Teaching History in Primary Schools

Author: Pat Hoodless
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1844455513
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book introduces trainees and newly qualified teachers to the teaching of history in primary schools, and covers key concepts, skills and knowledge for the history curriculum at Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2. Contents include planning, teaching and learning strategies, assessment, reflection and evaluation, as well as a range of practical ideas for classroom activities and cross-curricular themes. Each chapter is underpinned by national and international research; also included are links to important themes such as citizenship, out-of-school learning, sustainability, diversity and inclusive practice. Throughout, content is related to new initiatives such as Every Child Matters and Excellence and Enjoyment.

Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools

Author: Denis Hayes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1844455467
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is an essential text for all primary trainees, covering the fundamental issues for learning and teaching in primary schools today. It motivates and challenges trainees at the same time as guiding them through the Standards for the Award of QTS. Chapters explore the major themes in teacher education, such as behaviour, communication and creativity, encouraging reflection on key questions and professional dilemmas. In addition, two key chapters provide specific advice to help trainees interpret and fully understand the standards, with strategies for successfully implementing them and demonstrating how each of the standards can be met.

Assessment for Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools

Author: Mary Briggs
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857252070
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This core text for primary trainee teachers is a clear introduction to the different kinds of assessment and their purposes. Throughout the book, tasks encourage the reader to practise assessment skills and to reflect on planning, listening, questioning, observing, diagnosing and target-setting. This second edition is referenced throughout to the 2007 QTS Standards and has been fully updated to reflect the Primary National Strategy and key initiatives such as Every Child Matters. There is increased emphasis on peer assessment and target-setting linked to personalised learning. In addition, new material on Early Years observation and foundation/core subjects has been added.

Teaching Primary Geography

Author: Simon Catling
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1844455882
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Written with reference to the 2007 Professional Standards for the Award of QTS and initiatives such as the Primary National Strategy, each chapter offers practical guidance on topics such as planning, assessment and the creation of resources. It provides summaries of key topics in primary geography, including the study of places, environmental sustainability, learning beyond the classroom, global issues, citizenship and cross-curricular approaches to promote children's subject knowledge, well-being and learning within primary geography. With research summaries, practical and reflective tasks, and classroom examples, this book helps trainees and NQTs teach primary geography confidently and creatively throughout the primary school.

Teaching Humanities in Primary Schools

Author: Pat Hoodless
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1844455327
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Primary English Teaching Theory and Practice

Author: Jane Medwell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857259539
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Sixth Edition of this popular core text provides the essential teaching theory and practice for primary English. It promotes effective teaching through secure pedagogical knowledge, covering the key skills of planning, monitoring and assessment and class management, and relating these specifically to primary English. This Sixth Edition is linked to the 2012 Teachers' Standards. With full coverage of the theory and practice required for effective and creative English teaching, this text is an essential guide for all trainees working towards QTS. Throuhgout, practical guidance and features support trainees to translate this learning to the classroom, embed ICT in their lessons and to understand the wider context of their teaching. Trainees will find it helpful to use this book alongside Primary English Knowledge and Understanding. About the Achieving QTS series All the books in this successful series support trainees through their initial teacher training and guide them in the acquisition of their subject knowledge, understanding and classroom practice. All new titles within the series link to the 2012 Teachers' Standards and take into accont recent changes in Initial Teacher Training. Jane Medwell is an Associate Professor of Education at the Institute of Education, University of Warwick. David Wray is Professor of Literacy Education at the Institute of Education, University of Warwick. Hilary Minns co-ordinates primary English courses in the Institute of Education, University of Warwick. Elizabeth Coates works in the Institute of Education, University of Warwick, where she co-ordinate Early Years courses. Vivienne Griffiths is Professor of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Cross Curricular Teaching in the Primary School

Author: Trevor Kerry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317659171
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How can teaching across the curriculum improve children’s learning? How can you plan meaningful, imaginative topic work? Cross-Curricular Teaching in the Primary School helps teachers plan a more imaginative, integrated curriculum by presenting in accessible language a rationale and framework for teaching across the subjects. This second edition has been fully updated in light of the new curriculum, and shows how cross-curricular work can contribute to deeper subject knowledge. Illustrated throughout with examples of effective topic work in successful schools, this book provides guidance on the underpinning theory and strategies to facilitate cross-curricular work with young children. With a new structure to emphasise the importance of careful planning and preparation, issues covered include: How children learn The theory and rationale behind the cross-curricular approach Developing the curriculum and lesson planning Teaching and learning in an integrated way at KS1 and KS2 Cross-curricular approaches for maths Whole school approaches and team teaching for cross-curricular teaching The role of support staff in cross-curricular teaching Improving children’s thinking skills Supporting children with special needs Using new media and drama to facilitate cross-curricular learning Assessing cross-curricular learning. Cross-Curricular Teaching in the Primary School provides much needed support for busy student and practising teachers. Packed with practical ideas, it offers an accessible guide to all aspects of introducing an integrated curriculum.

Learning to Teach Primary PE

Author: Ian Pickup
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857252186
Format: PDF
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This book encourages effective teaching and learning in primary physical education, supporting the reader in meeting the QTS Standards and beyond. It explores the importance of PE for children's learning and advocates a developmental approach to teaching; it also examines a model of professional practice based on personal reflection and self-appraisal, and emphasises the importance of continuing professional development. A rich selection of practical activities is provided, which cater for children's learning needs across the primary years. Content is related to current agendas and issues, including the Primary National Strategy, Excellence and Enjoyment, Every Child Matters and the forthcoming Olympics.

Learning and Teaching in Secondary Schools

Author: Viv Ellis
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1844454274
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This popular text guides trainee secondary teachers through the teaching requirements for initial teacher training and the Professional Standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). It focuses on a range of key topics, summarises key educational research and includes both reflective exercises and school-based practical tasks. This third edition has been completely revised and updated to match the new QTS Standards.

Behaviour for Learning in the Primary School

Author: Kate Adams
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1844455483
Format: PDF
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Children's behaviour is a key concern for trainees and teachers. This book explores the concept of behaviour for learning which is very much driven by the Every Child Matters agenda. It examines the roles of relationships and children's social knowledge in depth. In particular, it explores relationship with self, relationship with others and relationships with the curriculum. It also considers the importance of self-reflection and other additional factors affecting behaviour for learning such as children's learning difficulties. It highlights the complexities and wider social factors involved in attaining positive behaviour, in a way which recognises the whole child.