Description : This book champions vocation and calling as key elements of undergraduate education. It offers a historical and theoretical account of vocational reflection and discernment, as well as suggesting how these endeavors can be implemented through specific educational practices. Against the backdrop of the current national conversation about the purposes of higher education, it argues that the undergraduate years can provide a certain amount of relatively unfettered time, and a "free and ordered space," in which students can consider the kinds of lives to which they are being called. The book is divided into four parts; the first of these explores the broader context within which vocational reflection takes place (attending both to the current state of higher education and to broader cultural trends). The second part examines the contours of vocation from historical, theological, and philosophical perspectives, with particular attention tonarrative as a key factor in shaping (and accounting for) one's various callings. Part three considers the relationship between vocation and virtue, both of which encourage the cultivation of good habits with the goal of living a fulfilled and fulfilling life. The last part of the book explores vocational reflection beyond the classroom, suggesting that it can also be sustained through co-curricular activities, programs for community engagement, and attention to a campus's physical features. Concluding with an epilogue that summarizes that various pedagogies of vocation that are developed throughout the book, this book also suggests that vocation may itself serve as a kind of pedagogy by encouraging undergraduates to examine larger questions of meaning and purpose. At This Time and In This Place offers a compelling argument for vocational reflection and discernment in undergraduate education; as such, it represents a significant contribution to the emerging scholarly literature in this field.
Description : Be richer by this time tomorrow Every month you spend money in twelve major categories. And at the end of each month, you scratch your head and wonder, Where did it all go? In The Little Book of Big Savings, America’s Financial Expert,® Ellie Kay, will help you uncover the extra cash just waiting to be found in every area of your life. Not only will you never again wonder where your cash went, you will have extra to save–and even to share. Don’t mindlessly let hundreds of dollars slip out of your ATM every month. Ellie’s practical advice will show you: •How one phone call could save you $500 a year or more •How your kids can get a great education without breaking the bank •Three ways your water heater can save you money •Why giving away money is one of the best ways to save it •How to save up to 50% on your online purchases Plus hundreds of other tips that will loosen your budget without sacrificing your lifestyle. Soon you’ll find what you want the most when it comes to your finances: peace of mind. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Description : In this candid and upbeat first collection of her work, Deanna Beisser gives new meaning to the statement, "Anything is possible." Her words capture all the doubts, fears, and excitement that occur whenever a life change is contemplated. Yet her refreshingly down-to-earth attitude and life-only-happens-once-so-enjoy-it! philosophy are quick to put the reader at ease. In short, this is a book about letting your life be the wonderful adventure it is meant to be. The opportunity to redirect your life's path and begin anew exists every day. The only person holding you back is you, and the only way your life is going to change is when you decide it is. Whether it's a little motivation you need or a reminder of the power you have within you to make things happen, this book is the perfect place to start. After that, it's up to you, because... "Life makes no guarantees as to what you'll have. It just gives you time to make choices, and to take chances, and to discover whatever secrets might come your way." - Deanna Beisser
Description : Temporal Logic: From Ancient Ideas to Artificial Intelligence deals with the history of temporal logic as well as the crucial systematic questions within the field. The book studies the rich contributions from ancient and medieval philosophy up to the downfall of temporal logic in the Renaissance. The modern rediscovery of the subject, which is especially due to the work of A. N. Prior, is described, leading into a thorough discussion of the use of temporal logic in computer science and the understanding of natural language. Temporal Logic: From Ancient Ideas to Artificial Intelligence thus interweaves linguistic, philosophical and computational aspects into an informative and inspiring whole.
Description : Die Kopiervorlagen Grammar Modules ergänzen den fortgeschrittenen Englischunterricht in Schule und Erwachsenenbildung. Jedes Modul enthält einen Kurztext und Verständnisfragen sowie ein worksheet mit Übungen für die Gruppen und Partnerarbeit.
Description : 'It's time to focus on the needs of our children, not the whims of our politicians, to provide a way forward for a new landscape in education.' Is our education system working? What future are we preparing our children for? What future do we NEED to prepare our children for? Are we at risk of failing a generation? In this updated edition of renowned education speaker Richard Gerver's book we are faced with these worrying questions and many more regarding the schools our children are attending, the curriculum they are following and the testing system used to catagorise them. In this rousing call for educational revolution, Richard argues passionately that we must fight harder for our children's futures and we must do it today! Richard describes the strategies he used when he was brought in as head teacher to turn around Grange Primary school. It was there that he implemented his vision for a school system that caters for every child; a system that helps nurture self-confidence, self-worth, creativity, innovative thinking, team-working and communication skills - all key employability skills that children will need in the fast-moving world of technology and information they are growing up in. Richard is now the second most successful education speaker in the world behind Sir Ken Robinson, who describes Richard as 'one of the clearest and most passionate voices for radical change in education' and wrote the foreword for this book. Richard has updated Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today based on his visits to schools on every continent, his conversations on education with teachers and industry-leading visionaries such as Steve Wozniak, and in the context of an education system that he fears is forgetting the future we need to prepare our children for. Reforms, tweaks and new policies are not enough ? a radical transformation is needed. If you read only one Education manifesto in the next year, this is it! Join the conversation: #Edvision
Description : Through careful, detailed consideration of a host of primary documents about the young activists who formed the Underground Railroad's underappreciated operational workforce, this book offers fresh insight to the complex question, "Who ended slavery?"