ABSTRACT

Building on their bestselling book How Learning Happens, Paul Kirschner and Carl Hendrick are joined by Jim Heal to explore how teaching happens. The book seeks to closely examine what makes for effective teaching in the classroom and how research on expert teaching can be used in practice.

Introducing 30 seminal works from the field of education psychology research, the learning sciences, and teaching effectiveness studies, each chapter takes an important work and illustrates clearly and concisely what the research means and how it can be used in daily practice. Divided into six sections the book covers:

• Teacher Effectiveness, Development, and Growth

• Curriculum Development / Instructional Design

• Teaching Techniques

• Pedagogical Content Knowledge

• In the Classroom

• Assessment

• What’s Missing?

Written by three leading experts in the field with illustrations by Oliver Cavigioli, How Teaching Happens provides a clear roadmap for classroom teachers, school leaders, and teacher trainers/trainees on what effective teaching looks like in practice.

Preface  Section 1: Teacher effectiveness, development, and growth  1. An Experienced Teacher ≠ An Expert Teacher  2. Those Who Understand, Teach  3. Teachers Are Made, Not Born  4. Teachers Are Made, Not Born  5. I Think, Therefore I Teach  6. When Thinking and Acting Become One  Section 2: Curriculum development / Instructional design  7. It’s all about alignment  8. Pebble in the Pond  9. How to tell the Story of an Idea  10. If you don’t know where you’re going, you might wind up someplace else  Section 3: Teaching Techniques 11. There’s No Such Thing as a Child Who Can’t Be Taught  12. Burning the Strawman  13. Make Something of what You’ve Learnt  14. Learning: No Pain, No Gain  15. Step for Step  Section 4: Pedagogical content knowledge  16. Why You Can’t Teach What You Don’t Know  17. Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching  18. The Science of Science Teaching  19. Three Chords and the Truth  20. How Should we Teach Reading?  21. Why Technology Should be the Servant not the Master?  Section 5: In the classroom  22. "To Thine Own Self Be True": The Authentic Teacher  23. Relationally Speaking  24. Why Relationships Matter  25. Teachers as Intelligent Consumers  Section 6: Assessment  26. The Many Faces and Uses of Assessment  27. When Testing Kills Learning  28. Don’t Ask Questions That Don’t Require Understanding to Answer  29. Why Teaching to the Test is So Bad  30. Hocus-Pocus Teacher Education  End notes  Glossary  Index