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An innovation in learning improves upon the implementation of the standard practice or introduces a new practice, thus achieving greater learning outcomes. The Handbook on Innovations in Learning, developed by the Center on Innovations in Learning, presents commissioned chapters describing current best practices of instruction before embarking on descriptions of selected innovative practices which promise better methods of engaging and teaching students. Written by a diverse and talented field of experts, chapters in the Handbook seek to facilitate the adoption of the innovative practices they describe by suggesting implementation policies and procedures to leaders of state and local education agencies.
This book provides a unique and innovative perspective on the controversial phenomenon of stem cell tourism. A growing number of patients are embarking on stem cell treatments that are clinically unproven and yet available in clinics and hospitals around the world. The authors offer a cutting-edge multi-dimensional perspective on this complex and rapidly changing phenomenon, including an analysis of the experiences of those who have undertaken or have contemplated undertaking a stem cell treatment, as well as examination of the views of those who undertake research or advise on or provide stem cell treatments. Developing the concept of the political economy of hope, and referencing case studies of the stem cell treatment market in China, Germany, and Australia, this book argues for a reframing of stem cell tourism to understand why patients and families pursue these treatments and whether authorities concerns are justified and whether their responses are appropriate and proportionate to the alleged risks. Alan Petersen is Professor of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Monash University, Australia. Megan Munsie is a stem cell scientist in the Australian Research Council-funded Stem Cells Australia initiative at The University of Melbourne. Claire Tanner is Lecturer of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Monash University, Australia. Casimir MacGregor is Research Fellow in Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Monash University, Australia. Jane Brophy is a PhD candidate in Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Monash University, Australia.
´´You are legally blind.´´ With these four words Jim Hindman, renowned entrepreneur and founder of Jiffy Lube International, faced the biggest challenge of his life at age 57 when he was diagnosed with macular degeneration, an age-related progressive disease that leads, eventually, to blindness. Throughout his successful career, Hindman always met challenges head-on, but nothing prepared him for the impact of macular degeneration. Fearlessly embarking on a more than 20-year exploration with multiple physicians throughout the United States, Hindman refused to give up until he found a way back through the darkness; innovative new medical procedures and technologies ultimately restored his vision after he successfully underwent surgery for the implantable miniature telescope. In Was Blind, but Now I See, Hindman shares his remarkable journey to recovery, his setbacks, and dramatic achievements. Woven throughout his inspirational account is a rags-to-riches story featuring many of the lessons he learned as kid on the streets of Sioux City, shining shoes and selling newspapers, to become a self-made millionaire by 35. All proceeds will go to education, rehabilitation, and research for macular degeneration and low vision efforts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lloyd James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029623de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ever watched a Disney movie? Or do you own an iPhone? Steve Jobs was the co-founder of Apple Inc., CEO of Pixar, and CEO of NeXT. Widely recognized as the face of Apple Inc. and a powerful story of rags to riches, Steve Jobs was responsible for many of the devices which we are using today. Can you believe it? 20 years ago, Nokia was the world´s largest phone manufacturer. Twenty years later, everything changed. Let’s be honest, would you have thought that a phone with touch screen technology is possible 20 years ago? Steve Jobs, an innovative inventor and entrepreneur, unfortunately left us in 2011, but his legacy is here to last. What can we learn from a man who worked passionately till the day he died? With a deeper insight into Steve Jobs life, journey, failures and inventions, The iPhone Revolution tells the story of a genius billionaire, with chapters on: Steve Jobs´ early life before becoming known as a great inventor Why Steve Jobs visited India before embarking onto the next phase of his life How Steve Jobs built and expanded Apple Inc. The lessons that we can learn from Steve Jobs´ life The details and big events that happened in Steve Jobs´ life And so much more.... "Your time is limited. Don’t waste it living someone else’s life." - Steve Jobs Get a copy of The iPhone Revolution today and explore the journey of an extreme innovator. P. S. - Who you learn from and who you look up to usually influence who you become. Who do you want to become? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Farinacci. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104336de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book demonstrates the central role of ethical character in effective social work practice. Showcasing select biographies of social workers, it reveals how skilled practitioners have developed such core virtues as compassion, love, commitment, prudence, respect for human dignity and a critical sense of social justice through the course of their working lives, and how they apply these virtues in a wide variety of settings and situations to enhance the well-being of the people and communities they work with. As such, the book offers a powerful and inspiring resource to help educators, students and practitioners understand the unbreakable link between what social workers and other social welfare and social development professionals do and who they are, and thereby cultivate core qualities that should be promoted. Pawar, Hugman, Alexandra and Anscombe have found a novel and creative way to explore virtues in social work by examining the career contributions of a group of social work practitioners engaged in virtuous action. Their stories are inspiring and they provide much-needed role models for students and practitioners embarking on empowering practice - Dr. Mel Gray, Professor of Social Work, The University of Newcastle. New South Wales, Australia. In an age where the virtues of truth, cooperation and doing the right thing are increasingly being eroded in public life, this book serves as both an inspiration and invaluable resource to all social work practitioners seeking to reflect on, and improve their practice - Dr. Martin Ryan, Social Worker, Counsellor/Community Educator, Jesuit Social Services, Melbourne. The editors are to be commended for examining the virtuous characters of these ten professional social workers. The use of detailed biographies is an innovative and important approach which helps us to appreciate just what a tremendous impact the virtues can have. - Dr. Christian B. Miller, A. C. Reid Professor of Philosophy, Director, The Character Project, Wake Forest University, USA. Manohar Pawar is Professor of Social Work at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and a member of the Institute for Land and Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia. Manohar has over 30 years of social work education, research and practice experience in Australia and India and has published over 100 refereed journal articles, books and book chapters. His current areas of interest include virtue-led social work practice, international social development, social work and social policy, social aspects of climate change and water, social work education, informal care and ageing, NGOs and community development. Manohar is a recipient of a Faculty of Arts award for Academic Excellence (2009), the Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2008) and an Association of Commonwealth Universities Quality of Life Award (2001). He is the president of the Asia-Pacific Branch of the International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD) and his recent books include Future Directions in Social Development (2017), Reflective Social Work Practice: Thinking, Doing and Being (2015) and Social and Community Development Practice (2014). Richard Hugman is Professor of Social Work at the School of Social Sciences, the University of New Social Wales, Australia. His research interests include ethics for the caring professions, virtue ethics in social work, human rights and refugees settled in Australia, late life care, community and social welfare, mental health and the organization of social services. Richard is a qualified social worker who has spent a decade in practice. Since 2004 Richard has worked with UNICEF Vietnam to advise the Vietnam Government on the development of professional social work. Between 2002 and 2008 Richard was a member of the Ethics Committee of the International Federation of Social Workers and from 2008 to 2014 he was the Federations ethics commissioner. Richard is a Foundation Fellow of the Australian College of Social Work and a Fellow of the Australian Association of Gerontology. Andrew Alexandra is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbournes Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics and his main research and teaching interests lie in political philosophy and professional and applied ethics. Among his many publications in these areas are his co-authored books Media, Markets and Morals (2011), Integrity
Development of Creative Spaces in Academic Libraries: A Decision Makers Guide includes innovative ways libraries are engaging students, including the practice of setting aside high-tech spaces for creativity. Five models of library creative spaces are explored in this book, including digital media labs, digital humanities labs, makerspaces, data visualization labs and knowledge markets. The book explores creative spaces currently offered in libraries, with a focus on academic libraries. It gives real-world advice for the process of crafting a new space in the library, including tactics on how to find campus partners, conduct a needs analysis, and answer important questions. Case studies of innovators of library creativity further highlight the successes-and pitfalls-of embarking on the process of developing a new service or space in the library. Shows administrators what other institutions are doing to enable media literacy Helps university library administrators determine their best course of action Provides detailed, unique case studies on up to 10 leading institutions, along with the service models they are providing Katy Kavanagh Webb is Head of Research and Instructional Services for Joyner Library, East Carolina University; responsible for leading a team of 11 individuals who teach more than 350 information literacy classes and provide 200+ research consultations per year. She is also very active in professional education, recently as a joint organizer of the North Carolina Library Association Present like a Pro workshop series, and as a speaker on the topic of library creative spaces during a webinar for the standards organization NISO. She has presented at the Library Orientation Exchange (LOEX), American Library Association (ALA), and at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) conferences, among others.