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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

In the previous section, the policy context was explored and it has been argued that policy can drive both positive and negative change in education. This section moves into an explicit focus on learning and the changing role of the teacher in relation to some of the trends identified earlier. These important shifts in education policy in the past 10 years make it imperative that links are made to the effects on learning, and this is particularly significant for those who are entering the profession, often with expectations of a role that in fact is no longer relevant. What it means to be a teacher in the twenty-first century is a constantly changing concept which makes it challenging for new teachers to ...

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