The Primary Curriculum
A Creative Approach
- Patricia Driscoll - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
- Andrew Lambirth - University of Greenwich, UK
- Judith Roden - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Primary Professional Studies
In order to be a successful primary teacher you need a clear understanding of good teaching practice across the subjects that make up the primary curriculum.
This second edition has been fully updated to include key points from the 2014 National Curriculum in England, balancing a clear discussion of the principles behind high quality teaching with the requirements of current policy. An emphasis on creative approaches supports you in developing inspiring cross-curricular practice in your classroom.
New to this edition:
- Links to the 2014 National Curriculum in England in every chapter
- Case studies in every chapter provide useful examples of creative teaching in each curriculum subject
- Expanded coverage on assessment and planning
This is essential reading for students on primary initial teacher education courses, including university-based (PGCE, PGDE, BA QTS, BEd), school-based (SCITT, School Direct, Teach First) and employment-based routes into teaching.
We make sense, and learn about our world, by gathering and piecing together evidence from a range of different aspects and subjects. This book promotes the importance and value of both discrete and cross-curricular teaching, focusing on the need to broaden horizons and interests resulting in self-motivated lifelong learners.
This book situates UK education within the current and global of educational change. It provides new and experienced teachers with a research-focused history of the national curriculum up to the present day.
This is a good overview. To creativity in the primary curriculum. It is written in an accessible style for UG and OGCE students. There is not enough about music education I don't think, music is left slightly to one side in the discussions of creativity.
This is helpful as a background reading book for EYT trainees in preparation for their Key stage one placement.
Very good for the Primary Ed and Supporting Learning modules.
Well written, easy to read and use with clear aims and helpful case studies to read.
I would recommend this book as it looks at all of the varied primary curriculum areas, giving advice about how to provide a more creative pedagogy for the classroom. I like the fact that the reader can use this for reference going straight to the chapter that they are interested in, rather than having to skim read the whole book.
Useful resource. Recommended text for Whole Curriculum Studies.
The book is presented in an easy to read format, that incorporates case studies throughout the chapters to help consolidate knowledge and understanding across the issues raised. It is good that the reference list is positioned at the end of each chapter as opposed to the end of the book itself, as this supports direct access to further research.
This new edition will continue to be useful to FdA Learning Support stduents who are working as teaching assistants within primary schools, and need to develop a holistic overview of the curriculum.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: An Introduction to English