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Secondary Education Reflective Reader

Secondary Education Reflective Reader

August 2010 | 208 pages | Learning Matters
This reflective reader looks at key themes and topical debates in secondary education using extracts and writings to exemplify different perspectives. It examines themes such as establishing teaching identity, approaches to teaching and learning and classroom practice. It gives advice on embedding assessment of pupil progress into teaching and how to use creativity as a way of teaching and learning. This text provides a model approach to the integration of theory and practice through learning from the analysis of research literature and applying this learning to the role of classroom teacher.
Theme 1: Starting your teaching: identity, subject and pedagogy
- Establishing your teacher identity
- Teaching and learning
- Developing your classroom practice
Theme 2: Developing your teaching: some next steps
- Embedding assessment for learning
- Choosing and using technology for teaching and learning
- Personalisation and personalised learning
Theme 3: Your future teaching practice
Creativity as a way of teaching and learning
Enriching collaborations
Moving onwards

"The selection of readings is well targeted and provides students with a very useful digest as a starting point from which to develop out their own programmes of reading. It facilitates the introduction of a range of relevant issues and concepts." (Lecturer, Brunel University)

useful as suplementary reading

Dr Liane Purnell
Department of Education, Newman University College
April 19, 2012

Excellent text and very uesful for PGCE secondary

Dr Nasser Mansour
The School of Education and Lifelong Learning, Exeter University
March 6, 2012

Jonathan Savage

Jonathan Savage is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University. Until 2001 he was Head of Music at Debenham High School, an 11-16 comprehensive school in rural Suffolk in the east of England. He is also Managing Director of (, a not-for-profit company that produces engaging educational software. More About Author

Martin Fautley

Martin Fautley is a Reader in Education at Birmingham City University. For many years he was a school teacher in the Midlands before undertaking Doctoral research at the University of Cambridge. His research interests encompass theoretical and practical issues concerning creative processes in schools and how teachers can help foster these, and the ways in which assessment, particularly assessment for learning, can be used as means to raise standards. More About Author

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ISBN: 9781844454730