Theory into Practice: Into the Black Box: Observing Classrooms
Series Editor: Mary Biddulph and Graham Butt
Key Stage: All
Each book in this series takes aspects of current research into geographical education and delivers them to the classroom practitioner. The Theory into Practice series is dedicated to improving and reinvigorating the debate about teaching and learning in geography.
Key elements of the series are:
direct communication with the classroom practitioner about current aspects of research in geographical education, and how these relate to the classroom.
This book opens up the private world of the teacher in the classroom, examines the dynamics of the classroom and shows novice and experienced teachers how to use the observation of other teachers at work to improve their own classroom techniques. Although primarily for geography teachers at all levels, the advice given will be useful for other subject teachers.
Into the Black Box is a practical guide supported by well researched theory. It offers reasons and methods for classroom observation both in geography classrooms and classrooms in general. It is useful and accessible to teachers and to mentors, inspectors and any others observing geography classrooms.
Although primarily for geography teachers at all levels, the advice given will be useful for other subject teachers.
The publication of Sheila King's book, Into the Black Box: Observing classrooms, is timely and welcome, as geography teachers in England and Wales are increasingly participants in, and subject to, lesson observations - Reviewed in International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, April 2001
Chapter 1: Classroom observation techniques
Chapter 2: Approaches to classroom observations
Chapter 3: Observing geography classrooms
Chapter 4: Types of observer
Chapter 5: Using videos of lessons to practice observation
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Also in this series
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