Originally published in 1991. Consisting of 18 teachers' reports on attempts to change traditional learning environments, the contributors argue for a commitment to whole curriculum planning, which embraces a variety of learning environments both inside and outside the school walls. There is a particular concern in several of the reports for lower attaining pupils and those pupils who seem to gain very little from `normal lessons'.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part 1: Teachers' Curriculum Reports 1. Changing Settings within the School - A New Learning Environment for Business and Information Studies, Joan Bishop, Mike Moore & Gilly Walker; Creating an Appropriate Environment for Design Education, David Dickinson; The Pottery Development, Tom Cooley; Multi-skills Bases, ACS Staff; Structured Play: The Railway Station, Helen Strahan; The 'Mansfield Park' Project, Margaret Howard; Pilot Scheme in GCSE Mathematics, Adrian Harrington; General Comments 3. Using Settings Outside the School - The Residential, Jean-Pierre Kirkland; Link Courses, Lorna Borland; Nursery Placements, Finn Deloughry; The Community Farm Project, Leslie Howard; Turkish Girls' Centre - Berlin, Kristel Hautmann; General Comments 4. Changing Time and Space - Individually Negotiated Timetables, Diane King; International Women's Week, Sue Botcherby; In the Middle of the Night, Jorgen Lund; The Dublin Work Exploration Centre, Kathy August; The Open Learning Environment, Beryl Jackson; The Trip, Brendan Agnew; General Comments Part 2: Pupils' Learning, Teachers' Learning and the Quality of Learning 5. Teachers and Learners Gordon Baddeley 6. Teachers Learning John Coghill and Alan Goodwin 7. Assessing Learning Mick Cockett 8. Pupils' Judgements David Hustler. Concluding Comments