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Primary Teaching Assistants: Learners and Learningdraws together the key ideas that are of central importance to teaching assistants and other support staff working in primary schools. It presents a rich variety of material written by teachers, teaching assistants, researchers and parents, that has been carefully chosen to offer a broad-based understanding of learning and the contexts in which learners can engage with learning. This second edition has been thoroughly updated and includes new sections on after school clubs, outdoor learning and assertiveness. Bringing together different perspectives it examines: the changing role of teaching assistants the nature of learning and assessment approaches to learning support and inclusive practices the relationships that are central to learning and social 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.