Teaching Primary Science
Promoting Enjoyment and Developing Understanding
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|Format:||Paperback, 392 pages|
|Other Information: ||col. Illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 09 December 2009|
Primary Science: Promoting positive attitudes to conceptual learningis a full colour, core textbook to support, inform and inspire anyone training to teach Science at primary level. This book is a new kind of text linking subject knowledge and pedagogy in one package, rather than treating them as separate entities. The text aims to encourage trainee teachers to teach scientific concepts in contexts which will inspire the children to look at the world in new and intriguing ways, rather than presenting it as a list of facts and definitions. Encouraging critical reflection and offering practical support, this book will help trainee teachers to overcome negative attitudes to Science. The two part structure of the book first presents insights into the nature of science and science education, exploring issues such as the value and purpose of teaching Science in the primary school and the value of scientific enquiry. It then moves on to cover subject knowledge, relating it to pedagogy.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Theory and practise 1. The pleasure of finding things out 2. Organising how children learn science 3. Scientific understanding and mental models 4. Talk for learning in science 5. Scientific enquiry and the passionately curious 6. Planning and assessing children's science learning 7. The origins of scientific knowledge Part 2: Subject knowledge and ideas for practice Overview 8. The Earth and beyond 9. Energy and the well-being of the planet 10. Interdependence 11. Diversity 12. Adaptation and evolution 13. Health and well-being 14. The particle nature of materials 15. Changing materials 16. Electricity and magnetism 17. Forces and motion 18. Light 19. Sound
About the Author
Peter Loxley, Linda Nicolls, Babs Dore and Lyn Dawes are all senior lecturers at the University of Northampton and well-respected in their field. In the time I have been working with them, they have demonstrated a passion for their subject, an understanding of the needs of their students and an ability to present knowledge in an engaging and inspiring way.
|Dimensions: ||24.0 x 19.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.76 kg)|