In classrooms that operate as learning communities, the social and learning purposes advance together through all participants being involved and engaged in building knowledge. This book demonstrates a new way of seeing and managing classrooms through: * an integration of what's best in learning and what's best in the social life of classrooms * a vision of the role of the teacher that is more creative and more related to the commitments of teachers * a more connected view of schools in contrast to the mechanistic view that currently dominates * an answer to the short-term performance pressures of politicians - better performance. The practice and vision of classrooms that operate as learning communities is presented clearly and encourages teachers to take steps towards building a more effective classroom with the aspects of learning communities they choose.
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(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Author Biography - C. Watkins
Chris Watkins is a reader in education at the University of London, Institute of Education and course tutor to the MA in Effective Learning. He has been a teacher and worked with pupils whose effect on school was sometimes disruptive. For twenty years he has contributed to improvements in tutoring, mentoring, classroom behaviour, school behaviour and learning.