Really Raising Standards

Author: Philip Adey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134853688
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Teaching Students Thinking Skills and Strategies

Author: Dorothy Howie
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857005182
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Developing the ability to think is a major part of education, which helps students become independent learners and participate fully in a learning environment. This book sets out the theory and outlines a model for implementing the teaching of thinking at whole-school, group and individual levels in inclusive settings. The model uses a three-tier approach to ensure that all learners are included: teaching thinking for all, which takes into account common needs; working with small groups, for those with exceptional needs such as learning difficulties or high ability; and addressing individualised learning needs, including those with a complex disability. The book covers key approaches to the teaching of thinking, giving examples of how each can best be used at each tier level. It also addresses the impact of different social contexts, cultures and environmental surroundings on learning. This book will be essential reading for all members of school communities, including education leaders and teachers. Educational psychologists, special educational needs co-ordinators, speech and language therapists, and those with particular interest in educating children who are vulnerable, from disadvantaged backgrounds, and from culturally different backgrounds, will find much of value in this book.

The Routledge International Handbook of Research on Teaching Thinking

Author: Rupert Wegerif
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317752295
Format: PDF, ePub
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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

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, ePub
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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 Experienced Teaching Assistants

Author: Anne Watkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131785750X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This indispensable textbook provides the underpinning knowledge to support all Teaching Assistants working towards Level 3 of the National Occupational Standards. This new edition incorporates and responds to all new materials and initiatives required to meet the revised and expanded 2007 standards. The Essential Guide for Experienced Teaching Assistants: actively engages the reader in activities, developing reflective practice while giving the theoretical background to school-based work gives insight and information about pupils individual needs helps Teaching Assistants develop curriculum-based skills to enable more effective pupil, teacher and classroom support emphasises that Teaching Assistants are team members, supporting the school and being supported by the school enables Teaching Assistants to operate more independently, using their knowledge and initiative.

Coaching for Learning

Author: Jacquie Turnbull
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441163204
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Mathematical Reasoning

Author: Raymond Nickerson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136945393
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.