Shaping Knowledge

Shaping Knowledge
Author: Jamie O’Brien
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2014-10-05
ISBN 10: 1780634323
ISBN 13: 9781780634326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shaping Knowledge Book Review:

Organizations in ever-changing environments depend upon their knowledge, as their survival depends upon effective thinking and agile actions. Any organization’s knowledge is its prime asset yet its true value requires the activations of structure, query, search and decision. Shaping Knowledge provides an introduction to the key tools for thinking required by decision-making professionals in today’s knowledge-intensive landscapes, and equips them with key skills to capitalize on knowledge resources. This book provides practical methods and critical insights for modelling knowledge-driven domains, providing a rich resource for exploration in professional development and practice. Applies high-level theory work to an engineering domain Proposes a novel approach to spatial, urban and interaction design Brings a rare inter-disciplinary perspective to a convergent technology

Crafting and Shaping Knowledge Worker Services in the Information Economy

Crafting and Shaping Knowledge Worker Services in the Information Economy
Author: Keith Sherringham,Bhuvan Unhelkar
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 566
Release: 2020-02-12
ISBN 10: 9811512248
ISBN 13: 9789811512247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crafting and Shaping Knowledge Worker Services in the Information Economy Book Review:

This book offers a hands-on approach to prepare businesses for managing the impact of technology transformation by the pragmatic, consistent, and persistent application of proven business principles and practices. Technology is rapidly transforming our businesses and our society. Knowledge worker roles are being impacted, and as operations are being automated, business models are changing as the use of cloud-based services lowers costs and provides flexibility. This book provides a guide towards managing the environment of uncertainly caused by the rapid changes in technology by combining strategy and leadership to influence the environment, instil the right behaviours, and strengthen the skills that will enable businesses to be adaptive, responsive, and resilient.

Stuffing Birds Pressing Plants Shaping Knowledge

Stuffing Birds  Pressing Plants  Shaping Knowledge
Author: Sue Ann Prince
Publsiher: American Philosophical Society
Total Pages: 113
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780871699343
ISBN 13: 0871699346
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stuffing Birds Pressing Plants Shaping Knowledge Book Review:

The Curatorial Department of the American Philosophical Society presents a catalogue of the exhibition being held in Philosophical Hall from June 2003 through December 2004. The exhibit focuses on the blending of art & science in the study of natural history in North America. It explores the cultural assumptions that governed the practice of natural history on the North American continent in the 18th & early 19th centuries. Focusing on the study of living things -- plants, animals, & indigenous peoples -- it looks at how & why Euro-Americans of the Enlightenment & post-Enlightenment periods went about explaining the world the way they did. Exhibit items include historical specimens, manuscript materials, first-edition books, & art work.

Museums and the Shaping of Knowledge

Museums and the Shaping of Knowledge
Author: Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1992-01-01
ISBN 10: 0415070317
ISBN 13: 9780415070317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Museums and the Shaping of Knowledge Book Review:

Museums have been active in shaping knowledge over the last six hundred years. Yet what is their function within today's society? At the present time, when funding is becoming increasingly scarce, difficult questions are being asked about the justification of museums. Museums and the Shaping of Knowledge presents a critical survey of major changes in current assumptions about the nature of museums. Through the examination of case studies, Eilean Hooper-Greenhill reveals a variety of different roles for museums in the production and shaping of knowledge. Today, museums are once again organising their spaces and collections to present themselves as environments for experimental and self-directed learning.

Metadata

Metadata
Author: Richard Gartner
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2016-08-12
ISBN 10: 3319408933
ISBN 13: 9783319408934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metadata Book Review:

This book offers a comprehensive guide to the world of metadata, from its origins in the ancient cities of the Middle East, to the Semantic Web of today. The author takes us on a journey through the centuries-old history of metadata up to the modern world of crowdsourcing and Google, showing how metadata works and what it is made of. The author explores how it has been used ideologically and how it can never be objective. He argues how central it is to human cultures and the way they develop. Metadata: Shaping Knowledge from Antiquity to the Semantic Web is for all readers with an interest in how we humans organize our knowledge and why this is important. It is suitable for those new to the subject as well as those know its basics. It also makes an excellent introduction for students of information science and librarianship.

The Shaping of Knowledge

The Shaping of Knowledge
Author: Hanna Vorholt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781908590725
ISBN 13: 1908590726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Shaping Sexual Knowledge

Shaping Sexual Knowledge
Author: Lutz Sauerteig,Roger Davidson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 12
Release: 2009-01-13
ISBN 10: 113422088X
ISBN 13: 9781134220885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shaping Sexual Knowledge Book Review:

The history of sex education enables us to gain valuable insights into the cultural constructions of what different societies have defined as 'normal' sexuality and sexual health. Yet, the history of sex education has only recently attracted the full attention of historians of modern sexuality. Shaping Sexual Knowledge: A Cultural History of Sex Education in Twentieth Century Europe makes a considerable contribution not only to the cultural history of sexual enlightenment and identity in modern Europe, but also to the history of childhood and adolescence. The essays collected in this volume treat sex education in the broadest sense, incorporating all aspects of the formal and informal shaping of sexual knowledge and awareness of the young. The volume, therefore, not only addresses officially-sanctioned and regulated sex education delivered within the school system and regulated by the State and in some cases the Church, but also the content, iconography and experience of sexual enlightenment within the private sphere of the family and as portrayed through the media.

Sharing Knowledge Shaping Europe

Sharing Knowledge  Shaping Europe
Author: John Krige
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-07-15
ISBN 10: 0262336405
ISBN 13: 9780262336406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sharing Knowledge Shaping Europe Book Review:

How America used its technological leadership in the 1950s and the 1960s to foster European collaboration and curb nuclear proliferation, with varying degrees of success. In the 1950s and the 1960s, U.S. administrations were determined to prevent Western European countries from developing independent national nuclear weapons programs. To do so, the United States attempted to use its technological pre-eminence as a tool of “soft power” to steer Western European technological choices toward the peaceful uses of the atom and of space, encouraging options that fostered collaboration, promoted nonproliferation, and defused challenges to U.S. technological superiority. In Sharing Knowledge, Shaping Europe, John Krige describes these efforts and the varying degrees of success they achieved. Krige explains that the pursuit of scientific and technological leadership, galvanized by America's Cold War competition with the Soviet Union, was also used for techno-political collaboration with major allies. He examines a series of multinational arrangements involving shared technological platforms and aimed at curbing nuclear proliferation, and he describes the roles of the Department of State, the Atomic Energy Commission, and NASA. To their dismay, these agencies discovered that the use of technology as an instrument of soft power was seriously circumscribed, by internal divisions within successive administrations and by external opposition from European countries. It was successful, Krige argues, only when technological leadership was embedded in a web of supportive “harder” power structures.

Shaping Written Knowledge

Shaping Written Knowledge
Author: Charles Bazerman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 356
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780299116941
ISBN 13: 0299116948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shaping Written Knowledge Book Review:

The forms taken by scientific writing help to determine the very nature of science itself. In this closely reasoned study, Charles Bazerman views the changing forms of scientific writing as solutions to rhetorical problems faced by scientists arguing for their findings. Examining such works as the early Philosophical Transactions and Newton's optical writings as well as Physical Review, Bazerman views the changing forms of scientific writing as solutions to rhetorical problems faced by scientists. The rhetoric of science is, Bazerman demonstrates, an embedded part of scientific activity that interacts with other parts of scientific activity, including social structure and empirical experience. This book presents a comprehensive historical account of the rise and development of the genre, and views these forms in relation to empirical experience.

Museums and Their Visitors

Museums and Their Visitors
Author: Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN 10: 1134915853
ISBN 13: 9781134915859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Museums and Their Visitors Book Review:

Museums are at a critical moment in their history. In order to ensure survival into the next century, museums and galleries must demonstrate their social relevance and use. This means developing their public service functions through becoming more knowledgeable about the needs of their visitors and more adept at providing enjoyable and worthwhile experiences. Museums and Their Visitors aims to help museums and galleries in this crucial task. It examines the ways in which museums need to develop their communicative functions and, with examples of case-studies, explains how to achieve best practice. The special needs of a number of target audiences including schools, families and people with disabilities are outlined and illustrated by examples of exhibition, education and marketing policies. The book looks in detail at the power of objects to inspire and stimulate and analyses the use of language in museums and galleries. This is the first book to be written to guide museum and gallery staff in the development of provision for their visitors. It will be of interest to students of museum, heritage and leisure and tourism studies, as well as to international museum professionals.

Shaping the Future of Power

Shaping the Future of Power
Author: Lina Benabdallah
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0472054546
ISBN 13: 9780472054541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shaping the Future of Power Book Review:

"China's rise to power has become one of the most discussed questions in both International Relations Theory (IRT) and Foreign Policy circles. Although power has been a core concept of IRT for a long time, the faces and mechanisms of power as it relates to Chinese foreign policy making has reinvigorated and changed the contours of that debate. With the rise of China and other powers across the global political arena comes a new visibility for different kinds of encounters between states, particularly between China and other Global South states. These encounters are made more visible to IR scholars now because of the increasing influence and impact that rising powers are making in the international system. This book shows foreign policy encounters between rising powers and Global South states do not necessarily exhibit the same logics, behaviors, or investment strategies of Euro-American hegemons. Instead, they have distinctive features that require new theoretical frameworks for their analysis. Shaping the Future of Power probes the type of power mechanisms that build, diffuse, and project China's power in Africa. It is necessary to take into account the processes of knowledge production, social capital formation, and skills transfers in Chinese foreign policy toward African states to fully understand China's power building mechanisms. These elements are crucial for the relational power framework to capture both the material aspects and ideational people-centered aspects to power. By examining China's investments in human resource development programs for Africa, the book examines a vital, yet undertheorized, aspect of China's foreign policy making"--

System

System
Author: Clifford Siskin
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN 10: 0262534673
ISBN 13: 9780262534673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

System Book Review:

The role that “system” has played in the shaping and reshaping of modern knowledge, from Galileo and Newton to our own “computational universe.” A system can describe what we see (the solar system), operate a computer (Windows 10), or be made on a page (the fourteen engineered lines of a sonnet). In this book, Clifford Siskin shows that system is best understood as a genre—a form that works physically in the world to mediate our efforts to understand it. Indeed, many Enlightenment authors published works they called “system” to compete with the essay and the treatise. Drawing on the history of system from Galileo's “message from the stars” and Newton's “system of the world” to today's “computational universe,” Siskin illuminates the role that the genre of system has played in the shaping and reshaping of modern knowledge. Previous engagements with systems have involved making them, using them, or imagining better ones. Siskin offers an innovative perspective by investigating system itself. He considers the past and present, moving from the “system of the world” to “a world full of systems.” He traces the turn to system in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and describes this primary form of Enlightenment as a mediator of political, cultural, and social modernity—pointing to the moment when people began to “blame the system” for working both too well (“you can't beat the system”) and not well enough (it always seems to “break down”). Throughout, his touchstones are: what system is and how it has changed; how it has mediated knowledge; and how it has worked in the world.

Designing Knowledge Organizations

Designing Knowledge Organizations
Author: Joseph Morabito,Ira Sack,Anilkumar Bhate
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-07-14
ISBN 10: 1119078776
ISBN 13: 9781119078777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Knowledge Organizations Book Review:

A pedagogical approach to the principles and architecture of knowledge management in organizations This textbook is based on a graduate course taught at Stevens Institute of Technology. It focuses on the design and management of today's complex K organizations. A K organization is any company that generates and applies knowledge. The text takes existing ideas from organizational design and knowledge management to enhance and elevate each through harmonization with concepts from other disciplines. The authors—noted experts in the field—concentrate on both micro- and macro design and their interrelationships at individual, group, work, and organizational levels. A key feature of the textbook is an incisive discussion of the cultural, practice, and social aspects of knowledge management. The text explores the processes, tools, and infrastructures by which an organization can continuously improve, maintain, and exploit all elements of its knowledge base that are most relevant to achieve its strategic goals. The book seamlessly intertwines the disciplines of organizational design and knowledge management and offers extensive discussions, illustrative examples, student exercises, and visualizations. The following major topics are addressed: Knowledge management, intellectual capital, and knowledge systems Organizational design, behavior, and architecture Organizational strategy, change, and development Leadership and innovation Organizational culture and learning Social networking, communications, and collaboration Strategic human resources; e.g., hiring K workers and performance reviews Knowledge science, thinking, and creativity Philosophy of knowledge and information Information, knowledge, social, strategy, and contract continuums Information management and intelligent systems; e.g., business intelligence, big data, and cognitive systems Designing Knowledge Organizations takes an interdisciplinary and original approach to assess and synthesize the disciplines of knowledge management and organizational design, drawing upon conceptual underpinnings and practical experiences in these and related areas.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Black Sociology

The Ashgate Research Companion to Black Sociology
Author: Earl Wright II,Edward V. Wallace
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2016-03-09
ISBN 10: 1317044010
ISBN 13: 9781317044017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ashgate Research Companion to Black Sociology Book Review:

The Ashgate Research Companion to Black Sociology provides the most up to date exploration and analysis of research focused on Blacks in America. Beginning with an examination of the project of Black Sociology, it offers studies of recent events, including the ‘Stand Your Ground’ killing of Trayvon Martin, the impact of Hurricane Katrina on emerging adults, and efforts to change voting requirements that overwhelmingly affect Blacks, whilst engaging with questions of sexuality and family life, incarceration, health, educational outcomes and racial wage disparities. Inspired by W.E.B. Du Bois’s charge of engaging in objective research that has a positive impact on society, and organised around the themes of Social Inequities, Blacks and Education, Blacks and Health and Future Directions, this timely volume brings together the latest interdisciplinary research to offer a broad overview of the issues currently faced by Blacks in United States. A timely, significant research guide that informs readers on the social, economic and physical condition of Blacks in America, and proposes directions for important future research. The Ashgate Research Companion will appeal to policy makers and scholars of Africana Studies, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Anthropology and Politics, with interests in questions of race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, social inequalities, health and education.

Rethinking Heritage Language Education

Rethinking Heritage Language Education
Author: Peter Pericles Trifonas,Themistoklis Aravossitas
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2014-09-11
ISBN 10: 1107437628
ISBN 13: 9781107437623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Heritage Language Education Book Review:

This collection presents new investigations into the role of heritage languages and the correlation between culture and language from a pedagogic and cosmopolitical point of view. Rethinking Heritage Language Education is an edited collection that brings together emerging and established researchers interested in the education field of Heritage Language Education to negotiate its concepts and practices, and investigate the correlation between culture and language from a pedagogic and cosmopolitical point of view. The scholars, who have contributed to the growth of Heritage Language Education as a discipline, reconsider and enrich their findings by drawing new lines across the boundaries of research and practice. It complements the previous work of these theorists, filling a void in the current literature around the question of Heritage Language Education.

Shaping the Digital Dissertation

Shaping the Digital Dissertation
Author: Virginia Kuhn,Anke Finger
Publsiher: Open Book Publishers
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN 10: 180064101X
ISBN 13: 9781800641013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shaping the Digital Dissertation Book Review:

This volume is a timely intervention that not only helps demystify the idea of a digital dissertation for students and their advisors, but will be broadly applicable to the work of librarians, administrators, and anyone else concerned with the future of graduate study in the humanities and digital scholarly publishing. Roxanne Shirazi, The City University of New York Digital dissertations have been a part of academic research for years now, yet there are still many questions surrounding their processes. Are interactive dissertations significantly different from their paper-based counterparts? What are the effects of digital projects on doctoral education? How does one choose and defend a digital dissertation? This book explores the wider implications of digital scholarship across institutional, geographic, and disciplinary divides. The volume is arranged in two sections: the first, written by senior scholars, addresses conceptual concerns regarding the direction and assessment of digital dissertations in the broader context of doctoral education. The second section consists of case studies by PhD students whose research resulted in a natively digital dissertation that they have successfully defended. These early-career researchers have been selected to represent a range of disciplines and institutions. Despite the profound effect of incorporated digital tools on dissertations, the literature concerning them is limited. This volume aims to provide a fresh, up-to-date view on the digital dissertation, considering the newest technological advances. It is especially relevant in the European context where digital dissertations, mostly in arts-based research, are more popular. Shaping the Digital Dissertation aims to provide insights, precedents and best practices to graduate students, doctoral advisors, institutional agents, and dissertation committees. As digital dissertations have a potential impact on the state of research as a whole, this edited collection will be a useful resource for the wider academic community and anyone interested in the future of doctoral studies.

Shape Understanding System Knowledge Implementation and Learning

Shape Understanding System     Knowledge Implementation and Learning
Author: Zbigniew Les,Magdalena Les
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2012-07-27
ISBN 10: 3642296971
ISBN 13: 9783642296970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shape Understanding System Knowledge Implementation and Learning Book Review:

This book presents the selected results of research on the further development of the shape understanding system (SUS) described in our previous book titled “Shape Understanding System: the First Steps Toward the Visual Thinking Machines”. This is the second book that presents the results of research in the area of thinking and understanding carried out by authors in the newly founded the Queen Jadwiga Research Institute of Understanding. In this book, the new term knowledge implementation is introduced to denote the new method of the meaningful learning in the context of machine understanding. SUS ability to understand is related to the different categories of objects such as the category of visual objects, the category of sensory objects and the category of text objects. In this book, new terms and concepts are introduced in order to describe and explain some issues connected with SUS development. These terms are explained by referring to the content of our books and other our works rather than to existing literature in related areas of research. This book raises many questions that are discussed in the area of cognitive science or philosophy of mind.

PISA Pathways to Success How Knowledge and Skills at Age 15 Shape Future Lives in Canada

PISA Pathways to Success How Knowledge and Skills at Age 15 Shape Future Lives in Canada
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2010-03-01
ISBN 10: 9264081925
ISBN 13: 9789264081925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

PISA Pathways to Success How Knowledge and Skills at Age 15 Shape Future Lives in Canada Book Review:

Presents the findings of Canada's Youth in Transition Survey, which complements OECD's PISA survey and offers significant new policy insights in understanding students’ choices at different ages and the impact of these decisions on consequent education and labour market outcomes.

Constructing Risk

Constructing Risk
Author: Stephen O. Bender
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2021-08-01
ISBN 10: 1800731639
ISBN 13: 9781800731639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constructing Risk Book Review:

Reviewing current policies and practices, the book assesses the financial, economic and physical risk of building in hazardous areas, and looks at how societies are trying to create a more resilient built environment in spite of the dangers. It examines the vulnerability of social infrastructure to natural disasters and looks at policies which imperil infrastructure from natural hazard events and solutions undertaken by sovereign states, international development banks, NGOs and bilateral aid agencies.

Sharing Knowledge Shaping Europe

Sharing Knowledge  Shaping Europe
Author: John Krige
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-07-22
ISBN 10: 0262034778
ISBN 13: 9780262034777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sharing Knowledge Shaping Europe Book Review:

How America used its technological leadership in the 1950s and the 1960s to foster European collaboration and curb nuclear proliferation, with varying degrees of success.