensive understanding of leisure. He also explains the importance of leisure for spiritual growth and development. This work will appeal to professors and students as well as practitioners in the recreation and leisure services field, youth and college pastors, and camp ministries.