Teaching The Primary Curriculum

Author: Johnston, Jane
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335207723
Format: PDF, ePub
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* What is good teaching and learning in the primary school? * How can teachers manage the whole curriculum and still educate the whole child and raise standards? * How can teachers be in critical dialogue with each other and with the curriculum in their search for improvement? * What is the role of the teacher in the new primary curriculum? This wide ranging book seeks to address these questions and to provide a comprehensive overview of the whole primary curriculum. It aims to develop teaching throughout primary education and to support teachers in the effective delivery of the curriculum. There is a particular focus on recent changes in primary education. The contributors consider how teaching methodologies need to adapt to these changes to meet the needs of children and raise standards in school. Throughout the book, emphasis is placed on effective teaching and learning methodologies, the importance of quality interaction in the classroom, the role of the teacher in teaching and learning and the experience of the child. Exemplars of good teaching are provided in each chapter, as well as thought provoking ideas for good practice.

Cross Curricular Teaching in the Primary School

Author: Trevor Kerry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317659171
Format: PDF
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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.

Managing Staff Development in Schools

Author: Pamela Lomax
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853591075
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book contains accounts written by teacher researchers who were using action research to improve management practices in their schools and colleges particularly in relation to the development of staff in schools.

School Improvement Through Drama

Author: Patrice Baldwin
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1855396467
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Patrice Baldwin gives an overview of the way drama links to learning, teaching and the curriculum. It will help those who need to connect with the rationale for drama in and across the curriculum and who need to plan for it and explain it to others in terms of its necessity and impact. The book offers guidance that will facilitate schools' work on self-evaluation, preparing for Ofsted, drawing up school development plans and drama policies. With exemplar lessons for each of the year groups across KS1-KS3, this is a highly practical book that has something to offer all who work in or with primary and secondary schools.

Teaching English

Author: Andrew Goodwyn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113431034X
Format: PDF
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This handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to teaching English in primary and secondary schools. It brings together the latest standards with authoritative guidance, ensuring that readers feel confident about how to approach their teaching. It explores the context of the subject of English and brings readers up-to-date with key developments, placing the English curriculum in the context of whole school literacy issues. It introduces readers to key areas such as: planning and classroom management assessment, recording and reporting information and communication technology equal opportunities, special needs and differentiation English/literacy and whole school issues personal and professional early career development. This practical book gives new English teachers a solid and dependable introduction to teaching the subject. Many of the contributors are practising classroom teachers with enormous experience to draw on. The book is grounded in the realities of teaching and offers practical and relevant advice as well as plenty of ideas to stimulate thinking and teaching.

Promoting Linguistic Diversity and Whole school Development

Author: Antoinette Camilleri
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9789287162137
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Council of Europe stresses the importance of multilingualism in society and of individual plurilingual competence as means to social cohesion. Ultimately, it is within the school that the necessary innovations need to take place. The case studies presented in this publication are an authentic illustration of how this is being realised in different contexts and what successes and challenges it presents. By bringing these innovative language education programmes and school profiles to the fore, its participating in the creation of a new paradigm of school leadership whereby pupils, parents and the local community, instead of being excluded, controlled and forgotten become actively involved in language endeavours. Similarly, teachers can move on from being simply the executors of education programmes to becoming participants in drawing up, implementing and evaluating school policies.

Building Skills for Effective Primary Teaching

Author: Rachael Paige
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1526414732
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A completely new book covering the key skills of primary teaching, it supports trainee teachers to understand the complex nature of effective learning and teaching in primary schools.