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By Maurice Galton, Kwok Chan Lai, Kam Wing Chan

The justification for smaller sessions has commonly been that scholars can obtain extra person awareness and be supplied with a curriculum that promotes scholar focused studying. in spite of the fact that, in Asia the place pupil engagement is mostly over ninety% in basic tuition school rooms, the point of interest of smaller periods is for lecturers to extend the standard in their educating, construction at the already remarkable degrees of pupil engagement.

Learning to educate Small Classes comprehensively instructs academics on methods they could utilise the good thing about a smaller category to its fullest capability. it really works via various case experiences and offers examples of winning school room perform in all of the center topic components (Chinese, English and Mathematics). Chapters include:

  • Setting targets, Asking and Answering Questions
  • Sustaining profitable team and Pair paintings
  • The Use of suggestions and overview for constructing Independence in studying
  • Bringing all of it jointly and maintaining potent perform

With questions for dialogue and additional prompt interpreting, this ebook is a useful source for a person excited by small classification educating, and East Asian educating and schooling coverage.

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3 Core elements in practice of SCT Inclusive education Individualised instruction Active classrooms Highlight: Reinforce: Emphasise: s Accept without conditions s Treat each student with equity s Every student enjoys respect and caring of education s Teaching based on thorough understanding of students s Teaching which allows 100% participation in class s Teaching which allows student’s personal choice s Encourages individual views s Teaching that allows timely reinforcement and early feedback s Increases the frequency, intensity and degree of interaction of teacher– learner activities.

2000; Hong Kong, Legislative Council, 2002, 13 November; Hattie, 2005b). Rather, professional development and SCT should be considered together, as the former can be used to help teachers harness most of the opportunities of smaller classes (Blatchford, 2011). Besides changes at the classroom level, Lai et al. (2014) also suggest that the benefits of SCT will be maximised if the implementation of SCT is addressed at both the system and the whole-school level, to ensure that structural and instructional approaches make the most of class-size reduction.

2 Learning for teaching and teaching for learning In the first chapter we have set out the case for a less teacher-directed approach to learning and have argued that increased active pupil participation is not necessarily at odds with ideas associated with Chinese Confucian culture. In the context of small class teaching (SCT) we have suggested that changes in pedagogy hold the key to improvement in pupil performance, because unlike the situation in the West there is little opportunity to raise the levels of pupil engagement, since in most Asian classrooms this is already extremely high.

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