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The Curriculum for 7-11 year olds

Edited by:
  • Jeni Riley - Institute of Education, University of London, UK
  • Roy Prentice - Institute of Education, University of London, UK


October 1999 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`As more Daleks try to take over education, it is a pleasure to read books that help repel them. The 12 chapters in The Curriculum for 7-11 year olds offer a healthy antidote to the Dalek style of teaching' - Times Educational Supplement

This book affirms that although literacy and numeracy are crucial, they are not the only important subjects in the curriculum for 7 to eleven year olds.

The authors believe that all children need a broad educational experience in these vital years of schooling. They put forward an approach to teaching and learning that embraces the diversity of ways in which individuals organize thought, communicate ideas, express feelings and engage in purposeful action.

Written by subject specialists with extensive experience of the curriculum for 7 -eleven year olds, each chapter deals with central issues of teaching and learning in a particular subject, demonstrating the essential nature of the subject and its particular contribution to the education of children in the later phase of primary education. All chapters focus on the dual concerns of subject content and subject application, and the first chapter discusses thinking and learning in the context of this stage of children's development. The book will heighten teachers' awareness of what is particular to a subject, and its potential contribution to children's learning.

f003 Jeni Riley
Thinking to Learn: Learning to Think
Pauline Adams
Music: Unnecessary yet Essential
Richard P Bailey
Physical Education: Action, Play and Movement
Roger Beard
English: Range ,Key Skills and Language Study
Lynne Broadbent
Religious Education: A Challenge for Religion and for Education
John Cook
Geography: A Sense of Place
Caroline Heal
History: Making Connections
Rob Johnsey
Design and Technology: Creative Problem-Solving
Sarah Martyn
Information and Communications Technology: A Learning Revolution?
Roy Prentice
Art: Visual Thinking
Tim Rowland
Mathematics: All in the Mind?
Dorothy Watt
Science: Learning to Explain How the World Works

`As more Daleks try to take over education, it is a pleasure to read books that help repel them. The 12 chapters in The curriculum for 7-11 year olds offer a healthy antidote to the Dalek style of teaching' - Times Educational Supplement


In times of curriculum change this book makes the case for a well balanced curriculum . It acknowledges the importance of the core subjects but gives a timely reminder that a curriculum is more than that.

Mrs Marion Hobbs
Education, Edge Hill University
May 17, 2013

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