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Behaviour for Learning in the Primary School

Behaviour for Learning in the Primary School

First Edition
  • Kate Adams - Bishop Grosseteste University College

Other Titles in:
Primary Behaviour

January 2009 | 112 pages | Learning Matters
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.
Behaviour: why you need to care
Top tips for teachers and why you need a wider understanding
Who am I? A child's sense of self
Interactions: Children's relationships with others
In the classroom: Children's relationships with the curriculum
Additional factors
Ways forward
You're not alone: your relationships with others
Self reflection: how are you doing?

"This book provides an excellent resource for students training to be teachers and professionals concerned about effective behaviour management"- Lecturer, Bishop Grosseteste University College

We are particularly recommending students look at the first chapter for this module. However this is a useful general text relevant to many Professional Studies modules that will be invaluable for supporting students and new teachers, in schools when dealing with issues regarding pupil behaviour.

Mrs Emma Goto
Department of Teacher Development, university of winchester
November 6, 2013

A very useful book for students to begin understanding the key issues in managing behaviour.

Mrs Suzanne Strawford
Education Department, Newman University College
March 18, 2013

This is an excellent resource and is very well laid out. Key aspects are covered. Summaries and reflective tasks are useful.

Dr Jane Bulkeley
Education , Glyndwr University
October 2, 2012

Class management is still the number one problem for trainee teachers, to judge from their own comments. Behaviour is also clearly a number one priority for the DfE in developing new standards for QTS. This book makes a very useful contribution and is one of the most widely read texts on our reading lists for the primary PGCE.

Professor David Wray
Warwick Institute of Education, Warwick University
December 21, 2011

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ISBN: 9781844451883