Discovery Time – a book for teachers by teachers
The Discovery Time programme was developed in an attempt to create a balance between the skill and knowledge demands of the curriculum and the activity-based, student-directed focus that many teachers believed were essential for future learning
In developing the programme teachers reaffirmed their belief in the socio-cultural theory of learning, rediscovered their passion for play as a vehicle for learning, and enhanced their skills as facilitators of learning.
This book is the culmination of four years of collaboration and experimentation. Although we have done the actual writing, it is the teachers and students that we have worked with who have provided the inspiration, passion and commitment. It is a book for teachers by teachers!
About the authors – Brenda Martin & Gay Hay
Directors of Page Break Ltd, the publisher of Discovery Time
Brenda Martin (MEd), a Resource Teacher: Learning and Behaviour, and Gay Hay, an experienced teacher and literacy leader, first introduced Discovery Time in response to an identified need in the school in which they were working.
Since then the concept has continued to grow and develop and the programme is now being used in many schools throughout New Zealand, Australia and across the world.
Gay has gone on to write a series of picture books with an environmental theme also published by Page Break Ltd. Visit the Page Break website to find out more.