Supporting Teaching and Learning brings together theoretical perspectives, practical educational ideas and current academic debates to help students develop their knowledge and understanding of core educational issues. It explores the professional relationships necessary for quality learning and encourages the reader to reflect critically on their values, beliefs and assumptions about learning and teaching.
Written by an author team from a range of educational backgrounds, the book focuses on the key issues that teaching teams face as they work together to support children and young people in their learning. Covering a broad range of topics, themes and age ranges, each chapter contains a statement of the author’s values and beliefs and concludes with discussion starters, ideas for reflecting on practice and a list of useful resources.
Accessible, discursive and thought provoking, this book is essential reading for students on a range of education courses including Foundation Degrees, Education Studies and those undertaking initial teacher training.
About the Authors Preface Christine Bold Chapter 1. Professional Partnerships-changing roles Christine Bold and Elaine McBlain Chapter 2. The Changing Educational Scene Alan Barrow Chapter 3. Learning and Teaching: What’s Your Style? Pat Hughes Chapter 4. Supporting Information and Communications Technology (ICT): Control Technology in the Primary School Anthony Barnett Chapter 5. Language and Literacy for Learning Jean Clarkson Chapter 6. Conversations and Creative Resources:A Recipe for Success Sue Cronin Chapter 7. Supporting Science in the Primary School Lois Kelly Chapter 8. The Challenges in Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners Roshan Ahmed Chapter 9. Counselling and Guidance in Education Shirley Potts Chapter 10. Inclusion: Special Needs Gareth Crossley Chapter 11. Assessing Learning: Informing Practice Christine Bold Chapter 12. Study Support: Opening Minds with Out-of-Hours and Out-of-School Learning Joe Gadzula