Developing Active Learning in the Primary Classroom
- Anitra Vickery - Bath Spa University, UK
Key topics include:
- Creating a supportive learning environment
- Developing the questioning skills of teachers and children
- Learning through assessment
- Developing thinking skills through curriculum subjects
- Active learning in early years education
- Philosophy for Children (P4C)
- Frameworks to promote thinking
This is essential reading for professional studies modules on primary initial teacher education courses, including university-based (PGCE, PGDE, BA QTS, BEd), school-based (SCITT, School Direct) and employment-based routes into teaching. It also serves as a handbook for schools that are developing their approaches to active learning.
Anitra Vickery works as senior lecturer in primary mathematics education and the Professional Studies Coordinator at Bath Spa University.
'This is an excellent text, accessible for practising teachers and students wanting to learn more about how to foster and develop active learning with Primary age children'
“This book brings together practical applications, current research and illustrative case studies that stimulate thinking about active learning in primary classrooms. It provides a valuable and practical guide to the theory and application of active learning and is indispensable reading for teachers and students alike.”
Looks like a very useful text - will recommend to next year's cohort and will use some ideas when revising Whole Curriculum Studies sessions.
very helpful book for students preparing their first classroom based sessions with children. Practical and stimulating.
Good to see a text encouraging active learners in the classroom and beyond. Chapter 4 on Developing Teacher and Learner Questioning Skills and Chapter 5 Reflective Teachers, Reflective Children will be relevant when considering developing active learning in PE lessons, supporting the cognitive domain of learning.
A useful resource to support active learning activities. Chapter 5 on reflective teachers will support our trainees on their work based route for PE.
An excellent book with really useful classroom activities
very good advice for practical aspects in the classroom
An accessible text with a wide range of topics suitable for wider professional studies. Good for practising teachers or trainees.
This is an ideal source for student techers considering how to embed active learning within their classrooms. It combines theory with case studies and practical activities to support the development of the teacher.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: Frameworks for Thinking