Using Realistic Mathematics Education to Design Learning Activities

Using Realistic Mathematics Education to Design Learning Activities

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The rationale for this study emerged from a realization that conventional instructional design approaches for introducing Calculus concepts, based on the logical sequencing and structuring of the concepts, did not adequately attend to or address students’ ways of thinking. The instructional design theory of Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) offered a promising approach for designing learning sequences based on actual investigations of the ways in which students think. This study’s focus was on trialling the process of RME theory-based design using the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus as an example.Applying RME required developing a hypothetical learning trajectory (HLT) while attempting to adhere to methodological guidelines of design research. The series of design experiments have revealed knowledge about student reasoning four main areas of quantifying change, curve sketching, general mathematical reasoning and symbol use. From the study, it is clear that successful adoption of the RME is influenced by:careful selection of the concepts to be presented; a team of experts to research, test and develop the learning activities; opportunities for student interaction and resources.

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants’ Cultivation and Marketing in Nepal

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants’ Cultivation and Marketing in Nepal

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This book, originally a research carried out in 2008, illustrates the different dimensions of medicinal and aromatic plants regarding the problems and prospects for their cultivation and marketing. Since cultivators are yet in haze which particular species might be apposite for soil, society and for economic viewpoint? It is interesting of this book to know that Chamomile, Sarpagandha, Tulsi and Asparagus wild had the top priority in tropical regions/districts in Nepal, even if there are varieties of constraints for cultivators. However, People have positive attitude towards the cultivation and development of allied enterprises, utilizing the fallow lands that increase productivity of soils and national revenue resulting in the contribution of the poverty reduction of the country. This book will be useful reference for professionals interested in the promotion of medicinal and aromatic plants.

Organizational Commitment Among School Teachers

Organizational Commitment Among School Teachers

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Organizational commitment appears to be highly important for not only a teacher’s success but also for systems in seeking to make India a developed nation till 2020 A.D. Among all the possible factors, that affect teacher’s organizational commitment are occupational stress, job satisfaction, employee’s morale and socio-emotional school climate. The present book focuses on how organizational commitment is related to the above mentioned variables. The data have been obtained from 615 secondary school teachers and latest statistical techniques have been applied to make the findings of immense importance to the planners, administrators, bureaucrats, managers, principals and teachers.

The Use Of Instructional Materials In The Pedagogy Of English

The Use Of Instructional Materials In The Pedagogy Of English

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This book investigates the pedagogy of English as a second language with specific attention to the use of resource materials in the classroom. The book highlights the use of different types of resources at the teachers’ and learners’ disposal for improving teaching and learning of English. This book is intended for secondary school teachers and any other scholars interested in the teaching of English as a second language

Охрана труда в малом бизнесе. Автозаправочные станции

Охрана труда в малом бизнесе. Автозаправочные станции

Автор: Л. П. Шариков

Пособие предназначено для руководителей автозаправочных станций. Приводятся основные требования в области охраны труда и обеспечения его безопасности в соответствии с действующими нормативными правовыми актами, содержащими требования по охране труда, и порядок их выполнения. Может использоваться органами исполнительной власти субъектов Российской Федерации, администрациями муниципальных образований и региональными центрами охраны труда.

Reading Strategies

Reading Strategies

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Nowadays reading is considered to be an active skill rather than a passive one. The reading process is no longer limited to analyzing the vocabularies and structures of the sentences, it also involves making use of different cognitive, metacognitive, and test-taking reading strategies. A good reader should be armed with a wide range of reading strategies in order to comprehend the text effectively and to solve the possible ambiguities.

Colleges and Development of Economically Challenged Girl Students

Colleges and Development of Economically Challenged Girl Students

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The status of girl students and their education has evolved over the years. A lot of work has been done during various five year plans in this regard. Economically challenged girl students are considered to be “At-risk” students. They would be the first to drop out of college in case of any exigency. Special efforts are being carried out by colleges for economic development, social up-liftment, spiritual development, physical and mental development of economically challenged girl students. Are the colleges doing enough in this regard? What activities are colleges doing for reducing the drop out rates of these «At Risk» students? These are some answers this book seeks to find answers to. This book would be of great help to educationists, researchers, college Principals who would like to study the evolving the evolving role of colleges in development of economically challengd girl students in India.

Technology in the classroom

Technology in the classroom

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Digital technologies are being touted as a panacea to science education’s problems. Proponents of technology in science education indicate that technology makes abstract concepts real, facilitates engagement, among other things. But, does it affect student academic achievement? Do students prefer learning through technology to being taught by a teacher? These and many other issues are discussed in this book. The information for this book was gathered from high school students who were taught through digital technology and another group who were taught through the conventional approach. The academic achievement of both groups were then compared. Students’ views on their learning experiences with technology have also been presented.

Zinc Availability and Sorghum Growth

Zinc Availability and Sorghum Growth

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Sorghum is a highly Zn sensitive crop in the cereals. Among the major cereal crops sorghum ranks fourth in the world after wheat, rice and maize. Sorghum is mostly grown in Pakistan but mainly under rain fed areas both for forage and grain purposes.Zinc is an essential micronutrient for normal crop growth and Zn deficiency can severely impair crop growth and decrease yields. Zn fertilizers and synthetic chelates like Zn-EDTA can also be used that are organic materials which upon their decomposition release certain substances which serve as natural chelates.

Teaching Health Literacy in Conjunction with ESL

Teaching Health Literacy in Conjunction with ESL

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In the United States, many English as a Second Language (ESL) speakers have low levels of health literacy. The purpose of this project is to create a curriculum that ESL teachers can implement to improve the English language proficiency and the health literacy skills of adult ESL speakers in the United States. The curriculum is designed for teachers who work with ESL speakers who may have trouble obtaining, processing, communicating, or managing health information due to language barriers.