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Primary Science: Teaching Theory and Practice

Ninth Edition


January 2021 | 216 pages | Learning Matters

An extensive knowledge of the primary Science curriculum is not enough for trainee teachers, they need to know how to teach Science in the primary classroom.

This is the essential teaching theory and practice text for primary Science that takes a focused look at the practical aspects of teaching.  It covers the important skills of classroom management, planning, monitoring and assessment and relates these specifically to primary Science. 

This 9th edition has been updated to include a new chapter on creative curriculum approaches.

Practical guidance, features and resources help students translate their learning to the classroom and understand the wider context of teaching:

-          Online practical lesson ideas for the classroom

-          The Primary National Curriculum for Science in Key Stages one and two

-          Tips for planning primary Science

-          Useful weblinks for primary Science teaching

 
Introduction
 
The nature of scientific understanding
 
Processes and methods of scientific enquiry
 
Children’s ideas
 
Science in the Foundation Stage
 
Teaching strategies
 
Planning
 
Classroom organisation and management
 
Assessment, recording and reporting
 
Using ICT in science
 
Health and safety
 
Creative curriculum approaches

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John Sharp

John Sharp is Professor of Higher Education and Head of the Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute (LHERI) at the University of Lincoln. More About Author

Graham A Peacock

Graham Peacock is Principal Lecturer in Education at Sheffield Hallam University. He has taught children across the primary and secondary age ranges. More About Author

Rob Johnsey

Rob Johnsey, formerly a primary school teacher, lectured in primary science in the Institute of Education at the University of Warwick for several years. More About Author

Shirley Simon

Shirley Simon is Lecturer in the School of Education at King's College, London. More About Author

Robin James Smith

I was appointed Lecturer in Sociology in 2012. I am currently PhD Programme Co-ordinator and convenor of three undergraduate modules. My research and teaching is concerned with the everyday life of urban public spaces. I am interested in, and encourage students to take an interest in, both the street-level politics of city life and the mundane accomplishment of mobility practices and interaction. These themes have been addressed through research on everyday sense-making in regenerated space, practices of street-based welfare and vulnerable urban groups and, most recently, an investigation of co-operative mobility practices. I also have an... More About Author

Alan Cross

Diane Harris

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