´´In November 2008, John Hattie´s ground-breaking book Visible Learning synthesised the results of more than 15 years research involving millions of students and represented the biggest ever collection of evidence-based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning. Visible Learning for Teachers takes the next step and brings those ground breaking concepts to a completely new audience. Written for students, pre-service and in-service teachers, it explains how to apply the principles of Visible Learning to any classroom anywhere in the world. The author offers concise and user-friendly summaries of the most successful interventions and offers practical step by step guidance to the successful implementation of visible learning and visibleteaching in the classroom. This book: - Links the biggest ever research project on teaching strategies to practical classroom implementation - Champions both teacher and student perspectives and contains step by step guidance including lesson preparation, interpreting learning and feedback during the lesson and post lesson follow up - Offers checklists, exercises, case studies and best practice scenarios to assist in raising achievement - Includes whole school checklists and advice for school leaders on facilitating visible learning in their institution - Now includes additional meta-analyses bringing the total cited within the research to over 900 - Comprehensively covers numerous areas of learning activity including pupil motivation, curriculum, meta-cognitive strategies, behaviour, teaching strategies, and classroom management. Visible Learning for Teachers is a must read for any student or teacher who wants an evidence based answer to the question; ´how do we maximise achievement in our schools?´´´-- Provided by publisher.
In recent years, multimedia learning, or learning from words and images, has developed into a coherent discipline with a significant research base. The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning is unique in offering a comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of research and theory in the field, with a focus on computer-based learning. Since the first edition appeared in 2005, it has shaped the field and become the primary reference work for multimedia learning. Multimedia environments, including online presentations, e-courses, interactive lessons, simulation games, slideshows, and even textbooks, play a crucial role in education. This revised second edition incorporates the latest developments in multimedia learning and contains new chapters on topics such as drawing, video, feedback, working memory, learner control, and intelligent tutoring systems. It examines research-based principles to determine the most effective methods of multimedia instruction and considers research findings in the context of cognitive theory to explain how these methods work.
In Learning without Fear: A practical toolkit for developing growth mindset in the early years and primary classroom , Julia Stead and Ruchi Sabharwal provide teachers of this age group with a colourful collection of strategies and resources designed to nurture young learners´ resilience and learning capabilities. Having a growth mindset can really empower young learners to take risks to extend and deepen their learning. There is, however, more to it than simply adding ´yet´ to ´I can´t do this´. In Learning without Fear Julia and Ruchi tackle this misconception head-on, combining bite-sized theory with the practical tools and techniques that will enable teachers to map out their pupils´ growth mindset journey from the early years up to their departure for the challenges of secondary school. Together they share tried-and-tested lesson ideas, questionnaires and examples of outstanding practice taken from their own very successful classrooms - all colourfully packaged into a complete toolkit that illustrates both the ´why´ and the ´how´ of successfully embedding growth mindset in early years and primary settings. The book begins with a discussion of the benefits of instilling the traits and attitudes of a growth mindset early on in a learner´s life, and presents a selection of mini stories that serve as simple springboards into exploring the mindset of young learners. The full-colour illustrations that accompany the stories are also available as free downloads for teachers´ own use in the classroom. To help educators boost their pupils´ engagement and empower them to visualise a route to success, Julia and Ruchi advocate employing the analogy of a learning journey from Stuck Island to Got-It City. This involves navigating Challenge Ocean, and the authors make this voyage more achievable by providing a survival kit of learning techniques - designed to encourage pupils to take ownership in the face of struggle and to use metacognitive devices when tackling tricky tasks. The book´s comprehensive series of 39 lesson ideas - one for every week of the school year - are tagged with symbols to help teachers seek out activities suitable for their desired lesson focus, pupil groupings, time allocation and age range, and there is also a chapter dedicated to the ways in which the children´s progress can be assessed. Suitable for both newly qualified and experienced teachers of learners aged 3-11. Chapters include: Chapter 1 - Brain vs Mindset; Chapter 2 - Getting Started; Chapter 3 - Teaching Success; Chapter 4 - Learning Environments and Displays; Chapter 5 - Children´s Self-Regulation and Autonomy; Chapter 6 - Higher-Order Thinking; Chapter 7 - The Ability Myth; Chapter 8 - Feedback, Marking and Praise; Chapter 9 - Classroom Assessment; Chapter 10 - Lesson Ideas; Chapter 11 - Assessing the Impact of Your Endeavour; Chapter 12 - Looking Further Afield: Engaging Parents.
A comprehensive guide to helicopter flying and flighttraining for aspiring private or professional helicopterpilots--updated for the first time in 20 years! Extensively revised to cover the latest industry advances, Learning to Fly Helicopters , Second Edition, provides details on the technical and practical aspects of rotarywing flight, guiding you from preflight preparation through postflight procedures and everything in between. Written in a conversational style, the book demystifies the art and science of helicopter flying. Real-world advice from the author and other pilots is included throughout. This copiously illustrated, up-to-date edition features new information on glass cockpits, turbine engines, IFR flying, the latest FAA test standards for a privatehelicopter pilot certificate, emergency and safety procedures, how to choose a flight school, career opportunities, and more. Become a private or professional helicopter pilot with help from this trusted resource! Learning to Fly Helicopters , Second Edition, covers: Five myths about helicopters Basic aerodynamics Flight controls Your first flight Basic flight maneuvers Learning to hover Autorotations Advanced maneuvers--with new material on hoisting,sling loads, and offshore operations Emergencies Hazards of low-level flying Flight training tips--civil and military Aircraft systems--with new information on glass cockpits and turbine engines Private pilot practical test standards for helicopterpilots The Ten Commandments for helicopter pilots Weight and balance, passenger briefings, and hand signals Employment opportunities Human factors and safety A flight to remember--lessons learned from the author´s most stressful flight Born-again copilots--when experienced captains fly theleft seat Resources for helicopter pilots Data on and photos of common civil helicopters There but for the grace of God--real hangar stories astold by real pilots Postflight
The book contains a series of core auscultation ´´lessons´´. All are case based and describe auscultation as it relates to a patient and in terms of the gold standard for interpretation of heart sounds. Auscultation is the term for listening to the internal sounds of the body, usually using a stethoscope. It is performed for the purposes of examining the circulatory system and respiratory system (heart sounds and breath sounds). As a topic it is one of the oldest in cardiology but its utility should never be underestimated. In this era of hugely expensive imaging tests, auscultation is a cornerstone of efficient diagnosis and therefore needs a fresh look. The core content of this book describes the search for diagnostic clues within patients´ heart sounds and as such this book provides superb practical advice in the form of a series of clinical pearls reflecting what accurate diagnosis with auscultation can mean to patient prognosis and outcome. This often subtle but ultimately simple subject often produces complex results and these must be considered in light of modern next-level diagnostic methods and patient management.