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Subject Teaching in Primary Education

Subject Teaching in Primary Education

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March 2014 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'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.' - Jackie Keith, Deputy Head and Programme Leader for School Direct, London East Teacher Training Alliance

To be a successful teacher in primary schools you need to have an informed understanding of a wide range of subjects.  This book provides clear guidance of good practice teaching different subjects in primary education, informed by current curriculum directions, and full of practical advice for the classroom. 

Key features:
  • Clear links to the 2014 National Curriculum in England
  • 'In the classroom' examples from schools demonstrate intelligent and engaging ways to teach different subjects
  • Reflective questions challenge you to critically engage with what you have read and apply it to your own teaching
This is essential reading for students on primary initial teacher education courses, including university-based (PGCE, BA QTS, BEd), school-based (SCITT, School Direct) and employment-based routes into teaching. 
Sue Fawson
Early years
Christine Hickman
Art and design
Helen Caldwell and Gareth Honeyford
Computing and digital literacy
Jo Barter-Boulton and Jo Palmer
Gill Chambers, Kate Coleman and Gareth Davies
Ken Bland
Mary Bracey, Paul Bracey and Sandra Kirkland
Paul Gurton
Alice Hansen and Balbir Ahir
Carol Wetton
Emma Whewell, Karen Woolley and Robert Kellam
Physical education
Ellie Hill
Religious education
Babs Dore and Lyn Dawes

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.

Mrs Tracy Jane Wallis
School of Education, Wolverhampton University
November 16, 2015

A good text for any student studying primary education. Very assessable with each chapter providing a good overview of key issues.

Mr Michael Green
Education , Canterbury Christ Church University
August 26, 2014

'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.

Mr David Wheway
Department Of Primary Education, Canterbury Christ Church Univ.
July 18, 2014

Really good to have coverage of the whole curriculum with quality chapters written by subject specialists.

Mrs Ruth Livingstone
Education , Macclesfield College
July 4, 2014

This gives a general overview for those very new to primary education

Ms Anna Ferris
ECPE, Institute of Education
May 27, 2014

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