Reflecting on Literacy in Education

Author: Peter Hannon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135708975
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Literacy has become central to debates on policy and practice in education in the UK and other English-speaking countries. This book introduces teachers to current thought on the place of literacy in education, providing many different perspectives. It charts the latest ideas, and relates practical and policy concerns to an understanding of theoretical issues. Concise and accessible, it connects with key aspects of the experience of professionals and students alike, and provides issues for group discussion or individual study, as well as suggestions for further reading.

Video Reflection in Literacy Teacher Education and Development

Author: Evan T. Ortlieb
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1784416754
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Within education there is a growing body of research focused on the use of video as a mediational tool for reflection. The purpose of this volume is to bring together research and research-based practices from a wide array of literacy scholars and practitioners who are using video in educational research and teaching.

Reflective Teaching Effective Learning

Author: Char Booth
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838910521
Format: PDF, Kindle
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CHAR BOOTH, an avid library education and technology advocate, introduces a series of concepts that will empower readers at any level of experience to become better designers and presenters, as well as building their confidence and satisfaction as library educators. This foundation is supplemented by the USER Method, a step-by-step approach to creating learner-focused instruction. Tailored to library contexts, USER wallcs readers through understanding an instructional scenario, structuring content, engaging learners, and reflecting on outcomes. Also included are templates for instructional planning and technology evaluation, as well as practical advice and scenarios from those working in the field.

Video Reflection in Literacy Teacher Education and Development

Author: Evan T. Ortlieb
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1784416754
Format: PDF, Docs
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Within education there is a growing body of research focused on the use of video as a mediational tool for reflection. The purpose of this volume is to bring together research and research-based practices from a wide array of literacy scholars and practitioners who are using video in educational research and teaching.

Pathways to Literacy

Author: Trevor Cairney
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780304327232
Format: PDF, ePub
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This text recognizes that there is no simple way to develop literacy. It begins with the central premise that literacy is not simply a cognitive process, but a set of social practices used in socio-cultural contexts, and argues that literacy learners come to school with unique social histories that need to be recognised in the programmes devised to facilitate learning. Cairney claims that literacy is not a unitary social practice and suggests that there are many forms of literacy, each with specific purposes and contexts in which they are used. The author provides a look at the many practical classroom strategies and practices that are necessary to recognize multiple pathways to literacy.

The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Language and Literacy

Author: Teresa Grainger
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415327671
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In this essential collection of readings, Teresa Grainger provides carefully chosen journal articles and chapters that offer significant and serious insights into the changing face of literacy. The twenty-five contributors all adopt a broad conception of literacy and contemporary literacy practices and recognise that the world of language and literacy is in a constant state of transition and transformation. Together, the authors examine the past, the present and the future of literacy and celebrate the interests and expertise of the learners. They acknowledge that the textual environments of today are complex and fluid, shaped by the rapid emergence of new technologies and the influential nature of popular culture. Children's engagement with multiple forms of text is also highlighted, including the oral, the visual, the electronic and the written. In addition, issues of pedagogy are explored, through the voices of teachers, parents and children. Many chapters offer particular perspectives based on classroom experience, reflection and smaller scale studies The contributors here perceive a common and urgent need to acknowledge diverse forms of living literacy and to redesign the curriculum accordingly. With an inspiring introduction and postscript by the Editor, this Reader is an invaluable and accessible companion for all students of literacy.

Teaching Literacy for Love and Wisdom

Author: Jeffrey D. Wilhelm
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807752363
Format: PDF
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This book lays out a new vision for the teaching of English, building on themes central to Wilhelm's influential "You Gotta BE The Book." With portraits of teachers and students, as well as practical strategies and advice, they provide a roadmap to educational transformation far beyond the field of English. --from publisher description

Readings for Reflective Teaching

Author: Andrew Pollard
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826451156
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This unique book provides the reader with a mini-library of over one hundred readings containing: --both classic and contemporary readings--international contributors--material drawn from books and journalsAn essential reference resource in its own right, Readings for Reflective Teaching also contains numerous cross-references to Andrew Pollards Reflective Teaching.

Dialogue and Desire

Author: Rachel Pollard
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 9781855754492
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is an exploration of the relationship between the Russian philosopher, Mikhail Bakhtin, and contemporary dialogical psychotherapy. This exploration lead the author to consider how two central and inseparable dimensions of human experience, language and desire, could be thought about differently by bringing the thinking of Bakhtin into a dialogical relationship with the thinking of the controversial French anthropologist and cultural critic, René Girard. The radical difference between these two original thinkers is illustrated in their differing interpretations of Dostoevsky's novels; while Bakhtin finds in Dostoevsky an author who allows his characters the freedom to speak for themselves without passing judgement on them, Girard finds in Dostoevsky an author who is both sympathetic and critical towards his characters because they are consumed with passionate desires that often lead to violence.

Reflective Theory and Practice in Teacher Education

Author: Robyn Brandenburg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811034311
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This book offers a detailed examination of reflective practice in teacher education. In the current educational context, where reflective practice has been mandated in professional standards for teachers in many countries, it analyses research-based evidence for the power of reflective practice to shape better educational outcomes. The book presents multiple theoretical and practical views of this often taken-for-granted practice, so that readers are challenged to consider how factors such as gender and race shape understandings of reflective practice. Documenting approaches that enhance learning, the contributions discuss reflective practice across the globe, with a focus on pre-service, in-service and university teachers. At a time when there is pressure to measure teachers’ work through standardised tests, the book highlights the professional thinking that is integral to teaching and demonstrates ways it can be encouraged in beginning teachers. Aimed at the international community of teacher educators in schools and universities, it also includes a critical examination of methodological issues in analysing and evaluating reflective practice and showcases the kind of reflective practice that empowers teachers and pre-service teachers to make a difference to students.