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Based on the popular Teaching Foundation Phase mathematics - A guide for South African students and teachers.
Education is confronted with continual curriculum changes at all levels, from school to higher education. Teachers play an important role as key agents of curriculum change, and can contribute to the successful and dynamic development of curriculum if the
In this classic introduction to educational and psychological measurement, Thorndike and Thorndike-Christ provide all of the pertinent information future professionals need to know in order to develop the skills to use test information wisely. Incorporating standard measurement concepts as they apply to both educational and psychological assessments, the new eighth edition continues to provide a technically rigorous treatment of the core issues in measurement in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand presentation. In preparing students to become independent users of test information, it describes problems in measurement, explains how these problems are approached and solved, surveys a broad range of sources, and provides guidance in how to find, evaluate, and use information about specific tests. The new eighth edition of Measurement and Evaluation in Psychology and Education includes increased coverage of No Child Left Behind, extended coverage of the role of ethics in tests, and a new chapter on advanced topics in testing. Part Two of the book has been reorganized to clarify concepts and the book as a whole has been streamlined and updated to include the most current research and testing information. Intended for use in undergraduate or graduate level introductory courses in psychological and educational measurement, Measurement and Evaluation in Psychology and Education focuses on basic issues in measurement provides a general overview that is not overly specialized.
For students taking courses in early childhood special education. A practical, activity-based approach to early childhood special education built on a foundation of theory and research. This comprehensive text on early childhood special education emphasizes a developmental focus over a disability focus. The authors believe that children are more alike than different in their developmental processes and avoids the negative impact of labeling children with disability categorical names. The authors have produced a book that offers educators a practical and effective guide to finding learning opportunities within daily curriculum activities and routine. The current edition maintains the focus on inclusive, family-centered, real-world approaches that are also theoretically based. The text also provides ample detail related to specific intervention strategies that enhance teachers' ability to work with young children with special needs and their families. Readable and practical, the illustrations of techniques and strategies throughout make this text a valuable resource long after students leave their formal education.
For Test and Measurement courses. Also appropriate as a supplement in an Educational Psychology or Teaching Methods course where assessment is given more than cursory treatment. This brief, inexpensive text focuses on how to write, construct, and use assessments in the classroom. It continues to take a balanced approach to assessment, involving both traditional and innovative techniques. It includes the development and use of written tests, informal assessments, portfolios, and performance assessments. This balanced approach to assessment is what prospective teachers need when they get into the classroom.
Practical and thorough, this engaging resource guide truly practices what it preaches: hands-on, activities-rich, research-based, performance-driven teaching. With its hallmark practicality, A Resource Guide for Teaching K-12uses case studies, sample units with lessons, opportunities for practice and feedback, and activities to equip future teachers with numerous examples of best practices, current research findings, and proven teaching strategies. This is truly one of the most comprehensive texts on the market today, made even better with its organization designed around the decision-making phases of instruction
Embodying advances in cognitive psychology since the publication of Bloom's taxonomy, this revision of that framework is designed to help teachers understand and implement standards-based curriculums as well as facilitate constructing and analyzing their own. A revision only in the sense that it builds on the original framework, it is a completely new manuscript in both text and organization. Its two-dimensional framework interrelates knowledge with the cognitive processes students use to gain and work with knowledge. Together, these define the goals, curriculum standards, and objectives students are expected to learn. The framework facilitates the exploration of curriculums from four perspectives-what is intended to be taught, how it is to be taught, how learning is to be assessed, and how well the intended aims, instruction and assessments are aligned for effective education. This "revisited" framework allows you to connect learning from all these perspectives.
This best-selling text addresses all aspects of classroom life, including the roles of children and adults, the physical and social environments, and teaching and learning within multiple domains for children age three to eight. It provides a comprehensive, cohesive approach to curriculum development, which results in greater continuity for children and practitioners in group settings in childcare, preschool, and the early elementary grades. Concentrating as much on the "how" of curriculum development as on the "what and why," the authors provide practical, research-based guidelines for translating theory into best practice that accommodates age-appropriateness, individual differences, and social and cultural diversity. Students learn how to conceptualize, plan, implement, and evaluate curriculum through detailed application opportunities in each chapter.
Looking for Learning: Mark Making is a full-colour, practical guide to inspire child-led learning that's linked to current policy and the EYFS framework. As each child progresses through their learning journey, Early Years practitioners are expected to identify and understand what learning is taking place in every activity that a child is involved in. Laura England, creator of Little Miss Early Years, uses her wealth of experience as an Early Years teacher to explore the learning that takes place when a child's play is inspired by mark making. Developing mark making and building language skills are crucial in the Early Years as young children begin to build their confidence in communicating. This dip-in-and-out book is linked to the Characteristics of Effective Learning and presents case studies, real-life images and practical pointers to explore the use of mark making. With tips for setting up the environment to the adult's role in this child-led play, Looking for Learning: Mark Making is ideal for all Early Years practitioners searching for accessible ideas for using mark making in their settings. It explains how mark making can be made meaningful to children by following their unique interests. This can be as simple as creating signs for their loose parts towers or writing their own names on their artwork.
Looking for Learning: Maths through Play is a full-colour, practical guide to inspire child-led learning that's linked to current policy and the EYFS framework. As each child progresses through their learning journey, Early Years practitioners are expected to identify and understand what learning is taking place in every activity that a child is involved in. Laura England, creator of Little Miss Early Years, uses her wealth of experiences as an Early Years teacher to explore the learning that takes place when a child's play inspires mathematical learning. She explains clearly that Maths doesn't have to be about sitting at tables doing adult-initiated activities but instead can be as simple as introducing measuring tubes to constructive play. This dip-in-and-out book is linked to the Characteristics of Effective Learning and presents case studies, real-life images and practical pointers to explore using play for early mathematical concepts. With tips for setting up the environment to the adult's role in this child-led play, Looking for Learning: Maths through Play is ideal for all Early Years practitioners searching for accessible ideas for incorporating the mathematical learning that takes place during play into their settings.
Now in its Fourth Edition-with more than 50 new questions and a new chapter on financial literacy-this bestselling resource helps experienced and novice teachers to effectively and efficiently differentiate mathematics instruction in grades K-8. Math education expert Marian Small shows teachers how to get started and become expert at using two powerful and universal strategies: Open Questions and Parallel Tasks. This edition is even easier for teachers to use in all quality state standards environments, including direct links to content standards and standards for mathematical practice. Parallel tasks and question examples are provided at each grade band: K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. Along with each example, the text describes how teachers can evoke productive conversations that meet the needs of a broad range of learners.
This guide is intended for K-16 educators either individuals or groups who may have received some training in Understanding by Design and want to continue their work independently; those who've read Understanding by Design and want to design curriculum units but have no access to formal training; graduate and undergraduate students in university curriculum courses; and school and district administrators, curriculum directors, and others who facilitate Understanding by Design work with staff. Users can go through the modules in sequence or skip around, depending on their previous experience with UbD and their preferred curriculum design style or approach. Unit creation, planning, and adaptation are easier than ever with the accompanying downloadable resources, including the Understanding by Design template set up as a fillable PDF form, additional worksheets, examples, and FAQs about the module topics that speak to Understanding by Design novices and veterans alike.
Educators are faced with more challenges today than ever before. Besides being interpreters and implementers of the curriculum, teachers need to understand curriculum design, curriculum approaches and models, legislation, and prescribed policies. They have to be able to analyse existing learning programmes and resource material in order to prepare instructional designs, with effective teaching, learning, and assessment in mind. Curriculum studies: Development, interpretation, plan and practice offers sound, detailed, and practical direction with reference to the CAPS, to help teachers to enhance teaching, learning, and assessment. This book narrows the gap between the curriculum plan, instructional design, and teaching practice. The views of Tyler, Stenhouse, Freire and others serve as a theoretical grounding for a deeper understanding of the teacher's role as interpreter of the curriculum. Reference is also made to the influence of contextual aspects, and practical guidance is provided in terms of curriculum innovation and teaching practice. The topics covered in this book include the following: The theoretical framing of curriculum design; Understanding the curriculum in context; Considering policy documents during curriculum interpretation and implementation; Practical guidance for putting curriculum plans into practice: from the intended to the enacted and the assessed Curriculum studies: Development, interpretation, plan and practice is aimed at teachers in the General Education and Training (GET) and Further Education and Training (FET) phases.
Onderwysers word tans met meer uitdagings gekonfronteer as ooit te vore. Hulle moet die kurrikulum kan interpreteer en implementeer, maar ook die wetgewing, vasgestelde beleid en benaderings tot die ontwikkeling van 'n kurrikulum begryp. Onderwysers moet ook bestaande leerprogramme en hulpmiddels kan ontleed om sodoende onderrig te ontwerp met effektiewe onderrig, leer en assessering as oogpunt. Kurrikulumstudies: ontwikkeling, interpretasie, plan en praktyk voorsien deeglik begronde, gedetailleerde en praktiese riglyne met verwysing na die KABV ten einde onderwysers te help om effektiewe onderrig- en leerprogramme te ontwikkel. Kurrikulumstudies: ontwikkeling, interpretasie, plan en praktyk vernou die gaping tussen kurrikulum as plan, onderrigontwerp en onderwyspraktyk. Die benaderings van Tyler, Stenhouse en Freire dien as 'n teoretiese begronding vir 'n dieper begrip van die onderwyser se rol as interpreteerder van die kurrikulum. Daar word verder na die invloed van kontekstuele aspekte, persoonlike sienings en kennis van die interpretasie van kurrikulums verwys. Die inhoud omvat onder andere die volgende: Die teoretiese raamwerk van kurrikulumontwikkeling; Invloede op die onderwyser se interpretasie van die kurrikulum; Kurrikulumontwerp en die invloed van beleidsdokumente op interpretasie en implementering; Praktiese riglyne vir die toepassing van kurrikulumplanne as onderwyspraktyk Kurrikulumstudies: ontwikkeling, interpretasie, plan en praktyk is bedoel vir onderwysers in die Algemene Onderwys en Opleiding (AOO) en die Verdere Onderwys en Opleiding (VOO) sektore.
This 2-book set with downloadable resources offers modules on how to create curriculum units and assessments that focus on developing students' understanding of important ideas.
Teacher as Curator provides a roadmap for using creative strategies to engage both educators and students in the learning process. Focusing on key qualities of culturally and linguistically responsive arts learning, chapters specifically demonstrate how arts integration strategies and formative assessment can be a catalyst for change in the classroom. Readers will be inspired by teachers and practitioners who have donned the role of curator to achieve significant results. Kindergarten-college educators will find research-based protocols and practices that they can translate into any educational setting. In digestible chapters, this resource provides a theoretical base for building artistic literacy into the curriculum and for developing multimodal opportunities for students to demonstrate their understanding of content. Book Features: Explores the role of curation in the classroom. Highlights processes for innovation and multimodal learning. Showcases the work of teachers from different subjects and grade levels. Provides examples of integrated learning through lesson planning, curatorial maps, and learning stories. Highlights strategies that can deepen artistic literacy and engage students through formative assessment.
The growing numbers of English language learners (ELLs) in our schools pose increasing challenges and opportunities for U.S. educators and policy makers. A generation or two ago, the achievement of children who came to school knowing little or no English was not a prominent national issue. Today it is. This comprehensive resource explores the research on promoting academic success among ELLs. It provides educators with a firm basis for making decisions related to adopting or developing effective policies and programmes for ELLs. Promoting Academic Achievement Among English Learners provides illustrative scenarios throughout to accompany research-based discussions about: - What we know about using ELLs' home language in their academic programme and findings about bilingual education - ELLs learning to speak English and simultaneously learning academic content, a vital aspect of their educational agenda - School- and district-level factors that affect ELLs' achievement - Sociocultural factors, including the influence of parents and families - A broad framework for improving the academic achievement of students who come to school not speaking English well or not speaking English at all.
Increased attention has been placed on the importance of teachers knowing their students and developing positive relationships that promote learning success and prevent dropouts and violence. Within this context, secondary schools are also reorganizing around smaller schools or "houses" and structuring longer blocks of learning time. Authors Elliot Y. Merenbloom and Barbara A. Kalina present a roll-up-your-sleeves working handbook for leaders and school teams focusing on restructuring as a means to support learning. This practical, user-friendly resource: * Offers a thorough presentation of restructuring options with advantages and disadvantages of multiple models * Walks leaders and teams through the decision-making and solution-building processes * Presents instructional formats and strategies that maximize the benefits of restructured schedules
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