An Introduction to Classroom Observation (Classic Edition)

By Ted Wragg

© 2012 – Routledge

168 pages

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About the Book

How does classroom observation support your professional development?

How can you observe as effectively as possible?

Highly regarded as one of the most widely used and authoritative texts on this topic, An Introduction to Classroom Observation is an essential text for anyone serious about becoming a good teacher or researcher in education.

Now part of the Routledge Education Classic Edition Series, E.C. Wragg’s straightforward guide includes a combination of case studies, photographs and illustrations to show how various people study lessons for different purposes and in different contexts. It outlines a range of approaches in clear language and gives examples of successful methods that have been employed by teachers, student teachers, researchers and pupils.

With a new preface from Professor Richard Pring, the classic edition of this indispensible text is for a new generation of education professionals serious about becoming good teachers and researchers.

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Classroom Observation 2. The use of quantitative methods 3. The use of qualitative methods 4. Classroom observation in context 5. Research into classrooms 6. Observation and action

About the Author

E.C.Wragg was Professor of Education at the University of Exeter, UK. He was one of the finest international experts on research into teaching and learning, and always wrote with the teacher in mind. A regular columnist in the Times Educational Supplement and the Guardian, he was in demand for radio and TV education features. The Ted Wragg Teaching Award for Lifetime Achievement honours his memory, and is given annually to educators who are considered to have shown excellent devotion to teaching throughout their careers.

About the Series

Routledge Education Classic Edition

The Routledge Education Classic Editions Series celebrates Routledge's commitment to excellence in scholarship, teaching and learning within the field of education. Written by experts, these books are recognized as timeless classics covering a range of important issues, and continue to be recommeded as key reading for education students and professionals in the area. With a new introduction that explores what has changed since the books were first published, where the field might go from here and why these books are as relevant now as ever, the series presents key ideas to a new generation.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Aims & Objectives
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Secondary
EDUCATION / Leadership
EDUCATION / Professional Development