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Effective Teaching

Effective Teaching
Evidence and Practice

Third Edition

368 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Praise for the previous edition:

"A small number of education books feel indispensable; this is warmly welcomed to the club. It's a magnificent survey of what educational research can tell us about nitty-gritty classroom issues." - Geoff Barton, Times Educational Supplement, Friday Magazine

This new edition updates the successful 2005 edition with the latest research on effective teaching and learning. Appropriate for primary and secondary education, the authors continue to provide a broad and comprehensive overview of what is now a large body of knowledge on effective teaching.

The authors maintain their user-friendly style and the structure which takes in generic teaching skills; teaching for specific goals; subject specific strategies and other classroom issues. Each chapter is built around opening learning objectives.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Offers updated research evidence
  • Provides a greater cultural breadth including international research
  • Presents diversity in the classroom; beliefs, values and behaviors
  • Covers 'assessment for learning' and 'personalizing learning'
  • Addresses cross-curricular teaching

End of chapter questions and an extensive reference list have also been included to encourage readers to become reflective practitioners.

This book is essential reading for education students as well as teachers and educational researchers.

Introduction: Effective Teaching - the British Research Reviewed
Theories of Learning and Intelligence
Direct Instruction
Interactive Teaching
Collaborative Small Group Work and Peer Tutoring
Constructivist Teaching
Teacher Beliefs, Values and Knowledge
Classroom Management
Behaviour Management
Classroom Climate
Effective Use of Homework
Problem-Solving and Higher-Order Thinking Skills
Developing Pupils' Social Skills
Enhancing Pupils' Self-Esteem and Self-Concept
Teaching Pupils with Special Educational Needs
Teaching Gifted Pupils
Teaching in the Early Years
Personalized Learning
Assessment for Learning
Cross-Curricular Teaching
Peer Classroom Observation
Conclusion: Teaching and Teachers in the 21st Century School

'it deserves rapidly to find a prominent

and well-thumbed place in all staffroom libraries as well as in schools of education'
- Keith Saunders, British Journal of Educational Technology

Praise for the previous edition:

'A small number of education books feel indispensable; this is warmly welcomed to the club. It's a magnificent survey of what educational research can tell us about nitty-gritty classroom issues' - Geoff Barton, Times Educational Supplement, Friday Magazine

This will help me with my teaching techniques.

Mrs Sarah Reynolds
Health , West Suffolk College
June 17, 2016

I found this an informative read, the concepts didnt always apply to the age of my students, but i found the methods easy to adapt to suit. recommended

Mr Reece Hodskinson
Community occupational therapy and manual handling team, Tameside metropolitan bourough council
January 28, 2013

A comprehensive review of effective teaching and classroom and behaviour management for both students and practitioners. It is easy to read, structured and with useful reflective questions in each chapter.

Mrs Valentina Theodosiou
Advisor for School Development and School Improvement, CPI
January 6, 2013

This text was used as a supplemental text to support various aspects of teaching within the classroom. It will be a recommended text for the delivery of Professional Studies 2 this academic year

Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Languages and Education, London Metropolitan Uni (City Campus)
September 4, 2012

A very comprehensive review of research into effective teaching for both becoming and serving teachers

Lori Altendorff
School of Education, Sussex University
April 25, 2012

Well thought out and insightfull. A solid groundwork of evidence and concepts.

Miss Carmel Parker
Laboratory medine, central manchester university hospitals
December 11, 2011

Extremely informative and very easy to read. The chapters on Classroom Management and Behaviour Management will be used on the Registered Teacher Programme that I teach on. The students have employed the LEAST model for dealing with misbehaviour, and we have analysed the table on Effective Use of Praise in one of the taught sessions.

Mr Ian Barrett
Department of Education, London Metropolitan University
October 13, 2011

A useful text for the students on the FdA Early Years and FdA Learning Support.

Mrs Pamela Egan-Wyer
Teacher Training, Bromley College of FE & HE
September 21, 2011

This is a very thorough book with a robust blend of theoretical aspects and down to earth practicalities of the classroom. Part 1 provides clear foundations of theory while part 2 deals with the practial foundations of the classroom. Parts 3 and 4 take the practiacl apllications further and become progressively more specific. The book is very clearly structured and the use of key points to open and summaries and reflective questions to close each chapter is very helpful.

Mr Peter Raymond
Faculty of Education & Theology, York St John University College
July 26, 2011

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Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Theories of Learning and Intelligence

Daniel Muijs

Professor Daniel Muijs is Chair of Education. Previously he worked at the University of Manchester as Chair of Pedagogy and Teacher Development at the University of Manchester, School of Education, as Chair of School Leadership and Management at the University of Newcastle and as senior at Warwick Institute of Education. He is an acknowledged expert in the field of Educational and Teacher Effectiveness and is co-editor of the journal ‘School Effectiveness and School Improvement’. He has published widely in the areas of educational effectiveness, leadership and research methods, and has conducted research for government agencies (DCSF, NCSL... More About Author

David Reynolds

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