Personalising learning is the hot topic on the government’s education agenda. It is seen to be the way forward to get the very best out of every child and it forms the focus of this timely new book by Crown House Publishing.
Personalising Learning in the Primary Classroom will:
- Challenge the schools’ thinking about how they teach;
- Encourage schools to put the learner at the heart of the educational agenda;
- Support primary schools in their work to meet this challenge;
- Consider all aspects of learning and teaching in the primary school; and
- Provide useful questions for the reader to consider their own working practices in the context of personalising learning.
Personalising learning is seen as a powerful solution to reforming our current education system in order to meet individual learning needs and thereby raise standards. Where current thinking has personalising learning in the secondary sector, the author argues that for personalising learning to be successful, children must start making real choices about their learning from the earliest age and must be guided and coached through their primary years rather than being taught in the traditional way. She argues that the curriculum should be made to fit the child rather than the child being pushed through the ‘sausage-factory’ education systems as it currently stands.
The book is packed with practical ideas that have been tried and tested in a real school and have proved popular with staff, parents and pupils (and Ofsted). It considers all aspects of learning and teaching in the primary school and provides useful questions for the reader to consider their own working practices in the context of personalising learning.
Elaine spent her teaching career in Doncaster and Enfield where she held three headships. Her final headship saw her open a new school. This gave her the opportunity to build a school for the future based on her beliefs about Lifelong Learning. From September 2004 Elaine became an independent Education Consultant.
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