Joyful Learning: Active and Collaborative Learning in Inclusive Classrooms

Joyful Learning: Active and Collaborative Learning in Inclusive Classrooms

By: Alice Udvari-Solner (editor), Paula M. Kluth (editor)Paperback

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This book provides suggestions for successful learning experiences, and is ideal for inclusive classrooms and learners with a wide range of abilities, including cultural or linguistic differences. The authors present techniques for using differentiation, active learning, and personalized instruction that enable teachers to use sound teaching practices and engage students in discussion, debate, creative thinking, questioning, teamwork, and collaborative learning.

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Dr. Alice Udvari-Solner is a national consultant in education and holds an appointment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. The graduate and undergraduate courses she teaches on the topic of accommodating diverse learners in general education settings are integral to the elementary, secondary, and special education teacher certification programs. Differentiation, the design of effective curricular adaptations, collaborative team work among educators and paraprofessionals, and systems change toward inclusive education are areas that are central to her research and teaching. Dr. Udvari-Solner recent research has focused on the development of the Universal Design Process for Differentiation - a method used to promote co-planning among educators to design responsive strategies for diverse learners. Dr. Kluth is an independent scholar and education consultant. Her professional and research interests center on supporting students with autism and significant disabilities in inclusive classrooms and differentiating instruction. She is the author of "You're Going to Love This Kid": Educating Students with Autism in Inclusive Classrooms (2003, Brookes Publishing) and the lead editor of Access to Academics: Critical Approaches to Inclusive Curriculum, Instruction, and Policy (with Doug Biklen & Diana Straut, 2003, Erlbaum Publishing).


Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction 1. Building Teams and Communities That's the Story of My Life! Group Resume What Is It? We All Own the Problem Pass the Compliment Two Truths & a Lie It's a Small World Makin' Mottos One Step Ahead Once Upon a Time 2. Teaching and Learning Walk It to Know It Fishbowl Tag Carousel Novice or Veteran? The Walking Billboard Dinner Party The Company You Keep Classify, Categorize, and Organize Collective Brainwriting Professor Paragraph 3. Studying and Reviewing Moving to the Music Popcorn Toss-a-Question Guess Who? Hot Seat Say Something Cracking the Code Match Game Paper Bag Interviews Human Continuum 4. Creating Active Lectures All Together Now! Share & Compare Stand and Deliver Chants & Rants The Whip Numbered Heads Together Take My Perspective, Please! Lecture Reflections Stop the Lecture & Start the Drama Roundtable 5. Assessing and Celebrating Are You Game? Desktop Teaching Gallery Walk A Is For Top Ten Lists Catch! Sixty-Second Commercial Collaborative Quiz Human Treasure Hunt Act Like It! References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/02/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412941747
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781412941747
  • weight: 458
  • ISBN10: 1412941741

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