Learning to Teach in the Secondary School

A Companion to School Experience, 6th Edition

Edited by Susan Capel, Marilyn Leask, Sarah Younie

© 2013 – Routledge

634 pages

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Paperback: 9780415518369
pub: 2013-03-07
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pub: 2013-03-19
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About the Book

Learning to teach involves hard work and careful preparation. To become an effective teacher requires subject knowledge, an understanding of your pupils and how they learn and the confidence to respond to dynamic classroom situations. Learning to Teach in the Secondary School 6th edition offers a comprehensive, in-depth and practical introduction to the skills needed to qualify as a teacher, and is designed to help you to develop those qualities that lead to good practice and a successful future in education.

With a focus on evidence-based practice and written by expert practitioners, 35 units cover key concepts and skills, including:

• Managing behaviour to support learning • Ways pupils learn

• Planning lessons and schemes of work • Motivating pupils

• Assessment • Inclusion and special educational needs

• Using ICT and digital technologies • Pupil grouping, progression and differentiation

• Managing time, workload and stress • Getting your first teaching post

This fully updated 6th edition includes five new units:

• Primary-secondary transition • Developing critical thinking

• Creating a language rich classroom • Education across the four home countries of the UK

• UK education in an international context

The book contains many examples of how to analyse practice to ensure pupil learning is maximised. Activities and tasks in each unit offer opportunities for you to analyse your own learning and performance. Masters level tasks and annotated further readings respond to the requirements for teachers to engage in M level work.

Learning to Teach in the Secondary School provides practical help and support for many of the situations and potential challenges you are faced with in school. Supported by the Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series by the same editors, it is an essential purchase for every aspiring secondary school teacher.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Becoming a Teacher 2. Beginning to Teach 3. Classroom Interactions and Managing Pupils 4. Pupil Differences 5. Helping Pupils Learn 6.Assessment 7. The School, Curriculum and Society 8. Your Professional Development 9. And Finally Appenidices

About the Editors

Susan Capel is a Professor and Head of the School of Sport and Education at Brunel University, UK.

Marilyn Leask is Dean, Faculty of Education and Sport, University of Bedfordshire, UK.

Tony Turner was Senior Lecturer in Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK.

About the Series

Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series

Designed for all students learning to teach in secondary schools, and particularly those on school-based initial teacher education courses, the books in this series complement Learning to Teach in the Secondary School and its companion, Starting to Teach in the Secondary School.  Each book in the series applies underpinning theory and addresses practical issues to support students in school and in the training institution in learning how to teach a particular subject.

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