The Developing Professional Practice series provides a thoroughly comprehensive and cutting edge guide to developing the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding for teaching within the 0-7, 7-14 or 14-19 age ranges. Each of the three titles offers a genuinely accessible and engaging introduction to a wide range of professional practice supporting the education of babies to young adults. Discussion of current developments in theory, policy and research is combined with guidance on the practicalities of working with each age group. Numerous examples of real practice are included throughout, along with a range of additional features to help promote understanding. Education in the 14-19 sector is going through a period of unprecedented change. This textbook provides a clear, accessible and supportive guide to reent developments in policy, theory and practice, providing you with a complete resource to support you in your initial teacher training.
Each chapter includes a range of interactive pedagogical features, designed to aid understanding: * Case studies provide extended examples that illustrate core concepts and theories in action * Research focus features outline important research studies, revealing their key findings and demonstrating how these apply in everyday practice * What do you think? boxes encourage you to reflect on, and interrogate, what you have learnt.