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Teaching Happiness and Well-Being in Schools: Learning To Ride Elephants

Paperback, 22/10/2015, £24.99
This updated edition is a theoretical and practical guide to implementing a well-being programme in your school. The book covers three areas: well-being as a philosophy of education, the teaching approach to well-being and the content that might form a well-being programme in a school. It is also a manifesto for a meaningful aim to education. There has recently been an explosion of interest in positive psychology and the teaching of well-being and 'happiness' in the PSHE world in schools and many teachers are looking for clear information on how to implement these potentially life-changing ideas in the classroom. This book provides an introduction to the theory of positive psychology and a practical guide on how to implement the theory in (primarily secondary) schools. It is written by Ian Morris who worked under Anthony Seldon at Wellington College which is well-known for its well-being and happiness curriculum.

Understanding and Using Challenging Educational Theories

Paperback, 21/03/2017, £22.99
Takes students to the next level in educational theories by giving a clear overview of a selection of thinkers who have offered challenging perspectives on education.

Attachment and Emotional Development in the Classroom: Theory and Practice

Paperback, 21/08/2017, £19.99
As part of preparation for the classroom, it's key for trainee teachers to understand the emotional needs of students. This book provides a clear introduction to emotional development and attachment, offering advice and guidance from a diverse range of professional perspectives including psychology, health and education.

Helping Children to Improve Their Gross Motor Skills: The Stepping Stones Curriculum

Paperback, 21/08/2017, £24.99
This step-by-step programme enables children and young people with motor coordination difficulties to master basic skills and develop their sporting ability. Activity worksheets provide instruction on how to complete incremental exercises building up to the achievement of a specific activity, such as climbing, riding a bike and playing football.

Education Debate 3ed

Paperback, 17/07/2017, £14.99
Education policy is hard to keep track of... a problem that this book solves. In this updated edition, Ball examines new areas of focus, including the increased interest of business in education and the impact of austerity and precarity.

Learning Theories for Early Years Practice

Paperback, 29/03/2018, £21.99
Divided into three main sections, this book identifies the key theorists and links them to the main issues and developments that face teachers of early years education today. This is aided by photographs, examples and clear explanations.

Educated: A Memoir

Paperback, 01/11/2018, £9.99

Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education

Paperback, 30/01/2019, £31.99
"[First edition published by Routledge 2008]"--T.p. verso.

Learning Theories Simplified: ...and how to apply them to teaching 2ed

Paperback, 29/01/2019, £19.99
Written for busy teachers, trainers, managers and students, this 'dip-in, dip-out' guide makes theories of learning accessible and practical.

Understanding and Using Educational Theories 2ed

Paperback, 29/11/2018, £23.99
This textbook gives readers a clear overview of a selection of the most influential thinkers on education in the last hundred years, including established names (Vygotsky, Bruner, Dewey), more recent thinkers (Freire, hooks, Claxton) and other key names whose writing has helped shaped our views on teaching and learning.

Curriculum: Gallimaufry to coherence

Paperback, 25/06/2018, £15.00
Increasingly, across the system, people are talking about knowledge and curriculum. In this timely new book, Mary Myatt is at her brilliant best as she passionately argues that the solutions to overcoming achievement barriers lie in understanding the curriculum and in what children and meant to know.

Expansive Learning in Professional Contexts: A Materialist Perspective

Hardback, 23/10/2016, £49.99
The book critically reviews a range of approaches to expansive learning and organizational research, establishing the bases and limitations of an Expansive Learning Index whose aim is to support collaborative provision in the context of work-based research.

Theories of Childhood: An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget & Vygotsky 2ed

Paperback, 15/02/2013, £26.95
The classic guide for early childhood classrooms and professionals, now revised and updated.

Learning Theories in Childhood 2ed

Paperback, 10/09/2015, £23.99
This text presents the key learning theories and theoriests in children's learning with a balanced but critical review of each perspective.

Recurring Themes in Education

Paperback, 02/05/1995, £42.99
This text explores six educational themes. Each theme begins with a quotation from Froebel's writing, and an introduction to articles selected from the Early Childhood Archive and the National Froebel Foundation Archive. The articles are followed by a contemporary commentary on the theme.

Sustainable Education

Paperback, 01/01/2001, £7.00
This Briefing shows how a systemic change of educational culture towards the realization of human potential and the interdependence of social, economic and ecological wellbeing-- can lead to transformative learning.

NLP for Teachers

Paperback, 06/12/2007, £24.99
Helps you to find out how both your language and your internal processing affects the behaviour of others around you. This title covers a wide range of practical tools that may enhance your interpersonal effectiveness and classroom delivery.

Playing Outdoors : Spaces and Places, Risk and Challenge

Paperback, 01/11/2007, £25.99
This book makes an important contribution to current debates on risk, safety and challenge in outdoor environments for young children. It brings together research from a range of different disciplines, as well as illustrative examples of children's play and talk outdoors.

Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education from Piaget to the Present

Paperback, 27/09/2001, £21.99
Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education looks at fifty of the twentieth century's most significant contributors to the debate on education.

Foucault, Power, and Education

Paperback, 25/01/2013, £31.99

Education Policy in Britain 3ed

Paperback, 31/03/2014, £34.99
This text provides a clear overview and assessment of the educational policy systems at work in the UK. Accessibly written and covering pre-school and Higher Education policy-making as well as Primary and Secondary, the author examines the evolution of education policy from the Education Act of '44 to the academies of today.

Conversation About Happiness: The Story of a Lost Childhood (Summerhill)

Paperback, 07/05/2015, £8.99
Orphaned at the age of nine, Mikey Cuddihy left the US to board at the experimental Summerhill School. Like Hideous Kinky, this memoir describes coming of age in the strange and dangerous world of the unravelling social experiment of the late 1960s.

Theories of Professional Learning: A Critical Guide for Teacher Educators

Paperback, 04/11/2014, £20.00
An essential guide to important theories of professional learning for teacher educators, of particular value to those taking on new responsibilities in relation to initial teacher education (ITE) and those interested in developing new ways of working in partnership.

Experience and Education

Paperback, 01/01/1997, £8.99
Experience and Educationis the best concise statement on education ever published by John Dewey

Funds of Knowledge: Theorizing Practices in Households, Communities, and Classrooms

Paperback, 01/08/2004, £34.99
This book accomplishes three objectives: It gives readers the basic methodology and techniques followed in the contributors' funds of knowledge research; it extends the boundaries of what these researchers have done; and it explores the applications to classroom practice that can result from teachers knowing the communities in which they work.

Reflective Practice in Education and Training 2ed

Paperback, 11/01/2013, £21.99
Reflective Practice in Education and Training

Sage Handbook of Philosophy of Education

Paperback, 26/03/2013, £30.00
A user-friendly guide to the Philosophy of Education, its extent, its key thinkers and movements, and its potential contribution to a range of educational concerns.
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