Conversations with Academics

Conversations with Academics

In Secrets of Promising PhD Scholars Revealed, I interviewed some of the most promising PhD scholars around the world so this book is about experienced PhD scholars sharing their stories and strategies with would be and current PhD scholars ...

Author: Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore

Publisher: Enzed Publishing House Limited

ISBN: 0473183803

Category: Doctor of philosophy degree

Page: 148

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In Secrets of Promising PhD Scholars Revealed, I interviewed some of the most promising PhD scholars around the world so this book is about experienced PhD scholars sharing their stories and strategies with would be and current PhD scholars. This book consists of people from various settings - from Science to non-Science backgrounds; from those who have completed to those who are about to complete, from people who are in relationships and those who are single and from Asians to Europeans - sharing their success strategies and tips on how they survived their PhDs. This book is ideal for you if: - - You want to know how to start the PhD process - You want to learn how to write a PhD proposal - You want to know how to write a scholarship application - You are looking for travel & research funding - You want to strike a work-life balance during your PhD years - You want to learn how to secure a job post PhD Not reading this book will cost you precious time and unnecessary hurdles.
Categories: Doctor of philosophy degree

Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors

Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors

spent 2 years doing a traineeship at an academic library in Germany, specializing in information science. My main interests are library management, ...

Author: Patrick Lo

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9780081027479

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 524

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Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors: International Perspectives on Library Management presents a series of conversations with the directors of major academic and research libraries. The book offers insight, analysis, and personal anecdote from leaders in the library field, giving a unique perspective on how the modern library operates. Readers will learn about the most up-to-date trends and practices in the LIS profession from the directors of 24 internationally acclaimed academic and research libraries in Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, and the UK and USA. This is the first book focusing on leaders and managers of library institutions to offer a global outlook. Facing the need to respond to the expectations of changing populations that librarians strive to serve, this book aims to develop a new understanding of the core values of academic and research libraries, and asks how librarians can innovate, adapt, and flourish in a rapidly shifting professional landscape. Presents conversations with library leaders from 24 major institutions Offers a global perspective on the operation and management of libraries Discusses the director’s impact on institutional structures and future landscapes Gives insights based on first-hand experience
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Conversations with Bernard Malamud

Conversations with Bernard Malamud

This collection includes interviews in which Malamud gives a commentary on each of his novels and on many of his short stories.

Author: Bernard Malamud

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 0878054901

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 156

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Bernard Malamud gave his first interview in 1958, his last in 1986. During the intervening twenty-eight years he was formally interviewed at least forty times. This book collects twenty-eight of the best interviews, ranging from brief conversations with journalists to more extended and leisurely conversations with academics and writers. Winner of two National Book Awards and a Pulitzer Prize, this universally praised author of The Magic Barrel, The Fixer, The Natural, and many stories that are acclaimed among the masterpieces of American fiction appears in these interviews quite appropriately as an artist devoted more to his work than to discussing it. This collection includes interviews in which Malamud gives a commentary on each of his novels and on many of his short stories. What emerges from these encounters with this great author is a sense of Malamud's deep, lifetime commitment to his art and to a seriousness of purpose. Though there is very little domestic detail or literary gossip in Malamud's conversations, these interviews reveal the essence of a great writer that the multitudes of readers inspired by his books crave to find and retain.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Conversations on Embodiment Across Higher Education

Conversations on Embodiment Across Higher Education

This book brings academics from fields including dance, drama, education, anthropology, early years, sport, sociology and philosophy together, to begin conversations on how their understandings of embodiment have impacted on their teaching, ...

Author: Jennifer Leigh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351970778

Category: Education

Page: 242

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"Embodiment" is a concept that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries. However, it is a contested term, and the literature is fragmented, particularly within Higher Education. This has resulted in silos of work that are not easily able to draw on previous or related knowledge in order to support and progress understanding. Conversations on Embodiment Across Higher Education brings a cohesive understanding to congruent approaches by drawing on discussions between academics to explore how they have used embodiment in their work. This book brings academics from fields including dance, drama, education, anthropology, early years, sport, sociology and philosophy together, to begin conversations on how their understandings of embodiment have impacted on their teaching, practice and research. Each chapter explores an aspect of embodiment according to a particular disciplinary or theoretical perspective, and begins a discussion with a contributor with another viewpoint. This book will appeal to academics, researchers and postgraduate students from a diverse range of disciplinary areas, as evidenced by the backgrounds of the contributors. It will be of particular interest to those in the fields of education, sociology, anthropology, dance and drama as well as other movement or body-orientated professionals who are interested in the ideas of embodiment.​
Categories: Education

Conversations to Change Teaching

Conversations to Change Teaching

Colleagues who have worked with us to develop paired conversations have found that ... first conversations with academics committed to teaching development.

Author: Joy Jarvis

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781913063801

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 808

This book highlights the importance of academic staff having focused conversations about teaching. The emphasis is on using this approach to build individual and team capacity and to bring about institutional change. It emphasises the distributed nature of expertise in teaching which exists at all levels in universities and how conversation can be harnessed to develop and share this. Drawing on research related to dialogue, coaching, communities of practice and building learning organisations, the text identifies simple yet effective ways to engage in learning conversations, develop educational practice, and achieve institutional goals. Critical Practice in Higher Education provides a scholarly and practical entry point for academics into key areas of higher education practice. Each book in the series explores an individual topic in depth, providing an overview in relation to current thinking and practice, informed by recent research. The series will be of interest to those engaged in the study of higher education, those involved in leading learning and teaching or working in academic development, and individuals seeking to explore particular topics of professional interest. Through critical engagement, this series aims to promote an expanded notion of being an academic - connecting research, teaching, scholarship, community engagement and leadership - while developing confidence and authority. education practice. Each book in the series explores an individual topic in depth, providing an overview in relation to current thinking and practice, informed by recent research. The series will be of interest to those engaged in the study of higher education, those involved in leading learning and teaching or working in academic development, and individuals seeking to explore particular topics of professional interest. Through critical engagement, this series aims to promote an expanded notion of being an academic - connecting research, teaching, scholarship, community engagement and leadership - while developing confidence and authority.education practice. Each book in the series explores an individual topic in depth, providing an overview in relation to current thinking and practice, informed by recent research. The series will be of interest to those engaged in the study of higher education, those involved in leading learning and teaching or working in academic development, and individuals seeking to explore particular topics of professional interest. Through critical engagement, this series aims to promote an expanded notion of being an academic - connecting research, teaching, scholarship, community engagement and leadership - while developing confidence and authority.education practice. Each book in the series explores an individual topic in depth, providing an overview in relation to current thinking and practice, informed by recent research. The series will be of interest to those engaged in the study of higher education, those involved in leading learning and teaching or working in academic development, and individuals seeking to explore particular topics of professional interest. Through critical engagement, this series aims to promote an expanded notion of being an academic - connecting research, teaching, scholarship, community engagement and leadership - while developing confidence and authority.orking in academic development, and individuals seeking to explore particular topics of professional interest. Through critical engagement, this series aims to promote an expanded notion of being an academic - connecting research, teaching, scholarship, community engagement and leadership - while developing confidence and authority.
Categories: Education

The Academic Book of the Future

The Academic Book of the Future

There were no objections from academic staff because of conversations over many years and the high level of confidence and trust in JSTOR.

Author: Rebecca E. Lyons

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137595775

Category: Photography

Page: 120

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This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Part of the AHRC/British Library Academic Book of the Future Project, this book interrogates current and emerging contexts of academic books from the perspectives of thirteen expert voices from the connected communities of publishing, academia, libraries, and bookselling.
Categories: Photography

Conversations Choices and Chances

Conversations  Choices and Chances

Whether academics should engage in administration is not a matter that is open for discussion; the only things that can be debated are the quantity of ...

Author: Anthony Bradney

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847310224

Category: Law

Page: 220

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Most academics in university law schools would claim to offer a liberal education. Few have thought very much about what a liberal education in law means. Basing itself on a detailed examination of the theory of liberal education,this book looks at what the liberal university law school should be doing in terms of its teaching, research and administration.
Categories: Law

Legal Academics

Legal Academics

My interviews thus drew on Burgess' idea of a 'conversation with a purpose' (Burgess, 1984: 102). Burgess describes 'a series of friendly exchanges in order ...

Author: Fiona Cownie

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 9781841130613

Category: Law

Page: 227

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Fiona Cownie here presents a detailed study of the lived experience of legal academics which not only explores the culture of legal academia and the professional identities of law teachers, but also addresses some of the most pressing issues currently facing the discipline of law.
Categories: Law

Conversations to Change Teaching

Conversations to Change Teaching

This book highlights the importance of academic staff having focused conversations about teaching.

Author: Joy Jarvis

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 9781913063795

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 220

This book highlights the importance of academic staff having focused conversations about teaching. The emphasis is on using this approach to build individual and team capacity and to bring about institutional change. It emphasises the distributed nature of expertise in teaching which exists at all levels in universities and how conversation can be harnessed to develop and share this. Drawing on research related to dialogue, coaching, communities of practice and building learning organisations, the text identifies simple yet effective ways to engage in learning conversations, develop educational practice, and achieve institutional goals. Critical Practice in Higher Education provides a scholarly and practical entry point for academics into key areas of higher education practice. Each book in the series explores an individual topic in depth, providing an overview in relation to current thinking and practice, informed by recent research. The series will be of interest to those engaged in the study of higher education, those involved in leading learning and teaching or working in academic development, and individuals seeking to explore particular topics of professional interest. Through critical engagement, this series aims to promote an expanded notion of being an academic – connecting research, teaching, scholarship, community engagement and leadership – while developing confidence and authority.
Categories: Education

Becoming an Academic

Becoming an Academic

During this time, we had lively conversations about the nature of academic practice and preparation for academia, particularly in relation to early career ...

Author: Lynn McAlpine

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230365100

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 762

This book draws on research in Australia, Canada, UK, and US into the experiences of doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and new academics. Each chapter develops research-informed implications for policy and practice to support developing academics, and concludes with commentaries by early career academics, developers and administrators.
Categories: Education

The Middle School Student s Guide to Academic Success

The Middle School Student   s Guide to Academic Success

"Portions previously published as Beat the middle."

Author: Blake Nemelka

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481471602

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 825

"12 conversations, tips, and exercises for students to have with parents/mentors to start on the path to success in middle school and beyond"--
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

We Only Talk Feminist Here

We Only Talk Feminist Here

This book explores what it means to ‘only talk feminist here’ in the contemporary neoliberal university.

Author: Briony Lipton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319400785

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 528

This book explores what it means to ‘only talk feminist here’ in the contemporary neoliberal university. How do feminist academics effect change? How are feminist voices sounded, heard, received, silenced, and masked? We Only Talk Feminist Here offers insight into the complexities, contradictions, and possibilities of ‘talking feminist’; of writing as speaking, problematising notions of voice and agency, of speaking into the silences and the ways in which we fight for and flee to feminist spaces, and of talking back. This book presents new possibilities for framing ‘talking feminist’ differently, by exploring what we say, when we say it, how we say it, and what it means when we do any of these things in terms of our multiple and shifting feminist subjectivities. We Only Talk Feminist Here draws upon interviews and conversations with feminist academics in Australia to demonstrate the performative and discursive moves feminist academics make in order to be heard and effect change to the gendered status quo in Australian higher education.
Categories: Education

Conversations and Transformations

Conversations and Transformations

This problem was heightened by the elitist character of many of the academic institutions and their failure to realize that they have a role to play in the ...

Author: Ananta Kumar Giri

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739103229

Category: Philosophy

Page: 347

View: 135

In this work, the author issues a call for scholars of contemporary social history and practice to grapple with late modernity's most pressing social and political issues. He counterposes Western thought with Indian social theory across an array of Indian texts and ideas.
Categories: Philosophy

Constitutional Conversations

Constitutional Conversations

7 Justice Sachs suggested, in passing, that legal academics 'had played an important role during the transition'. The clear implication of this bon mot was ...

Author: Stu Woolman

Publisher: PULP

ISBN: 9780981412412

Category: Constitutional law

Page: 347

View: 488

Categories: Constitutional law

Innovation The Missing Dimension

Innovation   The Missing Dimension

As academics ourselves, we are most concerned that research, and especially the research findings around which university conversations take place, ...

Author: Richard K. LESTER

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674015819

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 223

View: 333

Lester and Piore examine innovation strategies in some of the economy's most dynamic sectors. Through eye-opening case studies of new product development, the authors discover two fundamental processes emerge: analysis and interpretation, which is absolutely crucial to innovation.
Categories: Business & Economics

Conversations on Convergence

Conversations on Convergence

This book presents the insights of major players and academics in the field of convergence. Here is your chance to read what the experts think about one of the most significant changes that journalism faces.

Author: Stephen Quinn

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820478458

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 136

View: 765

Convergence is a major topic of discussion at professional and academic journalism conferences and seminars around the world. This book presents the insights of major players and academics in the field of convergence. Here is your chance to read what the experts think about one of the most significant changes that journalism faces. It should be on the desk of all managers keen to know where the future will take us, and on the reading list of every student of journalism and media.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Critical Conversations in Kaupapa Maori

Critical Conversations in Kaupapa Maori

That logic becomes more contentious when non-indigenous academics want to initiate research with Māori. Nonetheless, it applies in all indigenous ...

Author: Te Kawehau Hoskins

Publisher: Huia Publishers

ISBN: 9781775503408

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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Kaupapa Maori theory and methodology developed over twenty years ago and have since become influential in social research, practice and policy areas. This collection furthers knowledge about kaupapa Maori by examining its effects over the decades, identifying and discussing its conventions and boundaries and reflecting on kaupapa Maori in social and educational research and practice. The collection contains chapters by Brad Coombes, Garrick Cooper, Mason Durie, Carl Mika, Te Ahukarama Charles Royal, Graham Hingangaroa Smith, Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Alice Te Punga Somerville, Georgina Stewart and Tamasailau Suaalii-Sauni, along with the collection editors.
Categories: Social Science

Advances in Experimental Political Science

Advances in Experimental Political Science

1983), in which you invite practitioners to talk about their ... For academics, it is often too easy to frame initial conversations in terms that are most ...

Author: James Druckman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108478502

Category: Political Science

Page: 600

View: 853

Novel collection of essays addressing contemporary trends in political science, covering a broad array of methodological and substantive topics.
Categories: Political Science

Against the Academics

Against the Academics

... Augustine states that stenographers, possibly hired by Romanianus, were used to record the conversations of the group: see Against the Academics 1.1.4, ...

Author: Saint Augustine

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300244878

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 137

A fresh, new translation of Augustine’s inaugural work as a Christian convert The first four works written by St. Augustine of Hippo after his conversion to Christianity are the remarkable “Cassiciacum dialogues.” In this first dialogue, expertly translated by Michael Foley, Augustine and his interlocutors explore the history and teachings of Academic skepticism, which Augustine is both sympathetic to and critical of. The dialogue serves as a fitting launching point for a knowledge of God and the soul, the overall subject of the Cassiciacum tetralogy.
Categories: Religion