Explaining in the Secondary Schools / Edition 2

Explaining in the Secondary Schools / Edition 2

by Dr George A Brown, Prof E C Wragg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415249562

ISBN-13: 9780415249560

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book is one of a set of eight innovative yet practical resource books for teachers, focussing on the classroom and covering vital skills for primary and secondary teachers. The books are strongly influenced by the findings of numerous research projects during which hundreds of teachers were observed at work. The first editions of the series were best sellers,

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This book is one of a set of eight innovative yet practical resource books for teachers, focussing on the classroom and covering vital skills for primary and secondary teachers. The books are strongly influenced by the findings of numerous research projects during which hundreds of teachers were observed at work. The first editions of the series were best sellers, and these revised second editions will be equally welcomed by teachers eager to improve their teaching skills. Ted Wragg and George Brown show what explanation is and what it aims to do. The book explores the various strategies open to teachers and, through a combination of activities and discussion points, helps them to build up a repertoire of ideas, approaches and techniques which are suitable for various situations, as well as evaluate the effectiveness of their explanations in the classroom. Along the way it covers such issues as the: *the use of an appropriate language register *the place of analogies *building on children's questions *strategies for effective explanation
The ability to explain something clearly is a skill which effective teachers use every day and is the foundation on which the success or failure of a great deal of other forms of teaching can rest. Well done, it saves time and provides motivation. badly done, it produces uncertainty, or even puts children off their studies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415249560
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Successful Teaching Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Aims and content1
Unit 1What is explaining?5
Main features of explanations7
The pupil's perspective10
Unit 2Strategies of explanation15
Different approaches16
The broad strategies19
Unit 3Analysing explanations29
Quantitative analysis30
Qualitative analysis31
Levels and types of thinking33
Pupils explaining37
Using schedules38
Unit 4Knowing the subject matter43
Mastering subject matter43
Explaining concepts46
Written explanations48
Coping strategies49
Unit 5Effective explaining53
Main features of effective explaining53
The pupil's perspective55
Discover or be told?57
Effecting creativity?60
Unit 6Feedback63
Evaluating explanations64
General feedback - research findings, expert views, pupil views68
References71

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