Defines good teaching and learning in the primary school and offers an overview of the primary curriculum. This book emphasizes on effective teaching and learning methodologies, the importance of quality interaction in the classroom, the role of the teacher in teaching and learning and the experience of the child.
* What is good teaching and learning in the primary school?
* How can teachers manage the whole curriculum and still educate the whole child and raise standards?
* How can teachers be in critical dialogue with each other and with the curriculum in their search for improvement?
* What is the role of the teacher in the new primary curriculum?
This wide ranging book seeks to address these questions and to provide a comprehensive overview of the whole primary curriculum. It aims to develop teaching throughout primary education and to support teachers in the effective delivery of the curriculum. There is a particular focus on recent changes in primary education. The contributors consider how teaching methodologies need to adapt to these changes to meet the needs of children and raise standards in school. Throughout the book, emphasis is placed on effective teaching and learning methodologies, the importance of quality interaction in the classroom, the role of the teacher in teaching and learning and the experience of the child. Exemplars of good teaching are provided in each chapter, as well as thought provoking ideas for good practice.
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Jane Johnston is a senior lecturer in primary education at Bishop Grosseteste College. Formerly she was a primary classroom teacher with experience throughout Key Stages 1 and 2. Her particular interests in education are in primary science and early years education with research interests in the development of attitudes to science, the role of parents in educational development and values education. She is the author of several books and chapters on early years and science education, including Early Explorations in Science and Enriching Early Scientific Learning, both published by Open University Press.
Mark Chater is senior lecturer and subject leader in religious studies at Bishop Grosseteste College. He has been involved in curriculum development in primary and secondary religious education. He wrote support materials for the Scottish 5-14 programme in Religious and Moral Education and for the MA in Church School Education. He has published several articles on children's and teachers' spirituality, citizenship and ethical dimensions of educational management. He is a member of the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, and an associate editor of the International Journal of Children's Spirituality.
Derek Bell is Vice-Principal at Bishop Grosseteste College and has extensive experience in teaching and teacher education. Throughout his career he has maintained a strong interest in the enhancement of teaching and learning, and approaches to helping children develop their understanding of the world around them. His current research interests include teaching and learning in primary schools with particular reference to children's understanding in science, and the roles of subject leaders. He has published widely in primary science and is joint author of Towards Effective Subject Leadership in the Primary School Open University Press.
Table of Contents
Part one: Contexts and current issues
The changing face of teaching and learning Curriculum entitlement and individual differences Teaching and learning in the early years The child as spiritual citizen the school as moral society
Part two: The core curriculum
English; the best combination But where is the maths? Is there still a place for primary science? Information and communication technology the fourth core subject?
Part three: The curriculum as a foundation for learning
From somewhere to eternity the journey towards good quality in religious education Historical perspectives on the history curriculum Geographical enquiry What is design and technology? The significance of art in the primary school Creative music Teaching physical education Finding a place for drama in the primary school Co-ordinating the whole curriculum for developing the whole child Index.
TEACHING THE PRIMARY CURRICULUM by Jane Johnston
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