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The Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching

Connecting Sophisticated Thinking from Early Childhood to PhD

Authors: Willison, John

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  • Connects and make coherent student learning from early childhood to PhD 
  • Resonates with ancient and contemporary ways of how humans learn and teach
  • Draws upon and synthesizes 100 years of educational research and pedagogies
  • Embraces subject-specific and interdisciplinary learning with fluid adaptation
  • Provides a conceptual setting for central and necessary debates in education
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This book provides a practical philosophy for promoting students' sophisticated thinking from Early Childhood to PhD in ways that explicitly interconnect across the years of education. It will help teachers, academics and the broader learning and teaching community to understand and implement these connections by introducing a conceptual framework, the Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching (MELT). By covering the nature, philosophy, practice and implications of MELT for teachers and students alike, the book will help teachers to facilitate students’ awareness of, and increasing responsibility for, the thinking demanded by subject and discipline-specific learning as well as interdisciplinary learning, whether face to face, online or in blended modes. The book will also provide educators with ways to effectively engage with complex, and sometimes conflicting, contemporary educational concepts, and with a diverse variety of colleagues involved in the learning and teaching enterprise.
The book provides guidance that allows curriculum improvement, teacher action research and larger-scale research to be reported on from a common perspective, bridging the gap between those readers focused on research and those focused on teaching. The book shares valuable insights and ways of addressing the contemporary issue of discipline-based learning versus transdisciplinary learning, reducing the dichotomy and enabling the two approaches to complement each other.
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About the authors

Dr John Willison is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide, School of Education and a National Senior Teaching Fellow. From 2004 to 2014, he coordinated a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education for academics from all disciplines. Currently he coordinates Initial Teacher Education courses and is Program Director of the Bachelor of Teaching (Middle Years). His PhD (2000) focused on the scientific literacy of Year 8 students who were engaged in laboratory experiments, and from that work’s fusion of competing epistemologies (positivism, personal constructivism, social constructivism), he formed the underlying theory for the practice-oriented Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching (MELT) approach.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • What Is Our Purpose?

    Pages 1-28

    Willison, John

  • What Will We Use?

    Pages 29-60

    Willison, John

  • How Do We Arrange?

    Pages 61-82

    Willison, John

  • What Do We Trust?

    Pages 83-102

    Willison, John

  • What Does It Mean?

    Pages 103-120

    Willison, John

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  • ISBN 978-981-15-2683-1
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  • ISBN 978-981-15-2682-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching
Book Subtitle
Connecting Sophisticated Thinking from Early Childhood to PhD
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Education
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-2683-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-2683-1
Softcover ISBN
978-981-15-2682-4
Series ISSN
2211-1921
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 140
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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