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This book includes learning theories which educators can use and apply directly to practice and would be useful for early career researchers who may appreciate an overview of educational theory. The personal background perspective included with each chapter makes the book an accessible read as a story is weaved through an understanding of the context of the times and personal circumstances of each theorist.
An excellent companion to Aubrey and Riley’s ‘Understanding and Using Educational Theories’, this book presents the ideas of more peripheral and contemporary theorists, serving to extend and enrich readers’ knowledge of key thinkers on education and learning.
The key concepts of each theorist are clearly presented and contextually cushioned, enabling readers to form a web of understanding in how they link to, and have been influenced by, others in the field, whilst at the same time recognising how they may be viewed as ‘challengers’ to more traditional ideas on education.
Supported students in a number of ways; they began to comprehend, especially first years, what it means to be critical when exploring and implementing Educational Theories not just challenging ones. Secondly the way in which the theories were mapped out, referenced and presented provided greater information and learning support for most students.
The authors of this book have done a very good job. Educational Theories have clearly been explained.
Brilliant book - introduces many essential education theorists and explores both their background and the key concepts of their theories. Really useful for critical analysis.
This is an essential addition to our BA (Hons) Education reading list. We have a module called Constructions of Learning which looks at the theories of learning and this book is one of the key texts we recommend our students buy.
Well written introduction to some of the key educational theorists. Very useful for students when beginning to look at different theories and how they can be applied in practice.
An excellent text. Very informative in discussing a range of theorists and their relationships within their work. This provides a very in-depth understanding around educational theory and application which supports wider reading.
A well written and concise introduction to learning theories.
This book presents a fresh look at educational theorists - plenty of opportunities for discussion and critical thought. A really useful book for undergraduates.
This is a really helpful book especially for setting pre session reading with trainees who havent studied any educational theories at the start of the programme.
Easy to navigate and provides explanations and critiques of the different theorists
The book presents the main ideas of a range of learning theorists, critiques their theories and discusses ways that these can be applied in practice. It can be useful for preservice students who would like to become familiar with learning theories.
The key component of this book is to critically appraise the theories of key influential thinkers of modern educational pedagogy and policy. This is achieved in a way that makes the reader feel comfortable with the text and challenges perceptions of those on undergrad and postgrad study in context of the nature and development of the current educational landscape.
This book is an excellent follow up to Understanding and Using Educational theories as it provides an not only excellent introduction to advanced educational theories buy also provides aid on employing these more complex approaches into personal practice. At lat there is asingle volume which presents some very complex approaches in a clear and understandable way, which unlocks key (and vital) educational theories to a wide variety of learners.
Links well to course content
This is essential reading for any student interested in, or studying, educational theories. The book covers all important theories in an engaging and clear style. Highly recommended.
Another clear and informative guide from Aubrey and Riley. Very useful for supporting level five students grasp unfamiliar theories around childhood and learning.