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This forward-looking book combines theory and practice to present a broad introduction to the opportunities and challenges of teaching English in secondary school classrooms. Each chapter explains the background to current debates about teaching the subject and provides tasks, teaching ideas, and further reading to explore issues and ideas in relation to school experience. With reference to new legislation, the chapters suggest a range of approaches to the teaching of reading, writing, speaking and listening, drama, media study, information technology, language study, grammar, poetry, Shakespeare, GNVQ and A Level English Language and Literature. Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School offers principles and practical examples of teaching and learning in the context of the end of the twentieth century when new notions of literacy compete with the demands of national assessment. Taking as its starting point the changing ideologies of English as a subject, the text addresses questions about the nature of teacher education. It raises issues concerning competence-based courses, working with a mentor in school and monitoring the development of a student teacher. Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School series, edited by Sue Capel, Tony Turner and Marilyn Leask.

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Genre: Education
Author: Jon Davison
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 1998
File: 326 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780415156776

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This best-selling textbook combines theory and practice to present a broad introduction to the opportunities and challenges of teaching English in secondary school classrooms. Each chapter explains the background to current debates about teaching the subject and provides tasks, teaching ideas, and further reading to explore issues and ideas in relation to school experience. Already a major text for many university teaching courses, this new edition has been thoroughly updated in the light of new legislation and includes fresh chapters on the National Literacy Strategy, Media and ICT. Other chapters suggest a broad range of approaches to teaching such crucial areas as: reading and writing, speaking and listening drama, media studies and information technology grammar, poetry and language study Shakespeare post-16 English language and literature Written particularly with the new and student teacher in mind, this book offers principles and practical examples of teaching and learning in a twenty-first century context as new notions of literacy compete with demands of national assessment. Taking these changing ideologies as a starting point, the text also addresses questions about the nature of teacher education. It raises issues concerning competence-based courses, working with a mentor in school and monitoring the development of a student teacher.

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Genre: Education
Author: Jon Davison
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 2003
File: 317 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780415306768

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"A Practical Guide to Teaching English in the Secondary School offers straightforward advice, inspiration and support for all training and newly qualified secondary English teachers. Based on the best research and practice available, it offers a wide range of tried and tested strategies and practical activities to ensure success in the secondary classroom. Packed with photocopiable resources and illustrated throughout with examples of good practice and samples of pupils' work, the Practical Guide covers key aspects of English teaching, including: - Effective lesson planning and pupil progress - Getting started with drama - Teaching poetry successfully and enjoyably - Media education and media studies - an introduction to the curriculum and designing schemes of work - Teaching English language - Choosing and using fiction for all ages - English literature at A Level - Opportunities for ICT in English - Planning meaningful assessment. A Practical Guide to Teaching English in the Secondary School is an essential companion to the best selling Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School. Written by expert professionals, it provides detailed examples of theory in practice, enabling you to analyse and reflect on your own teaching in order to ensure pupil learning is maximised. Providing a combination of practical ideas, educational rationales and activities to stimulate personal thought and development, this book explores a wide range of issues pertinent to the teaching and learning of English in the 21st century"--

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Genre: EDUCATION
Author: Andrew Green
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2012
File: 104 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780415675055

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How do you approach teaching English in the contemporary classroom? What is expected of a would-be English teacher? The fourth edition of this best-selling text combines theory and practice to present an indispensable introduction to the opportunities and challenges of teaching English in the secondary classroom. It offers insight into the history, policies and definitions surrounding the subject, together with innovative and practical strategies which can be used for effective teaching and learning. Already a major text for many university teacher education courses, the new edition reflects the extent and impact of current reforms whilst retaining its focus on what is of enduring value for English teaching. With an emphasis on developing your own values and on stimulating approaches that underpin English teaching, it will help you navigate your way through changing curriculum requirements, assessment practice and the demands of professional development. Key topics explored include: Reading, writing and speaking and listening Teaching language and grammar Drama in English teaching Poetry Working with digital technologies Post-16 English language and literature Developing as a critically reflective practitioner. Written particularly with the new and student teacher in mind, Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School aims to equip readers with the tools to make critically informed judgements about how to teach, develop principled practice and most importantly, be mindful of pupils and their experience of English in the secondary classroom.

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Genre: Education
Author: Jon Davison
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-06-27
File: 258 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317700029

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This book is an indispensable guide for anyone training to become a secondary English teacher. It provides an overview of the main topics taught in schools, informed by good teaching practice drawn from the classroom and supported by research and theory, and engages with the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum for England. Each chapter is based around a ‘lesson feedback’ case study informed by real classroom observations combined with research findings to explore and analyse what underpins high quality English teaching. Coverage includes: · Encouraging a love of reading in your classroom · How to teach effective writing for pleasure and for information · Developing students’ grammar, vocabulary and spoken English · Inspiring teaching using drama, poetry and Shakespeare · Intelligent use of media and new literacies in teaching This is essential reading on all secondary English initial teacher education courses, including school-based (SCITT, School Direct, Teach First), university-based (PGCE) and employment-based routes into teaching.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: John Gordon
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2015-03-10
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781473918429

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Accessible but authoritative, this is the essential text for all trainee and practising English teachers at both primary and secondary levels, and a comprehensive guide to the background, theory and practice of the subject.

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Genre: Education
Author: Andrew Goodwyn
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 2005
File: 225 Pages
ISBN-13: 0415335272

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Want to get boys excited about poetry? Try establishing a wiki-war on the use of form and structure. Or perhaps a podcast to develop close analysis of language. How about getting them blogging about their favourite characters? Based on established principles of the best ways to use ICT in English, this practical resource looks at when and how ICT can be used to engage and inspire students of English, but only when it enhances teaching and learning, never for its own sake. Beginning with an overview of what ICT can offer and how it is changing the way we teach and learn, the authors then give practical examples of activities and ideas to attain key English skills and learning goals in secondary schools. Throughout the book, there are tried-and-tested ideas for tackling the hard-to-teach topics, and there is also a dedicated website with links to useful websites, the authors' favourite tips and downloadable resources.

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Genre: Education
Author: Tom Rank
Publisher: A&C Black
Release: 2011-06-02
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781441117489

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Designed as a text to support student teachers in training, this book focuses on the key skills of teaching modern foreign languages. The practical focus of the book is underpinned by a theoretical perspective including ample opportunities for reflection. Account is taken of national statutory frameworks. The book aims to assist student teachers in developing a personal approach to modern foreign languages teaching and to choose the most effective and appropriate methods to help pupils gain relevant knowledge, skills and understanding. For mentors and tutors working with student teachers this book provides an overview of the areas covered by student teachers during their course of initial teacher education. Chapters cover, for instance: the teaching of grammar and cultural awareness assessment the use of the target language for instruction and interaction the use of new technologies in the classroom. Examples are given in French, German and Spanish, but most are transferable to other languages.

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Genre: Education
Author: Norbert Pachler
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 1997
File: 392 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780415162814

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There are many teaching skills and issues covered in initial teacher education which student PE teachers must apply to their own subject. However, the complexity of teaching PE can make this difficult to do. This book focuses, therefore, on the requirements of student PE teachers in relation to teaching skills and issues covered in initial teacher education courses. Throughout the book the theory underpinning those skills and issues is interlinked with tasks which can be undertaken alone, with another student or with a tutor. The book is designed to help student PE teachers to develop teaching skills, knowledge and understanding of the wider context of PE, along with the ability to reflect critically and to develop professional judgement.

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Genre: Education
Author: Susan Anne Capel
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 1997
File: 347 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780415153010

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Designed to support student secondary school teachers through the school-based element of their initial training courses, this new edition of a best-selling text includes reworked tasks for individual use and revised sections on growth and development, moral development and values, special educational needs and assessment. There is also a new chapter on ICT. Units include: *the student teacher's role *planning lessons and schemes of work *motivating pupils *teaching and learning styles *assessment and recording *working as part of a team. With general updating throughout in the light of developments in legislation, the book will continue to be the standard for secondary teachers in training.

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Genre: Education
Author: Susan Capel
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2003-09-02
File: 504 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781134511525

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