From the Inside Flap
Teaching is about to embark on a revolution and, like medicine, abandon custom and practice, and fashions and fads to become evidence-based. Half a million experiments in real classrooms have uncovered the teaching methods that work best. These can improve students attainment by two grades compared with conventional practice. Over 50 of these top teaching methods are examined in this book and these methods, some old, some new:
* can each raise pass rates by 20 per cent to 30 per cent.
* are creative, challenging, and greatly enjoyed by students.
* require the learner to do more in class
. and the teacher less!
* equip students for progression, by teaching intelligence.
Petty argues that only teachers can lead the evidence-based revolution, and they must do so at their own pace, using as a guide the ultimate evidence what works best in their own classrooms.
Teachers have as much to gain as students in meeting this professional challenge. The methods make teaching less draining and more interesting, as well as more effective.
This book is a road map into this exciting new territory.
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About the Author
Geoff Petty has a reputation for explaining learning and teaching issues in a down-to-earth, but lively and inspiring way. His book Teaching Today is the best-selling initial teacher training text in the UK, and this book is its sequel. He has worked as a consultant with over 100 Colleges and schools, and with all the major national education bodies including the DfES. He speaks on learning and teaching issues all over the country and abroad, and has worked as a Visiting Examiner for the Institute of Education.You can find extra chapters for Evidence-Based Teaching there, as well as other helpful information on learning and teaching methods.