Understanding Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education in Primary Schools
- Nick Boddington - PSHE Association
- Adrian King
- Jenny McWhirter
'This book is a gift for anyone teaching PSHE whether they are new to the profession or experienced practitioners. Sound pedagogical discussion is combined with practical advice to ensure lessons are relevant, meet the needs of learners and allow sensitive issues to be explored in a safe and supportive way.' - Liz Griffiths, Lead Assessor, National PSHE CPD Programme
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEe) is a challenging subject and when well taught, of great value. Drawing from theory and practice in education, health and welfare it encompasses sensitive issues, such as relationships, drugs, safety, and bullying, and is influenced by political concerns of the day such as childhood obesity and the health of the economy.
This book, written for those training to teach and early career primary teachers, provides clear guidance on how to tackle sensitive issues and informed ideas to help you to develop into a confident PSHE educator. It has been endorsed as a PSHE Association quality assured resource. The PSHE Association is the national subject association supporting teachers and other professionals working in the field of personal, social, health and economic education.
- Full of practical strategies and examples from schools that clearly demonstrate how to teach PSHEe with primary-aged children.
- A focus on best practice teaching enabling you to plan flexibly to meet the needs of your learners.
'This up-to-date book is a welcome addition to the literature on PSHEE. The comprehensive content is thoroughly researched and theoretically sound. Throughout the text the reader is invited to engage with pertinent issues to stimulate their thinking. It will be useful to those engaged in academic study and classroom practitioners alike.'
'This book is a gift for anyone teaching PSHE whether they are new to the profession or experienced practitioners. Sound pedagogical discussion is combined with practical advice to ensure lessons are relevant, meet the needs of learners and allow sensitive issues to be explored in a safe and supportive way.'
This book will really help my students to understand why we learn what we do in the module. All the principles are all brought together in one place. It will support my teaching and the students’ learning. So I am really, really delighted.
This text will support our students knowledge and understanding for health education as part of developing pupils well being.
A very good mixture of theory and practice which will be useful as a basis for those delivering PSHE
Useful to support wider context of PSHE delivery from educationalist perspectives. Lacks specific aspects linked to school nursing perspective and associated theories.
Useful examination of issues facing the adoption of ethical based teaching at primary level. Students found the sections on school ethos particularly helpful
A useful text that can be applied across a range of subject disciplines. Chapter 5 on Emotional Development and Emotional Intelligence will be of particular interest to my group of students. Chapters 3 and 6 effectively discuss the effective practice and pedagogical models for delivering the subject areas.
Useful to support the student teacher in developing confidence in teaching PSHE. Often student teachers are a little nervous about teaching these 'tricky' topics. this book helps scaffold this for them giving them confidence in their own planning and ideas upon which to work.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Understanding Effective Practice in PSHE Education