Teaching in Effective Primary Schools: Research into Pedagogy and Children's Learning

Teaching in Effective Primary Schools: Research into Pedagogy and Children's Learning

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Overview

Headteachers, teachers, parents, politicians and school governors have long been united in wondering how to produce effective teaching in primary schools - but they could find few reliable answers. This book changes that. Here, some of the UK's leading researchers into effective primary school provision combine qualitative and quantitative research findings to shine a spotlight on teaching in effective primary schools. They reveal the pedagogical strategies that are the hallmark of successful schools and bring these strategies to life through detailed observations of classroom interactions. Reading this book takes you into the classrooms of skillful teachers and describes inspirational teaching. The book offers accessible, multi-layered evidence for making learning more engaging and motivating for children, through better pedagogical practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781858565064
Publisher: UCL IOE Press
Publication date: 09/16/2019
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Pam Sammons is a Professor of Education at the Department of Education, University of Oxford. She is a leading authority on school effectiveness and improvement research.

Kathy Sylva is Professor of Educational Psychology at the Department of Education, University of Oxford. She has researched extensively in the education and care of young children.

Iram Siraj is Professor of Child Development and Education at the Department of Education, University of Oxford. She specializes in researching environments that enhance young children's learning.

Brenda Taggart is an honorary member of staff at the UCL Institute of Education. She was one of the Principal Investigators and the Research Co-ordinator of the Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education (EPPSE) project at the UCL Institute of Education. Her background is in primary education, lecturing and research.

Edward Melhuish is Professor of Human Development at the Department of Education, University of Oxford. He contributed to policy in the UK for families, early years services and education.

Donna-Lynn Shepherd is Senior Research Assistant in the Research Centre for Psychology, Behaviour and Achievement at Coventry University. She is also Head of Maths and Progress Lead at Arc School Ansley.

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Sir Kevan Collins
Introduction: The flame of inspiration
1. The research landscape and the Effective Primary Pedagogical Strategies in English and Maths (EPPSEM) study
2. The methods of study
3. Classroom organization and climate
4. Clear objectives and behaviour management
5. A mixture of learning approaches
6. Plenaries, linking learning and homework
7 The variations in classroom practice
8. The influence of teaching quality
9. Summaries and implications
References
Appendix 1: EPPSE Publications
Appendix 2: Chronology of the Department of Education
Index

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