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Liberating The Learner : Lessons for Professional Development in Education - Terry Atkinson

Liberating The Learner

Lessons for Professional Development in Education

By: Terry Atkinson (Editor), Guy Claxton (Editor), Marilyn Osborn (Editor), Mike Wallace (Editor)

Paperback Published: 28th January 1996
ISBN: 9780415131278
Number Of Pages: 304

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There is clear evidence that the quality of children's learning in school is very dependant on the style of the teacher's approach and the learning environment he or she creates. This, in turn, is a reflection of teachers own beliefs, anxieties and enthusiasms about learning, often gained through their own educational experiences.
This edited volume provides a new framework for exploring teachers' views on a whole range of professional issues, for instance the nature of teaching and learning, the needs of students, and their own abilities as learners. Within this is presented a variety of case studies which illustrate how teachers' views impact upon students' learning.
The book builds on the well established assumption that teachers are themselves also learners and that the learning processes involved in professional development are in many ways the same as those involved in a classroom context.It shows how the conclusions drawn from this study can be used in a practical way to assist teachers' professional development throughout their career.
All teacher trainers and mentors who take seriously their role of helping children to be resourceful, resilient and reflective learners will find that this book helps them to achieve this aim.

Illustrations
List of contributors
Introduction
Integrated learning theory and the learning teacherp. 3
When is experiential learning not experiential learning?p. 16
Liberating the learner through assessmentp. 32
Implicit theories of learningp. 45
Teachers as adult learners: the influence of the national context and policy changep. 59
Teacher trainer and student teacher: sources of divergence in perceptions of learning? Some reflections on training in England and Swedenp. 74
Understanding the apprenticeship of observation in initial teacher education: exploring student teachers' implicit theories of teaching and learningp. 90
PGCE student visit to The Gambia: 'learning experience of a lifetime' or 'just more savannah'?p. 108
Home thoughts from abroadp. 124
Overseas scholarships: culture shock or learning opportunity?p. 144
When the going gets tough: learning through a taught doctorate programmep. 161
Learning to become a headteacher: the role of the mentorp. 184
Development through collaborative working: a case study of mathematics INSETp. 199
Using dissonance - finding the grit in the oysterp. 212
Teacher mentors and student teachers: what is transmitted?p. 228
The supervisory process in teacher education: learning event or learning bind?p. 243
Put it together and what have you got?p. 264
Name indexp. 275
Subject indexp. 278
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415131278
ISBN-10: 0415131278
Series: Foundations of the Market Economy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 28th January 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 16.1  x 2.46
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1

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