Teaching: Making a Difference, 4th Edition

ISBN: 9780730363453, 9780730355120

Winner of the 2019 Educational Publishing Awards Australia (EPAA) for best Tertiary Teaching and Learning title (digital-only)

The fourth edition of Teaching: Making a Difference, 4th Edition (Churchill et al.) draws together the voices and contemporary research of Australia’s pre-eminent education academics. The combination of their knowledge, hands-on experience and insight will help you develop your craft and technique, and provide a framework to enable you to excel as a future educator. This market-leading text is accessible for all students and designed to engage and inspire, while staying realistic, practical and jargon-free.

Available as a full-colour printed textbook with an interactive eBook code, this title enables every student to master concepts and succeed in assessment, by taking the roadblocks out of self-study, with features that are designed to help you get the most out of the content.

You can expect components like videos from teachers that help you connect the theoretical with real world examples, animations and interactivities that are embedded at the point of learning to bring course concepts to life, Concept Check questions that are embedded throughout the text that provide instant feedback and provide guidance for further study, and ensuring students get to have the best of both worlds, with the ability to switch between reading something tangible and studying with online (or offline!) learning resources, through the ability to search, highlight and take notes within the text.

EPAA 2019 Category winner

Key Features

  • Videos from experienced teachers like Dr. Michael Nagel give you valuable ‘tales from the front’ to help take what you’re learning from the theoretical to the practical.
  • Enhanced content for pre-service teachers that provide Aboriginal perspectives and examples of the types of activities that can be done in class to help better educate students on Indigenous culture.
  • Available as a print and interactive eBook, the features are designed to make study easy by removing the roadblocks you often face when using a print text.
Wiley Interactive E-Text
Wiley Interactive E-Text
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Practitioner Videos
Practitioner Videos

Video insights from high-profile practitioners help students connect course concepts with real-world local cases.


Animations and interactivities embedded at the point of learning bring course concepts to life.

Concept check questions
Concept check questions

Students can test their comprehension and get instant feedback with interactive Concept Check questions, embedded at the point of learning.

Search, highlight and annotate
Search, highlight and annotate

Interactive textbook lets students search, highlight and take notes within the text for efficient study.

Rick Churchill
Sally Godinho
Nicola F. Johnson
Amanda Keddie
Will Letts
Kaye Lowe
Jenny Mackay
Michele McGill
Julianne Moss
Michael C. Nagel
Kylie Shaw
Jessa Rogers
Chapter 1 Introducing teaching as a profession

Chapter 2 Historical insights into teaching

Chapter 3 Student learning

Chapter 4 Understanding and motivating students

Chapter 5 Learner diversity, pedagogy and educational equity

Chapter 6 The curriculum

Chapter 7 Planning for practice: connecting pedagogy, assessment and curriculum

Chapter 8 Pedagogy: the agency that connects teaching with learning

Chapter 9 Organising the learning environment

Chapter 10 Teaching with information and communication technologies

Chapter 11 Interactive student engagement and management

Chapter 12 Assessment and what matters: feedback, reporting and fairness

Chapter 13 Reflective practice

Chapter 14 Theorising about teaching practice

Chapter 15 Professional, ethical and legal issues for teachers

Chapter 16 The future of teaching: schooling, equity and social change

Interactive E-Text: 9780730355120
Textbook with Interactive E-Text Code: 9780730363453
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