Released on 2012-08Categories Education

The Gift of Experiential Learning

The Gift of Experiential Learning

Author: Carrie Taylor

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477155295

Category: Education

Page: 108

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Book Summary Explore the gifts presented by Jim Stovall in his book The Ultimate Gift by using the lens of experiential learning. See how to apply these gifts to everyday living by using experiential games to simulate real-world situations and have fun in the process. Learn how to magnify the gifts offered in this book via hands-on experience to help reinforce the lessons learned.
Released on 2012-08-14Categories Education

The Gift of Experiential Learning

The Gift of Experiential Learning

Author: Carrie Taylor & Jim Taylor

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477155318

Category: Education

Page: 107

View: 957

Book Summary Explore the gifts presented by Jim Stovall in his book The Ultimate Gift by using the lens of experiential learning. See how to apply these gifts to everyday living by using experiential games to simulate real-world situations and have fun in the process. Learn how to magnify the gifts offered in this book via hands-on experience to help reinforce the lessons learned.
Released on 2010-07-01Categories Family & Relationships

The Gift of ADHD

The Gift of ADHD

Author: Lara Honos-Webb

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781572248519

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 117

As a parent, you already know that your child has many gifts. What you may not know is that attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)-related symptoms-the very qualities that lead him or her to act out and distract others-may be among them. This second edition of The Gift of ADHD includes compelling new research indicating that the impulses that lead your child to act exuberantly may correspond with unusual levels of creativity and a heightened capacity for insight into the feelings and emotions of others. Could it be that ADHD is not a hindrance, but an asset in our fast-paced digital age? ADHD expert Lara Honos-Webb presents the evidence for this revolutionary concept and explains how you can help your child develop control over inattentive, hyperactive behavior and enhance the five gifts of ADHD: creativity, attunement to nature, interpersonal intuition, energetic enthusiasm, and emotional sensitivity. Filled with easy skill-building activities you and your child can do together, this book will help your child transform problematic symptoms into strengths, then build the self-esteem they need to let those gifts shine.
Released on 2019Categories Education

The Gift of Languages

The Gift of Languages

Author: Fabrice Jaumont

Publisher: TBR Books

ISBN: 9781947626232

Category: Education

Page:

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The emergence of newer international standards and the focus on STEM education are transforming entire educational sectors. Yet, as schools focus more attention to developing global competencies and 21st century skills in their pedagogy, it has become critical to re-engage educators and school communities with the goals of language education, multilingualism, and multiliteracy while promoting interconnectedness, empathy, and mutual comprehension among our youth. With this in mind, it is important to understand the potential of multilingual education as it can serve our societies’ new expectations, and provide the right tools for success to our younger generations. The Gift of Languages: Paradigm Shift In U.S. Foreign Language Education explores the many advantages of multilingual education and sets the stage for a new paradigm in our approach to teaching and learning languages. The book touches on the issue of foreign language deficit in the United States and the changes that need to occur in our schools to better serve our children and our linguistic communities. The book also explores the growth of dual-language education in recent years and explores the connection between both multilingual programming and solving the United States’ foreign language problem. The discussion on language education in the United States has never been neutral; moreover, it has traditionally provided substantive direction and exerted significant authority over educational policy. Yet, this debate needs to move towards viewing multilingual education as an essential approach for our society, and as something that should be prevalent among educational policymakers. The audience for this book includes educators, language teachers, school leaders, school boards, program directors, scholars, and policy makers particularly if they want to join forces in building the future of education and investing in the multilingual capital of our nation. This book is part of The Bilingual Revolution Series. Praises We are at a critical point in our nation in which we can continue to hold on to our monolingual past, or embrace a multilingual and more inclusive future. The Gift of Languages helps us prepare and understand the necessary paradigm shift to adopt and implement a multilingual curriculum and mindset in our schools and communities. Co-authored by two pioneers and experienced experts in the bi- and multilingual education space, the book is a must read for educators, policy makers, community leaders, students, and interested parents who want to make meaningful changes now. – Andrew H. Clark, Ph.D. Chair, Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures, Fordham University The Gift of Languages should awaken all Americans, especially the policy makers, for the need to raise future generations of multilingual citizens to compete and thrive in our global community. One of our founding fathers and presidents, Thomas Jefferson, spoke to and acted upon the need for teaching languages when he founded the University of Virginia; as a nation, we have not lived up to his words and actions. Let us remind ourselves that we started out a linguistically and culturally diverse group of peoples that came together to build a strong nation over the years. Linguistic diversity is the gift that our nation needs to give itself! – Francesco L. Fratto President, The Foreign Language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors “Mastering languages is essential for communicating with and understanding others, respecting each other, and appreciating our heritages and our roots. The Gift of Languages offers an invaluable toolbox for policy makers, educators, families and students who are already working in the field of language and those who hope to create the kind of paradigm shift that the authors advocate. The book provides cogent arguments in favor of expanded language learning at all levels, and especially argues in favor of expanding the breadth and variety of multilingual educational opportunities already spreading in public school systems from Utah to Louisiana to New York and beyond. The authors cite examples of the “Bilingual Revolution” already underway and provide the kinds of arguments and examples that resonate for educators and drive policy towards furthering the way we value language education in the United States. The book is indispensable for anyone interested in the future of foreign language education.” – Jane F. Ross, Ph.D. President and Founder, French Heritage Language Program Over 60% of people on the planet are bilingual or multilingual — which suggests that this is the norm for human beings — and multiple studies demonstrate the cognitive, social, political, and financial benefits of bilingualism. Yet in the United States, we regularly hear news stories about people being shamed, bullied, and sometimes violently harmed for speaking other languages, even when they also speak English. Accessibly written, this book offers detailed arguments for both why and how the nation should embrace and promote linguistic diversity. Options for adults are expertly addressed, yet the authors invest even greater passion and detail in promoting early educational programs in which no child is left monolingual. I can think of no better way to shift our nation’s view of itself from “English Only” to “English Plus” and create a more inclusive society. We need a roadmap, and this book clearly lays out the territory and possible trajectories as it motivates us to make the journey. – Kimberly J. Potowski, Ph.D. Professor in the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago About the Authors Fabrice Jaumont is the author of The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages (TBR Books, 2017), which provides inspirational vignettes and practical advice for parents and educators who want to create a dual-language program in their own school. He has also published several books and articles on philanthropy, higher education, heritage languages, cinema, and the arts. Fabrice Jaumont is Education Attaché for the Embassy of France to the United States, a Program Director for FACE Foundation in New York, and the founder of New York in French. He is also a Senior Fellow at Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris. Fabrice Jaumont holds a Ph.D. in Comparative and International Education from New York University. For more information, visit the author’s blog: fabricejaumont.net Kathleen Stein-Smith is the author of The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit: Strategies for Maintaining a Competitive Edge in a Globalized World (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2016), The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit and How It Can Be Effectively Addressed in the Globalized World: A Bibliographic Essay (Edwin Mellen Press, 2013), and The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit and Our Economic and National Security: A Bibliographic Essay on the U.S. Language Paradox. (Edwin Mellen Press, 2013). Kathleen Stein-Smith is Associate University Librarian at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Chair of the American Association of Teachers of French Commission on Advocacy, and member of the American Translators Association Education & Pedagogy Committee. She has taught foreign languages at high school and college level, taught adult learners, delivered TEDx talk on the U.S. foreign language deficit. She holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Union Institute & University. For more information, visit the author’s blog: kathleensteinsmith.wordpress.com
Released on 2015-01-09Categories Business & Economics

The Gift of Time

The Gift of Time

Author: Gail Thomas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780857085931

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 291

From us to you... the precious gift of freedom from yourunbearable workload and space to breathe! What is the main thing that stops you doing all those thingsyou'd love to do? That stops you trying a new idea, starting a newhobby, looking for new opportunities or finishing that long-overdueproject. It's time isn't it? It certainly is for most of us. We'reall drowning in work – never-ending to-do lists, constantdeadlines one after the other, too many emails to possibly answer!If only some of that load could be lifted. If only we could findsome space, some breathing room, some time to actually think. Itwould mean we could try new things, think creatively, do our bestrather than just enough to get it done and off our plate. Certainlyin work, business growth is dependent on creative thinking andinnovation – you need time to do that. If you want to succeedin your career, or make more room in your life for the nonworkstuff, then you need to free up some time. And what's the key tofinding time? Delegation. Let Gail Thomas teach you to art ofdelegation. Stop wasting your time on tasks you're overqualifiedfor and see how you actually can focus on the important stuff. Andyou won't just learn how to delegate 'down' – Gail will alsohelp you master upwards delegation. The Gift of Time includes: How proper delegation can lead to a more successful career anda happier life Solid research into the value of delegation in real monetaryterms An examination of the attitudes and barriers to delegation andhow to overcome them Different types of delegation – not just 'downwarddelegation' but upwards and sideways delegation, silent andstakeholder delegation Articles by guest writers – experts in particular areas,such as parental delegation Case studies to illustrate exactly how effective delegation hasbeen done to great results
Released on 2021-01-29Categories Business & Economics

Annals of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy – 2021

Annals of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy – 2021

Author: Charles H. Matthews

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781789904468

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 642

If you are looking for the intersection of past practices, current thinking, and future insights into the ever-expanding world of entrepreneurship education, then you will want to read and explore the fourth edition of the Annals of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy. Prepared under the auspices of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), this edited volume covers a broad range of scholarly, practical, and thoughtful perspectives on a compelling range of entrepreneurship education issues.
Released on 2013-08-29Categories Education

Pioneers in Early Childhood Education

Pioneers in Early Childhood Education

Author: Patricia Giardiello

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136190797

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 703

Rachel and Margaret McMillan, Maria Montessori and Susan Isaacs have had a major impact on contemporary early years curriculum theory and practice. This new book, introduces students and practitioners to the ideas, philosophies and writings of these key early thinkers in early childhood education and show how they relate to quality early years provision today. The book explores the influences that shaped the ideas, values and beliefs of each pioneer and clearly demonstrates how they have each contributed to our knowledge of young children’s learning and development. It then examines these in the context of current policy to highlight the key ideas that practitioners should consider when reflecting on their own practice. Features include: Summaries of each pioneers‘ ideas and their influence on contemporary practice Practical examples to illustrate key principles Reflective questions to encourage practitioners to develop and improve their own practice Written to support the work of all those in the field of early childhood education, this book will be invaluable to students and practitioners that wish to fully understand the lasting legacies of these four influential women.
Released on 2012-11-12Categories Business & Economics

Business Simulations, Games, and Experiential Learning in International Business Education

Business Simulations, Games, and Experiential Learning in International Business Education

Author: Erdener Kaynak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136371448

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 102

View: 553

If you find traditional lectures and course material ineffective for teaching students how to develop a sensitivity to cultural differences and apply “home grown” technologies to foreign situations, Business Simulations, Games and Experiential Learning in International Business Education is the guide to help you remedy this predicament! Helpful and easy-to-use, this text teaches you how to use computer-based games and experiential learning exercises to teach international business. You’ll learn how to place students in realistic situations where they can experiment with new behaviors and receive immediate, constructive feedback and then take what they have learned beyond the classroom. Business Simulations, Games and Experiential Learning in International Business Education helps you introduce students to global competition and business cultures as you explore important ethical, political, and social issues with them. You can better prepare your students for the challenges of international business if you pay particular attention to the book’s discussions of: different levels of power-sharing alternatives to traditional international business course materials and methods changing the norms and behaviors of organizations and institutions the role gender plays in effective gaming environments simulating a European Works Council within a classroom environment promoting decisionmaking and flexibility in management style understanding business rules and regulations of different countries Academics teaching and researching in international business will find Business Simulations, Games and Experiential Learning in International Business Education an immensely useful tool as you struggle with the challenges of readying students for the international work environment. As you know, it is not enough that students be schooled in the latest developments and technologies. Use this book’s games and learning techniques to emphasize to your students that international businessmen and women must not only know their field, but also be respectful of others’cultures and values, be linguistically flexible, and be aware of foreign business rules and regulations.
Released on 2022-05-27Categories Computers

Proceedings of the Tenth Annual GIFT Users Symposium

Proceedings of the Tenth Annual GIFT Users Symposium

Author: Anne Sinatra

Publisher: U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command – Soldier Center

ISBN: 9780997725827

Category: Computers

Page: 172

View: 297

The attached proceedings resulted from papers accepted for the 10th Annual GIFT Users Symposium held virtually on 24-25 May 2022. The first GIFT Users Symposium was held in 2013 with the goal to capture successful implementations of GIFT from the user community and to share recommendations leading to more useful capabilities for authors, researchers, and learners of Adaptive Instructional Systems (AISs). We are proud to publish our 10th edition of the proceedings, which provides an excellent collection of contributions covering all aspects of (AIS), with special attention towards future training and education concepts centered around competency-based learning, multi-modal methods, collaboration and team dynamics.
Released on 2021-05-26Categories Computers

Proceedings of the Ninth Annual GIFT Users Symposium (GIFTsym9)

Proceedings of the Ninth Annual GIFT Users Symposium (GIFTsym9)

Author: Benjamin Goldberg

Publisher: U.S. Army DEVCOM – Soldier Center

ISBN: 9780997725797

Category: Computers

Page: 219

View: 383

The GIFT Users Symposia began in 2013 with the goal to capture successful implementations of GIFT from the user community and to share recommendations leading to more useful capabilities for authors, researchers, and learners of Adaptive Instructional Systems (AIS). The attached proceedings resulted from papers accepted for the 9th Annual GIFT Users Symposium held virtually (due to COVID-19) on 26-27 May 2021. It is a excellent collection of contributions covering all aspects of AIS implementation, with special attention towards future training and education concepts centered around collaboration and team dynamics.
Released on 2015-06-16Categories Computers

Artificial Intelligence in Education

Artificial Intelligence in Education

Author: Cristina Conati

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319197739

Category: Computers

Page: 931

View: 345

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2015, held in Madrid, Spain, in June 2015. The 50 revised full papers presented together with 3 keynotes, 79 poster presentations, 13 doctoral consortium papers, 16 workshop abstracts, and 8 interactive event papers were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The conference provides opportunities for the cross-fertilization of approaches, techniques and ideas from the many fields that comprise AIED, including computer science, cognitive and learning sciences, education, game design, psychology, sociology, linguistics, as well as many domain-specific areas.
Released on 2017-01-01Categories Education

Classroom Action

Classroom Action

Author: Ajay Heble

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487520588

Category: Education

Page: 251

View: 258

Cover -- Copyright page -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Classroom Action - Human Rights, Critical Activism, and Community-Based Education -- 1 Access Interventions: Experiments in Critical Community Engagement -- 2 The Guelph Speaks! Anthology: Storytelling as Praxis in Community-Facing Pedagogy -- 3 In Action / Inaction: Political Theatre, Social Change, and Challenging Privilege -- 4 Is This Project "Skin Deep"? Looking Back at a Community-Facing Photo-Art Initiative -- 5 Reflections on Dialogic Theatre for Social Change: Co-creation of The Other End of the Line -- Coda: Sign Up Here -- Webography: Human Rights Education: Resources for Research and Teaching -- Works Cited -- Contributors -- Index