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 researchnew chapters on metacognition and thinking skills, teacher subject knowledge, evaluating teacher performance, and international comparisons on teachingnew 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.
Professor Daniel Muijs is Chair of Education. Previously he worked at the University of Manchester as Chair of Pedagogy and Teacher Development at the University of Manchester, School of Education, as Chair of School Leadership and Management at the University of Newcastle and as senior at Warwick Institute of Education. He is an acknowledged expert in the field of Educational and Teacher Effectiveness and is co-editor of the journal 'School Effectiveness and School Improvement'. He has published widely in the areas of educational effectiveness, leadership and research methods, and has conducted research for government agencies (DCSF, NCSL, QCA), Charitable Trusts (Gatsby) and Research Councils (ESRC).
PART 1: BASICS OF TEACHING AND LEARNINGCh1: Theories of learningCh2: Direct InstructionCh3: Interactive teachingCh4: Collaborative small group work and peer tutoringCh5: Metacognition and thinking skillsCh6: Subject knowledgePART 2: CREATING A FRAMEWORK FOR LEARNINGCh7: Classroom and behaviour managementCh8: Classroom ClimateCh9: HomeworkPART 3: ADAPTING TEACHINGCh10: Non-cognitive outcomesCh11: Additional learning needsCh12: Early years educationCh13: DifferentiationPART 4: SUBJECT TEACHING AND ASSESSMENTCh14: LiteracyCh15: NumeracyCh16: Assessment for learningPART 5: DEVELOPING TEACHERS AND EDUCATIONCh17: Continuing professional developmentCh18: Evaluating teacher performanceCh19: International comparisons on teaching