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Thinking Collaboratively

Author : D. Randy Garrison
ISBN : 9781317581123
Genre : Education
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Thinking Collaboratively is a theoretical and practical guide to thinking and learning in deep and meaningful ways within purposeful communities of inquiry. Critical thinking has long been recognized as an important educational goal but, until now, has largely been conceived and operationalized as an individual attitude and ability. Increasingly, however, a more relevant and complete cognitive construct has been emerging: thinking collaboratively. Thinking collaboratively is the means to inquire, test, and apply new understandings, and to make sense of the information that bombards us continuously. In short, thinking collaboratively is required to flourish in our highly connected world and, in this book based on more than a decade of research, Garrison provides an essential introduction to this vital concept.

Collaborative Intelligence

Author : Dawna Markova
ISBN : 9780812994919
Genre : Business & Economics
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A breakthrough book on the transformative power of collaborative thinking Collaborative intelligence, or CQ, is a measure of our ability to think with others on behalf of what matters to us all. It is emerging as a new professional currency at a time when the way we think, interact, and innovate is shifting. In the past, “market share” companies ruled by hierarchy and topdown leadership. Today, the new market leaders are “mind share” companies, where influence is more important than power, and success relies on collaboration and the ability to inspire. Collaborative Intelligence is the culmination of more than fifty years of original research that draws on Dawna Markova’s background in cognitive neuroscience and her most recent work, with Angie McArthur, as a “Professional Thinking Partner” to some of the world’s top CEOs and creative professionals. Markova and McArthur are experts at getting brilliant yet difficult people to think together. They have been brought in to troubleshoot for Fortune 500 leaders in crisis and managers struggling to inspire their teams. When asked about their biggest challenges at work, Markova and McArthur’s clients all cite a common problem: other people. This response reflects the way we have been taught to focus on the gulfs between us rather than valuing our intellectual diversity—that is, the ways in which each of us is uniquely gifted, how we process information and frame questions, what kind of things deplete us, and what engages and inspires us. Through a series of practices and strategies, the authors teach us how to recognize our own mind patterns and map the talents of our teams, with the goal of embarking together on an aligned course of action and influence. In Markova and McArthur’s experience, managers who appreciate intellectual diversity will lead their teams to innovation; employees who understand it will thrive because they are in touch with their strengths; and an entire team who understands it will come together to do their best work in a symphony of collaboration, their individual strengths working in harmony like an orchestra or a high-performing sports team. Praise for Collaborative Intelligence “Rooted in the latest neuroscience on the nature of collaboration, Collaborative Intelligence celebrates the power of working and thinking together at the highest levels of business and politics, and in the smallest aspects of our everyday lives. Dawna Markova and Angie McArthur show us that our ability to collaborate is not only a measure of intelligence, but essential to solving the world’s problems and seeing the possibilities in ourselves and others.”—Arianna Huffington “This inspiring book teaches you how to align your intention with the intention of others, and how, through shared strengths and talents, you have every right to expect greatness and set the highest goals and expectations.”—Deepak Chopra “Everyone talks about collaboration today, but the rhetoric typically outweighs the reality. Collaborative Intelligence offers tangible tools for those serious about becoming ‘system leaders’ who can close the gap and make collaboration real.”—Peter M. Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline “I have worked with Markova and McArthur for several years, focusing on achieving better results through intellectual diversity. Their approach has encouraged more candid debate and collaborative behavior within the team. The team, not individuals, becomes the hero.”—Al Carey, CEO, PepsiCo

Collaborative Customer Relationship Management

Author : Alexander H. Kracklauer
ISBN : 9783540247104
Genre : Business & Economics
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Driven by rapidly changing business environments and increasingly demanding consumers, many organizations are searching for new ways to achieve and retain a competitive advantage via customer intimacy and CRM. This book presents a new strategic framework that has been tested successfully with various global companies. New management concepts such as Collaborative Forecasting and Replenishment, CRM, Category Management, and Mass Customization are integrated into one holistic approach. Experts from companies like McKinsey and Procter&Gamble, as well as authors from renowned academic institutions, offer valuable insights on how to redesign organizations for the future.

Practical Evaluation For Collaborative Services

Author : James R. Veale
ISBN : 0761978445
Genre : Business & Economics
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Assessment and evaluation is particularly difficult when assessment strategies and tools must be designed from scratch and evaluation processes must be established within the context of existing evaluation processes and within complex models of service delivery. Practical Evaluation for Collaborative Services answers the call for help wherever assessment and evaluation are being considered as schools and community service agencies work to establish and evaluate broad-based community collaborative initiatives. This book is unique in that specific evaluation instruments are provided in a format that can be immediately copied and used. This factor alone will save many hours of development by local service providers and managers trying to design evaluation from scratch.In particular, readers will find an approach to monitor and measure parent/guardian involvement and coordination of multiple agency services. The instruments and processes were developed and used within large and small communities to assess collaborative service arrangements between public schools and service agencies such as public health, mental health, human services, etc. The authors believe the information complements existing national initiatives to develop and evaluate full-service schools.

Creating Collaborative Advantage

Author : Chris Huxham
ISBN : 080397499X
Genre : Business & Economics
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Inter-organizational collaboration is becoming increasingly significant as a means of achieving organizational objectives in turbulent environments. Yet it is not an easy process to implement successfully. Drawing on the work of authors with a high level of relevant experience, this volume provides a thought-provoking and accessible introduction to the theory and practice of `creating collaborative advantage'. The first part of the book develops a framework of key dimensions for understanding collaboration. Different perspectives highlight the diversity of rationales and contexts involved, and the range of elements which need to be considered and addressed when embarking on collaborative endeavours. The se

Keeping Students Safe And Helping Them Thrive A Collaborative Handbook On School Safety Mental Health And Wellness 2 Volumes

Author : David Osher Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781440854149
Genre : Education
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Details the safety, mental health, and wellness issues in schools today and focuses on the interactions and collaborations needed among students, teachers, families, community members, and other professionals to foster the safety, learning, and well-being of all students. • Brings together cross-disciplinary and cross-stakeholder teams from education, counseling, psychology, human services, juvenile justice, law, and other fields • Focuses on promotion, prevention, early and intensive intervention, and treatment for safety and wellness in schools • Highlights collaborative, culturally competent approaches to family and youth engagement • Provides strategies for threat assessment and crisis management

Fostering Critical Thinking Through Collaborative Group Work

Author : Dennis Chun-Lok Fung
ISBN : 9789811324116
Genre : Education
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This book reports on studies contextualised within the curriculum development of General Studies in primary education and Liberal Studies in secondary education in Hong Kong. Both areas call for a learning environment that is conducive to the use of collaborative group work to foster critical thinking. By employing a mixed-methods approach and undertaking a teaching intervention based on Anderson et al.’s (2001) study, the book evaluates the effectiveness of group work in learners’ development of critical thinking skills and mindsets. In addition, it examines the influence of Chinese culture on the practice of group work. Findings from primary and secondary classrooms are subjected to a comparative analysis, yielding valuable insights into the relevance of group work for promoting critical thinking.

Language And Gesture

Author : David McNeill
ISBN : 0521777615
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Landmark study on the role of gestures in relation to speech and thought.

The Collaborative Leader

Author : Ian McDermott
ISBN : 9781785830556
Genre : Business & Economics
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In The Collaborative Leader, L. Michael Hall and Ian McDermott answer key questions about leadership. What is collaboration? How does it relate to leadership? How do you do it effectively? How do you pull people together, inspire them with a meaningful vision, and organise them so that a team spirit emerges and peak performance is achieved? The Collaborative Leader is a practical guide to collaborating with others and leading collaboratively. That means learning how to win the hearts and minds of those who we lead. Packed with practical and immediate action points, the book will show you how to turn around a non-collaborative group or environment immediately. You will find assessment questions throughout, step-by-step processes on collaboration, and an invitation to action at the end of each chapter: a personal challenge to step up to the collaborative level of leadership. Learn the core competencies that facilitate a healthy, joyful, and productive collaboration. The foundation of collaborative leadership is self-collaboration. The leader who cannot effectively collaborate cannot effectively lead. If you are to walk your talk, you need to demonstrate collaborative skills yourself, and this book will show you the ‘how to’s’ for developing the critical success elements of leadership. The best collaborators are those who have lots of fun collaborating. The goal can be serious. The collaboration can be fun. Learn how it’s possible by understanding the structure and processes of collaboration. Whether you’re responsible for team or organisational development, you’ll find plenty here to inspire you to transform your leadership into collaborative leadership. Chapters include: Part I: The Foundations of Collaborative Leadership—Leading the Call, 1. The Vision—Why Bother? 2. The Mirror—Where Are You? 3. What Is a Collaborative Leader? 4. Challenges To Collaborative Leadership. Part II: Collaborative Leadership—The How To, 5. The Collaborative Pathway—How Do We Get There? 6. Calling For and Inspiring Collaboration—Inviting Others 7. Choosing To Collaborate—Making the Decision 8. Creating a Culture of Collaboration—Collaboration Inside Out 9. Combining Differences For Synergy—Welcoming and Integrating 10. Integrating Self and Others—The Collaborative Quadrants 11. Believing In Collaboration 12 The Principles of Collaboration 13. The Bigger Game of Collaboration 14. The States of Collaboration 15. The Call To Be a Collaborative Leader. Part III: Collaborative Leadership Challenges—There Be Dragons! 16. How Collaborations Can Go Wrong 17. Pseudo-Collaboration—The Talk Without the Walk 18. Collaboration In Crisis

The Politics Of Literature In A Divided 21st Century

Author : Katharina Donn
ISBN : 9781000074260
Genre : Literary Criticism
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How does literature matter politically in the 21st century? This book offers an ecocritical framework for exploring the significance of literature today. Featuring a diverse body of texts and authors, it develops a future-oriented politics embedded in those transgressive realities which our political system finds impossible to tame. This book re-imagines political agency, voices, bodies and borders as transformative processes rather than rigid realities, articulating a ‘dia-topian’ literary politics. Taking a contextual approach, it addresses such urgent global issues as biopolitics, migration and borders, populism, climate change, and terrorism. These readings revitalize fictional worlds for political enquiry, demonstrating how imaginative literature seeds change in a world of closed-off horizons. Prior to the pragmatics of power-play, literary language breathes new energy into the frames of our thought and the shapes of our affects. This book shows how relation, metamorphosis and enmeshment can become salient in a politics beyond the conflict line.

Thinking Collaboratively

Author : Charles Bruner
ISBN : OCLC:23823744
Genre : Child welfare
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Self Directed Multimodal Learning In Higher Education

Author : Jako Olivier
ISBN : 9781928523413
Genre : Education
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This book aims to provide an overview of theoretical and practical considerations in terms of self-directed multimodal learning within the university context. Multimodal learning is approached in terms of the levels of multimodality and specifically blended learning and the mixing of modes of delivery (contact and distance education). As such, this publication will provide a unique snapshot of multimodal practices within higher education through a self-directed learning epistemological lens. The book covers issues such as what self-directed multimodal learning entails, mapping of specific publications regarding blended learning, blended learning in mathematics, geography, natural science and computer literacy, comparative experiences in distance education as well as situated and culturally appropriate learning in multimodal contexts. This book provides a unique focus on multimodality in terms of learning and delivery within the context of self-directed learning. Therefore, the publication would not only advance the scholarship of blended and open distance learning in South Africa, but also the contribute to enriching the discourse regarding self-direction. From this book readers will get an impression of the latest trends in literature in terms of multimodal self-directed learning in South Africa as well as unique empirical work being done in this regard.

Responsive Teaching In Science And Mathematics

Author : Amy D. Robertson
ISBN : 9781317423737
Genre : Education
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Answering calls in recent reform documents to shape instruction in response to students’ ideas while integrating key concepts and scientific and/or mathematical practices, this text presents the concept of responsive teaching, synthesizes existing research, and examines implications for both research and teaching. Case studies across the curriculum from elementary school through adult education illustrate the variety of forms this approach to instruction and learning can take, what is common among them, and how teachers and students experience it. The cases include intellectual products of students’ work in responsive classrooms and address assessment methods and issues. Many of the cases are supplemented with online resources ( including classroom video and extensive transcripts, providing readers with additional opportunities to immerse themselves in responsive classrooms and to see for themselves what these environments look and feel like.

Collaborative Leadership And Global Transformation

Author : Timothy Stagich
ISBN : 9780976960324
Genre : Business & Economics
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Collaboration in organizations and group cultures is changing the way we think about leadership as well as individual, social and global transformation. Change is inevitable and the transformations which occur through group synergy are reshaping the world in which we live in every area of community life. We are becoming a more collaborative society. Leaders who understand how to facilitate collaboration are better able to improve performance and motivate people to learn, develop, share and adapt to c hanges at home, at work and throughout the global community. The transformations which occur through this process help each individual and group to reach their highest potential and in the process generate benefits for society and the environment. This book is a blueprint for leaders and individuals to understand this collaborative process and learn how to work together better to create higher levels of synergy and performance in every group effort.

The Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Cscl Conference 2013 Volume 2

Author : ISLS
ISBN : 9781483406671
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Leading With Strategic Thinking

Author : Aaron K. Olson
ISBN : 9781118968178
Genre : Business & Economics
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Be a more effective leader with strategic thinking Leading with Strategic Thinking reveals what effectiveleaders do differently. Eschewing the one-size-fits-all leadershipmodel, this helpful guide outlines four general leadership typesand demonstrates how each type achieves success – whetherthrough personal vision, structured process, collaboration, or byempowering others. The authors identify the actions and skills thatdistinguish strategic leadership, drawn from interviews and focusgroups with over three hundred leaders from around the world.Examples and case studies illustrate these concepts in action, andthe provided reference materials steer readers toward more advancedinformation on this important topic. The disruptive forces of technology and globalization raise newchallenges for leaders. This book is a manual that will helpexecutives and aspiring leaders harness these forces and addressthe two central questions of strategic leadership: How do the best leaders develop their strategy? How do effective leaders drive strategic change? Becoming a strategic leader isn’t about mimicking an icon.The most effective leaders seize opportunity in a way thatconsciously integrates environmental requirements, stakeholderexpectations, and personal ability. Leading with StrategicThinking shows what these leaders do, and gives anyone thetools to be a more strategic leader.

Leveraging Knowledge For Innovation In Collaborative Networks

Author : Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
ISBN : 9783642045684
Genre : Computers
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Collaborative Networks A Tool for Promoting Co-creation and Innovation The collaborative networks paradigm offers powerful socio-organizational mec- nisms, supported by advanced information and communication technologies for p- moting innovation. This, in turn, leads to new products and services, growth of better customer relationships, establishing better project and process management, and building higher-performing consortia. By putting diverse entities that bring different perspectives, competencies, practices, and cultures, to work together, collaborative networks develop the right environment for the emergence of new ideas and more efficient, yet practical, solutions. This aspect is particularly important for small and medium enterprises which typically lack critical mass and can greatly benefit from participation in co-innovation networks. However, larger organizations also benefit from the challenges and the diversity found in collaborative ecosystems. In terms of research, in addition to the trend identified in previous years toward a sounder consolidation of the theoretical foundation in this discipline, there is now a direction of developments more focused on modeling and reasoning about new c- laboration patterns and their contribution to value creation. “Soft issues,” including social capital, cultural aspects, ethics and value systems, trust, emotions, behavior, etc. continue to deserve particular attention in terms of modeling and reasoning. Exploi- tion of new application domains such as health care, education, and active aging for retired professionals also help identify new research challenges, both in terms of m- eling and ICT support development.

Collaborative Leadership

Author : Hank Rubin
ISBN : 9781412965446
Genre : Business & Economics
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This updated bestseller shows educators how they can improve student learning by building successful collaborative relationships with colleagues, students, and the community.

Collaborative Inquiry For Educators

Author : Jenni Donohoo
ISBN : 9781452274393
Genre : Education
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Your step-by-step guide to making collaboration work Collaborating for improved student outcomes makes sense. But beyond theory, do you know where to begin? Aligned to current Learning Forward standards and based on the latest research, this book deconstructs the collaborative inquiry process. This step-by-step guide gives facilitators tools to move teams toward purposeful, productive collaborative work with: A clear and concise four-stage model that provides a structure for facilitating successful collaborative inquiry Real-world examples from collaborative teams that model components of each stage Clear, direct, and practitioner-focused tone with an emphasis on action over theory

Technology Enhanced And Collaborative Learning

Author : Stewart Martin
ISBN : 9781351981095
Genre : Education
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Technology-enhanced, collaborative and blended learning settings can promote more effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessment when context, agency and individual characteristics are taken into account. This book presents critical insight into the theoretical and practical progress made towards establishing effective, valid and reliable strategies for using and evaluating such approaches, and the challenges and implications of doing so. Topics explored include technology-enhanced learning and student evaluations; student engagement and the perception of teaching quality; instructional design and assessment strategies; blended network and mobile technologies for enriching learning and for monitoring and assessment; and the motivations of students to engage with evaluation. Contributors examine issues such as the underlying variabilities in student evaluation of teaching; the implications of inherited cultural and pedagogic practices for educators using collaborative and blended learning; and the international empirical?progress in research?to understand and measure interactions between cognition, successful learning, and individual difference in technology-augmented settings.

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