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Teaching Primary Science: Promoting Enjoyment and Developing Understanding

Loxley, P., Dawes, L., Nicholls, L. and Dore, B. (2010) Teaching Primary Science: Promoting Enjoyment and Developing Understanding. Essex: Pearson Education. 1405873981.

Item Type: Book
Abstract: 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.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Q Science > Q Science (General) > Q181 Study and teaching
Creators: Loxley, Peter, Dawes, Lyn, Nicholls, Linda and Dore, Babs
Publisher: Pearson Education
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities > Teacher Education
Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > Teacher Continuing Professional Development
Date: 2010
Date Type: Publication
Place of Publication: Essex
Number of Pages: 365
Language: English
ISBN: 1405873981
Status: Published / Disseminated

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