Art of Creative Teaching: Primary Science
Big Ideas, Simple Rules
By Alan Haigh
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
$44.50 Paper Original
Concise, simple, yet motivating and inspiring, Haigh’s book hones in on the essential ‘big’ ideas behind the craft of teaching primary science, condensing them into manageable bite-sized chunks and step-by-step rules which can be put into practice from Day One.
In a world driven by testing and assessment, there is often very little opportunity or time to explore new, creative and more effective approaches to teaching science at a primary level. In response to this, Alan Haigh has written a book that will equip you with the science knowledge, skills and confidence to plan your own lessons, teach creatively and encourage a discovery approach to learning. This book will not only improve your teaching of science but will make it hugely enjoyable to boot.
Teaching with Trios
Section 1 Planning Science
Section 1a Lesson planning
1 Plan, hide and guide
Section 1b Planning science topics and themes
2 Science learning is more effective when not taught in isolation
Section 2 Teaching and assessing science
3 Teach children to intellectually engage with the discovery process
4 Teach children to become independent thinkers and learners
5 Use questioning and dialogue to lead children to understanding
6 You need to know what children have learned and understood before you progress.
7 Make assessments work for you and your children
Section 3 Science knowledge
8 Sc2 Biology
9 Sc3 Chemistry
10 Sc4 Physics
Section 4 QCA and DIY science
11Don’t be a QCA slave
Glossary of Acronyms
- Concise, simple ideas – yet this book will inspire and has the potential to change the way you think about and teach science.
- Promotes enquiry, reasoning and creativity in science – all at the heart of the new primary curriculum.
- Can be dipped into, rather than needing to be read cover to cover, recognising the demands on your time.
- Will prove to be an invaluable resource, whatever your level of teaching experience.
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