Developing Pedagogy: Researching Practice
Janet Collins, Kim Insley, Janet Soler
SAGE, Nov 24, 2000 - Education - 224 pages
This book encourages readers to explore significant aspects of current thinking in primary education (for ages 3-13) focusing on pedagogy: the study of processes of teaching. The authors consider contexts, knowledge, skills and curriculum within a framework of practice. A distinctive feature is the voices of teachers, children, parents, advisors and inspectors and others.
The book covers: learning, knowledge and pedagogy; pedagogic issues, application of practice. The authors also present a discussion of national strategies and The National Curriculum update for 2000, discussions of a world-wide curriculum, and ICT and citizenship viewed as tools for developing aspects of pedagogy.
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Concepts in Primary Education
1 Towards a New Perspective on Childrens Learning?
2 Just for Fun? The Child as Active Learner and MeaningMaker
the Part That Children Play
4 Critical Pedagogy Empowerment and Learning
5 Organizing the Primary Classroom Environment as a Context for Learning
a Dilemma for the Constructivist Teacher
Application of Practice
10 What Is the Curriculum?
11 Will the Curriculum Caterpillar Ever Learn to Fly?
the Case of Sunny First School
13 The Impact of the National Curriculum on Play in Reception Classes
14 Value Pluralism Democracy and Education for Citizenship
an Opportunity for Curriculum Renewal?
16 Critical Literacy and the Case for It in the Early Years of School