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Colleges of higher education

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Jung on Art

Jung on Art

Author: Tjeu (Dutch Jung Association, the Netherlands) van den Berk Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/02/2012

In this book, Tjeu van den Berk examines C. G. Jung's personal perspective on art and how his work intensely engages with this theme. It analyses Jung's profound reflections on artistic considerations such as how we experience art, the specific qualities in the perception of beauty, the nature of the creative process and the aesthetic attitude. Jung on Art considers Jung's feelings about art simply being 'art' rather than reducing it to a moral, political, religious or psychological product. It also discusses Jung's notion that the artist is only a breeding ground for a piece of art, and once complete, the piece has an independent existence. Topics covered include: symbolism the difference between art and aesthetics Jung's ideas about himself as an artist the psychology of art Jung's perspective on modern art and surrealism. This book will be of great interest to all Jungian scholars, as well as those interested in the meeting of Jung and art.

Teaching and Learning on Foundation Degrees

Teaching and Learning on Foundation Degrees

Author: Claire Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/02/2012

This is a complete guide for academic tutors and support staff involved in teaching on Foundation Degrees. What is a Foundation Degree? What are the needs of Foundation Degree students? How should course design and delivery be shaped? This text is a complete guide for academic tutors and support staff involved in teaching on Foundation Degrees throughout England and Wales. The contributors explore the specific and diverse needs of Foundation Degree students, a unique client-group in Further Education (FE)/Higher Education (HE) who have differing academic qualifications and work-based experiences. They will address aspects of course design and delivery including teaching techniques, e-learning and assessment. Drawing together theory and practice, this text will provide clear practical models for how to successfully deliver Foundation Degrees. Exemplars from a wide-range of disciplinary areas are brought together to fully explore these areas through a variety of methods, including case studies, examples of teaching materials and diagrams.

Teaching and Learning on Foundation Degrees

Teaching and Learning on Foundation Degrees

Author: Claire Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/02/2012

This is a complete guide for academic tutors and support staff involved in teaching on Foundation Degrees. What is a Foundation Degree? What are the needs of Foundation Degree students? How should course design and delivery be shaped? This text is a complete guide for academic tutors and support staff involved in teaching on Foundation Degrees throughout England and Wales. The contributors explore the specific and diverse needs of Foundation Degree students, a unique client-group in Further Education (FE)/Higher Education (HE) who have differing academic qualifications and work-based experiences. They will address aspects of course design and delivery including teaching techniques, e-learning and assessment. Drawing together theory and practice, this text will provide clear practical models for how to successfully deliver Foundation Degrees. Exemplars from a wide-range of disciplinary areas are brought together to fully explore these areas through a variety of methods, including case studies, examples of teaching materials and diagrams.

Jung on Art

Jung on Art

Author: Tjeu (Dutch Jung Association, the Netherlands) van den Berk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2012

In this book, Tjeu van den Berk examines C. G. Jung's personal perspective on art and how his work intensely engages with this theme. It analyses Jung's profound reflections on artistic considerations such as how we experience art, the specific qualities in the perception of beauty, the nature of the creative process and the aesthetic attitude. Jung on Art considers Jung's feelings about art simply being 'art' rather than reducing it to a moral, political, religious or psychological product. It also discusses Jung's notion that the artist is only a breeding ground for a piece of art, and once complete, the piece has an independent existence. Topics covered include: symbolism the difference between art and aesthetics Jung's ideas about himself as an artist the psychology of art Jung's perspective on modern art and surrealism. This book will be of great interest to all Jungian scholars, as well as those interested in the meeting of Jung and art.

Meeting the Challenges of Change in Postgraduate Education

Meeting the Challenges of Change in Postgraduate Education

Author: Lewis Richard Benjamin Elton, Tony Harland, Stewart Hase Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2012

This text takes a radical look at the nature of adult learning in the postgraduate context and at the implications of this for universities and their courses. While, over recent decades, schools have had to undergo major re-assessments about how learning is developed into curriculum, how learning is delivered to students, and how that learning is assessed, universities have remained very largely detached from these pedagogical/andragogical issues. However, the circumstances of higher education provision have changed.There is alsoreal pressure now from vocationalism. Meeting the Challenges of Change in Postgraduate Education places these movements in both a UK and a wider context examines the nature of learning and teaching in postgraduate education and opens up the debate for rethinking university provision. The book examines concepts such as integration as ways of retaining the higher order skills of a university education over against narrower, technicist approaches and suggest a continuum of provision, but one in which the learner takes centre stage.

SAT Wars

SAT Wars

Author: David Hawkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/2011

What can a college admissions officer safely predict about the future of a 17-year-old? Are the best and the brightest students the ones who can check off the most correct boxes on a multiple-choice exam? Or are there better ways of measuring ability and promise? In this penetrating and revealing look at high-stakes standardised admissions tests, Joseph Soares demonstrates the far-reaching and mostly negative impact of the tests on American life and calls for nothing less than a national policy change. SAT Wars presents a roadmap for rethinking college admissions that moves us past the statistically weak and socially divisive SAT/ACT. The author advocates for evaluation tools with a greater focus on what youth actually accomplish in high school as a more reliable indicator of qualities that really matter in one's life and to one's ability to contribute to society. This up-to-date book features contributions by well-known experts, including a piece from Daniel Golden, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting in the Wall Street Journal on admissions, and a chapter on alternative tests from Robert Sternberg, who is the world's most-cited living authority on educational research. As we continue to debate the use and misuse of standardised testing, SAT Wars will be important reading for a wide audience, including college administrators and faculty, high school guidance counsellors, education journalists, and parents.

Reflective Teaching in Further and Adult Education

Reflective Teaching in Further and Adult Education

Author: Yvonne Hillier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/12/2011

This is a well-respected resource for trainee and practicing lectures in adult learning supported by developed pedagogical features and full coverage recent developments and hot topics. This third edition of Yvonne Hillier's best-selling textbook Reflective Teaching in Further and Adult Education has been extensively revised and updated throughout and includes: an updated chapter on government policy in lifelong learning, including case studies to exemplify development in the sector and the incorporation of new domains of learning and institutional practices; a discussion of the changing qualifications framework for practitioners in the sector; and, new information on the theories of learning including discussion on learning styles, elearning and the use of social networks and web2.0 technology. This accessible guide includes checklists and case studies to aid learning, chapter summaries for easy navigation and pointers towards useful sources of further information. A glossary of unfamiliar terms is also included, decoding sector specific jargon. This comprehensive, accessibly written textbook is a practical resource which will be invaluable to teachers in further and adult education, whether in-training or in-service.

Education, Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Education, Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Author: Lala Demirdjian Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2011

This title offers a global exploration of formal and non-formal education provision to refugees and asylum seekers in refugee camps, and in schools and universities of host countries. What is the relationship between education and those seeking asylum or refuge? What is the impact of education being marginalized during conflict situations? Drawing on international research in numerous countries, including Thailand, North Korea, Lebenon, Africa, the USA and the UK, the contributors consider, conceptually and empirically, the provision of education to refugees and asylum seekers in their homeland or in host countries, analyzing the internal and external factors affecting educational provision during and after emergencies. Each chapter contains a summary of the key points and issues within the chapter to enable easy navigation, key contemporary questions to encourage you to actively engage with the material and an annotated list of suggested further reading to support you to take your exploration further. A companion website supports the text and provides updates and additional resources. This series presents an authoritative, coherent and focused collection of texts to introduce and promote the notion of education as a humanitarian response as a prime function of educational activity. The series takes a holistic interpretation of education, dealing not only with formal schooling and other systemic provisions in the mainstream, but rather with educational reality - teaching and learning in whatever form it comes at any age.

Education, Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Education, Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Author: Lala Demirdjian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/2011

This title offers a global exploration of formal and non-formal education provision to refugees and asylum seekers in refugee camps, and in schools and universities of host countries. What is the relationship between education and those seeking asylum or refuge? What is the impact of education being marginalized during conflict situations? Drawing on international research in numerous countries, including Thailand, North Korea, Lebenon, Africa, the USA and the UK, the contributors consider, conceptually and empirically, the provision of education to refugees and asylum seekers in their homeland or in host countries, analyzing the internal and external factors affecting educational provision during and after emergencies. Each chapter contains a summary of the key points and issues within the chapter to enable easy navigation, key contemporary questions to encourage you to actively engage with the material and an annotated list of suggested further reading to support you to take your exploration further. A companion website supports the text and provides updates and additional resources. This series presents an authoritative, coherent and focused collection of texts to introduce and promote the notion of education as a humanitarian response as a prime function of educational activity. The series takes a holistic interpretation of education, dealing not only with formal schooling and other systemic provisions in the mainstream, but rather with educational reality - teaching and learning in whatever form it comes at any age.

The Ultimate Guide to America's Best Colleges 2012

The Ultimate Guide to America's Best Colleges 2012

Author: Gen Tanabe, Kelly Tanabe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2011

Profiling more than 300 colleges, this directory addresses their academics, majors, student life, athletics, student body, distinguished alumni, admissions/financial aid, and postgraduation success. Student quotes from a national survey accompany each description along with an honest appraisal of each college's strengths and weaknesses. Extensive data for each college is provided, including statistics on the student composition, class sizes, most popular majors, admissions rates, required standardized tests, deadlines, college costs, and financial aid. There is expert advice on how to select the right college, complete the strongest college applications, and win the best financial-aid package from the college, as well as rankings of the 100 Best College Values.

Higher Education in Development

Higher Education in Development

Author: Professor Kate Ashcroft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2011

This book will interest readers learning about or developing strategies for improving higher education systems and institutions in developing countries. It provides an insight into sub-Saharan African higher education systems and sets out the ways that they are developing and changing. It explores the dilemmas inherent in a context of scarce resources with increasing and urgent demands for a more professionalized workforce and expert services. It examines the factors inhibiting development such as HIV/AIDS, gender issues, historical conflicts, cultural attitudes inimical to innovation, the challenges created by poor infrastructure, and the history of colonialism and authoritarianism and their legacy of centralized control and lack of autonomy and democracy. The book explores lessons from research into sub-Saharan African higher education that may be applied to other contexts. The authors have lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa and the book draws on the authors' personal experience of higher education in Zambia, Ethiopia, The Yemen and their links in Mozambique and South Africa as well as extensive senior management experience and at the highest level within sub-Saharan higher education systems. It uses actual examples and a reflective 'case study' approach to describe reforms, and from these, develops ideas as to how to improve the effectiveness of higher education as a means to fight poverty. The book explores lessons from research into sub-Saharan African higher education that may be applied to other contexts. The authors have lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa and the book draws on their personal experience of higher education in Zambia, Ethiopia, The Yemen and their links in Mozambique and South Africa. The authors also use their extensive management experience at the highest level within sub-Saharan higher education systems. The book includes actual examples and a reflective 'case study' approach to describe reforms, and from these, develops ideas as to how to improve the effectiveness of higher education as a means to fight poverty.

Higher Education in Development

Higher Education in Development

Author: Professor Kate Ashcroft Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2011

This book will interest readers learning about or developing strategies for improving higher education systems and institutions in developing countries. It provides an insight into sub-Saharan African higher education systems and sets out the ways that they are developing and changing. It explores the dilemmas inherent in a context of scarce resources with increasing and urgent demands for a more professionalized workforce and expert services. It examines the factors inhibiting development such as HIV/AIDS, gender issues, historical conflicts, cultural attitudes inimical to innovation, the challenges created by poor infrastructure, and the history of colonialism and authoritarianism and their legacy of centralized control and lack of autonomy and democracy. The book explores lessons from research into sub-Saharan African higher education that may be applied to other contexts. The authors have lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa and the book draws on the authors' personal experience of higher education in Zambia, Ethiopia, The Yemen and their links in Mozambique and South Africa as well as extensive senior management experience and at the highest level within sub-Saharan higher education systems. It uses actual examples and a reflective 'case study' approach to describe reforms, and from these, develops ideas as to how to improve the effectiveness of higher education as a means to fight poverty. The book explores lessons from research into sub-Saharan African higher education that may be applied to other contexts. The authors have lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa and the book draws on their personal experience of higher education in Zambia, Ethiopia, The Yemen and their links in Mozambique and South Africa. The authors also use their extensive management experience at the highest level within sub-Saharan higher education systems. The book includes actual examples and a reflective 'case study' approach to describe reforms, and from these, develops ideas as to how to improve the effectiveness of higher education as a means to fight poverty.