Summary Book Review EBOOK: Interactive Teaching in the Primary School by Janet Moyles:
Download or read book EBOOK: Interactive Teaching in the Primary School written by Janet Moyles and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2003-04-16 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: * What is 'interactive teaching' in primary classrooms? * What do primary teachers and children do to interact effectively? * Are there benefits in such interactions to both teaching and learning? A research partnership of tutors and teachers strives towards answers to these key questions. This book is the story of this intriguing and exciting research project. The authors examine the practical and theoretical aspects that are key to understanding and undertaking interactive teaching in primary classrooms. The project is unique in using its own interactive processes, 'Reflective Dialogues', to help teachers make sense of their own teaching. This process includes capturing and analysing classroom sessions on video; and cameos of these classroom interactions are discussed throughout the book. The research context is the Literacy Hour in Key Stages 1 and 2. This new title is key reading for academics, researchers, teacher educators, policymakers and primary school teachers.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Changing Teaching and Learning in the Primary School by Rosemary Webb:
Download or read book EBOOK: Changing Teaching and Learning in the Primary School written by Rosemary Webb and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2006-09-16 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “With care, and in partnership with others, it may yet be possible to overcome contemporary dilemmas and to provide the high quality, rounded and fulfilling education for all to which so many aspire. This book helps considerably in understanding contemporary problems and challenges in primary education – it is important, timely and deserves to be widely read.” Andrew Pollard, Institute of Education, London What is the impact of New Labour’s education policies on primary schools? What are the main lessons to be learned from recent research on primary schools? What are the implications for the future of primary education? In this topical book, leading academics in primary education evaluate New Labour’s Education policy. They draw on the findings of the latest research to discuss the impact of policies on primary school practice and on the views and experiences of primary school teachers and pupils. Current issues and initiatives are analysed to identify the extent to which policy is shaped by past events, trends and assumptions. The contributors consider the future of primary education, offer recommendations at school, LEA and national level, and make suggestions for future research. Changing Teaching and Learning in the Primary School emphasises the central importance of taking children’s perspectives into account when making changes in policy and practice. By focusing predominantly on teaching and learning at Key Stage 2, the book addresses the imbalance between the range and depth of information offered on pre-school and infant education and that available on junior teaching. This is key reading for students on primary initial teacher training programmes, Education Studies students, primary school teachers and classroom assistants, as well as education researchers and school leaders.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Developing Interactive Teaching and Learning using the IWB by Sara Hennessy:
Download or read book EBOOK: Developing Interactive Teaching and Learning using the IWB written by Sara Hennessy and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2013-10-16 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Do your students tune out from the IWB? No matter how 'whizzy' you make the technology, do you have trouble engaging them?Would you like some ideas to support a more interactive approach to using the IWB, so that your students are more motivated and involved in your lessons? Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) are now found in the majority of UK classrooms and many teachers are highly technically competent with this technology. Yet there is a need to develop expertise that capitalizes on such advanced technological equipment as an effective teaching and learning tool. The aim of this resource is to support a more interactive approach to using the IWB, especially in whole-class teaching. Research into classroom practices shows that more interactive approaches - in particular engaging pupils in dialogue and discussion - promote better learning. This resource offers practical support and examples that help develop teaching practices that are more productive for learning, focused around the use of the IWB. This teacher resource has three key elements: The Professional Development Resource takes you through discussion, reflection and practical activities that focus on dialogue and the use of the IWB The Reader explores key issues related to use of the IWB in primary and secondary classrooms, and directly supports the Professional Development Resource The Resource Bank offers video examples, sample classroom activities, explanatory screenshots, and IWB lesson templates, all available online Together with its website containing the resource bank, this text is an essential toolkit for trainee and qualified teachers, as well as senior leadership teams. "I fully recommend this set of extremely useful material containing a strong classroom voice endorsed by authoritative academic researchers. Teachers will be drawn to this material, and will be able to review their own practice, reflect on the centrality of classroom spoken interactions, and investigate how best to use the expensive item of technology on the wall to get the very best from their investment. The blend of resources, ideas and readings coupled with the video clips will provide a wealth of material to do just that. It will prove very useful for teachers with any length of experience, from those who might want to take a fresh look at their classroom practice to those new to the profession. I will certainly draw from this in my CPD training with school staff." Sally Elding, Senior Adviser, Primary Elearning Team, The ICT Service, Cambridgeshire "This book ensures that 'interactivity' in the classroom does not just mean the casual interaction of students with software. Instead, the authors show how to combine two very powerful tools - the IWB and talk - to create an effective and inclusive learning environment. Chapters draw on classroom settings to show how use of the IWB can be enhanced by a focus on the quality of the talk that goes on between students, and between teacher and learners. Authors use practical experience to highlight the things that make the difference to the use of the IWB - for example the establishment of exploratory dialogue, the thoughtful organisation of group work and the creation of straightforward but stimulating IWB resources. In addition the text provides clear guidance for teachers on how and why to raise student awareness of the importance of their discussion when making or considering digital artefacts. There is a strong focus on ensuring that both students and teachers understand best use of the IWB; and that contexts for learning are provided which really merit discussion. The Teacher Development section considers use of the IWB in a dialogic classroom - and shows how best practice can be achieved, with useful resources, and a format for reviewing own learning. The Reader section provides insight into the aspects of talk that fit together to generate a dialogic classroom context, and crucially shows how use of the IWB is both enhanced by dialogue and contributes to students' capacity to take part in learning dialogues with one another. The Resource Bank draws on a range of classroom contexts, providing examples to support teachers as they create their own lesson plans and ideas. The text is accessible and interesting, with complex ideas clearly explained, and the book is readily navigated.This book will enable teachers to plan for dialogue based on the motivating and interesting features of the IWB. In particular it provides guidance for student use of the IWB, and creation of own resources tailored to learning needs. Teachers who wish to have a focus on dialogue will find here a theoretically based, practical approach to ensuring that their students really benefit from interactivity, with the IWB and with each other." Dr Lyn Dawes, Educational Consultant "This valuable resource provides both a theoretical framework and pedagogic guidance to use the interactive whiteboard to its full potential with learners of all ages. Written by established classroom practitioners and academic researchers, it provides a set of resources which are grounded in the reality of classroom life, but underpinned by academic rigour which make it useful to both student and experienced teachers alike." Professor Gary Beauchamp, Professor of Education and Director of Research, School of Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK Contributors: Lloyd Brown, Simon Knight, Caroline Neale, Diane Rawlins, Rupert Wegerif
Summary Book Review Essential Teaching Skills Fifth Edition Ebook by Chris Kyriacou:
Download or read book Essential Teaching Skills Fifth Edition Ebook written by Chris Kyriacou and published by Oxford University Press - Children. This book was released on 2018-09-13 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chris Kyriacou's classic introduction to teaching skills has been a staple for teachers for over two decades. Covering a wealth of professional and pedagogic skills, it provides authoritative guidance on the nitty-gritty of teaching - making it a trusted resource that readers return to. This new edition has been fully updated to take account of important developments in education policy, teaching skills and classroom practice, evidence-based teaching, and assessment practices, as well as different routes into the profession. The concise format covers a wide range of skills and issues. You will be expertly guided through developments in classroom dialogue, assessment practices, pastoral care, using social media and e-learning, behaviour management, special educational needs and disabilities, inclusive teaching, and school data systems. The 5th edition also expands its coverage of effective mentoring and the need to continue developing professionally. Practical and compact, Essential Teaching Skills is ideal for both students and experienced teachers wishing to explore their own practice, as well as teacher mentors helping others to develop their teaching skills. It underpins real-world guidance with up-to-date research findings, creating an authoritative, usable guide which is relevant to today's busy professional teachers and trainees.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Classroom Interactions in Literacy by Eve Bearne:
Download or read book EBOOK: Classroom Interactions in Literacy written by Eve Bearne and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2003-11-16 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines some of the complexities and debates about language, literacy and learning, challenging current assumptions about shared understanding of pedagogical principles. It foregrounds social and cultural issues and the nature of interaction between children and teachers; children and children; children and texts of all kinds; and the significance of wider interactions within the teaching profession. The contributors revitalise debate about the nature of professional knowledge, provide insights into the detail of classroom discourse and teacher interventions and examine the transformative possibilities of literacy. They argue for a more open and expansive agenda informed by an analytically constructive view of pedagogy and challenge the profession to move from restrictive certainties to the potent possibilities of development through uncertainty and risk.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Teaching for Learning Mathematics by Ros Sutherland:
Download or read book EBOOK: Teaching for Learning Mathematics written by Ros Sutherland and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2006-12-16 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why do students find learning mathematics difficult? Can anything be done about this? What can we learn from mathematics lessons in which students are motivated to struggle with difficult mathematical ideas? How can teachers make sense of the research which is available, and use it to improve practice in real classrooms? This book explores the factors that influence young people’s learning of mathematics. It uses a holistic, socio-culturally informed approach to show how all young people can be encouraged to engage with and learn mathematics. Rich examples from classroom practice are used to connect theory and practice. The role of mathematical tools, including information and communications technologies, is discussed. A key focus of the book is the link between teaching and learning, including different ways in which teachers can design and orchestrate mathematical learning environments. This important, accessible and relevant book is essential reading for student teachers of mathematics as well as all qualified mathematics teachers in secondary schools.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Teaching Secondary Mathematics with ICT by Sue Johnston-Wilder:
Download or read book EBOOK: Teaching Secondary Mathematics with ICT written by Sue Johnston-Wilder and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2004-10-16 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “This is a book all mathematics teachers and teacher educators should read! It brings together a wealth of insights from a range of authors… The major issues confronting teachers of mathematics who wish to use ICT in different domains of mathematics are addressed in a clear and accessible way.” Professor Celia Hoyles OBE, Dean of Research and Consultancy, Institute of Education, University of London Teaching Secondary Mathematics with ICT shows the reader how to use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) effectively to enhance the teaching of mathematics in the secondary school. The book explains which forms of technology can be used to improve mathematics teaching and learning, how to get started and where to go for further information. The first two chapters provide a useful introduction for those new to teaching mathematics with ICT. Further chapters cover topics including: ICT and the curriculum: number, algebra, geometry and statistics Making use of interactive whiteboards in the classroom Using the internet and video-conferencing to enhance teaching The book includes practical classroom scenarios and case studies (for example, the government-funded MathsAlive! Initiative), as well as discussions of general issues, such as the role of feedback and the use of ICT in whole-class teaching. It draws on current research and is supplemented by a linked web site, which provides access to demonstration copies of software and sample files. It also includes a directory of resources with lists of organisations, web sites, projects and further reading. Key reading for Education students specialising in Mathematics and all those teaching secondary mathematics, including non-specialists and those on professional development courses. Visit the text-supporting website: www.openup.co.uk/jwp
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Thinking about Play: Developing a Reflective Approach by Janet Moyles:
Download or read book EBOOK: Thinking about Play: Developing a Reflective Approach written by Janet Moyles and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2010-09-16 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Thinking about Play... cleverly brings together research-based chapters from experienced Early Years practitioners and academics who provide knowledge the field desperately needs to ensure young children can engage in play - laying their own meaningful foundations for their later education." Tricia David, Emeritus Professor of Education, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK This edited collection brings together play and reflective practice and supports practitioners in reflecting more deeply on the play provision they make for young children. This involves analysing and evaluating what makes quality play and learning experiences by considering how current research might impact on practice. Key features: Introduces the concept of 'playful pedagogies' and explains how it relates to practice Each chapter starts with an abstract so that readers can dip into issues of particular interest and concern Includes questions and follow-up ideas that can be used for CPD experiences and training This important book supports early years students and practitioners in developing their own thinking, ideologies and pedagogies. Contributors: Deborah Albon, Pat Beckley, Avril Brock, Stephanie Collins, Jane George, Jane Gibbs, Justine Howard, Pam Jarvis, Karen McInnes, Kevin Kelman, Linda Lauchlan, Paulette Luff, Estelle Martin, Theodora Papatheodorou, Marie Sprawling, Lynsey Thomas, Pauline Trudell, Rebecca Webster, Bryonie Williams, Maulfry Worthington
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Teaching, Learning And Assessment by John Blanchard:
Download or read book EBOOK: Teaching, Learning And Assessment written by John Blanchard and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2009-03-16 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This down-to-earth and timely book demonstrates that assessment is at the very heart of the teaching and learning process. It gives highly practical ideas and strategies to help make learning powerful and effective. It reminds us not only about what works in classrooms but also about what works in adult learning and informal learning too." Steve Munby, Chief Executive, National College for School Leadership, UK This book deals with formative assessment, that is, assessment designed to inform and enhance learning, rather than simply produce test results and qualifications. Formative assessment considers how pupils learn, what they learn and why, and encourages pupils to direct their own learning. Based on real life experiences of students and teachers, this book develops a practical framework for thinking about formative assessment, based on a five-year research project undertaken by Portsmouth Local Authority schools and the University of Sussex. Rich in case studies, quotations, examples and recommendations collected from the project, the book offers practical advice for making formative assessment work. Its key features include: A framework for formative assessment Focus on professional and whole-school development Prompts for reflection Real-life examples and case studies from work carried out by pupils, teachers, assistants and leaders The central message is that assessment should be fundamental to the whole learning process, and is as relevant to early years as to primary, secondary and post-compulsory settings across the curriculum. Teaching, Learning and Assessment is important reading for all teachers whether undertaking initial teacher training or continuing professional development.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: New Perspectives In Primary Education: Meaning And Purpose In Learning And Teaching by Sue Cox:
Download or read book EBOOK: New Perspectives In Primary Education: Meaning And Purpose In Learning And Teaching written by Sue Cox and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2011-09-16 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This is a timely book, enabling teachers to reflect critically upon their existing work-place practices, which have been so powerfully shaped by the target culture and the logic of performativity that has underpinned it for two decades. More importantly it will empower primary school teachers to play a more active role in effecting curriculum and pedagogical change in their schools and classrooms." Professor John Elliot, School of Education, University of East Anglia, UK This book encourages you to question the existing culture of schooling, its principles and practices. Current practices have been shaped and dominated by a target led and outcomes driven agenda. The book addresses some of the conflicts that arise in the demand for performance on the one hand and teachers' responsiveness to children and their learning on the other. Sue Cox sets out to show how change might be based on clear understandings of how children learn and how teachers contribute to that learning. She does this by providing frameworks for change and shows how, from these perspectives, participation is key to children's learning. She then goes on to explore the implications for teachers working collaboratively with children in areas such as interaction, curriculum and assessment. An underlying aim of the book is to provide the tools for teachers to develop a principled approach to what they do and how they think in order to challenge some entrenched practices and thinking. This book provides thoughtful reading and promotes reflective thinking for primary teachers, teachers in training and researchers with insight into new ways of thinking about and developing primary education.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Teaching Secondary School Literacies with ICT by Moira Monteith:
Download or read book EBOOK: Teaching Secondary School Literacies with ICT written by Moira Monteith and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2004-12-16 with total page 187 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is an immensely important conjunction between literacy and Informationand Communications Technology (ICT). This book considers the application ofICT in raising and widening literacy achievements within the classroom, andexplores ways that ICT can be harnessed to help students develop their literacyskills. Teaching Secondary School Literacies with ICT supports educators in this aimby offering creative examples of good practice. It provides commentary andresearch into what adolescent students are doing, both in formal educationand socially, with regard to ICT and literacy, including: Computer mediated communication Literacy implications of computer games and chatrooms Parents and children using the internet at home, and the implicit literacy skillsinvolved Several contributors provide useful insights into the debate around teenageliteracy cultures and literacy in schools. For example, in schools, word processingand keyboard skills are valued; yet thumb-controlled technologies (games con-soles, texting) are denigrated. This book argues that if we are to encourage pupilsto develop the literacy skills they need for the 21st century, we need a morepositive and creative response to these popular forms of literacy. This inspiring book is key reading for trainee and practising teachers, literacyadvisers and policy makers. Moira Monteith is an educational consultant. She was previously a principallecturer in ICT in Education at Sheffield Hallam University, and before thata teacher. Her previous publications include ICT in the Primary School(Open University Press, 2002).
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Towards Effective Subject Leadership in the Primary School by Derek Bell:
Download or read book EBOOK: Towards Effective Subject Leadership in the Primary School written by Derek Bell and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 1999-07-16 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the post of subject leader in primary schools in the light of the four key areas defined by National Standards for Subject Leadership: strategic direction and development teaching and learning leading and managing staff efficient and effective deployment of staff The book combines existing research data and new material gathered by the authors. It presents the underpinning principles and analyses the complex set of roles and responsibilities undertaken by subject leaders. Most importantly it provides practical advice for subject leaders illustrated by a series of case studies and tasks which are addressed directly to subject leaders. The authors have taken a generic approach, looking at issues such as changing roles and responsibilities, planning for teaching and learning, working with colleagues and others, managing resources and bringing about school improvement, that have to be addressed by all subject leaders whatever their particular area of responsibility. Throughout, the book emphasises the importance of leadership, children's learning, professional development and collaboration. The book will be of value to all primary school teachers, and especially subject leaders.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Teaching and Learning Primary Science with ICT by Paul Warwick:
Download or read book EBOOK: Teaching and Learning Primary Science with ICT written by Paul Warwick and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2006-08-16 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a range of insights into pupils’ learning relevant to the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in primary science. The contributors, who are all experts in their field, draw on practical and theoretical perspectives and: Provide specific examples of software and hardware use in the classroom Consider innovative and creative uses of technology for pupils engaged in science activity in the primary and early years Indicate future possibilities for the use of computer-based technologies Key themes running through the book include: setting the use of ICT in primary science within theoretical perspectives on learning and on pedagogy; the importance of using ICT in developing talking and listening opportunities in the science classroom; and the potential of learning through ICT enhanced science investigations. Contemporary issues such as inclusion, creativity and collaborative learning are also examined, making Teaching and Learning Primary Science with ICT essential reading for students in science education, and for teachers who want to use new technology to improve learning in their science classrooms.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Interactive Children, Communicative Teaching by Deirdre Cook:
Download or read book EBOOK: Interactive Children, Communicative Teaching written by Deirdre Cook and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 1999-11-16 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why should teachers use information and communications technology (ICT) in their classroom practice? What contribution does ICT make to enhancing children's learning? How does technology fit with what teachers already know about teaching and learning and how can it be incorporated into everyday classroom experiences? This sympathetic and accessible book aims to support teachers in providing rich learning experiences for children through the use of information and communications technology. The focus throughout is on pedagogy and the authors draw consistently upon an educational perspective which emphasises the socially and culturally influenced nature of learning. Interactions between teachers, children and computers are recognised as being at the heart of the learning process and practical guidance is provided as to ways in which teachers can incorporate ICT into their existing classroom practices. The book will be important reading for both student and practising teachers and will be particularly valuable for those who are uncertain or apprehensive about the challenges and opportunities which ICT offers.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Learning to Teach by Jonathan Glazzard:
Download or read book EBOOK: Learning to Teach written by Jonathan Glazzard and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2014-03-16 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now that you've made the decision to teach and you've chosen the route (for example PGCE, School Direct, Teach First, Troops to Teachers, School-based training), what are the nuts and bolts of teaching? What do you, as a trainee teacher or new classroom practitioner, really need to know? What are the day-to-day essentials that will help you rise to the challenge of your teaching role and become an outstanding teacher? Whatever your training route to becoming a fully qualified teacher this is a practical guide to teaching that will help you 'hit the ground running' in your role! It offers a comprehensive overview of teaching with a focus on the essential aspects of learning how to teach. This includes learning from colleagues through observation, planning and delivering lessons, classroom presence and control along with specific advice on asking questions, assessment and the use of technology in the classroom. In short, the all-important fundamentals of 'what to do in the classroom'. Packed with helpful information and ideas this book will help you approach the practical business of teaching with confidence. Exciting, accessible and conversational it is designed to give you an overview of pedagogy and how it can be put into practice, as well as a greater understanding of how teaching in schools is planned, developed and delivered. With its rich range of ideas and useful features this is the ideal textbook for trainee teachers on any teacher-training route, ending with practical help and advice on applications and interviews so that you can make that all important transition from trainee to employee! "Glazzard, Denby and Price provide beginning teachers with a truly engaging introduction to thinking and learning about the art of teaching. Its authentic voice draws upon practical examples, theory and humour (an essential attribute for all teachers!) in order to explore key topics including working effectively with colleagues and managing a teacher workload. Each chapter offers a problem activity to stimulate beginning teachers, and indeed their school-based mentors, to engage in reflection and professional dialogue around issues important for successful learning." Dr Angela Gault, Head of Education Partnerships, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Developing Creativity in the Primary School by Jill Jesson:
Download or read book EBOOK: Developing Creativity in the Primary School written by Jill Jesson and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2012-09-16 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This informative book brings together theory, research and practice examples of creativity in primary schools, providing a scholarly yet accessible introduction. The book offers an overview for teachers looking for a concise guide to current thinking about creativity, particularly if your school is thinking of introducing or extending its practice. The book considers recent developments in the creative curriculum, and techniques embedded in approaches such as Philosophy for Children, Mantle of the Expert and Enterprise Education. Ideas for personalising teaching and creating independent and motivated learners are incorporated. Other key features of the book include: Examination of the major theories of creativity How to develop your own creativity as a teacher Focus on the difference between developing group and individual creativity Innovative ideas for creativity in subject teaching Practical examples and ‘Creative Challenges’ throughout The book draws on the author's many years of experience of working with children in schools, working on Creative Partnerships and Higher Education in the Arts (HEARTS) projects and ideas developed through working in initial teacher training. This book is essential reading for students in the early stages of their teacher training course as well as for practising teachers looking for innovative ideas and guidance on developing creativity in themselves and their classrooms. “This is an interesting book, which explores theory, practice and policy of creativity in the primary classroom. Jill Jesson links five key creative behaviours drawn together initially by (then) policymakers QCA, with what she identifies as six areas of creative endeavour. Primary teachers committed to developing a ‘creative curriculum’ will find much material in this lively book that supports their personal and professional creativity, as well as suggestions for classroom practice in developing individual and group work.” Professor Anna Craft, University of Exeter and The Open University, UK “This is a compulsory read for all those interested in developing the creative potential of young people in primary schools. It includes a useful overview of previous thinking on creativity and makes a convincing case for its importance across the curriculum. Above all, this book is jam-packed with practical ideas. Whether you are interested in creative approaches to maths or modern languages, developing group or personal creativity, or the challenges of assessing creative endeavour, you will find a host of strategies that have been tried and tested in the classroom.” Hilary Hodgson, Director, Ormiston Trust
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Effective Classroom Practice by Alison Kington:
Download or read book EBOOK: Effective Classroom Practice written by Alison Kington and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2014-10-16 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Effective Classroom Practice is an original and highly relevant book with unique messages relating to teaching quality and teacher standards. Providing rigorous evidence and rich insights into teachers' practices, the authors identify important features of effective classroom practice including, for example, interactions with students, the role of feedback, the learning climate, positive relationships, planning and meeting student needs. Moreover, they explore a number of important influences on classroom practice and teachers' work in terms of career phase, teacher identity, self-efficacy and role of school support. This, in turn, provides powerful evidence of the contextual complexities of teachers' classroom practice. The book further highlights the role of core classroom competencies in terms of organization and management, pedagogical context knowledge, innovative pedagogical skills, and interpersonal qualities. It also shows that these can be enacted differently by teachers in different sectors, year groups, subject groups and socio-economic contexts. This research evidence - awarded an 'outstanding' grade by the Economic and Social Research Council - confirms that the concept of an 'effective teacher' is a complex one. Innovative and unique, Effective Classroom Practice offers a detailed and holistic understanding of the influences that shape teacher effectiveness making it a significant text for teachers, school leaders, researchers, teacher educators, and policy makers.