This textbook supports your initial teacher education by providing guidance and insight into the professional knowledge and understanding, skills and abilities, and values and commitments necessary in order to succeed in the primary classroom.
View from practice boxes in every chapter exploring real-life examples of intelligent and engaging teaching in schools
Thinking points and reflective questions challenging you to engage critically with what you have read and apply it to your own teaching
Links to further reading connecting you to specialised literature on every chapter topic
Clear discussion of education policy differences across the UK.
Mike Carroll is the PGDE (Primary and Secondary) Programme Leader and Director of the MEd Professional Learning and Enquiry programme in the School of Education, University of Glasgow. Margaret McCulloch is a University Teacher within the School of Education, University of Glasgow.
Mike Carroll is the PGDE (Primary and Secondary) Programme Leader as well as being the Director of the MEd Professional Learning and Enquiry programme in the School of Education, University of Glasgow. Mike contributes to a range of Initial Teacher Education programmes. He has also been involved in programmes for serving teachers, with a particular interest in the development of leadership at all levels in the school; this work has including contributions to courses for teacher leaders, middle leaders as well as the Scottish Qualification for Headship. Mike has published a number of articles on his research interest including the development of collaborative enquiry, professional learning communities, accomplished teaching and science education; he contributed to Literature Review on Teacher Education in the 21st Century in support of the Donaldson Review of Teacher Education. Mike is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the College of Teachers. Margaret McCulloch is a University Teacher within the School of Education, University of Glasgow. She worked for many years as a primary teacher, specialising in Support for Learning, before becoming an Inclusion Development Officer and has extensive experience of working collaboratively with parents, teachers and colleagues from other professions. She is a year co-ordinator on the BEd programme and teaches on the Masters in Inclusive Education programme; she is also the School of Education's disability co-ordinator. Her research interests include professional identity in teacher education, inclusive education and dyslexia. She has written on Inter-professional approaches to practice (Forde et al., 2011); she contributed to the Literature Review on Teacher Education in the 21st Century (Scottish Government, 2010) and to the Assessment at Transition report (Scottish Government, 2012).
The context for primary education in the twenty-first century - Mike Carroll and Margaret McCulloch Childhood and diversity - Julie McAdam and Evelyn Arizpe Early years education - Mary Wingrave Models of teaching and learning - Mike Carroll Planning for learning and teaching in the primary classroom - Maureen Farrell and A. Graeme Pate Social and emotional contexts for learning - Margaret McCulloch Identity, relationships and behaviour - George Head Developing a capacity for learning - Vivienne Baumfield Collaborative learning - Mike Carroll Interdisciplinary learning - Mike Carroll and Fiona McGregor Creating challenge in the classroom - Margaret Sutherland and Niamh Stack Assessment for learning - Louise Hayward and Ernest Spencer Education for global citizenship and sustainable development - Alan Britton Spiritual development - Leonardo Franchi and Leon Robinson Teaching for creativity and creative teaching - Moyra Boland, Margaret Jago and Jan MacDonald Digital learning - Stephen Boyle and David McKinstry Transitions - George MacBride and Margaret McCulloch Working with other adults - Mike Carroll Working together: improvement through practitioner enquiry - Beth Dickson and Irene McQueen Leadership for learning: the evolving role of the primary teacher - Christine Forde and Margery McMahon