"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.
This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.
Teaching for Understanding Across the Primary Classroom
The book discusses the complex nature of understanding and what it means to teach for understanding. The processes and strategies that can support teaching for understanding are then exemplified in the context of different areas of the primary / elementary (4-11 years) school curriculum.
Editorial Introduction Lynn D. Newton (University of Durham)
1. Helping Children to Understand Douglas Newton (University of Newcastle)
2. Whatever Happened to Primary English Knowledge and Understanding? Sue L. Beverton (University of Durham)
3. Teaching for Understanding in Primary Mathematics Andrew David (University of Durham)
4. Teaching for Understanding in Primary Science Lynn D. Newton (University of Durham)
5. Developing Young Children’s Understanding: An Example from Earth Science Tony Blake (University of Newcastle)
6. ICT and Teaching for Understanding Steve Higgins (University of Newcastle)
7. Teaching for Understanding in Primary Geography John Halocha (Bishop Grosseteste College)
8. Encouraging Historical Understanding in the Primary Classroom Lynn D. Newton (University of Durham)
9. Expression in the Visual Arts P.Millward and A. Parton (University of Durham)
10. Teaching for Understanding – Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage Eve English (University of Durham)
Lynn Newton taught for many years in the North East of England, initially as a primary teacher and then as an advisory teacher for primary science. She moved to Newcastle University in 1987, where she was Director of the Primary PGCE programme. She is now Director of Primary Programmes at Durham University and the tutor in charge of primary science. Her most recent publications are Co-ordinating Science Across the Primary School (Falmer, 1998) and Meeting the Standards in Primary Science (Routledge-Falmer, 2000).