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Improving Learning

Series Editor: Andrew Pollard

The Improving Learning series showcases findings from projects within ESRC’s Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) – the UK’s largest ever coordinated educational research initiative. Each book is explicitly designed to support ‘evidence-informed’ decisions in educational practice and policy-making. In particular, they combine rigorous social and educational science with high awareness of the significance of the issues being researched.

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  1. Improving Working as Learning

    By Alan Felstead, Alison Fuller, Nick Jewson, Lorna Unwin

    Series: Improving Learning

    Interest in learning at work has captured the attention of many people around the world, often taking centre stage in policy debates about improving economic performance, prosperity and well-being. This book is about the learning that goes on in workplaces – ranging from offices, factories and...

    Published April 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  2. Improving Learning in College

    Rethinking Literacies Across the Curriculum

    By Roz Ivanic, Richard Edwards, David Barton, Marilyn Martin-Jones, Zoe Fowler, Buddug Hughes, Greg Mannion, Kate Miller, Candice Satchwell, June Smith

    Series: Improving Learning

    What's the problem with literacy at college? How might everyday literacy be harnessed for educational ends? Based on the first major study of literacy practices in colleges in the UK, this book explores the reading and writing associated with learning subjects across the college curriculum. It...

    Published February 16th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Improving Inter-professional Collaborations

    Multi-Agency Working for Children's Wellbeing

    By Anne Edwards, Harry Daniels, Tony Gallagher, Jane Leadbetter, Paul Warmington

    Series: Improving Learning

    ** Shortlisted for the NASEN Special Educational Needs Academic Book Award 2009 ** Inter-professional collaborations are invaluable relationships which can prevent the social exclusion of children and young people and are now a common feature of welfare policies worldwide. Drawing on a four year...

    Published January 30th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Improving Classroom Learning with ICT

    By Rosamund Sutherland, Susan Robertson, Peter John

    Series: Improving Learning

    Improving Classroom Learning with ICT examines the ways in which ICT can be used in the classroom to enhance teaching and learning in different settings and across different subjects. Weaving together evidence of teachers’ and learners’ experiences of ICT, the authors: explain why the process...

    Published November 21st 2008 by Routledge

  5. Improving Learning, Skills and Inclusion

    The Impact of Policy on Post-Compulsory Education

    By Frank Coffield, Sheila Edward, Ian Finlay, Ann Hodgson, Ken Spours, Richard Steer

    Series: Improving Learning

    How can opportunities for teaching and learning be improved to ensure that many more people participate, gain qualifications and obtain decent jobs? Will government policies enable us to achieve these goals? What new ideas do we need to ensure a more inclusive, equitable and efficient learning...

    Published March 19th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Improving Learning through Consulting Pupils

    By Jean Rudduck, Donald McIntyre

    Series: Improving Learning

    Pupil consultation can lead to a transformation of teacher-pupil relationships, to significant improvements in teachers' practices, and to pupils having a new sense of themselves as members of a community of learners. In England, pupil involvement is at the heart of current government education...

    Published November 22nd 2007 by Routledge

  7. Improving Learning How to Learn

    Classrooms, Schools and Networks

    By Mary James, Robert McCormick, Paul Black, Patrick Carmichael, Mary-Jane Drummond, Alison Fox, John MacBeath, Bethan Marshall, David Pedder, Richard Procter, Sue Swaffield, Joanna Swann, Dylan Wiliam

    Series: Improving Learning

    Learning how to learn is an essential preparation for lifelong learning. Whilst this is widely acknowledged by teachers, they have lacked a rich professional knowledge base from which they can teach their pupils how to learn. This book makes a major contribution to the creation of such a...

    Published October 11th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Improving Learning Cultures in Further Education

    By David James, Gert Biesta

    Series: Improving Learning

    Through its unique theoretical framework - a cultural understanding of teaching and learning – this book develops a new way of understanding educational improvement, one which focuses on the formation and transformation of the practices through which students learn. Based on detailed ethnographic...

    Published September 17th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Improving Subject Teaching

    Lessons from Research in Science Education

    By Robin Millar, John Leach, Jonathan Osborne, Mary Ratcliffe

    Series: Improving Learning

    In many countries, questions are being raised about the quality and value of educational research. This book explores the relationship between research and practice in education. It looks at the extent to which current practice could be said to be informed by knowledge or ideas generated by...

    Published September 14th 2006 by Routledge

  10. Improving Schools, Developing Inclusion

    By Mel Ainscow, Tony Booth, Alan Dyson

    Series: Improving Learning

    While many books explore the possibilities for developing inclusive practices in schools, and ‘inclusion’ is widely regarded as a desirable goal, much of the literature on the subject has been narrowly concerned with the inclusion of pupils with special educational needs. This book however, takes...

    Published September 14th 2006 by Routledge

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