'This book is to be commended for its accessible style and approach, and is a valuable resource for students in the early stages of their Education undergraduate programme.'
Charlotte Barrow, Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Central Lancashire
'Clearly set out, coherent and accessible for all students on Education Studies courses. It reflects accurately current issues and concerns in Education Studies. A valuable addition to the literature, with a focus on progressive ideas in education.'
Dr John Rees, Sheffield Hallam University
Exploring Education Studies is a rich and multi-layered investigation of the world of education. Built around four central themes - history and philosophy, psychology, current policy, and new perspectives in education - the author's lively discussions capture the essence of this diverse subject area.
Step beyond the classroom
Exploring Education Studies leads the way by offering a range of features to support your learning:
Within the Learning Situation - practical examples put a spotlight on theory in practice, in a variety of educational settings
Controversies - discussion boxes tackling thorny issues, and showing two (or more) sides of the debate
Case Studies - two unique case studies in each chapter illustrate the complex realities of modern educational practice
History of Education - easy-to-read summaries that provide subject background for all chapters
Exploring Education Studies provides all the tools you need to develop your own ideas with confidence:
Stop & Reflect - questions to get you to reflect your own experiences in education
Connect and Explore - pushes you further by providing links to the latest research and policy
Activities - tasks and challenges providing practical learning opportunities, to be completed individually or as part of a group
Table of Contents
Part 1 THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHIES OF EDUCATION
1 A history of education
2 Teaching, learning and the National Curriculum
3 Alternative schooling
Part 2 THE PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING
4 The psychology of learning and education
5 Understanding and managing the behaviour of learners
6 Communication and change: transactional analysis and cognitive behaviourial theory
Part 3 CONTEMPORARY POLICIES AND DEBATES IN EDUCATION
7 Contemporary education policies and issues
8 Lifelong learning
9 The inclusion debate and special educational needs (SEN)
Part 4 NEW PERSPECTIVE
10 Literacy learning in a postmodern world
11 Engaging with innovative practice
12 International education
Dr Vivienne Walkup is a senior lecturer and Assistant Head of Education Studies at the University of Derby. She is the co-author, with Anita Woolfolk and Malcolm Hughes, of Psychology in Education, also published by Pearson Education.
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