Integrating Key Skills In Higher Education

Author: Fallows, Stephen (Reader in Educational Development, University of Luton)
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135377588
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This text addresses both the issues and practicalities of key skills in higher education. It discusses the issues relating to the introduction of key skills, drawing on both the arguments and theory of why key skills should (or should not) be introduced. Case study material is included.

Graduate Attributes Learning And Employability

Author: Paul Hager
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402053428
Size: 35.63 MB
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In these complex and challenging times, students, teachers and employers are all interested in the development of generic abilities as these typically make the difference between good and indifferent employees, successful and unsuccessful learners. This book explains why generic capacities have become so important and argues that the process of acquiring them is both lifelong and developmental.

International Faculty In Higher Education

Author: Maria Yudkevich
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1134857667
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In an interconnected and globally competitive environment, faculty mobility across countries has become widespread, yet is little understood. Grounded in qualitative methodology, this volume offers a cutting-edge examination of internationally mobile academics today and explores the approaches and strategies that institutions pursue to recruit and integrate international teachers and scholars into local universities. Providing a range of research-based insights from case studies in key countries, this resource offers higher education scholars and administrators a comparative perspective, helping to explain the impact that international faculty have on the local university, as well as issues of retention, promotion, salaries, and the challenges faced by these internationally mobile academics.

Higher Education And Employability

Author: Peter J. Stokes
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ISBN: 9781612508276
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This book makes a crucial contribution to the current reassessment of higher education in the United States by focusing on how colleges and universities can collaborate with business in order to serve the educational and professional interests of their students. Drawing on his extensive experience with universities and the business world, Peter J. Stokes argues that the need for closer alignment between the two sectors has never been more critical and that the opportunities for collaboration have never been greater. Peter Stokes has written an insightful analysis of the way forward in American higher education. Rather than adding to the many dire predictions about higher education, Stokes describes a new breed of research universities that boldly combines general education with career readiness in their graduates. "Higher Education and Employability" should be required reading for every university leader seeking a sustainable model for the future. Marie A. Cini, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, University of Maryland University College In "Higher Education and Employability," Peter Stokes ably plays the roles of provocateur, pundit, and prophet, curating cases and framing conversations on a topic that couldn t be more pressing: integrating work and study to help ready our students for lives and careers that will be steeped in learning. Mark David Milliron, cofounder and chief learning officer, Civitas Learning "Higher Education and Employability" is a must-read for every campus leader thinking about the potential of experiential learning opportunities to complement traditional classroom-based methods of instruction. Through a focused series of case studies, Stokes demonstrates that the old divide between institutions devoted to the life of the mind (knowledge creation and critical thinking development), and those devoted to ensuring student employability, is a tired and limiting construct of an earlier time. Joshua Kim, director of digital learning initiatives, Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning Peter J. Stokes is a managing director at the Huron Consulting Group, where he provides strategic solutions to higher education institutions. He is the former vice president for global strategy and business development at Northeastern University. Louis Soares is the vice president of policy research and strategy at the American Council on Education."

Capability And Quality In Higher Education

Author: Stephenson, John (Professor of Higher Education for Capability, University of Leeds)
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113536897X
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The new focus in learning is on developing the individual's capability. This work looks at this in the context of improving skills, lifelong learning and welfare-to-work. It debates the issues within the setting of institutional strategies, work-based learning, skills development and assessment.

Handbook Of Research On Creative Problem Solving Skill Development In Higher Education

Author: Zhou, Chunfang
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522506446
Size: 56.13 MB
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Developing students’ creative problem-solving skills is paramount to today’s teachers, due to the exponentially growing demand for cognitive plasticity and critical thinking in the workforce. In today’s knowledge economy, workers must be able to participate in creative dialogue and complex problem-solving. This has prompted institutions of higher education to implement new pedagogical methods such as problem-based and case-based education. The Handbook of Research on Creative Problem-Solving Skill Development in Higher Education is an essential, comprehensive collection of the newest research in higher education, creativity, problem solving, and pedagogical design. It provides the framework for further research opportunities in these dynamic, necessary fields. Featuring work regarding problem-oriented curriculum and its applications and challenges, this book is essential for policy makers, teachers, researchers, administrators, students of education.

Media And Information Literacy In Higher Education

Author: Dianne Oberg
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 0081006314
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Media and Information Literacy in Higher Education: Educating the Educators is written for librarians and educators working in universities and university colleges, providing them with the information they need to teach media and information literacy to students at levels ranging from bachelor to doctoral studies. In order to do so, they need to be familiar with students’ strengths and weaknesses regarding MIL. This book investigates what university and college students need to know about searching for, and evaluating, information, and how teaching and learning can be planned and carried out to improve MIL skills. The discussions focus on the use of process-based inquiry approaches for developing media and information literacy competence, involving students in active learning and open-ended investigations and emphasizing their personal learning process. It embraces face-to-face teaching, and newer forms of online education. Examines the intersecting roles of academic librarians, teacher educators, and library educators in preparing library students and teacher education students to use the library Brings new perspectives from both teacher educator and library educator, and draws connections between higher and secondary education (K12) Draws on a number of competences, skills, knowledge, experiences, and reflections from a variety of perspectives, and focuses on libraries as efficient tools in all kinds of education and learning activities Written by an international group of authors with firsthand experience of teaching MIL Looks at how libraries can contribute to the promotion of civic literacy within higher education institutions and in society more widely

Integrating Computer Technology Into The Classroom

Author: Gary R. Morrison
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780135145296
Size: 72.51 MB
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These well-respected authors provide a rationale for integrating computers into the classroom curriculum by using them as tool, rather than just an instructional delivery device. Accessible for even teachers with limited computer knowledge teachers are provided with a ten-step NTeQ (iNtegrating Technology for inQuiry) model for developing and implementing integrated lesson plans. Word processing, spreadsheets, databases, publishing software, the Internet, and educational software are all explored, with the goal of demonstrating how to determine whether or not computers should be used and how best to use them. Helping teachers connect what they are learning to their daily planning and instruction the content within each chapter is also aligned with the new ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS-S) and Teachers (NETS-T), revised in 2007 and 2008, respectively. A new feature throughout the book, The Teacher Diary, documents teacher experiences as they incorporate the NTeQ model in the classroom. The popular NTeQ Lesson Plans have also been expanded to be included in Chapters 7-11.

Problem Based Learning In Higher Education Untold Stories

Author: Savin-Baden, Maggi
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033520337X
Size: 74.30 MB
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This book discloses ways in which learners and teachers manage complex and diverse learning in the context of their lives in a fragile and often incoherent world. It explores both the theory and the practice of problem-based learning and considers the implications of implementing problem-based learning organizationally.