Best Reference Books – Development Education

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Development Education subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Development Education along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Development Education subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Development Education" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “A Taxonomy for Learning,Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives” by Anderson L W and David R Krathwohl D R

“A Taxonomy for Learning,Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives” Book Review: This textbook deals with the elementary aspects of, with special emphasis on the knowledge and cognitive processes so that the subject is perceived by the student as both a science and an art. The theories and explanations are supported by a large number of solved examples. Additional figures have also been added for the clarity and understanding of the book. Multiple choice questions and other pedagogically arranged questions are also provided to help students assess their subject knowledge. This book is designed primarily as a textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students. It is also useful for Cognitive psychologists, curriculum specialists, teacher educators, and researchers.

2. “Learning to Solve Problems: A Handbool for Solving Learning Environments” by David H Janessen

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“Learning to Solve Problems: A Handbook for Solving Learning Environments” Book Review: This book provides enough coverage, up to point solutions as well as sufficient exercises for the readers desiring to gain maximum knowledge after the completion of the book. Provided in the book are chapters on types of problems, individual differences among problem-solvers etc. Other important topics covered in the book include theory of methods for constructing cases to support problem solving. Plethora of solved examples are included in every chapter of the book. Advanced concepts like cognitive skills required for studying cases and solving problems are also covered extensively in the book. Students pursuing instructional design and technology, science education, applied cognitive psychology, thinking and reasoning, and educational psychology as well as post graduate students of Arts and Commerce can benefit from the book. Students preparing for various competitive examinations may also find it beneficial.

3. “Mcqs in Computer Science” by Williams

“Mcqs in Computer Science” Book Review: This book on mcqs on CSE core subjects, is the guideline for the computer science courses provided all over the country. This course is generally offered to students at the first to third graduate college year, preferably after elementary courses. It has also been revised from time-to-time to contain all the relevant changes happening each year. Students pursuing MCA, M.Sc. Computer Science, Information Technology, BE, B.Sc. Computer Science, BCA can benefit immensely from this book.

4. “Cracking the C, C++ and Java Interview” by S G Ganesh and K U Subhash

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“Cracking the C, C++ and Java Interview” Book Review: This book is presented as a combination of analytical rigour as well as accessibility. New chapters such as OS, Unix Programming, and Unix Shell Programming have been added to the existing edition of the book. Also provided in the book are a plethora of examples as well as exercise questions to practice as well as test the concepts grasped by the book. It also has all-round introduction of C++ programming for someone getting started with programming with an excellent list of references and diagrams are also clearly labelled in the book. Students preparing for various competitive examinations as well as undergraduate students may find it fruitful. It also contains multiple choice, programming aptitude, and programming theory in every chapter of the book.

5. “Engineering Education: Research and Development in Curriculum and Instruction” by John Heywood

“Engineering Education: Research and Development in Curriculum and Instruction” Book Review: It is an excellent and very successful introductory text for students who go on to be researchers in the field of computer education. This fourth edition of the book contains chapters on key issues as content organization, trends, and change and reflect the many changes that have occurred over recent years. The updated text has taken advantage of the extensive practical experience of the experts who use the methods described on a day-to-day basis. Topical case studies further enhance the text and the way in which students at undergraduate and MSc level can relate to it. Second- and final-year undergraduate (and MSc) students of engineering across the globe, as well as professionals in environmental protection agencies and consultancies, will find this book invaluable.

6. “Four Decades of Research in Science Education: From Curriculum Development to Quality Improvement” by Silke Mikelskis-Seifert

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“Four Decades of Research in Science Education: From Curriculum Development to Quality Improvement” Book Review: Result of many years of research from the author, this book provides a clear explanation on the topics like teaching focus, illustrative cases, chapter integration containing problems, cases, skills and assessments in the book. This book is targeted for undergraduate engineering students enrolled in the course.

7. “Software and Systems Requirements Engineering: In Practice” by Brian Berenbach and Daniel Paulish

“Software and Systems Requirements Engineering: In Practice” Book Review: This book is a teaching aid as well as a practical guide for undergraduate students pursuing bsc or for engineering students having a paper in their course syllabus. It is the result of twenty years of experience and research of the author. Several important concepts such as defining and prioritising customer expectations using taxonomies, analysing functional and quality attribute requirements, managing platform and product line development requirements, deploying validation, verification, and rapid development procedures etc are covered extensively by the author in this textbook.

8. “Product Design and Development (Mcgraw Hill/Irwin Series in Marketing)” by Karl Ulrich and Steven Eppinger

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“Product Design and Development (Mcgraw Hill/Irwin Series in Marketing)” Book Review: This book is an elementary treatment with descriptions that aid in a qualitative appreciation and techniques which enable a quantitative evaluation of the topics like that are of important in the fields of marketing, design, and manufacturing functions of the enterprise. It focuses on the contemporary design and development issues as identifying customer needs, design for manufacturing, prototyping, and industrial design, Product Design and Development. The Comprehensive coverage and clear explanations of topics with authentic and updated statistical data is the key feature of the book.

9. “Graduate Programs in Engineering and Applied Sciences 2015” by Peterson’s

“Graduate Programs in Engineering and Applied Sciences 2015” Book Review: The book ‘textbook of hydrology’ presents the subject matter of engineering and applied science in a lucid way. It covers the syllabus by almost all the universities. This book can be used by aerospace/aeronautical engineering, agricultural engineering & bioengineering, chemical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, computer science and information technology, electrical and computer engineering, industrial engineering, telecommunications. The end of the chapter exercises are provided under three categories namely descriptive, analytical and objective which will be highly useful to the readers to test their comprehension of the subject. The various processes are treated systematically and in a logical sequence. The methods of analysis and interpretation are in un-ambiguous manner and their design applications are demonstrated through well formulated worked out examples.

10. “Managing Water Resources: Methods and Tools for a Systems Approach” by Slobodan P Simonovic and UNESCO

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“Managing Water Resources: Methods and Tools for a Systems Approach” Book Review: There has been a long felt need for a book exclusively on the systems analysis application to water resources. An effort has been made to collect information on the various aspects of the books. It is hoped that this book would be an asset to researchers working on fuzzy-set theory, students, teachers, extension workers and progressive farmers. This book will also serve as a very good source and reference book on the context of sustainable planning and development under conditions of uncertainty.

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