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Teaching Primary Science Constructively Keith Skamp

Teaching Primary Science Constructively

Keith Skamp

Published 1997
ISBN : 9780729533072
Paperback
424 pages
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Teaching Primary Science Constructively helps readers to create effective science learning experiences for primary students by using a constructivist approach to learning.Introductory chapters explain the principles of constructivism and theirMoreTeaching Primary Science Constructively helps readers to create effective science learning experiences for primary students by using a constructivist approach to learning.Introductory chapters explain the principles of constructivism and their implications for learning and teaching. Core strategies for the development of science understanding and science inquiry processes and skills are also discussed. Subsequent chapters then provide research-based ideas for implementing a constructivist approach within the key content strands covered in most primary science syllabuses. This substantially revised fourth edition details how constructivist emphases have changed in recent years and explores the implications for learning and teaching. Chapters contain the latest research on learning through student-generated representations, engaging student interest, and focussing on the nature of science, along with ideas on how to integrate these and other processes and topics into teaching sequences. There is an increased emphasis on teaching about OCyscience as a human endeavourOCO throughout, including discussion and examples of socioscientific issues, different OCyways of knowingOCO and science in our everyday lives.