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Primary Humanities
Learning Through Enquiry

March 2013 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'This book brings together the traditions of historical enquiry and geographical enquiry. At its heart is the belief in children's capacities to be enquiring historians and geographers, enabling them to develop a sound base of historical and geographical knowledge and understanding'

- Lynne Dixon, Senior Lecturer in Primary Humanities, University of Greenwich

'This book successfully combines theory and practice: it helps the reader to make sense of different perspectives of theories of learning related to these subject areas. It is therefore useful to both classroom practitioners and students alike. Readers will certainly be able to identify elements useful to their needs'

- Emily Rotchell, Senior Lecturer in Primary Geography, University of Roehampton

Providing a broad and balanced overview of the teaching of history and geography, Primary Humanities: Learning through Enquiry is indispensable reading for all primary teacher education students wishing to develop their understanding of teaching humanities subjects.

Using an enquiry-based approach that encourages children to learn through questioning and investigating , it combines theoretical coverage with practical examples to provide an informed, engaging guide to humanities teaching in the primary classroom. Key issues covered include planning and assessment in history and geography, using resources in teaching, and exploring creative and cross-curricular approaches in humanities.

This is essential reading for all students studying primary history and geography on primary initial teacher education courses including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT, School Direct), and employment-based routes into teaching, and NQTs.

Tony Pickford and Wendy Garner are Senior Lecturers at the University of Chester.

Elaine Jackson is formerly Chief Adviser (Primary) Trafford BC and Primary Headteacher.

Why Do Enquiry-Led Learning?
What Is Enquiry-Led Learning in Primary History and Geography?
Enquiry outside the Classroom
Resources for Enquiry
Enquiry in Practice in History and Geography
Planning for Progression
Assessing Enquiry
Creative and Cross-Curricular Approaches in Teaching Enquiry-Based Humanities
Ideas and Examples

A relevant and accessible text, covering a substantial section of the Humanities course taught. Some useful activities that encouraged reflection and consideration among students supporting children in enquiry-based Humanity topics.

Mrs Gabrielle Morley
Primary Education, East Lancashire Institute of HE at Blackburn
May 8, 2013

suggested that the library purchase

Miss Anita Chamberlain
Faculty of Education (Lancaster), University of Cumbria
April 9, 2013

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