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Expansive Education

Teaching learners for the real world
ISBN13: 9781742861104
Author(s): Bill Lucas, Guy Claxton and Ellen Spencer
Publisher: ACER Press, 2013
SKU code: A5306BK
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AU$48.95

Overview

Teachers from schools across the world believe that there is more to education than success in examinations. Many practitioners are becoming increasingly familiar with expansive education concepts such as learning dispositions, habits of mind, and expandable intelligence, and are striving to instil these valuable mind-sets into their pupils.

Expansive Education: Teaching learners for the real world showcases a growing number of schools that are developing methods of teaching and learning that deliberately cultivate powerful learners. Drawing on established theory as well as current research and practice, this essential resource encapsulates the best of these approaches, and demonstrates discernible links to achievement gains and learner engagement.

Key Features

  • Provides a critical exploration of what works in practice and an analysis of pioneering concepts that support dispositional approaches to learning
  • Outlines a framework for expansive pegagogy to enable teachers to consistenly choose those methods most likely to create expansive learning environments for their own teaching
  • Is a powerful manifesto for individual schools, clusters of schools, districts and national systems to articulate a different vision of education and a means of tracking progress within it.

Watch Professor Bill Lucas explain the benefits of Expansive Education

Key Features
  • Provides a critical exploration of what works in practice and an analysis of pioneering concepts that support dispositional approaches to learning
  • Outlines a framework for expansive pedagogy to enable teachers to consistently choose those methods most likely to create expansive learning environments for their own teaching
  • Is a powerful manifesto for individual schools, clusters of schools, districts and national systems to articulate a different vision of education and a means of tracking progress within it.

Contents

  1. Widening goals, strengthening minds and creating enquiring teachers
  2. The evolution of expansive education
  3. Current approaches to expansive education
  4. Expansive Pedagogy - a new model
  5. Expansive Education - a theory and a call to action
Author(s): Bill Lucas, Guy Claxton and Ellen Spencer