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Best Ways to Teach Primary Science: Research into Practice

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About the Best Ways to Teach Primary Science: Research into Practice

Shortlisted for the ASE Book of the Year Award 2017. This book provides an exceptional insight into how children learn science, as well as which teaching approaches have been found to be most successful. Drawing on the significant body of research carried out over the past 35 years, the book provides valuable evidence about which tried-and-tested approaches enhance learning and help children actually learn science.

The book:* supports you in becoming more effective in teaching primary science* offers a reliable evidential base, founded on significant research findings* helps you make informed choices about which approaches to use in your teaching repertoire* provides support for completing your written assignmentsOverall the text helps you develop your knowledge and understanding of primary science, as well as how best to plan for teaching this important subject. Insights into how children best learn science, together with practical teaching ideas that have been tested in a systematic way, makes this an essential book for primary teachers in training and an invaluable guide for primary teachers teaching science in Key Stages One and Two. "This book makes a major, evidence-based contribution to teaching science in the primary school.

It provides a solid grounding for busy teachers to access and use research findings to enhance their professional development and practice. Each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of a science topic, including: revision of subject knowledge; research findings on children's ideas; learning progression; suggested ways to teach, and research exemplars and lesson outlines. This book is a valuable resource for student teachers and for teachers with many years of experience.

It is an indispensable addition to every primary teacher's bookshelf and every university education department."Rob Toplis, recently Senior Lecturer in Science Education, Brunel University, UK"This is a great 'why to...' and 'how to...' book. Michael Allen's use of progressive understanding underscores both the unfolding stories of primary science alongside children's developing grasp of the key ideas involved. His work is based on a wealth of research that provides the basis for the 'why to...' in curriculum organisation and planning.

This is then brought to bear on considerable professional experience and classroom practice to provide the 'how to...' for teachers, covering a range of important topics in primary science. An excellent compendium of rationales and resources." Mike Watts, Professor of Education, Brunel University, UK

Product Code Publisher ISBN 13
ENX16393 Open University Press 9780335261864

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