Learn to Teach: Teach to Learn

Learn to Teach: Teach to Learn

By: Catherine Scott (author)Paperback

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Learn to Teach explores the most up-to-date findings on how children learn, to help teachers create effective learning environments and plan for teaching. Drawing on a neo-Vygotskian approach to learning, it covers the purpose of education; socio-cultural approaches to human cognition; attention and intelligence as cognitive tools; and the role of mindsets, memory and language in learning. It promotes the idea that the mind is a cultural product and that education is best understood as fostering the development of valued cognitive tools appropriate for the twenty-first century. To provide readers with a holistic understanding of learning, the book explores the significant contributions to the study of learning and teaching from psychologists, sociologists and cultural theorists. Readers are encouraged to critically engage with - and challenge - some of the prevailing learning theories in order to better understand their students. Each chapter features classroom observation exercises, discussion questions and links to further reading.

About Author

Catherine Scott is a Senior Lecturer at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne.


Introduction; 1. Ideas that shape thinking about learning and teaching; 2. Culture and education; 3. Natural pedagogy; 4. Intelligence; 5. Cognitive processes in the classroom; 6. Memory processes: making it stick; 7. Non-cognitive factors in school success; 8. Experts and novices; 9. Teaching unplugged: talk for learning; 10. Assessment and feedback: teaching's engine room.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781107647190
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 250
  • ID: 9781107647190
  • weight: 400
  • ISBN10: 1107647193

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