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Learning to Teach in the Secondary School is established as the market leading text for all undergraduate, postgraduate and school-based routes to qualified teacher status. It is an in-depth and practical introduction to the knowledge and skills needed to become an effective teacher. With a focus on evidence-informed practice, the book includes many examples of how to apply theory to practice and how to analyse practice to maximise pupil learning. Fully updated and including new chapters, the 6thedition offers comprehensive coverage, unit-by-unit, of the key concepts and skills addressed on ITT courses. The range of pedagogical features support both university based work including that up to masters level, now a requirement for all PGCE courses - and the school placement element of teacher training. Features include: Chapter introductions, learning objectives and chapter summaries Practical and reflective tasks Case studies with questions End of chapter reflection questions (new for this edition) Abbreviations list and key terms boxes Further reading and web resources per chapter The sixth edition will be fully updated in light of the latest initiatives and research in the field, the coalition government's planned revision to the secondary curriculum and assessment (White Paper 2010), and updates to the standards for qualified teacher status. Following extensive DE reviewing, significant updates include: Two new chapters: Teaching English as an Additional Language Developing Critical Thinking Revised Section 7 to better support teacher training in Scotland, Ireland, Wales and NI: Unit 7.1 Aims of education Unit 7.2 The school curriculum Unit 7.3 Understanding education across the UK (supplemented by country specific advice on the companion website for England, Scotland, Wales, NI) [NB we're further researching whether or not this should also cover Ireland) Unit 7.4 International educational comparisons Improved Companion Website: Further hands-on examples of practical issues covered in the book eg. specific examples of effective plenary activities, comprehensive lesson plans Links to real-life or simulated classroom practice videos on Teachers TV Twice yearly updates and/or links to summaries of the latest changes to govt policy, and how these impact teaching in the classroom