Using their Brains in Science
Ideas for Children Aged 5 to 14
- Hellen Ward - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Learning & the Brain | Science | Teaching Methods & Learning Styles
By focusing on active ways to help 5 to 14 year olds improve their thinking and learning skills in science, this book provides teachers with inspiration and ideas for ways to teach creative, enjoyable and interesting science lessons.
Linked to up-to-date research in brain-based learning, the author gives practical advice on topics including:
o ways to motivate pupils
o developing pupils' skills of detection
o the importance of using movement to promote learning
o improving pupils' language skills and understanding of scientific vocabulary
o suggestions for different ways learners can record in science
o effective strategies for assessing learning in science
o ideas to promote creativity
o the importance of using ICT to support and promote learning.
This book is an inspirational read for teachers, student teachers and teaching assistants, and anyone interested in science and how children learn.
Helen Ward is Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, Programme Director for the Modular PGCE at Christ Church and also an independent education consultant and active member of the Association for Science Education (ASE).
Gives further perspectives and examples to the science education for children
Book lacks a purpose. As a text for a science based course I despaired when the summary for the first chapter commenced with "The brian is a muscle ...."