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Learning and Teaching at M-Level
A Guide for Student Teachers



March 2010 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Your teacher training or professional development course will now probably include Masters level assessment and credits as teaching 'becomes an M-level profession' and a greater emphasis is placed on helping teachers develop deeper understandings about aspects of learning and teaching through a higher level of critical reflection.

Learning and Teaching at M-Level will guide you through the various different aspects of doing M-level work at either primary or secondary stage, and help you to develop a deeper professional understanding.

Your ability to research and understand learning environments will form a key part of making you an inquisitive and better teacher, and engagement with research underpins the book.

Chapters include primary and secondary vignettes and examples to help link theory into practice, as well as reflective questions, activities and suggestions for further reading.

This book is relevant to all trainee and qualified teachers working across the age ranges of 7-19.

 
Introduction
 
What Is the Book for?
 
Who Is the Book for?
 
How Might You Engage with the Book?
 
PART ONE: THE IMPORTANCE OF ENQUIRY IN ENHANCING LEARNING
 
Teacher Professionalism Today
 
Developing a Deeper Understanding of Learning
 
Considering Theories for Learning
 
The Student Teacher as Researcher
 
PART TWO: KEY METHODS AND WAYS OF DOING ENQUIRY
 
Looking at Classrooms
 
Observing Children
 
Doing Qualitative Research
 
Reading and Writing Critically
 
Doing Fieldwork: Interviews and Questionnaires
 
PART THREE: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND MOVING FROM STUDENT TO TEACHER
 
Working with Other Professionals
 
Developing Professionally at Masters-Level

God book for M Level enquiry.

Ms Sarah Davies
School of Education, Nottingham Trent University
March 15, 2012

This book has some very good chapters on doing qualitative research, reading and writing critically, undertaking interviews, questionnaires and data analysis, and very helpful advice on CPD and reflective learning. It also gives a good background to the theories of learning. I will definitely be recommending it to my students.

Ms Jan Seabourne
Training and Educational Development, Dyslexia Action
January 17, 2012

Informative and good supportive material.

Miss Carmel Parker
Laboratory medine, central manchester university hospitals
November 23, 2011

An excellent book which is well writtend and an easy read. Well thought out chapters. A book you can quite easily dip in and out of. Recommended for all Masters students.

Mrs Ruth Baxter
Education , Blackburn College
October 17, 2011

This is a useful introduction to M-level study and will be placed on the reading list for my PGCE students. The guidance on reflection is helpful and accessible.

Ms Elicia Lewis
Cass School of Education, University of East London
August 3, 2011

Useful text in supporting students making the transition between level six and seven. Well set out to support on going reflection.

Mrs Michelle Rogers
Centre for Early Childhood, University of Worcester
July 28, 2011

Excellent chapter on gathering qualitative data and writing case studies. Very relevant for both our PGCE and MTeach students.

Mrs Cheryl St.George
Faculty of Education, Royal Academy of Dance
June 22, 2011

This text addresses some key issues in education such as learning theories. A strength of the text is the modelling of critical engagement with, and problematisation of, educational issues. There is useful guidance on the development of critical thinking and reflection as key skills at M-level.

Dr Deborah Roberts
Warwick Institute of Education, Warwick University
May 24, 2011

very useful extra text (or core text): interesting too!

Dr Liane Purnell
Please select your department, Newman College
March 30, 2011

While the book has much of value and will be of interest to some students, I personally found it organisationally less easy to follow than some comparable texts.

Mrs Pam Banks
Fac of Education and Contemp. Studies, Bedfordshire University
March 29, 2011

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Introduction

Chapter One


Hazel Bryan

Chris Carpenter

Simon Hoult

Simon Hoult is Programme Director of the Secondary PGCE at Canterbury Christ Church University. He teaches on the professional studies course and is subject leader for geography. Before working in higher education he held teaching and management positions in secondary schools and LEAs. More About Author

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