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.

Starting to Think about Teaching and Learning: What Makes a Good Lesson?

Starting to think about teaching and learning: What makes a good lesson?


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

  • understand the importance of learning as a measurement of ‘good teaching’;
  • see the relevance of the notion of ‘distance travelled’ as a means to judge the successfulness of a lesson;
  • apply competing notions of ‘good teaching’ to their own practice;
  • recognise tools through which to think and reflect upon the nature of good teaching and learning;
  • assess practical advice for reaching the highest standards possible with their own classroom teaching.

Focusing on the Learning

What is a good lesson? A lesson where there is ‘good learning’! This is perhaps the most trite ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles