Summary Book Review EBOOK: Developing Independent Learning in Science: Practical ideas and activities for 7-12 year olds by Liz Lakin:
Download or read book EBOOK: Developing Independent Learning in Science: Practical ideas and activities for 7-12 year olds written by Liz Lakin and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2013-08-16 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This practical guide to promoting and developing independent learning is presented in a mixed format using both diagrammatic and textual stimulus. It offers tips and suggestions to achieve effective teaching and learning, and raises standards by enabling the pupil to become independent and responsible for their own learning; autonomous in their thinking and creative and critical in their understanding. Liz Lakin describes a progression away from dependency on the classroom teacher, whose role changes readily from teacher to facilitator. Drawing on practice-based research, she introduces the skills and processes associated with independent learning through established strategies such as ‘Assessment for Learning’, the use of ‘Active learning’ techniques, problem solving activities and peer-assessment. Each chapter presents tried and tested ideas, strategies and activities for the development of higher-order skills such as application, synthesis, evaluation and reflection, to use with pupils across the dependency spectrum. Several relate to the higher levels of attainment and are therefore applicable at Key Stage 3. The effectiveness of teacher/pupil feedback and the role of homework form a significant focus for the latter part of the book. "A truly-thought provoking, interactive book with a difference that takes teachers on a learning journey. It encourages us to reflect on how we learn, how our pupils learn and what the collective implications for effective teaching and helping pupils to construct their learning are.Reading and actively engaging with this book is indeed a learning journey, invaluable to practitioners. The text contains many invaluable references and deals with topics such as the value of homework, how people learn and how people respond to techniques addressee to hem in learning situations. An essential reading for practicing teachers and particularly students in training and their tutors." Dr Sue Dale Tunnicliffe, Senior lecturer in Science Education, Institute of Education, University of London, UK "There has never been a time when independent learning is more important in school science. In Developing Independent Learning in Science, Liz Lakin challenges the reader to examine how they teach science and why pupils respond as they do. The result is a book that should be of great value to those who teach science to 7-12 year-olds and to science educators in general. A particular strength is the way the author interweaves rigorous thinking about learning with activities for the reader to help them engage with the text. In addition, there is a mass of useful thinking in here and plenty of classroom suggestions. The book is worth reading simply for the honesty of the 'How not to climb Helvellyn' case study." Michael J Reiss, Professor of Science Education, Institute of Education, University of London, UK "In this book Liz Lakin involves the readers in the kind of independent learning that she in describing and advocating. It should enable practising teachers to stand back from their work to consider why we want children to learn in a certain way as well as providing useful ideas about how to do it. It is written in a personal and engaging style and is a unique addition to books on science teaching." Wynne Harlen, OBE, PhD. Visiting Professor of Education, University of Bristol, UK
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Starting from the Child: Teaching and Learning in the Foundation Stage by Julie Fisher:
Download or read book EBOOK: Starting from the Child: Teaching and Learning in the Foundation Stage written by Julie Fisher and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2013-03-16 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Starting from the Child supports early years practitioners to be advocates for young children and their learning needs. In the fourth edition of this highly influential and inspirational book, Julie Fisher outlines the important theories and research which should underpin best early years practice. She takes a robust and principled stand against downward pressure to formalise young children’s learning too soon, and offers practical and meaningful ways to develop high quality learning and teaching in the early years. Starting from the Child challenges all early years practitioners to consider: How to build on children’s innate desire to learn and their competence and autonomy as effective early learners How to plan environments indoors and out that make learning irresistible How to plan for high quality child-initiated learning to take place seamlessly alongside learning that is adult-initiated The role of the adult in supporting and extending young children’s learning How daily observation of children informs and underpins planning for their individual and unique learning needs Revised and updated throughout, this fourth edition includes the latest research on early brain development and reference to recent government initiatives including the revised Early Years Foundation Stage. Starting from the Child is essential reading, not only for early years practitioners, but for all those who manage and make decisions about early learning. “In the fourth edition of this book, Julie Fisher once again demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the history of early childhood education, and the enduring principles that continue to underpin practice. She has skilfully blended these principles with contemporary research and theory in order to provide readers with deep understanding of young children as capable, competent and eager learners. Julie draws on her extensive work with practitioners to present the everyday realities and complexities of their practice, and to sound welcome notes of caution about the ways in which policy frameworks are used. She offers vignettes to illustrate key issues, provocations and challenges to stimulate thinking, and questions to engage readers with contemporary issues and dilemmas. The book also reflects deeply held convictions about the moral and ethical responsibilities we have to teach young children in ways that respect their extraordinary enthusiasm for learning. This book will be invaluable for students of early childhood education, especially those on professional development programmes such as Early Childhood Studies, Early Years Professional Status, and Post Graduate Certificate of Education.” Professor Elizabeth Wood, University of Sheffield, UK “The fourth edition of this classic text has been updated with recent research. This is very helpful in supporting readers but it’s the underpinning philosophy that makes this a continuing classic. The title says it all. Julie takes the reader by the hand and says ‘Look and listen, give these children your full and respectful attention and they will teach you how to be with them.’ All the practical ideas in the book support practitioners in using their skills and knowledge to recognise early childhood as valuable in its own right - to be relished and enjoyed, not to be rushed through or seen merely as preparation for the next stage. We owe it to our children to take heed.” Helen Moylett, Early Years Consultant and writer “Julie Fisher’s work has been a staple of Early Childhood Education since the first edition of Starting from the Child in 1996. Her fourth edition does not disappoint, and is a welcome development of her thinking. She delves in more detail, for example, into brain development, and leads her readers further into the latest scientific thinking on how children learn. She is, as ever, insightful about how adults work with children, with helpful advice about how to observe (and record) children’s learning, and how to plan effectively. Her inclusion of her own latest field work ensures that Julie’s advice on early years practice remains rooted in the everyday, while making accessible a range of theoretical and scientific perspectives. This is a book for students, teachers and other early years workers seeking to find their way through the conflicting needs of a rapidly changing area of work.” Nick Swarbrick, Programme Lead for the Undergraduate Modular Programme in the School of Education, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Summary Book Review Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists by :
Download or read book Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists written by and published by . This book was released on 1969-02 with total page 88 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.
Download or read book Popular Mechanics written by and published by . This book was released on 2000-01 with total page 140 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
Download or read book Popular Science written by and published by . This book was released on 2007-05 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.
Summary Book Review Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists by :
Download or read book Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists written by and published by . This book was released on 1958-01 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.
Summary Book Review The 5Es of Inquiry-Based Science by Lakenna Chitman-Booker:
Download or read book The 5Es of Inquiry-Based Science written by Lakenna Chitman-Booker and published by Teacher Created Materials. This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Create an active learning environment in grades K-12 using the 5E inquiry-based science model! Featuring a practical guide to implementing the 5E model of instruction, this resource clearly explains each "E" in the 5E model of inquiry-based science. It provides teachers with practical strategies for stimulating inquiry with students and includes lesson ideas. Suggestions are provided for encouraging students to investigate and advance their understanding of science topics in meaningful and engaging ways. This resource supports core concepts of STEM instruction.
Download or read book Popular Science written by and published by . This book was released on 2007-08 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.
Download or read book Popular Science written by and published by . This book was released on 2003-12 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.
Summary Book Review The Educational Technology Handbook by Steven Hackbarth:
Download or read book The Educational Technology Handbook written by Steven Hackbarth and published by Educational Technology. This book was released on 1996 with total page 351 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, k, p, e, i, s, t.
Summary Book Review Wawrzyniec Tokarski by Wawrzyniec Tokarski:
Download or read book Wawrzyniec Tokarski written by Wawrzyniec Tokarski and published by Hatje Cantz Pub. This book was released on 2007 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New Concepts in Commerce Third Edition with eBookPLUS follows highly successful earlier editions in addressing Commerce teachers' needs by providing engaging, up-to-date and detailed content suitable for a range of student abilities. The fully revised third edition covers the four core and eleven option topics from the Years 7 to 10 Commerce syllabus in New South Wales. Features of this edition * A comprehensive revision of content ensures syllabus applicability, currency, accuracy, high-interest and relevance to students' lives. * An increased number of case studies with linked activities in both core and option topics make the world of commerce come alive for students. * Extensive new content on e-commerce includes online shopping, m-commerce and use of financial and shopping-related apps. * The core topic of Employment Issues contains new material on Fair Work Australia, changing work patterns, modern awards, National Employment Standards and legal issues in the workplace. * The core topic of Law and Society contains new civil and criminal case studies. * The Global Links and Our Economy option topics include updated economic data along with coverage of the Global Financial Crisis and European Debt Crisis. * New content in the option topic of Promoting and Selling includes children's advertising, invasion of privacy, Coca-Cola target markets and targeted product range, and advertising. * Glossary terms and definitions in context, use of dot points, graphic or visual displays, and careful grading of activities allow for differentiation of learning. New Concepts in Commerce 3e eBookPLUS is an electronic version of the textbook and a complementary set of targeted digital resources. These flexible and engaging ICT activities are available online at the JacarandaPLUS website. Your eBookPLUS resources include: * four ICT projects, with engaging video briefs presented by industry professionals. Students use the ProjectsPLUS system to complete assessment tasks in a real-world scenario. * eLessons and interactivities for core chapters * student worksheets for elective topics * curated weblinks to key commerce bodies and other support material on the internet. Click to view New Concepts in Commerce 3e eBookPLUS. Click here to view a New Concepts in Commerce Third Edition Value Pack.
Summary Book Review Enhanced Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2013: A Combined Fundamental Approach by Misty E. Vermaat:
Download or read book Enhanced Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2013: A Combined Fundamental Approach written by Misty E. Vermaat and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2015-03-09 with total page 1248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Combining computer concepts material from the best-selling Discovering Computers and step-by-step instruction on Office applications from Microsoft Office 2013, ENHANCED DISCOVERING COMPUTERS & MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013: A COMBINED FUNDAMENTAL APPROACH delivers the best of Shelly Cashman Series in one book for your Introduction to Computers course. For the past three decades, the Shelly Cashman Series has effectively introduced computer skills to millions of students. We're continuing our history of innovation by enhancing our proven pedagogy to engage you in more critical thought, personalization, and experimentation with Office 2013 software. In addition, computer concepts content has been fully updated and revised to reflect the evolving needs of Introductory Computing students, and focus solely on what you really need to know to be a successful digital citizen in college and beyond. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Summary Book Review Better Teaching, More Learning by James R. Davis:
Download or read book Better Teaching, More Learning written by James R. Davis and published by Greenwood. This book was released on 1993 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Instead of focusing on teaching technique, emphasis is on student learning. Recent learning research is utilized to construct a frame work for effective classrom communication.
Summary Book Review The Psychology of Effective Learning and Teaching by Matt Jarvis:
Download or read book The Psychology of Effective Learning and Teaching written by Matt Jarvis and published by Nelson Thornes. This book was released on 2005 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book covers the psychology of teaching and learning and focuses on applying up-to-date, as well as traditional, theory in the classroom. It covers a range of issues that most concern the new teacher, written clearly and at an appropriate level. Highly accessible and contemporary, The Psychology of Learning and Teaching covers newer modular theories and their implications for learning styles.
Summary Book Review Teacher Lore and Professional Development for School Reform by Joye J Alberts:
Download or read book Teacher Lore and Professional Development for School Reform written by Joye J Alberts and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1998 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The power of the stories of teachers and students in the classroom--teacher lore--is inspiring and is the starting place for real reform in education.
Summary Book Review Foundations of Learning and Memory by Roger M. Tarpy:
Download or read book Foundations of Learning and Memory written by Roger M. Tarpy and published by Scott Foresman. This book was released on 1978 with total page 447 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: