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Understanding Learning Influences and Outcomes

by Janet Collins

Part of the Developing Practice in Primary Education series Series

Understanding Learning Influences and Outcomes Synopsis

Understanding Learning contains specially chosen material which brings together issues of theory and practice. It invites teachers to examine, review and research their own practice in their own personal context. The book's significant contribution is that it re-emphasizes the multifaceted nature of education and deliberately takes a multidisciplinary approach. It does this through a consideration of cultural, political and theoretical perspectives in Education. Section one shows something of the dilemmas, tension and duality of thinking which is inherent in a concept of education for democracy. Section two considers what it means to be a learner and how this knowledge forces us to re-examine and extend our conceptualizations of learning. Section three considers the importance of achievement, how this might be measured and the possible outcomes of assessment. Section four illustrates how children's self identity is affected by their experiences in school. It also draws attention to the powerful issues of race, social class and parental power in terms of 'cultural capital'.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780761969334
Publication date: 14th November 2000
Author: Janet Collins
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 216 pages
Categories: Teacher training, Primary & middle schools, Teaching skills & techniques,

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