Learning to Teach in the Primary School
Edited by James Arthur, Teresa Cremin
Routledge – 2014 – 560 pages
Flexible, effective and creative primary school teachers require subject knowledge, an understanding of their pupils and how they learn, a range of strategies for managing behaviour and organising environments for learning, and the ability to respond to dynamic classroom situations.
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. New chapters are included on:
With Masters-level reflective tasks and suggestions for research based further reading, the book provides valuable support to trainee teachers during both the taught component and the school placement element of their initial teacher education course. It provides an accessible and engaging introduction to teaching and learning that every student teacher needs to acquire in order to gain Qualified Teacher Status, as well as the underlying theory.
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 (GTP, RTP, Teach First), plus those studying Education Studies.
1. Becoming a teacher 2. Exploring the nature of learning and teaching 3. Planning and managing learning 4. Approaches to the curriculum 5. Assessment 6. Diversity and inclusion 7. Recent developments 8. Partnerships in practice 9. Your professional development
James Arthur is Head of School and Professor of Education and Civic Engagement in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. He is Editor of the British Journal of Educational Studies and has written widely on the relationship between theory and practice in education, particularly the links between communitarianism, social virtues, citizenship, religion and education.
Teresa Cremin (previously known as Grainger) is a Professor of Education (Literacy) at The Open University. Teresa is a past President of the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA), the leading English Subject Association in the UK dedicated to advancing education in literacy and was previously President of the United Kingdom Reading Association (UKRA) and editor of the peer reviewed journal Reading Literacy and Language. Teresa is a member of the ESRC Peer Review College and Chair of the International Reading Association's (IRA) Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee. She is also joint coordinator of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Special Interest Group on creativity and a Trustee of UKLA. Additionally Teresa is on the Board of Directors at Booktrust and the Poetry Archive and is currently a member of the government's English Board.