Education Studies & Teaching Studying & Test Preparation Books

Grunt the Grizzly Learns to Be Grateful: A story of gratitude and thanksgiving to help children find joy. For ages 3-8, Preschool through 2nd grade. (Punk and Friends Learn Social Skills)

Is it possible to be happy even when things aren’t going your way? Yes! ♥ That’s what gratitude can do! ♥Grunt the Grizzly was a grumpy bear. But his grumpiness was making him miserable.Luckily, he has amazing friends, Punk the Skunk, Sloan the Sloth, and Brave the Beaver, who teach him that he can be in charge of his own happiness. Maybe their mantra can help him see past the negative and focus on the positive.“Grumpies, grumpies, go away. I would rather smile today.When I’m grateful, I can seeAll the good surrounding me.” Will Grunt learn that it’s possible to be happy even when things are going wrong?Find out in this adorable tale of friendship, compassion, and focusing on what is truly important. For ages 3-8, preschool through 2nd grade.Gratitude exercises for use at home or in the classroom are included in the back of the book. ★ Help your child go from grumpy to grateful with the companion Grunt the Grizzly’s Gratitude Journal. ★ Perfect for fall, Thanksgiving, or any time, because being thankful never goes out of season!Get your daily dose of gratitude by reading Grunt the Grizzly Learns to Be Grateful today!

Values and Valuing in Mathematics Education: Scanning and Scoping the Territory (ICME-13 Monographs)

This engaging open access book discusses how a values and valuing perspective can facilitate a more effective mathematics pedagogical experience, and allows readers to explore multiple applications of the values perspective across different education systems. It also clearly shows that teaching mathematics involves not only reasoning and feelings, but also students’ interactions with their cultural setting and each other.The book brings together the work of world leaders and new thinkers in mathematics educational research to improve the learning and teaching of mathematics. Addressing themes such as discovering hidden cultural values, a multicultural society and methodological issues in the investigation of values in mathematics, it stimulates readers to consider these topics in cross-cultural ways, and offers suggestions for research and classroom practice.It is a valuable resource for scholars of mathematics education, from early childhood through to higher education and an inspiring read for all mathematics teachers.

Anticipating and Preparing for Emerging Skills and Jobs: Key Issues, Concerns, and Prospects (Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects Book 55)

This open access book analyzes the main drivers that are influencing the dramatic evolution of work in Asia and the Pacific and identifies the implications for education and training in the region. It also assesses how education and training philosophies, curricula, and pedagogy can be reshaped to produce workers with the skills required to meet the emerging demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.The book’s 40 articles cover a wide range of topics and reflect the diverse perspectives of the eminent policy makers, practitioners, and researchers who authored them. To maximize its potential impact, this Springer-Asian Development Bank co-publication has been made available as open access.

Collaboration in Designing a Pedagogical Approach in Information Literacy (Springer Texts in Education)

This Open Access book combines expertise in information literacy with expertise in education and teaching to share tips and tricks for the development of good information literacy teaching and training in universities and libraries. It draws on research, knowledge and pedagogical practice from academia, to teach students how to sift through information to be able to distinguish the important and correct from the unusable. It discusses basic concepts and models of information literacy, as well as strategies for accessing, locating and retrieving information and methods suitable for the assessment and management of information. The book explains many concepts connected to information literacy and discusses pedagogical issues with a view to supporting the practitioner. Each chapter examines one aspect of information literacy, discusses the pedagogical challenges involved and provides suggestions for best practice.

Traditions in German-Speaking Mathematics Education Research (ICME-13 Monographs)

This open access book shares revealing insights into the development of mathematics education research in Germany from 1976 (ICME 3 in Karlsruhe) to 2016 (ICME 13 in Hamburg). How did mathematics education research evolve in the course of these four decades? Which ideas and people were most influential, and how did German research interact with the international community?These questions are answered by scholars from a range of fields and in ten thematic sections: (1) a short survey of the development of educational research on mathematics in German speaking countries (2) subject-matter didactics, (3) design science and design research, (4) modelling, (5) mathematics and Bildung 1810 to 1850, (6) Allgemeinbildung, Mathematical Literacy, and Competence Orientation (7) theory traditions, (8) classroom studies, (9) educational research and (10) large-scale studies. During the time span presented here, profound changes took place in German-speaking mathematics education research. Besides the traditional fields of activity like subject-matter didactics or design science, completely new areas also emerged, which are characterized by various empirical approaches and a closer connection to psychology, sociology, epistemology and general education research. Each chapter presents a respective area of mathematics education in Germany and analyzes its relevance for the development of the research community, not only with regard to research findings and methods but also in terms of interaction with the educational system. One of the central aspects in all chapters concerns the constant efforts to find common ground between mathematics and education. In addition, readers can benefit from this analysis by comparing the development shown here with the mathematical education research situation in their own country.

Compendium for Early Career Researchers in Mathematics Education (ICME-13 Monographs)

The purpose of this Open Access compendium, written by experienced researchers in mathematics education, is to serve as a resource for early career researchers in furthering their knowledge of the state of the field and disseminating their research through publishing. To accomplish this, the book is split into four sections: Empirical Methods, Important Mathematics Education Themes, Academic Writing and Academic Publishing, and a section Looking Ahead.The chapters are based on workshops that were presented in the Early Career Researcher Day at the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13). The combination of presentations on methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives shaping the field in mathematics education research, as well as the strong emphasis on academic writing and publishing, offered strong insight into the theoretical and empirical bases of research in mathematics education for early career researchers in this field. Based on these presentations, the book provides a state-of-the-art overview of important theories from mathematics education and the broad variety of empirical approaches currently widely used in mathematics education research. This compendium supports early career researchers in selecting adequate theoretical approaches and adopting the most appropriate methodological approaches for their own research. Furthermore, it helps early career researchers in mathematics education to avoid common pitfalls and problems while writing up their research and it provides them with an overview of the most important journals for research in mathematics education, helping them to select the right venue for publishing and disseminating their work.

The Change Laboratory for Teacher Training in Entrepreneurship Education: A New Skills Agenda for Europe (SpringerBriefs in Education)

This open access book illustrates a new type of formative intervention for in-service teacher training in entrepreneurship education. The book describes a Change Laboratory and shows how teachers and workshop assistants develop the idea of a multidisciplinary project entailing the design of a self-service and parking lot in a dismissed area close to the city centre. The multidisciplinary project is taken as example of how an idea is debated and turned into collective action and change, the very essence of initiative and entrepreneurship. The Change Laboratory thus increases the participation of students, teachers and stakeholders in the school towards a new curriculum through the implementation of a multidisciplinary project connecting school with the world outside and working life.The book features a foreword by Luke Pittaway, USASBE Entrepreneurship Educator of 2018. The manuscript discusses key concepts of Cultural Historical Activity Theory’s Change Laboratory as a formative intervention in a coherent and accessible manner. Beyond that it carefully illustrates how the Change Laboratory and its principles of double stimulation and ascending from the abstract to the concrete can be used as a theory of change to address one of the difficult and new demands of the European Union’s New Skills Agenda. The author takes the reader through the expansive learning journey and uses strong evidence to show how a new object can be developed, and how associated tensions and contradictions can be surfaced and tackled by actors with a partially shared object, and how a new concept can be formed and enriched through implementation and reflection in a manner that generates collective transformative agency. (Reviewer)This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No. 654101.

Enhancing Future Skills and Entrepreneurship: 3rd Indo-German Conference on Sustainability in Engineering (Sustainable Production, Life Cycle Engineering and Management)

This open access book presents the proceedings of the 3rd Indo-German Conference on Sustainability in Engineering held at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, on September 16–17, 2019. Intended to foster the synergies between research and education, the conference is one of the joint activities of the BITS Pilani and TU Braunschweig conducted under the auspices of Indo-German Center for Sustainable Manufacturing, established in 2009. The book is divided into three sections: engineering, education and entrepreneurship, covering a range of topics, such as renewable energy forecasting, design & simulation, Industry 4.0, and soft & intelligent sensors for energy efficiency. It also includes case studies on lean and green manufacturing, and life cycle analysis of ceramic products, as well as papers on teaching/learning methods based on the use of learning factories to improve students’problem-solving and personal skills. Moreover, the book discusses high-tech ideas to help the large number of unemployed engineering graduates looking for jobs become tech entrepreneurs. Given its broad scope, it will appeal to academics and industry professionals alike.

Accelerated Learning 2.0: How to Learn Fast, Memory Improvement Techniques, Thinking, Advanced Learning Strategies and brainpower, Tips & Tricks to Master Anything with Ease

Unlock Your Brainpower and Discover Your True Potential, Learn faster, smarter and better ways to achieve everything you want in life Do you put your brain health on top of the list? Is your brain health a priority to you in life and can you maintain an active and productive brain even at old age? Are you ready to understand how to learn faster and master anything with ease using advanced learning strategies and memory improvement techniques? Then, “Accelerated Learning 2.0” How to Learn Fast, Memory Improvement Techniques, Thinking, Advanced Learning strategies and Brainpower, Tips & Tricks to Master Anything with Ease by Maxwell Nelson is the recommended book for you! Ideally, most human beings can carry on happily and even productively in life if some organs in their bodies are damaged but not if the brain is impaired in anyway. This book will enlighten you on the dynamics of your brain power and how the virtues of this great organ can be used to enhance accelerated learning techniques necessary to prepare you for excellence in your education and proficiency in your professional career within a short time. You will understand how to improve and maintain your brain health for optimal functionality through exercises, nutrition, and your lifestyle. Additionally, promoting and supporting the health of your brain is vital if you want to experience an active and vibrant old age Accelerated learning is an intensive lesson or program organized for students and learners alike to boost their intellectual capacity or intelligence quotient for success in any field of learning. Excellence in any endeavor is a product of the techniques you have acquired and adopted which can be enhanced by developing your learning skills and memory. These skills include Believing in yourself Having a desire to learn Choosing a conducive place for learning Meditation and reflection Avoiding distractions and frustrations Engaging in workouts Eating a balanced diet Relaxation and Sleep Training others An Exceptional and an Invaluable Guidebook for Learning This book is an exceptional and an invaluable guidebook for mastering learning skills and strategies because of the way it elucidates the importance of accelerated learning to students and all learners alike making them to understand how to learn anything faster by using speed-reading and retention strategies through the instrumentality of memory improvement techniques. Other books on accelerated learning may not give you an expository info on the learning strategies to master anything with ease. However, this book will guide you on Developing Your Learning Skills and Memory Memory Improvement Techniques Speed Reading and Retention Nutrition and Lifestyle How to Learn Faster Thinking and Problem Solving The Learning Strategies for Success And many other facts! Choosing to read this book is an excellent decision that can safeguard your educational career from failure and buoy your professional career from distress and frustration respectively. Download Now!See you inside!------------------------------ ★★Buy the Paperback version of this book, and get the Kindle eBook version included for FREE!! Just click the buy button at the top right of this page ★★