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The Trouble with Maths

The Trouble with Maths

Author: Steve (Visiting Professor, University of Derby, UK) Chinn Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/09/2020

Now in fourth edition, with updates to reflect developments in our understanding of learning difficulties in maths, this award-winning text provides vital, pragmatic insights into the often-confusing world of numeracy. By looking at learning difficulties in maths and dyscalculia from several perspectives, for example, the vocabulary and language of maths, cognitive style and the demands of individual procedures, this book provides a complete overview of the most frequently occurring problems associated with maths teaching and learning. Drawing on tried-and-tested methods based on research and Steve Chinn's decades of classroom experience, it provides an authoritative yet accessible one-stop classroom resource. Combining advice, guidance and practical activities, this user-friendly guide will help you to: develop flexible cognitive styles use alternative strategies to replace an over-reliance on rote-learning for pupils trying to access basic facts understand the implications of underlying skills, such as working memory, on learning implement effective pre-emptive measures before demotivation sets in recognise the manifestations of maths anxiety and tackle affective domain problems find approaches to solve word problems select appropriate materials and visual images to enhance understanding. With useful features such as checklists for the evaluation of books and an overview of resources, this book will equip you with essential skills to help you tackle your pupils' maths difficulties and improve standards for all learners. This book will be useful for all teachers, classroom assistants, learning support assistants and parents.

The Trouble with Maths

The Trouble with Maths

Author: Steve (Visiting Professor, University of Derby, UK) Chinn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2020

Now in fourth edition, with updates to reflect developments in our understanding of learning difficulties in maths, this award-winning text provides vital, pragmatic insights into the often-confusing world of numeracy. By looking at learning difficulties in maths and dyscalculia from several perspectives, for example, the vocabulary and language of maths, cognitive style and the demands of individual procedures, this book provides a complete overview of the most frequently occurring problems associated with maths teaching and learning. Drawing on tried-and-tested methods based on research and Steve Chinn's decades of classroom experience, it provides an authoritative yet accessible one-stop classroom resource. Combining advice, guidance and practical activities, this user-friendly guide will help you to: develop flexible cognitive styles use alternative strategies to replace an over-reliance on rote-learning for pupils trying to access basic facts understand the implications of underlying skills, such as working memory, on learning implement effective pre-emptive measures before demotivation sets in recognise the manifestations of maths anxiety and tackle affective domain problems find approaches to solve word problems select appropriate materials and visual images to enhance understanding. With useful features such as checklists for the evaluation of books and an overview of resources, this book will equip you with essential skills to help you tackle your pupils' maths difficulties and improve standards for all learners. This book will be useful for all teachers, classroom assistants, learning support assistants and parents.

The Syllabus as Curriculum

The Syllabus as Curriculum

Author: Samuel D. (University of British Columbia, Canada) Rocha Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/09/2020

Can the syllabus constitute the curriculum? In this volume, Rocha explores curriculum theory through the lens of the syllabus. By critiquing curriculum studies and the entire field of education, overrun by the social sciences, Rocha provides an integrated vision of philosophy of education and curriculum theory, rooted in the humanities. Through an original reconceptualization, this text draws from a broad range of sources - ranging from Classical Antiquity to the present - offering a rich context for understanding curriculum as a philosophically salient concept, contained within the syllabus. The Syllabus as Curriculum features actual syllabi created and taught by the author in undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of British Columbia, Canada. These curated syllabi work as exemplars and media, supported by pedagogical commentary and context. Inspired by Augustine's Confessions, each part of the book culminates in a metaphorical garden, which serves as a meditation on the syllabus in three senses: correspondence, essay, and outline. An original, powerful, and corrective contribution to the literature on curriculum studies, this work invites teachers and scholars from across the foundations of education, especially philosophy of education, art education, and those invested in curriculum theory, to see their contribution in more direct and integral ways.

Religious Education 5-12

Religious Education 5-12

Author: Derek Bastide Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2020

First published in 1987. The book is intended for class teachers (and trainee teachers) in primary schools who wish to teach religious education well but are unclear as to how they might. Firstly, this book maps out the changes that had taken place with regard to changing aims and objectives in the subject; children and their understanding of religion; and the broadening understanding of the notion of religion and considers the implications of these for the teacher. Secondly, it investigates ways in which the teacher can approach religion in the classroom. It develops five complementary approaches: thematic work, world religions, festivals, the Bible and biography. These are illustrated with numerous examples. There are also many accounts of successful pieces of teaching. Thirdly, the book recognizes that many teachers are not confident themselves in the world of religion and attempts to provide information and understanding at the teacher's own level. Overall the book sets out to be a straightforward, practical guide to the primary classroom teacher. It aims to provide a framework (rather than a straitjacket) in which teachers of different styles and from different backgrounds can work.

New Directions in Religious Education

New Directions in Religious Education

Author: John Hull Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2020

First published in 1982. This book brings together some of the most influential articles which had moulded British religious education. The articles are divided into specialised sections dealing with various aspects of the subject so that the main developments are clearly indicated. The first section of the book deals with research into the religious psychology of childhood. This is followed by two collections of articles dealing with the search for a philosophy of religious education and with the problems created for the teaching of religion in Britain by our pluralist society. The fourth section deals with the problems of designing a curriculum in religious education, while the final part gives some examples of methods in the teaching of religion. The book thus provides, both the general reader, the student teacher and the specialist religious education teacher, an easily accessible collection of many of the materials which had created British religious education.

Changing Aims in Religious Education

Changing Aims in Religious Education

Author: Edwin Cox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2020

First published in 1966. The author examines the problems which face the teacher of Religious Education at the time of widespread doubt. He reviews studies of the formation of religious beliefs and attitudes in the young, and suggest a new strategy for the subject, whereby at each stage of education the teacher has a definite but limited aim, appropriate to the children with whom they have to teach.

Religious Education 1944-1984

Religious Education 1944-1984

Author: A.G. Wedderspoon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2020

First published in 1966. Under the 1944 Act, the only compulsory school subject was Religious Instruction. Books and research findings revealed a critical situation, and many educationalists, churchmen and parents believed a review of the problem was vital. This book presents the considered views of a group of distinguished educationalists who met in London in April 1965 under the auspices of the Institute of Education. It also includes the comments by members of Parliament, church leaders, university and school teachers who were present and the whole contains a frank and valuable expression of expert opinion upon a very controversial subject.

Foundation Subjects and Religious Education in the Primary School

Foundation Subjects and Religious Education in the Primary School

Author: Peter D. Pumfrey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2020

First published in 1993. This volume brings together writings of specialists in the key components of both the whole and the basic curriculum. It sets out to describe and discuss cultural diversity and the whole curriculum from a variety of perspectives and to consider how the concerns of ethnic groups may be addressed within the framework of the national curriculum. To this end, specialists in areas of the curriculum consider some of the challenges and describe promising practices in the secondary school. Much remains undecided concerning the structure, content, pedagogy and assessment of many components of the primary-school curriculum. Despite these considerations, the multicultural nature of the population and of schools will develop. These developments and their educational implications must be considered if the educational system is to respond adequately. Although the 'rules of the curricular game' are still being negotiated in relation to a number of aspects of the curriculum, the editors have deliberately ventured into this controversial field. They do so because of the increasing importance of ethnic diversity of the school population and of the country.

World Faiths in Education

World Faiths in Education

Author: W. Owen Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2020

First published in 1978. The world religions movement gave way to a new form of religious education which was wide ranging in content and open in approach. This development raised a number of issues. How broad should the syllabus be? Should Humanism and Marxism be included? How should Christianity be taught? What role has the believer of any one faith in the teaching of RE? As curriculum development gathers momentum so the need to discuss such questions becomes urgent. This book is devoted to examining the place of world faiths in education by members of a variety of faiths. It will help students and teachers to think their way through the many challenges facing RE today. The book argues a new framework for the subject. The contributors hope that they have provided a sign-post pointing to a future in which all who are concerned that children should grow up with an understanding of the ultimate meaning of life, whatever their own faiths, may be able to work together to make the subject vital and worthwhile.

Virtues as Integral to Science Education

Virtues as Integral to Science Education

Author: Wayne (Lakehead University, Canada.) Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2020

By investigating the re-emergence of intellectual, moral, and civic virtues in the practice and teaching of science, this text challenges the increasing professionalization of science; questions the view of scientific knowledge as objective; and highlights the relationship between democracy and science. Written by a range of experts in science, the history of science, education and philosophy, the text establishes the historical relationship between natural philosophy and the Aristotelian virtues before moving to the challenges that the relationship faces, with the emergence, and increasing hegemony, brought about by the professionalization of science. Exploring how virtues relate to citizenship, technology, and politics, the chapters in this work illustrate the ways in which virtues are integral to understanding the values and limitations of science, and its role in informing democratic engagement. The text also demonstrates how the guiding virtues of scientific inquiry can be communicated in the classroom to the benefit of both individuals and wider societies. Scholars in the fields of Philosophy of Science, Ethics and Philosophy of Education, as well as Science Education, will find this book to be highly useful.

Readiness for Religion

Readiness for Religion

Author: Ronald Goldman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2020

In this study, first published in 1965, the author explores the implications of research for an alternative approach to religious education. The book deals with the psychological bases of religious development, reviewing the natural limitations as well as the basic needs of the young, and how religious education should be affected by educational theory and practice. The author also examines what content and methods of teaching are consistent with the healthy development of children and adolescents. Teachers in schools, students in training, lecturers, clergy and ministers, and local education authority committees will welcome the book as an important aid to the task of rethinking syllabuses and the need for more child-centred methods of teaching.

Teaching Morality and Religion

Teaching Morality and Religion

Author: Alan Harris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2020

First published in 1976. It can be argued that both moral and religious education are undervalued in schools. The author, Alan Harris, believes that too many people think of them as indoctrinatory subjects with moral educators' telling people what they ought to do and religious educators telling them what they ought to believe. By a combination of practical examples of both good and bad teaching from the classroom and clear, analytical examination of what is meant by moral and religious education, the author shows that the object of both subjects should be to help pupils form their own judgements.