Understanding and Using Educational Theories

3rd Edition

Karl Aubrey; Alison Riley
eISBN-13: 9781529786071

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This textbook gives readers a clear overview of a selection of 19 of the most influential thinkers on education, including established names (Vygotsky, Bruner, Dewey), more recent thinkers (Freire, hooks, Claxton) and other key names whose writing has helped shaped our views on teaching and learning. 



Each chapter includes practical examples showing how theories can be used to inform classroom teaching, and critiques of each theorist exploring opposing viewpoints and the strengths and weaknesses of different ideas.



This third edition includes:

New chapters on Barak Rosenshine and Daniel Goleman
Revamped reflective tasks with a greater practical focus for the classroom
More models and theoretical diagrams throughout

This is an essential primer for any university course that includes learning theory, with particular relevance for initial teacher education, education studies and early childhood degrees.


Karl Aubrey has recently retired from his post at Bishop Grosseteste University.


Alison Riley is the Programme Leader for the BA Early Childhood Studies at Bishop Grosseteste University.

ISBNs 9781529761306, 9781529761306, 152978607X, 9781529786071
Language English
Number of Pages 408
Edition 3rd