Education (110)

The People's University

ISBN: 9781927145593

Author: Ian Dougherty    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

From its earliest days in a cold, rented room in a former Christchurch warehouse, the Canterbury Workers' Educational Association has been a pioneering provider...


From its earliest days in a cold, rented room in a former Christchurch warehouse, the Canterbury Workers' Educational Association has been a pioneering provider of adult education, enriching, and sometimes even transforming, the lives of thousands of men and women. Through its box and travelling library schemes, inspired by the charismatic James Shelley, it took adult education to nearly every nook and cranny of the Canterbury and Westland provinces from the 1920s, Its wider horizons programme revolutionised adult education for retired people from the 1970s. In The People's University, widely published historian Ian Dougherty tells the fascinating and important story of this resilient association over its first 100 years and of the enthusiastic and committed involvement of students, tutors, volunteers and staff.


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Pages: 256


Dimensions: 215 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 10-03-2015


Tags: March 2015   History   New Zealand   Education
$49.99
Sociocultural Realities: Exploring New Horizons

ISBN: 9781927145722

Authors: Angus Macfarlane, Sonja Macfarlane, Melinda Webber    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

‘Sociocultural Realities: Exploring new horizons’ examines sociocultural approaches in the education sector, from early childhood to tertiary. With few publ...


‘Sociocultural Realities: Exploring new horizons’ examines sociocultural approaches in the education sector, from early childhood to tertiary. With few publications covering such a range, there is a common struggle to gain a better understanding of the impact of social and cultural discourses on learning and teaching; this book aims to encourage the discussion and application of the theory and practice by researchers, policy-makers and teacher educators in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and elsewhere. The evolution of sociocultural theory is illustrated, and its links to cultural diversity across these three geographically distinct settings are shared. By way of a range of personal experiences, and some innovative research that showcases sociocultural theory in practice, the book offers practical examples for educators to employ in today’s diverse learning contexts. Three key messages recur: the importance of people working in partnership, the worthiness of protecting diversity and uniqueness, and the significance of participation as an enabler of success. ‘Sociocultural Realities: Exploring new horizons’ is a reference for teachers, special education advisors, psychologists, university lecturers and paraprofessionals.


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Pages: 220


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2015


$45.00
Early Childhood Play Matters

ISBN: 9781742862859

Author: Shona Bass & Kathy Walker    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

Play-based learning has long been a means of facilitating teaching and learning in the early childhood years. The Walker Learning Approach, an Australian-design...


Play-based learning has long been a means of facilitating teaching and learning in the early childhood years. The Walker Learning Approach, an Australian-designed, evidence-based play pedagogy, provides a solid base and foundation for intentional and responsive teaching in the early years. The program’s systems and practices support teams of early childhood educators in a consistent approach that ensures continuity and predictability for children, educators and families. Early Childhood Play Matters provides guidance and many practical ideas on implementing the Walker Learning Approach within early childhood learning practices. Topics include intentional teaching, how to minimise time spent on planning and documentation while producing clinical and professional records, how to set up open-ended play learning experiences to promote skills, how to scaffold with intention and purpose for learning, how to communicate effectively as an educator and how to honour and build relationships with children and families. It also includes organisational ideas and resources, a full-colour section of photographs, templates for planning, assessment and reporting activities, and a bibliography for further reference.


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Pages: 106


Dimensions: 222 x 284 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2015


Tag: Education
$84.00
Sexual Cultures in Aotearoa NZ Education

ISBN: 9781877578687

Author: Alexandra Gunn & Lee Smith (Ed.    Publisher: Otago University Press

Aotearoa New Zealand was recently rated by the Lonely Planet travel guide as the second most ‘gay friendly’ country in the world, with some of the most adva...


Aotearoa New Zealand was recently rated by the Lonely Planet travel guide as the second most ‘gay friendly’ country in the world, with some of the most advanced human rights legislation. Research suggests, however, that New Zealand’s relatively ‘inclusive’ social climate is not always reflected in our educational settings. This book explores how the assumption that heterosexuality is the norm operates in education, and the discriminatory effects of this for teachers, for students, and for parents, in early childhood education, schools, tertiary and alternative settings. How can education settings become more socially just sites of inclusion for sexual and gender diversity? Contributors from a wide range of sectors discuss their research and invite others to join them in resisting the many injustices perpetuated by the unchecked discriminatory discourses that have shaped New Zealand education historically, and which continue to do so today.


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Pages: 256


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2015


$45.00
What Teachers Need To Know About Differentiated Instruction

ISBN: 9781742862927

Author: Peter Westwood    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

In order to be most effective, instruction in inclusive classrooms needs to be geared carefully to students’ individual learning rates and levels of ability. ...


In order to be most effective, instruction in inclusive classrooms needs to be geared carefully to students’ individual learning rates and levels of ability. What Teachers Need to Know About Differentiated Instruction presents a concise look at developing and implementing differentiated instruction programs. It provides both general and specific strategies, examines supporting tools and technologies, and focuses on overcoming the challenges of sustaining instruction programs over time and for multiple student cohorts.


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Pages: 112


Dimensions: 154 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2015


Tag: Education
$54.00
Creative Activities in Mathematics Book 1

ISBN: 9781742862385

Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

Problem-based learning is a powerful alternative to drill-and practice or skills-based learning, especially within maths, but it can be difficult to source rich...


Problem-based learning is a powerful alternative to drill-and practice or skills-based learning, especially within maths, but it can be difficult to source rich materials that engage an entire class. The Creative Activities in Mathematics series provides a wealth of investigations and open-ended active learning activities, designed to engage students with mathematics and develop their problem solving, collaboration and mathematical skills. Creative Activities in Mathematics: Book 1 - Problem-based maths investigations for lower and middle primary


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Pages: 128


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2015


Tag: Education
$84.00
Creative Activities in Mathematics Book 2

ISBN: 9781742862590

Author: Derek Holton    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

Problem-based learning is a powerful alternative to drill-and practice or skills-based learning, especially within maths, but it can be difficult to source rich...


Problem-based learning is a powerful alternative to drill-and practice or skills-based learning, especially within maths, but it can be difficult to source rich materials that engage an entire class. The Creative Activities in Mathematics series provides a wealth of investigations and open-ended active learning activities, designed to engage students with mathematics and develop their problemsolving, collaboration and mathematical skills. Creative Activities in Mathematics: Book 2 - Problem-based maths investigations for upper primary


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Pages: 128


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2015


Tag: Education
$84.00
Creative Activities in Mathematics Book 3

ISBN: 9781742862606

Author: Derek Holton    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

Problem-based learning is a powerful alternative to drill-and practice or skills-based learning, especially within maths, but it can be difficult to source rich...


Problem-based learning is a powerful alternative to drill-and practice or skills-based learning, especially within maths, but it can be difficult to source rich materials that engage an entire class. The Creative Activities in Mathematics series provides a wealth of investigations and open-ended active learning activities, designed to engage students with mathematics and develop their problemsolving, collaboration and mathematical skills. Creative Activities in Mathematics: Book 3 - Problem-based maths investigations for lower and middle secondary


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Pages: 128


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2015


Tag: Education
$84.00
Powerful Practices for Reading Improvement

ISBN: 9781742861463

Author: Kathryn Glasswell    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

This book is about reading: how to assess it, how to teach it and how to build teacher capacity to do both of those things well. Powerful Practices for Reading ...


This book is about reading: how to assess it, how to teach it and how to build teacher capacity to do both of those things well. Powerful Practices for Reading Comprehension shares and unpacks a wealth of tools for innovative classroom reading instruction, building teacher knowledge, and enhancing the functioning of a school’s professional learning community. These Powerful Practices were developed and used by researchers working to change the profile of reading achievement within schools. They are flexible, research-based instructional strategies that are easy to implement when working with classes, groups or individual students. With content for teachers, coaches and school leaders, and with resources for students, teachers and professional learning facilitators, Powerful Practices for Reading Comprehension provides everything an educator needs for designing and implementing programs for improving reading comprehension outcomes.


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Pages: 224


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 27-04-2016


Tags: May 2016   Education
$95.00
Sports Scandals

ISBN: 9781849539111

Author: Norman Ferguson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Sport can bring out the best in us...and the worst. The high-pressure world of competitive sport has been shaken over the years by a series of major scandals. I...


Sport can bring out the best in us...and the worst. The high-pressure world of competitive sport has been shaken over the years by a series of major scandals. Involving drugs, sex, violence, money or pure and simple cheating, these incidents have ruined reputations, fuelled suspicions and shocked loyal supporters. Highlighting some of the most memorable cases from around the world, Norman Ferguson explores both recent and historic instances of dishonesty, betrayal and outrageous unsporting behaviour. Over 35 scandals, including: * How cancer-survivor Lance Armstrong deceived his fans and cheated his way to seven Tour de France victories * The World Cup bidding processes that brought the FBI to FIFA's door * Figure skater Tonya Harding's sinister plot to break the leg of her rival, Nancy Kerrigan.


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Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2016


$27.99
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