Evidence Based Teaching: A Practical Approach

Evidence Based Teaching: A Practical Approach

by Geoffrey Petty



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Evidence Based Teaching: A Practical Approach by Geoffrey Petty

Teaching is about to embark on a revolution and, like medicine, abandon custom and practice, and fashions and fads to become evidence-based.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780748795949
Publisher: Thornes, Nelson
Publication date: 08/01/2006
Pages: 382
Product dimensions: 6.73(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements ix Part 1 What is evidence-based teaching?
1 We need evidence-based practice, not custom and practice 1
2 Learning is making sense, not just remembering 8
3 Motivation 41 Part 2 What methods work best?
4 Effect sizes: finding what works 53
5 John Hattie's table of effect sizes 61
6 Marzano's theory-based meta-analysis 71
7 Extracting general principles from effect-size studies 81 Part 3 The top teaching methods
8 Feedback or 'assessment for learning' (effect size 0.81) 83
9 Whole-class interactive teaching (effect size 0.81) 101
10 Visual representations and graphic organisers (effect size 1.2 to 1.3) 113
11 'Decisions, decisions' (effect size 0.89) 135
12 Cooperative learning 142
13 Reciprocal teaching (effect size 0.86) 152 Part 4 Seven principles for evidence-based teaching
14 The seven general teaching principles and PAR 163 Part 5 Choosing and using teaching methods
15 Feedback through interactive dialogue: the self-correcting classroom 173
16 Teaching methods for the 'orientation' phase: setting the scene 192
17 Methods to present new material 206
18 Methods for the 'apply' phase: deep meaning from hard thinking 233
19 Feedback methods: assessment for learning 245
20 Methods for the 'review' and homework phases 275 Part 6 Teaching intelligence
21 Teaching thinking skills and intelligence 283 Part 7 What do the best teachers, schools and colleges do?
22 What do the best teachers, schools and colleges do? 309 Part 8 Your own evidence
23 Your own evidence: reflection and experimentation 317 Part 9 The rational curriculum
24 The rational curriculum 323 Part 10Management and leadership
25 Management and leadership 355
26 Evidence-based classroom management and discipline (This chapter is only available as a download from geoffpetty.com)
Bibliography 369 Index 376

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