The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools

Author: Wynne Harlen,Anne Qualter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415465273

Category: Education

Page: 340

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Providing an up-to-date discussion of the issues affecting primary science, this edition focuses on both the role of the class teacher and of the school in making provision for children's learning in science.

The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools

Author: Wynne Harlen OBE,Anne Qualter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317914260

Category: Education

Page: 382

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The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools provides essential information for all concerned with primary school education about all aspects of teaching science. It pays particular attention to inquiry-based teaching and learning because of the more general educational benefits that follow from using this approach. These benefits are often expressed in terms of developing general scientific literacy and fostering the ability to learn and the motivation to continue learning. This book also aims to help teachers focus on the ‘big’ or powerful ideas of science rather than teaching a series of unrelated facts. This leads children to an understanding of the nature, and limitations, of scientific activity. This fully expanded and updated edition explores: The compelling reasons for starting science in the primary school. Within-school planning in the context of less prescriptive national requirements. The value of having in mind the ‘big ideas’ of science. The opportunities for children to learn through greater access to the internet and social networking. The expanding sources of materials and guidance now available to teachers on-line. Greater attention to school and teacher self-evaluation as a means of improving provision for children’s learning. The importance for both teachers and learners of reflecting on the process and content of their activities. Other key aspects of teaching, such as:- questioning, the importance of discussion and dialogue, the formative and summative roles of assessment and strategies for helping children to develop understanding, skills, positive attitudes and enjoyment of science, are preserved. So also is the learner-centred approach with an emphasis on children learning to take some responsibility for their activities. This book is essential reading for all primary school teachers and those on primary education courses.

Science in Primary Schools: Examining the Practices of Effective Teachers

Author: Angela Fitzgerald

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9460918581

Category: Education

Page: 118

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If the status and quality of science education in schools is to improve, efforts need to be made to better understand the classroom practices of effective science teachers. Teachers are key players in a re-imagining of science education. This book explores how two primary school teachers, identified as effective practitioners, approached science teaching and learning over a unit of work. In recording the teaching and learning experiences in their classrooms, the author highlights how the two teachers adopted different approaches, drawing on their particular beliefs and knowledge, to support student learning in science in ways that were appropriate to their contexts as well as reflected their different experiences, strengths and backgrounds. Through sharing their stories, this book illustrates, that due to the complex nature of teaching and learning, there is no one way of defining effectiveness. In documenting this research, it is hoped that other teachers and teacher educators will be inspired to think about primary school science education in innovative ways.

Teaching Science in the Primary Classroom

Author: Hellen Ward,Judith Roden

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473953073

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Who was right about gravity - Aristotle or Galileo? Do woodlice like the damp or the sunshine? Now in full colour, the new edition of this core textbook is packed full of exciting ideas and methods to help trainees and teachers looking for creative ways of teaching science to primary school children. It's the perfect step-by-step guide for anyone teaching science for the first time. Reflecting the new curriculum, the third edition has been extensively updated throughout and now includes: · a brand new chapter on teaching science outdoors · lots of guidance on how to work scientifically in the classroom · a new focus on assessment of ‘secondary readiness’ · new activities and case studies, with helpful links to developing scientific skills With practical examples, case studies, clear guidance on how to turn theory into creative practice, and lots of ideas for lively science lessons and activities, this is the ideal book for anyone studying primary science on initial teacher education courses, and teachers looking for new ideas to use in the classroom.

Learning and Teaching Primary Science

Author: Angela Fitzgerald

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107609453

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Brings teaching primary science to life, with dedicated chapters for chemistry, physics, biology and earth and environmental science.

Learning to Teach in the Primary School

Author: Peter Hudson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107436176

Category: Education

Page: 334

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Education is in a constant state of change and development. Learning to Teach in the Primary School provides a pathway into Australian education for preservice primary teachers. This practical and engaging text includes strong links to the Australian Curriculum and frames teaching around understanding primary students, how they learn, and their contexts. The book includes numerous valuable teaching resources such as: • applied learning boxes, discussion questions, and research topics • specific information related to the teaching of literacy, mathematics and science • practical guidance across a range of key learning areas, exploring the breadth and depth of teaching and learning opportunities for primary students. Drawing on the wide-ranging expertise of each contributor, this text provides techniques to engage primary students in high-quality education. The concluding chapters of the book focus on professional growth, making this a valuable resource throughout preservice teachers' tertiary coursework and into their professional careers.

Primary Science

Author: Jane Devereux

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761971146

Category: Education

Page: 248

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A comprehensive guide to the subject knowledge requirements for the teaching of science in the primary school.

Science Literacy in Primary Schools and Pre-Schools

Author: Haim Eshach

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140204674X

Category: Education

Page: 174

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This well-written and thought-provoking book presents the state-of-the-art in science education for kindergarten and primary schools. It begins with a thorough theoretical discussion on why it is incumbent on the science educator to teach science at first stages of childhood. It goes on to analyze and synthesize a broad range of educational approaches and themes. The book also presents novel strategies to science teaching.

Creative Teaching in Primary Science

Author: Roger Cutting,Orla Kelly

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473909449

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Creative teaching has the potential to inspire deep learning, using inventive activities and stimulating contexts that can capture the imagination of children. This book enables you to adopt a creative approach to the methods and content of your primary science teaching practice and confidently develop as a science educator. Key aspects of science teaching are discussed, including: planning for teaching and learning assessing primary science cross-curricular approaches the intelligent application of technology sustainability education outdoor learning Coverage is supported by illustrative examples, encouraging you to look at your own teaching practice, your local community and environment, your own interests and those of your children to deepen your understanding of what constitutes good science teaching in primary schools. This is essential reading for students on primary initial teacher education courses, on both university-based (BEd, BA with QTS, PGCE) and schools-based (School Direct, SCITT) routes into teaching. Dr Roger Cutting is an Associate Professor in Education at the Institute of Education at Plymouth University. Orla Kelly is a Lecturer in Social, Environmental and Scientific Education in the Church of Ireland College of Education.

Teaching Science in Elementary and Middle School

A Cognitive and Cultural Approach

Author: Cory A. Buxton,Eugene F. Provenzo

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412924979

Category: Education

Page: 395

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Grounded in a social and historical context, this unique book encourages readers to think like scientists... Teaching Science in Elementary and Middle School: A Cognitive and Cultural Approach offers pre-service and in-service elementary and middle school teachers of science practical strategies for the classroom as well as a better understanding of the role of science in our day-to-day lives and culture. Key Features Prepares teachers with 100 key experiments that teach core, standards-based science concepts within a methods instruction model Provides an introduction to the historical, social, cultural, and linguistic construction of science in American culture—in particular, how it functions as a human endeavor Emphasizes the idea that science is connected to the world around us through reflection case studies Stresses the development of the basic principles underlying scientific methods of thought and inquiry Integrates standards in other content areas through “Theory Into Practice” boxes. Accompanied by High-Quality Ancillaries! Instructor’s Resources CD: Available by contacting SAGE, this CD offers PowerPoint® lecture slides, a teaching guide for the science standards-based lesson plan project, video clips of select experiments, Theory Into Practice resources, Reflections on Science assignments, Web resources, and a test bank. Student Resource CD: Bound into the back of the text, this CD provides students with video clips to illustrate select experiments from the text, as well as other key science concepts. A guide accompanies the video clips to assist student learning. Web-Based Student Study Site, http://www.sagepub.com/buxtonstudy: This site provides a variety of additional resources that will enhance students’ understanding of the book content and take their learning one step further.

Analysing Exemplary Science Teaching

Author: Steve Alsop,Larry Bencze,Erminia Pedretti

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335224032

Category: Education

Page: 273

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Analysing Exemplary Science Teaching brings together twelve academics, ten innovative teachers and three exceptional students in a conversation about teaching and learning. Teachers and students describe some of their most noteworthy classroom practice, whilst scholars of international standing use educational theory to discuss, define and analyse the documented classroom practice.

Primary Science

A Guide to Teaching Practice

Author: Mick Dunne,Alan Peacock

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857025058

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Becoming a confident and informed teacher of primary science requires a strong understanding of key practical, conceptual and pedagogical issues that underpin best practice science teaching in the primary school. Addressing current curriculum concerns, the dynamic nature of the curriculum landscape, and the wider challenges of developing good practice in science education, Primary Science provides an indispensable overview of important areas of teaching that every aspiring primary school teacher needs to understand. Written directly for initial teacher education students, this textbook supports classroom practice and provides a broad survey of key aspects of primary science teaching including: the role of science in the curriculum, communication and literacy in science teaching, science outside the classroom, teaching science to all, transitional issues, and assessment.

Science 3-13

The Past, The Present and Possible Futures

Author: Rachel Sparks Linfield,Paul Warwick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134586914

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Which factors have been influential in developing science teaching and learning for the three to thirteen age group in the last twenty years? How might these factors have an impact on the future direction of science teaching and learning for this age range into the 21st century? How can teachers cope with the changes? Science 3-13 explores some of the historical antecedents of the current position of science in the lives of younger children. It covers the various influences, both from within and outside the teaching profession, that have shaped the current science curriculum. Current practice is examined and, on this basis, speculations are made about the future position and direction of this important subject. The contributors each cover a particular aspect of science for the 3-13 age range but common themes emerge such as the influence of government intentions, particularly through the development of the National Curriculum. The role of research groups and the impact of ICT on the teaching profession as to what is important to teach and how science and science teaching should be viewed within society are shown to be important factors in the mix that contributes to change. This book forms part of a series of key texts which focus on a range of topics related to primary education and schooling. Each book in the Primary Directions Series will review the past, analyse current issues, suggest coping strategies for practitioners and speculate on the future.

Teaching Science in Secondary Schools

A Reader

Author: Sandra Amos,Richard Boohan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136415211

Category: Education

Page: 304

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A companion to Aspects of Teaching Secondary Science, the first section of this reader provides an overview of the key issues, discussing the nature of science and its role in the school curriculum. The second section goes on to examine critically the ways in which science is reflected in the school curriculum, while the third section discusses recent curriculum initiatives and developments. Turning the focus from what is taught on to who is taught, section four shows that students are very much active learners in the classroom, making sense of their experiences and constructing their own meanings. The final section covers the role of research in science education, giving examples of research papers and considering how productive collaboration between teachers and researchers can impact upon the effectiveness of classroom practice.

Science for Primary and Early Years

Developing Subject Knowledge

Author: Jane Devereux

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446265625

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Science for Primary and Early Years is a comprehensive guide to the subject knowledge requirements for the teaching of science in early years settings and primary schools. This second edition consists of activities to help the reader extend their own understanding of science. Part One explores understanding the nature of science, processes of planning, carrying out and evaluating scientific investigations, collecting and using data, hypothesizing, predicting, fair testing, use of correct terminology and understanding health and safety as well as key ideas in science that underpin subject knowledge. Part Two builds on these ideas as it explores in more detail life and living processes, the environment, electricity and magnetism, light, sound and the earth in space. This text is part of the series Developing Subject Knowledge which covers English, Mathematics and Science and provides authoritative distance learning materials on the national requirements for teaching the primary core curriculum, working with the early years and achieving qualified teacher status. It is designed for initial teacher training, experienced practitioner self-study, and will help towards GCSE revision. This is a set book for the Open University Course, 'Ways of Knowing: language, mathematics and science in the early years'.

Teaching and Learning with ICT in the Primary School

Author: Marilyn Leask,John Meadows

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415215046

Category: Education

Page: 270

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Teaching and Learning with ICT in the Primary School introduces teachers to the range of ways in which ICT can be used to support and extend the teaching and learning opportunities in their classrooms. Chapters cover areas such as: literacy, numeracy, science, and their relationship with ICT; managing curriculum projects using ICT; creating and using multimedia applications. Ideas and activities for teachers to try are based on tried and tested methods from innovative schools around the UK and abroad. Practising teachers and students will find this an invaluable guide on how to work together to extend their skills and knowledge in the area of ICT.