Excellent representation of the importance of pedagogical practice and has been an an inspiring book for the BA students to use within their assessments.
Pedagogy and pedagogic approaches are essential areas for any practitioner in education to consider and engage with. This book presents so much more than the generic background and discussion on pedagogy by critically examining a range of issues which impact and interact with pedagogical approaches in action as well as with the ideas and concepts of pedagogy itself. I would suggest this should be essential reading on teacher training programmes.
This text gathers together a range of relevant chapters that capture a broad range of issues to consider within education. The culture of education is presented both widely as a concept within education as well as case examples of specific cultural groups. The notion of multiple pedagogies is presented effectively alongside definitions that provide a strong base from which further research can be built.
Very good book for the Primary education module and supporting learning module
This is an invaluable text for any student studying in initial teacher education.
The book has been added to recommended reading lists. The book gives the reader essential grounding on pedagogy in the workplace across a number of disciplines: essential for our students
It provides the opportunity for students to review how pedagogy is practiced in a number of different settings and further their knowledge relating to the curriculum.
This book explores pedagogy and practice from a sociocultural perspective and in a way no other text book has previously.From a lecturer point of view who teaches predominantly adult learners in primary school the book clearly outlines deeper and broader notions of pedaagogy over cross phase teaching and learning institutions ranging from pre-school to university.
This is an excellent book for anyone teaching or learning about sociocultural approaches in the field of education. The book has brought together classic readings such as Barbara Rogoff's Observing sociocultural activity on three planes, which is the set reading for one of my Human Development lectures. Other authors include Gabrielle Ivinson, Patricia Murphy and Bronwyn Davies. The book provides access to key texts that are essential for exploring learning from a sociocultural perpective.
Meets needs of my course. Good match with course content.
Suitable reader for time pressed masters students- will develop understanding providing much needed context to their perceptions of school cultures. Torrance's chapter on Assessment as learning is paritcularly relevant.
Informative text which would be of benefit to anyone involved with any aspect of teaching learning and practice for FdA to Masters