MasterClass in Mathematics Education

Author: Paul Andrews
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 144117608X
Format: PDF, Docs
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MasterClass in Mathematics Education provides accessible links between theory and practice and encourages readers to reflect on their own understanding of their teaching context. Each chapter, written by an internationally respected authority, explores the key concepts within the selected area of the field, drawing directly on published research to encourage readers to reflect on the content, ideas and ongoing debates. Using international case studies, each chapter will encourage readers to think about ways that the teaching and learning of mathematics reflect different cultural traditions and expectations and enable them to evaluate effective strategies for their own contexts.

MasterClass in Religious Education

Author: Liam Gearon
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 144116006X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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MasterClass in Religious Education provides a comprehensive exploration of the major themes in religious education research and pedagogy, drawing on international research. The author draws together historical, theological/religious and comparative and international perspectives to explore religious education's role in confronting controversial issues, and the implications this has for teaching, learning and research. This book incorporates discussions of current, post-9/11 debates on religion in the modern world, focusing particularly on the relationship of religion to secular, political contexts. Liam Gearon pays close attention to debates around religion in liberal democratic societies, looking at topics such as citizenship, human rights, and identity.

International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS in Secondary Schools

Author: Andrew J. Milson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789401781107
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This, the first publication to collate a broad international perspective on the pedagogical value of GIS technology in classrooms, offers an unprecedented range of expert views on the subject. Geographic Information Systems (GISs) are now ubiquitous and relatively inexpensive. They have revolutionized the way people explore and understand the world around them. The capability they confer allows us to capture, manage, analyze, and display geographic data in ways that were undreamt of a generation ago. GIS has enabled users to make decisions and solve problems as diverse as designing bus routes, locating new businesses, responding to emergencies, and researching climate change. GIS is also having a major impact in the classroom. Students and teachers around the world are using this significant emerging technology in the secondary school classroom to study social and scientific concepts and processes, to broaden their technical skills, and to engage in problem solving and decision making about local and global issues. International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS in Secondary Schools brings together authors from 34 countries who profile the current status of GIS in secondary school teaching and learning in their country. Each chapter includes a summary of the country’s educational context, a case study illustrating how GIS is used in secondary schooling, and an assessment of the opportunities and challenges in teaching and learning with GIS now and in the future. The book demonstrates that GIS is not only a technological tool to be used in the classroom, but also a catalyst for motivation, encouragement, and cooperation in understanding and solving global problems. The most up to date and extensive survey of GIS in the secondary education landscape, covering both principles and practice. Professor David Maguire, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Birmingham City University, UK International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning With GIS in Secondary Schools is a highly relevant, critically important, reflective contribution to the literature, providing strong arguments supporting the inclusion for spatial studies for all in secondary school education. Karl Donert, President, EUROGEO This is an invaluable and inspirational examination of innovation in geospatial technologies in secondary schools around the world. Each chapter contains practical models for how to integrate powerful tools for spatial analysis into a range of subjects. It will be useful to classroom teachers and administrators seeking pathways to implementation and teacher educators considering how to prepare the next generation to use geospatial technologies. Sarah Witham Bednarz, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

The Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Ioanna Palaiologou
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446203476
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Organized around 14 chapters, Section One looks at policy, pedagogy and key issues in practice surrounding the implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and Section Two looks at the areas of learning and development in EYFS. Ways to plan, implement, observe and evaluate activities for young children from Birth to 5 are discussed, a range of theoretical perspectives is built upon and different ways of delivering the EYFS are explored. By combining sound theoretical underpinning with practical case studies, this book offers a critical approach to the implementation of EYFS. It takes its inspiration and examples of best practice from projects based in a range of early years settings, and considers the role of the practitioner and the holistic development of the child.

Children Learning Outside the Classroom

Author: Sue Waite
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 152642133X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The new edition of this bestselling textbook continues to help students and professionals understand the importance of getting children learning outside the traditional classroom, and is packed full of creative information and ideas for teachers and practitioners to incorporate outdoor activities throughout the school curriculum. Significantly revised and updated the second edition now includes 7 brand new chapters on: · Methods of Assessment and Evaluation · Global perspectives on Outdoor Learning · Developing whole school approaches to indoor and outdoor teaching · Technology and its role outside the classroom · Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and learning outdoors · Forest School · The environmental sector and outdoor learning Whether you're training to become a teacher, or already working in the classroom, this book demonstrates how the outdoor environment is enriching learning opportunities for children and deepening their connections with the natural world. NOW FEATURING! A Companion Website with free SAGE journal articles, weblinks, annotated further readings and video to help translate theory into real life practice.

Learning and Teaching in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

Author: Neil Harrison
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780190303204
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Learn from real voices and experiences Learning and Teaching in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education 3rd edition helps pre-service teachers prepare themselves for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in urban, remote and rural primary and secondary schools. It also prepares teachers to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in their programming. The overall aim of this text is to 'keep things local' as working closely with the local community is absolutely crucial to successful teaching in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education.This book balances educational theory with practical teaching strategies. It is full of case studies, examples and a range of voices and personal stories from students, pre-service teachers, indigenous community members to convey the richness and diversity of Australian classrooms. Key Learning FeaturesLearning from Experience feature includes real life cases from teachers working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students Questions and Activities feature at the end of chapter for readers to test their comprehension and discuss issues with other pre-service teachers.Video references link to a range of online resources, encouraging students to recognise the diversity of approaches to learningThe use of Country as the fundamental concept in the Australian Curriculum for learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Each chapter begins with an overview, list of topics covered to prepare the readers for the key learning goals of each chapter. Inclusion of content on how to build empowering partnerships between schools and communities in chapter 9 to help pre-service teachers become a part of local communities. Full colour design to help with navigation and learning.New to this editionNew author Juanita Sellwood brings an important Torres Strait Islander perspective to the text. An increased focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education in urban areas, including case studies outlining what teachers are doing in the classroomVideo references link to a range of online resources, encouraging students to further explore the issues under discussion.More focus on secondary student's needs, issues and subject areas, including case studies outlining what teachers are doing in the classroomA new section on the role of first language in learning in chapter 8.Clear explanation of language and terms (chapter 2) to use when talking about or with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to inform and prepare preservice teachers for the classroom and community.New chapter on the Creative Arts and Science Education for secondary schools (chapter 10)New Chapter on racism in schools (chapter 1)New Chapter on the Stolen Generations (chapter 3)New chapter on Schools developing partnerships with the community by Gina MilgateThoroughly revised and updated chapter 4 on Strategies for teaching both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studentsRevised chapter on Classroom ManagementRevised chapter on Teaching reading and writing with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

Draw Like Da Vinci

Author: Susan Dorothea White
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781844034444
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The first book in an exciting new series! Many would-be artists are inspired by the works of the great masters—and Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawings are among the most magnificent ever created. But how did he achieve his effects? Choose his materials? Define his approach? Susan Dorothea White, an internationally known artist and teacher, helps students gain an invaluable understanding of Da Vinci’s techniques for depicting the human form and dealing with perspective, line weight, light, shade, and character. With hundreds of images to illustrate her points, she discusses the tools he used; examines his creative techniques; analyzes some of his finest drawings in depth; and devises simple projects for practice. It’s a fantastic resource for any artist.

Language Literacy and Early Childhood Education

Author: Janet Fellowes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780195521177
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Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education is also available as an ebook.Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education is a comprehensive textbook for pre-service and practising educators. Focusing on language and literacy development and learning in children from birth to the age of eight, the book encompasses four main early childhood settings: the family and community, childcare, the preschool years, and the early years of school. Making explicit links to the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum, this text is based on current research and theoretical perspectives, and includes practical strategies and activities to equip educators with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively support young children's learning of language and literacy.Key FeaturesEmphasis on the key areas of oral language, reading, writing and children's literatureClearly presented links to the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian CurriculumToolboxes of teaching strategies and ideas that can be implemented in a range of settingsReview questions and activities for each topic, to encourage self-assessment.New to this editionAppendix A: Compendium of Teaching Strategies and Activities for Language and LiteracyAppendix B: Test Your Language and Literacy KnowledgePause and reflect sections: questions to prompt readers to stop and reflect on important topicsProfessional insights features: relevant examples from theory, research and practiceAdditional learning activities and questions to promote deeper understanding and improved practiceNew references to international research in all chaptersAdditional material on children from diverse linguistic and cultural backgroundsCoverage of contemporary trends in literacy education such as visual literacy, multimodal and digital literacyRevised chapters on ICT and Children's Literature.

A Manifesto for Excellence in Schools

Author: Rob Carpenter
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781472946348
Format: PDF, ePub
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Rob Carpenter took a school from Special Measures to Outstanding in two years and firmly believes that the quality of teaching and leadership holds the key to raising standards in our schools today. A Manifesto for Excellence in Schools guides all teachers and leaders on how to transform learning journeys, both individual and whole-school, so that your school is inclusive and supportive, creating the best education for all. This book suggests new ways to ensure that all children succeed, and advocates that learning journeys are connected to a moral purpose, positive learning habits and that they help young people can make sense of the world around them. Framed around the context of ever increasing expectations for pupils and the growing focus on learning mastery, A Manifesto for Excellence in Schools contains a balance of both practical advice and multiple examples, resources and ideas for teachers and leaders to plan and deliver high quality learning experiences. At its heart, this book is all about helping teachers and leaders to become architects for learning; designing classrooms, curricula and whole-school practices that are inclusive, engaging and above all -- excellent.