Presents the theory underlying management of teaching and learning, as well as the rationale for learning and teaching though a consideration of curriculum design.

Managing the Context of Learning

Managing the context of learning

This Chapter Considers:

  • Introduction
  • Models of learning and teaching
    • learning styles
    • a cross-cultural perspective
    • teaching strategies
  • Managing the learning environment.
    • classroom climate
    • the physical learning environment
    • learning beyond the classroom
    • the virtual learning environment


In this chapter we consider the all-important topics of learning and teaching, and we consider some of the environments in which they take place. This should enable us as researchers and managers to gain insight into the processes underlying learning and teaching and to understand better how they can be managed. It is difficult to make meaningful generalisations about curriculum provision, especially on an international basis; as Woodhead (1999, p. 115) comments when reporting on research visits to early years programmes in Venezuela, India, Turkey, Kenya ...

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