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Introducing Computing

Author : Lawrence Williams
ISBN : 9781317625667
Genre : Education
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This timely new text provides an accessible introduction to teaching Computing, and computer programming. Specifically designed for non-specialists who need to develop new skills in Computing in order to meet the new curriculum requirements, it offers a useful guide to the subject, alongside worked examples of good practice. Packed full of practical advice, the book examines different approaches to introducing children from age 5 to Computing, and describes a wide range of tried and tested projects that have been proven to work in schools. Including case studies and a glossary of key terms, it covers: The key concepts in Computing and computational thinking Using personal learning networks, social media and the 'wiki curriculum' to develop higher thinking skills and desirable learner characteristics Links to the curriculum at Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 Practical ways to develop children’s Computing skills alongside creative writing, art and music Gaming and computer science Featuring a companion website with extensive support materials, examples of pupils’ work, links to software and downloadable lesson plans, this is an essential text for all teachers and trainees who are responsible for the new Computing curriculum.

Key Competencies In Ict And Informatics Implications And Issues For Educational Professionals And Management

Author : Don Passey
ISBN : 9783662457702
Genre : Education
File Size : 82. 55 MB
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This book features a selection of thoroughly refereed papers presented at two subconferences of the IFIP TC 3 Conference on Key Competencies in Informatics and Information and Communication Technologies: the IFIP WG 3.4 Conference on Key Competencies for Educating ICT Professionals, KCICTP 2014, and the IFIP WG 3.7 Conference on Information Technology in Educational Management, ITEM 2014, held in Potsdam, Germany, in July 2014. The 28 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. They are organized in the following topical sections: key competencies for educating ICT professionals; key competencies, learning and life transitions; key competencies and school management; and education stakeholders and key competencies.

Introducing Freire

Author : Sandra Smidt
ISBN : 9781317694069
Genre : Education
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The famous Brazilian educator Paulo Freire has influenced educators, teachers and students in a broad tapestry of contexts and countries, as he challenged conventional thinking on how teachers ought to teach and learners ought to learn. By making his ideas accessible and relevant, this insightful and thought-provoking text draws out the relevance and topicality of Freire’s work and applies this to a wide range of educational settings, from adult education, through schools, to early years settings. Themes covered include: the lasting impact of illiteracy; the benefits and potential in becoming literate; literacy, language and power; the differences between banking and dialogic education; the social and political nature of learning. what kind of teaching and learning do we want? Using a variety of practical examples and case studies, Introducing Freire is an essential guide to the work of one of the most significant figures in education in the last century. Fascinating and accessible, this book is for anyone interested in teaching and learning, poverty and affluence, power and powerlessness, and society and change.

Introducing Economics A Critical Guide For Teaching

Author : Mark H. Maier
ISBN : 9781317467328
Genre : Political Science
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Make economics resonate to high school students. This practical handbook will help economics and social studies teachers foster critical thinking by introducing students to the real-life dimensions of the major controversies in contemporary economics. Filled with useful teaching tips and user-friendly information on finding engaging materials and activities for the classroom, the book also includes detailed coverage of the Voluntary National Content Standards for economics. "Introducing Economics" is a one-stop resource for high school teachers who want to make economics relevant to their students' lives. It includes more than 50 sections with lists of suggested "Activities and Resources," many with Internet links. It features boxed "Hints for Clear Teaching" tips for presenting particularly difficult topics. It provides an annotated resource guide to more than 30 organizations involved in economics education, with associated Internet links. It follows the flow of topics in a typical economics course. It addresses real-life topics that are ignored or glossed-over in traditional textbooks - economics and the environment, the distribution of income and wealth, discrimination, labor unions, globalization, the power of corporations, and more. It offers critical guidance for meeting all 20 Voluntary National Content Standards in economics, and also provides an overview of the political and intellectual history and contemporary state of economics education.

The Art Teacher S Survival Guide For Elementary And Middle Schools

Author : Helen D. Hume
ISBN : 9780470183021
Genre : Education
File Size : 61. 14 MB
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This guide offers everything a teacher needs to know for conducting an effective arts instruction and appreciation program.

Introducing Special Educational Needs

Author : Philip Gardner
ISBN : 9781134128549
Genre : Education
File Size : 35. 30 MB
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Pressure of time means that the complex topic of special educational needs (SEN) at initial teacher training and post-graduate levels can often be covered at too swift a pace. The unfortunate result is that a newly qualified teacher faced with the pressures of today's typically inclusive classrooms can feel unprepared or lacking in knowledge about this vitally important area. This supportive, accessible text will be invaluable to students undergoing their initial teacher training as it features broad coverage of key aspects of SEN in a single volume. It will provide the reader with succinct information on major SEN themes, key questions for student teachers on each topic, and a selection of the most important readings. It also includes sets of reflection-based student tasks; activities for completion during school placements; practical tutor-led to mentor-led activities, plus extension activities; and a series of suggested topics for school-based assignments in SEN.

The Media Studies Book

Author : David Lusted
ISBN : 9781136096280
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 33. 89 MB
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Introducing media criticism as well as teaching about the media, in inter-disciplinary and 'across the curriculum' teaching, this is the first critical reference book on the important curriculum initiatives taking place in media education. The core of the book is a collection of essays on key concepts from media studies, including 'language', 'narrative', 'institution', 'audience', 'representation', and 'the production process'. Written by teachers for teachers, these essays organise ideas through classroom activities, with a full listing of teaching materials , resources, agencies, and publications in media education. Contributors: Tim Blanchard, Gill Branston, David Buckingham, Jenny Grahame, Karen Manzi and Allan Rowe, Ben Moore, Gillian Swanson, Adrian Tilley, and Tana Wollen.

Teacher S Guide For An Introduction To Problems Of American Culture

Author : Harold Ordway Rugg
ISBN : UCAL:B3289516
Genre : Social Science
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Cross National Policies And Practices On Computers In Education

Author : International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement
ISBN : 9780792342175
Genre : Computers
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This book reports on the policies and practices regarding computers in education in 20 countries, representing Northern America, Asia, and both the Eastern and Western parts of Europe. Moreover, the editors have analysed and reflected from several perspectives on the richness of the national reports, resulting in chapters on curricular, (in)equity and education paradigmatic aspects of the introduction of computers in education.

Issues In Design And Technology Teaching

Author : Bob Barnes
ISBN : 9781134605323
Genre : Education
File Size : 80. 45 MB
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Issues in Design and Technology Teaching identifies and examines the important concerns in this subject, seeking to challenge preconceptions and stimulate debate about this relative newcomer to the National Curriculum. Key areas addressed are: Issues of Definition: getting to the roots of the concept of design and its educational value Issues in the Classroom: the role and implementation of new technologies, and issues involved in planning and assessment Issues in the School Context: gender as a concern in Design and Technology, with an examination of boys' performance in this area Issues Beyond the School: ethics, values and attitudes in Design and Technology, and a discussion of the benefits of partnerships with industry. Issues in Design and Technology Teaching provides support for student teachers and NQTs in primary and secondary schools, helping them to reach informed judgements about the subject they are teaching.

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