ASE Guide To Secondary Science Education (9780863574283)
Essential reading for everyone concerned with the practice of secondary science education.
completely new edition of the highly regarded ASE Guide to Secondary
Science Education covers, in its 26 concise chapters, a wide range of
topics about learning and teaching science in the secondary school. This
book is edited by Martin Hollins, and has contributions from a wide
range of science educators.
contexts for science education, a series of overviews that set the
scene for the more practically focused chapters of the following
The content of this section ranges
from the evidence from neuroscience, to the role of teachers in
developing independence in learners.
* Teaching science
, has the
learner in mind, but the focus is on the teacher. Each chapter takes
particular aspects of science that are important to teach – for example,
promoting a culture of creativity, ensuring scientific activities are
authentic to students, how values have a place in science, and making
use of the media attention paid to science.
* Assessment and
, includes a review of the considerable extent of research and
practice in incorporating assessment for learning into the classroom;
how attainment is measured and reported; how examination systems work;
and a comparative look at the performance of England’s pupils in recent
* Management and development
beyond classroom, to consider all the other aspects of working in
science education beginning with an of the role of the subject leader.
Further chapters cover Health and safety concerns in science; the role
of technicians and Higher Level Teaching Assistants; the provision and
organisation of resources and the final chapter aims to ‘accompany
teachers on that professional development journey’ by providing
information and support ideas.
Download the full contents list, Introduction and sample pages from the ASE
SSR June 2011
'It is an ideal reference book for new entrants to the profession and one that should nestle in every science department.'