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.
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 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