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 ‘science as a human endeavour’ throughout, including discussion and examples of socioscientific issues, different ‘ways of knowing’ and science in our everyday lives.
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Keith Skamp is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Education at Southern Cross University. He has been a lecturer in undergraduate and graduate units in science education, environmental education and research methodology for many years and has led or been involved in professional and curriculum development initiatives in primary science at state, national and international levels. His research and consultancy in science and environmental education has included working with the Australian Academy of Science’s Primary Connections initiative, as well as for State and federal governments, and has resulted in numerous refereed journal articles and other publications; currently his research focuses on students’ responses to global warming. Keith has received distinguished awards for university teaching and service to professional science education associations.
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