Primary Science: Teaching Theory and Practice

Primary Science: Teaching Theory and Practice

Paperback Achieving Qts

By (author) Robin Smith, By (author) Shirley Simon, By (author) Alan Cross, By (author) Rob Johnsey, By (author) Diane Harris, By (author) Graham A. Peacock, By (author) John Sharp

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  • Publisher: Learning Matters Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 171mm x 246mm x 13mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 6 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Exeter
  • ISBN 10: 0857259032
  • ISBN 13: 9780857259035
  • Edition: 6, Revised
  • Edition statement: 6th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white tables, figures
  • Sales rank: 733,641

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The essential teaching theory and practice text for primary science. Covering the skills of planning, monitoring and assessment and class management, it relates these specifically to primary science. With full coverage of the theory and practice required for effective and creative science teaching, this text is an essential guide for all trainees working towards QTS. Throughout, practical guidance and features support trainees to translate this learning to the classroom, embed ICT in their lessons and to understand the wider context of their teaching. This 6th edition includes links to the 2012 Teachers' Standards and notes on the new National Curriculum.

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John Sharp is Professor of Education and Programme Leader for the BA/BSC (Hons) Education and Subject Studies degree at Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln. He teaches undergraduate courses on both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Graham Peacock is Principal Lecturer in Education at Sheffield Hallam University. He has taught children across the primary and secondary age ranges. Rob Johnsey, formerly a primary school teacher, lectured in primary science in the Institute of Education at the University of Warwick for several years. Shirley Simon is Lecturer in the School of Education at King's College, London. Robin Smith is a Research Coordinator in the School of Education at Sheffield Hallam University.

Table of contents

Introduction The Nature of Science Understanding Processes and Methods of Scientific Enquiry Children's Ideas Science in the Foundation Stage Teaching Strategies Planning Classroom Organisation and Management Assessment Recording and Reporting Using ICT in Science Health and Safety Glossary