Making Progress in Primary Science: A Guide for Teachers and Student Teachers / Edition 2

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This book is for teachers and student teachers looking to improve their practice in primary science. Throughout the book, the focus is on the learning of science as an investigative process through which pupils develop an understanding of ideas. This is supported by modules on different aspects of teaching and learning in science, including:

  • building on children's own ideas
  • how to ask and answer questions
  • managing practical work in the classroom
  • science for very young children
  • effective assessment, self-assessment and feedback
  • cross-curricular links
  • ICT and science
  • science outside the classroom

Each module comprises of an introduction to the aspect; workshop materials to help teachers reflect on teaching, planning and managing primary science; guidance about typical pitfalls and problems; and suggestions for further reading. This book can also be used as a companion to the book for course leaders using Making Progress in Primary Science, 2nd edition. It follows exactly the same module structure and can be used by participants during their course and as a useful resource afterwards.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415284417
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/5/2003
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Guide 1
Module 1 Learning science through enquiry - starting from children's ideas 3
Module 2 The teacher's role in promoting progress 16
Module 3 Teacher's questions and responses to children's questions 27
Module 4 Managing practical work in the classroom 38
Module 5 Science in the early years - the foundation stage 55
Module 6 Meaning and purposes of assessment 72
Module 7 Assessing enquiry skills 90
Module 8 Assessing children's conceptual understanding 107
Module 9 Involving children in assessing their work 124
Module 10 Providing effective feedback to children 134
Module 11 Science and other subjects 147
Module 12 Planning for continuity and progression in science activities 164
Module 13 ICT and science (1) - using ICT to collect data 172
Module 14 ICT and science (2) - using ICT to interpret data and communicate findings 185
Module 15 The role of external resources in helping children to learn science 202
Module 16 Evaluating classroom practice and providing effective feedback to teachers 241
Index 225
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