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Managing Effective Learning and Teaching

Managing Effective Learning and Teaching

First Edition
  • Ann R J Briggs - New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society, New Zealand, Newcastle University, UK
  • Daniela Sommefeldt - CELM, University of Leicester

July 2002 | 134 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Presenting the theory underlying management of teaching and learning, as well as discussion of good practice in schools and colleges, the authors of this volume discuss the rationale for learning and teaching though a consideration of curriculum design. This is linked to models of learning and teaching, and the management of contexts for learning, together with the roles and responsibilities of curriculum managers. Examples are drawn from international settings as well as from the United Kingdom, encouraging the reader to explore the context of managing learning and teaching within his//her own institution. The authors provide self-study material, with extensive links to other key texts in the field.

This book is a valuable source book for curriculum managers at all levels in schools and colleges, as well as a course book for Masters' level study in educational management

Defining the Curriculum
Constructing a National Curriculum
Framing the Curriculum for Teaching and Learning
Curriculum Control
Institutional Values, Culture and Ethos
Issues of Equity
The Changing Pedagogy
Models of Learning and Teaching
Managing the Learning Environment
Models of Curriculum Organization and Management
Roles and Responsibilities in Managing the Curriculum
Managing the Learning Process
Managing Change for Improvements in Teaching and Learning
Focus upon the Learner


After purchasing this book, I realised it was the same publication that I was issued with by University of Leicester when I studied for my MA 8 years ago. Unfortunately, I find it dated and fragmented. Education and pedagogy has moved on considerably since this was published, so it does not really represent the contemporary issues of today.

Mr Shane Payne
Engineering, Leicester College
July 10, 2015

This is an excellent book for tutors and teachers; it provides an introduction to the practice of managing learning activities in a school or centre.

Dr Anne Walsh
Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Dev, NUI Galway
March 10, 2015

Ann Briggs

Dr. Ann Briggs is Emeritus Professor of Educational Leadership at Newcastle University, UK.  She has published on research methods, middle leadership, 14-19 education and management structures in post-compulsory institutions.  Ann is a past Chair of BELMAS and is currently National Secretary of NZEALS, having retired to New Zealand in 2009. More About Author

Daniela Sommefeldt

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