Early Years Practitioner

A Level 2 Textbook

Author: Maureen O'Hagan

Publisher: Bailliere Tindall

ISBN: 9780702026089

Category: Medical

Page: 247

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The fourth edition of this best-selling book, formerly known as Geraghty's Caring for Children, has been extensively revised and updated to link with the new National Occupational Standards and the qualifications on the QCA Framework of Qualifications for Child Care and Education. It covers the knowledge underpinning the Level 2 NVQ in Early Years Care and Education and the CACHE Level 2 certificate in Child Care and Education. It is also useful for classroom assistants, pre-school playgroup workers and students taking a GCSE in Child Care in the child care option of the Social Care award. Each chapter contains scenarios, assignments and portfolio exercises which are ideal for NVQ assessment or as course work material.

Education for Life and Work

Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century

Author: Committee on Defining Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills,Center for Education,Board on Testing and Assessment,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030925650X

Category: Education

Page: 229

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Americans have long recognized that investments in public education contribute to the common good, enhancing national prosperity and supporting stable families, neighborhoods, and communities. Education is even more critical today, in the face of economic, environmental, and social challenges. Today's children can meet future challenges if their schooling and informal learning activities prepare them for adult roles as citizens, employees, managers, parents, volunteers, and entrepreneurs. To achieve their full potential as adults, young people need to develop a range of skills and knowledge that facilitate mastery and application of English, mathematics, and other school subjects. At the same time, business and political leaders are increasingly asking schools to develop skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and self-management - often referred to as "21st century skills." Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century describes this important set of key skills that increase deeper learning, college and career readiness, student-centered learning, and higher order thinking. These labels include both cognitive and non-cognitive skills- such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, effective communication, motivation, persistence, and learning to learn. 21st century skills also include creativity, innovation, and ethics that are important to later success and may be developed in formal or informal learning environments. This report also describes how these skills relate to each other and to more traditional academic skills and content in the key disciplines of reading, mathematics, and science. Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century summarizes the findings of the research that investigates the importance of such skills to success in education, work, and other areas of adult responsibility and that demonstrates the importance of developing these skills in K-16 education. In this report, features related to learning these skills are identified, which include teacher professional development, curriculum, assessment, after-school and out-of-school programs, and informal learning centers such as exhibits and museums.

UNESCO Science Report 2010

The Current Status of Science Around the World

Author: N.A

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 9231041320

Category: Political Science

Page: 536

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Analyses the current state of science around the globe as well the trends that have emerged since the previous report published in 2005.

Information and Communication Technologies in Education and Training in Asia and the Pacific

Author: William A. Loxley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789715615815

Category: Computers

Page: 286

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The status of information and computer technology in the Asia and Pacific region is discussed in this survey that seeks to identify policies, strategies, and applications for Asian Development Bank's developing member-countries. Emphasizing the importance of information technology as a means to stimulate and foster development, this report gives educators and administrators insight into where educational technologies are headed in Asia.

Critical Code:

Software Producibility for Defense

Author: Committee for Advancing Software-Intensive Systems Producibility,Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309159482

Category: Computers

Page: 160

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Critical Code contemplates Department of Defense (DoD) needs and priorities for software research and suggests a research agenda and related actions. Building on two prior books--Summary of a Workshop on Software Intensive Systems and Uncertainty at Scale and Preliminary Observations on DoD Software Research Needs and Priorities--the present volume assesses the nature of the national investment in software research and, in particular, considers ways to revitalize the knowledge base needed to design, produce, and employ software-intensive systems for tomorrow's defense needs. Critical Code discusses four sets of questions: To what extent is software capability significant for the DoD? Is it becoming more or less significant and strategic in systems development? Will the advances in software producibility needed by the DoD emerge unaided from industry at a pace sufficient to meet evolving defense requirements? What are the opportunities for the DoD to make more effective use of emerging technology to improve software capability and software producibility? In which technology areas should the DoD invest in research to advance defense software capability and producibility?

Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases

Author: Charles E. Harris, Jr.,Michael S. Pritchard,Michael J. Rabins,Ray James,Elaine Englehardt

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 133767074X

Category: Education

Page: 50

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Packed with examples pulled straight from recent headlines, ENGINEERING ETHICS, Sixth Edition, helps engineers understand the importance of their conduct as professionals as well as reflect on how their actions can affect the health, safety and welfare of the public and the environment. Numerous case studies give readers plenty of hands-on experience grappling with modern-day ethical dilemmas, while the book's proven and structured method for analysis walks readers step by step through ethical problem-solving techniques. It also offers practical application of the Engineering Code of Ethics and thorough coverage of critical moral reasoning, effective organizational communication, sustainability and economic development, risk management, ethical responsibilities, globalized standards for engineering and emerging challenges relating to evolving technology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Second International Handbook of Educational Change

Author: Andy Hargreaves,Ann Lieberman,Michael Fullan,David Hopkins

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048126606

Category: Education

Page: 1077

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The two volumes of the second edition of the International Handbook of Educational Change comprise a totally new, and updated collection of the most critical and cutting-edge ideas in educational change. Written by the most influential thinkers in the field, these volumes cover educational change at both the theoretical and practical levels. The updated handbook remains connected to the classical concerns of the field, such as educational innovation, reform, and change management, and also offers new insights into educational change that have been brought about by social change and shifting contexts of educational reform. Like the first best selling Handbook, this one will also undoubtedly become an essential resource for people involved in all spheres of education, from classroom teachers, teacher leaders and administrators to educational researchers, curriculum developers, and university professors. No other work provides such a wide-ranging and comprehensive examination of the field of educational change.

Information Technologies in Environmental Engineering

New Trends and Challenges

Author: Paulina Golinska,Marek Fertsch,Jorge Marx Gómez

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642195365

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 808

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This monograph contains recent studies in eco-informatics, promising ideas and new challenges in information management for supporting sustainability in companies and other organization. The scope of this book includes sets of solutions which show different stakeholders’ viewpoints on sustainability. In individual chapters, authors discuss the role which Environmental Information Systems (EIS) play in the environmental conscious functioning of enterprise. New models, methods and tools supporting sustainability are presented. Emphasis is placed on the innovative approach to eco-friendly organization and coordination of transport, logistics processes and operations management. The information management and decision making in manufacturing and service organizations is highlighted. The scope of this monograph also encompasses topics related to the modeling and monitoring of climate change.

Athena Unbound

The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology

Author: Henry Etzkowitz,Carol Kemelgor,Brian Uzzi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521787383

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

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An inquiry into why there are so few women scientists discusses the subtle factors that contribute to the marginalization of women scientists and compares the status of women scientists in different countries.

Capturing Change in Science, Technology, and Innovation

Improving Indicators to Inform Policy

Author: National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on National Statistics,Panel on Developing Science, Technology, and Innovation Indicators for the Future

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309297478

Category: Mathematics

Page: 274

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Since the 1950s, under congressional mandate, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) - through its National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) and predecessor agencies - has produced regularly updated measures of research and development expenditures, employment and training in science and engineering, and other indicators of the state of U.S. science and technology. A more recent focus has been on measuring innovation in the corporate sector. NCSES collects its own data on science, technology, and innovation (STI) activities and also incorporates data from other agencies to produce indicators that are used for monitoring purposes - including comparisons among sectors, regions, and with other countries - and for identifying trends that may require policy attention and generate research needs. NCSES also provides extensive tabulations and microdata files for in-depth analysis. Capturing Change in Science, Technology, and Innovation assesses and provides recommendations regarding the need for revised, refocused, and newly developed indicators of STI activities that would enable NCSES to respond to changing policy concerns. This report also identifies and assesses both existing and potential data resources and tools that NCSES could exploit to further develop its indicators program. Finally, the report considers strategic pathways for NCSES to move forward with an improved STI indicators program. The recommendations offered in Capturing Change in Science, Technology, and Innovation are intended to serve as the basis for a strategic program of work that will enhance NCSES's ability to produce indicators that capture change in science, technology, and innovation to inform policy and optimally meet the needs of its user community.

Language Testing And Assessment

An Advanced Resource Book

Author: Glenn Fulcher,Fred Davidson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415339476

Category: Education

Page: 403

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Language Testing and Assessment: Introduces students to the key methods and debates surrounding language testing and assessment explores the uses, benefits and problems that surround language testing on children, students, asylum seekers and many other groups Presents and comments on key readings and articles from leading names in the field is supported by a companion website Written by experienced teachers and researchers in the field, Language Testing and Assessment is an essential resource for students and researchers of Applied Linguistics.

Information Literacy in the Workplace

5th European Conference, ECIL 2017, Saint Malo, France, September 18-21, 2017, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Serap Kurbanoğlu,Joumana Boustany,Sonja Špiranec,Esther Grassian,Diane Mizrachi,Loriene Roy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319743341

Category: Education

Page: 847

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This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2017, held in Saint Malo, France, in September 2017. The 84 revised papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 358 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics in the field of information literacy and focus on information literacy in the workplace. They are organized in the following topical sections: workplace information literacy, employibility and career readiness; data literacy and research data management; media literacy; copyright literacy; transliteracy, reading literacy, digital literacy, financial literacy, search engine literacy, civic literacy; science literacy; health information literacy; information behavior; information literacy in higher education; information literacy in K-12; information literacy instruction; information literacy and libraries; and theoretical framework.

Corrupt Schools, Corrupt Universities

What Can be Done?

Author: Jacques Hallak,Muriel Poisson

Publisher: United Nations Educational

ISBN: 9789280312966

Category: Education

Page: 319

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This publication draws conclusions from IIEP's research into ethics and corruption in education. It defines the key concepts of corruption, transparency, accountability and ethics and identifies the main opportunities for corruption in education. It then looks at tools that can be used to assess corruption problems such as perception and tracking surveys. Lessons are drawn from strategies used worldwide to improve transparency and accountability in educational management.

Field Free Line Magnetic Particle Imaging

Author: Marlitt Erbe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3658053372

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 154

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Marlitt Erbe provides a detailed introduction into the young research field of Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) and field free line (FFL) imaging in particular. She derives a mathematical description of magnetic field generation for FFL imaging in MPI. To substantiate the simulation studies on magnetic FFL generation with a proof-of-concept, the author introduces the FFL field demonstrator, which provides the world’s first experimentally generated rotated and translated magnetic FFL field complying with the requirements for FFL reconstruction. Furthermore, she proposes a scanner design of considerably enhanced magnetic field quality and efficiency. The author discusses the influence of magnetic field quality optimization on the image quality achieved using efficient Radon-based reconstruction methods, which arise for a line detection scheme and based on this optimized design, presents a dynamic FFL scanner assembly.

Transitions in Work and Learning

Implications for Assessment

Author: Alan Lesgold,Michael J. Feuer,Allison M. Black

Publisher: National Academies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 283

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These 12 conference papers offer a view of the evolving role of assessment in fostering learning and clearer signaling of individuals' skills. "Introduction" (Michael J. Feuer, Richard J. Shavelson) is followed by two papers in part I that question whether empirical evidence supports the claim of a skills mismatch in the economy: "Is There a Gap Between Employer Skill Needs and the Skills of the Work Force?" (Harry J. Holzer) and "Skills and the Economy: An Employer Context for Understanding the School-to-Work Transition" (Robert Zemsky). Two papers in part II are microlevel explorations of the changing nature of jobs in specific workplaces: "Should Social Skills Be in the Vocational Curriculum? Evidence from the Automotive Repair Field" (Bonalyn Nelsen) and "Manufacturing the New Worker: Literate Activities and Working Identities in a High-Performance Versus a Traditionally Organized Workplace" (Glynda Hull). Part III's two papers address implications of changing workplaces for the assessment and measurement of skills: "Twenty-First Century Measures for Twenty-First Century Work" (Kenneth Pearlman) and "Postmodern Test Theory" (Robert J. Mislevy). Two papers in part IV consider how the legal and social environment will constrain changing definitions and requirements of work with new approaches to selection, screening, and assessment: "Legal Restrictions on Assessments" (Dennis Parker) and "Assessment without Adverse Impact" (Neal Schmitt). Part V offers three overarching perspectives on the evolving literature and policy debate over school-to-work transitions and the roles of assessment: "What Policy Makers and Experts See (and Do Not See) in School-to-Work Transitions" (Larry Cuban); "Getting to Work: Thoughts on the Function and Form of the School-to-Work Transition" (Lauren B. Resnick); and "Transitions in Work and Learning" (Alan Lesgold). The agenda is appended. (YLB)

Evaluating User Experience in Games

Concepts and Methods

Author: Regina Bernhaupt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781848829633

Category: Computers

Page: 277

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It was a pleasure to provide an introduction to a new volume on user experience evaluation in games. The scope, depth, and diversity of the work here is amazing. It attests to the growing popularity of games and the increasing importance developing a range of theories, methods, and scales to evaluate them. This evolution is driven by the cost and complexity of games being developed today. It is also driven by the need to broaden the appeal of games. Many of the approaches described here are enabled by new tools and techniques. This book (along with a few others) represents a watershed in game evaluation and understanding. The eld of game evaluation has truly “come of age”. The broader eld of HCI can begin to look toward game evaluation for fresh, critical, and sophisticated thi- ing about design evaluation and product development. They can also look to games for groundbreaking case studies of evaluation of products. I’ll brie y summarize each chapter below and provide some commentary. In conclusion, I will mention a few common themes and offer some challenges. Discussion In Chapter 1, User Experience Evaluation in Entertainment, Bernhaupt gives an overview and presents a general framework on methods currently used for user experience evaluation. The methods presented in the following chapters are s- marized and thus allow the reader to quickly assess the right set of methods that will help to evaluate the game under development.

The Digital Humanist

A Critical Inquiry

Author: Domenico Fiormonte,Teresa Numerico,Francesca Tomasi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692580448

Category:

Page: 260

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This book offers a critical introduction to the core technologies underlying the Internet from a humanistic perspective. It provides a cultural critique of computing technologies, by exploring the history of computing and examining issues related to writing, representing, archiving and searching. The book raises awareness of, and calls for, the digital humanities to address the challenges posed by the linguistic and cultural divides in computing, the clash between communication and control, and the biases inherent in networked technologies. A common problem with publications in the Digital Humanities is the dominance of the Anglo-American perspective. While seeking to take a broader view, the book attempts to show how cultural bias can become an obstacle to innovation both in the methodology and practice of the Digital Humanities. Its central point is that no technological instrument is culturally unbiased, and that all too often the geography that underlies technology coincides with the social and economic interests of its producers. The alternative proposed in the book is one of a world in which variation, contamination and decentralization are essential instruments for the production and transmission of digital knowledge. It is thus necessary not only to have spaces where DH scholars can interact (such as international conferences, THATCamps, forums and mailing lists), but also a genuine sharing of technological know-how and experience. "This is a truly exceptional work on the subject of the digital....Students and scholars new to the field of digital humanities will find in this book a gentle introduction to the field, which I cannot but think would be good and perhaps even inspirational for them....Its history of the development of machines and programs and communities bent on using computers to advance science and research merely sets the stage for an insightful analysis of the role of the digital in the way both scholars and everyday people communicate and conceive of themselves and "others" in written forms - from treatises to credit card transactions." Peter Shillingsburg The Digital Humanist is not simply a translation of the Italian book L'umanista digitale (il Mulino 2010), but a new version tailored to an international audience through the improvement and expansion of the sections on social, cultural and ethical problems of the most widely used methodologies, resources and applications. TABLE OF CONTENTS // Preface: Digital Humanities at a Political Turn? by Geoffrey Rockwell / PART I: The Socio-Historical Roots - Chap. 1: Technology and the Humanities: A History of Interaction - Chap. 2: Internet, or The Humanistic Machine / PART II: Theoretical and Practical Dimensions - Chap. 3: Writing and Content Production - Chap. 4: Representing and Archiving - Chap. 5: Searching and Organizing / Conclusions: DH in a Global Perspective

School Reform Proposals

The Research Evidence

Author: Alex Molnar

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1931576599

Category: Education

Page: 284

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An examination of the research relating to school reform proposals. It features essays covering: early childhood education; class-size reduction in grades K-3; small schools; grouping students for instruction; public schools and their communities; teacher characteristics; and more.