Big Ideas in EducationBig Ideas in Education



Big Ideas in Education: What Every Teacher Should Know by Dr Russell Grigg provides an accessible and easily understood introductory guide to the big ideas that really matter in education.

Author: Russell Grigg

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ISBN: 1785830279

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Page: 297

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Big Ideas in Education: What Every Teacher Should Know by Dr Russell Grigg provides an accessible and easily understood introductory guide to the big ideas that really matter in education. The teaching profession is saturated with ideas. Unfortunately, some of these are half-baked or fundamentally flawed. Dr Russell Grigg moves beyond the unhelpful supposed dichotomies that pervade current educational thinking - child-centred versus teacher-centred, traditional versus progressive. Throughout the book, readers are invited to question assumptions and popular rhetoric and reflect on their own experiences. Big Ideas in Education aims to equip teachers with a good understanding of current thinking in a diverse, fluid and dynamic field. Each of the big ideas is discussed within the framework of four questions: what is the big idea, who is behind it, why is it important and what can you do? Big ideas are important, distinctive, empowering, adaptable and simple to understand. Dr Russell Grigg provides readers with a concise and reliable introduction to twelve such ideas, which are at the core of educational practice. The ideas chosen are general rather than subject-specific in nature. In turn, they invite the reader to look at teaching in wider society, address elements of learning which teachers actively promote, raise questions about why, how and what to teach and, finally, look at ways of improving the quality of education. The twelve big ideas under discussion are: Education - education goes beyond the school gates and is a lifelong experience Childhood - children need time and space to explore, enjoy learning and develop as children rather than miniature adults Knowledge - knowledge is the foundation for learning Skills - learners need to develop a broad range of skills in real-life, relevant contexts Dispositions - effective learning depends upon cultivating positive dispositions Ethics - teachers' conduct should be guided by a moral purpose Instruction - direct instruction is a tried-and-tested means of effective teaching Curriculum - the curriculum is all the learning and assessment activities in school, both planned and unintentional, that contribute to agreed educational goals Feedback - providing personalised, accurate, specific and timely feedback is one of the keys to improving learning Reflective practice - good teachers critically analyse their practice with a view to improving what they do Research - research has a central role to play in the professional development of teachers Professional leadership - effective school leadership operates at all levels and is about shared vision, support and securing improvement An ideal book for busy teachers who need to be kept up to speed with the latest thinking in education, this comprehensive guide provides the essential knowledge to keep you fully informed, whether leading staff discussions, submitting assignments or preparing for interviews. Suitable for teachers in any setting, from trainees and NQTs to more experienced practitioners looking to reflect on their practice, the book will also appeal to school leaders and teacher training providers.

Key Ideas in Educational ResearchKey Ideas in Educational Research



This comprehensive guide consists of 120 concise but illuminative essays providing: - an explanation and definition of the term - alternative explanations and definitions of the term - the context in which it is used by educational ...

Author: David Scott

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826479901

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Page: 302

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It is easy for newcomers to educational research to be confused by the wide range of terms used in the field and consequently for them to find it challenging to relate such terms to their own research and practice. This comprehensive guide consists of 120 concise but illuminative essays providing: - an explanation and definition of the term - alternative explanations and definitions of the term - the context in which it is used by educational researchers - exemplars as to how the term is used and used be used in practice - references to further literature - cross-references to other terms in the book.

100 Ideas for Teaching Science100 Ideas for Teaching Science



Students often think that science is a boring and difficult subject with no relevance to their every day lifes. 100 Ideas for Teaching Science contains creative ideas on putting the 'wow' factor back into science lessons and for showing ...

Author: Sharon Archer

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122704799

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Page: 144

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Students often think that science is a boring and difficult subject with no relevance to their every day lifes. 100 Ideas for Teaching Science contains creative ideas on putting the 'wow' factor back into science lessons and for showing kids how relevant science is.

Big Ideas in EducationBig Ideas in Education



Imagine a competition to vote for the greatest idea in the history of education. Which idea would win your vote? The concept of schooling itself opens up ...

Author: Russell Grigg

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781785830464

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Page: 300

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Big Ideas in Education: What Every Teacher Should Know by Dr Russell Grigg provides an accessible and easily understood introductory guide to the big ideas that really matter in education. The teaching profession is saturated with ideas. Unfortunately, some of these are half-baked or fundamentally flawed. Dr Russell Grigg moves beyond the unhelpful supposed dichotomies that pervade current educational thinking – child-centred versus teacher-centred, traditional versus progressive. Throughout the book, readers are invited to question assumptions and popular rhetoric and reflect on their own experiences. Big Ideas in Education aims to equip teachers with a good understanding of current thinking in a diverse, fluid and dynamic field. Each of the big ideas is discussed within the framework of four questions: what is the big idea, who is behind it, why is it important and what can you do? Big ideas are important, distinctive, empowering, adaptable and simple to understand. Dr Russell Grigg provides readers with a concise and reliable introduction to twelve such ideas, which are at the core of educational practice. The ideas chosen are general rather than subject-specific in nature. In turn, they invite the reader to look at teaching in wider society, address elements of learning which teachers actively promote, raise questions about why, how and what to teach and, finally, look at ways of improving the quality of education. The twelve big ideas under discussion are: (1.) Education – education goes beyond the school gates and is a lifelong experience. (2.) Childhood – children need time and space to explore, enjoy learning and develop as children rather than miniature adults. (3.) Knowledge – knowledge is the foundation for learning. (4.) Skills – learners need to develop a broad range of skills in real-life, relevant contexts. (5.) Dispositions – effective learning depends upon cultivating positive dispositions. (6.) Ethics – teachers’ conduct should be guided by a moral purpose. (7.) Instruction – direct instruction is a tried-and-tested means of effective teaching. (8.) Curriculum – the curriculum is all the learning and assessment activities in school, both planned and unintentional, that contribute to agreed educational goals. (9.) Feedback – providing personalised, accurate, specific and timely feedback is one of the keys to improving learning. (10.) Reflective practice – good teachers critically analyse their practice with a view to improving what they do. (11.) Research – research has a central role to play in the professional development of teachers. (12.) Professional leadership – effective school leadership operates at all levels and is about shared vision, support and securing improvement. An ideal book for busy teachers who need to be kept up to speed with the latest thinking in education, this comprehensive guide provides the essential knowledge to keep you fully informed, whether leading staff discussions, submitting assignments or preparing for interviews. Suitable for teachers in any setting, from trainees and NQTs to more experienced practitioners looking to reflect on their practice, the book will also appeal to school leaders and teacher training providers.

Ideas of EducationIdeas of Education



Camic, C. (1983) Experience and ideas: education for universalism in eighteenth—century Scotland, Comparative Studies in Society and History, 25, 50—82.

Author: Christopher Brooke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136729904

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Page: 312

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Provides an overview of the disctinctive thinking of a fascinating mix of educational pioneers and thinkers from the canon of philosophers and philosophical schools from the classical, medieval, early modern and modern. Includes: Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Wollstonecraft, Humboldt, Utopian socialists, J.S. Mill, Carpenter and Dewey.

The Western European Idea in EducationThe Western European Idea in Education



A textbook on education in Western Europe, this book is designed for students of both education and European studies.

Author: Vernon Mallinson

Publisher: Pergamon

ISBN: UOM:39015008702204

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Page: 406

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A textbook on education in Western Europe, this book is designed for students of both education and European studies. It compares and contrasts education ideals and practice and cultural aspirations in different countries and generations and then goes on to consider how Western Europe will react to future challenge and change - both from within and beyond its own confines.

Children S Ideas In ScienceChildren S Ideas In Science



This book documents and explores the ideas of school students (aged 10-16) about a range of natural phenomena such as light, heat, force and motion, the structure of matter and electricity, they are to study even when they have received no ...

Author: Driver, Rosalind

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335150403

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Page: 208

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This book documents and explores the ideas of school students (aged 10-16) about a range of natural phenomena such as light, heat, force and motion, the structure of matter and electricity, they are to study even when they have received no prior systematic instruction. It also examines how students' conceptions change and develop with teaching.

Ideas for Intercultural EducationIdeas for Intercultural Education



The underlying premise of this profound, engaging book is that international education can be a transforming intercultural experience for hosts as well as visitors.

Author: Simon Marginson

Publisher: Simon Marginson

ISBN: 0230117937

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Page: 223

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Written by a cross-cultural pair of authors, Ideas for Intercultural Education takes a critical look at present approaches to international education, focusing on the intercultural potential that it offers but mostly fails to deliver. The underlying premise of this profound, engaging book is that international education can be a transforming intercultural experience for hosts as well as visitors. Drawing on a review of the worldwide literature, especially studies from the United States, and two large interview programs with international students, the book dissects the obstacles and points the way to solutions in the classroom and beyond.

Engaging in Conversation about Ideas in Teacher EducationEngaging in Conversation about Ideas in Teacher Education



... lays bare cutting - edge ideas — and the ensuing dilemmas — in teacher education . Through the agency of " conversation " leading educational thinkers ...

Author: Fiona Judith Benson

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433101513

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Page: 157

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This collection of essays lays bare cutting-edge ideas - and the ensuing dilemmas - in teacher education. Through the agency of «conversation» leading educational thinkers grapple with one another as they debate ideas within particular strands of teacher education knowledge, and pose provocative questions to the reader. This innovative design compels the reader to engage in and further the dialogue, and in doing so to contribute, situate, and examine his or her own position.

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers Outstanding RE Lessons100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers Outstanding RE Lessons



Covering a range of different faiths, beliefs and worldviews, this book is suitable for all RE teachers regardless of the syllabus they are teaching. 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding RE Lessons is the essential resource for ...

Author: Andy Lewis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472972439

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Page: 128

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'An absolute gift to the RE community.' Mary Myatt With an emphasis on all faiths and beliefs, 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding RE Lessons presents tried-and-tested ideas that can be used in any lesson about religion. Andy Lewis uses his experience as Director of Religious Education to share ideas and advice on how to construct a successful RE lesson, engage students in the subject, provide effective feedback and exam techniques, and bring RE to life in the secondary curriculum. RE can be a very difficult subject to teach as many of the topics that come up can be challenging to discuss with young people, especially with the complexities in legal status, curriculum content and public perceptions. God, ethics, death – just a few topics that could cause controversy in your classroom! Covering a range of different faiths, beliefs and worldviews, this book is suitable for all RE teachers regardless of the syllabus they are teaching. 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding RE Lessons is the essential resource for helping students to develop an understanding between communities and eradicate religious prejudices and stereotypes, with cross-curricular strategies that reach out to members of local faith communities and use technology to 'visit' sacred sites.

Practical Ideas for Teaching Primary SciencePractical Ideas for Teaching Primary Science



Aimed at trainees and teachers, this up to date text addresses primary science teaching in light of the new primary National Curriculum and the latest Teachers' Standards, providing creative, inspiring and practical ideas and approaches for ...

Author: Vivian Cooke

Publisher: Critical Teaching

ISBN: 1909682292

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Page: 184

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Aimed at trainees and teachers, this up to date text addresses primary science teaching in light of the new primary National Curriculum and the latest Teachers' Standards, providing creative, inspiring and practical ideas and approaches for teaching the full range of science topics.

Groupwork in Education and TrainingGroupwork in Education and Training



Topics covered in detail include: why groups?; models for educational design; boundaries, predictability and control; values and beliefs in experiential learning; taking account of the context; implications for staff development.

Author: Michael Reynolds

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0749410272

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Page: 144

View: 675

Topics covered in detail include: why groups?; models for educational design; boundaries, predictability and control; values and beliefs in experiential learning; taking account of the context; implications for staff development.

Keywords in Radical Philosophy and EducationKeywords in Radical Philosophy and Education



In this field-defining work edited by educational theorist and political organizer Derek R. Ford, emerging and leading activists, organizers, and scholars assemble a collective body of concepts to interrogate, provoke, and mobilize ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004400467

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Page: 524

View: 863

In this field-defining work edited by educational theorist and political organizer Derek R. Ford, emerging and leading activists, organizers, and scholars assemble a collective body of concepts to interrogate, provoke, and mobilize contemporary political, economic, and social struggles.

Teaching Design and Technology CreativelyTeaching Design and Technology Creatively



Drawing on examples from real-world projects, this text is invaluable for all those who wish to engage students in D&T and encourage creative classroom practice.

Author: Clare Benson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317225164

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Page: 184

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Packed full of practical ideas, Teaching Design and Technology Creatively is a stimulating source of guidance for busy trainee and practising teachers. Grounded in the latest research, it offers a wealth of suggestions to foster creative development in D&T and supports teachers in providing their students with more authentic, enjoyable experiences. Providing a wealth of ready-to-use ideas for creative lessons, key topics covered include: Understanding links between D&T and creativity Creating a foundation for D&T in the early years Using objects, books and real-life contexts as imaginative starting points Developing designerly thinking Making the most of construction kits Helping children draw to develop their ideas Encouraging dialogic talk in D&T to drive learning Exploring food as a creative resource Practical approaches to embedding IT and programming in the curriculum Taking learning outside the classroom. Teaching Design and Technology Creatively provides practical teaching suggestions to ensure teachers of all levels understand how to teach for creativity. It shows how learning experiences in D&T have the potential to extend children’s technological knowledge, and to promote problem-solving and evaluation skills. Drawing on examples from real-world projects, this text is invaluable for all those who wish to engage students in D&T and encourage creative classroom practice.

Scale up in Education Ideas in principleScale up in Education Ideas in principle



This volume and its companion, Scale-Up in Education: Issues in Practice, ... While each stands alone, read together Scale-Up in Education: Ideas in ...

Author: Barbara L. Schneider

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742547310

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Page: 316

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Scale-Up in Education, Volume 1: Ideas in Principle examines the challenges of 'scaling up' from a multidisciplinary perspective. It brings together contributions from disciplines that routinely take promising innovations to scale, including medicine, business, engineering, computing, and education. Together the contributors explore appropriate methods for estimating the effects of innovations in larger, more diverse settings and provide theories and models to guide the design of innovations most likely to remain viable at large scales. Specially-commissioned commentaries also discuss the analytical requirements and theoretical possibilities of a program of educational research on scale-up built upon these foundations. This volume is ideally suited for researchers, policymakers, and graduate students charged with determining the effectiveness of educational interventions. With its insights into the conceptual and methodological prerequisites for obtaining rigorous, actionable evidence of intervention effects, the volume provides reading for program evaluation courses in schools of education and public policy.

A Framework for K 12 Science EducationA Framework for K 12 Science Education



This book identifies three dimensions that convey the core ideas and practices around which science and engineering education in these grades should be built.

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309217422

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Page: 400

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Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to solving many of humanity's most pressing current and future challenges. The United States' position in the global economy is declining, in part because U.S. workers lack fundamental knowledge in these fields. To address the critical issues of U.S. competitiveness and to better prepare the workforce, A Framework for K-12 Science Education proposes a new approach to K-12 science education that will capture students' interest and provide them with the necessary foundational knowledge in the field. A Framework for K-12 Science Education outlines a broad set of expectations for students in science and engineering in grades K-12. These expectations will inform the development of new standards for K-12 science education and, subsequently, revisions to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development for educators. This book identifies three dimensions that convey the core ideas and practices around which science and engineering education in these grades should be built. These three dimensions are: crosscutting concepts that unify the study of science through their common application across science and engineering; scientific and engineering practices; and disciplinary core ideas in the physical sciences, life sciences, and earth and space sciences and for engineering, technology, and the applications of science. The overarching goal is for all high school graduates to have sufficient knowledge of science and engineering to engage in public discussions on science-related issues, be careful consumers of scientific and technical information, and enter the careers of their choice. A Framework for K-12 Science Education is the first step in a process that can inform state-level decisions and achieve a research-grounded basis for improving science instruction and learning across the country. The book will guide standards developers, teachers, curriculum designers, assessment developers, state and district science administrators, and educators who teach science in informal environments.

Ideas for Intercultural EducationIdeas for Intercultural Education



All of that led directly to the writing of Ideas for Intercultural Education. The bulk of the text was prepared immediately after the summary book on ...

Author: S. Marginson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230339736

Category:

Page: 237

View: 926

Takes a critical look at present approaches to international education, focusing on the intercultural potential that it offers but mostly fails to deliver. The underlying premise of this profound, engaging book is that international education can be a transforming intercultural experience for hosts as well as visitors.