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DED 622 Educational Policy:Theory and Practice: Reading list


Department: Doctor of Education
Module Description: The principles, concepts and theories of human learning psychology are presented in detail with emphasis on cognitive approaches, their interpretation of how learning occurs and what is required to orient teaching to respond to the nature of learning. The personality of the human being, the issues of personal learning characteristics, the situation of human motivation for learning are examined from a research perspective and from the viewpoint of classroom applications.  Specific aspects of learning language, mathematics, science, leadership and special education are explored. The main concepts, principles, methods and controversies concerning the measurement of student leaning are also examined including how the statistical tools and procedures are applied in testing and assessment in different subject disciplines.

Key indicative readings 

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MLP 

TESOL 

SE

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Recommended readings 

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MLP 

TESOL 

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  • Altbach, P. G., Kelly, G. P. (2011). Textbooks in the third world: policy, content, and context. Garland Reference Library of Social Science, Volume 450. 
  • Banks, G. (2009). Evidence-based policy making: what is it? How do we get it? Melbourne, Australia: Productivity Commission. Open resource 
  • Committee on Science Learning (2007).  Taking science to school: learning and teaching science in grades K-8. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press. Request PDF 
  • Levine, A. (2006). Educating school teachers. The Education Schools Project. Request PDF 
  • National Research Council (2000).  Educating teachers of science, mathematics, and technology: new practices for the new millennium. Committee on Science and Mathematics Teacher Preparation. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.  Request PDF 
  • National Research Council (2006). Rising above the gathering storm: energizing and employing American for a brighter economic future. Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy.  Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press. Request PDF  
  • Percival, R. V., Schroeder, C. H., Miller, A.S. & Leape, J. P.  (2009). Environmental regulation: law, science, and policy. 6th edn. University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law: Aspen Publishers. Request PDF  
  • Ravezts, J. (1987). Usable knowledge, usable ignorance incomplete science with policy implications. Science Communication, vol. 9(1), pp. 87-116. Request this item 
  • State Indicators of Science and Mathematics Education: 2005. Washington, D.C.: The Council of Chief State School Officers. Open resource 
  • Stokes, D. (1997). Pasteur’s quadrant: basic science and technological innovation.  Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press. Request PDF  

SIE 

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