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Dialogic: Education for the Internet Age

Dialogic: Education for the Internet Age

  • Author: Rupert Wegerif
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136277919
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 208
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Dialogic: Education for the Internet Age argues that despite rapid advances in communications technology, most teaching still relies on traditional approaches to education, built upon the logic of print, and dependent on the notion that there is a single true representation of reality. In practice, the use of the Internet disrupts this traditional logic of education by offering an experience of knowledge as participatory and multiple. This new logic of education is dialogic and characterises education as learning to learn, think and thrive in the context of working with multiple perspectives and ultimate uncertainty. The book builds upon the simple contrast between observing dialogue from an outside point of view, and participating in a dialogue from the inside, before pinpointing an essential feature of dialogic: the gap or difference between voices in dialogue which is understood as an irreducible source of meaning. Each chapter of the book applies this dialogic thinking to a specific challenge facing education, re-thinking the challenge and revealing a new theory of education. Areas covered in the book include: dialogical learning and cognition dialogical learning and emotional intelligence educational technology, dialogic ‘spaces’ and consciousness global dialogue and global citizenship dialogic theories of science and maths education The challenge identified in Wegerif’s text is the growing need to develop a new understanding of education that holds the potential to transform educational policy and pedagogy in order to meet the realities of the digital age. Dialogic: Education for the Internet Age draws upon the latest research in dialogic theory, creativity and technology, and is essential reading for advanced students and researchers in educational psychology, technology and policy.

Cooler Than Fiction

Cooler Than Fiction

A Planning Guide for Teen Nonfiction Booktalks

  • Author: Jill S. Jarrell,Tara C. Cannon
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786461837
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 199
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Designed for public librarians, school media specialists, teachers, and anyone with an interest in supporting teen literacy, this book features 133 nonfiction booktalks to use with both voracious and reluctant teen readers. These booktalks cover a wide and varied range of nonfiction genres, including science, nature, history, biography, graphic novels, true crime, art, and much more. Each includes a set of discussion questions and sample project ideas which could be easily expanded into a classroom lesson plan or full library program. Also included are several guidelines for classroom integration, tips for making booktalks more interactive and interesting, and selections for further reading.

Assessing the Threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Assessing the Threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction

The Role of Independent Scientists

  • Author: John L. Finney,Ivo Šlaus
  • Publisher: IOS Press
  • ISBN: 1607500841
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 309
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Assessing the Threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction is a collection of papers delivered at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop of the same name, which examined the role of independent scientists in assessing WMD threat. Such threat assessment has a profound impact on the policies of governments and international organizations. It raises numerous questions: What exactly is an independent scientist and what threatens their independence? What role do cultural dependencies play within assessments?

A Dream of Nigeria

A Dream of Nigeria

  • Author: Kevin Etta
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1425706606
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 99
  • View: 7463
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A Dream of Nigeria is a collection of published essays examining governance in Nigeria from 2002 to 2005, during Nigeria's current civil-rule dispensation. It is firstly a historical and political assessment of the nature and impact of governance during this period on the social, economic, and spiritual fortunes of the Nigerian peoples. Secondly, it is a whisper, a prayer, and a clarion call for the peoples of Nigeria in particular and Africa in general to reach for something higher than themselves, a set of higher values, forming the basis for good governance, improved service delivery, and civic responsibility at all levels, and creating a more stable political foundation for proper democratization.

Science-Fiction from the Clothing Department

Science-Fiction from the Clothing Department

  • Author: Rebekah Rodney
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469142686
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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Spying on the Bomb: American Nuclear Intelligence from Nazi Germany to Iran and North Korea

Spying on the Bomb: American Nuclear Intelligence from Nazi Germany to Iran and North Korea

  • Author: Jeffrey T. Richelson
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393244024
  • Category: History
  • Page: 768
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Spying on the Bomb is an "engrossing" (Wall Street Journal) global history of the American-led effort to spy on every nation with nuclear ambitions. A global history of U.S. nuclear espionage from its World War II origins to twenty-first century threats from rogue states. For more than sixty years, the United States has monitored friends and foes who seek to develop the ultimate weapon. Since 1952 the nuclear club has grown to at least nine nations, while others are making serious attempts to join. Each chapter of Spying on the Bomb chronologically focuses on the nuclear activities of one or more countries, intermingling what the United States believed was happening with accounts of what actually occurred in each country's laboratories, test sites, and decision-making councils. Jeffrey T. Richelson weaves recently declassified documents into his interviews with the scientists and spies involved in the nuclear espionage. Spying on the Bomb reveals new information about U.S. intelligence work on the Soviet/Russian, French, Chinese, Indian, Israeli, and South African nuclear programs; on the attempts to solve the mysterious Vela Incident; and on current efforts to uncover the nuclear secrets of Iran and North Korea. The book also includes spy satellite photographs never before extracted from the national archives.

Crusade

Crusade

Chronicles of an Unjust War

  • Author: James Carroll
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Books
  • ISBN: 1466855088
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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A devastating indictment of the Bush administration's war policies from the bestselling author and respected moral authority With the words "this Crusade, this war on terror," George W. Bush defined the purpose of his presidency. And just as promptly, James Carroll-Boston Globe columnist, son of a general, former antiwar chaplain and activist, and recognized voice of ethical authority-began a week-by-week argument with the administration over its actions. In powerful, passionate bulletins, Carroll dissected the President's exploitation of the nation's fears, invocations of a Christian mission, and efforts to overturn America's traditional relations-with other nations and its own citizens. Crusade, the collection of Carroll's searing columns, offers a comprehensive and tough-minded critique of the war on terror. From Carroll's first rejection of "war" as the proper response to Osama bin Laden, to his prescient verdict of failure in Iraq, to his never-before-published analysis of the faith-based roots of current U.S. policies, this volume displays his rare insight and scope. Combining clear moral consciousness, an acute sense of history, and a real-world grasp of the unforgiving demands of politics, Crusade is a compelling call for the rescue of America's noblest traditions. A cry from the heart, a record of protest, and a permanently relevant analysis, Carroll's work confronts the Bush era and measures it against what America was meant to be.