Primary English: Teaching Theory and Practice

Author: Jane Medwell,David Wray,Hilary Minns,Vivienne Griffiths,Liz Coates

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526413493

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 8544

This is the essential teaching theory and practice text for primary English that takes a focused look at the practical aspects of teaching.

Primary English: Knowledge and Understanding

Author: Jane Medwell,David Wray,George Moore,Vivienne Griffiths

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526413744

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 3568

Now with online resources to support subject knowledge! Secure subject knowledge and understanding is the foundation of confident, creative and effective teaching. To help your students master this, the 8th edition of this established text now comes with a range of online resources available on the brand new companion website including: Interactive English subject knowledge audit: to assess your students subject knowledge in primary English. Save valuable teaching time at the start of the year by setting is as a pre-course audit and ensure students have an accurate picture of their ability before they begin. Grading your students' overall performance, results can be shared with you immediately and include further reading suggestions so students can revisit areas where they require improvement. Reflective self-assessment questions: more than 70 ‘check your learning’ questions help consolidate students’ understanding of each chapter topic and monitor their learning as they work through the book. Irregular verbs: a handy reference of all the irregular verbs so trainees can teach English confidently. Glossary: building students' knowledge, the full online glossary of terms for English helps them know their ‘digraph’ from your ‘soliloquy’. This 8th edition, covering the whole primary curriculum, also includes new chapters on handwriting and the nature of learning. Updated interactive activities throughout the book engage students in their learning and enable discussion. Using this book in conjunction with the free online resources really makes this the complete package for developing English subject knowledge.

Primary Science: Teaching Theory and Practice

Author: John Sharp,Graham Peacock,Rob Johnsey,Shirley Simon,Robin Smith,Alan Cross,Diane Harris

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526422743

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 1794

Now with online resources to support teaching practice! An extensive knowledge of the primary science curriculum is not enough for trainee teachers, they need to know how to teach science in the primary classroom. This is the essential teaching theory and practice text for primary science that takes a focused look at the practical aspects of teaching. It covers the important skills of classroom management, planning, monitoring and assessment and relates these specifically to primary science, with new material on assessment without levels. New coverage on being a scientist is included to help readers understand how science teaching goes far beyond the curriculum, whilst practical guidance and features support trainees to translate their learning to the classroom. And to support students even further with the very latest strategies in classroom practice, this 8th edition now includes the following online resources on the brand new companion website: practical lesson ideas for the classroom The Primary National Curriculum for science in Key Stages one and two tips for planning primary science useful weblinks for primary science teaching Using this new edition with the supporting online material makes it an essential guide to effective and creative science teaching.

Primary Mathematics: Teaching Theory and Practice

Author: Claire Mooney,Mary Briggs,Alice Hansen,Judith McCullouch,Mike Fletcher

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526440792

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 8944

With full coverage of the theory and practice required for effective and creative mathematics teaching, this text is an essential guide for all trainees working towards QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).

Primary Science: Knowledge and Understanding

Author: Graham Peacock,John Sharp,Rob Johnsey,Debbie Wright,Keira Sewell

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526422735

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 7887

Develops secure subject knowledge for primary science with the ability to test understanding through the new online resources.

Creativity in Primary Education

Author: Anthony Wilson

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473907179

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 1246

“An alien spaceship crash landed in my playground today” For one primary school in England, this was not an ordinary day. It was a fabulous day of inspiration, writing, drawing, discovering and learning for the pupils, the staff and the parents. But the best thing of all? The only truly out of the ordinary thing was the alien spaceship. So how do you make creativity a more everyday part of primary teaching? Teachers and trainees agree that creativity is a fabulous thing. But to get creative approaches into everyday teaching, you need to tackle the question - what is creativity? This book explores this question in an accessible and practical way. It helps trainees to do more than ‘know it when they see it’, by helping them to understand the separate and very diverse elements of creativity. The third edition of this popular text retains key material, but it has been updated and revised to include two new chapters on the creative curriculum, along with links throughout to the Standards and the new National Curriculum. This book will help you enhance your teaching so you and the children in your class can be: fellow explorers, adventurous discoverers and spontaneous investigators!

Teaching Primary English

Author: Jackie Brien

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446253732

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 1998

Shortlisted for the UKLA Academic Book Award 2013! Literacy empowers learning across the whole curriculum and language is at the centre of all learning in primary education. Aware of current curriculum developments and drawing from the latest research Teaching Primary English encourages teacher education students to develop a deeper understanding of the essential issues involved in teaching English in order to approach a career in the primary classroom with the confidence and knowledge required to succeed. Taking a fresh approach to the main elements of teaching primary English, Jackie Brien strikes an engaging balance between the practical requirements of English teaching and encouraging informed reflection on key aspects of primary literacy. This is essential reading for everyone studying primary English on primary initial teacher education courses including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT), and employment-based routes into teaching. Jackie Brien is Curriculum Leader for English, Communication, Language and Literacy at the University of Chester.

Teaching Arithmetic in Primary Schools

Audit and Test

Author: Richard English

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857257269

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 827

There is a new and increasing emphasis on the importance of teaching arithmetical skills in primary schools. This text outlines what is meant by arithmetic and enables trainee teachers to build their own confidence in teaching arithmetic. It covers all aspects of arithmetic including recall of number facts and traditional pen and paper methods. Each arithmetical approach is illustrated with detailed examples and readers can access their own learning in each area. Guidance on when and where to use different approaches to enhance children's learning is included and interactive activities highlight essential links between theory and practice. Abouth the Transforming Primary QTS series This series reflects the new creative way schools are begining to teach, taking a fresh approach to supporting trainees as they work towards primary QTS. Titles provide fully up to date resources focused on teaching a more integrated and inclusive curriculum, and texts to draw out meaningful and explicit cross curricular links.

Teaching and Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Primary Schools

Author: Jonathan Glazzard,Jane Stokoe,Alison Hughes,Annette Netherwood,Lesley Neve

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473918626

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 5693

If you are a primary trainee, or are training to support children in primary schools, this is your guide to working with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). We begin by exploring what is meant by SEND in primary schools and go on to cover all you need to know about your statutory responsibilities in school. Current legislation and the Code of Conduct are covered, to give you lots of information about the content you will be working in. The book then examines the range of needs you will encounter in primary schools giving you details information and practical advice. This second edition has been fully restructured and updated to include a new section on the key theory relating to SEND. Exploring theories and theorist that you will need to know about to fully understand how to support children. Also new for this edition is a chapter focusing on the role of the SENCO in the primary school. Finally, the book includes more practical support to help you in the classroom. Checklists to help you to work comprehensively and information about useful resources and outside agencies.

The Teachers' Standards in the Classroom

Author: Roy Blatchford

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526414651

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 5237

This text is written to support teachers and trainee teachers to interpret the Standards effectively and independently, as well as how to apply them to their teaching.

Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics

Author: Tony Cotton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317443209

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 1004

Written by an education consultant with widespread experience of teaching mathematics in the UK and internationally, Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics seamlessly combines pedagogy and subject knowledge to build confidence and equip you with all the skills and know-how you need to successfully teach mathematics to children of any age. This 3rd edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest research developments and initiatives in the field, as well as key changes to both the UK National Curriculum and International Baccalaureate, including a brand new chapter on ‘Algebra’ and a reworked focus on the early years. Extra features also include helpful call-outs to the book’s revised and updated companion website, which offers a shared site with a range of resources relevant to both this book and its new companion volume, Teaching for Mathematical Understanding. Stimulating, accessible and well-illustrated, with comprehensive coverage of subject knowledge and pedagogy, Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics is an essential purchase for trainee and practising teachers alike. Companion website features new to this edition include: video clips in which the author demonstrates the concepts covered in the book through teaching to a real class PowerPoint presentations which provide support for those using the book as a part of a teacher training course updated weblinks to external sites with useful teaching information and resources

The EAL Teaching book

Promoting success for multilingual learners

Author: Jean Conteh

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473957524

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 2288

As the number of children for whom English is an Additional Language in schools increases, how do teachers and trainees prepare to support them to succeed? This text is their toolkit. A complete guide to understanding, learning from and teaching bilingual and EAL children in schools. The text begins by asking 'who are EAL learners' and challenges some of the misconceptions about this group. It goes on to examine language in depth, providing focused theory to help teachers and trainees better understand the wider context of children's needs. This theory is supported by a wealth of information on practical teaching strategies and resources in the promoting learning section. The text covers planning across the curriculum for EAL, assessing EAL and bilingual learners and classroom organisation, offering day-to-day practical support for teachers. New to this second edition is a chapter on Using home languages and cultures in learning as well many new case studies from practising teachers offering insight and knowledge on teaching this particular group.

Primary ICT: Knowledge, Understanding and Practice

Author: John Potter,Jane Sharp,Keith Turvey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857259431

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 1464

ICT remains a central part of primary education. This essential knowledge and practice book for primary ICT supports trainees working towards QTS. Covering all aspects of how ICT can support teaching and learning in the core subjects, this text helps the reader develop their understanding and practice. This book includes interactive tasks, a self assessment section to allow trainees to better understand their level of knowledge and M level extension boxes to provide further challenge in all chapters. This Fifth edition features detailed links to the 2012 Teachers' Standards, new information on e-safety and notes on the new curriculum.

Passing the Numeracy Skills Test

Author: Mark Patmore

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473916992

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 3976

"I'm so grateful for this book, which was invaluable for passing the skills test and made it much less intimidating. It explained each component of the test clearly and concisely so that I knew what to expect, taking me through the key knowledge and skills needed for each part and using language that was easy to follow. The example questions helped me identify areas to work on and were great practice to build my confidence." -Ruth Makoff, PGCE (Secondary) Teacher Trainee All applicants to Initial Teacher Training in England need to PASS the QTS Numeracy Skills Test before starting their course. The test is designed to ensure trainee teachers have a sound grasp of numeracy skills such as mental arithmetic and interpreting statistics and how to apply these in practice. This popular and widely recommended book outlines all of the requirements of the QTS Numeracy Skills Test, explains the essential subject knowledge candidates need and includes practice questions for test preparation. This sixth edition, written by one of the authors of the test itself, is updated throughout and includes a full practice test, more practice questions and more question and answer commentary. It is more than a collection of practice questions. It includes advice, tips, test commentary and guidance to help you pass first time. It helps you to: familiarise yourself with the skills and knowledge to be tested fully understand the format and structure of the numeracy skills test know what to expect on the day of the test HOW TO USE THIS BOOK This book is divided in to six chapters. Chapter 1: this very short chapter has been included to remind you of the basic arithmetic processes. The majority of you will be able to miss this unit out, but some may welcome a chance to revise fractions, decimals, percentages, etc. Chapters 2-4: these cover the three 'content' areas (see above), one area per chapter. Chapter 5: this includes a practice mental arithmetic test, and a full practice onscreen test for you to work through. Chapter 6: this contains answers and key points for all the questions in the main chapters and for the sample tests. In each chapter, the additional required knowledge, language and vocabulary are explained, and worked examples of the type of questions to be faced are provided together with the practice questions. The answers for these questions are given in Chapter 6, together with further advice and guidance on solutions. Revision checklists You can use the checklists in your revision to make sure that you have covered all the key content areas.

Teaching Primary Art and Design

Author: Paul Key,Jayne Stillman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844455424

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 2314

This book introduces trainees and newly qualified primary teachers to the teaching of art and design in primary schools. It helps students gain an appreciation of what constitutes good practice in primary art and design and how they can go about achieving it. To meet the different needs of students, the book identifies varying levels of experience, creativity and confidence, and offers suggestions for applying these levels to the classroom. The book covers key areas of the art and design curriculum for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, considering both their discrete and developmental characteristics.

Passing the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers and Getting into ITT

Author: Bruce Bond,Jim Johnson,Mark Patmore,Nina Weiss,Geoff Barker

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473916399

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 5335

"I found this book very informative. It is clearly set out and the chapters are clear. I particularly liked how you can test yourself on all areas then check the answers along with an explanation. At the end of the book is a honest account from someone who completed their QTS and I enjoyed reading this." - Stephanie Kane, Teacher Training Candidate "I will recommend this book because it is up to date and because it covers both literacy & numeracy skills tests. It explains coherently what the tests are for. It shows how rigorous they are and why they are important - showing how they impact practice even if not in the trainee's specialist area. Everything a potential ITT trainee needs to know is covered. and shows it is more than just about passing the tests. There are good practice questions. IN a nutshell - everything a trainee needs is here!" -Mrs Sarah Barton, School of Education, Portsmouth University If you are applying to teacher training in England, you must pass your Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers before you can start your training. Written by authors who have written questions for the test themselves, this is your guide to how to prepare for, approach and succeed in the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers. It takes you through how the tests work and includes hints and tips on what to expect and how to respond. It offers clear and concise guidance on revision and examples of questions so you can prepare for the tests and pass. This second edition has been updated with added practice questions, and a new chapter with trainee and tutor profiles giving you up-to-date and focused insight into how to get into teacher training, and what it's like to complete the course. How to use this book The first chapter in this book will help you understand the context of the skills tests and direct you to useful sources where you can conduct your own research into schools and education. Having a familiarity with key terms and issues in education will prove useful both when approaching the skills tests and also at a later date when you apply for a training place. Subsequent chapters will outline the content and structure of the literacy and numeracy skills tests and offer you practice questions. Then there is a chapter designed to support your application to teacher training courses and provide suggestions and advice for the interview process. Finally, for this second edition a new chapter 'What is teacher training really like?' offers you real insight into intial teacher training from the point of view of the student and the tutor. About the authors Bruce Bond has been involved in writing, editing, observing, reviewing and trialling the QTS Literacy Skills Tests for over 10 years. Jim Johnson is an Honorary Fellow of Nottingham Trent University where, until his retirement, he led the English team in the Department of Primary Education. Mark Patmore was until recently a senior lecturer in mathematical education in the Department of Education at Nottingham Trent University. Nina Weiss has worked in education for over 30 years. Since 2008, she has been authoring and editing the QTS Skills Tests.

Primary Computing and ICT: Knowledge, Understanding and Practice

Author: Keith Turvey,John Potter,Jonathan Allen,Jane Sharp

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473907136

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 3847

This popular text for primary trainees in teaching primary ICT has been updated in line with the new computing curriculum. What do you need to know to teach ICT and computing in primary schools? How do you teach it? This book provides practical guidance on how to teach ICT and the computing curriculum in primary schools alongside the necessary subject knowledge. It explores teaching and learning with applications and technologies, addressing the role of the professional teacher with regards to important issues such as e-safety. This Sixth Edition is updated in line with the new curriculum for computing. It includes new material on how to integrate programming and computational thinking and explores how to harness new tools such as blogging and social media to enrich learning and teaching. Written in an accessible way, it will help trainees to develop confidence in their own approach to teaching. ICT and computing is both a subject and a powerful teaching and learning tool throughout the school curriculum and beyond, into many areas of children’s learning lives. This text highlights the importance of supporting children to become discerning and creative users of technology as opposed to passive consumers.

Principles of Primary Education

Author: Pat Hughes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135035733

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 9570

This study guide has been revised to give practical guidance on the new standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and updated in line with the latest special needs Code of Practice and recent legislation. It is a firm base for student teachers on all types of initial teacher education courses - PGCE, BA (QTS), BEd and modular - and for those returning to primary teaching after a career break. It also serves as a 'refresher course' for experienced teachers, especially those transferring to primary teaching from other phases of education. Sufficiently rooted in practicalities to bridge the notorious theory/practice divide, the book is challenging and inspiring. Its friendly, supportive and interactive style enables the reader to take control of the learning process and there are planning sheets, pro formas and reminders to develop effective classroom practice. Each chapter provides its own learning objectives, followed by information, insights, activities and references to other sources of information and guidance. Overall, the Guide is an excellent starting point for those who wish to become good teachers of primary school children.

Reflective Teaching

Author: Andrew Pollard,Janet Collins

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826473950

Category: Education

Page: 503

View: 7179

Reflective Teaching is the definitive textbook for reflective classroom professionalism. It offers support for trainee teachers, mentors, newly qualified teachers and for continuous professional development. This second edition has been revised and updated to enhance classroom use.

Learning to Teach Art and Design in the Secondary School

A companion to school experience

Author: Nicholas Addison,Lesley Burgess

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317613422

Category: Education

Page: 268

View: 2182

Learning to Teach Art and Design in the Secondary School is established as the key text for all those preparing to become art and design teachers in the secondary school. It explores a range of approaches to teaching and learning and provides a conceptual and practical framework for understanding the diverse nature of art and design in the secondary school curriculum. Written by experts in the field, it aims to inform and inspire, to challenge orthodoxies and encourage a freshness of vision. It provides support and guidance for learning and teaching in art and design, suggesting strategies to motivate and engage pupils in making, discussing and evaluating visual and material culture. The third edition has been comprehensively updated and re-structured in light of the latest theory, research and policy in the field and includes new chapters surveying assessment and examinations, and exploring identity and diversity in art and design. Essential topics include: Ways of learning in art and design Planning for teaching and learning Critical studies and methods for investigating art and design Inclusion Assessment Issues in craft and design education Drawing & sculpture Your own continuing professional development. Including suggestions for further reading and a range of tasks designed to encourage you to reflect critically on your practice, Learning to Teach Art and Design in the Secondary School addresses issues for student teachers and mentors on all initial teacher education courses in Art and Design. It will also be of relevance and value to teachers in school with designated responsibility for supervision.