The second edition of this successful text is a thoroughly updated introduction to how to teach. The book reflects recent approaches and is aimed at introductory subjects on teaching methodology in all primary and secondary teacher education courses.
- Maintains its firm, practical basis as a text on the principles of effective instruction.
- Exceptionally clear writing style avoiding the use of technical jargon.
- All principles and methodology presented is soundly based on recent research findings.
New to this Edition
- Written with an injection of brightness and warmth to capture the dynamism of the teaching/learning enterprise and of real classroom relationships.
- Thoroughly revised and updated throughout.
- The authors recognize that their readers are just beginning their teaching careers and have increased the number of illustrative classroom examples.
- Greater emphasis given to the effect of instructional strategies on enhancing student learning.
- A new chapter on promoting self-directed and independent learning to provide ways of facilitating self-regulated, active and flexible learning in students.
- New exercises for reflection at the end of each chapter.
- New illustrative photographs employed throughout.
- New and attractive layout and design.
- Classroom examples drawing on a range of ages and grade levels.
- Increased reference to Australian and New Zealand research.
- New emphasis on the concept of reflective teaching and suggestions for ways to use the self-reflective cycles of plan, act, observe and reflect to promote the development of reflective teachers.
- Increased coverage of the use of the computer in classroom learning.
- Each chapter begins with a boxed practical classroom example which highlights and prefigures the coverage in the chapter.
TEACHING AND LEARNING FEATURES:
- End of chapter summaries.
- Checklist for self-assessment of mastery of the teaching principles.
- Classroom and group discussion questions at the end of each chapter.
- Numerous boxed exhibits, practical examples and diagrams.
- Detailed glossary.
Table of Contents
2. Classroom Communication.
3. Planning and Preparation.
4. Explanation and Demonstration.
6. Feedback and Correctives.
7. Assigning Work Tasks.
8. Classroom Management.
9. Motivating Students to Learn.
10. Promoting Self-Directed and Independent Learning.
11. Assessment and Evaluation.