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Module Reading List

School and Educational Placements, 2021/22, Semester 1, 2
Brian Irvine
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Education practice:  

Balderstone, D. (ed) (2006) Secondary geography handbook. Sheffield: Geographical Association.  

Best B & Thomas W 2007. Everything you needed to know about teaching but were too busy to ask. Continuum.  

Cowley S 2013. How to survive your first year teaching. Bloomsbury.  

Cowley s 2010. Getting the buggers to behave. Continuum.  

Cowley S 2007. Guerrilla guide to teaching (2nd ed.) Continuum. ISBN 978-0-8264-9292-0                                       

Davies S 2006. The essential guide to teaching. Pearson Longman. ISBN 1-405-81260-5.           

Kyriacou C 1998. Essential teaching skills (2nd ed). Nelson Thornes  

Lambert D (2011) ‘Reviewing the case for geography, and the "knowledge turn" in the English national curriculum', The curriculum journal.l, Vol 22, No 2 

Leat, D. (ed.) (1998) Thinking Through Geography. Cambridge: Chris Kingston Press.  

Liversedge T,Cochrane M, Carefoot B & Thomas J 2009. Teaching Science.  Sage.  

Lofthouse R (2011) A fresh look at subject knowledge. Learning and teaching update, issue 43 

Lush V 2009. Get ready to teach. Pearson Longman.  

Moon B & Mayes A S 1995. Teaching and learning in the secondary school. OU/Routledge.  

Morgan J (2011) Teaching secondary geography as if the planet matters, London: Routledge 

Osborne J & Dillon J 2010. Good practice in science teaching (what research has to say). 2nd ed. McGraw Hill  

Roberts, M. (2003) Learning through enquiry : making sense of geography in the key stage 3 classroom. Sheffield: Geographical Association. 

Rogers B 2015. Classroom behaviour: a practical guide to effective teaching.  

Sage, London.   

Scoffham, S. (2004) Primary geography handbook. Sheffield: Geographical Association. 

Thody A, Gray B & Bowden D 2004. Teacher’s survival guide 2. Continuum 

Young M (2008) Bringing knowledge back in : from social constructivism to social realism in the sociology of education, London: Routledge 


The national curriculum England is available in a fully searchable form at;  

NOTE: differing national curricula apply in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.   

Lots of information is available on the examining board web sites. Do ensure you ask exactly what course (and which examining board) is being taught before you try and check the curriculum content.  






Journals - The education section of the library is in the Brotherton.  

Environmental Education – the journal of the National Association for Environmental Education. Hard copy in the Brotherton Library

The Geography Teacher – US/international. Available on line.  

Green Teacher – US based but well worth a look.  

Journal of Sustainability Education -  

Intriguingly different!  

School Science Review – the journal of the Association for Science Education (ASE). Available hard copy in the Brotherton library and at  

Teaching Earth Sciences – the magazine of the Earth Science Teachers Association (ESTA). No full series though occasional hard copies can be found in the Kennedy Library. Accessible online from the ESTA website (   

See Phil for password details.  

Primary Science. Covers learning, teaching and assessment for the 3-12 age range. Published by the Association for Science Education (ASE). Available as hard copy in the BL and at  

International Journal of Science Education (Routledge) and Science Education (Wiley) – both fairly highbrow. Both available on line via UoL  

Environmental Education Research (Taylor Francis)  

Interesting for the budding educational researcher.  

Journal of Education for Sustainable Development. Interesting with a wider world point of view.  


This list was last updated on 03/09/2020