Book DetailAuthor/Editor(s): Jerry Wellington, Gren Ireson
Publication Date: March 7, 2012
Size: 1.40 MB
Book DescriptionNow fully updated in its third edition, Science Learning, Science Teaching offers an accessible, practical guide to creative classroom teaching and a comprehensive introduction to contemporary issues in science education.
Aiming to encourage and assist professionals with the process of reflection in the science classroom, the new edition examines the latest research in the field, changes to curriculum and the latest standards for initial teacher training. Including two brand new chapters, key topics covered include:
- the science curriculum and science in the curriculum
- planning and managing learning
- learning in science – including consideration of current ‘fads’ in learning
- safety in the science laboratory
- exploring how science works
- using ICT in the science classroom
- teaching in an inclusive classroom
- the role of practical work and investigations in science
- language and literacy in science
- citizenship and sustainability in science education.
Including useful references, further reading lists and recommended websites, Science Learning, Science Teaching is an essential source of support, guidance and inspiration all students, teachers, mentors and those involved in science education wishing to reflect upon, improve and enrich their practice.
An ideal book for a new entrant to the profession, especially for someone undertaking a Master’s-level PGCE or starting an MA…A very effective book for new science teachers, with some excellent and thoughtful insights into the links between research, teaching and learning. I highly recommend it.
--Steven Chapman, School Science Review