Active Learning in Primary Classrooms: A Case Study Approach

  • Product Code 9781408232880
  • What do we mean by 'active learning'?
  • How can you inspire children to engage fully in their learning?
  • How can you plan and organise a curriculum that ensures that children are actively involved in the learning process?

This brand new text not only explores and examines the concept of active learning, but also demonstrates how every teacher, new or experienced, can translate theory into practice and reap the rewards of children actively engaged in their own learning in the classroom.

Central to the book is the series of extended case studies, through which the authors highlight examples of effective teaching and learning across the whole Primary curriculum. They provide practical examples of planning, teaching and assessing to encourage, inspire and give confidence to teach in creative, integrated and exciting ways.

Key features of the text:

  • A wealth of case study material, illustrating how active learning can work in practice, across the 3-11 age range.
  • Reflective questions integrated into every chapter, relating concepts and experiences to your own practice.
  • Practical tools and techniques for active learning, including starting points and frameworks for planning and evaluation.

Jenny Monk and Cathy Silman are both experienced Primary teachers who have a passionate interest in how children learn.  They have taught in a variety of settings in both the Primary and Higher Education sectors.