‘Early in the text, the author states the aim of this book to be, ‘‘to provide a relatively easily digestible overview of learning theory, and the references and further reading at the end of each chapter will allow you to engage in more in-depth study of areas that are of particular interest’’ (p. 6).
This book supports all trainee tReaders are encouraged to think criticallyeachers to gain a deeper understanding on how
learning theories can be used to support and develop teaching practice; from planning, teaching, assessment and classroom management. Particularly useful are the summaries that are included at the end of each theory and the points to consider when reflecting on practice.
Definitely one to adopt within reading lists for teacher training programmes.
An essential guide to learning theory written in clear concise English. The reflective tasks help to underline the value of the theories and increase understanding in a non-taxing way. You can dip into the book as needed or read it from cover to cover quite quickly.
This book makes the links between learning theory and educational practice clear and interesting. The practical tasks and reflective activities set within the book help students to apply theories to educational settings and learning/teaching activities. This may be especially valuable for students who have limited experience of teaching (I.e. these not on ITT courses).
An absolutely excellent text that discusses approaches to learning from both a theoretical and classrooom based perspective. I used this text ia lot
This book has been a great support to me as a tutor but I wouldn't recommend to my undergraduates. My PGCE students however would find this really useful and I will aim to include in taught sessions and encourage them to read it.
Helps with unit 2 for the diploma level 5 teaching and training course
A great support to any teaching course, basic and usable theory, easily understood. Great for people who are working and studying and don't have time to do unlimited research.
well presented with clear usable analogies.
Similar book already used
an excellent overview of learning theory, written in a very accessible way
A simple to read book that helps students to understand and teachers to deliver the underpinning knowledge for the unit - Highly recommended.
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.
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.