Improving Learning How to Learn: Classrooms, Schools and Networks

Improving Learning How to Learn: Classrooms, Schools and Networks

by Mary James, Robert McCormick, Paul Black, Patrick Carmichael, John Macbeath
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Learning how to learn is an essential preparation for lifelong learning. Whilst this is widely acknowledged by teachers, they have lacked a rich professional knowledge base from which they can teach their pupils how to learn.

This book makes a major contribution to the creation of such a professional knowledge base for teachers by building on previous work

Overview

Learning how to learn is an essential preparation for lifelong learning. Whilst this is widely acknowledged by teachers, they have lacked a rich professional knowledge base from which they can teach their pupils how to learn.

This book makes a major contribution to the creation of such a professional knowledge base for teachers by building on previous work associated with ‘formative assessment’ or ‘assessment for learning’ which has a strong evidence base, and is now being promoted nationally and internationally. However, it adds an important new dimension by reporting the conditions within schools, and across networks of schools, that are conducive to the promotion, in classrooms, of learning how to learn as an extension of assessment for learning.

There is a companion book, Learning How to Learn in Classrooms: Tools for schools (also available from Routledge), which provides practical resources for those teachers looking to put into practice the principles covered in this book.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The researchers explicitly invite others into the discussion of the role of assessment in helping students learn how to learn. They achieve this goal well and early on. Their text is refreshingly readable and an illustration of the pedagogy they propose."—Teaching Theology and Religion, April 2010, 183-184

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415404273
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/18/2007
Series:
Improving Learning Series , #9
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >