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Computing and ICT in the Primary School : From Pedagogy to Practice (Hardcover) (Gary Beauchamp)
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Now fully updated to reflect recent changes in curriculum, Computing and ICT in the primary school encourages teachers, and pupils, to realise the potential of a full range of ICT and computing resources. Tackling teaching computing head on, this book enables trainee and experienced teachers to understand more about the theory and offering different and practical ways to teach it. Primary teachers are offered the knowledge, skills and confidence to plan, teach and assess their own ICT and computing lessons, as well as to use them creatively across the whole curriculum. This second edition includes new and updated topics such as:
- computing in the primary school and early years,
- mobile technologies,
- social media,
- modern foreign languages and computing technologies,
- international teaching of computing and ICT
Skilfully balancing research-based theory with everyday experiences and explaining a range of teaching and learning methods suitable for the whole class, small group or individual teaching, this book further addresses what children should be learning within the curriculum of computing.
Alieviating the anxiety that even the most experienced teachers feel when confronted with teaching computing, Gary Beauchamp places theory and practise hand in hand, providing a uniquely relatable resource based on his own teaching practise and classroom experience. By examining other, more unique, features of the computing requirements in the early years and primary school, this text forms crucial reading both for serving teachers and those in training on undergraduate and PGCE courses, Education Studies courses and MA (Ed) programmes.