Rethinking Teaching In Higher Education

Author: Alenoush Saroyan
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1579220479
Size: 14.65 MB
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This book is intended for faculty and faculty developers, as well as for deans, chairs, and directors responsible for promoting teaching and learning in higher education. Intentionally non-technical, it engages readers reflectively with a process for developing teaching and details the planning necessary to apply this process to teaching within disciplines. The book centers on McGill University's week-long Course Design and Teaching Workshop that the contributors have offered together for more than ten years. It follows the five day format of the workshop - covering the analysis of course content, conceptions of learning, the selection of appropriate teaching strategies, the evaluation of student learning, and evaluation of teaching - in a way that reflects the spontaneity of the debates it has engendered and the workshop's evolutionary changes. The structure shows faculty members conceptualizing new courses or re-examining their teaching of existing courses, and translating the insights gained from the workshop to specific disciplinary content and learning outcomes. In addition four previous participants of the workshop write about its influence on their personal thinking about the practice of teaching. The final two chapters describe the structure and evolving role of McGill's Centre for University Teaching and Learning. The authors describe its objectives in fostering an evidence-based teaching culture and providing a practical support structure with limited resources. They highlight achievements in disseminating teaching expertise across their campus, and their vision for the future role of faculty development. This book provides faculty developers and administrators with valuable non-prescriptive models and challenging ideas that promote faculty development in general and university teaching in particular. It engages faculty members in the process of course design in a way that is learning centered and can lead to deep student learning.

Rethinking Weight Loss

Author: Mark Hallinan
Publisher: Critical Concepts Press
ISBN: 9780987588975
Size: 11.64 MB
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It’s time to Totally Rethink Weight Loss. Because what we’re doing at the moment just isn’t working. Everyone knows the ‘facts’……. You get fat because you eat too much and don’t exercise enough- but that’s wrong! It’s your fault you are overweight- but that’s wrong! Calories in = Calories out. It’s all about the calories- that’s wrong! You will lose weight by exercising- wrong! To lose weight you have to eat less- wrong! Dietary cholesterol and saturated fat are bad for you- that’s wrong too! How can anyone possibly hope to lose weight when the very foundations of dieting are so fundamentally flawed? This book completely re-examines our understanding of why we get fat and what we can do about it. We look at our history, biology, human psychology, medical research, how your food has changed, and the food industry itself. But knowing why we get fat is only part of the story; we also need to know: • what to eat and what not to eat • how to deal with our old inappropriate food habits • how to survive the modern food environment that is making most people fat Come on a journey and discover how to lose weight naturally, and keep it off. Take Back Control of Your Weight Now!

Rethinking Our Classrooms

Author: Bill Bigelow
Publisher: Rethinking Schools
ISBN: 9780942961270
Size: 18.54 MB
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Readings, resources, lesson plans, and reproducible student handouts aimed at teaching students to question the traditional ideas and images that interfere with social justice and community building.

The Gift Of Acceptance

Author: Janine Shepherd
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781742695600
Size: 18.66 MB
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The author of the bestselling Never Tell Me Never has come to realise that her life and everything she has learned from its challenges can be distilled in one simple phrase and is defined by one outstanding quality: acceptance - truly the greatest gift of all. A collection of wisdom, insight and advice this is a distillation of 25 years of struggle and learning on her part.

Rethinking Nature

Author: Bruce V. Foltz
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253217024
Size: 17.73 MB
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Rethinking Nature brings the voices of leading Continental philosophers into discussion about what is emerging as one of our most pressing and timely concerns—the environmental crisis facing our planet. The essays featured in this volume embrace environmental philosophy in its broadest sense and include topics such as environmental ethics, environmental aesthetics, ontology, theology, gender and the environment, and the role of science and technology in forming knowledge about our world. Here, philosophy goes out into the field and comes back with rich insights and new approaches to environmental problems. This far-reaching and lively volume affords firm ground for thinking about the multiple ways that humans engage nature. Contributors are David Abram, Edward S. Casey, Daniel Cerezuelle, Ron Cooper, Bruce V. Foltz, Robert Frodeman, Trish Glazebrook, James Hatley, Robert Kirkman, Irene J. Klaver, Alphonso Lingis, Kenneth Maly, Diane Michelfelder, Elaine P. Miller, Robert Mugerauer, Stephen David Ross, John Sallis, Ingrid Leman Stefanovic, Bruce Wilshire, David Wood, and Michael E. Zimmerman.

Evolve Your Brain

Author: Joe Dispenza
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 9780757307652
Size: 16.16 MB
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Combining science and psychology, an empowering guide helps individuals break away from the cycle of negative behaviors by revealing how new thinking and new beliefs can change one's behavior, emotional reactions, and habit-forming patterns.

The Cost Of Not Educating The World S Poor

Author: Lynn Ilon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317499930
Size: 17.39 MB
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In The Cost of Not Educating the World’s Poor, Lynn Ilon observes from her 30 years of travel and work in some 20 developing countries, how global instability, problems of environmental degradation, spread of global disease, migration and political instability are a cost of viewing the uneducated poor as separated from a networked of fast-growing global knowledge. This book shows how powerful global learning systems are rapidly forming and linking the rich world with the world of the poor and developing nations. Using a narrative voice interleaved with concise introductions to the underlying theories (economics, development, learning, technology and networks) it shows us how changing our ways of thinking can lead to new possibilities. The Cost of Not Educating the World’s Poor is based on an emerging theory of development economics and the author’s own vast experiences and stories. It also discusses, among other issues: International development and how it has evolved toward an emphasis on knowledge How networked human capital creates new potential for poorly resourced countries The formation of a global system of learning networks The digitization of knowledge How nations improve their well-being through knowledge and equity This inter-disciplinary assessment of international learning inequality and the methods to overcome it will appeal to researchers concerned with emerging concepts of global learning networks and their effects on development. It will also be of interest to students and policymakers studying national inequality, economics, and global development.