Learning to Teach in the Primary School

Arthur, James and Grainger, Teresa eds. (2006). Learning to Teach in the Primary School. London, UK: Routledge.

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Abstract

This comprehensive new textbook provides valuable support to student teachers on primary ITT, BEd and PGCE courses. It provides a sound and practical introduction to the teaching skills as well as the underlying theory.

Written by experts in primary school teaching, the book is divided into twenty-three sections and covers:

becoming a teacher
exploring the nature of learning
planning for learning
approaches to the curriculum
recent developments in primary education
diversity and inclusion
assessment
partnership in practice
your professional development.

Each chapter contains a brief introduction to the key concepts, issues and skills, and provides learning activities in the form of tasks. Annotated lists of further reading are included for students who want to explore topics in more detail.

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