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  1. This reading list is in three main sections: PD1, Inclusion 1 and ED1.  You MUST read from this list for your assignments - it includes texts (e.g., those labelled 'recommended reading') that your tutors have selected for you as appropriate for degree study (better quality and more reliable than Wikipedia or an unreviewed psychology website).  You should also search out your own texts (perhaps using the reference lists at the back of these texts or by searching for more work from these authors) to add to your reading from this list (not instead of using this list). Look out for the texts marked CORE TEXTS. You MUST use these to pass your assignments. Remember to read critcially, considering the source and any possible biases it may have, and comparing the opinions of different authors.

  2. Introduction to education studies - Steve Bartlett 2016

    Book Recommended Reading This is a really helpful book which gives a broad overview of education studies.

  3. Professional Development 1 (PD1) 29 items
    This is the strand that focuses upon preparing you for professional practice.
    1. Professional Skills 7 items
      1. Teaching children 3-11: a student's guide - Cockburn, Anne, Handscomb, Graham 2012

        Book Recommended Reading

      2. Learning to teach in the primary school - Teresa Cremin 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      3. Getting into primary teaching 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading This will shortly be available in the library

      4. Learning and teaching in the primary classroom - Maurice J. Galton c2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      5. Encyclopedia of primary education - Hayes, Denis 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading You might find this useful as a reference tool for educational terminology.

      6. Teachers and assistants working together - Karen Vincett, Hilary Cremin, Gary Thomas, ebrary, Inc 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

    2. Planning 6 items
      1. Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) [Appendix 2 of policy paper '2010 to 2015 government policy']

        Webpage Core Text This page gives you links to download the statutory framework for EYFS and also non-statutory guidance.

      2. Creativity in the primary curriculum - Jones, Russell, Wyse, Dominic 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      3. Learning: what matters to children : an alphabet of what learners do - Rich, Diane,, Drummond, Mary Jane., Myer, Cathy, What Matters to Children 2008

        Book Recommended Reading

    3. Teaching 4 items
      1. Creating outstanding classrooms: a whole-school approach - Oliver Knight, David Benson 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading coming soon

      2. Promoting effective group work in the primary classroom: a handbook for teachers and practitioners - Ed Baines, Peter Blatchford, Peter Kutnick 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      3. Play from birth to twelve: contexts, perspectives, and meanings - Doris Pronin Fromberg, Doris Bergen 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading Wriiten by an American author so includes some referances to the American education system.

      4. Play-based learning in the primary school - Briggs, Mary, Hansen, Alice 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

    4. Behaviour Management 6 items
      1. Behaviour management with young children: crucial first steps with children 3-7 years - Bill Rogers, Elizabeth McPherson 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      2. How to manage children's challenging behaviour - Bill Rogers 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

    5. British Values 2 items
    6. Assessment 4 items
      1. Outstanding formative assessment: culture and practice - Shirley Clarke 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Core Text coming soon

      2. Making formative assessment work: effective practice in the primary classroom - Kathy Hall, Winifred M. Burke, ebrary, Inc 2003 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      3. Assessment and learning in the primary school - E. C. Wragg 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      4. Assessing children's learning - Drummond, Mary Jane 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

  4. Inclusion 1 (Inc1) 29 items
    These texts support your learning in the Inclusion module in year 1. You MUST use this list for your Inclusion 1 assignment. The ones which say 'core text' are ESSENTIAL reading for your assignment. They might also be useful for Inclusion modules in years 2-4.
    1. Starting from the child: teaching and learning in the foundation stage - Julie Fisher 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Core text in year 1.

    2. The developing child in the 21st century: a global perspective on child development - Sandra Smidt 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapter 1 'Children and childhoods' is particularly recommended

    3. Observing Harry: child development and learning 0-5 - Arnold, Cath., 2003 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    4. Learning stories: constructing learner identities in early education - Margaret Carr, Wendy Lee 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    5. Supporting inclusive practice - Gianna Knowles 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    6. Assessment in early childhood settings: learning stories - Margaret Carr 2001 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    7. Child observation for learning and research - Theodora Papatheodorou, Paulette Luff, Janet Gill c2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    8. Inclusion in the early years: critical analyses and enabling narratives - Cathy Nutbrown 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    9. Teaching Traveller children: maximising learning outcomes - Danaher, Patrick Alan, Coombes, Phyllida, Kiddle, Cathy 2007

      Book Recommended Reading

    10. A good childhood: searching for values in a competitive age - Richard Layard, Dunn, Judy, Good Childhood Inquiry 2009

      Book Recommended Reading

    11. Teaching bilingual and EAL learners in primary schools - Conteh, Jean 2012

      Book Recommended Reading

    12. Unlearning discrimination in the early years - Brown, Babette 1998

      Book Recommended Reading

    13. Including and supporting learners of English as an additional language - Graf, Madeleine c2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    14. Toolkit for tackling racism in schools - Stella Dadzie 2000

      Book Recommended Reading

    15. Observing children and young people - Sharman, Carole, Cross, Wendy, Vennis, Diana 2007

      Book Recommended Reading

    16. Poor kids 07/06/2011

      Audio-visual document Recommended Reading From the lecture. This programme is available to stream via the Box of Broadcasts Service on Library OneSearch.

    17. A home for Maisie 11/04/2011

      Audio-visual document Recommended Reading This documentary is available to stream via the Box of Broadcasts service on Library OneSearch.

  5. Educational Development 1 (ED1) 52 items
    This list MUST be used for your ED1 assignment. Those marked as CORE TEXTS are essential (you need to refer to them to pass). These texts will also support every module you study in the Primary BA and be useful reference material for other assignments in the four years.
    1. Learning Theory 19 items
      1. How children learn - Sean MacBlain 2014

        Book Recommended Reading Highly recommended reading

      2. Learning theories in childhood - Colette Gray, Sean MacBlain 2015

        Book Recommended Reading

      3. Understanding & using educational theories - Karl Aubrey, Alison Riley 2016

        Book Recommended Reading A useful book with a chapter on each theorist

      4. Understanding and using challenging educational theories - Karl Aubrey, Alison Riley 2017

        Book Recommended Reading

      5. How children learn: educational theories and approaches - from comenius the father of modern education to giants such as Piaget, Vygotsky and Malaguzzi - Linda Pound 2014

        Book Recommended Reading A clear overview of key theorists. A good starting point for research.

      6. How children learn: 3: Contemporary thinking and theorists - Pound, Linda c2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading Gives a clear overview of key contemporary theorists. Good to use as a starting point for your research. This is the DLT text for ED1 session on contemporary learning - you need to read the section on the theorist that you are assigned to research.

      7. Introducing Piaget: a guide for practitioners and students in early years education - Ann Marie Halpenny, Jean Piaget, ProQuest (Firm) c2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      8. Psychology for the classroom: behaviourism - Woollard, John 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      9. Psychology for the classroom: constructivism and social learning - Pritchard, Alan, Woollard, John, MyiLibrary 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading We recommend that you read at least some fo this book.

      10. Early childhood education - Tina Bruce 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      11. Threads of thinking: schemas and young children's learning - Cathy Nutbrown 2011

        Book Recommended Reading

    2. Reflection 5 items
      1. The reflective practitioner - L. Newton

        Chapter Recommended Reading

      2. Reflective teaching in schools - Andrew Pollard, Kristine Black-Hawkins 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Core Text

      3. Readings for reflective teaching in schools - Andrew Pollard 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      4. Developing reflective practice: a guide for beginning teachers - Debra McGregor, Debra McGregor, Lesley Cartwright 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

    3. Child Development and Play 7 items
      1. Understanding child development: 0-8 years - Jennie Lindon, Kathy Brodie 2016

        Book Recommended Reading

      2. The excellence of play - Janet Moyles 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading This book is highly recommended to you.

      3. Playing to learn: the role of play in the early years - Sandra Smidt, MyiLibrary 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

    4. The Learning Brain 6 items
      1. The developing child in the 21st century: a global perspective on child development - Sandra Smidt 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading Chapter 9 - the role of neuroscience gives a good summary and dispels myths about the brain.

      2. The learning brain: lessons for education - Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Uta Frith 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      3. Bad education: debunking myths in education - Philip Adey, Philip Adey, Justin Dillon 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading Chapter 11 is about the learning brain

    5. Learning theory - more challenging 15 items
      These texts provide deeper and more detailed argument and/or comment upon the work of important educational theorists. They are, by their nature, more complex reads but are important for you to have engaged with in order to have a fuller and more accurate understanding. We suggest that you read parts of some of these texts to deepen your understanding and when you need to research specific theories. You might also search the library catalogue and online for further works by these authors. You will be able to use this reading and understanding in many of your assignments across the four years of the Primary BA.
      1. Mind in society: the development of higher psychological processes - L. S. Vygotskiı̆, Michael Cole c1978 (electronic resource)

        Book Independent Research

      2. The essential Piaget - Piaget, Jean, Gruber, Howard E., Vonèche, J. Jacques 1995

        Book Independent Research

      3. The process of education - Jerome Seymour Bruner 1977 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      4. Understanding the Montessori approach: early years education in practice - Barbara Isaacs 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Independent Research

      5. Children's minds - Donaldson, Margaret 2006

        Book Independent Research

      6. Examining Levels of Involvement in the Early Years: Engaging with children's possibilities - Annie Woods 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading This book looks at the work of Ferre Laevers

      7. The unschooled mind: how children think and how schools should teach - Howard Gardner c1991 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading Further reading on Howard Gardner.

      8. Fifty modern thinkers on education: from Piaget to the present day - Joy Palmer, David E. Cooper, Liora Bresler 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book Independent Research

      9. A theory of human motivation - Abraham H. Maslow 2017

        Book Recommended Reading

      10. How children fail - Holt, John Caldwell 1995

        Book Recommended Reading

      11. How Children Learn - John Holt 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      12. The development and education of the mind: the selected works of Howard Gardner - Gardner, Howard 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading This and other texts by Gardner will provide good sources of further research when looking into his theories.

      13. An introduction to Vygotsky 2017 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      14. Experience and education - John Dewey 2007

        Book Recommended Reading

      15. Bringing the Steiner Waldorf Approach to your Early Years Practice - Janni Nicol 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

  6. Some suggested journals to support Professional and Educational Development 7 items
    Your Learning and Teaching Librarian Jane Bonnell suggests some journal titles that you may wish to explore in order to find current literature in advance of your Library Session in week 13. Use the Find it @ NTU buttons to visit the journals to see academic journal articles and use any "search this title" options to explore the contents or just browse the 2013 issues to bring yourself up to date.
    1. Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education

      Journal Recommended Reading International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education. The official journal of the Association for the Study of Primary Education (ASPE).

    2. Children & Society

      Journal Recommended Reading Published by the National Children's Bureau a key journal that will cover a wide number of areas including inclusion, diversity, disability and social care.

    3. Disability & Society

      Journal Recommended Reading Disability & Society is an international journal providing a focus for debate about such issues as human rights, discrimination, definitions, policy and practices. It appears against a background of change in the ways in which disability is viewed and responded to. You may be interested in the article "‘Away with the fairies?’ Disability within primary‐age children's literature". Hint: Published in 2010 (issue 3).

    4. Support for Learning

      Journal Recommended Reading Published by nasen (www.nasen.org.uk) formerly National Association for Special Educational Needs this is a British journal for learning support and offers many examples of current practice in educational support.

    5. Early Years: an International Research Journal

      Journal Recommended Reading Published by TACTYC (www.tactyc.org.uk) The Association for the Professional Development of Early Years Educators) and good source of current research literature. Some current articles in the latest issue about teacher perceptions of the "underchieving child" as well as early intevention and creativity with Downs Syndrome children.

    6. Gender and Education

      Journal Recommended Reading Affiliated with the Association for Gender Education. International journal with coverage of Gender issues. As an example you can read what Australian researchers discovered in this article "More male primary-school teachers? Social benefits for boys and girls" Volume 25 Issue 3 2013.

    7. Times Educational Supplement 1 item
      The "TES" is an important source of current awareness information. Access using the link provided via the Nexis UK archive. You will need to select the "Academic sign in" link at Nexis UK to login. You should find the TES updates to the latest issue each week and the archive goes back to 1999. Keep current with news on the latest research projects and professional issues. If you need to Cite there is an example in the Newspapers section of Citing References: a guide to NTU Library Harvard Style.
      1. Times Educational Supplement

        Journal Recommended Reading Access using the link provided via the Nexis UK archive. You will need to select the "Academic sign in" link at Nexis UK to login.