Reviews: Student performance

8 reviews found for "Student performance"
Book review : Assessment for learning and teaching in primary schools (2nd ed.)
This is a book review of Assessment for learning and teaching in primary schools (2nd ed.), by Mary Briggs et al., published by Learning Matters in 2008, ISBN 9781844451432. It was reviewed by Tracy Wallis of the University of Wolverhampton on behalf of ESCalate. This book is aimed at trainee teachers and NQTs and seeks to explain the fundamentals of what assessment for learning and teaching actually is and has been revised for the new 2007 Q...
Book review : Boys' underachievement in education : an exploration in selected Commonwealth countries
This is a book review of Boys' underachievement in education : an exploration in selected Commonwealth countries by Jyotsna Jha and Fatimah Kelleher, published by the Commonwealth Secretariat in 2006, ISBN 9780850928457. It was reviewed by Keith Savage of Stockport College on behalf of ESCalate. This book identifies reasons for boys’ indifference to, and alienation from, the worlds of schooling. They present four case studies - from Australia,...
Book review : Meeting the needs of disaffected students: engaging students with social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties
This is a book review of Meeting the needs of disaffected students: engaging students with social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties by Dave Vizard, published by Continuum in 2009, ISBN 9780826434654. It was reviewed by Sue Conjoice of Pembrokeshire College on behalf of ESCalate. This book is aimed at professionals who are involved in the classroom education of learners who, for a variety of reasons, have become disaffected with the process...
Book review : Meeting the needs of gifted and talented students
This is a book review of Meeting the needs of gifted and talented students by Gwen Goodhew, published by Network Continuum Education in 2009, ISBN 9781855394650. It was reviewed by Suzanne Lowe of the University of Cumbria on behalf of ESCalate. This book is intended to meet the introductory needs of many education user groups, teachers, teaching assistants, governors, Leading Teachers for Gifted and Talented education. It is a text which...
Book review : Motivating your secondary class
This is a book review of Motivating your secondary class by Maurice Galton et al. and published by Sage in 2009, ISBN 9781847872609, It was reviewed by Liane Purnell of Newman University College on behalf of ESCalate. This book look at: ‘Why do so many pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 ‘switch off’ and make very little progress in the core subjects such as English and mathematics? What can teachers and schools do to improve pupils’ attitudes and...
Book review: Winning the H factor : the secrets of happy schools
This is a book review of Winning the H factor : the secrets of happy schools by Alistair Smith, Joanna Reid and Sir John Jones, published by Continuum in 2009, ISBN 9781855395701. It was reviewed by Helen Jelfs of the University of Bristol on behalf of ESCalate. This book argues that enough is known about the positive benefits of happiness for individuals, groups and communities to be happier. The authors argue that positivity is central to...
Book Review: Writing in Paragraphs
This is one of the most useful books I have seen in a long time. Suitable for use with a wide variety of students, with its easy to read layout and structured format. I have tried this with science students from First Diploma level (pre GGSE) up to and including HNC level and have found something for all abilities. Each chapter includes aims, introductory information, brainstorming and lots of exercises and examples, all presented in a light...
Book Review: Writing The Winning Thesis Or Dissertation: A Step-by-step Guide
The stated purpose or aim of this book is to ‘demystify the writing of theses…[and provide] an experience-based, practical work that takes [students] through the process one step at a time’ (p xi). As such, the book is divided into five parts; establishing the foundations of a master’s or doctoral research project; developing a research proposal and mounting an initial defence of it; researching and writing the thesis or dissertation; defending...