Observing Primary Literacy

Observing Primary Literacy

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Observing children is a fundamental aspect of learning to teach and a vital component of primary English teaching. Observing Primary Literacy focuses on observing children and teachers in the primary classroom. Its purpose is to enable trainee teachers to make sense of what they observe in classrooms. This book aims to help make explicit the reasons for the professional decisions teachers make before and during lessons, as well as encouraging critical and reflective thought on key aspects of primary English. Using a detailed examination of real-life case studies, Margaret Perkins provides a framework for understanding the literacy learning processes of primary-age children and how this can inform good teaching practice. She demonstrates to readers how to re-focus on children's learning and develop a critically informed approach to literacy in the modern primary classroom. This is essential reading for all students studying primary English on primary initial teacher education courses including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT), and employment-based routes into teaching. It is also useful for practising teachers who wish to develop their understanding and practice of literacy teaching. Dr Margaret Perkins is Senior Lecturer at the University of Reading.The result is that either trainees stop observing, thinking that the teachers are hopelessly out of date, or they stop ... In this book I hope to resolve that dilemma by turning things on their head. Instead of starting with the theory and giving examples of what it looks like in practice, I have started with what is going ... The problem is that good teaching is invisible; it is like a swan who glides beautifully along theanbsp;...

Title:Observing Primary Literacy
Author:Margaret Perkins
Publisher:SAGE - 2011-12-15


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