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Learning Theories for Everyday Teaching

Learning Theories for Everyday Teaching

September 2019 | 160 pages | Learning Matters

An essential tool for new teachers and trainees who want to use learning theories to develop their practice. The text explores key learning theories in a pragmatic way and encourages focused reflection to promote critical analysis of theories and their potential application to specific contexts. The authors highlight the practical benefits of using theory in planning, teaching and reflecting on practice. The text also encourages the use of a range of creative approaches to enhance learning.

Each chapter explores a key aspect of the teacher's role (such as planning, motivation or assessment) and outlines theories relating to this theme - fully embedding the use of learning theories in practical every day teaching. It includes activities for reflection and a section encouraging readers to 'map' the theory to their own practice. Scenarios and case studies throughout illustrate learning and support readers link theory to practice.

1. What is the point in theory?
2. The classroom environment
3. Planning for learning
4. Motivating learners
5. Developing learners' thinking
6. Learning with others
7. Co-constructing learning
8. Mixing it up
9. Innovative teaching
10. Resilience

This is an easy to read/understand important theories of teaching and learning at various levels of education

Dr Mohamed Kemoh Rogers
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia
December 5, 2019

A very useful book with hints, tips and case studies to support new teachers to consider the theory in their practice.

Mrs Lisa Fernandes
Education Department, Newcastle College
November 26, 2019

Useful dip in and out of book for the module and can be used across course with reference to various chapters

Mrs Terrie Blaszczyk
Froebel College, Roehampton University
September 10, 2020

Perfect to enable trainees to understand learning theories as they apply in school not just early childhood

Dr Chelle Oldham
Education, Coventry University Scarborough Campus
February 5, 2020

Straightforward read; non nonsense

Mr Bernard Pennington
School of Human and Health Sciences, Huddersfield University
January 25, 2020

useful for novice teachers, because it can help them to articulate their teaching strategies in more of a theoretical framework, but the advice is quite basic.

Miss Lynda Fitzwater
Marketing, University for the Creative Arts
February 25, 2020

I liked the way this book has embedded theories in aspects of everyday practice. The mentor moments, reflective exercises and case studies were salient and actively encouraged students to synthesize and apply their reading.

Mrs Kim Lawler
Department Education, Bradford College
November 23, 2019

Having completed my Teaching Qualification for Further Education in May 2019, this short, easy to read, and utilise, book should be an absolute must for anyone studying this topic.
It is clear and precise. The examples and case studies bring the text to life and immediately bring the classroom experience to life.

Mr Ollie Brook
Facility of Education and Humanities, City of Glasgow College
December 3, 2019