How do you bring the world of ‘real science’ into the classroom?
Where does science fit in a creative curriculum?
This second edition of Teaching Science Creatively has been fully updated to reflect new research, initiatives and developments in the field. It offers innovative starting points to enhance your teaching and highlights curiosity, observation, exploration and enquiry as central components of children’s creative learning in science.
Illustrated throughout with examples from the classroom and beyond, the book explores how creative teaching can harness children’s sense of wonder about the world around them. With easily accessible chapters, it offers a comprehensive introduction to the core elements of creative science learning, supporting both teacher and child in developing scientific concepts and skills.
The book explores key issues such as:
• the links between scientific and creative processes
• how to teach creatively, and for creativity
• the role of play in early scientific learning
• developing scientific understanding through drama (new)
• using the outdoors in science
• how theories of learning relate to children’s creative development
• teaching science topics in innovative and creative ways – games, drama, role play, puppets, mini-safaris and welly walks!
Stimulating and accessible, with contemporary and cutting-edge practice at the forefront, Teaching Science Creatively introduces fresh ideas to support and motivate both new and experienced primary teachers. It is an essential purchase for any professional who wishes to incorporate creative approaches to teaching science in their classroom.
Dan Davies is Dean of Cardiff School of Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.
Deb McGregor is Professor of Education in the School of Education, Oxford Brookes University, UK.
You know you love your child. But how can you make sure your child knows it?
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Flexible, effective and creative primary school teachers require subject knowledge, an understanding of their pupils and how they learn, a range of strategies for managing behaviour and organising environments for learning, and the ability to respond to dynamic classroom situations.
The fourth edition of this bestselling textbook has been fully updated with the latest research and initiatives in the field, as well as the most recent changes to the National Curriculum across the UK. Twenty four new authors have contributed, sharing their expertise and experience as practitioners. Ten brand new units have been included on:
Becoming a professional in the current context
Building inclusive communities of engaged learners
Understanding schools’ aims and enacting your own
Teaching for social justice
Grammar and punctuation
Mastery in mathematics
The value of outdoor learning
Primary education in a digital age
A selection of extra tasks have been woven throughout, with an emphasis on innovative, reflective practice, and new ‘vivid examples’ bring each chapter’s argument to life in a classroom context. In addition, each chapter contains M-level tasks and further reading to assist with research assignments, and differences in the National Curriculum and policy in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are highlighted.
Providing a comprehensive but accessible introduction to teaching and learning in the primary school, covering everything a trainee needs to know in order to gain QTS, this accessible and engaging textbook is essential reading for all students training to be primary school teachers.
This textbook is supported by a free companion website with additional resources for instructors and students (www.routledge.com/cw/Cremin) and an accompanying series of books on Teaching Creatively across the curriculum.
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.
Recommended by “Dear Abby”, The New York Times and The Washington Post, for three decades, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. Now this new edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook imparts the benefits, rewards, and importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, The Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies—and the reasoning behind them—for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.