Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education

by Mike Carroll, Margaret McCulloch

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  • 9781446254820
  • 9781473904118
  • 9781473904125

This textbook supports your initial teacher education by providing guidance and insight into the professional knowledge and understanding, skills and abilities, and values and commitments necessary in order to succeed in the primary classroom.

Coverage includes:

  • View from practice boxes in every chapter exploring real-life examples of intelligent and engaging teaching in schools
  • Thinking points and reflective questions challenging you to engage critically with what you have read and apply it to your own teaching
  • Links to further reading connecting you to specialised literature on every chapter topic
  • Clear discussion of education policy differences across the UK.

Mike Carroll is the PGDE (Primary and Secondary) Programme Leader and Director of the MEd Professional Learning and Enquiry programme in the School of Education, University of Glasgow.  Margaret McCulloch is a University Teacher within the School of Education, University of Glasgow.


  • SAGE Publications; March 2014
  • ISBN: 9781473904118
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education
  • Author: Mike Carroll (ed.); Margaret McCulloch (ed.)
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781446254820
  • 9781473904118
  • 9781473904125

In The Press

'This book reveals the rich and dynamic world of primary pedagogy, offering existing and future teachers insight and guidance to support their practice.  It successfully integrates evidence from large scale research with classroom vignettes and offers a fresh perspective on critical issues.  It will help teachers develop as autonomous, creative and informed professionals, ensuring their successful contribution to primary education.'