Download and read online Learning in the Field in PDF and EPUB The popular text that helped readers better understand and practice qualitative research has been completely updated and revised. To help readers better visualize and grasp the concepts, issues, and complexities of qualitative inquiry, the authors introduce each chapter with discussions among three 'characters'--students whose research projects demonstrate the challenges and excitement of qualitative research. Woven into the chapters and the characters' stories are three themes that make up the tapestry of qualitative research: First, research is a learning process. Second, research can and should be useful. Finally, a researcher needs to have a clear vision of the audience and purpose of a study.
Download and read online An Introduction to Qualitative Research in PDF and EPUB The updated Fourth Edition of Gretchen B. Rossman and Sharon F. Rallis’s popular introductory text leads the new researcher into the field by explaining the core concepts through theory, research, and applied examples. Woven into the chapters are three themes that are the heart of the book: first, research is about learning; second, research can and should be useful; and finally, a researcher should practice the highest ethical standards to ensure that a study is trustworthy. The Fourth Edition includes an elaborate discussion of systematic inquiry as well as a nuanced discussion of developing a conceptual framework.
Download and read online An Introduction to Qualitative Research in PDF and EPUB The updated Fourth Edition of Gretchen B. Rossman and Sharon F. Rallis's popular introductory text leads the new researcher into the field by explaining the core concepts through theory, research, and applied examples. Woven into the chapters are three themes that are the heart of the book: first, research is about learning; second, research can and should be useful; and finally, a researcher should practice the highest ethical standards to ensure that a study is trustworthy. The Fourth Edition includes an elaborate discussion of systematic inquiry as well as a nuanced discussion of developing a conceptual framework.
Download and read online Learning from the Field in PDF and EPUB In this volume Professor Whyte compiles information gathered from his vast experience in field research. The book provides invaluable information for the student - it covers a broad range of research, with many examples to illustrate findings. The author shows not only how to gather data, but how, and why, relevant data should be selected and gives a realistic picture of problems encountered by the field researcher.
Download and read online In the Field in PDF and EPUB In the Field explores both the theories and 'how to' of practice learning so that students get the most out of the field placement experience. It provides all the relevant information combined with practical activities and examples to allow them to apply their knowledge in a real life setting. The text also tackles the different challenges that are encountered in the field placement helping students to gain skills that can be used throughout their careers in the human services. This title is also available as an eBook through VitalSource. If you have any questions about this format, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Download and read online Learning from the Field in PDF and EPUB Across China, university staff, researchers, students, and farmers are joining forces to bring to the fore action and field-based learning as a way to promote rural development studies. Learning from the Field: Innovating China's Higher Education System presents first-hand experience and lessons from an innovative, participatory curriculum development initiative in China. It includes the content of two novel courses, 'Community Based Natural Resource Management' and 'Participatory Rural Development'. The first versions of these courses were delivered at the College of Humanities and Development of the China Agricultural University in Beijing in the spring of 2005 and at the Jilin Agricultural University in Changchun in the spring of 2006. The book showcases the manner in which innovative ideas about curriculum reform are born, put into practice, and further refined through a joint experiential learning-by-doing approach. The book highlights participants' motivations and perspectives, the nature of their participation, the challenges encountered, and the results obtained. The book draws on the personal experiences of the authors and the findings of the action research that guided the process. This book will be of interest to teachers of rural development, facilitators and researchers, as well as to scholars, practitioners, and managers active in higher education, curriculum development, international development, learning studies, and Chinese or Asian studies.
Download and read online Mapping Meanings in PDF and EPUB "Mapping Meanings," a broad-ranged introduction to China's intellectual entry into the family of nations, guides the reader into the late Qing encounter with Western, at the same time connecting convincingly to the broader question of the mobility of knowledge.
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Download and read online Advancing Knowledge in ServiceLearning in PDF and EPUB The purpose of this series of books is to advance the knowledge in the servicelearning research field. More importantly, this research is to be used to transform the field. This transformation will come from realizing both the history of servicelearning and trying to imagine what the future may look like. The chapters in this book all demonstrate just how far servicelearning research has come. Researchers, practitioners, and students alike have benefited from its dissemination and use the research to improve practice. The research does not simply inform educators how to create a better pedagogy. Rather, it informs a servicelearning practice that can transform both individuals and institutions.
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Download and read online Reinventing Project Based Learning in PDF and EPUB This newly revised book explores proven strategies for overcoming the limitations of the traditional classroom, including a wealth of technology tools for inquiry, collaboration, and global connection to support this new vision of instructional design. The book follows the arc of a project, providing guided opportunities to direct and reflect educators own learning and professional development. In the expanded second edition, educators will find new examples of the latest tools, assessment strategies and promising practices that are poised to shape education in the future.
Download and read online Scattering Seed in Teaching in PDF and EPUB Jesus calls each of us to live in a way that gives the Father glory, shares his love with everyone around us, and reflects the life of Jesus. He invites us to scatter seed. Scattering seed can be a challenge, though, especially in our public lives, our professional lives, and volunteer lives. Those of us called to teach in some way feel the challenge deeply. We seek to share knowledge, experiences, and life lessons with a broad and varied group of people and do it in a way that shares Christ's love. Often life, curriculum challenges, and student chemistry threaten to derail our best laid plans. When this happens, it's easy to be distracted from our purpose or even to forget that our life calling is the same as our calling to teach. Scattering Seed in Teaching is about returning to that call, or perhaps connecting with it for the first time. It shares stories, interviews, and observations of teachers and students learning about scattering seed. It connects with biblical reminders and encourages us as teachers to reflect on and remember that underlying our professional call to teach is our life call . . . they are one and the same, to scatter seed.
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Download and read online Lifelong Learning in PDF and EPUB 'Lifelong Learning' is a hot issue for educators across the world, as societies everywhere are concerned with developing a literate, skilled and flexible workforce and to widen participation in education at all levels and for all age-groups. This book covers all the major issues, with well-known academic contributors working in the field and covering the topics of theoretical, global and curriculum perspectives, widening participation and the industrial university. Topics covered include: * Community education * Popular education * Higher education * The corporate university * The school curriculum * Vocational studies. With contributors from China, Africa, USA, Canada, UK and other European countries, Lifelong Learning offers a comprehensive and challenging account of issues arising from varying lifelong learning decisions, and exposes the impact these decisions have on such a large majority of the population.
Download and read online Lifelong Learning and the New Educational Order in PDF and EPUB In Britain and elsewhere there is an explosion of interest in lifelong learning. John Field explores the background to this sudden rise of interest amongst policy makers and assesses the chances of achieving a viable learning society.