Teaching Primary Science

Teaching Primary Science

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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.... theme: scientific views provide opportunities for a wide range of poetry including haiku, acrostic or shape poems. ... paint pictures of camouflaged animals in different settings and design markings for animals to scare off particular predators.

Title:Teaching Primary Science
Author:Peter Loxley, Lyn Dawes, Linda Nicolls
Publisher:Pearson Education - 2010


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