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- DescriptionMuch of what we do in classrooms is intuitive, steered by what 'feels right', but all too often intuition proves a poor, sometimes treacherous guide. Although what we kw about the workings of the human brain is still pitifully little, the science of psychology can and has revealed certain surprising findings that teachers would do well to heed. Over the past few decades, psychological research has made real strides into understanding how we learn, but it's only in the last few years that education has become aware of these insights. Part of the problem is a tendency amongst teachers to resist being told 'what works' if it conflicts with intuition. Whilst we cant and should t relinquish our professional judgement in the face of outlandish claims, we should at least be aware of what scientists have discovered about learning, thinking, motivation, behaviour and assessment over the past few decades. This though is far easier said than done. Every year thousands of research papers are published, some of which contradict each other. How can busy teachers kw which research is worth investing time in reading and understanding?Here, David Didau and Nick Rose attempt to lay out the evidence and theoretical perspectives on what we believe are the most important and useful psychological principles of which teacher ought to be aware. That is t to say this book contains everything you might ever need to kw - there is way it could - it is merely a primer. We hope that you are inspired to read and explore some of the sources for yourself and see what other principles can find a home in your classroom. Some of what we present may be surprising, some dubious, but some in danger of being dismissed as 'blindingly obvious'. Before embracing or dismissing any of these principles we urge you to interrogate the evidence and think carefully about the advice we offer. While thing works everywhere and everything might work somewhere, this is a guide to what we consider the best bets from the realm of psychology.
- Author BiographyAfter 15 years teaching English in UK state schools, David Didau is now a freelance trainer, education consultant, conference speaker, provocateur and writer. His award-winning blog, The Learning Spy, is (apparently) one of most influential education blogs in the world and he is also the author of the best-selling, The Perfect English Lesson, The Secret of Literacy and What If Everything You Knew About Education Was Wrong? Before joining teaching, Nick Rose worked as a post-graduate researcher in psychology - working with Susan Blackmore at the University of the West of England in Bristol. He was also a member of 'Memelab' a cross-disciplinary discussion group who met regularly to talk about memes, evolution, human nature, and other related topics. Having qualified as a science teacher in 2003, Nick later gravitated back to teaching psychology. As a leading practitioner in psychology and a research lead, he created evidenceintopractice.wordpress.com - an education blog which focuses on how cognitive psychology and education research might be applied to classroom teaching and professional development. In 2015 he was shortlisted for a TES award (Teacher Blogger of the year).
- Author(s)David Didau,Nick Rose
- PublisherJohn Catt Educational Ltd
- Date of Publication05/08/2016
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Place of PublicationSuffolk
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintJohn Catt Educational Ltd
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight340 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine15 mm
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