Writing-to-learn

Curricular Strategies for Nursing and Other Disciplines

Author: Gail P. Poirrier

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780887377235

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 8699

What do students learn? How do they learn? Can they express themselves in writing? This book helps educators resolve these questions and more. Here are strategies to enhance critical thinking, communication, professional growth, research, and classroom skills. This book is a valuable aide for scholars, educators, and clinicians in nursing, health science and other disciplines.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education

Author: Steven L. Danver

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483318346

Category: Education

Page: 1408

View: 8514

Online education, both by for-profit institutions and within traditional universities, has seen recent tremendous growth and appeal - but online education has many aspects that are not well understood. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education provides a thorough and engaging reference on all aspects of this field, from the theoretical dimensions of teaching online to the technological aspects of implementing online courses—with a central focus on the effective education of students. Key topics explored through over 350 entries include: · Technology used in the online classroom · Institutions that have contributed to the growth of online education · Pedagogical basis and strategies of online education · Effectiveness and assessment · Different types of online education and best practices · The changing role of online education in the global education system

Critical Thinking for Helping Professionals

A Skills-Based Workbook

Author: Eileen Gambrill,Leonard Gibbs

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199716180

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 5939

Critical thinking values, knowledge, and skills are integral to evidence-based practice in the helping professions. Practitioners must be able to think clearly, on a daily basis, about decisions that may change their clients' lives. Critical Thinking for Helping Professionals, 3rd Edition, is designed to engage readers as active participants in honing their critical thinking skills, mastering a coherent decision-making process, and integrating the evidence-based practice process into their work with clients. In this interactive skills-based workbook, 37 hands-on exercises offer rich opportunities for students in professional education programs to learn how to make informed decisions. Unique material exploring the use of propaganda in advertising and discussing the research on judgment and problem solving highlight the connection between critical thinking and evidence-based practice. For students in social work, nursing, counseling, and psychology, this new edition of a unique workbook is a fun and thought-provoking way to sharpen and maximize their decision-making skills so that they can provide their clients with the best care possible. * Fun, interactive exercises emphasize learning by doing * Integrates research and practice, practice and policy, and critical thinking and evidence-based practice * Helps readers to recognize how to recognize propaganda, avoid pitfalls in decision making, critically appraise research, and improve their practice * Ideal for graduate and undergraduate courses in research and practice

Critical Thinking in Medical-surgical Settings

A Case Study Approach

Author: Barbara A. Preusser

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: 9780323025669

Category: Medical

Page: 696

View: 2738

Drawing upon actual clinical experiences and case studies, the 3rd edition of this popular reference stimulates critical thinking while bridging the gap between knowledge and clinical practice. Each of the 14 chapters are organized by specific body system disorders and feature cases integrating pharmacology, nutrition, and diagnostic/laboratory tests. The introduction of 15 brand-new cases provides real-life examples to test reader knowledge on a variety of clinical settings including acute, community, home, and long-term care. In addition, there are three new chapters on women's health disorders, psychiatric disorders, and alternative therapies. Case studies from actual clinical experiences teach students to think critically and emphasize proactive nursing care. Organized into 14 chapters focusing on specific body systems to provide easy access to information Body systems organization compatible with any medical-surgical nursing textbook Each case study helps students to identify changes, anticipate possible complications, and initiate therapeutic interventions, thus preventing crises Cases increase in complexity within each chapter so students can build on experiences previously learned Updated cases in each body system focus on different problems and interventions Increased number of cases center on the care of conditions in older adults Three new chapters expose readers to a greater variety of disorders and alternative therapies

Cengage Advantage Books: Building a Speech

Author: Sheldon Metcalfe

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111781494

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 3609

CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: BUILDING A SPEECH, Seventh Edition, continues the tradition of providing proven texts at lower prices. With 20 chapters organized into five units, BUILDING A SPEECH guides students through the step-by-step process of developing public speaking skills through observation, peer criticism, personal experience and instructor guidance. Readings and exercises provide assistance in drafting informative and persuasive speeches as well as improving research and speechwriting skills. The text's conversational style aims to both interest and motivate students. Topics such as apprehension and listening provide a positive learning environment and help students to realize that they are not alone in their struggle to find the confidence to speak in public. It is grounded in the philosophy that students can master the steps of speech construction if provided with a caring environment, clear direction, and creative examples. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Pocket Guide to Critical Thinking

Author: Richard L. Epstein,Carolyn Kernberger

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534584290

Category: Philosophy

Page: 133

View: 6314

Useful in academic courses and in everyday life, this short book is a summary and guide to the art of reasoning well. Epstein's CRITICAL THINKING set a new standard of pedagogical excellence and provided a well-integrated approach to the subject, and this text gives the same development pared down to the essentials. As well, the POCKET GUIDE contains sections on experiments, explanations, models, and theories.

Social Work Practice

A Critical Thinker's Guide

Author: Eileen Gambrill

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199938423

Category: Social Science

Page: 704

View: 6833

The first textbook to emphasize the importance of critical thinking skills to practice, this third edition of the classic Social Work Practice retains its unique focus on thinking critically about decisions that social workers make daily. Organized around the phases of helping, this hands-on introduction highlights the decision points that social workers encounter during assessment, intervention, and evaluation. This text, together with its companion website, provides students with a wealth of hands-on exercises for developing and assessing their practice skills. Most importantly, it helps students enhance client well-being by becoming critical thinkers and evidence-informed practitioners.

The NPEC Sourcebook on Assessment: Defintions and assessment methods for critical thinking, problem solving, and writing

Author: T. Dary Erwin,National Postsecondary Education Cooperative. Student Outcomes Pilot Working Group: Cognitive and Intellectual Development

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 124

View: 8448

Nursing Process

A Critical Thinking Approach

Author: Judith M. Wilkinson

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780805393668

Category: Critical thinking

Page: 402

View: 736

This innovative text uses concrete examples and hands-on exercises to help students clearly understand and apply the five steps of the nursing process. In each, wellness concepts and independent critical thinking, major emphases of this text, are incorporated into each step of the nursing process.

The Rhetorical Act: Thinking, Speaking and Writing Critically

Author: Karlyn Campbell,Suszn Huxman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495091723

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 5315

THE RHETORICAL ACT: THINKING, SPEAKING AND WRITING CRITICALLY, Fourth Edition, teaches liberal arts students how to craft and critique rhetorical messages that influence, inviting and enabling them to become articulate rhetors and critics of their symbolic universe. The new edition maintains a traditional humanistic approach to rhetoric, while extending the scope and relevance of the text. THE RHETORICAL ACT reaffirms the ancient Aristotelian and Ciceronian relationships between art and practice -- one cannot master rhetorical skills without an understanding of the theory on which such skills are based. The text combines thorough coverage of rhetorical criticism, media literacy, and strategic public speaking, providing a solid grounding in essential concepts while helping students hone their skills in each area. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment

A Practical Approach

Author: Rosalinda Alfaro-LeFevre

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780721697291

Category: Medical

Page: 300

View: 4500

Identifies strategies to improve thinking and performance for a nurse in a clinincal setting.

Building a Speech

Author: Sheldon Metcalfe

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P

ISBN: 9780155036970

Category: Public speaking

Page: 544

View: 5461

Metcalfe's BUILDING A SPEECH, Fifth Edition, continues the tradition of providing proven texts at lower prices. With 20 chapters organized into five units, BUILDING A SPEECH guides students through a step-by-step process of acquiring public speaking skills by observation, peer criticism, personal experience and instructor guidance. Readings and exercises provide assistance in developing informative and persuasive speeches as well as research and speechwriting skills. This book establishes a caring environment for the learning process through a conversational style that aims to both interest and motivate students, while conveying encouragement through topics such as apprehension and listening that will help students to realize that they are not alone in their struggles. It is grounded in the philosophy that students can master the steps of speech construction if provided with a caring environment, clear blueprints, and creative examples.

The Coming of Age of the Profession

Issues and Emerging Ideas for the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Author: Jane Harper,Madeleine Lively,Mary Karen Williams

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 9780838482247

Category: Education

Page: 309

View: 1241

A collection of articles written by innovators in language pedagogy, this text is supported by a CD-ROM containingdemonstrations of Heinle technology products, transparency masters to accompany each of the articles, professional documents (ACTFL guidelines, National Standards), sample activities, examples of student work, and ideas forevaluation forms. Materials are organized into four sections: Teacher-Learner Roles, Presentation, Activities, and Evaluation. the end of each section there are suggested activities for reflection, selfassessment, and application of the ideas presented.

Expanding the Boundaries of Work-Family Research

A Vision for the Future

Author: S. Poelmans,J. Greenhaus,M. Las Heras Maestro,Mireia Las Heras Maestro

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137006005

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

View: 788

With contributions from thirty authors from fifteen countries, this is a 'white book' for international work-family research and practice. The authors offer a bold look at the future and provide guidelines for future research, focusing on applied, international work-family research.

Study Skills for Learning Power

Author: Regina Hellyer,Carol Robinson,Phyllis A. Sherwood

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618046577

Category: Education

Page: 255

View: 8745

The power of self-knowledge -- The power of managing goals, problems, and stress -- The power of note taking -- The power of reading for meaning -- The power of STUDY-READING -- The power of critical thinking -- The power of time management -- The power of money -- The power of making your own visual organizers -- The power of taking tests.

Learning to Argue in Higher Education

Author: Sally Mitchell,Richard Andrews

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 175

View: 6442

"Argument" is perhaps one of the most misunderstood terms in higher education, meaning different things in different disciplines. Yet on one thing most educators agree: it is almost impossible to attain success at the highest levels in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and other language-based disciplines without a command of argumentative skills. Learning to Argue in Higher Education was written to allow for a cross-fertilization of ideas about argument between different disciplines and traditions, and to encourage conversation about their approaches to its teaching and learning. This volume makes a significant contribution to the current thinking about argument, addressing why we teach argument in the first place, how it currently figures in teaching and learning, and how me might think about it in more productive ways. Covering everything from formal discussion in seminars to tutorials and written essays, these authors approach the problem from different angles: critical accounts of practice, classroom pedagogy, as well theoretical models of argument, students' perspective on learning, and the dynamics involved in teaching and learning. The book represents a range of disciplines, including architecture, law, social science, work-based education, as well as writing and composition.

Fundamentals of Nursing

The Art and Science of Nursing Care

Author: Carol Lillis,Priscilla LeMone

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781722735

Category: Medical

Page: 1387

View: 7922

comprehensive, introductory textbook, Fundamentals of Nursing presents basic professional concepts, clinical concepts, and clinical skills with step-by-step illustrated procedures. The text's striking, full-color visual material holds students' interest, and the clear, readable writing style enhances understanding. Throughout, it takes a holistic approach toward nursing care by consistently emphasizing four types of blended skills of nursing that students must master: technical, cognitive, ethical/legal, and interpersonal. Special features include: Promoting Health displays; Applying Learning to Practice exercises; Through the Eyes of a Student/Patient/Family Caregiver; and Thinking Critically displays. New to the Fourth Edition are the chapters Wound Care and Blended Skills and Critical Thinking Throughout the Nursing Process, and updated content on timely topics, such as latex allergies, needleless systems, conscious sedation, pain, and more. Detailed procedure guidelines now include home care and lifespan considerations