The Improving Learning series showcases findings from projects within ESRC’s Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) – the UK’s largest ever coordinated educational research initiative. Each book is explicitly designed to support ‘evidence-informed’ decisions in educational practice and policy-making. In particular, they combine rigorous social and educational science with high awareness of the significance of the issues being researched.
Improving Inter-professional Collaborations Multi-Agency Working for Children's Wellbeing
Improving Classroom Learning with ICT
Improving Learning, Skills and Inclusion The Impact of Policy on Post-Compulsory Education
Improving Learning through Consulting Pupils
Improving Learning Cultures in Further Education
Improving Workplace Learning
Improving Schools, Developing Inclusion
By Anne Edwards, Harry Daniels, Tony Gallagher, Jane Leadbetter, Paul Warmington
March 12, 2009
** Shortlisted for the NASEN Special Educational Needs Academic Book Award 2009 ** Inter-professional collaborations are invaluable relationships which can prevent the social exclusion of children and young people and are now a common feature of welfare policies worldwide. Drawing on a four year ...
By Rosamund Sutherland, Susan Robertson, Peter John
December 24, 2008
Improving Classroom Learning with ICT examines the ways in which ICT can be used in the classroom to enhance teaching and learning in different settings and across different subjects. Weaving together evidence of teachers’ and learners’ experiences of ICT, the authors: explain why the process ...
By Frank Coffield, Sheila Edward, Ian Finlay, Ann Hodgson, Ken Spours, Richard Steer
April 03, 2008
How can opportunities for teaching and learning be improved to ensure that many more people participate, gain qualifications and obtain decent jobs? Will government policies enable us to achieve these goals? What new ideas do we need to ensure a more inclusive, equitable and efficient learning ...
By Jean Rudduck, Donald McIntyre
December 13, 2007
Pupil consultation can lead to a transformation of teacher-pupil relationships, to significant improvements in teachers' practices, and to pupils having a new sense of themselves as members of a community of learners. In England, pupil involvement is at the heart of current government education ...
By Mary James, Robert McCormick, Paul Black, Patrick Carmichael, Mary-Jane Drummond, Alison Fox, John MacBeath, Bethan Marshall, David Pedder, Richard Procter, Sue Swaffield, Joanna Swann, Dylan Wiliam
November 29, 2007
Learning how to learn is an essential preparation for lifelong learning. Whilst this is widely acknowledged by teachers, they have lacked a rich professional knowledge base from which they can teach their pupils how to learn. This book makes a major contribution to the creation of such a ...
By David James, Gert Biesta
November 02, 2007
Through its unique theoretical framework - a cultural understanding of teaching and learning – this book develops a new way of understanding educational improvement, one which focuses on the formation and transformation of the practices through which students learn. Based on detailed ethnographic ...
By Karen Evans, Phil Hodkinson, Helen Rainbird, Lorna Unwin
October 17, 2006
Across the western world, there is a growing awareness of the importance of workplace learning, seen at the level of national and international policy, as well as in the developing practices of employers, training providers and Trades Unions. Authoritative, accessible, and appealing, it presents ...
By Mel Ainscow, Tony Booth, Alan Dyson
October 30, 2006
While many books explore the possibilities for developing inclusive practices in schools, and ‘inclusion’ is widely regarded as a desirable goal, much of the literature on the subject has been narrowly concerned with the inclusion of pupils with special educational needs. This book however, takes ...
By Robin Millar, John Leach, Jonathan Osborne, Mary Ratcliffe
October 30, 2006
In many countries, questions are being raised about the quality and value of educational research. This book explores the relationship between research and practice in education. It looks at the extent to which current practice could be said to be informed by knowledge or ideas generated by ...
By Terezinha Nunes, Peter Bryant
September 06, 2006
With reports from several studies showing the benefits of teaching young children about morphemes, this book is essential reading for anyone concerned with helping children to read and write. By breaking words down into chunks of meaning that can be analyzed as complete units rather...