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Effective Teaching

Effective Teaching
Evidence and Practice

Fourth Edition

October 2017 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This new edition of the popular textbook digs into the research behind different aspects of teaching in order to give students an informed understanding of what underpins high quality teaching. It explores what the evidence shows about the effectiveness of different approaches, drawing from a variety of educational schools of thought.

New to this edition:

  • enhanced discussion of what we can learn from cognitive science research
  • new chapters on metacognition and thinking skills, teacher subject knowledge, evaluating teacher performance, and international comparisons on teaching
  • new Further Reading and Think Point features encouraging critical engagement with key research findings.

This is essential reading for all students on initial teacher education courses including undergraduate, postgraduate, School Direct, Teach First and employment-based routes into teaching, and also qualified teachers wanting to deepen their understanding of educational research.

Ch1: Theories of learning
Ch2: Direct Instruction
Ch3: Interactive teaching
Ch4: Collaborative small group work and peer tutoring
Ch5: Metacognition and thinking skills
Ch6: Subject knowledge
Ch7: Classroom and behaviour management
Ch8: Classroom Climate
Ch9: Homework
Ch10: Non-cognitive outcomes
Ch11: Additional learning needs
Ch12: Early years education
Ch13: Differentiation
Ch14: Literacy
Ch15: Numeracy
Ch16: Assessment for learning
Ch17: Continuing professional development
Ch18: Evaluating teacher performance
Ch19: International comparisons on teaching

It really captures the basic principles of making teaching effective and meaningful for young children

Dr Evgenia Theodotou
CASS School of Education & Communities, University of East London
March 27, 2019

This is a clearly written and authoritative introduction to effective teaching, by two leading authors and researchers in their field. I can imagine myself and my students dipping into this repeatedly in the future, to look for up to date information about areas as diverse as effective classroom management and classroom climate, questioning skills and direct instruction.

Mr Tim Cooke
Doctoral Programme in Educational Psychology, Southampton University
April 5, 2018

This book tackles a number of issue important for teachers to think about when considering their own practice. It looks at the basic skills of learning and teaching, as well the frameworks that enable us to create safe, productive and effective learning environments. It is written in a clear style, with stimulating prompts for reflection at the end of each chapter. I would say it is a valuable text for student teachers and practising teachers alike.

Dr Louise Campbell
Moray House School of Education, Edinburgh University
November 21, 2017

A recommended read to those studying on the Foundation Degree in Educational Practice. This publication provides various topics to reflect upon in the classroom environment. Good ‘reflective points’ throughout the chapters to encourage the reader to reflect on their own teaching experiences to improve practice overall.

Miss Tracey Canham
Health Care and Early Years, Swindon College
December 29, 2017

A very clearly written and comprehensive learning and teaching text book.

Mr Paul Demetriou-Crane
Education, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
December 11, 2017

I like the 'think points' and the fact that answers to these are supplied at the back of the book. The reflective questions are useful to help teachers consider theory to practice. The content is written logically and enables the reader to interact with it. There's a good list of references to enable further research.

Ms Ann Gravells
Assessment Ne, Cambridge University
October 31, 2017

Sample Materials & Chapters

1. Theories of Learning and Intelligence