BN.com Gift Guide

Subject Learning in the Primary Curriculum: Issues in English, Science and Maths

Overview

The emphasis on subject knowledge in primary curricula is a world-wide phenomenon and has become increasingly the focus of attention in England, with the introduction of the National Curriculum and the appointment of subject co-ordinators in schools. Yet what exactly constitutes a subject and its practice remains controversial.
The book is organised into five parts. Part one examines the general aims of primary education, in order to give a background for a more detailed ...

See more details below
Paperback
$55.41
BN.com price
(Save 10%)$61.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $2.39   
  • New (4) from $52.77   
  • Used (7) from $2.39   
Subject Learning in the Primary Curriculum: Issues in English, Science and Maths

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$52.49
BN.com price
(Save 15%)$61.95 List Price

Overview

The emphasis on subject knowledge in primary curricula is a world-wide phenomenon and has become increasingly the focus of attention in England, with the introduction of the National Curriculum and the appointment of subject co-ordinators in schools. Yet what exactly constitutes a subject and its practice remains controversial.
The book is organised into five parts. Part one examines the general aims of primary education, in order to give a background for a more detailed exploration of UK curriculum development. Parts two, three and four examine the core subjects of English, science and mathematics, whilst constantly bearing in mind the full range of views about the purpose of education and the nature of knowledge. Part five introduces key debates about approaches to knowledge, and raises issues about the future organisation of the curriculum. Subject Learning in the Primary Curriculum is the OU reader for Module 832, Teaching and Learning in the Primary Core Curriculum in the MA in Education.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415125376
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/15/1995
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. I Curriculum influences
1 Introduction 3
2 The aims of primary education in member states of the Council of Europe 5
3 Knowledge for the masses: world models and national curricula, 1920-1986 20
4 Education, Majorism and 'the curriculum of the dead' 35
5 The problem of good primary practice 50
Pt. II English: literacy practices in the primary classroom
6 Introduction 73
7 The schooling of literacy 75
8 What counts as reading in this class? Children's views 89
9 Disciplining English: the construction of a national subject 102
10 Young children's writing: from spoken to written genre 114
11 Planning for writing across the curriculum 123
Pt. III Science: views of the domain and learning
12 Introduction 141
13 Constructivism and quality in science education 144
14 Young people's understanding of science concepts 158
15 Progression in investigative work in science 184
16 Learning about physics through peer interaction 197
Pt. IV Mathematics: teaching strategies, perspectives on numeracy
17 Introduction 207
18 Scaffolding in mathematics, science and technology 209
19 A proposed framework for examining basic number sense 218
20 Learning through problem-solving: a constructivist approach to second grade mathematics 232
21 Telling and asking 252
Pt. V Approaches to knowledge in the future curriculum?
22 Introduction 271
23 Expert knowledge and the processes of thinking 274
24 The thinking curriculum 289
25 Situated cognition and the culture of learning 301
Notes on sources 320
Author index 322
Subject index 325
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)