Educational Foundations

Key themes in the ethnography of education achievements and agendas

Key themes in the ethnography of education : achievements and agendas

by Sara Delamont

callnumbericon  LB 45 D45 2014       ED-61789

Language: English  

Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2014

Summary:     The ethnography of education has been conducted by sociologists and anthropologists, largely in self-contained and self-referential ways. This book celebrates the continuities and the strengths of ethnographic research on education in formal and non-formal settings, deliberately transgressing the sociology/anthropology divide. Education is broadly defined to cover many settings other than schools, in many countries, for many age-groups. The book is structured thematically, including chapters on movement and mobilities, memorials and memories, time and timescapes, bodies, and performativities, multi-sensory research, and narratives. Strategies for designing innovative ethnographic projects, and for fighting familiarity are provided.

Kick start your class academic icebreakers to engage students

Kick-start your class : academic icebreakers to engage students

by LouAnne Johnson

callnumbericon LB 1027.4 J66 2012     ED-61646

Language: English  

Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, [2012]

Summary:     The New York Times bestseller author of Dangerous Minds has a new way to engage students LouAnne Johnson's newest book is a collection of fun and simple educational icebreaker activities that get students excited and engaged from the very first minute of class. These activities are great to use with students at all levels, and many of the activities include variations and modifications for different groups. Research has shown that the use of icebreakers increases student motivation by creating an emotional connection between the student and school. In as little as five minutes, a creative icebreaker can engage students' brains, encourage critical thinking, and much more. * Includes a fun-filled collection of icebreakers that get students thinking and keeps them engaged * Written by LouAnne Johnson, a teacher and acclaimed author of eight books * Contains ideas for promoting creativity, unifying the classroom community, preventing disruptive behavior, and creating positive attitudes towards school and learning. No matter what your students' age group this book will give you the tools you need to create a classroom environment that promotes learning.

Learning through play for babies toddlers and young children

Learning through play : for babies, toddlers and young children

by Tina Bruce

callnumbericon LB 1140.35 P55 B78 2011       ED-61650

Edition: 2nd ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: London : Hodder Education, 2011

Summary:       Let the expert on Early Years Play explain the key ideas and best practice. Professor Tina Bruce, an acknowledged expert on play, has a real talent for presenting key ideas and difficult concept in a clear and straightforward manner. This definitive guide to the values behind play, the importance of play for child development from 0 to 5 years old, and best practice for cultivating play in an Early Years or Educational setting. She shows that play helps children to achieve the highest form of learning in early childhood. This is an ideal text for those studying Play at levels 3 and 4, Foundation Degrees, Undergraduate Early Childhood Studies and Primary Education courses, Postgraduate study and for those working in an Early Years setting.

Learning personalized the evolution of contemporary classroom

Learning personalized : the evolution of contemporary classroom

by Allison Zmuda; Greg Curtis; Diane Ullman

callnumbericon LB 1031 Z68 2015       ED-61792

Language: English  

Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, [2015]

Summary:     A real-world action plan for educators to create personalized learning experiences Learning Personalized: The Evolution of the Contemporary Classroom provides teachers, administrators, and educational leaders with a clear and practical guide to personalized learning. Written by respected teachers and leading educational consultants Allison Zmuda, Greg Curtis, and Diane Ullman, this comprehensive resource explores what personalized learning looks like, how it changes the roles and responsibilities of every stakeholder, and why it inspires innovation. The authors explain that, in order to create highly effective personalized learning experiences, a new instructional design is required that is based loosely on the traditional model of apprenticeship: learning by doing. Learning Personalized challenges educators to rethink the fundamental principles of schooling that honors students' natural willingness to play, problem solve, fail, re-imagine, and share. This groundbreaking resource: * Explores the elements of personalized learning and offers a framework to achieve it * Provides a roadmap for enrolling relevant stakeholders to create a personalized learning vision and reimagine new roles and responsibilities * Addresses needs and provides guidance specific to the job descriptions of various types of educators, administrators, and other staff. This invaluable educational resource explores a simple framework for personalized learning: co-creation, feedback, sharing, and learning that is as powerful for a teacher to re-examine classroom practice as it is for a curriculum director to reexamine the structure of courses.

Learning teaching development strategies for action

Learning, teaching & development : strategies for action

by Lyn Ashmore; Denise Robinson

callnumbericon LB 2331 L44 2015       ED-61793

Language: English  

Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2015

Summary:     This best practice guide to teaching in the Further Education and Skills sector, and professional organisational learning contexts, examines the key concepts underpinning effective teaching and learning and combines this with case studies which demonstrate meaningful connections between theory and practice. Each chapter also contains discussion questions, learning activities and reflective points, allowing you to further engage with key research and relate it to your own teaching. Offering pragmatic advice on learning design, support and delivery, coverage includes: Identifying learning needs and objectives* Selecting and developing appropriate content* Using technology to enhance learning Assessment, evaluation and reflection. This is an indispensable resource for anyone preparing to teach in Further Education, current Higher Education lecturers and work-based learning trainers in private and public-sector organisations.

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