Effective Learning and Teaching in Modern Languages

Author: James A. Coleman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415346641
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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, ePub, 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.

Effective Learning and Teaching in Law

Author: Roger Burridge
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135726973
Format: PDF
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Effective Learning and Teaching in Law will provide all law teaching professionals with practical, authoritative guidance and advice on the successful teaching of their subject in both university settings and as part of professional training and practice. Written to promote the development of and recognition of the professional role of the law teacher, this book will help educators equip law students of law with the intellectual and practical skills required to succeed in their studies. Key coverage includes assessment, the design and planning of learning activities, the use of IT in legal education and developing suitable learning environments. The book is edited by a leading team of legal educators for the UK Centre for Legal Education (UKCLE) at the University of Warwick, and includes expert contributions from leading figures in the field. It will be essential reading for anyone involved with legal education today and will be particularly relevant for those developing their teaching career, or seeking professional accreditation.

Primary Languages Effective Learning and Teaching

Author: Cynthia Martin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1844455378
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Primary Languages in Practice

Author: Jane Jones
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335235339
Format: PDF
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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.

How People Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Format: PDF, ePub
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages

Author: Nicola McLelland
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131723023X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Teaching in Higher Education

Author: Lucinda Becker
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446291332
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is designed to take you step by step through each teaching experience you will face. It includes advice, practical exercises, top tips and words of warning on: - seminar presentations to your peers - leading undergraduate seminars - choosing material for teaching - preparing productive teaching aids - giving lectures - dynamic learning environments - handling assessment - success as a guest speaker - mentoring This is a practical 'how-to' guide which is supported throughout by accessible explorations of how teaching can support your research. Written by lecturers who have taught for many years, the 'voice of experience' sections will support and encourage you in your move towards becoming a successful and confident educator. The Success in Research series, from Cindy Becker and Pam Denicolo, provides short, authoritative and accessible guides on key areas of professional and research development. Avoiding jargon and cutting to the chase of what you really need to know, these practical and supportive books cover a range of areas from presenting research to achieving impact, and from publishing journal articles to developing proposals. They are essential reading for any student or researcher interested in developing their skills and broadening their professional and methodological knowledge in an academic context.