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Providing a framework for understanding the individual needs of pupils, this book describes how you can tailor your teaching methods to maximise learning. You will learn how to take account of your pupils' knowledge, skills and attitudes when selecting and applying principles of instruction, in order to make learning in your classroom as successful as possible. Packed with informative case studies and classroom examples, this book explores how learning is conceptualised, direct instruction, interactive teaching, teaching as scaffolding, and how to overcome obstacles to learning. This is a must-read for all practitioners and students of primary education who wish to understand how to best apply theories of instruction, and provide effective, dynamic teaching.

Teaching for Transmission and Understanding
Teaching for transmission and understanding

In the previous chapter different ways of looking at the process of learning were explored. The first approach was to regard learning as a change in the cognitive state of an individual which was not simply the result of maturation. The analogy used to represent this change was that the mind operated in similar ways to a computer so that learning was a form of information processing. The second approach viewed learning as a series of interactions between an individual and the surrounding universe. Whenever an individual faced a situation where exposure to new knowledge conflicted with what he or she already knew, then both what was new and what was already known underwent a process ...

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