Learning for Themselves

Author: Jeni Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415486998
Format: PDF, Docs
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In a world of rapidly changing knowledge which requires new and transferable skills, classrooms are increasingly being viewed as places where pupils learn how to learn. In order to help pupils develop new skills, teachers must encourage them to work independently and manage themselves as learners. Learning for Themselves offers teachers a repertoire of effective strategies and frameworks to nurture independent learning. The chapters are organised into four broad areas: learning preferences thinking inquiry personal challenges. Each section includes learning tasks covering commonly addressed topics in primary school curriculums, with each task designed to be adapted by students and teachers to suit particular interests and a range of teaching and learning goals. Photocopiable learning proformas for each task, and additional proforma resources are included to assist teachers and pupils when planning, managing, monitoring and keeping records associated with independent learning. Saving valuable planning time for teachers, this book offers a creative and effective way to encourage pupil's independence and will appeal to all teachers who aim to equip their pupils with transferable skills.

Learning for Themselves

Author: Kath Murdoch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136609695
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In a world of rapidly changing knowledge which requires new and transferable skills, classrooms are increasingly being viewed as places where pupils learn how to learn. In order to help pupils develop new skills, teachers must encourage them to work independently and manage themselves as learners. Learning for Themselves offers teachers a repertoire of effective strategies and frameworks to nurture independent learning. The chapters are organised into four broad areas: learning preferences thinking inquiry personal challenges. Each section includes learning tasks covering commonly addressed topics in primary school curriculums, with each task designed to be adapted by students and teachers to suit particular interests and a range of teaching and learning goals. Photocopiable learning proformas for each task, and additional proforma resources are included to assist teachers and pupils when planning, managing, monitoring and keeping records associated with independent learning. Saving valuable planning time for teachers, this book offers a creative and effective way to encourage pupil's independence and will appeal to all teachers who aim to equip their pupils with transferable skills.

Creating a Learner centred Primary Classroom

Author: Kath Murdoch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134051697
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Creating a Learner-centred Primary Classroom is an essential resource to improve teaching practice, examining the key elements that contribute to a learner-centred classroom and offering strategies to encourage children to take a shared role in their learning. Including case studies describing teachers’ methods for linking theory to practice, this user-friendly, photocopiable resource demonstrates how to: construct a learning community encourage collaborative learning share strategies for engaging individual learners provide a scaffold for strategic thinking in the classroom link assessment procedures to learning showcase the practice and outcomes of purposeful curriculum planning. Any teacher who wants to practically tailor their teaching practice to meet the needs of individual learners will find this an invaluable resource.

The Power of Inquiry

Author: Kath Murdoch
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780975841211
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Teaching and learning with curiosity, creativity and purpose in the contemporary classroom.

The Essential Guide for Experienced Teaching Assistants

Author: Anne Watkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317857518
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This indispensable textbook provides the underpinning knowledge to support all Teaching Assistants working towards Level 3 of the National Occupational Standards. This new edition incorporates and responds to all new materials and initiatives required to meet the revised and expanded 2007 standards. The Essential Guide for Experienced Teaching Assistants: actively engages the reader in activities, developing reflective practice while giving the theoretical background to school-based work gives insight and information about pupils individual needs helps Teaching Assistants develop curriculum-based skills to enable more effective pupil, teacher and classroom support emphasises that Teaching Assistants are team members, supporting the school and being supported by the school enables Teaching Assistants to operate more independently, using their knowledge and initiative.

Understanding Effective Learning Strategies For The Classroom

Author: Hewitt, Des
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335222374
Format: PDF, Docs
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Within education, concepts such as learning styles, learning strategies and independent learning are often cited as important areas for development in schools (DFES 1998, 2001) but these are rarely satisfactorily defined. It is essential for teachers to develop a detailed understanding of learning across the curriculum, as well as appropriate strategies, if children are to learn effectively. This book explores these important concepts by examining learning in a range of classroom settings and drawing on evidence from teachers and pupils, through interviews and observations. The focus is two-fold: to understand learning in the classroom, and to develop practices which will support learning. Topics explored include: Models of learning Learning strategies and the teacher Learning strategies and the learner Assessment for Learning The social dimension of children’s learning The book provides a rich mixture of examples, reflection points, case studies and strategies for the classroom to provide the reader with a wide range of ideas to encourage more effective learning in their classroom. Understanding Effective Learningis key reading for student, beginning and early career teachers in primary education.

Teaching English Creatively

Author: Teresa Cremin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317661842
Format: PDF, Docs
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What does it mean to teach English creatively to primary school children? Teaching English Creatively encourages and enables teachers to adopt a more creative approach to the teaching of English in the primary school. Fully updated to reflect the changing UK curricula, the second edition of this popular text explores research-informed practices and offers new ideas to develop imaginatively engaged readers, writers, speakers and listeners. Underpinned by theory and research, and illustrated throughout with examples of children’s work, it examines the core elements of creative practice and how to explore powerful literary, non-fiction, visual and digital texts creatively. Key themes addressed include: Developing creativity in and through talk and drama Creatively engaging readers and writers Teaching grammar and comprehension imaginatively and in context Profiling meaning and purpose, autonomy, collaboration and play Planning, reviewing and celebrating literacy learning Ensuring the creative involvement of the teacher Inspiring and accessible, Teaching English Creatively puts contemporary and cutting-edge practice at the forefront and includes a wealth of innovative ideas to enrich English teaching. Written by an experienced author with extensive experience of initial teacher education and English teaching in the primary school, it’s an invaluable resource for any teacher who wishes to embed creative approaches to teaching in their classroom.

How to Teach Thinking and Learning Skills

Author: CJ Simister
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446229823
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Includes CD-ROM 'The author puts into perspective the importance of teaching thinking and learning skills providing clear explanations and easy to follow activities that can be used as a series of lessons, or simply as a one off. As a resource for the primary practitioner it is both practical and informative' - ESCalate 'A treasure-trove of practical resources to stretch young people's thinking muscles!' - Professor Guy Claxton, University of Bristol 'It is full of useful ideas for busy teachers and helpful in getting the children rather than the teachers to do the thinking in the classroom' - Professor Robert Fisher, Brunel University By helping children to form positive thinking and learning habits, and to develop a range of transferable skills, we give them the tools they need to become successful learners. This book is grounded in the best of current practice and theories surrounding thinking and learning skills. It provides a highly effective method for introducing a comprehensive set of thinking and learning skills to children aged 5 to 11, as well as for integrating these skills through the curriculum. By means of carefully developed games, activities and group tasks, these ready-to-use lessons will appeal to a wide range of learners and abilities. Features of the book include: - a clear explanation of what thinking and learning skills are; - lots of photocopiable activities, for use by individual teachers and in INSET; - a plan for introducing thinking and learning skills in your school; - suggestions for further reading and development of the programme. Headteachers, Curriculum Co-ordinators and classroom practitioners wishing to introduce and develop thinking and learning skills in their school can either follow this programme in its entirety, or dip into it when appropriate for specific activities.

Teaching Music Creatively

Author: Pamela Burnard
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317285581
Format: PDF
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Fully updated in light of the latest research and practice in primary education, Teaching Music Creatively offers all teachers a comprehensive understanding of how to develop, deliver and enjoy a creative music curriculum. It is inspired by the belief that all those concerned with primary education have a deep interest in creativity and supports teachers in developing the confidence to teach and celebrate creative music teaching throughout school. With groundbreaking contributions from international experts in the field, it offers well-tested strategies for developing children’s musical creativity, knowledge, skills and understanding. This edition includes a brand new chapter on teaching interculturally, showing how children can reach their full creative potential and not be constrained by cultural stereotyping. Key topics covered include: ■ Creative teaching, and what it means to teach creatively ■ Composition, listening and notation ■ Spontaneous music-making ■ Group music and performance ■ The use of multimedia ■ Integration of music into the wider curriculum ■ Musical play ■ Assessment and planning. Teaching Music Creatively is packed with practical, innovative ideas for teaching music in a lively and imaginative way, together with the theory and background necessary to develop a comprehensive understanding of creative teaching methods. It is an invaluable resource for all those training to become primary school teachers, as well as practicing teachers looking for support and inspiration and undergraduate students of music and education.