A critique of pure teaching methods and the case of synthetic phonics /

"A Critique of Pure Teaching Methods and the Case of Synthetic Phonics examines how research into the effectiveness of teaching methods can and should relate to what takes place in the classroom. The discussion brings to light some important features of the way we classify teaching activities....

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Main Author: Davis, Andrew, 1948- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: London, UK ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.
Series:Bloomsbury philosophy of education
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Figures; Series Editor's Foreword; Chapter 1 Setting the Scene; Introduction; The Reading Wars; Scientism; Teaching content and teaching method; Chapter 2 A Critique of Pure Teaching Methods; Natural science and social science classifications; Interpreting teaching and the challenge to consistent classification; Chapter 3 Describing Teaching: The General and The Specific; Classification of teaching: The general; Describing teaching: The specific; Describing approaches to the teaching of reading
  • General problems with research into teaching and learning?Reading Recovery
  • a case study; 'Proven' methods justifying universal imposition?; The Phonics Check: Attempting to impose pure Synthetic Phonics; Chapter 4 Teaching, Learning and Constructivism; Introduction: Overview of argument; Relevant conceptions of teaching; Rote learning and 'understood' knowledge; Holism and rich knowledge; Piaget and that relationship between new and existing knowledge; Chapter 5 Reading: A Philosophical Inquiry Into Some Nuts and Bolts; Introduction; Phones and phonemes; The concept of a word1
  • The 'Simple' View of ReadingChapter 6 So What is Reading?; Reading and guessing; Can reading be defined? Different kinds of reading?; Reading for meaning; Physical sounds and abstract meaning: John McDowell; How the brain learns to read; Chapter 7 Reading, Narratives, Families and Selves; Children who can read before they start school; Rigid phonics diets, stories and the development of selves; Personal identity and selves; Story, narrative and selves; Conclusion; Appendix: A Brief History of Events Leading to This Book; Notes; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 7; References; Index