The Problem with Problems

The Problem with Problems

This picture book's original take on managing emotions, and emphasis on communication, will help little ones and grown-ups alike naviagate their peskiest problems.

Author: Rachel Rooney

Publisher: Rodale Kids

ISBN: 9780593173183

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 362

How do you deal with problems? Find out in this bold, humorous, and surprisingly insightful picture book that personifies "problems" as creatures, and skillfully teaches readers (big and small!) how to handle one when it appears. Have you ever met a problem? They come in all shapes and sizes, and can pop up at the most inconvenient times. But you should know some things about problems that will help you make them disappear... This picture book's original take on managing emotions, and emphasis on communication, will help little ones and grown-ups alike naviagate their peskiest problems. THE PROBLEM WITH PROBLEMS is filled with social-emotional learning-based advice for every kind of situation, wrapped lovingly in the lyrical prose of award-winning children's poet Rachel Rooney.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Problem with Banks

The Problem with Banks

The book examines banking activity in America, Asia and Europe, and how specific historical circumstances have transformed banks' behaviour and attitude to risk.

Author: Lena Rethel

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781848139411

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 395

Banks of all sorts are troubled institutions. The cost of public bail-outs associated with the subprime crisis in the United States alone may be as high as US$5 trillion. What is the problem with banks? Why do they seem to be at the centre of economic and financial turmoil down through the ages? In this provocative and timely book, Rethel and Sinclair seek answers to these questions, arguing that banks suffer from perennial problems, and that developments in the financial markets and government in recent decades have simply exacerbated these issues. The book examines banking activity in America, Asia and Europe, and how specific historical circumstances have transformed banks' behaviour and attitude to risk. While many see government as a constraint on banks, Sinclair and Rethel argue that what governments do in terms of regulation shapes banks and their motivations, as can be seen in the shortcomings of current reform proposals. Instead, more far-reaching, alternative ways of regulating and shaping banks are needed. A concise, essential overview of a pressing global issue.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Problem with Everything

The Problem with Everything

This signature work may well be the first book to capture the essence of this era in all its nuances and contradictions. No matter where you stand on its issues, this book will strike a chord.

Author: Meghan Daum

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982129354

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 642

A NEW YORK TIMES 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2019 SELECTION From “one of the most emotionally exacting, mercilessly candid, deeply funny, and intellectually rigorous writers of our time” (Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild) comes a seminal new book that reaches surprising truths about feminism, the Trump era, and the Resistance movement. You won’t be able to stop thinking about it and talking about it. In the fall of 2016, acclaimed author Meghan Daum began working on a book about the excesses of contemporary feminism. With Hillary Clinton soon to be elected, she figured even the most fiercely liberal of her friends and readers could take the criticisms in stride. But after the election, she knew she needed to do more, and her nearly completed manuscript went in the trash. What came out in its place is the most sharply-observed, all-encompassing, and unputdownable book of her career. In this gripping new work, Meghan examines our country’s most intractable problems with clear-eyed honesty instead of exaggerated outrage. With passion, humor, and most importantly nuance, she tries to make sense of the current landscape—from Donald Trump’s presidency to the #MeToo movement and beyond. In the process, she wades into the waters of identity politics and intersectionality, thinks deeply about the gender wage gap, and tests a theory about the divide between Gen Xers and millennials. This signature work may well be the first book to capture the essence of this era in all its nuances and contradictions. No matter where you stand on its issues, this book will strike a chord.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Concise Introduction to the Knowledge of the Globes With Problems Examples and a Series of Occasional Exercises Comprising an Epitome of Modern Geography To which is Added a Key to the Examples Problems Etc 13th Ed Corr and Imp by Samuel Maynard

A Concise Introduction to the Knowledge of the Globes  With Problems  Examples  and a Series of Occasional Exercises  Comprising an Epitome of Modern Geography  To which is Added  a Key to the Examples  Problems  Etc   13th Ed  Corr  and Imp  by Samuel Maynard

... of the subsequent Problems . Each Problem , in succession , generally forms a
complete whole , consisting for the most part of the following heads or divisions : -
The subject of the Problem proposed , a Selection of appropriate Definitions ...

Author: Thomas Molineux (of Macclesfield.)


ISBN: BL:A0022120016


Page: 138

View: 836


The Problem with Survey Research

The Problem with Survey Research

And when survey researchers queried people about their chronic health
problems, they also discovered that longer questions—by ... [“Research Briefon
American Cities Issue 2003-5”,

Author: George Beam

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412846325

Category: Science

Page: 444

View: 724

The Problem with Survey Research makes a case against survey research as a primary source of reliable information. George Beam argues that all survey research instruments, all types of asking—including polls, face-to-face interviews, and focus groups—produce unreliable and potentially inaccurate results. Because those who rely on survey research only see answers to questions, it is impossible for them, or anyone else, to evaluate the results. They cannot know if the answers correspond to respondents’ actual behaviors (objective phenomena) or to their true beliefs and opinions (subjective phenomena). Reliable information can only be acquired by observation, experimentation, multiple sources of data, formal model building and testing, document analysis, and comparison. In fifteen chapters divided into six parts—Ubiquity of Survey Research, The Problem, Asking Instruments, Asking Settings, Askers, and Proper Methods and Research Designs—The Problem with Survey Research demonstrates how asking instruments, settings in which asking and answering take place, and survey researchers themselves skew results and thereby make answers unreliable. The last two chapters and appendices examine observation, other methods of data collection and research designs that may produce accurate or correct information, and shows how reliance on survey research can be overcome, and must be.
Categories: Science

Rethinking the Fifth Discipline

Rethinking the Fifth Discipline

The problem' with 'problems' Since the industrial revolution, management action
has been conceived of as a linear ... However, this perception reduces situations
rich in issues and full of tension, to an illusory problem that is considered ...

Author: Robert Louis Flood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134667147

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 932

'Fifth Discipline' is one of the very few approaches to management that has attained position on the International Hall of Fame. Professor Flood's book explains and critiques the ideas in straight forward terms. This book makes significant and fundamental improvements to the core discipline - systemic thinking. It establishes crucial developments in systemic thinking in the context of the learning organisation, including creativity and organisational transformation. It is therefore a very important text for strategic planners, organisational change agents and consultants. The main features of the book include: * a review and critique of 'Fifth Discipline' and systemic thinking * an introduction to the gurus of systemic thinking - Senge, Bertalanffy, Beer, Ackoff, Checkland, and Churchman *a redefinition of management through systemic thinking *a guide to choosing, implementing and evaluating improvement strategies *Practical illustrations. Robert Flood is a renowned and authoritative expert in the field of management. He has implemented systemic management in a wide range of organisations in many continents and lectured by invitation in 25 countries, including Japan and the USA. Professor Flood has featured on many radio and TV programs. His book Beyond TQM was nominated for the 'IMC Management Book of the Year 1993'.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Problem Solving Problem Prevention and Decision Making Guide

The Problem Solving  Problem Prevention  and Decision Making Guide

It sometimes takes a village to solve problems, so select your team members with
these qualities in mind. 1.2 THE PROBLEM WITH PROBLEMS Problems exist
everywhere and we all know when we have one because we can feel and ...

Author: Bob Sproull

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351116244

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 771

Each day, managers and employees are confronted with a plethora of real problems and decisions that are creating issues suchs as lost throughput, poor quality, personnel problems, and material shortages.How they approach these daily quandaries will determine how successful they are at resolving problems and making effective decisions. It is human nature for managers to solutions before they even understand the nature of the problems they are trying to solve. As a result, they end up making blind decisions that change perfectly acceptable processes for incorrect reasons. The real secret to solving problems does not depend upon the number of sophisticated statistical tools that one applies -- The secret to solving most problems is to keep the approach simple and uncomplicated. Many managers and employees make mistakes because they fail to do what Toyota does so effortlessly -- . They fail to perform the 'genmba walk,' during which they go to see the actual process, understand the work, ask questions, and learn. By following a structured approach, and using only simple tools, most problems can be solved, effective decisions can be made, and problems prevented. The cornerstones of this book are three detailed roadmaps for solving problems, preventing problems, and making effective decisions. Each roadmap contains a step-by-step explanation on how to solve existing problems, how to prevent future problems, and how to make effective decisions. The book provides real case studies to illustrate each of the techniques presented in the book.
Categories: Business & Economics

Learning to Solve Problems

Learning to Solve Problems

This is the exciting premise underlying David Jonassen's highly readable book, Learning to Solve Problems. If you are interested in helping people become better problem solvers, then this book is for you.

Author: David H. Jonassen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787977055

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 725

Learning to Solve Problems is a much-needed book thatdescribes models for designing interactive learning environments tosupport how to learn and solve different kinds of problems. Using aresearch-based approach, author David H. Jonassen?a recognizedexpert in the field?shows how to design instruction to supportthree kinds of problems: story problems, troubleshooting, and caseand policy analysis problems. Filled with models and job aids, thisbook describes different approaches for representing problems tolearners and includes information about technology-based tools thatcan help learners mentally represent problems for themselves.Jonassen also explores methods for associating different solutionsto problems and discusses various processes for reflecting on theproblem solving process. Learning to Solve Problems alsoincludes three methods for assessing problem-solvingskills?performance assessment, component skills; and argumentation.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Problem with Evangelical Theology

The Problem with Evangelical Theology

(3) The problems with Dispensational theology have to do with issues of
eschatology and prophecy. Not only is there a fundamental problem with the way
prophecy, especially predictive prophecy about the more distant future, is
approached ...

Author: Ben Witherington

Publisher: Baylor University Press

ISBN: 9781932792423

Category: Religion

Page: 294

View: 416

There is no doubting the legacy of the Protestant Reformers and their successors. Luther, Calvin, and Wesley not only spawned specific denominational traditions, but their writings have been instrumental in forging a broadly embraced evangelical theology as well. In this volume, Ben Witherington wrestles with some of the big ideas of these major traditional theological systems (sin, God's sovereignty, prophecy, grace, and the Holy Spirit), asking tough questions about their biblical foundations. Witherington argues that evangelicalism sometimes wrongly assumes a biblical warrant for some of its more popular beliefs, and, further, he pushes the reader to engage the larger story and plot of the Bible to understand these central elements of belief.
Categories: Religion

Open My Heart Heal My Soul

Open My Heart  Heal My Soul

can't change their opinion or belief about problems but we must not waiver in
separating the problems we deal with from the person of who we are. Remember,
problems will seek to reinforce that we are the problem as a defense against
being ...

Author: David P. Mann

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621896494

Category: Religion

Page: 130

View: 381

Living in this world can be hazardous to one's health. Struggles to deal with pain and suffering drive a number of people to counselors, pastors, and popular "how to" books on Christian living to find healing. The experience of feeling deeply wounded by life's events not only hinders people from enjoying life, it also undermines the idea that God has a plan for our lives that surpasses many of our wildest dreams. Grappling with the place of God's grace in our lives, how to effectively deal with our problems, and attaining authenticity of being and purpose in life blend into our daily walk as followers of Christ. Building upon the belief that there is far more to the Christian life than simply making it into heaven, Open My Heart, Heal My Soul: Living the Grace-Saturated Life helps readers who have found the journey of life to be frustrating and painful gain new insight into living. This book will inspire those who have felt discouraged by their attempts to overcome problems and provide guidelines for dealing with life's challenges as a Christian.
Categories: Religion

Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks TSHOOT Foundation Learning Guide

Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks  TSHOOT  Foundation Learning Guide

that the branch with problems is missing a static entry. The static ... assume that
you are troubleshooting a connectivity problem with a branch office router and
you have managed to narrow down the problem to some issue with the DSL link.

Author: Amir Ranjbar

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 158714171X

Category: Computers

Page: 552

View: 769

Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT) Foundation Learning Guide is a Cisco® authorized learning tool for CCNP preparation. As part of the Cisco Press foundation learning series, this book covers how to maintain and monitor complex enterprise networks. The chapters focus on planning tasks, evaluations of designs, performance measurements, configuring and verifying, and correct troubleshooting procedures and documentation tasks. From this book you will learn the foundational topics for critical analysis, planning, verification and documentation, while configuring tasks would have been mastered in the CCNP ROUTE and CCNP SWITCH material. The author walks you through several real-world troubleshooting examples to help you refine your study in the art of troubleshooting. Each chapter opens with the list of topics covered to clearly identify the focus of that chapter. At the end of each chapter, a summary of key concepts for quick study and review questions provide you with an opportunity to assess and reinforce your understanding of the material. Throughout the book, real-world troubleshooting examples serve to illuminate theoretical concepts. Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT) Foundation Learning Guide is ideal for certification candidates who are seeking a tool to learn all the topics covered in the CCNP TSHOOT 642-832 exam. Serves as the official book for the Cisco Networking Academy CCNP TSHOOT course Provides a thorough presentation on maintenance and troubleshooting techniques for routers and switches in a complex enterprise network Covers troubleshooting wireless, unified communications, and video issues in converged networks Explains how to maintain and troubleshoot network security implementations Uses extensive troubleshooting examples and diagrams to solidify the topic explanations Presents self-assessment review questions, chapter objectives, and summaries to facilitate effective studying This volume is in the Certification Self-Study Series offered by Cisco Press®. Books in this series provide officially developed training solutions to help networking professionals understand technology implementations and prepare for the Cisco Career Certifications examinations.
Categories: Computers

What s Your Problem

What s Your Problem

"The author makes a compelling case that we often start solving a problem before thinking deeply about whether we are solving the right problem. If you want the superpower of solving better problems, read this book.

Author: Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781633697232

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 474

"The author makes a compelling case that we often start solving a problem before thinking deeply about whether we are solving the right problem. If you want the superpower of solving better problems, read this book." -- Eric Schmidt, former CEO, Google Are you solving the right problems? Have you or your colleagues ever worked hard on something, only to find out you were focusing on the wrong problem entirely? Most people have. In a survey, 85 percent of companies said they often struggle to solve the right problems. The consequences are severe: Leaders fight the wrong strategic battles. Teams spend their energy on low-impact work. Startups build products that nobody wants. Organizations implement "solutions" that somehow make things worse, not better. Everywhere you look, the waste is staggering. As Peter Drucker pointed out, there's nothing more dangerous than the right answer to the wrong question. There is a way to do better. The key is reframing, a crucial, underutilized skill that you can master with the help of this book. Using real-world stories and unforgettable examples like "the slow elevator problem," author Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg offers a simple, three-step method - Frame, Reframe, Move Forward - that anyone can use to start solving the right problems. Reframing is not difficult to learn. It can be used on everyday challenges and on the biggest, trickiest problems you face. In this visually engaging, deeply researched book, you’ll learn from leaders at large companies, from entrepreneurs, consultants, nonprofit leaders, and many other breakthrough thinkers. It's time for everyone to stop barking up the wrong trees. Teach yourself and your team to reframe, and growth and success will follow.
Categories: Business & Economics

Positive Peer Culture

Positive Peer Culture

enough to prevent young people from entering willingly into a program that
appeared to focus on such issues. We do ... Family problems are discussed in
PPC but are not given the status of a place on the problem list; the presence of "
family ...

Author: Harry H. Vorrath

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202360386

Category: Psychology

Page: 173

View: 429

This revision of an important and path-breaking work holds to its central argument that troubled young people can develop self-worth, significance, dignity, and responsibility only through commitment to the positive values of helping and caring for others. An enlarged and revised edition of the authors' pioneering work on building positive youth culture, Positive Peer Culture retains the practical orientation that made the original attractive to teachers and youth workers, while adding new material on positive peer culture (PPC) in schools and community settings, research on PPC, and guidelines for maintaining program effectiveness and quality. Concepts of positive peer culture have been applied in a wide variety of educational and treatment settings including public and alternative schools, group homes, and residential centers. Vorrath and Brendtro describe specific procedures for getting youth "hooked on helping" through peer counseling groups, and for generalizing caring behavior beyond the school or treatment environment through community-based service learning projects. The authors contend that the young people who populate our nation's schools are in desperate need of an antidote to the narcissism, malaise and antisocial life-styles that have become so prevalent, and that this book seeks to provide a way of meeting their increasing cry to be used in some demanding cause. On publication of the first edition, Richard P. Barth, Frank A. Daniels Professor for Human Services Information Policy, School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill called Positive Peer Culture "a significant contribution to the field." Harry H. Vorrath is both the designer and developer of the Positive Peer Culture treatment model. He has been president of the Center for Group Studies in Shenandoah, Virginia, and directed the Newgate Project at the Minnesota Reformatory, Saint Cloud while he was associate professor at the University of Minnesota. Larry K. Brendtro is president of Reclaiming Youth International, a nonprofit organization providing training, research, and advocacy for youth in conflict within family, school, and community. He has been a professor of special education/behavioral disorders at the University of Illinois, The Ohio State University, and Augustana College, and is co-editor of the interdisciplinary journal Reclaiming Children and Youth.
Categories: Psychology

National Household Survey on Drug Abuse

National Household Survey on Drug Abuse

least three problems with marijuana (Table 9. 1). Among those who used
marijuana at least once in the past year, 40% had at least one problem with
marijuana; 25% had two or more problems; and 17% had at least three problems.
Among ...

Author: Angela Brittingham

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788174193


Page: 328

View: 567

Presents results from the 1996 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, including a comprehensive description of the NHSDA methodology and reporting of findings. Survey results address trends in drug use, 1979 to 1996; marijuana; cocaine; inhalants, hallucinogens, and heroin; nonmedical use of psychotherapeutic drugs; alcohol; cigarettes and smokeless tobacco; problems associated with marijuana, cocaine, alcohol, and cigarettes; drug use patterns; mental health problems and syndromes; and more. Includes sample answer sheets from the 1996 survey. Over 100 tables.

The Global Virtual University

The Global Virtual University

The problem with problems We do not really know what problems are . The
Encyclopaedia Plus of World Problems and Human Potential ( 1996 ) finds them '
strange nebulous entities having a shadowy existence ' . Collins Cobuild English

Author: John Tiffin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415287022

Category: Education

Page: 166

View: 430

This book highlights the emergence of the virtual university to fit the needs of the global information society.
Categories: Education

Shakespeare and the Problem Play

Shakespeare and the Problem Play

Acid Character, a Trojan's Trumpet, and the Problem with Problems In
Shakespeare's Problem ComediesW. W. Lawrence suggests that the “acid
brilliancy of its character drawing” in part “compels instant attention” to Troilus
and Cressida ...

Author: E.L. Risden

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476600949

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 611

Shakespeare’s plays provide a rich source of genre variation as well as moral or ethical issues that invite deep study. The genre issue often proves the very moral crux where Shakespeare raises the most complex questions. He aimed to build good plays, not simple fulfillments of genre demands. To him “good plays” meant leaving his audience with problems to consider. This book begins with those works most commonly appearing in studies of problem plays, The Merchant of Venice, Troilus and Cressida, All’s Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure; moves to some comedic problem plays, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Twelfth Night; and then to tragic problem plays, Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear. It concludes with some problems in the history and romance genres for the issues they raise in love, adventure, and governance: Henry IV, Part 1, Henry V, Cymbeline, The Tempest, and Love’s Labor’s Lost.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Species Problem

The Species Problem

4.4 Problems with Species as Individuals In this section on the individuality thesis
I want to examine a number of problems not dealt with in previous sections. I will
begin with ... But as mereological wholes, the issue is over the sharing of parts.

Author: David N. Stamos

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 073910778X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 380

View: 497

Stamos squarely confronts the problem of determining what a biological species is, whether species are real, and the nature of their reality. He critically considers the evolution of the major contemporary views of species and also offers his own solution to the species problem.
Categories: Philosophy

Operations Research Proceedings 2012

Operations Research Proceedings 2012

... human resources, production output or input, etc. Furthermore, applying the
weighted sum technique to multiobjective linear fractional programming
problems turns the problem into a sum-of-ratios optimization problem. The
weighted sum is ...

Author: Stefan Helber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783319007953

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 599

View: 272

​This book contains selected papers presented at the "International Annual Conference of the German Operations Research Society (OR2012)" which was held September 4 -7, 2012 at the Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany. The international conference, which also serves as the annual meeting of the German Operations Research Society (GOR), attracted more than 500 participants from more than 39 countries. Special attention at the conference was given to the three topics "Energy, Markets and Mobility". The OR2012 conference has addressed these topics from an OR perspective, treating them not only in isolation, but also with respect to their numerous and exciting interconnections, such as new energy for new mobility concepts and new market mechanisms for sustainable energy production to name but a few. The proceedings show that this conference topic is an important and promising area to apply Operations Research. The book also contains numerous papers addressing the full scope of fields in Operations Research.
Categories: Business & Economics

Sun Tzu and the Art of Business Six Strategic Principles for Managers

Sun Tzu and the Art of Business  Six Strategic Principles for Managers

Another area that must be leveraged is improving the speed with which your
company fixes customer satisfaction problems. There is a lot of mileage to be
gained in this arena. By responding quickly to customer satisfaction issues, your

Author: Mark R. McNeilly

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199840168

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 220

To hand down the wisdom he had gained from years of battles, more than two millennia ago the famous Chinese general Sun Tzu wrote the classic work on military strategy, The Art of War. Because business, like warfare, is dynamic, fast-paced, and requires an effective and efficient use of scarce resources, modern executives have found value in Sun Tzus teachings. But The Art of War is arranged for the military leader and not the CEO, so making connections between ancient warfare and todays corporate world is not always easy. Now, in Sun Tzu and the Art of Business, Mark R. McNeilly shows how Sun Tzus strategic principles can be successfully applied to modern business situations. Here are really two books in one: Mark McNeillys synthesis of Sun Tzus ideas into six strategic principles for the business executive plus the entire text of Samuel B. Griffiths popular translation of The Art of War. McNeilly explains how to gain market share without inciting competitive retaliation (Win All Without Fighting), how to attack a competitors weak points (Avoid Strength and Strike Weakness), and how to maximize the power of market information for competitive advantage (Deception and Foreknowledge). He also demonstrates the value of speed, preparation, and secrecy in throwing the competition off-balance, employing strategy to beat the competition (Shape Your Opponent), and the need for character in successful leaders. In his final chapter, McNeilly presents a practical method to put Sun Tzu and The Art of Business into practice. By using modern examples throughout the book from GE, Microsoft, AT&T, BMW, Southwest Airlines, FedEx, and many others, he illustrates how, by following the wisdom of historys most respected strategist, executives can avoid the pitfalls of management fads and achieve lasting competitive advantage. Even though down-sizing continues to increase corporate competition, and new technology constantly changes the playing field, the basics of business and strategy remain essentially unchanged. Sun Tzu and the Art of Business illuminates the fundamental strategic principles, providing lessons every manager must know to succeed today.
Categories: Business & Economics

Creating Self Regulated Learners

Creating Self Regulated Learners

... problems; authentic “fuzzy” problems like those posed in engaging case
studies and problembased learning problems; experiential ... They may not know
how to classify and approach the problem, so they don't even attempt to solve it.

Author: Linda Nilson

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781579228699

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 408

Most of our students neither know how learning works nor what they have to do to ensure it, to the detriment both of their studies and their development as lifelong learners. The point of departure for this book is the literature on self-regulated learning that tells us that deep, lasting, independent learning requires learners to bring into play a range of cognitive skills, affective attitudes, and even physical activities – about which most students are wholly unaware; and that self-regulation, which has little to do with measured intelligence, can be developed by just about anyone and is a fundamental prerequisite of academic success. Linda Nilson provides the theoretical background to student self-regulation,the evidence that it enhances achievement, and the strategies to help students develop it. She presents an array of tested activities and assignments through which students can progressively reflect on, monitor and improve their learning skills; describes how they can be integrated with different course components and on various schedules; and elucidates how to intentionally and seamlessly incorporate them into course design to effectively meet disciplinary and student development objectives. Recognizing that most faculty are unfamiliar with these strategies, she also recommends how to prepare for introducing them into the classroom and adding more as instructors become more confident using them. The book concludes with descriptions of courses from different fields to offer models and ideas for implementation. At a time of so much concern about what our students are learning in college and how well prepared they are for the challenges of tomorrow’s economy and society, self-regulated learning provides a reassuring solution, particularly as studies indicate that struggling students benefit the most from practicing it.
Categories: Education