Research-based and highly practical, this book provides guidance on how to develop creative and critical thinking through your classroom teaching.
Key coverage includes:
· Classroom-ready ideas to stimulate high-order thinking
· How to think critically and creatively across all areas of the curriculum
· Case studies from primary, secondary and special schools
· Philosophical approaches that give pupils the space to think and enquire
This is essential reading for anyone on university-led and schools-based primary and secondary initial teacher education courses including undergraduate (BEd, BA QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT), School Direct, Teach First and employment-based routes and also anyone training to work in early years settings.
Dr Russell Grigg is an Education Inspector for the Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates, based in Abu Dhabi. He was previously Associate Professor at the Wales Centre for Equity in Education and has worked for many years in teacher education. His interest in the teaching of thinking was triggered by reading the works of Edward De Bono as a student in the 1980s. He believes passionately in fostering creativity in teaching and learning, which is reflected in his writing. He is author of many books and articles on primary education including Becoming an Outstanding Primary Teacher (Routledge, 2014) and Big Ideas in education: What Every Teacher Should Know (Crown House, 2016). He is co-editor of the Wales Journal of Education and has a particular research interest in the history of education in Wales. He is currently involved in research projects associated with the history of the inspectorate in Wales and the history of free school meals. Russell is a lifelong Swansea City supporter, through the highs and lows.
Written by a renowned social work educator rather than an unknown at a test preparation company, this thoroughly updated guide helps readers identify their weak areas so they know what to focus on to pass the 2018 ASWB® Masters licensure exam! Reviewers applaud the book’s unique test-taking tips and strategies which are based on the author’s extensive knowledge of the exam. A thorough review of the four content areas of the updated 2018 Masters exam is provided. The 170-question practice test with explanations of the correct answers mirrors the actual exam in length and structure. This invaluable guide has been praised by social workers across the country as essential to passing the ASWB® Masters Exam on the first attempt!
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