The Story Performance Handbook

  • Filename: the-story-performance-handbook.
  • ISBN: 9781135656836
  • Release Date: 2000-11-01
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: R. Craig Roney
  • Publisher: Routledge



The Story Performance Handbook provides specific, detailed information to help adults develop basic skills in reading aloud, mediated storytelling, and storytelling. Organized sequentially, each chapter moves the reader from the easiest (reading aloud picture books) to the most difficult (creating your own stories for telling) storytelling experience, cumulatively building story performance skill in selecting, preparing, and delivering stories and poetry to audiences. This structure allows individuals to begin reading at various points depending on their prior experience with story performance. The text includes several features that make learning to perform stories and poetry easy to understand and manage: * Explicit, thorough advice avoids confusion, such as how to select, prepare, and deliver stories and poetry via reading aloud, mediated storytelling, and storytelling. * The sequential chapter organization, progressing from easiest to most difficult, and Developmental and Culminating Activities at the end of each skill chapter, enable this text to be used either independently or in conjunction with courses or workshops in story performance. * Unique among story performance texts, instruction is based not only on the author's own extensive experience but also on empirical research related to teaching adults to tell stories. * Specific information is easily located throughout the text: Processes are presented in bold type, numbered sequentially and, at the end of specific chapters, skill building activities are provided. Figures (which provide additional detailed information) are boxed. Examples of processes are highlighted with background shading.

The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance

  • Filename: the-cambridge-handbook-of-expertise-and-expert-performance.
  • ISBN: 1139456466
  • Release Date: 2006-06-26
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: K. Anders Ericsson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



This book was the first handbook where the world's foremost 'experts on expertise' reviewed our scientific knowledge on expertise and expert performance and how experts may differ from non-experts in terms of their development, training, reasoning, knowledge, social support, and innate talent. Methods are described for the study of experts' knowledge and their performance of representative tasks from their domain of expertise. The development of expertise is also studied by retrospective interviews and the daily lives of experts are studied with diaries. In 15 major domains of expertise, the leading researchers summarize our knowledge on the structure and acquisition of expert skill and knowledge and discuss future prospects. General issues that cut across most domains are reviewed in chapters on various aspects of expertise such as general and practical intelligence, differences in brain activity, self-regulated learning, deliberate practice, aging, knowledge management, and creativity.

The Six Sigma Performance Handbook

  • Filename: the-six-sigma-performance-handbook.
  • ISBN: 0071437649
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Author: Praveen Gupta
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



Profits in tough times require prioritization and focus. If properly managed, Six Sigma methods can deliver dramatic improvement by increasing manufacturing and process efficiencies. But nearly 60% of all corporate Six Sigma initiatives fail to yield the desired results -- often companies take the "fighting fires" approach to business and do not take time to understand what the data in telling them, which is why many Six Sigma projects fail. The high-visibility of the Six Sigma Initiative has corporate executives committing to significant investment in resources often without any tangible improvement in profitability -- a fact neglected by most Six Sigma books. Written with Green belts, and managers in mind, this reference shows readers how to statistically evaluate a Six Sigma program, identify problems, and make tailor-made adjustments to get the desired results and revitalize a program.

The SAGE Handbook of Performance Studies

  • Filename: the-sage-handbook-of-performance-studies.
  • ISBN: 0761929312
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 554
  • Author: D. Soyini Madison
  • Publisher: SAGE



The SAGE Handbook of Performance Studies brings together, in a single volume, reviews of the major research in performance studies and identifies directions for further investigation. It is the only comprehensive collection on the theories, methods, politics, and practices of performance relating to life and culture. Edited by D. Soyini Madison and Judith Hamera, this Handbook serves scholars and students across the disciplines by delineating the scope of the field, the critical and interpretive methods used, and the theoretical and ethical presumptions that guide work in this exciting and growing area.

Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace Measurement and Evaluation

  • Filename: handbook-of-improving-performance-in-the-workplace-measurement-and-evaluation.
  • ISBN: 9780470190678
  • Release Date: 2009-12-09
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: James L. Moseley
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Each volume in this set provides a current review of all information available for the three core areas of improving performance in the workplace: instructional design and training delivery, intervention selection and implementation, measurement and evaluation.

Performance Appraisal Handbook The

  • Filename: performance-appraisal-handbook-the.
  • ISBN: 9781413305678
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 197
  • Author: Amy DelPo
  • Publisher: Nolo



The Performance Appraisal Handbook is a must-read for every manager, whether they're writing a performance review for the first time or the hundredth. It's packed with the information and tools you need to make their company's appraisal process work better for everyone. Readers will know: • How to write and conduct effective appraisals • How to prevent potential lawsuits stemming from an appraisal • Essential employment law basics. The 2nd edition is completely updated with latest laws and provides sample forms and policies. Also, there is now going to be a CD-ROM which will include the forms, checklists and quizzes from the book.

Plastic Toy Cars of the 1950s and 1960s

  • Filename: plastic-toy-cars-of-the-1950s-and-1960s.
  • ISBN: 9781845841256
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Andrew Ralston
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd



Recent auction results indicate a growing interest among collectors in plastic toy cars made during the 1950's and 1960's in Britain, mainland Europe, the USA and Hong Kong. This book is the first to take a systematic approach to a neglected area of toy collecting, providing valuable background information on the companies that made these toys and enabling collectors to identify many previously unknown items. Among the many famous toy companies examined are Tri-ang and Brimtoy (Great Britain); Norev and Minialuxe (France); Gama and Siku (Germany); Ingap and Politoys (Italy); Rico and Paya (Spain). In addition, light is shed for the first time on the history of many smaller and more obscure brands of plastic toy cars. More than 250 photographs of rare and unusual plastic toy cars are included, together with an indication of the prices these items are currently fetching on the antique toy market.

Handbook of Cognitive Aging

  • Filename: handbook-of-cognitive-aging.
  • ISBN: 9781452278926
  • Release Date: 2008-03-20
  • Number of pages: 744
  • Author: Scott M. Hofer
  • Publisher: SAGE



"Provides a unique perspective. I am particularly impressed with the sections on innovative design and methods to investigate cognitive aging and the integrative perspectives. None of the existing texts covers this material to the same level." —Donna J. La Voie, Saint Louis University "The emphasis on integrating the literature with theoretical and methodological innovations could have a far-reaching impact on the field." —Deb McGinnis, Oakland University The Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives clarifies the differences in patterns and processes of cognitive aging. Along with a comprehensive review of current research, editors Scott M. Hofer and Duane F. Alwin provide a solid foundation for building a multidisciplinary agenda that will stimulate further rigorous research into these complex factors. Key Features Gathers the widest possible range of perspectives by including cognitive aging experts in various disciplines while maintaining a degree of unity across chapters Examines the limitations of the extant literature, particularly in research design and measurement, and offers new suggestions to guide future research Highlights the broad scope of the field with topics ranging from demography to development to neuroscience, offering the most complete coverage available on cognitive aging

Seize the Story

  • Filename: seize-the-story.
  • ISBN: 1877673811
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 213
  • Author: Victoria Hanley
  • Publisher: Cottonwood Press (Fort Collins, Company)



Offers advice to teenaged authors on the techniques of orginating, developing, and editing fiction; profiles successful teen authors; and answers common questions about the writing process.

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