By Randy Charles Epping
In seventy five transparent and fascinating entries, Epping explains the options readers listen mentioned on each evening's information and that experience an intimate touching on their lives and livelihoods. From quotas to subsidies to the WTO, from tax havens to forex concepts, this well timed booklet bargains a fountainhead of significant info, provided easily yet by no means simplistically--and with no unmarried graph.
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During Lesson One, I ask five 13 year-olds to write a hierarchical Person Specification for their ideal teacher. Unanimously voted Quality Number One is 41 EFFECTIVE LEARNING IN CLASSROOMS someone who listens. Number Two is someone who explains clearly. Number Three is someone who allows us our own opinions. It is a heartening start to the week. I make silent vows. I then spend Lesson Two with a low ability class finishing coursework for their imminent GCSE examination in English. I ask them what they think of Macbeth and assume the listening position.
This too may be a reflection of some key issues, such as the fact that learning itself is not fully visible, so there will always be limitations for an observer. But we do need to find the frameworks to help us focus on the observable things in a classroom which are associated with learning. 3 A mechanical focus on the teacher-centred classroom Especially in a context where there is a public and powerful pressure on performance, where policies distort the responsibility for learning and achievement and the discourse changes to one which colludes with a focus on the teacher and a focus on the negative (see the next chapter).
In Chapter 2 we described three models of learning: reception, construction and co-construction, and considered children’s drawings that reflected those 27 EFFECTIVE LEARNING IN CLASSROOMS three models. In a study called ‘Regarding Learning’, 23 children in a class of six year-olds at Five Elms School, Barking and Dagenham, were asked to draw learning in the classroom (Lodge, forthcoming). We will now discuss two drawings from that collection to illustrate different themes. 1) includes many aspects of the reception view of learning.
A beginner's guide to the world economy: seventy-seven basic economic concepts that will change the way you see the world by Randy Charles Epping