Monday, 11 August 2014
Practical Ideas for Teaching Primary Science, by Dr Colin Howard and Vivian Cooke – both Senior Lecturers in Primary Education: Science – is aimed at teachers and trainees, and looks to address changes in the way science will be delivered in primary schools.
of the book is aligned to an area of the new National Curriculum and provides
key vocabulary, details of common misconceptions and how to address them,
teaching strategies and activities, cross-curricular links and health and
says: “The idea for writing the book came in response to the introduction of
the new National Curriculum, and our aim is to help teachers deliver the
science content by using practical activities which link that content with
adds: “Both Viv and I realized that, with the introduction of the new
curriculum, trainees and teachers needed an up to date text to help them
address the teaching of science within schools.
took us about nine months to compile, and it is an easy, accessible text which
provides practical ideas for trainees and teachers of how to successfully teach
aspects of science within the classroom.”
have extensive teaching experience, and have drawn upon their own knowledge and
that of their peers to create a text which challenges teachers and trainees to
critically evaluate their teaching in order to become more effective.
continues: “Much of the content of the book is written from personal
experiences and based on activities that we have used with students to help
them in their teaching of science and with children to help them understand
particular science concepts.
“The book has been informed by the opinions of
teachers, students and colleagues that we have worked with over the past twenty
years in schools and other higher education institutions.”