The Theory and Practice of Teaching

2nd Edition

Peter Jarvis

Published June 30, 2006
Textbook - 272 Pages
ISBN 9780415365253 - CAT# RU5252X

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An introduction to the techniques, contemporary theories and methods of teaching from facilitating problem-based learning to the role of the lecture, this book explores the issues that underpin interpersonal methods of teaching, and offers genuine insights. It will help teachers at all levels to understand the techniques that they can use in different situations, and willenable them to develop more effective teaching practice.

This fully updated second edition contains new material on e-moderating (teaching online) and its implications for teaching theory, issues surrounding discipline and teaching and the ethical dimensions of teaching. Additional topics include:

  • the nature of teaching
  • the ethics of the teaching and learning relationship
  • the relationship between learning theory and the theory of teaching
  • teaching methods, including didactic, Socratic and experiential and monitoring
  • the issues of assessment of learning.
The Theory and Practice of Teaching will be of interest to anyone wanting to develop a deep understanding of the key themes and latest developments in teaching and is an ideal companion volume to The Theory and Practice of Learning.


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