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1st Edition

The Guided Reader to Teaching and Learning

ISBN 9780415581226
Published September 23, 2010 by Routledge
268 Pages

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Book Description

Featuring extracts from some of the most influential education writers in recent times The Guided Reader to Teaching and Learning is an essential compendium providing insight, guidance and clarity about key issues affecting practitioners at every level.

All extracts have been carefully chosen to represent education issues that affect every practising teacher. Each extract is accompanied by an introduction to the passage, key words and phrases and a summary of key points. In addition, there are questions to prompt discussion, suggestions about areas for possible investigation and references to other key readings to extend thinking. Uniquely, the book provides cross-referencing between extracts to facilitate a more complete understanding of how different issues overlap and how competing arguments have to be evaluated.

Combining both theoretical and practical dimensions into one handy and engaging volume, The Guided Reader to Teaching and Learning includes extracts, summaries and discussions about the following:

  • the teacher
  • effective teachers and teaching
  • motivating learners
  • teaching approaches
  • teaching younger children
  • managing teaching and learning
  • other adults in the school
  • child development
  • ways that pupils learn
  • learning climate
  • learning styles
  • thinking and learning
  • assessment and learning.

The book will be of considerable interest to trainee and newly qualified teachers who are seeking to gain a higher qualification, notably at Masters degree level. More experienced teachers and teaching assistants wishing to upgrade their qualifications will also find the book an invaluable source of information and guidance.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Pupil Learning  Early learning  Group work and collaboration  Assessment and learning  Thinking skills  Creativity  Wider learning experiences  Section 2: Pupil Perspectives and Wellbeing  General welfare  Happiness and self-esteem  Bullying  Relationships with adults  Pupil-adult interactions  Section 3: Teachers Teaching  Pedagogy  Professional expertise  Section 4: Learning How to Teach  Facilitating pupil learning  School placement  Supervising and mentoring  Section 5: Teacher Development  Professional identity  Professional and personal growth  Reflecting on practice  Extending expertise  Support staff  Section 6: Class Management  Establishing boundaries  Managing behaviour  Pupil perspectives  Section 7: Education Policy and Practice  Shaping education thinking  Values in education  Teachers and the education system  Motivation for teaching and learning

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Denis Hayes worked in both primary and secondary schools before moving into higher education. Until recently he was Professor of Education at the University of Plymouth and he has published extensively about a wide range of education issues affecting teachers, teaching and learning.