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Innovative Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools

Innovative Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools

March 2015 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Innovation in the classroom is about empowering teachers to develop intelligent, creative and effective teaching methods that will challenge and engage learners.

Drawing on contemporary research and case studies from the UK and internationally, this book examines the theory behind innovative teaching and learning and its practical application in primary schools. Reflection points throughout the chapters encourage self-evaluation and development, giving students greater confidence to plan and deliver their own innovative teaching.

Topics covered include: 

  • Creative approaches to learning in primary and early years education
  • Using different settings and technologies to develop thinking skills
  • Promoting positive classroom behaviour and inclusion
  • Innovation in planning and assessment

What is Education for?
Teaching and Learning in Schools
How Do Children Learn in the Early Years?: Links to Theory and Innovation
The Development of Children’s Thinking Skills: Links to Theory and Innovation
Where do Children Learn?
A Curriculum for Innovation
Innovative Learning Technologies
Working With Others as Part of a Team
Inclusion and Classroom Behaviour
Innovative Approaches to Educational Assessment and Planning
Innovation: Today and Tomorrow

The authors present thought-provoking ideas and questions that should be discussed and considered carefully if we want to provide children with meaningful classroom experiences. I will be recommending this excellent book without hesitation. 

Fiona Patrick
Lecturer in Education, University of Glasgow

Brilliant book for newly qualified teachers or those undertaking the PSET course

Mrs Yasmin License
Accounting, Bradford College
May 12, 2022

This book provides varied viewpoints for children's learning and development and makes great links to theory. It also covers areas such as effective problem solving, different 'talk types' and offers interesting classroom case studies along with chapter summaries and opportunities for reflection.

Mrs Judith Darnell
Education, Training & Access Centre, Bedford College
December 2, 2015

This book gives many activities that can be applied in a school setting. It can help any primary school teacher.

Professor Fatih Yavuz
English language Teaching, Balikersir University
July 28, 2015

This book supports a module taught on the Foundation Degree Course in Development and Learning, by providing stimulating questions that challenge and provide ideas to engage learners. Backed up by relevant theories and brimming with pertinent classroom case studies that give cause for reflective thinking that will empower any teacher or trainee teacher to look at different ways of learning.

Mrs Julie Couchman
Foundation Degree in Children's Development and Learning, Newbury College
June 30, 2015

In the current climate of cross curricular teaching and learning this is a relevant and useful book for teachers. It considers technological impact, environmental factors and learning environments, and thoughts about behavior management. The chapter on assessment (life without levels) is very useful, assessment for learning and the planning cycle.

Mrs Ros Steward
Department of Education, University of the West Of England
May 23, 2016

An interesting look at the place of creativity within teaching and learning

Miss Karen Bezerra
Childcare Studies, Colege sir Gar
June 15, 2015

This is an extremely useful book which covers a wide range of relevant issues. Read thoughtfully, it will help students to become better (and more reflective) teachers.

Ms Kate Allott
Education , York St John University
May 6, 2015

essential reading for all learners studying towards their diploma in teaching and learning

Mr Brendon Pettit
creative studies, Great Yarmouth College
March 30, 2015

A thought provoking text that supports trainee teachers in the development of their own philosophy of education. Case studies provide useful practical examples that can be adapted to differing classroom contexts.

Mrs Marion Hobbs
Education, Edge Hill University
March 19, 2015