Designing Tasks In Secondary Education: Enhancing Subject Understanding And Student Engagement by Ian ThompsonDesigning Tasks In Secondary Education: Enhancing Subject Understanding And Student Engagement by Ian Thompson

Designing Tasks In Secondary Education: Enhancing Subject Understanding And Student Engagement

EditorIan Thompson

Paperback | March 9, 2014

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Engaging students in learning about their subject is a central concern for all teachers and teacher educators. How teachers view and use the pedagogic potential of different tasks to engage pupils with knowledge in different subjects, is central to this endeavour.'

Designing Tasks in Secondary Educationexplores models for effective task design, helping you translate the curriculum into the tasks and activities that you ask your students to do in order to facilitate developmental or higher-level understanding of curriculum content.

Written by experts in the field of education from a range of subjects and including a foreword written by renowned author Professor Walter Doyle, this book spans an international context and offers a refreshing alternative of how to plan and design tasks that will not only intellectually stimulate but improve teaching quality. Key topics explored include:

  • Designing tasks which engage learners with knowledge
  • Policy perspectives on task design
  • Designing cognitively demanding classroom tasks
  • Task design issues in the secondary subjects

Designing Tasks in Secondary Educationoffers essential insight into task design and its importance for enhancing subject understanding and student engagement. It will challenge and support all education professionals concerned with issues of curriculum design, subject knowledge, classroom organisation, agency in the learning process and teaching quality.

Ian Thompsonis Associate Professor of English Education at the University of Oxford, UK.
Title:Designing Tasks In Secondary Education: Enhancing Subject Understanding And Student EngagementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:226 pages, 8.9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:March 9, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415712343

ISBN - 13:9780415712347

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Walter Doyle  Part 1: 1. The background  Introduction: Tasks, Concepts, and Subject KnowledgeIan Thompson 2. Designing Tasks which Engage Learners with KnowledgeAnne Edwards  3. Policy Perspectives on Task Design: Classroom learning and the national curriculumMark Chater Part 2: Learning from the subjects  4. Mathematics and Pedagogy: Designing tasks for Mathematics teacher educationGabriel J. Stylianides and Anne Watson  5. Disciplinary Knowledge: Task design in GeographyRoger Firth  6. Communication, Culture, and Conceptual Learning: Task design in the English classroomIan Thompson  7. Practical Theorizing: Designing tasks for Science explanationsAnn Childs and Jane McNicholl 8. Promoting Learning: Task design in the Foreign Language classroomTrevor Mutton and Robert Woore 9. Negotiating Knowledge: Task design in the History classroomJason Todd 10. Insiders and Outsiders: Task design in learning about religions/ Task design in Religious EducationNigel Fancourt Part 3: Looking forward  11. Designing the Task of Teaching Novice Teachers How to Design Instructional TasksPeter Smagorinsky