Mark Priestley, Daniel Alvunger, Stavroula Philippou, Tiina Soini
Responding to profound social, political and technological changes, recent global trends in education have included the emergence of new forms of curriculum policy. Addressing a gap in the literature, this book investigates the ways in which curriculum policy is influenced, formulated, and enacted
in a number of countries-cases in Europe.
This important collection uses the concept of 'curriculum making' as an analytical tool to explore the processes and phases of curriculum policy reform experienced across countries. Drawing first on international perspectives and then presenting a series of country case studies, written by
internationally recognised curriculum specialists, the chapters explore curriculum making as an activity that occurs across multiple layers of educational systems, through a continual interplay of the global and local. Concluding with a comparative analysis of the contextual factors that shape
curricular practices in different contexts, this book is a must-have resource for educational policy makers, researchers, teachers and teacher educators across the globe.
As the rapid acceleration of industry 4.0 catapults a number of changes within the space of library services and operations into effect, it is more important than ever to understand the impact of technological revolutions on the academic library. This edited collection showcases the emerging issues
brought by the 4th industrial revolution, and the effects on how libraries function, manage processes and continue to deliver products and services on a day to day basis.
The contributing authors examine the role of the Internet of Things in the academic library, identify the nature of the emerging technologies, and investigate how these innovations might be used in academic libraries. Documenting original research which offers a fresh insight into the opportunities
and challenges of a new digital world, this book also delves into the readiness of libraries and library professionals to adapt to the change and new technologies brought about by Industry 4.0.
Presenting a wide-ranging road map of the future of libraries and information centres, this is an essential read for library professionals working in service delivery, as well as researchers interested in the nexus between academic libraries and emerging technologies.
We live in the Age of Knowledge but we are heading towards the Age of Imagination. However, our current education systems still divide arts and business, juxtaposing them as different worlds, apparently ignoring the essential truth that imagination is the springboard of innovation. For business to
continue to evolve, the barriers to creativity and innovation must be lowered.
In Innovation and the Arts: The Value of Humanities Studies for Business, editors Piero Formica and John Edmondson bring together a cast of expert contributors to explore how arts education can transform future business and social endeavours by developing empathy and enhancing skills frequently
identified as lacking in graduates entering the workplace. Looking at arts and humanities across the broad spectrum of business and social innovation, and in the context of business education, examples of entrepreneurial and innovative developments, and the nature of the innovative mind, the
contributors show how underdeveloped empathy and creativity constrain innovation. Art is disruptive, and innovation requires disruption to thrive.
By dwelling on the need for the convergence of business, innovation and the arts, Innovation and the Arts highlights the inestimable value of lowering the psychological, organizational and institutional barriers that keep them apart. For educators and practitioners, this is an in-depth discussion
designed to stimulate awareness of the issues facing business education.
The Advances in Research on Teaching series was established to provide state-of-the-art conceptualization and analysis of the processes involved in functioning as a classroom teacher. These include not only the behaviors of teachers that can be observed in the classroom, but also the planning,
thinking, and decision making that occur before, during, and after interaction with students.
The benefits of mediation upon the development of children is an area that is yet to be fully explored. Mediation promotes learning through learner interactions with the environment and puts emphasis on the idea that society is responsible for all children's development.This book offers a unique
practical model of effective mediation that integrates mediation theories from different periods and draws upon the work of five theoreticians; Dewey, Piaget, Vygotsky, Feuerstein, and Gardner. Key results from more recent neuropedagogical research are also presented.
Mediation and Thinking Development in Schools supports the idea that academic achievements are not enough to measure a child's development; forward-thinking educators know that they not only have to teach specific disciplinary content, but also knowledge and skills that will be useful in their
students' future. Hence, there is a need to understand how to mediate knowledge acquisition rather than be the source of knowledge. By fully illuminating the theory and the practice of mediation, this important text will prove invaluable for leaders, researchers and teachers in primary and secondary
"The book volume shares six narrative accounts, which offer glimpses into the teachers' lives, which are composed with attention to place, temporality, and personal and social dimensions. By inquiring narratively into the experiences of these teachers, the book identifies the complex ways in
which the teachers' personal practical knowledge is shaped by their personal knowledge landscapes as well as professional knowledge landscapes. Questions are raised about the implications of seeing teacher attrition as a process rather than singular event, that is, as a process of coming to tell a
story to leave by, for our understandings of teacher knowledge and identity. As we shift from seeing "beginning teachers" to seeing "teachers as beginning", that is, as seeing teachers as people with experiences of personal and professional becoming, we shift from seeing them as
more than content knowledge and pedagogic skills, but as people in the midst of living lives. This narrative and more holistic understanding of teacher knowledge and identity will help preservice teacher education programs, schools and school districts to better sustain people as they begin to teach
and become teachers"
Educators in Europe and the Americas traditionally have little formal training in applied linguistics, and yet they are increasingly faced with a growing multilingual student base. This book responds to the need to make the university community more aware of the unique experience of linguistically
Drawing on research and hands-on experience from both linguists and non-linguists who deal with students from different language backgrounds in their classroom, this book includes contributions which include linguistic research on 2nd and 3rd language acquisition, as well as case studies of specific
challenges in teaching content courses in various disciplines, to offer a roadmap of how educators might facilitate the learning of their bilingual student cohort.
Combining issues that have been studied separately within the fields of theoretical linguistics, pedagogy and information and communication technologies (ICT), the author presents a comprehensive overview across the areas of applied linguistics, foreign language teaching methodologies and
technological tools to address multilingualism within the university classroom, and ultimately equip educators to meet a critical demand.
As accountability increases while budgets decrease, a growing number of school leaders and policy-makers are turning their attention to Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) as a way of improving education and student outcomes in schools and across school systems. Although PLNs can have real
benefits for teachers and students, a number of underpinning conditions need to be in place to ensure these networks have real impact. Key amongst these conditions is effective leadership. The role of school leaders is crucial to ensure that there is meaningful participation by their teachers
in network activity and that this participation makes a difference within teachers' 'home' schools. In this timely book Chris Brown addresses the knowledge gap about how school leaders can effectively develop, support, and sustain PLNs within and across schools, drawing on two key case studies from
England and Germany.
Evidence-based, accessible, and engaging, with key takeaways for practitioners in every chapter, The Networked School Leader is crucial reading for school leaders, system leaders and education researchers working close-to-practice.