Learning without Limits / Edition 1

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This book will inspire teachers, student teachers, lecturers and policy makers, as well as everyone who has a stake in how contemporary education and practice affect children's future lives and life chances.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335212590
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 294
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Hart has worked as a teacher and researcher in schools and universities for over 30 years. Her specific area of interest has always been the dynamics of classroom life. She is currently teaching in a college of further education.

Annabelle Dixon was trained as an infant teacher, psychologist and educational researcher,and has had a long and varied career in primary schools. She has maintained a life-long stance against streaming, both in theory and in practice.

Mary Jane Drummond was an infant teacher for many years before joining what is now the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. She has taught on a variety of professional development courses, specializing in the early years of childhood.

Donald McIntyre has been engaged in research into teaching and teacher education for 40 years. His previous publications include Effective Teaching and Learning: Teachers' and Pupils' Perspectives (Open University Press, 1996).

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Table of Contents

1 Ability, educability and the current improvement agenda 3
2 What's wrong with ability labelling? 16
3 The Learning without Limits project : methods and approaches 44
4 Anne's approach : they all have their different ways to go 59
5 Claire's approach : a thinking classroom 68
6 Alison's approach : an open invitation 78
7 Narinder's approach : the promise of tomorrow 89
8 Patrick's approach : only connect 105
9 Nicky's approach : step back and look at the children 117
10 Yahi's approach : raising the level of trust 128
11 Julie's approach : access, security and success 137
12 Non's approach : the bridge between values and practice 148
13 Transforming the capacity to learn 165
14 Purposes and principles in practice 194
15 Young people's perspective on learning without limits 210
16 Framing learning without limits teaching : contexts and retrospectives 224
17 Towards an alternative improvement agenda 244
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