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    The personal development planning cycle.

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    This Learning and CPD sheet is designed to pull together into a framework many of the activities that have already been published. It should also help anyone planning to go for audit of their CPD or who have been requested to submit for audit. There are a number of different ways of viewing the Personal Development Planning (PDP) or CPD cycle; the one covered here is just one example and shouldn't be seen as the only way of looking at PDP. For a greater range of activities, look at the book "Skills for Success: The Personal Development Planning Handbook" by Cottrell and the companion website

    Using research papers: citations, referencing and plagiarism.

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    As a profession when we look to expand our skills, learn new techniques and expand visual communication in healthcare as an area of knowledge research papers become a valuable resource as references, to support this work. This Learning and CPD worksheet looks at citing, referencing and discusses plagiarism as well as giving advice on how to check references and think about using reference management software

    Operating theatre photography for orthopaedics and aesthetic surgery.

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    The aim of this paper is to examine the author's personal experience and practice in operating theatre photography. The ways of working are personal to the author but hopefully will help others in undertaking this type of work

    Basic Concepts of Farm Income Taxation

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    Referencing web pages and e-journals.

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    One of the areas that can confuse students and authors alike is how to reference web pages and electronic journals (e-journals). The aim of this professional development article is to go back to first principles for referencing and see how with examples these should be referenced

    Why Are We Unable Bridging Theory-Practice Gap in Context of Plethora of Literature on Its Causes, Effects and Solutions?

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    This paper raises pertinent issues regarding an obvious gap that prevails between theory and practice in various professions.  The paper makes it clear that there is theory-practice gap among professions; however, it focuses more on informing theory-practice gap in the teaching profession.  The paper identifies and informs of causes, effects and practical solutions of theory-practice gap in education, in particular, in the teaching profession. Finally, the paper provides a tentative explanation for theory-practice gap persistence, and it raises important questions that may need researchers’ attention. Keywords: theory-practice gap, teaching profession, teacher educatio

    School Teacher Quality Improvement Model

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    Most governments worldwide always face budgetary constraints to provide quality services to the people. From the budgetary constraint governments have been scaling up educational innovations without orientation to teachers. This poses problems during implementation of educational innovations. As service providers, one of services governments have to offer to their people is quality education. To offer quality education, the government has to employ adequate and qualified teachers. Being a qualified teacher, it is not ultimate. Teachers require professional development after they commence working to achieve the best performance in their teaching profession. It is from this understanding this paper has come to life. The paper provides a concise summary on how schools can use human resources at their disposal to develop teachers professionally. The school management uses human resources within the school, and then the nearest ones from the school. Finally, when necessary, it uses the ones who are far from school. Indeed, this happens after a teacher has taken personal initiatives to support herself in futile. The paper is a useful tool to schools desires to improve student academic performance. Keywords: teaching-learning, quality improvement model, profession development, educational innovations, DOI: 10.7176/JEP/14-33-08 Publication date: November 30th 202

    Global Justice in Educational Support: For Whom and Why?

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    Global justice as a philosophical concept has been narrowly defined by most literature. The global justice referred in literature focuses on mankind acting impartially to another.  Man has to act impartially in helping another man when help needed. However, what should be the criteria for helping? Should help be directed to nations whose apolitical and political leaders are corrupt? Who deserves global justice? This paper attempts to answer these questions using analogies. The paper also raises pertinent questions with the purpose of broadening the scope of global justice. That is defining the concept in a broad sense. Finally, the paper attempts to discuss criteria for providing what is perceived as justice; whether, it is justice to support nations without public funds and resources prudence and lastly,  it concludes nations with prudence in utilising resources are the ones deserving educational financial support, and that there is need to have a broad view of looking at global justice. Keywords: Global justice, social contract theory, justice, educational suppor

    The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective: An Ongoing Experiment in Musical Self-Governance

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    C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective and Triad: Boston’s Choral Collective are the first choirs to explore collectivity as a method of ensemble organization. While more traditional ensembles have a single artistic director, C4 and Triad share and rotate leadership responsibilities among the full membership. Artistic and logistical decisions develop through conversation, consensus, and/or voting. This monograph draws primarily on interviews with thirteen current and former members of the two ensembles as well as the author’s personal experiences with Triad’s inaugural concert cycle to present a narrative description of member characteristics, governance, and operational processes. Interview responses are compared to relevant and recent findings in business, psychology, and choral music education research, establishing connections with larger social trends toward collectivity and away from hierarchical systems. The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, a more established, collectively-governed ensemble, provides an additional comparison. Respondents noted benefits including heightened passion, engagement, diversity, and individual growth among collective members, which they connect to a stronger reputation, more equally shared responsibilities, more consistent recruitment of new members, and ideas of better quality and greater quantity when compared to their experiences in more traditional ensembles. The additional time and effort involved in communicating and finding consensus were frequently cited as the most pressing challenges. Suggestions for founding new collective choirs or adapting existing ensembles to be more collective conclude the work
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