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Description - Primary English: Teaching Theory and Practice by Jane A. Medwell

The essential teaching theory and practice text for primary English. Covering the skills of planning, monitoring and assessment and class management, it relates these specifically to primary English. With full coverage of the theory and practice required for effective and creative English teaching, this text is an essential guide for all trainees working towards QTS. Practical guidance and features support trainees throughout to translate this learning to the classroom, embed ICT in their lessons and to understand the wider context of their teaching. This 7th edition is updated in line with the new National Curriculum.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781446295212
ISBN-10: 1446295214
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 171mm x mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Learning Matters Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Jul-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jane A. Medwell

Jane Medwell taught in primary schools in Cardiff and South Devon, before moving into teacher education. She has lectured at the Universities of Cardiff, Plymouth and the College of St Mark and St John, and is currently Director of Teacher Education and Associate Professor at the University of Warwick. Her research and writing has covered areas such as the teaching of writing and the use of electronic books to teach reading. More recently she has begun a major research programme exploring the teaching of handwriting, and has begun a unique programme of teacher education in primary Modern Foreign Languages. She is fluent in French and Russian, and is learning Chinese. David Wray taught in primary schools for 10 years and is currently Professor of Literacy Education at the University of Warwick. He has published over 40 books on aspects of literacy teaching and is best known for his work on developing teaching strategies to help pupils access the curriculum through literacy. His work was made an integral part of the National Literacy Strategy in England at both primary (1997) and secondary (2001) levels. More recently he has acted as consultant to a number of electronic learning projects and has begun new research programs exploring the importance and teaching of handwriting, and the use of mobile learning devices. Hilary Minns co-ordinates primary English courses in the Institute of /par1/Education, University of Warwick. Vivienne Griffiths is a Professor of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. Elizabeth Coates works in the Institute of Education, University of Warwick, where she co-ordinates Early Years courses.