Curricular Strategies for Nursing and Other Disciplines
Author: Gail P. Poirrier
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
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.
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 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
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.
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
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.
T. Dary Erwin,National Postsecondary Education Cooperative. Student Outcomes Pilot Working Group: Cognitive and Intellectual Development
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.
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, 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.
A Text with Readings : Thinking Critically about Profound Ideas
Author: John Chaffee
Publisher: Pearson College Division
The Philosopher's Way:Thinking Critically About Profound Ideas, 3/e, inspires students to think like a philosopher. Integrated readings, interspersed with commentary, guide students in their understanding of the topics, while critical thinking activities challenge students to go beyond their reading and explore the connections philosophy has on their everyday lives. Full-color visuals bring topics to life, and writing examples give students a foundation for their own philosophical exploration.
We all engage in the process of reasoning, but we don't always pay attention to whether we are doing it well. This book offers the opportunity to practise reasoning in a clear-headed and critical way, with the aims of developing an awareness of the importance of reasoning well and of improving the reader's skill in analyzing and evaluating arguments. In this third edition, Anne Thomson has updated and revised the book to include fresh and topical examples which will guide students through the processes of critical reasoning in a clear and engaging way. In addition, two new chapters on evaluating the credibility of evidence and decision making and dilemmas will fully equip students to reason well. By the end of the book students should be able to: identify flaws in arguments analyze the reasoning in newspaper articles, books and speeches assess the credibilty of evidence and authorities make sound decisions and solve dilemmas approach any topic with the ability to reason and think critically.
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.
Issues and Emerging Ideas for the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Author: Jane Harper,Madeleine Lively,Mary Karen Williams
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub
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.
Author: S. Poelmans,J. Greenhaus,M. Las Heras Maestro,Mireia Las Heras Maestro
Category: Business & Economics
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.
Kathleen K. Blais,Judith M. Wilkinson,Barbara Kozier