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Great Teaching and Learning

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Great Teaching and Learning addresses the changing educational landscape in relation to the impact of neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The pace of change has prompted an international re-evaluation of how well existing education systems equip young people for the future. Central to this re-evaluation is a fusion between the classroom and online learning to create stimulating sequences of learning to both challenge and inspire.Great Teaching and Learning provides a detailed overview of evidence-based practice across five major elements, knowledge, questions, elaboration, feedback and challenge. Firstly, enhancing teachers’ knowledge of evidence based scholarship, Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK), neuroscience and the skills of highly effective teachers. Secondly, the power of questions to drive high standards by guiding, checking and extending learning. Thirdly, the ability to develop and elaborate learning through a rich mix of teacher led direct instruction, collaborative and online learning. A significant consideration here…

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Outstanding Teaching and Learning 14-19

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'Outstanding teaching and learning 14-19' was first published in 2009 and addressed in detail how to apply Ofsted's criteria for outstanding teaching and learning. The Second Edition was published in 2012 but the book is now out of print and will be superseded by 'Great Lessons.' Second hand copies are available on Amazon but my new textbook 'Great Lessons' will carry forward the core content within a much broader context and keep you fully up-to-date with the latest academic research.

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The I-Learning Revolution: A New Pedagogy

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'The i-learning Revolution: A new pedagogy,' was published March 2012 and offered a rich overview of how the online information explosion was busy transforming access to knowledge with significant implications for teaching and learning. Coupled with the rise of concepts like Flipped learning, Blended learning the focus of learning was fast moving out of the classroom and onto the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and into a 24/7 learning culture. Today the focus is shifting to smartphones and apps and the steady adoption of fully online learning platforms like Google classroom. We already have online high Schools like 'Interhigh' and the world's first virtual university, 'Minerva'. Where will all of this take us to and what is the new pedagogy for the 21st Century? The fully updated Second Edition, with the answers, will be published in late 2017.

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Taking Your A-Levels

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'Taking Your A-Levels' was my first text book and was published by How To Books in 1996. It was essentially a study skills book aimed at A-level students to help them to not only pass but to gain a Grade A. It is now long out of print but the 'how to study' content remains just as relevant today and in many respects the lack of study skills explains the underachievement of many of our students.

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The Cold War

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Before my career path entered into Teacher Training I largely taught history. in 1999 I wrote 'The Cold War' which was published by Routledge. This book is still on A-Level, IB and University reading lists and I'm still invited into schools and colleges to contribute to classroom debate and discussion. It was part of a series by Routledge and offered the very sound concept of a factual overview of each major issue followed by an analysis of the evidence. This remains very good practice for any subject i.e. to provide the 'big picture' overview followed by the detail.

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The Second World War

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In 2004 Routledge invited me to write a short overview account of the Second World War. This was a significant challenge given the scale of the conflict but I subdivided the text into themes hence the subtitle Ambition to Nemesis and weaved in the history of Germany, Japan and Italy from their initial ambitions through to defeat and nemesis. I'm biased but I still think it makes an excellent concise read. The BBC thought so too because they commissioned me to write the introduction to the BBC History website pages on the Second World War. The book is now out of print but in a good library near you and also available second hand on Amazon.

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