The book successfully combines theory and practice: it helps the reader to make sense of different perspectives of theories of learning related to these subject areas. It is therefore useful to both classroom practitioners and education studies students alike. Whether you are a trainee or a practitioner, this book will develop your knowledge of how young children's understanding of place, time and community can be fostered through an enquiry-based curriculum. It will also benefit, perhaps, teachers of older children looking to encourage more independent learning in their schools.
'This book brings together the traditions of historical enquiry and geographical enquiry. It helps to clarify the role and application of these essential skills within each subject and helps to demonstrate the strengths of the enquiry approach in both teaching and learning. It goes on to explore most helpfully and clearly the place of enquiry in primary pedagogy in relation to thinking skills, creativity, philosophy for children, learning outside the classroom and cross curricular links.
Very helpful book - some of the ideas fed into our Humanities sessions and was a recommended text for our Whole Curriculum Studies module.
Highly recommended to our trainees. Good balance of theory and practice. Accessible and easy to navigate and relevant with its focus on cross curricular and enquiry based learning.
An essential text that adds new insight into the enquiry process in primary education. Something that can be nebulous is made clear, progressive and easy to apply. A must for primary geographers.
Delighted with this book, fits in well with our cross curricular module and is now stocked in library
A useful addition to the range of books we suggest our trainees look at.
An excellent book. Very suitable for a course I will be teaching in the autumn on primary geography/ history enquiry/ thinking skills.
An excellent resource for primary Humanities undergraduate trainees. It provides reflective opportunities for intending subject leaders.
An excellent book, this should be required reading for trainee and practising teachers. Also very useful for secondary trainees to develop understanding of progression through learning in the Humanities .
A relevant and accessible text, covering a substantial section of the Humanities course taught. Some useful activities that encouraged reflection and consideration among students supporting children in enquiry-based Humanity topics.
suggested that the library purchase
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