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Learning to Teach in the Primary School (3rd edition)

Cremin, Teresa and Arthur, James eds. (2014). Learning to Teach in the Primary School (3rd edition). London : Routledge .

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This third edition of Learning to Teach in the Primary School is fully updated with reference to the new National Curriculum, and has been revised to provide even more practical advice and guidance to trainee primary teachers. Twenty-two new authors have been involved and connections are now made to Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish policies. In addition, five new units have been included on:

making the most of your placement
play and exploration in learning
behaviour management
special educational needs

With Masters-level reflective tasks and suggestions for research-based further reading, the book provides valuable support to trainee teachers engaged in learning through school-based experience and through reading, discussion and reflections as part of a teacher education course. It provides an accessible and engaging introduction to knowledge about teaching and learning that every student teacher needs to acquire in order to gain qualified teacher status (QTS).

This comprehensive textbook is essential reading for all students training to be primary school teachers, including those on undergraduate teacher training courses (BEd, BA with QTS, BSc with QTS), postgraduate teacher training courses (PGCE, SCITT) and employment-based teacher training courses (Schools Direct, Teach First), plus those studying Education Studies.

This textbook is supported by a free companion website with additional resources for instructors and students and can be accessed at

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2014 Editorial matter and selection, Teresa Cremin and James Arthur, individual chapters, the contributors
ISBN: 0-415-81818-4, 978-0-415-81818-6
Keywords: primary school teachers; teacher training
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Education Futures
Item ID: 47047
Depositing User: Teresa Cremin
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2016 08:45
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2018 14:23
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