ISBN 9781865087801,Learning from Teacher Research

Learning from Teacher Research



Viva Education Private Ltd

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9781865087801

ISBN-10 1865087807

Paper Back

Number of Pages 275 Pages
Language (English)

Language teaching theory & methods

Despite years in the classroom, many school students have poor learning skills. This severely limits their ability to reach their potential at school and to continue learning in later life. So how can teachers stimulate all their students to become active and purposeful learners? How can teachers use research to make a real difference in the classroom? In Learning from Teacher Research experienced primary and secondary teachers explain how they used action research to tackle challenges in their classrooms. They faced core pedagogical issues such as motivating unwilling students, helping students to write well, using homework effectively and matching assessment to teaching strategies. Through classroom-based research, the teachers found solutions to the challenges they faced and improved their own skills. The solutions they developed can be adopted by other teachers, as can their research models. Learning from Teacher Research is a valuable resource for any teacher who wants to use reflective practice to develop their skills and help their students become active learners. About Author: John Loughran is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Monash University and author of Developing Reflective Practice, Opening the Classroom Doorand Teaching about Teaching. Ian Mitchell is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University and one of the co-founders of the Project for the Enhancement of Effective Learning (PEEL). Judie Mitchell teaches at Eumemmerring College, Melbourne and is also a founding memberof the PEEL project