Effective Teaching
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Effective Teaching

Evidence and Practice

Third Edition



© 2011 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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This new edition updates the successful 2005 edition with the latest research on effective teaching and learning. Appropriate for primary and secondary, the authors continue to provide a broad and comprehensive overview of what is now a large body of knowledge on effective teaching.

The authors maintain their user-friendly style and the structure which takes in generic teaching skills; teaching for specific goals; subject specific strategies and other classroom issues. New to this edition:

- updated research evidence

- a greater cultural breadth including international research

- diversity in the classroom; values and beliefs

- assessment for learning

Points for reflection and further reading have also been included to help encourage readers to become reflective practitioners.

This book is essential reading for education students, including all PGCE and BA courses, as well as teachers and educational researchers.

Daniel Muijs is Professor of Education at University of Southampton.

David Reynolds is Professor of Education at University of Plymouth.

Introduction: Effective Teaching - the British Research Reviewed
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING AND LEARNING
Theories of Learning and Intelligence
Direct Instruction
Interactive Teaching
Collaborative Small Group Work and Peer Tutoring
Constructivist Teaching
Teacher Beliefs, Values and Knowledge
PART TWO: CREATING A FRAMEWORK FOR LEARNING
Classroom Management
Behaviour Management
Classroom Climate
Effective Use of Homework
Problem-Solving and Higher-Order Thinking Skills
PART THREE: TEACHING FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES
Developing Pupils' Social Skills
Enhancing Pupils' Self-Esteem and Self-Concept
Teaching Pupils with Special Educational Needs
Teaching Gifted Pupils
Teaching in the Early Years
Personalized Learning
PART FOUR: TEACHING SPECIFIC SUBJECTS, ASSESSMENT AND OBSERVATION
Literacy
Mathematics
Assessment for Learning
Cross-Curricular Teaching
Peer Classroom Observation
Conclusion: Teaching and Teachers in the 21st Century School

'it deserves rapidly to find a prominent

and well-thumbed place in all staffroom libraries as well as in schools of education'
- Keith Saunders, British Journal of Educational Technology


Praise for the previous edition:

'A small number of education books feel indispensable; this is warmly welcomed to the club. It's a magnificent survey of what educational research can tell us about nitty-gritty classroom issues' - Geoff Barton, Times Educational Supplement, Friday Magazine


I found this an informative read, the concepts didnt always apply to the age of my students, but i found the methods easy to adapt to suit. recommended

Mr Reece Hodskinson
Community occupational therapy and manual handling team, Tameside metropolitan bourough council
January 28, 2013

A comprehensive review of effective teaching and classroom and behaviour management for both students and practitioners. It is easy to read, structured and with useful reflective questions in each chapter.

Mrs Valentina Theodosiou
Advisor for School Development and School Improvement, CPI
January 6, 2013

This text was used as a supplemental text to support various aspects of teaching within the classroom. It will be a recommended text for the delivery of Professional Studies 2 this academic year

Mrs JANET DOUGLAS GARDNER
Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Languages and Education, London Metropolitan Uni (City Campus)
September 4, 2012

A very comprehensive review of research into effective teaching for both becoming and serving teachers

Lori Altendorff
School of Education, Sussex University
April 25, 2012

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