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The Role of Social Science in the Education of Professional Practitioners explores the inter-relation between the social sciences and professional practice, particularly in areas of health and social welfare, and the form that professional education takes. The key issue of who provides for our health and welfare needs in the community is considered, as are the values and education that drive those people to give service in society, and how those professionals can come to a full and open understanding of their role. It focuses on the value orientation, identity development and sense of self that will enable practitioners to develop their understanding of clients' needs in the community. The book is divided into chapters that consider the educational and learning theories that underpin professional education, and how those ideas have shaped the development of the curriculum for professional practice education. Astley provides an in-depth discussion of the nature of professional roles, and how the making and taking of those roles is historically influenced by politics and policy making. The nature and dynamics of the communities in which we live, including who has power, is addressed, with special reference to how the health and social welfare needs of citizens in those communities is assessed, planned for, and provided. This book will be vital reading for academics and professionals in the fields of health and social care professions' education, social and behavioural sciences, higher education, professional development and identity formation.
How can early and preservice teachers master the complex practice of teaching? This clearly written, research-based guide shows how to successfully navigate coursework, build relationships with mentors, and negotiate fieldwork and student teaching while developing metacognitive thinking skills. These are skills that allow teachers to continuously reflect on instructional practices and adapt them to fit their own teaching context and their students' diverse needs. Metacognitive teaching requires higher-level thought processes that, for teachers, include making connections among each segment of the teacher preparation program, as well as deciding how these experiences directly and effectively apply to their classrooms. The authors argue that this kind of support is needed early in the journey of a teacher if they are to succeed and remain in the classroom. Book Features: Engages and empowers teacher candidates to become metacognitive teachers. Encompasses the entire preservice program, while also being of help to novice teachers. Includes key points, vignettes, and reflection questions. Based on research from a 3-year longitudinal, national study of teacher candidates.
This book illustrates the experiences of elementary school teachers
across one year's time as they participated in a teacher
development seminar focused on mathematics, and as a result changed
their beliefs, their knowledge, and their practices. It explores
these experiences as a means of understanding the learning that
takes a teacher from a more traditional teaching practice to one
that is focused on the ideas and understandings that students and
teachers have of the subject matter.
This book revolves around curriculum making, reciprocal learning, and the best-loved self. It draws on extensive school-based studies conducted with teachers in the United States, China, and Canada, and weaves in experiences from other cross-national projects, keynote addresses, archival research, and editorial work. The elucidation of the 'best-loved self' drives home the point that teachers are more than the subject matter they teach: they are students' role models and allies. Curriculum making and reciprocal learning relationships enrich teachers' and students' being and becoming as they live curriculum alongside one another-with the goal of more satisfying lives held firmly in view.
This workbook has been developed as a work tool or guide for educators attending Quaglia Trainings for developing Teacher Voice and Aspirations. Trainees will have read the Quaglia/Corso book: Student Voice and will use the workbook as a write-in guide to work through the training under the guidance of a certified trainer. The workbook focuses on one of the 4 key tenets of Teacher Voice Training and has a repetitive structure that has a focus on 4 specific actions: Connect, Learn, Discuss, Act.
The Essential Guide to Secondary Teaching is the complete guidebook for the secondary school teacher. Including practical guidance on planning lessons, writing reports, formative assessment, being a good form tutor and using learning support assistants effectively, this book will also provide information on the school as an effective organisation and the teacher's part within it to help you become an excellent classroom practitioner.
This book explores how, why, and with what consequences one no-excuses charter network marketizes teaching and learning, through the author's 1000 hours of covert participant observation at a network charter school. In her research, Brooks found that the "AAG" (pseudonym) network re-conceptualized teaching by urging staff to envision their careers in corporate education rather than in classroom teaching. While some employees received a boost up the corporate ladder, others found themselves being pushed out of the organization. Despite AAG's equity-conscious discourse, administrators emphasized controlling student behavior as a central measure of teaching effectiveness. Brooks develops the concept of creative compliance to describe the most successful teachers' tactics for adhering to formal policies strategically, bending the rules in order to survive and advance in a workplace fraught with competition and insecurity.
Within educational research that seeks to understand the quality and effectiveness of teachers and school, the role emotions play in educational change and school improvement has become a subject of increasing importance. In this book, scholars from around the world explore the connections between teaching, teacher education, teacher emotions, educational change and school leadership. (For this text, "teacher" encompasses pre-service teachers, in-service teachers and headteachers, or principals).
"New Understandings of Teacher's Work: Emotions and Educational Change" is divided into four themes: educational change; teachers and teaching; teacher education; and emotions in leadership. The chapters address the key basic and substantive issues relative to the central emotional themes of the following: teachers' lives and careers in teaching; the role emotions play in teachers' work; lives and leadership roles in the context of educational reform; the working conditions; the context-specific dynamics of reform work; school/teacher cultures; individual biographies that affect teachers' emotional well-being; and the implications for the management and leadership of educational change, and for development, of teacher education."
Score high on the Praxis Core and jumpstart the teaching career of your dreams! Praxis Core For Dummies is a must-have resource for preparing for--and passing--the Praxis(R) Core Academic Skills for Educators Exam. The best way to succeed on any exam is to prepare with plenty of practice questions. This book provides you with 2 full-length practice tests plus an additional 4 tests online. That's 6 complete tests containing the same kinds of questions you will see on the reading, writing, and mathematic sections of the exam! Now in its third edition, Praxis Core For Dummies has been carefully updated to align with changes in the Praxis Core exam, including new mathematics subtests and revised overview information. A thorough summary of the exam shows you exactly what to expect on exam day, while in-depth content reviews help you fully understand each section of the test. Find out what you need to know for every section of the exam Test yourself with full-length practice tests in the book and online Get the most up-to-date info on the latest test changes Use effective study strategies for keeping a cool head and a sharp mind Set yourself up for success Practice your way to test-taking perfection with the help of Praxis Core For Dummies.
This book examines factors surrounding the partnership between
school-based training and mentoring in Physical Education.
Visible Learning Insights presents a fascinating 'inside view' of the ground-breaking research of John Hattie. Together, the authors John Hattie and Klaus Zierer embark on a mission to build on the internationally renowned work and combine the power and authority of the research with the real 'coal face' experience of schools. Offering a concise introduction into the 'Visible Learning Story', the book provides busy teachers with a guide to why the Visible Learning research is so vital and the difference it can make to learning outcomes. It includes: An in-depth dialogue between John Hattie and Klaus Zierer. Clearly structured chapters that focus on the core messages of 'Visible Learning' and infer practical consequences for the everyday job of teaching. FAQs to Visible Learning that provide an invaluable introduction to the language of learning and success in schools. An overview of the current data set with over 1,400 meta-analyses. Intended for teachers, teacher students, education researchers, parents, and all who are interested in successful learning, teaching, and schooling, this short and elegant introduction outlines just what is required to translate Hattie's research into improved school performance.
This open access book is a comparative analysis of recent large scale education reforms that broadened curriculum goals to better prepare students for the 21st century. The book examines what governments actually do when they broaden curriculum goals, with attention to the details of implementation. To this end, the book examines system level reforms in six countries at various levels of development. The study includes system level reforms in jurisdictions where students achieve high levels in international assessments of basic literacies, such as Singapore and Ontario, Canada, as well as in nations where students achieve much lower levels, such as Kenya, Mexico, Punjab-Pakistan and Zimbabwe. The chapters examine system-level reforms that focus on strengthening the capacity to teach the basics, as in Ontario and Pakistan, as well as reforms that aim at building the capacity to teach a much broader set of competencies and skills, such as Kenya, Mexico, Singapore and Zimbabwe. The volume includes systems at very different levels of spending per student and reforms at various points in the cycle of policy implementation, some just starting, some struggling to survive a governmental transition, and others that have been in place for an extended period of time. From the comparative study of these reforms, we aim to provide an understanding of how to build the capacity of education systems to teach 21st century skills at scale in diverse settings.
This book includes 18 peer-reviewed papers from nine countries, originally presented in a shorter form at TSG 25 The Role of History of Mathematics in Mathematics Education, as part of ICME-13 during. It also features an introductory chapter, by its co-editors, on the structure and main points of the book with an outline of recent developments in exploring the role of history and epistemology in mathematics education. It serves as a valuable contribution in this domain, by making reports on recent developments in this field available to the international educational community, with a special focus on relevant research results since 2000. The 18 chapters of the book are divided into five interrelated parts that underlie the central issues of research in this domain: 1. Theoretical and conceptual frameworks for integrating history and epistemology in mathematics in mathematics education; 2. Courses and didactical material: Design, implementation and evaluation; 3. Empirical investigations on implementing history and epistemology in mathematics education; 4. Original historical sources in teaching and learning of and about mathematics; 5. History and epistemology of mathematics: Interdisciplinary teaching and sociocultural aspects. This book covers all levels of education, from primary school to tertiary education, with a particular focus on teacher education. Additionally, each chapter refers to and/or is based on empirical research, in order to support, illuminate, clarify and evaluate key issues, main questions, and conjectured theses raised by the authors or in the literature on the basis of historical-epistemological or didactical-cognitive arguments.
To maximize learning opportunities in physical education, a range of conditions need to be met. One of the most crucial conditions is qualified physical education teachers. This prompts us to suggest that it is crucial that physical education teacher candidates engage in meaningful, relevant, and worthwhile educational experiences and upskilling opportunities on entering the teacher education program, on graduation, and on starting their careers. For this reason, there is a need to examine physical education teacher education in European countries and effective physical education teacher education practices being employed across European countries. This book directly addresses both issues. The shared template in each chapter allows the reader to identify a specific aspect of physical education teacher education they may be interested in and map this across the European countries. With a specific focus on physical education teacher education, the book explores the main areas of initial teacher education, induction, and professional development of each country.
This essential text helps student teachers, classroom teachers at all stages in their careers, school mentors and teacher educators develop their effectiveness by analysing and improving their practice in the light of a deeper understanding of the professional Teachers' Standards. Each aspect of the Standards is dealt with in a chapter of its own, where the central topic is presented as both complex and contested in a way that invites readers to formulate their own interpretations. The approach accentuates the importance of reflection as a key professional attribute and readers are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences and on their responses to case studies and quotations as a means of helping them to develop their understandings. This new edition takes account of the current educational context, with an emphasis on evidence-based practice, and includes extension tasks to address M level demands, fully revised and updated chapters on SEND and assessment, and a completely new final chapter highlighting CPD and appraisal for serving teachers.
Be inspired to enhance classroom learning with this textbook, by highly respected and experienced author Louise Burnham. -Build your learning support skills with guidance tailored to the extensive new CACHE qualification due to launch in January 2018 -Gain confidence in your role with practical advice and full explanations from best-selling author in STL , 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 the book -Make the most of your training with the Stretch and Challenge feature -Engage in debate on important STL topics with Classroom Discussion suggestions
In 1905, as the University of Virginia inaugurated him as its first president, the revered southern educator Edwin Anderson Alderman proposed an education school, despite the thriving existence of normal teachers' colleges, primarily female, throughout the state. John D. Rockefeller Sr. donated $100,000 in support, and the Curry Memorial School of Education was born. In the century since, the Curry School of Education has grown and solidified, struggled and diversified, and raised its expectations and its visibility. It has steered a dedicated course through the challenges of depression, war, student disaffection, and faculty debate by holding true to the visions of Jefferson and Alderman. Always attuned to and often leading the discussion about current educational theories, Curry School faculty, students, and graduates represent the evolution of American education during the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. From its original founding in 1905 to the visions it is now creating for the teachers and children of tomorrow, the Curry School of Education has a distinguished and significant history. In this centennial volume, Eleanor Vernon Wilson chronicles the decisions, responses, programs, initiatives, and accomplishments that together form the panoramic history of the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.
The Use of Children's Literature in Teaching reveals the impact of politics, professional guidelines and restrictive measurements of literacy on the emerging identities of young teachers. It places renewed emphasis on the importance of creative teaching with children's literature for the empowerment of teacher agency to enhance the learning of their students. Framing the debate alongside the issue of teacher autonomy, Simpson describes results from a two-year study, which brings together information from interviews, surveys, document analysis and digital stories from Australia, Canada, the UK and the US to assess the role of children's literature in pre-service teacher education. Through cross-cultural comparison, this research captures the different levels of connection between politics, education systems, higher education and pre-service teachers. It exposes how politics, narrow views of professionalism and program structures in teacher education may adversely affect the development of pre-service teachers. This book presents a strong case that reading and responding critically to literary texts leads to better educational outcomes than basic decoding and low-level comprehension training. As such, this book will be of great interest to researchers and scholars working in the areas of teacher education and literacy and primary education. It should also be essential reading for teacher educators and policymakers.
'Provides readers with a compelling rationale for the process, offers experience-tested tools, and suggests ways to address commonly-occurring challenges. This book will assist teachers, and those who support them, in understanding and implementing all phases of lesson study, from initial planning through sharing with others what was learned' - Dennis Sparks, Executive Director, National Staff Development Council 'A powerful teacher professional development process that focuses collaborative teams directly on the classroom, and the perfect tool for teachers, professional developers, and team leaders. Gives you everything you need to use lesson study to support teachers in thinking deeply about practice' - Roberta Jaffe, Science Education Coordinator, New Teacher Center, University of California, Santa Cruz Use this team-centered approach to directly enhance teaching and learning in your school! First introduced in Japan, lesson study has gained enthusiastic advocates in U.S. educational circles as a powerful, collaborative approach that brings teachers together as researchers into the science and craft of teaching and learning in their classrooms. Teachers work as teams to develop a lesson plan, teach and observe the lesson to collect data on student learning, and use their observations to refine their lesson. Participants build their sense of professional authority while discovering effective practices that result in improved learning outcomes for their students. This "how-to" guide provides teachers, administrators, and team leaders with practical strategies, models, and tools. The book leads a beginning team through the phases of the lesson study cycle and provides an experienced team with new perspectives. Using examples from U.S. classrooms, this handbook: * Encourages educators to generate and share knowledge * Inspires a teacher-researcher stance * Illustrates both the process and substance of lesson study * Encourages collaboration * Provides guidelines for avoiding common pitfalls Leading Lesson Study is an excellent resource for both experienced and novice lesson study teams, administrators who want to start a lesson study program, and lesson study team facilitators such as instructional coaches and professional development providers.
You can successfully develop your higher education research profile while balancing the demands of training teachers and administration. While teacher education is key to preparing qualified teachers who can educate pupils for the demands of the twenty-first century, many university-based teacher educators experience conflicting demands in their professional practice. Their lives are often so dominated by teaching and associated work that their aspirations to develop a research profile are hampered. This text explores the critical issues faced by those working in teacher education and how they have negotiated the expectations and requirements of the Academy to establish themselves as leading international teacher education researchers. Through a series of autobiographical cases, this book demonstrates a range of trajectories in different contexts which have facilitated the development of teacher educators' successful research profiles. Understandings and realities of the policy context, the professional context, the research context (including funding, metrics, type of research valued), the institutional context and various personal positionings are examined in order to illuminate stories of research success and demonstrate their relevance to all teacher educators.
The ultimate collection for building a world-class professional learning program! This groundbreaking 7-book series, co-developed by Learning Forward and Corwin, closes the "knowing-doing" gap by guiding educational leaders through the process for implementing the Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning. Each volume tackles an individual standard, providing: Original essays written by leading experts in the field to promote deeper understandings of the meaning of each standard An array of templates, tools, and protocols to help you design and delivery quality professional learning in your own district or school Case studies of districts "getting it right" and educators who have realized the promise of effective professional learning
Stressed? Overworked? Drowning in marking? This book has it covered. In order to secure the best possible outcomes for your pupils, you must look after your own wellbeing, and Live Well, Teach Well is jam-packed with 90 practical ideas and strategies to help you do just that. #Teacher5aday advocate Abigail Mann provides advice, activities and techniques that any primary or secondary teacher can use to support their own mindfulness, wellbeing, and physical and mental health, and that of their colleagues too. The ideas will help you to stay energised, focused and positive throughout the school year, and to work more efficiently and effectively, so you can maintain a healthy work-life balance. There are also tips on building constructive, fulfilling relationships with the community you are serving, on supporting pupil wellbeing (because a happy class means a happy teacher!) and on making wellbeing a focus at a whole-school level.
Being an outstanding classroom teacher does not always translate into being an outstanding senior leader - the skill set can be very different. A senior leader's focus must shift from delivering high-quality classroom teaching, towards leading staff rather than children. Experienced Deputy Headteacher, Jon Tait, sets out to help with this transition by teaching aspiring senior leaders how to lead staff and gain vital knowledge and experience in their new role. This easy-to-follow title in the Bloomsbury CPD Library specifically focuses on the next stage in a teacher's career: senior leadership. It includes a full set of helpful, ready-to-use training plans for 20 hours of CPD sessions with your school and senior leadership team. All hand-outs and presentations are provided in the book or available as a free download from the companion website.
Children are 'hard-wired' to learn and they learn best by being active and autonomous - exploring, discovering, creating and taking risks, in other words, by playing. However, formal, subject specific lessons and a focus on data, targets and unrealistic expectations are causing young children to be bored and stressed and this is stifling their learning. Year One in Action reveals the remarkable progress children can make when they are allowed to pursue their own interests, ideas and challenges in a superb and enabling environment supported by responsive, skilled and empathic staff. Demonstrating how a child-led approach supports the development of purposeful, calm, confident and independent children, this book offers a unique month-by-month insight into the workings of a highly successful Year One class. It covers all aspects of practice from timetabling, adult roles and transitions to the organisation of the classroom and outside area. It tracks the events of each month in the year, paying close attention to the physical environment and the learning that is taking place. Interactions between staff and children are recognised as, and exploited as, teaching opportunities. Throughout the book, Anna Ephgrave gives the reasons behind each decision made. She also explains what the outcomes have been for the children, emphasising that a child-led approach, with planning in the moment, enables rich learning across the curriculum for all children within a meaningful context. Key features include: over 150 full colour photographs to illustrate practice; photocopiable pages of planning sheets, record keeping sheets and sample letters to parents examples of individual learning journeys and planning in the moment; guidance on what to look for when assessing children's progress; advice on risk/benefit assessments; suggestions for managing transitions and minimising stress. The achievements of these children have been remarkable and they have remained the enthusiastic, independent, happy and unique individuals that they were when they came into Year One. Written by a leading consultant teacher, this book will inspire teachers to be brave and do what is right for children - let them take the lead, trust that they want to learn and above all let them play!
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