© 2014 – Routledge
Written specifically for education studies students, this accessible text provides an introduction to the various ways in which adults can work with children to support learning in both formal educational settings and informal contexts.
Linking theory directly to practice and drawing on research evidence the book explores how children learn, the role of the teacher, mentoring and coaching and examines the benefits and challenges for students on placements. It also presents innovative approaches to supporting the learning of children and young people who are on the margins of society and whose circumstances often present barriers to learning.
Throughout, concrete examples and useful illustrations, from a variety of sources, are used to facilitate students’ understanding of key issues. Features include:
Part of the Foundations in Education Studies series, this timely textbook is essential reading for all Education Studies students especially those that are undertaking work placements as part of their course.
Introduction; 1. Working with Children and Young People: An overview; 2. Learning: A Contemporary Perspective; 3. Teacher or Facilitator?; 4. Mentor or Coach?; 5. Breaking down the Barriers to Learning; 6. Students Working with Children and Young People; Conclusion