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Understanding Learning

Understanding Learning
Influences and Outcomes

First Edition
Edited by:

February 2001 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book explores some of the social, political, and psychological influences on ideologies in education. By looking at a number of theoretical models of the learning process, it also considers what it means to be a learner. 

Wilfred Carr and Anthony Harnett
The Politics of Educational Ideas
Nimrod Aloni
A Redefinition of Liberal and Humanistic Education
Peter Silcock
New Progressivism
Mara Krechevsky and Steve Seidel
Minds at Work
Applying Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom

R P McDermott
The Acquisition of a Child by a Learning Disability
Carl Bereiter
Situated Cognition and How to Overcome It
Mary Jane Drummond
Children Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Patricia Broadfoot
Liberating the Learner through Assessment
Patricia Murphy
Gendered Learning and Achievement
Judith Ireson and Susan Hallam
Raising Standards
Is Ability Grouping the Answer?

Cathy Nutbrown
Wide Eyes and Open Minds
Observing, Assessing and Respecting Children's Early Achievements

Diane Reay and Dylan Wiliam
'I'll Be a Nothing'
Structure, Agency and the Construction of Identity through Assessment

Andrew Pollard and Ann Filer
Learning and Pupil Career in a Primary School
The Case of William

Sally Tomlinson
Home-School Links
Carol Vincent
Researching Home-School Relations
A Critical Approach


The book did not fit the schedule I planned for my course, therefore I did not adopt the book. Still, it is worth reading it! Interesting perspectives and good ideas!

Mrs Julia Zuber
Paedagogik und paedagogische Psychologie , Johannes Kepler University of Linz
March 24, 2015

Interesting to read about the impact of teaching, particularly how testing children can have an affect, despite measure in place to mitigate those effects.

Mrs Michelle Grainger
Sheffield Centre, LifeSkills
January 13, 2014

an easy read and very informative. offers theroy and practice and invites techers to examine, review and research thier own practice effetive. it opens your mind for further reading.

Ms Carol-anne Westwell
Nursing & Midwifery, Bangor University
March 13, 2013

Mostly deals with childrens learning.

Mrs Rozanne White
Community School Nursing, university of west london
November 8, 2011

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