Understanding Learning

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*Please note this initial text has been greatly developed and now involves significant additional content and will be published as a new work in 2020 The new work will be published by Critical Publishing under the title:

IF YOU CAN’T REACH THEM YOU CAN’T TEACH THEM: Building effective learning relationships

I want the book to support teachers with the challenges they face throughout their career. The focus is on building effective learning relationships with their students, managing their time and remaining a learner throughout. Whilst teachers, schools, students and communities all differ I have found that there remains a core set of needs we all possess in order to engage in any learning activity (I include teaching as a learning activity). When these needs are not being met teachers face many challenges, not least of which is learner engagement, something that makes teaching ‘difficult’ and ‘demanding’. The book will identify and describe the core needs (PBCF) and show how we can plan to meet them (in both our students and ourselves) in an effective and manageable way helping to improve teaching and learning and minimise challenge and stress. I want the book to be a learning journal where teachers can reflect on their own practice as well as plan for interventions/changes that will improve their teaching and through PBCF build a dialogue with their colleagues to further their career as a successful teacher.


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About AcEd

"4c3d" (AcEd) is the abbreviation for Advocating Creativity in education, a company I set up to challenge how we think about and deliver education. The blog champions my concept of Learning intelligence, how we manage our learning environment to meet our learning needs. Kevin Hewitson 2019

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