Teaching Primary Science: Promoting Enjoyment and Developing Understanding

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Primary Science: Promoting positive attitudes to conceptual learningis a full colour, core textbook to support, inform and inspire anyone training to teach Science at primary level. 

This book is a new kind of text linking subject knowledge and pedagogy in one package, rather than treating them as separate entities. The text aims to encourage trainee teachers to teach scientific concepts in contexts which will inspire the children to look at the world in new and intriguing ways, rather than presenting it as a list of facts and definitions. Encouraging critical reflection and offering practical support, this book will help trainee teachers to overcome negative attitudes to Science.

The two part structure of the book first presents insights into the nature of science and science education, exploring issues such as the value and purpose of teaching Science in the primary school and the value of scientific enquiry. It then moves on to cover subject knowledge, relating it to pedagogy. 

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Teaching Primary Science: Promoting Enjoyment and Developing Understanding is an exciting new textbook to support, inform and inspire anyone training to teach Science at primary level. 

A new kind of text, this book links subject knowledge and pedagogy together rather than treating them as separate entities. The authors encourage critical reflection and offer practical support to give you the confidence to present scientific concepts in contexts that will inspire children to look at the world in new and intriguing ways.

Key features of the text: 

  • Theme-based science Subject Knowledge covering varied topics from the diversity of life to force and motion to the Earth and beyond.
  • Ideas for Practice explore specific concepts within the subject knowledge providing further information while offering innovative and engaging ways of bringing science to life in the classroom using different contexts such as art, drama, poetry and creative writing.
  • A Three-stage Framework for Teaching Science that focuses on exploration, re-describing and application of specific concepts with practical ideas for making them come alive.
  • Something to Think About scenarios are designed to help you think creatively about key ideas to help you extend and develop your understanding.
  • Examples present classroom situations, dialogues and stories that allow you to reflect upon best methods for teaching science.
  • Photos and drawings illustrate the scientific concepts explored and show how they are implemented in the classroom.

Teaching Primary Science: Promoting Enjoyment and Developing Understanding is an essential resource that will change the way you think about and teach Primary Science.  

Peter Loxley, Lyn Dawes, Linda Nicholls and Babs Dore and are all senior lecturers at the University of Northampton.

 

 

 

 

 

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Peter Loxley, Linda Nicolls, Babs Dore and Lyn Dawes are all senior lecturers at the University of Northampton and well-respected in their field. In the time I have been working with them, they have demonstrated a passion for their subject, an understanding of the needs of their students and an ability to present knowledge in an engaging and inspiring way.

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