Learning Through Enquiry
- Tony Pickford - University of Chester, UK
- Wendy Garner - University of Chester, UK
- Elaine Jackson - Formerly Chief Adviser (Primary) Trafford BC & Primary Headteacher
Enquiry processes are central to learning and teaching in both History and Geography. This book aims to demystify and justify the approaches, identifying their common features and unique attributes.
Using an enquiry-based approach as a means of exploring teaching, it combines theoretical coverage with practical examples to develop an informed and engaging survey of humanities teaching in the primary classroom. Covering issues such as planning and assessment in history and geography, using resources in teaching and exploring creative and cross-curricular approaches in humanities, Tony Pickford and Wendy Garner provide clear theory-informed guidance vital for success in the modern primary classroom.
This is essential reading for all students studying primary history and geography on primary initial teacher education courses including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT), and employment-based routes into teaching, and NQTs.
Very helpful book - some of the ideas fed into our Humanities sessions and was a recommended text for our Whole Curriculum Studies module.
Highly recommended to our trainees. Good balance of theory and practice. Accessible and easy to navigate and relevant with its focus on cross curricular and enquiry based learning.
An essential text that adds new insight into the enquiry process in primary education. Something that can be nebulous is made clear, progressive and easy to apply. A must for primary geographers.
Delighted with this book, fits in well with our cross curricular module and is now stocked in library
A useful addition to the range of books we suggest our trainees look at.
An excellent book. Very suitable for a course I will be teaching in the autumn on primary geography/ history enquiry/ thinking skills.
An excellent resource for primary Humanities undergraduate trainees. It provides reflective opportunities for intending subject leaders.
An excellent book, this should be required reading for trainee and practising teachers. Also very useful for secondary trainees to develop understanding of progression through learning in the Humanities .
A relevant and accessible text, covering a substantial section of the Humanities course taught. Some useful activities that encouraged reflection and consideration among students supporting children in enquiry-based Humanity topics.
suggested that the library purchase