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.
Focuses on crucial elements associated with critical pedagogy. This title presents an overview of the term as it applies to schooling and to larger cultural spheres. It examines some of the major economic, social, and political forces undermining the promise of democratic schooling in both public and higher education.
An account of the current difficulties in education and employment, offering positive strategies for future policy. It explains how what sometimes appears to be an almost terminal crisis in schools, colleges and universities is related to the relationship between young people, educational qualifications and employment in the early 21st century.
Examines the philosophical debates surrounding the existance, teaching and transferability of thinking skills. This title debates issues such as: Do thinking skills exist? What are the aims of education? Can thinking skill be taught? Are thinking skills transferable?
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.
Explores the contribution made by art and creativity to early education and learning, by focusing upon and understanding more about the role of the 'atelier' in the pioneering pre-schools of Reggio Emilia.
Learning is among the most basic of human activities. The study of, and research into learning forms a central part of educational studies. This book considers how our neurological, biological, emotional and spiritual faculties all impact on human learning. It includes topics such as: the biology of learning; gender and human learning; and more.
Argues for a radical education with democracy as a fundamental value, care as a central ethic, a person-centred education that is education in the broadest sense, and the image of the rich child. This book explores the meaning of radical democratic education and the common school and how they can work in practice.
Offers busy professionals a full overview of the challenges and concerns facing schools. This collection of thematically organised popular articles from the "Times Educational Supplement" covers subjects ranging from tackling truancy to teaching children to write and from teenage suicide to pets in the classroom.
A constructive critique of Higher Education policy and practice from the standpoint of Christian theology. Higton focuses on the role universities can and should play in forming students and staff in intellectual virtue, in sustaining vibrant communities of inquiry, and in serving the public good.
This work shows how the ideal of practical reason can reconcile academia's research aims with public expectations for universities - the preparation of citizens, the training of professionals and the communication of a cultural inheritance.
Offers research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. This book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. The knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our education system.
This book outlines approaches to networked e-learning course design that are underpinned by a belief that students learn best in these contexts when they are organised in groups and communities. As such, the book is one of the first to provide a detailed analysis of what goes on in e-learning groups and communities.
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.
In this second edition of this classic text the authors develop an analysis of education. They show how education carries an essentially arbitrary cultural scheme based on power. More widely, the reproduction of culture through education is shown to play a key part in the reproduction of the social system.
This textbook explores the views and discussions surrounding how children think and learn, tracing the historical influences that have taken place over the past ten years. It also looks at the practical implications of research.
A study of creativity in the context of education, an issue of great importance for teachers and students alike. It considers just how creativity "works" and how it can be encouraged. The book has an international and an historical sweep, and features many examples.
Intended to stimulate sociologically informed thinking about educating. This work explores five key areas of education such as: the hidden curriculum; ideologies of educating; sociological perspectives and the study of education; educational life chances; and, the next learning system.
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.
Suitable for those training to teach in the learning and skills sector. This text takes a pragmatic approach, relating theory to real practice through cases, illustrations and interactive tasks in every chapter. It offers guidance for those who are at the beginning of their training or already qualified, needing to update their skills.
The perfect follow-on to Teaching Today, the updated second edition of this best-selling teacher text provides a coherent, evidence-based view of teaching and learning, presenting over 50 top teaching methods known to greatly improve student achievement.