Understanding Style

An excellent choice for courses in advanced composition, this book also covers more standard topics such as economy, diction, coherence, and variety--along with abundant open-ended exercises drawn from business, history, popular science, ...

Author: Joe Glaser

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199342628

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Understanding Style: Practical Ways to Improve Your Writing, Third Edition, uses the findings of modern linguistics to explore the relationship between written and spoken voices and to uncover little-known ways to control rhythm and emphasis. With a focus on sound and voice, author Joe Glaser explains and illustrates measurable, non-subjective keys to good writing--an approach that yields practical writing techniques and advice rarely found elsewhere. An excellent choice for courses in advanced composition, this book also covers more standard topics such as economy, diction, coherence, and variety--along with abundant open-ended exercises drawn from business, history, popular science, and other areas.

Understanding Learning Styles

Understanding your child's learning style can help you communicate more effectively with him or her and assist in guiding the child through academic ...

Author: Kelli Allen

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 1425800467

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 156


Enhanced by surveys, practical ideas, and suggestions for designing lessons, offers teachers help in determining the learning style of each student and the appropriate delivery methods to best teach their students and address as many of their intelligences as possible.

Understanding Pedagogy

Learning styles applied: Harnessing students' instructional style preferences. ... Cognitive styles and learning strategies: Understanding style differences ...

Author: Michael Waring

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317597483

Category: Education

Page: 260

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What is meant by pedagogy? How does our conception of pedagogy inform good teaching and learning? Pedagogy is a complex concept of which student and practising teachers need to have an understanding, yet there remain many ambiguities about what the term means, and how it informs learning in the classroom. Understanding Pedagogy examines pedagogy in a holistic way, supporting a more critical and reflective understanding of teaching and learning. It considers pedagogy as a concept that covers not just teaching approaches and pupil-teacher relationships but one which also embraces and informs educational theory, personal learning styles, assessment, and relationships inside and outside the classroom. A detailed consideration of what it means to be a professional in the contemporary climate, Understanding Pedagogy challenges student and practising teachers to reappraise their understanding and practice through effectively linking theory and practice. Key issues explored include the importance of understanding a learning styles profile, the application of cognitive neuroscience to teaching, personalised learning, assessment and feedback, and what we mean by critical reflection. Using the Personal Learning Styles Pedagogy, the authors make explicit the integration of theory and practice and the many decisions and selections that teachers make, their implications for what is being taught and learnt, how learners are positioned in the pedagogical process, and ultimately, how learning can be improved. Understanding Pedagogy will be essential reading for student and practising teachers, as well those on Education Studies courses and undertaking masters level courses, involved in the endeavour of understanding what constitutes effective teaching and learning.

Understanding the Creative Process

As a project manager you will also create your own style of managing, how? ... An understanding of characteristics of project manager's style styles will ...

Author: Rigoberto Garcia

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781430325536

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

View: 981


As a Project Manager you must have a clear understanding of how to manage and encourage the creative process. Project managers alike are geared toward people management and not creative cycles. Most times they find themselves unable to mitigate conflict and the creative process fails. In my book, I introduced basic management concepts designed to manage the creative environment while setting the stage for innovation. By managing the creative environment, a Project Manager will lay the groundwork for the innovation without forsaking other basic management cycles. Since the main goal of a Project Manager should be to manage scope and the strategical heading of a project; he or she must prove themselves to be a capable leader, able to understand the needs of the team essentially when it comes to how to care for and mitigate innovation in a project environment prior to initiating a creative brainstorming session.

Understanding Events

A number of different approaches to understanding style in human movement come both from the computervision community and from experimental psychology, ...

Author: Thomas F. Shipley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190293314

Category: Psychology

Page: 736

View: 690


We effortlessly recognize all sorts of events--from simple events like people walking to complex events like leaves blowing in the wind. We can also remember and describe these events, and in general, react appropriately to them, for example, in avoiding an approaching object. Our phenomenal ease interacting with events belies the complexity of the underlying processes we use to deal with them. Driven by an interest in these complex processes, research on event perception has been growing rapidly. Events are the basis of all experience, so understanding how humans perceive, represent, and act on them will have a significant impact on many areas of psychology. Unfortunately, much of the research on event perception--in visual perception, motor control, linguistics, and computer science--has progressed without much interaction. This volume is the first to bring together computational, neurological, and psychological research on how humans detect, classify, remember, and act on events. The book will provide professional and student researchers with a comprehensive collection of the latest research in these diverse fields.

The Power of Understanding Yourself

The four columns of this assessment correspond to the four interactive styles described in The Power of Understanding People. For a full understanding of ...

Author: Dave Mitchell

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781119516330

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Discover your true self and align your life journey around your core beliefs, values and perspective. Designed as both a companion piece to the author's previous book, The Power of Understanding People, and a stand-alone work, The Power of Understanding Yourself provides readers with a blueprint for examining their true purpose and approach to life and a map for achieving greater personal happiness, professional success and self-awareness. It explores personal attributes related to interactive style, diving deeper into the concepts from the author's previous book, provides exercises for exploring how to connect your current life status to a desired future state and encourages readers to engage in a deep exploration of their core values, beliefs, mission and vision to become their best self. • Find the key to self-discovery and personal development • Uncover your true purpose • Use helpful exercises to reveal the best you • Develop strategies to maximize your potential The Power of Understanding Yourself is an empowering tool to help you find your best possible self and flourish.

Understanding Dance

6 7 8 9 Understanding and Dance Criticism Three topics for the ... art Life issues and 'the familiar' Conclusion Part IV Conceptsfor Understanding Style and ...

Author: Graham McFee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134899463

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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Understanding Dance is a comprehensive introduction to the aestethetics of dance, and will be an essential text for all those interested in dance as an object of study. Focusing on the work of a number of major choreographers, companies and critics Graham McFee explores the nature of our understanding of Dance by considering the practice of understanding dance-works themselves. He concludes with a validation of the place of dance in society and in education. Troughout he provides detailed insights into the nature and appreciation of art as well as a general grouding in philosophy.

Understanding Medical Education

(35) This style also encourages more monologues and less dialogue. The second style of lecturing described is the conversational style, where the lecturer ...

Author: Tim Swanwick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444348187

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 176


For the first time in a single core textbook, the Association for the Study of Medical Education presents a complete and authoritative guide to medical education. Written by leading experts in the field, Understanding Medical Education provides a comprehensive resource of the theoretical and academic bases to modern medical education practice. This accessible and timely reference is designed to meet the needs of all those working in medical education from undergraduate education through postgraduate training to continuing professional development. As well as providing practical guidance for clinicians, teachers and researchers, Understanding Medical Education will prove an invaluable resource to those studying at certificate, diploma or masters level and a first ‘port-of-call’ for anyone engaged in medical education as an academic discipline. Exploring medical education in all its diversity and containing all you need in one place, Understanding Medical Education is the ideal reference not only for medical educators, but for anyone involved in the development of healthcare professionals, in whatever discipline wherever they are in the world. An on-line edition of the complete book, together with individual chapter downloads, are available at www.wileymedicaleducation.com Understanding Medical Education has been brought together and edited by Professor Tim Swanwick, Director of Professional Development in the London Deanery, Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Education and Visiting Professor of Medical Education at the University of Bedfordshire.

Understanding Maps

On the other hand, the continuation of a particular form in terms of body shape or exterior finish serves to maintain the individual style of the products ...

Author: J.S. Keates

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317891659

Category: Science

Page: 350

View: 979


Addresses the fundamental principles of visual perception and map symbolism and critically examines the assumptions behind the theories of psychophysical testing and cartographic communication. This revised and expanded edition includes new sections on the relationship between cartography and art, and the distinction between knowledge and skill.

Understanding the Self

Attributional style ( later called explanatory style ) , a person's tendency to invoke certain kinds of explanation rather than others , became the central ...

Author: Richard Stevens

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761950400

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

View: 123


`I judge this book to be something of a triumph. It provides many valuable insights into how social psychologists work within different paradigms and with quite different assumptions.... Throughout, the writing is clear, central issues are constantly re-examined, and sight is never lost of the whole "task" of the book... it addresses central issues both adventurously and provocatively. Students who use it are lucky to have such a feast provided, and they are bound to find the material both challenging and stimulating... there is much more about self issues in this text than in any comparable social psychology text. And that, in itself, is a major achievement' - Self & Society This accessible, broad-based and a

Gateways to Understanding Music

Hadyn and others of his generation had created a new musical style that had superseded the older style of Bach and his contemporaries.

Author: Timothy Rice

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351708838

Category: Music

Page: 450

View: 106


Gateways to Understanding Music explores music in all the categories that constitute contemporary musical experience: European classical music, popular music, jazz, and world music. Covering the oldest forms of human music making to the newest, the chronological narrative considers music from a global rather than a Eurocentric perspective. Each of sixty modular "gateways" covers a particular genre, style, or period of music. Every gateway opens with a guided listening example that unlocks a world of music through careful study of its structural elements. Based on their listening experience, students are asked to consider how the piece came to be composed or performed, how the piece or performance responded to the social and cultural issues at the time and place of its creation, and what that music means today. Students learn to listen to, explain, understand, and ultimately value all the music they may encounter in their world. FEATURES Global scope—Presents all music as worthy of study, including classical, world, popular, and jazz. Historical narrative—Begins with small-scale forager societies up to the present, with a shifting focus from global to European to American influences. Modular framework—60 gateways in 14 chapters allow flexibility to organize chronologically or by the seven recurring themes: aesthetics, emotion, social life, links to culture, politics, economics, and technology. Listening-guided learning—Leads to understanding the emotion, meaning, significance, and history of music. Introduction of musical concepts—Defined as needed and compiled into a Glossary for reference. Consistent structure—With the same step-by-step format, students learn through repeated practice how to listen and how to think about music. In addition to streamed audio examples, the companion website hosts essential instructors’ resources.

Cognitive Styles and Learning Strategies

This volume reviews and integrates research on style differences in learning behaviour and describes the "cognitive styles analysis" which provides a simple and effective method of assessing style in children and adults.

Author: R. J. Riding

Publisher: David Fulton Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015043236002

Category: Psychology

Page: 217

View: 240


This volume reviews and integrates research on style differences in learning behaviour and describes the "cognitive styles analysis" which provides a simple and effective method of assessing style in children and adults.

Understanding Misunderstandings

UNDERSTANDING cording to Paul Sweeney, Karen Anderson, and Scott Bailey (1986), who reviewed over one hundred studies on attributional style, ...

Author: Robert L. Young

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292786585

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 634


Have you ever meant one thing, but said another? Reacted angrily when no offense was intended? Wished that the earth would open up and swallow you? Understanding Misunderstandings will help you get out and stay out of these difficulties. Robert L. Young explains why many common types of misunderstandings arise and how they can be avoided or corrected. In the first part of the book, he breaks the process of misunderstanding down into stages, showing how it can occur when we misspeak, mishear, misinterpret, or react in inappropriate ways. In the second part, he expertly analyzes the kinds of misunderstandings that can arise from differences in culture, social class, race and ethnicity, and gender. Real-life examples illustrate many of the problems and solutions he describes. Because misunderstanding can destroy friendships and marriages, wreck careers, and lead to clashes between whole segments of society, understanding and diffusing it is of the utmost importance. This reader-friendly book provides the practical guidance to do just that. Educators, business people, psychologists, parents—in fact, everyone who interacts with other people—will benefit from it.

Understanding Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

These students may be pressured by those who prefer an extroverted style to act ... An understanding of different styles can help others see the valuable ...

Author: Maggie Mamen

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843105930

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 886


This guide offers a complete overview of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLDs) and the wide variety of symptoms that different types of NLD present. Maggie Mamen provides a wealth of practical advice on key skills such as developing written and verbal communication, understanding social clues, managing behaviour, self-regulation and organization.

Understanding in Mathematics

Styles of Classroom Communication There are different styles of classroom ... style leads to better understanding and learning than the behaviouristic style ...

Author: Anna Sierpinska

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 075070568X

Category: Education

Page: 189

View: 483


The concept of understanding in mathematics with regard to mathematics education is considered in this volume. The main problem for mathematics teachers being how to facilitate their students' understanding of the mathematics being taught. In combining elements of maths, philosophy, logic, linguistics and the psychology of maths education from her own and European research, Dr Sierpinska considers the contributions of the social and cultural contexts to understanding. The outcome is an insight into both mathematics and understanding.

Toward a Better Understanding of Rule Breaking Market Behavior

In the beginning, however, his distance advantage he achieved with the V-Style was decreased by low style points in competitive events.

Author: Ann-Kathrin Veenendaal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030161071

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 361


This book analyzes how companies and employees can endogenously, i.e., without hiring external experts or consultants, achieve competitive advantages by deviating from behavioral standards in a productive way. The study explores eight transformative behavioral innovations that shaped the development of sports and, by analogy, uses the findings to advance solutions for prevalent problems in business. By developing triggers to creativity and applying mechanisms on how to overcome innovation resistance, the book gives concrete advice on how to manage the difficult quest of human transformation beyond the imperative of technological innovation.

Understanding Cultural Traits

But, as Wobst noted, signalling in style has some minimum and maximum efficiency values: within the intimate network of a person, the information becomes ...

Author: Fabrizio Panebianco

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319243498

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

View: 583


This volume constitutes a first step towards an ever-deferred interdisciplinary dialogue on cultural traits. It offers a way to enter a representative sample of the intellectual diversity that surrounds this topic, and a means to stimulate innovative avenues of research. It stimulates critical thinking and awareness in the disciplines that need to conceptualize and study culture, cultural traits, and cultural diversity. Culture is often defined and studied with an emphasis on cultural features. For UNESCO, “culture should be regarded as the set of distinctive spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features of society or a social group”. But the very possibility of assuming the existence of cultural traits is not granted, and any serious evaluation of the notion of “cultural trait” requires the interrogation of several disciplines from cultural anthropology to linguistics, from psychology to sociology to musicology, and all areas of knowledge on culture. This book presents a strong multidisciplinary perspective that can help clarify the problems about cultural traits.

Learning by Effective Utilization of Technologies Facilitating Intercultural Understanding

However, opposite to what we had found in non-picture background, the reading efficiency in£style was significantly lower than that in ¢and¤styles, ...

Author: R. Mizoguchi

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781607502128

Category: Computers

Page: 688

View: 322


A major theme of this book is the use of computers for supporting collaborative learning. This is not surprising since computer-supported collaborative learning has become both a widespread educational practice and a main domain of research. Moreover, collaborative learning has deep roots in Asian educational traditions. Given the large number of researchers within this field, its scope has become very broad. Under this umbrella, one finds a variety of more specific topics such as: interaction analysis, collaboration scripts (e.g. the Jigsaw script), communities of practice, sociocognitive conflict resolution, cognitive apprenticeship, various tools for argumentation, online discussion or collaborative drawing tools (whiteboards), collaborative writing and the role of facilitators. Most research work on collaborative learning focuses on interactions rather than on the contents of environments, which had been the focus in the previous decades of learning technology research. However, there is no reason to focus on one aspect to the detriment of the other. The editors are pleased that the selected papers also cover multiple issues related to the storage, representation and retrieval of knowledge: ontologies for learning environments and the semantic web, knowledge bases and data mining, meta-data and content management systems, and so forth. This publication also reveals a growing interest for non-verbal educational material, namely pictures and video materials, which are already central to new popular web-based applications. This book includes contributions that bridge both research tracks, the one focusing on interactions and the other on contents: the pedagogical use of digital portfolios, both for promoting individual reflections and for scaffolding group interactions.