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The Super Quick Guide to Learning Theories and Teaching Approaches

The Super Quick Guide to Learning Theories and Teaching Approaches

April 2023 | 152 pages | Learning Matters

Learning theories and teaching approaches summarised, explained and critiqued for trainee teachers. 

This book offers an overview of essential learning theories and teaching approaches in a nutshell. It empowers trainee teachers with the key knowledge to understand how individuals learn and the most effective ways to teach them. Engaging in thought-provoking discussions, readers are encouraged to critically examine theoretical challenges and limitations while discovering the interconnectedness of various theories. The guide also provides direction for further study, ensuring a well-rounded educational foundation for future teachers.

Foundational concepts
Theories of learning
Educational frameworks
Brain based theories
Ways we learn
Factors affecting learning
Language learning (approaches)
Assessing learning
Teaching approaches

This book should be in the hands of every teacher, regardless of how many years they have been in the classroom. It expertly summarizes and critiques diverse approaches to teaching and learning and presents them in a way that is highly digestible and actionable. Everyone can learn something from this book. I am particularly enjoying the section on theories of learning and factors affecting learning -- highly recommend!

Katie Plunkett
The Calm Classroom

This is a useful book for students to use if they want to refresh their knowledge learning theories and teaching approaches. i like the linking to relevant literature to develop undersytanding. But due to this being a book, there is a challenge with getting the artilces digital without taking time to copy it into the the relevant journal

Miss Katie Ann Lee
School of Social Sciences and Law, Oxford Brookes University
August 22, 2023

simple introduction for level 5 and signposts for higher levels. concise and appropriate and relevant for supporting a number of modules.

Ms karen lowe
Education, Bolton University
June 15, 2023

Excellent initial guide to check learning theories which clearly sign-posts critics and directs the students to relevant reading.

Mrs Ursula Quick
School of Social Sciences, Business and Law, Teesside University
May 31, 2023

A very useful and manageable text. This gives swift insights into key theories - this is so important when considering workload management.

Mr Gary Pykitt
School of Education, Birmingham City University
August 30, 2023

This book is an very useful and quick guide to learning theories. It provides just quick discussions on key theories (and some not so commonly referenced ones) and provides a starting point for those who wish to delve deeper afterwards. It is an ideal book for our master's course which requires the students to have a grounding on key learning theories which are needed for their writing tasks.

Mr Tarisai Chikomba
Dept of Teacher Education (Chelmsford), Anglia Ruskin University
March 25, 2024

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