ASE Guide To Primary Science Education (ISBN 9780863574276)
Essential reading for everyone concerned with the practice of primary science education.
highly regarded guide to Primary Science Education covers, in its 24
concise chapters, a wide range of topics about learning and teaching
science in the primary school. This book, edited by Wynne Harlen, and
with contributions from a wide range of science educators, has four
Editor: Wynne Harlen
* Learning in science at
the primary level, includes a chapter on Learning in the Early Years
explaining and illustrating the importance of direct experience and talk
in the years from birth to age eight. There are also chapters that
describe the process of learning science, particularly through enquiry;
the course of progression in ideas and skills, and the insights that neuroscience can offer in relation to learning.
Teaching primary science, includes chapters on lesson preparation,
questioning, the use of dialogue, formative feedback and pupil
self-assessment, creativity and the use of ICT.
* In Provision
for science at the school level, the focus moves to the consideration of
the policy for science and planning for continuity and progress in the
school programme and includes a chapter discussing the key role of CPD
and how it can be made most effective.
* The national and
international context, places the programmes and achievements in primary
science in the countries of the UK in the context of what is happening
in other countries.
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should have a place on the shelves of students and newly and recently
qualified teachers, as well as those who are more experienced in their
profession. While there are other books out there that deal in greater
depth with the ‘teaching tips’, this one has the potential to engage
truly reflective practitioners in developing their practice and