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 learners.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 171 x 248mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138945749
  • 9781138945746

Table of contents

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


Exploring the Early Years
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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 science.
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