`I commend it to anyone with a concern for teaching in any of its forms' -School Leadership & Management In this controversial book, Peter Mortimore and a team from London University's Institute of Education explore what is meant by the term pedagogy.They investigate its context and describe some of the recent shifts in thinking about it. Pedagogy affects the way hundreds of thousands of learners of different ages and stages are taught. Yet, until recently, it has been a neglected topic. Instead of having access to systematic evidence about its impact, innovative teachers have been guided only by ideological positions, folk wisdom and fashionable enthusiasms for particular approaches.

The Common Strands of Pedagogy and Their Implications

The Common Strands of Pedagogy and Their Implications

The common strands of pedagogy and their implications
JudithIreson, PeterMortimore and SusanHallam

The chapters in this book present a rich diversity of approaches to pedagogy in different phases of education. In this final chapter we will draw together and comment on some of the themes running through the previous chapters. We will endeavour to answer the question ‘What do we now know about effective pedagogy?’. We will also comment on what we still do not know about this important topic. We will draw on the arguments raised in the various chapters in order to explore whether the age or stage of the learner makes a difference to the pedagogy used. Finally, we will set out what we see as ...

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