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`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.

Pedagogy in Further Education: New Contexts, New Theories and New Possibilities
Pedagogy in further education: New contexts, new theories and new possibilities
MichaelYoung and NormanLucas

Research on pedagogy and learning in further education (FE) mirrors the broader neglect of the sector by educational researchers and the university-based academic community more generally. Much of the debate about pedagogy has been dominated by adult educators in a search for a distinct professional identity which would distance them from pedagogy in schools (Brookfield, 1986). The concepts of ‘andragogy’ (Knowles, 1985) and ‘conscientization’ (Friere, 1972), developed by adult educators, have been of value in stressing certain distinctive features of adults as learners that need to be taken into account in developing pedagogy for the FE sector in which the majority of ...

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