Learning for Themselves
Pathways for Thinking and Independent Learning in the Primary Classroom
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Learning for Themselves by Kath Murdoch
Book DescriptionIn a world of rapidly changing knowledge which requires new and transferable skills, classrooms are increasingly being viewed as places where pupils learn how to learn. In order to help pupils develop new skills, teachers must encourage them to work independently and manage themselves as learners. Learning for Themselves offers teachers a repertoire of effective strategies and frameworks to nurture independent learning. The chapters are organised into four broad areas: * learning preferences * thinking * inquiry * personal challenges. Each section includes learning tasks covering commonly addressed topics in primary school curriculums, with each task designed to be adapted by students and teachers to suit particular interests and a range of teaching and learning goals. Photocopiable learning proformas for each task, and additional proforma resources are included to assist teachers and pupils when planning, managing, monitoring and keeping records associated with independent learning. Saving valuable planning time for teachers, this book offers a creative and effective way to encourage pupil's independence and will appeal to all teachers who aim to equip their pupils with transferable skills.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415486996
(297mm x 210mm x 10mm)
Imprint: David Fulton Publishers Ltd
Publisher: David Fulton Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kath Murdoch
Helping Your Pupils to Think for Themselves, Paperback (November 2007)
Defines the various types of thinking and discusses the crucial type of thinking for student progress - metacognition. This book shows teachers how they can do an audit of their pupils' thinking skills and identify their pupils' thinking preferences and dispositions, to foster a thinking culture in their classrooms.
Australia Kaleidoscope, Paperback (November 2004)» View all books by Kath Murdoch
Presents six fascinating case studies and a wealth of teaching strategies and activities for use in the curriculum areas of Studies of Society and Environment/HSIE and English. Provides a variety of written, spoken and visual texts designed for teachers of Years 4-6 but readily adapted for Years 7-8.
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Author Biography - Kath Murdoch
Kath Murdoch is an experienced teacher who lectured at the University of Melbourne, Australia for over a decade. Jeni Wilson is an associate of the Faculty of Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
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