11. Pedagogy

Vocational and subject-specialist pedagogy

Crafting questions

Working with small groups

Overview

Bruner (1996) identifies pedagogy as existing as three different modes: as a science, craft and art. The combination of which should result in effective teaching and learning.  This section of the book looks at case studies to underpin and highlight different aspects of pedagogy and to comment on different strategies used to achieve effective teaching and learning.  To further this discussion see the following readings below:

For an article examining the circumstances affecting creative teaching and learning:

Simmons, R &  Thompson, R (2008) Creativity and performativity: The case of further education. British Educational Research Journal. V34. I5. Blackwell Publishing Ltd

In this discussion, Davis examines areas where literacy researchers in secondary and postsecondary contexts have explored the use of classroom discussion for extending critical thinking and content comprehension among students:

Davis, HS (2013) 'Discussion as a Bridge: Strategies that Engage Adolescent and Adult Learning Styles in the Postsecondary Classroom'. Journal Of The Scholarship Of Teaching And Learning. V13, I1, pp. 68-76, ERIC, EBSCOhost

Raelin outlines how important the synthesis of theory and practice are in further and higher education and how this has previously been overlooked:

Raelin, JA (2007). 'Toward an Epistemology of Practice'. Academy Of Management Learning & Education, V6,I 4, pp. 495-519, Business Source Elite, EBSCOhost

Research Briefings

Diagrams and figures