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Promover el placer de leer en Educacion Primaria

Promover el placer de leer en Educacion Primaria

Author: Michael Lockwood Format: eBook Release Date: 09/01/2013

En esta obra encontrara distintas formas mediante las que todos los centros de Educacion Primaria pueden ayudar al alumnado a descubrir el gusto por la lectura y a establecer relaciones entre la que se realiza en el colegio y en casa, de manera que una refuerce a la otra. Michael Lockwood se apoya en el resultado de numerosas investigaciones, entrevistas e innovaciones pedaggicas destinadas a analizar qu es lo que funciona y contribuye a la promocin de la lectura por placer tanto en ambientes escolares como en otros espacios en los que nias y nios se mueven. Se justifica y evidencia que el placer en la lectura no es una frivolidad ms; que es precisoeducar estudiantes amantes de los libros que consideren que disfrutar de la lectura puede ser un fin en s mismo; de este modo podremos favorecer mejor todo su desarrollo cognitivo, afectivo y social a travs del resto de las materias que integran el currculum. Los ejes con los que se vertebra esta obra incluyen:- La transformacin del colegio en un centro de lectura por placer. - El fomento del amor a la lectura en Educacin Infantil. - El desarrollo de la lectura por placer en los ltimos aos de Educacin Primaria. - Conseguir que los chicos lean por placer. En cada captulo se proporcionan numerosos ejemplos de propuestas de accin de probada eficacia, que contribuyen a favorecer la lectura a travs de estrategias y recursos como seminarios de lectura, clubes de libros, tarjetas de fans de la biblioteca, tardes literarias, concursos, etc. Promover el placer de leer en Educacin Primaria es por tanto un texto muy relevantey til para el profesorado de Educacin Infantil y Primaria, para el personal de bibliotecas, para las familias, as como para otros profesionales preocupados por la alfabetizacin y la promocin de la lectura por placer. Esta obra ha sido galardonada con el premio UkLA 2009 (United Kingdom Literacy Association).

Promover el placer de leer en Educacion Primaria

Promover el placer de leer en Educacion Primaria

Author: Michael Lockwood Format: eBook Release Date: 26/01/2012

En esta obra encontrara distintas formas mediante las que todos los centros de Educacion Primaria pueden ayudar al alumnado a descubrir el gusto por la lectura y a establecer relaciones entre la que se realiza en el colegio y en casa, de manera que una refuerce a la otra. Michael Lockwood se apoya en el resultado de numerosas investigaciones, entrevistas e innovaciones pedaggicas destinadas a analizar qu es lo que funciona y contribuye a la promocin de la lectura por placer tanto en ambientes escolares como en otros espacios en los que nias y nios se mueven. Se justifica y evidencia que el placer en la lectura no es una frivolidad ms; que es preciso educar estudiantes amantes de los libros que consideren que disfrutar de la lectura puede ser un fin en s mismo; de este modo podremos favorecer mejor todo su desarrollo cognitivo, afectivo y social a travs del resto de las materias que integran el currculum. Los ejes con los que se vertebra esta obra incluyen:-La transformacin del colegio en un centro de lectura por placer. -El fomento del amor a la lectura en Educacin Infantil. -El desarrollo de la lectura por placer en los ltimos aos de Educacin Primaria. -conseguir que los chicos lean por placer. En cada captulo se proporcionan numerosos ejemplos de propuestas de accin de probada eficacia, que contribuyen a favorecer la lectura a travs de estrategias y recursos como seminarios de lectura, clubes de libros, tarjetas de fans de la biblioteca, tardes literarias, concursos, etc. Promover el placer de leer en Educacin Primaria es por tanto un texto muy relevante y til para el profesorado de Educacin Infantil y Primaria, para el personal de bibliotecas, para las familias, as como para otros profesionales preocupados por la alfabetizacin y la promocin de la lectura por placer. Esta obra ha sido galardonada con el premio UkLA 2009 (United Kingdom Literacy Association).

Bringing Poetry Alive A Guide to Classroom Practice

Bringing Poetry Alive A Guide to Classroom Practice

Author: Michael Lockwood Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2011

Offering a wealth of ideas and support for ways to really bring poetry alive, this book draws on what is known to work, and explores fresh thinking. It will help both new and experienced teachers approach poetry with imagination and confidence. Written by people who have taught poetry in different settings for many years, and with contributions from poets Michael Rosen and James Carter, this book offers ideas on: - using drama - cross-curricular working - what to do with younger learners - inspiring children to write their own poems - and much more ... An enjoyable and uplifting book, it is a must for anyone working with children aged 5 to 14 who is looking for inspiration for their poetry teaching. Michael Lockwood is Senior Lecturer in English and Education, University of Reading.

Bringing Poetry Alive A Guide to Classroom Practice

Bringing Poetry Alive A Guide to Classroom Practice

Author: Michael Lockwood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2011

Offering a wealth of ideas and support for ways to really bring poetry alive, this book draws on what is known to work, and explores fresh thinking. It will help both new and experienced teachers approach poetry with imagination and confidence. Written by people who have taught poetry in different settings for many years, and with contributions from poets Michael Rosen and James Carter, this book offers ideas on: - using drama - cross-curricular working - what to do with younger learners - inspiring children to write their own poems - and much more ... An enjoyable and uplifting book, it is a must for anyone working with children aged 5 to 14 who is looking for inspiration for their poetry teaching. Michael Lockwood is Senior Lecturer in English and Education, University of Reading.

Promoting Reading for Pleasure in the Primary School

Promoting Reading for Pleasure in the Primary School

Author: Michael Lockwood Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/06/2008

Winner of the UKLA Author Award 2009:UKLA 'Lockwood has written a useful, supportive book which will help teachers and librarians...He describes the background and summarises the research and then proposes thoroughly practical programmes' - Carousel 'Michael Lockwood has produced an excellent, practical overview and analysis of what works in the primary school to promote reading for pleasure....Lockwood's work is grounded and valuable to those who need it most - teachers in the classroom working hard to engender a love of reading' - English Drama Media 'This book is first class. It puts the matter very clearly and succinctly, and presents a great deal of evidence to support the argument that pleasure is not a frivolous extra, but the very heart and essence of what reading is about. It also gives readers plenty of ideas for carrying the principle into the classroom, and for justifying it...This is an excellent piece of work, which I hope will find a place on every staffroom bookshelf.' - Philip Pullman English primary school children are less likely to read for pleasure than their counterparts in many other countries. This practical and focused book discusses the background to this situation and looks at how government initiatives have tried to address it. Drawing on the author's own research project in order to identify good practice in promoting reading for enjoyment, the book presents specific activities which teachers can use to develop their own whole school and classroom practice, enabling them to put the fun back into reading. Each chapter features case-study material and provides examples of planning from schools that have successfully created thriving reading cultures through schemes such as reading assemblies, book clubs, library loyalty cards, school book evenings and quizzes. There is also an extensive, annotated list of print and internet-based resources. Topics covered include: - Becoming a reading for pleasure school - Promoting a love of reading in the early years - Developing reading enjoyment in the later primary years - Getting boys reading Promoting Reading for Pleasure in the Primary School is written for all those involved in education who would like to see as many children as possible develop a love of reading. It will be particularly relevant for primary teachers, teaching assistants, trainee teachers, advisers and consultants, as well as teacher educators and researchers.

Promoting Reading for Pleasure in the Primary School

Promoting Reading for Pleasure in the Primary School

Author: Michael Lockwood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2008

Winner of the UKLA Author Award 2009:UKLA 'Lockwood has written a useful, supportive book which will help teachers and librarians...He describes the background and summarises the research and then proposes thoroughly practical programmes' - Carousel 'Michael Lockwood has produced an excellent, practical overview and analysis of what works in the primary school to promote reading for pleasure....Lockwood's work is grounded and valuable to those who need it most - teachers in the classroom working hard to engender a love of reading' - English Drama Media 'This book is first class. It puts the matter very clearly and succinctly, and presents a great deal of evidence to support the argument that pleasure is not a frivolous extra, but the very heart and essence of what reading is about. It also gives readers plenty of ideas for carrying the principle into the classroom, and for justifying it...This is an excellent piece of work, which I hope will find a place on every staffroom bookshelf.' - Philip Pullman English primary school children are less likely to read for pleasure than their counterparts in many other countries. This practical and focused book discusses the background to this situation and looks at how government initiatives have tried to address it. Drawing on the author's own research project in order to identify good practice in promoting reading for enjoyment, the book presents specific activities which teachers can use to develop their own whole school and classroom practice, enabling them to put the fun back into reading. Each chapter features case-study material and provides examples of planning from schools that have successfully created thriving reading cultures through schemes such as reading assemblies, book clubs, library loyalty cards, school book evenings and quizzes. There is also an extensive, annotated list of print and internet-based resources. Topics covered include: - Becoming a reading for pleasure school - Promoting a love of reading in the early years - Developing reading enjoyment in the later primary years - Getting boys reading Promoting Reading for Pleasure in the Primary School is written for all those involved in education who would like to see as many children as possible develop a love of reading. It will be particularly relevant for primary teachers, teaching assistants, trainee teachers, advisers and consultants, as well as teacher educators and researchers.

The Labyrinth of Time Introducing the Universe

The Labyrinth of Time Introducing the Universe

Author: Michael Lockwood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2007

Modern physics has revealed the universe as a much stranger place than we could have imagined. The puzzle at the centre of our knowledge of the universe is time. Michael Lockwood takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the nature of things. He investigates philosophical questions about past, present, and future, our experience of time, and the possibility of time travel. And he provides the most careful, lively, and up-to-date introduction to the physics of time and the structure of the universe. He guides us step by step through relativity theory and quantum physics, introducing and explaining the ground-breaking ideas of Newton and Boltzmann, Einstein and Schroedinger, Penrose and Hawking. We zoom in on the behaviour of molecules and atoms, and pull back to survey the expansion of the universe. We learn about entropy and gravity, black holes and wormholes, about how it all began and where we are all headed. Lockwood's aim is not just to boggle the mind but to lead us towards an understanding of the science and philosophy. Things will never seem the same again after a voyage through The Labyrinth of Time.

Managing Protected Areas A Global Guide

Managing Protected Areas A Global Guide

Author: Michael Lockwood Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2006

This handbook, produced by world renowned experts from the World Conservation Union (IUCN), spans the full terrain of protected area management and is the international benchmark for the field. The book employs dozens of detailed international cases studies, hundreds of concise topical snapshots, maps, tables, illustrations and a colour plate section, as well as evaluation tools, checklists and numerous appendices to cover all aspects of park management from biodiversity to natural heritage to financial management. The book establishes a conceptual underpinning for protected area management, presents guiding principles for the 21st century, reflects recent work on international best practice and provides an assessment of skills required by professionals. As the most authoritative guide ever compiled to the principles and practice of protected area management, this volume is essential for all professionals and students in all countries and contexts.

Managing Protected Areas A Global Guide

Managing Protected Areas A Global Guide

Author: Michael Lockwood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2006

This handbook, produced by world renowned experts from the World Conservation Union (IUCN), spans the full terrain of protected area management and is the international benchmark for the field. The book employs dozens of detailed international cases studies, hundreds of concise topical snapshots, maps, tables, illustrations and a colour plate section, as well as evaluation tools, checklists and numerous appendices to cover all aspects of park management from biodiversity to natural heritage to financial management. The book establishes a conceptual underpinning for protected area management, presents guiding principles for the 21st century, reflects recent work on international best practice and provides an assessment of skills required by professionals. As the most authoritative guide ever compiled to the principles and practice of protected area management, this volume is essential for all professionals and students in all countries and contexts.

The Labyrinth of Time Introducing the Universe

The Labyrinth of Time Introducing the Universe

Author: Michael Lockwood Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/04/2005

Modern physics has revealed the universe as a much stranger place than we could have imagined. The puzzle at the centre of our knowledge of the universe is time. Michael Lockwood takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the nature of things. He investigates philosophical questions about past, present, and future, our experience of time, and the possibility of time travel. And he provides the most careful, lively, and up-to-date introduction to the physics of time and the structure of the universe.He guides us step by step through relativity theory and quantum physics, introducing and explaining the ground-breaking ideas of Newton and Boltzmann, Einstein and Schroedinger, Penrose and Hawking. We zoom in on the behaviour of molecules and atoms, and pull back to survey the expansion of the universe. We learn about entropy and gravity, black holes and wormholes, about how it all began and where we are all headed. Lockwood's aim is not just to boggle the mind but to lead us towards an understanding of the science and philosophy. Things will never seem the same again after a voyage through The Labyrinth of Time.