Teaching and Learning: Pedagogy, Curriculum and Culture is designed
to share important theory with readers in an accessible but
sophisticated way. It offers an overview of the key issues and
dominant theories of teaching and learning as they impact upon the
practice of education professionals in the classroom. This second
edition has been updated to take account of significant changes in
the field; young peoples use of digital technologies, the
increasing involvement of world of business in state education, and
ongoing high-profile debates about assessment, to name but a few.
It examines the global move from traditional subject-and-knowledge
based curricula towards skills and problem-solving and discusses
how the emphasis on education for citizenship has forced us to
reconsider the social functions of education. Central topics also
- an assessment of the most influential theorists of learning and
- the ways in which public educational policy impinges on local
- the nature and role of language and culture in formal
- an assessment of different models of 'good teaching'
- alternative models of curriculum and pedagogy.
With questions, points for consideration and ideas for further
reading and research throughout, this book delivers discussion and
analysis designed to support understanding of classroom
interactions and to contribute to improved practice. It will be
essential reading for all student teachers, those engaged in
professional development, and Education Studies students.
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