Learning and Teaching at M-Level: A Guide for Student Teachers

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Your teacher training or professional development course will now probably include Masters level assessment and credits as teaching ‘becomes an M-level profession’ and a greater emphasis is placed on helping teachers develop deeper understandings about aspects of learning and teaching through a higher level of critical reflection.

Learning and Teaching at M-Level will guide you through the various different aspects of doing M-level work at ...

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Overview

Your teacher training or professional development course will now probably include Masters level assessment and credits as teaching ‘becomes an M-level profession’ and a greater emphasis is placed on helping teachers develop deeper understandings about aspects of learning and teaching through a higher level of critical reflection.

Learning and Teaching at M-Level will guide you through the various different aspects of doing M-level work at either the primary or secondary level, and help you to develop a deeper professional understanding.

Your ability to research and understand learning environments will form a key part of making you an inquisitive and better teacher, and engagement with research underpins the book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848606166
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/14/2010
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Hoult is Programme Director of the Secondary PGCE at Canterbury Christ Church University. He teaches on the professional studies course and is subject leader for geography. Before working in higher education he held teaching and management positions in secondary schools and LEAs.

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Table of Contents

About the authors

Introduction 1

What is the book for? 1

Who is the book for? 2

How might you engage with the book? 2

Part 1 The importance of enquiry in enhancing learning 5

1 Teacher professionalism today 7

2 Developing a deeper understanding of learning 25

3 Considering theories for learning 39

4 The student teacher as researcher 60

Part 2 Key methods and ways of doing enquiry 83

5 Looking at classrooms 85

6 Observing children 103

7 Doing qualitative research 114

8 Reading and writing critically 139

9 Doing field work: interviews and questionnaires 160

Part 3 Professional development and moving from student to teacher 183

10 Working with other professionals 185

11 Developing professionally at Masters-level 203

Bibliography 217

Index 227

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