Dialogue is one of the best vehicles for learning how to think, how to be reasonable, how to make moral decisions and how to understand another person's point of view. It is supremely flexible, instructional, collaborative, and rigorous. At its very best, dialogue is one of the best ways for participants to learn good habits of thinking. There is also substantial evidence that teachers currently talk too much in classes, often only waiting .8 seconds after asking a question before jumping in with the answer if a student doesn't quickly volunteer. This book guides teachers through the different types of dialogue and how they can be used to enhance students' learning.
Using feedback to enhance learning Feedback has the potential to dramatically improve student learning – if done correctly. In fact, providing high quality feedback is one of the most critical roles of a teacher. Challenging Learning Through Feedback provides educators with the tools they need to craft high quality feedback and avoid common mistakes. Readers will learn How to know when feedback is (and isn’t) working How to design feedback so that it answers three essential questions Practical strategies for crafting Learning Intentions and Success Criteria Strategies, templates, and rubrics for providing feedback How to teach students to give high quality feedback to themselves and others
Embrace challenge and celebrate Eureka! Challenge makes learning more interesting. That’s one of the reasons to encourage your students to dive into the learning pit—a state of cognitive conflict that forces students to think more deeply, critically, and strategically until they discover their “eureka” moment. Nottingham, an internationally known author and consultant, will show you how to promote challenge, dialogue, and a growth mindset through: Practical strategies that guide students through the four stages of the Learning Challenge Engaging lesson plan ideas and classroom activities Inspiring examples from Learning Challenges across the world
"This book identifies and presents the latest research on theory, practice, and capturing learning designs and best-practices in education"--Provided by publisher.
On Teaching and Learning takes the ideas explored in renowned educator Jane Vella's best-selling book Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach to the next level and explores how dialogue education has been applied in educational settings around the world. Throughout the book, she shows how to put the principles and practices of dialogue education into action and uses illustrative stories and examples from her extensive travels. Dialogue education values inquiry, integrity, and commitment to equity—values that are also central to democracy. Learners are treated as worthy of respect, recognized for the knowledge and experience they bring to the learning experience. Dialogue education emphasizes the importance of safety and belonging. It is an approach that welcomes one's certainties and one's questions. The principles and practices outlined in On Teaching and Learning can be applied to all levels of education, nonprofit organizations, government, and business. And to meet the demands of today's expanded learning environment, the book includes descriptions of how online courses can reflect the principles and practices of dialogue education. Drawing on the basic assumption that teaching is for learning, On Teaching and Learning offers teachers a design for good learning, and not merely for good teaching.
This book focuses on how new pedagogical scenarios, task environments and communication tools within Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) environments can favour collaborative and productive confrontations of ideas, evidence, arguments and explanations, or arguing to learn. The first to assemble the work of internationally renowned scholars, this book will be of interest to researchers in education, psychology, computer science, communication and linguistic studies
This volume proposes a fresh strategy for ecumenical engagement - 'Receptive Ecumenism' - that is fitted to the challenges of the contemporary context and has already been internationally recognised as making a distinctive and important new contribution to ecumenical thought and practice. Beyond this, the volume tests and illustrates this proposal by examining what Roman Catholicism in particular might fruitfully learn from its ecumenical others. Challenging the tendency for ecumenical studies to ask, whether explicitly or implicitly, 'What do our others need to learn from us?', this volume presents a radical challenge to see ecumenism move forward into action by highlighting the opposite question 'What can we learn with integrity from our others?' This approach is not simply ecumenism as shared mission, or ecumenism as problem-solving and incremental agreement but ecumenism as a vital long-term programme of individual, communal and structural conversion driven, like the Gospel that inspires it, by the promise of conversion into greater life and flourishing. The aim is for the Christian traditions to become more, not less, than they currently are by learning from, or receiving of, each other's gifts. The 32 original essays that have been written for this unique volume explore these issues from a wide variety of denominational and disciplinary perspectives, drawing together ecclesiologists, professional ecumenists, sociologists, psychologists, and organizational experts.
Navigating in Educational Contexts: Identities and Cultures in Dialogue includes selected papers from the 2009 Biennial Conference of the International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT), held at the University of Lapland in Finland. This volume contains keynote addresses and papers based on the thematic presentations held at the conference: Identity, context and marginality, Professional development and learning, Context and teaching, and ICT in teaching and learning. The articles open perspectives to the challenges in. education and point to the need for dialogue between different racial, cultural, social and gender groups. The articles benefit educators, teacher educators and policy makers aiming to enhance equity and equality. Insights into teachers’ professional and personal knowledge are combined with wider social, cultural and global issues, and through experiences of learning both in Real Life and Second Life. There are many inspiring and promising ideas and approaches of how to promote quality teaching and learning. Under network-based education the topics of ICT skills and experiences, models of ICT integration, virtual reality and a simulation-based learning and online tutoring are being described and assessed. The book is rooted in the studies, practises and arguments of researchers, teachers, educators and students navigating in diverse educational contexts. It will fascinate all those involved and interested in challenging educational practises and thinking.
"Dialogic: Education for the Digital Age argues that despite rapid advances in communications technology, most educational research still relies on traditional approaches to education, built upon the logic of print, and dependent on the notion that there is a single true representation of reality. In practice, the use of the Internet disrupts this traditional logic of education by offering an experience of knowledge as participatory and multiple. The challenge identified in Wegerif's text is the growing need to develop a new understanding of education that will encourage us to provide new policies, and hold the potential to transform educational pedagogy and meet the realities of the digital age. This new logic of education is dialogic and characterises education as learning to learn, think and thrive in the context of working with multiple perspectives and ultimate uncertainty. The book builds upon the simple contrast between observing dialogue from an outside point of view, and participating in a dialogue from the inside, before pinpointing an essential feature of dialogic: the gap or difference between voices in dialogue which is understood as an irreducible source of meaning. Each chapter of the book applies this dialogic thinking to a specific challenge facing education, re-thinking the challenge and revealing a new theory of education. Areas covered in the book include: - dialogical learning and cognition - dialogical learning and emotional intelligence - educational technology, dialogic 'spaces' and consciousness - global dialogue and global citizenship - dialogic theories of science and maths education"--
In the two decades since the publication of the second edition, Learning Through Theatre has further established itself as an indispensable resource for scholars, practitioners and educators interested in the complex interrelations between teaching and learning, the performing arts, and society at large. Theatre in Education (TIE) has consistently been at the cutting edge of the ever-growing field of Applied Theatre; this comprehensively revised new edition makes an international case for why, and how, it will continue to shape ways in which the participatory arts contribute to the learning of young people (and increasingly, adults) in the 21st century. Drawing on the experiences and insights of theorists and practitioners from across the world, Learning Through Theatre shows how theatre can, and does, promote: participatory engagement; the use of innovative theatrical form; work with young people and adults in a range of educational settings; and social and personal change. Now transatlantically edited by Anthony Jackson and Chris Vine, Learning Through Theatre offers exhilarating new reflections on the book’s original aim: to define, describe and debate the salient features, and wider political context, of one of the most important – and radical – developments in contemporary theatre.
2014 International Conference on Education and Management Science (ICEMS2014) will be held in Beijing, China on August 19–20, 2014. The main purpose of this conference is to provide a common forum for researchers, scientists, and students from all over the world to present their recent findings, ideas, developments and application in the border areas of Education and Management Science. It will also report progress and development of methodologies, technologies, planning and implementation, tools and standards in information systems. Education is an internal topic. It is a process of delivering knowledge in a basic meaning. Humans are hard to define the actual definition of education. But it is the key point for our society to step forward. Management science is the discipline that adapts the scientific approach for problem solving to help managers making informed decisions. The goal of management science is to recommend the course of action that is expected to yield the best outcome with what is available.
Global science education is a reality at the end of the 20th century - albeit an uneven reality - because of tremendous technological and economic pressures. Unfortunately, this reality is rarely examined in the light of what interests the everyday lives of ordinary people rather than the lives of political and economic elites. The purpose of this book is to offer insightful and thought-provoking commentary on both realities. The tacit question throughout the book is `Whose interests are being served by current science education practices and policies?' The various chapters offer critical analysis from the perspectives of culture, economics, epistemology, equity, gender, language, and religion in an effort to promote a reflective science education that takes place within, rather than taking over, the important cultural lives of people. The target audience for the book includes graduate students in education, science education and education policy professors, policy and government officials involved with education.
Die aktuellen bildungspolitischen Entwicklungen zeigen, dass die Bedeutung der Inklusion für die Schulentwicklung und die zukünftige Ausgestaltung des Bildungswesens kaum zu überschätzen ist. Die zukünftigen Veränderungen hin zu einem 'inclusive school system at all levels' stellen hohe Anforderungen an Schulen sowie an die universitäre und schulpraktische Ausbildung. Insbesondere müssen Barrieren der Teilhabe am Unterricht für Schülerinnen und Schüler mit Behinderungserfahrung erkannt und abgebaut und der komplexe Zusammenhang von Migration, Mehrsprachigkeit und Sprachbildung in den Blickpunkt genommen werden. Für die Unterrichtspraxis zeigt sich aktuell daher ein sehr hoher Bedarf an didaktischen Konzepten und Gestaltungsideen für den inklusiven Unterricht. Das Buch stellt eine erste Annäherung an eine noch im Entstehen begriffene inklusive Fachdidaktik dar - Akteure aller Phasen der LehrerInnenbildung machen sich gemeinsam auf den Weg, konkrete Ideen für die (Weiter-)Entwicklung der Fachdidaktiken mit Blick auf Inklusion zu entwickeln.
Shared Learning in a Plural World takes the reader along to a discourse held between representatives of different world religions, religious educators and researchers about "How religious education can contribute to good community relations." Starting with the issue of pluralism, the book leads on to concepts of learning in world religions, reflections on inter-religious learning in Europe, and examples on methodologies of education and community. A number of documents related to the Interfaith work of the World Council of Churches are also documented. The publication is an outcome of a co-operation between the World Council of Churches (Education and Ecumenical Formation / Inter-religious Relations) and the Comenius-Institut in Munster, Germany.
Through research, interviews and the experience of hundreds of managers, Kouzes and Posner show how leadership can be learned and mastered by all. Readable, interesting, and up-to-date. Highly recommended.--Library Journal.
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This timely and accessible book explores the links between politics, learning and sustainability. Its central focus is the future of people and the planet itself. The challenges that we face in combatting climate change and building a more sustainable world are complex and the book argues that if we are to successfully meet these challenges we need a fundamental change in the way we do politics and economics, embedding a lifelong commitment to sustainability in all learning. We have no option but to make things work for the better. After all, planet earth is the only home we have! The book will be important reading for academics and students in a variety of related subjects, including politics, public policy, education, sustainable development, geography, media, international relations and development studies. It will also be a valuable resource for NGOs and policy makers.
Offers comprehensive coverage of the issues, concepts, trends, and technologies of distance learning.
Is there a new need and place for God-talk in Europe? The present volume both confirms this and opens up new questions for discussion. It shows how different traditions of naming and thinking God in Europe draw on various theoretical and philosophical foundations that are in competition with one another in many ways. Due to socio-cultural, historical and political divides between Eastern and Western Europe, these theological traditions often suffer from isolation and mutual misunderstanding. Can the inherent tensions and conflicts be understood more adequately?While exploring a variety of approaches in Europe on the topic, several authors also ask: How can God be named and thought in Europe, which finds itself in the midst of complex crosscultural and interreligious processes - particularly as immigration increases and peoples of non-Christian faith traditions name and think God in ways that differ from and sometimes conflict with Europe's dominant religion(s) and secular culture? What function and impact will traditional God-talk have in a globalizing Europe as religions such as Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism move into the foreground? This volume not only reveals the broad spectrum of its topic but also documents the vivid seeking undertaken by a new generation of European theologians and scholars of religion who openly engage the question of how to live and believe in Europe today, facing complex global challenges.