Teaching Primary Science Constructively

Teaching Primary Science Constructively

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Teaching Primary Science Constructively helps readers to create effective science learning experiences for primary students by using a constructivist approach to learning. Introductory chapters explain the principles of constructivism and their implications for learning and teaching. Core strategies for the development of science understanding and science inquiry processes and skills are also discussed. Subsequent chapters then provide research-based ideas for implementing a constructivist approach within the key content strands covered in most primary science syllabuses. This substantially revised fourth edition details how constructivist emphases have changed in recent years and explores the implications for learning and teaching. Chapters contain the latest research on learning through student-generated representations, engaging student interest, and focussing on the nature of science, along with ideas on how to integrate these and other processes and topics into teaching sequences. There is an increased emphasis on teaching about a science as a human endeavoura throughout, including discussion and examples of socioscientific issues, different a ways of knowinga and science in our everyday lives.4 There is more current in circuit 1 than in circuit 2 as the resistance in the circuit has increased with the added bulb. ... or g or s [switch hardest]) 4 components wired correctly 5 correct diagram and nice explanation Appendix 4.7 Teaching strategies perceived by primary teachers-to-be A listing ... Promoting fourth gradersa#39; conceptual change oftheir understanding ofelectric current via multiple analogies.

Title:Teaching Primary Science Constructively
Author:Keith Skamp
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2011-07-21


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