Learning Theories for Everyday Teaching
- Carol Thompson - Bedfordshire University, UK
- Lydia Spenceley
An essential tool for new teachers and trainees who want to use learning theories to develop their practice. The text explores key learning theories in a pragmatic way and encourages focused reflection to promote critical analysis of theories and their potential application to specific contexts. The authors highlight the practical benefits of using theory in planning, teaching and reflecting on practice. The text also encourages the use of a range of creative approaches to enhance learning.
Each chapter explores a key aspect of the teacher's role (such as planning, motivation or assessment) and outlines theories relating to this theme - fully embedding the use of learning theories in practical every day teaching. It includes activities for reflection and a section encouraging readers to 'map' the theory to their own practice. Scenarios and case studies throughout illustrate learning and support readers link theory to practice.
This book is a great way to explore the lexicon of learning theories that challenge the thinking of new and developing educators. Thompson and Spencely expertly navigate the turbulent waters of learning theory to give the reader tangible steps to support practical and professional development.
I had previously received as an online copy, however, limited access and required a 'permanent' copy. Recommending to students on the Foundation Degree year 1 to build their knowledge of applying theory to practice.
Students able to review their own practice drawing from the examples / case studies in the publication.
I received this publication as an e-copy and have recommended to the Fd students. This was a very good resource for teaching assistants to apply theory to practical situations, drawing from the case studies and reflecting in their own work roles.
I love the simplicity of this text book, starting from the introduction. The case studies throughout bring it to life and take the reader on a journey into theory.
The references at the end of each chapter really help with students research of additional information.
Fantastic thankyou Thompson and Spenceley.
This book has enhanced the differentiated learning delivered throughout the course. It has allowed designers and deliverers alike to create more effective learning
A useful text linking key theories to practice in education.
A great, very student friendly book which is easy to pick up and dip into.
useful breakdown of theories in an easy to access format
an influential book, where the authors encourage reflection. By having this book available as a resource staff can use this as a personal development tool, which guides students learning behaviour.
Text provides a good overview of learning theories for everyday teaching. In particular in provides an opportunity to reflect on our teaching and learning practice