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Connecting With Science Education,9780195575309
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Connecting With Science Education

by
ISBN13:

9780195575309

ISBN10:
019557530X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/13/2013
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press

Summary

Connecting with Science Education engages students in science learning by connecting theory to practice and demonstrating practice through in-depth experiments. Part 1 of this text focuses on the building knowledge of theory for teaching science to children from early childhood through to the middles years, with an array of activities for pre-service teachers to practise. Part 2 connects the experiments to the theory. This includes 5 experiments, each with multiple learning areas and each is adjustable for older and younger learners, clearly link back to the theory in part 1. Key features: Up-to-date with the most current research Covers early to middle years (K-10) Addresses the Australian Curriculum ensuring pre-service teachers are prepared for the science classroom 'Think about It' Activities and questions that invite students to reflect on what they are learning 'Doing Science' Classroom-based activities based around the themes explored in each chapter. This title will also be available as an e-book in November 2012.

Table of Contents


Part 1: PUTTING THEORIES INTO TEACHING PRACTICE
1. : Becoming Explorers of Our World: The Purpose of Science Education
Martin Westwell and Debra Panizzon
2. : Making Connections with the Students' World
Robyn Gregson and Maree Gruppetta
3. : From Curriculum to Pedagogy
Paul Rooney
4. : What is Science?
Mitch O'Toole
5. : Engaging students in science
Robyn Gregson
6. : Planning for Engagement
Robyn Gregson
7. : Science, literacy and the integrated curriculum
Mary U. Hanrahan
8. : The what, why, who, when of assessment and reporting
Robyn Gregson
9. : Science, technology, environment and society: where to from here?
Susan Harriman
Part 2: EXPLORING THE WORLD THROUGH EXPERIMENTS
Robyn Gregson, Pauline Rogers and Linda Hobbs
Introductory Lesson on Electric Circuits
Making Sherbet
Introductory Lesson on Shadows
Story of a Hamburger
Crash Testing
Glossary
Bibliography
Index


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