Making Progress in Primary Science

Author: Wynne Harlen
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415284414
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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, ePub, 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.

The Really Useful Science Book

Author: Steve Farrow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415385938
Format: PDF, ePub
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Written for classroom teachers and those in training, this book has been designed to support and extend teachers' and students' own knowledge and understanding of science, and should be of particular use to non-specialists. Throughout the book every effort has been made to interpret the ideas and concepts of science in user-friendly language, using everyday activities as illustrations. The book is divided into three sections: life and living processes materials and their properties physical processes. Key ideas are suggested for each section and then expanded to include important related science concepts. The book provides comprehensive knowledge for science at Key Stages 1 and 2, and sets the scene for teaching and learning at Key Stage 3.

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.

Meeting the Standards in Primary Science

Author: Lynn D. Newton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135699313
Format: PDF
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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.

Science Teacher Education

Author: Sandra K. Abell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306472228
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Analysis of past developments in teacher education in Pakistan has shown that substantial progress has been made in this field. It has, however, been pointed out that education of science teachers still needs much improvement. At the present, there is an emergent need to meet the shortage of qualified science teachers and at the same time to bring qualitative improvements in the courses offered in teacher education institutions. First, we recommend that the 1-year duration of teacher preparation is grossly inadequate for all teaching courses, and should be lengthened, and the qualifications for entrance be increased. We believe that teaching must be made a graduate profession. For example, the basic qualification of primary school teachers for admission to teacher education institution should be increased. We recommend that PTC should be made a 12 + 2 year program. Similarly, CT, 12 + 3; B. Ed. , 14 + 2; B. S. Ed. , 12 + 4; M. A. Ed. , 14 + 3; and M. Ed. one year after B. Ed. or B. S. Ed. Secondly, we think the quality of instruction in teacher preparation programs should be improved. Most teachers in the teacher preparation institutions use the lecture method most of the time. Prospective teachers behave like passive listeners to their teachers. They do not participate in the teaching/ learning process. Some instructors even dictate their notes to the preservice teachers. When the teachers join schools, they behave the same way.

Getting the Buggers Into Science

Author: Christine Farmery
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826473974
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides information on the importance of teaching science and includes advice for setting up an effective learning environment.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Primary Science

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: Corwin Publishers
ISBN: 9781936959518
Format: PDF, Docs
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"25 new formative assessment probes for grades K-2. What ideas do young children bring to their science learning, and how does their thinking change as the engage in "science talk?" Find out using the 25 field-tested probes in the newest volume of Page Keeley's best selling "Uncovering Student Ideas in Science Series," the first targeted to grades K-2." cover verso.

Primary Science

Author: Jenny Byrne
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 085725541X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book supports trainees on primary initial teacher training courses where a secure knowledge and understanding of science is required for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). A rigorous test enables trainees to identify their strengths and weaknesses in science and this can be revisited in order to monitor and evaluate progress towards QTS. Trainees are able to direct their studies more usefully and quickly develop confidence in topics they find difficult. This edition is fully up to date with the 2007 QTS Standards.

Cambridge Primary Science Stage 1 Teacher s Resource with CD ROM

Author: Jon Board
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107611466
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Cambridge Primary Science is a flexible, engaging course written specifically for the Cambridge Primary Science curriculum framework. This Teacher's Resource for Stage 1 contains guidance on all components in the series. Select activities and exercises to suit your teaching style and your learners' abilities from the wide range of ideas presented. Guidance includes suggestions for differentiation and assessment, and supplementing your teaching with resources available online, to help tailor your scheme of work according to your needs. Answers to questions from the Learner's Book and Activity Book are also included. The material is presented in editable format on CD-ROM, as well as in print, to give you the opportunity to adapt it to your needs.