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Education and Learning - an Evidence-based Approach

Jane Mellanby and Katy Theobald


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PUBLISHED: 13th May 2014
ISBN: 9781118483619
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Education and Learning; An Evidence-Based Approach offers an accessible introduction to the most recent evidence-based research results into teaching, learning, and our education system. It explores various factors affecting learning from ability, creativity, and gender, to culture, metacognition, and lifelong learning. .
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  • Paperback
    $74.68
PUBLISHED: 13th May 2014
ISBN: 9781118483619
ANNOTATION:
Education and Learning; An Evidence-Based Approach offers an accessible introduction to the most recent evidence-based research results into teaching, learning, and our education system. It explores various factors affecting learning from ability, creativity, and gender, to culture, metacognition, and lifelong learning. .

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Education and Learning; An Evidence-Based Approach offers an accessible introduction to the most recent evidence-based research results into teaching, learning, and our education system. It explores various factors affecting learning from ability, creativity, and gender, to culture, metacognition, and lifelong learning. .

Publisher Description

Education and Learning offers an accessible introduction to the most recent evidence-based research into teaching, learning, and our education system.

  • Presents a wide range references for both seminal and contemporary research into learning and teaching
  • Examines the evidence around topical issues such as the impact of Academies and Free Schools on student attainment and the strong international performance of other countries
  • Looks at evidence-based differences in the attainment of students from different socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, and explores the strong international performance of Finnish and East Asian students
  • Provides accessible explanations of key studies that are supplemented with real-life case examples

Author Biography

Jane Mellanby is Emeritus Fellow in Experimental Psychology at St Hilda?s College, University of Oxford. She is the creator of VESPARCH, a verbal and spatial reasoning test designed to identify children who are under-achieving relative to their potential. 

Katy Theobald is a public service delivery consultant. She has experience teaching mathematics in both the UK and India, and her research includes exploration of the impact of careers guidance on secondary school students? educational progression.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix Preface xi

1 Introduction: What Can We Learn from the History of Education? 1

2 Memory: How Do We Remember What We Learn? 18

3 Language: What Determines Our Acquisition of First and Second Languages? 50

4 Reading: How Do We Learn to Read and Why Is It Sometimes so Difficult? 81

5 Intelligence and Ability: How Does Our Understanding of These Affect How We Teach? 109

6 Sex Differences: Do They Matter in Education? 142

7 Metacognition: Can We Teach People How to Learn? 173

8 Academic Selection: Do We Need to Do It and Can We Make It Fair? 207

9 Creativity: What Is It, and How and Why Should We Nurture It? 239

10 Education Policy: How Evidence Based Is It? 276

11 Comparative Education: What Lessons Can We Learn from Other Countries? 309

12 Life-long Learning: How Can We Teach Old Dogs New Tricks? 348

13 Technology: How Is It Shaping a Modern Education and Is It Also Shaping Young Minds? 374

14 Conclusions: What Does the Future Hold for Education? 403

Index 406

Review

Overall, I share the authors underlying beliefthat psychology has something useful to contribute to improvingeducation, and I applaud their efforts to demonstrate how to takean evidence-based approach to practical issues ineducation. (PsycCRITIQUES, 17 November2014)

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?Overall, I share the authors? underlying belief that psychology has something useful to contribute to improving education, and I applaud their efforts to demonstrate how to take an evidence-based approach to practical issues in education.?  (PsycCRITIQUES, 17 November 2014)

Product Details

Publisher
John Wiley & Sons (UK)
Year
2014
ISBN-10
1118483618
ISBN-13
9781118483619
Format
Paperback
Subtitle
An Evidence-based Approach
Audience
Professional and Scholarly
Country of Publication
United States
Pages
436
Publication Date
2014-05-13
Illustrations
black & white tables, figures
Edition
1st
Short Title
EDUCATION & LEARNING
Language
English
Media
Book
Author
Jane Mellanby, Katy Theobald