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Active Learning - Beyond the Future

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ISBN: 9781839622434 9781839622441 9781839622458 Year: Pages: 162 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73460 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Education
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Active learning is now a form of learning that accompanies the knowledge evolution that challenges the learner to promote it, but also encourages him to investigate and become emotionally involved in the task. The great key to obtaining this behavior successfully depends, therefore, on the subject's involvement and ability to undertake, so that active learning becomes emotional entrepreneurial learning that generates new ideas and new forms of knowledge. From memorization, we move on to inquiry, from questioning to constructive participation, from hypostasis to problem-solving, from generalization to critical thinking. When we look at this book, we see real examples, concrete, and senses, from the most important act of human nature: learning!

Differential Undercounts in the U.S. Census

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Book Series: SpringerBriefs in Population Studies ISBN: 9783030109738 Year: Pages: 167 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-10973-8 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Mathematics --- Sociology
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This open access book describes the differences in US census coverage, also referred to as “differential undercount”, by showing which groups have the highest net undercounts and which groups have the greatest undercount differentials, and discusses why such undercounts occur. In addition to focusing on measuring census coverage for several demographic characteristics, including age, gender, race, Hispanic origin status, and tenure, it also considers several of the main hard-to-count populations, such as immigrants, the homeless, the LBGT community, children in foster care, and the disabled. However, given the dearth of accurate undercount data for these groups, they are covered less comprehensively than those demographic groups for which there is reliable undercount data from the Census Bureau. This book is of interest to demographers, statisticians, survey methodologists, and all those interested in census coverage.

A Life-Course Perspective on Migration and Integration

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ISBN: 9789400715448 Year: Pages: 297 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature Grant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Subject: Sociology --- History --- Migration --- Social Sciences
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Over the last four decades the sociological life course approach with its focus on the interplay of structure and agency over time life course perspective has become an important research perspective in the social sciences. Yet, while it has successfully been applied to almost all fields of social inquiry it is much less used in research studying migrant populations and their integration patterns. This is puzzling since understanding immigrants’ integration requires just the kind of dynamic research approach this approach puts forward: any integration theory actually refers to life course processes. This volume shows fruitful cross-linkages between the two research traditions. A range of studies are presented that all apply sociological life course concepts to research on migrants and migrant groups in Europe. The book is organized thematically, indicating different important domains in the life course. Using a wide variety of methodological approaches, it covers both quantitative studies based on population census data and survey material as well as qualitative studies based on interviews. Attention is paid to the life courses of those who migrated themselves as well as their offspring. The studies cover different European countries, relating to one national context or a particular local setting in a city as well as cross-country comparisons.&#xD;Overall the book shows that applying the sociological life course approach to migration and integration research may advance our understanding of immigrant settlement patterns as well as further develop the life course perspective.

Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft: Ein vertrauensvoller Dialog

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ISBN: 9783662594667 Year: Pages: 295 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-59466-7 Language: German
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Social Sciences
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Dieses Open-Access-Buch hat das Anliegen, das Zusammenspiel von Wissenschaft, Medien und Öffentlichkeit zu analysieren und nach Wegen zu suchen, es zu verbessern. Die Publikation wurde mit Mitteln der Daimler und Benz Stiftung, der Körber-Stiftung, der Stiftung Mercator sowie der VolkswagenStiftung gefördert und initiiert vom Arbeitskreis „Wissenschaft und Forschung“ des Bundesverbands Deutscher Stiftungen (Leitung: Jörg Klein, Matthias Mayer, Cornelia Soetbeer, Felix Streiter). Nicht nur der unabhängige Journalismus, sondern auch Forscherinnen und Forscher und ihre in jahrelanger Arbeit gewonnenen wissenschaftlichen Ergebnisse werden in Zweifel gezogen und als fragwürdig abgetan. Auch hierzulande finden sich immer mehr Bürger bereit, schulterzuckend an „alternative Fakten“ zu glauben. Neben der Evolutionstheorie reüssiert der Kreationismus, entgegen den Statistiken zum volksgesundheitlichen Wert von Impfungen gewinnen Impfgegner an Boden. Wie können Öffentlichkeitsarbeiter und Journalisten mit dieser brisanten Entwicklung umgehen? Was bedeutet sie für Wissenschaftler, Forschungseinrichtungen, Universitäten oder Stiftungen? Mit welchen Inhalten und mit welchen Medienformaten erreichen sie eine Öffentlichkeit, die zunehmend bereit ist oder auch dazu verführt wird, rasche und eingängige Antworten zu akzeptieren, und sich von einer fundierten Auseinandersetzung etwa mit den Ursachen des Klimawandels nicht selten überfordert fühlt? Wie kann es grundsätzlich gelingen, ein Klima des Vertrauens herzustellen, das letztlich die Basis für solche Diskurse darstellt? Für das Buch Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft: Ein vertrauensvoller Dialog. Positionen und Perspektiven der Wissenschaftskommunikation heute baten die Herausgeber – Dr. Johannes Schnurr (Pressesprecher der Daimler und Benz Stiftung) und Prof. Dr. Alexander Mäder (Professor für digitalen Nachrichtenjournalismus an der Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart) – Journalisten und Öffentlichkeitsarbeiter, Wissenschaftler, Blogger sowie Vertreter von Stiftungen und Forschungseinrichtungen, zu erläutern, wie sie sich – persönlich – diesem gesamtgesellschaftlichen Trend zur reinen Meinung entgegenstellen und mit welchen Methoden sie das öffentliche Ansehen der Wissenschaft stärken möchten. Der Band beleuchtet die aktuelle Situation aus der Perspektive unterschiedlicher Interessenvertreter in diesen Bereichen und sucht neben einer Bestandsaufnahme nach Lösungsansätzen.

Gestaltung sozialer Versorgung

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ISBN: 9783658243746 Year: Pages: 175 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-24374-6 Language: German
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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Dieses Open-Access-Buch erläutert ein Handlungsmodell zur Gestaltung sozialer Versorgung. Das Modell beinhaltet 16 Gestaltungsaufgaben, die sich an den wesentlichen Planungs- und Steuerungsaufgaben sozialer Versorgung und den vier Phasen eines Managementkreislaufes (Analyse, Strategieentwicklung, Umsetzung, Weiterentwicklung) orientieren. Dem Handlungsmodell liegt ein prozessorientiertes, reflexives und an der Sozialen Arbeit ausgerichtetes Handlungsverständnis zugrunde, das über „lineare“ Planungsansätze hinausreicht. Das Lehrbuch möchte Impulse für eine systematische und zugleich innovative Gestaltung sozialer Versorgung geben.

An Analysis of Contemporary Social Welfare Issues

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ISBN: 9789535127185 9789535127192 9789535141617 Year: Pages: 72 DOI: 10.5772/62677 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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This book offers a sharp critique and a detailed analysis of some pernicious social welfare problems and the wide-ranging causes and consequences of those complex social issues on individuals, families, and communities. Unemployment, health-care disparities, teenage pregnancy, and intimate partner violence constitute the focus of this work. Based on empirical and historical analyses of primary and secondary data, the book provides a conceptual framework that facilitates the reader's understanding of how those social issues are interrelated. Each chapter offers some clear policy recommendations directed to address those social problems. Written by well-published scholars, this work will be of great interest not only to students majoring in the social and political sciences but also to academics and practitioners active in the field of social welfare, social policy, and social work.

Virtual Learning

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ISBN: 9789535128243 9789535128236 9789535141365 Year: Pages: 184 DOI: 10.5772/62799 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Education
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The first chapter provides an overview of the popular systems for distance learning. In the second chapter, a review of all major social and economic activities in order to improve the system of virtual learning is given. The third chapter deals with the influence of technology in the management of educational institutions. The fourth chapter provides an overview of the graphic communication. The fifth chapter confirms that quality assurance remains an integral and indispensable part of the process of virtual learning. The sixth and seventh chapters are dedicated to health and mutual communication about health problems and causes. The eighth and ninth chapters are dedicated to massive open online courses (MOOC). The tenth chapter refers to the widespread use of virtual reality in industrial environments.

Bioethics - Medical, Ethical and Legal Perspectives

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ISBN: 9789535128472 9789535128489 9789535141266 Year: Pages: 238 DOI: 10.5772/62798 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Medicine (General)
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The main strength of this book is that it examines the challenges facing the field of Bioethics today from medical, ethical and legal perspectives. A critical exchange of ideas from professionals in interdisciplinary fields allows everyone to learn and benefit from the insights gained through others' experiences. Examining, analyzing and understanding these complex medical-ethical-legal issues and cases and how they are resolved will serve as a paradigm for all professionals who will be confronted with these complex bioethical issues now and in the future. The more we face these challenges directly, examine them critically and debate them enthusiastically the more knowledge will be gained and hopefully, we will gain more practical wisdom.

Gender Differences in Different Contexts

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ISBN: 9789535129059 9789535129066 9789535141181 Year: Pages: 160 DOI: 10.5772/63040 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Social Sciences --- Sociology
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The development of gender differences as an area of research has been rapid over the last decades. Varieties of studies have focused on the gender differences as well as the similarities of women and men. The common purpose of the research attempt is to find out the possibilities and even the consequences of gender differences and the impact on human beings on one side, and social and cultural environment on the other. This book is an attempt to provide theoretical and empirical framework to better understand gender differences in various contexts and on different levels. Therefore, the contributions cover an array of themes that span from an individual level to an organizational and societal level.

People's Movements in the 21st Century - Risks, Challenges and Benefits

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ISBN: 9789535129233 9789535129240 9789535141136 Year: Pages: 284 DOI: 10.5772/63665 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: History --- Migration
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The UNHCR assures us that never before have there been so many people on the move at the same time, mainly because of war-inflicted circumstances. Authors from different reputed institutions share their knowledge on this open-access platform to disseminate their knowledge at the global level. This book captures issues involved in meeting the challenges of people's movements in the twenty-first century. It explores attitudes of previously colonized people in a post-colonial period, analyses food insecurity in Canada, quality of life of elderly Turkish and Polish migrants in Germany, suicidal behaviours of immigrants admitted to an Italian-teaching hospital, and migration from a public healthcare perspective and points to the problem of tuberculosis among immigrants. Challenges of a more personal nature relate to second-language learning and acculturation of Brazilian migrants in Portugal and Asians as model minorities. Empirical evidence of why immigrants leave Norway is provided, and there is a discussion on the new actors of international migration (foreign students). This book closes with the voices of trailing women when it comes to the decision to emigrate. The collective contributions from experts attempt to provide updates regarding ongoing research and developments pertaining to migration.

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