Preparation for university study and integration into the workforce is the academic goal in the final years of secondary education. This preparedness can only be achieved through the motivation and involvement of students in secondary education programs which will lead to successful outcomes. Engaging Adolescent Students in Contemporary Classrooms: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a critical scholarly resource that examines the importance of motivation and concentration during the final years of secondary education in order to promote successful outcomes and experiences for students in higher education environments. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics, such as failure avoidance, mastery orientation, and student engagement, this book is geared toward academicians, practitioners, and researchers seeking relevant research on preparing students for successful college and university careers through motivation and engagement.
"This book provides insight into the complex motivational experiences of senior secondary students. It is based on cutting-edge research on a longitudinal exploration of motivation and engagement in the crucial final three years of secondary education, using a complex model of 11-factors of motivation and engagement"--
Universal access to high-quality education plays an important role in the building of peace, sustainable social and economic development, and intercultural dialogue. Providing research on the quality and understanding of open education allows for successful learning strategies and educational sustainability. Metasystems Learning Design of Open Textbooks: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential reference source that discusses the role of open education in improving the quality of education, as well as facilitating policy dialogue, knowledge sharing, and capacity building. Featuring research on topics such as design theory, competence development, and adaptive learning, this book is ideally designed for educators, academicians, education administrators, curriculum developers, and researchers seeking coverage on the functional models of open education and the diversity of open educational resources.
Undoubtedly, teachers of this century should empower themselves both pedagogically and technologically to be able to teach more efficiently and enable efficient learning. Although there is extensive research on the way language should be taught, research on the use of technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) by teachers of English as a foreign language is still in need of more scientific support. English as a Foreign Language Teachers' TPACK: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential reference source that discusses the concept of TPACK and its related concepts to the knowledge base of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). Featuring research on topics such as computer-assisted language learning, the role of teachers, and teacher knowledge base, this book is ideally designed for educators, TEFL teachers, professionals, academicians, researchers, and students seeking coverage on more practical and research-based instructional designs for language classrooms.
As traditional classroom settings are transitioning to online environments, teachers now face the challenge of using this medium to promote effective learning strategies, especially when teaching older age groups. Because adult learners bring a different set of understandings and skills to education than younger students, such as more job and life experiences, the one-size-fits-all approach to teaching does not work, thus pushing educators to create a student-centered approach for each learner. The Handbook of Research on Student-Centered Strategies in Online Adult Learning Environments is an important resource providing readers with multiple perspectives to approach issues often associated with adult learners in an online environment. This publication highlights current research on topics including, but not limited to, online competency-based education, nontraditional adult learners, virtual classrooms in public universities, and teacher training for online education. This book is a vital reference for online trainers, adult educators, university administrators, researchers, and other academic professionals looking for emerging information on utilizing online classrooms and environments in student-centered adult education.
The ability to effectively communicate with individuals from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds is an invaluable asset. Learning a second language proves useful as students navigate the culturally diverse world; however, studying a second language can be difficult for learners who are not immersed in the real and natural environment of the foreign language. Also, changes in education and advancements in information and communication technologies pose a number of challenges for implementing and maintaining sound practices within technology-enhanced language learning (TELL). Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Technology-Enhanced Language Learning provides information on educational technologies that enable language learners to have access to authentic and useful language resources. Readers will explore themes such as language pedagogy, how specific and universal cultural contexts influence audio-visual media used in technology-enhanced language learning (TELL), and the use of English video games to promote foreign language learning. This book is a valuable resource for academicians, education practitioners, advanced-level students, and school administrators seeking to improve language learning through technology-based resources.
Today, millions of students cross geographic, cultural, and educational borders for their higher education. Trends of international student mobility are significant to universities, educators, business leaders, and governments to increase revenue and campus diversity in the global marketplace. As such, it is vital to examine recent trends in global student mobility around the world. International Student Mobility and Opportunities for Growth in the Global Marketplace is a critical scholarly resource that examines recent trends in global student mobility in Australia, Asia, North America, Latin America, Middle East, and Europe where the emerging trends and practices are prominent. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as internationalization, cultural identity, and student mobility, this book is geared towards educators, education administrators, education professionals, academicians, researchers, and students.
The prominence of social media, especially in the lives of teenagers and young adults, has long been regarded as a significant distraction from studies. However, the integration of these forms of media into the teaching experience can improve the engagement of students. Global Perspectives on Social Media in Tertiary Learning and Teaching: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential scholarly publication that embeds innovative, current pedagogical practices into new and redeveloped courses and introduces digital and online learning tools to best support teaching practices. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics including collaborative learning, innovative learning environments, and blended teaching, this book provides essential research for educators, educational administrators, education stakeholders, academicians, researchers, and professionals within the realm of higher education.
Online degree programs have long faced the issue of retention and engagement from their students. Proper support and guidance for students can encourage continuation in these programs, and can help lead to student success. Coaching for Student Retention and Success at the Postsecondary Level: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the application of student support systems as a promising intervention for post-secondary retention and student success. While highlighting topics such as student assessment, online programs, and professional identity, this publication explores support strategies that boost retention, as well as the methods of using support and guidance to promote student success. This book is ideally designed for educational professionals, educational organizations, educational administrators, universities, and academics seeking current research on the effects of guidance on student retention rates and success.
Despite the empowering pride culture that has evolved globally in the past half-century, the LGBTQAI+ community continues to face widespread discrimination. They are often subjected to cruelty and discrimination and are the bearers of a heavy psychological burden and frustration that stems from not coming out and expressing their concerns freely. Today, the invisibility of this community and its concerns have become enormous challenges for the world as their interests often go unrepresented and unaddressed by governments due to various barriers. Global LGBTQ+ Concerns in a Contemporary World: Politics, Prejudice, and Community considers the harsh realities of the LGBTQAI+ community and draws attention to key issues such as violation of their rights and disparities in access to basic amenities such as healthcare, employment, and security. Covering key topics such as inclusion, mental health, queer communities, and human rights, this reference work is ideal for activists, advocates, politicians, sociologists, gender studies specialists, policymakers, government officials, industry professionals, researchers, scholars, academicians, practitioners, instructors, and students.
In a globalized world, it is essential for business courses to adapt to the current economic climate by integrating cross-cultural and transnational approaches while remaining focused on the mission of the curriculum. Mission-Driven Approaches in Modern Business Education provides innovative insights into the ways that mission values can be seamlessly, efficiently, and effectively integrated into the core of any business course to inspire and influence quality business education. The content within this publication represents the work of educators in finance, management, marketing, international business, and other fields. It is designed for business managers, academicians, upper-level students, researchers, administrators, and organizational developers, and covers topics centered on mission as it relates to teaching, leadership, experiential learning, mission statements, sustainability, cultural engagement, and several other topics.
Between adolescence and adulthood, individuals begin to explore themselves mentally and emotionally in an attempt to figure out who they are and where they fit in society. Social technologies in the modern age have ushered in an era where these evolving adolescents must circumvent the negative pressures of online influences while also still trying to learn how to be utterly independent. Recent Advances in Digital Media Impacts on Identity, Sexuality, and Relationships is a collection of critical reference materials that provides imperative research on identity exploration in emerging adults and examines how digital media is used to help explore and develop one’s identity. While highlighting topics such as mobile addiction, online intimacy, and cyber aggression, this publication explores a crucial developmental period in the human lifespan and how digital media hinders (or helps) maturing adults navigate life. This book is ideally designed for therapists, psychologists, sociologists, psychiatrists, researchers, educators, academicians, and professionals.