Inquiring in the Classroom: Asking the Questions that Matter About Teaching and Learning

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Nick Mitchell, Joanne Pearson
A&C Black, Mar 29, 2012 - Education - 200 pages
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Inquiringin the Classroomprovides a practical and accessible guide to planning, carrying out andpresenting successful classroom inquiry for teachers working towards aMasters-level qualification in education. The contributors provide a clear andconcise roadmap drawing on case studies throughout and bringing educationaltheory to life by closely linking it to classroom practice. They also provide triedand tested advice on writing and presenting at Masters-level. Topics covered include:  Teaching, Learning and Assessment Subject Knowledge and Curriculum Development Children's Development and Behaviour Inclusion Leadership and Management Collaborative Working Through a clear emphasis on the practical implications of educational inquiry,the book brings together key elements of continuing professional development(CPD) and Masters-level learning. The contributors draw on their experience ofteaching and supporting Masters-level inquiry to provide practical suggestionsfor how teachers can support each other in classroom inquiries and develop theskills necessary to transform practice and raise engagement and attainment forall pupils.
 

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Contents

Why Should Teachers Inquire and What Questions Should They Ask?
1
Part 1
11
1 Reading for Teacher Inquiry
13
How Teachers Can Use Data to Reflect on their Practice
29
How to Harness Everyday Teaching Activities as Teacher Inquiry Methods
45
Part 2
61
4 Inquiring into Teaching Learning and Assessment
63
5 Inquiring into Subject Knowledge
80
6 Inquiring into Childrens Development and Behaviour
94
7 Inquiring into Inclusion
110
8 Inquiring into Collaborative Working
126
9 Inquiring into Leadership and Management
143
Part 3
159
10 Presenting Teacher Inquiry
161
Index
179
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Nick Mitchell is a Lecturer in Education and Teacher Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at Leeds Metropolitan University where he is course leader for the National Award in SEN Co-ordination. Joanne Pearson is Senior Lecturer inEducationat Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, where she is Course Leader of the Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL) and other Masters routes.

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