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A Student's A-Z Of Psychology (Paperback, 2nd edition): V. van Deventer, M. Mojapelo-Batka A Student's A-Z Of Psychology (Paperback, 2nd edition)
V. van Deventer, M. Mojapelo-Batka 9
R283 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R54 (19%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

This revised edition of A Student’s A-Z of Psychology is a response to the requirements of the modern learning environment. It provides the core psychological knowledge required for a first year course in psychology as well as information on specific skills-based topics. As an alphabetically arranged resource, it is an easy-to-use companion for the entry-level student of psychology.

Contents Include:

  • Cognition: Thinking
  • Consultation scenario for a psychological research project
  • Consultation scenario for a stress management programme
  • Consultation scenario for a study management programme
  • Consultation interview
  • Emotion and motivation
  • Emotion: Classification of
  • Emotion: Concept of
  • Emotion: Theories of
  • Emotional intelligence: Concept of
  • Emotions: Interpretation of
  • Groups: Attributes of human groups
  • Groups: Differentiation of groups
  • Groups: Interaction of groups
  • Human nervous system: Impulse conduction in the neuron
  • Human nervous system: Impulse conduction in the synapse
  • Human nervous system: Structure and function
  • Human nervous system: The structure of the neuron
  • Individual differences in behaviour
  • Information analysis: Correlation between variables
  • Information analysis: Difference between groups
  • Information modelling: Expandable tree structures
  • Information modelling: Flow charts
  • Information modelling: Graphs
  • Information modeling: Visiograms
  • Intelligence: Concept and measurement of
  • Intelligence: Theories of
  • Intelligence and creativity
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Interpersonal dynamics
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Learning: Concept of
  • Learning: Social learning
  • Memory
  • Motivation: The nature of motivated behaviour
  • Motivation: The process of motivated behaviour
  • Personality and health
  • Personality concepts
  • Personality theories
  • Presentations
  • Psychological disorders
  • Psychological programme: Content for stress management
  • Psychological programme for stress
  • Psychological programme for study management
  • Psychological programmes
  • Psychological science
  • Psychology: What is it all about?
  • Research essays
  • Self: The concept of self
  • Self: The dynamics of self
  • Self: The foundations of self
  • Sensation and perception
  • Sensation: The visual system
  • Social issues
Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child (Paperback, 9th edition): Lynn Marotz Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child (Paperback, 9th edition)
Lynn Marotz 3
R959 R863 Discovery Miles 8 630 Save R96 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, 9th Edition, covers contemporary health, safety, and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children--and guides teachers in implementing effective classroom practices--in one comprehensive, full-color volume. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings and linked to NAEYC standards. The book emphasizes the importance of respecting and partnering with families to help children establish healthy lifestyles and achieve their learning potential. Early childhood educators, professionals, and families will find the latest research and information on many topics of significant concern, including food safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, childhood obesity, children's mental health, bullying, resilience, chronic and acute health conditions, environmental quality, and children with special medical needs. Also provided are easy-to-access checklists, guidelines, and activities that no early childhood student or professional should be without.

The New Learning Revolution - How Britain Can Lead the World in Learning, Education and Schooling (Paperback, Revised Edition):... The New Learning Revolution - How Britain Can Lead the World in Learning, Education and Schooling (Paperback, Revised Edition)
Gordon Dryden, Jeannette Voss
R389 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R214 (55%) In Stock

This is the definitive book about the biggest changes in education, schooling and teaching since the school classroom was invented almost 300 years ago. The vision and power of the original "Learning Revolution" remains, but the authors now address current developments such as: how instant information and interactive technology are finally forcing a complete rethink of everything we've ever believed about education; how new interlocking networks are creating dramatic new models for learning; and how new teaching methods are revolutionizing schooling in pockets around the world. Dryden, the award-winning television and radio talk show host, is just completing a series of television programmes on new methods of learning and Vos is putting the finishing touches to a seven-year doctoral research project into the same subject. The combined power of these two dynamic authors is highly compelling!

Personology: From individual to ecosystem (Paperback, 5th ed): C. Moore, H. Viljoen, W. Meyer, A. Hurst, D.  Painter, T. ... Personology: From individual to ecosystem (Paperback, 5th ed)
C. Moore, H. Viljoen, W. Meyer, A. Hurst, D. Painter, … 4
R778 R620 Discovery Miles 6 200 Save R158 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Personology - From individual to ecosystem fifth edition explains the widest spectrum of personality theories and approaches in the clearest way possible.

Traditional approaches to personality theories and cutting-edge theories are comprehensively covered. The methodological approach stresses the practical implications of the theories and perspectives for everyday living. Attention is given to research, particularly to relevant South African research, and emphasis is placed on the historical development of the broad approaches and the way in which the theories within an approach are linked.

This fifth edition of Personology - From individual to ecosystem includes a wealth of enrichment sections with video URLs, practical activities, examples and review questions. Digital support material for this fifth edition of Personology - From individual to ecosystem provides students with additional summaries, examples, enrichment sections and practice questions and answers, including research and application questions with guidelines.

Media Studies: Volume 3 - Media Content And Media Audiences (Paperback, 1st Edition (Revised Reprint)): Pieter J. Fourie Media Studies: Volume 3 - Media Content And Media Audiences (Paperback, 1st Edition (Revised Reprint))
Pieter J. Fourie 1
R698 R564 Discovery Miles 5 640 Save R134 (19%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

In the third volume of this series, Media Studies, the emphasis is on media content and media audiences. Media content and media audiences (or users) are covered from methodological and theoretical perspectives.

For the revised reprint of this volume, a new introduction has been included to highlight the relevance of the current content and to contextualise within it the content of Volume 4 Social (New) Media and Mediated Communication Today (2017).

Part 1 of the book deals with: quantitative content analysis; communication and media semiotics; media, language and discourse; media and visual literacy; visual text analysis; textual analysis: narrative and argument; narrative analysis; film theory and criticism Part 2 deals with: media audience theory (dealing with the uses and gratification theory, reception theory and ethnography); questionnaire surveys in media research; field research in media studies; measuring media audiences; psychoanalysis and television as an illustration of an applied theoretical approach in media audience research.

South African Constitutional Law In Context (Paperback): Danie Brand, Christopher Gevers, Karthigasen Govender, Patricia... South African Constitutional Law In Context (Paperback)
Danie Brand, Christopher Gevers, Karthigasen Govender, Patricia Lenaghan, Douglas Mailula, … 9
R744 R624 Discovery Miles 6 240 Save R120 (16%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

South African Constitutional Law In Context offers a comprehensive, clear, and concise introduction to the study of South African constitutional law.

Situated within a framework of historical, political, social and economic context, the text invites readers to discover the meaning, operation and effects of the South African Constitution, and to understand its critical importance and potential.

The text balances an accurate description of the most authoritative interpretation of the constitutional text with a critical and enquiring approach, providing depth and diversity of perspective, and engaging readers in an interactive, topical and stimulating manner.

Teaching life skills in the Foundation Phase (Paperback, 1): Mariana Naude, Corinne Meier Teaching life skills in the Foundation Phase (Paperback, 1)
Mariana Naude, Corinne Meier 2
R545 R468 Discovery Miles 4 680 Save R77 (14%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Life skills is a critically important subject to teach at the Foundation Phase level as it is at this unique time in a young learner’s development that an important grounding for later life can be established. Never will teachers have a better opportunity to shape learners’ knowledge, skills and values and to prepare them for the challenges and successes that lie ahead. Teaching life skills in the Foundation Phase equips teachers to support learners’ holistic development, both as citizens of South Africa and participants in a global community.

Teaching life skills in the Foundation Phase is based on sound pedagogical principles, providing many practical ideas to Foundation Phase teachers and student teachers (grades R–3). For easy reference between classroom practice and formal studies, this book is structured according to the CAPS Foundation Phase curriculum and focuses on the following knowledge areas:

  • Beginning knowledge (the teaching of natural sciences, technology and social sciences)
  • Creative arts education (the teaching of visual and performing arts)
  • Physical education (movement)
  • Personal and social well-being (addressing social issues such as sexuality education, health education, violence and abuse)

Teaching life skills in the Foundation Phase is aimed at teachers, school managers and parents.

Corporate Citizenship (Paperback): T. Botha, T. Cohen Corporate Citizenship (Paperback)
T. Botha, T. Cohen 3
R645 R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Save R100 (16%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Corporate Citizenship covers the various theoretical and philosophical frameworks relating to corporate citizenship.

The title provides students with a broad range of examples, cases and situations that encourage students to apply the knowledge in a critical manner.

Psychology In The Work Context (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Ziel Bergh Psychology In The Work Context (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Ziel Bergh
R604 R514 Discovery Miles 5 140 Save R90 (15%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Psychology in the work context 5e is an introductory text for students of industrial and organisational psychology. The book provides a comprehensive conceptual framework for understanding work behaviour and relationships at work and equips the student with a theoretical framework form which to analyse issues in the work place.

Art and Creative Development for Young Children (Paperback, 8th edition): J. Fox, Robert Schirrmacher Art and Creative Development for Young Children (Paperback, 8th edition)
J. Fox, Robert Schirrmacher 2
R753 R649 Discovery Miles 6 490 Save R104 (14%) In Stock

Written for pre-service and in-service early childhood professionals in child care, preschool, or kindergarten through third grade settings, ART & CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 8th Edition, takes a child-centered approach to art education. Updated throughout, the book includes an in-depth discussion of technology to aid teachers in understanding the role that technology can play in children's visual art appreciation and production. Guidelines for establishing an inclusive art program in classrooms for young children are included for early childhood professionals. Activities and recipes make the text a valuable resource for in-service teachers.

African Customary Law in South Africa (Paperback): Professor IP Maithufi, Dr Sindiso Mnisi Weeks, Mr Lesala Mofokeng, Dr Dial... African Customary Law in South Africa (Paperback)
Professor IP Maithufi, Dr Sindiso Mnisi Weeks, Mr Lesala Mofokeng, Dr Dial Ndima; Edited by Professor Chuma Himonga, … 2
R565 R520 Discovery Miles 5 200 Save R45 (8%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

African Customary Law in South Africa: Post-Apartheid and Living Law Perspectives provides a clear introduction to indigenous law in South Africa. The text provides a structure for understanding the nature and overarching system of customary law, illustrating its distinctness in relation to other areas of law, and exploring the dynamic precepts and values of living customary law. The text suggests an approach which supports harmonisation of customary law precepts and values with the common law and Western constitutional jurisprudence, and offers an authentic, culturally sensitive framework within which contentious issues might be resolved. The text is pedagogically designed to assist learning and the development of academic skills, encouraging readers to develop an approach of independent enquiry and analysis. This text is suited as core course material for students who are studying African Customary Law, Indigenous Law, or Legal Diversity as a module of the LLB degree. It also serves as a useful first reference for scholars who are interested in this field of law, legal practitioners, magistrates and judges. The following teaching resources complement the text, and are available to lecturers, to support teaching and learning: PowerPoint slide presentation Application questions

South African Employment Relations, Theory and Practice (Paperback, 8th ed): P.S. Nel, Monica Kirsten, B.J. Swanepoel, B.J.... South African Employment Relations, Theory and Practice (Paperback, 8th ed)
P.S. Nel, Monica Kirsten, B.J. Swanepoel, B.J. Erasmus, B. Jordaan 1
R635 R540 Discovery Miles 5 400 Save R95 (15%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Employment relations, traditionally known as industrial or labour relations, forms an integral part of the activities of labour, employers and the government in business. It centres on balancing, integrating and reconciling the partly common and partly divergent interests of these parties. South African employment relations has reached the milestone of having been available for more than a quarter of a century and is the longest running book in this field in South Africa. This 8th edition of South African employment relations redefines the various role players in employment relations management and broadens the field to incorporate them. It brings the direction the labour market is going in terms of collective bargaining into sharper focus and proposes ways in which fair workplace relations can be established. It furthermore deals with the latest legislative developments, union activities and other contemporary issues. Besides the case studies and a comprehensive glossary, this edition now includes short inserts entitled "ER in practice" to highlight the challenges posed by industry and the business community, and to empower readers and practitioners to utilise the insights gained from these examples with confidence in their daily business activities. Lecturer support material is also available. South African employment relations is aimed at both students and practitioners in this field.

Disability in Context - A Socio-Educational Perspective in South Africa (Paperback): Mbulaheni Maguvhe, Meahabo Magano Disability in Context - A Socio-Educational Perspective in South Africa (Paperback)
Mbulaheni Maguvhe, Meahabo Magano
R548 R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Save R39 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This brand new book addresses disability issues, including inclusive education, advocacy and empowerment. Aimed specifically at students studying in South Africa, this book attempts to plug the gap between policy, services and rights for disabled people in South Africa, whilst also helping readers to find a new world view. This book is suitable for both first year undergraduates in inclusive education and senior students and also academics looking to advance theory and lay good foundations for comprehensive, evidence-based practice.

Media Studies: Volume 2 - Policy, Management And Media Representation (Paperback, 2nd edition (Revised Reprint)): Pieter J.... Media Studies: Volume 2 - Policy, Management And Media Representation (Paperback, 2nd edition (Revised Reprint))
Pieter J. Fourie
R629 R549 Discovery Miles 5 490 Save R80 (13%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

In the second volume of the four-part textbook series on Media Studies the emphasis is again on the relationship between media and society. While further exploring media as an institution, this volume also introduces the topics of media regulation and content.

Volume 2 is guided in part by the question: How do we control and manage the media? Communications policy is explained, with overviews of how the Southern African media is externally and internally regulated to ensure a well-organised and disciplined modern media system. Strategic ways of managing the media are discussed. The book deals with the concept of media representation: How does the media reflect and represent reality or its aspects? Is the news that is presented an accurate portrayal of reality? How does the media deal with identity, race, gender, sexual orientation, the environment, AIDS, violence and terrorism?

This section thus critically analyses questions about how the media depicts people, topics, organisations and issues.

The effective management of a school - Towards quality outcomes (Paperback): R.J. Botha The effective management of a school - Towards quality outcomes (Paperback)
R.J. Botha 1
R435 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R60 (14%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Effective school management requires that a school's human, physical and financial resources be managed in an integrated manner towards the ultimate goal of effective teaching and successful learning - an enormous task in today's ever-changing environment. The effective management of a school: towards quality outcomes is about finding coherence between these leadership dimensions in a decentralised school-based management setting. The effective management of a school: towards quality outcomes takes a strategic view of the key aspects of school management while guiding school managers to discover their own unique identities through advancement, development and enrichment. A team of highly experienced authors from a range of South African higher institutions have contributed their expertise and guidance. Management, administration and leadership; Organisational climate and culture of schools; Sexual harassment and relationships within the school; Understanding the nature of change and resistance to it; Dealing constructively with conflict; Managing stress; Approaches to decentralisation. The effective management of a school: towards quality outcomes is aimed at new as well as experienced school leaders.

Teaching English - As A First Additional Language In The Intermediate And Senior Phase (Paperback): Anna Hugo Teaching English - As A First Additional Language In The Intermediate And Senior Phase (Paperback)
Anna Hugo 3
R435 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R52 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

The intermediate phase is a critically important period in schooling, when most learners make the transition from learning in their home language to using English as the language of learning and teaching. Learners and teachers find it a daunting time. There are language and literacy challenges in learning English as a subject, in addition to the linguistic complexities of classrooms in urban areas. Recent research has indicated that many intermediate phase learners are also still not fluent readers. Teaching English: As A First Additional Language In The Intermediate And Senior Phase will support teachers in overcoming these classroom challenges.

The book starts by exploring who the Intermediate and Senior Phase learner is – physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively – and then focuses on the skills of reading and viewing, writing, and speaking and listening.

In addition, the text:

  • explains the supporting role the home language can play in learning an additional language
  • provides strategies for integrating language skills in a second-language classroom
  • includes examples of how language teaching can be extended across all curriculum subjects
  • explores ways in which assessment can be used to support students’ learning
  • focuses on the use of information and communication technologies in the language classroom

Teaching English: As A First Additional Language In The Intermediate And Senior Phase is suitable for preservice teachers completing a BEd or a PGCE. In-service teachers will also find it useful.

Criminal Law Casebook / Strafregsakebundel (English, Afrikaans, Paperback, 5th ed): C.R. Snyman Criminal Law Casebook / Strafregsakebundel (English, Afrikaans, Paperback, 5th ed)
C.R. Snyman 2
R612 R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Save R113 (18%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

This criminal law casebook contains excerpts from the most important South African judgments on criminal law. Some shorter judgments are printed in full. Each case is preceded by a brief summary of the facts in the law followed by a note explaining the importance of the judgment. Afrikaans judgments are translated into English. The book also contains an introduction explaining the meanings of important concepts and expressions found in judgments. This is of great value to students who are inexperienced in reading judgments. The four previous editions of this casebook have proven to be an ideal and necessary aid in the study of criminal law.

Labour Relations in South Africa (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Dr Hanneli Bendeman, Dr Bronwyn Dworzanowski-Venter Labour Relations in South Africa (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Dr Hanneli Bendeman, Dr Bronwyn Dworzanowski-Venter; Edited by Dr Robert Venter, Mr Andrew Levy
R658 R550 Discovery Miles 5 500 Save R108 (16%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Labour Relations in South Africa provides a thorough, engaging introduction to the science and practice of labour relations in South Africa. The fifth edition presents a more critical and reflective approach, engaging with the various issues, shifts, and seismic events which have impacted this dynamic field in recent years. The text's view is expanded to encompass a multi-faceted perspective, relating to business science, law, economics, and sociology, and to focus more specifically on the context and dynamics of a developing country.

Theories For Decolonial Social Work Practice In South Africa (Paperback): Adrian Van Breda, Johannah Sekudu Theories For Decolonial Social Work Practice In South Africa (Paperback)
Adrian Van Breda, Johannah Sekudu 1
R449 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R34 (8%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Theories For Decolonial Social Work Practice In South Africa is a local book critically presenting social work theories that are suitable for decolonial and developmental generalist practice in the Global South. The choice of theories included in this book is informed by the lived experiences of South Africans in a multicultural, post-colonial, post-apartheid society.

The book sees the goal of social work as effecting transformation and liberation, through the implementation of the developmental approach, and by drawing on decolonial and African concepts. It supports social workers in working toward this goal by stimulating critical reflection and disrupting taken-for-granted beliefs and practices. It guides readers to work with client groups across the micro-mezzo-macro continuum in such a way that they are empowered to develop agency, thereby affirming the basic values of social justice and human dignity.

Theories For Decolonial Social Work Practice In South Africa is suitable for social work education and the in-service training of qualified social workers, child and youth care workers and community development practitioners. In addition, the book will be of interest to social work academics and researchers because of its unique decolonial and African approach to Global North theories, and its contribution to the development of Global South theories.

Multicultural Education - A Manual For The South African Teacher (Paperback, 2nd Edition): J.N. van Wyk Multicultural Education - A Manual For The South African Teacher (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
J.N. van Wyk
R345 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R46 (13%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

It is nearly two decades since public schools in South Africa began to admit learners from all cultural and racial backgrounds, and this diversity has resulted in a need for schools to evolve with the changing circumstances as well as to maintain excellence. Teachers are faced daily with the challenge of teaching and managing learners of unfamiliar cultures, languages and backgrounds. Multicultural education introduces various models of multicultural education and provides practical, low-cost classroom strategies which teachers can implement effectively in culturally diverse schools.

Multicultural education explores concepts of diversity in society from various theoretical perspectives and discusses the implications of differences and similarities among South African learners. Practical activities at the end of each chapter allow teachers to reflect critically on their own practice, and assist educational leaders to carry out professional development in multicultural education in their schools.

Contents include the following:

  • South African policy and legislation relevant to diversity issues
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Teaching in the linguistically diverse classroom
  • Multicultural approaches to curriculum and learning material
  • Positive discipline in the culturally diverse classroom
Multicultural education is aimed at teachers, members of school management teams, school governing bodies and interested parents.
Teaching Mathematics in the Foundation Phase - Unisa Edition (Paperback): C. Meier, M Naude Teaching Mathematics in the Foundation Phase - Unisa Edition (Paperback)
C. Meier, M Naude 1
R180 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R25 (14%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

A special edition matched to the curriculum requirements of Unisa.

Based on the popular Teaching Foundation Phase mathematics - A guide for South African students and teachers.

The Art Of Persuasive Communication - A Process (Paperback, 4th): Johann de Wet The Art Of Persuasive Communication - A Process (Paperback, 4th)
Johann de Wet
R371 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R44 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

The Fourth edition of The Art Of Persuasive Communication situates contemporary persuasive practices against the background of the rich history of rhetoric and within the setting of a democratic state.

Throughout, the author addresses critical issues that are important to communication science scholars and practitioners, as well as those active in related disciplines such as political science, sociology, social psychology and rhetorical studies.

The Fourth edition differs from the previous one in the following ways:

  • The arrangement of the contents has been revised to facilitate greater understanding
  • There is much new material, especially in chapters 4, 5, 7, 8
  • The role of social media is discussed and considered in chapter 7
  • Chapter 8 includes a section on image management
  • Chapter 9 is a new chapter focussing on political debates
  • A new chapter 12 on Persuasion and the rhetorical imprint of a public rhetor has been added
  • New contemporary examples related to South Africa have been included
Teaching Strategies - For Quality Teaching And Learning (Paperback, 2nd ed): Roy Killen Teaching Strategies - For Quality Teaching And Learning (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Roy Killen 1
R586 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R116 (20%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Teaching Strategies: For Quality Teaching And Learning is a practical guide to quality teaching and learning in South African schools. The book provides an introduction to the principles of effective teaching and learning, with special reference to how these principles can be applied within the framework of South Africa’s National Curriculum Statement Grades R–12.

It gives detailed guidelines for using nine broad teaching strategies that have proven to be effective across all phases of school. The final chapter introduces the principles of quality assessment, and links these to the National Protocol for Assessment Grades R–12.

This book is particularly useful for teacher education students, both as a text for their theoretical studies and as a reference during their practice teaching placements and later teaching careers.

Africa - Diversity and Development (Paperback, New): Tony Binns, Alan Dixon, Etienne Nel Africa - Diversity and Development (Paperback, New)
Tony Binns, Alan Dixon, Etienne Nel
R395 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R22 (6%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

For many, Africa is regarded as a place of mystery and negative images, where reports of natural disasters and civil strife dominate media attention, with relatively little publicity given to any of the continent's more positive attributes. Africa has at last begun to receive the depth of interest it has long deserved, in the shape of debates about trade, aid and debt, the 'Make Poverty History' campaign, and the UK's 'Commission on Africa'. But, behind the superficial media facade, Africa is a diverse, complex and dynamic place, with a rich history and a colonial engagement that, although short-lived, was fundamental in determining the long-term future of the continent. At the start of the second decade of the twenty-first century, when the world is engulfed in a major financial crisis, Africa has the dubious distinction of being the world's poorest continent. This book introduces and de-mystifies Africa's diversity and dynamism, and considers how its peoples and environments have interacted through time and space. The background and diversity of Africa's social, cultural, economic, political and environmental systems is examined, as well as key development issues which have affected Africa in the past and are likely to be significant in shaping the future of the continent. These include: the impact of HIV/AIDS; sources of conflict and post-conflict reconstruction; the state and governance; the nature of African economies in a global context and future development trajectories. Africa: Diversity and Development is a refreshing interdisciplinary text which enhances understanding of the background to Africa's current position and clarifies possible future scenarios. It is richly illustrated throughout with diagrams and plates, and contains a wealth of detailed case studies and current data.

Academic Writing for Graduate Students - Essential Tasks and Skills (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): John M. Swales, Christine... Academic Writing for Graduate Students - Essential Tasks and Skills (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
John M. Swales, Christine B. Feak
R606 Discovery Miles 6 060 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Explains understanding the intended audience, the purpose of the paper, and academic genres; includes the use of task-based methodology, analytic group discussion, and genre consciousness-raising; shows how to write summaries and critiques; features "language focus" sections that address linguistic elements as they affect the wider rhetorical objectives; and helps students position themselves as junior scholars in their academic communities. Among the many changes in the third edition: newer, longer, and more authentic texts and examples greater discipline variety in texts (added texts from hard sciences and engineering) more in-depth treatment of research articles greater emphasis on vocabulary issues revised flow-of-ideas section additional tasks that require students to do their own research more corpus-informed content The Commentary has also been revised and expanded. This edition of Academic Writing for Graduate Students, like its predecessors, has many special features: It is based on the large body of research literature dealing with the features of academic (or research) English and extensive classroom experience. It is as much concerned with developing academic writers as it is improving academic texts. It provides assistance with writing part-genres (problem-solutions and Methods and Discussion sections) and genres (book reviews,research papers). Its approach is analytical and rhetorical-users apply analytical skills to the discourses of their chosen disciplines to explore how effective academic writing is achieved. It includes a rich variety of tasks and activities, ranging from small-scale language points to issues of how students can best position themselves as junior researchers.

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