Contemporary Issues in Learning and Teaching

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  • Copyright: 2010-12-09
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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This comprehensive textbook looks at current issues in learning and teaching 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.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 practitionersEach 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 can be used across 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.

Table of Contents

Perfacep. vii
Acknowlegementsp. viii
About the Editors and Contributorsp. ix
Abbreviationsp. xiv
Introduction-Contemporary Issues in Learning and Teachingp. 1
Policyp. 11
Section Overviewp. 13
Critically Reading Education Policyp. 16
Schools and Schoolingp. 29
Education and Workp. 49
Inclusion and Pedagogyp. 60
Learningp. 73
Section Overviewp. 75
Collaborative Professional Enquiryp. 78
Nurture Groups and Inclusionp. 90
Children's Social Relationshipsp. 102
Gifted and Talented Educationp. 112
Practicep. 125
Section Overviewp. 127
Professional Identityp. 130
Professional Learning Communitiesp. 142
Being a Teacher Leaderp. 153
Interprofessional Approaches to Practicep. 165
Conclusion-The Future of Educationp. 179
Glossaryp. 189
Bibliographyp. 194
Indexp. 210
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