1st Edition

Developing Professional Practice 7-14

ISBN 9781405841153
Published June 10, 2010 by Routledge
504 Pages

USD $49.95

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Book Description

Developing Professional Practice 7-14 provides a thoroughly comprehensive and cutting edge guide to developing the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding for teaching within the 7-14 age range.  This book is designed to guide you through your initial teacher training programme, and on into the early stages of your career, with the aim of stimulating and supporting you in the process of developing your practice.

A range of pedagogical features are provided in each chapter to encourage reflection, interaction and debate. 

  • Over to you features pose questions that will encourage you to examine your own knowledge, understanding and practical skills. 
  • Working in the Classroom features will help you to envisage how the material covered might impact on your classroom practice
  • Case studies offer extended examples that help illustrate core concepts and theories in action. 
  • Controversy features provide in-depth discussion of issues that are ongoing causes for debate
  • Research briefing boxes explore recent research studies, and explain their bearing on day to day practice

Additional resources and support are provided via the Developing Professional Practice companion website, where you can access additional self-study questions, case studies, interactive chapter-by-chapter tutorials, interviews with practitioners and students, and a glossary of key terms. 

Developing Professional Practice 7-14 is essential reading for anyone training to teach in primary or secondary schools, as well as those specialising in the middle years specifically.  It will also prove an invaluable resource for all those already in the early stages of their careers.


Table of Contents

Part 1 - Influences on Teaching and Learning


Chapter 1 - Contexts of Learning

Chapter 2 - Values to Promote Learning

Chapter 3 - Communities of Learners

Chapter 4 - Development and Learning

Chapter 5 - Learners as Individuals


Part 2 - Teaching for Learning


Chapter 6 - Teachers’ Knowledge and Learning

Chapter 7 - The Learning Environment

Chapter 8 - Learning Styles and Teaching Repertoires

Chapter 9 - Behaviour for Learning

Chapter 10 - Assessment for Learning

Chapter 11 - Including All Learners: Developing Independence


Part 3 - Enhancing Teaching for Learning


Chapter 12 - Reflecting on Learning

Chapter 13 - Investigating Learning

Chapter 14 - Collaborating to Promote Learning

Chapter 15 - Pupil Participation


Part 4 - Learning Futures


Chapter 16 - Extending Partnerships

Chapter 17 - Internationalising Learning: Global and Local

Chapter 18 - Future Schools:  New Learning Environments

Chapter 19 - The Teacher of the Future: 'Floating in the Wind or Rooted to Flourish?'

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Support Material

Companion Website

Please visit our companion website for additional support materials.