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Contemporary issues in learning and teaching

Author: Margery McMahon; Christine Forde; Margaret Martin
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. ; London : SAGE, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margery McMahon; Christine Forde; Margaret Martin
ISBN: 9781849201278 1849201277 9781849201285 1849201285
OCLC Number: 693109098
Description: xv, 216 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Contemporary Issues in Learning and Teaching / Margery McMahon, Christine Forde and Margaret Martin --
Sect. 1. POLICY. --
Section Overview / Margery McMahon --
2. Critically Reading Educational Policy / Robert Doherty --
3. Schools and Schooling / Margery McMahon --
4. Education and Work / Cathy Fagan --
5. Inclusion and Pedagogy / George Head --
Sect. 2. LEARNING. --
Section Overview / Margaret Martin --
6. Collaborative Professional Inquiry / Mike Carroll --
7. Nurture Groups and Inclusion / Mary Wingrave --
8. Children's Social Relationships / Georgina Wardle --
9. Gifted and Talented Education / Niamh Stack and Margaret Sutherland --
Sect. 3. PRACTICE. --
Section Overview / Christine Forde --
10. Professional Identity / Fiona Patrick and Alastair McPhee --
11. Professional Learning Communities / Margaret Martin --
12. Being a Teacher Leader / Christine Forde --
13. Interprofessional Approaches to Practice / Margaret McCulloch --
14. Conclusion: The Future of Education / Penny Enslin.
Responsibility: edited by Margery McMahon, Christine Forde and Margaret Martin.

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This essential book explores the key issues faced by teachers in the classroom today to improve professional reflection and work towards best practice.  Read more...

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