Teaching Making a Difference, 2nd Edition

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Teaching Making a Difference, 2nd Edition will help you understand what makes a good teacher in a diverse classroom. As a future teacher, understanding the different learning styles of students is important. Teaching Making a Difference is structured around the Australian Curriculum and uses real examples, making it easy to apply what you learn to the classroom.


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  • Chapter Case Studies: Real life examples that are related to topics covered in the chapter.
  • Shared classroom experiences from real teachers.
  • What can I take into the classroom? Ideas, strategies and tips on how to take what you learn from the book and put it into practice in the classroom.
  • End of chapter practice activities and questions to help you understand key concepts.
Rick Churchill is Associate Professor in Teacher Education at La Trobe University where he leads the Faculty of Education’s operations across the university’s regional campuses. He coordinates the Master of Teaching (P-12) program and teaches a range of graduate entry teacher education subjects. His main research interests are in the emerging role of blended learning in the processes of pre-service teacher learning.

Peter Ferguson is a Senior Lecturer in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education within the University of Melbourne where he teaches and supervises in the areas of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. Peter’s main research and publications are in the areas of curriculum and assessment and connections with schooling, with a particular interest in students’ perceptions of these aspects of education.

Sally Godinho is a Senior Lecturer in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne where she teaches curriculum and pedagogy subjects in the undergraduate and Master of Teaching programs.Sally has undertaken international projects with Curriculum Corporation, and was an executive team member and Victorian State Manager for the Commonwealth Government project ‘Boys’ Education Lighthouse Schools’.

Nicola F Johnson is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University where she teaches within a variety of professional and theoretical units. Her main research interests are in the field of technology within society and its nexus with education. Nicola received an Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning award from the University of Wollongong in 2009.

Amanda Keddie is an ARC Future Fellow in the School of Education at The University of Queensland. She was awarded a Bachelor of Education at the University of Tasmania and has worked as a primary school teacher. She is a leading researcher in the field of gender, cultural diversity and social justice, and has published extensively in these areas.

Will Letts is Associate Professor and Head of the Ontario School of Education at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Ontario, Canada. Prior to this he was Sub-Dean Learning and Teaching in CSU’s Faculty of Education.He teaches subjects in science and technology education and the sociology of education. His research interests include the cultural studies of science and science education, especially with respect to sexuality, gender and indigenous knowledges, and interrogating subjectivities in [teacher] education.

Jenny Mackay is an author and internationally recognised specialist in behaviour management and student–teacher interactions. Following extensive research analysis into classroom dynamics she has originated a methodology that conveys comprehensive, practical student management skills and guides teachers in their classroom practice. She is based in Melbourne where she also teaches in the department of education at Deakin University.

Michèle McGill is a Lecturer in pedagogy and curriculum in the Faculty of Education at the University of Southern Queensland and is the program coordinator for the Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching (GDTL). Her research interests are in the processes of working with teachers to uncover their personal pedagogies and how they influence and guide their teaching practice.

Julianne Moss is an Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne. She teaches in the Master of Teaching and Master of Education programs in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.Her research interests centre on curriculum reform, curriculum theory, teacher professional learning (particularly in the context of issues of understanding student diversity), educational exclusion and social inclusion.

Michael C Nagel is an Associate Professor and the Head of Education Programs in the School of Science in Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Michael teaches and researches in the areas of cognition, behaviour and learning, and human development and early learning. Mike is also a member of the prestigious International Neuropsychological Society and a feature writer for the ‘Child’ series of magazines, which offers parenting advice to more than one million Australian readers.

Paul Nicholson is a recently retired academic who taught as a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Deakin University. He lectured in postgraduate and undergraduate teacher education courses. Paul is a doctoral examiner for a number of Middle Eastern universities in these fields.For 15 years he was a peer-elected member of two prestigious International Federation for Information Processing Working Groups—one on secondary education and one on research into educational applications of ICT, and he chaired the latter for 3 years.

Melissa Vick is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at James Cook University where she is Director of Research and teaches research methodology in the undergraduate Honours program. Melissa’s main research interests are in the fields of history of education, especially the history of mass schooling, and of teacher education, as well as in contemporary education policy and road safety education.

1. Introducing teaching as a profession
2. Historical insights into teaching
3. Student learning
4. Understanding and motivating students
5. Learner diversity, pedagogy and educational equity
6. The curriculum
7. Planning for practice: Connecting pedagogy, assessment and curriculum
8. Pedagogy: The agency that connects teaching with learning
9. Organising the learning environment
10. Teaching with information and communication technologies
11. Interactive student engagement and management
12. Assessment, feedback and reporting
13. Reflective practice
14. Theorising about teaching practice
15. Professional, ethical and legal issues for teachers
16. The future of teaching: Schooling, equity and social change
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