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Article
Publication date: 2 May 2017

Jennifer R. McConville, Sebastien Rauch, Ida Helgegren and Jaan-Henrik Kain

In today’s complex society, there is an increasing demand to include a wider set of skills in engineering curricula, especially skills related to policy, society and…

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Purpose

In today’s complex society, there is an increasing demand to include a wider set of skills in engineering curricula, especially skills related to policy, society and sustainable development. Role-playing and gaming are active learning tools, which are useful for learning relationships between technology and society, problem solving in complex situations and communication. However, use of these learning methods in higher education, and in engineering particularly, is limited. The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of a role-playing game for learning about complexities related to sustainable water and sanitation management within a civil engineering curriculum.

Design/methodology/approach

The game has been used during three consecutive years in a Masters’ level course. Surveys and course evaluations were used to evaluate the effectiveness of this method from both teacher and student perspectives.

Findings

The results show that students gained knowledge on complex subjects, and both teachers and students had positive experiences. Better integration of the game within the rest of the course could strengthen its effectiveness.

Originality/value

The experiences gained from this study should assist others in the development and use of such active learning techniques in higher education.

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International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, vol. 18 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-6370

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1996

Sandeep Savla

Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act 1987 abrogates the right to silence since a suspect is required to answer questions in pre‐trial investigations by the SFO, although…

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Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act 1987 abrogates the right to silence since a suspect is required to answer questions in pre‐trial investigations by the SFO, although the answers are inadmissible as evidence unless proceedings are brought under s. 2(14) for giving false information or by s. 2(8), where the individual ‘makes a statement inconsistent with it’. In a previous article, the writer has considered the necessity and effectiveness of s. 2 powers. It is also instructive to analyse the conceptual basis of s. 2 powers since this will aid in the interpretation of statutory ambiguities and will allow the courts to have a uniformity of approach when seeking to resolve the statutory ambiguities. The conceptual basis is also important as concerns the resolution of where the line lies between the effective investigation of offences pursuant to s. 2 and the rights of the individual subject to such questioning. A critical examination of the above issues demands steering a careful course between normative rules and theory: in this area above all others it is impossible and undesirable to divorce one from the other.

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Journal of Financial Crime, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-0790

Article
Publication date: 1 May 1983

In the last four years, since Volume I of this Bibliography first appeared, there has been an explosion of literature in all the main functional areas of business. This…

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In the last four years, since Volume I of this Bibliography first appeared, there has been an explosion of literature in all the main functional areas of business. This wealth of material poses problems for the researcher in management studies — and, of course, for the librarian: uncovering what has been written in any one area is not an easy task. This volume aims to help the librarian and the researcher overcome some of the immediate problems of identification of material. It is an annotated bibliography of management, drawing on the wide variety of literature produced by MCB University Press. Over the last four years, MCB University Press has produced an extensive range of books and serial publications covering most of the established and many of the developing areas of management. This volume, in conjunction with Volume I, provides a guide to all the material published so far.

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Management Decision, vol. 21 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Article
Publication date: 23 December 2020

Angela Mooss, Joyce Myatt, Jennifer Goldman and Joey-Ann Alexander

This study examined effectiveness of an integrated care program on emergency department visits within a longitudinal sample of patients with both primary care and…

Abstract

Purpose

This study examined effectiveness of an integrated care program on emergency department visits within a longitudinal sample of patients with both primary care and behavioral health diagnoses.

Design/methodology/approach

Patients with co-occurring disorders enrolled in an integrated care clinic and were followed over time to determine whether participation in the clinic, including engagement in wellness/peer services, predicted decreases in Emergency Department (ED) use. Associations between socio-demographic characteristics of patients and ED use were also analyzed.

Findings

After 6 months, clinic patients had decreases in ED use that continued for twelve months, albeit to a lesser degree. Demographics and program services were not related to ED use; however, multiple associations existed between high ED utilizers, severe mental illness (SMI), substance use disorders (SUD) and non-retention in services.

Research limitations/implications

The study lacked a comparison group and there was no distinction between avoidable and unavoidable ED visits. A small sample size across time points led to inconclusive post hoc findings.

Originality/value

This study explored effectiveness of primary care integration into a behavioral health clinic for persons with multiple morbidities. Although initial decreases in ED visits were present, results indicate that these models may not be effective for persons with SMI or SMI/SUD who are already high ED users. This study provides support for integrated care in reducing ED use among persons with multiple morbidities and calls for further research on designing effective integrated models for persons with SMI and SUD.

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Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 30 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1476-9018

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Article
Publication date: 24 June 2019

Nicola Ann Cogan, Matthias Schwannauer and Sean Harper

The onset of psychosis typically develops during adolescence, a crucial period for beginning the transition from family to independence and developing a stable sense of…

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Purpose

The onset of psychosis typically develops during adolescence, a crucial period for beginning the transition from family to independence and developing a stable sense of self. Recovery amongst adolescents experiencing early onset psychosis has not yet been investigated with reference to its influence on self-identity. The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact living with early onset psychosis has on self-identity for adolescents in recovery.

Design/methodology/approach

A purposive sample of ten adolescents aged between 16 and 18 years from an Early Intervention Service in the Scottish National Health Service were recruited. All had experienced at least one episode of psychosis and were within three years of first contact with the service. Semi-structured interviews were adopted to capture adolescents’ perspectives concerning their experiences of recovery from psychosis and the impact on self-identity. All interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed and thematically analysed.

Findings

Qualitative analysis of adolescents’ accounts revealed how recovery from psychosis involves working with individual explanatory frameworks concerning uncertain identities and status ambiguity, a decrease in referent points and unfavourable social comparisons (emphasising loss, grief and self-criticism).

Research limitations/implications

Supporting adolescents experiencing early psychosis involves education, rebuilding relationships with self and others and providing access to psychotherapeutic interventions to aid self-identity development when needed.

Originality/value

The originality of this paper lies in the importance of identity, recovery, human reconnection, advocacy and community reintegration for adolescents experiencing psychosis. Public mental health campaigns to tackle the stigma surrounding psychosis are essential to assisting adolescents in developing their sense of self through their recovery journeys.

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Journal of Public Mental Health, vol. 18 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-5729

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Case study
Publication date: 20 January 2017

Kenneth M. Eades, Jay Caver and Jennifer Hill

This case serves as an introduction to the concept of economic value added (EVA). The student is placed in the position of Valmont's CFO to decide whether EVA can live up…

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This case serves as an introduction to the concept of economic value added (EVA). The student is placed in the position of Valmont's CFO to decide whether EVA can live up to its promise to motivate managers to act like shareholders and ultimately lead them to make value-enhancing decisions that can reverse Valmont's weak earnings and lackluster stock-price performance. The case works best if students are acquainted with the concepts of cost of capital and net present value. The teaching note that is available for registered faculty explains how to incorporate the accompanying six-minute video supplement.

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Darden Business Publishing Cases, vol. no.
Type: Case Study
ISSN: 2474-7890
Published by: University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

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