Making Progress in Primary Science

Author: Wynne Harlen
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415284414
Format: PDF
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This text follows a module structure & focuses on the learning of science as an investigative process through which pupils develop an understanding of ideas. Modules include building on childrens' own ideas, how to ask & answer questions, managing practical work in the classroom & cross-curricular links.

Learning to Teach Science

Author: Martin Monk
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780750703864
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Fifty school based activities ...targeted at the pre-service teacher and mentor. Each activity has a commentary for mentors as well as notes for student teachers." -- back cover.

How People Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Format: PDF, Kindle
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Primary Science

Author: Mick Dunne
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 144629112X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What is science? What is good science education? How can science be intelligently linked to the wider primary curriculum? Becoming a confident and informed teacher of primary science requires a strong understanding of the key practical, conceptual and pedagogical issues that underpin science education in the primary school. Touching on current curriculum concerns and the wider challenges of developing good practice in science education Primary Science provides an indispensable overview of important areas of teaching 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, transitional issues and assessment. This is essential reading for all students studying primary science on primary initial teacher education courses, including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT), and employment-based routes into teaching, and also NQTs. Mick Dunne is Head of Initial Teacher Training at Bradford College Alan Peacock is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter

Primary Science Teaching Theory and Practice

Author: John Sharp
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 147390711X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The essential teaching theory and practice text for primary science. Covering the skills of planning, monitoring, assessment and class management, it relates these specifically to primary science. With full coverage of the theory and practice required for effective and creative science teaching, this text is an essential guide for all trainees working towards QTS. Throughout, practical guidance and features support trainees to translate this learning to the classroom, embed ICT in their lessons and to understand the wider context of their teaching. This 7th edition has been updated in line with the new National Curriculum.

The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools

Author: Wynne Harlen OBE
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135868751
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The fifth edition of this bestselling textbook provides an up-to-date discussion of the many aspects of teaching primary science, maintaining its strong focus on constructivist learning and the role of social interaction in learning. With emphasis on the child-centred approach, the book also promotes the importance of fostering motivation for learning through enjoyment and giving children some control of their activities. The fifth edition has been updated to reflect: the move towards a cross-curricular approach in primary schools recent developments in the use of ICT by teachers and pupils how assessment and records can be used to help learning what recent studies of the brain can tell us about learning the widespread emphasis on teaching and learning through inquiry the recognition of the importance of discussion, dialogue and argumentation changes in curriculum management and planning. The book opens with multiple case studies, four of which are new to this edition, offering cross-curricular examples of primary science in action. Each chapter is framed by an introduction and summary points. Suggestions for further reading are provided and there are numerous references to useful websites. Combining theory and practice, The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools helps the reader to understand the rationale behind the practice. It continues to be essential reading for all trainee and practising primary school teachers, including students on PGCE Primary, BEd, BA Primary, Education Studies courses and those studying for further qualifications in education.

Making Good Progress

Author: Daisy Christodoulou
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780198413608
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Making Good Progress? is a research-informed examination of formative assessment practices outlining practical recommendations for teachers at every level and phase. Written by Daisy Christodoulou, Making Good Progress?' offers clear, up-to-date advice to develop best practice for teachers assessing pupils in the wake of life beyond levels.

The Art and Science of Teaching

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416605711
Format: PDF, Docs
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The popular author of Classroom Instruction That Works discusses 10 questions that can help teachers sharpen their craft and do what really works for the particular students in their classroom.

Working Scientifically

Author: Kevin Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317307690
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With the changes that have taken place to the National Curriculum for science, the investigations that children should experience have broadened and become a key part of the curriculum necessary for the development of knowledge and understanding. Working Scientifically is a comprehensive guide that will help primary teachers develop their skills, improve their practice and nurture ‘working scientifically’ in the classroom. This book provides teachers with the tools and resources that are necessary for teaching science in a fun and exploratory way. Focusing on individual skills, it provides scientific activities in a number of different contexts. It explores each skill multiple times to help pupils progress through the age-related expectations and emphasises teaching through exploration, questioning and dialogue. Using the analogy of a journey to space as the central concept, with each step of progression related to a step in the journey, chapters include: What is ‘working scientifically’? Raising questions, predictions and planning; Observations, measurements and recording; Interpreting, analysing and concluding; Reflecting and evaluating; Assessment. Full of practical resources such as planning materials and assessment sheets, Working Scientifically will be an essential guide for all qualified and trainee primary teachers wishing to develop their practice in this essential area of the Science curriculum.

Meeting the Standards in Primary Science

Author: Lynn D. Newton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135699313
Format: PDF, Docs
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Meeting the Standards in Primary Science provides: primary science subject knowledge the pedagogical knowledge needed to teach science in primary schools support activities for work in schools and self-study information on professional development for primary teachers. This practical, comprehensive and accessible book should prove invaluable for students on primary initial teacher training courses, PGCE students, lecturers on science education programmes and newly qualified primary teachers.