Description : This course book guides all trainees working towards achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through primary science teaching as set out in the Professional Standards for QTS. Each chapter includes summaries of key research to help students gain a deeper understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of teaching, as well as ideas for practical science activities in the classroom. Every chapter also includes case studies of classroom situations, which help trainees to make links between teaching theory and classroom practice.
Description : Covering all the important skills of teaching primary science, the book takes a focused look at all the practical aspects of teaching.
Description : The essential teaching theory and practice text for primary science. Covering the key skills of planning, monitoring and assessment and class management, it relates these specifically to primary science. The 5th edition of this popular text includes new features making specific links to Every Child Matters and outlining how ICT can be embedded into the teaching of primary science. This text is an indispensable guide for primary trainees on the theory and practice required for effective and creative science teaching. Includes features and activities to help the reader make essential links between theory and practice.
Description : This course book is an invaluable guide to teaching science in the primary classroom. It is designed for all trainees working towards achieving QTS and thus makes specific links to the initial teacher training National Curriculum and the pupils' National Curriculum. It includes classroom scenarios to help trainees make the link between theory and practice as well as ideas for practical activities and summaries of key research.
Description : This invaluable coursebook is designed for all trainees working towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Covering the essential skills of planning, monitoring, assessment and class management, it relates these specifically to primary science. The text is structured around the current curriculum and incorporates the Primary National Strategy. Content is linked to the 2007 QTS Standards. This edition makes links with the Early Years Foundation Stage throughout and includes a new chapter on teaching science in the Foundation Stage. Research Summaries are updated and popular features such as Reflective and Practical Tasks have also been reviewed.
Description : This invaluable guide is designed for all trainees working towards the UK Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Covering essential skills of planning, monitoring and assessment, and class management, the book relates these specifically to primary science teaching. This new, third edition has been completely revised to reflect the latest UK QTS Standards, Primary National Strategy, and other initiatives. Popular existing features are joined by new reflective tasks and "Moving On" sections, helping trainees build on each chapter and apply their understanding to whole class issues and longer term scenarios. New material, for example on children's talk and engagement, has been added to bring the text fully up-to-date.
Description : Children have an innate curiosity about the natural world that makes teaching science a rewarding experience. However teaching science is an art that requires a unique combination of knowledge and skills to make the most of students' interest and foster their understanding. With contributions from leading educators, The Art of Teaching Primary Science addresses the fundamental issues in teaching science in primary and early childhood years. Reflecting current research in science education, The Art of Teaching Primary Science covers the following areas: * the theoretical underpinnings of science education and curriculum; * effective science teaching practice planning, teaching strategies, investigations, resources and assessment; * key issues including scientific literacy, integrating science and technology, and activities outside the classroom. The Art of Teaching Primary Science is invaluable for student teachers as a guide to the fundamentals of science education, and as a resource for experienced teachers to review and enhance their professional skills. 'An excellent reference for those teachers of the primary years seeking the best ways to engage their students in good science and scientific investigation, and keen to link these with other learning areas.' Peter Turnbull, President, Australian Science Teachers Association
Description : This book supports trainees on primary initial teacher training courses where a secure knowledge and understanding of science is required for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). A rigorous test enables trainees to identify their strengths and weaknesses in science and this can be revisited in order to monitor and evaluate progress towards QTS. Trainees are able to direct their studies more usefully and quickly develop confidence in topics they find difficult. This edition is fully up to date with the 2007 QTS Standards.
Description : If you are a primary trainee, you must demonstrate a knowledge of science to be recommended for QTS. This popular, widely recommended, text helps you audit your knowledge of science and understand what learning you need to pass your course. A rigorous test helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses and can be revisited at key stages in your course as a tool to monitor and evaluate progress. The fourth edition has been updated in line with the new National Curriculum, includes more information on expanding and developing your knowledge of science and is linked to the 2012 Teachers’ Standards.
Description : Providing an up-to-date discussion of the issues affecting primary science, this edition focuses on both the role of the class teacher and of the school in making provision for children's learning in science.