Teaching the Primary Curriculum by Jane JohnstonTeaching the Primary Curriculum by Jane Johnston

Teaching the Primary Curriculum

byJane Johnston, Mark Charter, Derek Bell

Paperback | January 16, 2002

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* What is good teaching and learning in the primary school?

* How can teachers manage the whole curriculum and still educate the whole child and raise standards?

* How can teachers be in critical dialogue with each other and with the curriculum in their search for improvement?

* What is the role of the teacher in the new primary curriculum?

This wide ranging book seeks to address these questions and to provide a comprehensive overview of the whole primary curriculum. It aims to develop teaching throughout primary education and to support teachers in the effective delivery of the curriculum. There is a particular focus on recent changes in primary education. The contributors consider how teaching methodologies need to adapt to these changes to meet the needs of children and raise standards in school. Throughout the book, emphasis is placed on effective teaching and learning methodologies, the importance of quality interaction in the classroom, the role of the teacher in teaching and learning and the experience of the child. Exemplars of good teaching are provided in each chapter, as well as thought provoking ideas for good practice.

Jane Johnston is a senior lecturer in primary education at Bishop Grosseteste College. Formerly she was a primary classroom teacher with experience throughout Key Stages 1 and 2. Her particular interests in education are in primary science and early years education with research interests in the development of attitudes to science, the...
Title:Teaching the Primary CurriculumFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.06 × 6.1 × 0.63 inPublished:January 16, 2002Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0335207723

ISBN - 13:9780335207725

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Table of Contents


Part one: Contexts and current issues

The changing face of teaching and learning
Curriculum entitlement and individual differences
Teaching and learning in the early years
The child as spiritual citizen
the school as moral society

Part two: The core curriculum

English; the best combination
But where is the maths?
Is there still a place for primary science?
Information and communication technology
the fourth core subject?

Part three: The curriculum as a foundation for learning

From somewhere to eternity
the journey towards good quality in religious education
Historical perspectives on the history curriculum
Geographical enquiry
What is design and technology?
The significance of art in the primary school
Creative music
Teaching physical education
Finding a place for drama in the primary school
Co-ordinating the whole curriculum for developing the whole child