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‘An essential read for trainee and newly qualified teachers covering all key areas of the primary curriculum. There is a real sense of experienced and enthusiastic practitioners writing about ‘what makes good’ and why, with lots of clear practical examples of how to put ideas into practice.’
'An essential read for trainee and newly qualified teachers covering all key areas of the primary curriculum. Experienced teachers will also find this useful as a refresher, as well as those leading a new area of the curriculum. Current pedagogy and systems are referred to throughout in a very accessible way. There is a real sense of experienced and enthusiastic practitioners writing about ‘what makes good’ and why, with lots of clear practical examples of how to put ideas into practice.'
'The general message of the book appears to not only prepare teachers to think about each subject area but to recognise, as Eisner (2002: 58) would suggest, that the teacher ‘teaches herself as well as the subject’. As a result paying each subject due attention and recognising their strengths and learning opportunities becomes important; enabling the subjects to be represented more evenly to children.
This is well written and very clear in outlining the complex role of a class teacher.
A necessary resource to reflect the new National Curriculum. The chapters are carefully presented and for students on the BEd Early Years Teaching route ( 3 - 7), the first chapter acts as a transition process from the Early Years Foundation Stage to Keystage 1 and beyond.
Useful text. Recommended text for Whole Curriculum Studies.
A useful text covering the range of primary subjects enabling the student to see an overview of subject knowledge and understanding in all subjects. The PE chapter highlights key principles for teaching and learning which will supplement their understanding.
This text will be used in conjunction with others, so give students a broader perspective about curriculum design and delivery.
Helpful addition to the reading for the module
A useful book to give an introduction to the primary curriculum for trainee teachers embarking on their studies. The case studies provide insights into how the curriculum could be structured in the primary classroom.
I have used this across the curriculum modules as have other colleagues in their subject areas. It's lovely for our students to see their lecturers in print.
A good text for any student studying primary education. Very assessable with each chapter providing a good overview of key issues.
'Subject Teaching in Primary Schools' is a very accessible read, and would be ideal reading for students new to teaching, and as a quick reference for teachers on subjects with which they need to become more familiar. The short chapters are pithy, and inevitably don't cover all aspects - but this is addressed by pointing to further reading by respected authors. The introduction should be read by all student teachers.
Really good to have coverage of the whole curriculum with quality chapters written by subject specialists.
This gives a general overview for those very new to primary education
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