Reviews: Practice education

10 reviews found for "Practice education"
Book review : Achieving early years professional status
This is a book review of Achieving early years professional status by Denise Reardon, published by Sage in 2009, ISBN 9781847871909. It was reviewed by Margaret Simms of ProCEEd on behalf of ESCalate. This book facilitates reflective practice amongst early years practitioners and steers them towards Early Years Professional Status (EYPS). It draws on research evidence, government policy and the author’s personal experience.Numerous topics are...
Book review : Critical practice in working with children
This is a book review of Critical practice in working with children by Tony Sayer, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2008, ISBN 9780230543195. It was reviewed by Maggie Leese of the University of Wolverhampton on behalf of ESCalate. This book encourages students to develop a critical approach to ‘real world’ situations drawing on Social Constructionism, Feminism and Marxist theory amongst others. The links between theory and practice are visible...
Book review : Extending knowledge in practice : primary English
This is a book review of Extending knowledge in practice : primary English by Jane Medwell and David Wray, published by Learning Matters in 2008, ISBN 9781844451043. It was reviewed by Tracy Wallis of the University of Wolverhampton on behalf of ESCalate. The book offers practical examples set in the context of teaching strategies to give a broad and rich language curriculum as advocated by the Rose review. The authors go beyond this though by...
Book review : First class
This is a book review of First class by John Mower published by the University of Hertfordshire Press in 2008, ISBN 9781902806907. It was reviewed by Natalie Carry of Newman University College on behalf of ESCalate. On initial reading, First Class, appeared to be yet another anecdotal tale of the woeful experiences of a classroom teacher. However, a few more pages in and Mower's insightful story of a newly qualified teacher's (NQT) experiences...
Book review : Gifted and talented in the early years : practical activities for children aged 3 to 5
This is a book review of Gifted and talented in the early years : practical activities for children aged 3 to 5 by Margaret Sutherland, published by Paul Chapman Educational Publishing in 2005, ISBN 9781412903684. It was reviewed by Keith Savage of Stockport College on behalf of ESCalate. This book is a guide for practice rather than an academic text, but it introduces in a fairly gentle way the ideas of Bruner (learning and culture), Gardner...
Book review : Maintaining your licence to practise
This is a book review of Maintaining your licence to practise, by Jeanne Hitching, published by Learning Matters in 2007, ISBN 9781844451371. It has been reviewed by Anthony Thorpe of Roehampton University on behalf of ESCalate. This is a book about the practice of teaching in the further education or lifelong learning sector but it is not about initial teacher training. The book is intended to, amongst other things, ‘offer a range of development...
Book review : Media literacy in schools : practice, production and progression
This is a book review of Media literacy in schools : practice, production and progression by Andrew Burn and James Durran, published by Paul Chapman Publishing in 2007, ISBN 9781412922166. It was reviewed by John Butcher of University College Falmouth on behalf of ESCalate. This book is based on the interrelation between research and practice at Parkside Community College (and partner schools) over the decade since Parkside became the first...
Book review : Primary mathematics : extending knowledge in practice
This is a book review of Primary mathematics : extending knowledge in practice by Alice Hansen published by Learning Matters in 2008, ISBN 9781844450541. it was reviewed by Jennifer Balanck of Canterbury Christ Church University on behalf of ESCalate. This book is divided into chapters that correspond to different strands of the Primary Framework. There are lots of helpful referrals that would allow the busy new teacher to access the relevant...
Book review: Early years work-based learning
This is a book review of Early years work-based learning edited by Penny Farrelly and published by Learning Matters in 2010, ISBN 9781844456154. It was reviewed by Margaret Simms on behalf of ESCalate. The aim of the book is to 'encourage and support students studying for a Foundation Degree in Early Years, Early Childhood Studies or Working with Children and Young People'. It seeks to 'address concerns and alleviate anxieties' as students...
Book review: Making space for creativity
This is a book review of Making space for creativity, edited by Paul Martin and published online in 2010, ISBN 9781905593125. It was reviewed by Liane Purnell of Newman University College on behalf of ESCalate. This book is about The Creativity Centre at the University of Brighton which undertakes research into aspects of creativity and its effective practice and application. It begins with an interesting discussion in relation to learning and...