Effective Learning and Teaching in Modern Languages

Author: James A. Coleman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415346641
Format: PDF, Docs
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Written to meet the needs of teachers, lecturers and tutors, this is a guide to surveying and understanding the key issues, best practices and new developments in modern languages.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Author: Heather Fry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650220
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

Teaching for Effective Learning in Higher Education

Author: N. Hativa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401009023
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book identifies strategies that are consistently associated with good teaching and presents them within a theoretical framework that explains how they promote students' active and meaningful learning. The book promotes teachers' pedagogical knowledge and their perception of teaching as scholarly, intellectual work, and provides extensive practical advice.

Primary Languages Effective Learning and Teaching

Author: Cynthia Martin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1844455378
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Primary languages are to be an entitlement for all pupils in KS2 from 2010. There is therefore a need to ensure that trainee primary teachers are equipped with the required skills, knowledge and understanding to contribute to this process. This book supports specialists, and also non-specialist trainees with an interest in MFL, who may need to deliver languages across the curriculum, providing them with a clear understanding of the methodology and helping them to develop linguistic competence and confidence.

Learning to Teach in Higher Education

Author: Paul Ramsden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134412053
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This bestselling book is a unique introduction to the practice of university teaching and its underlying theory. This new edition has been fully revised and updated in view of the extensive changes which have taken place in higher education over the last decade and includes new material on the higher education context, evaluation and staff development. The first part of the book provides an outline of the experience of teaching and learning from the student's point of view, out of which grows a set of prinicples for effective teaching in higher education. Part two shows how these ideas can enhance educational standards, looking in particular at four key areas facing every teacher in higher education: * Organising the content of undergraduate courses * Selecting teaching methods * Assessing student learning * Evaluating the effectivenesss of teaching. Case studies of exemplary teaching are used throughout to connect ideas to practice and to illustrate how to ensure better student learning. The final part of the book looks in more detail at appraisal, performance indicators, accountability and educational development and training. The book is essential reading for new and experienced lecturers, particularly those following formal programmes in university teaching, such as courses leading to ILT accreditation.

Primary Languages in Practice

Author: Jane Jones
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335235339
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"[T]he book addresses an impressive range of relevant issues regarding what effective practice involves and how it can be fostered. The authors wisely position their discussion of these issues in the context of overall school improvement efforts, the changes that are occurring in the primary curriculum, and overall national policies, not least the Every Child Matters agenda" Professor Mel Ainscow, University of Manchester, UK This timely, practical guide will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to be an effective primary languages practitioner. Ideal for those responsible for implementing the National Languages Strategy’s recommendation that each KS2 pupil is taught a language by 2010, the authors offer advice for putting in to practice the statutory requirements and effecting curriculum reform. Both new and experienced teachers will benefit from the coverage of professional learning and reflective practice in school-based and international contexts. Written in a friendly style, the authors offer guidance on embedding languages across the curriculum, planning, teaching and assessment. Theory is related directly to classroom practice using a whole range of features, including: Sample lesson plans and observation reports Questions for reflection and practical activities 'Teachers talking' - snap shots of effective school practice 'Pupils' perspectives' and sample pupil work This book is essential reading for trainee teachers on specialist primary languages training programmes as well as general primary PGCE programmes. It also provides valuable insights for primary teachers, trainers, LA Advisors, and Headteachers.

Effective Learning and Teaching of Writing

Author: Gert Rijlaarsdam
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402027397
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Effective Learning and Teaching of Writing is a handbook on research on the effective teaching and learning of writing. It is a reference for researchers and educators in the domain of written composition in education. Effective Learning and Teaching of Writing covers all age ranges and school settings and it deals with various aspects of writing and text types. Research methodology varies from experimental studies to reflective classroom practitioners’ research. This new volume in the series Studies in Writing brings together researchers from all kinds of disciplines involved in writing research and countries in their endeavour to improve the teaching of written composition. It is the result of co-operation of researchers all over the world and shows that in spite of the differences in educational regions over the world, research in writing shares similar problems, and tries to find answers, and generate new questions. The body of knowledge in this volume will inspire researchers and teachers to improve research and practice.

Teaching Modern Foreign Languages at Advanced Level

Author: Norbert Pachler
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415203147
Format: PDF, ePub
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The skills and process of teaching modern foreign languages in schools and colleges are the specific focus of this volume. It covers the changing nature of A and A/S level courses, planning, teaching and assessment.

Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages

Author: Nicola McLelland
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131723023X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages provides a comprehensive history of language teaching and learning in the UK from its earliest beginnings to the year 2000. McLelland offers the first history of the social context of foreign language education in Britain, as well as an overview of changing approaches, methods and techniques in language teaching and learning. The important impact of classroom-external factors on developments in language teaching and learning is also taken into account, particularly regarding the policies and public examination requirements of the 20th century. Beginning with a chronological overview of language teaching and learning in Britain, McLelland explores which languages were learned when, why and by whom, before examining the social history of language teaching and learning in greater detail, addressing topics including the status that language learning and teaching have held in society. McLelland also provides a history of how languages have been taught, contrasting historical developments with current orthodoxies of language teaching. Experiences outside school are discussed with reference to examples from adult education, teach-yourself courses and military language learning. Providing an accessible, authoritative history of language education in Britain, Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages will appeal to academics and postgraduate students engaged in the history of education and language learning across the world. The book will also be of interest to teacher educators, trainee and practising teachers, policymakers and curriculum developers.

Pedagogy of Language Learning in Higher Education

Author: Gerd Bräuer
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567506396
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An introduction to the pedagogy of language learning in higher education focusing on learner motivation, classroom environments, relationships for learning, and the future of language education.