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Thinking Through Pedagogy for Primary and Early Years

Thinking Through Pedagogy for Primary and Early Years

January 2011 | 208 pages | Learning Matters
This practical, accessible book encourages a deep, often challenging, consideration of how young children learn and how teachers and other adults best support their learning. Essential reading for education students, it draws on research and practice to help readers reflect critically on their beliefs and practice. After comparing different views of pedagogy, it explores children's development and the importance of culture and context, emphasising the attributes of successful learners, relationships and the learning environment. Readers are helped think through how different aspects of pedagogy are interlinked and consider the implications for breadth, balance, planning and assessment and continuing professional development.
Revealing assumptions about teaching and learning
Exploring the historical, cultural and political context of pedagogy
Making sense of young children's development
Understanding knowledge and intelligence
Identifying the attributes of, and barriers to, successful learning
Creating an inclusive learning environment
Providing breadth and balance
Supporting successful learning
Assessing and planning for teaching
Building up your expertise
Facing the challenge of an unknown future

A good level text to engage and develop students knowledge in relation to pedagogy appropriate to Primary and EYFS teaching/learning episodes.

Sarah Charles
Education, Derby University
May 28, 2012

Added to book list.

Sue Miles-Pearson
School of Education, Roehampton University
April 19, 2012

This book was most interesting to early childhood students who wanted to progres to early years teaching or those extending reading around provision of learning through play

Ms Carol Lloyd
Childhood Studies (Bishop Otter), Chichester University
January 23, 2012

This text has been a useful source for students to consider different roles and areas of educational experiences for young children in primary and early years settings..
Post graduate students who are considering teacher training will find this useful. The case studies and critical thinking and key ideas sections enable links with theory and application to practice. Relevant and contemporary further reading to challenge their own learning and level.

Mrs Estelle Martin
Art, Business and Social Sciences, University Campus Suffolk
January 5, 2012

This is a good text that supports student's understanding of key issues and theories within the subject area. This text has been useful across several modules due to its comprehensive coverage.

Ms Clare Harris
Education (Francis Close Hall), Gloucestershire University
January 4, 2012

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