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Download The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A by Mark H. Munn PDF

By Mark H. Munn

Between maternal deities of the Greek pantheon, the mummy of the Gods was once a paradox. She is variously defined as a faithful mom, a chaste spouse, an impassioned lover, and a virgin daughter; she is related to be either overseas and time-honored to the Greeks. during this erudite and soaking up examine, Mark Munn examines how the cult of mom of the Gods got here from Phrygia and Lydia, the place she was once the mum of tyrants, to Athens, the place she secure the legislation of the Athenian democracy. interpreting the divergence of Greek and Asiatic tradition initially of the classical period, Munn describes how Kybebe, the Lydian goddess who signified fertility and sovereignty, assumed a distinct point to the Greeks whilst Lydia grew to become a part of the Persian empire. clash and backbone have been performed out symbolically, he exhibits, and the goddess of Lydian tyranny was once ultimately approved by way of the Athenians because the mom of the Gods, and as a logo in their personal sovereignty.This booklet elegantly illustrates how historical divinities weren't static forms, yet quite expressions of cultural structures that spoke back to ancient swap. proposing a brand new point of view at the context during which the Homeric and Hesiodic epics have been composed, Munn strains the transformation of the Asiatic deity who was once the goddess of Sacred Marriage one of the Assyrians and Babylonians, corresponding to Ishtar. one of the Lydians, she used to be the bride to tyrants and the mum of tyrants. To the Greeks, she used to be Aphrodite. An unique and compelling attention of the relatives among the Greeks and the dominant powers of western Asia, the mum of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia is the 1st thorough exam of ways that spiritual cult perform and suggestion prompted political actions in the course of and after the 6th and 5th centuries B.C.

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Download Learning by Playing. Game-based Education System Design and by Anna-Sofia Alklind Taylor, Per Backlund, Henrik Engström, PDF

By Anna-Sofia Alklind Taylor, Per Backlund, Henrik Engström, Mikael Johannesson (auth.), Maiga Chang, Rita Kuo, Kinshuk, Gwo-Dong Chen, Michitaka Hirose (eds.)

With the frequent curiosity in electronic leisure and the advances within the applied sciences of special effects, multimedia and digital truth applied sciences, the recent region of “Edutainment” has been authorized as a union of schooling and desktop leisure. Edutainment is well-known as a great way of studying via a medium, akin to a working laptop or computer, software program, video games or AR/VR purposes, that either educates and entertains. The Edutainment convention sequence was once confirmed and as a different occasion for the hot pursuits in e-learning and electronic leisure. the most goal of Edutainment meetings is the dialogue, presentation, and data alternate of clinical and technological advancements within the new group. The Edutainment convention sequence is a truly fascinating chance for researchers, engineers, and graduate scholars who desire to speak at those overseas annual occasions. The convention sequence contains plenary invited talks, workshops, tutorials, paper presen- tion tracks, and panel discussions. The Edutainment convention sequence was once initiated in Hangzhou, China in 2006. Following the good fortune of the 1st (Edutainment 2006 in Hangzhou, China), the second one (Edutainment 2007 in Hong Kong, China), and the 3rd occasions (Edutainment 2008 in Nanjing, China), Edutainment 2009 was once held August 9–11, 2009 in Banff, Canada. This 12 months, we bought 116 submissions from 25 diverse nations and areas - cluding Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, united kingdom, and USA.

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Download Increasing Student Engagement and Retention in e-Learning PDF

Author Note: Charles Wankel [Editor], Patrick Blessinger [Editor]

Increasing scholar Engagement and Retention in e-Learning Environments: internet 2.0 and combined studying applied sciences examines new study on how on-line and mixed studying applied sciences are getting used in better schooling to extend learner engagement in an period of accelerating technological convergence and dependence. those allowing applied sciences are reshaping and reframing the perform of training and studying in better schooling. via case reports, surveys, and literature stories, this quantity will study on-line and mixed applied sciences are getting used to enhance educational literacies in scholars, to create attractive groups of perform, and the way those applied sciences are getting used to enhance learner motivation and self-empowered freshmen. This quantity also will speak about a framework for adopting and deploying those applied sciences.

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Download Language, Ethnography, and Education: Bridging New Literacy by Michael Grenfell, Cheryl Hardy, David Bloome, Brian V. PDF

By Michael Grenfell, Cheryl Hardy, David Bloome, Brian V. Street, Kate Pahl, Jennifer Rowsell

Publish yr note: First released in 2011

This frontline quantity contributes to the social research of schooling usually and literacy specifically by way of bringing jointly in a brand new method the traditions of language, ethnography, and schooling. Integrating New Literacy reviews and Bourdieusian sociology with ethnographic ways to the learn of school room perform, it bargains an unique and worthwhile reference element for students and scholars of schooling, language, and literacy wishing to include Bourdieu s principles into their work.

More than simply a collection of stand-alone chapters round social views on language interactions in school rooms, this booklet develops and unfolds dialogically throughout 3 sections: Bridging New Literacy experiences and Bourdieu rules; Language, Ethnography and schooling - functional reviews; operating on the Intersections In idea and Practice.

The authors posit lecture room Language Ethnography as a surely new viewpoint with wealthy and constructed traditions in the back of it, yet particular from traditional methods to literacy and schooling an process that bridges these traditions to yield clean insights on literacy in all its manifestations, thereby offering a pathway to extra powerful study on language in schooling.

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Download From Diagnostics to Learning Success: Proceedings in by Klaus Beck, Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia PDF

By Klaus Beck, Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia

Sped up sizeable development concerning many fields of construction and companies imposes strain upon the hard work industry. Employers are desperately searching for expert staff in approximately all technological fields. around the world this strain reaches the nationwide structures of vocational schooling and coaching. besides the output orientation flip new criteria are imposed, forcing companies and colleges to make each activity to enhance and transform their courses in addition to their practices to arrive progressively more bold objectives. to achieve success they want the result of clinical learn from which they call for trustworthy details on how you can diagnose the kingdom and studying growth of scholars and on potential to foster and advertise advantage of heterogeneous teams of leaners. The ebook bargains 22state-of-the-art articles overlaying the critical fields of vocational schooling and coaching and reporting on new and sufficient how one can care for those demanding situations.

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Download Political Journalism: New Challenges, New Practices by Raymond Kuhn PDF

By Raymond Kuhn

Political Journalism explores practices of political journalism, starting from American 'civic journalism' to the click corps protecting the ecu Union in Brussels, from Bangkok newsrooms to French and Italian scandal hunters. demanding either the 'mediamalaise' thesis and the idea of the journalist because the trustworthy servant of democracy, it explores political journalism within the making and maps the possibilities and threats encountered via political journalism within the modern sphere.

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Download Experience And Education by John Dewey PDF

By John Dewey

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1938

Experience and Education is the simplest concise assertion on schooling ever released by means of John Dewey, the guy said to be the pre-eminent academic theorist of the 20th century. Written greater than twenty years after Democracy and Education (Dewey's such a lot finished assertion of his place in academic philosophy), this booklet demonstrates how Dewey reformulated his rules due to his intervening event with the revolutionary colleges and within the mild of the criticisms his theories had received.

Analyzing either "traditional" and "progressive" schooling, Dr. Dewey the following insists that neither the previous nor the hot schooling is enough and that every is miseducative simply because neither of them applies the rules of a gently built philosophy of expertise. Many pages of this quantity illustrate Dr. Dewey's principles for a philosophy of expertise and its relation to schooling. He relatively urges that every one academics and educators trying to find a brand new stream in schooling should still imagine when it comes to the deeped and bigger problems with schooling instead of when it comes to a few divisive "ism" approximately schooling, even such an "ism" as "progressivism." His philosophy, the following expressed in its so much crucial, such a lot readable shape, predicates an American academic process that respects all assets of expertise, on that provides a real studying state of affairs that's either historic and social, either orderly and dynamic.

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Download Labour Relations and Health Reform: A Comparitive Study of by Kurt Wetzel PDF

By Kurt Wetzel

Over the last twenty-five years, governments that function publicly-funded health and wellbeing care platforms have endeavored to modernize carrier supply and to manage health and wellbeing spending. This has occasioned excessive profile efforts to reform and restructure formerly solid overall healthiness platforms. overall healthiness corporations are usually advanced, labour in depth and unionized. wellbeing and fitness reform could have huge, immense results for employees and their unions. Governments' ideologies be certain the character of reform tasks. This publication examines the stories of 5 jurisdictions - nice Britain, New Zealand, New South Wales, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

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