Using Educational Research to Inform Practice

A Practical Guide to Practitioner Research in Universities and Colleges

Author: Lorraine Foreman-Peck,Christopher Winch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136942513

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 9082

This book gives practical guidance on how educational research can inform professional practice. Written in a clear and accessible style, it details the way in which evidence based knowledge can be used to develop teaching and learning, bringing together a range of resources for all levels of reader but specifically designed to aid the progressive practitioner researcher. The authors draw on their experience of empirical work in education to provide thoroughly up-to-date reference material, including illustrative case studies, practical guidelines and exercises, and definitions of educational and research terms. The case studies and critical literature surveys have been chosen to demonstrate the use (and mis-use) of research evidence in thinking about a range of important topics in further and higher education, such as, learning styles, deep and surface learning, dyslexia in higher education, the assessment of group work, teaching critical thinking, problem based learning, and dissertation marking. Drawing on their philosophical backgrounds, the authors also address the much conceptual confusions which have led to scepticism regarding the wisdom or even the possibility of using research evidence to inform teaching. Other guidance includes: relating practitioner knowledge to educational research ethical and practical issues on research within the institution evaluating the strengths and limitations of research evidence researching ideas through the examination of case studies practitioner research and contributions to the knowledge base Using Educational Research to Inform Practice provides the necessary understanding for conducting research, thinking about its value and applying research evidence to practice in universities and colleges and therefore will be essential reading for those resource managers who are responsible for providing courses and support in higher education institutions. In addition, this book is particularly aimed at further and higher lecturers undertaking professional development courses and experienced and senior staff who wish to use research to improve management practices.

Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research

Author: Carolyn Babione

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118588738

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 5529

Teacher inquiry helps improve educational outcomes Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research explores the concept and importance of the teacher practitioner, and prepares students in teacher education courses and programs to conduct research in the classroom. Author Carolyn Babione has extensive experience in undergraduate- and graduate-level teacher training and teacher inquiry coursework. In the book, Babione guides students through the background, theory, and strategy required to successfully conduct classroom research. The first part of the book tackles the "how-to" and "why" of teacher inquiry, while the second part provides students with real-life practitioner inquiry research projects across a range of school settings, content areas, and teaching strategies. The book's discussion includes topics such as: Underlying cultural and historical perspectives surrounding the teaching profession Hidden stereotypes that limit teacher beliefs about power and voice Current curriculum innovation and reflections on modern developments Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research successfully guides and encourages budding teachers to fully understand the importance of their involvement in studying and researching their classroom settings, giving a better understanding of how their beliefs and teaching practices impact classroom learning.

Philosophical Perspectives on Teacher Education

Author: Ruth Heilbronn,Lorraine Foreman-Peck

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118977777

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 4338

Philosophical Perspectives on Teacher Education presentsa series of well-argued essays about the ethical considerationsthat should be addressed in teacher training and educationalpolicies and practices. Brings together philosophical essays on an underserved yeturgent aspect of teacher education Explores the kinds of ethical considerations that should enterinto discussions of a teacher’s professional education Illuminates the knowledge and understanding that teachers needto sustain their careers and long-term sense of well being Represents an important resource to stimulate contemporarydebates about what the future of teacher education should be

Teaching and Learning Building Design and Construction

Author: David Dowdle,Vian Ahmed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134036140

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 3255

Innovation in building design and construction depends on innovative strategies being developed by teachers and practitioners, made available to students and then professionally adopted. Successful transfer of this knowledge relies on appropriate support for both students and academics to ensure the new knowledge is translated into a format appropriate to the learner's current state of understanding, often using a constructivist, student-centred learning approach. This special issue of the journal Architectural Engineering and Design Management examines new strategies to manage effectively a growing number of students and a changing student profile in the built environment sector. Written by international experts in the field, core themes covered include student-centred learning, practice-based learning, good practice and evaluation, and instructional systems design. Several papers are devoted to virtual learning, focusing on e-pedagogy, standardisation, bridging the gap between academia and industry, and virtual learning environments. This peer-reviewed publication will be invaluable reading for lecturers and students on architecture and civil engineering courses, professional architects and engineers, and all interested in T&L, continuing professional development and distance learning in the built environment sector.

The Lecturer's Toolkit

A practical guide to assessment, learning and teaching

Author: Phil Race

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317662954

Category: Education

Page: 286

View: 2533

The Lecturer’s Toolkit is a wide-ranging, down-to-earth, practical resource for lecturers and teachers in universities and colleges. Jargon-free and written with authority, clarity and candour, the Toolkit addresses a broad range of aspects of assessment, feedback, learning and teaching, and helps develop many facets of professional practice. Built around a central agenda of improving the quality of student learning, the Toolkit is outcomes-focused. Building on the strengths of its predecessors, this fourth edition includes strengthened emphasis on assessment and feedback, and designing large-group teaching for the digital age, when students can get easy access to a vast range of learning resource materials online. Coverage includes: how students really learn; designing assessment and feedback to enhance learning; lectures in the digital age; making small-group teaching work; resource-based learning in the digital age; looking after yourself; challenges and reflections. Fully updated and expanded, this fourth edition of the Toolkit will be an essential and flexible resource for every higher education professional.

Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care

Author: Valerie Nixon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118488229

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 3655

Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care explores a range of contemporary relevant topics fundamental to professional practice. Written for both pre- and post-registration paramedic students, it is also ideal for existing practitioners looking to develop their CPD skills as well as nursing and other health professionals working in emergency and urgent care settings. Each chapter includes examples, practical exercises and clinical scenarios, helping the reader relate theory to practice and develop critical thinking skills Covers not only acute patient management but also a range of additional topics to provide a holistic approach to out-of-hospital care Completion of the material in the book can be used as evidence in professional portfolios as required by the Health and Care Professions Council Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care is a comprehensive, theoretical underpinning to professional practice at all levels of paramedic and out-of-hospital care.

Issues in Education by Subject, Profession, and Vocation: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464965161

Category: Education

Page: 926

View: 3521

Issues in Education by Subject, Profession, and Vocation: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Education by Subject, Profession, and Vocation. The editors have built Issues in Education by Subject, Profession, and Vocation: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Education by Subject, Profession, and Vocation in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Education by Subject, Profession, and Vocation: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

A Guide to Fundraising at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

An All Campus Approach

Author: Marybeth Gasman,Nelson Bowman III

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136730389

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 5315

Winner of the 2012 CASE John Grenzebach Award for Outstanding Research in Philanthropy for Educational Advancement A Guide to Fundraising at Historically Black Colleges and Universities is a comprehensive, research-based work that brings the best practices and expertise of seminal professionals to the larger Black college environment and beyond. Drawing on data-driven advice from interviews with successful Black college fundraisers and private sector leaders, this book gives practitioners a comprehensive approach for moving away from out-of-date approaches to improve their institutions. This practical guide includes: An All Campus Approach—Discussion goes beyond alumni fundraising strategies to address the blended role that faculty, administrators, and advancement professionals can play to achieve fundraising success. Practical Recommendations—End-of-chapter suggestions for quick reference, as well as recommendations integrated throughout. Best Practices and Examples—Data-based content to strengthen fundraisers’ understanding of institutional advancement and alleviate uncertainties. Examples of Innovative Approaches—An entire chapter outlining successful innovative fundraising and engagement programs at various institutions. Extensive Appendices—Useful resources related to grant procurement, endowments, alumni giving, enrollment and retention, financial aid, and other helpful HBCU information. Both newcomers and seasoned professionals in the HBCU fundraising arena will benefit from the compelling recommendations offered in A Guide to Fundraising at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Chiropractic Technique - E-Book

Author: Thomas F. Bergmann,David H. Peterson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323080561

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 2380

No other book offers a complete guide to chiropractic adjustive techniques! Chiropractic Technique, 3rd Edition makes it easy to understand essential procedures and provides a rationale for their use. Written by Thomas F. Bergmann, DC, FICC, and David H. Peterson, DC, and backed by the latest research studies, this bestseller describes the basic principles needed to evaluate, select, and apply specific adjustive procedures. With a review of chiropractic history, detailed descriptions of joint examination and adjustive techniques for the spine, pelvis, and extremities, and a companion Evolve website with how-to videos, this book is a must-have reference for students and clinicians. Offers over 700 photos and line drawings depicting the correct way to set up and perform adjustive procedures, clarifying concepts, and showing important spinal and muscle anatomy. Includes up-to-date research studies and methods for validating manual therapy. Discusses mechanical principles so you can determine not only which adjustive procedure to use and when, but also why you should choose one approach over another. Organizes content thematically with a discussion of practical anatomy, kinematics, evaluation, and technique for each joint. Covers anatomy and biomechanics in detail, along with adjustive techniques for the spine, extraspinal techniques, and additional techniques for special populations, helping you fully prepare for board examinations. Covers the manipulable lesion as a basis for treating disorders with manual therapy, including chiropractic techniques. Includes content on low-force techniques to help you treat elderly patients and patients who are in acute pain. Includes useful appendices with clinical information as well as interesting historical information, including a feature on practitioners who developed specific techniques. NEW Evolve website with video clips of the author performing all the adjustive procedures in the book. Updated and expanded content covers new information on joint anatomy and assessment including Newton's laws and fibrocartilage, joint malposition, joint subluxation, history of subluxation/dysfunction, and sacroiliac articulation. A procedure index printed on the inside of the front cover makes it easier to find specific procedures.

Practicing Social Justice

Author: John J. Stretch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0789021064

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

View: 6399

Fourteen articles describe social work practice as developed at Saint Louis University's Center for Social Justice. Programs designed to address questions of race and poverty, the economic well-being of children, homelessness, women ex-offenders, patients in psychiatric hospitals, and other issues.

The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication

Author: Christina Bratt Paulston,Scott F. Kiesling,Elizabeth S. Rangel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444354329

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 768

View: 5881

The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication brings together internationally-renowned scholars from a range of fields to survey the theoretical perspectives and applied work, including example analyses, in this burgeoning area of linguistics. Features contributions from established researchers in sociolinguistics and intercultural discourse Explores the theoretical perspectives underlying work in the field Examines the history of the field, work in cross-cultural communication, and features of discourse Establishes the scope of this interdisciplinary field of study Includes coverage on individual linguistic features, such as indirectness and politeness, as well as sample analyses of IDC exchanges

Residents’ Teaching Skills

Author: Janine C. Edward, PhD,Joan A. Friedland, MD, MPH,Robert Bing-You, MD, MEd, FACP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826115690

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 841

"The editors have collected an impressive array of practical material that will guide any academic medical center in the development of a more focused approach to "teaching the teachers." From learning theory and program development to teaching performance evaluation and specialty-specific materials, Residents' Teaching Skills covers all the bases. I commend this volume to the attention of medical educators everywhere, and residency program directors in particular." --from the Foreword by Jordon J. Cohen, MD, President, Association of American Medical Colleges This book provides practical guidance to plan, organize, and run a teaching skills program for medical residents. Readers will find that Part Two offers exact materials for course use, including modules for use with pediatric residents, teaching clinical procedures, works rounds, and role play, plus evaluation forms that can be used as written or customized to fit a particular program.

Action Research in Education

Learning Through Practitioner Enquiry

Author: Vivienne Baumfield,Elaine Hall,Kate Wall

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446272036

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 3383

Action Research in Education is an essential guide for any lecturer, teacher or student-teacher interested in doing research. This exciting new edition of a popular text is an important resource for any education professional interested in investigating learning and teaching. Building on the success of Action Research in the Classroom, the authors have revised, updated and extended this book to include examples from further and higher education. It maps out easy-to-follow steps for usefully applying an action research approach and is full of practical tips and examples of real practitioner research projects from a range of schools, colleges and universities. This book will help teachers to: - understand and apply practitioner inquiry - enhance their problem-solving skills - locate their own activity in a wider context - maximise opportunities to develop practice - evaluate the needs of their learners Clear, pragmatic and timely, this is a must-have text for all teachers and students of education. Vivienne Baumfield is Professor of Pedagogy, Policy and Innovation in the School of Education, University of Glasgow Elaine Hall is Lecturer in Research Methods, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University Kate Wall is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, Durham University

Practitioner Research for Educators

A Guide to Improving Classrooms and Schools

Author: Viviane Robinson,Mei Kuin Lai

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9780761946847

Category: Education

Page: 220

View: 3579

Appropriate for novice and experienced educators alike, this indispensable book explains how practitioner research can be used to solve instructional problems and improve student achievement.

Handbook of Teaching for Physical Therapists - E-Book

Author: Gail M. Jensen,Elizabeth Mostrom

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455706019

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 2459

Whether you are practicing in an in-patient or an out-patient facility, academic institution, or clinical residency program, this well-respected handbook gives you the background and guidance you need to effectively educate individuals across the continuum of physical therapy practice. Practical, real-life examples show you how to: incorporate health literacy and needs of the learner; assess and adapt to the various learning styles of patients; use simulations in education; facilitate the development of clinical reasoning skills; and assess learning outcomes and the effectiveness of your teaching. Plus, four all-new chapters and major revisions of all content throughout the book keep you on top of the latest research and best practices. Coverage of the theory and application of educational principles across the continuum of PT practice provides the information you need to improve your skills in the educational process both in academic and clinical settings. Two section format divides content into two parts: designing academic and clinical education programs and teaching students in academic and clinical settings; and teaching patients and families in clinical and community settings. Variety of teaching and teaching assessment methods expands your teaching, learning, and assessment repertoires. Case stories at the beginning of each chapter allow you to see the relevance of the information in the chapter. Threshold concepts highlight key ideas that are important to know. Annotated bibliography at end of each chapter provides resources for further study. NEW! Chapter on Authentic Assessment: Simulation-Based Education reflects the new ways to facilitate student learning through the use of human simulation models. NEW! Chapter on Strategies for Planning and Implementing Interprofessional Education covers the fundamental concepts of team-based care and interprofessional learning. NEW! Chapter on What Makes a Good Clinical Teacher? translates current research on clinical teaching into clinical education and practice. NEW! Chapter on Facilitating the Teaching and Learning of Clinical Reasoning helps you apply current research on clinical reasoning in rehabilitation to clinical education and teaching. NEW! Two combined chapters on Patient Education and Health Literacy (previously chapters 8 and 12) and Applied Behavioral Theory and Adherence: Models for Practice (previously chapters 9 and 10) provide focused presentations on current thinking and practical strategies for addressing health literacy issues in the clinical environment. NEW! Expanded chapter on Post-Professional Clinical Residency and Fellowship Education offers more information on models and trends in residency education and mentoring.

Here and There

Reading Pennsylvania's Working Landscapes

Author: Bill Conlogue

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 027106322X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 8603

The global economy threatens the uniqueness of places, people, and experiences. In Here and There, Bill Conlogue tests the assumption that literature and local places matter less and less in a world that economists describe as “flat,” politicians believe has “globalized,” and social scientists imagine as a “global village.” Each chapter begins at home, journeys elsewhere, and returns to the author’s native and chosen region, northeastern Pennsylvania. Through the prisms of literature and history, the book explores tensions and conflicts within the region created by national and global demand for its resources: fertile farmland, forest products, anthracite coal, and college-educated young people. Making connections between local and global environmental issues, Here and There uses the Pennsylvania watersheds of urban Lackawanna and rural Lackawaxen to highlight the importance of understanding and protecting the places we call home.

Federal Funding Sources for Rural Areas, 1998

Author: M. Louise Reynnells

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788143830

Category:

Page: 128

View: 4684

Lists federal funding programs available to rural areas which were selected from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 1997. Provides extensive listings of federal assistance programs; national, regional, and local office contacts; and grant application procedures, from: the Appalachian Regional Comm.; Depts. of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, and Energy; EPA; FEMA; Depts. of Health and Human Services, Justice, Labor, Interior, and Transportation; HUD; NEA; National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities; SBA; TVA; and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Student Success in Community Colleges

A Practical Guide to Developmental Education

Author: Deborah J. Boroch,Laura Hope,Bruce M. Smith,Robert S. Gabriner,Pamela M. Mery,Robert M. Johnstone,Rose Asera

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470606614

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 929

Student Success in Community Colleges As more and more underprepared students enroll in college, basic skills education is an increasing concern for all higher education institutions. Student Success in Community Colleges offers education leaders, administrators, faculty, and staff an essential resource for helping these students succeed and advance in college. By applying the book's self-assessment instrument, colleges can pinpoint how their current activities align with the most effective proven practices. Once the gaps are identified, community college leaders can determine the best strategic direction for improvement. Drawing on a broad knowledge base and illustrative examples from the most current literature, the authors cover organizational, administrative, and instructional practices; program components; student support services and strategies; and professional learning and development. Designed to help engage community college leadership and practitioners in addressing the practices, structures, and obstacles that enhance or impede the success of basic skills students, the book's strategies can be tailored to various institutional levels, showing how to unite faculty, staff, and administrators in a cooperative effort to effect institutional change. Finally, Student Success in Community Colleges reveals how investing in a comprehensive basic skills infrastructure can be a financially sustainable model for the institution as well as substantially beneficial to students and society. "This is a most unusual and valuable book; it is packed with careful analysis and practical suggestions for improving basic skills programs in community colleges. Compiled by a team of practicing professionals in teaching, administration, and research, it is knowledgeable about what has been done and imaginative and practical about what can be done to improve the access and success of community college students."—K. Patricia Cross, professor of higher education, emerita, University of California, Berkeley "For its first hundred years the community college was committed primarily to access; in its second hundred years the commitment has changed dramatically to success. This book provides the best road map to date on how community colleges can reach that goal."—Terry O'Banion, president emeritus, League for Innovation, and director, Community College Leadership Program, Walden University "This guide is the most comprehensive source of information about all facets of basic skills or developmental education. It will be invaluable not just to community college educators across the nation, but also to those in high schools and four-year colleges who share similar problems."—W. Norton Grubb, David Gardner Chair in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley

Heart Failure

A Practical Guide for Diagnosis and Management

Author: Stuart D. Katz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199917086

Category: Medical

Page: 118

View: 2577

Heart Failure synthesizes established clinical guidelines for the management of heart failure in an easy-to-use handbook for busy clinicians.