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.

History 5 11

Author: Hilary Cooper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351762359
Release Date: 2017-11-27
Genre: Education

Now in its third edition, History 5-11 aims to make teaching about the past exciting and stimulating for both teachers and children. Focusing on the English National Curriculum for History (2013), and with an emphasis on the importance of learning about the past through the processes of historical enquiry, History 5-11 contains case studies, lesson planning guidance and methods to develop pupils‘ historical understanding. It offers creative and innovative ways to teach the subject of history, refreshing teachers‘ confidence in teaching the 2013 curriculum, and is illustrated by new case studies and research. This fully updated third edition includes: References to the 2013 National Curriculum, its aims and purposes, and its content and processes for Key Stages 1 & 2 Guidance on making local, national and global connections between societies over time Planning for assessment and progression New research and illustrative case studies New sections on local history and links to oracy Updates to all existing chapters Reflection on practice and research: undergraduate, Masters level and PhD. This textbook is an invaluable resource to all trainee and practising primary teachers interested in teaching history in an accessible, dynamic and above all, enjoyable way.

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.

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

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.

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.

Teaching History Creatively

Author: Hilary Cooper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135115494
Release Date: 2012-12-12
Genre: Education

Fresh and innovative, Teaching History Creatively will foster creativity in both learners and practitioners alike. By introducing teachers to a wealth of available approaches to historical enquiry, this book ensures creative, active and effective learning which includes plenty of challenges, clear goals and opportunity for progression. Underpinned by theory and research, it offers informed and practical support, illustrated throughout by examples of children’s work. Key themes addressed include: how good history education and creativity are inseparable; investigating sources: archaeology, visits and time capsules; using archives in your own research project; historical agents and history detectives!; drama for exploring events, myths and legends; communicating historical understanding creatively. Written by experienced authors with extensive experience of history teaching in the primary school, Teaching History Creatively is an essential purchase for any professional who wishes to embed creative approaches to teaching in their classroom.

New Perspectives In Primary Education Meaning And Purpose In Learning And Teaching

Author: Cox, Sue
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335235735
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Education

"This is a timely book, enabling teachers to reflect critically upon their existing work-place practices, which have been so powerfully shaped by the target culture and the logic of performativity that has underpinned it for two decades. More importantly it will empower primary school teachers to play a more active role in effecting curriculum and pedagogical change in their schools and classrooms."Professor John Elliot, School of Education, University of East Anglia, UK This book encourages the reader to question the existing culture of schooling and its practices, which have been shaped and dominated by a target led and outcomes driven agenda. The book draws attention to some of the conflicts that arise in the demand for performance on the one hand and teachers' responsiveness to children and their learning on the other. Sue Cox sets out to show how change might be based on clear understandings of how children learn and how teachers contribute to that learning. She does this by providing frameworks for change and shows how, from these perspectives, participation is key to children's education, both as an account of their learning and as a democratic principle. She explores the potential for transformation in teachers working collaboratively with children in areas such as interaction, curriculum and assessment. An underlying aim of the book is to provide the tools for teachers to develop a principled approach to what they do and how they think in order to challenge, and to re-construct entrenched practices and thinking. This book provides thoughtful reading and promotes reflective thinking for primary teachers and teachers in training, offering insights into new ways of approaching and developing primary education. Sue Cox is Senior Lecturer for The School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of East Anglia, UK.