What expert teachers do: Enhancing professional knowledge for classroom practice

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Abstract

Internationally respected teacher educator John Loughran argues that teachers’ knowledge of what they do is largely tacit and often misunderstood. In this book, he distils the essence of professional practice for classroom teachers.

Drawing on the best research on pedagogy, he outlines the crucial principles of teaching and learning, and shows how they are translated into practice using real classroom examples. He emphasises that teaching procedures need to be part of an integrated approach, so that they are genuinely meaningful and result in learning. Throughout, he shows how teachers can engage their students in ways that create a real ‘need to know’, and a desire to become active learners.

How do expert teachers do it? How do they enhance student learning? How do they manage the dilemmas and tensions inherent in working with 25 different students in every lesson?

What Expert Teachers Do is for teachers who want to become really accomplished practitioners.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherAllen & Unwin
Number of pages232
ISBN (Electronic)9780203851470
ISBN (Print)9781741759877
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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