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3rd Edition

Principles of Primary Education

ISBN 9780415453240
Published May 28, 2008 by David Fulton Publishers
312 Pages

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Book Description

This study guide has been revised to give practical guidance on the new standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and updated in line with the latest special needs Code of Practice and recent legislation. It is a firm base for student teachers on all types of initial teacher education courses - PGCE, BA (QTS), BEd and modular - and for those returning to primary teaching after a career break. It also serves as a 'refresher course' for experienced teachers, especially those transferring to primary teaching from other phases of education.

Sufficiently rooted in practicalities to bridge the notorious theory/practice divide, the book is challenging and inspiring. Its friendly, supportive and interactive style enables the reader to take control of the learning process and there are planning sheets, pro formas and reminders to develop effective classroom practice. Each chapter provides its own learning objectives, followed by information, insights, activities and references to other sources of information and guidance. Overall, the Guide is an excellent starting point for those who wish to become good teachers of primary school children.

Table of Contents

Theme 1: People in primary schools  1. Knowing your school  2. Teachers in a changing role  3. An introduction to children as pupils  4. Establishing a safe and purposeful learning environment.  Theme 2. Learning  5. Traditional approaches to learning  6. Personalised Learning – (accelerated/mind friendly learning etc.)  7. Planning for Mind Friendly learning  8. Emotional Health and Learning  9. Behaviour Management  10. Special Needs  Theme 3: Planning  11. Planning  12. Planning in the Foundation Stage  13. Assessment for learning  14. Brain Breaks for the Curriculum  15. Managing and leading a class teaching team  16. A Healthy Curriculum  17. Thinking Skills in the Curriculum  Theme 4: Current Issues  18. Schools as Learning Communities  19. Extended Schools  20. Education and Integrated Services  21. Modern Foreign Languages  22. Citizenship  23. The Future

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Pat Hughes is Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at Liverpool Hope University College and has taught extensively in Early Years, Primary and Further Education settings. She has written numerous publications for teachers, students and children including the in-house version of this text, initially developed as the core text for PGCE courses at Liverpool Hope.