Learning to Teach Science in the Secondary School

A Companion to School Experience

Author: Rob Toplis,Jenny Frost

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136981012

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Learning to Teach Science in the Secondary School, now in its third edition, is an indispensable guide to the process and practice of teaching and learning science. This new edition has been fully updated in the light of changes to professional knowledge and practice – including the introduction of master level credits on PGCE courses – and revisions to the national curriculum. Written by experienced practitioners, this popular textbook comprehensively covers the opportunities and challenges of teaching science in the secondary school. It provides guidance on: the knowledge and skills you need, and understanding the science department at your school development of the science curriculum in two brand new chapters on the curriculum 11-14 and 14-19 the nature of science and how science works, biology, chemistry, physics and astronomy, earth science planning for progression, using schemes of work to support planning , and evaluating lessons language in science, practical work, using ICT , science for citizenship, Sex and Health Education and learning outside the classroom assessment for learning and external assessment and examinations. Every unit includes a clear chapter introduction, learning objectives, further reading, lists of useful resources and specially designed tasks – including those to support Masters Level work – as well as cross-referencing to essential advice in the core text Learning to Teach in the Secondary School, fifth edition. Learning to Teach Science in the Secondary School is designed to support student teachers through the transition from graduate scientist to practising science teacher, while achieving the highest level of personal and professional development.

Learning to Teach in the Secondary School

A companion to school experience

Author: Susan Capel,Marilyn Leask,Sarah Younie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131765983X

Category: Education

Page: 658

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Learning to teach involves hard work and careful preparation. To become an effective teacher requires pedagogical and subject knowledge, an understanding of your pupils and how they learn, and the confidence to respond to dynamic classroom situations. Learning to Teach in the Secondary School is the market leading text for all undergraduate, postgraduate and school-based routes to qualified teacher status. It offers an in-depth and practical introduction to the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to become a confident and effective teacher. With a focus on evidence-based practice, the book includes a wealth of examples to demonstrate how to successfully apply theory to practice, and how to critically analyse your practice to maximise pupil learning. This 7th edition is fully updated in light of the latest initiatives, evidence and research in the field, offering comprehensive coverage, unit by unit, of the key concepts and skills addressed on initial teacher education courses in preparation for work in schools. The wide range of pedagogical features support both university based work - including that up to Masters Level - and school-based initial teacher education, and are designed to help you develop those qualities that lead to good practice and a successful future in education. Written by expert practitioners, thirty-six essential units include: • adopting a positive approach to managing behaviour to support learning • ways pupils learn • planning lessons, units of work and schemes of work • motivating pupils • assessment • inclusion and special educational needs • using ICT and digital technologies • pupil grouping, progression and differentiation • managing time, workload and stress • getting your first teaching post. Learning to Teach in the Secondary School provides practical help and guidance for many of the situations and potential challenges you are faced with in school. Supported by the Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series, it is an essential purchase for every aspiring secondary school teacher.

Learning to Teach History in the Secondary School

A Companion to School Experience

Author: Terry Haydn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415437857

Category: Education

Page: 290

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In some hands, history can be an inspirational and rewarding subject, yet in others it can seem dry and of little relevance. The aim of this textbook is to enable student teachers to learn to teach history in a way that pupils will find interesting, enjoyable and purposeful. It incorporates a wide range of ideas about the teaching of history with practical suggestions for classroom practice. This is the third edition of a textbook that has established itself as the leading text for student teachers of history. It has been thoroughly updated, with a revised chapter on the use of ICT in history teaching and major new sections in the areas of inclusion, resources, assessment and professional development. It provides an array of references and materials that give a sound theoretical foundation for the teaching of history, including weblinks to further resources. A range of tasks enable students to put their learning into practice in the classroom. The book also provides reference and access to a wide range of recent and relevant research in the field of history education, which will be of use to student teachers pursuing courses that have a Masters Level component. In all, it is an invaluable resource for student and beginning history teachers.

Learning to Teach Art and Design in the Secondary School

A companion to school experience

Author: Nicholas Addison,Lesley Burgess

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317613430

Category: Education

Page: 250

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Learning to Teach Art and Design in the Secondary School is established as the key text for all those preparing to become art and design teachers in the secondary school. It explores a range of approaches to teaching and learning and provides a conceptual and practical framework for understanding the diverse nature of art and design in the secondary school curriculum. Written by experts in the field, it aims to inform and inspire, to challenge orthodoxies and encourage a freshness of vision. It provides support and guidance for learning and teaching in art and design, suggesting strategies to motivate and engage pupils in making, discussing and evaluating visual and material culture. The third edition has been comprehensively updated and re-structured in light of the latest theory, research and policy in the field and includes new chapters surveying assessment and examinations, and exploring identity and diversity in art and design. Essential topics include: Ways of learning in art and design Planning for teaching and learning Critical studies and methods for investigating art and design Inclusion Assessment Issues in craft and design education Drawing & sculpture Your own continuing professional development. Including suggestions for further reading and a range of tasks designed to encourage you to reflect critically on your practice, Learning to Teach Art and Design in the Secondary School addresses issues for student teachers and mentors on all initial teacher education courses in Art and Design. It will also be of relevance and value to teachers in school with designated responsibility for supervision.

Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School

A companion to school experience

Author: Jon Davison,Caroline Daly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317700031

Category: Education

Page: 258

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How do you approach teaching English in the contemporary classroom? What is expected of a would-be English teacher? The fourth edition of this best-selling text combines theory and practice to present an indispensable introduction to the opportunities and challenges of teaching English in the secondary classroom. It offers insight into the history, policies and definitions surrounding the subject, together with innovative and practical strategies which can be used for effective teaching and learning. Already a major text for many university teacher education courses, the new edition reflects the extent and impact of current reforms whilst retaining its focus on what is of enduring value for English teaching. With an emphasis on developing your own values and on stimulating approaches that underpin English teaching, it will help you navigate your way through changing curriculum requirements, assessment practice and the demands of professional development. Key topics explored include: Reading, writing and speaking and listening Teaching language and grammar Drama in English teaching Poetry Working with digital technologies Post-16 English language and literature Developing as a critically reflective practitioner. Written particularly with the new and student teacher in mind, Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School aims to equip readers with the tools to make critically informed judgements about how to teach, develop principled practice and most importantly, be mindful of pupils and their experience of English in the secondary classroom.

Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School

A Companion to School Experience

Author: Sue Johnston-Wilder,Peter Johnston-Wilder,David Pimm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134291868

Category: Education

Page: 360

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Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School covers a wide range of issues in the teaching of mathematics and gives supporting activities to students to enable them to translate theory into practice. Topics covered include: mathematics in the National Curriculum different teaching approaches using ICT mathematics education for pupils with special needs in mathematics assessment and public examinations teaching mathematics post-16 professional development.

Social Studies for Secondary Schools

Teaching to Learn, Learning to Teach

Author: Alan J. Singer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135041210

Category: Education

Page: 259

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Now in its 4th edition, this popular text for secondary social studies methods courses integrates discussions of educational goals and the nature of history and social studies with ideas for organizing social studies curricula, units, lessons, projects, and activities. A major theme throughout is that what teachers choose to teach and the way they teach reflect their broader understanding of society, history, and the purpose of social studies education. Advocating an inquiry and activity-based view of social studies teaching that respects the points of view of students and teachers, and based in practice and experience, it offers systematic support and open, honest advice for new teachers. Each chapter addresses a broad question about social studies education; sub-chapters begin with narrower questions that direct attention to specific educational issues. Lesson ideas and materials in the book and online are especially designed to help new teachers to address common core learning standards, to work in inclusive settings, and to promote literacy and the use of technology in social studies classrooms. Chapters include highlighted Learning Activities, Teaching Activities, nd Classroom Activities designed to provoke discussion and illustrate different approaches to teaching social studies, and conclude with recommendations for further reading and links to on-line essays about related social studies topics. Activities are followed by four categories: "Think it over," "Add your voice to the discussion," "Try it yourself," and "It’s your classroom." All of these are supported with online teaching material. Designed for undergraduate and graduate pre-service social studies methods courses, this text is also useful for in-service training programs, as a reference for new social studies teachers, and as a resource for experienced social studies educators who are engaged in rethinking their teaching practice. New in the Fourth Edition Provides a number of new lesson ideas paired with online lesson plans and activity sheets in every chapter Takes a new focus on data-driven, standards-based instruction, especially in relation to the common core curriculum Addresses the interactive nature of learning in updated technology sections Reflects current trends in history education Includes more of what the author has learned from working teachers Offers a wealth of additional on-line material linked to the text

Learning to Teach Science in the Secondary School

A Companion to School Experience

Author: Tony Turner,Wendy DiMarco

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415153027

Category: Education

Page: 325

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This handbook presents a comprehensive introduction to teaching science in secondary school: it is designed to guide student teachers through the transition from graduate scientist to practising science teacher and includes classroom management.

Learning to Teach ICT in the Secondary School

A Companion to School Experience

Author: Steve Kennewell,John Parkinson,Howard Tanner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134474636

Category: Education

Page: 232

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This book is designed specifically for students training to teach ICT as a curriculum subject at secondary level. It develops the key ideas of teaching and learning ICT in a structured, accessible way, and provides a wealth of ideas and inspiration for the learning teacher. Key areas covered are: the place and nature of ICT as a curriculum subject analyzing and developing subject knowledge planning schemes of work, individual lessons, activities and resources monitoring, assessment and exams ICT across the curriculum differentiation and special educational needs professional development. Throughout the book there are useful tasks and activities to help student-teachers analyze their own teaching and explore the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful teacher of ICT. Rooted in best practice and up-to-the-minute research, this book is also the ideal refresher for more experienced ICT teachers.

Teaching Science in Secondary Schools

A Reader

Author: Sandra Amos,Richard Boohan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136415211

Category: Education

Page: 304

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A companion to Aspects of Teaching Secondary Science, the first section of this reader provides an overview of the key issues, discussing the nature of science and its role in the school curriculum. The second section goes on to examine critically the ways in which science is reflected in the school curriculum, while the third section discusses recent curriculum initiatives and developments. Turning the focus from what is taught on to who is taught, section four shows that students are very much active learners in the classroom, making sense of their experiences and constructing their own meanings. The final section covers the role of research in science education, giving examples of research papers and considering how productive collaboration between teachers and researchers can impact upon the effectiveness of classroom practice.

Designing Tasks in Secondary Education

Enhancing subject understanding and student engagement

Author: Ian Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317627164

Category: Education

Page: 210

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Engaging students in learning about their subject is a central concern for all teachers and teacher educators. How teachers view and use the pedagogic potential of different tasks to engage pupils with knowledge in different subjects, is central to this endeavour. Designing Tasks in Secondary Education explores models for effective task design, helping you translate the curriculum into the tasks and activities that you ask your students to do in order to facilitate developmental or higher-level understanding of curriculum content. Written by experts in the field of education from a range of subjects and including a foreword written by renowned author Professor Walter Doyle, this book spans an international context and offers a refreshing alternative of how to plan and design tasks that will not only intellectually stimulate but improve teaching quality. Key topics explored include: Designing tasks which engage learners with knowledge Policy perspectives on task design Designing cognitively demanding classroom tasks Task design issues in the secondary subjects Designing Tasks in Secondary Education offers essential insight into task design and its importance for enhancing subject understanding and student engagement. It will challenge and support all education professionals concerned with issues of curriculum design, subject knowledge, classroom organisation, agency in the learning process and teaching quality.

Learning to Teach Religious Education in the Secondary School

A Companion to School Experience

Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135865604

Category: Education

Page: 296

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Learning to Teach Religious Education in the Secondary School provides insights from current educational theory and the best contemporary classroom teaching and learning, and suggests tasks, activities and further reading that are designed to enhance the quality of initial school experience for the student teacher. Key themes addressed include: the place of Religious Education in the curriculum state and faith community schooling developing schemes of work language and religious literacy teaching religion at 16 plus religion and moral education collective worship. This second edition has been thoroughly updated throughout to take account of changes to policy and the curriculum. It includes two additional chapters on ‘Religious Education and Citizenship’ and ‘Teaching Religious Education at A level’, as well as new versions of three original chapters ‘Teaching Children with Special Educational Needs’, ‘Religious Education and Moral Education’ and ‘Resources for Religious Education’. Supporting teachers in developing levels of religious and theological literacy, both of individual pupils and the society as a whole, this comprehensive and accessible text will give practising teachers and students an introduction to the craft of teaching Religious Education in the secondary school.

Learning to Teach Citizenship in the Secondary School

A Companion to School Experience

Author: Liam Gearon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135284776

Category: Education

Page: 286

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"A comprehensive and illuminating resource on both citizenship and citizenship education" - David Hicks, Times Educational Supplement What is the role of Citizenship? How can it be taught effectively? The fully updated second edition of Learning to Teach Citizenship in the Secondary School is an essential text for students training to teach Citizenship as a first or second subject, as well as experienced teachers who have opted to take responsibility for this vital subject. Written in a clear and practical way, yet underpinned by a sound theoretical background, it examines Citizenship as a wide-ranging subject that can be taught in its own right, or through other curriculum subjects and activities. The new edition includes a range of brand new chapters covering key themes in Citizenship education, including: Historical origins and contemporary contexts Developing subject knowledge and skills of enquiry Effective lesson plans, schemes of work, and assessment Citizenship beyond the classroom: community based work and learning outdoors Citizenship across the curriculum: History, English, drama and media, and R.E. Research in Citizenship With key objectives and tasks for each chapter, this book will help the reader improve their understanding of Citizenship education and in turn, help their pupils understand their roles as citizens in today’s society.

Learning to Teach in the Secondary School

A Companion to School Experience

Author: Susan Capel,Marilyn Leask,Tony Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113463773X

Category: Education

Page: 496

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Learning to teach may sound easy enough but the reality involves hard work and careful preparation. To become an effective teacher requires subject knowledge, an understanding of your pupils and the confidence to respond to dynamic classroom situations. This highly practical text is a revised edition of the very successful first two editions. With even more useful strategies and ideas, Learning to Teach in the Secondary School covers the whole spectrum of situations and potential problems faced by training and newly qualified teachers. This edition has been updated to include the changes to the National Curriculum that came into force in September 1999. It also covers changes in the organisation and curriculum for Initial Teacher Training and Continuing Professional Development This text offers a sound and practical introduction to the skills needed to gain Qualified Teacher Status, and will help you to develop those qualities that lead to good practice and a successful future in education. This book is the core text for the subject specific Learning to Teach series, also published by RoutledgeFalmer, and is an essential buy for every student teacher.

Learning to Teach RE in the Secondary School

A Companion to School Experience

Author: Anne-Marie Brandom,Andrew Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134649215

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Learning to Teach Religious Education in the Secondary School draws together insights from current educational theory and the best contemporary classroom teaching and learning, and suggests tasks, activities, and further reading designed to enhance the quality of initial school experience for the student teacher. It aims to support teachers in developing levels of religious and theological literacy, both of individual pupils and the society as a whole. Practising teachers and students will appreciate this comprehensive and accessible introduction to the craft of teaching Religious Education in the secondary school.

Learning to Teach Design and Technology in the Secondary School

A Companion to School Experience

Author: Gwyneth Owen-Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135868190

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Design and technology is a subject that interests and excites most young people. It requires them to work both practically and theoretically, to investigate and research, design, plan, make and evaluate. It encourages creativity, decision-making and problem-solving as pupils get to grips with real needs and real products. Design and technology covers work with electronics, food, materials such as wood, metal, plastics and textiles, and requires the development of graphical skills, practical skills and theoretical knowledge and understanding. Learning to Teach Design and Technology in the Secondary School, second edition, aims to help student-teachers develop their subject knowledge and professional knowledge and skills. It looks at the theory underpinning important issues and links this to practice in the classroom. Fully updated to take account of changes in the curriculum, there are new chapters on: teaching graphics, 14-19 vocational qualifications and cross-curricular links to literacy, numeracy, citizenship and sustainability. There are also chapters on: design and technology in the school curriculum developing areas of subject knowledge the importance of health and safety the use of ICT in the teaching of design and technology planning lessons managing the classroom assessment issues the integration of citizenship and sustainability into design and technology your own professional development. Bringing together insights from current educational theory and the best contemporary classroom teaching and learning, this book will prove an invaluable resource in enhancing the quality of initial school experience for the student teacher.

Learning to Teach Geography in the Secondary School

A companion to school experience

Author: Mary Biddulph,David Lambert,David Balderstone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317674901

Category: Education

Page: 350

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Learning to Teach Geography in the Secondary School has become the widely recommended textbook for student and new teachers of geography. It helps you acquire a deeper understanding of the role, purpose and potential of geography within the secondary curriculum, and provides the practical skills needed to design, teach and evaluate stimulating and challenging lessons. It is grounded in the notion of social justice and the idea that all students are entitled to a high quality geography education. The very practical dimension provides you with support structures through which you can begin to develop your own philosophy of teaching, and debate key questions about the nature and purpose of the subject in school. Fully revised and updated in light of extensive changes to the curriculum, as well as to initial teacher education, the new edition considers the current debates around what we mean by geographical knowledge, and what’s involved in studying at Masters level. Key chapters explore the fundamentals of teaching and learning geography: Why we teach and what to teach Understanding and planning the curriculum Effective pedagogy Assessment Developing and using resources Fieldwork and outdoor learning Values in school geography Professional development Intended as a core textbook and written with university and school-based initial teacher education in mind, Learning to Teach Geography in the Secondary school is essential reading for all those who aspire to become effective, reflective teachers. Praise for previous editions of Learning to Teach Geography in the Secondary School... 'This is a practical and visionary book, as well as being superbly optimistic. It has as much to offer the experienced teacher as the novice and could be used to reinvigorate geography departments everywhere. Practical activities and ideas are set within a carefully worked out, authoritative, conceptual framework.' - The Times Educational Supplement 'This is a modern, powerful, relevant and comprehensive work...a standard reference for many beginning teachers on geography initial teacher training courses.' - Educational Review

Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School

A Companion to School Experience

Author: Sue Johnston-Wilder,Peter Johnston-Wilder,David Pimm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134291868

Category: Education

Page: 360

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Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School covers a wide range of issues in the teaching of mathematics and gives supporting activities to students to enable them to translate theory into practice. Topics covered include: mathematics in the National Curriculum different teaching approaches using ICT mathematics education for pupils with special needs in mathematics assessment and public examinations teaching mathematics post-16 professional development.

Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School

A Companion to School Experience

Author: Susan Capel,Margaret Whitehead

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134306008

Category: Education

Page: 360

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This book focuses on the requirements of student PE teachers in relation to teaching skills and issues covered in PGCE and initial teacher education courses. The new edition of this popular textbook draws together background information about teaching and about PE, basic teaching skills specifically related to physical education and broader knowledge and understanding of issues in the wider context of PE. The book is organized so that each chapter contains text and underpinning theory interspersed with activities that student teachers are asked to undertake either alone, with another student teacher, or with a tutor. This is not a book of teaching tips but promotes critical thinking and reflection to enable student PE teachers to develop into reflective practitioners. Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School is an essential resource for any student teacher undertaking PGCE or school-based initial teacher education to become a teacher of PE in secondary schools.

Debates in Geography Education

Author: David Lambert,Mark Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415687780

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 320

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Debates in Geography Education encourages student and practising teachers to engage with and reflect on key issues, concepts and debates in their specialist subject teaching. It aims to enable geography teachers to reach their own informed judgements and argue their point of view with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding. Expert editors and contributors provide a balance of experience and perspectives and offer international, historical and policy contexts, evidence informed classroom debates and a glimpse of the subject's expanding horizons. Debates considered include: what constitutes knowledge in geography? constructing the curriculum; how do we link assessment to making progress in geography? the contribution of fieldwork and outdoor experiences; technology and media; how we use Geographical Information; how geography contributes to 'global learning'; sustainable development and geography education. The comprehensive, rigorous coverage of these key issues, together with carefully annotated selected further reading, reflective questions and a range of specific web-based resources, will help support shape your own research and writing. Debates in Geography Education is a source of knowledge, experience and debate that will be essential reading for all students studying at Masters level, practising teachers who want to develop a better understanding of the issues that shape their practice, and Education Studies students considering in-depth subject teaching.