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Innovative Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools

by Des Hewitt and Susan Tarrant SAGE Publications Ltd
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Innovation in the classroom is about empowering teachers to develop intelligent, creative and effective teaching methods that will challenge and engage learners.
Drawing on contemporary research and case studies from the UK and internationally, this book examines the theory behind innovative teaching and learning and its practical application in primary schools. Reflection points throughout the chapters encourage self-evaluation and development, giving students greater confidence to plan and deliver their own innovative teaching.
Topics covered include:
- Creative approaches to learning in primary and early years education
- Using different settings and technologies to develop thinking skills
- Promoting positive classroom behaviour and inclusion Innovation in planning and assessment

What is Education for?
Teaching and Learning in Schools
How Do Children Learn in the Early Years?: Links to Theory and Innovation
The Development of Children's Thinking Skills: Links to Theory and Innovation
Where do Children Learn?
A Curriculum for Innovation
Innovative Learning Technologies
Working With Others as Part of a Team
Inclusion and Classroom Behaviour
Innovative Approaches to Educational Assessment and Planning
Innovation: Today and Tomorrow

The authors present thought-provoking ideas and questions that should be discussed and considered carefully if we want to provide children with meaningful classroom experiences. I will be recommending this excellent book without hesitation. 

Susan Tarrant has worked for several years as a primary teacher during which time she was able to develop her passion for the effective use of ICT in learning and teaching in schools. Whilst mentoring student teachers from the University of Derby, Susan worked on projects using innovative ways of ICT to support learning. Now, as a University Teacher in primary education, she leads ICT (now Computing) across the B.Ed and PGCE programmes at the University of Derby.