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Best Ways to Teach Primary Science: Research into Practice

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 224 Nombre de pages
Dr Michael Allen is Associate Professor of Primary Science at Kingston University, UK. He is also the author of Misconceptions in... Lire la suite
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Dr Michael Allen is Associate Professor of Primary Science at Kingston University, UK. He is also the author of Misconceptions in Primary Science, 2nd Edition (Open UP, 2014).



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This book provides an exceptional insight into how children learn science, as well as which teaching approaches have been found to be most successful. Drawing on the significant body of research carried out over the past 35 years, the book provides valuable evidence about which tried-and-tested approaches enhance learning and help children actually learn science.
The book:
.supports you in becoming more effective in teaching primary science
.offers a reliable evidential base, founded on significant research findings
.helps you make informed choices about which approaches to use in your teaching repertoire
.provides support for completing your written assignments
Overall the text helps you develop your knowledge and understanding of primary science, as well as how best to plan for teaching this important subject.
Insights into how children best learn science, together with practical teaching ideas that have been tested in a systematic way, makes this an essential book for primary teachers in training and an invaluable guide for primary teachers teaching science in Key Stages One and Two.
"This book makes a major, evidence-based contribution to teaching science in the primary school. It provides a solid grounding for busy teachers to access and use research findings to enhance their professional development and practice. Each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of a science topic, including: revision of subject knowledge; research findings on children's ideas; learning progression; suggested ways to teach, and research exemplars and lesson outlines. This book is a valuable resource for student teachers and for teachers with many years of experience. It is an indispensable addition to every primary teacher's bookshelf and every university education department." Rob Toplis, recently Senior Lecturer in Science Education, Brunel University, UK "This is a great 'why to...' and 'how to...' book. Michael Allen's use of progressive understanding underscores both the unfolding stories of primary science alongside children's developing grasp of the key ideas involved. His work is based on a wealth of research that provides the basis for the 'why to...' in curriculum organisation and planning. This is then brought to bear on considerable professional experience and classroom practice to provide the 'how to...' for teachers, covering a range of important topics in primary science. An excellent compendium of rationales and resources." Mike Watts, Professor of Education, Brunel University, UK



Résumé
Offers evidenced-based insight into how children learn science, as well as which teaching approaches are most successful

Contenu

Introduction
Animals including humans
Plants
Ecology, evolution and inheritance
Properties of everyday materials
States of matter
Reversible and irreversible changes
Rocks
Electricity
Earth and space
Forces and magnets
Light
Sound

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Best Ways to Teach Primary Science: Research into Practice
Sous-titre: Research Into Practice
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780335261864
ISBN: 978-0-335-26186-4
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Open University Press
Genre: Pédagogie
nombre de pages: 224
Poids: 334g
Taille: H229mm x B151mm x T17mm
Année: 2016