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Teaching and Learning Difficulties: Cross-curricular Perspectives
Using a cross-curricular perspective, Teaching and Learning Difficulties explores a number of teacher-directed and student-centred instructional approaches for classroom use. Strengths and weaknesses in each approach are highlighted, and specific aspects of any approach that may cause or exacerbate learning difficulties are identified and discussed. In addition to basic academic skills of literacy and numeracy, the writer has extended his discussion of effective teaching methods into the subject domains of science, social studies, history, geography and environmental education.
Attention is also given to classroom interactions that influence learning. In addition, suggestions are made for establishing support systems within schools as one strategy for reducing learning failure and enhancing students' progress. The text draws on research, policies and practices in Britain, Australia, New Zealand and the United States to present a 'big picture' perspective on teaching and learning difficulties.