Preparing to Teach in Secondary Schools

Author: Val Brooks
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335246338
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book introduces trainee secondary school teachers to a range of key professional issues, knowledge to underpin their course.

Preparing to Teach in Secondary Schools

Author: Val Brooks
Publisher: McGraw-Hill International
ISBN: 0335213987
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“A ‘must read’ not only for trainees but for all those concerned about the development of teaching as a profession.” Journal of Inservice Education "The contributors to this volume – all experienced and highly regarded educators in their own right – have produced a wide-ranging, up-to-date and research-based introduction to the whole gamut of professional topics and issues with which beginning teachers need to be familiar if they are to develop into accomplished practitioners. This is a ‘must read’ for all who are serious about learning to teach in secondary schools and aspire to become informed professionals equipped to make a difference through enhancing the life chances of young people." - Professor Michael S. Totterdell, Director, Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University “An excellent introduction to all of the core professional issues that trainee teachers need to address during their training… a first port of call for all student teachers keen to understand the challenges involved in becoming a professional teacher in today's schools.” Professor John Furlong, Director, Department of Educational Studies, Oxford University Preparing to Teach in Secondary Schools is key reading for all trainee secondary school teachers. It covers the range of core professional skills that student teachers need to acquire irrespective of their subject specialism or their training route. It also considers recent developments in teaching, exploring the opportunities and challenges they present for those about to enter the profession. Topics covered include: Relationships with paraprofessionals and other adults in the classroom New opportunities created by technological advances New thinking on teachers’ professionalism and teacher leadership Data-rich approaches to managing school and pupil performance Assessment for learning Government reforms and initiatives. Preparing to Teach in Secondary Schools is also suitable for use by newly qualified teachers to support their early professional development. The book encourages readers to engage with ideas presented in the book, and offers students: An interactive approach – Chapters start with a set of objectives and contain a mix of tasks and activities, case studies and scenarios to which readers are invited to respond. Practical examples and illustrations make abstract or unfamiliar ideas easier to grasp. Self-contained tasks – Most tasks can be completed there and then. For instance, if a task requires readers to analyse pupil performance data, a suitable example is provided. Contributors: Ian Abbott, Chris Bills, Liz Bills, Val Brooks, Jo Crozier, Paul Elliott, Judith Everington, Mick Hammond, Alma Harris, Dimitra Hartas, Sandra Howard, Prue Huddleston, Chris Husbands, Alison Kitson, Peter Lang, Daniel Muijs, Susan Orlik, Kate Shilvock, Emma Westcott

Introduction to Education Studies

Author: Steve Bartlett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412921947
Format: PDF
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'The authors have provided an important resource for student study in education. Importantly, it reinforces the necessity of a multi-disciplinary approach to the understanding of contested educational process and practices in a contemporary context' - Dave Trotman, ESCalate Introduction to Education Studies is established as the key text for undergraduate students of education studies as well as for practitioners embarking on a higher degree. The book provides a thorough grounding for students new to the subject without assuming a substantial prior knowledge of the area. It also takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of education, drawing on the authors' extensive experience of teaching and course development at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. This new updated edition includes sections on: - the nature and purposes of education - research in education - ideologies and the curriculum - comparative education - history of schooling - pedagogical trends - social and psychological explanations for pupil/student achievement - policy developments in education This highly popular, accessibly written text is essential reading for students on education studies courses.

Learning and Teaching in Secondary Schools

Author: Viv Ellis
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1446293599
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Linked to the new Teachers' Standards, this is an essential text for all secondary trainees and PGCE students, training at an ITT institution or in a school. The text covers all fundamental issues for learning and teaching in secondary schools. It guides trainee teachers through the professional attributes, skills and knowledge they need, focusing on a range of key topics and summarising important educational research. It examines the curriculum, planning, assessing and SEN and explores EAL, equality and diversity and pastoral care. A chapter is included to help support students in their Masters level work at PGCE and throughout, interactive activities make essential links between theory and practice. In all chapters, practical examples demonstrates how all aspects relate to the classroom. About the Achieving QTS Series All the books in this successful series support trainees through their initial teacher training and guide them in the acquisition of their subject knowledge, understanding and classroom practice. All new titles within the series are linked to the 2012 Teachers' Standards adn consider the impact of key government initiatives. Viv Ellis is Professor of Head of Education at Brunel University in London, UK, and a Visiting Professor at Bergen University College in Norway.

Getting into Secondary Teaching

Author: Andy Davies
Publisher: Critical Publishing
ISBN: 1910391360
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is essential reading if you are considering making an application for secondary initial teacher education or preparing to begin your programme. It introduces you to a range of perspectives on teaching and teacher education and guides you through the application process to ensure you choose the training route that’s right for you to achieve a successful outcome. Key chapters cover pathways into secondary teaching, professional learning, developing as a subject specialist, classroom management and working with young people. Useful features such as jargon busters, progress checklists and case studies make the material accessible and help you navigate the ‘new landscape’ of teacher education. In addition the text encourages you to reflect critically on your school experiences of learning and teaching and uses example of theory, research and practice to help you develop an informed stance on important themes within secondary education.

Successful Teaching Placements in Secondary Schools

Author: Kate Shilvock
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 0857253441
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Professional teaching placements are an essential part of secondary teacher training, with trainees spending around two thirds of their time in schools. This practical handbook helps trainees fully prepare for their school experience, offering the guidance and reassurance to ensure they are confident and successful during placement. It is full of invaluable advice and practical suggestions, with clear links to the Professional Standards for QTS throughout.

Assessment for Learning and Teaching in Secondary Schools

Author: Martin Fautley
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1844458024
Format: PDF, ePub
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Assessment is central to teaching and learning, yet is one of the most difficult areas of professional practice. This book guides trainee secondary teachers through its complexities and provides practical strategies, exemplified by case studies. It examines issues such as diagnosing problems, sharing learning objectives, assessment as a tool for motivation, effective planning, using evidence to adapt teaching, peer and self assessment, learning through dialogue and understanding formative assessment. Targeted specifically at trainees, this text links explicitly to the new QTS Standards, and its tasks provide opportunities for reflection and for practising the range of skills involved in assessing pupils.

Understanding Learning and Teaching in Secondary Schools

Author: Alison Hramiak
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317863542
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Understanding Learning and Teaching in Secondary Schools has been specifically researched, written and developed to inform, support and guide anyone training to become a secondary teacher today. This comprehensive new text strikes a balance between the depth of theory covered in the book and its practical application in the classroom. The authors introduce and explore key ideas and issues in an accessible, highly readable way, inviting you to reflect on your own practice and challenge both your own and others’ thinking.

Next Steps in Teaching

Author: Michael Hammond
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134371241
Format: PDF, Docs
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This guide charts the NQT's next steps in teaching from finishing a teacher training programme, through to the probationary year, and then into the comparatively settled routine of the second and third years of teaching. Suitable for all new teachers in secondary schools, this book aims to: help with navigating the pitfalls of teaching describe some of the possible challenges and difficulties faced in the classroom and provide advice based on the experiences of other teachers describe the successful strategies new teachers have used to develop teaching highlight the satisfaction of teaching. An important feature of the book is that it takes an extended view of the early years of a teaching career, looking beyond the short term 'What am I going to teach this class next week, or next lesson, or even right now?'. Next Steps in Teaching also presents interviews with new teachers that will help to show how others have been through similar experiences and came out as confident teachers.