Making Learning Happen

Making Learning Happen

This book avoids the unnecessary jargon and elitist language which has too often hitherto hindered teachers and learners alike in thinking about how best to make learning happen.

Author: Phil Race

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412907098

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Making Learning Happen provides an accessible and practical discussion of teaching and learning for the post-compulsory sector of higher and further education. Much of the existing educational literature on `learning' is written in language which makes it inaccessible to the people most directly involved in learning: learners and their teachers. This book avoids the unnecessary jargon and elitist language which has too often hitherto hindered teachers and learners alike in thinking about how best to make learning happen.
Categories: Education

Visible learning for teachers

Visible learning for teachers

This book: links the biggest ever research project on teaching strategies to practical classroom implementation champions both teacher and student perspectives and contains step by step guidance including lesson preparation, interpreting ...

Author: John Hattie


ISBN: 1003024475



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In November 2008, John Hattie's ground-breaking book Visible Learning synthesised the results of more thanfifteen years research involving millions of students and represented the biggest ever collection of evidence-based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning. Visible Learning for Teachers takes the next step and brings those ground breaking concepts to a completely new audience. Written for students, pre-service and in-service teachers, it explains how to apply the principles of Visible Learning to any classroom anywhere in the world. The author offers concise and user-friendly summaries of the most successful interventions and offers practical step-by-step guidance to the successful implementation of visible learning and visible teaching in the classroom. This book: links the biggest ever research project on teaching strategies to practical classroom implementation champions both teacher and student perspectives and contains step by step guidance including lesson preparation, interpreting learning and feedback during the lesson and post lesson follow up offers checklists, exercises, case studies and best practice scenarios to assist in raising achievement includes whole school checklists and advice for school leaders on facilitating visible learning in their institution now includes additional meta-analyses bringing the total cited within the research to over 900 comprehensively covers numerous areas of learning activity including pupil motivation, curriculum, meta-cognitive strategies, behaviour, teaching strategies, and classroom management. Visible Learning for Teachers is a must read for any student or teacher who wants an evidence based answer to the question; 'how do we maximise achievement in our schools?'
Categories: EDUCATION

Facilitation Basics

Facilitation Basics

|Noted To enhance and make learning happen, the facilitator does not embarrass
the learner who is behaving in a disruptive manner. Creating embarrassment or
discomfort for that learner goes beyond extinguishing the person's behavior and

Author: Donald V. McCain

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1562863614

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

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Whether you are a subject matter expert who occasionally takes on a training role or a trainer or subject matter expert who wants to build on already solid facilitation skills, Facilitation Basics will show you how to how to guide learners and meeting participants in a safe and supportive atmosphere. With its dozens of practical examples, worksheets, checklists, and other tools, this book focuses squarely on learners and participants and how to be an efficient and effective facilitator of well-designed meetings and other learning events.
Categories: Business & Economics

How to be Outstanding in the Classroom

How to be Outstanding in the Classroom

Raising achievement, securing progress and making learning happen Mike
Gershon ... By learning we mean being able to do more and knowing more than
was previously the case. Outstanding teaching sees students making excellent ...

Author: Mike Gershon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317558415

Category: Education

Page: 214

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Every teacher wants to be outstanding. But what does outstanding mean? And how do we stay outstanding if the goalposts move? In this book, bestselling author Mike Gershon presents you with everything you need to know to make outstanding learning happen in your classroom. It breaks down the nature of outstanding teaching so as to expose the underlying principles which hold true across the curriculum. Featuring advice on all the different elements that contribute to outstanding teaching and learning including assessment, differentiation, literacy, leadership and ensuring progress, it covers: Cultivating the habits of outstanding learning The role assessment plays in planning learning, securing progress and helping students to achieve great outcomes. Leadership and your role as a leader The communication that takes place in the classroom Firmly rooted in the day-to-day experiences of being in the classroom, the book clearly explains the why, the how and what to do if things go wrong! Packed full of clear, easy-to-implement strategies and ideas, it is the text you can call upon time and again in order to cultivate and sustain the habits, actions and thoughts of outstanding teaching.
Categories: Education

Education Policy Outlook 2015 Making Reforms Happen

Education Policy Outlook 2015 Making Reforms Happen

This first edition of the Education Policy Outlook 2015: Making Reforms Happen
aims to help policy makers and other stakeholders in education learn how their
peers in other countries respond to common challenges, from teaching diverse ...

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264225442


Page: 316

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This book provides comparative analysis of policy reforms, and reviews individual country education policy approaches in a succinct format.

Effective Learning in the Life Sciences

Effective Learning in the Life Sciences

Boud, D. and Falchikov, N. (1989) Quantitative studies ofstudent self-
assessmentin higher education: a critical analysis of findings. Higher ... Race, P. (
2005) Making Learning Happen: A Guide for Post-Compulsory Education.
London: SAGE ...

Author: David J. Adams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119977636

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Effective Learning in the Life Sciences is intended to help ensure that each student achieves his or her true potential by learning how to solve problems creatively in laboratory, field or other workplace setting. Each chapter describes state of the art approaches to learning and teaching and will include case studies, worked examples and a section that lists additional online and other resources. All of the chapters are written from the perspective both of students and academics and emphasize and embrace effective scientific method throughout. This title also draws on experience from a major project conducted by the Centre for Bioscience, with a wide range of collaborators, designed to identify and implement creative teaching in bioscience laboratories and field settings. With a strong emphasis on students thinking for themselves and actively learning about their chosen subject Effective Learning in the Life Sciences provides an invaluable guide to making the university experience as effective as possible.
Categories: Science

Making Inclusion Happen

Making Inclusion Happen

The result has been that SEN is now set in a much wider context and
encompasses a far greater range of barriers to learning. Considerable extra
resources have been made available to many schools to promote more effective
inclusion for ...

Author: Anne Hayward

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781848604995

Category: Education

Page: 136

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Includes CD-Rom `This book could be useful for a newly appointed or inexperienced SENCO, or in a school where inclusion is an issue. It does give realistic suggestions and guidelines on how to address the mounds of paperwork which are supposed to move us forward' - Special magazine 'In a world where education initiatives seem to land as relentlessly as dead leaves from a grey sky, this book will help... Readers can rest assured that they are in good hands...' 'Though it is presented as a workbook that one might dip into for useful bits, it is in fact more than that and repays more thorough reading from beginning to end, for much is covered... It will certainly be invaluable for Sencos and headteachers who want to ensure that they are up to speed with Government initiatives and directives...' 'The book is called Making Inclusion Happen and it will certainly help you to this end, for it's an excellent résumé of issues and schemes' - Times Educational Supplement, Book of the Week 'Anne Hayward has once again shown that she is at the cutting edge of educational thinking about inclusion. She has a straightforward approach to identifying barriers to learning and ways to remove them, with transparent strategies and practical suggestions for meeting pupils' needs. This book is an essential read for all staff in schools, as inclusion is recognised as a full school responsibility' - Brian Parker, Headteacher, Longdendale Community College 'A well-written and clearly presented overview of how to develop more inclusive practice and provision' - SENCO Update Do you want to implement an effective, high quality inclusion programme in your school, but feel overwhelmed by the mountain of DfES guidelines and don't know where to start? If so, Anne Hayward's practical, accessible book will tell you all you need to know in bite size, digestible chunks. This book will take you through each step of the process with up-to-date information on: - current legislation, Children's Services, Every Child Matters and DfES guidance - a wide range of inclusion programmes and initiatives - planning, managing and implementing inclusion with reference to Every Child Matters in your school - inspection requirements and self-evaluation strategies, - effective inclusion training - advice on how to get 'Best Value' from your inclusion services This easy-to-read guide gives you a sound overview of inclusion and is packed with practical material including examples of best practice, checklists and an accompanying CD with PowerPoint slides for training sessions. It will enable you to cut through the maze and make a real difference to young people. Inclusion Managers and Co-ordinators, SENCOs, Learning Support Unit Managers, Learning Mentors, Senior Leadership Teams, Governors, Multi-agency Professionals, Local Authority Officers, School Improvement Partners, Ofsted Inspectors and anyone else who is involved in the inclusion agenda will find the real-life practical solutions and ideas and down-to-earth guidance in this book enable them to really make inclusion happen. Anne is DfES Consultant for Learning Mentors, Learning Support Units and to the DfES SEN and Disability Team, and author of the much acclaimed DfES Good Practice Guidance on Learning Mentors and Learning Support Units and the new DfES Guidance on the role of Learning Mentors and Coordinators in supporting the new Children's Services and Schools Agenda.
Categories: Education

Surviving Your Social Work Placement

Surviving Your Social Work Placement

... with the permission of Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ); Sage
Publications Ltd. for permission to reproduce: 'Race's Ripples' from P. Race,
Making Learning Happen: A Guide to Acknowledgements xix Acknowledgements

Author: Karen Jones

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137328236

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This best-selling guide to social work placements is designed to support you through one of the most rewarding and challenging aspects of your social work degree. Now substantially revised to take into account the latest developments in social work education in the UK: • It includes fully updated guidance on how you will be assessed, with reference to the latest professional frameworks and standards; including the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) for England. • It contains a completely new chapter on professional values, diversity and social justice. • It is packed with reflective activities and advice from your student peers to help you develop your practice skills and identity. Written in a friendly and accessible style by two authors with a wealth of teaching experience, this is an essential guide to not only surviving, but getting the most out of, your social work placement.
Categories: Social Science

How to be a Brilliant Trainee Teacher

How to be a Brilliant Trainee Teacher

This means that it's been carefully chosen as essential to the learning and to
have a meaning for the people you're giving it to. Focus makes learning happen.
If you're teaching people to play the guitar, then your aim is that they learn to play

Author: Trevor Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134220960

Category: Education

Page: 176

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This cheerful and accessible book is packed with direct and straightforward advice drawn from the author’s extensive and successful personal experience as teacher-trainer, teacher and examiner. It sets out clear and practical guidelines to support your training and enhance your teaching, moving you directly towards a real understanding of how and why pupils learn and of how you can enhance your own progress. It also offers reassurance and support with the difficulties which you might encounter through your training as a teacher. Why won’t Year 8 actually do anything? Why do we have to read all this theory? I know my pace and timing need improvement, but what do I actually do about it? Why haven’t I moved forward at all in the last four weeks? It does this by: outlining strategies for organization exploring issues of personal development demystifying areas often seen as difficult or complex providing achievable and practical solutions directly addressing anxieties. Although a practical book, at its heart lie essential principles about good teaching and learning. It is anecdotal and readable, and may be dipped into for innovative lesson ideas or read from cover-to-cover as a short, enjoyable course which discovers exciting teaching principles in successful, practical experience. The book is ideal for secondary trainee teachers, but the underlying principles about what makes a brilliant trainee teacher are applicable to primary trainees too.
Categories: Education

The Lecturer s Toolkit

The Lecturer s Toolkit

Fully updated and expanded, this fourth edition of the Toolkit will be an essential and flexible resource for every higher education professional.

Author: Phil Race

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317662945

Category: Education

Page: 286

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The Lecturer’s Toolkit is a wide-ranging, down-to-earth, practical resource for lecturers and teachers in universities and colleges. Jargon-free and written with authority, clarity and candour, the Toolkit addresses a broad range of aspects of assessment, feedback, learning and teaching, and helps develop many facets of professional practice. Built around a central agenda of improving the quality of student learning, the Toolkit is outcomes-focused. Building on the strengths of its predecessors, this fourth edition includes strengthened emphasis on assessment and feedback, and designing large-group teaching for the digital age, when students can get easy access to a vast range of learning resource materials online. Coverage includes: how students really learn; designing assessment and feedback to enhance learning; lectures in the digital age; making small-group teaching work; resource-based learning in the digital age; looking after yourself; challenges and reflections. Fully updated and expanded, this fourth edition of the Toolkit will be an essential and flexible resource for every higher education professional.
Categories: Education

Computational Learning Theory and Natural Learning Systems Making learning systems practical

Computational Learning Theory and Natural Learning Systems  Making learning systems practical

When that happens the feature vectors of these data points are far away from the
mass of the feature vectors for the rest of the data points. These data points are
called leverages. Outliers and leverages may cause the parameter estimation to

Author: Russell Greiner

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262571188

Category: Computers

Page: 407

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This is the fourth and final volume of papers from a series of workshops called "Computational Learning Theory and `Natural' Learning Systems." The purpose of the workshops was to explore the emerging intersection of theoretical learning research and natural learning systems. The workshops drew researchers from three historically distinct styles of learning research: computational learning theory, neural networks, and machine learning (a subfield of AI). Volume I of the series introduces the general focus of the workshops. Volume II looks at specific areas of interaction between theory and experiment. Volumes III and IV focus on key areas of learning systems that have developed recently. Volume III looks at the problem of "Selecting Good Models." The present volume, Volume IV, looks at ways of "Making Learning Systems Practical." The editors divide the twenty-one contributions into four sections. The first three cover critical problem areas: 1) scaling up from small problems to realistic ones with large input dimensions, 2) increasing efficiency and robustness of learning methods, and 3) developing strategies to obtain good generalization from limited or small data samples. The fourth section discusses examples of real-world learning systems. Contributors: Klaus Abraham-Fuchs, Yasuhiro Akiba, Hussein Almuallim, Arunava Banerjee, Sanjay Bhansali, Alvis Brazma, Gustavo Deco, David Garvin, Zoubin Ghahramani, Mostefa Golea, Russell Greiner, Mehdi T. Harandi, John G. Harris, Haym Hirsh, Michael I. Jordan, Shigeo Kaneda, Marjorie Klenin, Pat Langley, Yong Liu, Patrick M. Murphy, Ralph Neuneier, E. M. Oblow, Dragan Obradovic, Michael J. Pazzani, Barak A. Pearlmutter, Nageswara S. V. Rao, Peter Rayner, Stephanie Sage, Martin F. Schlang, Bernd Schurmann, Dale Schuurmans, Leon Shklar, V. Sundareswaran, Geoffrey Towell, Johann Uebler, Lucia M. Vaina, Takefumi Yamazaki, Anthony M. Zador
Categories: Computers



Teaching School Subjects 11-19 Vanessa Kind, Keith Taber ... Making learning
happen 'Learning' in the 1970s in the author's school involved quite a lot of rather
boring moments, so poor Mr Y's strategies were probably not unusual. However ...

Author: Vanessa Kind

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134226832

Category: Education

Page: 304

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In recognizing that new teachers often feel disempowered by the subject expertise they bring into teaching, this book not only covers the training standards for NQTs and the Induction Standards, but takes the reader beyond this by fully exploring issues relating to subject knowledge in learning to teach. Divided into three sections the book covers: framing the subject - defining subject knowledge and focusing on questions about science as a school subject teaching the subject - looking at pedagogical, curricular and pupil knowledge science within the professional community - focusing on the place of science within the wider curriculum and the teaching community. This refreshing new book provides stimulating assistance to subject specialists, from new teachers of science in the early years of professional development to those on a PGCE course or in their induction year. It is also suitable for subject leaders with mentor responsibilities and Advanced Skills Teachers undertaking specialist inset and teaching support.
Categories: Education

Toyota Supply Chain Management A Strategic Approach to Toyota s Renowned System

Toyota Supply Chain Management  A Strategic Approach to Toyota s Renowned System

We shall review these ideas in later chapters and provide a summary of methods
that makes learning a practical and ongoing process at every level and every
task in Toyota. Toyota's way of making learning happen not only conforms to the

Author: Ananth V. Iyer

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071623407

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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The Toyota Production System is the benchmark used throughout the world for “lean” thinking. Now you can model your own processes after those of the company that “wrote the book on supply chain management.” Written by two experts on the subject, along with a former Toyota senior executive, this book details the most celebrated supply chain operation in the world to help you form an integrated, synchronized system that will be the envy of your industry. You will find key insight into the logic behind every point of Toyota’s supply chain, along with both the tactics and strategies you can use to build an outstanding system of your own. Toyota Supply Chain Management explains how to achieve balance and efficiency by focusing on: Variety: Determine your variety of offerings based on operational efficiency and market demand Velocity: Maintain a steady flow through all processes of the supply chain Variability: Manage inconsistencies carefully to reduce cost and improve quality Visibility: Ensure the transparency of all processes to enable continuous learning and improvement The authors provide valuable insider tips and offer hands-on guidance for improvingproduction and operations in a variety of industries, including health care, insurance, banking, credit processing, and retailing. With careful attention paid to every aspect of the subject—from principles and theories to operations and best practices—Toyota Supply Chain Management is the most comprehensive, insightful guide to forging a world-class supply chain system.
Categories: Business & Economics

Pocket PAL Making Learning Fun

Pocket PAL  Making Learning Fun

One of the key concepts in learning is being able to ask the right questions and
that is not always an easy thing to do . ... concept is particularly useful in
humanities where there is a strong narrative thread about people to whom things
happen .


Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1855391066

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 411

Enjoyable learning makes for effective learning>
Categories: Education

Social Skills in the Early Years

Social Skills in the Early Years

Learning and teaching occur in a variety of situations involving many different
people . The teacher role can be played by any adult or any child , as can the
learner role . I would argue that one of the key features which makes the learning

Author: Kay Mathieson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412902606

Category: Education

Page: 102

View: 853

This user-friendly book will offer you suggested strategies and sensible advice, based on what is realistic and achievable in practice.
Categories: Education

Learning Policy Making and Market Reforms

Learning  Policy Making  and Market Reforms

Thus, in authoritarian regimes — particularly of the neo-patrimonial type (Kohli
2004) — and malfunctioning democracies, rational learning may not happen or
may happen more slowly than in stable democracies that enjoy bureaucracies of

Author: Covadonga Meseguer Yebra

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521516969

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

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In the 1980s and 1990s, market reforms swept the world. It is widely believed that the reformist wave can be partly explained in terms of the lessons learned from policy failures of the past. Whereas this interpretation of events is well established, it has never been empirically proved. Learning and Market Reforms is the first study that tests the impact of policy learning on economic policy choices across time and space. The study supports the popular explanation that on average, governments around the world adopted privatization and trade liberalization, and sustained open capital accounts, as a result of learning from the experience of others.
Categories: Business & Economics

Innovative Mobile Learning Techniques and Technologies

Innovative Mobile Learning  Techniques and Technologies

Lifelong learners form a rather diverse student population with a variety of
backgrounds, needs and accessibility requirements. Making contextual lifelong
learning happen in practice requires learners to become more aware of their own

Author: Ryu, Hokyoung

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605660639

Category: Computers

Page: 434

View: 284

"This book includes the challenges and practical experience of the design of M-Learning environments, covering current developments in M-learning experiences in both academia and industry"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Computers

Making Math Success Happen

Making Math Success Happen

The Best of Learning & Leading with Technology--on Mathematics Ivan W. Baugh
, Anne Miller Raymond. ABOUT ISTE The ... We believe technology can improve
the effectiveness of teaching while making learning exciting and fun .

Author: Ivan W. Baugh

Publisher: International Society for Technology in educ

ISBN: PSU:000057973494

Category: Educational technology

Page: 304

View: 672

Thirty-seven essential articles from Learning & Leading with Technology.
Categories: Educational technology

How Do I Teach and Keep My Sanity

How Do I Teach   and Keep My Sanity

Introduction: Making. the. Moments. Matter. Teaching is all about the relationship
between teacher and student—about the wonderful bond that not only makes
learning happen, but encourages the development of the whole child and ...

Author: Kathy Paterson

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551381497

Category: Education

Page: 151

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Presented as simple lists of common-sense ideas, practical, time-saving suggestions, and solutions to perennial problems, How do I teach ... and keep my sanity? is a comprehensive guide to smooth-running classrooms. It provides a variety of learning games, fun activities, and creative prompts along with tips to help teachers cope with marking demands, classroom organization issues, standardized testing, and much more. Easy for teachers to use, the book includes ready-to-copy tip sheets to share with students on such topics as organizing notes, doing homework, getting teacher help, dealing with bullies, taking tests, and studying. Reproducible pages to involve parents in the classroom range from tutoring tips to a parent interest questionnaire.
Categories: Education

History ICT and Learning in the Secondary School

History  ICT and Learning in the Secondary School

... history teachers everywhere are aware that ICT can no longer be ignored as a
major player in making pupils' historical learning happen. The changing work
and priorities of the secondary committee of the Historical Association are
evidence ...

Author: Terry Haydn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134405541

Category: Education

Page: 288

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This book explores the current use and potential of ICT in the secondary history curriculum, and offers sound theory and practical advice to help secondary history teachers use ICT effectively. Key areas covered include: getting started in ICT and history short, medium and long-term planning using ICT to develop historical understanding and skills data handling in the history classroom ICT and maps integrating virtual resources with the real world of teaching and learning. With contributions from leading academics and practitioners in history education, this book will be important reading for all secondary history teachers and trainee teachers, but will be of interest to upper primary school teachers too.
Categories: Education