Promoting Curiosity in Primary Science

Promoting Curiosity in Primary Science : Outstanding teaching and learning

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The biggest challenge for primary science teaching is breaking the cycle of bad practice being replicated. Promoting Curiosity in Primary Science seeks to tackle this issue by providing methods and examples for the student teacher to equip them to teach in a way that promotes curiosity and improves children's enjoyment, ability and achievement. It highlights best practice in relation to creating classes that are curious, explaining what curiosity is and what it looks like. Illustrated with practical examples, case studies and ideas for classroom, it will support and develop student teachers in becoming confident, creative science teachers who cultivate engaged, curious more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 174 x 246mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138945722
  • 9781138945722

About Judith Roden

Judith Roden is Principal Lecturer in Science Education, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK and has many years' experience in supporting the development of science in local primary schools. She is currently a professional tutor and primary science subject tutor on the South East Region Primary Teach First Programme and is lead tutor for the Primary Science Teach First programme at local and National levels. James Archer is Lecturer in Primary Education, Bradford College, UK, having previously been a Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. Prior to this he had experience as a generalist primary teacher and school science coordinator in a secondary setting with responsibility for CPD of local feeder primary schools. His enthusiastic, innovative and creative approach to teaching science has had a major impact on the design and delivery of courses in primary more

Table of contents

* Introduction Section 1: An introduction to the principles, practices and pedagogy that help promote Curiosity * What is curiosity? * Equipping children to be curious * Planning to promote curiosity * Assessing curiosity Section 2: An introduction to using contexts for learning * The role of play in promoting curiosity * The role of stories in promoting curiosity * The role of the environment in promoting curiosity Section 3: An introduction to cross curricular approaches * Design technology * The Arts * Maths * Exploring the Early Yearsshow more