thinking skills resources The Hidden Lives of Learners

By: Thinkshop  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Teaching

A must-read for educators wanting specifics about HOW students learn, and thus WHY and HOW we can tailor our teaching. A brilliant book incorporating ideas from many major teaching models (e.g. Inquiry, Understanding By Design, Concepts.)

Takes the reader deep into the hitherto undiscovered world of the learner.

It explores the three worlds which together shape a student's learning - the public world of the teacher, the highly influential world of peers, and the student's own private world and experiences. What becomes clear is that just because a teacher is teaching, does NOT mean students are learning.

Using a unique method of data collection through meticulous recording -audio, video, observations, interviews, pre and post-tests - and the collation and analysis of what occurred inside and outside the classroom, Graham Nuthall has definitively documented what is involved for most students to learn and retain a concept. In the authors lifetime the significance of his discoveries and the rare mix of quantitative and qualitative methods were widely recognised and continue to be one of the foundation stones of evidence-based quality education.

This book is the culmination of Professor Graham Nuthall's forty years of research on learning and teaching. It is written with classroom teachers and teachers of teachers in mind. But realising time was short and that his life's work was laid out in learned papers for fellow researchers, he wrote this brief but powerful book for a much wider audience as well: for all those who seek a better understanding of classroom learning.

"Teachers who care about students and learning will be fascinated by the student voices that speak on the pages of this book, and what those voices reveal about learning in classroom settings, The Hidden Lives of Learners is a generous gift from Graham Nuthall to teachers everywhere." - Greta Morine-Dershimer

Keywords: Teaching

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