Many educational practices are based upon ideas about what it means to be human. Thus education is conceived as the production of particular subjectivities and identities such as the rational person, the autonomous individual, or the democratic citizen. Beyond Learning asks what might happen to the ways in which we educate if we treat the question as to what it means to be human as a radically open question; a question that can only be answered by engaging in education rather than as a question that needs to be answered before we can educate. The book provides a different way to understand and approach education, one that focuses on the ways in which human beings come into the world as unique individuals through responsible responses to what and who is other and different. Beyond Learning raises important questions about pedagogy, community and educational responsibility, and helps educators of children and adults alike to understand what a commitment to a truly democratic education entails.
Develop Measurable Objectives that Link to the Bottom Line
Author: Jack J. Phillips
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
Category: Business & Economics
A learning objective is a statement that describes expected outcomes of a learning event. A seemingly simple concept, it is extremely important in the process of developing effective learning programs. This book links learning objectives to program return on investment (ROI).
"EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION "This book brings a thoughtful and refreshing perspective on experiential education. Educators interested in outdoor learning, service learning, and place-based learning will find in Roberts' analysis a critical understanding of what learning by doing means." Dilafruz Williams, Portland State University What is experiential education? What are its theoretical roots? Where does this approach come from? Offering a fresh and distinctive take, this book is about going beyond "learning by doing" through an exploration of its underlying theoretical currents. As an increasingly popular pedagogical approach, experiential education encompasses a variety of curriculum projects from outdoor and environmental education to service learning and place-based education. While each of these sub-fields has its own history and particular approach, they draw from the same progressive intellectual taproot. Each, in its own way, evokes the power of "learning by doing" and "direct experience" in the educational process. By unpacking the assumed homogeneity in these terms to reveal the underlying diversity of perspectives inherent in their usage, this book allows readers to see how the approaches connect to larger conversations and histories in education and social theory, placing experiential education in social and historical context. Combining a critical philosophical approach with practical examples from the field, Beyond Learning by Doing gives readers both an excellent summary of the theoretical histories of experiential education and a thesis-driven argument about the current state of the field and its future possibilities and limitations Jay W. Roberts is Associate Professor of Education and Environmental Studies, Earlham College"--Provided by publisher.
Open learning has emerged within the public imagination as a potentially disruptive force in higher education. It has attracted the attention of policy makers, venture capitalists and the technology sector, key functionaries in higher education, teachers, students, activists, progressives, futurists, and researchers. Despite the amount of attention it has received in popular media, there has been very little research on open learning from the perspective of learners. This case study was designed to provide that vantage point. Open learning pairs well with the core contexts and properties of connected learning. It is an analysis of connected learning within open learning, providing insight on how educators, designers, and technologists can continue to assess and design learning ecologies that promote the framework, designed with access and equity as foundational, of connected learning.
We may think and talk about civilization as one pattern or level of culture, one stage through which human life flows and ebbs. In that sense we may regard it abstractly and historically, as we regard the most recent ice age or the long and painful record of large-scale chattel slavery...
A Guide to Faith, Life, and Learning for Students in Health-Care Professions
Author: Eric Huang, MD; Richard Chung, MD
Publisher: WestBow Press
“Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA) works on 242 medical and dental school campuses with over ten thousand students. I wish I could give each one of them this book! It contains the secrets of having contentment, academic success, a balanced life, and most importantly, a focus on Christ during your challenging days of training. Its insights and advice are invaluable. If you are a future or present med student, it should be at the top of your reading list—or you can just learn what it contains the hard way! I’m an overachiever and highly competitive like you—I wish I’d had this book when I was in medical school. In an atmosphere of pressure to master seemingly unlimited knowledge, that often becomes the recipe for depression, cynicism, spiritual stagnation, a radically unbalanced life, and, ultimately, burnout. Beyond Studying contains the secrets for avoiding those traps. If you apply them, you will not just survive but flourish!” —David Stevens MD, MA, Chief Executive Officer, Christian Medical and Dental Associations Discover how compelling truths from God’s Word can transform your approach to studying medicine! Apply biblical wisdom to every step of your education, including how to: • Love your colleagues without viewing them as the competition • Interact with staff in a way that honors those evaluating you without compromising your faith • Worship God in your studies • Choose a medical specialty (primary care or specialty) in a way that glorifies God • Tackle being on-call by maximizing your calling as a student and blessing others • Thrive as you gain the confidence that undergirds your training And much more! Beyond Studying will shape the course of your personal and professional life as you learn how to grow, toil, and study medicine for the glory of God.
Approaches and Technologies to Enhance Organizational Knowledge, Learning, and Performance
Author: Marc J. Rosenberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
A follow-up to his best-selling E-Learning, Beyond E-Learning explains the most current thinking on how organizations learn and apply what they know to be successful, and explores the increasingly important role that technology plays, not as an end in itself but as a vital means to get there. The book also provides a clear path for helping to integrate learning—including e-learning—knowledge management, and performance support, and will help training professionals and the organizations they serve go beyond common myths and misconceptions about training and e-learning, focus training/learning activities directly on organizational know-how, and implement a framework that can (at last) be a catalyst for true organizational learning.
Technology-enriched online settings provide new ways to support lifelong learning. Learners can interact with other learners, gain from their experiences, and then construct their own knowledge, be it through Google Docs, online collaborative communities, YouTube, wikis, or blogs. Cases on Online Learning Communities and Beyond: Investigations and Applications provides a variety of essential case studies which explore the benefits and pedagogical successes of distance learning, blended learning, collaborative learning environments, computer-supported group-based learning, and professional learning communities. This casebook is an essential resource for educators, instructional designers, trainers, administrators, and researchers working in the areas of online learning and distance learning.