Matter and Method in Education
By Mary Sturt
Routledge – 2012 – 316 pages
This volume discusses school practice and methods in the early twentieth century against their historical background. It covers the curriculum, time-tabling, lesson planning, exams and discipline. Each chapter ends with extensive notes and questions for discussion.
‘Here at last, is the book we have been waiting for, an introduction to educational psychology which links theory to practice…This is a book for teachers as well as students, well written and well organized…Complex matters are set out clearly, using examples effectively.’ -- Forum
‘Mr Stones goes out of his way to bring out the relevance of the experimental study of learning in the practice of teaching.’ -- Educational Review
Preface. The Educated Man. Part 1 Introduction. The Curriculum. Organization and Classification. Aesthetic Education: I Art. II Literature. The Humanities. Part 2 Introduction. Class Teaching. Form of Lesson. Illustrations. Questioning. Time Tables. Examinations. The Special Services. Discipline. Part 3 Introduction. How the Machine Works. Appendix. Examination Questions. Bibliography. Index.