Using Talk Effectively in the Primary Classroom

Author: Richard Eke
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415342805
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Drawing on their research into the quality, quantity and type of talk that happens in the everyday primary classroom, the authors offer insights into the most effective ways of using talk to improve teaching and learning. They consider broad classroom-based issues, such as: what is important about talk what children know about talk when they get to school the voice of authority and the voice of the learner whole class teaching for diversity the experience of boys and girls, and children with special needs using talk in the Literacy and Numeracy Hours using talk in science and ICT. Packed full of quotes from teachers and pupils in action, this innovative guide presents a range of practical ways that teachers can develop their interactions with their pupils to raise standards in all primary schools.

Using Talk Effectively in the Primary Classroom

Author: Richard Eke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134291930
Format: PDF, ePub
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Drawing on their research into the quality, quantity and type of talk that happens in the everyday primary classroom, the authors offer insights into the most effective ways of using talk to improve teaching and learning. They consider broad classroom-based issues, such as: what is important about talk what children know about talk when they get to school the voice of authority and the voice of the learner whole class teaching for diversity the experience of boys and girls, and children with special needs using talk in the Literacy and Numeracy Hours using talk in science and ICT. Packed full of quotes from teachers and pupils in action, this innovative guide presents a range of practical ways that teachers can develop their interactions with their pupils to raise standards in all primary schools.

Learning through Talk

Author: Heather Luxford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113660961X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Learning through Talk is a practical handbook. It is designed to help teachers and others working with five to eleven year olds develop the key skills which will enable their pupils to use talk effectively for learning. The activities within the book encourage thinking and learning across the curriculum and help pupils to improve their communication skills and become independent learners. This book provides: Advice and practical guidance on developing the essential skills of participation, collaboration, positive challenge, resolving differences and reflection A series of motivating and exciting workshop activities Photocopiable resources to support workshops with links to video material on the companion website A practical, blended resource, Learning through Talk helps teachers shift their focus to evaluate the quality of pupils’ talk as an insight into the learning process. The authors present tried and tested methods for reflection, including the use of a video diary room, an example of which is accessible online via the Companion Website. An invaluable guide for both trainee and practising teachers, this book will provide those working with children with a practical framework to improve talk and communication in their classrooms in line with current curriculum developments.

Talk Thinking and Philosophy in the Primary Classroom

Author: John Smith
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1844456862
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Talk, thinking and philosophy are crucial components of children's learning. This book is a practical and readable guide to the ways in which teachers can provide children with the opportunities to develop and use these skills to their greatest effect. It begins by asking why talking and thinking should be taught and examines current approaches in this area. It goes on to look at how teachers can develop talking and thinking skills across the six Areas of Learning to help children gain confidence and deepen understanding.

Observing Primary Literacy

Author: Margaret Perkins
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446289540
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Observing children is a fundamental aspect of learning to teach and a vital component of primary English teaching. Observing Primary Literacy focuses on observing children and teachers in the primary classroom. Its purpose is to enable trainee teachers to make sense of what they observe in classrooms. This book aims to help make explicit the reasons for the professional decisions teachers make before and during lessons, as well as encouraging critical and reflective thought on key aspects of primary English. Using a detailed examination of real-life case studies, Margaret Perkins provides a framework for understanding the literacy learning processes of primary-age children and how this can inform good teaching practice. She demonstrates to readers how to re-focus on children's learning and develop a critically informed approach to literacy in the modern primary classroom. This is essential reading for all students studying primary English on primary initial teacher education courses including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT), and employment-based routes into teaching. It is also useful for practising teachers who wish to develop their understanding and practice of literacy teaching. Dr Margaret Perkins is Senior Lecturer at the University of Reading.

Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools

Author: Denis Hayes
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1844458237
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Thinking and Learning with ICT

Author: Rupert Wegerif
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415304757
Format: PDF
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Primary teachers need to incorporate the use of computers in their daily lesson plans, but how can this be done most effectively to promote learning skills in the classroom? In this fascinating book, Lyn Dawes and Rupert Wegerif outline a strategy for enhancing the effectiveness of computers for teaching and learning with an emphasis on: * raising pupil achievement in the core subject areas * developing collaborative learning in small groups * using group discussions as a way of improving general communication, as well as thinking and reasoning skills. The approach is to use computers as a support for collaborative learning in small groups and this book presents ways to prepare pupils for talking, learning and thinking together around computers. Excerpts from pupils' discussions illustrate the main issues and guidance on lesson planning and developing and choosing appropriate software is also provided. Thinking and Learning with ICT will be a valuable resource for primary teachers and student teachers.

Teaching Science in the Primary Classroom

Author: Hellen Ward
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446245446
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This exciting new edition of a popular book offers the reader the following new elements: - explicit advice on how to link science to cross-curricular learning - updated advice on planning and assessment - guidance on how to accommodate personalised learning within science - more on games to use in science - more on creativity - more on questioning techniques, an important aspect of scientific enquiry - a whole new chapter on using ICT to teach science. There are lots of practical examples, and clear guidance on how to turn theory into creative and lively science lessons and activities. Examples of children's work are included, and there are plenty of helpful case studies. Hellen Ward is Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, a widely-published author and a frequent presenter at conferences. Judith Roden is Principal Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, and a successful author. Claire Hewlett and Julie Foreman are both Senior Lecturers at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Thinking Together

Author: Lyn Dawes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781904806011
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Designed to develop the language and reasoning skills of children at Key Stage 2, this book includes activities which have relevance to English, mathematics, science and citizenship.