Study Skilled...Not!!!

Author: Julia Cook

Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues

ISBN: 9781937870423

Category: Education

Page: 32

View: 8686


(Grades 2-6) Why Does Studying Have to Be So Difficult?! Some children become overly stressed at the simple mention of a test, while others avoid thinking about it at all. Neither approach is healthy. Having good study skills can make a huge difference when it comes to succeeding in both school and in life. However, good study skills are not innate, they must be taught, embraced and cultivated. When children learn the correct way to study, they develop effective skills that can lead to a greater chance of success later in life. Polar opposites, Cletus and Bocephus become study partners! Bocephus over studies and stresses about every assignment and test. Cletus studies as little as possible and puts off any preparation until the night before. Knowing that neither approach is effective, Cletus' mom introduces them to powerful, hands-on, study tips called, The Amazing Great 8! The boys then learn how good study skills can affect not only their grades, but also their attitudes and results.

Using Reflection and Metacognition to Improve Student Learning

Across the Disciplines, Across the Academy

Author: Naomi Silver,Matthew Kaplan,Danielle LaVaque-Manty,Deborah Meizlish

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579228275

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 6733


Research has identified the importance of helping students develop the ability to monitor their own comprehension and to make their thinking processes explicit, and indeed demonstrates that metacognitive teaching strategies greatly improve student engagement with course material. This book -- by presenting principles that teachers in higher education can put into practice in their own classrooms -- explains how to lay the ground for this engagement, and help students become self-regulated learners actively employing metacognitive and reflective strategies in their education. Key elements include embedding metacognitive instruction in the content matter; being explicit about the usefulness of metacognitive activities to provide the incentive for students to commit to the extra effort; as well as following through consistently. Recognizing that few teachers have a deep understanding of metacognition and how it functions, and still fewer have developed methods for integrating it into their curriculum, this book offers a hands-on, user-friendly guide for implementing metacognitive and reflective pedagogy in a range of disciplines. Offering seven practitioner examples from the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, the social sciences and the humanities, along with sample syllabi, course materials, and student examples, this volume offers a range of strategies for incorporating these pedagogical approaches in college classrooms, as well as theoretical rationales for the strategies presented. By providing successful models from courses in a broad spectrum of disciplines, the editors and contributors reassure readers that they need not reinvent the wheel or fear the unknown, but can instead adapt tested interventions that aid learning and have been shown to improve both instructor and student satisfaction and engagement.

Categories of Human Learning

Author: Arthur W. Melton

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483258378

Category: Psychology

Page: 370

View: 9445


Categories of Human Learning covers the papers presented at the Symposium on the Psychology of Human Learning, held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor on January 31 and February 1, 1962. The book focuses on the different classifications of human learning. The selection first offers information on classical and operant conditioning and the categories of learning and the problem of definition. Discussions focus on classical and instrumental conditioning and the nature of reinforcement; comparability of the forms of human learning; conditioning experiments with human subjects; and subclasses of classical and instrumental conditioning. The text then takes a look at the representativeness of rote verbal learning and centrality of verbal learning. The publication ponders on probability learning, evaluation of stimulus sampling theory, and short-term memory and incidental learning. Topics include short-term retention, stimulus variation experiments, reinforcement schedules and mean response, systematic interpretations, and methodological approaches. The book then examines the behavioral effects of instruction to learning, verbalizations and concepts, and the generality of research on transfer functions. The selection is highly recommended for psychologists and educators wanting to conduct studies on the categories of human learning.

Handbook of Early Literacy Research

Author: David K. Dickinson,Susan B. Neuman

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 159385577X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 468

View: 5810


Current research increasingly highlights the role of early literacy in young children's development--and informs practices and policies that promote success among diverse learners. The Handbook of Early Literacy Research presents cutting-edge knowledge on all aspects of literacy learning in the early years. Volume 2 provides additional perspectives on important topics covered in Volume 1 and addresses critical new topics: the transition to school, the teacher-child relationship, sociodramatic play, vocabulary development, neuroimaging work, Vygotskian theory, findings from international studies, and more.

Studies on Continuing Vocational Training in Germany

An Empirical Assessment

Author: Anja Kuckulenz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3790819689

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 217

View: 7990


This book offers a comprehensive empirical analysis of continuing vocational training in Germany. Specific issues concerning continuing training that are debated in academia as well as in public are discussed. Wage and productivity effects of training are analyzed, explicitly accounting for the heterogeneity of training participants. In addition, evidence is given on whether positive externalities of continuing training exist.

International Mobility of the Highly Skilled

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264196087


Page: 352

View: 4085


These conference proceedings provide data on the scale and characteristics of flows and stocks of skilled and highly skilled foreign workers, assess the quality of the data available and the concepts used, and discuss how to improve their comparability.

Technique Skills in Chiropractic E-book

Author: David Byfield

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046639

Category: Medical

Page: 412

View: 1621


Technique Skills in Chiropractic covers many common diversified adjustive techniques for all regions of the spine and pelvis using a structured skill-based methodology. The basic skills required in order to carry out manipulative procedures safely and effectively are clearly presented, with photographs supporting descriptions of techniques and online video clips showing how to perform them. One of the key aspects of this text is the sequential and structured approach to manual skill learning from basic posture to more complex movement patterns to complete the overall manipulative/adjustive procedure. Technique Skills in Chiropractic now comes with Pageburst®, which gives readers access to the complete book content electronically. Describes common diversified skills in a structured sequential order for the treatment of all regions of the spine and pelvis Prepared by an international contributor team to ensure a broad approach Provides detailed explanations of the cervical techniques emphasizing the benefits and minimising the risks and the proposed steps required to carry them out safely Evidenced-based throughout Contains information on the adaptation of techniques for specific patient groups such as older people, pregnant women and children Contains new chapters on manipulation skills for women and ethics and professionalism plus a new chapter presenting up to date material on the biomechanics of the spinal adjustment. Contains revised chapters on thrusting skills and posture and manual skills for the elderly patient International advisory board established from key schools across the UK, Europe and Canada New revised user-friendly layout for easier navigation The new Pageburst® feature provides fully searchable text on-line together with video clips demonstrating pelvic and spinal assessment procedures, common diversified spinal and pelvic technique skills and extremity examination and manual skills