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The Power of Pedagogy

The Power of Pedagogy

  • Jenny Leach - The Open University
  • Bob Moon - Professor of Education at the Open University and Founding Director of the Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) Programme

October 2008 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The concept of 'pedagogy' has become increasingly important as a frame of reference for debate about teaching and learning. In this book the authors analyze and explore contemporary ideas of pedagogy through the work of key figures including Freire, Montessori, and Vygotsky, and explain how a new conception of pedagogy could transform educational institutions, particularly schools.

In locating pedagogy as central to the process of education, the authors:
  • Explore the historical and cultural antecedents of our understanding of pedagogy
  • Analyze the way understanding of the working of the human mind influences teaching and learning
  • Review and critique ideas about learning and the construction of knowledge
  • Examine the way new forms of communication are impacting on the processes and purposes of pedagogic activity
Highly relevant for graduate students of education, this book will also be of interest to educational practitioners undertaking research on issues related to pedagogy, both in the UK and internationally.





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'[This book] is readable, engaging, informative and provoking' - Tony Rae, ESCalate

'The book is encompassing all my own passions as a holistic practitioner; I feel it is multi-cultural, offering powerfully diverse and inclusive ideas of pedagogy. In particular, the concepts of this book are like a breath of fresh air for the 'disabled' student, talking about alternative assessment etc.' - Helene McArthur, ESCalate

A very comprehensive work that covers many aspects of pedagogy that require special attention of teachers and lectures.

Mr Karen Stepanyan
Computing and Advacned Technologies, Bucksinghamshire New University
June 5, 2010

Aides wider reading for a range of students. Readable and complementary to course.

Jane Jackson
Educational Psychology , The Open University
February 25, 2010

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