Primary teaching: a personal perspective

Richards, Colin (2018) Primary teaching: a personal perspective. In: Cremin, Teresa and Burnett, Cathy, (eds.) Learning to teach in the primary school, 4th edition. Learning to Teach in the Primary School Series . Routledge, Taylor & Francis, London, UK. Full text not available from this repository.

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Primary teaching is an immensely complicated business – much more complicated than government ministers and most other politicians realise. It involves so many different elements and dimensions. It changes in form and substance from minute to minute, hour to hour, lesson to lesson, class to class and year to year. Some people see it as a scientific activity, involving the selection of the best ways to ‘deliver’ material to young minds; others stress its artistic side and place emphasis on the ‘feel’ or style of teaching. So what is this enterprise called primary teaching? It is the purpose of this introductory unit to open this up for discussion.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781138211063
Departments: Academic Departments > Institute of Education (IOE) > Non-Initial Teacher Education (Non-ITE)
Additional Information: Chapter 1.1 within book.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2018 15:53
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 19:31
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