Reviews: Learning environments

3 reviews found for "Learning environments"
Book Review: Creating a Learning School
This is a book written by the committed seeking converts and containing much advice about practising the new ways. It is clearly set out, passionately and well-written, covering much material, full of interesting insights, as one might expect from two head teachers and an acknowledged expert in the field. Therefore it is a book which is never less than engaging. The central premise is that it is crucial for a number of reasons to move from...
Book Review: It's about learning (and it's about time) - 'What's in it for schools?' series
For some time, learning has taken a back seat in the drive for school improvement. I say this, not because the term is never used in educational or political parlance, but rather because the mechanisms by which schools are judged to be effective adopts a particular, and in my view overly simplistic perspective. Whilst it is disingenuous to deny that testing, league tables and inspection reports tell us nothing about education, to attempt to...
Book Review: Learning In Groups: A Handbook For Improving Group Work (3rd ed)
With this book Jaques is attempting to provide a ‘readable and practical’ handbook for improving group work that allows the reader flexibility in their approach to the study of group learning. It succeeds in this aim – it is an accessible text from which the browser will take many ideas, and from which those who read from start to finish will develop a good understanding of the nature of learning in groups. It is a more accessible and more...