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Effective Teaching
Evidence and Practice

Fourth Edition


© 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.

 
PART 1: BASICS OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
 
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
 
PART 2: CREATING A FRAMEWORK FOR LEARNING
 
Ch7: Classroom and behaviour management
 
Ch8: Classroom Climate
 
Ch9: Homework
 
PART 3: ADAPTING TEACHING
 
Ch10: Non-cognitive outcomes
 
Ch11: Additional learning needs
 
Ch12: Early years education
 
Ch13: Differentiation
 
PART 4: SUBJECT TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT
 
Ch14: Literacy
 
Ch15: Numeracy
 
Ch16: Assessment for learning
 
PART 5: DEVELOPING TEACHERS AND EDUCATION
 
Ch17: Continuing professional development
 
Ch18: Evaluating teacher performance
 
Ch19: International comparisons on teaching

In securing and sustaining school and system improvement, teaching is a critically important contributory factor. The fourth edition of 'Effective Teaching: Evidence and Practice' is a timely reminder that the knowledge base about the best teaching practices is extensive and substantial. Therefore this book is an essential read and a significant resource for teachers, teacher educators, researchers and policy makers.

 

Michelle Jones
University of Bath

Effective Teaching: Evidence and Practice" is an impressively written and effectively organized textbook that digs into the research behind different aspects of teaching in order to provide an informed and informative understanding of what underpins high quality teaching. "Effective Teaching: Evidence and Practice" explores what the evidence shows about the effectiveness of different approaches, drawing from a variety of educational schools of thought. "Effective Teaching: Evidence and Practice" should be considered 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.

Midwest Book Review

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
October 26, 2017

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

Mr Paul Demetriou-Crane
Education, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
October 4, 2017

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 8, 2017

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