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Publication date: 27 April 2020

Robert Weinhandl, Zsolt Lavicza and Tony Houghton

Flipped classroom approaches (FCA) are an educational innovation that could increase students' learning outcomes in, and their enjoyment of, mathematics or STEM education…

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Purpose

Flipped classroom approaches (FCA) are an educational innovation that could increase students' learning outcomes in, and their enjoyment of, mathematics or STEM education. To integrate FCA into education sustainably, professional teacher development (PTD) is a promising tool. The research aim is to explore which aspects should be considered when developing and implementing professional mathematics or STEM teacher development for flipped approaches.

Design/methodology/approach

A total of 20 expert interviews were conducted and analysed according to a synthesis of grounded theory approaches and qualitative interview study principles.

Findings

Evaluating the interview data indicates that the characteristics of different teacher types in PTD, learning activities in PTD and the DSE model derived in this study could be vital elements in professional mathematics or STEM teacher development for flipped approaches.

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Evaluating the interview data indicates that the characteristics of different teacher types in PTD, learning activities in PTD and the DSE model derived in this study could be vital elements in professional mathematics or STEM teacher development for flipped approaches.

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Publication date: 1 May 1992

Tony Houghton

Understanding the interrelationship between political policy andlegislation coming out of Brussels, now and in the future, is vital forany dairy company hoping to harness…

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Understanding the interrelationship between political policy and legislation coming out of Brussels, now and in the future, is vital for any dairy company hoping to harness maximum competitive advantage over the next ten years. Many believe that EC legislation is unpredictable and cannot be influenced. BER has worked in “Europe′s capital” since 1973 and knows this is untrue. Successful interventions can be made, impact planning can be achieved and competitive advantage realized. Using food labelling, animal health product distribution and co‐operative law as examples, examines the legislative process as it stands today. Suggests that increasing consumer stimulus will encourage more open and speedier law formation, making it even more critical for companies to track legislation, while interpreting it into company action.

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British Food Journal, vol. 94 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Publication date: 1 April 1988

Paul Nieuwenhuysen

The following bibliography focuses mainly on programs which can run on IBM microcomputers and compatibles under the operating system PC DOS/MS DOS, and which can be used…

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The following bibliography focuses mainly on programs which can run on IBM microcomputers and compatibles under the operating system PC DOS/MS DOS, and which can be used in online information and documentation work. They fall into the following categories:

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The Electronic Library, vol. 6 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 1 January 1986

DOUG BETTS

As I listened recently to Alex Wilson delivering a paper on conservation I was reminded of his excellence as a lucid communicator of ideas, enthusiasm and timely sense of…

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As I listened recently to Alex Wilson delivering a paper on conservation I was reminded of his excellence as a lucid communicator of ideas, enthusiasm and timely sense of direction. His 1977 paper “The threshold of choice” must be one of the most frequently cited papers of recent times, and in a brief state‐of‐the‐art article on systematic bookstock management, Nick Moore has called the paper “seminal”. The concept of managing stock is a central element in Wilson's thinking, though he establishes its critical interaction with the management of all resources. This interaction may appear obvious but critics of a systematic stock management approach persist in attacking it for lacking properties and objectives which it cannot, by definition, have nor aspire to: as McClellan pointed out, and Moore re‐iterates, it is a sub‐system operating within the context of a greater whole, not an isolated system. The approach may nonetheless be regarded as subversive partly because it potentially challenges what may have become comfortable assumptions, partly because its adoption presupposes changes in methods and attitudes, the influence of which is likely to extend in all directions. Wilson is able to indicate this practical and conceptual influence in a way which speaks directly to the needs of UK public libraries without appearing to threaten the fabric of their existence.

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Library Review, vol. 35 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 1 August 1986

As a follow up to the bespectacled and jolly photo of myself (NLW, June 86) along with accompanying cheery sentences about how easy it is to be a book reviewer. I thought…

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As a follow up to the bespectacled and jolly photo of myself (NLW, June 86) along with accompanying cheery sentences about how easy it is to be a book reviewer. I thought I would pen a few timely phrases on how to go about reviewing for NLW.

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New Library World, vol. 87 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 19 July 2011

Tony Mortensen and Richard Fisher

The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact on communication of changes in an accounting standard arising from the transition to International Financial Reporting…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact on communication of changes in an accounting standard arising from the transition to International Financial Reporting Standards. It investigates inter and intragroup differences in measured connotative meaning of the old and new definitions of “cash”, as held by three key groups of parties to the accounting communication process (preparers, auditors and users); and determines the effect of changes in connotative meaning on decision behaviour (outcomes).

Design/methodology/approach

The study adopted a between‐participants 2×3 factorial design whereby the first factor reflected the definition type: old vs new definition of the concept “cash”; while the second reflected three financial reporting groups: preparers, auditors and users. The semantic differential technique developed by Osgood, Suci and Tannenbaum was used to measure connotative meaning.

Findings

The study finds that the three financial reporting groups do not share the same meaning of the concept “cash” and that the introduction of the new definition has changed the interpreted connotative meaning for these three groups. A link between measured meaning and the decisions made by the participants was also established.

Research limitations/implications

The explanatory power of the typical three (evaluative, potency and activity) factor structure should be acknowledged; these factors typically explain 50 per cent of the total phenomena known as “meaning”. The study's findings make an important contribution to the earnings management and creative accounting literature.

Practical implications

The findings are particularly relevant to standard‐setters and regulators as a lack of shared meaning may lead to unnecessary misunderstandings and tensions among the many parties to the reporting process.

Originality/value

The study extends prior measurement of meaning studies in accounting through first, the inclusion of all three major groups of parties to the accounting communication process; second, examination of an accounting concept which is defined differently by two accounting standards in the same jurisdiction; and last, investigation of the impact on decision behaviour (outcomes) resulting from changes in meaning brought about through the introduction of a new standard across the three groups.

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Reference Reviews, vol. 22 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0950-4125

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Publication date: 1 March 1995

Mrs Genevieve N. Bond‐Mendel and Antonis C. Simintiras

This paper studies the role of personal selling and the salesforce as an information source and the impact potential information gaps in a downstream business chain can…

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This paper studies the role of personal selling and the salesforce as an information source and the impact potential information gaps in a downstream business chain can have. It offers a conceptual model of information gaps in an on‐licence wine business channel and suggests areas necessitating further research.

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International Journal of Wine Marketing, vol. 7 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0954-7541

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Publication date: 1 June 1979

VINE is produced at least four times a year with the object of providing up‐to‐date news of work being done in the automation of library housekeeping processes…

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VINE is produced at least four times a year with the object of providing up‐to‐date news of work being done in the automation of library housekeeping processes, principally in the UK. It is edited and substantially written by Tony McSean, Information Officer for Library Automation based in Southampton University Library and supported by a grant from the British Library Research and Development Department. Copyright for VINE articles rests with the British Library Board, but opinions expressed in VINE do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the British Library. The subscription to VINE is £10 per year and the subscription period runs from January to December.

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VINE, vol. 9 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-5728

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Publication date: 1 March 2005

Tim Kindseth and Michael Romanos

This annotated list represents a selection of outstanding poetry titles published in the USA in 2003 and the early part of 2004.

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Purpose

This annotated list represents a selection of outstanding poetry titles published in the USA in 2003 and the early part of 2004.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors selected the titles in this list from the 2,100 titles received for the 2004 Poetry Publications Showcase at Poets House in New York City, held in April 2004.

Findings

The authors selected titles for this list that would be both accessible and challenging to library users.

Originality/value

This list can be used as a guide to collection development for contemporary poetry.

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Collection Building, vol. 24 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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