Responding to the new curriculum, particularly ‘Working Scientifically’, this edition now includes:
Bringing together research undertaken from a range of activities in the field, this book forms a comprehensive and clear guide, outlining the subject knowledge that a teacher needs, the curriculum requirements and the best ways to go about teaching. A practical guide ideal for students, trainees, mentors and other practising teachers, the book provides information on appropriate science topics for Key Stage 1 and 2.
Alan Howe is Head of Department for Education Studies, Bath Spa University.
Christopher Collier is Senior Lecturer in Education, Bath Spa University.
Kendra McMahon is Senior Lecturer in Education, Bath Spa University.
Sarah Earle is Senior Lecturer in Primary Education, Bath Spa University.
Dan Davies is Dean of Cardiff School of Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University.
By identifying the scientific and design-related concepts, skills and activities being developed, the book enables the reader to make more focused diagnostic observations of young children and plan for how they can help move them forward in their learning. This second edition has been thoroughly updated and features:
Six new chapters providing practical advice and examples for enhancing scientific and technological learning through thematic approaches
a new chapter focusing on the outdoor learning environment and how this can support science and technology
new case studies of successful early years practice, alongside examples of practical planning for learning, and advice on documenting children’s learning stories,
guidance on the role of talk, narrative, documentation and planning in relation to early years science and technology
Based on the latest research and the first hand experience, this practical and accessible book is essential reading for early years and primary students on undergraduate and Masters level courses.
The probes are invaluable formative assesment tools to use before you begin teaching a topic or unit. The detailed teacher materials that accompany each probe review science content, give connections to National Science Education Standards and Benchmarks; present developmental considerations; summarize relevant research on learning; and suggest instructional approaches for elementary, middle, and high school students. Other books may discuss students' general misconceptions about scientific thinking about scientific ideas. Only this one provides probes, single, reproducible sheets, you can use to determine students' thinking about, for example, photosynthesis, moon phases, conservation of matter, reflections, chemical change, and cells. Each probe has been field-tested with hundreds of students across multiple grade levels, so they're proven effective for helping your students reexamine and further develop their understanding of science concepts.
The book features an enhanced version of the classic ADDIE model (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation) that emphasizes the iterative nature of design and the role of evaluation throughout the design/development process. It clearly lays out a systematic approach that emphasizes the use of research-based theories, while acknowledging the need to customize the process to address a variety of pedagogical approaches: Instructivist, Constructivist, and Connectivist.
The book opens with an overview of the basics of ID and each subsequent chapter describes major activities in the ID process with step-by-step instructions and tips for streamlining the process. Numerous job aids serve to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your design efforts. Each chapter highlights key concepts and provides additional exercises and assignments based on the work of Benjamin Bloom. Streamlined ID is an ideal reference guide for optimizing professional practice.
Compiled by authors with a wealth of experience in primary science and technology teaching, this book contains:
Over 250 entries;
Scientific definitions and pedagogical explanations;
Extensive commentaries of current issues in primary science;
A who's who of current and historical figures in the field of science and science education;
Annotated further reading lists.
This encyclopedia will be of interest to all teachers of 5 to 11-year-olds and anyone concerned with primary science and design and technology education.