Learning Through Enquiry
- Tony Pickford - University of Chester, UK
- Wendy Garner - University of Chester, UK
- Elaine Jackson - Formerly Chief Adviser (Primary) Trafford BC & Primary Headteacher
Humanities | Primary Teacher Training | Teaching in Primary Schools
- Lynne Dixon, Senior Lecturer in Primary Humanities, University of Greenwich
'This book successfully combines theory and practice: it helps the reader to make sense of different perspectives of theories of learning related to these subject areas. It is therefore useful to both classroom practitioners and students alike. Readers will certainly be able to identify elements useful to their needs'
- Emily Rotchell, Senior Lecturer in Primary Geography, University of Roehampton
Providing a broad and balanced overview of the teaching of history and geography, Primary Humanities: Learning through Enquiry is indispensable reading for all primary teacher education students wishing to develop their understanding of teaching humanities subjects.
Using an enquiry-based approach that encourages children to learn through questioning and investigating , it combines theoretical coverage with practical examples to provide an informed, engaging guide to humanities teaching in the primary classroom. Key issues covered include planning and assessment in history and geography, using resources in teaching, and exploring creative and cross-curricular approaches in humanities.
This is essential reading for all students studying primary history and geography on primary initial teacher education courses including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT, School Direct), and employment-based routes into teaching, and NQTs.
Tony Pickford and Wendy Garner are Senior Lecturers at the University of Chester.
Elaine Jackson is formerly Chief Adviser (Primary) Trafford BC and Primary Headteacher.
Very helpful book - some of the ideas fed into our Humanities sessions and was a recommended text for our Whole Curriculum Studies module.
Highly recommended to our trainees. Good balance of theory and practice. Accessible and easy to navigate and relevant with its focus on cross curricular and enquiry based learning.
An essential text that adds new insight into the enquiry process in primary education. Something that can be nebulous is made clear, progressive and easy to apply. A must for primary geographers.
Delighted with this book, fits in well with our cross curricular module and is now stocked in library
A useful addition to the range of books we suggest our trainees look at.
An excellent book. Very suitable for a course I will be teaching in the autumn on primary geography/ history enquiry/ thinking skills.
An excellent resource for primary Humanities undergraduate trainees. It provides reflective opportunities for intending subject leaders.
An excellent book, this should be required reading for trainee and practising teachers. Also very useful for secondary trainees to develop understanding of progression through learning in the Humanities .
A relevant and accessible text, covering a substantial section of the Humanities course taught. Some useful activities that encouraged reflection and consideration among students supporting children in enquiry-based Humanity topics.
suggested that the library purchase