The biobased economy is an economy in which food, feeds, chemicals, materials, transport fuels, electricity, and heat are produced economically and sustainably from renewable resources. Such an economy contributes to a sustainable society in which energy, food and commodities are available to all human beings. This book provides a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to advanced and innovative biobased economy practices and offers a variety of case studies.
When the children of Israel were miraculously led out of Egypt by a Faithful God, He commanded them to build memorials unto Him at various stages of their journey. These personal testimonies are a memorial of how God has intervened in the life of His handmaiden to show forth His faithfulness. The resulting tapestry is a tribute to the beauty that He can create out of seemingly discarded pieces of a life surrendered to God. What He has done for me He will do for you, if you only believe!
Advances in Business Education & Training is a Book Series to foster advancement in the field of Business Education and Training. It serves as an international forum for scholarly and state-of-the-art research and development into all aspects of Business Education and Training.
This new volume deals with several aspects of the challenge to design learning in and for a changing world. The first part concerns program development. How to build curricula that are future-proof? Principles to innovate our curricula are identified. It answers the question how we can incorporate the need for change in our thinking about curriculum-development and identify the necessary elements to incorporate in our curricula. The second part focuses on the increasing diversity of students and employees within our schools and organizations, in terms of culture, language, and perception of ability, gifts, and talents. This offers a range of opportunities, but at the same time can possibly jeopardize some processes that are taken for granted. Chapters in this part analyze the processes that play a crucial role in dealing with this diversity and identify educational practices that can help to harvest the potential that lies within this diversity. The third part of this book digs further into the possibilities that are opened up by the implementation of ICT-support in our learning environments. E-learning provides tools to adapt these environments to the needs of an increasingly diverse student-population. In the last part we focus specifically on the workplace and how learning can be designed in such a way that employees are equipped for a shifting workplace. On the one hand it is looked how training can affect performance in the workplace. Does learning transfer to the work environment? On the other hand it is questioned how one can design affordances to trigger learning in the workplace.