Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT, read as one word rather than letters), is one of the most exciting developments in psychotherapy to occur in the last fifty years. ACT departs from conventional psychotherapeutic models, which strive to fix, control, or get rid of unwanted thoughts and behaviors. Instead, ACT demonstrates how to accept uncomfortable or painful situations without engaging with them, allowing them to pass away or diminish as they will. ACT is profound, revolutionary-and it works. Research evidence is piling up that suggests ACT is as or more effective than conventional psychotherapeutic approaches. A DVD included with the text offers role-played examples of the core ACT processes in action on both audio and video. In these examples, a picture is worth a thousand words, bringing to life the concepts developed in the text.
The aim of this book is to provide an easily accessible, practical yet scholarly source of information about the international concern for the nature, theory and practices of the ideas of values education and lifelong learning. Each chapter in this book is written in an accessible style by an international expert in the field. The book tackles the task of identifying, analyzing and addressing the key problems, topics and issues relevant to education and Lifelong Learning.
This Element is an excerpt from From Lemons to Lemonade: Squeeze Every Last Drop of Success Out of Your Mistakes (ISBN: 9780131362734) by Dean A. Shepherd. Available in print and digital formats. How to manage failure so you can learn from it, move on without becoming debilitated--and achieve far greater success next time. The more committed you are to a project, the less likely it will fail, but the worse you will feel if it does fail. The less committed you are to a project, the less bad you will feel if it fails, but the greater the likelihood that it will fail. Why can some people make the considerable commitment necessary for project success while quickly learning from their experiences if the project fails, but others are unable or slow to do so?
This new and updated edition of the highly successful MBA and undergraduate text on change management uses current examples with a strategic focus to guide students through the issues and processes associated with managing change. The new edition: - provides a framework for applying different models to different scenarios; - offers proactive approaches to change that relate to business performance; - gives practical, step-by-step means of handling change; - illustrates with up-to-date real-life case studies. Students using Change Management will gain a greater understanding that effective solutions to change problems need to combine technological, organizational and p
This is a practical resource for community and two year college professionals engaged at all levels of learning outcomes assessment, in both academic and co-curricular environments. It is designed as a guide both to inform the creation of new assessment efforts and to enhance and strengthen assessment programs already established, or in development. Each chapter addresses a key component of the assessment process, beginning with the creation of a learning-centered culture and the development and articulation of shared outcomes goals and priorities. Subsequent chapters lead the reader through the development of a plan, the selection of assessment methods, and the analysis of results. The book concludes by discussing the communication of results and their use in decision making; integrating the conclusions in program review as well as to inform budgeting; and, finally, evaluating the process for continuous improvement, as well as engaging in reflection. The book is illustrated by examples developed by faculty and student affairs/services professionals at community and two year colleges from across the country. Furthermore, to ensure its relevance and applicability for its targeted readership, each chapter has at least one author who is a community college or two-year college professional. Contributors are drawn from the following colleges: Borough of Manhattan Community College David Phillips Buffalo State College Joy Battison Kimberly Kline Booker Piper Butler County Community College Sunday Faseyitan California State University, Fullerton John Hoffman Genesee Community College Thomas Priester Virginia Taylor Heald College Megan Lawrence Stephanie Romano (now with Education Affiliates) Hobart and William Smith Colleges Stacey Pierce Miami Dade College John Frederick Barbara Rodriguez Northern Illinois University Victoria Livingston Paradise Valley Community College Paul Dale San Diego Mesa College Jill Baker Julianna Barnes San Diego State University Marilee Bresciani San Juan College David Eppich Stark State College Barbara Milliken University of Akron Sandra Coyner Megan Moore Gardner
Traditional coaching methods have focused entirely on the individual--sometimes even at the expense of improving measurable business results for the company. Now, authors John Hoover and Paul J. Gorrell, both notable leaders and talent experts, show managers how they can use contextual coaching to ensure both individuals and organizations experience the highest probability for success. Contextual coaching uses a dual-focus systems approach to align coaching processes with the strategies, cultural imperatives, talent management systems, communication practices, and competency requirements of an entire organization. The Coaching Connection teaches readers how to apply this methodology by taking all of these factors into consideration within their own organizational context. When coaching initiatives are successful, individual and organizational interests become one. Including a 360-degree assessment covering the ten most essential skill sets of well-balanced and effective leaders, as well as systems for measuring and managing talent, The Coaching Connection helps companies improve both their people--and their bottom line results.
Complete AFQT study guide, with over 400 practice questions, prepared by a dedicated team of exam experts, with everything you need to pass the AFQT! Pass the AFQT! will help you: Learn faster Practice with 2 complete practice question sets (over 400 questions) Identify your strengths and weaknesses quickly Concentrate your study time Increase your score with multiple choice strategies from exam experts Learn what you MUST do in the exam room Avoid common mistakes on a test Answer multiple choice questions strategically Increase your vocabulary fast with powerful learning strategies Make a AFQT study plan and study schedule Includes tutorials and practice test questions for: Paragraph Comprehension Word Knowledge Mathematics Knowledge Arithmetic Reasoning Extensive (hundreds of pages) review and tutorials on all topics. Also included in this comprehensive AFQT resource, are TWO critical chapters to your exam success: How to Take a Test - The Complete Guide - Let's face it: test-taking is really not easy! While some people seem to have the natural ability to know what to study, how to absorb and retain information, and how to stay calm enough while actually taking a test to earn a great score, most of us find taking tests to be sheer misery. This is one of the most important chapters! Here you will find out: How to Take a Test - The basics In the Test Room - What you MUST do Common Mistakes on a Test - And how to avoid them Mental Prep - How to psych yourself up for a test Multiple Choice Secrets - learn and practice multiple choice strategies prepared by test experts! Learn a step-by-step method for answering multiple choice questions on any exam, and then 12 strategies, with practice questions for each strategy. Maybe you have read this kind of thing before, and maybe feel you don't need it, and you are not sure if you are going to buy this eBook. Remember though, it only a few percentage points divide the PASS from the FAIL students. Even if our test tips increase your score by a few percentage points, isn't that worth it? Why not do everything you can to get the best score on the AFQT?
We interrupt this program to bring meaningful change to professional learning! Big ideas can sometimes get stuck on the way to becoming real change. The authors explain the secret to getting unstuck: interrupting the status quo of traditional activity-based professional development to help educators embrace permanent changes in thinking and behavior. You can enable true learning by: Building a focus on learning, collaborative inquiry, and formal and informal instructional leadership in schools Recognizing the psychological processes involved in adult learning, and overcoming the psychological biases and barriers to change Using tools and strategies such as critical friend relationships, learning conversations, task sheets, and protocols
This new volume in the Search Institute Series on Developmentally Attentive Community and Society represents a milestone in Search Institute’s signature work on the Developmental Assets that children and adolescents need in their lives to succeed. Through the research behind this book, Karen VanderVen links this strength-based, community-based approach to human development to early childhood development and practice. In doing so, she advances a lo- term vision of understanding child and adolescent development not merely as a series of discrete stages, but as a trajectory of development in which experiences in each phase of development link to, reinforce, or redirect experiences in other aspects of life. To be sure, VanderVen explores with both breadth and depth a parti- larly critical time in child development: the early childhood years, ages 3–5. The latest research in numerous ?elds has only increased our understanding of how important it is for communities to attend to children’s developmental expe- ences in these crucial years. Positive development in early childhood leads young people on a path to a healthy adulthood; and a lack of positive dev- opment in early childhood has a blunting effect that extends into elementary and secondary schooling years.
Fully revised and updated, this third edition of Action Learning in Practice covers the origins of Reg Revans's ideas, and looks at their development and application today. Over the last decade the move towards action-based organisational training and development has accelerated and action learning is now an established part of the education and development mainstream in large and small organisations.
This book â?? a product of an international symposium held in Greece in June 2008 and arranged by the international academic association Learning in Higher Education â?? addresses the importance of moving from a content-based view to a learning-centered view of higher education. Researchers and practitioners from five continents discuss three central themes that concern learning-centered higher education â?? the concept of learning; curriculum; and learning, teaching, and assessment processes. The chapters integrate theoretical conceptualizations and empirical examples. The book thereby offers both new approaches to the understanding of learning-centered higher education, as well as normative implications and examples of best practices from people involved in everyday practices of quality enhancement within higher education.
Originating in a recent NSF conference held at the University of Michigan, this book examines the latest ideas about how children interact with objects and through that interaction acquire new understandings, attitudes, and feelings. Although museum education provides the primary setting within which object-centered learning is explored, the analyses apply to a wide range of learning environments. Despite the demonstrated importance of object-centered learning for both academic and life-long learning, until now there has been little psychological research on the topic. Key features of this outstanding new book include: *Cross-disciplinary Focus--This is the first book to examine object-centered learning using the perspectives of such diverse fields as science, history, literacy, and art. *Museum Focus--The explosion of interest in museums of all kinds provides a natural launching pad for conceptual and practical discussions of object-based learning and informal learning environments. Vignettes--In order to ground the conceptual analyses, each chapter includes vignettes describing people actively engaged with objects in a specific setting. This volume is appropriate for advanced students and researchers in educational psychology, cognitive psychology, science education, and persons directly involved in museum education.
Everyone can benefit from basic programming skills–and after you start, you just might want to go a whole lot further. Author Steven Foote taught himself to program, figuring out the best ways to overcome every obstacle. Now a professional web developer, he’ll help you follow in his footsteps. He teaches concepts you can use with any modern programming language, whether you want to program computers, smartphones, tablets, or even robots. Learning to Program will help you build a solid foundation in programming that can prepare you to achieve just about any programming goal. Whether you want to become a professional software programmer, or you want to learn how to more effectively communicate with programmers, or you are just curious about how programming works, this book is a great first step in helping to get you there. Learning to Program will help you get started even if you aren’t sure where to begin. • Learn how to simplify and automate many programming tasks • Handle different types of data in your programs • Use regular expressions to find and work with patterns • Write programs that can decide what to do, and when to do it • Use functions to write clean, well-organized code • Create programs others can easily understand and improve • Test and debug software to make it reliable • Work as part of a programming team • Learn the next steps to take to build a lifetime of programming skills
Globalisation of world trade, international media, technological innovation and social change are creating opportunities and challenges that today’s pupils will inherit and build on. A pupil’s academic, technical and social capacity will define their success or failure. Therefore, educational outcomes and well-being for young people across emerging and developed economies and the crucial role of education and leaders of education has never been more important. Schools are under pressure to think more clearly about their place in children’s lives beyond the passage of learning in classrooms. The processes inside schools, the organisation of school systems and the relationship between communities’ educators are critical elements in a complex mix that must balance correctly if it is to benefit school children properly. Using the term ’high leverage leadership‘ to describe leadership that is associated with higher outcomes than would normally be found in similar contexts, this timely book: Provides an overview of the development of educational leadership research Demonstrates how successful educational leaders apply contextual, social and professional expertise to the three distinctive leadership tasks of navigation, management and partnership Offers an insight into the complexity of the educational leadership and practices of school leaders who, against the odds, produce high outcomes for young people Validates the idea that a renovation of educational leadership is necessary to maximise educational outcomes. High Leverage Leadership will be an indispensible text for school leaders, public sector officers, post-graduate students and researchers in leadership, policy, school improvement and educational change.