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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.

Nurture Groups and Inclusion
Nurture groups and inclusion

This chapter seeks to examine what a nurture group (NG) is, why there is a need for them and to determine whether they work. Nurture group education is a contemporary approach to inclusive education and increases the access to learning for children who are often marginalised. Initially, the development of self-esteem and attachment will be examined. Then the type of children who benefit from NGs will be looked at by discussing two case studies which highlight the type of support that is required to develop the prosocial skills that are required for learning. Finally, considerations ...

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