Fresh and innovative, Teaching on a Shoestring will enthuse and engage both learners and teachers alike. Experienced educators, trainee teachers and all those who work in educational spaces such as museums and galleries will describe this concise companion as a -˜little gem' - providing a wealth of creative and innovative approaches to teaching without the need for expensive resources.
But this is far more than a collection of tips and tricks for object-based educational practice. Rooted in academic theory and research, it offers informed and practical examples of how everyday objects can be used to develop young learners' communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. Its step-by-step guidance on how to share the stories behind the objects will help teachers develop in children such qualities as imagination, persistence and resourcefulness - and will bring about active, creative and effective learning with clear goals and plenty of opportunities for progression.
After reading this book teachers will look at everyday objects in a very different way, and it will help them inspire awe and wonder among their learners by using some of the most familiar of resources. Although primarily aimed at early years practitioners, Teaching on a Shoestring is also a must for teachers working with older children too. The objects may change, but the principles of object-based pedagogy remain.
This book should help to put an end to teachers' head-scratching on a Sunday evening, thinking about what to use and what to do to keep children interested and engaged. If you're looking for an inspirational, simple and straightforward guide to teaching with everyday objects, this is the book for you!