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Working Collaboratively

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Working Collaboratively by , Summary

The really big sustainability challenges for your business can’t be solved by your business. But they can be solved by your business working in collaboration with others. Working Collaboratively provides tools to help you understand and manage successful collaborations: identify potential collaborators, e.g. key players from other parts of the system; spot internal "ways of working" that support or get in the way of collaboration; use a range of techniques to explore win-wins with potential collaborators. Collaboration means sharing decisions, resources, risks... and control. It means trusting others, sharing your weaknesses as well as your strengths and taking the time to find win-wins (or compromises). It requires a leap of faith, because you never know what will emerge from the chaotic early steps. Drawing on examples of collaboration between strange bedfellows, this practical guide will help you take the first steps towards building sustainable solutions together.

Working Collaboratively in Second/Foreign Language Learning

Working Collaboratively in Second/Foreign Language Learning Pdf/ePub eBook Author: María del Pilar García Mayo
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 1501511246
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Working Collaboratively in Second/Foreign Language Learning by María del Pilar García Mayo Summary

Since the introduction of communicative language teaching, collaborative learning has played an important role in the second language (L2) classroom. Drawing from sociocultural theory, which states that human cognitive development is a socially situated activity mediated by language, studies in L2 pedagogy advocate the use of tasks that require learners to work together. Collaborative dialogue encourages language learning, and research shows that the solutions reached by students in this process are more often correct with a lasting influence on their language comprehension. This volume includes ten chapters that illustrate the benefits of collaborative dialogue in second foreign language classrooms. The volume considers key issues dealing with collaborative tasks and implications for language teaching.

Collaborative Working in Construction

Collaborative Working in Construction Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dino Bouchlaghem
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136892117
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Collaborative Working in Construction by Dino Bouchlaghem Summary

Complications arising from poor collaboration are the source of a variety of the construction industry's biggest problems. It is now widely recognized that an effective collaboration strategy based on the implementation of information systems and careful consideration of the wider organizational issues is key to delivering construction projects successfully. Against a backdrop of rapidly developing communication techologies, and continuing efforts to improve working practices, this book provides clear explanations of how to successfully devise and implement a collaboration strategy. The concepts introduced include: collaborative working as a holistic concept in construction a new framework on how to plan and implement effective collaboration change management approaches for introducing collaborative working systems, and implementing new technologies in construction projects. Examinations of emerging technologies like mobile and wireless are combined with overviews of relevant management theories, and industry case studies, to provide a comprehensive guide suitable for both practitioners and students. Underpinned by research carried out by leading academics in co-operation with practitioners using the latest technologies, this is the most up-to-date and relevant guide to this crucial subject available. This is essential reading for all practioners and serious students of management in the built environment.

Expertise Leadership and Collaborative Working

Expertise Leadership and Collaborative Working Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Soo Downe,Sheena Byrom,Louise Simpson
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444329243
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Expertise Leadership and Collaborative Working by Soo Downe,Sheena Byrom,Louise Simpson Summary

Leadership, expertise, and collaborative working are fundamental aspects of efficient and effective healthcare. This book offers a comprehensive overview of the general theories, principles and points of good practice in each of these three areas. This general literature is then contextualised by theoretical and practical implications for maternity care, and illustrated with in-depth case studies of successful innovation and change in practice. Essential reading for all midwives, midwifery students, and others working in or studying maternity care, this book helps readers understand the theoretical underpinnings of effective leadership, expertise and collaborative ways of working. Special features: Part of the acclaimed Essential Midwifery Practice series A theoretical and practical exploration of the nature and application of leadership, expertise and collaborative working in midwifery Provides inspirational case studies of change and innovation Brings together national and international experts in the field

Integrated Team Working

Integrated Team Working Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karen Twyford,Tessa Watson
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846427862
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Integrated Team Working by Karen Twyford,Tessa Watson Summary

Integrated Team Working describes collaborative multidisciplinary approaches and demonstrates that they can be valuable methods of music therapy intervention. The authors explain the development of the music therapist's role within the multidisciplinary team and discuss the prevalence of collaborative partnerships between UK music therapists and other professionals such as occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, psychologists, physiotherapists and other arts therapists. They examine the rationale, purpose and application of collaborative approaches and explore how and why music therapists adopt these approaches at differing levels. The book includes case studies from a variety of clinical settings, which illustrate the creative and innovative approaches used in transdisciplinary work in the evolving discipline of music therapy. This theoretical and practical guide offers useful advice for music therapy students and professionals who wish to employ collaborative approaches. It will also be helpful for other professionals who are considering or already working together with music therapists.

Building Online Communities in Higher Education Institutions: Creating Collaborative Experience

Building Online Communities in Higher Education Institutions: Creating Collaborative Experience Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stevenson, Carolyn N.
Editor: IGI Global
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Building Online Communities in Higher Education Institutions: Creating Collaborative Experience by Stevenson, Carolyn N. Summary

Members of today’s online educational settings are often isolated which can prohibit the sharing of ideas and best practices among individuals working and learning as a collective group. Promoting collaboration across various disciplines and departments fosters professional development activities, as well as creates strong connections to the entire online community. Building Online Communities in Higher Education Institutions: Creating Collaborative Experience cultivates knowledge on topics pertaining to the improvement of communication and collaboration in online learning communities. Advancing the current scope of research in this field, this book is designed for use by faculty, students, researchers, practitioners, and college administrators interested in strengthening communication and collaboration in virtual settings.

Collaborative Therapy

Collaborative Therapy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Harlene Anderson,Diane Gehart
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135926255
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Collaborative Therapy by Harlene Anderson,Diane Gehart Summary

Collaborative Therapy: Relationships and Conversations That Make a Difference provides in-depth accounts of the everyday practice of postmodern collaborative therapy, vibrantly illustrating how dialogic conversation can transform lives, relationships, and entire communities. Pioneers and leading professionals from diverse disciplines, contexts, and cultures describe in detail what they do in their therapy and training practices, including their work with psychosis, incarceration, aging, domestic violence, eating disorders, education, and groups. In addition to the therapeutic applications, the book demonstrates the usefulness of a postmodern collaborative approach to the domains of education, research, and organizations.

Collaborative Change in Education

Collaborative Change in Education Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nicholls, Gill (Senior Lecturer in Education, Canterbury Christ Church College)
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135364141
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Collaborative Change in Education by Nicholls, Gill (Senior Lecturer in Education, Canterbury Christ Church College) Summary

Explores the notion of collaborative relationships between schools and institutes of higher education. Collaboration and co-operation is discussed and developed as part of the growing emphasis and importance placed upon continuing professional development in education through partnership.

Enriching Collaboration and Communication in Online Learning Communities

Enriching Collaboration and Communication in Online Learning Communities Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stevenson, Carolyn N.,Bauer, Joanna C.
Editor: IGI Global
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Enriching Collaboration and Communication in Online Learning Communities by Stevenson, Carolyn N.,Bauer, Joanna C. Summary

Effective communication is essential in every organization, including educational institutions. Often, members of the online community work in isolation. Collaboration across varying disciplines and departments can promote unique professional development activities and create a stronger connection to the entire online community. Enriching Collaboration and Communication in Online Learning Communities is a critical scholarly publication that supports communication and collaboration in online settings by focusing on the ways all members of the educational institution can create community to foster personal and professional growth for all. The book takes an in-depth look at communication strategies and challenges including managing conflict, working effectively in virtual teams, critical thinking, intercultural and cross-cultural communication, and online leadership. It is ideal for faculty, teachers, administrators, principles, curriculum developers, professionals, researchers, and students.

The Craft of Collaborative Planning

The Craft of Collaborative Planning Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeff Bishop
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317556208
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The Craft of Collaborative Planning by Jeff Bishop Summary

Unlike books that focus solely on methods, The Craft of Collaborative Planning provides a detailed guide to designing and managing all aspects of the collaborative process, advocating for making collaborative work the norm. Beginning with a discussion of the political and legal context of collaborative practice in UK land use planning systems, The Craft of Collaborative Planning tracks a path through the challenging task of process design and working with various groups and individuals. Taking into account the great need for coherent organizational approaches, Bishop outlines evaluation and learning from the collaborative process for the future. Jeff Bishop brings to his writing an exemplary career focused on bringing various parties together to generate creative and widely supported plans and projects. With its focused discussion of UK engagement practices, and detailed outline for making a better collaborative process, The Craft of Collaborative Planning is an essential read for practitioners and decision-makers seeking to bring communities together with creative solutions to spatial planning, design, and development.

Informal Learning of Active Citizenship at School

Informal Learning of Active Citizenship at School Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jaap Scheerens
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
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Informal Learning of Active Citizenship at School by Jaap Scheerens Summary

Active citizenship is an objective of schooling in an increasingly complex context, in which social cohesion of the multicultural society is a cause for growing societal concern. International co-operation between European countries and a growing heterogeneity of the (school) populations of most European countries have led to an increased interest in education for citizenship. The core question dealt with pertains to the role that schools can play in developing citizenship through formal and informal learning. Day-to-day school life is seen as a rich environment in which aspects of functioning in a democratic society and dynamic interplay with rules, leadership and peers with different backgrounds are experienced and form a source of learning. In this view the school context functions as a micro-cosmos to exercise “school citizenship” as a bridge to societal citizenship and state citizenship. The book brings together material from Cyprus, Denmark, England, Germany, Italy, Romania and The Netherlands.

Collaborative Networks in the Internet of Services

Collaborative Networks in the Internet of Services Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Luis M. Camarinha-Matos,Lai Xu,Hamideh Afsarmanesh
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Collaborative Networks in the Internet of Services by Luis M. Camarinha-Matos,Lai Xu,Hamideh Afsarmanesh Summary

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2012, held in Bournemouth, UK, in October 2012. The 61 revised papers presented were carefully selected from numerous submissions. They provide a comprehensive overview of identified challenges and recent advances in various collaborative network (CN) domains and their applications with a particular focus on the Internet of Services. The papers are organized in topical sections on service enhanced products; service composition; collaborative ecosystems; platform requirements; cloud-based support; colllaborative business frameworks; service design; e-governance; collaboration in traditional sectors; collaboration motivators; virtual organization breeding environments; collaboration spaces; designing collaborative networks; cost, benefits and performance; identification of patterns; co-innovation and competitiveness; collaborative behavior models; and risks, governance, trust.

Collaborative Reform and Other Improbable Dreams

Collaborative Reform and Other Improbable Dreams Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marilyn Johnston-Parsons,Patti Brosnan,Don Cramer,Tim Dove
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791493083
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Collaborative Reform and Other Improbable Dreams by Marilyn Johnston-Parsons,Patti Brosnan,Don Cramer,Tim Dove Summary

Examines Professional Development Schools, or "teaching schools," and the myriad complex issues, from policy to personnel, that surround their operation.

Collaborative Curriculum Design for Sustainable Innovation and Teacher Learning

Collaborative Curriculum Design for Sustainable Innovation and Teacher Learning Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jules Pieters,Joke Voogt,Natalie Pareja Roblin
Editor: Springer Nature
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Collaborative Curriculum Design for Sustainable Innovation and Teacher Learning by Jules Pieters,Joke Voogt,Natalie Pareja Roblin Summary

This open access book provides insight into what it takes to actively involve teachers in the curriculum design process. It examines different aspects of teacher involvement in collaborative curriculum design, with specific attention to its implications for sustainable curriculum innovation and teacher learning. Divided into six sections, the book starts out by introducing the notion of collaborative curriculum design and discusses its historical and theoretical foundations. It describes various approaches commonly adopted to actively involve teachers in the (co-)design of curriculum materials. Sections two and three provide examples of what key phases in the curriculum design process - such as needs analysis, design and development, and implementation - look like across various collaborative curriculum design projects. Section four reports on the impact of collaborative curriculum design on student learning, teacher practices, teacher professional growth, and institutional change. Building on the research evidence about the outcomes of collaborative curriculum design, section five focuses on sustainability, scaling-up and curriculum leadership issues, which are key to the continuation and further evolution of curriculum innovations. Future perspectives are addressed in section six with emphasis on the infrastructure of a sustainable curriculum innovation.

Valuing interdisciplinary collaborative research

Valuing interdisciplinary collaborative research Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Facer, Keri,Pahl, Kate
Editor: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447331613
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Valuing interdisciplinary collaborative research by Facer, Keri,Pahl, Kate Summary

Universities are increasingly being asked to take an active role as research collaborators with citizens, public bodies, and community organisations, which, it is claimed, makes them more accountable, creates better research outcomes, and enhances the knowledge base. Yet many of these research collaborators, as well as their funders and institutions, have not yet developed the methods to ‘account for’ collaborative research, or to help collaborators in challenging their assumptions about the quality of this work. This book, part of the Connected Communities series, highlights the benefits of universities collaborating with outside bodies on research and addresses the key challenge of articulating the value of collaborative research in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Edited by two well respected academics, it includes voices and perspectives from researchers and practitioners in a wide range of disciplines. Together, they explore tensions in the evaluation and assessment of research in general, and the debates generated by collaborative research between universities and communities to enable greater understanding of collaborative research, and to provide a much-needed account of key theorists in the field of interdisciplinary collaborative research.

A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School

A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Clare Lee,Robert Ward-Penny
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351060708
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A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School by Clare Lee,Robert Ward-Penny Summary

A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School offers straightforward advice, inspiration and a wide range of tried and tested approaches to help you find success in the secondary mathematics classroom. Illustrated throughout, this fully updated second edition includes new chapters on using ICT in the classroom and promoting a positive learning environment, as well as fresh and easy to use ideas that can help you engage your pupils and inspire mathematical thinking. Covering all key aspects of mathematics teaching, it is an essential companion for all training and newly qualified mathematics teachers. Combining ideas and practical insights from experienced teachers with important lessons from educational research, this book covers key aspects of mathematics teaching, including: planning effective lessons using assessment to support learning encouraging mathematical activity integrating ICT into your teaching making lessons engaging building resilient learners. A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School is an essential companion to the core textbook Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School. Written by expert practitioners, it will support you in developing imaginative and effective mathematics lessons for your pupils.

Collaborative Design Management

Collaborative Design Management Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen Emmitt,Kirti Ruikar
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136740953
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Collaborative Design Management by Stephen Emmitt,Kirti Ruikar Summary

The design process has always been central to construction, but recent years have seen its significance increase, and the ways of approaching it multiply. To an increasing degree, other stakeholders such as contractors have input at the design stage, and the designer’s role includes tasks that were traditionally the realm of other professions. This presents challenges as well as opportunities, and both are introduced, discussed, and analysed in Collaborative Design Management. Case studies from the likes of ARUP, Buro Happold, VINCI Construction UK Ltd, and CIOB show how technologies (BIM, podcasting), innovative working (information management, collaboration), and the evolution of roles (the designer-contractor interface, environmental compliance) have changed design management as a process. Starting from a basic level, the reader is introduced to the key themes and background to the design management role, including definitions of the responsibilities now commonly involved, and the strategic importance of design. Influential technologies currently in use are evaluated, and the importance they are likely to have in future is explored. This combination of case studies from leading practitioners, clear explanations of design management roles and activities, and an exploration of how to succesfully achieve collaborative design management makes this a highly topical and uniquely valuable book. This is essential reading for professionals and students of all levels interested in construction design management, from all AEC backgrounds.

Improving Pupil Motivation Together

Improving Pupil Motivation Together Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan Bentham,Roger Hutchins
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136303952
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Improving Pupil Motivation Together by Susan Bentham,Roger Hutchins Summary

Improving Pupils Motivation Together provides a refreshing and much-needed focus on how motivation can be enhanced by teachers and teaching assistants working both individually and collaboratively. Written in an accessible and engaging manner, the book explores various theories of motivation from a range of perspectives, applying academic theory to real life classroom situations. Using a combination of case studies and empirical research, this book demonstrates how teachers and TAs can successfully enhance the motivation of their students through collaborative practice. Improving Pupils Motivation Together starts by introducing theories of learning and motivation and goes on to offer insight in areas including: Collaboration and ways to collaborate; Motivation and giftedness; Assessment for Learning; Learning goals and learning objectives; Common pupil responses; Research in Action. Improving Pupils Motivation Together is an ideal resource for both teachers and teaching assistants working with pupils who are difficult to motivate and who find learning challenging. Further, this book will be highly useful for teachers managing their support staff, and for trainee teachers looking to develop their skills in motivating and engaging pupils.

The Early Years Handbook for Students and Practitioners

The Early Years Handbook for Students and Practitioners Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lyn Trodd
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317680723
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The Early Years Handbook for Students and Practitioners by Lyn Trodd Summary

The Early Years Handbook for Students and Practitioners is a comprehensive and accessible course text for all students studying at levels 4 and 5, including on Foundation Degrees and Early Childhood Studies degrees. Designed and written by the Chair of the SEFDEY (Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree in Early Years) Network and a team of expert contributors, this book covers the essential skills, knowledge and understanding you need to become an inspiring and effective early years practitioner. Divided into four parts: The Student-Practitioner-Professional; The Learning and Development of Children 0-5; The Child, Family and Society; and The Senior Practitioner-Professional, the book covers all aspects of working with young children and engages you with theory that is explicitly linked to your practice. Throughout there is a strong emphasis on supporting your transition to undergraduate study, developing your academic skills and encouraging you to be an active learner. In every chapter, the book seeks to help you develop your professional identity and features: Activities to help you to reflect on your own practice ‘Provocations’ to promote discussion and debate Case study examples and photographs to illustrate key points ‘From Research to Practice’ boxes outlining key research in the field and implications for practice. The book is supported by a companion website featuring, for students, links to useful websites and video material, and an interactive flashcard glossary. Online support for lecturers includes ideas for tasks and activities to use in class and the diagrams and images in the book available to download.

Collaborative School Leadership

Collaborative School Leadership Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Philip A Woods,Amanda Roberts
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1526418797
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Collaborative School Leadership by Philip A Woods,Amanda Roberts Summary

This book takes the idea of distributing leadership in schools to a new level of understanding and practice. The authors address the complexities of leadership by putting forward two essential propositions. The first is the need to understand leadership as the outcome both of people’s intentions and the complex flow of interactions in the daily life of schools. The second is the need to integrate values of social justice and democracy into our understanding of leadership. Building on this insight, the authors show how leadership can be truly collaborative. The book also combines practice, theory and research and draws on the authors’ international experience. This book is an invaluable resource for reflection and change for everyone who contributes to and studies leadership – senior leaders, teachers, support staff, students and researchers.