You are here

Understanding and Using Challenging  Educational Theories

Understanding and Using Challenging Educational Theories

Third Edition

456 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Introducing: 20 key educational thinkers who have offered challenging perspectives on education
Exploring: Their ideas, how to apply them in practice and their relevance to teaching and learning today.
Understanding: The strengths and limitations of each theory and links to other concepts.

This third edition includes:
  • Two new chapters on the works of Diane Ravitch and Gloria Ladson-Billings
  • Revamped reflective tasks with a greater practical focus for the classroom
  • Fully updated chapters with links to current educational socio-political developments, and expanded critical commentary
This is an essential textbook for any university course that includes learning theory, with particular relevance for initial teacher education, education studies and early childhood degrees.

Karl Aubrey has recently retired from his post at Bishop Grosseteste University.
Alison Riley is the Programme Leader for the BA Early Childhood Studies at Bishop Grosseteste University.

The perfect companion to Aubrey & Riley: Understanding and Using Educational Theories 3e (9781529761306).
Ch1 Abraham Maslow: The third force in psychology
Ch2 Carl Rogers: Learner-centred teaching and the fully functioning person
Ch3 A.S. Neill: Freedom to learn
Ch4 John Goodlad: The renewal of teaching and learning, schools and teacher education
Ch5 Basil Bernstein: Language codes, social class, pedagogy and the curriculum
Ch6 Ivan Illich: Deschooling society: challenging the concept of school
Ch7 Pierre Bourdieu: Theory of society
Ch8 Michel Foucault: Power, surveillance, discipline and control in education
Ch9 Loris Malaguzzi: The Reggio Emilia experience
Ch10 Nel Noddings: Caring in education
Ch11 Lawrence Stenhouse: Linking the curriculum with theory, research and practice
Ch12 Michael Apple: Ideology, knowledge, power, and the curriculum
Ch13 Henry Giroux: Critical pedagogy
Ch14 Howard Gardner: Multiple intelligences and education
Ch15 John Holt: Unschooling or home schooling
Ch16 bell hooks: Education as the practice of freedom
Ch17 Jack Mezirow: Transformative learning
Ch18 Linda Darling-Hammond: Equity in education: policy, teachers and teaching
Ch19 Diane Ravitch: From Champion To Critic Of The American Education System
Ch20 Gloria Ladson-Billings: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Karl Aubrey

Karl Aubrey is a Visiting Tutor on the Professional Studies in Education programmes at Bishop Grosseteste University. Prior to this Karl was the Programme Leader for a range of initial teacher education and professional development programmes at a large city further education college. Between 2003 and 2005 he was seconded to the DfES Standards Unit as a learning and teaching practitioner in the East Midlands. Karl has contributed to the Oxford Dictionary of Education. His doctoral thesis explored the reforms in further education teacher education from 2000 to 2010, from the viewpoint of teacher educators. Karl’s research interests include... More About Author

Alison Riley

Alison Riley is the Programme Leader for the BA(Hons) Early Childhood Studies degree at Bishop Grosseteste University, she has also worked on a number of educational-related programmes at the university including initial teaching training courses. Prior to joining Bishop Grosseteste University Alison spent sixteen years working in primary education, as a classroom teacher, deputy head teacher and finally head teacher of a large junior school. Alison has been involved in a number of collaborative projects and has recently been involved in an EU-funded project researching ‘Creativity in Early Science and Mathematics Education’. Alison has... More About Author