Innovative Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools
- Des Hewitt - University of Warwick, UK
- Susan Tarrant - University of Derby, UK
Innovation in the classroom is about empowering teachers to develop intelligent, creative and effective teaching methods that will challenge and engage learners.
Drawing on contemporary research and case studies from the UK and internationally, this book examines the theory behind innovative teaching and learning and its practical application in primary schools. Reflection points throughout the chapters encourage self-evaluation and development, giving students greater confidence to plan and deliver their own innovative teaching.
Topics covered include:
- Creative approaches to learning in primary and early years education
- Using different settings and technologies to develop thinking skills
- Promoting positive classroom behaviour and inclusion
- Innovation in planning and assessment
Brilliant book for newly qualified teachers or those undertaking the PSET course
This book provides varied viewpoints for children's learning and development and makes great links to theory. It also covers areas such as effective problem solving, different 'talk types' and offers interesting classroom case studies along with chapter summaries and opportunities for reflection.
This book gives many activities that can be applied in a school setting. It can help any primary school teacher.
This book supports a module taught on the Foundation Degree Course in Development and Learning, by providing stimulating questions that challenge and provide ideas to engage learners. Backed up by relevant theories and brimming with pertinent classroom case studies that give cause for reflective thinking that will empower any teacher or trainee teacher to look at different ways of learning.
In the current climate of cross curricular teaching and learning this is a relevant and useful book for teachers. It considers technological impact, environmental factors and learning environments, and thoughts about behavior management. The chapter on assessment (life without levels) is very useful, assessment for learning and the planning cycle.
An interesting look at the place of creativity within teaching and learning
This is an extremely useful book which covers a wide range of relevant issues. Read thoughtfully, it will help students to become better (and more reflective) teachers.
essential reading for all learners studying towards their diploma in teaching and learning
A thought provoking text that supports trainee teachers in the development of their own philosophy of education. Case studies provide useful practical examples that can be adapted to differing classroom contexts.