Primary Science Knowledge and Understanding

Author: Graham Peacock
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1526422719
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Now with online resources to support subject knowledge! Secure subject knowledge and understanding is the foundation of confident, creative and effective teaching. To help your students master this, the 8th edition of this established text now comes with a range of online resources available on the brand new companion website including: a comprehensive science subject knowledge audit reflective self-assessment questions per chapter a science subject knowledge checklist useful weblinks for primary science teaching You can use the science subject knowledge audit to assess your trainees’ progress and ensure they better understand their level of knowledge. Grading students' overall performance, highlighting areas for improvement linked to relevant chapter reading and the ability to share results with their lecturer, makes this the ideal science subject assessment tool. This 8th edition, covering the whole curriculum for primary science, has also been updated to include more on why science matters in primary schools and new content on ‘States of matter’, 'Rocks and soils’ and the 'Theory of Evolution'. New interactive activities are included to engage students in their learning and enable discussion. Using this book in conjunction with the free online resources really makes this the complete package for developing science subject knowledge.

Primary Science

Author: Jenny Kennedy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134525796
Format: PDF
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Many primary school teachers feel that they do not have sufficient knowledge or understanding of scientific subjects, simply because they are not science specialists. Written in clear jargon free style, this book takes a step-by-step approach to all the topics of the National Curriculum for science at Key Stages 1 and 2. Throughout, it gives useful illustrations and real life examples to demonstrate the ideas being raised.

Understanding Primary Science

Author: Martin Wenham
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446246528
Format: PDF, ePub
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Now in its Third Edition, this text provides the background knowledge primary teachers need to plan effective programmes of work and answer children's questions with confidence. The new edition links explanations of scientific concepts with children's everyday experiences to help teachers and trainees foresee how they will present the subject knowledge to their pupils. Shaped by the National Curriculum, this text explains key scientific theories and concepts which pupils at primary level, including very able children, need in order to understand the observations and investigations they undertake. A CD ROM of 200 science investigations for young students is included with the new edition, allowing teachers to explore the practical application of topics covered in the book. This is an essential book for teachers, student teachers and anyone interested in the roots and growth of science education.

Teaching Primary Science 3rd Edition

Author: Peter Loxley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317229444
Format: PDF, ePub
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This fully updated third edition brings science subject knowledge and pedagogy together to support, inform and inspire those training to teach primary science. Written in a clear and accessible way, Teaching Primary Science provides comprehensive coverage of a wide range of science themes. With a brand new chapter on STEM education, additional guidance on where to find the best resources, and increased emphasis on assessment, story-telling and problem-solving, this book shows how science can offer children pleasure and intellectual satisfaction and help them to develop sound scientific minds. Key features include: Ideas for practice exemplify how you can help children to acquire and use scientific knowledge to satisfy their curiosity about how the natural world works. Something to think about scenarios help to extend and develop your own understanding of key ideas. Examples of classroom situations, dialogues and stories help you see how theory is applied to practice and support you in reflecting on the best methods for teaching. Global Dimension sections offer starting points for discussion and research into how scientific ideas can be positively applied and used to evaluate the impact of human activity on the natural world. Talk Skills and Science Discussion sections enable you to develop children’s scientific knowledge and verbal reasoning skills.

Primary English Knowledge and Understanding

Author: Jane Medwell
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1526413744
Format: PDF, Docs
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Now with online resources to support subject knowledge! Secure subject knowledge and understanding is the foundation of confident, creative and effective teaching. To help your students master this, the 8th edition of this established text now comes with a range of online resources available on the brand new companion website including: Interactive English subject knowledge audit: to assess your students subject knowledge in primary English. Save valuable teaching time at the start of the year by setting is as a pre-course audit and ensure students have an accurate picture of their ability before they begin. Grading your students' overall performance, results can be shared with you immediately and include further reading suggestions so students can revisit areas where they require improvement. Reflective self-assessment questions: more than 70 ‘check your learning’ questions help consolidate students’ understanding of each chapter topic and monitor their learning as they work through the book. Irregular verbs: a handy reference of all the irregular verbs so trainees can teach English confidently. Glossary: building students' knowledge, the full online glossary of terms for English helps them know their ‘digraph’ from your ‘soliloquy’. This 8th edition, covering the whole primary curriculum, also includes new chapters on handwriting and the nature of learning. Updated interactive activities throughout the book engage students in their learning and enable discussion. Using this book in conjunction with the free online resources really makes this the complete package for developing English subject knowledge.

Primary Mathematics Knowledge and Understanding

Author: Claire Mooney
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473907063
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The essential subject knowledge text for primary mathematics. Secure subject knowledge and understanding is the foundation of confident, creative and effective teaching. This comprehensive text includes interactive tasks, a self assessment section to allow trainees to better understand their level of knowledge and M level extension boxes to provide further challenge in all chapters. This 7th edition is updated in line with the new National Curriculum and includes updated research summaries reflecting the latest thinking. This highly recommended text helps trainee primary teachers develop and consolidate their knowledge of mathematics.

Understanding Primary Science

Author: Roy Phipps
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1841900168
Format: PDF
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Many primary teachers need help with their personal subject knowledge in science. Now that there is a nationally published scheme of work for science in primary schools, many teachers also need help in constructing lesson plans in order to cover all of the themes and possible activities in the scheme. Designed with those needs in mind, this book provides practical help in the form of sample lesson plans together with linked background subject knowledge for each of the science topics in the primary national curriculum. Each chapter has sample lesson plans for four different age-groups: reception, years 1-2, years 3-4 and years 5-6.

Assessing Science Understanding

Author: Joel J. Mintzes
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080575339
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Recent government publications like "Benchmarks for Scientific Literacy" and "Science for all Americans" have given teachers a mandate for improving science education in America. What we know about how learners construct meaning--particularly in the natural sciences--has undergone a virtual revolution in the past 25 years. Teachers, as well as researchers, are now grappling with how to better teach science, as well as how to assess whether students are learning. Assessing Science Understanding is a companion volume to Teaching Science for Understanding, and explores how to assess whether learning has taken place. The book discusses a range of promising new and practical tools for assessment including concept maps, vee diagrams, clinical interviews, problem sets, performance-based assessments, computer-based methods, visual and observational testing, portfolios, explanatory models, and national examinations.

Science Knowledge for Primary Teachers

Author: Linda Gillard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135035458
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Specifically structured around the QCA schemes of work, this book focuses upon developing the science subject knowledge of the reader up to the standards needed for QTS. It provides: clear explanations of the major science "concepts" a primary teacher needs to teach the National Curriculum effectively illustrations of how this knowledge can be applied in everyday teaching and planning direct links within each chapter to the QCA schemes of work review questions and discussion points to aid understanding and comprehension.