Pedagogy and Practice
Culture and Identities
- Patricia Murphy - The Open University
- Kathy Hall - University College Cork, Ireland
- Janet Soler - The Open University
The settings represented range from nursery to university and from out-of-school to insitutionally-based and work place situations. Curricular aspects represented include popular culture, critical literacy, multimodality, the arts, and new technologies. Teachers and student teachers, as learners, are also represented in the accounts assembled.
The book takes a sociocultural view of learning and considers the pedagogical implications of this view. It explores different meanings of pedagogy and considers notions of cultural bridging and the processess of transforming identities.
The contributions challenge ways of thinking about practice, both teaching and assessment, and argue for practices that bridge between learners' worlds, their communities and educational institutions.
Drawing on the international literature, this book will be essential reading for students of curriculum learning and assessment in all sectors from pre-primary to further and higher education. It is suitable as a core text for masters and taught doctorate programmes. It will also be of interest to a wide range of professionals involved with curriculum, learning and the practice of teaching and assessment.
This book is relevant to those in work-based and professional education and training, and in informal educational settings, as well as traditional educational institutions at all levels. A unique collection in a field that is underrepresented, it will also be of interest to an academic audience.
Excellent representation of the importance of pedagogical practice and has been an an inspiring book for the BA students to use within their assessments.
Pedagogy and pedagogic approaches are essential areas for any practitioner in education to consider and engage with. This book presents so much more than the generic background and discussion on pedagogy by critically examining a range of issues which impact and interact with pedagogical approaches in action as well as with the ideas and concepts of pedagogy itself. I would suggest this should be essential reading on teacher training programmes.
This text gathers together a range of relevant chapters that capture a broad range of issues to consider within education. The culture of education is presented both widely as a concept within education as well as case examples of specific cultural groups. The notion of multiple pedagogies is presented effectively alongside definitions that provide a strong base from which further research can be built.
Very good book for the Primary education module and supporting learning module
This is an invaluable text for any student studying in initial teacher education.
The book has been added to recommended reading lists. The book gives the reader essential grounding on pedagogy in the workplace across a number of disciplines: essential for our students
It provides the opportunity for students to review how pedagogy is practiced in a number of different settings and further their knowledge relating to the curriculum.
This book explores pedagogy and practice from a sociocultural perspective and in a way no other text book has previously.From a lecturer point of view who teaches predominantly adult learners in primary school the book clearly outlines deeper and broader notions of pedaagogy over cross phase teaching and learning institutions ranging from pre-school to university.
This is an excellent book for anyone teaching or learning about sociocultural approaches in the field of education. The book has brought together classic readings such as Barbara Rogoff's Observing sociocultural activity on three planes, which is the set reading for one of my Human Development lectures. Other authors include Gabrielle Ivinson, Patricia Murphy and Bronwyn Davies. The book provides access to key texts that are essential for exploring learning from a sociocultural perpective.
Meets needs of my course. Good match with course content.