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Learning Autonomy in Post 16 Education

Learning Autonomy in Post 16 Education Author Kathryn Ecclestone
ISBN-10 9781134539314
Release 2005-08-18
Pages 232
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This book makes an important contribution to understanding the political, social and educational impact of assessment. Using a multi-layered approach, it offers a fascinating case study of how post-16 assessment systems are designed and debated inside policy making processes. This case study highlights the broader tensions at the heart of assessment policy. The book also explores the complex factors that affect how teachers and students use formative assessment to achieve higher standards of educational attainment and more autonomous learning. Learning Autonomy in Post-16 Education is a comprehensive and authoritative account of policy and practice in post-16 assessment. The book weaves together new theoretical frameworks with evidence from empirical research to offer a detailed picture of the diverse factors affecting the quality of formative assessment in further education. The book will be of particular interest to teachers and practitioners across the post-16 sector on postgraduate and in-service professional development courses. It will also be of interest to researchers, inspectors and qualification designers.



The SAGE Handbook of Learning

The SAGE Handbook of Learning Author David Scott
ISBN-10 9781473933613
Release 2015-08-17
Pages 440
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"Profound and useful, readers will benefit from the systematic treatment of learning through superb scholarship. Cultural-philosophical-curricular-pedagogical-historical perspectives on learning, curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment, and learners make this collection unique." - Carol A. Mullen, Professor of Educational Leadership, Virginia Tech Learning is a fundamental topic in education. Combining traditional views of learning and learning theory with sociocultural and historical perspectives, this Handbook brings together original contributions from respected researchers who are leading figures in the field. The editors provide a insightful introduction to the topic, and the theories, frameworks, themes and issues discussed in the individual chapters are central to each and every learning episode. The Handbook is organized into four sections, each beginning with a short introduction: Philosophical, Sociological and Psychological Theories of Learning Models of Learning Learning, Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment Learning Dispositions, Life-Long Learning and Learning Environments



The Routledge Companion to Education

The Routledge Companion to Education Author James Arthur
ISBN-10 9781136625466
Release 2013-07-23
Pages 416
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Who are the key thinkers in education? What are the hot topics in education? Where will education go from here? The Routledge Companion to Education presents the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide available to the key theories, themes and topics in education. Forty specially commissioned chapters, covering all aspects of education, introduce you to the ideas, research and issues that have shaped this most diverse, dynamic and fluid field. Part one provides an introduction to the key theories, thinkers and disciplines within education Part two covers ideas and issues about how, what and why learning takes place Part three includes analysis on particular approaches to education and explores the issues that attract much contemporary interest. Written by an international team of expert contributors, the chapters all include a descriptive introduction, an analysis of the key ideas and debates, an overview of the latest research, key questions for research and carefully selected further reading. The Routledge Companion to Education is a succinct, detailed, authoritative overview of the topics which are at the forefront of educational research and discourse today. This classic collection is a bookshelf essential for every student and scholar serious about the study of education.



Understanding Assessment and Qualifications in Post compulsory Education

Understanding Assessment and Qualifications in Post compulsory Education Author Kathryn Ecclestone
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114688141
Release 2003
Pages 120
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The structure of Britain's qualifications system is almost impenetrable after so many changes, even to professionals. This guide clarifies different principles, purposes and practices and points to other literature and research that might be useful to professionals who have to make sense of it.



Prospero

Prospero Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015056830808
Release 2002
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Prospero has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Prospero also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Prospero book for free.



Assessment Reform in Education

Assessment Reform in Education Author Rita Berry
ISBN-10 9400707290
Release 2011-04-07
Pages 216
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This book discusses the recent assessment movements in the eastern and western worlds with particular focuses on the policies, implementation, and impacts of assessment reform on education. A new perspective of assessment sees assessment as a means to enhance learning. This book examines the tensions, challenges and outcomes (intended and unintended) of assessment reform arising at the interface of policy and implementation, and implementation and student learning. The book reviews the experiences insights gained from research, and identifies the facilitators and hindrances to effective change. It reflects current thinking of assessment and provides the readers with ample background information of assessment development in many countries including USA, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.



A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Author Heather Fry
ISBN-10 9781317650225
Release 2014-08-21
Pages 452
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.



An introduction to assessment

An introduction to assessment Author Patricia Broadfoot
ISBN-10 0826496954
Release 2007
Pages 184
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An Introduction to Assessment is for all who work in education, including those on, Education Studies programmes, those in Initial Teacher Training and practising teachers keen to update their knowledge. This book covers historical and sociological perspectives and the impact of educational assessment internationally the advent of assessment as a policy tool; teacher appraisal and institutional self-evaluation; assessment for learning; and radical new ideas concerning how assessment could develop in light of the advert of novel information techologies. Written in an accessible and engaging style, An Introduction to Assessment is for all those who are seeking a non-technical overview, yet one that is delivered by a leading academic in the field and offers a fresh look at educational assessment today.



Invisible Students Impossible Dreams

Invisible Students  Impossible Dreams Author Liz Atkins
ISBN-10 1858564514
Release 2009
Pages 170
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Perceived not to have succeeded in traditional academic subjects, disaffected young people move into low-level vocational education programs post-16, often failing to pursue or complete opportunities for progression. This book presents rich qualitative data about the lives and educational experiences of these young people at two large FE Colleges in Englands Midlands. It contests assumptions that their aspirations are low and illuminates the complexities of their lives as they try to make the transition from school to work. The data is presented in narrative form so the voices of the young people are clearly heard as they discuss their lives, hopes and aspirations.



Assessment learning and employability

Assessment  learning and employability Author Peter Knight
ISBN-10 0335212298
Release 2003-10-01
Pages 245
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What is assessed gets attention: what is not assessed does not. When higher education is expected to promote complex achievements in subject disciplines and in terms of 'employability', problems arise: how are such achievements to be assessed?



Education Make You Fick Innit

Education Make You Fick  Innit Author Martin Allen
ISBN-10 1872767672
Release 2007
Pages 142
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This book connects teachers and students in schools, colleges and universities in England and Wales to ask what has happened to education in a mass system of lifelong learning from primary to postgraduate schooling. It explains how allegations of 'dumbing down' and deskilling contrast with claims of rising standards for a world class workforce, showing how education has become the main means of social control in an increasingly divided and self-destructive society. Rather than emancipating the minds of future generations, it forecloses their possibilities. In this sense, Education Make You Fick, Innit? Ainley and Allen argue that to understand how this occurred and what can be done about it the system has to be understood as a whole. What is happening in schools makes sense only in relation to similar systems of management and control in FE and HE where privatisation in particular is in many ways more advanced. They detail successive perversions of the comprehensive ideal for schools to the latest 'personalisation' agenda that stretches across the new raised leaving age of 18, showing how competition and control combine to set institutions and individuals against one another in a market for inflated qualifications. They reject the relentless testing and selection of students in prolonged training that still does not guarantee employment. From their experience of teaching and researching in schools, FE and HE, the authors call for democratic control to reverse privatisation and maintain free provision so as to remain true to the Enlightenment ideal of understanding society in order to change it.



Developing Effective Assessment In Higher Education A Practical Guide

Developing Effective Assessment In Higher Education  A Practical Guide Author Bloxham, Sue
ISBN-10 9780335221073
Release 2007-10-01
Pages 260
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Provides comprehensive practical guidance on managing and improving assessment within higher education.



Bibliographic Guide to Education

Bibliographic Guide to Education Author GK Hall
ISBN-10 0783805012
Release 2004-10
Pages 512
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The "Bibliographic Guide to Education" lists recent publications cataloged during the past year by Teachers College, Columbia University, supplemented by publications in the field of education cataloged by The Research Libraries of The New York Public Library, selected on the basis of subject headings. Non-book materials, including theses, are included in this "Guide," with the exception of serials. All aspects and levels of education are represented in this "Guide," including such areas as: American elementary and secondary education, higher and adult education, early childhood education, history and philosophy of education, applied pedagogy, international and comparative education, educational administration, education of the culturally disadvantaged and physically handicapped, nursing education and education of minorities and women. Also well covered are the administrative reports of departments of education for various countries and for U.S. states and large cities. The Teachers College collection covers over 200 distinct educational systems. Works in all languages are included. The" Bibliographic Guide to Education" serves in part as an annual supplement to the "Dictionary Catalog of the Teachers College Library, Columbia University" (G.K. Hall & Co., 1970) and Supplements ("First Supplement," 1971; "Second Supplement," 1973; "Third Supplement," 1977).



Teaching Learning and Assessment for Adults Improving Foundation Skills

Teaching  Learning and Assessment for Adults Improving Foundation Skills Author OECD
ISBN-10 9789264039964
Release 2008-02-01
Pages 220
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This study looks specifically inside the programmes for adult LLN (Language, Literacy, Numeracy) learners, with a focus on formative assessment – referring to the frequent assessment of learner understanding and progress to identify needs and shape teaching and learning.



Self and Peer assessment

Self  and Peer assessment Author Paul Orsmond
ISBN-10 0954875109
Release 2004
Pages 46
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Self and Peer assessment has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Self and Peer assessment also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Self and Peer assessment book for free.



How People Learn

How People Learn Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309131971
Release 2000-08-11
Pages 384
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.



Books in Print

Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015062097749
Release 2005
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.