Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education
- Mike Carroll - University of Glasgow, UK
- Margaret McCulloch - University of Glasgow, UK
This textbook gives you guidance and insights into the knowledge, values and commitments necessary to succeed in the primary classroom, supported by links to theory and research literature and realistic scenarios you may encounter as a new teacher.
Fully updated throughout, key features of this second edition include:
· A new chapter on inclusive education
· Newly expanded coverage of digital learning, engaging with educational research and the role of the primary teacher
· New ‘View from Practice’ examples
· Cross-referenced links to the Teachers’ Standards in England and the GTCS Professional Standards in Scotland and where they are covered within the book
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.
'Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education covers all the key issues for beginning or developing teachers. The writing style is clear and accessible with ‘Thinking points’ providing opportunities for reflection. The inclusion of links to relevant theory allow the reader to explore areas of interest in greater depth.'
This is the second edition of a practical and comprehensive book that is valuable reading for all aspiring teachers, whatever route their training takes (school, university or employment based). Based on practical experience, this textbook gives teachers of the future guidance and insights into the knowledge, values and commitments necessary to succeed in the primary classroom; insights that it can otherwise take much practical experience to accumulate.... An insightful and comprehensive book, ideal for on-going reference.
A comprehensive reference book including digital learning, creative teaching and research based mindsets for developing teachers
This wide ranging book introduces trainee teachers to key ideas, concepts and statutory requirements. The broad spread of chapter topics allows students to explore particular ideas, making this an excellent book for students to refer to throughout their course.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: The context for primary education in the twenty-first century