Study Skills for Master's Level Students, revised edition

A Reflective Approach for Health and Social Care
Author: Debbie Casey,Liz Clark,Sally Hayes
Publisher: Royal College of General Practitioners
ISBN: 190862518X
Category: Medical
Page: 165
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From reviews: "...There are good sections on writing academically at master's level, how to get published and the benefits for postgraduates and the profession of sharing work. The authors conclude with a useful chapter on applying postgraduate skills in the workplace. This excellent guide will also be an invaluable resource in areas of study other than the intended health and social care field." Nursing Standard, Nov 13–19, 2013 This revised and updated edition of Study Skills for Master’s Level Students adopts a reflective approach using exercises that are related to the development of the skills required to make the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate thinking and writing. Questions and activities encourage students to identify the skills that the postgraduate student should possess and to demonstrate an understanding of how those skills are developed. Topics covered include: * Critical thinking * Developing independent study skills * Finding and using literature * Applying postgraduate skills in the workplace * Writing at Master’s level * How to get published. The book is easy to use and jargon-free with clearly defined learning goals. Reflection points are included in order to support independent learning and enquiry, and there are also suggestions for additional reading throughout the book. Study Skills for Master’s Level Students can therefore be used as an independent student study tool or by lecturers in workshop settings. Here's what lecturers thought of the first edition: "A very comprehensive and accessible guide which is contemporary and related to application within the workplace." "Easy to read and well presented." " Very useful; activities excellent." "I thought the complete book is a must for all postgraduate students." "This book is excellent and I wish I had had a chance to read [it] pre my MSc course."

Study Skills for Master's Level Students

A Reflective Approach for Health and Social Care
Author: Debbie Casey,Liz Clark,Sally Hayes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781908625410
Category: Critical thinking
Page: 164
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The second edition of this very popular book will help students to develop the skills they need to make the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate thinking, researching and writing. It has been comprehensively updated to include the latest research publications and policy documents. The authors consider the characteristics, expectations and requirements of Master's level study and examine key topics such as: Critical thinking Developing independent study skills Finding and using literature Applying postgraduate skills in the workplace Writing at Master's level How to get published. The book is free of jargon and easy to use, with clearly defined learning goals. Questions and reflective activities support independent learning and enquiry, and suggestions for further reading are included at the end of each chapter. Study Skills for Master's Level Students is ideal for independent study or for use by lecturers in workshop settings. From reviews of the first edition: "A very comprehensive and accessible guide which is contemporary and related to application within the workplace." "Easy to read and well presented." "Very useful; activities excellent." "I thought the complete book is a must for all postgraduate students." "This book is excellent and I wish I had had a chance to read [it] pre my MSc course."

Study Skills for Master's Level Students

A Health and Social Care Workbook
Author: Debbie Casey,Liz Clark,Sally Hayes
Publisher: Reflect PressLtd
ISBN: 9781906052263
Category: Medical
Page: 170
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Study Skills for Masters Level Students is set out as a workbook using exercises that are related to the development of the skills required to make the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate thinking and writing. Questions and activities encourage students to identify the skills that the postgraduate student should possess and to demonstrate an understanding of how those skills are developed. Topics covered, among others, include: Critical thinking; Developing independent study skills; Finding and using literature; How to get published. The book is easy to use and jargon-free with clearly defined learning goals. Reflection and critical incident analysis are included in order to support independent learning and enquiry, and there are also suggestions for additional reading throughout the book. The book can therefore be used as an independent study tool or by lecturers in workshop settings.

Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates


Author: Mike Wallace,Alison Wray
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473968038
Category: Reference
Page: 296
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Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here Reading critically, and writing using critical techniques, are crucial skills you need to apply to your academic work. Practical and engaging, Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates is bursting with tools for analysing texts and structuring critical reviews, helping you to gradually build your skills beyond undergraduate level and gain confidence in your ability to critically read and write. New to this 3rd edition: Introduces a technique for developing critical thinking skills by interrogating paper abstracts Additional diagrams, exercises and concept explanations, enabling you to more easily understand and apply the various approaches A glossary, to help with understanding of key terms. Also new for this edition, a Companion Website provides additional resources to help you apply the critical techniques you learn. From templates and checklists, access to SAGE journal articles and additional case studies, these free resources will make sure you successfully master advanced critical skills. If you need to engage with published (or unpublished) literature such as essays, dissertations or theses, research papers or oral presentations, this proven guide helps you develop a reflective and advanced critical approach to your research and writing. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Doing Your PGCE at M-level

A Guide for Students
Author: Keira Sewell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446258610
Category: Education
Page: 144
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What is PGCE at M-Level and what can you expect from the course? How can it help you to develop as a professional? Master's-level study is now a well established component of PGCE courses and this new edition of the best selling student guide offers a clear and concise overview of Master's level aspects in teacher education. This Second Edition includes discussion of recent developments in education policy, greater coverage of reflective practice in school-based training and up-to-date advice on how to get a teaching job at the end of your course. With new reflective activities designed to help students develop critical skills, and improved references to additional material, this book is essential reading for students on PGCE courses in primary and secondary education. Keira Sewell leads Visionary Education (www.visionary-education.co.uk), an education consultancy covering teacher training, science education, strategic development and business and industry partnerships. Contrbutors to the book are members of the primary and secondary PGCE teams at the University of Southampton, Edge Hill University, the University of Dundee and an independent consultant supporting Higher Education Institutions. Praise for the book: "Doing your PGCE at M level is a valuable guide designed to enable students to achieve success. Its approach, using clear explanations and case studies enable trainees to engage at a critical level and understand the potential benefits this can bring to them personally and professionally. Moving forward from the first edition in a way that incorporates education policy from recent fast moving times this enables trainees to critique and identify how the education arena is shaped. This new edition also enables trainees to develop many of the key skills of M-Level work; the development of reflective activities to enable deep reflection and critical analysis is a welcome development. This comprehensive text will be a valuable resource for anyone training to be a PGCE teacher." - Tim Roberts, PGCE Programme Director, University of Hertfordshire

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice
Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650220
Category: Education
Page: 452
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

Reflective Practice in Nursing


Author: Chris Bulman,Sue Schutz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118693361
Category: Medical
Page: 256
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Reflective Practice is increasingly recognised as an important topic that has the potential to help nurses to develop and learn from their practice. This practical and accessible guide uses the latest research and evidence to support the development of skills in reflective practice and provides help and advice on how to get started, how to write reflectively and how to continue to use reflective practice in everyday situations. This fourth edition of Reflective Practice in Nursing contains new material on mentoring and supervision and on group reflection, and includes a new chapter on teaching reflective practice. Reflective Practice in Nursing is an indispensable guide for students and practitioners alike, who wish to learn more about reflective practice, as well as containing essential information for teachers and lecturers.

The Good Study Guide


Author: Andrew Northedge
Publisher: The Open University
ISBN: 0749259744
Category: Distance education
Page: 383
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Developing your learning skills is one of the best investments you can make. We all need to be lifelong learners now. Whether you are an experienced student or just starting out this book will stimulate, guide and support you. It will make you think about yourself and how your mind learns. And it will change forever the way that you study.Topics include:- motivating yourself and managing your time- taking full advantage of your computer- reading with concentration and understanding- developing flexible note-taking strategies- getting the most from seminars and workshops- making presentations- researching online- handling numbers and charts with confidence- writing clear, well argued assignments- doing yourself justice in exams.For more information, go to www.goodstudyguide.co.uk

Teaching Sport Concepts and Skills

A Tactical Games Approach for Ages 7 to 18
Author: Stephen A. Mitchell,Judith L. Oslin,Linda L. Griffin
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450411223
Category: Education
Page: 660
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This reference outlines a tactical approach to teaching sport skills, with detailed lesson and unit plans and a DVD-ROM containing reproducibles and videos of sample lessons. Elementary lessons teach basic concepts and tactics, while lessons for middle and high school students delve more deeply into 12 sports. This text also includes a NASPE standards-linked Game Performance Assessment Instrument (GPAI).

Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning

Instructional Literacy for Library Educators
Author: Char Booth
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838910521
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 180
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CHAR BOOTH, an avid library education and technology advocate, introduces a series of concepts that will empower readers at any level of experience to become better designers and presenters, as well as building their confidence and satisfaction as library educators. This foundation is supplemented by the USER Method, a step-by-step approach to creating learner-focused instruction. Tailored to library contexts, USER wallcs readers through understanding an instructional scenario, structuring content, engaging learners, and reflecting on outcomes. Also included are templates for instructional planning and technology evaluation, as well as practical advice and scenarios from those working in the field.

Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching


Author: Robyn R. Jackson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612262
Category: Education
Page: 249
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Is great teaching a gift that only a few of us are born with, or is it a skill that can be learned? In Never Work Harder Than Your Students, Robyn Jackson makes a radical assertion: Any teacher can become a master teacher by developing a master teacher mindset. The master teacher mindset can be achieved by rigorously applying seven principles to your teaching until they become your automatic response to students in the classroom. The more you practice these seven principles, the more you begin to think like a master teacher: 1. Start where your students are. 2. Know where your students are going. 3. Expect to get your students to their goal. 4. Support your students along the way. 5. Use feedback to help you and your students get better. 6. Focus on quality rather than quantity. 7. Never work harder than your students. Using these principles, Jackson shows you how to become a master teacher no matter where you are in your practice. Each chapter provides a detailed explanation of one of the mastery principles, the steps you need to take to apply them to your own practice, and suggestions for how you can begin practicing the principle in your classroom right away. Jackson offers stories from her own teaching practice, as well as from other teachers she has helped, to show you how each principle works. Teaching is a hard job, but using Jackson's principles will help you and your students reap the rich rewards of that hard work.

Social Work ASWB Clinical Exam Guide, Second Edition

A Comprehensive Study Guide for Success
Author: Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826147143
Category: Education
Page: 384
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Print version of the book includes free access to the app (web, iOS, and Android), which offers interactive Q&A review plus the entire text of the print book! Please note the app is included with print purchase only. Written by a renowned social work educator, this thoroughly updated guide helps readers identify their weak areas so they know what to focus on to pass the 2018 ASWB® Clinical licensure exam on the first attempt! Written by a renowned social work educator rather than an unknown at a test preparation company, this thoroughly updated guide helps readers identify their weak areas so they know what to focus on to pass the 2018 ASWB® Clinical licensure exam! Reviewers applaud the book’s unique test-taking tips and strategies which are based on the author’s extensive knowledge of the exam. A thorough review of the four content areas of the updated 2018 Clinical exam is provided. The 170-question practice test with explanations of the correct answers mirrors the actual exam in length and structure. This invaluable guide has been praised by social workers across the country as essential to passing the ASWB® Clinical Exam on the first attempt! Highlights include: Updated to reflect ASWB’s revised 2018 test blueprint used for test construction. Content available via an app in addition to the print version so test takers can study using multiple mediums. Written by a renowned social work educator who has helped thousands of test takers pass the exam through her invaluable workshops. Provides a thorough content review of the four core areas of the updated 2018 Clinical examination: human development, diversity, and behavior in the environment; assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning; psychotherapy, clinical interventions, and case management; and professional values and ethics. Readers applaud the invaluable tips for how to read the questions, overcome test anxiety, avoid common pitfalls, and assess one’s learning style which help foster exam confidence. Begins with a self-assessment to help identify areas of strength and weakness. A full practice test with 170 questions that mirrors the actual ASWB® Clinical Exam in length, structure, and content, with detailed explanations of the correct answers. Identifies the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities statements (KSAs) for each question so test-takers can easily locate relevant source materials for further study. Questions are distinct from those in the author’s Social Work ASWB® Clinical Practice Test.

Masters Level Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Issues in Design and Delivery
Author: Pauline Kneale
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137399376
Category: Education
Page: 304
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This comprehensive book provides advice and guidance to those seeking to develop and enhance Masters level programmes. Based on practice, experience and research, it covers issues in design and delivery, helping to ensure that programmes are fit for purpose and meet contemporary needs in a rapidly changing and highly-competitive global market.

Journal Keeping

How to Use Reflective Writing for Effective Learning, Teaching, Professional Insight, and Positive Change
Author: Dannelle D. Stevens,Joanne E. Cooper
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1579222161
Category: Education
Page: 266
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This book is written by the authors of the acclaimed ""Introduction to Rubrics"". It has sold over 3,000 in 12 months. There is a major growth of interest in keeping journals or diaries for personal reflection and growth; and as a teaching tool. It will appeal to college faculty, administrators and teachers. One of the most powerful ways to learn, reflect and make sense of our lives is through journal keeping. This book presents the potential uses and benefits of journals for personal and professional development - particularly for those in academic life; and demonstrates journals' potential to foster college students' learning, fluency and voice, and creative thinking. In professional life, a journal helps to organize, prioritize and address the many expectations of a faculty member's or administrator's roles. Journals are effective for developing time management skills, building problem-solving skills, fostering insight, and decreasing stress. Both writing and rereading journal entries allow the journal keeper to document thinking; to track changes and review observations; and to examine assumptions and so gain fresh perspectives and insights over past events. The authors present the background to help readers make an informed decision about the value of journals and to determine whether journals will fit appropriately with their teaching objectives or help manage their personal and professional lives. They offer insights and advice on selecting the format or formats and techniques most appropriate for the reader's purposes.

Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits


Author: Peg Dawson,Richard Guare
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462505473
Category: Psychology
Page: 240
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This practical manual presents an evidence-based coaching model for helping students whose academic performance is suffering due to deficits in executive skills, including time and task management, planning, organization, impulse control, and emotional regulation. In just a few minutes a day, coaches can provide crucial support and instruction tailored to individual students' needs. From leading experts, the book provides detailed guidelines for incorporating coaching into a response-to-intervention framework, identifying students who can benefit, conducting each session, and monitoring progress. Special topics include how to implement a classwide peer coaching program. More than three dozen reproducible assessment tools, forms, and handouts are featured; the large-size format and lay-flat binding facilitate photocopying. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman. See also the authors' Work-Smart Academic Planner: Write It Down, Get It Done, designed for middle and high school students to use in conjunction with coaching, plus the authoritative Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition. Also from Dawson and Guare: Smart but Scattered parenting guides and a self-help guide for adults.

Maternity and Women's Health Care


Author: Kathryn Rhodes Alden,Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk,Mary Catherine Cashion,Shannon E. Perry
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323390196
Category: Medical
Page: 1000
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The #1 maternity book in the market is getting even better. Maternity and Women's Health Care, 11th Edition provides evidence-based coverage of everything you need to know about caring for women of childbearing age. Not only does this text emphasize childbearing concerns like newborn care, it also addresses wellness promotion and management of women's health problems. In describing the continuum of care, it integrates the importance of understanding family, culture, and community-based care. Boasting new medication alerts and updated content throughout, this edition covers the new maternal levels of care, and the revised AAP policy on breastfeeding and infant sleep. Expert authors of the market-leading maternity nursing textbook deliver the most accurate, up-to-date content. Clinical reasoning case studies provide you with opportunities to test and develop your analytical skills and to apply knowledge in various settings. Community Activity boxes focus on maternal and newborn activities that can be pursued in local community settings and illustrate nursing care in a variety of settings. Cultural Considerations stress the importance of considering the beliefs and health practices of patients from various cultures when providing care. Emergency boxes provide information about various emergency situations and offer a quick reference in critical situations. Family-Centered Care boxes highlight the needs and concerns of families that you should consider to provide family-centered care. Medication guides provide an important reference of drugs and their interactions. Nursing care plans include rationales for interventions and provide you with an overview of, and specific guidelines for, delivering effective nursing care. Safety alerts highlighted and integrated within the content draw attention to developing competencies related to safe nursing practice. Signs of potential complications highlight vital concerns, alerting you to signs and symptoms of complications and the immediate interventions to provide. Teaching for Self-Management boxes highlight important information that nurses need to communicate to patients and families for follow-up care. NEW! Content updates throughout give you the most current practice guidelines to promote quality care. Chapter 1 covers interprofessional education, accountable care organizations, and expanded content of TeamSTEPPS. Chapter 5 includes human trafficking and the implications on women’s health. Chapter 8 includes the most current forms of emergency contraception. Chapter 15 covers the March of Dimes initiative to eliminate elective births before 39 weeks of gestation. Chapter 19 covers the new maternal levels of care in the hospital setting. Chapter 24 will reflect the updated AAP policy on newborn circumcision. Chapter 25 will include the revised AAP policy on breastfeeding and infant sleep. NEW! Updated evidence-based practice boxes focus your attention on current research to improve patient outcomes. NEW! Medication alerts highlighted and integrated within the content alert you to critical drug information that you must consider to provide safe patient care.

Community Organizing and Community Building for Health and Welfare


Author: Meredith Minkler
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813553148
Category: Medical
Page: 512
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The third edition of Community Organizing and Community Building for Health and Welfare provides new and more established ways to approach community building and organizing, from collaborating with communities on assessment and issue selection to using the power of coalition building, media advocacy, and social media to enhance the effectiveness of such work. With a strong emphasis on cultural relevance and humility, this collection offers a wealth of case studies in areas ranging from childhood obesity to immigrant worker rights to health care reform. A "tool kit" of appendixes includes guidelines for assessing coalition effectiveness, exercises for critical reflection on our own power and privilege, and training tools such as "policy bingo." From former organizer and now President Barack Obama to academics and professionals in the fields of public health, social work, urban planning, and community psychology, the book offers a comprehensive vision and on-the-ground examples of the many ways community building and organizing can help us address some of the most intractable health and social problems of our times. Dr. Minkler's course syllabus: Although Dr. Minkler has changed the order of some chapters in the syllabus to accommodate guest speakers and help students prep for the midterm assignment she uses, she arranged the actual book layout in a way that should flow quite naturally if instructors wish to use it in the order in which chapters appear.

Leaders of Their Own Learning

Transforming Schools Through Student-Engaged Assessment
Author: Ron Berger,Leah Rugen,Libby Woodfin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118655443
Category: Education
Page: 400
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From Expeditionary Learning Schools comes a proven approach to student assessment Leaders of Their Own Learning offers a new way of thinking about assessment based on the celebrated work of Expeditionary Learning Schools across the country. Student–Engaged Assessment is not a single practice but an approach to teaching and learning that equips and compels students to understand goals for their learning and growth, track their progress toward those goals, and take responsibility for reaching them. This requires a set of interrelated strategies and structures and a whole–school culture in which students are given the respect and responsibility to be meaningfully engaged in their own learning. Includes everything teachers and school leaders need to implement a successful Student–Engaged Assessment system in their schools Outlines the practices that will engage students in making academic progress, improve achievement, and involve families and communities in the life of the school Describes each of the book′s eight key practices, gives advice on how to begin, and explains what teachers and school leaders need to put into practice in their own classrooms Ron Berger is Chief Program Officer for Expeditionary Learning and former public school teacher Leaders of Their Own Learning shows educators how to ignite the capacity of students to take responsibility for their own learning, meet Common Core and state standards, and reach higher levels of achievement. DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e–book file, but are available for download after purchase.