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An Introduction To Scholarship offers a practical, skills-based approach to developing the basic academic and critical thinking skills required to succeed in the tertiary environment.
Teaching Strategies: For Quality Teaching And Learning is a practical guide to quality teaching and learning in South African schools. The book provides an introduction to the principles of effective teaching and learning, with special reference to how these principles can be applied within the framework of South Africa’s National Curriculum Statement Grades R–12.
It gives detailed guidelines for using nine broad teaching strategies that have proven to be effective across all phases of school. The final chapter introduces the principles of quality assessment, and links these to the National Protocol for Assessment Grades R–12.
This book is particularly useful for teacher education students, both as a text for their theoretical studies and as a reference during their practice teaching placements and later teaching careers.
These study guides cover the basic concepts and skills required in a subject at first-year level and combine generic academic skills, professional skills and academic content. They simplify difficult concepts and allow the student to practice and apply these concepts. Each chapter covers the key areas of skills, ideas and practice. The step-by-step approach promotes an understanding of complex concepts. Practice for the exam exercises at the end of each chapter help students prepare for the exams. Tips are provided on how to cope with learning in the tertiary environment.
Written for pre-service and in-service early childhood professionals in child care, preschool, or kindergarten through third grade settings, ART & CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 8th Edition, takes a child-centered approach to art education. Updated throughout, the book includes an in-depth discussion of technology to aid teachers in understanding the role that technology can play in children's visual art appreciation and production. Guidelines for establishing an inclusive art program in classrooms for young children are included for early childhood professionals. Activities and recipes make the text a valuable resource for in-service teachers.
This substantially revised text provides a comprehensive, highly accessible, and student friendly introduction to the principles, concepts, and methods currently used in educational research. This text provides a balanced combination of quantitative and qualitative methods and enables students to master skills in reading, understanding, critiquing, and conducting research. Many examples and article excerpts are used throughout the text to demonstrate and highlight best practices in educational research. Evidence-based inquiry is emphasized in two ways: (1) Introductory chapters focus on the added importance of data driven decision-making, (2) Methodological chapters provide explicit guidelines for conducting empirical studies.
The 12th Edition of Educational Psychology maintains the lucid, jargon-free writing style for which the author is renowned, combined with a clear emphasis on educational psychology's practical relevance for teachers and students in classrooms.
Written to look at teaching from the student’s perspective and how students learn and retain information, the new edition continues to emphasize the educational implications and applications of research on child development, cognitive science, learning, motivation, teaching, assessment. It adds expanded coverage of the brain and neuroscience, the impact of technology, student diversity.
This text, known for its state of the art presentation of the field of educational psychology, is exceptionally applied and replete with examples, lesson segments, case studies, and practical ideas from experienced teachers.
A fully bilingual school dictionary, with dictionary exercises, study pages and an illustrated reference section.
The intermediate phase is a critically important period in schooling, when most learners make the transition from learning in their home language to using English as the language of learning and teaching. Learners and teachers find it a daunting time. There are language and literacy challenges in learning English as a subject, in addition to the linguistic complexities of classrooms in urban areas. Recent research has indicated that many intermediate phase learners are also still not fluent readers. Teaching English: As A First Additional Language In The Intermediate And Senior Phase will support teachers in overcoming these classroom challenges.
The book starts by exploring who the Intermediate and Senior Phase learner is – physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively – and then focuses on the skills of reading and viewing, writing, and speaking and listening.
In addition, the text:
Teaching English: As A First Additional Language In The Intermediate And Senior Phase is suitable for preservice teachers completing a BEd or a PGCE. In-service teachers will also find it useful.
South African educationists still face major challenges, of which curriculum changes are at the core. Teachers play an important role as key agents of curriculum change, and can contribute to the successful and dynamic development of curriculum if they are empowered with the appropriate skills and knowledge. Their own disposition towards curriculum can also be an empowering aspect adding value to the process of relevant curriculum development.
Teacher Empowerment Through Curriculum Development: Theory Into Practice encourages the empowerment and involvement of teachers in the curriculum development process.
This book provides teachers with:
This comprehensive textbook for reception year and foundation phase for teacher education students and teachers is based on The Reception Year, previously published by Heinemann. The focus in this book is throughout on how the child needs to explore the world through play. The book follows an integrated approach that will support the learner in terms of intellectual, physical, emotional, perceptual and language development. In line with the foundation phase guidelines the book has been written to include those areas that teachers grapple with, such as emergent literacy, reading and writing, emergent numeracy, movement, music and visual arts, assessment and inclusivity.
A resource for students and supervisors alike, the topics covered are related to the management of postgraduate research studies: the development of a successful research proposal (with examples); research resource management; research ethics and more.
Die rol van 'n onderwyser is fundamenteel tot die verwerwing van die nodige wiskundige vaardighede en kennis wat deel uitmaak van die kind se vroee en verdere ontwikkeling. Vanaf die jaar voor toetrede tot formele skoolopleiding (Graad R) tot die einde van die Grondslagfase (Graad 3), dra onderwysers by tot die belangrikste leersiklus en le hulle leerders se grondslag vir die res van hul skoolloopbaan. Wiskunde-onderrig in die Grondslagfase bied kritieke insig tot die basiese beginsels wat internasionaal sowel as nasionaal toegepas word, met 'n indiepte-bespreking van die onderliggende konsepte en teoriee aangaande wiskunde-onderrig aan jong leerders. Die temas wat in die boek aangespreek word, is gebaseer op die KABV-dokumente wat deur die Departement van Basiese Onderwys in 2012 uitgereik is en omsluit die fisiese, sosiale en konseptuele kennis wat leerders moet verwerf en op voortbou om sodoende hul wiskundige vaardighede vir die toekoms te ontwikkel. Die inhoud sluit die volgende in: Basiese beginsels oor die verwerwing van wiskundige vaardighede en kennis; Diversiteit in die wiskunde-klaskamer; Onderrig en leer van wiskunde in Graad R; Ontwikkeling van getalbegrip; Patrone, funksies en algebra in die Grondslagfase; Onderrig en leer van ruimte en vorm; Onderrig en leer van meting; Datahantering in die Grondslagfase; Wiskunde-assessering in die leerdergesentreerde klaskamer Wiskunde-onderrig in die Grondslagfase is 'n onontbeerlike handleiding vir beginner-onderwysers en studente vir die inrig van hul klaskamers, die beplanning van lesse vir die suksesvolle oordraging van wiskunde kennis en vaardighede, asook om wiskunde met selfvertroue te onderrig. Hierdie boek sal ook aan ouers toon wat van hulle kinders in die wiskunde klas verwag word. 'n Hulpbronpakket op CD-ROM is by die boek ingesluit om onderwysers van waardevolle hulpbronmateriaal te voorsien; verder bevat elke hoofstuk ook 'n spesiale afdeling oor die gebruik van tegnologie in die klaskamer.
Planning Programs for Adult Learners, Third Edition covers the development of adult education programs in clear, specific detail. This popular step-by-step guide contains information on every area of program planning for adult learners, from understanding the purpose of educational programs to obtaining suitable facilities to incorporating technology appropriately. For educators and practitioners for whom planning programs is a full-time responsibility or only a part of their jobs, as well as volunteers in a variety of organizations, will find this book to be an essential tool. Grounded in a variety of program planning models, the new edition includes: * new refinements to the 11-component interactive model * updated exercises and examples from new settings * new material on the practical application of technology * discussion of instructional and program evaluation * a focus on critical managerial tasks * a new chapter on exploring the foundational knowledge of program planning * a new section on the ethical issues related to program planning
Practical guide to facilitating language learning 4estimulates creative thinking in the classroom and makes language learning fun. Students teachers will find guidance on creating interesting lessons for a multilingual environment and how to develop language confidence in their learners. Practical guide to facilitating language learning is aimed at English methodology or language methodology courses offered in BEd, BEd (Honours), ACE and PGCE qualifications as well as the professional teachers. It is designed to address all phases but it is particularly well suited to Intermediate and Senior Phase.
Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching has influenced the way thousands of teachers have taught languages. This classic guide to developing the way you teach has been an essential resource to new and experienced teachers worldwide, and is now in its third edition. Each chapter focuses on a different teaching approach, describing it being used in the classroom, analyzing what happened, and helping you think how you could apply it to your own teaching.
To reflect the dramatic transformation education has undergone since 1994, this book provides a comprehensive and detailed picture of the structure of the education system. Various topics are discussed against the background of the historical development of education in the light of particular contexts and international trends. The book is recommended for policy makers, researchers and specialists in the field of comparative education.
This publication examines the family, school and society from a sociopedagogical perspective. Some of the relevant topics that are discussed in detail are: the family: - its dynamics, functions and types; the vulnerability of the modern family; educational errors and relationship disturbances. The school's responsibilities and educational communication are discussed, as well as environmental deprivation and compensatory education, and multicultural education. The structural and dynamic characteristics of society are examined, including several social evils.
How can teachers identify and deal with barriers to learning in an insightful and systemic way? What sort of educational, contextual, social and developmental barriers face students in a developing society? Educational Psychology in social context: Ecosystemic applications in southern Africa is a tried-and-tested textbook which applies educational psychology - and, specifically, a unifying ecosystemic framework - to aid teachers and other educators to enhance the learning experience of students in a developing society. The book is relevant to both undergraduate and postgraduate study in either pre-service or in-service teacher education. It can be used for courses in educational psychology in programmes such as B.Ed., Bed (Hons) and PGCE and as a handbook for teachers in the fields. The 5th edition continues to build on the tradition of excellence that this book has established in the market. New to this edition, includes sections on bibliotherapy, positive psychology and a considerable extension of the current section on emotional difficulties. Practical guidelines on how to accommodate different learning needs and styles in the classroom have been expanded, as in addition to behavioural challenges, this is a major challenge for teachers in our schools, particularly where they are taking inclusion seriously.
Like its predecessor, the third edition of A"cademic Writing for
Graduate Students "explains understanding the intended audience,
the purpose of the paper, and academic genres; includes the use of
task-based methodology, analytic group discussion, and genre
consciousness-raising; shows how to write summaries and critiques;
features Language Focus sections that address linguistic elements
as they affect the wider rhetorical objectives; and helps students
position themselves as junior scholars in their academic
A thoroughly updated edition of this prize-winning, readable
introduction to the main theories of first and second language
In a clear and easy-to-understand style, BEGINNINGS AND BEYOND: FOUNDATIONS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, 10th Edition lays out basic questions any student of early childhood education -- including you -- would want answered. It also presents key concepts, the latest research, and practical examples so that questions are thoroughly answered. Coverage of the current Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) is woven throughout the text, as is material on diversity and development, which enables you to understand that issues of age, gender, race/ethnicity, ability, and family are part of every aspect of teaching and learning. Every chapter has a feature focused on how brain-based research is connected to development, and another that highlights intentional teaching. Through its tone, visuals, and pedagogy, the book is accessible to and respectful of readers with a range of abilities and learning styles.
For introductory courses Research Methods in any area of study-from Anthropology to Zoology Engaging, cross-disciplinary, practical. Practical Research: Planning and Design is a do-it-yourself, understand-it-yourself manual for planning and conducting research. Suitable for a wide variety of courses in basic research methodology, the text guides the reader, step-by-step, from the selection of a problem, through the process of conducting authentic research, to the preparation of a completed report, with practical suggestions throughout. The authors emphasize the idea that quality research demands planning and design, and they provide what is needed for readers to be able to execute their own research projects effectively and professionally. From reviews of the book: "[Practical Research] is written in a very user-friendly style for novice researchers. It gives a good overview of research methodology in a very concise manner. I like the extended examples." - Brian Belland, Utah State University "The primary strengths ...are the authors' capacity to provide a succinct overview to research in its broadest sense, while offering enough depth to both engage the reader and provoke an interest in further study. For this reason, Practical Research: Planning and Design represents a seminal introduction to the subject of research and remains a helpful reference tool along the way for novice and experienced researchers alike." - Robert Hayden, Michigan State University This title is also available packaged with the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0134013506. Invigorate learning with the Enhanced Pearson eText The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with interactive learning exercises and assessments. The Enhanced Pearson eText is also available with a loose-leaf version or without a print version. Instructors, visit pearsonhighered.com/etextbooks to register for your digital examination copy. Students, register for or purchase your eText at pearsonhighered.com/etextbooks.
Every student can benefit from extra help with matters of organization and style in the writing of term papers, theses, and dissertations - as a precursor to better grades and greater respect. This handy guide from the best-selling author team of "The Art of Scientific Writing" shows how to achieve maximum benefit with relatively little effort. Based on a proven concept that assumes no special talent for writing, the book will be of great value to both native and non-native speakers of English. The treatment is rich in examples and challenging problems (with solutions provided in an appendix), applicable either in conjunction with a course or for self-study.
"Learning in Adulthood"
"For this third edition of "Learning in Adulthood" we have paid
particular attention to work published since the last edition of
the book. This third edition of Learning in Adulthood builds on
material in the 1999 edition, bringing together the important
contributions of the past decade to our understanding of adult
learning. While we have preserved important foundational material
(such as a discussion of andragogy), we have also brought to bear
the most recent thinking and research. We have strived to put
together a comprehensive overview and synthesis of what we know
about adult learning: the context in which it takes place, who the
participants are, what they learn and why, the nature of the
learning process itself, new approaches to adult learning, the
development of theory in adult learning, and other issues relevant
to understanding adult learning."
Previous praise for "Learning in Adulthood"
"An essential volume in adult education."
"This book is extremely useful in that it provides an informed
overview of issues related to adult learning. It is very readable,
yet packs considerable challenge for the more experienced adult
""Learning in Adulthood"'s greatest strengths are its coverage
of the learning context, theory-building within adult learning, and
how social and ethical issues offer special challenges to adult
learning. It will be useful to both experienced and novice
continuing educators, as well as laypersons."
A comprehensive manual for pre- and in-service ESL and EFL educators, this frontline text balances insights from current reading theory and research with highly practical, field-tested strategies for teaching and assessing L2 reading in secondary and post-secondary contexts. Teaching Readers of English
Pedagogical features in each chapter include questions for reflection, further reading and resources, reflection and review questions, and application activities.
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