Understanding Learning and Teaching in Secondary Schools has been specifically researched, written and developed to inform, support and guide anyone training to become a secondary teacher today.
This comprehensive new text strikes a balance between the depth of theory covered in the book and its practical application in the classroom. The authors introduce and explore key ideas and issues in an accessible, highly readable way, inviting you to reflect on your own practice and challenge both your own and others’ thinking.
Each chapter includes:
Stop and reflect questions and practical tasks
Case studies to link theory to classroom practice
Critical synthesis and links to further research for M-level study
Challenge your thinking sections to encourage reflection and debate.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Part One: You as a learner 2. Becoming a reflective practitioner 3. Academic writing and reading Part Two: Learning and Teaching 4. Every Child Matters: a holistic view of the school 5. Engaging learners 6. Individual needs 7. Raising achievement 8. Planning and preparation 9. Assessment and feedback 10. Behaviour management in the classroom Part Three: How Schools Are Organised 11. The mentoring process 12. School structures, leadership and management 13. Collaborative working 14. Personal, Social, Health and Economic education and Citizenship 15. Vocational and work-based learning in the school environment 16. Pastoral care and the role of the form tutor 17. Learning from others 18. Getting a job and keeping it