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Joyful Teaching and Learning in the Primary School

Joyful Teaching and Learning in the Primary School

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Primary Teaching Placement

August 2007 | 160 pages | Learning Matters
This new title applies inspiring ideas and teaching approaches to the different subject areas taught in primary schools. Using a practical, subject-based approach, it promotes creativity, innovativeness and enthusiasm as integral to effective teaching and enhanced standards. Each chapter introduces a subject, its key issues, vital knowledge and pedagogical implications. In addition, case studies, action points, key quotes and thought-provoking suggestions for practice encourage readers to engage with the text. Offering refreshing, innovative perspectives in an accessible format, this book will help trainees and teachers to develop skills, boost their confidence and, crucially, increase their own and their pupils' enjoyment.
Teaching Joyfully
The joy of enhancing children's learning
Thinking together: enjoying dialogue with children
The joy of performance
Joyful history
The joy of teaching and learning geography
Enjoying teaching and learning outside the classroom
Running, leaping and dancing for joy
Enjoyment in the Early Years through critical reflection
The joyful teaching of reading
The joy of learning poetry off by heart
The joy of mathematics
Joyful teaching and learning in science
The joy of meeting pupil needs through developing community
Seat yourselves joyfully together
The joy of involving pupils in their own assessment
Joyfully concluding

"What a 'joyous' book - good to see a more informal approach to the curriculum being promoted!" (C. Olton, Senior Lecturer, St Mary's University College)

Good read and some excellent literature to draw on.

Mrs Tracey Wornast
Department of Childhood Studies (Chatham), Canterbury Christ Church University
June 17, 2014

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ISBN: 9781844451227

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