Now in its fifth edition, Foundations of Primary Teaching will be an essential resource for any trainee or practicing primary teacher. Written in a friendly and accessible manner, this book has been updated in line with the new curriculum and provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of teaching within the primary school. It blends theory and practice to foster and develop effective pedagogy and, in so doing, to stimulate your thinking, expand your horizons and motivate you to relish one of the most thrilling, frustrating, exhausting, exciting and important jobs in the world.

Written specifically for student teachers on BA, BEd and PGCE courses, as well as students taking Education Studies, this text will encourage you to develop a fuller understanding and appreciation of teaching as professional practice through an emphasis on:

  • Reflective thinking and action
  • Relationships and motivation in the classroom
  • A full range of tried and tested teaching and assessment strategies
  • Creativity and transferable teaching skills
  • Personalised learning.

Also incorporating new material on changes and innovations that have taken place in education; childhood; the process of, and context for, learning; and issues teachers face, as well as updated further reading lists, this wholly revised fifth edition should be on the bookshelf of all student teachers on initial teacher training courses at the primary level, newly qualified teachers and more experienced teachers wishing to enhance their practice.

chapter |1 pages

Introduction to the Fifth Edition

part |18 pages

Background to Primary Education

chapter |6 pages

Education, Teachers and Teaching

part |138 pages

People in School

chapter |43 pages

The Children

chapter |57 pages

The Teacher

chapter |37 pages

Other Adults

part |203 pages

Teaching and Learning

chapter |15 pages

The Curriculum

chapter |22 pages

The Process of Learning

chapter |30 pages

The Learning Context

chapter |47 pages

Planning and Teaching Skills

chapter |47 pages

Organising and Managing Learning

chapter |40 pages

Assessment, Recording and Reporting

part |63 pages

Challenging Pupils

part |38 pages

Qualified Status

chapter |26 pages

The Induction Year

chapter |6 pages

Issues Teachers Face

chapter |4 pages

Progressing as a Teacher