Learning How to Learn: Tools for Schools

Learning How to Learn: Tools for Schools

by Mary James
     
 

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Learning how to learn is an essential preparation for lifelong learning. This book offers a set of in-service resources to help teachers develop new classroom practices informed by sound research. It builds on previous work associated with ‘formative assessment’ or ‘assessment for learning’. However, it adds an important new dimension by

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Learning how to learn is an essential preparation for lifelong learning. This book offers a set of in-service resources to help teachers develop new classroom practices informed by sound research. It builds on previous work associated with ‘formative assessment’ or ‘assessment for learning’. However, it adds an important new dimension by taking account of the conditions within schools that are conducive to the promotion, in classrooms, of learning how to learn as an extension of assessment for learning. Among the materials included you will find:

  • an introductory in-service session
  • self-evaluation questionnaires
  • an action planning activity
  • workshops
  • tools for school development
  • a network mapping activity
  • guidance about different ways of using the resources
  • teachers descriptions of ways they have used of adapted them
  • references to further information and advice.

In addition, there is a support website and examples of how individual schools have used or adapted these materials to maximize their benefits.

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'[This book] contains a set of extremely important, well researched and well tested in-service resources for primary and secondary school teachers on learning how to learn through assessment for learning...The book is strongly recommended for any teachers interested in improving their pupils' motivation, cooperation and understanding in the classroom. The writing is clear and jargon-free, the book's purpose and structure are always self-evident, and its four parts are packed with ideas, facts, examples, materials and workshop actiivities.' - British Journal of Educational Technology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415400268
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Series:
Improving Practice (TLRP) Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.50(d)

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