Learning Theory and Classroom Practice in the Lifelong Learning Sector
- Jim Gould - Farnborough College of Technology
Achieving QTLS Series
Academic Practice | Assessment in HE/FE | Reflective Practice
Each learning theory is explored in clear and accessible language, considering the implications for planning, teaching, assessment and classroom management. Readers are encouraged to think critically about learning theories and the implications for classroom practice. Points for reflection, teaching and learning activities, and useful summaries are included throughout. This new edition has been fully revised to include a wider range of learning theories as well as annotated further reading and a glossary of useful terms.
This is a brilliant general introduction to some of the main learning theories. Very clearly written.
This is the best book I have found for new teachers on learning theories. It has very clear explanations and it has excellent questions which encourage the reader to reflect and think about what they have read. An example of this can be found in the chapter on behaviourism. The book outlines the work of Skinner and Pavlov and then asks the question 'how do they differ?' It effectively draws from the reader the difference between operant and classical conditioning. This is just one of many examples. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to know about learning theories.
What a superb text for trainee teachers!
This book covers the definitive theories embedded into teaching practice. The chapters are clearly structured , easy to access and very easy to dip in and out of (something many texts fail to provide). Therefore, this text is patricularly valuable to undergraduate trainee teachers - sound theoetical inout and guidance without the overly 'academic' feel.
Great book for all trainee teachers
Good book which explains the theory with solid examples and exercises.
Has helped me strengthen my understanding around classroom practice
Particularly useful for DTLLS students
The inclusion of an insightful chapter on social learning theory offers even more for trainee-teachers to reflect on in their practice. Highly recommended!
Really useful book to recommend to my students. Easy to read and therefore useful information can be accessed quickly and effectively.
Well written and clearly presented