A comprehensive critical survey of the controversies, theories and practices central to secondary education today, this book provides teachers, researchers, parents and policy-makers with a vital new reference resource. It covers important topics including:
theories of learning
Fully cross-referenced, with extensive suggestions for further reading and on-line resources, this is an essential guide to theory and practice in the twenty-first century classroom.
Jerry Wellington is Professor of Education at the University of Sheffield. Previous publications include Teaching and Learning Secondary Science (Routledge, 2000) and Educational Research: Contemporary Issues and Practical Approaches (Continuum, 2000).
Accelerated learning Action Research Affective domain Alternative frameworks Assessment Authentic labour Authentic learning Autism Bloom's taxonomy Brain-based learning CAL, computer assisted learning Case study Citizenship Classroom assistants Cognition Cognitive acceleration Communities of practice Constructivism Continuing professional development (CPD) Controversial issues Creativity Criterion referenced assessment Critical pedagogy Cultural capital Curriculum Diagnostic assessment Differentiation Discovery learning Dyslexia Education for sustainability E-learning (also covering on-line learning and web-based learning) Emotional intelligence Equal opportunities Evidence-based practice Exclusion Formative assessment Gifted and talented ICT Inclusion Informal learning Intelligence, IQ Internet, the Key skills (core skills) Learning society Learning styles Learning theories Mastery learning Meaningful learning Metacognition Motivation Multiple intelligences Pastoral care Peer tutoring Post-modernism Problem-based learning Reflective practice Secondary Education Situated cognition Specialist schools Spiral curriculum Thinking skills Transfer of learning Work experience Zone of proximal development (ZPD)