Teaching and Communicating: Rethinking Professional Experiences

Paperback | December 1, 2009

EditorRobyn Ewing, Tom Lowrie, Joy Higgs

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Professional experience is central in teacher preparation. In Teaching and Communicating, students are equipped with all the skills they need to make the most of this experience. This practical and user-friendly text can be used by preservice teachers, supervisors, mentors, and academicsinvolved in school placement programmes. The teacher must engage and interact with children, their parents, other members of the profession, other professionals and the broader community in a variety of ways. This book draws on a wealth of research, scholarship and the practical experiences of theauthors to rethink both the connection between teaching and communicating as well as the nature and lived experiences of professional experience as a core dimension of pre service teacher education.

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Professional experience is central in teacher preparation. In Teaching and Communicating, students are equipped with all the skills they need to make the most of this experience. This practical and user-friendly text can be used by preservice teachers, supervisors, mentors, and academicsinvolved in school placement programmes. The teac...

Robyn Ewing is currently a Professor in the Faculty of Education and Social Work. In addition to her role as Acting Dean, she also teaches in Curriculum, English and Drama, working with both undergraduate and postgraduate students. An experienced primary teacher and teacher educator, Robyn has a commitment to quality teaching and lear...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 9.65 × 7.48 × 0.01 inPublished:December 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195567218

ISBN - 13:9780195567212

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ContributorsPrefacePart 1. Communicating in Education1. Setting the Scene: The Current Teacher Education Context2. Theories of Communication3. Learning to Learn through Professional Experiences4. From Practice Teaching to Practicum to Professional Experiences5. Teachers as Learners6. Ethical Communication in School and Community Contexts7. Communicating InclusivelyPart 2. Teaching and communication8. Preparing Lesson Plans, Programs, Units, and Day Books9. Helping Preservice Teachers Learn to Communicate Effectively in School Contexts10. Communicating Effectively in Classrooms: Using Voice and Body Language11. Enhancing Communication with Effective Resources12. 'Don't smile 'till Easter': Creating a Positive Classroom Learning Community13. Constructive Use of Feedback in Professional Experience14. Using Portfolios to Communicate15. Communicating Collaboratively with Peers, Mentors and SupervisorsPart 3. Communication across differences and diversity16. Communicating with Parents, Community Groups and Service Agencies17. Communicating with Young Children18. Communicating with Adolescents: Through the Middle Years of Schooling19. Communicating and Senior Students20. Understanding Learning and Communication Difficulties21. Language-based Learning Difficulties in the Classroom22. Seeing Practice through Practice: Learning through Action Research and Action LearningReferencesIndex