Teaching: Dilemmas, Challenges and Opportunities,
7th Edition

Robyn Ewing, Lisa Kervin

ISBN-13: 9780170458962
Copyright 2023 | Published
368 pages | List Price: USD $98.50

Teaching, 7e is an easy-to-use text that encourages you to become an active learner of teaching. It shows you how to think like a teacher and asks you to consider the key aspects of teaching. The book also directs you to useful teaching resources – in text, in references and online. Case studies and reflection opportunities will get you to consider your own strengths and issues, and cover the diversity of learning styles in students, schools and the wider community as well as government and ethical requirements. This book shows you what it really means to teach, and how you can do it. You will continue to refer to this well-researched and easy-to-use text throughout your qualification, in your professional placement and into your teaching career.


Part 1: Challenges and dilemmas of teaching
1. So, you want to be a teacher! Working in a changing context
2. Ethical practice

Part 2: Understanding learning
3. Understanding learner diversity
4. The nature of learning
5. The learning environment
6. Communication in the educational environment
7. Teaching, learning and curriculum in a changing world

Part 3: The effective teacher
8. Teacher as co-learner
9. Planning, preparing and assessment for teaching
10. Managing the positive learning environment
11. Building family-school-community partnerships
12. Practitioner inquiry
13. Drawing the challenges, dilemmas and opportunities together

  • Robyn Ewing

    Dr Robyn Ewing AM is Professor Emerita, Teacher Education and the Arts in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. A former primary teacher she continues to work extensively alongside teachers interested in creative teaching and learning, and curriculum reform. Her current research interests include: the role of creative, quality arts processes in transforming learning; drama-rich pedagogy, children’s literature and learning to be literate in the early years; issues in teacher education, especially the experiences of early career teachers and mentoring; teacher professional learning; the role of reflection in professional practice; and, curriculum innovation and evaluation. She has worked in partnership with Sydney Theatre Company on the School Drama teacher professional learning program since 2009.

  • Lisa Kervin

    Lisa Kervin is a Professor in Language and Literacy in the Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Wollongong, where she also leads research on Play, Curriculum and Pedagogy in Early Start. Lisa’s current research interests are focused on young children and how they engage with literate practices and she is currently involved in research projects funded by the Australian Research Council focused on young children and writing, digital play and interaction. She has researched her own teaching and has collaborative research partnerships with teachers and students in tertiary and primary classrooms and prior-to-school settings.

  • Expands on the increasingly important topic of teacher wellbeing

  • Addresses the impact of remote learning – especially as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic – on teaching

  • Updated throughout with the latest in teaching theory and issues including topics such as the needs of Aboriginal & Indigenous teachers and students, conflict resolution, and the OECD Future of Education and Skills 2030

  • The well-respected holistic approach and accessible language of this text encourages pre-service teachers to become active learners of teaching, how to think like teachers and to consider the fundamental aspects of teaching. The text offers more than a standard formula of how to teach

  • After exploring the case studies from students and teachers at all levels, students consider their thoughts and perspectives in the reflection opportunity questions associated with each case

  • Authentic educator insights illustrate key points of interest and are embedded throughout the text to ensure the reading flow is not interrupted

  • 'Your philosophy of teaching': a series of journal-style open-ended questions that are linked chapter-by-chapter for students to develop their own philosophy, plan and style of teaching online (available on MindTap only)

  • Test student knowledge and consolidate learning with the 'Following through' exercises

  • Explore useful online teaching resources at the end of every chapter

  • MindTap - Premium online teaching and learning tools are available on the MindTap platform - the personalised eLearning solution. MindTap is a flexible and easy-to-use platform that helps build student confidence and gives you a clear picture of their progress. MindTap for Ewing's Teaching: Dilemmas, Challenges and Opportunities, 7e is full of innovative resources to support critical thinking, and help your students move from memorisation to mastery! Includes: Ewing's Teaching: Dilemmas, Challenges and Opportunities 7th ed eBook, video activities, 'Your philosophy of teaching' journal activities. MindTap is a premium purchasable eLearning tool. Contact your Cengage learning consultant to find out how MindTap can transform your course.

  • Instructor Website - Your #1 resource for your course. This tailored collection of teaching tools includes downloadable PowerPoint lecture slides, Instructor's Guide, and Artwork from the text. The Instructor's Guide is packed with content that helps you set up and administer your class: additional cases, activities, and more. Log in or request an account to access instructor resources at au.cengage.com/instructor/account for Australia or nz.cengage.com/instructor/account for New Zealand.

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Teaching Instructor's Manual

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