|Urban design:health and therapeutic Environment
Climate change and the degradation of the environment are fundamental considerations in any discussion of urban design in the twenty-first century. There is a growing awareness of the relationship between environment and well-being. There is a sense in which the health and well-being of the individual is linked to the health of the wider community and, indeed, to the health of the supporting environment. This book focuses on sustainable development and citizen well-being to determine how far they are compatible and then analyses the urban environment that might result from the application of these ideas. In other words, is the ‘sustainable city’ likely to be a ‘healthy city’ for its citizens, and is the therapeutic environment also sustainable? If so, what is the form of such an urban environment?
|Urbana: Urban Affairs and Public Policy
Urbana: Urban Affairs and Public Policy is a peer reviewed, multidisciplinary open-access scholarly journal focusing on urban issues at an international level, exploring all aspects of cities and urbanization including urban planning, economics, history, politics, international relations and literature.
|Using Peer Instruction With Hints in Introductory Business Statistics
Note: Journal Article
Purpose: Peer instruction has been widely adopted as an instructional method in higher education. However, due to students' different preconceptions, the authors argued that peer instruction is not a panacea in international business education when students' prior knowledge extensively varies. The paper aims to discuss these issues.
Design/methodology/approach: In this experimental study, the authors focused on three conditions of an introductory statistics course: individual problem solving, peer instruction, and peer instruction with hints.
Findings: The authors have found students in peer instruction with hints class did not only outperform in the final exam, but also achieved the highest frequency of successful conceptual changes in comparison with their counterparts in the other two classes.
Practical implications: Providing instructional hints to improve the effectiveness of peer instruction may shed light on classroom instruction in higher education.
Originality/value: As for international business education, this was a unique exploration to capture students' conceptual changes using clickers. The authors believed this research paper will help the education practitioners to know their business students better.
= Campus Faculty, Staff & Students only
= Click for help guide (.pdf or .html)
= OpenURL Enabled
= Some full text
= Video files
= Audio files