9780325003863

Primary Science Vol. 2 : Taking the Plunge

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  • ISBN13:

    9780325003863

  • ISBN10:

    0325003866

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/23/2001
  • Publisher: HEINEMANN (TX)

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Summary

This book is written for preservice and inservice classroom teachers in primary, elementary, and middle schools.

Author Biography

WYNNE HARLEN has spent a lifetime as a teacher, researcher, and author in science education. Until recently, she was Director of the Scottish Council for Research in Education and before that was Professor of Science Education and Head of the Education Department at the University of Liverpool. In 1991, she was honored by the Queen for her services to education. Harlen is now Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol, editor of Primary Science Review, and a consultant to various science projects in the United States and United Kingdom.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction ix
Why Science? What Science?
1(12)
Why Science?
1(3)
What Science?
4(3)
How?
7(5)
Summary of Main Points
12(1)
Bringing Children and Science Together
13(12)
Motivation for Learning
14(4)
Use of Evidence
18(3)
The Classroom Atmosphere
21(1)
Summary of Main Points
22(3)
The Right Question at the Right Time
25(11)
Jos Elstgeest
What Is a ``Wrong'' Question?
26(1)
Productive Questions
27(3)
Teachers' How and Why Questions
30(2)
Children's How and Why Questions
32(1)
Teachers' Explanations
33(1)
Summary of Main Points
34(2)
Helping Children Raise Questions-and Answering Them
36(12)
Sheila Jelly
Improving Teachers' Questioning Skills
38(1)
Establishing a Classroom Climate Conductive to Children's Question Asking
39(4)
Handling Children's Spontaneous Questions
43(3)
Summary of Main Points
46(2)
Taking Children's Own Ideas Seriously
48(17)
Examples of Children's Ideas
49(6)
Why Might Children Hold These Ideas?
55(2)
Finding Out Children's Ideas
57(3)
What Can We Do to Change Children's Ideas?
60(2)
Involving the Children
62(1)
Summary of Main Points
63(2)
Helping Children to Plan and Interpret Investigations
65(20)
Different Kinds of Investigations
65(2)
Planning Investigations
67(3)
The Skills Involved in Planning
70(7)
Interpreting Findings
77(1)
Ways of Helping Children's Planning
78(5)
Summary of Main Points
83(2)
Helping Children to Observe
85(15)
About Observation
85(2)
Aspects of Observation
87(5)
The Teacher's Role
92(5)
Summary of Main Points
97(3)
Helping Children to Communicate
100(19)
Discussion
100(5)
Children's Notebooks/Journals
105(4)
Drawing, Painting, and Modeling
109(6)
Summary of Main Points
115(4)
Assessing for Learning
119(17)
Meanings and Purposes
119(4)
Why Formative Assessment?
123(1)
Using Assessment to Adapt Teaching
124(5)
Feedback from Teacher to Children
129(1)
Children Assessing Their Own Work
130(3)
Summary of Main Points
133(3)
References 136(2)
Index 138

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