Really Raising Standards

Author: Philip Adey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134853688
Format: PDF, Docs
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Written by experienced teachers and educational researchers Phillip Adey and Michael Shayer, Really Raising Standards analyses attempts to teach children to think more effectively and efficiently. Their practical advice on how to improve children's performance by the application of the findings of the CASE research project will radically alter the approach of many professional teachers and student teachers as to the education of children in schools. An important contribution to the application of psychological theory in education.

Readings for Learning to Teach in the Secondary School

Author: Susan Capel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136616268
Format: PDF
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Readings for Learning to Teach in the Secondary School brings together key articles to develop and support student teachers' understanding of the theory, research and evidence base that underpins effective practice. Designed for all students engaging with M Level study, each reading is contextualised and includes questions to encourage reflection and help you engage with material critically. Annotated further reading for every section supports your own research and writing. Readings are structured to make links with the practical guidance in the accompanying core textbook, Learning to Teach in the Secondary School. Topics covered include: motivation troublesome classroom behaviour ability grouping inclusive education personalised learning testing achievement and underachievement. Edited by the team that brings us Learning to Teach in the Secondary School, this Reader is an indispensible 'one-stop' resource that will support all students studying, researching and writing at M level on PGCE courses, as well as those on all other secondary education courses and masters degrees.

The Routledge International Handbook of Research on Teaching Thinking

Author: Rupert Wegerif
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317752295
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Routledge International Handbook of Research on Teaching Thinking is a comprehensive guide to research on teaching thinking. Teaching thinking is key to growing a more successful economy, is needed for increased democratic engagement and is vital for the well-being of individuals faced with the complexity of a globalised world. However, there are questions about what we mean by ‘thinking’, how best to teach it and how best to assess it, and it is these questions that this handbook explores and addresses. Containing surveys and summaries of international, cutting-edge research on every aspect of teaching thinking in a range of contexts, the handbook is thorough in its delivery, examining many different approaches and methods to help readers understand what teaching thinking is and how we can best take this movement forward. Key topics include: • Theoretical perspectives on teaching thinking • Approaches for teaching thinking • Developing creative thinking • Developing critical thinking and metacognition • The assessment of thinking • Teaching thinking in the context of STEM • Collaborative thinking and new technology • Neuro-educational research on teaching thinking This book is an essential guide for policy-makers, teachers and researchers who are interested in teaching thinking

Thinking Through the Curriculum

Author: Robert Burden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113469332X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book tackles the contentious issue of whether and how thinking should be taught in schools. It explores how best to help children become effective thinkers and learners. The book also examines whether there is one set of underlying cognitive skills and strategies which can be applied across all the curriculum subjects and beyond. Its main thrust, however, is a detailed examination of approaches to developing cognitive skills which are specific to the National Curriculum. The book provides chapters from both generalists and subject specialists to illustrate how teachers in different subject areas can benefit from taking a cognitive approach to their subject. It will give teachers a clear understanding of different approaches to teaching thinking and how these fit together.

The Professional Development of Teachers Practice and Theory

Author: Philip Adey
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306485184
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Hopkins, Bruce Joyce, Michael Huberman, Matthew Miles, and Virginia Richardson. But we have chosen to present our own experience and empirical data first and then, in Part 3, to show how this experience and data relates to models which have been proposed by others. We will address here methodological issues concerned with collecting and interpreting evidence of relationships amongst the many individual and situational factors associated with PD, and re-visit the arguments about ‘process-product’ research on PD. In the light of our experience, we will interrogate models of PD which have been proposed by others and attempt to move forward our total understanding of the process of the professional development of teachers for educational change. In conclusion, we will look at some current national practice in professional development, concentrating on the recent English experience of introducing ‘strategies’ into schools but referring also, by way of contrast, to the situation in the United States. WHAT’S THE PROBLEM? Why has the professional development of teachers already exercised so many good minds for so long? And how can we justify adding another book to this field? The answer to both questions must lie in the continuing demand from society in general (at least as interpreted by politicians and newspaper editors) for improvements in the quality of education.

Every School a Great School

Author: David Hopkins
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335229875
Format: PDF, Mobi
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'Every school a great school' is not just a slogan, but an aspiration for the next stage of education reform, in which each student has the opportunity to reach their full potential. The book argues that, for 'every school a great school' to become a reality, requires a move from individual school improvement efforts and short term objectives to a sustainable system-wide response that seeks to re-establish a balance between national prescription and schools leading reform. Achieving this goal requires strategies that not only continue to raise standards, but also build capacity within the system. David Hopkins identifies four key educational 'drivers' that, if pursued, have the potential to deliver 'every school a great school': Personalized learning Professionalized teaching Networking and innovation Intelligent accountability The author believes that it is the responsibility of system leaders to mould the four drivers to fit individual school contexts. It is this leadership that enables systemic reform to be generic in terms of overall strategy and specific in adapting to individual and particular situations. Every School a Great School is inspirational reading for head teachers, senior leaders and managers, researchers, lecturers and those with a passionate interest in improving education for all.

The Essential Guide for New Teaching Assistants

Author: Anne Watkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135176620
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Essential Guide for New Teaching Assistants provides an introduction for teaching assistants who have recently been inducted, or are going through the process of induction, and are working in schools with children or young people. Giving teaching assistants an insight into the theories of teaching and learning and providing a background for understanding school processes and procedures, this new edition is fully updated to incorporate recent initiatives and changes in the National Curriculum. With an emphasis on personal responsibility and professionalism, the role of a teaching assistant and their relationship with qualified teachers is fully outlined. Providing a comprehensive overview, chapters include practical guidance on: getting started in a teaching assistant role developing a reflective approach to personal and professional development the Every Child Matters initiative working in partnership with qualified teachers being part of a whole school team working with individual children to progress their learning and development further training and professional development. Fully updated in line with National Occupational Standards, changes in the primary and secondary National Curricula and revised induction materials from the TDA, this book forms essential reading for teaching assistants seeking to understand the basic principles of education, teaching and learning.

Mathematical Reasoning

Author: Raymond Nickerson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136945393
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The development of mathematical competence -- both by humans as a species over millennia and by individuals over their lifetimes -- is a fascinating aspect of human cognition. This book explores a vast range of psychological questions related to mathematical cognition, and provides fascinating insights for researchers and students of cognition and instructors of mathematics.

Educational Neuroscience

Author: Kathryn E. Patten
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 144434580X
Format: PDF
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Educational Neuroscience provides an overview of the wide range of recent initiatives in educational neuroscience, examining a variety of methodological concerns, issues, and directions. Encourages interdisciplinary perspectives in educational neuroscience Contributions from leading researchers examine key issues relating to educational neuroscience and mind, brain, and education more generally Promotes a theoretical and empirical base for the subject area Explores a range of methods available to researchers Identifies agencies, organizations, and associations facilitating development in the field Reveals a variety of on-going efforts to establish theories, models, methods, ethics, and a common language

Coaching for Learning

Author: Jacquie Turnbull
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441163204
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Personalised learning is now widely regarded as a realistic and effective response to the diverse and fast-changing nature of life and work in the 21st century. Coaching has emerged as the key tool in personalised learning - and has been widely adopted as a strategy for enhancing life and improving work effectiveness in both schools and businesses. This is a practical and topical guide designed to help teachers and support staff in schools maximise the benefits of coaching for learning. Jacquie Turnbull, anacknowledged expert in coaching, shows how coaching can transform the learning process in schools. Accessibly written and packed with real-life examples and practical exercises, this the definitive guide to coaching for teachers everywhere.