The Guided Reader to Teaching and Learning
By Denis Hayes
Routledge – 2011 – 268 pages
Featuring extracts from some of the most influential education writers in recent times The Guided Reader to Teaching and Learning is an essential compendium providing insight, guidance and clarity about key issues affecting practitioners at every level.
All extracts have been carefully chosen to represent education issues that affect every practising teacher. Each extract is accompanied by an introduction to the passage, key words and phrases and a summary of key points. In addition, there are questions to prompt discussion, suggestions about areas for possible investigation and references to other key readings to extend thinking. Uniquely, the book provides cross-referencing between extracts to facilitate a more complete understanding of how different issues overlap and how competing arguments have to be evaluated.
Combining both theoretical and practical dimensions into one handy and engaging volume, The Guided Reader to Teaching and Learning includes extracts, summaries and discussions about the following:
The book will be of considerable interest to trainee and newly qualified teachers who are seeking to gain a higher qualification, notably at Masters degree level. More experienced teachers and teaching assistants wishing to upgrade their qualifications will also find the book an invaluable source of information and guidance.
Section 1: Pupil Learning Early learning Group work and collaboration Assessment and learning Thinking skills Creativity Wider learning experiences Section 2: Pupil Perspectives and Wellbeing General welfare Happiness and self-esteem Bullying Relationships with adults Pupil-adult interactions Section 3: Teachers Teaching Pedagogy Professional expertise Section 4: Learning How to Teach Facilitating pupil learning School placement Supervising and mentoring Section 5: Teacher Development Professional identity Professional and personal growth Reflecting on practice Extending expertise Support staff Section 6: Class Management Establishing boundaries Managing behaviour Pupil perspectives Section 7: Education Policy and Practice Shaping education thinking Values in education Teachers and the education system Motivation for teaching and learning
Denis Hayes worked in both primary and secondary schools before moving into higher education. Until recently he was Professor of Education at the University of Plymouth and he has published extensively about a wide range of education issues affecting teachers, teaching and learning.