Too Much, Too Soon? Early Learning and the Erosion of Childhood
Editor: Richard House
Publisher: Hawthorn Press
Educators, researchers, policymakers, carers and parents contribute frank and topical proposals to address the dangers of early formal and cognitively based learning for children and in particular the impact of the Early Years Foundation Stage, which became law in 2008. They argue that the compulsory literacy targets are politically driven, imposed too young and ignore both research and children's development paths. The volume also proposes achievable ways to improve children's well-being.
Educational Life-Forms: Deleuzian Teaching and Learning Practice
Author: David R. Cole
Price: £65.00 and £35.00
ISBN 9789460916113 and 16106
David Cole seeks to apply Gilles Deleuze's philosophy to educational practice, and puts forward the notion of educational life-forms based on epiphanies, affect and "the virtual". His aim is to help teachers and students to view the current praxis of education with a critical eye. Examples show the potential to infuse educational processes with the philosophy of life.
Young People, Popular Culture and Education
Author: Chris Richards
Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students in education studies and related courses, this text explores the inter-relationship between the fields of youth, popular culture and education and how those relationships have had an impact on teaching practice, particularly in schools. Chris Richards considers current issues including culture and youth, new research, race and representation, children and television, young adult fiction, popular music and young people's relationship to politics. This book is part of a series whose key feature is the critical exploration of education in a period of change, seen from the perspective of developments in wider social, cultural, political and economic contexts.
Multimedia in Education: Adaptive Learning and Testing
Authors: Irene Cheng, Lluis Vicent Safont, Anup Basu and Randy Goebel
Publisher: World Scientific
The authors consider numerous examples of multimedia item types for testing, outline the use of games to test physics concepts, consider designing chemistry item types with interactive graphics, study the use of culture-specific linguistics to help inner-city children and new immigrants learn, suggest approaches for automatically adjusting the difficulty level in interactive graphics-based questions, and propose strategies for giving partial marks for incorrect answers.
Effective Online Teaching: Foundations and Strategies for Student Success
Author: Tina Stavredes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Aimed at the new instructors of those new to the increasingly widespread practice of online teaching, this book offers an understanding of the application of cognition and learning theory to an online learning environment. Through three approaches - behaviourist, constructivist and cognitive - it offers ways of incorporating this into teaching practice. Chapters contain revision and discussion questions, and a CD enables self-directed learning.
Education: The Basics
Author: Kay Wood
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis
Price: £55.00 and £11.99
ISBN 9780415589543 and 89550
Intended as an introduction to education as an academic discipline for undergraduate students, Kay Wood's textbook covers both theoretical and practical aspects. Subjects covered include the schooling system, the nature of knowledge and methods of teaching. Within these frameworks, Wood analyses the viewpoints of both teachers and pupils, and seeks to answer key questions about what education is, what it is for, how people learn and the state of education around the world.
Teacher Leadership: The 'New' Foundations of Teacher Education - A Reader
Editor: Eleanor Blair Hilty
Publisher: Peter Lang
Drawing on the scholarship of more than 35 authors, this book aims to provide a comprehensive overview of teacher leadership, discussing the changing roles and responsibilities of teachers. Intended for undergraduate and postgraduate education students, it acknowledges the important role of teacher leadership in school reform.
Whole Child Education
Author: John P. Miller
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Price: £36.00 and £15.00
ISBN 9781442642607 and 611436
John Miller tries to avoid a narrow focus on the subject and seeks instead to foster relationships between different schools of thought, link body and mind, and understand the "inner life" of the child. He focuses on teaching, the curriculum, the school and teacher wellness. The intention is to consider three approaches - transmission, transaction and transformation - that create a connection with the whole student. The text offers practical examples from teachers who have used Miller's ideas in their classrooms.