Five sections cover education policy, professional skills, theory, practice and reflection. The authors provide teaching ideas that work, and that will help trainee teachers to improve their grades and lesson observation profiles. There is a clear explanation of the theoretical underpinning that must be grasped in order to pass written assignments, and Masters level debates are addressed throughout the book, with a dedicated chapter exploring academic themes and issues.

Ideas for Organising Learning: Group Work, Revision and Homework Strategies

Ideas for Organising Learning: Group Work, Revision and Homework Strategies

Ideas for organising learning: Group work, revision and homework strategies


By the end of this chapter the reader will be able to:

  • understand the conditions in which successful group work can take place;
  • deploy strategies to move learners around the classroom;
  • enhance group dynamics when taking over new classes;
  • introduce active learning strategies that encourage classroom discussion;
  • possess a range of homework strategies that can be fed into classroom teaching;
  • introduce successful examination-based revision strategies.

All ideas contained in this chapter draw on the many theories and concepts that this book has examined. For successful classroom teaching we firmly believe that focused and challenging classroom ‘talk’ is an essential component to mixed-ability teaching. Not only can ...

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