Learning and Teaching at M-Level
A Guide for Student Teachers
- Hazel Bryan - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
- Chris Carpenter - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
- Simon Hoult - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Reflective Practice | Teacher Induction | Teacher Training
This book will guide you through the various different aspects of doing M-level work at either primary or secondary stage, and help you to develop a deeper professional understanding.
Your ability to research and understand learning environments will form a key part of making you an inquisitive and better teacher, and engagement with research underpins the book.
Chapters include primary and secondary vignettes and examples to help link theory into practice, as well as reflective questions, activities and suggestions for further reading.
This book is relevant to all trainee and qualified teachers working across the age ranges of 7-19.
'This excellent book firstly provides an understanding of the historical, political and cultural contexts in which teachers become professionals today. It offers a critical but constructive approach to enquiry-based teaching, learning and research so that teaching professionals can read, look, listen, observe, theorise, write, reflect, evaluate and take action in their classrooms at Masters Level. It is therefore invaluable in seeing classrooms and teaching as complex in nature, with the thinking, questioning professional teacher at the heart of the learning taking place. I will buy this for my students - and strongly urge others in ITE and CPD to do so!' - Jo Westbrook, Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Sussex, UK
Very good grounding for M-Level study
A wonderfully useful text which engages students in a user-friendly way. This is a must for any trainee teacher who is required to undertake research as part of their studies. As a tutor I will definitely be drawing on the well-crafted, informative chapters when devising my lectures and seminars.
excellent resource for trainee teachers
A particularly helpful text for those wishing to study for a PGCE at M-level. This book provides an accessible introduction to educational theorists and thinkers alongside useful guides for carrying out classroom observations. I would recommend this for any student teacher undertaking a school-based route into teacher training.
helpful, but not essential for this particular unit
We will be including this as a core text next year. Good, clear guidance in how to develop critical analysis of educational theory, adapted to pedagogy and reflecting on what is likely to be experienced in a school setting.
A useful text which provides a clear rationale for research-informed teaching. Useful as a supplemental text for those working at level 6 as well as M level, although many undergraduate ITT students may be put off by the title and assume it is not for them. This is a shame as the activities and definitions are not beyond anyone about to embark on a career in teaching, whatever the route.
All 170 trainees have this as a recommended text for next year
A user friendly book to support those student teachers who are working towards M level. The book is clear and easily accessible and no doubt will be on the desk whilst putting together the written assessments for the PGCE and other ITE programmes.