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A positive and practical guide that shows you how to succeed in academia, helping you hone your skills in teaching and research as well as building softer skills like interpersonal development.
In universities across the world, academics struggle to establish and sustain their careers while satisfying intensifying institutional demands. Drawing from the author’s decades of observation and experience in academia, this exceptional book responds to the challenges of fostering and sustaining a successful academic career.
The totalising effect of consumerism, well-being and satisfaction is a discourse which may negate the value of struggle and mastery of complex subjects and a realization of personal potentiality. Why Universities Should Seek Happiness and Contentment considers the consequences of a hedonistic and well-being centred model of student education as one of the goals of higher education and proposes an alternative goal for higher education. In a globalised consumer society where the anxiety for an identity leads to the fear of not reaching the standard, Paul Gibbs shows how anxiety can be harnessed to secure contentment with one's own future without the fear of consumer-induced emptiness. He conceptualises higher education in a counter-valued way to the current dominant discourse of higher education institutions and educational policy while placing students at the centre of their own educational activity. In doing so, Gibbs proposes contentment as a guiding principle of higher education.
The three volume set LNAI 4251, LNAI 4252, and LNAI 4253 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2006, held in Bournemouth, UK, in October 2006. The 480 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from about 1400 submissions. The papers present a wealth of original research results from the field of intelligent information processing.
Using the commentaries of a group of scholars from c. 1150-1350, along with confessors’ manuals, mystery plays and sermon material, this book investigates the place of the Decalogue in medieval religious life and thought.
The Happy Student is written by a student for students. Daniel Wong doesn’t have a PhD in education or psychology, but his transformation from unhappy overachiever to happy straight-A student has given him unique insight into what motivates students intrinsically. By sharing with readers his personal story and the five-step program he has developed, unmotivated students everywhere will understand how they, too, can find deep satisfaction in the pursuit of academic success.

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