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Teaching: Dilemmas, Challenges & Opportunities,
6th Edition

Robyn Ewing, Lisa Kervin, Christine Glass, Brad Gobby, Rosie Le Cornu, Susan Groundwater-Smith

ISBN-13: 9780170383608 | ISBN-10: 0170383601

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 376 pages

List Price USD $97.50

Overview

Teaching, 6e is an easy-to-use text that encourages you to become an active learner of teaching. It shows you how to think like a teacher and asks you to consider the key aspects of teaching. The book also directs you to useful teaching resources, in text, in references and online. Case studies and reflection opportunities will get you to consider your own strengths and issues, and cover the diversity of learning styles in students, their school and wider community as well as government and ethical requirements. This book will show you what it really means to teach, and how you can do it.

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Meet the Authors

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Robyn Ewing AM is Professor of Teacher Education and the Arts in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. A former primary teacher she continues to work extensively alongside teachers interested in quality teaching and learning, and curriculum reform. Her current research interests include: the role of the Arts in creative learning and teaching; educational drama, literature and literacy; issues in teacher education, especially the experiences of early career teachers and mentoring; teacher professional learning; the role of reflection in professional practice; curriculum innovation and evaluation; and inquiry, case-based and action learning. She has worked in partnership with Sydney Theatre Company on the School Drama teacher professional learning program since 2009.

Lisa Kervin is a Professor in Language and Literacy in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Wollongong, where she also leads research on Play, Curriculum and Pedagogy in Early Start Research. Lisa’s current research interests are focused on young children and how they engage with literate practices and she is currently involved in research projects funded by the Australian Research Council focused on young children and writing, digital play and transition. She has researched her own teaching and has collaborative research partnerships with teachers and students in tertiary and primary classrooms and prior-to-school settings.

Dr Chris. Glass is a senior lecturer in the school of education at Murdoch University.  She started in education as a primary teacher and has had a varied career across the years of schooling and works with pre-service teachers to support their developing capacity as a teacher.  Her research interests are in the field of the first year experience for pre-service teachers, the development of teacher identity, professional placements for pre-service teachers and the use of arts based research methodologies and methods

Dr Brad Gobby is a senior lecturer in the School of Education at Curtin University. He has experience as a secondary school teacher, and currently researches and teaches in the areas of education policy, school autonomy and curriculum. Brad's research into education policy has been widely published in international peer-reviewed journals and edited books.

Rosie Le Cornu is an adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Education at The University of South Australia. She has worked in education for more than 40 years, which includes 12 years as a primary teacher, R-12 advisor and deputy principal and 30 years as a teacher educator. She has a strong commitment to high quality teaching and teacher education, underpinned by the notions of reflection, collaboration, partnerships and social justice. Her research has focused primarily on pre-service teachers and early career teachers, providing insights and ideas that can help them become creative and agentic professionals who are able to support student learning effectively and responsibly.

Susan Groundwater-Smith is Honorary Professor of Education in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, where she chairs the Teacher Education Advisory Board. In recent years she has given her attention to issues in relation to consulting with children and young people and has published and researched extensively in this area of 'student voice'. Thus her commitment to teacher inquiry has extended to include students as active inquiring agents into the circumstances of their learning.

  • NEW expanded approach to encompass early childhood, primary and secondary teaching, including new case studies. NEW authors Lisa Kervin, Christine Glass and Brad Gobby joined this team to provide a full range of teaching expertise
  • Enhanced layout and full-colour visual design for improved student navigation of the key issues, theories and concepts covered in this valuable resource for pre-service and graduate teachers
  • NEW instructor supporting resources including PowerPoint lecture slides
  • Updated throughout with the latest in teaching theory and issues including topics such as cultural competence, being assertive when using questioning skills, integration of assessment in planning, how educators can foster family partnerships, and action research
  • The well-respected holistic approach and accessible language of this text encourage pre-service teachers to become active learners of teaching, how to think like teachers and to consider the fundamental aspects of teaching. It offers more than a standard formula of how to teach
  • After exploring the case studies from students and teachers at all levels, students consider their thoughts and perspectives in the reflection opportunity questions associated with each case
  • Authentic educator insights illustrate key points of interest, embedded throughout to ensure that the reading flow is not interrupted
  • Students think about their own connection with teaching by considering the further reflection opportunities throughout the chapters
  • Test student knowledge and consolidate learning with the 'Following through' exercises
  • Explore useful online teaching resources at the end of every chapter
  • New, print versions of this textbook come with 12-month access to Search Me! Education - an online research library available 24/7 with content updated daily from peer-reviewed journals, newspapers and eBooks, for wider reading and assignments. Search Me! Education keywords at the end of each chapter assist pre-service teachers to explore topics further and find current references
  • New, print versions of this textbook come with 12-month access to Search Me! Education - an online research library available 24/7 with content updated daily from peer-reviewed journals, newspapers and eBooks, for wider reading and assignments. Search Me! Education keywords at the end of each chapter assist pre-service teachers to explore topics further and find current references

Table of Contents

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Part 1: Dilemmas and challenges of teaching
1. So you want to be a teacher! Working in a changing context
2. Ethical practice

Part 2: Understanding learning
3. Understanding learner diversity
4. The nature of learning
5. The learning environment
6. Communication in the educational environment
7. Teaching, learning and curriculum in a changing world

Part 3: The effective teacher
8. Teacher as co-learner
9. Planning, preparing and assessment for teaching
10. Managing the positive learning environment
11. Building family-school-community partnerships
12. Practitioner inquiry
13. Drawing the challenges, dilemmas and opportunities together

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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