Beginning Teaching, Beginning Learning in Early Years and Primary Education

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"Whether you are a student about to start initial teacher education, an established early years or primary teacher or one of the many others involved in young children?s learning this book will help to keep your heart high in the current climate of educational change. Through well written chapters, cameos and questions to promote thinking it will help anyone who wants to make a difference in the lives of children to be able to do this imaginatively, sensitively and reflectively. This is a book to take new ...

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Overview

"Whether you are a student about to start initial teacher education, an established early years or primary teacher or one of the many others involved in young children’s learning this book will help to keep your heart high in the current climate of educational change. Through well written chapters, cameos and questions to promote thinking it will help anyone who wants to make a difference in the lives of children to be able to do this imaginatively, sensitively and reflectively. This is a book to take new teachers into their training and beyond and to support others longer in the profession as their pedagogy evolves and develops."

Anna Cox, PGCE Early Years Education Route Leader, School of Education, University of Northampton, UK

"This book is an excellent starting point and source of reference for those new to the profession. It addresses the standards for QTS without being over-focussed on the National Curriculum. The authors, all experts in their field, give clear guidance and identify key texts for further reading. The cameos bring real challenges to life and provide valuable solutions. It is a book one can keep returning to and learning from and should be on every reading list."

David Little, Subject Group Leader - Childhood & Early Years, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

"The book is stimulating, thought provoking, accessible, enlivened by rich cameos of real children and the professionals who work with them and is packed with a wide range of essential information and knowledge."

Angela Anning, Emeritus Professor of Early Childhood Education, University of Leeds, UK

The fourth edition of this highly successful text widens the scope and range of topics previously explored. The aim of the book is to support beginning teachers and other early years professionals in working and playing effectively with babies and young children as well as primary age children. The book explores a range of expanded topics to include issues such as safeguarding, attachments and relationships, assessment, indoor/outdoor environment, new technologies and empowering children.

Comprehensively revised and updated throughout, the book is written in a lively and interesting style and offers guidance, encouragement and support to all those new to working in schools and other educational settings. The book gives readers the confidence to reflect upon, challenge and enhance their own pedagogies. Key features of this new edition include:

  • Real life cameos drawn from schools and settings
  • Questions to promote thinking included in each chapter
  • Suggested further reading
  • Up-to-date research and issues that teachers may face
  • Reflections of the revised QTS Standards and more links to Early Years Professional Status

Beginning Teaching Beginning Learning 4/e is essential reading for all students and newly qualified early years and primary teachers as well as those who educate and train them.

Contributors

Deborah Albon, Ann Burnett, Caroline Cable, Liz Chamberlain, Penny Coltman, Helen Clarke, Alison Closs, Jean Conteh, Aline-Wendy Dunlop, Jan Georgeson, Usha Goswami, Jacqueline Harrett, Rita Headington, Mary Cecilia Kellett, Rachael Levy, Elizabeth Marsden, Trisha Maynard, Karen McInnes, Janet Moyles, Theodora Papatheodorou, Pia Parry, Jane Payler, Karen Phethean, Sue Robson, Mary Scanlan, Gary Walker, Jane Waters, Carrie Weston, David Whitebread and Maulfry Worthington

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335244126
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet Moyles is Professor Emeritus at Anglia Ruskin University and a play/early years consultant, UK.

Jan Georgeson is Research Fellow in Early Education Development at the University of Plymouth, UK.

Jane Payler is Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education at the University of Winchester, UK.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part 1: The context of education, birth to 11

Policy context and current issues
What cognitive neuroscience really tells educators about learning and development
Attachment and relationships
Learning about the teacher’s role in safeguarding

Part 2: Getting organized

Planning for learning
Assessment and accountability
Organizing the environment indoors and out
Creating a positive behaviour environment
Moving in, up and out: Successful transitions

Part 3: Ways of learning

Developing young children as self-regulating learners
From astronaut to problem solving: tracing children’s symbolic meanings
Encouraging enquiry: exploring the world around us
New technologies, new ways of learning
The relationship between physical development and learning in the early years and primary classrooms
The power of story

Part 4: Influences on children's learning

Social class and culture: building bridges
Empowering learners from 3-11 through language diversity and bilingualism
Accessing children’s voices and experiences
Promoting children's health and well-being in primary schools

Part 5: Working together

Reaching out: fostering partnership with parents
Education of children with long term health issues
Exploring leadership in the classroom
Beginning to work with other agencies

Endpiece

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