Understanding Learners & Learning: Reader

Understanding Learners & Learning: Reader

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Working in classrooms is the penultimate module in a series of open learning materials designed for use in the initial and ongoing professional development of teachers. Like other human activities and practices, teaching is both enabled and constrained by time and space. This module looks at how arrangements of time and space shape school teaching, and at how teachers, principals, and government departments of education shape the time and space for learning at schools. The edited and mediated readings (extracts from the work of prominent theorists) in the reader have been chosen to give learners an understanding of the issues and concepts developed in the learning guide, such as: the nature of teaching as a practice that shapes, and is shaped by, time and space (and an understanding of related concepts like activities, intentions, agency, practices, formal purposes and rules); how the institutional context shapes teacher's work (what is given to teachers departmental regulations, the school timetable, classrooms well or poorly equipped, and so on); how teachers use time and space to enable systematic learning.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 170 x 240mm
  • Goodwood, South Africa
  • 0195711572
  • 9780195711578

Table of contents

Culture, Identity and Schooling; schools, work, and economic development; new technologies, information society, and schools; Conclusion: Globalisation, education, and Africa.
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