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Children S Ideas In Science

Author : Driver, Rosalind
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This book documents and explores the ideas of school students (aged 10-16) about a range of natural phenomena such as light, heat, force and motion, the structure of matter and electricity, they are to study even when they have received no prior systematic instruction. It also examines how students' conceptions change and develop with teaching.

Making Sense of Secondary Science

Author : Rosalind Driver
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What ideas do children hold about the natural world? How do these ideas affect their learning of science? Young learners bring to the classroom knowledge and ideas about many aspects of the natural world constructed from their experiences of education and from outside school. These ideas contribute to subsequent learning, and research has shown that teaching of science is unlikely to be effective unless it takes learners’ perspectives into account. Making Sense of Secondary Science provides a concise, accessible summary of international research into learners’ ideas about science, presenting evidence-based insight into the conceptions that learners hold, before and even despite teaching. With expert summaries from across the science domains, it covers research findings from life and living processes, materials and their properties and physical processes This classic text is essential reading for all trainee secondary, elementary and primary school science teachers, as well as those researching the science curriculum and science methods, who want to deepen their understanding of how learners think and to use these insights to inform teaching strategies. It also provides a baseline for researchers wishing to investigate contemporary influences on children’s ideas and to study the persistence of these conceptions. Both components of Making Sense of Secondary Science – this book and the accompanying teacher’s resource file, Making Sense of Secondary Science: Support materials for teachers - were developed as a result of a collaborative project between Leeds City Council Department of Education and the Children’s Learning in Science Research Group at the University of Leeds, UK.

Resources in Education

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Science in Early Childhood

Author : Coral Campbell
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This comprehensive and engaging text covers the theoretical underpinnings and practical applications of teaching science in early childhood settings.

Science for Children

Author : Marilyn Fleer
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Designed to prepare future educators for practice, Science for Children challenges students and offers practical classroom-based strategies for their science teaching careers. It presents a wealth of science content across the birth-to-12-years continuum, demonstrating how science can come alive in the classroom.

Teaching Secondary Science

Author : Keith Ross
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Now fully updated in its third edition Teaching Secondary Science is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of science teaching, providing a wealth of information and ideas about different approaches. With guidance on how children understand scientific ideas and the implications this has on teaching, teachers are encouraged to construct their own meanings and become reflective in their practice. Relating science to government agendas, such as the National Strategies, Assessment for Learning and Every Child Matters, this new edition reflects and maps to changes in national standards. Key features include: illustrative examples for use in the classroom theoretical grounding linked to practical application the pros and cons of different approaches M Level support materials additional section on earth, atmosphere and space advice on teaching ‘difficult ideas’ education for sustainable development managing the science classroom and health and safety support for talk for learning, and advice on numeracy in science. Presenting an environmentally sustainable, global approach to science teaching, this book emphasises the need to build on and challenge children’s existing ideas so they better understand the world in which they live. Essential reading for all students and practising teachers, this invaluable book will support those undertaking secondary science PGCEs and provides material suitable for those studying at M Level.

Primary Science Teaching Theory and Practice

Author : John Sharp
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Covering all the important skills of teaching primary science, the book takes a focused look at all the practical aspects of teaching.

Games and Toys in the Teaching of Science and Technology

Author : Norman K. Lowe
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Research in Early Childhood Science Education

Author : Kathy Cabe Trundle
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This book emphasizes the significance of teaching science in early childhood classrooms, reviews the research on what young children are likely to know about science and provides key points on effectively teaching science to young children. Science education, an integral part of national and state standards for early childhood classrooms, encompasses not only content-based instruction but also process skills, creativity, experimentation and problem-solving. By introducing science in developmentally appropriate ways, we can support young children’s sensory explorations of their world and provide them with foundational knowledge and skills for lifelong science learning, as well as an appreciation of nature. This book emphasizes the significance of teaching science in early childhood classrooms, reviews the research on what young children are likely to know about science, and provides key points on effectively teaching young children science. Common research methods used in the reviewed studies are identified, methodological concerns are discussed and methodological and theoretical advances are suggested.

Talking Their Way Into Science

Author : Karen Gallas
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Karen Gallas provides us with a window into children’s thinking about the world, enabling us to see how students build complex theories, identify important questions, and begin to enter the world of science, all within the naturalistic setting of the classroom. As the title suggests, this book treats classroom science as a particular type of discourse, with its own set of language and thinking practices. Gallas describes the content, structure, and practice of her child-centered approach, explains how the teacher’s role in Science Talks develops and changes over time, and discusses how the use of Science Talks could transform science instruction as a whole. The full transcripts of two such talks included in the appendix, in addition to many smaller quoted interchanges throughout the text, will fascinate readers.

Understanding how Young Children Learn

Author : Wendy L. Ostroff
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Human beings are born to learn. During the last few decades, developmental science has exploded with discoveries of how, specifically, learning happens. This provides us with an unprecedented window into children's minds: how and when they begin to think, perceive, understand, and apply knowledge. Wendy Ostroff builds on this research and shows you how to harness the power of the brain, the most powerful learning machine in the universe. She highlights the processes that inspire or propel learning--play, confidence, self-regulation, movement, mnemonic strategies, metacognition, articulation, and collaboration--and distills the research into a synthesis of the most important takeaway ideas that teachers will need as they design their curriculum and pedagogy. Each chapter has suggested activities for exactly how teachers can put theory into practice in the classroom. When you understand how your students learn, you will know how to teach them in ways that harness the brain's natural learning systems. Dr. Wendy L. Ostroff is Associate Professor in the Program for the Advancement of Learning at Curry College.

Learning in Science

Author : Roger Osborne
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Learning in science :the implications of children's science.

California Journal of Science Education

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The AAAS Science Book List for Children

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Teaching Learning Assessing Science 5 12

Author : Wynne Harlen
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A new and totally revised edition of Teaching and Learning Primary Science. The author provides a theoretical rationale for why science should be taught in particular ways, and ideas and examples of how to do it.

Teaching Science for Understanding

Author : Joel J. Mintzes
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Theoretical and Empirical Foundations of Human Constructivism: J.D. Novak, The Pursuit of a Dream: Education Can Be Improved. J.J. Mintzes and J.H. Wandersee, Reform and Innovation in Science Teaching: A Human Constructivist View. J.J. Mintzes and J.H. Wandersee, Research in Science Teaching and Learning: A Human Constructivist View. Theory-Driven Intervention Strategies: J.E. Trowbridge and J.H. Wandersee, Theory-Driven Graphic Organizers. R.F. Gunstone and I.J. Mitchell, Metacognition and Conceptual Change. J. Nussbaum, History and Philosophy of Science and the Preparation for Constructivist Teaching: The Case of Particle Theory. Z.R. Dagher, The Case for Analogies in Teaching Science for Understanding. R. Good and C. Berger, The Computer as a Powerful Tool for Understanding Science. M.W. Spitulnik, C. Zembal-Saul, and J.S. Krajcik, Using Hypermedia to Represent Emerging Student Understanding: Science Learners and Preservice Teachers. M.G. Jones and G. Carter, Small Groups and Shared Constructions. J.H. Wandersee and L.M. Roach, Interactive Historical Vignettes. E. Abrams, Talking and Doing Science: Important Elements in a Teaching-for-Understanding Approach. Epilogue: J.J. Mintzes, J.H. Wandersee, and J.D. Novak, Epilogue: Meaningful Learning, Knowledge Restructuring, and Conceptual Change: On Ways of Teaching Science for Understanding.

Pupil As Scientist

Author : Driver, Rosalind
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This book gives teachers and students a better understanding of the thinking of young adolescent pupils in science lessons and indicates the difficulties such pupils have in understanding the more abstract or formal ideas with which they are presented.

The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools

Author : Wynne Harlen
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Presenting an up-to-date discussion of the many aspects of teaching primary science, this best-selling book contains a strong focus on constructivist learning and the role of social interaction in learning.

Problem Solving in Science and Technology

Author : Roehampton Institute
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Problem-solving has been identified as a core skill in the National Curriculum. This work aims to extend the application of problem-solving techniques in science and technology teaching across the phases of education - primary, secondary and further education.

Young People s Images of Science

Author : Rosalind Driver
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In this book, the authors argue that an understanding of science goes beyond learning the facts, laws and theories of science and that it involves understanding the nature of scientific knowledge itself and the relationships between science and society.