Teacher as Activator of Learning

Author: Gayle H. Gregory
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506343090
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Flip The Switch! How to Get Students Into Learning Mode Now. What is it that separates classrooms that have an atmosphere of stagnation and passivity from ones that are electric with motivation and engagement? In this book, education expert Gayle Gregory offers the conditions necessary to foster an environment of active, visible learning in a brain-compatible climate. In its pages you’ll find: What teachers should do to reach targeted standards using theories such as Growth Mindsets and Panksepp’s SEEKING system What an “instructionally intelligent” teacher has in her repertoire that impacts student success Strategies that activate student thinking and target learning intentions through differentiation and the use of collaboration, formative assessment, and feedback

Designing TeacherStudent Partnership Classrooms

Author: Meg Ormiston
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1942496109
Format: PDF, ePub
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Shift classroom structures to enhance student success. By becoming learning partners with their students, teachers can help them develop enthusiasm for learning and employ deep learning goals. Discover how to cultivate a classroom environment in which students can apply what they’ve learned, teach it to their teacher and fellow students, and understand how their knowledge will be useful beyond the classroom.

Cognitive Activation in the Mathematics Classroom and Professional Competence of Teachers

Author: Mareike Kunter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461451493
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This work reports the findings of the Professional Competence of Teachers, Cognitively Activating Instruction, and Development of Students ́ Mathematical Literacy project (COACTIV). COACTIV applies a broad, innovative conceptualization of teacher competence to examine how mathematics teachers’ knowledge, beliefs, motivational orientations, and self-regulation skills influence their instructional practice and teaching outcomes In this project data was collected on various aspects of teacher competence and classroom instruction from the perspective of both the teachers themselves and their students. Moreover, it gauges the effects of these teacher characteristics on student learning, as indexed by the progress students in each class. Questions addressed in the study which are reported in this volume include: What are the characteristics of successful teaching? What distinguishes teachers who succeed in their profession? How can the quality of instruction be improved?

How Drama Activates Learning

Author: Michael Anderson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441194169
Format: PDF, Docs
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How Drama Activates Learning: Contemporary Research and Practice draws together leaders in drama education and applied theatre from across the globe, including authors from Europe, North America and Australasia. It explores how learning can be activated when drama pedagogies and philosophies are applied across diverse contexts and for varied purposes. The areas explored include: · history · literacy, oracy and listening · health and human relationships education · science · democracy, social justice and global citizenship education · bullying and conflict management · criticality · digital technologies · additional language learning Drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives, the contributors present case studies of drama and applied theatre work in school and community settings, providing rich descriptions of practice accompanied by detailed analysis underpinned by the theoretical perspectives of key thinkers from both within and beyond the field of drama.

Learning and Teaching with Technology

Author: Som Naidu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135725578
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Increased use of electronic libraries, multimedia courseware and computer-mediated communication is giving rise to an entirely new educational experience, prompting educators to assess the potential for improved and enriched learning and teaching models. This new book explores the creative opportunities offered by ICT, and provides an authoritative, rigorous survey of the ways in which ICT is currently transforming core teaching functions, including: *subject matter representation *activating learning and the engagement of students *supporting interaction and socialization *assessing learning outcomes *providing feedback to students. Written by leading experts in the field, this text draws on the experiences of practitioners at the forefront of ICT developments, making this essential reading for all educational professionals who recognize the new opportunities afforded by this changed environment. Suitable for those who are open and flexible learning specialists, educational technologists or educational developers in either a conventional or an e-learning environment.

Theory and Practice in EFL Teacher Education

Author: Julia Isabel Hüttner
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847695248
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume brings together articles written by experts in the thriving field of language teacher education from a variety of geographical and institutional contexts, with a particular focus on EFL.

Learning and Instruction in the Digital Age

Author: J. Michael Spector
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441915511
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Instruction tailored to the individual student, learning and teaching outside the limits of time and space—ideas that were once considered science fiction are now educational reality, with the prospect of an intelligent Web 3.0 not far distant. Alongside these innovations exists an emerging set of critical-thinking challenges, as Internet users create content and learners (and teachers) take increased responsibility in their work. Learning and Instruction in the Digital Age nimbly balances the technological and pedagogical aspects of these rapid changes, gathering papers from noted researchers on a wealth of topics relating to cognitive approaches to learning and teaching, mental models, online learning, communications, and innovative educational technologies, among them: Cognition and student-centered, Web-based learning, The progression of mental models throughout a course of instruction, Experiencing education with 3D virtual worlds, Expanding educational boundaries through multi-school collaboration, Adapting e-learning to different learning styles, The student blog as reflective diary. With its blend of timely ideas and forward thinking, Learning and Instruction in the Digital Age will enrich the work of researchers in educational psychology, educational technology, and cognitive science.