Debates in Mathematics Education

Author: Dawn Leslie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134483651
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Debates in Mathematics Education explores the major issues that mathematics teachers encounter in their daily lives. It engages with established and contemporary debates, promotes and supports critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice and experienced teachers to reach informed judgements and argue their point of view with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding. Written by experts in the field of mathematics education, it investigates and offers fresh insight into topics of central importance, including: Gender, social inequality and mathematics Mathematics, politics and climate change The history and culture of mathematics Using popular culture in the mathematics classroom The concept of ‘ability’ and its impact on learning What we mean by ‘teaching for understanding’ Choosing and using examples in teaching The fitness of formal examinations. Designed to stimulate discussion and support you in your own research, writing and practice, Debates in Mathematics Education will be a valuable resource for any student or practising teacher engaged in initial teacher training, continuing professional development or Masters level study. It also has much to offer to those leading initial teacher education programmes, and to beginning doctoral students looking for a survey of the field of mathematics education research.

Issues in Mathematics Teaching

Author: Peter Gates
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415238649
Format: PDF, ePub
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Containing a range of issues relating to the teaching of mathematics, this text builds on knowledge already gained on ITT and PGCE courses and encourages teachers to consider and reflect on the issues that affect their teaching skills.

Opening the Research Text

Author: Elizabeth de Freitas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387754644
Format: PDF
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An innovative contribution to educational research is to be found in this book. The book addresses the need to generate texts that assist educators and future educators in taking up new research and making sense of it. It offers unique approaches to interpreting research within the mathematics education field and takes its place in a growing set of resources. The book will appeal to teacher educators, student teachers, and mathematics education researchers alike.

Debates in Geography Education

Author: Mark Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317204395
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Debates in Geography Education encourages early career teachers, experienced teachers and teacher educators to engage with and reflect on key issues, concepts and debates. It aims to enable readers to reach their own informed judgements with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding. The second edition is fully updated in light of the latest research, policy and practice in the field, as well as key changes to the curriculum and examination specifications. Expert contributors provide a range of perspectives on international, historical and policy contexts in order to deepen our understanding of significant debates in geography education. Key debates include: geography's identity as an academic discipline; what constitutes knowledge in geography; places and regional geography; what it means to think geographically; constructing the curriculum; how we link assessment to making progress in geography; the contribution of fieldwork and outdoor experiences; technology and the use of Geographical Information; school geography and employability; understanding the gap between school and university geography; evidence-based practice and research in geography education. The comprehensive, rigorous coverage of these key issues, together with carefully annotated selected further reading, will help support and shape further research and writing. Debates in Geography Education is a key resource that is essential reading for all teachers and researches who wish to extend their grasp of the place of geography in education. Mark Jones is Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK David Lambert is Professor of Geography Education at UCL Institute of Education, London, UK

Debates in History Teaching

Author: Ian Davies
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317284291
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now in its second edition, Debates in History Teaching remains at the cutting edge of history education. It has been fully updated to take into account the latest developments in policy, research and professional practice. With further exploration into the major issues that history teachers encounter in their daily professional lives, it provides fresh guidance for thinking and practice for teachers within the UK and beyond. Written by a range of experts in history education, chapters cover all the key issues needed for clear thinking and excellent professional action. This book will enable you to reach informed judgements and argue your point of view with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding. Debates include: What is happening today in history education? What is the purpose of history teaching? What do history teachers need to know? What are the key trends and issues in international contexts? What is the role of evidence in history teaching and learning? How should you make use of ICT in your lessons? Should moral learning be an aim of history education? How should history learning be assessed? Debates in History Teaching remains essential reading for any student or practising teacher engaged in initial training, continuing professional development or Master's-level study.

Debates in Computing and ICT Education

Author: Sarah Younie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317486137
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Debates in ICT and Computing Education explores the major issues teachers encounter in their daily professional lives. It encourages critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice and experienced teachers to think more deeply about their practice, and link research and evidence to what they have observed in schools. Chapters tackle established and contemporary issues enabling teachers to reach informed judgements and argue their point of view with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding. Debates include teacherless classrooms; personalised learning; creativity; digital literacy; visual literacy; e-tools; learning platforms; and opportunities for lifelong learning.

Math Wars

Author: Carmen M. Latterell
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275984236
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents a comprehensive guide for parents and teachers that offers advice and instruction in basic elementary and secondary math.

Ability Grouping in Primary Schools

Author: Rachel Marks
Publisher: Critical Guides for Teacher Educators
ISBN: 9781910391242
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In primary schools, the use of ability-grouping is currently increasing. Teachers and teacher educators are placed in the unenviable position of having to marry research evidence suggesting that ability-grouping is ineffectual with current policy advocating this approach. This book links theory, policy, and practice in a critical examination of ability-grouping practices and their implications in primary schools, with particular reference to primary mathematics. It provides an accessible text for teacher educators to support their students in engaging with the key debates and reflecting upon their practice. Key changes in structural approaches - such as the movement between streaming, setting, or mixed ability teaching arrangements - are explored in the light of political trends, bringing this up to date with a discussion of current policy and practice. In the book, children's voices along with classroom vignettes are used extensively, allowing the text to be embedded in the reality of the primary environment, supporting the practitioner in making links between the research and their classroom. The implications discussed go beyond those reported in traditional research papers, including aspects such as pastoral care, peer relationships, and resource allocation. *** Librarians: ebook available (Series: Critical Guides for Teacher Educators) [Subject: Education]

Mathematics in the Early Years

Author: David Clemson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134864531
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Clemsons' clear and readable book takes the reader from debates about how children learn and what children know and can do when they start school; through to a discussion of how mathematics can be managed, assessed and evaluated in the school and classroom. Linking these two parts of the book is a section on the subject of mathematics itself, from which the non-specialist reader can gain a view of what mathematics is, what needs to be thought about in planning and offering a curriculum and the special dilemmas faced in teaching and learning mathematics as a subject. A bank of case studies offers an opportunity to see mathematics in action in a variety of classrooms.