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  1. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Hello all,

    as my PGCEi come to an end, and with it my access to a treasure trove of articles, a quick question.

    Through your own studies, what has been a real great read? Perhaps it has been an article or a book but which piece of writing have you found most enlightening?

    My top four:

    1) Carpenter, T.P. and Lehrer, R. (1999) Teaching and Learning Mathematics With Understanding. In Fennema, E. and Romberg, T. (Eds.) Mathematics Classrooms that Promote Understanding, pp.19-32. Mahwah: Lawrence Eribaum Associates.

    As a maths teacher the above article helped me tremendously

    2) Mehan, H. (1979) “What time is is Denise?”: Asking Known Information Questions in Classroom Discourse. Theory into Practice, [online] 18(4): pp. 285-294. Available at: "What Time Is It, Denise?": Asking Known Information Questions in Classroom Discourse on JSTOR

    We all do it but the IRE trilogy explained above opened my eyes to my own classroom practise

    Gatto, J. T. (2005) Dumbing us Down: the Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling. 2nd ed. [online]. Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society Publishers.

    The above just for the reality of it all

    and finally.......

    Dorling, D. (2010) Injustice: Why social inequality persists [online] . Bristol: Policy Press.

    Danny Dorling will seriously question the social order in your life!

    How how you?
     
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    portnoy58 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks bahn_farang - I love the Gatto stuff, school as little more than a twelve year prison sentence. Some books that have impacted on me:

    • Mindset:The New Psychology of Success, Carol S Dweck (2006); probably my number 1
    • The Expert Learner: Challenging the Myth of Ability, Gordon Stobart (2014); number 2?
    • Key Understandings in Mathematics Learning, (2007) eds. Terezinha Nunes, Peter Bryant & Anne Watson ( available to download here );
    • An Aims-based Curriculum: The Significance of Human Flourishing for School, Michael Reiss & John White, (2013);
    • An aims-based curriculum illustrated by the teaching of science in schools, Michael Reiss & John White, (2014) The Curriculum Journal , 25, 76 -89;
    • What is Understanding?, David Perkins, (1997), available to download here ;
    • Embedded Formative Assessment, Dylan William (2011) ; number 3
    • A Very Short History of Imagination, Kieran Egan (2014, unpublished) available here ;
    • What are Schools for?, Michael Young (2016) in Curriculum and the specialisation of knowledge: studies in the sociology of education, eds. Michael Young and Johann Muller
     
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    bahn_farang Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    1) An aims-based curriculum illustrated by the teaching of science in schools, Michael Reiss & John White: Available on google play so I may just buy it

    2) On moodle so will definitely read it

    certainly an interesting read but the article does a lot of assuming about the right to choose as an individual rather than as a member of a specific community, a debate for the future perhaps but certainly an uplifting read.
     
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    bahn_farang Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Perkins and his 'performances of understanding', I felt, overlooked the skilled mundane tasks that professionals perform day in day out. In opposition of such better minds (Piaget and Wiggins to name just two), I believe that routine tasks show an understanding which would be in opposition of the 'novel' tasks deemed as demonstrations of understanding. Thankfully the pilot who flew my plane or the doctor who delivered my two daughters showed their understanding in performing the mundane.
     
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    Hold your horses bahn_farang I might have copies so tell me what you want!
     
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    Ajarn Greg Well-Known Member

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    I would suggest to add to those articles "Sirchai's - Complete Works" :smiling
     
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  7. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    My sincere thanks Portnoy58
     

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