Teaching Primary Science 3rd Edition

Author: Peter Loxley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317229444
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Teaching Primary Science

Author: Peter Loxley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317811720
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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'Thought-provoking and entices the reader to take a discerning look at science.' Claire Garven, MA Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. ̃An approach to planning and teaching primary science that gives children permission to question their own preconceptions. This enables teachers to encourage children to actively think and discuss what they see, and give reasons for their developing scientific ideas. Strongly recommended for teachers who want their children to learn to think scientifically.' Jane Gibson, Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of primary science in ITE at the University of St Mark and St John (Marjon), UK This second 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, the book provides comprehensive coverage of science themes. Ideas for teaching and examples from practice provide a basis for inspiring children to explore science and look at the world in new and intriguing ways. Hallmark features Ideas for practice exemplify how you can help children to use scientific knowledge and concepts to satisfy their curiosity about natural phenomena. Something to think about scenarios help to extend and develop your own understanding of key ideas. The companion website includes links to suggested reading and Teachers TV clips for your own development and for use in the classroom. New to this edition A new chapter called Views of Science Learning encourages the teacher to take a central role in helping children develop scientific attitudes, skills and conceptual understanding. Learning Outside the Classroom is a new chapter that provides ideas and guidance that helps to develop children’s scientific skills and knowledge, while also promoting positive attitudes to science. New Global Dimensions sections offer starting points for discussion and research into how scientific ideas can be positively applied and can be 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.

Teaching Primary Science

Author: Peter Loxley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317811739
Format: PDF, ePub
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This second 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, the book provides comprehensive coverage of science themes. Ideas for teaching and examples from practice provide a basis for inspiring children to explore science and look at the world in new and intriguing ways.

Teaching Primary Science

Author: Peter Loxley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317863984
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Primary Science: Promoting positive attitudes to conceptual learningis a full colour, core textbook to support, inform and inspire anyone training to teach Science at primary level. This book is a new kind of text linking subject knowledge and pedagogy in one package, rather than treating them as separate entities. The text aims to encourage trainee teachers to teach scientific concepts in contexts which will inspire the children to look at the world in new and intriguing ways, rather than presenting it as a list of facts and definitions. Encouraging critical reflection and offering practical support, this book will help trainee teachers to overcome negative attitudes to Science. The two part structure of the book first presents insights into the nature of science and science education, exploring issues such as the value and purpose of teaching Science in the primary school and the value of scientific enquiry. It then moves on to cover subject knowledge, relating it to pedagogy.

Practical Ideas for Teaching Primary Science

Author: Peter Loxley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317215877
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Practical Ideas for Teaching Primary Science is a fun and interactive guide which supports teachers to design and deliver enjoyable science lessons. Peter Loxley explores different scientific topics – from growing plants and nutrition to forces and magnetism – with an emphasis on story-telling and art to help children share their ideas and work collaboratively in the classroom. This practical guide uses a three-stage framework design to encourage and guide sociocultural practice across three levels: KS1 (5–7), lower KS2 (7–9) and upper KS2 (9–11). The ideas for practice are placed in engaging and significant contexts to encourage curiosity and enquiry and, most importantly, promote feelings of pleasure and satisfaction from science learning. Teachers are guided through hands-on puzzles and activities such as role-play and design and technology tasks both inside and outside of the classroom, with health and safety aspects highlighted throughout, to inspire children’s interest in how the world works from an early age and provide them with the skills to apply their new-found scientific thinking in other contexts. ? Extended subject knowledge to all topics covered in this book can be found in Teaching Primary Science. ? A companion website is available for both books. Features include: web links to external sites with useful teaching information and resources an interactive flashcard glossary to test students’ understanding Image bank with downloadable pictures for use in the classroom. ? Practical Ideas for Teaching Primary Science is an invaluable teaching resource for both trainee and qualified teachers.

Essential Theory for Primary Teachers

Author: Lynne Graham-Matheson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317624602
Format: PDF, ePub
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Essential Theory for Primary Teachers is a succinct, accessible introduction to the key theories, concepts and policies that have shaped primary education as we know it, and underpin our practice in the classroom. Written with the ever busy training and practising teacher in mind, this straightforward guide offers the foundations for a solid understanding of how we teach and learn effectively, and how we develop as professionals. Together with key further reading highlights, a glossary of acronyms, and an at-a-glance timeline of the major events, acts and policies in education it explains core topics: A short history of the education system What is education for? Inequality and education Special educational needs and inclusion Child development How children learn Theories of motivation Behaviour for learning Assessment for learning Understanding and using research evidence Undertaking your own action research project Essential Theory for Primary Teachers brings together in one volume theory and knowledge that stands the test of time, it guides you through what others have said about them and will help you relate them to your own practice. A much-needed source of guidance for training and newly-qualified-teachers, it will support you as you develop the skills you need to teach confidently and help your learners succeed.

Primary Professional Studies

Author: Alice Hansen
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1526448750
Format: PDF, ePub
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Primary teacher training is challenging. Trainees must be prepared to consider teaching in innovative ways, while remaining focused on the unchanging requirements of children’s learning. The fourth edition of this popular core book supports trainee teachers working towards primary QTS who need to take account of the diverse aspects of primary professional studies. This is a comprehensive, core text for the primary professional studies module. It begins with an exploration of the curriculum and reviews the current curriculum. The text moves on to look at 'The Developing Child' encouraging students to focus on child-centred teaching and learning and explores the needs and learning journeys of all children. The fourth edition includes new chapters on technology and learning, mindfulness in the classroom, reflective practice and completing research and writing assignments for primary teacher training.

Teaching Science for Understanding in Elementary and Middle Schools

Author: Wynne Harlen
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325061597
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Even though there is an unending supply of science textbooks, kits, and other resources, the practice of teaching science is more challenging than simply setting up an experiment. In Teaching Science for Understanding in Elementary and Middle Schools, Wynne Harlen focuses on why developing understanding is essential in science education and how best to engage students in activities that deepen their curiosity about the world and promote enjoyment of science. Teaching Science for Understanding in Elementary and Middle Schools centers on how to build on the ideas your students already have to cultivate the thinking and skills necessary for developing an understanding of the scientific aspects of the world, including: helping students develop and use the skills of investigation drawing conclusions from data through analyzing, interpreting, and explaining creating classrooms that encourage students to explain and justify their thinking asking productive questions to support students' understanding. Through classroom vignettes, examples, and practical suggestions at the end of each chapter, Wynne provides a compelling vision of what can be achieved through science education...and strategies that you can implement in your classroom right now.

Primary Science

Author: Mick Dunne
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473911621
Format: PDF, ePub
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Why is science hard to teach? What types of scientific investigation can you use in the primary classroom? Touching on current curriculum concerns and the wider challenges of developing high-quality science education, this book is an indispensable overview of important areas of teaching every aspiring primary school teacher needs to understand including: the role of science in the curriculum, communication and literacy in science teaching, science outside the classroom, transitional issues and assessment. Key features of this second edition include: • A new chapter on science in the Early Years • A new practical chapter on how to work scientifically • Master’s-level ‘critical reading’ boxes in every chapter linking topics to relevant specialist literature • Expanded coverage of creativity, and link science to numeracy and computing This is essential reading for all students studying primary science on initial teacher education courses, including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, School Direct, SCITT), and also NQTs. Mick Dunne is Senior Lecturer in Science Education at Manchester Metropolitan University Alan Peacock is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter

Lessons in Teaching Computing in Primary Schools

Author: James Bird
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1526412462
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Whether you are currently teaching or training to teach the primary computing curriculum, you need to know what effective teaching of computing in primary schools actually looks like. Written for non specialists and trainees, this book uses exemplar primary computing lessons as a starting point for developing subject knowledge. It explores the theory behind them, how they can be adapted to suit different year groups and different schools. It's a unique but tried and tested approach to developing subject knowledge alongside your teaching practice. The exemplar lesson plans will inspire you to plan and teach lessons that motivate and engage children to see the opportunities that computing can offer and to understand how computing fits in with their daily learning and lives. NEW TO THIS EDITION: Updated throughout and includes information on new apps and other resources for teaching and a brand new chapter on teaching with tablets in the primary classroom. This book is part of the Lessons in Teaching series and includes additional online resources.