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Education Studies is the disciplinary of education understood as a ‘subject’ or field of enquiry. It normally involves the study of current education issues, theories and practices. 

Although Education Studies is often parodied as mere ‘theory’, our assumption is that multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of education have much potential to provide aspiring or practising teachers with a solid foundation of understanding for organising systematic learning in different contexts and meet particular needs. Orients teachers to informed practice based on a variety of appropriate methods of classroom teaching. 

 

 

 

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The Saide Teacher Education Series is a comprehensive multi-media series aims to develop teachers’ abilities to use theory in practice; and to understand, intervene in and improve their practice as teachers. It comprises:

  • Learning guides, which operate much as a teacher does in structuring learning, explaining concepts, exploring debates in the field, and direct readers to other parts of the module at appropriate times;
  • Edited readings for further exploration of concepts, issues and debates raised in the Learning Guide;
  • Audio resources which use interviews and classroom events to develop the issues raised in each of the modules
  • Videos which bring issues and debates from the modules to life.

Two of the titles: Curriculum: Organising Knowledge for the Classroom and Getting Practical: A Guide to Teaching and Learning are not available as OERs or digitally, but can be purchased through Oxford University Press.

The diagram above shows the inter-relationships of the modules in terms of curriculum coverage. From within a framing context generated by Creating People-Centred Schools,

This set of modules provides an issue-based, interactive library of high quality texts.  Please note that the Curriculum section provides resources and scope for individual or collaborative development of a module rather than just use and adaptation of an existing module. Collectively the modules have cohesion in terms of curriculum and pedagogy.