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Knowledge for a Sustainable World

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ISBN: 9781928331049 Year: Pages: 256 Language: English
Publisher: African Minds
Subject: Education
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The search for answers to the issue of global sustainability has become increasingly urgent. In the context of higher education, many universities and academics are seeking new insights that can shift our dependence on ways of living that rely on the exploitation of so many and the degradation of so much of our planet. This is the vision that drives SANORD and many of the researchers and institutions within its network. Although much of the research is on a relatively small scale, the vision is steadily gaining momentum, forging dynamic collaborations and pathways to new knowledge. The contributors to this book cover a variety of subject areas and offer fresh insights about chronically under-researched parts of the world. Others document and critically reflect on innovative approaches to cross-continental teaching and research collaborations. This book will be of interest to anyone involved in the transformation of higher education or the practicalities of cross-continental and cross-disciplinary academic collaboration. The Southern African-Nordic Centre (SANORD) is a network of higher education institutions from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Universities in the southern African and Nordic regions that are not yet members are encouraged to join.

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Developing and Assessing Academic and Professional Writing Skills

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Book Series: Forum Angewandte Linguistik - F.A.L. ISBN: 9783653960471 9783653960488 9783631673621 Year: Pages: 205 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Education --- Languages and Literatures --- Linguistics
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Academic literacy used to be considered a complex set of skills that develop automatically as a by-product of academic socialization. Since the Bologna Reform with its shorter degree programmes, however, it has been realized that these skills need to be fostered actively. Simultaneously, writing skills development at all levels of education has been faced with the challenge of increasingly multilingual and multicultural groups of pupils and students. This book addresses the questions of how both academic and professional writing skills can be fostered under these conditions and how the development of writing skills can be measured.

Historyblogosphere. Bloggen in den Geschichtswissenschaften

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ISBN: 9783486755732 Year: Pages: 201 DOI: 10.1524/9783486755732 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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For the first time in the German language historical disciplines, a book has been subject to open peer review as it was developed. All contributions were discussed online with comments. The ‘history blogosphere’ has thereby engaged in understanding an especially timely topic– namely, the medium of the blog itself.

Wissenschaftliches Publizieren. Zwischen Digitalisierung, Leistungsmessung, Ökonomisierung und medialer Beobachtung

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ISBN: 9783110448115 9783110448207 Year: Pages: xii, 295 DOI: 10.1515/9783110448115 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Media and communication --- Sociology --- Library and Information Science
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Academic publishing has been changing dramatically. The key aspects of this transformation are digitalization, economization, the concentration of the publishing industry, the introduction of performance indicators, and the development of open access models. This volume compiles relevant research findings of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences working group "Future of academic communication systems".

How We Write: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blank Page

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ISBN: 9780692519332 Year: Pages: 182 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0110.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The contributors range from graduate students and recent PhDs to senior scholars working in the fields of medieval studies, art history, English literature, poetics, early modern studies, musicology, and geography. All are engaged in academic writing, but some of the contributors also publish in other genres, includes poetry and fiction. Several contributors maintain a very active online presence, including blogs and websites; all are committed to strengthening the bonds of community, both in person and online, which helps to explain the effervescent sense of collegiality that pervades the volume, creating linkages across essays and extending outward into the wide world of writers and readers.

Transfer of Non-Academic Skills in Academic Context: towards a Sustainable Employability (Book chapter)

Book title: Employability & Competences

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Book Series: Studies on Adult Learning and Education ISSN: 27045781 ISBN: 9788864536729 Year: Volume: 8 DOI: 10.36253/978-88-6453-672-9.44
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Education
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This essay is an element of dialogue between educational practices acquired in territorial education contexts and the University. In particular, starting from the 10-year long experience consolidated in three educational centres operating in border areas of the Province of Naples, a series of ‘key competences’ have been highlighted that are indispensable to the containment of social risk disadvantage in an inclusion (Bertolini 1977; Freire 2004; Rossi 2014; Sabatano 2015a, 2015b) and well-being project (Iavarone 2007, 2009) from an educational point of view. Such competencies have become subject of a ‘participatory didactic planning’ between expert educators working in these contexts and a university course on ‘Pedagogy of relationships’ within the Department of Motor Science and Well-Being at the University of Naples Parthenope. The participatory planning practice has set the most ambitious goal of achieving a ‘system methodology’ to be used in the curriculum-design of the university courses in order to make the academic education offer a proper link element between the educational demand of young people, the demand for professional skills in the territory and the emerging social needs in order to improve employability processes. The main results that this experience has highlighted can be deducted from the student’s satisfaction survey, as well as from the data collected and processed by the University Assessment Team, in the Department’s Joint Commission Reports, which show a clear and overall improvement of the communication processes between non-academic institutions collaborating with the University for the conduct of internships, training sessions and placement-targeted activities. The empirical evidence and the positive results obtained provide substantial comfort in considering that the experience gained can be a ‘good practice’ to be included in the didactic planning process of the courses, even in relation to the need to improve the educational and didactic offer with reference to the new quality assurance parameters (QA) for the periodic accreditation of the CdS according to the AVA-ANVUR legislation in force

The Dutch National Research Agenda in Perspective

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ISBN: 9789462982796 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789462982796 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Performing Arts
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The Dutch National Research Agenda is a set of national priorities that are set by scientists working in conjunction with corporations, civil society organisations, and interested citizens. The agenda consolidates the questions that scientific research will be focused on in the coming year. This book covers the current status of the Dutch National Research Agenda and considers what changes and adjustments may need to be made to the process in order to keep Dutch national research at the top of the pack. Beatrice de Graaf holds one of the chairs of the Dutch National Research Agenda and is chair of History of International Relations and Global Governance at Utrecht University. Alexander Rinnooy Kan holds the other chair of the Dutch National Research Agenda and is university professor of economics and business studies at the University of Amsterdam. Henk Molenaar is the secretary of the Dutch National Science Agenda.

Vernakuläre Wissenschaftskommunikation. Beiträge zur Entstehung und Frühgeschichte der modernen deutschen Wissenschaftssprachen

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Book Series: Lingua Academica ISBN: 9783110476958 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 513 DOI: 10.1515/9783110476958 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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Die Geschichte des Deutschen als Wissenschaftssprache hat sich in den letzten Jahren zu einem fruchtbaren Forschungsfeld im Schnittbereich literatur- und kulturwissenschaftlicher, wissenschafts- und universitätsgeschichtlicher sowie nicht zuletzt sprachhistorischer Zugänge entwickelt. Der vorliegende Band führt diese Ansätze erstmalig zusammen und legt den Grundstein für ein zukünftiges gemeinsames Forschungsprofil.

Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives on Higher Education Management and Transformation

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ISBN: 9789520308438 Year: Pages: 218 Language: English
Publisher: Tampere University Press
Subject: Education
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As an interdisciplinary field of study, higher education research is still underdeveloped in terms of theoretical matureness and rigour. This book offers perspectives on how a range of methodological choices, theoretical approaches and conceptualisations from other disciplines can be successfully applied and utilised in the context of higher education. As a reader compiled of independent chapters, the book is particularly aimed at PhD students in the field of higher education administration. The book consists of three parts: I Methodological Approaches – examples for early career researchers; II Conceptual Approaches Utilised to Understanding University Transformation; and, III Scholarly Traditions Applied to Understand Universities and Academic Work. The first part highlights the importance of methods in research, and provides examples of academic dissertations with strong methodological groundings. In the second part, the authors provide theoretical and conceptual aids to analyse the transformation of higher education. The third part focuses on how traditional and well-established theoretical approaches can be applied to higher education settings in terms of, for example, research questions.

Executive Function and Education

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889455720 Year: Pages: 184 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-572-0 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Psychology
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Executive function is an umbrella term for various cognitive processes that are central to goal-directed behavior, thoughts, and emotions. These processes are especially important in novel or demanding situations, which require a rapid and flexible adjustment of behavior to the changing demands of the environment. The development of executive function relies on the maturation of associated brain regions as well as on stimulation in the child’s social contexts, especially the home and school. Over the past decade, the term executive function has become a buzzword in the field of education as both researchers and educators underscore the importance of skills like goal setting, planning, and organizing in academic success. Accordingly, in initiating this Research Topic and eBook our goal was to provide a forum for state-of-the-art theoretical and empirical work on this that both facilitates communication among researchers from diverse fields and provides a theoretically sound source of information for educators. The contributors to this volume, who hail from several different countries in Europe and North America, have certainly accomplished this goal in their nuanced and cutting-edge depictions of the complex links among various executive function components and educational success.

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