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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.

Learners with Special Educational Needs
Learners with special educational needs
JennyCorbett and BrahmNorwich

The term pedagogy, with its classical Greek origin, evokes something special and technical, perhaps even esoteric. That interest in teaching and teaching methods has been renewed recently under the label of pedagogy says much about the recycling of issues in the field of education and in the study of education. It also reveals the determining impact of the wider social context on education. In discussing pedagogy and special educational needs (SEN) in this chapter we need to address how pedagogy relates to other aspects of the educational process. What is the relationship between pedagogy and the curriculum, another term with esoteric connotations? Over the last two decades there has been considerable interest in the ...

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