Undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) can be a daunting yet career-defining task. Through engaging with research, increasing your networks, and conducting your own research project, you will advance your professional practice and understanding of your field. Completing your
EdD is the new essential text to guide you through your doctorate.
It provides a thorough and comprehensive guide intended to accompany you as you successfully progress through your EdD. It is packed with critical information covering key topics from both the taught modules you will undertake and advice for conducting your own research project. Coverage includes
writing at doctoral level, conducting a literature review, theoretical frameworks, research ethics, the relationship with your supervisor, and more.
Bridging theory and practice, chapters include practical, real-life examples taken from EdD students' experiences and work, as well as extracts offered by practitioners.
Written by current EdD teachers, programme leaders and supervisors, and featuring feedback from recently completed EdD students, this vital resource is a must-read for any EdD candidate and will remain a go-to guide for qualified professionals working in education and beyond.
It is critical for professors to be able to teach students from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences to achieve success. This book provides an essential insight into teaching cultural competence in colleges and universities across the United States. Covering the experiences and challenges of
instructors across disciplines, the chapters focus on the research, practices, narratives, and reflections related to preparing students to be culturally competent. Intended to address how to challenge systems that give power to only majority or privileged cultures, the purpose of this edited
collection is to provide a vital resource through which readers can be equipped with the necessary knowledge related to teaching cultural competence. It provides a reference for instructors, researchers, and other stakeholders who are looking for material and strategies that will assist them in
preparing students to become culturally competent.
Enakshi Sengupta, Patrick Blessinger, Mandla Makhanya
Humanizing education, which successfully instils values that support inclusivity and equality, should be built around cultural context and experiences derived from the work of researchers and academics. This book reviews work conducted by academics globally to uncover the strategies and tools
designed to facilitate better learning and integration of inclusivity.
The authors make the engaging argument that social justice education and inclusion should be an inherent part of the curriculum. Case studies from Africa to the USA and UK are showcased to demonstrate effective examples, from which readers benefit from a real-life model of a classroom environment
Ultimately, the book illustrates the importance of appropriate curriculum development involving all stakeholders and the integration of multicultural educational topics.
It is widely accepted that interactions between adults and infants change over time and babies play a dynamic role in their interactions with those who care for them. Acknowledging that their sense of self is moulded by these experiences, and reflected in their own behaviours later in life, this
book focuses on the development of an infant’s sense of self from the moment of birth, into school, and beyond.
In the first part of the monograph, the author weaves together both theoretical speculation and empirical research on the topic. Studies from across the last century are tracked and reinforced with 21st century contemporary research. Moving on from this foundation, the second section presents an
observation study of four three-year old children in their homes and first term in school, providing a real-life practical illustration of the theoretical background.
Drawing on analysis of children in their home environments and in school, including transcripts of conversations engaged in at home, and notes based on classroom observations, the author presents a cutting-edge insight into the adjustment and adaptation of the study participants’ first
experience of school, reflected against the background of their home lives.
What if we have been wrong about learning? Learning may have more in common with marketing than we thought. Looking at marketing and learning's common root, How People Learn shows L&D professionals a new way of thinking about learning by exploring what happens when we learn. It considers
applications from AI, marketing and ethics and is informed by psychology and contemporary neuroscience in order to show L&D professionals how to design training with their employees in mind so that training makes a real difference to skills, capabilities, performance and development, rather than
being a waste of time, money and resources. Using the author's '5Di model', How People Learn demonstrates how to define, design and deploy training in a user-centred way so it works both for and with employees. It also includes guidance on what training resources to create when employees are
actively searching for learning content. Using this book, L&D practitioners will be able to use pull and push techniques to provide content that people use and experiences that transform their behaviour. From how to use simulations, storytelling and anticipation to the importance of observation
and status, this book gives L&D professionals everything they need to build effective training programmes and learning experiences. With a foreword by Dr Roger Schank, the Chairman and CEO of Socratic Arts and Executive Director of Engines for Education, and case studies from companies such as
BP and the BBC, this is an urgent read for learning professionals.
Enakshi Sengupta, Patrick Blessinger, Mandla Makhanya
The debate around how to maximize the use of technology in education is ongoing, and embedded in the argument that successful inculcation of knowledge cannot happen only by improving the curriculum. But what role does technology play in humanizing higher education? How can it facilitate the kind of
all-round development, beyond the classroom, which allows students to create a positive impact on social welfare and community wellbeing?
The authors of this volume address the humaneness that surrounds the world of technology in education. By highlighting the use of emerging technologies in pedagogy and drawing on real-life case studies, they address the ongoing debate that technology brings a positive effect on education and beyond.
More important than ever as mankind faces unprecedented challenges to classroom-based education, and the demand for technology grows, the authors demonstrate how technology continues to fulfil the challenges of creating a more democratic educational environment.
In a time of rapid policy and curriculum change, educators must be knowledge workers who continue to develop professionally. This book offers a critical exploration of how Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) equip educators to work collaboratively to develop their professional practice and be
agents of innovation in their field.
Providing access to six real-life examples of equity-oriented Professional Learning Networks, this book illustrates key attributes that build educators’ practice, expertise, and investment in innovation. Crucially, the authors shine a light on the ability of PLNs to address questions of
equity, both for educators working in remote and rural communities who have limited access to professional development and other resources, and diverse learners from equity-seeking communities.
This book is of interest to readers from scholarly, practitioner, and policy backgrounds who want to gain an innovative look at real-life cases to inform current and future equity-oriented PLNs. Readers will discover the importance and potential of centering teachers, students, inquiry,
collaboration, and context within educational transformation efforts.
This book focuses on approaches to teaching and learning that integrate emerging technologies to enhance the quality of education. It brings together conceptual and empirical insights to elaborate on the design of effective programs, educational policies and educational administration requirements.
The chapters cover topics such as social media’s use in learning, virtual learning, innovative pedagogy, data mining, massive open online courses (MOOCs) and sustainable education. Special emphasis is placed on virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), and the use of electronic devices such as
tablets and smartphones in the classroom.
The authors explore how advances in information and communication technology (ICT) can improve opportunities through education for all. It presents an international perspective, with authors from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North and South America.
Professor Evan Ortlieb, Stephanie GroteGarcia, Jack Cassidy, Professor Earl H. Cheek Jr
Understanding how to address current trends and issues in literacy education is more important than ever, as local, state, national and international agendas are increasingly recognizing literacy as a foundation for success in all disciplines in education. To bridge that gap in understanding, this
book showcases hot topics in literacy, providing teachers with research-based practices for literacy improvement.
Acknowledging that learning the languages of mathematics, science, and history is quintessential to content knowledge acquisition and dissemination, the international scholars which comprise the author line-up for this edited collection describe the evidence-based research findings from their
research in K-12 schools to demonstrate how literacy success is fostered across the globe. Featuring innovative approaches to early literacy, disciplinary literacy, and digital literacy, the authors also pay attention to emerging topics like social, emotional, and cultural learning.
By offering a selection of timely and cutting edge insights into the trending topics in literacy education, this book is ideal reading for teachers across early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school years.