The Climate for Learning

The Climate for Learning

by Mike Torbe, Peter Medway
     
 

This core book of the Ward Lock Language, Teaching and Learning series discusses why some teachers find it worthwhile to put their ideas about language and learning into practice, suggests how the ideas apply to actual teaching and learning, and shows what the resulting children's language looks like. In a sense, the book is a development and implementation of the…  See more details below

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This core book of the Ward Lock Language, Teaching and Learning series discusses why some teachers find it worthwhile to put their ideas about language and learning into practice, suggests how the ideas apply to actual teaching and learning, and shows what the resulting children's language looks like. In a sense, the book is a development and implementation of the ideas presented in the Bullock Report, which suggested the need for a coherent policy for language development throughout the school.There are two things about "language across the curriculum" which make it different from traditional good practice. One is the idea of teachers collaborating with each other, whatever their subjects or main interests, because of shared belief that the way pupils use their language to learn is much the same, whatever the learning is about.The other main notion of "language across the curriculum" is the way in which pupils are invited to share in understanding the processes of learning, and thus learn to accept responsibility for the manner and quality of their own learning. When teachers demystify the means of learning, and make explicit to learners what the processes are, then both parties in education are actively participating: the student needs to be as personally engaged as the teacher is, if the learning is to be successful.

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ISBN-13:
9780867090413
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
01/01/1981
Pages:
149

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