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English Medium Instruction in Multilingual and Multicultural Universities - Academics' Voices from the Northern European... English Medium Instruction in Multilingual and Multicultural Universities - Academics' Voices from the Northern European Context (Hardcover)
Birgit Henriksen, Anne Holmen, Joyce Kling
R3,045 Discovery Miles 30 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

English Medium Instruction in Multilingual and Multicultural Universities analyses the issues related to EMI at both a local and international level and provides a broad perspective on this topic. Drawing on field studies from a Northern European context and based primarily on research carried out at the University of Copenhagen, this book: introduces a topical global issue that is central to the higher education research agenda; identifies the issues and challenges involved in EMI in relation to central linguistic, pedagogical, sociolinguistic and socio-cultural concepts; captures university lecturers' experiences in the midst of curricular change and presents reflections on ways to navigate professionally in English to meet the demands of the multilingual and multicultural classroom. English Medium Instruction in Multilingual and Multicultural Universities is key reading for researchers, pre- and in-service teachers, university management, educational planners, and advanced students with an interest in EMI and the multilingual, multicultural university setting.

Creating Performances for Teaching and Learning - A Practice Session for Pedagogy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Chris McRae,... Creating Performances for Teaching and Learning - A Practice Session for Pedagogy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Chris McRae, Aubrey Huber
R2,472 R2,033 Discovery Miles 20 330 Save R439 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book uses the metaphors of practice spaces and practice sessions to demonstrate the connection between creative and performance practices, and critical pedagogy. It offers a conceptual framework for using performance and creative practices as starting points for developing philosophies and practices of teaching that are grounded in aesthetic, creative, and critical approaches to education. The practice sessions for pedagogy presented include a range of creative endeavours, such as performance workshops, musical routines, crafting practices, and writing. By focusing on the critical function of creative practices, the book emphasizes the ways creativity can reveal the relationship between everyday acts, and social and cultural ideologies and structures. Creative practices also present the opportunity for imagining new, more socially just and inclusive, configurations of these relationships. This book is designed for teachers and students interested in critical pedagogy, performance, and creative educational practices.

Dimensions and Emerging Themes in Teaching Practicum - A Global Perspective (Hardcover): Melek Cakmak, Muge Gunduz Dimensions and Emerging Themes in Teaching Practicum - A Global Perspective (Hardcover)
Melek Cakmak, Muge Gunduz
R3,045 Discovery Miles 30 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dimensions and Emerging Themes in Teaching Practicum establishes a forum to identify the characteristics of good practices of teaching practicum and debates key concepts and emerging themes in the field. The book takes a closer look at practicum from various dimensions and aims to obtain a deeper understanding of how it is perceived and whether the stakeholders in the practicum triad -university based teacher educators, pre-service teachers and school-based mentor teachers - share a common view in the same context. It provides opportunities for personal and professional growth for teacher candidates and an increased familiarity with international employment settings. With contributions throughout from the USA, UK, Germany, Australia, Finland, Norway and Turkey, the book begins with a critical review of teaching practicum studies and goes on to consider such important topics as: pre-service teachers' views of developing professional practice, virtual tools for teacher training, internationalization and creativity in teacher education programs. The book clarifies these key issues from the lens of research and practice by taking a closer look at practicum from various angles including new trends and practices as a response to changing needs in teacher education. Dimensions and Emerging Themes in Teaching Practicum will be of great interest to researchers and students in the teacher education field and will also appeal to teacher educators, policy makers in education and pre-service teachers.

Putting Learning Before Technology! - The Possibilities and Limits of Digitalization (Paperback): Klaus Zierer Putting Learning Before Technology! - The Possibilities and Limits of Digitalization (Paperback)
Klaus Zierer
R632 Discovery Miles 6 320 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For many, digitalization is the key to revolutionizing education. But what do we know about its impact on the learning process? What benefits are on offer and what are the risks? What are the consequences for educational interventions? Putting Learning Before Technology! discusses these questions and more in a thorough exploration of the use of technology in educational settings. Central to the author's argument is that digitalization as a sole and structural measure will bring little benefit and that the teachers who bring lessons to life are much more important. Features of the book include: evidence from Visible Learning research to scientifically frame the effectiveness and pitfalls of technology in the classroom; real-life classroom examples; graphics to clearly illustrate key concepts and studies. This book is a fascinating analysis of the impact, possibilities, and limits of the use of technology within education, and will appeal to teachers and teacher-trainers in any setting or country.

Assessment in the Primary Classroom - Principles and practice (Paperback): Sarah Earle Assessment in the Primary Classroom - Principles and practice (Paperback)
Sarah Earle
R567 Discovery Miles 5 670 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Essential reading to support principled assessment decisions in the classroom Assessment has become an increasingly complex area for primary schools in recent years, with schools and academy trusts trying to create their own ways of assessing without levels. Trainee teachers find it hard to understand key principles in assessment when practice in each of their school experiences is so varied. This 'essentials' text supports trainee and beginning teachers to understand the current context and consider essential principles for good practice in primary assessment. The book: - features explanations of key terminology - includes practical examples from classrooms and schools - supports teacher assessment literacy - explores the assessment system as a whole - covers formative and summative assessment, pupil progress, data and moderation.

The Trainee Teacher's Guide to Academic Assignments (Paperback): Rebecca Austin The Trainee Teacher's Guide to Academic Assignments (Paperback)
Rebecca Austin
R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book supports trainee teachers with their written assignments. It helps students to approach their academic writing with confidence, to fully demonstrate what they know and to 'ace' assignments! It explains: 1. The value and purpose of assignments - making the writing process easier and more effective from the start 2. How to read and write academically - with practical, 'how to' support 3. How to respond to marking and feedback to improve your grades - developing your academic identity and your knowledge and performance for teaching Teacher training is challenging. Balancing teaching with academic work is hard work. This book is here to help.

Teaching Character in the Primary Classroom (Hardcover): Tom Harrison, Ian Morris, John Ryan Teaching Character in the Primary Classroom (Hardcover)
Tom Harrison, Ian Morris, John Ryan
R1,790 R1,668 Discovery Miles 16 680 Save R122 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Teaching Character in the Primary Classroom provides an excellent and very accessible overview of the emerging field of character education. It covers, in detail, the theory of character education as well as advice and guidance about how this should be applied in practice in primary schools." Professor James Arthur, University of Birmingham Character matters. As more and more schools are choosing to teach Character Education, trainee and beginning teachers need to know more. What is Character Education? Can it really be 'taught'? How does children's learning benefit from discussions around character in the classroom? How do I teach it? What does good teaching of Character Education look like in the classroom? Teaching Character Education in Primary schools tackles these questions, and many more. This is a practical guide to why and how we can teach character in primary schools. It begins by exploring why character matters and considers what 'character' is and (importantly) what it is not. It goes on to discuss the place for teaching character in primary education and includes practical guidance on how it can be taught. The text also looks at character beyond the classroom, how parents and the wider community can be included in the teaching of character and how outdoor learning and education can contribute. This book is written for all those who are new to teaching character.

The Organized Teacher's Guide to Your First Year of Teaching, Grades K-6, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition): Steve... The Organized Teacher's Guide to Your First Year of Teaching, Grades K-6, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Steve Springer, Brandy Alexander, Kimberly Persiani
R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Make your first year-and every year-a success with this essential guide! As a new teacher, you can be completely overwhelmed-feeling lost and not knowing where to start when you receive the keys for the first time. The Organized Teacher's Guide to Your First Year of Teaching, Second Edition will be your guide during these first few days and weeks and put you on the road to success. Written by an award-winning author team, this practical guide will help you successfully navigate your new role. You'll find a series of checklists, charts, and diagrams and guidelines you can use to organize your lessons, schedule, and classroom. There's a ton of reproducible content in the book and an additional 50 pages of content can accessed online. This essential resource will help you thrive in your first year and beyond. The Organized Teacher's Guide to Your First Year of Teaching, Second Edition features: *All-in-one resource and checklist for teachers of grades K-6*Expert advice on organizing your classroom*Suggestions for planning lessons and creating schedules*Reproducible content (in the book and available online) ready for you to use*Charts, diagrams and checklists for organizing a new classroom*Tips on increasing productivity, and more

A Quick Guide to Behaviour Management (Paperback): Bob Bates, Andy Bailey, Derek Lever A Quick Guide to Behaviour Management (Paperback)
Bob Bates, Andy Bailey, Derek Lever
R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Even the best and most experienced teachers can struggle with classroom control and it is likely your experiences will vary day-to-day. Bestselling author of Learning Theories Simplified Bob Bates, together with former head teachers Andy Bailey and Derek Lever, offers one-stop support for all teachers in A Quick Guide to Behaviour Management. Whether you are working with children, young people or adults it will help you: * understand why challenging behaviour occurs * learn how to be a great teacher in the face of challenging behaviour * recognise a range of personalities you may encounter in the classroom and the strategies for dealing with them Blending learning theories with real-life case studies, it fosters a deeper understanding of what causes challenging behaviour and equips you with all you need to know to handle it!

Creating a Democratic Climate for Kids - A New Guide for Educators, Parents, and Other Significant Adults in Kids' Lives... Creating a Democratic Climate for Kids - A New Guide for Educators, Parents, and Other Significant Adults in Kids' Lives (Hardcover)
Mary Lou McCormick
R921 Discovery Miles 9 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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!

The Minimum Core for Information and Communication Technology: Knowledge, Understanding and Personal Skills (Paperback, New):... The Minimum Core for Information and Communication Technology: Knowledge, Understanding and Personal Skills (Paperback, New)
Alan Clarke
R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The teacher training framework, introduced in September 2007, requires all teachers in the post-16 sector to possess knowledge, understanding and personal skills to at least level 2 in the minimum core for ICT. Coverage and assessment of the minimum core have to be embedded in all Certificate and Diploma courses leading to QTLS and ATLS status. This book is a practical guide to ICT for trainee teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector. It enables trainee teachers to identify and develop their own ICT skills and to support their students in ICT.

How to Survive in Teaching - Without imploding, exploding or walking away (Paperback): Emma Kell How to Survive in Teaching - Without imploding, exploding or walking away (Paperback)
Emma Kell 1
R487 R404 Discovery Miles 4 040 Save R83 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Drawing on years of research and first-hand experience, How to Survive in Teaching offers support, advice and practical suggestions to help you and your colleagues stay flourishing, positive and most importantly, stay teaching! Recent statistics show that not enough teachers are entering the profession and that too many are leaving. Teaching is facing a genuine crisis. But why is this? In this thought-provoking book, experienced teacher and leader Dr Emma Kell examines workplace stress and anxiety, conflict and 'toxic politics', and the other factors which lead teachers to ultimately decide to walk away. Emma firmly believes there are ways to survive the increasing pressure teachers are under. This book offers a realistic, unflinching and positive perspective on the challenges and rewards of teaching. It includes successful models and strategies where a combination of support and challenge, accountability, and a sense of being valued have encouraged teachers to enter and remain in the profession.

Training to Teach in Primary Schools - A practical guide to School-based training and placements (Paperback, 3rd Revised... Training to Teach in Primary Schools - A practical guide to School-based training and placements (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Jane A. Medwell
R615 Discovery Miles 6 150 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Full of practical help and guidance, this is a must have for primary trainees on school experience, whether they are in a school-based or university-based teacher training programme. It begins by helping trainees to plan their own journey through training and beyond. Taking control of their own training in this way supports student teachers to approach the course with confidence, and secure their first teaching job. The book provides guidance on: adapting to working in school observing, planning and evaluating in school teaching on placement assessing, monitoring and reporting on children's progress self-evaluation and how to pre-empt and resolve issues securing the first teaching job and succeeding in the NQT year For student teachers, the experience of school-based training is exciting but also challenging - this book supports them throughout and prepares them for the journey ahead. Student feedback on this book: "Having been on a variety of teaching placements myself, I know just how daunting and overwhelming experiences in school can be at times - even with a supportive mentor by your side! Hence, I felt that this book can smooth out and rectify those worries one may face during a school placement, and offers the reader a realistic insight into school experiences. In my opinion, the most useful chapter by far is the 'Moving On' chapter near the end of the book. This explains how to conclude a school placement, what to expect from an interview, and even how to set out a CV for a teaching position. This was not something I expected to find in this book however it was very much welcomed and is, in fact, a very important, valuable part of the book. This is the type of book you can buy on your very first day of teacher training and use well into your days as a newly qualified teacher." - Jasmin, Primary Teacher Trainee (University of Northampton)

Training to Teach - A Guide for Students (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition): Neil Denby Training to Teach - A Guide for Students (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition)
Neil Denby
R2,103 Discovery Miles 21 030 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Teaching is a tough and challenging job and society demands more from its teachers than ever before. This new edition is an essential companion for those training to teach, providing an overview of important professional issues that all future teachers need to engage with in order to succeed in the classroom. Aiming to give you the confident start you need in the classroom, this third edition is equally valuable to those training to teach in both primary and secondary education, and includes: * New chapters on: inclusion; school-based training; creativity; and digital technologies * Increased coverage of behaviour management * A new feature outlining the relevant Teachers' Standards at the start of each chapter The accompanying website https://study.sagepub.com/denby3e, has been updated to include additional material expanding on and complementing the contents of the book. This book is essential reading for professional studies modules on both primary and secondary initial teacher education courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and on university-based and school-based training courses. Neil Denby is recently retired from the School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield and now works as an independent educational consultant.

The Minimum Core for Language and Literacy: Audit and Test (Paperback, New): Lynn Machin The Minimum Core for Language and Literacy: Audit and Test (Paperback, New)
Lynn Machin
R527 Discovery Miles 5 270 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book supports trainee teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector in the assessment of their literacy knowledge. A self-audit section is included to help trainees understand their level of competence and confidence in literacy and will help them identify any gaps in their knowledge and skills. This is followed by exercises and activities to support and enhance learning. The book covers all the content of the LLUK standards for the minimum core for literacy. Coverage and assessment of the minimum core have to be embedded in all Certificate and Diploma courses leading to QTLS and ATLS status.

Employing Community-Based Experiential Learning in Teacher Education (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020): Gary Harfitt, Jessie Mei Ling... Employing Community-Based Experiential Learning in Teacher Education (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020)
Gary Harfitt, Jessie Mei Ling Chow
R1,480 Discovery Miles 14 800 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book positions itself at the intersection of the interrelationship between three key areas of initial teacher education: constructivist learning theories, teaching practicum, and the promotion of reflective practices. It presents an innovative approach to teacher preparation at undergraduate and postgraduate levels by critically examining the implementation of a mandatory experiential learning block across subject disciplines on undergraduate and postgraduate teacher preparation courses. This book presents multiple examples and case studies of these varied experiential learning projects that will inform academics, teachers and policymakers. Through these rich examples the authors set out to address the theory-practice dilemma in teacher education, where teachers-to-be are often positioned as 'consumers' of educational research in classrooms, read reference books and academic papers on teaching, and observe university and school experts before applying the same acquired theories and practices in their own classes. In the book the authors argue for a shift away from this conventional teacher-learning curriculum that is characterised by the separation of theory and practice, choosing instead to promote pedagogy and methods courses where practice underpins all learning. These pedagogical perspectives include the promotion of a diverse range of learning contexts (including on- and off-campus learning sites) for student teachers to experience during their time on teacher education courses.

Teaching the Primary Foundation Subjects (Paperback, Ed): Maggie Webster, Sara Misra Teaching the Primary Foundation Subjects (Paperback, Ed)
Maggie Webster, Sara Misra
R734 Discovery Miles 7 340 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This handy textbook offers a one-stop compendium on teaching the extensive range of primary foundation subjects. It takes an innovative 'three lens' approach which considers the Identity and Pedagogy of each of the foundation subjects, as well as presenting a Toolkit of teaching activities. This useful framework helps you develop your knowledge and understanding of the foundation subjects, as well as how to plan, assess and teach these diverse subjects.The book also helps you understand the value that the foundation subjects bring and enables you to reflect on why and how to teach them in a creative, imaginative and inspirational way. In particular the book offers:A clear structure that is easy to follow A concise overview of the curriculum requirements for each subject Great teaching ideas for each subject to try out in the classroom Links to academic research and practical experiences from the classroomWith its rich range of creative and practical teaching activities, and underpinned by the pedagogy and identity of each discipline, this is essential reading for beginning and early career teachers. Maggie Webster is Senior Lecturer and RE Subject Leader at Edge Hill University, UK. Sarah Misra is Senior Lecturer and PGCE Programme Leader at Staffordshire University, UK. An essential companion for both new and experienced educators of the Primary Curriculum. Webster and Misra draw on the pertinent knowledge and experience of subject specialists to deliver a modern, articulate and knowledgeable overview of how to effectively deliver the Foundation Subjects. Their passion for the Foundation Subjects is evident through their in-depth analysis of the value they have to the holistic development of children. Through a comprehensive examination of subject identity, effective pedagogy and creative teaching strategies, Webster and Misra provide the tools to be a pro-active, reflective and versatile leader in the Foundation Subjects. The knowledge and experience of the authors and contributors is evident in the books ability to convey theory and pedagogy using coherent and accessible language which makes it both informative and practical. This book adopts a unique and fresh approach which seamlessly combines theory and experience to deliver information that is enlightening, inspiring and truly useful. Nick Murphy, Edge Hill University, Trainee teacher and Teaching AssistantThis book fills a void in the world of ITE. The links between theory and practice can be difficult to comprehend for those making their first steps into the profession. With the three lens approach exploring the unique nature of each discipline synthesised with pedagogical aspects and creative ideas, this book provides fabulous support for trainee teachers to clearly make those links. I feel that 'Teaching the Primary Foundation Subjects' will be an invaluable text for ITE providers to share with their students to support and guide them not only through their placements but through their academic work too. Emma McVittie, Senior Lecturer Primary and Secondary RE, York St John University

Achieving QTLS status - A guide to demonstrating the Professional Standards (Paperback): Sharron Mansell, Ann Gravells Achieving QTLS status - A guide to demonstrating the Professional Standards (Paperback)
Sharron Mansell, Ann Gravells
R511 Discovery Miles 5 110 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

If you are considering or working towards QTLS status, this text is for you. Over 20,000 practitioners have achieved QTLS status since 2008. The process was redesigned in 2016 therefore the time is right for a book like this. It will help anyone to understand the Professional Standards, which are used as the basis to gain QTLS status. This new text is a user friendly and clear guide to achieving QTLS status and is linked to the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers. Appropriate for anyone who wishes to maintain their practice in accordance with the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers Written in an accessible language for anyone aiming to achieve QTLS status, and/or to have parity with QTS Information regarding the minimum core, and observed teaching practice is included The content will help practitioners to have a positive impact upon their job role, their learners, their organisation and their career The Society for Education and Training (SET) have made a few changes to the QTLS process since the book was published. You can download a summary of these changes via this link: http://www.anngravells.com/anns-books/latest-projects

Learning to Teach Design and Technology in the Secondary School - A Companion to School Experience (Paperback, 4th New... Learning to Teach Design and Technology in the Secondary School - A Companion to School Experience (Paperback, 4th New edition)
Alison Hardy
R817 Discovery Miles 8 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Learning to Teach Design and Technology in the Secondary School is a core text for all those training to teach design and technology in the secondary school. It helps you develop subject knowledge, acquire a deeper understanding of the role, purpose and potential of design and technology within the secondary curriculum, and provides the practical skills needed to plan, teach and evaluate stimulating and creative lessons. This fully updated fourth edition includes information on all areas of design and technology, and on new subject requirements relating to exam qualifications. It includes three new chapters on the role of critiquing in design and technology education, transitions after secondary design and technology, and using and producing design and technology education research. Designed to be read as a course or dipped into for support and advice, it covers: Each area of design and technology: materials, textiles, electronics and food Integrating new curriculum topics, such as emerging technologies, into your teaching Developing areas of subject knowledge Health and safety Planning lessons Organising and managing the classroom Teaching wider issues through design and technology Assessment issues Your own professional development. Bringing together insights from current educational theory and the best contemporary classroom teaching and learning, this book will prove an invaluable resource for students on all training routes - as well as their mentors - who aspire to become effective, reflective design and technology teachers.

Theorizing and Analyzing Language Teacher Agency (Paperback): Hayriye Kayi-Aydar, Xuesong (Andy) Gao, Elizabeth R Miller, Manka... Theorizing and Analyzing Language Teacher Agency (Paperback)
Hayriye Kayi-Aydar, Xuesong (Andy) Gao, Elizabeth R Miller, Manka Varghese, Gergana Vitanova
R1,018 R921 Discovery Miles 9 210 Save R97 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

Leading English in the Primary School - A Subject Leader's Guide (Paperback): Lisa Baldwin Leading English in the Primary School - A Subject Leader's Guide (Paperback)
Lisa Baldwin
R696 Discovery Miles 6 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Leading English in the Primary School is a comprehensive guide for both aspiring and experienced leaders of primary English. It supports you in navigating your way through the role and offers practical guidance to help you develop a clear understanding of how to improve the teaching of English in your school. Written by experts with extensive experience of both leadership and the primary classroom, it explores skills required for effective subject leadership while continually considering the specific implications for English. With action and reflection points throughout the book, it offers a detailed introduction to: the role of the English subject leader implementing strategy and vision adapting to new educational policy methods for leading teaching and learning how and why leaders evaluate and monitor progress contemporary changes to the curriculum. Rich case studies reveal how schools lead English in practice and provide real-life examples of English subject leaders' decision-making processes and actions. Grounding the subject leader role in the current curriculum, Leading English in the Primary School is a source of advice, support and inspiration for all professionals embracing the complex, challenging, yet fulfilling role of Primary English Leader.

Place, Being, Resonance - A Critical Ecohermeneutic Approach to Education (Paperback, New edition): Michael W. Derby Place, Being, Resonance - A Critical Ecohermeneutic Approach to Education (Paperback, New edition)
Michael W. Derby
R669 Discovery Miles 6 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How do we begin to move beyond a use-relation with "natural resources" towards resonance with a deeply interrelated ecology? Place, Being, Resonance brings insights from the hermeneutic tradition, ecopoetics and indigenous epistemologies of place to bear on education in a world of ecological emergency. An ecohermeneutic pedagogy draws on both critical and lyrical ways of thinking to make a free space for encountering the more-than-human other. The conventional school system has long sat at the vanguard of an ecologically exploitative worldview and something more is called for than retrofitting current practices while reinforcing the substructure of modernity. As educators we walk an existentially trying path of attending to what needs to be called into question and for what presses questions upon us. What presuppositions shape our relation with the natural world? How might we work at the level of metaphor to generate the critical distance required for analysis, while keeping hearts and minds open to encounters that might heal our estrangement? How do we learn to both read place and recognize that we are read? Utilizing fungal mycelium as a way of thinking, this inquiry inoculates the fragmented landscape of education in order to bring learning into resonance with being. Here, along the path, the attentive mind finds little bell-shaped fungi scattering the forest floor, calling us home and provoking our thinking to be deeply imaginative when it needs to be.

A Different View of Urban Schools - Civil Rights, Critical Race Theory, and Unexplored Realities (Paperback, 2nd Revised... A Different View of Urban Schools - Civil Rights, Critical Race Theory, and Unexplored Realities (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Kitty Kelly Epstein
R547 Discovery Miles 5 470 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The revised edition of A Different View of Urban Schools updates a unique story about the realities of urban education in America and provides new insights on the origin of urban education issues; the route to a diverse and effective teaching force; and the impact of federal legislation and corporate involvement on urban schools. Dr. Epstein's analysis of problems is fascinating; her program for the creation of joyful engaging education is equally impressive. The result is a new perspective on what educational reform requires in American cities. This book will be useful to teachers, policy makers, school board members, and parents as well as in classes in multicultural education, ethnic studies, and the social foundations of education.

How do expert primary classteachers really work? - A critical guide for teachers, headteachers and teacher educators... How do expert primary classteachers really work? - A critical guide for teachers, headteachers and teacher educators (Paperback)
Tony Eaude
R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is an essential text for anyone interested in teaching primary school children, including teacher educators, classteachers and headteachers. What constitutes outstanding or good teaching of children in the primary years is rarely discussed other than in terms of measurable outcomes in literacy and numeracy. This book presents a different view of the distinctive learning needs of 5-11 year-olds and examines the knowledge, skills and attributes required to meet these, especially as a classteacher. Informed by research, but linking this with practical examples, it examines how teachers with a high level of expertise with young children actually think, act and interact. While highlighting the features of such expertise, the challenges of developing it are not overlooked, and the text provides practical pointers on how to do this in both initial teacher education and continuing professional development. This title is part of the successful Critical Guides for Teacher Educators series edited by Ian Menter.

Tackling Social Disadvantage through Teacher Education (Paperback): Ian Thompson Tackling Social Disadvantage through Teacher Education (Paperback)
Ian Thompson; Series edited by Ian Menter
R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book addresses key issues related to teaching pupils from disadvantaged and impoverished backgrounds and provides a valuable reference and pedagogical tool for teachers and teacher educators. Research has consistently shown that the most economically disadvantaged pupils have the poorest educational outcomes. Austerity government policies and pressures of performativity on schools may have exacerbated this inequality. Yet many teachers remain ill-informed about the effects of social disadvantage on students' learning and consequently are ill-prepared in appropriate teaching methods. The text critically examines the lessons from previous policy and practice, discusses cognitive and affective aspects of school learning for disadvantaged children and explores the pedagogic implications of research evidence. Using insights from existing research, the book examines the reasons why some trainees and teachers lack a critical perspective on the contexts of poverty and may hold deficit views of students in poverty that suggests they are unable to learn and need to be controlled. It explains some of the links between poverty, special needs, literacy and educational achievement and focuses on strategies for improvement.

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