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Learners & Pedagogy

Edited by:
  • Jenny Leach - The Open University
  • Bob Moon - Professor of Education at the Open University and Founding Director of the Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) Programme

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Curriculum Development

March 1999 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`This presents a useful model for conceptualizing pedagogy as professional knowledge, well supported by selected readings' - Dr A Loveless, University of Brighton

`This book makes a plea for recreating thinking about knowledge, learning and pedagogy in the context of challenges posed by change - both cultural and technological. Bruner emphasizes that in coming to know, our own knowledge needs to be worked on and transformed, assisted by the toolhouse that is culture. This collection stands as a rich resource from which to exercise our thoughts and reflect on our activities as educators' - British Educational Research Journal

This textbook looks at the relationship between views of learning, learners, knowledge and pedagogy. Worldwide, education is being subjected to a succession of policy initiatives and political interventions. Questions of what should be taught, and how, are subjects of constant debate, seldom based on research findings or theoretical principles. The articles in this volume have been chosen to show how theories can provide frameworks for analysing pedagogy and to create a dialogue about new possibilities for advancing practice.

Learners and Pedagogy is a Course Reader for The Open University course E836 Learning Curriculum and Assessment.

 
PART ONE: PERSPECTIVES ON PEDAGOGY
Jenny Leach and Bob Moon
Introduction
Jerome Bruner
Folk Pedagogies
Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger
Learning and Pedagogy in Communities of Practice
Brian Simon
Why No Pedagogy in England?
Paulo Freire and Donaldo P Macedo
Pedagogy, Culture, Language and Race
A Dialogue  
 
PART TWO: TRANSFORMING KNOWLEDGE
Jenny Leach and Bob Moon
Introduction
Lee S Shulman
Knowledge and Teaching
Foundations of the New Reform  
Howard Gardner and Veronica Boix-Mansilla
Teaching for Understanding in the Disciplines - and Beyond
Frank Banks, Jenny Leach and Bob Moon
New Understandings of Teachers' Pedagogic Knowledge
Peter Menck
Didactics as Construction of Content
Birgit Pepin
The Influence of National Cultural Traditions on Knowledge and Pedagogy
Classroom Practice in England, France and Germany  
 
PART THREE: PEDAGOGIC SETTINGS
Jenny Leach and Bob Moon
Introduction
Beverly Caswell and Mary Lamon
Development of Scientific Literacy
The Evolution of Ideas in a Knowledge-Building Classroom  
Susan E B Pirie and Lyndon Martin
The Equation, the Whole Equation and Nothing But the Equation! One Approach to the Teaching of Linear Equations
James Stredder
The North Face of Shakespeare
Practical Approaches to the Teaching of Shakespeare's Narratives  
Wanda T May
Constructing History in a Graduate Curriculum Class
Charles E Engel
Problem-Based Learning in Medical Education
Anne-Mette Kruse
Single-Sex Settings
Pedagogies for Girls and Boys in Danish Schools  
Peter Woods
Chances of a Lifetime
Exceptional Educational Events  
Martha Stone Wiske
What Is Teaching for Understanding?
Wendy Morgan
Postmodern Classrooms on the Borders?
Jenny Leach and Bob Moon
Recreating Pedagogy

`This book makes a plea for recreating thinking about knowledge, learning and pedagogy in the context of challenges posed by change-both cultural and technological. Bruner emphasizes that in coming to know, our own knowledge needs to be worked on and transformed, assisted by the toolhouse that is culture. This collection stands as a rich resource from which to exercise our thoughts and reflect on our activities as educators' - British Educational Research Journal


The book was interesting to read, it provided a (very) different view on the topic of learning and pedagogy. However, I was hoping for more information on classic theories of learning and how they are applied in everday school life. the book might fit to other courses - and I am sure it does so - however it was not suitable for my course. Please note, that I enjoyed reading the book, it gave me some new ideas and helped me refocusing.

Mrs Julia Zuber
Paedagogik und paedagogische Psychologie , Johannes Kepler University of Linz
March 24, 2015

Thus book is highly recommended in reading. Helps link learning to own knowledge and experiences. This book also helps to reflect on own experience and approaches.

Miss Mehjabeen Shaukat
Teacher Education, Tameside College
June 3, 2014

Excellent resource for all those researching pedagogy in general.

Miss Syreeta Charles-Cole
Education, Carshalton College
April 23, 2014

This text will support the development of understanding within the educative function of supervision which is a growing area of expertise within the profession. However it might prove a little too detailed for this and would undoubtedly appeal to anyone, who as the already defined target readership, are undertaking an MA in educational studies, as incidentally I currently am. Having said this I will recommend the book to every student I work with who may in any way have an educative role with another person, and that means every student on every course I teach.

Mr Andrew Thorne
Bristol Centre For Care, Health & Educ, City of Bristol College
August 6, 2013

A very comprehensive textbook, and the speed of delivery was outstadning. I would be sure to let learners know about this book but feel that it's just not the most appropriate. Having said that for any student wishing to further develop their understadning surrounding a pedagogy (or not) for education this is well worth the read!

Mr Graeme Athey
Special Education , Wiltshire College
March 19, 2013

This book supplements and reinforces our knowledge of learners and Pedagogy very well.

Dr Seidu Salifu
Teacher Training, NESCOT
October 12, 2011

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