Focusing on how teachers can improve the ways in which they plan their lessons, this book demonstrates how careful planning allows the further development of learning approaches. The author presents a clear understanding of how these approaches can be used by the teacher to assess themselves and their students’ learning through:
- careful consideration of how certain approaches to learning can improve a student’s grasp of reading, writing, speaking and listening
- discussions on how theories and research from leading experts can be applied in the classroom
- advice on how to use government strategies and ultimately work beyond them to develop learning in the classroom
- an examination of learning for children of different abilities.
Helping teachers to develop good practice and understanding of learning in a familiar subject context, this book is essential for all those concerned in the teaching of secondary English.
'This book is a careful mixture of innovative ideas, based on some established theories and principles, with practical advice on how these ideas may be implemented in order to improve learning in the classroom. In addition, a convincing case is made for the use of self-evaluative assessment as part of this learning process. The book forms a useful and interesting signpost in the quest to improve learning in the English classroom.' - English Drama Media, The Professional Journal of the National Association for the Teaching of English