Readings for Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education - Reflective Teaching (Paperback)Dr Margaret Gregson (editor), Lawrence Nixon (editor), Professor Andrew Pollard (editor,series editor), Trish Spedding (editor), Dr Amy Pollard (series editor)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 667 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 20 mm
This wide-ranging and richly diverse collection of readings exemplifies, celebrates and justifies the power and effectiveness of the reflective practitioner tradition in learning and teaching. The readings - ranging from classical theories to contemporary practical programmes - provide a wealth of resources for teachers, learners, academics and policy-makers who are committed to the continuous improvement of learning and teaching through reflective practice strategies. It should prove an invaluable reference source for staff and students in further, higher and adult education. * Terry Hyland, Professor, University of Bolton, UK *
The articles in Readings for Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education draw on significant research and activity over many years and in so doing highlight the need to reconsider the pertinent issues in further and vocational education. In particular, the need to refocus on developing quality 'education' and not just training and skills development, if learners, societies and economies are to be prepared to meet the challenges of an evolving, technology driven society in a globally connected world. Another important consideration is to recognise the professionalism of teachers/practitioners in developing and sustaining learners on their journey of discovery. They need to reclaim the mantle of a professional teacher/educator which has been debased and devalued for many years by industry, policy makers and the community. Further and vocational education is more than skills development and just-in-time training - it is about shaping the societies we wish to inhabit. Readings for Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education provides wide-ranging examples, discourse and future thinking to guide the current and next generation of practitioners to enact this vision. * Denise Stevens, Chief Executive Office, VET Development Centre, Australia *
Readings for Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education effectively draws on a range of classic and current literature from both UK and international perspectives, alongside promoting new concepts and ideas of post-compulsory pedagogy. This book, which stimulates critical reflection, is an essential text for teachers, tutors, mentors, teacher trainees and indeed other professionals who are working in the ever changing and challenging world of further, adult and vocational education. It promises to benefit all parties alike. * Ellen Buttler, Director for Initial Teacher Training (Further Education and Skills), Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Warwick, UK *
Readings for Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education provides an excellent complement to Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education. The extensive range of over 60 readings includes some "classics" (from Vygotsky, Dewey, Stenhouse, Bruner and others) that have stood the test of time, as well as more contemporary examples (from Coffield, Biesta, Kress and others). These readings will prove invaluable to both student teachers who are encountering them for the first time and also experienced vocational educators who are refreshing their familiarity with key texts and new contributions to the field. The readings provide a very effective compact and mobile library which should be part of every vocational educators resource base. * Kevin Brosnan, Teaching Fellow, School of Education, University of Stirling, UK *
From Aristotle to Vygotsky and from session planning to digital literacies, this book introduces a very wide range of often intriguing and always relevant extracts of writing to inform teachers in further and vocational education. Whilst readings are made accessible through careful editing, this excellent book remains, nonetheless, properly demanding. Here readers will find ideas that will challenge and inspire their practice. * Kevin Orr, Reader in Work and Learning, University of Huddersfield, UK *
Great compendium of resources covering key debates relevant to the often ignored FE sector. A very useful collection. * Anne Denmead, University of Brighton, UK *
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