This reflective reader looks at key themes and topical debates in secondary education using extracts and writings to exemplify different perspectives. It examines themes such as establishing teaching identity, approaches to teaching and learning and classroom practice. It gives advice on embedding assessment of pupil progress into teaching and how to use creativity as a way of teaching and learning. This text provides a model approach to the integration of theory and practice through learning from the analysis of research literature and applying this learning to the role of classroom teacher.
Jonathan Savage is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University. Until 2001 he was Head of Music at Debenham High School, an 11-16 comprehensive school in rural Suffolk in the east of England. He is also Managing Director of UCan.tv (www.ucan.tv), a not-for-profit company that produces engaging educational software. Martin Fautley is a Reader in Education at Birmingham City University. For many years he was a school teacher in the Midlands before undertaking Doctoral research at the University of Cambridge. His research interests encompass theoretical and practical issues concerning creative processes in schools and how teachers can help foster these, and the ways in which assessment, particularly assessment for learning, can be used as means to raise standards.
Introduction Theme 1: Starting your teaching: identity, subject and pedagogy - Establishing your teacher identity - Teaching and learning - Developing your classroom practice Theme 2: Developing your teaching: some next steps - Embedding assessment for learning - Choosing and using technology for teaching and learning - Personalisation and personalised learning Theme 3: Your future teaching practice Creativity as a way of teaching and learning Enriching collaborations Moving onwards