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Author Ings, Welby, 1956- author

Title Disobedient teaching : surviving and creating change in education / Welby Ings
Published Dunedin, New Zealand : Otago University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (207 pages)
Contents Prologue -- Part 1. Change-ability -- Part 2. Creativity -- Part 3. Assessment -- Part 4. Passion -- Part 5. The business of success -- Part 6. Influencing change
Summary This book is about disobedience. Positive disobedience. Disobedience as a kind of professional behaviour. It shows how teachers can survive and even influence an education system that does staggering damage to potential. More importantly it is an arm around the shoulder of disobedient teachers who transform people's lives, not by climbing promotion ladders but by operating at the grassroots.Disobedient Teaching tells stories from the chalk face. Some are funny and some are heartbreaking, but they all happen in New Zealand schools.This book says you can reform things in a system that has become obsessed with assessment and tick-box reporting. It shows how the essence of what makes a great teacher is the ability to change educational practices that have been shaped by anxiety, ritual and convention. Disobedient Teaching argues the transformative power of teachers who think and act
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 12, 2017)
Subject Creative thinking.
Education -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 094752259X (electronic bk.)
9780947522599 (electronic bk.)