Learning to Read Critically in Teaching and Learning

Learning to Read Critically in Teaching and Learning

by Louise Poulson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761947981

ISBN-13: 9780761947981

Pub. Date: 10/21/2003

Publisher: SAGE Publications

'Learning to Read Critically in Teaching and Learning offers a contribution to the debates on curriculum and pedagogy. The title itself is especially noteworthy since it indicates quite clearly that the reader is being encouraged both to learn and to develop their critical faculties on the topic of teaching and learning. This is a clever multi-layering of meaning

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'Learning to Read Critically in Teaching and Learning offers a contribution to the debates on curriculum and pedagogy. The title itself is especially noteworthy since it indicates quite clearly that the reader is being encouraged both to learn and to develop their critical faculties on the topic of teaching and learning. This is a clever multi-layering of meaning that reflects the aims of the book extremely well' - School Leadership & Management

This book combines a teaching text with exemplary reports of research and a literature review by international scholars. Part One offers ideas on: how to become a critical reader and self-critical writer of literature; how to apply these insights in planning a written assignment, dissertation or thesis.

The student is provided with a framework for the critical analysis of any text and shown how to incorporate it in a literature review.

Part Two presents accounts of leading-edge research from well-known contributors, offering insights into key issues in the field of teaching and learning. These accounts reflect diverse theoretical approaches, national contexts, topics, research designs, methods of data collection and analysis, and styles of reporting. The student is invited to practice literature review skills by applying the critical analysis questions to any research report.

Part Three is a critical literature review of a substantive issue in teaching and learning. It shows how a high-quality literature review may be constructed and addresses key issues in the field.

This book is essential for students on research-based masters and doctorate courses in teaching and learning; and for students undertaking research training in the humanities and social sciences.

This series, edited by Mike Wallace, supports research-based teaching on masters and taught doctorate courses in the humanities and social sciences fields of enquiry. Each book is a 'three in one' text designed to assist advanced course tutors and dissertation supervisors with key research-based teaching tasks and aims to:

• develop students' critical understanding of research literature

• increase students' appreciation of what can be achieved in small-scale investigations similar to those which they undertake for their dissertation

• present students with major findings, generalisations and concepts connected to their particular field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761947981
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/21/2003
Series:
Learning to Read Critically Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: BECOMING A CRITICAL CONSUMER OF THE LITERATURE
Critical Reading for Self-Critical Writing - Mike Wallace and Louise Poulson
Designing and Writing about Research - Louise Poulson and Mike Wallace
Developing a Critical Frame of Mind
PART TWO: MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF REPORTING RESEARCH
Changing Instructional and Assessment Practices through Professional Development - Hilda Borko with Kathryn Davinroy, Carribeth Bliem and Kathryn Cumbo
Learning from Homework - Martin Hughes and Pamela Greenhough
A Case Study
An Inquiry into the Moral Dimensions of Teaching - Gary Fenstermacher and Virginia Richardson
Investigating Formative Classroom Assessment - Harry Torrance and John Pryor
Participation and Control in Learning - Diane Reay and Madeleine Arnot
A Pedagogic Democratic Right?
Primary School Teachers' Theoretical Beliefs about Literacy - Louise Poulson and Elias Avramidis
An Exploratory Study
PART THREE: MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF REPORTING A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
Promoting Inclusive Education - Elias Avramidis and Brahm Norwich
A Review of Literature on Teachers' Attitudes towards Integration and Inclusion

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