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Teaching in a Nutshell - Navigating Your Teacher Education Program as a Student Teacher (Hardcover): Clare Kosnik, Clive Beck Teaching in a Nutshell - Navigating Your Teacher Education Program as a Student Teacher (Hardcover)
Clare Kosnik, Clive Beck
R2,534 Discovery Miles 25 340 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Designed to help student teachers develop an approach to teaching that is both theoretical and practical, this text focuses on key aspects of teaching rather than trying to "cover the waterfront." Based on extensive research on teachers? views, their own long experience as teacher educators, and other sources, the authors recommend 7 priorities for teaching and teacher education:

  • program planning
  • pupil assessment
  • classroom organization and community
  • inclusive education
  • subject content and pedagogy
  • professional identity
  • a vision for teaching

Each chapter deals in turn with one of these priorities, using a common format. Activities throughout help readers understand what the priority means in both theory and practice.

This text is a companion to the authors? 2009 book for teacher educators, Priorities in Teacher Education: The 7 Key Elements of Pre-Service Preparation. By making these 7 priorities and related knowledge explicit, it helps student teachers to acquire essential knowledge and skills, to understand the teaching/learning process more fully, and above all to be as prepared as possible for the demanding work of teaching.

Teaching in a Nutshell - Navigating Your Teacher Education Program as a Student Teacher (Paperback): Clare Kosnik, Clive Beck Teaching in a Nutshell - Navigating Your Teacher Education Program as a Student Teacher (Paperback)
Clare Kosnik, Clive Beck
R873 Discovery Miles 8 730 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Designed to help student teachers develop an approach to teaching that is both theoretical and practical, this text focuses on key aspects of teaching rather than trying to "cover the waterfront." Based on extensive research on teachers views, their own long experience as teacher educators, and other sources, the authors recommend 7 priorities for teaching and teacher education:

  • program planning
  • pupil assessment
  • classroom organization and community
  • inclusive education
  • subject content and pedagogy
  • professional identity
  • a vision for teaching

Each chapter deals in turn with one of these priorities, using a common format. Activities throughout help readers understand what the priority means in both theory and practice.

This text is a companion to the authors 2009 book for teacher educators, Priorities in Teacher Education: The 7 Key Elements of Pre-Service Preparation. By making these 7 priorities and related knowledge explicit, it helps student teachers to acquire essential knowledge and skills, to understand the teaching/learning process more fully, and above all to be as prepared as possible for the demanding work of teaching.

Innovations in Teacher Education - A Social Constructivist Approach (Hardcover): Clive Beck, Clare Kosnik Innovations in Teacher Education - A Social Constructivist Approach (Hardcover)
Clive Beck, Clare Kosnik
R1,248 Discovery Miles 12 480 Special order

Written in a clear, accessible style, the authors present key principles of teacher education and concrete examples from eight successful programs in Australia, Canada, and the United States.

Innovations in Teacher Education - A Social Constructivist Approach (Paperback): Clive Beck, Clare Kosnik Innovations in Teacher Education - A Social Constructivist Approach (Paperback)
Clive Beck, Clare Kosnik
R627 Discovery Miles 6 270 Special order

Written in a clear, accessible style, the authors present key principles of teacher education and concrete examples from eight successful programs in Australia, Canada, and the United States.

Learning Communities In Practice (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008): Anastasia P. Samaras, Anne R.... Learning Communities In Practice (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008)
Anastasia P. Samaras, Anne R. Freese, Clare Kosnik, Clive Beck
R2,428 R2,303 Discovery Miles 23 030 Save R125 (5%) Special order

Most would agree that a learning community of practice cultivates social and intellectual development in educational settings but what are the other benefits and what does a learning community actually look like in practice? This book explores such questions as: "Are learning communities essential in education?" "How are they designed and developed?" "What difference do they make in learning?" The book contains contributions of educators who share their research and practice in designing and implementing learning communities in school, university, and professional network settings. It presents their experiences, and the "how to" of these educators who are passionate about building and sustaining learning communities to make a real difference for students, teachers, faculty, and communities. Combining scholarly and practitioner research, the book offers practical information to teachers, school and university administrators, teacher educators, and community educators.

Growing as a Teacher - Goals and Pathways of Ongoing Teacher Learning (Hardcover): Clive Beck, Clare Kosnik Growing as a Teacher - Goals and Pathways of Ongoing Teacher Learning (Hardcover)
Clive Beck, Clare Kosnik
R1,739 Discovery Miles 17 390 Special order

Teacher learning doesn't end with initial preparation; many insights and skills remain to be added. This book is concerned with ongoing teacher learning, its goals (Part I) and pathways (Part II). It is based on a longitudinal study of 42 teachers: 20 over their first 8 years of teaching and 22 over their first 5 years. The areas of continued teacher learning identified in our study were: vision of teaching, program planning, assessment, relevance, subject content and pedagogy, classroom organization and community, inclusion, and professional identity. The pathways of learning included informal and formal PD, teacher inquiry, and school-based learning. A key finding of our research was that, over the years, teachers learn a great deal informally. However, they do so largely on their own and under considerable stress. Teachers need more support than they currently receive, both for survival and to enhance their informal learning. Teachers can benefit significantly from external input, but their everyday learning makes them key "experts" in teaching. Accordingly, PD providers should work with teachers, utilizing their existing knowledge. This book is written for consideration by teachers, student teachers, teacher educators, PD providers, policy developers, and others interested in facilitating teacher learning. Some of us have been writing - somewhat desperately - on these ideas for years. Beck and Kosnik have given us strong evidence that the ideas are effective in practice. I hope this persuasive and beautifully written book will be widely read.Nel Noddings, Lee Jacks Professor of Education Emerita, Stanford University This book makes a powerful case for taking teachers' professional development seriously. It brings us the voices of beginning teachers as they deepen their professional knowledge over time and makes clear the depth of commitment they bring to the job.Professor Gemma Moss, Institute of Education, University of London

Growing as a Teacher - Goals and Pathways of Ongoing Teacher Learning (Paperback): Clive Beck, Clare Kosnik Growing as a Teacher - Goals and Pathways of Ongoing Teacher Learning (Paperback)
Clive Beck, Clare Kosnik
R768 Discovery Miles 7 680 Special order

Teacher learning doesn't end with initial preparation; many insights and skills remain to be added. This book is concerned with ongoing teacher learning, its goals (Part I) and pathways (Part II). It is based on a longitudinal study of 42 teachers: 20 over their first 8 years of teaching and 22 over their first 5 years. The areas of continued teacher learning identified in our study were: vision of teaching, program planning, assessment, relevance, subject content and pedagogy, classroom organization and community, inclusion, and professional identity. The pathways of learning included informal and formal PD, teacher inquiry, and school-based learning. A key finding of our research was that, over the years, teachers learn a great deal informally. However, they do so largely on their own and under considerable stress. Teachers need more support than they currently receive, both for survival and to enhance their informal learning. Teachers can benefit significantly from external input, but their everyday learning makes them key "experts" in teaching. Accordingly, PD providers should work with teachers, utilizing their existing knowledge. This book is written for consideration by teachers, student teachers, teacher educators, PD providers, policy developers, and others interested in facilitating teacher learning. Some of us have been writing - somewhat desperately - on these ideas for years. Beck and Kosnik have given us strong evidence that the ideas are effective in practice. I hope this persuasive and beautifully written book will be widely read.Nel Noddings, Lee Jacks Professor of Education Emerita, Stanford University This book makes a powerful case for taking teachers' professional development seriously. It brings us the voices of beginning teachers as they deepen their professional knowledge over time and makes clear the depth of commitment they bring to the job.Professor Gemma Moss, Institute of Education, University of London

Priorities in Teacher Education - The 7 Key Elements of Pre-Service Preparation (Paperback): Clare Kosnik, Clive Beck Priorities in Teacher Education - The 7 Key Elements of Pre-Service Preparation (Paperback)
Clare Kosnik, Clive Beck
R701 Discovery Miles 7 010 Special order

Good teacher education not only enhances the understanding and skills of new teachers, but increases the likelihood of them staying in the profession. In Priorities in Teacher Education, Clare Kosnik and Clive Beck argue that teacher preparation should be given sharper focus, identifying seven priority areas:

  • program planning
  • pupil assessment
  • classroom organization and community
  • inclusive education
  • subject content and pedagogy
  • professional identity
  • a vision for teaching

Long-time teacher education instructors and researchers themselves, the authors identified these priorities through literature-based research and the findings of a three-year study following twenty-two graduates through their first years of teaching. Packed with examples and quotes about these experiences, the book is broken down into seven chapters, each focusing on one of the seven priorities and containing a case study of one teacher whose experiences embody the priority being discussed.

As the chapters progress, the authors increasingly demonstrate the interplay between the seven priorities, showing that none of them can be pursued in isolation, and building a comprehensive base of essential knowledge for beginning teachers.

Teacher educators will find Priorities in Teacher Education a key guide to pre-service preparation, while new and student teachers will benefit enormously from reading the front line accounts of their contemporaries.

Making a Difference in Teacher Education Through Self-Study - Studies of Personal, Professional and Program Renewal (Hardcover,... Making a Difference in Teacher Education Through Self-Study - Studies of Personal, Professional and Program Renewal (Hardcover, 2005 ed.)
Clare Kosnik, Clive Beck, Anne R. Freese, Anastasia P. Samaras
R2,698 R2,559 Discovery Miles 25 590 Save R139 (5%) Special order

The challenges teacher educators are now facing are of a different nature from those of the past few decades. They have taken on an urgency and a magnitude not witnessed before. Strict government control of education is increasing, the social problems in the schools are more severe, the budget restrictions we face in the university are greater, and the public disillusionment with education, in general, is more than just a passing malaise. This period will be crucial to the future of teacher education; we need to rally together to examine our practice, renew our programs accordingly, collaborate with others, and offer examples of programs that do make a difference.This volume describes the systematic efforts of committed and creative teacher educators to improve their teacher education programs. It describes the accomplishments of individuals (and in part the programs in which they work) who have overcome many of the hurdles teacher educators typically face.

Literacy Teacher Educators - Preparing Teachers for a Changing World (Hardcover): Clare Kosnik, Jennifer Rowsell, Peter... Literacy Teacher Educators - Preparing Teachers for a Changing World (Hardcover)
Clare Kosnik, Jennifer Rowsell, Peter Williamson, Rob Simon, Clive Beck
R1,741 Discovery Miles 17 410 Special order

Literacy Teacher Educators: Preparing Teachers for a Changing World brings together the perspectives of 26 literacy/English teacher educators from four countries: Canada, US, UK, and Australia. In this unique text, the contributors of whom many are renowned experts in critical literacy and multiliteracies, provide readers with an overview of trends in literacy/English teacher education. The chapters begin with authors' personal stories and current research, giving readers insight into the personal and professional worlds of the contributors. Included in each chapter is a rich description of approaches to literacy instruction in teacher education. These exemplary teacher educators show in concrete detail how they are addressing our evolving understanding of literacy. This timely text, written in a highly engaging style, will be of value to teacher educators throughout the world. "I have never read anything quite like this book. It contains explicit representations of the conceptual frames and work of distinguished literacy teacher educators at various stages in their careers, accounts that provide a strong counter-narrative to the mainstream discourse in policy and education, that fully embrace the uncertainties and complexities of practice. From the Foreword by Susan L. Lytle, Professor Emerita of Education in the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania.

Literacy Teacher Educators - Preparing Teachers for a Changing World (Paperback): Clare Kosnik, Jennifer Rowsell, Peter... Literacy Teacher Educators - Preparing Teachers for a Changing World (Paperback)
Clare Kosnik, Jennifer Rowsell, Peter Williamson, Rob Simon, Clive Beck
R771 Discovery Miles 7 710 Special order

Literacy Teacher Educators: Preparing Teachers for a Changing World brings together the perspectives of 26 literacy/English teacher educators from four countries: Canada, US, UK, and Australia. In this unique text, the contributors of whom many are renowned experts in critical literacy and multiliteracies, provide readers with an overview of trends in literacy/English teacher education. The chapters begin with authors' personal stories and current research, giving readers insight into the personal and professional worlds of the contributors. Included in each chapter is a rich description of approaches to literacy instruction in teacher education. These exemplary teacher educators show in concrete detail how they are addressing our evolving understanding of literacy. This timely text, written in a highly engaging style, will be of value to teacher educators throughout the world. "I have never read anything quite like this book. It contains explicit representations of the conceptual frames and work of distinguished literacy teacher educators at various stages in their careers, accounts that provide a strong counter-narrative to the mainstream discourse in policy and education, that fully embrace the uncertainties and complexities of practice. From the Foreword by Susan L. Lytle, Professor Emerita of Education in the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania.

Building Bridges - Rethinking Literacy Teacher Education in a Digital Era (Paperback): Clare Kosnik, Simone White, Clive Beck,... Building Bridges - Rethinking Literacy Teacher Education in a Digital Era (Paperback)
Clare Kosnik, Simone White, Clive Beck, Bethan Marshall, A.Lin Goodwin, …
R771 Discovery Miles 7 710 Special order
Learning Communities In Practice (Hardcover, 2008 ed.): Anastasia P. Samaras, Anne R. Freese, Clare Kosnik, Clive Beck Learning Communities In Practice (Hardcover, 2008 ed.)
Anastasia P. Samaras, Anne R. Freese, Clare Kosnik, Clive Beck
R2,476 R2,351 Discovery Miles 23 510 Save R125 (5%) Special order

Most would agree that a learning community of practice cultivates social and intellectual development in educational settings but what are the other benefits and what does a learning community actually look like in practice? This book explores such questions as: "Are learning communities essential in education?" "How are they designed and developed?" "What difference do they make in learning?" The book contains contributions of educators who share their research and practice in designing and implementing learning communities in school, university, and professional network settings. It presents their experiences, and the "how to" of these educators who are passionate about building and sustaining learning communities to make a real difference for students, teachers, faculty, and communities. Combining scholarly and practitioner research, the book offers practical information to teachers, school and university administrators, teacher educators, and community educators.

Building Bridges - Rethinking Literacy Teacher Education in a Digital Era (Hardcover): Clare Kosnik, Simone White, Clive Beck,... Building Bridges - Rethinking Literacy Teacher Education in a Digital Era (Hardcover)
Clare Kosnik, Simone White, Clive Beck, Bethan Marshall, A.Lin Goodwin, …
R1,741 Discovery Miles 17 410 Special order
Priorities in Teacher Education - The 7 Key Elements of Pre-Service Preparation (Hardcover): Clare Kosnik, Clive Beck Priorities in Teacher Education - The 7 Key Elements of Pre-Service Preparation (Hardcover)
Clare Kosnik, Clive Beck
R2,346 Discovery Miles 23 460 Special order

Good teacher education not only enhances the understanding and skills of new teachers, but increases the likelihood of them staying in the profession. In Priorities in Teacher Education, Clare Kosnik and Clive Beck argue that teacher preparation should be given sharper focus, identifying seven priority areas:

  • program planning
  • pupil assessment
  • classroom organization and community
  • inclusive education
  • subject content and pedagogy
  • professional identity
  • a vision for teaching

Long-time teacher education instructors and researchers themselves, the authors identified these priorities through literature-based research and the findings of a three-year study following twenty-two graduates through their first years of teaching. Packed with examples and quotes about these experiences, the book is broken down into seven chapters, each focusing on one of the seven priorities and containing a case study of one teacher whose experiences embody the priority being discussed.

As the chapters progress, the authors increasingly demonstrate the interplay between the seven priorities, showing that none of them can be pursued in isolation, and building a comprehensive base of essential knowledge for beginning teachers.

Teacher educators will find Priorities in Teacher Education a key guide to pre-service preparation, while new and student teachers will benefit enormously from reading the front line accounts of their contemporaries.

Making a Difference in Teacher Education Through Self-Study - Studies of Personal, Professional and Program Renewal (Paperback,... Making a Difference in Teacher Education Through Self-Study - Studies of Personal, Professional and Program Renewal (Paperback, 2005 ed.)
Clare Kosnik, Clive Beck, Anne R. Freese, Anastasia P. Samaras
R1,618 Discovery Miles 16 180 Special order

The challenges teacher educators are now facing are of a different nature from those of the past few decades. They have taken on an urgency and a magnitude not witnessed before. Strict government control of education is increasing, the social problems in the schools are more severe, the budget restrictions we face in the university are greater, and the public disillusionment with education, in general, is more than just a passing malaise. This period will be crucial to the future of teacher education; we need to rally together to examine our practice, renew our programs accordingly, collaborate with others, and offer examples of programs that do make a difference.

Making a difference in Teacher Education through Self-Study: Studies of Personal, Professional, and Program Renewal describes the systematic efforts of committed and creative teacher educators to improve their teacher education programs. It describes the accomplishments of individuals (and in part the programs in which they work) who have overcome many of the hurdles teacher educators typically face. These individuals have made a difference in the lives of their students, their colleagues, and many classroom teachers. The book presents research on 15 different teacher education programs and describes individual renewal efforts. The stories -- including both the successes and challenges -- are inspiring and informative. In this age of accountability these teacher educators have used a range of research methods to gather data on their work and in turn used it to guide future decisions. The text includes examples of both large scale research and individual efforts. The common thread among the authors is a commitment to "walking the talk."

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