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When learning to teach, practical experience in the classroom is as essential as learning from others and being able to reflect on your own learning and performance. Equally important is the ability to critically evaluate learning and teaching. This new, extensive, core text from Learning Matters tackles questions like: What drives schools and what challenges them? What can we learn from other countries? Does curriculum really matter? How do teachers manage behaviour? How do I prove that my children are learning? What does mastery really look like? Discussing these and many more, it comprehensively covers professional studies modules and goes beyond to support trainees on placements and in their learning on the course. Learning features throughout have been designed to help students develop their understanding, broaden their perspectives, think more critically and apply theory to practice. These include: Case Studies to apply learning to real-life school contexts. Key Readings to encourage wider reading, broaden perspectives and offer practical ideas for the classroom. Key Theory features introduce and summarise big ideas, theories and research. Critical Questions direct reflection, help students engage with what their reading and encourage critical responses. Classroom Links highlight good practice, provide practical ideas and show how to implement these in the classroom. Assignment features offer helpful points to consider and practical advice for writing assignments on chapter topics, which act as great starting points.
Mirrors of the Mind uses East Asian epistemology and cultural concepts as new conceptual tools to address fundamental questions that educators encounter. The book invites readers to critically reflect on commonly held assumptions about learning, cognition, motivation, development, and other essential areas of educational psychology and learning sciences and, with East Asian epistemology as an underlying theme, examines what it takes to improve educational practices. The book first introduces key issues and controversies in learning sciences, then discusses how to advance our understanding of learning and educational practices through a cross-cultural lens. This book challenges readers to critically examine their own assumptions, and to move beyond the limitations of the Western ways of thinking that have predominantly permeated the field. It will help readers develop new and mindful ways of thinking for improving educational practices. Designed to accompany or replace traditional textbooks in educational psychology, educational foundations, cognition and learning, human development, and other related fields, this book will be useful to educators and anyone seeking new, non-traditional ways of approaching learning and educational practices.
This volume examines the agency of second/foreign language teachers in diverse geographical contexts and in both K-12 and adult education. It offers new understandings and conceptualizations of second/foreign language teacher agency through a variety of types of empirical data. It also demonstrates the use of different methodologies or analytic tools to study the multidimensional, dynamic and complex nature of second/foreign language teacher agency. The chapters draw on a range of theories and approaches to language teacher agency (including ecological theory, positioning theory, complexity theory and actor-network theory) that expand our understanding of the concept, while at the same time presenting various analytic approaches such as discourse studies and narrative inquiry. The chapters also analyze the connection of agency to other relevant topics, such as teacher identity, emotions, positioning and autonomy.
This is a quick and handy guide to evidencing and meeting Part 1 of the Teachers' Standards for trainee teachers. It looks at every strand of Part 1 of the Standards, encourages critical reflection throughout and puts pupil learning and progress at the heart of things while detailing how you can best evidence this. It includes: a general introduction to the Standards and how to meet them; a clear explanation of each strand of the Standards in easy to follow English; guidance on the best evidence to select and how to present it; advice on some common pitfalls; space to record your evidence as you go along; a ten-point checklist summarising all the key points in the guide. All trainee teachers have to meet the Teachers' Standards in order to gain qualified teacher status, yet many are unsure what this entails. A quick guide to Meeting the Teachers' Standards: Part 1 is very helpful in this respect. Using key words from the Standards, this book helps trainees to understand exactly what they need to do and the evidence that will demonstrate this. The guide is clear, concise and contains useful pointers on things to do and to avoid. It is a most useful resource for anyone embarking on teacher training. Neil Brading, Outset Teachers' Standards Ltd
This textbook gives you guidance and insights into the knowledge, values and commitments necessary to succeed in the primary classroom, supported by links to theory and research literature and realistic scenarios you may encounter as a new teacher. Fully updated throughout, key features of this second edition include: * A new chapter on inclusive education * Newly expanded coverage of digital learning, engaging with educational research and the role of the primary teacher * New 'View from Practice' examples * Cross-referenced links to the Teachers' Standards in England and the GTCS Professional Standards in Scotland and where they are covered within the book This is essential reading for professional studies modules on primary initial teacher education courses, including university-based (PGCE, PGDE, BA QTS, BEd), school-based (SCITT, School Direct) and employment-based routes into teaching.
This book provides early years teacher educators with critical guidance to explore the enduring philosophies and principles of early years' pedagogy and to creatively interpret and communicate these to those they are training to be teachers and professionals. It is framed by a principle of continued professional dialogue as integral to, and essential for, effective practice. It: is designed to promote discussion around key themes rather than promote simple solutions to particular challenges foregrounds principles, values and ethics as a precursor to good practice encourages reflective engagement with real life exemplars and case studies juxtaposes traditional philosophies and values with alternative approaches to early learning and childhood presents findings from research into child development and learning and how these interface with pedagogic approaches.
Make a difference to classroom learning with this textbook, written for the CACHE qualification by highly respected and experienced author Louise Burnham. -Develop your skills as a teaching assistant with coverage of all units in the new CACHE qualification. -Build confidence in your role with practical advice and full explanations from best-selling author Louise Burnham. -Translate theory into practice with Tips for Best Practice and Case Studies for challenging topics such as Behaviour Management. -Strengthen your understanding of theory and practice, with comprehensive information linked clearly to assessment criteria. -Find all the information you need with the colourful, clear design, and appropriate language throughout. -Make the most of your training with the Stretch and Challenge feature. -Engage in debate on important topics with Classroom Discussion suggestions.
This ground-breaking book comprehensively addresses an area of major and sustained concern: how to improve the use of research evidence and enhance educators' research engagement as a route to the improvement of educational practice. It focuses on the topic of knowledge brokering and mobilization in education, and its role in fostering evidence-informed practice. Divided into three sections, each addressing a different role of knowledge mobilizers, the book is based in clear evidentiary grounding. The chapters: Explore payoffs and challenges of connecting research to practice Provide recommendations in relation to practice and decision-making Present organized and professionally-enhancing tools, strategies and insights Written by internationally-recognized leaders and expert contributors, The Role of Knowledge Brokers in Education brings together extensive and global perspectives in an accessible yet comprehensive volume. This book is an invaluable resource for educational leaders worldwide who are interested in using or generating research for school improvement, as well as researchers, academics, and students in schools of education.
The behaviour of students is a common concern and challenge for those working in schools. In addition there is continued government emphasis on behaviour as an important educational issue. This new and fully revised edition of Understanding and Supporting Behaviour through Emotional Intelligence is suitable for all trainees and teachers. It takes a fresh approach to the issues around behaviour with an emphasis on building learners' resilience and developing emotional intelligence. In particular, the new edition: has been updated with the latest legislation, including Ofsted and SEND guidelines includes new research on the brain and social competence development addresses the continuing decline in social and emotional intelligence of learners emphasises strategies to build resilience includes a new section on the stages of adolescence considers a whole school approach to the issues provides new or revised case studies throughout is relevant for both primary and secondary teachers
Primary teacher training is challenging. Trainees must be prepared to consider teaching in innovative ways, while remaining focused on the unchanging requirements of children's learning. The fourth edition of this popular core book supports trainee teachers working towards primary QTS who need to take account of the diverse aspects of primary professional studies. This is a comprehensive, core text for the primary professional studies module. It begins with an exploration of the curriculum and reviews the current curriculum. The text moves on to look at 'The Developing Child' encouraging students to focus on child-centred teaching and learning and explores the needs and learning journeys of all children. The fourth edition includes new chapters on technology and learning, mindfulness in the classroom, reflective practice and completing research and writing assignments for primary teacher training.
The second edition of Teaching Primary Humanities, which focuses on history, geography and religious education, has been fully updated to reflect policy developments and recent curriculum changes throughout the United Kingdom. The authors reaffirm the importance of teaching the humanities in a fast-changing world. This is a book packed full of practical ideas to make learning enjoyable, challenging and relevant. This revised edition features: An extended critique of fundamental British values and how these could be taught The role of the humanities in teaching critical literacy skills in an era of 'fake news' A focus on the key concepts of time, place and community in the Early Years New suggestions for professional learning and development Guidance on realistic planning and assessment for busy teachers Links to the most useful, updated websites and resources Chapters include tasks, research briefings and points for reflection to stimulate further thinking. Teaching Primary Humanities should be essential reading for trainee teachers and experienced practitioners looking for support and inspiration to showcase the contribution of the humanities to children's all-round education.
In today s schools, teachers are frequently called on to adapt new curricula and instructional practices in their classrooms. Making sense of the complexities of teaching occurs primarily during the work day, and instead of relying on before or after school one-size-fits-all professional development activities, schools must support teachers in learning on the job. The latest book from renowned author Sally J. Zepeda is written for teachers, teacher leaders, and school and district leaders who want to support job-embedded learning, a powerful form of professional development characterized by active learning and reflection grounded in the context of a teachers work environment. "
Job-Embedded Professional Development" provides a framework for helping teachers stop, take a deep breath, and learn along the way as they engage in their daily work. Through the engaging job-embedded learning activities, processes, and cases from the field explored in this book, teachers will immediately be able to:
Case Learning for Teachers: Strategic Knowledge for Professional Experience is a unique resource for Australian pre-service educators that draws on the author's experiences as an education researcher, lecturer and classroom teacher. This textbook uses a case stories approach to support pre-service teachers in developing the skills of observation and reflective practice necessary for professional experience placements and the transition to the classroom. Part 1 introduces the case learning approach and outlines strategies for reading and writing case stories. Part 2 is structured by the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. The text includes case stories addressing topics like knowing your students, knowing content, planning for teaching, managing behaviour, diverse learners, assessment, and developing professional relationships in the school setting. Integrating threshold concepts and the case-learning model, the innovative approach taken by Case Learning for Teachers makes it an invaluable tool for pre-service teachers.
The principles of democracy, freedom, and the rights of individuals are taught from textbooks, but the principles of autocracy and dictatorship are still practiced in most schools and homes. It is no wonder our children feel unsettled, defiant, and even outright rebellious. Many of our young people are growing up ignorant of, and uncommitted to, the great principles upon which our nation was founded. The way to make children committed to our democratic way of life is to make them full participants in it. This new guide is provided to assist educators and parents in making our schools and homes models of democracy, giving our kids the freedom of choice, and bestowing on them the basic rights of citizenship. Parents and educators must unite as democratic leaders to guide, coach, and stimulate our young people to assume responsibility for themselves. The future of our nation may depend on it!
This is an essential guide for all teaching professionals to help them make an informed decision about what wellbeing programmes and initiatives they should select in their schools and why. It provides teachers and school leaders with all necessary knowledge to help identify what they should be looking for in wellbeing programmes, how they should be evaluating its effectiveness and who should be delivering it for them. It presents a suite of components and evidence-based interventions that teachers can pick-and-choose for their school community. For the first time, practitioners are not sold a specific programme but presented with what is known about wellbeing to empower them to make their own decisions that best suit their community. It goes behind the scenes and reveals the secrets used by researchers and experts, including practical advice, recommendations and the author's own ground-breaking research study involving 3,000 students. It's unique pick-and-mix process demystifies programme creation, simplifies it and makes its building blocks available to the masses. This accessible, evidence-based guide suggests a whole-school approach with specific interventions that can be used to successfully improve the wellbeing of teachers and students, making it an invaluable resource and must-read for all teaching professionals.
This book is designed to help pre-service teachers through one of the most important aspects of their education: their school experience placements. Highly practical and accessible, it gives guidance on what happens before, during and after placement, and provides readers with strategies on how to deal with the issues that they will encounter in school, including classroom management, lesson planning and catering for individual differences. Each chapter includes: * Relevant AITSL standards that are being addressed * Key terminology that pre-service teachers need to familiarise themselves with * Essential questions that encourage discussion of teaching practice * Frequently asked questions by pre-service teachers with potential responses * Placement scenarios that offer valuable learning opportunities The book is also supported by 30+ downloadable lesson plan and classroom-ready templates. Brian Mundy is a lecturer in Education at Victoria University.
This book helps trainees to build skills and focus on developing their professional practice through understanding, reflection and experimentation. Its practical structure and learning features help readers to recognise their own learning needs and set their own targets. The book takes the Teachers' Standards as a base and covers: planning creating teaching resources inclusive practice assessment and progress classroom management pastoral care Hear what teacher training applicant, Alex is saying about this book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN1yZye9zDA
This textbook provides a wide-ranging overview of everything you will need to know to prepare you for initial teacher training and your early career in the primary classroom. Covering practical issues including planning, assessment and classroom organisation, and thought-provoking topics such as reflecting on your own teaching practice and developing critical thinking skills, this textbook gives you a pragmatic and insightful understanding of teaching in primary schools. This third edition has been comprehensively revised to include new chapters on: Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) Safeguarding and your responsibilities Teaching EAL learners Behaviour management and encouraging behaviour for learning Inclusion and special educational needs, including the 2015 SEND Code of Practice Critical perspectives on fundamental British values Moving on to Master's level study This is essential reading for all students on primary initial teacher education courses including university-based (PGCE, BEd, BA with QTS), and schools-based (School Direct, SCITT, Teach First) routes into teaching.
""As an overview, "Developing Effective Assessment in Higher
Education" makes a very useful contribution to assessment
literature, providing a publication that is relevant and accessible
to practitioners whilst giving rigorous exploration of issues
associated with student assessment. It should find a readership on
that basis and will be welcomed as a considered and insightful
contribution to the literature on student assessment."
What are the main issues when considering the design and management of effective assessment strategies for academic programmes? How should lecturers design and use assessment in university so that it helps students to learn, as well as judging their achievement? How can students be prepared for assessment, including peer, self and group assessment? This book provides comprehensive practical guidance on managing and improving assessment within higher education. It tackles all stages in the assessment cycle including: Assessment design Preparing students for assessment Marking and moderation Providing feedback Quality assurance It also provides a concise introduction to the research literature on assessment which will inform practice, debate, programme enhancement and practitioner research within university departments, teaching teams and courses for higher education teachers.
The practical guidance in the book is substantiated with reference to relevant research and policy. In particular, it considers how the different purposes of assessment create conflicting demands for staff; often characterised by the tension between attempting to support student learning whilst meeting imperatives for quality assurance and demonstrable maintenance of standards. Issues are debated using concrete examples and workable solutions are illustrated. Consideration is also given to the management of assessment as well as to how new technologies might be used to develop assessment methods and enhance student learning.
"Developing Effective Assessment in Higher Education" is key reading for both new and experienced lecturers, programme leaders and academic developers, and will enhance their efforts to use assessment to improve students' learning as well as to grade them fairly, reliably and efficiently.
Music is unique among the arts in its ability to bring large numbers of people together in a communal creative activity transcending social, cultural and linguistic boundaries. This book looks at many examples of composers working in schools, community centres, hospitals and other situations which are not traditional contexts for music. Examples are taken from the United Kingdom as well as from projects from other places in Europe which participated in the EU-funded 'Rainbow across Europe' programme. This study examines the development over the past hundred years of what has come to be known as creative music-making, and traces its spread in other parts of Europe and beyond. It also shows how the composer's role has developed from the nineteenth-century Romantic view of a heroic figure expressing his own inner emotional life in music, towards a more socially conscious inspirational catalyst whose role is to stimulate musical creativity in others.
In the thoroughly revised second edition of Start Where You Are, But Don't Stay There, H. Richard Milner IV addresses the knowledge and insights required on the part of teachers and school leaders to serve students of color. Milner focuses on a crucial issue in teacher training and professional education: the need to prepare teachers for the racially diverse student populations in their classrooms. The book, anchored in real world experiences, centers on case studies that exemplify the challenges, pitfalls, and opportunities facing teachers in diverse classrooms. The case studies- of teachers in urban and suburban settings- are presented amid current discussions about race and teaching. In addition, the second edition includes a new chapter dedicated to opportunity gaps in education and an expanded discussion of how Opportunity Centered Teaching can address these gaps. Start Where You Are, But Don't Stay There strives to help educators in the fight for social justice, equity, inclusion, and transformation for all students. It is a book urgently needed in today's increasingly diverse classrooms.
Following the exciting activity options in book 3 of the Outdoor Education Resource Series, this guide provides a whole host of adventure and environmental activities.
Take advantage of the useful insights and tips as you lead a group to a greater appreciation of one another and their surroundings.
Now with online resources to support subject knowledge! Secure subject knowledge and understanding is the foundation of confident, creative and effective teaching. To help your students master this, the 8th edition of this established text now comes with a range of online resources available on the brand new companion website including: Interactive English subject knowledge audit: to assess your students subject knowledge in primary English. Save valuable teaching time at the start of the year by setting is as a pre-course audit and ensure students have an accurate picture of their ability before they begin. Grading your students' overall performance, results can be shared with you immediately and include further reading suggestions so students can revisit areas where they require improvement. Reflective self-assessment questions: more than 70 'check your learning' questions help consolidate students' understanding of each chapter topic and monitor their learning as they work through the book. Irregular verbs: a handy reference of all the irregular verbs so trainees can teach English confidently. Glossary: building students' knowledge, the full online glossary of terms for English helps them know their 'digraph' from your 'soliloquy'. This 8th edition, covering the whole primary English curriculum, also includes new chapters on handwriting and the nature of learning. Updated interactive activities throughout the book engage students in their learning and enable discussion. Using this book in conjunction with the free online resources really makes this the complete package for developing English subject knowledge.
Based upon a study of NVQ assessors working within the nursing home sector, this book meets the requirements of the new Occupational Standards for NVQ assessors and provides practical advice on how to achieve the NVQ Assessors Award. It is primarily aimed at individuals working in the health care sector, but care workers who are working in social care, child care, education, and the criminal justice field should also find parts of the book relevant. Nurse teachers in Schools of Nursing which have implemented competence-based approaches towards Project 2000 programmes should also find the book useful. It covers the following topics: generating the required performance evidence accrediting prior learning and experience planning and maximizing assessments generating the required knowledge evidence and devising a portfolio of evidence. A series of study exercises leads the reader through critical activities which may be recorded as evidence towards Units D32/D33. A mechanism for recording this is provided together with advice on study skills, further reading, and the continued update of Assessors.
Focused on the needs of the new classroom researcher, and those studying education on Masters-level courses, this is a thorough and thoughtful guide to the research process, covering qualitative, quantitative and mixed research methods. It guides you through research design, data collection and analysis and how to write up your research findings. This third edition has been updated to provide further coverage on the best ways to approach, construct and carry out educational research within the classroom including: a new chapter on disseminating research knowledge expanded coverage of formulating research questions a reworked chapter structure better reflecting the research process This is essential reading for students on education degree programmes including a research methods component, including education studies, undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS) and postgraduate (PGCE, School Direct, Teach First, SCITT) initial teacher education courses, MEd and professional development courses. Online resources expanding on and complementing the contents of the book can be found at: study.sagepub.com/wilsonsbr3e
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