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Working in Classrooms: Teaching, Time and Space. Learning Guide - Section Two - Time and space in teaching: Teaching as a practice that shapes, and is shaped by, time and space

By the end of the section you should be able to use concepts to help you think about school teaching and how it is related to arrangements of time and space.

Working in Classrooms: Teaching, Time and Space. Learning Guide - Section One

This module explores how South African teachers can reorganize the spaces in which they teach, and the way in which time is organized in their schools, to improve learning.

Working in Classrooms: Teaching, Time and Space. Learning Guide - Introduction

Working in Classrooms looks at how arrangements of time and space shape school teaching; and at how teachers, principals and government departments of education shape the time and
space for learning in schools.

Working in Classrooms. Reading 9 - A staffroom conversation

This dialogue is one of the series of dialogues and cases that Wally Morrow and other members of the writing team prepared for the Learning Guide Working in Classrooms: Teaching, Time and Space.

Working in Classrooms. Reading 8 - Amusing ourselves to death

Although both extracts about television, they also present a set of arguments about information, learning and education.

Working in Classrooms. Reading 7 - The open classroom

In this set of extracts from The Open Classroom, Herbert Kohl compares the spatial arrangements of three different classrooms. The classrooms he describes are hypothetical, but the
descriptions are based on actual classrooms and are all fairly typical for North America.

Working in Classrooms. Reading 5 - The children and their learning needs: Balancing individual and whole class teaching

An important part of a teacher’s work is to establish a classroom climate that encourages and enables learning.

Working in Classrooms. Reading 6 - Kinship and classrooms: An ethonographic perspective on education as cultural transmission

This set of excerpts from a research article compares the ways in which two different preschools (or early learning centres) construct order through different arrangements of time and space.

Working in Classrooms. Reading 2 - Timetables

This optional reading on the sociology of school timetables includes a small research activity.