This handy textbook offers a one-stop compendium on teaching the extensive range of primary foundation subjects. It takes an innovative 'three lens' approach which considers the Identity and Pedagogy of each of the foundation subjects, as well as presenting a Toolkit of teaching activities. This useful framework helps you develop your knowledge and understanding of the foundation subjects, as well as how to plan, assess and teach these diverse subjects. The book also helps you understand the value that the foundation subjects bring and enables you to reflect on why and how to teach them in a creative, imaginative and inspirational way. In particular the book offers: A clear structure that is easy to follow A concise overview of the curriculum requirements for each subject Great teaching ideas for each subject to try out in the classroom Links to academic research and practical experiences from the classroom With its rich range of creative and practical teaching activities, and underpinned by the pedagogy and identity of each discipline, this is essential reading for beginning and early career teachers. Maggie Webster is Senior Lecturer and RE Subject Leader at Edge Hill University, UK. Sarah Misra is Senior Lecturer and PGCE Programme Leader at Staffordshire University, UK. An essential companion for both new and experienced educators of the Primary Curriculum. Webster and Misra draw on the pertinent knowledge and experience of subject specialists to deliver a modern, articulate and knowledgeable overview of how to effectively deliver the Foundation Subjects. Their passion for the Foundation Subjects is evident through their in-depth analysis of the value they have to the holistic development of children. Through a comprehensive examination of subject identity, effective pedagogy and creative teaching strategies, Webster and Misra provide the tools to be a pro-active, reflective and versatile leader in the Foundation Subjects. The knowledge and experience of the authors and contributors is evident in the books ability to convey theory and pedagogy using coherent and accessible language which makes it both informative and practical. This book adopts a unique and fresh approach which seamlessly combines theory and experience to deliver information that is enlightening, inspiring and truly useful. Nick Murphy, Edge Hill University, Trainee teacher and Teaching Assistant This book fills a void in the world of ITE. The links between theory and practice can be difficult to comprehend for those making their first steps into the profession. With the three lens approach exploring the unique nature of each discipline synthesised with pedagogical aspects and creative ideas, this book provides fabulous support for trainee teachers to clearly make those links. I feel that 'Teaching the Primary Foundation Subjects' will be an invaluable text for ITE providers to share with their students to support and guide them not only through their placements but through their academic work too. Emma McVittie, Senior Lecturer Primary and Secondary RE, York St John University
To be published alongside Primary Curriculum - Teaching the Core Subjects, this textbook focuses on how to teach the following foundation curriculum areas effectively to 5 to 11 year olds.: History Design and Technology Art Music Religious Education Modern Foreign Languages Physical Education Each subject is treated in the same way to give the reader 1) The principles and practice, underlying how to teach the subject area, including how to plan, teach, assess and evaluate, with 'top tips' from teachers, head teachers and inspectors; 2) Information beyond the curriculum, including cross-curricular links and out-of-school learning. This book will provide training and newly qualified teachers with a one-stop resource for developing their skills in teaching the core areas of the National Curriculum. The chapters adhere to the QTS Standards and to a uniform structure - non-sequential reading is possible (in fact encouraged!). Further, the chapters are user-friendly with full textbook features including boxed case studies, examples of good practice, and a spacious text design. Contributors include Gee Macrory, Principle Lecturer in English and MFL, Paul Bowen, Senior Lecturer in History, Elaine MacCreery, Senior Lecturer in RE, Ivy Roberts, Senior Lecturer in Art and Design, Alison Heap, Senior Lecturer in PE, and Su Sayers, Senior Lecturer in Design Technology - all at the Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University. And Mike Costelli, Roehampton University; Dave Coulbeck, Head Teacher since 1981; and Kate Buchanan, Director of Supporting Professional Studies, Royal Northern College of Music
Author: Patrick Smith
Release Date: 2014-03-20
'An essential read for trainee and newly qualified teachers covering all key areas of the primary curriculum. There is a real sense of experienced and enthusiastic practitioners writing about "what makes good" and why, with lots of clear practical examples of how to put ideas into practice.' - Jackie Keith, Deputy Head and Programme Leader for School Direct, London East Teacher Training Alliance To be a successful teacher in primary schools you need to have an informed understanding of a wide range of subjects. This book provides clear guidance of good practice teaching different subjects in primary education, informed by current curriculum directions, and full of practical advice for the classroom. Key features: Clear links to the 2014 National Curriculum in England 'In the classroom' examples from schools demonstrate intelligent and engaging ways to teach different subjects Reflective questions challenge you to critically engage with what you have read and apply it to your own teaching This is essential reading for students on primary initial teacher education courses, including university-based (PGCE, BA QTS, BEd), school-based (SCITT, School Direct) and employment-based routes into teaching.
Author: John Williams
Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
Release Date: 2007-06-05
This textbook advises on how to use ICT in the teaching of the primary foundations subjects: History, Geography, Design &Technology, Art, Music, Modern Foreign Languages and Physical Education.A subject-coverage very rarely seen in all other books on
Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Request and receive your e-inspection copy today! Providing an overview of the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to teach the primary curriculum, this book offers an informed critical approach to the teaching of core and foundation subjects in primary education. Underpinned by contemporary research and current policy The Primary Curriculum combines coverage of key subject-specific issues with relevant pedagogical approaches to teaching, offering a comprehensive overview of each major subject of primary education. Particular emphasis is placed on cross-curricular and creative approaches to teaching intelligently across different subject areas within the current curriculum framework. Curriculum progression from Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 2 is also emphasised. The Primary Curriculum is an essential companion for all students on primary initial teacher education courses. Patricia Driscoll and Judith Roden are established primary education authors and teach on initial teacher education courses at Canterbury Christ Church University. Andrew Lambirth is Professor of Education at University of Greenwich.
This book supports primary trainees in their learning and teaching approach to the core humanities subjects: geography, history and religion. It promotes an integrated approach to these subject areas and encourages trainees to reflect on the links between subjects, across the curriculum from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 2. This edition has been updated to incorporate the revised Professional Standards for the Award of QTS and addresses key initiatives such as Excellence and Enjoyment, Every Child Matters and the Primary National Strategy for Literacy and Mathematics.
"....this book deserves a wide readership. Practising teachers should find plenty to interest them. It looks like a clear favourite for the reading lists of students on initial teacher training courses.." - Design and Technology Teaching "This book is very readable, besides being an important source of reference. It should be part of any induction courses for design and technology teacher training." - Design and Technology Times Design and technology is crucial to the national economy and to individual employment prospects. John Eggleston shows how this area of work has come to occupy a new and central place in the school curriculum, and highlights the higher status and a new identity now accorded to technology. He explores this new identity, its origins, its manifestations in classroom practice, and its possible futures. He pays particular attention to its role in the national curriculum, to assessment, to gender and race issues, and to management, and includes two entirely new chapters on the training of design and technology teachers and on design and technology in classroom practice. This best-selling book has been fully revised in the light of the new National Curriculum for Design and Technology which took effect in 2000 and will continue to be essential reading for all trainee and practising teachers of design and technology.
Author: Joan Dean
Release Date: 2013-01-11
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.
Teaching in Primary Schools is the first truly comprehensive overview of the issues and practicalities of primary school teaching at the approach of the millennium. Balancing theoretical principles with many practical illustrations, the book deals with essential issues such as the context of primary education, teacher competences, assessment and classroom management. It is also one of the first texts to cover the new National Curriculum for Teacher Training, which is effective from autumn 1998. The book discusses the whole of the National Curriculum for Primary Education; however, in line with current national concerns and government thinking about educational standards and priorities, whole chapters are devoted to each of the four key areas: English, mathematics, science, and information and communications technology. Teaching in Primary Schools is an invaluable handbook for both the student and the newly qualified teacher as well as for anyone considering entry into the primary teaching profession.
Now in its fifth edition, Foundations of Primary Teaching will be an essential resource for any trainee or practicing primary teacher. Written in a friendly and accessible manner, this book has been updated in line with the new curriculum and provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of teaching within the primary school. It blends theory and practice to foster and develop effective pedagogy and, in so doing, to stimulate your thinking, expand your horizons and motivate you to relish one of the most thrilling, frustrating, exhausting, exciting and important jobs in the world. Written specifically for student teachers on BA, BEd and PGCE courses, as well as students taking Education Studies, this text will encourage you to develop a fuller understanding and appreciation of teaching as professional practice through an emphasis on: Reflective thinking and action Relationships and motivation in the classroom A full range of tried and tested teaching and assessment strategies Creativity and transferable teaching skills Personalised learning. Also incorporating new material on changes and innovations that have taken place in education; childhood; the process of, and context for, learning; and issues teachers face, as well as updated further reading lists, this wholly revised fifth edition should be on the bookshelf of all student teachers on initial teacher training courses at the primary level, newly qualified teachers and more experienced teachers wishing to enhance their practice.
Author: Timothy D. Walker
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Easy-to-implement classroom lessons from the world’s premier educational system. Finland shocked the world when its fifteen-year-olds scored highest on the first Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a set of tests touted for evaluating critical-thinking skills in math, science, and reading. That was in 2001; but even today, this tiny Nordic nation continues to amaze. How does Finnish education—with short school days, light homework loads, and little standardized testing—produce students who match the PISA scores of high-powered, stressed-out kids in Asia? When Timothy D. Walker started teaching fifth graders at a Helsinki public school, he began a search for the secrets behind the successes of Finland’s schools. Walker wrote about several of those discoveries, and his Atlantic articles on this subject became hot topics of conversation. Here, he gathers all he learned and reveals how any teacher can implement many of Finland's best practices. Remarkably, Finland is prioritizing the joy of learning in its newest core curricula and Walker carefully highlights specific strategies that support joyful K-12 classrooms and integrate seamlessly with educational standards in the United States. From incorporating brain breaks to offering a peaceful learning environment, this book pulls back the curtain on the joyful teaching practices of the world's most lauded school system. His message is simple but profound: these Finland-inspired strategies can be used in the U.S. and other countries. No educator—or parent of a school-aged child—will want to miss out on the message of joy and change conveyed in this book.