This teacher-friendly book focuses on how secondary students learn and how those in different roles in schools can promote their learning.

Schools for Learning

Schools for learning

Every morning young people leave their homes and families and cross the school boundary to enter different buildings and to spend their day with other young people and adults. They are entering organizations characterized by diversity, discontinuities and complexity of time, space and relationships. The buildings may be arranged on more than one site, or in unconnected blocks. The day is broken up into units of about an hour and its many interruptions do not relate to the way in which many individuals learn. In the curriculum the young people must negotiate a whole series of separate traditions and discontinuities of subject matter.

The young people have to manage a diverse range of social relationships, and keep learning how to do ...

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