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Professional Studies in Primary Education

Professional Studies in Primary Education

Fourth Edition
Edited by:

May 2022 | 560 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This textbook gives you a broad overview of everything you will need to know to prepare for your initial teacher training and future career in the classroom.  

Covering practical issues including planning and assessment, and thought-provoking topics such as reflecting on your practice and developing critical thinking skills, this textbook provides you with an insightful exploration of the realities of teaching in primary schools.

This fourth edition has been comprehensively revised and includes five new chapters on:

·        Teacher wellbeing

·        The Early Career Framework (ECF)

·        Digital literacy and primary schools after the pandemic

·        Growth mindset, dialogue and P4C

·        Learning outside the classroom

This is essential reading for all students on primary initial teacher education courses including university-based (PGCE, BEd, BA with QTS), and schools-based (School Direct, SCITT, Teach First) routes into teaching.

Hilary Cooper is Professor Emeritus of History and Pedagogy at the University of Cumbria.

Sally Elton-Chalcraft is Professor of Social Justice in Education and also the Director of the Learning Education and Development Research centre in the Institute of Education at the University of Cumbria.

Susan Shaw and Ian Shirley
Chapter 1: History of Education
Hilary Cooper
Chapter 2: Philosophy of Education and Theories of Learning
Kim Harris and Andy Hale
Chapter 3: Planning and Assessment: Part 1
Andy Hale and Kim Harris
Chapter 4: Planning and Assessment: Part 2
Jan Ashbridge and Jo Josephidou
Chapter 5: Classroom Organisation and the Learning Environment
Jan Ashbridge and Jo Josephidou
Chapter 6: The Role of the Teacher and Other Adults
Tricia Carroll and Jo Josephidou
Chapter 7: The Early Years
Sue Soan
Chapter 8: Inclusion and Special Educational Needs
Simon Ellis and Janet Tod
Chapter 9: Behaviour for Learning
Richard Palmer
Chapter 10: Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
Nicky Batty and Jayne Metcalfe
Chapter 11: Safeguarding
Pippa Leslie
Chapter 12: Growth Mindset, Dialogue and P4C
Jean Conteh
Chapter 13: Language and learning in a Multilingual World
Diane Warner and Sally Elton-Chalcraft
Chapter 14: Race, Culture and Ethnicity Teaching in Post-European Times
Sally Elton-Chalcraft, Lynn Revell and Vini Lander
Chapter 15: Fundamental British Values
Heather Prince and Lisa McGregor
Chapter 16: Learning Outside the Classroom
Pete Boyd
Chapter 17: ‘Learning Teaching’ in School
Andrew Read
Chapter 18: Reflective Practice
Carol Darbyshire, Sue Harrop and Vicky Duckworth
Chapter 19: Moving on to Masters Level
Jonathan Glazzard and Stephanie Evans
Chapter 20: Teacher Wellbeing
Cat Scutt, Robbie Coleman and Harry Madgwick
Chapter 21: Early Career Framework
Melissa Jogie and Miles Berry
Chapter 22: Digital Literacy and Primary Schools after the Pandemic
Sally Elton-Chalcraft and Hilary Cooper
Chapter 23: Conclusion: Moving Forward

Up to date and wide-ranging in scope.

Mr Gary Pykitt
School of Education, Birmingham City University
August 30, 2023

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