Learning to Teach in the Primary School (Learning to Teach in the Primary School Series)

Learning to Teach in the Primary School (Learning to Teach in the Primary School Series)

4.20 (10 Ratings by Goodreads)
Illustrated | English
ISBN13: 9781138211063
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How do you become an effective primary school teacher? What do you need to be able to do? What do you need to know?

Flexible, effective and creative primary school teachers require subject knowledge, an understanding of their pupils and how they learn, a range of strategies for managing behaviour and organising environments for learning, and the ability to respond to dynamic classroom situations.

The fourth edition of this bestselling textbook has been fully updated with the latest research and initiatives in the field, as well as the most recent changes to the National Curriculum across the UK. Twenty four new authors have contributed, sharing their expertise and experience as practitioners. Ten brand new units have been included on:

  • Becoming a professional in the current context
  • Building inclusive communities of engaged learners
  • Understanding schools' aims and enacting your own
  • Teaching for social justice
  • Reading
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Mastery in mathematics
  • The value of outdoor learning
  • Primary education in a digital age

A selection of extra tasks have been woven throughout, with an emphasis on innovative, reflective practice, and new `vivid examples' bring each chapter's argument to life in a classroom context. In addition, each chapter contains M-level tasks and further reading to assist with research assignments, and differences in the National Curriculum and policy in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are highlighted.

Providing a comprehensive but accessible introduction to teaching and learning in the primary school, covering everything a trainee needs to know in order to gain QTS, this accessible and engaging textbook is essential reading for all students training to be primary school teachers.

This textbook is supported by a free companion website with additional resources for instructors and students (www.routledge.com/cw/Cremin) and an accompanying series of books on Teaching Creatively across the curriculum.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 610
Item Height 36 mm
Item Width 188 mm
Item Weight 1178 Gram
Product Dimensions 188 x 36 x 244
Publisher Routledge
Format Illustrated | 610

There is a reason why this book is now in its fourth edition - it is a classic. The work of the editors and authors responding to new research, new policies and new practices, over the many years of the book's life, is one of its many outstanding features. And for this edition the renewed emphasis on critical analysis is most welcome. Not only is this book invaluable for trainee teachers but policy makers could well find food for thought as well.

- Dominic Wyse, Professor of Early Childhood & Primary Education, University College London

Unquestionably, teaching in the primary school is a messy, complex, demanding business. For anyone starting out in the classroom, this book is an easily accessible guide to the challenges you may face, offering both theoretical rationales and practical advice to help.

- Megan Dixon, Director of Literacy for the Aspire Educational Trust

A welcome new edition of this outstanding, comprehensive book that should be a core reader for anyone embarking on primary teacher training. It will become the 'go-to text' for trainees across all routes into teaching. A highly accessible, interactive book written by highly qualified teacher educators who are experts in their field.

- Jane Warwick, Primary PGCE Course Manager, University of Cambridge

This 4th edition is a contemporary and extremely relevant resource for prospective and qualified primary teachers alike. The wide range of established authors provides a detailed discussion and focussed insight into the complexities of being a primary teacher. The child as an individual and a reflective approach to the curriculum are valued as key components of effective learning and teaching. This is a must-read for all professional practitioners.

- Jenny Carpenter, Director of Partnerships, York St John University

Teresa Cremin is Professor of Education (Literacy) at The Open University, UK. A former primary teacher and teacher educator, she has served as President of the UK Reading Association and the UKLA, and Board member of the Cambridge Primary Review Trust, BookTrust and the Poetry Archive. She has led and contributed to a number of projects on creativity and on teachers' literate identities and practices and has published widely in these areas (https://researchrichpedagogies.org/research/). Cathy Burnett is Professor of Literacy and Education at Sheffield Hallam University, UK where she leads the Language and Literacy Education Research Group. She worked for many years as a primary teacher and teacher educator and is currently Vice President for the UKLA. She has published widely for professional and academic readerships and has led and contributed to research projects associated with literacy, digital media, teacher identities, and uses of new technologies in classrooms.