Developing Pedagogy: Researching Practice

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Janet Collins, Kim Insley, Janet Soler
SAGE, Nov 24, 2000 - Education - 224 pages
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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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Contents

Concepts in Primary Education
1
1 Towards a New Perspective on Childrens Learning?
3
2 Just for Fun? The Child as Active Learner and MeaningMaker
11
the Part That Children Play
26
4 Critical Pedagogy Empowerment and Learning
39
Pedagogic Issues
51
5 Organizing the Primary Classroom Environment as a Context for Learning
54
a Dilemma for the Constructivist Teacher
68
Application of Practice
119
10 What Is the Curriculum?
122
11 Will the Curriculum Caterpillar Ever Learn to Fly?
132
the Case of Sunny First School
143
13 The Impact of the National Curriculum on Play in Reception Classes
161
14 Value Pluralism Democracy and Education for Citizenship
173
an Opportunity for Curriculum Renewal?
187
16 Critical Literacy and the Case for It in the Early Years of School
200

7 Sally Would You Like to Sit Down? How Teachers Use Politeness and Indirect Discourse
81
a Case for Listening to Children
96
9 Silence as a Fortress and a Prison
108

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Kim Insley is Cohort Leader and Partnership and School Experience Coordinator in the Department of Early Childhood and Primary Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.

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