Behaviour and action

2 BEHAVIOUR AND ACTION In the 'Behaviour and Action' module, exclusion and inclusion processes are examined under the aspect of their interrelation with connected behaviour and action of persons ('I You'). Other modules discuss further ...

Author: Petr Ondracek

Publisher: Frank & Timme GmbH

ISBN: 9783865960344

Category: Behavioral assessment

Page: 291

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Bodies in Action and Symbolic Forms

BODILY FORCES,ACTIONS AND THE SEMANTICS OFVERBS an action as a pattern of forces since several force vectors are interacting (in analogy with Marr and Vaina's system of differential equations). The forces involved need not only be ...

Author: Horst Bredekamp

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783050061405

Category: Art

Page: 313

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Forschungen zur verkorperten Intelligenz und zu den symbolischen Vermittlungen des menschlichen Geistes werden bislang zumeist in getrennten Disziplinen betrieben. Die aus der Kulturphilosophie, Kunst- und Bildwissenschaft, Theologie, Medizin, Psychiatrie, Psychologie und Kognitionswissenschaft stammenden Beitrage des Bandes vereint jedoch das gemeinsame Ziel, einen umfassenden Begriff von Verkorperung zu entwickeln, der die Grenzziehung zwischen kulturalistischen und naturalistischen Ansatzen uberwindet."

Integrating Teaching Learning and Action Research

Caine, R. N., & Caine, G. (2006). The way we learn. Educational Leadership, 64(1), 50–54. Carr, W., & Kemmis, S. (1986). Becoming critical: Education, knowledge and action research. London: Falmer. DeVries, R., & Kohlberg, L. (1987).

Author: Ernest T. Stringer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412939751

Category: Education

Page: 184

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Integrating Teaching, Learning and Action Research: Enhancing Instruction in the K-12 Classroom demonstrates how action research can be used as an integral component of teaching and learning and how teacher researchers can engage students as participatory researchers to accomplish highly effective learning outcomes. The text details student research processes chapter by chapter, and demonstrates, through examples and multiple lesson plans, how these processes can be incorporated into classroom lessons and linked to state courses of study and performance standards. This timely text provides the means to upgrade student performance and maximize the possibility of success for all.

Theories of Human Social Action

1 Chapter Social Theory for a Science of Human Social Action : Concepts , Methods , and Assumptions Knowledge emerges through action and analysis ( Willie 1981b : 107-108 ) . I am distrustful of critical reason that is divorced from ...

Author: Charles V. Willie

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1882289080

Category: Social Science

Page: 173

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Action Learning

Fundamental Aspects of Action Learning (with the Annex by Reginald W. Revans) Albert Barker Revans Centre for Action Learning and Research, University of Salford, Salford, UK The “Necessity for Action” and the “Obligation to Respond” ...

Author: Wojciech W. Gasparski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351290388

Category: Philosophy

Page: 221

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Praxiology is the study of working and doing from the point of view of effectiveness. It has three components: analysis of concepts involving purposive actions; critique of modes of action from the viewpoint of efficiency; and normative advisory aspects in recommen-dations for increasing human efficacy. This sixth volume of the Praxiology series fo-cuses on action learning. Learning from distinguishable action is surprisingly different than learning from a sub-ject expert in human or book form. For those who have worked with and in action learn-ing, the latest form is always distinguishably different from a former experience. Action learning programs are not, in general, intended to tackle puzzles, namely, questions to which an answer may be said to exist even if that answer is difficult to find; action learn-ing is intended to help to develop the ability to tackle problems or opportunities, of which different persons, all experienced, intelligent, and motivated, might well advocate differ-ent courses of action, all reasonable. The essentials of action learning, according to this volume, are: there can be no learning unless the participant receives feedback about his/her performance; partici-pants learn only of their own volition and never at the will of others; the volition to learn is most readily engendered by the lure of success or by the fear of calamity. Building upon these essentials, the authors view action learning as a process of inquiry begin-ning with the experience of not knowing what to do next, and finding that an answer is not available from current expertise. All chapters in this volume are sound contributions to the continuing debate on the processes of learning from distinguishable action. Action Learning is intriguing reading for sociologists, philosophers, managers, and research-ers of all disciplines.

Command and Staff Action

These factors are applied in order to determine more definitely the possibilities inherent in each course of action , and to develop and refine the HOW of the decision . At this point in the estimate , the commander determines how the ...

Author: United States. Marine Corps


ISBN: MINN:31951002852478K

Category: Military planning

Page: 498

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Action Research

Action researchers enquire into theirown lives andspeak withotherpeople as colleagues. Action research isanenquiry by theselfinto the self, undertaken in company with others acting as research participants andcritical learning partners.

Author: Jean McNiff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134600847

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Since the first edition of this established text was published in 1988, action research has gained ground as a popular method amongst educational researchers, and in particular for practising teachers doing higher-level courses. In this new edition Jean McNiff provides updates on methodological discussions and includes new sections of case study material and information on supporting action research. The book raises issues about how action research is theorised, whether it is seen as a spectator discipline or as a real life practice, and how practitioners position themselves within the debate. It discusses the importance for educators of understanding their own work and showing how their educative influence can lead to the development of good orders in formal and informal learning settings and in the wider community. This second edition comes at a time when, after years of debate over what counts as action research, it is now considered an acceptable and useful part of mainstream research practice.

Action Learning in Health Social and Community Care

R. Burgess, Reflective practice: Action learning sets for managers in social work, Social Work Education 18 (3); 1999: 257–270. D. Burns, Action Learning for Directors of Social Services (Bristol, School of Policy Studies, ...

Author: John Edmonstone

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351970891

Category: Medical

Page: 197

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This comprehensive guide covers all aspects of action learning, one of the most widely used development methods in health, social and community care. The book addresses the theory and practice of action learning in these fields, and considers action learning as an adult educational ethos as well as a helpful tool. Based upon emerging experience, it identifies good practice in action learning and offers a wide range of resources to enable individuals and organisations extract maximum benefit from this approach. Offering practical tips grounded in sound educational principles, this book is invaluable reading for all senior managers and professionals considering using action learning for leadership, management and organisation development purposes, including organisation development practitioners and action learning facilitators, and for medical and healthcare educators and their counterparts in social and community care looking for a general introduction to this growing field.

Foundations of Classical Sociological Theory Functionalism Conflict and Action

We may now look into the four dimensions of social action as identified by Weber (ibid.: 22). Social action may involve an orientation towards others' actions, past, present and 1. future. It may involve the feeling of revenge or ...

Author: Paramjit S. Judge

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788131799635


Page: 248

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Foundations of Classical Sociological Theory: Functionalism, Conflict and Action provides an extensive analysis of classical sociological theory by giving readers an introduction to the life and ideas of all the eminent thinkers. The book begins by giving an overview of the emergence of sociology as a discipline in the background of socio-economic development that characterized Europe in 18th century. The first part of the book examines how the theorists viewed society as an organism; the second part takes cognizance of the conflict theory and third part deals with the emergence of action theory which took ambivalent position with regard to science and emphasized human agency and consciousness. Written in a very simple language, this book will help students delve deeper into the subject.

Self Action Leadership Volume I

Action research (AR) is a process whereby a person or group intentionally and strategically studies a problem in an effort to find solutions, obtain results, and otherwise improve the quality of life for those involved.

Author: Jordan R. Jensen

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527539235

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 536

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Self-Action Leadership (Volumes 1 and 2) provides the first, and only, books of their kind in the academic world today. This two volume set single-handedly carves out a new and unique scholarly niche by providing the first comprehensive and secular manual to holistically address society’s universal need for personal leadership and character education. Its single-minded aim is the global promotion and proliferation of leadership, character, and life skills education in nations, communities, organizations, schools, homes, and individual lives everywhere. The concept of Self-Action Leadership (SAL) is rooted in 30 years of extensive research spanning the fields of self-leadership, leadership, action research, character education, and autoethnography. In addition to drawing on the scholarship of these extant fields, SAL simultaneously builds upon them by introducing an original theory and model that executives, administrators, scholars, teachers, and practitioners alike can universally utilize to their own advantages and to the benefit of their colleagues, subordinates, and students. Volume I—The Self-Action Leadership Theory—contains prefacing material for the combined texts. It also includes the first four book sections of the two volume set.

Essays on Freedom of Action Routledge Revivals

(a) For the most part, statutes require for conviction that it be established that a man intended to perform a prohibited action or at least was negligent about avoiding it. Other statutes, notably those which are interpreted as ...

Author: Ted Honderich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317516132

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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Essays on Freedom of Action, first published in 1973, brings together original papers by contemporary British and American philosophers on questions which have long concerned philosophers and others: the question of whether persons are wholly a part of the natural world and their actions the necessary effects of causal processes, and the question of whether our actions are free, and such that we can be held responsible for them, even if they are the necessary effects of casual processes. This volume will be of interest not only to those who are primarily concerned with philosophy but also to students in those many other disciplines in which freedom and determinism arise as problems.

God s Action in Nature s World

19 Ultimately , Russell anticipates that all these forms of non - interventionist divine action would be seen to work together harmoniously . This proposal that we search for objective divine action at the quantum level brings us to the ...

Author: Robert J. Russell

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754655563

Category: Religion

Page: 246

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In 1981 Robert John Russell founded what would become the leading center of research at the interface of science and religion, the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences. Focusing on three areas of Russell's work - methodology, cosmology, and divine action in quantum physics - God's Action in Nature's World assesses and celebrates Robert Russell's impact on the discipline of science and religion.

Western Pacific Regional Framework for Action on Health and Environment on a Changing Planet

Western Pacific Regional Gramework for Action on Health and Environment on a Changing Planet VISION Healthier people and healthier environments on a changing planet. OBJECTIVE Development Goals STRATEGIC ACTION 1 Governance and ...

Author: Who Regional Office for the Western Paci

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9789290618164

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 41

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Environmental determinants of health are responsible for more than a quarter of the burden of disease in the Western Pacific Region. Communicable and noncommunicable disease, disability and death result from a lack of safe water and sanitation, indoor and outdoor air pollution, hazardous chemicals, occupational hazards and climate-related disasters. The Western Pacific Regional Framework for Action on Health and Environment on a Changing Planetintends to relaunch the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Health and the Environment program and fulfill its mandate in the area of environmental health. It proposes to leverage the health sector focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) process, providing guidance for prioritizing the work of WHO in support of Member States improving health outcomes through action on environmental determinants. It articulates entry points for health and environment priority actions in WHO country cooperation strategies, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and other mechanisms for international collaboration, and notably with the United Nations Environment Program and ministries of environment. The framework also sets a course for the health sector to advocate adaptive measures, policies and action to protect health and well-being as a co-benefit of interventions in energy, agriculture, transport, housing and other spheres.

The Armed Forces Covenant in action Part 1 Military casualties

Other action ? Others 2 RAF Regular Reservist Hostile Hostile action ? Other action ? Other3 17 4 2 2 38 135 40 10 20 27 36 2 43 12 12 3 2 11 2 1 39 OoddOONA OOOONOO.OOON 1 ' , All Naval Service Army Regular Reservist Regular Reservist ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Defence Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215039998

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 242

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The Government must show how the excellent medical care being delivered to injured service personnel will continue long after the memory of the Afghan Operation fades. This report, which gives praise to the first class medical treatment provided for the Armed Forces, questions whether the support for injured personnel will be sustainable over the long term. In particular, the committee is concerned about the number of people who may go on to develop severe and life-limiting, physical, mental health, alcohol or neurological problems. There is still a question mark over whether the Government as a whole fully understands the likely future demands and related costs

Teacher Layoffs Seniority and Affirmative Action

School departments in general , with the exception of the Cambridge School Department , caught between the conflicting demands of seniority and affirmative action requirements are choosing straight seniority layoffs .

Author: United States Commission on Civil Rights. Massachusetts Advisory Committee


ISBN: UCR:31210003838628

Category: Layoff systems

Page: 36

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Metrics That Matter for Population Health Action

The framework that came out of this effort includes four action areas: 1. Making health a shared value; 2. Fostering cross-sector collaboration to improve well-being; 3. Creating healthier, more equitable communities; and 4.

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309391535

Category: Medical

Page: 140

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In times of rapid change and constrained resources, measures that are important, focused, and reliable are vital. However there is an overabundance of measures available for evaluating various aspects of population health and previous efforts to simplify existing sets to meet the needs of all decision makers have been unsuccessful. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop to explore the status and uses of measures and measurement in the work of improving population health. Participants explored existing and emerging population health metric sets and characteristics of metrics necessary for stakeholder action across multiple sectors. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Global Matters for Non Governmental Public Action

In doing so, the volume draws on a selection of research findings emerging out of a five-year research programme funded by the Economic Social Research Council on non-governmental public action. This programme focused on how ...

Author: Jude Howell

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230290358

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

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Introduction-- J.Howell Global Norms, Domestic Politics: Children's Rights and Civil Society in Argentina-- J.Grugel & E.Peruzzotti Post-9/11 Global Security Regime and Non-governmental Public Action-- J.Howell NGO Coalitions and the Global Access to Medicines Campaign: the Impact of Intellectual Property Rights on Developing Countries-- D.Matthews The Influence of Transnational Non-governmental Public Actors on Policy Processes and Policy Outcomes: Rethinking North-south Relations-- R.Crook NGOs, the State and 'Cultural Values': Imagining the Global in Sri Lanka-- H.Amarasuriya & J.Spencer Alternative Media and Public Action: How Online Media Movements (Don't) Use Resources-- A.Spicer North-South Environmentalisms: Friends of the Earth International (FOEI)-- B.Doherty & T.Doyle Global Policy and the Public Action of Private Philanthropy: the Open Society Foundation-- D.Stone.

Community Action for Environmental Quality

A nonprofit organization aimed at spurring people and groups to join together in action on the major problems of their cities . Urban Land Institute , 1200 18th Street , N.W. , Washington , D.C. 20036. An organization of commercial ...

Author: United States. Citizens' Advisory Committee on Environmental Quality


ISBN: UIUC:30112057320241

Category: Environmental policy

Page: 42

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Dynamic Strategic Action Planning in Today s Fast Paced Environment

The NeverEnding Process of Dynamic Strategic Action Planning There is no end to this process. I know, you probably didn't wanttoreadthatyour Strategic Planning is never done, however, that is the beauty of having a Dynamic Process.

Author: Annette Brown

Publisher: AudioInk

ISBN: 9781613392997

Category: Business & Economics


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"Effective Strategic Plans take action. They are used regularly, reviewed regularly, change regularly; they are dynamic and fluid by design and intent. Regularly corresponds both to your business cycle as well as the cycle of goal and goalette completion. Examples of businesses and their logical cycles follow: a non-profit building homes in impoverished areas might be reviewed on a project basis, while a start-up business might be reviewed on a weekly basis. Critical to the success of any Strategic Plan is the ability of all people at all levels in the organization to know what their part or role is, in order to give them the ability to contribute to the organization with their full potential. Each person in the organization must perceive their role to be crucial to the achievement of the goals. Each action must lead toward achievement of the goals. Each person finds a match between what their roles are, how they contribute, and what they are being required to do, act upon, and achieve. Assessment criteria must lead directly back to goal achievement. There are 5 major questions to ask in creating a living, Dynamic Strategic Action Plan that can be implemented at all levels in your organization. 1) What is your PURPOSE? (Major Goals or Mission) 2) What will you do to achieve that PURPOSE? (Minor Goals or Goalettes) 3) What resources do you need to achieve your PURPOSE? (Assignment of Resources) 4) How will you know when you've achieved that PURPOSE? (Assessment Criteria) 5) How much has been accomplished thus far in achieving your PURPOSE? (Status) These five questions will be asked over and over in the Dynamic Strategic Action Planning process. You will set up cycles of review for each Goal and Goalette, with Action Plans that lead to results. The key to this Dynamic Strategic Action Planning process is simple: What you focus on gets done - Focus on your Goals and Goalettes. What you give attention to gets done - Review your progress regularly. What you measure gets done - Set realistic criteria for achievement and assess your results.

The Taking Action Guide to Building Coherence in Schools Districts and Systems

The book Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, Districts, and Systems is all about regular school systems achieving remarkable results by focusing on the right things and staying with them. The Taking Action Guide is ...

Author: Michael Fullan

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781506350363

Category: Education

Page: 96

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Get there faster: Your road map to smart, sustainable change! Taking Action is a hands-on guide to the groundbreaking book, Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, Districts and Systems, providing step-by-step protocols to help foster deep coherence for maximum student learning—all within a reasonably short time frame. You’ll develop: Deeper understanding of The Coherence Framework A 100-Day Coherence Plan Leadership, capacity, and coalition-building skills Systems and tools to assess your organization Includes video links, print resources, case studies, and diagnostic and planning tools. Fostering greater coherence is at your fingertips with this instant action guide!