1st Edition

Teaching in the Primary School A Learning Relationship

By Neil Kitson, Roger Merry Copyright 1997
    204 Pages
    by Routledge

    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    It is now widely recognized that learners are more successful when they are active participants in the learning relationship. This book offers a general introduction to primary education and child development, using the learning relationship between teachers and children as its focus. Divided into two parts, the first looks at the child's contribution to the learning relationship, and the second examines that of the teacher.

    Introduction: teaching – a learning relationship 1 Just for fun? The child as active learner and meaning maker 2 Children’s development 3–7: the learning relationship in the early years 3 Cognitive development 7–11: the learning relationship in the junior years 4 Children with special educational needs: supporting the learning relationship 5 Keeping track: observing, assessing and recording in the learning relationship 6 Primary culture and classroom teaching: the learning relationship in context 7 Look back and wonder: the reflective practitioner and the learning relationship 8 Classroom talk: communicating within the learning relationship 9 Managing primary schools: facilitating the learning relationship 10 Back to the future: the learning relationship in initial teacher training


    Neil Kitson, Roger Merry

    'An important textbook for students and practising teachers ...' - Times Educational Supplement