This book is a great way to explore the lexicon of learning theories that challenge the thinking of new and developing educators. Thompson and Spencely expertly navigate the turbulent waters of learning theory to give the reader tangible steps to support practical and professional development.
I had previously received as an online copy, however, limited access and required a 'permanent' copy. Recommending to students on the Foundation Degree year 1 to build their knowledge of applying theory to practice.
Students able to review their own practice drawing from the examples / case studies in the publication.
I received this publication as an e-copy and have recommended to the Fd students. This was a very good resource for teaching assistants to apply theory to practical situations, drawing from the case studies and reflecting in their own work roles.
I love the simplicity of this text book, starting from the introduction. The case studies throughout bring it to life and take the reader on a journey into theory.
The references at the end of each chapter really help with students research of additional information.
Fantastic thankyou Thompson and Spenceley.
This book has enhanced the differentiated learning delivered throughout the course. It has allowed designers and deliverers alike to create more effective learning
A useful text linking key theories to practice in education.
A great, very student friendly book which is easy to pick up and dip into.
useful breakdown of theories in an easy to access format
an influential book, where the authors encourage reflection. By having this book available as a resource staff can use this as a personal development tool, which guides students learning behaviour.
Text provides a good overview of learning theories for everyday teaching. In particular in provides an opportunity to reflect on our teaching and learning practice
This is an easy to read/understand important theories of teaching and learning at various levels of education
A very useful book with hints, tips and case studies to support new teachers to consider the theory in their practice.
Useful dip in and out of book for the module and can be used across course with reference to various chapters
Perfect to enable trainees to understand learning theories as they apply in school not just early childhood
Straightforward read; non nonsense
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.
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.
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.