• Teaching for Quality Learning at University: What the Student Does
    Teaching for Quality Learning at University: What the Student Does
    Foreword to the first edition:"This book is an exceptional introduction to some difficult ideas. It is full of downright good advice for every academic who wants to do something practical to improve his or hers students' learning." Paul Ramsden, Brisbane, Australia Endorsements for the fourth edition: "Biggs and Tang present a unified view of university teaching that is both grounded in research and theory and replete with guidance for novice and expert instructors. The book will inspire, challenge, unsettle, and in places annoy and even infuriate its readers, but it will succeed in helping them think about how high quality teaching can contribute to high quality learning." John Kirby, Queens University, Ontario, Canada "For those teaching in schools and universities this book provides a framework that can be used to guide teaching from thinking about what a program, topic, lesson or lecture should be about, to the execution of the teaching and reflection on the outcomes.
    The guiding framework emerges from a sound conceptual analysis of the how the interaction between teacher and student can be organised to result in learning that enables students to approach the levels of understanding and problem solving that we hope will emerge from our teaching." Mike Lawson, School of Education, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia This best-selling book explains the concept of constructive alignment used in implementing outcomes-based education. Constructive alignment identifies the desired learning outcomes and helps teachers design the teaching and learning activities that will help students to achieve those outcomes, and to assess how well those outcomes have been achieved. Each chapter includes tasks that offer a 'how-to' manual to implement constructive alignment in your own teaching practices. This new edition draws on the authors' experience of consulting on the implementation of constructive alignment in Australia, Hong Kong, Ireland and Malaysia including a wider range of disciplines and teaching contexts.
    There is also a new section on the evaluation of constructive alignment, which is now used worldwide as a framework for good teaching and assessment, as it has been shown to: Assist university teachers who wish to improve the quality of their own teaching, their students' learning and their assessment of learning outcomes Aid staff developers in providing support for departments in line with institutional policies Provide a framework for administrators interested in quality assurance and enhancement of teaching across the whole universityThe authors have also included useful web links to further material. Teaching for Quality Learning at University will be of particular interest to teachers, staff developers and administrators.

    ISBN: 9780335242757
    Publication date: 01/10/2011
    Price: $150.99
    Author: Biggs/Tang
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $150.99
  • Teaching Mathematics in Primary Schools: Principles for Effective Practice
    Teaching Mathematics in Primary Schools: Principles for Effective Practice
    Since its first publication, this book has established a strong reputation for its valuable insights into the evidence-based approaches to effectively teach primary mathematics and the practical theory behind those teaching strategies. Based on the latest international research, the expert authors focus on learning outcomes and the general principles that underlie educational practices rather than any specific curriculum. Current approaches to mathematics education are explained and critiqued, and insights into why some students have difficulties with mathematics are provided. Teachers are shown how to encourage their students to develop deep learning in mathematics, and to relate mathematics to the rest of the curriculum.

    The book first examines the philosophy behind mathematics and its impact on curriculum design, the history of learning outcomes, and theories on how students learn mathematics. The key areas of mathematics teaching are then outlined in detail: number, probability and statistics, measurement, geometry, and algebra. In each area, the emphasis is on problem-solving. Finally, practical classroom issues are discussed such as the trend towards developing students' capacity to think mathematically, broad approaches to teaching mathematics, planning for a whole school approach to mathematics, diversity and access, and assessment, reporting and evaluation. A new focus on numeracy and the integration of digital technologies to enhance mathematics education have been incorporated in this edition.

    Featuring practical activities that can be implemented in the classroom, together with diagram, graphs and other visual aids, this book is an invaluable resource for university lecturers as well as pre-service and in-service teachers.

    ISBN: 9781760529734
    Publication date: 01/10/2019
    Edition: 3
    Price: $75.00
    Author: Jorgensen, Robyn
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $75.00
  • Teaching Rebooted Using the science of learning to transform classroom practice
    Teaching Rebooted Using the science of learning to transform classroom practice
    Teaching Rebooted uncovers the most important pieces of educational research on the science of learning, helping teachers to understand how we learn and retain information. Jon Tait explores strategies such as metacognition, interleaving, dual coding and retrieval practice, examining the evidence behind each approach and providing practical ideas to embed them in classroom practice.

    This pick-up-and-go manual highlights some of the classroom fads that have come and gone to allow readers to reflect on their practice and decision-making. It offers practical tips to help teachers change what they are doing in the classroom straightaway, bridging the gap between academic research and day-to-day practice for teachers at any stage of their career. Written by an experienced senior leader responsible for teaching and learning, school improvement, professional development and educational research, this guide will help reboot teaching so it is both evidence informed and effective.

    ISBN: 9781472977663
    Publication date: 20/08/2020
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Tait, Jon (Deputy Headteacher, UK)
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Understanding, Nurturing and Working Effectively With Vulnerable Children in Schools: 'why Can't You Hear Me?'
    Understanding, Nurturing and Working Effectively With Vulnerable Children in Schools: 'why Can't You Hear Me?'
    In times of increasing pressure on schools and teachers, it is essential that teachers are equipped to understand the emotional and relational factors in learning and teaching. Vulnerable and disaffected children need understanding and nurture rather than reactive management, which can easily exacerbate their difficulties, leaving them unheard and defensive, and even undermine teacher confidence and effectiveness.

    Understanding, Nurturing and Working Effectively with Vulnerable Children in Schools offers a comprehensive and accessible exploration of the difficulties faced by teachers and schools from at-risk and disaffected children, including repeated trauma and insecure attachment patterns. The book describes how a thoughtful 'relationship-based' approach can both alleviate such difficulties and offer a second chance attachment experience, enabling students to discover it might be safe to let down their all consuming defences a little; thus freeing them to begin to learn. It offers:

    practical suggestions in note form - making them easy to use, refer to and assimilate;

    numerous case examples and teacher friendly theoretical background material;

    a wealth of ideas for ways forward, including differentiated responses to children in the light of their particular patterns, developmental stages and unmet needs.

    Written from extensive professional experience, this is an essential handbook and resource book for trainers, schools, teachers and school staff, and also for educational psychologists and those in children's services working with vulnerable children in pre and primary schools, as well as those in special schools and units.

    ISBN: 9780367025465
    Publication date: 14/08/2019
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Greenwood, Angela
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.99
  • Visible Learning  Feedback
    Visible Learning Feedback
    Feedback is arguably the most critical and powerful aspect of teaching and learning. Yet, there remains a paradox: why is feedback so powerful and why is it so variable? It is this paradox which Visible Learning: Feedback aims to unravel and resolve.

    Combining research excellence, theory and vast teaching expertise, this book covers the principles and practicalities of feedback, including:

    the variability of feedback,
    the importance of surface, deep and transfer contexts,
    student to teacher feedback,
    peer to peer feedback,
    the power of within lesson feedback and manageable post-lesson feedback.

    With numerous case-studies, examples and engaging anecdotes woven throughout, the authors also shed light on what creates an effective feedback culture and provide the teaching and learning structures which give the best possible framework for feedback.

    Visible Learning: Feedback brings together two internationally known educators and merges Hattie's world-famous research expertise with Clarke's vast experience of classroom practice and application, making this book an essential resource for teachers in any setting, phase or country.

    ISBN: 9781138599895
    Publication date: 22/08/2018
    Price: $61.99
    Author: Hattie, John & Clarke, Shirley
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $61.99
  • Weaving Te Whariki
    Weaving Te Whariki
    Aotearoa New Zealand's early childhood curriculum framework, Te Whariki, was recognised internationally as an innovative and far-sighted early childhood curriculum policy text when first published in 1996. In 2017 New Zealand's Ministry of Education released a 'refreshed' version of the framework that aimed to both underpin the established principles Te Whariki, and to update its content and approach for 21st century teaching and learning in early childhood services.

    This volume brings together revised and updated chapters from earlier editions, with new chapters that demonstrate the continuing significance of Te Whariki. The book is organised around three themes: the development of Te Whariki and its enduring influence; working with Te Whariki in practice contexts; and the place of Te Whariki in the international curriculum policy landscape.

    Teachers, educators, curriculum scholars, researchers, policy professionals, and pre-service teachers will find this new edition full of important insights about policy and practice in early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally.

    ISBN: 9781988542805
    Publication date: 05/12/2019
    Edition: 3
    Price: $67.99
    Author: Gunn/Nuttall (Eds)
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $67.99
  • Wellbeing Toolkit
    Wellbeing Toolkit
    The Wellbeing Toolkit is an invaluable resource for promoting wellbeing among all school staff, thereby improving staff attendance and retention, and helping all teachers fall back in love with teaching.

    In this thought-provoking book, Andrew Cowley, co-founder of Healthy Toolkit (@HealthyToolkit), draws on his own experiences as a school leader to unpick the myths around wellbeing and set out a practical, authentic and values-driven model that will enable leaders to foster a positive atmosphere for the benefit of the whole-school community. With a focus on developing a culture of positivity, effectively enabling all staff members to take ownership of the wellbeing strategy and supporting and promoting healthy lifestyles, this practical guide also considers scenarios arising from potentially more stressful incidents such as a bereavement.

    Staff wellbeing needs to be a strategic consideration for all primary and secondary school leaders, not something delivered on an ad hoc basis. Emphasis must be placed on really knowing staff, what motivates them and what may affect their confidence. The Wellbeing Toolkit offers effective strategies for addressing staff wellbeing from a whole-school perspective with particular reference to reducing workload, managing stress and supporting teachers in challenging circumstances.

    ISBN: 9781472961655
    Publication date: 16/05/2019
    Price: $42.99
    Author: Cowley, Andrew
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.99
  • What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education Using Evidence-based Teaching Strategies
    What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education Using Evidence-based Teaching Strategies
    This fully revised and updated third edition presents teachers with a range of up-to-date evidence-based strategies they can use to tackle the challenges of inclusive education. An essential resource for the busy educator, each of the twenty-nine strategies explored in this book has a substantial research base drawn from a range of countries, a strong theoretical rationale and clear guidelines on their implementation, as well as cautionary advice where necessary.

    Key features of the third edition include:

    An easy to follow structure divided into four categories: behavioural approaches, social strategies, cognitive strategies and mixed strategies

    Eight new chapters, focusing on topical areas such as neuroscience, social and emotional education, visual learning and communication and the transition from school to post-school environments

    Updated chapters that consider the most diverse and up-to-date research in education, psychology, health and technology

    Whilst the focus of this book is on children with special educational needs, the strategies are universally applicable, making this essential reading for all classroom teachers, school leaders, teacher educators and students, educational psychologists, special needs coordinators and consultants and educational researchers.

    ISBN: 9781138393158
    Publication date: 11/03/2020
    Edition: 3
    Price: $89.99
    Author: Mitchell, David
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $89.99
  • What Works
    What Works
    From the authors of the Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit comes What Works?, a must-read guide that summarises the research and hard evidence of what works and what doesn't in primary and secondary classrooms, and provides practical strategies for transforming pupils' progress.

    Lee Elliot Major and Steve Higgins look at common teaching approaches, including raising aspirations, improving behaviour, outdoor learning and parental engagement. They present the research and evidence behind each approach and provide practical steps for best practice in the classroom to boost the learning and life outcomes of all pupils. Explored in a concise, accessible manner, the research and evidence is distilled into clear, precise guidance that can be used immediately, ideal for any busy teacher.

    What Works? makes it easy for all primary and secondary teachers to become research-informed practitioners in every aspect of their teaching. From debunking enduring education myths to providing practical next steps and strategies that really make a difference, this is the essential guide to evidence-based teaching and a must-have for every teacher looking to increase their impact in the classroom.

    ISBN: 9781472965639
    Publication date: 03/10/2019
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Major, Lee Elliot And Higgins, Steve
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • What's the Buzz With Teenagers?: a Universal Social and Emotional Literacy Resource
    What's the Buzz With Teenagers?: a Universal Social and Emotional Literacy Resource
    Pre-teens and teenagers are faced with a continually changing and complex social world that not only involves face-to-face action, but also online and social media interaction. What's the Buzz with Teenagers? offers a highly practical programme designed to explicitly teach young people to get along and maintain healthy relationships with their friends, family and the broader community.

    Embracing current thinking on 'self-awareness and behaviour transformation' in adolescents, it uses highly interactive role plays, film-making, thinking exercises, quizzes, group discussions and confidence-building games to improve social skills and promote inclusion in a fun, effective and appealing way. Easy to implement in upper primary and middle schools, in healthcare settings and beyond, What's the Buzz with Teenagers?:

    is a deeply structured resource to teach young people in the 12- to 15-year-old developmental range;

    offers a connecting approach to bring young people together to learn without the pressure of 'getting social interaction right' all the time;

    aims to normalise the anxieties, sensitivities and loneliness that many young people experience during adolescence by sharing thoughts and exploring this common ground;

    explicitly teaches how to 'read' the emotional needs of others, show empathy and build relationships; and

    uses a developmental model that ensures relevance and inclusion to young people with a broad range of backgrounds, abilities and challenges.

    The programme provides lessons that educators and health professionals can adapt to suit their individual circumstances and time frames, and creates a framework for a warm, engaging and interactive space in which learning is optimised.

    The book is complemented by the website www.whatsthebuzz.net.au, which offers online downloadable resources and a further six lessons.

    Also available are What's the Buzz?: A Social Skills Enrichment Programme for Primary Students and What's the Buzz? For Early Learners: A Complete Social Skills Foundation Course.

    ISBN: 9780367149789
    Publication date: 12/03/2019
    Price: $70.99
    Author: Le Messurier, Mark
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.99
  • What's the Buzz? for Primary Students: a Social and Emotional Enrichment Programme
    What's the Buzz? for Primary Students: a Social and Emotional Enrichment Programme
    What's the Buzz? is an internationally renowned series of programmes designed to help children and young people develop social and emotional awareness. Now available in a revised second edition, What's the Buzz for Primary Students is a sixteen-lesson programme targeting everyday social challenges faced by primary aged children, such as peer pressure and bullying style behaviours; competition and handling disappointment; feelings and wellbeing and self-awareness. Each lesson is designed around the SAFE criteria (Sequenced; Active; Focused; Explicit) and includes:

    A new and beautifully illustrated 'Archie' story, in which the popular character faces a new and relatable social challenge

    A series of lively and exciting games and activity suggestions

    Role-plays and discussion points so that children can put their skills into practice in a supportive environment

    Having already proven to appeal to teachers and support staff, counsellors and psychologists worldwide, this resource is suitable for anybody looking to enrich the social lives of children. Resources and training modules to support this book can be found on the website www.whatsthebuzz.net.au.

    ISBN: 9781138080317
    Publication date: 19/08/2019
    Price: $70.99
    Author: Le Messurier, Mark (Education Consultant, Australi
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.99
  • Woman Who Changed Her Brain
    Woman Who Changed Her Brain
    A worldwide bestseller, this is the incredible story of a woman who struggled with severe learning disabilities, built herself a better brain, and started a program that has helped thousands of others do the same.


    Barbara Arrowsmith-Young was born with severe learning disabilities that caused teachers to label her slow, stubborn - or worse. As a child, she read and wrote everything backward, struggled to process concepts in language, continually got lost, and was physically uncoordinated. She could make no sense of an analogue clock. But by relying on her formidable memory and iron will, she made her way to graduate school, where she chanced upon research that inspired her to invent cognitive exercises to fix her own brain.

    The Woman Who Changed Her Brain interweaves her personal tale with riveting case histories from her more than thirty years of working with both children and adults. Recent discoveries in neuroscience have conclusively demonstrated that, by engaging in certain mental tasks or activities, we actually change the structure of our brains - from the cells themselves to the connections between cells. The capability of nerve cells to change is known as neuroplasticity, and Arrowsmith-Young has been putting it into practice for decades.

    With great inventiveness, after combining two lines of research, Barbara developed unusual cognitive calisthenics that radically increased the functioning of her weakened brain areas to normal and, in some areas, even above normal levels. She drew on her intellectual strengths to determine what types of drills were required to target the specific nature of her learning problems, and she managed to conquer her cognitive deficits.

    ISBN: 9781460757406
    Publication date: 30/12/2019
    Edition: NE
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Arrowsmith-Young, Barbara
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $26.99
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