Developing your teaching

Twiselton, Samantha and Elton-Chalcraft, Sally (2014) Developing your teaching. In: Cremin, Teresa and Arthur, James, (eds.) Learning to teach in the primary school, 3rd edition. Learning to Teach in the Primary School series . Routledge (Taylor & Francis), Abingdon, UK, pp. 98-113. Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

Good teaching makes a difference. Excellent teaching can transform lives. (Alexander, 2010: 279) Such a responsibility can be quite daunting to anyone contemplating the skills that might be needed for effective primary teaching. This unit will look at the skills and knowledge required for you to be able to create and support successful learning experiences that, ultimately, could transform lives. What you decide to do in the classroom can have a profound influence on the children you work with. In this unit, we unpack factors you need to consider when you plan for the children’s learning. By the end of this unit, you should be beginning to: understand that excellent teaching involves being aware of the underlying factors that underpin learning objectives (e.g.organisation of the curriculum; concepts of knowledge; a child’s background, prior learning, aptitude etc.); understand how knowledge is organized; develop strategies to help your own decision-making in the classroom (creativity and knowledge).

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
ISBN: 9780415818193
Departments: Primary PGCE
Additional Information: Section 2.4 within book.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2019 11:13
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2019 11:14
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4341

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