My book is a useful tool for engaged pre- and in-service teachers all over the world who want to catch up with newer findings of educational psychology. The various examples in my book are not only teacher-proved, but also research-oriented. I would like you to understand them as proposals which informed autonomous teachers can adapt to their contexts.
Furthermore, all chapters of my book contain short narratives which are especially helpful for pre-service teachers attending graduate courses or gathering teaching experience during their induction. Readers of my book can evaluate their knowledge and skills, and above all their attitudes toward teaching and learning by working through the various tasks in the section Review, Reflect, Practice at the end of the chapters.
The overall aim of this reader-friendly book is to enable current and prospective teachers as well as other education professionals to improve practice, leading to more successful learning for all students. Drawing on her extensive experience as both a high school teacher and a university professor, Inez De Florio provides an evidence-informed and value-based approach to teaching and learning that takes the personality and the accountability of teaching professionals into account. Students’ needs and interests are the primary focus of an evidence-informed teaching model, MET (Model of Effective Teaching), which is described and exemplified in detail. In order to allow for informed decisions and suitable applications of the steps of the MET, the book provides, furthermore, a succinct and comprehensible introduction to the main features and types of educational research, especially newer findings of evidence-based education such as presented in John Hattie’s research.
- A succinct, comprehensible overview of newer research into education is given to enable teachers to better understand important research findings
- The potential and pitfalls of different research designs are explained in order to aid teachers make informed decisions about what may work in their special context
- A research-based model of effective teaching and successful learning (MET) is presented and described in detail to allow teachers to choose programs, strategies, and techniques that work best with their particular students