The authors analyze these case studies and identify the key concept of transformability as a distinguishing feature of these teachers' approach. They construct a model of pedagogy based on transformability: the mind-set that children's futures as learners are not pre-determined, and that teachers can help to strengthen and ultimately transform young people's capacity to learn through the choices they make. The book shows how transformability-based teaching can play a central role in constructing an alternative improvement agenda.
This book will inspire teachers, student teachers, lecturers and policy makers, as well as everyone who has a stake in how contemporary education and practice affect children's future lives and life chances.
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Susan Hart has worked as a teacher and researcher in schools and universities for over 30 years. Her specific area of interest has always been the dynamics of classroom life. She is currently teaching in a college of further education.
Annabelle Dixon was trained as an infant teacher, psychologist and educational researcher,and has had a long and varied career in primary schools. She has maintained a life-long stance against streaming, both in theory and in practice.
Mary Jane Drummond was an infant teacher for many years before joining what is now the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. She has taught on a variety of professional development courses, specializing in the early years of childhood.
Donald McIntyre has been engaged in research into teaching and teacher education for 40 years. His previous publications include Effective Teaching and Learning: Teachers' and Pupils' Perspectives (Open University Press, 1996).
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Book Description Open University Press, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0335212603
Book Description Open University Press, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0335212603