Learning to teach involves hard work and careful preparation. To become an effective teacher requires pedagogical and subject knowledge, an understanding of your pupils and how they learn, and the confidence to respond to dynamic classroom situations.
Learning to Teach in the Secondary School is the market leading text for all undergraduate, postgraduate and school-based routes to qualified teacher status. It offers an in-depth and practical introduction to the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to become a confident and effective teacher. With a focus on evidence-based practice, the book includes a wealth of examples to demonstrate how to successfully apply theory to practice, and how to critically analyse your practice to maximise pupil learning.
This 7th edition is fully updated in light of the latest initiatives, evidence and research in the field, offering comprehensive coverage, unit by unit, of the key concepts and skills addressed on initial teacher education courses in preparation for work in schools. The wide range of pedagogical features support both university based work - including that up to Masters Level - and school-based initial teacher education, and are designed to help you develop those qualities that lead to good practice and a successful future in education.
Written by expert practitioners, thirty-six essential units include:
* adopting a positive approach to managing behaviour to support learning
* ways pupils learn
* planning lessons, units of work and schemes of work
* motivating pupils
* inclusion and special educational needs
* using ICT and digital technologies
* pupil grouping, progression and differentiation
* managing time, workload and stress
* getting your first teaching post.
Learning to Teach in the Secondary School provides practical help and guidance for many of the situations and potential challenges you are faced with in school. Supported by the Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series, it is an essential purchase for every aspiring secondary school teacher.
Susan Capel is Professor of Physical Education at Brunel University, UK. Marilyn Leask is Chair of the Education Futures Collaboration charity and was previously a teacher and Professor at Brunel University and the University of Bedfordshire, UK. Sarah Younie is Reader in Education, Innovation and Technology at De Montfort University, UK.
Becoming a teacher Unit 1.1 What do teachers do? Andrew Green and Marilyn Leask Unit 1.2 Student teachers' roles and responsibilities Michael Allen and Rob Toplis Unit 1.3 Managing your time, workload and stress Susan Capel Unit 1.4 Using information and communications technology/digital technologies for professional purposes Antony Stockford 2. Beginning to teach unit 2.1 Reading classrooms: how to maximise learning from classroom observation Ana Redondo Unit 2.2 schemes of work units of work and lesson planning Sophy Bassett, Mark Bowler and Angela Newton Unit 2.3 Taking responsibility for whole lessons Michelle Lowe and Clyde Redfern 3. Classroom interactions and managing pupils Unit 3.1 Communicating with pupils Paula Zwozdiak-Myers and Susan Capel Unit 3.2 Motivating pupils Misia Gervis and Susan Capel Unit 3.3 Managing classroom behaviour: adopting a positive approach Philip Garner unit 3.4: Primary-secondary transitions Divya Jindal-Snape 4. Meeting individual differences Unit 4.1 Pupil grouping, progression and differentiation Alexandra Titchmarsh Unit 4.2 Adolescence, health and well-being Ceri Magill and Barbara Walsh Unit 4.3 Cognitive development Judy Ireson and Paul Davies Unit 4.4 Responding to diversity Stefanie Sullivan Unit 4.5 Values education: discussion and deliberation Ruth Heilbronn Unit 4.6 An introduction to inclusion, special educational needs and disability Nick Peacey 5. Helping pupils learn Unit 5.1 Ways pupils learn Diana Burton Unit 5.2 Active learning Michelle Lowe Unit 5.3 Teaching styles Chris Carpenter and Hazel Bryan Unit 5.4 Improving your teaching Marilyn Leask and Tony Liversidge Unit 5.5 Personalising and individualizing learning Carrie Winstanley Unit 5.6 Neuroeducation: the emergence of the brain in education Paul Howard-Jones unit 5.7 Developing critical thinking Hazel Bryan Unit 5.8 Creating a language-rich classroom Annabel Watson and Deborah Myhill 6. Assessment Unit 6.1 Assessing pupil progress: what do we know about good practice? Terry Haydn Unit 6.2 External assessment and examinations Bernadette Youens 7. The school curriculum and society Unit 7.1 Aims of education Unit 7.2 The school curriculum Unit 7.3 International education comparisons: understanding UK education in an international context. Andrea Raiker and Matti Rautiainen Unit 7.4 Secondary schools in Northern Ireland: governance, policy and curriculum unit 7.5 Secondary schools in Scotland: governance, policy and curriculum Anna Beck Unit 7.6 Secondary schools in Wales: governance, policy and curriculum Julia Longville 8. Your professional development Unit 8.1 Getting your first post Julia Lawrence and Susan Capel Unit 8.2 Developing further as a teacher Unit 8.3 Accountability, contractual and statutory duties Dawn Leslie and Sue Collins 9. And finally Marilyn Leask and Andrew Green Appendix 1: glossary of terms Appendix 2: examples of useful websites Appendix 3: guidance for writing