Work Related Teaching and Learning

Author: Prue Huddleston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136643990
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the current economic climate, it is more important than ever that young people engage with the world of work and gain the knowledge, skills and experience they will need to prepare them for their future careers. This book provides an overarching framework for understanding all the separate parts of the work-related learning curriculum and constructs a research-based pedagogy with practical steps for students, teachers and practitioners. Work-Related Teaching and Learning deepens our understanding of work-related learning and provides an overview of the programmes and recent initiatives designed to make learning more relevant and better connected to work. Drawing on contemporary research and innovative practice, it offers guidance to support teachers and practitioners in the delivery of the work-related learning curriculum. Covering all aspects of word-related learning from enterprise education and economic well-being to careers education, work experience and the diplomas, features include: An overarching conceptualisation of work-related learning An exploration of the benefits of work-related learning An examination of the key issues and challenges faced A detailed look at how teaching and learning activities have been used in various contexts and with what effects An assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of different curriculum models Case studies and examples of good practice Discussion questions for reflective practice This book is essential reading for current teachers and practitioners involved in work-related learning, as well as students and trainee teachers who wish to improve or develop their practice in the light of recent initiatives.

Working Memory and Learning

Author: Susan Gathercole
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446200159
Format: PDF, ePub
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Dr Tracy Alloway has been awarded the prestigious Joseph Lister Award from the British Science Association. 'The authors have written a guide for practitioners that is both highly practical, and yet based upon sound theoretical principles....This book achieves a successful, yet often elusive, link between theory, research and practice, and deserves to have a high readership. I will have no hesitation in recommending it to a range of readers' - Jane Mott, Support for Learning 'This book fulfils its aim to explain working memory and the limits it places on children's classroom learning. For teachers it gives a very clear guide and fills a gap in understanding that can only lead to more child-centred approaches to teaching and learning' - Lynn Ambler, Support for Learning 'A clear and accessible account of current theory and research, which is then applied to children's learning in the classroom....The range of strategies...are well grounded in theory derived from research and sit within a coherent conceptual model' - The Psychologist 'An easy to read yet informative book that explains the concepts clearly and offers practitioners ways to support those with poor working memory in the classroom' - SNIP `The topic of working memory nowadays tends to dominate discussions with teachers and parents, and both groups can helpfully be directed to this easy-to-read but serious text ... (it) is likely to prove a turning-point in the management and facilitation of hard-to-teach children. In a situation muddied by ever-multiplying syndromes and disorders, this book delivers a clarifying and reassuring isolation of the major cognitive characteristic that cuts across all the boundaries and leaves the class teacher and SENCO empowered. I think very highly of the book and shall be recommending it steadily' - Martin Turner, Child Center for Evaluation and Teaching, Kuwait Susan Gathercole is winner of the British Psychological Society's President's Award for 2007 A good working memory is crucial to becoming a successful learner, yet there is very little material available in an easy-to-use format that explains the concept and offers practitioners ways to support children with poor working memory in the classroom. This book provides a coherent overview of the role played by working memory in learning during the school years, and uses theory to inform good practice. Topics covered include: - the link between working memory skills and key areas of learning (such as literacy & numeracy) - the relationship between working memory and children with developmental disorders - assessment of children for working memory deficits - strategies for supporting working memory in under-performing children This accessible guide will help SENCOs, teachers, teaching assistants, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists to understand and address working memory in their setting.

Education for Life and Work

Author: Committee on Defining Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 030925650X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Americans have long recognized that investments in public education contribute to the common good, enhancing national prosperity and supporting stable families, neighborhoods, and communities. Education is even more critical today, in the face of economic, environmental, and social challenges. Today's children can meet future challenges if their schooling and informal learning activities prepare them for adult roles as citizens, employees, managers, parents, volunteers, and entrepreneurs. To achieve their full potential as adults, young people need to develop a range of skills and knowledge that facilitate mastery and application of English, mathematics, and other school subjects. At the same time, business and political leaders are increasingly asking schools to develop skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and self-management - often referred to as "21st century skills." Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century describes this important set of key skills that increase deeper learning, college and career readiness, student-centered learning, and higher order thinking. These labels include both cognitive and non-cognitive skills- such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, effective communication, motivation, persistence, and learning to learn. 21st century skills also include creativity, innovation, and ethics that are important to later success and may be developed in formal or informal learning environments. This report also describes how these skills relate to each other and to more traditional academic skills and content in the key disciplines of reading, mathematics, and science. Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century summarizes the findings of the research that investigates the importance of such skills to success in education, work, and other areas of adult responsibility and that demonstrates the importance of developing these skills in K-16 education. In this report, features related to learning these skills are identified, which include teacher professional development, curriculum, assessment, after-school and out-of-school programs, and informal learning centers such as exhibits and museums.

A Teacher s Guide to 14 19 Policy and Practice

Author: Lynn Senior
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317205847
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This concise and up-to-date guide to 14-19 education aims to demystify recent policy initiatives in the sector to help teachers and practitioners understand the rationale for the qualifications on offer and support them in their daily practice. Offering lots of additional guidance, it will help teachers to access the ongoing support that is available and develop their own professionalism. A Teacher’s Guide to 14–19 Policy and Practice considers the types of knowledge needed to teach vocational education and offers a wealth of strategies for effective learning, teaching and assessment to ensure that all students achieve and progress. It also explores the ways that teachers can follow the Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) standards to develop employability in the classroom and help students gain the skills they will need to manage their personal lives and careers in the future. The four sections cover: • The Political Environment in 14-19 Education • Teaching and Learning in the 14-19 Sector • Making 14-19 Work • Going Further in 14-19 Education Featuring case studies, practical tasks and reflective questions, this timely new text will be essential reading for all trainee and practising teachers and practitioners in the 14-19 sector.

Psychology in the Classroom

Author: Marc Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135167112X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Written by experienced classroom practitioners who are experts in the field of psychology, Psychology in the Classroom provides a thorough grounding in the key principles of psychology and explores how they can be applied to teaching and learning. It draws on both classic and cutting-edge research, offering practical advice on commonly overlooked or misunderstood concepts that contribute to positive academic outcomes. It aims to show the value of psychology in enabling teachers to make and justify everyday classroom decisions. Designed to equip teachers with the skills to identify and tackle common issues that affect students’ learning, each chapter highlights key areas of research and discusses how lesson planning and material design can be informed by the psychological concepts presented. It covers core areas essential for improving learning, including: memory and understanding; creativity; motivation; independent learning; resilience; cognition; and self-theories and mindsets. Full of advice and strategies, Psychology in the Classroom is aimed at both new and experienced teachers, across primary, secondary and post-16 education, providing them with practical ways to apply these psychological principles in the classroom. With an emphasis on understanding the theories and evidence behind human behaviour, this book will allow you to reflect critically on your own classroom practice, as well as making simple but valuable changes.

The Reflective Educator s Guide to Classroom Research

Author: Nancy Fichtman Dana
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483331997
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Harness the power of classroom data with the bestselling, updated guide to professional learning through inquiry and analysis. In this third edition of the renowned approach to teacher inquiry and data analysis, the authors add forward-thinking substance to their methods of formulating action research questions, collecting and analyzing data, and creating lasting solutions. In addition to illustrative real-life examples and practical exercises, new features include: An expanded data analysis chapter that introduces formative data analysis and its role in teacher research. Techniques for using inquiry to effectively implement Common Core State Standards. A brand-new chapter on ethical issues in teacher research.

Introducing Freire

Author: Sandra Smidt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317694066
Format: PDF
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The famous Brazilian educator Paulo Freire has influenced educators, teachers and students in a broad tapestry of contexts and countries, as he challenged conventional thinking on how teachers ought to teach and learners ought to learn. By making his ideas accessible and relevant, this insightful and thought-provoking text draws out the relevance and topicality of Freire’s work and applies this to a wide range of educational settings, from adult education, through schools, to early years settings. Themes covered include: the lasting impact of illiteracy; the benefits and potential in becoming literate; literacy, language and power; the differences between banking and dialogic education; the social and political nature of learning. what kind of teaching and learning do we want? Using a variety of practical examples and case studies, Introducing Freire is an essential guide to the work of one of the most significant figures in education in the last century. Fascinating and accessible, this book is for anyone interested in teaching and learning, poverty and affluence, power and powerlessness, and society and change.

Copyright and E learning

Author: Jane Secker
Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 1783300604
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Jane Secker and Chris Morrison have completely revised and updated this highly successful text to take into account recent developments in the field and changes to the law in the UK and elsewhere in the world. Through its practically based overview of current and emerging copyright issues facing those working in e-learning, this book will help equip professionals with the tools, skills and understanding they need to work confidently and effectively in the virtual learning environment with the knowledge that they are doing so legally. New and developing services, software and other technologies are being adapted for online learning environments to engage students and academic staff. These technologies present increasing challenges to IPR and legal issues and this book will help librarians and educators to meet them. Key topics addressed include: • digitizing published content for delivery in the VLE • using digital media in e-learning • copyright issues and ‘born’ digital resources • the copyright issues associated with using social media • copyright training for staff • who owns the rights in works that are the product of collaboration? • what do you do if you can’t find the rights holders? Readership: This book is essential reading for anyone working in education including learning support staff and teachers using e-learning, learning technologists, librarians, educational developers, instructional designers, IT staff and trainers. It is also relevant for anyone working in the education sector from school level to higher education, and those developing learning resources in commercial organizations and the public sector including libraries, museums and archives, and government departments.

Studying Early Years

Author: Anne Rawlings
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033523691X
Format: PDF
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Are you studying early years in the work place, to gain further qualifications? Do you want help in developing the study skills you need to become a reflective student and practitioner? Do you want to get ideas and strategies for using your work experiences effectively for your assignments?If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, then this is the book for you Studying early years in the work place in order to gain further qualifications and awards provides many exciting yet challenging opportunities for practitioners. In to become a reflective student and practitioner researcher it is imperative to think critically, analyse, explore and evaluate ideas or concepts in more depth. This book provides a framework for developing these important skills as well as providing support for the challenges and changes that early years practitioners face on a day-to-day basis. It provides ideas and strategies for identifying a personal learning style in order to use your work experiences effectively for a variety of work-based assignments. The author provides a Key Components Framework (KCF) for work-based learning. It supports you in coming out of your 'comfort zone' and taking risks in your learning. The three strands of the KCF provide opportunities to: Reflect upon how external factors - such as government initiatives - can influence and impact on practice Consider how personal factors - such as cultural background - can impact on learning and practice Acknowledge the 'hidden skills' - such as ability to problem solve - that early years practitioners need in order to achieve in today's rapidly changing early years sector Studying Early Years is an essential guide for all early years students and particularly those pursuing work-based qualifications such as the Early Years Foundation degree.

Theories of Professional Learning

Author: Carey Philpott
Publisher: Critical Publishing
ISBN: 1909682365
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An essential guide to a number of important theories of professional learning, of particular value both to those taking on new responsibilities in relation to initial teacher education (ITE) and those interested in developing new ways of working in partnership. Each chapter provides a concise and critical overview of a key theory and then considers how it might impact on the processes and organisation of teacher education, drawing on key pieces of literature throughout. The book responds to the growth of interest and research in professional and work-based learning including ideas such as communities of practice, activity theory and socio-cultural theory alongside already established models such as those of Schön, Eraut and Shulman. In addition changing models of teacher education mean there are new ways of understanding professional learning as practices, roles and identities are re-established.