Teaching Primary Years: Rethinking Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment

Author:   Donna Pendergast ,  Katherine Main
Publisher:   Allen & Unwin
ISBN:  

9781760632304


Pages:   520
Publication Date:   07 January 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Teaching Primary Years: Rethinking Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment


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The primary years are recognised as a distinct period in a child's development with significant consequences for ongoing educational success. During this critical time, formal schooling and the associated activities introduce children to new and extended social roles where they learn to cooperate and collaborate with their peers and adults. Children also begin to develop a sense of themselves and their competence in a range of domains including social, academic, sport and music. This edited collection provides specialist guidance in developing curriculum, pedagogy and assessment to meet the needs of primary years children. The text begins by exploring the unique characteristics of this age group including cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. It considers the expectations of teachers, including ethical and legal issues and guidance on how to develop positive learning spaces and collaborative approaches. There is an exploration of the needs of the child including facilitating transition from the early years and into secondary school. The text then considers the curriculum in depth including language and literacy, mathematics and numeracy, science and technology, health and physical education and the humanities. A focus on some of the key challenges in primary education bring the book to its conclusion, including effectively harnessing digital technology, developing age appropriate pedagogies, practising differentiated learning and effective assessment. Rich with insights from experts in the field and featuring case studies and practical examples throughout, this is a key resource for both pre-service and in-service primary teachers. Other professionals working with primary years students and parents will also benefit from engaging with this book.

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Author:   Donna Pendergast ,  Katherine Main
Publisher:   Allen & Unwin
Imprint:   A&U Academic
Weight:   1.070kg
ISBN:  

9781760632304


ISBN 10:   1760632309
Pages:   520
Publication Date:   07 January 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

1 Primary years education Donna Pendergast 2 Primary years students Susanne Garvis 3 Primary school teachers Donna Pendergast 4 Place and space for primary learners Eva Nislev 5 Social and emotional wellbeing Katherine Main 6 Leadership Susanne Garvis and Liisa Uusimaki 7 Transition Wendi Beamish and Annalise Taylor 8 English and literacy Lisbeth Ann Kitson and Beryl Exley 9 Maths and numeracy Kevin Larkin, Peter Grootenboer, Shelley Dole, Rebekah Strang and Alexandra Laird 10 Technology and coding Peter Curtis, Darren Campbell and Chris Dann 11 Science Reece Mills and Donna King 12 History, Geography, Economics and Civics Brad McLennan and Karen Peel 13 The arts Georgina Barton 14 Languages Kerry Taylor-Leech 15 Health and Physical Education Sue Whatman and Maree Dinan-Thompson 16 Age-appropriate engaging pedagogies Raymond Brown 17 Integrated learning Eva Nislev 18 Cooperative learning and collaborative teaching Katherine Main and Sarah Prestridge 19 Promoting pro-social behaviour Karen Peel and Brad McLennan 20 Digital learning Shaun Nykvist, Christopher Blundell and Michelle Mukherjee 21 Personalised learning: Disability and gifted learners Michelle Ronksley-Pavia 22 Assessment and learning Katie Weir References Acknowledgements Index

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Professor Donna Pendergast is Dean and Head of the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University. Dr Katherine Main is a senior lecturer in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University.

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