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Foundations of Primary Teaching

ISBN: 9780415675574 | 041567557X
Edition: 5th
Format: Nonspecific Binding
Publisher: Routledge
Pub. Date: 1/12/2012

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''It is so refreshing to read a book about primary teaching that takes the child, and learning and teaching as its focal points.'' - Paul Lunn,„¨¨Northumbria University, UK Written specifically for student teachers on PGCE and BA and BEd courses, as well as students on Education Studies courses, this all new edition of the bestselling Foundations of Primary Teachingis an essential resource for any trainee or practising teacher. Written in a friendly and accessible manner by one of the UK'¨"s leading primary experts, the fifth edition of this hugely respected text has been updated in line with the new curriculum and provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of teaching within the primary school. It will encourage those working towards QTS and all studying for education qualifications to develop a fuller understanding and appreciation of teaching as professional practice through an emphasis on: Reflective thinking and action Relationships and motivation in the classroom A full range of tried and tested teaching and assessment strategies Creativity and transferable teaching skills Personalised learning. New to this edition: New chapter on '¨‹Key Learning Skills'¨" that will be of particular interest to teachers of younger children New chapter focusing on "Issues of Concern" to primary teachers such as teaching a multi-age class; noise levels; use of rewards; working with colleagues who have different educational priorities; loss of confidence in teaching. Each section will explore the issues and offer suggestions for resolution. An increase in cross-referencing withinthe book An "Advanced Thinking" section at the end of each chapter ideal for M level study and providing cognitive links to the Guided Reader to Teaching and Learning, offering the reader the opportunity to engage with the very best primary research. Foundations of Primary Teachingremains essential reading for all student teachers on initial teacher training courses at the primary level, newly qualified teachers and more experienced teachers wishing to update their practice. Pedagogical features include: Introductory chapter boxes, good practise highlight boxes, case studies, annotated further reading, advanced thinking sections for '¨‹M'¨" level study with links to the author'¨"s Guided Reader to Teaching and Learningenabling the reader to develop their thinking and engage with primary researcher and QTS standards graphs in each chapter'¨¶ Amazon reviews (all 5 Star) "When beginning my teaching degree specialising in the Early Years I knew that I would need some good books to help me. It''s now the end of my second year at university and Denis Hayes has been my saviour on many occasions. This book tells you everything you need to know about how schools work; how to plan, prepare and assess lessons; what QTS means for you. Honestly, i have quoted this book in 11 out of 14 assignments over the last two years. A MUST HAVE for anyone in (or entering) teacher training" "If there is one book you need for your teaching degree then this is it! I definitely recommend buying this book, it has been my bible for the last four years. It is well written, clearly laid out and easy to read. It is comprehensive, informative, and very useful for putting the relevant information into practise in the classroom. It will cover everything you need from referencing academic assignments to real life tips for working in the classroom. I wouldn''t have done my training without this book" "I found this book extremely helpful, useful and it is very easy to understand. For any student teacher like myself this book is ideal and is my bible for my course, but I think this book is a necessity for anyone in the teaching profession. A very enjoyable read. "


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