Supporting Children's Learning
A Guide for Teaching Assistants
- Lyn Overall - Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Foundation Degrees | Learning Support/Teaching Assistants | Primary Teacher Training
Covering all the major themes, this book offers:
o An introduction to the main theories of learning and development, from birth to primary;
o A chapter on brain development;
o An introduction to what motivates learners to learn, and how much learners understand about how learning takes place;
o A glossary of key terms;
o Case studies, research summaries, tasks for reflection, chapter summaries and advice on further reading.
This book will be essential reading for Teaching Assistants studying for Foundation Degrees, or for the Higher Level Teaching Assistant qualification. Students on any course looking at how children learn (such as Early Childhood and teacher training courses) will likewise find this book covers all the key themes.
Lyn Overall is Principal Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University.
This book provides a useful introduction to psychology and how it relates to supporting learning. The book presents teaching and learning theories in an accessible form and links key theories to practical classroom situations. Children and young person development is explained effectively and the book is a useful text when teaching TA fundamentals.
It's clearly written however doesn't seem to tie well with the course. Explains theory really well with good practical examples.
Excellent resource for my students will recommend they all use this for their course
Excellent book - which I have recommended to the students, however low income has prevented it from being a recommended book. The layout is easy to use, and very relevant to the students roles within the school. Content is useful to those studying at both level 2 and level 3
The book was an easy read but not relevant to the course.
an essesntial guide for those looking at theories in learning. easy to read and understand and love the little boxes with scenarios etc whic help to put the chapter content into perspective.
I loved the links between practise and theory. Written in a very accessible way with good supporting examples I will certainly be recommending this to my students.
Very useful for TAs
Very useful book for the FD in Learning support.
Helpful as additional/background reading.