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Key Concepts in Urban Geography (Key Concepts in Human Geography)by Alan Latham
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`A must for teachers looking to put multi-modal teaching approaches into practice. It will inform and excite those who are looking for innovative ways to support pupils in developing their writing skills' - TES magazine
`This is an excellent book which is grounded in exciting and innovative classroom practice. Bearne and Wolstencroft draw on their wealth of experience to offer clear and detailed guidance on using multimodal texts in the classroom, from planning through to assessment. Their book will enable teachers to provide opportunties for children to become competent readers and authors of both off-screen and on-screen multimodal texts. This ground- breaking book is an essential read for all teachers and students who want their literacy curriculum to be relevant and appropriate for the 21st century' - Jackie Marsh, University of Sheffield
Why are visual approaches to literacy important? Children's experience of texts is no longer limited to words on printed pages - their reading and writing worlds are formed in multimodal ways, combining different modes of communication, including speech or sound, still or moving images, writing and gesture. This book is a practical guide for teachers in making sense of multimodal approaches to teaching writing.
The book covers topics such as:
o The design of multimodal texts and the relationships between texts and images
o How to build a supportive classroom environment for analysing visual and audiovisual texts, and how to teach about reading images
o How to plan a teaching sequence leading to specific writing outcomes
o Examples of teaching sequences for developing work on narrative, non-fiction and poetry
o Formative and summative assessment of multimodal texts, providing levels for judging pupil development, and suggestions for moving pupils forward
o How to write, review and carry out a whole school policy for teaching multimodal writing
The book is accompanied by a CD, which contains a range of examples of children's multimodal work, along with electronic versions of the activities and photocopiable sheets from the book, and material designed for use with interactive whiteboards.
It will be a valuable resource for primary teachers, literacy co-ordinators and students on initial teacher training courses.
Book News Annotation:
This volume describes various central concepts in the field of urban geography under the headings of five overarching areas of concern: location and movement, constructions, envisioning and experience, social and political organization, and sites and practices. Specific entries cover such concepts as centrality, mobility, global cities, transnational urbanism, nature, materiality, infrastructure, photography, the body, virtuality, segregation, urban politics, community, consumption, media, public space, and commemoration. Each entry concludes with a summary of key points and a guide to further reading. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Key Concepts in Urban Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Urban Geography provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in urban geography.
The city is an obvious but confounding object of geographical analysis; urban structure and life are shaped by an astounding array of social, economic, and political dynamics. This volume embraces these complexities of city form in a wide-ranging, readable, well-informed, and highly interdisciplinary analysis of key topics in urban studies. With its fresh approach, this book provides an accessible entry point for the newcomer to urban geography, yet also delivers creative insights for those with greater familiarity. -Steven K. Herbert, University of Washington This extraordinary collage of sophisticated essays on key terms in urban geography both provides a conventional basis to and recasts innovatively a burgeoning field in the discipline.-Roger Keil, co-Editor, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research Key Concepts in Urban Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Urban Geography provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in urban geography.
Key FeaturesOffers an introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the fieldProvides over 20 key concept entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions, and evolutions of the subjectPresents extensive pedagogic features that enhance understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams, and further reading
Key Concepts in Urban Geography is an ideal companion text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in urban geography and covers the expected staples of the sub-discipline fromglobal cities and urban nature to transnational urbanism and virtuality. Written by an internationally recognized set of authors, Key Concepts in Urban Geography is an essential addition to any geography student's library.
'...L'Etang reinvents the textbook genre in form and content while simultaneously investing it with élan and serious fun in a reflective and theoretically informed fashion. Extending beyond the usual bounds of insularity, this text is designed to encourage critical thought in students and improve practice in workplaces. A refreshing read that is consistently inventive enough to attain both aims' - Dr David McKie, Professor of Management Communication, Waikato Management School
'Jacquie L'Etang's Public Relations: Theories, Practices and Critiques at long last fills a void in the landscape of text books on public relations theory and practice. This book is of immense value for students embarking on a public relations programme of study at the undergraduate or postgraduate level... The book's core strength is that it develops critical thinking skills while exposing interdisciplinary approaches and providing a very solid foundation for lively debate and further study' - Julia Jahansoozi, Lancashire Business School, University of Central Lancashire
This book introduces students to the key concepts in Public Relations, with 12 chapters providing clear and careful explanations of concepts such as:
- Impression management
- Persuasion and propaganda
- Emotional and spiritual dimensions of management
- Promotional culture and globalization
Drawing on a wide range of interdisciplinary sources, Jacquie L'Etang also encourages students to think critically about public relations as an occupation. Student exercises, 'critical reflections', vignettes and 'discipline boxes' help students to widen their intellectual perspective on the subject, and to really engage the thinking that has shaped both the discipline and practice of public relations.
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