'This presents a useful model for conceptualizing pedagogy as professional knowledge, well supported by selected readings' - Dr A Loveless, University of Brighton 'This book makes a plea for recreating thinking about knowledge, learning and pedagogy in the context of challenges posed by change - both cultural and technological. Bruner emphasizes that in coming to know, our own knowledge needs to be worked on and transformed, assisted by the toolhouse that is culture. This collection stands as a rich resource from which to exercise our thoughts and reflect on our activities as educators' - British Educational Research Journal This textbook looks at the relationship between views of learning, learners, knowledge and pedagogy. Worldwide, education is being subjected to a succession of policy initiatives and political interventions. Questions of what should be taught, and how, are subjects of constant debate, seldom based on research findings or theoretical principles. The articles in this volume have been chosen to show how theories can provide frameworks for analysing pedagogy and to create a dialogue about new possibilities for advancing practice.
Learners and Pedagogy is a Course Reader for The Open University course E836 Learning Curriculum and Assessment.
PART ONE: PERSPECTIVES ON PEDAGOGY Introduction - Jenny Leach and Bob Moon Folk Pedagogies - Jerome Bruner Learning and Pedagogy in Communities of Practice - Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger Why No Pedagogy in England? - Brian Simon Pedagogy, Culture, Language and Race - Paulo Freire and Donaldo P Macedo A Dialogue PART TWO: TRANSFORMING KNOWLEDGE Introduction - Jenny Leach and Bob Moon Knowledge and Teaching - Lee S Shulman Foundations of the New Reform Teaching for Understanding in the Disciplines - and Beyond - Howard Gardner and Veronica Boix-Mansilla New Understandings of Teachers' Pedagogic Knowledge - Frank Banks, Jenny Leach and Bob Moon Didactics as Construction of Content - Peter Menck The Influence of National Cultural Traditions on Knowledge and Pedagogy - Birgit Pepin Classroom Practice in England, France and Germany PART THREE: PEDAGOGIC SETTINGS Introduction - Jenny Leach and Bob Moon Development of Scientific Literacy - Beverly Caswell and Mary Lamon The Evolution of Ideas in a Knowledge-Building Classroom The Equation, the Whole Equation and Nothing But the Equation! One Approach to the Teaching of Linear Equations - Susan E B Pirie and Lyndon Martin The North Face of Shakespeare - James Stredder Practical Approaches to the Teaching of Shakespeare's Narratives Constructing History in a Graduate Curriculum Class - Wanda T May Problem-Based Learning in Medical Education - Charles E Engel Single-Sex Settings - Anne-Mette Kruse Pedagogies for Girls and Boys in Danish Schools Chances of a Lifetime - Peter Woods Exceptional Educational Events What Is Teaching for Understanding? - Martha Stone Wiske Postmodern Classrooms on the Borders? - Wendy Morgan Recreating Pedagogy - Jenny Leach and Bob Moon
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