In this age of new academies, free schools and a general atmosphere of breaking loose from the constraints of Local Authority control and the National Curriculum, the opportunity to explore new alternatives to � mainstream� education, methods of teaching and the curriculum, has never been greater. In response to these issues, Gill and Thomson have written a new, cutting-edge text aimed at all those involved in the study of education or teacher training, that explores, debates and critiques new and alternative approaches to teaching young people today. The book discusses a � human-centred� approach to curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, and the culture of schools and colleges. The book is grounded in theory and empirical research, discussing the need for a curriculum for the future, bridging a gap between mainstream and alternative education. The book also offers practical guidance on how these ideas can be put into practice, making it an ideal resource for trainee teachers, experienced practitioners and students of education alike.
Dr Scherto Gill is a Research Fellow at the Guerrand-Hermes Foundation for Peace and Visiting Fellow at the School of Education, University of Sussex. She has published widely in education. Her recent books include Transformation Through Education and Learning Across Cultures. Professor Garrett Thomson is the Compton Chair in Philosophy, College of Wooster, Ohio, USA and the Chief Executive Officer of the Guerrand-Hermes Foundation for Peace. He is the author of many books on philosophy, including Needs and On the Meaning of Life.
PART 1 Towards human-centred education Chapter 1 The aims of educationChapter 2 The natureof learningChapter 3 Motivation and emotionChapter 4 The experience of being an adolescentChapter 5 Understanding adolescenceChapter 6 Human-centred education PART 2 Rethinking secondary education Chapter 7 Curriculum Chapter 8 The teacher and the art of teachingChapter 9 Assessing assessmentChapter 10 Young people's experience of secondary schoolingChapter 11 Building learning communities - humanising schools
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