A Guide to Teaching Practice
- Mick Dunne - Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
- Alan Peacock - University of Exeter, UK
Primary Teacher Training | Science | Teaching in Primary Schools
Why is science hard to teach? What types of scientific investigation can you use in the primary classroom?
Touching on current curriculum concerns and the wider challenges of developing high-quality science education, this book is an indispensable overview of important areas of teaching every aspiring primary school teacher needs to understand including: the role of science in the curriculum, communication and literacy in science teaching, science outside the classroom, transitional issues and assessment.
Key features of this second edition include:
• A new chapter on science in the Early Years
• A new practical chapter on how to work scientifically
• Master’s-level ‘critical reading’ boxes in every chapter linking topics to relevant specialist literature
• Expanded coverage of creativity, and link science to numeracy and computing
This is essential reading for all students studying primary science on initial teacher education courses, including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, School Direct, SCITT), and also NQTs.
Mick Dunne is Senior Lecturer in Science Education at Manchester Metropolitan University
Alan Peacock is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter
An effective and comprehensive guide for primary trainees
An excellent comprehensively written book to be used by students who need to understand the importance of delivering practical and theoretical science teaching. It's features are easily accessible enabling the reader to fully comprehend key scientific concepts. The reflective questions support developing practitioners to think critically about the delivery of their Science lessons. Highly recommend this text.
This book is a very useful as a reflective teaching tool for any primary practioner. Although the book focuses mainly on science, it extends far beyond into essential realms of planning, formative assessment, inclusion as well as providing ideas for meaningful cross-curricular links. This book is mainly theoretical with relevant research and further reading at the end of every chapter along with some very practical web links to resources that would be helpful in the classroom.
A clear textbook linking theory to practice.
Very helpful text for aspiring primary teachers and for those already in post who want to brush up their science, boost their confidence or engage in research. Nice to see science outside the classroom given such thorough treatment, but it is strange that 'evolution' or 'STEM' are not listed in the index as both now have a role in primary science.
This book contains essential chapters on a range of issues relating to Primary Science. It links well to the current curriculum .
This is a very useful book on primary science.
This book contains a range of materials and examples which will support our PGCE Science course at Level 6.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Ch. 1: The Current Context of Primary Science Teaching