- Hardcover: 610 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 4 edition (21 March 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1138211044
- ISBN-13: 978-1138211049
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 24.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 1.3 Kg
- Customer Reviews: 30 customer ratings
Learning to Teach in the Primary School Hardcover – 21 March 2018
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"There is a reason why this book is now in its fourth edition - it is a classic. The work of the editors and authors responding to new research, new policies and new practices, over the many years of the book’s life, is one of its many outstanding features. And for this edition the renewed emphasis on critical analysis is most welcome. Not only is this book invaluable for trainee teachers but policy makers could well find food for thought as well."
- Dominic Wyse, Professor of Early Childhood & Primary Education, University College London
"Unquestionably, teaching in the primary school is a messy, complex, demanding business. For anyone starting out in the classroom, this book is an easily accessible guide to the challenges you may face, offering both theoretical rationales and practical advice to help."
- Megan Dixon, Director of Literacy for the Aspire Educational Trust
"A welcome new edition of this outstanding, comprehensive book that should be a core reader for anyone embarking on primary teacher training. It will become the 'go-to text' for trainees across all routes into teaching. A highly accessible, interactive book written by highly qualified teacher educators who are experts in their field."
- Jane Warwick, Primary PGCE Course Manager, University of Cambridge
"This 4th edition is a contemporary and extremely relevant resource for prospective and qualified primary teachers alike. The wide range of established authors provides a detailed discussion and focussed insight into the complexities of being a primary teacher. The child as an individual and a reflective approach to the curriculum are valued as key components of effective learning and teaching. This is a must-read for all professional practitioners."
- Jenny Carpenter, Director of Partnerships, York St John University
About the Author
Teresa Cremin is Professor of Education (Literacy) at The Open University, UK. A former primary teacher and teacher educator, she has served as President of the UK Reading Association and the UKLA, and Board member of the Cambridge Primary Review Trust, BookTrust and the Poetry Archive. She has led and contributed to a number of projects on creativity and on teachers’ literate identities and practices and has published widely in these areas (https://researchrichpedagogies.org/research/).
Cathy Burnett is Professor of Literacy and Education at Sheffield Hallam University, UK where she leads the Language and Literacy Education Research Group. She worked for many years as a primary teacher and teacher educator and is currently Vice President for the UKLA. She has published widely for professional and academic readerships and has led and contributed to research projects associated with literacy, digital media, teacher identities, and uses of new technologies in classrooms.
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This book covers a wide variety of pedagogical issues such as: what primary teaching is about, what it is to be professional, being a reflective teacher and continually developing your practice, how children learn, the importance of play, inclusivity, planning and organisation, managing behaviour, outdoor learning, the Cambridge Primary Review, assessment for learning, assessment of learning, differentiation, SEN, BME, cultural and linguistic diversity, gender differences, creativity, collaborating with pupils, parents, and TAs, applying for jobs. It also includes chapters on mastery in primary mathematics, "thinking skills", reading (phonics and comprehension), grammar and punctuation.
Each chapter is very insightful yet is only an introduction to all the issues raised. For more in depth knowledge and understanding there are excellent references and book / website links for further reading which is also a great resource.
A wonderful book ...