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Mastery in primary science

Mastery in primary science

September 2019 | 152 pages | Learning Matters
What does 'mastery' look like in primary science?  How can teachers plan for, assess and evidence it?

This book explores how ‘rich’ learning tasks that enable children to apply, analyse, evaluate, and/or create to solve exciting and novel problems support the development of mastery level knowledge and skills in primary science.  

- Outlines how to recognise and use assessment opportunities
- Focuses on the development of conceptual understanding
- Highlights and demontrates the importance of teacher questioning
- Explores the theories behind 'mastery' for primary science
Part 1: The Theory behind mastery in primary science
1. The effective teaching of primary science
2. The importance of questions in primary science
3. Mastery in primary science
4. Linking planning and assessment together to evidence mastery
Part 2: Assessing Mastery at ‘greater depth’
5. Science in Early Years settings
6. Activities linked to the National Curriculum – Year 1
7. Activities linked to the National Curriculum – Year 2
8. Activities linked to the National Curriculum – Year 3
9. Activities linked to the National Curriculum – Year 4
10. Activities linked to the National Curriculum – Year 5
11. Activities linked to the National Curriculum – Year 6

Aligned to areas students may research into

Dr Barry Ryan
Food Science & Environmental Health, Technological University Dublin
July 17, 2020

Deborah Wilkinson

Dr Deborah Wilkinson is a senior lecturer in education at the University of Chichester and has a special interest in primary science. She is interested in how questions are used to develop learning during science lessons as well as how science can be delivered across subject areas. More About Author

Wayne Stallard

Wayne Stallard, Director of Olive Tree Education, has over 20 years’ experience working as a science educator in the primary phase both in the UK and abroad. He is particularly interested in teacher assessment of primary science. More About Author

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