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Understanding Subject Knowledge for Primary Teaching

Understanding Subject Knowledge for Primary Teaching

October 2019 | 200 pages | Learning Matters
How can trainee teachers begin their careers with a clear understanding of all the curriculum subjects? This book addresses the nature of subject knowledge in all foundation curriculum subjects. It deconstructs the elements of each subject through an exploration of the nature of the subject, a coverage of the 'skills' a study of this subject develops and through detailed analysis of case studies from practice. At a time when concerns about the lack of breadth in the primary curriculum are being voiced, this book supports busy trainee teachers to truly understand and be ready to teach all curriculum areas.

1. Introduction
2. Science
3. Computing
4. Design and Technology
5. Art and Design
6. Music
7. Physical Education
8. Languages
9. History
10. Geography
11. Religious Education
12. Making connections

An incredibly useful text to encourage trainee teachers to reflect on their expectations and understanding of different areas of subject knowledge and how these can be integrated into the curriculum in primary schools.

Mrs Suzi Smale
Psychology, Petroc College
August 2, 2020

Developing secure SK is absolutely key to becoming a successful primary school teacher and this text contains high quality, pertinent contributions across a range of subjects. It is appropriate for UG study and will support a sound foundation for our student teachers. The design of the chapters makes it an engaging read and further references are suggested to enhance understanding.

Education, Liverpool John Moores University
May 24, 2021

This is an informative text for trainee teachers and students considering teacher training. The content provides an insightful understanding of subject knowledge in the current primary curriculum in schools.

Mrs Janet Douglas Gardner
Department of Education, London Metropolitan University
May 7, 2020

Great 2nd year text that is accessible and relevant. Works really well as a classroom resource

Dr Chelle Oldham
Education, Coventry University Scarborough Campus
September 20, 2019

This is a very useful background book for those who are students in primary teaching. It gives a good understanding of the foundation subjects

Mr Paul Hopkins
Faculty of Education (Hull), Hull University
December 20, 2019