Author: Teresa Cremin,James Arthur
Flexible, effective and creative primary school teachers require subject knowledge, an understanding of their pupils and how they learn, a range of strategies for managing behaviour and organising environments for learning, and the ability to respond to dynamic classroom situations. This third edition of Learning to Teach in the Primary School is fully updated with reference to the new National Curriculum, and has been revised to provide even more practical advice and guidance to trainee primary teachers. Twenty-two new authors have been involved and connections are now made to Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish policies. In addition, five new units have been included on: making the most of your placement play and exploration in learning behaviour management special educational needs phonics. With Masters-level reflective tasks and suggestions for research-based further reading, the book provides valuable support to trainee teachers engaged in learning through school-based experience and through reading, discussion and reflections as part of a teacher education course. It provides an accessible and engaging introduction to knowledge about teaching and learning that every student teacher needs to acquire in order to gain qualified teacher status (QTS). This comprehensive textbook is essential reading for all students training to be primary school teachers, including those on undergraduate teacher training courses (BEd, BA with QTS, BSc with QTS), postgraduate teacher training courses (PGCE, SCITT) and employment-based teacher training courses (Schools Direct, Teach First), plus those studying Education Studies. This textbook is supported by a free companion website with additional resources for instructors and students and can be accessed at www.routledge.com/cw/Cremin.
Author: James Arthur,Teresa Grainger,David Wray
Publisher: Psychology Press
Presents strategies for effective elementary school teaching, covering such topics as managing classroom behavior, lesson plans, and understanding how students learn.
Author: Peter Hudson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Education is in a constant state of change and development. Learning to Teach in the Primary School provides a pathway into Australian education for preservice primary teachers. This practical and engaging text includes strong links to the Australian Curriculum, and frames teaching around understanding primary students, how they learn, and their contexts. The book includes numerous valuable teaching resources such as: • applied learning boxes, discussion questions, and research topics • specific information related to the teaching of literacy, mathematics and science • practical guidance across a range of key learning areas, exploring the breadth and depth of teaching and learning opportunities for primary students. Drawing on the wide-ranging expertise of each contributor, this text provides techniques to engage primary students in high-quality education. The concluding chapters of the book focus on professional growth, making this a valuable resource throughout preservice teachers' tertiary coursework and into their professional careers.
A Handbook for Students and Teachers in the Primary School
Author: Len Frobisher
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
"Organised into 21 independent modules covering number concepts and systems, the four number operations and pre-algebra, the book provides models for pupils' learning as well as seeking to develop the reader's own understanding of the subject"--Back cover.
A Companion to School Experience
Author: Susan Capel,Marilyn Leask,Sarah Younie
Learning to teach involves hard work and careful preparation. To become an effective teacher requires subject knowledge, an understanding of your pupils and how they learn and the confidence to respond to dynamic classroom situations. Learning to Teach in the Secondary School 6th edition offers a comprehensive, in-depth and practical introduction to the skills needed to qualify as a teacher, and is designed to help you to develop those qualities that lead to good practice and a successful future in education. With a focus on evidence-based practice and written by expert practitioners, 35 units cover key concepts and skills, including: • Managing behaviour to support learning • Ways pupils learn • Planning lessons and schemes of work • Motivating pupils • Assessment • Inclusion and special educational needs • Using ICT and digital technologies • Pupil grouping, progression and differentiation • Managing time, workload and stress • Getting your first teaching post This fully updated 6th edition includes five new units: • Primary-secondary transition • Developing critical thinking • Creating a language rich classroom • Education across the four home countries of the UK • UK education in an international context The book contains many examples of how to analyse practice to ensure pupil learning is maximised. Activities and tasks in each unit offer opportunities for you to analyse your own learning and performance. Masters level tasks and annotated further readings respond to the requirements for teachers to engage in M level work. Learning to Teach in the Secondary School provides practical help and support for many of the situations and potential challenges you are faced with in school. Supported by the Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series by the same editors, it is an essential purchase for every aspiring secondary school teacher.
Author: Marilyn Leask,John Meadows
Publisher: Psychology Press
Teaching and Learning with ICT in the Primary School introduces teachers to the range of ways in which ICT can be used to support and extend the teaching and learning opportunities in their classrooms. Chapters cover areas such as: literacy, numeracy, science, and their relationship with ICT; managing curriculum projects using ICT; creating and using multimedia applications. Ideas and activities for teachers to try are based on tried and tested methods from innovative schools around the UK and abroad. Practising teachers and students will find this an invaluable guide on how to work together to extend their skills and knowledge in the area of ICT.
Author: Teresa Cremin
What does it mean to teach English creatively to primary school children? Teaching English Creatively encourages and enables teachers to adopt a more creative approach to the teaching of English in the primary school. Fully updated to reflect the changing UK curricula, the second edition of this popular text explores research-informed practices and offers new ideas to develop imaginatively engaged readers, writers, speakers and listeners. Underpinned by theory and research, and illustrated throughout with examples of children’s work, it examines the core elements of creative practice and how to explore powerful literary, non-fiction, visual and digital texts creatively. Key themes addressed include: Developing creativity in and through talk and drama Creatively engaging readers and writers Teaching grammar and comprehension imaginatively and in context Profiling meaning and purpose, autonomy, collaboration and play Planning, reviewing and celebrating literacy learning Ensuring the creative involvement of the teacher Inspiring and accessible, Teaching English Creatively puts contemporary and cutting-edge practice at the forefront and includes a wealth of innovative ideas to enrich English teaching. Written by an experienced author with extensive experience of initial teacher education and English teaching in the primary school, it’s an invaluable resource for any teacher who wishes to embed creative approaches to teaching in their classroom.
Author: Jean Conteh
A practical text for trainee primary teachers on teaching EAL children across the curriculum.
Author: David Whitebread
This book reviews recent work in psychology which sheds new light on important areas of concern to primary school teachers, providing clear guidelines for good practice. The Psychology of Teaching and Learning in the Primary School details the current controversies regarding the effective teaching of reading and numeracy, how to deal with emotional and behavioural difficulties, the best methods of assessing learning, as well as teaching children to think and develop their creativity. It is a useful text for tutors and students on initial teacher training courses, and to teachers involved in professional development. Each chapter contains an editor's summary, a list of further reading, a full list of references and activities to develop and deepen the readers' understanding in each area. At the same time, the book is written in an accessible style ideal for the non-psychologist and is well illustrated with practical classroom examples.
From Pedagogy to Practice
Author: Gary Beauchamp
This invaluable new text on ICT offers support, guidance and inspiration to anyone training to teach or currently teaching in primary schools, as well as those studying Education Studies at undergraduate or postgraduate level. The book encourages teachers - and pupils - to realise the potential of the full range of ICT resources. It provides primary teachers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to plan, teach and assess their own ICT lessons, as well as to use ICT creatively across the whole curriculum. This is not a ‘how to’ guide or collection of lesson plans, but instead balances research-based theory with everyday experiences, challenging you to understand teaching methods and how they translates into a range of suitable teaching strategies for the whole class, small group or individual using ICT.
A Companion to School Experience
Author: Steve Kennewell,John Parkinson,Howard Tanner
This book is designed specifically for students training to teach ICT as a curriculum subject at secondary level. It develops the key ideas of teaching and learning ICT in a structured, accessible way, and provides a wealth of ideas and inspiration for the learning teacher. Key areas covered are: the place and nature of ICT as a curriculum subject analyzing and developing subject knowledge planning schemes of work, individual lessons, activities and resources monitoring, assessment and exams ICT across the curriculum differentiation and special educational needs professional development. Throughout the book there are useful tasks and activities to help student-teachers analyze their own teaching and explore the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful teacher of ICT. Rooted in best practice and up-to-the-minute research, this book is also the ideal refresher for more experienced ICT teachers.
Author: Joan Dean
Since the publication of the first edition, Organising Learning in the Primary School Classroom has been recognised as an indispensable guide for primary school teachers in their quest for more effective practice in the classroom. It gives help on everyday problems of classroom organisation: how to group children, how to set out a classroom physically, how to make the most efficient use of time and resources. Now in its 4th edition, the book retains these strengths but has been brought right up to date with the many changes that are taking place nationally and globally. The book begins with a survey of these recent changes and goes on to consider their implications for teachers if today's schools are to prepare children for what is, to some extent, an unknown future. In addition to chapters on classroom organisation, the book includes chapters on: child development creativity PSHE and citizenship teaching language and literacy, ICT, mathematics and science the foundation subjects working with parents working effectively with Teaching Assistants evaluating and assessing learning teaching children with special educational needs or exceptional ability. Throughout, the aim is to get teachers and student teachers to analyse their own classrooms and to produce solutions that will work for them. This book will be invaluable not only to newly qualified teachers, but also to experienced practitioners wishing to review their work.
Author: Bob Moon,Ann Shelton Mayes,Steven Hutchinson
Publisher: Psychology Press
This volume brings together a range of articles from books and reports that inform an understanding of secondary schools in today's education climate. Through these, student teachers and practising teachers are introduced to the big issues and ideas currently being debated in this field.
History in the Primary Classroom
Author: Rosie Turner-Bisset
Designed specifically for teachers with little subject knowledge or experience in history, this book provides trainees with the confidence they need to teach primary history. Based on Curriculum 2000, the book provides valuable step-by-step guidance on how to create, plan, develop, organize and assess high-quality teaching activities in primary history. This book: is full of teaching approaches, practical ideas, teaching activities, real-life case studies and vignettes of good teaching practice; covers both conventional and modern approaches - such as drama, role-play, story telling, music and dance; and explains how each approach can be adapted to suit all primary ages and abilities. Children with a range of learning needs and styles respond with enthusiasm to a wide variety of teaching approaches - and this book provides trainee teachers with that repertoire and variety.
Author: Joanna Glover,Stephen Ward
Publisher: A&C Black
Music's place in the National Curriculum in England and Wales is now firmly established. This book is a guide to help all primary teachers, and those with a co-ordinating role who support them, develop music in their classrooms. it looks at children's learning in music, in the context of current thinking on primary education and the developments of primary music since 1991. There are well-researched chapters on promoting children's musical composition and the ways in which music can be related to the whole primary curriculum. With a wealth of straightforward, practical ideas, a revised chapter on assesment and a new chapter on the role of the music co-ordinator, this new edition of Teachin Music in the Primary School will be indispensable reading for all primary teachers, primary music co-ordinators and those running music courses in teacher education at undergraduate, postgraduate or INSET levels. The editors are both at Bath Spa University College, where Joanna Glover is a Senior Lecturer in Music Education and Stephen Ward is Head of Department of Primary Education in the Faculty of Education and Human Sciences.
Author: Wynne Harlen OBE,Anne Qualter
The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools provides essential information for all concerned with primary school education about all aspects of teaching science. It pays particular attention to inquiry-based teaching and learning because of the more general educational benefits that follow from using this approach. These benefits are often expressed in terms of developing general scientific literacy and fostering the ability to learn and the motivation to continue learning. This book also aims to help teachers focus on the ‘big’ or powerful ideas of science rather than teaching a series of unrelated facts. This leads children to an understanding of the nature, and limitations, of scientific activity. This fully expanded and updated edition explores: The compelling reasons for starting science in the primary school. Within-school planning in the context of less prescriptive national requirements. The value of having in mind the ‘big ideas’ of science. The opportunities for children to learn through greater access to the internet and social networking. The expanding sources of materials and guidance now available to teachers on-line. Greater attention to school and teacher self-evaluation as a means of improving provision for children’s learning. The importance for both teachers and learners of reflecting on the process and content of their activities. Other key aspects of teaching, such as:- questioning, the importance of discussion and dialogue, the formative and summative roles of assessment and strategies for helping children to develop understanding, skills, positive attitudes and enjoyment of science, are preserved. So also is the learner-centred approach with an emphasis on children learning to take some responsibility for their activities. This book is essential reading for all primary school teachers and those on primary education courses.
A Learning Relationship
Author: Neil Kitson,Roger Merry
It is now widely recognized that learners are more successful when they are active participants in the learning relationship. This book offers a general introduction to primary education and child development, using the learning relationship between teachers and children as its focus. Divided into two parts, the first looks at the child's contribution to the learning relationship, and the second examines that of the teacher.
Author: Louis Cohen,Lawrence Manion,Keith Morrison
The fifth edition of this classic textbook will ensure that it remains one of the most useful and widely read texts for students embarking upon teacher training.
A Companion to School Experience
Author: Sue Johnston-Wilder,Peter Johnston-Wilder,David Pimm
Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School covers a wide range of issues in the teaching of mathematics and gives supporting activities to students to enable them to translate theory into practice. Topics covered include: mathematics in the National Curriculum different teaching approaches using ICT mathematics education for pupils with special needs in mathematics assessment and public examinations teaching mathematics post-16 professional development.
Author: Angela Pickard,Patricia Maude
Teaching Physical Education Creatively provides knowledge and understanding in order to engage creatively with the primary Physical Education curriculum for both trainee teachers and qualified teachers. It is full of ideas for developing the teaching of dance, games, gymnastics and outdoor and adventurous activities in an innovative and engaging manner. With an emphasis on developing creative teaching processes by building from children’s curiosity, imagination and need to explore and move, it forges clear links between research and practice, and offers suggestions for developing exciting, engaging new approaches to teaching physical education. Key topics explored include: Physical Competence and Physical Literacy Creative ways to develop the teaching of dance, games, gymnastics and outdoor and adventurous activities Developing understanding of space, speed and dynamics Creative lesson planning Inclusive approaches and aspects of differentiation Teaching Physical Education Creatively presents the theory and background necessary to develop a comprehensive understanding of creative teaching and children’s learning. Packed with practical guidance and inspiration for lively, enjoyable physical education, it is an invaluable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in initial teacher training, practicing teachers, and undergraduate students of physical education.