• Children and technology

      Blythe, Katrina; Bennett, Richard; Hamill, Andrew (Nash Pollock Publishing, 1996-06-01)
      This book offers suggestions and examples on how teachers can use technology for teaching at key stages 1 and 2.
    • Learning to teach mathematics: navigating the landscape of teacher education

      Bamber, Sally (University of Chester, 2015-07)
      Metaphor provides a potentially powerful rhetorical device to help me to tell informed and persuasive stories about mathematics education. In this ethnographic study I consider key episodes that serve to exemplify the complex experience of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) students of secondary mathematics education. I use a narrative analysis to shine a spotlight on the experiences of six beginning teachers so that the metaphors in their stories expose the impact that separately situated sites of teacher education have upon their beliefs and behaviour as teachers. Tensions between school and university contributors to teacher education have been well documented over many decades, but recent policy changes in the nature of post-graduate ITE in England bring these issues to the fore. In this study, I consider the influences of school-based and university-based teacher educators upon the beliefs of student secondary mathematics teachers and interpret the students’ perceptions of these influences on their actions as novice teachers. My analysis is framed by a model of experience and education articulated by Dewey as well as a framework of representations of knowledge in a culture of education articulated by theorists concerned with the relevance of constructivism and situated cognition as theories of learning. In this study, disturbances and discontinuities relating to the location and culture of ITE, together with the development of ITE students’ professional knowledge are uncovered, warranting further research.
    • Revisiting reciprocal learning and teaching with a focus on Key Stage 3 swimming

      Tones, Steven; Jones, Luke; University of Chester (Association for Physical Education, 2009)
      This article discusses a learning and teaching project between the University of Chester and two of its partnership schools. The project was about revisiting and reviewing the use of reciprocal approaches to learning and teaching swimming in the context of Key Stage 3 swimming.
    • Teaching primary English

      Brien, Jackie; University of Chester (SAGE, 2012-02-22)
      This book discusses what teachers of literacy know and do; speaking and listening; reading for understanding; teaching phonics for reading and writing; learning and teaching writing; accuracy and presentation; inclusive learning and teaching of English, the use of ICT in teaching English; assessment; and English and literacy beyond the classroom.