Integrating Research on Teaching and Learning Mathematics

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Author: Elizabeth Fennema,Thomas P. Carpenter,Susan J. Lamon

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791405222

Category: Mathematics

Page: 227

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During the last decade there were significant advances in the study of students' learning and problem solving in mathematics, and in the study of classroom instruction. Because these two research programs usually have been conducted individually, it is generally agreed now that there is an increasing need for an integrated research program. This book represents initial discussions and development of a unified paradigm for studying teaching in mathematics that builds upon both cognitive as well as instructional research.

On Teaching and Learning

Putting the Principles and Practices of Dialogue Education into Action

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Author: Jane Vella

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119016266

Category: Education

Page: 272

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On Teaching and Learning takes the ideas explored in renowned educator Jane Vella’s best-selling book Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach to the next level and explores how dialogue education has been applied in educational settings around the world. Throughout the book, she shows how to put the principles and practices of dialogue education into action and uses illustrative stories and examples from her extensive travels. Dialogue education values inquiry, integrity, and commitment to equity—values that are also central to democracy. Learners are treated as beings worthy of respect, recognized for the knowledge and experience they bring to the learning experience. Dialogue education emphasizes the importance of safety and belonging. It is an approach that welcomes one’s certainties and one’s questions.

Second Language Classrooms

Research on Teaching and Learning

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Author: Craig Chaudron

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521339803

Category: Education

Page: 221

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This book provides a critical overview of recent classroom-centred research and its implications for the teaching and learning of languages giving new insights into how languages are learned and what the effects of classroom instruction are.

Exploring Probability in School

Challenges for Teaching and Learning

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Author: Graham A. Jones

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387245308

Category: Education

Page: 390

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Exploring Probability in School provides a new perspective into research on the teaching and learning of probability. It creates this perspective by recognizing and analysing the special challenges faced by teachers and learners in contemporary classrooms where probability has recently become a mainstream part of the curriculum from early childhood through high school. The authors of the book discuss the nature of probability, look at the meaning of probabilistic literacy, and examine student access to powerful ideas in probability during the elementary, middle, and high school years. Moreover, they assemble and analyse research-based pedagogical knowledge for teachers that can enhance the learning of probability throughout these school years. With the book’s rich application of probability research to classroom practice, it will not only be essential reading for researchers and graduate students involved in probability education; it will also capture the interest of educational policy makers, curriculum personnel, teacher educators, and teachers.

Thinking about Teaching and Learning

Developing Habits of Learning with First Year College and University Students

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Author: Robert N. Leamnson

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 9781579220136

Category: Education

Page: 169

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Here is a compelling read for every teacher in higher education who wants to refresh or reexamine his or her classroom practice. Building on the insights offered by recent discoveries about the biological basis of learning, and on his own thought-provoking definitions of teaching, learning and education, the author proceeds to the practical details of instruction that teachers are most interested in - the things that make or break teaching. Practical and thoughtful, and based on forty years of teaching, wide reading and much reflection, Robert Leamnson provides teachers with a map to develop their own teaching philosophy, and effective nuts-and-bolts advice. His approach is particularly useful for those facing a cohort of first year students less prepared for college and university. He is concerned to develop in his students habits and skills that will equip them for a lifetime of learning. He is especially alert to the psychology of students. He also understands, and has experienced, the typical frustration and exasperation teachers feel when students ingeniously elude their teachers' loftiest goals and strategies. Most important, he has good advice about how to cope with the challenge. This guide will appeal to college teachers in all disciplines.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing Academic Practice

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Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135724938

Category: Education

Page: 448

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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Breaking Free from Myths about Teaching and Learning

Innovation as an Engine for Student Success

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Author: Allison Zmuda

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 141661091X

Category: Education

Page: 196

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Allison Zmuda analyzes and dispels harmful untruths that have inhibited student learning for decades and offers ideas for combating them. --from publisher description

Teaching and Learning Strategies for the Thinking Classroom

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Author: Alan Crawford

Publisher: IDEA

ISBN: 9781932716115

Category: Education

Page: 244

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Annotation The most successful classrooms are those that encourage students to think for themselves and engage in critical thinking. A practical guide to lively teaching that results in reading and writing for critical thinking. It explains and demonstrates a well-organized set of strategies for teaching that invites and supports learning. At the same time it helps educators form judgments about teaching so that they can adjust their practices to subjects they teach and the needs of their students. A series of core lessons explains and demonstrates teaching methods in action and shows educators how they can use related teaching methods to achieve similar goals. Also includes general ideas about assessment and lesson planning as well as classroom management techniques and assessment rubrics. Strategies can be used from upper primary school through secondary school and across the curriculum.

New Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Modern Languages

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Author: Simon Green

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853594717

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 194

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This exciting new publication featuring chapters from some of the foremost practitioners in the field of modern languages today closely examines research-based analysis, structural contexts and classroom practice in teaching and learning. After analysing the current situation, each author proposes radical solutions to current problems and the whole book provides much needed fresh thinking on methodology and pedagogy.

Interior Design

Practical Strategies for Teaching and Learning

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Author: Katherine S. Ankerson,Jill Pable

Publisher: Fairchild Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 300

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Interior Design: Practical Strategies for Teaching and Learning provides a pedagogical approach specifically geared to instruction in interior design. Combining theory with practical application and examples unique to the interior design discipline, the unifying theme of the book is achieving excellence in design education. For first-time teachers whose formal training as educators is more limited than their expertise in the discipline of interior design, this text serves as a primary, specialized resource. For both new and seasoned teachers, it is a handy, just-in-time reference for those sticky situations when one needs a fresh perspective in teaching an idea in a new way. The text is enriched by case studies; grading rubrics and student critiques; definitions of educational jargon; tables and graphs; photos of teaching-related activities and spaces; and a bibliography for further information on teaching and learning topics.

Motivation for Achievement

Possibilities for Teaching and Learning

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Author: M. Kay Alderman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113676979X

Category: Education

Page: 360

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Understanding student and teacher motivation and developing strategies to foster motivation for students at all levels of performance are essential to effective teaching. This text is designed to help prospective and practicing teachers achieve these goals. Its premise is that current research and theory about motivation offer hope and possibilities for educators —teachers, parents, coaches, and administrators—to enhance motivation for achievement. The orientation draws primarily on social-cognitive perspectives that have generated much research relevant to classroom practice. Ideal for any course that is dedicated to, or includes coverage of, motivation and achievement, the text focuses on two key roles teachers play in supporting and cultivating motivation in the classroom: establishing the classroom structure and instruction that provides the environment for optimal motivation, engagement, and learning; and helping students develop the tools that will enable them to be self-regulated learners and develop their potential. Pedagogical features aid the understanding of concepts and the application to practice: Strategy boxes present guidelines and strategies for using the various concepts. Exhibit boxes include forms for different purposes (for example, goal setting), examples of teacher beliefs and practices, and samples of student work. Reflection boxes stimulate readers’ thinking about motivational issues inherent in the topics, their experiences, and their beliefs. A motivational toolbox at the end of each chapter helps readers identify important points to think about, lingering questions, strategies to use now, and strategies to develop in the future. NEW IN THE THIRD EDITION Updated research and new topics are added throughout as warranted by current inquiry in the field. Chapters are reorganized to provide more coherence and to account for new findings. New and updated material is included on issues of educational reform, standards for achievement, and high-stakes testing, and on achievement goal theory, especially regarding performance goals and the distinction between performance-approach and performance-avoidance goals as relevant to classroom practice.

Teaching and Learning

Pedagogy, Curriculum and Culture

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Author: Alex Moore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415663644

Category: Education

Page: 192

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"Teaching and Learning: Pedagogy, Curriculum and Culture is designed to share important theory with readers in an accessible but sophisticated way. It offers an overview of the key issues and dominant theories of teaching and learning as they impact upon the practice of education professionals in the classroom. This second edition has been updated to take account of significant changes in the field; young people's use of digital technologies, the increasing involvement of world of business in state education, and ongoing high-profile debates about assessment, to name but a few. It examines the global move from traditional subject-and-knowledge based curricula towards skills and problem-solving and discusses how the emphasis on education for citizenship has forced us to reconsider the social functions of education. Central topics also covered include: - An assessment of the most influential theorists of learning and teaching - The ways in which public educational policy impinges on local practice - The nature and role of language and culture in formal educational settings - An assessment of different models of 'good teaching' - Alternative models of curriculum and pedagogy. With questions, points for consideration and ideas for further reading and research throughout, this book delivers discussion and analysis designed to support understanding of classroom interactions and to contribute to improved practice. It will be essential reading for all student teachers, those engaged in professional development and Education Studies students"--

Rupturing African Philosophy on Teaching and Learning

Ubuntu Justice and Education

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Author: Yusef Waghid,Faiq Waghid,Zayd Waghid

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319779508

Category: Education

Page: 199

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This book examines African philosophy of education and the enactment of ubuntu justice through a massive open online course on Teaching for Change. The authors argue that such pedagogic encounters have the potential to stimulate just and democratic human relations: encounters that are critical, deliberate, reflective and compassionate could enable just and democratic human relations to flourish, thus inducing decolonisation and decoloniality. Exploring arguments for imaginative and tolerant pedagogic encounters that could help cultivate an African university where educators and students can engender morally and politically responsible pedagogical actions, the authors offer pathways for thinking more imaginatively about higher education in a globalised African context. This work will be of value for researchers and students of philosophy of education, higher education and democratic citizenship education.

International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics

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Author: Gail Mitchell Hoyt,KimMarie McGoldrick

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781002452

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 852

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ÔThe International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics is a power packed resource for anyone interested in investing time into the effective improvement of their personal teaching methods, and for those who desire to teach students how to think like an economist. It sets guidelines for the successful integration of economics into a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional settings in college and graduate courses with some attention paid to primary and secondary classrooms. . . The International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics is highly recommended for all economics instructors and individuals supporting economic education in courses in and outside of the major. This Handbook provides a multitude of rich resources that make it easy for new and veteran instructors to improve their instruction in ways promising to excite an increasing number of students about learning economics. This Handbook should be on every instructorÕs desk and referenced regularly.Õ Ð Tawni Hunt Ferrarini, The American Economist ÔIn delightfully readable short chapters by leaders in the sub-fields who are also committed teachers, this encyclopedia of how and what in teaching economics covers everything. There is nothing else like it, and it should be required reading for anyone starting a teaching career Ð and for anyone who has been teaching for fewer than 50 years!Õ Ð Daniel S. Hamermesh, University of Texas, Austin, US The International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics provides a comprehensive resource for instructors and researchers in economics, both new and experienced. This wide-ranging collection is designed to enhance student learning by helping economic educators learn more about course content, pedagogic techniques, and the scholarship of the teaching enterprise. The internationally renowned contributors present an exhaustive compilation of accessible insights into major research in economic education across a wide range of topic areas including: ¥ Pedagogic practice Ð teaching techniques, technology use, assessment, contextual techniques, and K-12 practices. ¥ Research findings Ð principles courses, measurement, factors influencing student performance, evaluation, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. ¥ Institutional/administrative issues Ð faculty development, the undergraduate and graduate student, and international perspectives. ¥ Teaching enhancement initiatives Ð foundations, organizations, and workshops. Grounded in research, and covering past and present knowledge as well as future challenges, this detailed compendium of economics education will prove an invaluable reference tool for all involved in the teaching of economics: graduate students, new teachers, lecturers, faculty, researchers, chairs, deans and directors.

Inquiry-Guided Learning

New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Number 129

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Author: Virginia S. Lee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111829923X

Category: Education

Page: 121

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Since the publication of the 1998 Boyer report: Reinventing Undergraduate Education: a Blueprint for America's Research Universities, inquiry-guided learning has been discussed widely in higher education circles. In fact, it is often summoned as a universal answer for various teaching and learning ills in higher education. However, many institutions adopt inquiry-guided learning even as they are struggling to understand what it really is. With eight institutional case studies drawn from colleges and universities in Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, this volume provides a clear description of inquiry-guided learning based on best practice. It also provides a window into the dynamics of undergraduate education reform using inquiry-guided learning, with a final chapter that compares the eight institutions on key dimensions. It is a resource for institutions attempting undergraduate reform through inquiry-guided learning, for practitioners and scholars of inquiry-guided learning, for instructors seeking good texts for courses on higher education administration, and for administrators seeking to understand and lead undergraduate education reform.

New designs for teaching and learning

promoting active learning in tomorrow's schools

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Author: Dennis M. Adams,Mary Hamm

Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 350

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New Designs for Teaching and Learning offers a practical survey of the most important trAnds in education--including critical thinking, cooperative learning, and portfolio assessment--and shows how they can be translated into classroom practice. The book will help educators design classroom programs that foster teamwork and thinking while getting children actively involved in their own learning.Providing specific classroom activities at the And of each chapter, Dennis Adams and Mary Hamm show how these new instructional developments can be specifically applied to the content areas. They suggest concepts and techniques that can be used in math, science, reading and writing, and the arts. They examine how electronic media such as television, computers, and interactive telecommunication are transforming learning. And they discuss the topic of social responsibility and citizenship education.Successful teaching goes beyond the mere transmission of knowledge. By presenting a more dynamic view of teaching and learning, the authors open a world of possibilities for today's teachers and students.

Handbook of Research on Teaching and Learning in K-20 Education

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Author: Victor C. X. Wang

Publisher: Information Science Reference

ISBN: 9781466642492

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 876

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"This reference provides well-rounded research in providing teaching and learning theories that can be applied to both adults and children while acknowledging the difference between both"--

Educational Technology for Teaching and Learning

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Author: Timothy J. Newby,Donald Stepich,James Lehman,James D. Russell,Anne Todd Leftwich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780137063338

Category: Computer-assisted instruction

Page: 337

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This edition introduces current and future teachers to the approaches, methods, and procedures for integrating computers and other media into the curriculum. It details the foundations of learning and technology and planning media-supported learning experiences, and ensuring the success of these experiences.

What Works

Research about Teaching and Learning

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Author: United States. Department of Education

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 86

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