Primary Humanities

Author: Tony Pickford
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446291085
Release Date: 2013-03-15
Genre: Education

'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.

Primary Humanities

Author: Michael Chabon
Publisher: Sage Publications (CA)
ISBN: 1857023390
Release Date:
Genre:

'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.

Teaching Primary Humanities

Author: Russell Grigg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351797092
Release Date: 2018-09-17
Genre: Education

The second edition of Teaching Primary Humanities, which focuses on history, geography and religious education, has been fully updated to reflect policy developments and recent curriculum changes throughout the United Kingdom. The authors reaffirm the importance of teaching the humanities in a fast-changing world. This is a book packed full of practical ideas to make learning enjoyable, challenging and relevant. This revised edition features: An extended critique of fundamental British values and how these could be taught The role of the humanities in teaching critical literacy skills in an era of 'fake news' A focus on the key concepts of time, place and community in the Early Years New suggestions for professional learning and development Guidance on realistic planning and assessment for busy teachers Links to the most useful, updated websites and resources Chapters include tasks, research briefings and points for reflection to stimulate further thinking. Teaching Primary Humanities should be essential reading for trainee teachers and experienced practitioners looking for support and inspiration to showcase the contribution of the humanities to children’s all-round education.

Primary Teaching

Author: Catherine Carden
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781526454782
Release Date: 2018-11-24
Genre: Education

When learning to teach, practical experience in the classroom is essential as is learning from others and being able to reflect on your own learning and performance. Equally important is the ability to critically evaluate learning and teaching. In fact, in teacher training, the questions are just as important as the answers: What drives schools and what challenges them? What can we learn from other countries? Does curriculum really matter? How do teachers manage behaviour? How do I prove that my children are learning? What does mastery really look like? This new, extensive, core text from Learning Matters tackles these questions and more. It includes full coverage of the content of professional studies modules and goes beyond to support trainees on placements and in their learning on the course.

Understanding and Teaching Primary Geography

Author: Simon Catling
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781526451019
Release Date: 2018-06-30
Genre: Education

This book outlines how good teaching of primary geography can extend children's world awareness and help them make connections between their environmental and geographical experiences. Chapters offer guidance on important learning and teaching issues as well as the use and creation of resources from the school environment to the global context. It covers all the key topics in primary geography including: understanding places physical and human geography environmental sustainability learning outside the classroom global issues citizenship and social justice. Summaries, classroom examples and practical and reflective tasks are included throughout to foster understanding and support the effective teaching of primary geography.

Collaborating to Support All Learners in English Social Studies and Humanities

Author: Faye Brownlie
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
ISBN: 9781553792352
Release Date: 2009-10-23
Genre: Education

How can we help students develop the thinking skills they need to be successful learners? How does this relate to deep learning of important concepts? How can we engage and support diverse learners in inclusive classrooms where they develop understanding and thinking skills? In this book, Faye and Leyton explore these questions and offer classroom examples to help busy teachers develop communities where all students learn. This book is written by two experienced educators who offer a welcoming and “can do” approach to the big ideas in education today. In this book, you will find: insightful ways to teach diverse learners, e.g., literature and information circles, open-ended strategies, cooperative learning, inquiry curriculum design frameworks, e.g., universal design for learning (UDL) and backward design assessment for, of, and as learning lessons to help students develop deep learning and thinking skills in English, Social Studies, and Humanities excellent examples of theory and practice made accessible real school examples of collaboration — teachers working together to create better learning opportunities for their students

Improving Teaching and Learning in the Humanities

Author: Martin Ashley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135709815
Release Date: 2012-10-12
Genre: Education

Focuses on religious education, history, geography and cross-curricular planning in the primary school. It includes discussion of the purpose of education, and how the humanities fit with this purpose, with particular reference to the 1998 Education Act and 1994 National Curriculum Review. The book deals with the themes of time, place, values, communication, responsibilities and decision-making. These link the chapters, and are fully complemented with case studies. For each concept there are suggestions for practical classroom activities. The reader will find the book invaluable in integrating the subjects across the National Curriculum.

History 5 11

Author: Hilary Cooper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136575617
Release Date: 2012-06-25
Genre: Education

History 5-11 addresses the key issues surrounding the teaching of history in the primary curriculum. With an emphasis on the importance of learning about the past through the processes of historical enquiry, this textbook will be an invaluable resource to all trainee and practising primary teachers interested in teaching history in an accessible, dynamic and above all enjoyable way. This fully updated second edition highlights: Examples of good practice; Meaningful assessment and record keeping; Planning for progression and differentiation; The primary to secondary transition; Cross-curricular approaches to history. This book also analyses the most recent and salient reports concerning primary education, including the 2011 Ofsted report History for All, the Historical Association Primary Survey 2011 and the findings of the Cambridge Review. It contains case studies, lesson planning guidance and methods to develop pupils’ historical understanding as well as offering creative and innovative ways to teach the subject of history in the primary classroom.

Teaching Primary Geography

Author: Simon Catling
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9780857253422
Release Date: 2009-08-12
Genre: Education

Written with reference to the 2007 Professional Standards for the Award of QTS and initiatives such as the Primary National Strategy, each chapter offers practical guidance on topics such as planning, assessment and the creation of resources. It provides summaries of key topics in primary geography, including the study of places, environmental sustainability, learning beyond the classroom, global issues, citizenship and cross-curricular approaches to promote children's subject knowledge, well-being and learning within primary geography. With research summaries, practical and reflective tasks, and classroom examples, this book helps trainees and NQTs teach primary geography confidently and creatively throughout the primary school.

Learning ICT in the Humanities

Author: Tony Pickford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135056629
Release Date: 2013-05-24
Genre: Education

Providing practical guidance on enhancing learning through ICT in the humanities, this book is made up of a series of projects that supplement, augment and extend the QCA ICT scheme and provide much-needed links with Units in other subjects’ schemes of work. It includes: examples and advice on enhancing learning through ICT in history, geography and RE fact cards that support each project and clearly outline its benefits in relation to teaching and learning examples of how activities work in 'real' classrooms links to research, inspection evidence and background reading to support each project adaptable planning examples and practical ideas provided on an accompanying CD ROM. Suitable for all trainee and practising primary teachers.

Dancing in the Light

Author: Marcia Behrenbruch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789460918858
Release Date: 2012-11-04
Genre: Education

Sustainability, globalization, the rapid growth of knowledge and the need for internationally minded citizens require a rethinking of education. Concept based inquiry learning has been offered for over a century as an alternative to traditional education centered on textbooks, invasive standardized testing and control external to the student. Yet the widespread change in teaching styles required to shift education to meet 21st century requirements has been sporadic at best. This book tells several stories. The first is a teacher’s journey to discover a different way of teaching and learning. The second is a summary of the theory used to explain and justify the change in pedagogy to the wider school community. The third are stories from student and teachers who practice inquiry learning. The result is a description of 6 essential elements for a successful inquiry learning environment. Although this research was conducted at a single school, it offers important insights for other schools who are considering change to a more constructivist, sustainable approach to education. Marcia Behrenbruch has taught at all levels of schooling from the early years to year 12. She has lived and worked in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, Vietnam and Singapore. Most of her 15 years in school administration focused on curriculum innovation and facilitating change. She completed her doctoral studies at Melbourne Graduate School of Education and is currently a global head of professional development for an international not-for-profit educational organization.

Using IT in Primary School History

Author: Lez Smart
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0304328294
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Education

This is an eminently practical book, which has been written to help all primary school teachers bring IT into the teaching of history in their classrooms. History and information technology might appear at first to be incongruous, but, as Lez Smart shows, both teachers and their pupils can use IT to enhance and increase enjoyment of the learning process and at the same time satisfy the requirements of the National Curriculum. After an introductory overview chapter, the central three chapters demonstrate and develop the uses of IT in primary history teaching through popular topics or historical periods. The final chapter covers logistical considerations such as classroom management, differentiation, access, equal opportunities, progression and continuity. The implications and resonances for IT and history within the overall curriculum framework are also explored.