Understanding Pedagogy: And Its Impact on Learning
SAGE, Oct 26, 1999 - Education - 236 pages
`I commend it to anyone with a concern for teaching in any of its forms' -School Leadership & Management
In this controversial book, Peter Mortimore and a team from London University's Institute of Education explore what is meant by the term pedagogy.They investigate its context and describe some of the recent shifts in thinking about it.
Pedagogy affects the way hundreds of thousands of learners of different ages and stages are taught. Yet, until recently, it has been a neglected topic. Instead of having access to systematic evidence about its impact, innovative teachers have been guided only by ideological positions, folk wisdom and fashionable enthusiasms for particular approaches.
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This is such a good read for a tecaher or researcher in this climate of change.I am an Australian teacher across the pre-school, prrimary and tertiary divides and researching the topic of pedagogy for a Masters and I am interested in just what has been siad in this book regarding how we see children learn and how that impacts teaching practices. I too fear the trend to back to basics that contradicts brain reserach and contemporay approaches to teaching.