international perspectives from theory and practice
Learning to Learn provides a much needed overview and international guide to the field of Learning to Learn (L2L) from a multidisciplinary lifelong and life-wide perspective. A wealth of research has been flourishing on this key educational goal in recent years. Internationally, L2L is considered...
To Be Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge
Diversity and change, 4th Edition
Teaching and Learning in Further Education is established as an authoritative, wide-ranging introductory text for those training to work in the further education, post-compulsory education and lifelong learning sectors. It offers an easy to read picture of the practitioner’s everyday working life,...
Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge
A practical guide to being effective and innovative
How to be a Brilliant FE Teacher is a straightforward, friendly guide to being an effective and innovative teacher in post-compulsory education. Focussing on practical advice drawn from the author’s extensive and successful personal experience of both teaching and training teachers, it offers sound...
Published August 26th 2013 by Routledge
The Conditions of Social Change
There are many books focusing upon recipe-like strategies for undertaking research, and there are many books on the politics of change and sustainable change in communities. However in this ground-breaking book four leading experts in the field of research combine their talents to offer a very...
To Be Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge
Dimensions and research perspectives
Learning Patterns in Higher Education brings together a cutting edge international team of contributors to critically review our current understanding of how students and adults learn, how differences and changes in the way students learn can be measured in a valid and reliable way, and how the...
Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge
A Case Book
A growing interest in the use of games-based approaches for learning has been tempered in many sectors by budget or time constraints associated with the design and development of detailed digital simulations and other high-end approaches. However, a number of practitioners and small creative groups...
Published August 27th 2013 by Routledge
Research and Theory
Series: Digital Games and Learning
In recent years, there has been growing interest in the use of digital games to enhance teaching and learning at all educational levels, from early years through to lifelong learning, in formal and informal settings. The study of games and learning, however, takes a broader view of the relationship...
To Be Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge
International Perspectives and Explorations in Higher Education
In a time of globally changing environments and economic challenges, many institutions of higher education are attempting to reform by promoting standardization approaches. Meaning-Centered Education explores the counter-tide for an alternative vision of education, where students and instructors...
Published April 7th 2013 by Routledge
Developing dialogue with students
Feedback is a crucial element of teaching, learning and assessment. There is, however, substantial evidence that staff and students are dissatisfied with it, and there is growing impetus for change. Student Surveys have indicated that feedback is one of the most problematic aspects of the student...
Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge
Understanding Foucault, Habermas,Bourdieu and Derrida
Although education researchers have drawn on the work of a wide diversity of theorists, a number of these have been of particular significance to education. While the likes of Karl Marx, Antonio Gramsci, John Dewey and Paulo Freire influenced previous generations of educational theorists, much of...
Published March 20th 2013 by Routledge
Redesigning Education in an App-Based World
The New Landscape of Mobile Learning is the first book to provide a research based overview of the largely untapped array of potential tools that m-Learning offers educators and students in face-to-face, hybrid, and distance education. This cutting edge guide provides: • An essential...
To Be Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge
Since test items are the building blocks of any test, learning how to develop and validate test items has always been critical to the teaching-learning process. As they grow in importance and use, testing programs increasingly supplement the use of selected-response (multiple-choice) items with...
Published April 7th 2013 by Routledge
Series: Educational Psychology Handbook
Collaborative learning has become an increasingly important part of education, but the research supporting it is distributed across a wide variety of fields including social, cognitive, developmental, and educational psychology, instructional design, the learning sciences, educational technology,...
Published February 4th 2013 by Routledge
Inside and Outside of Classrooms
Nearly two-thirds of students require some form of remediation before taking college-level classes, and community colleges have become increasingly important in providing this education. Unfortunately, relatively few students complete the developmental courses required to make a transition to...
Published December 2nd 2012 by Routledge
Accountability, Pragmatic Aims, and the American University frames the debates on teaching and learning accountability in Higher Education. By examining significant historic periods in Higher Education, Martínez-Alemán explores the present apprehension about accountability in today’s colleges and...
Published November 7th 2011 by Routledge
Most consultation courses in school psychology focus heavily on theoretical models of consultation and associated intervention procedures. Little time is devoted to developing communication and process skills. Yet these process skills are key to properly identifying student problems and selecting...
Published March 7th 2012 by Routledge
Perspectives of Developing and Transitional Countries
Comparative research on higher education in developing and transitional countries is often focused on such issues as access, finance, student mobility and the impact of globalization, but there has been little attention to curriculum and the forces that shape it. Confronting Challenges to the...
Published March 25th 2012 by Routledge
Theory, Issues, and Practice
Large-scale assessments (LSAs) play a growing role in education policy decisions, accountability, and education planning worldwide. This book focuses on central issues that are key components of successful planning, development and implementation of LSAs. The book’s main distinction is its focus on...
Published August 7th 2012 by Routledge
Preparation, Access, and Persistence
Currently, linguistic minority students – students who speak a language other than English at home – represent 21% of the entire K-12 student population and 11% of the college student population. Bringing together emerging scholarship on the growing number of college-bound linguistic minority...
Published March 20th 2012 by Routledge
A Focus on Self-Regulated Learning, 4th Edition
This popular text combines theory, research, and applications to teach college students how to become more self-regulated learners. Study skills are treated as a serious academic course of study. Students learn about human motivation and learning as they improve their study skills. The focus is on...
Published November 4th 2012 by Routledge
Lessons from South Korea
Dynamic workplaces demand continuous employee learning and development to keep up with current and effective organizational contexts. Action learning is among the most widely used and effective interventions for leadership and organizational development around the world. This timely book provides...
Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge
This book addresses the need to diversify mainstream forms of assessment currently used in Higher Education in order to re-establish the focus on the learning process. Making assessment central to student learning is about returning to what current research emphasises: the primary beneficiary of...
Published August 10th 2011 by Routledge
Who are the key thinkers in education? What are the hot topics in education? Where will education go from here? The Routledge Companion to Education presents the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide available to the key theories, themes and topics in education. Forty specially commissioned chapters...
Published October 16th 2011 by Routledge
The Virtue of Service in University Life
Series: Key Issues in Higher Education
With increasing focus on excellence in research and teaching, the service role of the individual academic is often neglected. This book calls for greater recognition of this important aspect of academic life, highlighting the importance of mentoring, committee work and pastoral care in the daily...
Published April 5th 2010 by Routledge
The Future of (Self) Education in Virtually Figured Worlds
The Decentring of the Traditional University provides a unique perspective on the implications of media change for learning and literacy that allows us to peer into the future of (self) education. Each chapter draws on socio-cultural and activity theory to investigate how resourceful students are...
Published June 21st 2011 by Routledge
A Handbook for Designing Problem-Solving Learning Environments
This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date look at problem solving research and practice over the last fifteen years. The first chapter describes differences in types of problems, individual differences among problem-solvers, as well as the domain and context within which a problem is...
Published September 6th 2010 by Routledge
Revitalising Your Practice in Higher Education
Problem-based learning (PBL) is a pedagogical approach that has the capacity to create vibrant and active learning environments in higher education. However, both experienced PBL practitioners and those new to PBL often find themselves looking for guidance on how to engage and energise a PBL...
Published September 26th 2010 by Routledge