Category: Science Nature Education

  • Research on Teaching Astronomy in the Planetarium by Timothy F. Slater,Coty B. Tatge

    By Timothy F. Slater,Coty B. Tatge

    From a famous expert in astronomy schooling and outreach, this short presents an overview of the main influential discipline-based technological know-how schooling learn literature now guiding modern astronomy educating. lately, systematic reviews of powerful and effective instructing options have supplied a great origin for reinforcing college-level scholars’ studying in astronomy. instructing astronomy and planetary technological know-how on the college-level was most sensible characterised as professor-centered, information-download lectures. Today, astronomy college are striving to vastly increase the training setting through the use of leading edge instructing ways.  Uniquely, the authors have geared up this booklet round strands of generally hired astronomy instructing techniques to assist readers, professors, and students speedy entry the main suitable paintings whereas, at the same time, warding off the hugely really expert, technical vocabulary of constructivist academic pedagogies unusual to so much astronomy professors. For readers who're presently educating astronomy on the collage level—or those that plan on instructing on the collage point within the future—this Brief presents an crucial guide.
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  • Qualitative Research in STEM: Studies of Equity, Access, and by Sherry Marx

    By Sherry Marx

    Qualitative study in STEM examines the groundbreaking capability of qualitative study easy methods to tackle problems with social justice, fairness, and sustainability in STEM. a set of empirical reports carried out by means of favorite STEM researchers, this booklet examines the stories and demanding situations confronted through routinely marginalized teams in STEM, so much particularly culturally and linguistically different scholars and ladies. Investigations into those matters, in addition to the excessive dropout price between engineering scholars and problems with educational integrity in STEM, include special factors of the learn methodologies utilized in every one case. individuals additionally offer own narratives that percentage their views at the merits of qualitative learn methodologies for the subjects explored. via a number of qualitative methodologies, together with participatory motion examine, Indigenous study, and demanding ethnography, this quantity goals to bare and treatment the inequalities inside of STEM schooling today.

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  • Lehren kompakt II: Jugendliche zwischen Erziehung und by Ruth Meyer,Flavia Stocker

    By Ruth Meyer,Flavia Stocker

    Bilden Sie Jugendliche aus? Begleiten Sie Jugendliche im Übergang zwischen Schule und Beruf? Schulen Sie Jugendliche an höheren Schulen? Dann haben Sie es in Ihrem beruflichen Alltag mit herausfordernden Persönlichkeiten zu tun, die zwar nicht wie Kinder behandelt werden wollen, aber auch noch nicht fähig sind, wie Erwachsene zu lernen.

    'Lehren kompakt II' zeigt, welche Entwicklungsaufgaben Jugendliche zu bewältigen haben, mit welchen Methoden im Unterricht diese Entwicklung unterstützt werden kann, wie Jugendliche in ihrer Lern- und Arbeitstechnik angeleitet werden können und used to be Jugendliche gegenüber Kindern und Erwachsenen auszeichnet. Zahlreiche konkrete Tipps für die Praxis, bewährte Methoden und eine Fülle von weiterführenden Hinweisen lassen sich direkt in der Unterrichtsgestaltung umsetzen.

    'Ein Buch, das Mut macht, die eigene Praxis zu überdenken, und das dazu anregen kann, neue Formen des Lehrens und Lernens in der Bildungsarbeit mit Jugendlichen anzupacken und zu erproben.' Prof. Dr. Norbert Landwehr, Pädagogische Hochschule FHNW.
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  • Discovery of the Higgs Boson by Aleandro Nisati,Vivek Sharma

    By Aleandro Nisati,Vivek Sharma

    the hot remark of the Higgs boson has been hailed because the medical discovery of the century and ended in the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics. This ebook describes the unique technological know-how in the back of the decades-long look for this elusive particle on the huge Electron Positron Collider at CERN and on the Tevatron at Fermilab and its next discovery and characterization on the huge Hadron Collider at CERN. Written through physicists who performed best roles during this epic seek and discovery, this e-book is an authoritative and pedagogical exposition of the portrait of the Higgs boson that has emerged from numerous experimental measurements. because the first of its type, this e-book will be of curiosity to graduate scholars and researchers in particle physics.
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  • Measuring the Impacts of Federal Investments in Research: A by Steve Olson,Stephen Merrill,Committee on Measuring Economic

    By Steve Olson,Stephen Merrill,Committee on Measuring Economic and Other Returns on Federal Research Investments,Technology, and Economic Policy Board on Science,Engineering, and Public Policy Committee on Science,Policy and Global Affairs,The National Acade

    The enactment of the the United States COMPETES Act in 2006 (and its reauthorization in 2010), the rise in learn expenses below the 2009 American restoration and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and President Obama's basic emphasis at the contribution of technological know-how and expertise to financial progress have all heightened curiosity within the position of medical and engineering examine in growing jobs, producing cutting edge applied sciences, spawning new industries, enhancing overall healthiness, and generating different monetary and societal merits. in addition to this curiosity has come a renewed emphasis on a query that has been requested for many years: Can the affects and functional merits of analysis to society be measured both quantitatively or qualitatively?

    On April 18-19, 2011, the Board on technological know-how, expertise, and monetary coverage (STEP) and the Committee on technology, Engineering and Public coverage (COSEPUP) of the nationwide Academy of Sciences, the nationwide Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of drugs, held a workshop to envision this query. The workshop sought to gather the diversity of labor that has been performed in measuring study results and to supply a discussion board to debate its procedure. The workshop was once encouraged by way of a 2009 letter from Congressman Rush Holt (D-New Jersey). He requested the nationwide Academies to seem right into a number of complicated and interconnected concerns, similar to the non permanent and long term fiscal and non-economic impression of federal study investment, components that confirm no matter if federally funded learn discoveries bring about monetary advantages, and quantification of the affects of study on nationwide defense, the surroundings, future health, schooling, public welfare, and determination making.

    Measuring the affects of Federal Investments in Research presents the most important observations and proposals made through the audio system on the workshop and through the discussions that the formal presentations.

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  • Rapid Qualitative Inquiry: A Field Guide to Team-Based by James Beebe

    By James Beebe

    Practitioners wanting well timed effects for software and coverage planning—and scholars taking a look for
    realistic examine projects—will locate options in quick Qualitative Inquiry (RQI), a team-based,
    applied learn process designed to fast improve an insider’s standpoint on and preliminary
    understanding of advanced “on-the-ground” situations.

    In this obtainable box advisor to RQI, James Beebe presents an advent to analyze that
    substitutes teamwork for long term fieldwork; makes use of iterative info assortment, info research, and
    additional information assortment; triangulates information from a number of resources; and applies innovations and
    concepts from ethnography and case research study. huge examples clarify that “rapid”
    does now not suggest “rushed” and that rigorous RQI depends on flexibility instead of an arbitrary
    list of strategies. all through, Beebe’s transparent prose courses interdisciplinary readers via the
    process, promise, and capability pitfalls of RQI.
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  • A Closer Examination of Applicant Faking Behavior: 1 by Information Age Publishing,Richard L. Griffith,Mitchell H.

    By Information Age Publishing,Richard L. Griffith,Mitchell H. Peterson

    The faking of character assessments in a variety context has been perceived as a bit of a nuisance variable, and mostly neglected, or glossed over via the educational literature. rather than studying the phenomenon many researchers have neglected its lifestyles, or trivialized the influence of faking on character size. the current quantity is a far wanted, well timed corrective to this angle. In quite a lot of chapters representing assorted philosophical and empirical ways, the assembled authors show the braveness to take on this significant and tough subject head-on, because it merits to be. The writers of those chapters establish serious issues with faking. First, if humans pretend their responses to character checks, the ensuing rankings and the inferences drawn from them may well turn into invalid. for instance, those who pretend their responses by way of describing themselves as diligent and urged may possibly earn higher conscientiousness rankings, and for that reason be employed for jobs requiring this trait that during truth they won't practice satisfactorily. moment, the dishonesty of the faker may possibly itself be an issue, break free its impact on a specific rating. an individual who lies on a pre-employment try may additionally lie in regards to the hours she or he works, or how much money is within the until on the finish of the shift. Worse, those difficulties may well exacerbate one another: a bent applicant may well get larger rankings at the characteristics the business enterprise wishes via his or her mendacity, while the compulsively sincere applicant could get low rankings as an ironic penalty for being sincere. results like those damage employers and candidates alike.

    The extra one delves into the complexities of faking, because the authors of the chapters during this quantity accomplish that completely and so good, the extra one will realize that this doubtless really expert subject ties on to extra normal matters in psychology. this kind of is attempt validity. The bottom-line query approximately any attempt rating, faked or now not, is whether or not it is going to expect the behaviors and results that it truly is designed to foretell. As Johnson and Hogan indicate of their bankruptcy, the habit of somebody faking a try out is a subset of the habit of the individual in his or her complete existence, and the serious study query issues the measure to which and demeanour within which habit in a single area generalizes to behaviour in different domain names. This commentary illuminates the truth that the subject of faking can be a key a part of figuring out the connection among character and behaviour. The relevant aim of theoretical psychology is to appreciate why humans do the issues they do. The relevant target of utilized psychology is to foretell what somebody will do sooner or later. either one of those objectives come jointly within the research of applicant faking.
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  • CliffsNotes AP Biology, Fourth Edition (Cliffs Ap Biology) by Phillip E. Pack

    By Phillip E. Pack

    Your entire consultant to a better rating at the AP Biology exam

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    If you are an AP bio pupil getting ready to take the examination, CliffsNotes AP Biology is your price tag to scoring excessive at examination time.

    AP is a registered trademark of the school Board, which was once no longer concerned with the creation of, and doesn't advise, this product.

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  • Spielend durch das Jahr in Kindergarten und Hort - E-Book: by Peter Thiesen

    By Peter Thiesen

    Kinder erkunden im Spiel ihre Umgebung und lernen so jeden Tag etwas Neues. Das Buch versteht sich als prall gefüllter "Werkzeugkasten" mit einem breit gefächerten Spiel- und Lernangebot. Ob "Gedächtniskünstler", "Schwammdrücken" oder "Vermummte Runde" - hier finden sich für jeden Monat passende Ideen und Anregungen für Kinder von three bis zu eleven Jahren. Leicht verständliche Spielbeschreibungen und didaktisch methodische Hinweise sind genauso hilfreich wie die praktische Übersicht mit Angaben zum Spielort, benötigtem fabric, Altersgruppe, Teilnehmerzahl und den dabei geförderten Kompetenzen.
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  • The MERge Model for Business Development: The Amalgamation by Orit Hazzan,Ronit Lis-Hacohen

    By Orit Hazzan,Ronit Lis-Hacohen

    This short offers a brand new version for company development—MERge—to be carried out in practitioners’ expert improvement normally and within the context of STEM (Science, know-how, Engineering and arithmetic) tasks, really, in undefined, academic associations and public zone enterprises. The authors goal to give a contribution to the sphere of innovation and entrepreneurship through merging and consolidating diverse methodologies and insights borrowed from the  "meta-professions" (referring to talents that may be expressed meaningfully after one has received disciplinary wisdom) of administration, schooling, and examine. focusing on 3 key groups—practitioners in undefined, educational associations and public area organizations—this version proposes that each one practitioners can additional boost their certain services, in addition to new talents, whereas acknowledging and utilizing the 3 meta-professions of their projects, on-going paintings and private lives.

    The authors recognize that during the postmodern period, the place obstacles among disciplines are falling in each point existence, managerial, academic and study abilities have gotten more and more crucial and interdependent. that includes case reports that illustrate how the MERge version is carried out in perform, this quantity provides functional instruments for integrating those key abilities in a wide selection of tasks in enterprise, instructing and learn contexts.

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