Learning and Learning Difficulties: Approaches to teaching and assessment

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2004-06-24
  • Publisher: David Fulton Pu
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This book supports inclusive practice by examining learning difficulties within the context of how humans learn and how teaching can create or prevent problems. It includes: a detailed look at different perspectives on human learning practical teaching approaches grounded in sound theory information on moderate to sever difficulties in literacy and numeracy. This is an essential reference for SENCOs, staff working as part of a support unit or in special schools, LEA advisers, teachers and TAs.

Author Biography

Peter Westwood is Associate Professor of Education at the University of Hong Kong.

Table of Contents

Perspectives on learningp. 1
Theories of learning and motivationp. 17
Brain, memory and intelligencep. 35
Learning difficulties : prevalence and causesp. 53
Specific learning disabilitiesp. 71
Difficulties in readingp. 85
Difficulties in writing and spellingp. 99
Learning difficulties in mathematicsp. 117
Intellectual disabilityp. 133
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