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‘It is full of good sense, a treasure chest of helpful ideas which have the credibility of being grounded in case-study material, and in the experience of the authors, two of whom are practising headteachers. The book sets out the principles underpinning the learning school, but offers also a strong pragmatic focus and is organized so that it can be dipped into and something worthwhile easily found…It will support change and improvement in the professional practices involved in making a school a stimulating learning environment for adults as well as students' - Dr Martin J Coles, Assistant Director, National College for School Leadership The ‘learning school’ described in this book suggests an alternative to the preoccupation with tests, targets, and leadership from above, and focuses ...

Learning and Transition
Learning and transition
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This chapter considers the following questions:

  • How far do current structures and traditions support effective transition?
  • How far can transitional learning be personalised?
  • What role will the new technologies play in transition?
  • How are we to match individual needs to corporate structures and assessments?
Transition Requires Movement

‘Transition’ describes the process whereby an individual moves from one set of circumstances to another. There is a built in assumption in this definition that each change of circumstance will carry with it a sense of development or progress. In essence, the educational system that has operated in the UK and elsewhere for the last 200 years has fostered a culture which celebrates the fact that the learning ...

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