The Art of Teaching Science

Author: Grady Venville
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1743432569
Format: PDF, Mobi
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'An exceptional book that has relevance not only to graduate and beginning teachers, but also to those of us who have been teaching for many years.' - Stephen Zander, President, Australian Science Teachers Association Science teaching is an art that requires a unique combination of knowledge and skills to engage students and foster their understanding. This book is a thorough introduction and embraces the full spectrum of contemporary reforms in education. The Art of Teaching Science presents science teaching as a dynamic, collaborative activity and highlights recent developments in research into excellence in science teaching. Emphasising pedagogy, curriculum and assessment, the book is designed for educators preparing to teach science at middle and secondary school levels. Fully revised and updated, this second edition includes new chapters which address the requirements of the national documents on science curriculum on engaging students in science, ICT in the science classroom and developing a 'thinking' science classroom. Throughout the book, the authors reflect a student-centred approach to science teaching as advocated in reform curriculum documents throughout the world. Written by leading science educators and incorporating classroom examples and activities, The Art of Teaching Science outlines the main issues science teachers face today.

The Art of Teaching Science

Author: Jack Hassard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135889996
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Art of Teaching Science emphasizes a humanistic, experiential, and constructivist approach to teaching and learning, and integrates a wide variety of pedagogical tools. Becoming a science teacher is a creative process, and this innovative textbook encourages students to construct ideas about science teaching through their interactions with peers, mentors, and instructors, and through hands-on, minds-on activities designed to foster a collaborative, thoughtful learning environment. This second edition retains key features such as inquiry-based activities and case studies throughout, while simultaneously adding new material on the impact of standardized testing on inquiry-based science, and explicit links to science teaching standards. Also included are expanded resources like a comprehensive website, a streamlined format and updated content, making the experiential tools in the book even more useful for both pre- and in-service science teachers. Special Features: Each chapter is organized into two sections: one that focuses on content and theme; and one that contains a variety of strategies for extending chapter concepts outside the classroom Case studies open each chapter to highlight real-world scenarios and to connect theory to teaching practice Contains 33 Inquiry Activities that provide opportunities to explore the dimensions of science teaching and increase professional expertise Problems and Extensions, On the Web Resources and Readings guide students to further critical investigation of important concepts and topics. An extensive companion website includes even more student and instructor resources, such as interviews with practicing science teachers, articles from the literature, chapter PowerPoint slides, syllabus helpers, additional case studies, activities, and more. Visit http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415965286 to access this additional material.

Art of Teaching Primary Science

Author: Vaille Dawson
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1741762308
Format: PDF, ePub
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Children have an innate curiosity about the natural world that makes teaching science a rewarding experience. However teaching science is an art that requires a unique combination of knowledge and skills to make the most of students' interest and foster their understanding. With contributions from leading educators, The Art of Teaching Primary Science addresses the fundamental issues in teaching science in primary and early childhood years. Reflecting current research in science education, The Art of Teaching Primary Science covers the following areas: * the theoretical underpinnings of science education and curriculum; * effective science teaching practice planning, teaching strategies, investigations, resources and assessment; * key issues including scientific literacy, integrating science and technology, and activities outside the classroom. The Art of Teaching Primary Science is invaluable for student teachers as a guide to the fundamentals of science education, and as a resource for experienced teachers to review and enhance their professional skills. 'An excellent reference for those teachers of the primary years seeking the best ways to engage their students in good science and scientific investigation, and keen to link these with other learning areas.' Peter Turnbull, President, Australian Science Teachers Association

Learning to Teach Art and Design in the Secondary School

Author: Nicholas Addison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317613422
Format: PDF, ePub
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Learning to Teach Art and Design in the Secondary School is established as the key text for all those preparing to become art and design teachers in the secondary school. It explores a range of approaches to teaching and learning and provides a conceptual and practical framework for understanding the diverse nature of art and design in the secondary school curriculum. Written by experts in the field, it aims to inform and inspire, to challenge orthodoxies and encourage a freshness of vision. It provides support and guidance for learning and teaching in art and design, suggesting strategies to motivate and engage pupils in making, discussing and evaluating visual and material culture. The third edition has been comprehensively updated and re-structured in light of the latest theory, research and policy in the field and includes new chapters surveying assessment and examinations, and exploring identity and diversity in art and design. Essential topics include: Ways of learning in art and design Planning for teaching and learning Critical studies and methods for investigating art and design Inclusion Assessment Issues in craft and design education Drawing & sculpture Your own continuing professional development. Including suggestions for further reading and a range of tasks designed to encourage you to reflect critically on your practice, Learning to Teach Art and Design in the Secondary School addresses issues for student teachers and mentors on all initial teacher education courses in Art and Design. It will also be of relevance and value to teachers in school with designated responsibility for supervision.

The Sourcebook for Teaching Science Grades 6 12

Author: Norman Herr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787972983
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A resource for middle and high school teachers offers activities, lesson plans, experiments, demonstrations, and games for teaching physics, chemistry, biology, and the earth and space sciences.

The Art and Science of Teaching

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416605711
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

The Art Teacher s Survival Guide for Secondary Schools

Author: Helen D. Hume
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118447034
Format: PDF, ePub
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An invaluable compendium of 75 creative art projects for art educators and classroom teachers This authoritative, practical, and comprehensive guide offers everything teachers need to know to conduct an effective arts instruction and appreciation program. It meets secondary art teacher's unique needs for creating art lessons that cover everything from the fundamentals to digital media careers for aspiring artists. The book includes ten chapters that provide detailed instructions for both teachers and students, along with creative lesson plans and practical tools such as reproducible handouts, illustrations, and photographs. Includes 75 fun and creative art projects Fully updated to reflect the latest changes in secondary art instruction, including digital media and digital photography Heavily illustrated with photographs and drawings For art teachers, secondary classroom teachers, and homeschoolers, this is the ideal hands-on guide to art instruction for middle school and high school students.

The Art and Design Teacher s Handbook

Author: Susie Hodge
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441159215
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This comprehensive handbook provides art teachers with practical advice on -planning effective lessons -developing imaginative ideas for teaching art across the age ranges -developing students' creative, technical and critical skills -preparing students for coursework and exams This book is a must for all secondary art and design teachers, whether still in training, newly qualified or experienced.

Madeline Hunter s Mastery Teaching

Author: Robin Hunter
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452276773
Format: PDF
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Updated Edition of Bestseller Madeline Hunter’s authoritative guide to effective instruction, newly updated and expanded for today’s learners! This classic resource is the best-selling guide to rigorous standards-based instruction that covers teaching to both sides of the brain, teaching for meaning and retention, and teaching to real-life situations. This exciting new edition features: Instruction, learning, motivation, guided practice, and behavior integrated into a comprehensive and effective model for classroom teaching Newly updated and expanded content to encompass teaching for independent learning Teaching tips, classroom examples, recommended readings, a new comprehensive index, and a discussion guide for each chapter