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Cooper, H. and Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2018) Professional Studies in Primary Educaction
This new edition covers practical issues including planning, assessment and classroom organisation, thought-provoking topics such as reflecting on your own teaching practice and developing critical thinking skills.
Cooper, H. (2017) Teaching history creatively
Where teaching was less effective it was found that learning was passive, without challenge or clear goals and so with limited progression. There is also a generally perceived need for more creative approaches to a broader primary curriculum as reports warn of the winnowing out of fun in teaching pedagogies. This book tackles both issues head on, introducing teachers to the wealth of available approaches to historical enquiry, which will ensure creative, effective learning
Copping, A. (2016) Being creative in primary English.
This volume demonstrates how creative thinking and learning can support primary English teaching, with case studies exploring high-quality primary English practice including planning, rationale and ideas for the classroom.
Hodkinson, A. (2016) Key issues in special educational needs and inclusion
Understanding and engaging critically with the field of special educational needs and disability (SEND) is a difficult task. However, the new edition of this bestselling book continues to help students contextualize SEND in relation to historical, ideological and political developments as well as support them in developing a critical understanding of the complexities associated with inclusion.
Completely up to date with recent legislation such as the SEND Code of Practice (2014) there are case studies, reflections and activities which will help students question practice they have seen and experienced.
Covering the 0-25 age range this book is suitable for all those working with children and young people across education, health and social work.
Pritchard, A. (2017) Ways of learning: learning theories for the classroom
With greater insight into what is currently known about the processes of learningand about individual learners, teachers are better equipped to provide experiences and situations that are more likely to lead to effective acquisition of knowledge, concepts and skills. 'Ways of learning' has been widely used and now, fully updated, it seeks to provide further insight into the ways in which learning takes place, which teachers can make use of in their planning and teaching.
Wynne, H. and Qualter, A. (2018) Teaching of science in primary schools
The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools provides essential information for students, trainee, and practising teachers about the why, what and how of teaching primary science. Paying particular attention to inquiry-based teaching and learning, the book recognises the challenges of teaching science, and provides suggestions and examples aimed to increase teachers’ confidence and pupils‘ enjoyment of the subject.