Reviews: Scholarship of learning and teaching

12 reviews found for "Scholarship of learning and teaching"
Book review : How to be an effective supervisor
This is a book review of How to be an effective supervisor by Adrian Eley and Rowena Murray, published by McGraw Hill Education in 2009, ISBN 9780335222957. It was reviewed by Stylianos Hatzipanagos of King's College London on behalf of ESCalate. This is a book which aims at being used as a manual in supervision training and as a source of reference for supervisors. The premise is that the precepts of the Quality Assurance Agency’s Code of...
Book review : Key concepts in education
This is a book review of Key concepts in education by Fred Inglis and Lesley Aers published by Sage in 2008, ISBN 9781412903158. It was reviewed by Christian Beighton of Canterbury Christ Church University on behalf of ESCalate. This book is aimed at undergraduates studying education, but would also serve as a useful pedagogical tool for social sciences. The articles are short, indexed and referenced in a way which, one hopes, will encourage...
Book review : Key issues for education researchers
This is a book review of Key issues for education researchers by Diana Burton, Steve Bartlett, published by Sage in 2009, ISBN 9781847873583. It was reviewed by Mary McAteer on behalf of ESCalate. This book aims to introduce the reader to the nature of research and how it can be conducted. The book starts by mapping out the territory and context for educational research, discussing paradigms and perspectives, and significantly, ethical approaches...
Book review : Learning and teaching in primary schools
This is a book review of Learning and teaching in primary schools by Denis Hayes, published by Learning Matters in 2009, ISBN 781844452026. It was reviewed by Michael Carroll of the University of Glasgow on behalf of ESCalate. The essential message that underlies Hayes’ argument is that young people deserve to find their learning challenging, engaging and motivating, with some fun interjected, presenting opportunities for them to progress at a...
Book review : Learning in contemporary culture
This is a book review of Learning in contemporary culture by Will Curtis and Alice Pettigrew, published by Learning Matters in 2009, ISBN 9781844452002. It was reviewed by Christian Beighton of Canterbury Christ Church University on behalf of ESCalate. This book is aimed at undergraduates in Education and aims to overview some of the areas which influence the view of education as soon as people begin to examine its situated nature. Learning in...
Book review : Perspectives on participation and inclusion : engaging education
This is a book review of Perspectives on participation and inclusion : engaging education edited by Suanne Gibson and Joanna Haynes, published by Continuum in 2009, ISBN 9781847060204. It was reviewed by Susan Wilkinson of the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff on behalf of ESCalate. This book would be useful and of interest to students on Education Studies programmes, both undergraduate and postgraduate, and also students and professionals...
Book review : SAGE handbook of writing development
This is a book review of the SAGE handbook of writing development edited by Roger Beard et al., published by Sage in 2009, ISBN 9781412948463. It was reviewed by Susan Wilkinson of the University of Portsmouth on behalf of ESCalate. This varied collection of papers that together review work in the area of writing development, summarise key debates, and consider where current research is taking place. It extensively examines a range of...
Book review : Writing for academic journals
This is a book review of Writing for academic journals by Rowena Murray, published by the Open University Press in 2005, ISBN 9780335213924. It was reviewed by Linda Barlow-Meade of Northumbria University on behalf of ESCalate. This book aims to develop academic writing skills and thereby increase the likelihood of successful submissions of academic papers. Murray makes the point that there is an assumption that writing is what academics ‘do’....
Book review: Achieving your Masters in teaching and learning
This is a book review of Achieving your Masters in teaching and learning by Mary McAteer et al., published by Learning Matters in 2010, ISBN 9781844452149. It was reviewed by Liane Purnell of Newman University College on behalf of ESCalate. This books describes itself as 'a core text for all those taking the new Masters level qualification in Teaching and Learning (MTL).' It covers topics such as teaching, learning, assessing, subject knowledge,...
Book review: Building classroom success: eliminating academic fear and failure
This is a book review of Building classroom success: eliminating academic fear and failure by Andrew Martin, published by Continuum in 2010, ISBN 9781847065605. It was reviewed by Szerenke Kovacs of ESCalate at the University of Bristol. The book focuses on success, fear and failure in the classroom, and what teachers can do about them. The book is divided into 4 parts and 21 chapters. The author discusses achievement evolution, academic...
Book review: Children, their world, their education : final report and recommendations of the Cambridge Primary Review
This is a book review of Children, their World, their Education - Final report and recommendations of the Cambridge Primary Review, edited by Robin Alexander and published by Routledge in 2009, ISBN 9780415548717. It was reviewed by Mark Jenkins of the University of Winchester on behalf of ESCalate. The Cambridge Review was a major research project on the future of primary education in England. It made 75 recommendations for the future of...
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...