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Primary Professional Studies

Primary Professional Studies

Third Edition
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August 2015 | 344 pages | Learning Matters

Primary teacher training is challenging.  Trainees must be prepared to consider teaching in innovative ways, while remaining focussed on the unchanging requirements of children’s learning. The third edition of this popular core book supports trainee teachers working towards primary QTS taking account of the diverse aspects of primary professional studies.

Mapped to the Teachers' Standards and the new National Curriculum, this text designed specifically for the primary professional studies module.  It begins with an exploration of the curriculum reviewing recent changes together with the new National Curriculum as well as taking a wider view of curriculum design and delivery.  The text moves on to look at 'The Developing Child' encouraging students to home in on child-centred teaching and learning and explores the needs and learning journeys of all children. 'The Developing Teacher' section outlines and highlights the professional role of the teacher and helps trainees to consider the kind of teachers they want to be.  Finally, the text covers essential 'Teaching Skills', offering trainees friendly and accessible advice on planning, assessments and behaviour management.

Exploring key issues in current  teaching and learning such as  inclusion, safeguarding and the wider school community explore, this third edition also includes new chapters on children's learning in the early years and children's voice enhancing the text's child-centred focus.  Also included is a completely new chapter on managing your teaching environment to help trainees consider the small things about everyday teaching that can really make a difference in the classroom.
A comprehensive guide offering in-depth coverage of all aspects of teaching and learning, together with practical teaching suggestions.

Section 1 The curriculum
Alice Hansen
1. Transforming teaching and learning
Adrian Copping
2. Curriculum approaches
Sally Neaum and Rebecca Walters
3. The Early Years Foundation Stage
Section 2 The developing child
Denis Hayes
4. Child-centred teaching and learning
Jonathan Glazzard
5. Including all learners
Mary Briggs
6. Transitions and progression
David Morris
7. Children’s voice
Section 3 The developing teacher
Tony Ewens
8. Teaching as a profession
Denis Hayes
9. Establishing your own teaching identity
Pat Macpherson
10. Safeguarding children
Tony Ewens
11. The school community: being part of a wider professional environment
Sandra Eady and Cathryn Hardy
12. Personal professional development
Section 4 Teaching skills
Mary Briggs
13. Assessment
Mary Briggs
14. Planning
Kate Adams
15. Managing behaviour for learning
Jonathan Leeming
16. Managing the classroom environment

As this is the first year I shall be teaching on this unit the book will be referred to at regular intervals as it is concise and accessible, pitched at trainee teachers and academic staff .

Mrs Susan Braud
Department of Education , University of Bedfodshire
June 25, 2015

This text is a useful support text for students embarking on a primary teacher education course. The inclusion in the third edition of the chapter on children's voice is an apt addition with key issues explored through case studies and evidence from research.

Mrs Wendy Elizabeth Cobb
Department of Primary Education, Canterbury Christ Church University
June 19, 2015

A valuable informative text for the trainee teacher.

Mrs Marion Elizabeth Hobbs
Education, Edge Hill University
April 27, 2015

Our core texts for professional studies. A great overview of the essential elements of learning to be a teacher.

Mrs Jane Scholey
School of Education, Oxford Brookes University
April 23, 2015
Key features
Helps trainees feel confident in approaching work as a teacher, fully aware of what it involved and their professional responsibilities

New chapter covering children's learning in the early years so students gain whole picture and how the EYFS fits with the national curriculum

Up to date information on the standards and how they relate to professional studies

New chapter on learning environment gives really practical advice on everyday teaching

New chapters on:
Children's learning in the early years
Children's voice
Managing your teaching environment

Updated information on the curriculum and standards
Fully revised and re-written chapter on continuing professional development

Alice Hansen

Alice Hansen is the Director of Children Count Ltd where she is educational consultant. Her work includes running professional development courses and events for teachers and teacher trainers, research and publishing. Alice has worked in education in England and abroad. Prior to her current work she was a primary mathematics tutor and the programme leader for a full-time primary PGCE programme at a large university in England. More About Author

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ISBN: 9781473916081