Summary Book Review EBOOK: Developing Teaching Skills in the Primary School by Jane Johnston:
Download or read book EBOOK: Developing Teaching Skills in the Primary School written by Jane Johnston and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2007-10-16 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Teaching is a complex process which involves the development and utilization of subject knowledge and teaching skills. Containing reflective and practical skills, this book supports such development, focusing specifically on teaching skills, considering what they are, how they develop and how they differ between age and subject. The book contains three sections – Planning, Doing and Reviewing - which demonstrate effective classroom practice. It uses examples of practitioners at different stages of their professional development to link theory and practice, and includes discussions on contemporary issues in primary education, such as: Constructivist teaching and learning Thinking skills Creativity Teaching and learning styles Child-centred learning The authors provide a critical analysis of the issues, practice and problems faced by primary school teachers, which is supported by reflective tasks throughout the book. Emphasizing the child as a partner in the learning process and highlighting the importance of teaching for child-centred learning, the book ultimately develops and strengthens the teacher’s skills. Developing Teaching Skills in the Primary School provides essential guidance and support to trainee, beginner and developing primary school teachers.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Developing Creativity in the Primary School by Jill Jesson:
Download or read book EBOOK: Developing Creativity in the Primary School written by Jill Jesson and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2012-09-16 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This informative book brings together theory, research and practice examples of creativity in primary schools, providing a scholarly yet accessible introduction. The book offers an overview for teachers looking for a concise guide to current thinking about creativity, particularly if your school is thinking of introducing or extending its practice. The book considers recent developments in the creative curriculum, and techniques embedded in approaches such as Philosophy for Children, Mantle of the Expert and Enterprise Education. Ideas for personalising teaching and creating independent and motivated learners are incorporated. Other key features of the book include: Examination of the major theories of creativity How to develop your own creativity as a teacher Focus on the difference between developing group and individual creativity Innovative ideas for creativity in subject teaching Practical examples and ‘Creative Challenges’ throughout The book draws on the author's many years of experience of working with children in schools, working on Creative Partnerships and Higher Education in the Arts (HEARTS) projects and ideas developed through working in initial teacher training. This book is essential reading for students in the early stages of their teacher training course as well as for practising teachers looking for innovative ideas and guidance on developing creativity in themselves and their classrooms. “This is an interesting book, which explores theory, practice and policy of creativity in the primary classroom. Jill Jesson links five key creative behaviours drawn together initially by (then) policymakers QCA, with what she identifies as six areas of creative endeavour. Primary teachers committed to developing a ‘creative curriculum’ will find much material in this lively book that supports their personal and professional creativity, as well as suggestions for classroom practice in developing individual and group work.” Professor Anna Craft, University of Exeter and The Open University, UK “This is a compulsory read for all those interested in developing the creative potential of young people in primary schools. It includes a useful overview of previous thinking on creativity and makes a convincing case for its importance across the curriculum. Above all, this book is jam-packed with practical ideas. Whether you are interested in creative approaches to maths or modern languages, developing group or personal creativity, or the challenges of assessing creative endeavour, you will find a host of strategies that have been tried and tested in the classroom.” Hilary Hodgson, Director, Ormiston Trust
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Early Childhood And Primary Education: Readings And Reflections by Jane Johnston:
Download or read book EBOOK: Early Childhood And Primary Education: Readings And Reflections written by Jane Johnston and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2010-09-16 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the historical and philosophical ideas underpinning practice in early childhood and primary education. It pulls together key extracts from influential sources and provides helpful editorial commentary explaining the importance of each article to provide an essential reader in early childhood and primary education. It enables easy access to key theoretical ideas and seminal texts to provide a firm understanding of such ideas, as well as placing current issues within an historical and theoretical context. Reflective tasks provide opportunities for the reader to stand back from current practice and beliefs to review their own philosophy of education. These tasks, together with the editorial commentary, help develop the necessary understandings and insights to engage in critical debate on current issues in professional practice. Although early years and primary education are often seen as separate stages of development, children are expected to progress from one stage to another in a seamless way and the historical and philosophical ideas influencing practice at the different stages are often the same or similar. The book supports education professionals to understand and reflect on children's experiences across a range of stages. This is an ideal book for students on Early Childhood Studies, Early Years and Primary Education courses, as well as professionals working with children from birth to 11 years of age.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Values and Vision in Primary Education by Kathleen Taylor:
Download or read book EBOOK: Values and Vision in Primary Education written by Kathleen Taylor and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2013-07-16 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Against a backdrop of ever-changing government initiatives and strategies, it is essential that you have a firm vision for the roles and purposes of education to inform your interpretation of education. This accessible and engaging book provides you with the scaffolding to develop your reflective practice as you journey towards developing your own philosophy of education. It enables you to consider how your aspirations and vision can be enacted in practical ways in the classroom and provides a means to evaluate and analyse your own practice. The structure of the book and its individual chapters guides you through supported reflective activities and case study examples so that the exploration of educational philosophy is thoroughly grounded in professional practice. The book offers: Supported reflection on values underpinning primary education Practical examples to set theory within context An issues-based approach to pedagogy and curriculum Examples of philosophy and practice developed by practitioners With its wide range of thought-provoking ideas, examples and case studies, this is an excellent resource if you are thinking about becoming a teacher, training to teach or beginning your teaching career. "This book reaffirms in a very readable and engaging way the liberal, humane values that have informed, and still inform, the work of so many primary schools and teachers. It challenges its readers to engage personally with both values and vision. This is particularly necessary in the current context where primary education is in danger of being replaced by primary schooling through government diktat. The book is part of the principled resistance necessary to combat this menace to English childhood and teacher professionalism." Colin Richards, former senior HMI and Emeritus Professor, University of Cumbria, UK "A book putting children at the centre of education is a rare delight. It sloughs away the boredom of government directives and the ‘compliant culture’ (Compton) that follows. Chapters begin with eye-catching vignettes about learning. The text is evocatively written and, like a good novel, has memorable nuggets at regular intervals: e.g. Taylor’s ‘curiosity is all about possibilities.’ The book delivers practical approaches for student/teachers by practitioners. It is refreshing in its willingness to articulate values. Kimaliro and Woolley present the challenge for us all: 'how can teachers make possible the dreams that are to shape tomorrow’s pathways?'" Dr Trevor Kerry, Emeritus Professor, University of Lincoln, UK & Visiting Professor, Bishop Grosseteste University, UK "This book enters the initial teacher education field almost like a breath of fresh air because it reminds us of children and their worlds. The contributors tackle some of the ‘big ideas’ in education and provide a strong foundation for those students in initial teacher education who might be seeking to make sense of their emerging role as educators. Each of the chapters contextualises its theme within the recognisable curriculum orthodoxies of primary education but seeks to expand these margins and place children once again at the centre of the curriculum. The editors deserve congratulations in remind all of us about the purposes of primary education." Dr Robyn CoxAssociate Professor Literacy Education, Strathfield Faculty of EducationAustralian Catholic University, Australia Contributors: Ashley Compton; Linda Cooper; Karen Elvidge; Nigel Hutchinson; Eunice Kimaliro; Lindy Nahmad-Williams; Rachael Paige; Mike Steele
Summary Book Review MPPEB Primary School Teacher Eligibility Test: Child Development And Educational Pedagogy Ebook-PDF by Chandresh Agrawal:
Download or read book MPPEB Primary School Teacher Eligibility Test: Child Development And Educational Pedagogy Ebook-PDF written by Chandresh Agrawal and published by Chandresh Agrawal. This book was released on 2022-02-28 with total page 70 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: SGN. The Ebook MPPEB Primary School Teacher Eligibility Test: Child Development And Educational Pedagogy Ebook-PDF Covers Objective Questions From Various Similar Exams With Answers.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: TEACHING THE PRIMARY CURRICULUM by Jane Johnston:
Download or read book EBOOK: TEACHING THE PRIMARY CURRICULUM written by Jane Johnston and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2002-01-16 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: * 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.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Issues in Teaching Numeracy in Primary Schools by Ian Thompson:
Download or read book EBOOK: Issues in Teaching Numeracy in Primary Schools written by Ian Thompson and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2010-06-16 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Issues in Teaching Numeracy in Primary Schools is a bestselling guide for all trainee and practising primary school teachers, classroom assistants and mathematics specialist teachers. It provides an accessible guide to a wide range of research evidence about teaching and learning mathematics. Major changes in the primary mathematics curriculum in recent years - such as those recommended in the National Numeracy Strategy, the Primary National Strategy, the Early Years Foundation Stage, the Williams, Rose and Alexander Reviews - are reflected throughout the book. The new edition comprises fourteen new chapters, including a section devoted to post-Williams issues and four popular chapters that have been retained and updated in light of the vast changes in the field. Key topics include: Using resources, ICT, AfL and problem solving approaches effectively Learning from errors and misconceptions Developing mental and written calculation The 'gifted and talented' Transition from EYFS into Key Stage 1 Intervention and the Every Child Counts programme This popular book is essential reading for all trainee and practising primary school teachers, classroom assistants and mathematics specialist teachers. The chapters can be read in a standalone fashion and many are cross-referenced to other parts of the book where specific ideas are dealt with in a different manner. Contributors: Mike Askew, Patrick Barmby, Meindert Beishuizen, Margaret Brown, Kev Delaney, Nick Dowrick, Sylvia Dunn, Richard English, Sue Gifford, Tony Harries, Steve Higgins, Jeremy Hodgen, Louise Matthews, Frank Monaghan, Mike Ollerton, Julie Ryan, Ian Thompson, John Threlfall, Julian Williams, Jan Winter
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Developing Teacher Assessment by John Gardner:
Download or read book EBOOK: Developing Teacher Assessment written by John Gardner and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2010-02-16 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The authors are well-known in the Assessment field and this work presents their highly original analysis... [It] promotes a professional learning approach that will undoubtedly help educationalists in schools and across the schools sector in their quest to improve learning." Professor Mary James, University of Cambridge, UK. This book explores the processes involved in developing assessment practice. It argues that the role of teacher assessment needs to be put firmly at the forefront of the educational agenda and that assessment by teachers needs to be developed in a widespread, high quality and sustainable fashion. The authors, all members of the influential Assessment Reform Group, argue that the target-driven approach of external testing leads to problems, including 'teaching to the test' to the detriment of the wider curriculum, and motivational problems. In this book, they tackle the differences between formative and summative assessment and ask the question: "What is quality teacher assessment?" There is coverage of key professional learning dimensions including: The purposes of assessment The need for evidence to support innovation The process and steps to develop new practice Perceptions of what counts as quality assessment in schools The authors draw on these various perspectives to explain how teachers and schools can build on existing practice, and develop new practices, and how the system should react to support them. This book is essential reading for teachers, head teachers, local authority professionals, policy makers and academics.
Summary Book Review Essential Teaching Skills Fifth Edition Ebook by Chris Kyriacou:
Download or read book Essential Teaching Skills Fifth Edition Ebook written by Chris Kyriacou and published by Oxford University Press - Children. This book was released on 2018-09-13 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chris Kyriacou's classic introduction to teaching skills has been a staple for teachers for over two decades. Covering a wealth of professional and pedagogic skills, it provides authoritative guidance on the nitty-gritty of teaching - making it a trusted resource that readers return to. This new edition has been fully updated to take account of important developments in education policy, teaching skills and classroom practice, evidence-based teaching, and assessment practices, as well as different routes into the profession. The concise format covers a wide range of skills and issues. You will be expertly guided through developments in classroom dialogue, assessment practices, pastoral care, using social media and e-learning, behaviour management, special educational needs and disabilities, inclusive teaching, and school data systems. The 5th edition also expands its coverage of effective mentoring and the need to continue developing professionally. Practical and compact, Essential Teaching Skills is ideal for both students and experienced teachers wishing to explore their own practice, as well as teacher mentors helping others to develop their teaching skills. It underpins real-world guidance with up-to-date research findings, creating an authoritative, usable guide which is relevant to today's busy professional teachers and trainees.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Primary PE: Unlocking the Potential by Anne Williams:
Download or read book EBOOK: Primary PE: Unlocking the Potential written by Anne Williams and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2011-05-16 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book aims to address some of the aspects of primary physical education about which there is currently a dearth of high quality texts. It arises from several contextual elements that create a need for something a little different from books currently on offer. Most of these offer guidance on content and teaching skills across the activities of the National Curriculum together with supplementary information about key issues and processes, for example, assessing pupils or including those with special needs. This proposal focuses on learning about primary PE and its potential to contribute not only as a discrete curriculum subject but also across the whole curriculum and to some of the many strategies and initiatives that have been set up to enhance primary practice and achievement. Topics have been selected as the focus for the chapters in this book not only for their current significance within strategies and initiatives, but for their potential to contribute to the enhancement of the curriculum in the longer term, and particularly in the context of the recommendations of the Rose review and the imminent revisions to the primary national curriculum.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Interacting or Interfering? Improving Interactions in the Early Years by Julie Fisher:
Download or read book EBOOK: Interacting or Interfering? Improving Interactions in the Early Years written by Julie Fisher and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2016-05-16 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: High quality interactions are recognised as fundamental to the achievement of outstanding teaching and learning in the early years. If you are working with children from six months to six years this authoritative new book from leading author Julie Fisher encourages you to reflect deeply on the quality and impact of interactions in your setting. Drawing on research undertaken in baby rooms, nurseries and classrooms over four years the book challenges prevailing orthodoxies and offers specific practical guidance on how to improve the quality of interactions on a day-to-day basis. With its illuminating examples, the book shows how you can best tune into and respond effectively to young children’s conversations. It exemplifies how interactions are most effectively sustained and how developing high quality interactions can better scaffold and support children’s learning and development. 'Interacting or Interfering?' • Identifies the key components of effective interactions and how implementing these can improve the quality of children’s learning • Contains transcripts of interactions from baby rooms through to Year 2 classes which exemplify key messages • Provides prompts you can use to analyse and improve your own practice Written in the author’s exceptionally clear and accessible style, this book is indispensable reading for all students and practitioners working and studying in the early years.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Beginning Primary Teaching by Angela Jacklin:
Download or read book EBOOK: Beginning Primary Teaching written by Angela Jacklin and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2006-05-16 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beginning Primary Teaching supports primary teachers' early professional development and learning, tackling key questions and concerns that new teachers might face in their early careers, such as: How will I get through the first term? When will I feel like a ‘real’ teacher? What can I expect from my first years in teaching? Drawing on the experiences of beginning primary teachers themselves, this is an authentic account of their crucial early teaching experiences, challenges and achievements. As well as providing a research-based context, the book is firmly grounded in the day-to-day practices of education professionals working with young people in schools, and offers valuable practical guidance for new teachers. By illustrating and exploring early experiences in teaching, this book helps primary teachers to understand their early professional development and learning and helps them to reflect on their own practice as well as that of others, offering a source of practical support throughout the important early years of their careers. Beginning Primary Teaching is essential reading for all new primary teachers, including those completing initial teacher training, newly qualified and early career teachers, as well as the growing number entering teaching through employment-based routes.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Improving Primary Mathematics Teaching and Learning by Mary McAteer:
Download or read book EBOOK: Improving Primary Mathematics Teaching and Learning written by Mary McAteer and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2013-01-16 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book stems from the authors’ shared passion for primary mathematics teaching and offers an exploration of contemporary issues facing teachers. Drawing on research and case studies from practice, the book explores a wide range of concepts as starting points for professional reflection and personal development to improve teaching and learning in primary mathematics. Topics covered include: Using children’s mathematical misconceptions to support teaching and learning The role of talk in developing mathematical understanding Evidence-based teaching and learning Making mathematics real and purposeful beyond the classroom The role of games in teaching and learning mathematics ICT and mathematics The book illustrates the ways in which professional development that is rooted in practitioner inquiry and research enables teachers to advance their practice, resulting in improved outcomes for their pupils. Improving Primary Mathematics Teaching and Learning is appropriate for teachers undertaking professional development programmes (e.g. MaST, MA programmes), trainee teachers and staff on those programmes, both local authority and independent. Contributors: Mike Askew, Sue Bailey, Elizabeth Carruthers, Victoria Grinyer, Alice Hansen, Lynne McClure, Effie Maclellan, Suzan Nelson, Carol Rushworth-Little, Steve Sherer, Ian Thompson, Vivien Townsend, Maulfry Worthington. "In this book Mary McAteer brings together contributors with a wealth of experience in research and practice. The way in which practical and theoretical perspectives are brought to life with case studies and examples make it a highly readable text and every chapter adds new insights into children's mathematics learning." Dr Julia Anghileri, University of Cambridge (retired)
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Interactive Teaching in the Primary School by Janet Moyles:
Download or read book EBOOK: Interactive Teaching in the Primary School written by Janet Moyles and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2003-04-16 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: * What is 'interactive teaching' in primary classrooms? * What do primary teachers and children do to interact effectively? * Are there benefits in such interactions to both teaching and learning? A research partnership of tutors and teachers strives towards answers to these key questions. This book is the story of this intriguing and exciting research project. The authors examine the practical and theoretical aspects that are key to understanding and undertaking interactive teaching in primary classrooms. The project is unique in using its own interactive processes, 'Reflective Dialogues', to help teachers make sense of their own teaching. This process includes capturing and analysing classroom sessions on video; and cameos of these classroom interactions are discussed throughout the book. The research context is the Literacy Hour in Key Stages 1 and 2. This new title is key reading for academics, researchers, teacher educators, policymakers and primary school teachers.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Developing Interactive Teaching and Learning using the IWB by Sara Hennessy:
Download or read book EBOOK: Developing Interactive Teaching and Learning using the IWB written by Sara Hennessy and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2013-10-16 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Do your students tune out from the IWB? No matter how 'whizzy' you make the technology, do you have trouble engaging them?Would you like some ideas to support a more interactive approach to using the IWB, so that your students are more motivated and involved in your lessons? Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) are now found in the majority of UK classrooms and many teachers are highly technically competent with this technology. Yet there is a need to develop expertise that capitalizes on such advanced technological equipment as an effective teaching and learning tool. The aim of this resource is to support a more interactive approach to using the IWB, especially in whole-class teaching. Research into classroom practices shows that more interactive approaches - in particular engaging pupils in dialogue and discussion - promote better learning. This resource offers practical support and examples that help develop teaching practices that are more productive for learning, focused around the use of the IWB. This teacher resource has three key elements: The Professional Development Resource takes you through discussion, reflection and practical activities that focus on dialogue and the use of the IWB The Reader explores key issues related to use of the IWB in primary and secondary classrooms, and directly supports the Professional Development Resource The Resource Bank offers video examples, sample classroom activities, explanatory screenshots, and IWB lesson templates, all available online Together with its website containing the resource bank, this text is an essential toolkit for trainee and qualified teachers, as well as senior leadership teams. "I fully recommend this set of extremely useful material containing a strong classroom voice endorsed by authoritative academic researchers. Teachers will be drawn to this material, and will be able to review their own practice, reflect on the centrality of classroom spoken interactions, and investigate how best to use the expensive item of technology on the wall to get the very best from their investment. The blend of resources, ideas and readings coupled with the video clips will provide a wealth of material to do just that. It will prove very useful for teachers with any length of experience, from those who might want to take a fresh look at their classroom practice to those new to the profession. I will certainly draw from this in my CPD training with school staff." Sally Elding, Senior Adviser, Primary Elearning Team, The ICT Service, Cambridgeshire "This book ensures that 'interactivity' in the classroom does not just mean the casual interaction of students with software. Instead, the authors show how to combine two very powerful tools - the IWB and talk - to create an effective and inclusive learning environment. Chapters draw on classroom settings to show how use of the IWB can be enhanced by a focus on the quality of the talk that goes on between students, and between teacher and learners. Authors use practical experience to highlight the things that make the difference to the use of the IWB - for example the establishment of exploratory dialogue, the thoughtful organisation of group work and the creation of straightforward but stimulating IWB resources. In addition the text provides clear guidance for teachers on how and why to raise student awareness of the importance of their discussion when making or considering digital artefacts. There is a strong focus on ensuring that both students and teachers understand best use of the IWB; and that contexts for learning are provided which really merit discussion. The Teacher Development section considers use of the IWB in a dialogic classroom - and shows how best practice can be achieved, with useful resources, and a format for reviewing own learning. The Reader section provides insight into the aspects of talk that fit together to generate a dialogic classroom context, and crucially shows how use of the IWB is both enhanced by dialogue and contributes to students' capacity to take part in learning dialogues with one another. The Resource Bank draws on a range of classroom contexts, providing examples to support teachers as they create their own lesson plans and ideas. The text is accessible and interesting, with complex ideas clearly explained, and the book is readily navigated.This book will enable teachers to plan for dialogue based on the motivating and interesting features of the IWB. In particular it provides guidance for student use of the IWB, and creation of own resources tailored to learning needs. Teachers who wish to have a focus on dialogue will find here a theoretically based, practical approach to ensuring that their students really benefit from interactivity, with the IWB and with each other." Dr Lyn Dawes, Educational Consultant "This valuable resource provides both a theoretical framework and pedagogic guidance to use the interactive whiteboard to its full potential with learners of all ages. Written by established classroom practitioners and academic researchers, it provides a set of resources which are grounded in the reality of classroom life, but underpinned by academic rigour which make it useful to both student and experienced teachers alike." Professor Gary Beauchamp, Professor of Education and Director of Research, School of Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK Contributors: Lloyd Brown, Simon Knight, Caroline Neale, Diane Rawlins, Rupert Wegerif
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Teaching and Learning Primary Science with ICT by Paul Warwick:
Download or read book EBOOK: Teaching and Learning Primary Science with ICT written by Paul Warwick and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2006-08-16 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a range of insights into pupils’ learning relevant to the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in primary science. The contributors, who are all experts in their field, draw on practical and theoretical perspectives and: Provide specific examples of software and hardware use in the classroom Consider innovative and creative uses of technology for pupils engaged in science activity in the primary and early years Indicate future possibilities for the use of computer-based technologies Key themes running through the book include: setting the use of ICT in primary science within theoretical perspectives on learning and on pedagogy; the importance of using ICT in developing talking and listening opportunities in the science classroom; and the potential of learning through ICT enhanced science investigations. Contemporary issues such as inclusion, creativity and collaborative learning are also examined, making Teaching and Learning Primary Science with ICT essential reading for students in science education, and for teachers who want to use new technology to improve learning in their science classrooms.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: New Perspectives In Primary Education: Meaning And Purpose In Learning And Teaching by Sue Cox:
Download or read book EBOOK: New Perspectives In Primary Education: Meaning And Purpose In Learning And Teaching written by Sue Cox and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2011-09-16 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This is a timely book, enabling teachers to reflect critically upon their existing work-place practices, which have been so powerfully shaped by the target culture and the logic of performativity that has underpinned it for two decades. More importantly it will empower primary school teachers to play a more active role in effecting curriculum and pedagogical change in their schools and classrooms." Professor John Elliot, School of Education, University of East Anglia, UK This book encourages you to question the existing culture of schooling, its principles and practices. Current practices have been shaped and dominated by a target led and outcomes driven agenda. The book addresses some of the conflicts that arise in the demand for performance on the one hand and teachers' responsiveness to children and their learning on the other. Sue Cox sets out to show how change might be based on clear understandings of how children learn and how teachers contribute to that learning. She does this by providing frameworks for change and shows how, from these perspectives, participation is key to children's learning. She then goes on to explore the implications for teachers working collaboratively with children in areas such as interaction, curriculum and assessment. An underlying aim of the book is to provide the tools for teachers to develop a principled approach to what they do and how they think in order to challenge some entrenched practices and thinking. This book provides thoughtful reading and promotes reflective thinking for primary teachers, teachers in training and researchers with insight into new ways of thinking about and developing primary education.