Learning to Teach in the Primary School / Edition 2

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"This comprehensive textbook provides valuable support to trainee teachers during both the taught component and the school placement element of their initial teacher education course. It provides an introduction to the teaching skills that every student teacher needs to acquire in order to gain Qualified Teacher Status, as well as the underlying theory." "Each chapter offers a brief introduction to the key concepts and skills, and provides a range of learning activities for trainee teachers in the form of tasks. Annotated lists of further reading are included for those who want to explore topics in more detail." This textbook should be essential reading for all students training to be primary school teachers, including those on BA (QTS), BEd and PGCE courses, as well as those on flexible PGCE courses, those on Graduate Registered Training courses, and those studying Education Studies.
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‘This book is outstanding. It comprehensively addresses the broad range of key aspects of both policy and practice in the primary curriculum. With contributions from acknowledged experts in individual fields, it really is an essential companion for trainee teachers and NQTs. More experienced practitioners and teacher trainers who are keen to remain up-to-date with developments in primary teaching and learning, and to improve their own practice, will likewise find it invaluable.’

Angela McLachlan, University of Manchester, UK

Learning to Teach in the Primary School is an invaluable book for those in primary initial teacher education. It covers all the most important topics and issues, and supports students in reflecting on and deepening their learning. This is an essential text.’

Helena Gillespie, University of East Anglia, UK

‘A comprehensive text that will support the student teacher during training and beyond. Written by academics who are respected in their field, this is an authoritative text that synthesises pedagogy with practice and provides a solid foundation on which to build a reflective practitioner approach to teaching.’

Elizabeth Broad, University of Roehampton, UK

‘This book is a valuable collection of essential reading for any beginning or training teacher embarking upon their new career. The extensive literature covers topical issues prevalent in all primary classrooms and the wide variety of contributors indicate a breadth of knowledge and research that guide the teacher in many pedagogical areas. I would highly recommend the book and both Teresa Cremin and James Arthur (Eds.) should be commended for offering so much updated and current material within this third edition.’

Shauna McGill, University of Ulster, UK

‘Learning to Teach in the Primary School provides valuable support to all trainee teachers in developing understanding of all aspects of the role and achieving the Teachers’ Standards. This understanding is essential in becoming an outstanding, flexible, effective and creative primary school teacher whichever route is chosen in joining the profession. Recent developments are discussed and practical advice is offered throughout.’

Karen Russell, University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth, UK

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415574921
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/13/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 544

Meet the Author

Teresa Cremin (previously known professionally as Grainger) is Professor of Education (Literacy) and Education Futures Research Cluster Director at The Open University, UK.

James Arthur is Head of School and Professor of Education and Civic Engagement in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham, UK.

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Table of Contents

1 Becoming a teacher 9
2 Exploring the nature of learning and teaching 33
3 Planning and managing learning 79
4 Approaches to the curriculum 161
5 Recent developments in primary education 207
6 Diversity and inclusion 277
7 Assessment 343
8 Partnership in practice 367
9 Your professional development 415
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