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Below are some books, papers and on-line links that you may want to chase up this will give you a starting place on some of the ideas and the debates we will encounter. You will see the core and support texts that we recommed and there are also some downloads available towards the end of this page.

There are some suggestions and some other activites that you might want to do over the summer on this page - but ... it is also important that you get some rest over the summer as next year will be very, very hard work (we have warned you!). These are mostly focussed on pedagogy and general ideas about teaching and learning - your school will suggest more classroom focussed materials.

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General Books - Primary - Secondary - Papers - Blogs
General Books
Visible Learning for Teachers: John Hattie (2011). Visible Learning means an enhanced role for teachers as they become evaluators of their own teaching. According to John Hattie Visible Learning and Teaching occurs when teachers see learning through the eyes of students and help them become their own teachers.

Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education: Liora Bresler [ed.] et alea (2001). Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education looks at fifty of the twentieth century's most significant contributors to the debate on education. Among those included are: Pierre Bourdieu, Elliot Eisner, Hans J. Eysenck, Michel Focault, Henry Giroux, Jurgen Habermas, Susan Isaacs, A.S. Neill, Herbert Read, Simone Weill etc...

Essential Teaching Skills: Chris Kyriacou (5th Edition, 2018). Chris Kyriacou's classic introduction to teaching skills has been a staple for teachers for over two decades. Covering a wealth of professional and pedagogic skills, it provides authoritative guidance on the nitty-gritty of teaching - making it a trusted resource that readers return to.
Child Development an illustrated guide: Carolyn Meggitt (2012). Fully updated and restructured so learners can match the new EYFS key areas and can be sure they have the most up-to-date information, Includes a DVD providing video clips of children’s developmental stages at all ages which gives learners the opportunity to experience this important area of child development and extended for children up to 19 years old.
Doing your PGCE at M-Level: Keira Sewell (2nd, edition 2012). Doing your PGCE at M level is a valuable guide designed to enable students to achieve success. Its approach, using clear explanations and case studies enable trainees to engage at a critical level and understand the potential benefits this can bring to them personally and professionally.
The Science of Learning: Bradley Busch and Edward Watson (2019). Supporting teachers in the quest to help students learn as effectively and efficiently as possible, The Science of Learning translates 77 of the most important and influential studies on the topic of learning into accessible and easily digestible overviews. A useful, if not very criitcal, look at some key studies in psychology that have impacted on learning.
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Primary Books [core texts]
Reflective Teaching in Schools: Andrew Pollard (4th Edition, 2018). Building on best-selling texts over three decades, this thoroughly revised new edition is essential reading for both primary and secondary school teachers in training and in practice, supporting both initial school-based training and extended career-long professionalism. Considering a wide range of professionally relevant topics, Reflective Teaching in Schools presents key issues and research insights, suggests 'Reflective Activities for classroom work and offers guidance on selected 'Key Readings.
Readings for Reflective Teaching: Andrew Pollard (2nd Edition, 2014). This book provides compact and portable library - of particular relevance to teacher education and professional development. It is part of a set of professional resources. It links directly to a textbook, Reflective Teaching in Schools, and to a website, http://www.reflectiveteaching.co.uk.
Primary Books [support texts]
Learning to Teach in the Primary School: Teresa Cremin et alea (4th Edition, 2018). Flexible, effective and creative primary school teachers require subject knowledge, an understanding of their pupils and how they learn, a range of strategies for managing behaviour and organising environments for learning, and the ability to respond to dynamic classroom situations.
Primary Professional Studies: Alice Hansen (4th Edition, 2018). Primary teacher training is challenging. Trainees must be prepared to consider teaching in innovative ways, while remaining focussed on the unchanging requirements of children’s learning. The fourth edition of this popular core book supports trainee teachers working towards primary QTS taking account of the diverse aspects of primary professional studies.

Teaching Systematic Synthetic Phonics in Primary Schools: Wendy Jolliffe et alea (3rd Edition, 2019) This text supports trainee teachers working towards primary QTS through the exploration of a range of aspects of phonics teaching.  It gives a balance of research and practice and allows trainees to develop and in-depth understanding of what works in phonics teaching, and why.

Primary English for Trainee Teachers: David Waugh et alea (3rd Edition, 2020). This is the ultimate guide for primary trainee teachers grappling with these questions.  A comprehensive guide to teaching the National Curriculum for primary English, it covers both subject knowledge and teaching theory and practice.
Primary English: Teaching Theory and Practice: Jane Medwell et alea (9th Edition, 2021). This is the essential teaching theory and practice text for primary English that takes a focused look at the practical aspects of teaching.  It covers the important skills of classroom management, planning, monitoring and assessment and relates these specifically to primary English, with new material on assessment without levels. Greater coverage of teaching grammar is also included, whilst practical guidance and features support trainees to translate their learning to the classroom and understand the wider context of their teaching.  And to support students even further with the very latest strategies in classroom practice, this 9th edition includes online resources on the brand new companion website. There is a companion book Knowledge and Understanding.
Primary Mathematics for Trainee Teachers: Marcus Witt (2014). Covering all of the areas of the new Curriculum for primary mathematics and offering insight into effective teaching, this book helps students connect what they need to teach with how it can be taught.  Exploring opportunities in the new curriculum for creative and imaginative teaching, it shows readers how to capitalize on opportunities to develop children's reasoning and problem solving skills.  It explores how to make links between mathematics and children's lived experiences to enhance their learning and enables trainees to develop an ability to plan with discernment,  making the most of existing thinking and research as well as building confidence in adapting and customizing ideas.
Primary Mathematics: Teaching Theory and Practice: Claire Mooney et alea (9th Edition, 2021). This is the essential teaching theory and practice text for primary Mathematics that takes a focused look at the practical aspects of teaching. It covers the important skills of classroom management, planning, monitoring and assessment and relates these specifically to primary Maths, with new material on assessment without levels. And to support students even further with the very latest strategies in classroom practice, this 9th edition includes online resources. There is a companion book Knowledge and Understanding.
Primary Science: Teaching Theory and Practice: John Sharp et alea (9th Edition, 2021). This is the essential teaching theory and practice text for primary science that takes a focused look at the practical aspects of teaching. It covers the important skills of classroom management, planning, monitoring and assessment and relates these specifically to primary science, with new material on assessment without levels. New coverage on being a scientist is included to help readers understand how science teaching goes far beyond the curriculum, whilst practical guidance and features support trainees to translate their learning to the classroom. And to support students even further with the very latest strategies in classroom practice, this 9th edition includes online resources on the brand new companion website. There is a companion book Knowledge and Understanding.
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Secondary Books [core texts]

Learning to Teach in the Secondary School: A companion to school experience: Susan Capel et alea (8th edition, 2019). Learning to teach involves hard work and careful preparation. To become an effective teacher requires pedagogical and subject knowledge, an understanding of your pupils and how they learn, and the confidence to respond to dynamic classroom situations.

Note: The previous edition 7th is also available.

Learning to Teach <x> in the Secondary School: This is part of a series of books focussed on the secondary subjects. These are good combination of the theory and the practice of teaching and learning they come in:

Debates in <x> Teaching: explores the major issues all teachers encounter in their daily professional lives. It engages with established and contemporary debates, promotes and supports critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice and experienced teachers to reach informed judgements and argue their point of view with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding:

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Research Papers [free downloads]
The science of learning: Deans for Impact (2015): This is a synopisis of learning from cognitive science over a range of key questions that is a resource for teachers and teacher educators. The questions are: How do students understand new ideas? How do students learn and retain new info? How do students solve problems? How do students transfer learning to new sits? What motivates students to learn? What are common misconceptions?
What makes great pedagogy? Nine Claims from research: Chris Husbands (2012) This paper looks for research evidence to support nine strong claims about the characteristics of nine highly successful pedagogies. The effective pedagogies give: consideration to pupil voice; depend on the behaviour, knowledge and beliefs of teachers; involve clear thinking about longer term outcomes; build on learning and experience; involve scaffolding learning; involve a range of techniques; develop higher order thinking and metacognition; embed assessment for learning; are inclusive of all learners.
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