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This comprehensive textbook looks at current issues in learning and teaching across the three key areas of policy, learning and practice. It will help you to think critically on your Education course, and to make connections between the processes of learning and the practicalities of teaching. Contemporary Issues in Learning and Teaching addresses key issues in primary, secondary and special education. The contributors reflect on current thinking and policy surrounding learning and teaching, and what it means to be a teacher today. Looking at the practice of teaching in a wider context allows you to explore some of the issues you will face, and the evolving expectations of your role in a policy-led environment. The book focuses on core areas of debate including education across different contexts and settings, teaching in an inclusive environment, and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for practitioners.This essential text can be used across undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including BEd/BA degrees, initial teacher-training courses, and Masters in Education programs.

Section Overview
Section overview

This section looks at the practice of teaching in a wider context to enable you to explore some of the underlying issues faced by teachers today, in a dynamic policy environment, where there are evolving expectations of the role. Current policy initiatives have a direct bearing on the approaches teachers adopt to their practice in the classroom, their ways of working with other teachers and professionals, and their ongoing development as an educator.

A key focus of this section is on education in a globalised context and its relationship to political, economic and social policy. We try to show the links between this and a central theme of the book: social justice and equality. We argue that educators need to be informed and ...

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