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Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education
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Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education

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March 2014 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This textbook supports your initial teacher education by providing guidance and insight into the professional knowledge and understanding, skills and abilities, and values and commitments necessary in order to succeed in the primary classroom.

Coverage includes:

  • View from practice boxes in every chapter exploring real-life examples of intelligent and engaging teaching in schools
  • Thinking points and reflective questions challenging you to engage critically with what you have read and apply it to your own teaching
  • Links to further reading connecting you to specialised literature on every chapter topic
  • Clear discussion of education policy differences across the UK.

Mike Carroll is the PGDE (Primary and Secondary) Programme Leader and Director of the MEd Professional Learning and Enquiry programme in the School of Education, University of Glasgow.  Margaret McCulloch is a University Teacher within the School of Education, University of Glasgow.

Mike Carroll and Margaret McCulloch
The context for primary education in the twenty-first century
Julie McAdam and Evelyn Arizpe
Childhood and diversity
Mary Wingrave
Early years education
Mike Carroll
Models of teaching and learning
Maureen Farrell and A. Graeme Pate
Planning for learning and teaching in the primary classroom
Margaret McCulloch
Social and emotional contexts for learning
George Head
Identity, relationships and behaviour
Vivienne Baumfield
Developing a capacity for learning
Mike Carroll
Collaborative learning
Mike Carroll and Fiona McGregor
Interdisciplinary learning
Margaret Sutherland and Niamh Stack
Creating challenge in the classroom
Louise Hayward and Ernest Spencer
Assessment for learning
Alan Britton
Education for global citizenship and sustainable development
Leonardo Franchi and Leon Robinson
Spiritual development
Moyra Boland, Margaret Jago and Jan MacDonald
Teaching for creativity and creative teaching
Stephen Boyle and David McKinstry
Digital learning
George MacBride and Margaret McCulloch
Transitions
Mike Carroll
Working with other adults
Beth Dickson and Irene McQueen
Working together: improvement through practitioner enquiry
Christine Forde and Margery McMahon
Leadership for learning: the evolving role of the primary teacher

This book has been a core text in more than one module and is highly valued.

Miss Marilyn Kelly
Education and Early Childhood Studies, Liverpool John Moores University
February 24, 2015

A very good book offering differing views of pedagogy. Some important ideas of teaching and learning are addressed.

Mrs Annette Trilk
Child care, Wakefield College
February 23, 2015

A useful text that supports a number of our undergraduate ITE modules.

Ms Lis Bundock
Education, Brighton University
January 11, 2015

I have used this for my teaching and have recommended it to some of my students.

Mr Imran Mogra
Faculty of Education (Perry Barr), Birmingham City University
December 18, 2014

This text is lucid, well organised, up to date and structured in such a way that it functions as aeffectively as a course textbook as it does as a key reading for trainee teachers

Dr Dominic Griffiths
Faculty of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University
September 26, 2014

This book offers an excellent resource for those entering, or already in, teaching. Useful theoretical and practical inclusions. Easy to read.

Mrs Pam Lavender
Access, South Staffordshire College
August 18, 2014

Excellent resource for students supporting teaching and learning in schools.

Mrs Penny Yates
Island Training, Isle of Wight College
May 29, 2014

An essential addition to the reading around teaching and learning. This is ideal for student teachers to refer to and to support their engagement and understanding of teaching and learning.

Mrs Catherine Carden
POINTED, Canterbury Christ Church University
April 23, 2014
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Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 3: Early years education


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