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Contemporary Issues In Learning And Teaching

Author : Margery McMahon
ISBN : 9781446247761
Genre : Education
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Contemporary Issues in Learning and Teaching looks at current issues across the three key areas of policy, learning and practice. It will help you to think critically on your Education course, and to make connections between the processes of learning and the practicalities of teaching. The book addresses key issues in primary, secondary and special education, and includes examples from all four countries of the UK. The contributors reflect on current thinking and policy surrounding learning and teaching, and what it means to be a teacher today. Looking at the practice of teaching in a wider context allows you to explore some of the issues you will face, and the evolving expectations of your role in a policy-led environment. The book focuses on core areas of debate including: - education across different contexts and settings - teaching in an inclusive environment - Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for practitioners Each chapter follows the same accessible format. They contain case studies and vignettes providing examples and scenarios for discussion; introduction and summary boxes listing key issues and concepts explored in the chapter; key questions for discussion reflection; and further reading. This essential text will be ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including BEd/BA degrees, initial teacher-training courses, and Masters in Education programmes. All editors and contributors are based in the Faculty of Education at Glasgow University, UK.

Contemporary Issues In Teaching And Learning

Author : Peter Woods
ISBN : 9781136179471
Genre : Education
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Since the 1988 Education Reform Act, our education system has undergone dramatic changes and this in turn has raised a number of controversial issues and questions. This reader brings together key articles, both recently published and specially commissioned, which address these issues and place them in context. Issues covered include: *the curriculum * teaching and learning *assessment *school effectiveness and improvement. Various themes run throughout the book include, the quest for quality within a social context, the application of theory and research to practice, and the positive roles played by both teachers and students in adapting to recent change.

Contemporary Issues In Childhood

Author : Sue Miller
ISBN : 1904794009
Genre : Education
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Written by experts in their field with a proven track record for quality in their teaching and learning this volume takes a contemporary and in-depth look at the teaching of humanities where children and their world’s are central to the curriculum. Aimed at students and teachers of childhood and early childhood courses—and also beneficial to those studying other academic programs where the emphasis is on the various ways in which childhood is viewed and interpreted—this book gives vital tips and advice on methodology. Packed with many tried and tested methods of approaching and assessing this contemporary subject, this guide instructs teachers on how to give their students the best possible start for the future and how to support and encourage nontraditional students.

Contemporary Issues In Australian Literacy Teaching

Author : Jenny Johnston
ISBN : 9781300812821
Genre : English language
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Contemporary Issues In Lifelong Learning

Author : Duckworth, Vicky
ISBN : 9780335241125
Genre : Education
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This book provides an up-to-date, accessible and critical resource relating to contemporary issues and debates in the Lifelong Learning Sector (LSS). This comprehensive book is an essential read, intended to support the numerous modules that cover this theme and striving to encourage readers to become critical, questioning practitioners in the LLS. It offers reflective tasks which focus on key issues and debates in the lifelong learning sector today and each chapter is clearly linked to the Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) standards, so it will provide a practical, useful reader for trainees and staff working in the LLS. The themes that are covered are presented in an accessible yet scholarly and critical format, and are underpinned by recent research as well as policy analysis.

Secondary Science

Author : Jerry Wellington
ISBN : 9781134859214
Genre : Education
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Science education has changed radically in recent years, both as a result of debates within the subject and because of curriculum legislation. Jerry Wellington discusses the major issues in science education today - such questions as the balance of content and process in the curriculum, the role of practical work and the nature of science as a subject - and uses this discussion to support a very practical resource for teachers in training and their mentors. The book covers every aspect of science teaching, including: Planning Differentiation and special needs Assessment Practical work Problem solving and investigations IT in science Handling sensitive issues, e.g. sex education Building on children's prior learning Throughout, Wellington's guidance is accompanied by suggestions for discussion, activities for individual and group use and annotated lists of further reaing aimed at helping the reader to build up a personal approach to the teaching of the subject. Students will also be helped by the glossaries of specialist terminology at the end of each chapter and by the references to National Curriculum attainment targets at every point in the book.

Teaching Mathematics In Secondary Schools

Author : Linda Haggarty
ISBN : 9781136414930
Genre : Education
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A companion to Aspects of Teaching Secondary Mathematics, this book introduces and explores the contemporary issues and key ideas entailed in the teaching and learning of this subject. This book is concerned with exploring the bigger picture of mathematics education, and is aimed particularly at those learning to teach mathematics; teachers in the classroom who want to continue thinking and developing as mathematics teachers; and those concerned with education who would like to be better informed about mathematics education. Divided into seven sections to help structure reading, this book offers a completely up-to-date, comprehensive overview, written by the most-known, well-respected experts in the field.

Contemporary Issues In Physical Education

Author : Ken Hardman
ISBN : 9781841263120
Genre : Education
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This book provides an insight into the current situation of PE in schools across Europe as a forerunner to addressing PE related existing and emerging issues in various contexts.

Teach Boldly

Author : Mary Cain Fehr
ISBN : 1433104911
Genre : Education
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In today’s public schools, teachers are often discouraged by the restrictions placed on them by the education system: federal mandates such as No Child Left Behind, excessive emphasis on standardized testing, pre-packaged curricula, inadequate funding, overcrowded classrooms, cultural incongruence, and social injustices. Teachers feel thwarted from meeting the unique needs of each student, and students continue to fall between the cracks in the system. This book encourages educators to teach boldly, using wisdom and courage to do what they know is best for their students despite the obstacles. A collection of letters from leading educators and scholars to practicing and future teachers, Teach Boldly! offers advice, encouragement, and inspiration in the form of bold, innovative ideas to ignite teachers’ passion for their work in the midst of a range of discouraging situations. The book can be used as a resource for practicing teachers or as a textbook in teacher education programs. It is relevant to courses in foundations of education, curriculum studies, issues in education, education policy, critical pedagogy, ethics in education, school reform, and educational leadership.

Elementary Science Teacher Education

Author : Ken Appleton
ISBN : 9781135464103
Genre : Education
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Co-Published with the Association For Science Teacher Education. Reflecting recent policy and standards initiatives, emerging research agendas, and key innovations, this volume provides a contemporary overview of important developments and issues that have that have in recent years shaped elementary science education pre-service courses and professional development, and practices that are shaping future directions in the field. Contributors from several countries who are actively engaged in research and design in elementary science education address: *Conceptual issues which impinge on contemporary science teacher education; *Intersections of content, pedagogy, and practice; and *Professional development as a contextualized practice. Elementary Science Teacher Education: International Perspectives on Contemporary Issues and Practice offers a clear picture of the current state of the field and directions for the future--to the benefit of elementary science teacher educators, aspiring teacher educators, school policy makers, other professionals involved in science education and, ultimately, the millions of elementary school children who will gain from improved practice.

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