A Learning Community in the Primary Classroom

Barbara's approach to establishing and maintaining a collaborative learning community reflects the training shehas received inapplying William Glasser's ideasabout quality schools. Glasser emphasizes guiding students toarticulate and ...

Author: Jere Brophy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136972126

Category: Education

Page: 288

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This richly detailed description and analysis of exemplary teaching in the primary grades looks at how a teacher establishes her classroom as a collaborative learning community, how she plans curriculum and instruction that features powerful ideas and applications to life outside of school, and how, working within this context, she motivates her students to learn with a sense of purpose and thoughtful self-regulation. The supporting analyses, which ground the teacher’s practice in principles from curriculum and instruction, educational psychology, and related sources of relevant theory and research, are designed to allow teacher-readers to develop coherent understanding and appreciation of the subtleties of her practice and how they can be applied to their own practice. Resulting from a lengthy collaboration among an educational psychologist, a social studies educator, and a classroom teacher, the aspects and principles of good teaching this book details are widely applicable across elementary schools, across the curriculum, and across the primary grade levels. To help readers understand the principles and adapt them to their particular teaching situations, an Appendix provides reflection questions and application activities.

Learning Communities in Education

Learning Communities in Education explores the theory and practice of learning communities from an international perspective.

Author: Barry Cocklin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317853961

Category: Education

Page: 302

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Learning Communities in Education explores the theory and practice of learning communities from an international perspective. Covering primary/elementary, secondary and tertiary levels in a variety of educational contexts, leading researchers discuss: * theoretical issues and debate * processes and strategies for creating learning communities * learning communities in action The current experience of the learning community is examined with reference to case studies from England, Ireland, Canada, the USA and Australia. With comprehensive coverage of this much-debated topic and a careful balance between theoretical analysis and case-study material, Learning Communities in Education will be a valuable addition to the literature in this field.

Building a Learning Community in the Primary Classroom

This book explores that crucial personal dimension of putting policy into practice. Margaret Martin's study will appeal to student teachers, experienced teachers and teacher educators.

Author: Margaret Martin

Publisher: Dunedin Academic PressLtd

ISBN: 1903765684

Category: Education

Page: 87

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The introduction of co-operative learning creates the environment for the development of a learning community in the classroom. This approach demands a reappraisal of the way teaching and learning is organized, with a shift in the relations between teachers and pupils. Co-operative learning is a well researched instructional strategy with a long history in the US, Canada, and Europe. Major benefits have been identified in relation to higher achievement and greater productivity, more positive relationships and greater psychological health, and social competence and self-esteem. Interest in this approach to organizing learning and teaching has begun to build in Scotland in recent years, with a number of local authorities interested in exploring its possibilities. The introduction of Scotlandâ??s A Curriculum for Excellence has provided a focus on innovative approaches to learning, enabling young people to develop their capacities as confident individuals, successful learners, responsible citizens, and effective contributors to society. Equally important has been the introduction of high profile support for formative assessment practices, through the Scottish Assessment is for Learning program, which highlights the changing role of the teacher and the teacherâ??s relationship with the children in the classroom. However the transformation required to build a real learning community in the classroom is more than just a change in instructional strategies. For many teachers, it is a change of philosophy. This book explores that crucial personal dimension of putting policy into practice.

Classrooms as Learning Communities

This point makes an important contribution to current concerns about learners disengaging from classrooms in the UK, especially towards the end of primary school. A similar phenomenon in US schools is called 'fourth grade slump' and is ...

Author: Chris Watkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134336807

Category: Education

Page: 248

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In classrooms that operate as learning communities, the social and learning purposes advance together through all participants being involved and engaged in building knowledge. This book demonstrates a new way of seeing and managing classrooms through: an integration of what's best in learning and what's best in the social life of classrooms a vision of the role of the teacher that is more creative and more related to the commitments of teachers a more connected view of schools in contrast to the mechanistic view that currently dominates an answer to the short-term performance pressures of politicians - better performance. The practice and vision of classrooms that operate as learning communities is presented clearly and encourages teachers to take steps towards building a more effective classroom with the aspects of learning communities they choose.

Learning Communities in Educational Partnerships

Consequently, some of the learning communities with whom we worked were located in Teacher Education Centres and ... One of the primary school teachers worked in the area of learning support, and one of the post-primary teachers, ...

Author: Máirín Glenn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474243599

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Learning Communities in Educational Partnerships shows how theory and practice come into lived interplay in social spaces where theory informs practice and practice turns into theory. Drawing on their own experiences of becoming a learning community, the authors introduce the ideas underpinning self-study action research. Through a series of first-hand practitioner accounts, the chapters describe and explain how to engage in processes of inquiry and establish learning communities, how to make space for professional conversations and how to develop living theories from within daily practice. The book shows how meaningful change can take place, both in educational improvements and also in more transformative professional learning, when educators are encouraged to draw on their own personal educational values and share their idea

Creating a Learner centred Primary Classroom

A learning community is more effective when open mindedness and risk taking are encouraged. • Shared laughter can build classroom team spirit. • Learners will take risks and embrace challenges in an environment that feels safe, ...

Author: Kath Murdoch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134051700

Category: Education

Page: 129

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Creating a Learner-centred Primary Classroom is an essential resource to improve teaching practice, examining the key elements that contribute to a learner-centred classroom and offering strategies to encourage children to take a shared role in their learning. Including case studies describing teachers’ methods for linking theory to practice, this user-friendly, photocopiable resource demonstrates how to: construct a learning community encourage collaborative learning share strategies for engaging individual learners provide a scaffold for strategic thinking in the classroom link assessment procedures to learning showcase the practice and outcomes of purposeful curriculum planning. Any teacher who wants to practically tailor their teaching practice to meet the needs of individual learners will find this an invaluable resource.

TALIS School Leadership for Learning Insights from TALIS 2013

... analysis of school leadership types, school context and teacher characteristics on the professional learning community ... tables on school leadership and development of a learning community in primary and upper secondary school ...

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264258341


Page: 180

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The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) is the largest international survey of teachers and school leaders. Using the TALIS database, this report looks at different approaches to school leadership and the impact of school leadership on professional learning communities and ...

Changing Teaching And Learning In The Primary School

Jeffrey and Woods (2003: 123) in their in-depth study of Coombes Infant and Nursery school describe the involvement of the whole community in the school and argue that 'Coombes is a paradigm case of a learning community' and 'the heart ...

Author: Webb, Rosemary

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335219506

Category: Education

Page: 231

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Assessing the effects of New Labour's education policies on primary schools, this book discusses the impact of policies on primary school practices, as well as looking at the views and experiences of primary school teachers and pupils.

Global Perspectives on Developing Professional Learning Communities

Exploring the indirect effects of principals'quality and efficacy on teachers'professional learning community . ... The effect of primary-school quality on academic achievement across twenty-nine high-and low-income countries .

Author: Nicholas Sun-Keung Pang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351206181

Category: Education

Page: 130

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This book discusses distinctive features of the professional learning community concept, practices and processes across six different education systems in the Asia-Pacific region, namely Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, and the United States. It provides a platform for an exchange of different perspectives and offers alternative possibilities of theorizing professional learning communities across different socio-cultural contexts. Contributors provide valuable insights for policy makers, education researchers and educators in the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere to deal with critical questions about the improvement of teaching and learning and school improvement in a globalizing world. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Asia Pacific Journal of Education.

Professional Learning Communities Divergence Depth And Dilemmas

This work aims to deepen conceptions and understanding of professional learning communities, as well as highlighting frequently neglected complexities and challenges.

Author: Stoll, Louise

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335220304

Category: Education

Page: 231

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This work aims to deepen conceptions and understanding of professional learning communities, as well as highlighting frequently neglected complexities and challenges. It is for 'thinking' professionals internationally, be they practitioners (within and supporting schools), policymakers, academics or research students.