Improving Learning How to Learn Classrooms, Schools and Networks

by Mary James, Paul Black, Patrick Carmichael, Mary Jane Drummond

Part of the Improving Learning Series

Improving Learning How to Learn Classrooms, Schools and Networks Synopsis

Learning how to learn is an essential preparation for lifelong learning. Whilst this is widely acknowledged by teachers, they have lacked a rich professional knowledge base from which they can teach their pupils how to learn. This book makes a major contribution to the creation of such a professional knowledge base for teachers by building on previous work associated with `formative assessment' or `assessment for learning' which has a strong evidence base, and is now being promoted nationally and internationally. However, it adds an important new dimension by reporting the conditions within schools, and across networks of schools, that are conducive to the promotion, in classrooms, of learning how to learn as an extension of assessment for learning. There is a companion book, Learning How to Learn in Classrooms: Tools for schools (also available from Routledge), which provides practical resources for those teachers looking to put into practice the principles covered in this book.

Improving Learning How to Learn Classrooms, Schools and Networks Press Reviews

The researchers explicitly invite others into the discussion of the role of assessment in helping students learn how to learn. They achieve this goal well and early on. Their text is refreshingly readable and an illustration of the pedagogy they propose. --Teaching Theology and Religion, April 2010, 183-184

Book Information

ISBN: 9780415404273
Publication date: 11th October 2007
Author: Mary James, Paul Black, Patrick Carmichael, Mary Jane Drummond
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 264 pages
Categories: Educational psychology,

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