The Professional Practice of Teaching in New Zealand,
6th Edition

Martin Thrupp, Mary Hill

ISBN-13: 9780170416771
Copyright 2020 | Published
352 pages | List Price: USD $78.25

The Professional Practice of Teaching in New Zealand contains information that will help you learn to teach effectively. Written specifically for the New Zealand setting, it highlights the range of knowledge and skills that you’ll need in order to make a positive difference to your students’ lives. This text includes the latest research and covers topics such as effective teaching in modern learning environments, Maori learners, and diverse learners. Case studies, activities and stories from real-life teachers and students help you to link theory to your classroom practices.

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1 Becoming a teacher
2 How do people learn? Understanding the learning experience
3 A community of learners: creating a culture of learning together
4 Engaging students in dialogue
5 Planning with high expectations
6 Using classroom assessment for effective learning and teaching
7 Teaching as inquiry
8 Managing relationships in learning environments
9 Policy and praxis: Māori learners’ experiences contributing understandings about identity, culture and effective pedagogy
10 Creating cultures of belonging: engaging diversity to enhance learning
11 Pedagogy in flexible learning spaces
12 Digital learning: critical perspectives and lifelong possibilities
13 Revealing the privatisation of education
14 Teachers and ethics
15 Raising our heads: keeping a critical eye on policy and research
16 Moving into the profession

  • Martin Thrupp

    Martin Thrupp is Professor of Education at The University of Waikato where he has worked since 1995, apart from a six-year stint working in London. He teaches various papers about Aotearoa New Zealand society and education, mainly to teacher education students. Martin’s research interests are in education policy, especially the lived effects of policy across diverse primary and secondary schools and their communities. He has undertaken related educational research in New Zealand as well as in Europe, especially England, and has won several awards for research and publications. Martin's latest research is about privatisation trends within public education and he is also editing a book about Finland’s education system alongside several Finnish academics.

  • Mary Hill

    Mary F. Hill is Associate Professor in Education at The University of Auckland and has worked for more than forty years in education, including more than twenty years in higher education. Her major professional and research interests revolve around issues of professional learning, educational assessment and practitioner research and inquiry. She has won two Faculty teaching excellence awards (2015, 2017) and has served as the President of NZARE and Chairperson of the New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

  • Significant restructuring and update of the entire text to reflect the substantial amount of change in these important teaching areas in New Zealand, as listed below

  • New first chapter, Becoming a Teacher, gives the reader background and context for what they are about to learn throughout the rest of the text

  • New chapter 9, Policy and praxis: Maori learners’ experiences contributing understandings about identity, culture and effective pedagogy

  • New chapter 10, Creating cultures of belonging: Engaging diversity to enhance learning, focusing especially on the priority learners identified by the Ministry of Education

  • New chapter 11, Pedagogy in flexible learning spaces, addresses innovative learning environments and the principles of teaching within them, ensuring that readers can understand how to work effectively within the changing education landscape

  • NEW chapter 13 Revealing the privatisation of education considers the implications of private organisations within the New Zealand state school system

  • Gives specific attention throughout to priority learner groups, the use of ICT, and the inclusion of parents and whanau

  • NEW chapter 13 Revealing the privatisation of education considers the implications of private organisations within the New Zealand state school system

  • This wholly New Zealand text has been developed over many years to reflect the local education environment

  • Examples from both primary and secondary teaching ensure the text is relevant for teachers across a range of school settings

  • Students identify the key concepts that the chapter will cover with the Starter Questions at the beginning of each chapter

  • ‘Teacher’s voice’ and ‘Student’s voice’ boxes throughout prompt students to consider different personal views and perspectives

  • Case studies present real-life situations that demonstrate concepts and theory in context

  • Students test their knowledge and consolidate learning through the end of chapter Activities

  • A list of Weblinks at the end of every chapter prompts students to start their online reading and research

  • References relevant to each chapter help students to extend their understanding

  • Gives specific attention throughout to priority learner groups, the use of ICT, and the inclusion of parents and whanau

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