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Foundations of Primary Teaching

5th Edition

By Denis Hayes


490 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

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Now in its fifth edition, Foundations of Primary Teaching will be an essential resource for any trainee or practicing primary teacher. Written in a friendly and accessible manner, this book has been updated in line with the new curriculum and provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of teaching within the primary school. It blends theory and practice to foster and develop effective pedagogy and, in so doing, to stimulate your thinking, expand your horizons and motivate you to relish one of the most thrilling, frustrating, exhausting, exciting and important jobs in the world.

Written specifically for student teachers on BA, BEd and PGCE courses, as well as students taking Education Studies, this text will encourage you to develop a fuller understanding and appreciation of teaching as professional practice through an emphasis on:

  • Reflective thinking and action
  • Relationships and motivation in the classroom
  • A full range of tried and tested teaching and assessment strategies
  • Creativity and transferable teaching skills
  • Personalised learning.

Also incorporating new material on changes and innovations that have taken place in education; childhood; the process of, and context for, learning; and issues teachers face, as well as updated further reading lists, this wholly revised fifth edition should be on the bookshelf of all student teachers on initial teacher training courses at the primary level, newly qualified teachers and more experienced teachers wishing to enhance their practice.

Table of Contents

Introduction PART ONE Chapter 1. Education, Teachers and Teaching Chapter 2. Change and Innovation in Primary Education PART TWO Chapter 3. The Children Chapter 4. The Teacher Chapter 5. Other Adults PART THREE Chapter 6. The Curriculum Chapter 7. The Process of Learning Chapter 8. The Learning Context Chapter 9. Planning and Teaching Skills Chapter 10. Organising and Managing Learning Chapter 11. Assessment, Recording and Reporting PART FOUR Chapter 12. Behaviour Management and Classroom Discipline Chapter 13. Inclusion and Special Educational Needs PART FIVE Chapter 14. The Induction Year Chapter 15. Issues Teachers Face Chapter 16. Progressing as a Teacher References Index

About the Author

Denis Hayes was Professor of Primary Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Plymouth after spending seventeen years teaching across primary, middle and secondary schools. He is now an education writer and speaker.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Aims & Objectives
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General
EDUCATION / Classroom Management