Synopses & Reviews
Teaching Assistants are uniquely placed to support children 's involvement with learning. The role of those who work alongside teachers in the classroom has changed dramatically in recent years and teaching assistants are increasingly involved in planning, teaching and assessing all aspects of the curriculum.
This second edition has been thoroughly updated and includes new sections on learning outside the classroom, creative approaches using music, dance and art, the role of physical education and ICT. Exploring the issues that are central to supporting children 's learning, the book examines:
- strategies for supporting learning and assessment in English, maths and science;
- inclusive and imaginative practices in all areas of learning
- home and community contexts for learning
- working practices which support professional development
Written for learning support staff and their teaching colleagues, the book aims to enrich the contribution that teaching assistants can make to children 's learning.