Free Range Learning

Autore: Laura Weldon
Editore: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 1935387324
Grandezza: 25,63 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 5198

With more kids at home now . . . here is a book for parents, family members and friends who want to maximize this time for a deeper learning experience for their children and themselves. Free Range Learning will encourage and excite those who want their children to reap important benefits from this period of “sheltering in place,” learning at home. This is a book for anyone simply wanting some fresh ideas at this time, or those who wonder if a commitment to ongoing homeschooling might actually result in longer term benefits! The material in this book is backed by scientific and educational studies, along with the testimonies of scores of parents and kids from around the world. The work here is applicable for young people from pre-school through high school. Studies indicate that adults who were homeschooled are: * More likely to vote, volunteer and be involved in their communities than graduates of conventional schools. * Read more books than average. * More likely to have taken college level courses than the population as a whole. * Tend to be independent and self-reliant. Children are naturally “free range” learners. They build knowledge and skills naturally, within the full spectrum of their daily lives, while observing, exploring and pursuing their interests. This book guides any parent or educator in assisting that process.

Free Range Learning In The Digital Age

Autore: Peter Smith
Editore: Select Books (NY)
ISBN: 9781590794524
Grandezza: 53,80 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 265

"Educator advises those who want to improve career possibilities because they do not have college degrees or feel trapped in a job or situation beneath their capabilities. He presents ways to take advantage of new opportunities available outside traditional university settings that value the "hidden credentials" of people's knowledge and skills learned from personal and work-related experiences"--

Be A Free Range Human

Autore: Marianne Cantwell
Editore: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749466111
Grandezza: 54,18 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 5299

Free Range is the new career change Trapped in a job that's 'just not you'? Always dreaming of your next vacation and counting down to the weekend? Imagine getting paid to do something that brings you alive, without ever having to walk into an office again. It's all possible with this smart guide that breaks you out of the career-cage and puts you in control of your life. Be a Free Range Human is a breezy, energizing and straight-talking guide to creating an amazing lifestyle and a great income, doing what you love (on your own terms). Packed with inspiring case studies from people who've done it, this book shares unconventional ideas and practical steps to: ·Discover what you really want to do with your life ·Create a 'free range' career tailor-made for your unique personality and interests ·Ditch the job and still make as much (or more) as you do now ·Get time and location freedom (make money travelling the world or hanging out in your favourite café) ·Get started in 90 days, for less than £100 (you don't need an MBA, funding or stuffy business plan to do it) ·Stand out from the crowd and do things your way!


Autore: Daniel Fischlin
Editore: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442615931
Grandezza: 68,13 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9410

For Shakespeare and Shakespearean adaptation, the global digital media environment is a “brave new world” of opportunity and revolution. InOuterSpeares: Shakespeare, Intermedia, and the Limits of Adaptation, noted scholars of Shakespeare and new media consider the ways in which various media affect how we understand Shakespeare and his works. Daniel Fischlin and his collaborators explore a wide selection of adaptations that occupy the space between and across traditional genres – what artist Dick Higgins calls “intermedia” – ranging from adaptations that use social networking, cloud computing, and mobile devices to the many handicrafts branded and sold in connection with the Bard. With essays on YouTube and iTunes, as well as radio, television, and film, OuterSpeares is the first book to examine the full spectrum of past and present adaptations, and one that offers a unique perspective on the transcultural and transdisciplinary aspects of Shakespeare in the contemporary world.


Autore: Rajiv S. Jhangiani
Editore: Ubiquity Press
ISBN: 1911529013
Grandezza: 16,62 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 5335

Affordable education. Transparent science. Accessible scholarship. These ideals are slowly becoming a reality thanks to the open education, open science, and open access movements. Running separate—if parallel—courses, they all share a philosophy of equity, progress, and justice. This book shares the stories, motives, insights, and practical tips from global leaders in the open movement.

Learning Science Outside The Classroom

Autore: Martin Braund
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1134359136
Grandezza: 38,54 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9829

This book shows how a wide range of contexts for learning science can be used outside of the classroom, and includes learning: at museums, science centres and planetaria from newspapers, magazines and through ICT at industrial sites and through science trails at zoos, farms, botanic gardens, residential centres and freshwater habitats in school grounds. With contributions from well known and respected practitioners in all fields of science education and through using case studies, Learning Science Outside the Classroom offers practical guidance for teachers, assistant teaching staff and student teachers involved in primary and secondary education. It will help enable them to widen the scientific experience and understanding of pupils. The advice in this book has been checked for safety by CLEAPSS.

Free Range Kids How To Raise Safe Self Reliant Children Without Going Nuts With Worry

Autore: Lenore Skenazy
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470497963
Grandezza: 79,59 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 2863

FREE RANGE KIDS has become a national movement, sparked by the incredible response to Lenore Skenazy?s piece about allowing her 9-year-old ride the subway alone in NYC. Parent groups argued about it, bloggers, blogged, spouses became uncivil with each other, and the media jumped all over it. A lot of parents today, Skenazy says, see no difference between letting their kids walk to school and letting them walk through a firing range. Any risk is seen as too much risk. But if you try to prevent every possible danger or difficult in your child?s everyday life, that child never gets a chance to grow up. We parents have to realize that the greatest risk of all just might be trying to raise a child who never encounters choice or independence.

Learning And Teaching With Maps

Autore: Patrick Wiegand
Editore: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415312097
Grandezza: 71,61 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 6884

Examines how children read, comprehend, and interpret maps, and explores ways that teaching with maps can be more effective.

Social Networking Objectives For The Millenium And Beyond

Autore: Vera Moon
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469192586
Grandezza: 42,73 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8641

This is a book about how every city should make certain that most of its restaurant venues have specific services for all citizens in the area. It states that all venues should be socialized. So that all needs of the client are met on an individual basis. Policy includes Even credit investment counselling. So that every dollar spent is an investment not just a payment for service rendered by an hourly rate. It is a proposal to encourage all business owners to develop wholistic, innovative, interactive, mutually profitable management policy. This type of venue should have been licenced since 1975 to prevent erosion from any economic recession pre-set. It is a truly innovative and inspired proposal for all citizens to consider. I have been hostessing discussions on how business venues need to encourage economic reforms and the development of wholeistic media services to specific membership groups or warehouse clubs Since 1970. I enjoy co-op art poetry and writing reviews on educational program reforms in my spare time. I encourage more land use development groups to support the development of warehouse clubs with a 24hr operations policy.

Solutions And Innovations In Web Based Technologies For Augmented Learning Improved Platforms Tools And Applications

Autore: Karacapilidis, Nikos
Editore: IGI Global
ISBN: 1605662399
Grandezza: 14,16 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 5320

"This book covers a wide range of the most current research in the development of innovative web-based learning solutions, specifically facilitating and augmenting learning in diverse contemporary organizational settings"--Provided by publisher.

Free Ranging Dogs And Wildlife Conservation

Autore: Matthew E. Gompper
Editore: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191640115
Grandezza: 40,51 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 6042

Dogs are the world's most common and widespread carnivores and are nearly ubiquitous across the globe. The vast majority of these dogs, whether owned or un-owned, pure-bred or stray, spend a large portion of their life as unconfined, free-roaming animals, persisting at the interface of human and wildlife communities. Their numbers are particularly large throughout the developing world, where veterinary care and population control are often minimal and human populations are burgeoning. This volume brings together the world's experts to provide a comprehensive, unifying, and accessible review of the effects of dogs on native wildlife species. With an emphasis on addressing how free-ranging dogs may influence wildlife management and native species of conservation concern, chapters address themes such as the global history and size of dog populations, dogs as predators, competitors, and prey of wildlife, the use of dogs as hunting companions, the role of dogs in maintaining diseases of wildlife, and the potential for dogs to hybridize with wild canid species. In addition, the potential role of dogs as mediators of conservation conflict is assessed, including the role of dogs as livestock guardians, the potential for dogs to aid researchers in locating rare wildlife species of conservation interest, and the importance of recognizing that some populations of dogs such as dingoes have a long history of genetic isolation and are themselves important conservation concerns. A common theme woven throughout this volume is the potential for dogs to mediate how humans interact with wildlife and the recognition that the success of wildlife conservation and management efforts are often underpinned by understanding and addressing the potential roles of free-ranging dogs in diverse natural ecosystems. Free-Ranging Dogs and Wildlife Conservation is aimed at professional wildlife and conservation ecologists, managers, graduate students, and researchers with an interest in human-dog-wildlife interactions. It will also be of relevance and use to dog welfare researchers, veterinary scientists, disease ecologists, and readers with an interest in the interface of domestic animals and wildlife.

Issues In The Ecological Study Of Learning

Autore: T. D. Johnston
Editore: Psychology Press
ISBN: 131776840X
Grandezza: 46,23 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6816

First published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Loving Learning How Progressive Education Can Save America S Schools

Autore: Tom Little
Editore: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393246175
Grandezza: 68,26 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 9623

Noted educator Tom Little and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Katherine Ellison reveal the home-grown solution to turning American students into life-long learners. The longtime head of Park Day School, Tom Little embarked on a tour of 43 progressive schools across the country. In this book, his life’s work, he interweaves his teaching experience, the knowledge he gleaned from his trip, and the history of Progressive Education. As Little and Katherine Ellison reveal, these educators and schools invigorate learning and promote inquisitiveness by allowing the curriculum to grow organically out of children's questions—whether they lead to studying the senses, working on a farm, or re-creating a desert ecosystem in the classroom. We see curious students draw on information across disciplines to think in imaginative yet practical ways, like in a "Mini-Maker Faire" or designing and building a chair from scratch. Becoming good citizens was another of Little's goals. He believed in the need for students to learn how to become advocates for themselves, from setting rules on the playground to engaging in issues of social justice in the wider community. Using the philosophy of Progressive Education, schools can prepare students to shape a vibrant future in the arts and sciences for themselves and the nation.

Free Choice Learning And The Environment

Autore: John Howard Falk
Editore: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759111226
Grandezza: 80,60 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 4240

Free-Choice Learning and the Environment explores the theoretical, practical, and policy aspects of free-choice environmental education for learners of all ages.

Family Learning

Autore: Titus Alexander
Editore: Demos
ISBN: 1898309981
Grandezza: 32,33 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8650

New Tools For Learning Accelerated Learning Meets Ict

Autore: John Davitt
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 1855395738
Grandezza: 41,48 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 5217

A blueprint for ICT as it becomes a transformational tool for learning What's happening now in the area of ICT and learning? How can you make the most of the new tools at your disposal? How can you match the tools to the learning needs? How do you bring everyone on board for change? Our knowledge of the brain and how we learn is developing - and ICT offers the ideal tools to support many of the key principles behind the theory. Step by step, author and Guardian columnist John Davitt explains how you can make the most of this opportunity. This book outlines 5 practical, whole-school ICT projects that will inspire staff and pupils alike. With tips and ideas for masses more exciting ICT projects that apply across the curriculum.

Teaching And Learning Online

Autore: Brian Sutton
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1136277013
Grandezza: 63,29 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1283

Teaching and Learning Online, Volume 2, provides practical advice from academics, researchers, practitioners and designers who are currently engaged in defining, creating and delivering the increasingly important world of online learning. This powerful guide avoids trends in technology, instead focusing on the articulation and development of the learning theories that underpin the use of technology. Topics covered include: • Theory that informs practice – emerging models and understanding from academia; • Research – new understandings of learning, collaborative sense-making, and learning preferences; • The Practitioner view – real examples from around the world of ground-breaking developments in online learning that are transforming education, adult learning and corporate training; • Guidance for designers and producers – pedagogical advice and skills for a range of people who may have had little exposure to the body of knowledge surrounding learning design; • Looking to the future – what to expect in the next 5 to 10 years and how to prepare to take full advantage of the opportunities that an increasingly connected society will provide for learner-managed learning. The second volume of this bestselling guide addresses key gaps in the available literature including the inequality of access to technologically enabled learning and cutting-edge design issues and pedagogies that will take us into the next decade of eLearning and future Web 3.0+ approaches.

Kettlebells For 50

Autore: Karl Knopf
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1612430856
Grandezza: 68,67 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9107

STAY YOUNG WITH THESE SAFE, EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT EXERCISES Kettlebells for 50+ offers progressive programs that will: • Improve strength • Foster core stability • Increase hand-eye coordination • Boost mind-body awareness • Enhance sports performance Designed to meet the unique needs of active adults, Kettlebells for 50+ presents functional exercises carefully adapted and tested to provide a comprehensive total-body workout. Step-by-step photos and explanatory captions make it easy for anyone from fitness novice to longtime athlete to train smart and stay fit for life.

Unifying The Mind

Autore: David Danks
Editore: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262027992
Grandezza: 54,87 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 4700

Our ordinary, everyday thinking requires an astonishing range of cognitive activities, yet our cognition seems to take place seamlessly. We move between cognitive processes with ease, and different types of cognition seem to share information readily. In this book, David Danks proposes a novel cognitive architecture that can partially explain two aspects of human cognition: its relatively integrated nature and our effortless ability to focus on the relevant factors in any particular situation. Danks argues that both of these features of cognition are naturally explained if many of our cognitive representations are understood to be structured like graphical models. The computational framework of graphical models is widely used in machine learning, but Danks is the first to offer a book-length account of its use to analyze multiple areas of cognition. Danks demonstrates the usefulness of this approach by reinterpreting a variety of cognitive theories in terms of graphical models. He shows how we can understand much of our cognition -- in particular causal learning, cognition involving concepts, and decision making -- through the lens of graphical models, thus clarifying a range of data from experiments and introspection. Moreover, Danks demonstrates the important role that cognitive representations play in a unified understanding of cognition, arguing that much of our cognition can be explained in terms of different cognitive processes operating on a shared collection of cognitive representations. Danks's account is mathematically accessible, focusing on the qualitative aspects of graphical models and separating the formal mathematical details in the text.

Social Learning

Autore: Thomas R. Zentall
Editore: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780898599213
Grandezza: 70,48 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1566

First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.