Children s Informal Ideas in Science

Author: P. J. Black
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134987463
Format: PDF
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The ideas that children have about science concepts have for the past decade been the subject of a wealth of international research. But while the area has been strong in terms of data, it has suffered from a lack of theory. Children's Informal Ideas in Science addresses the question of whether children's ideas about science can be explained in a single theoretical framework. Twelve different approaches combine to tackle this central issue, each taking a deliberately critical standpoint. The contributors address such themes as values in research, the social construction of knowledge and the work of Piaget in a rich contribution to the debate without claiming finally to resolve it. The authors conclude with a discussion of how a theory can be built up, along with suggestions for ways ahead in the research.

Children S Ideas In Science

Author: Driver, Rosalind
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335150403
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book documents and explores the ideas of school students (aged 10-16) about a range of natural phenomena such as light, heat, force and motion, the structure of matter and electricity, they are to study even when they have received no prior systematic instruction. It also examines how students' conceptions change and develop with teaching.

Children s Ideas in Science

Author: Rosalind Driver
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335231438
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book documents and explores the ideas of school students (aged 10-16) about a range of natural phenomena such as light, heat, force and motion, the structure of matter and electricity, they are to study even when they have received no prior systematic instruction. It also examines how students' conceptions change and develop with teaching.

Science Education for Elementary Teachers

Author: Ann Benbow
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780766800908
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book reflects its authors' many years of experience in elementary school teaching, pre-service and in-service education in science, and substantial work in science curriculum development. It is derived from, informed by, and directly linked to both the Benchmarks for Science Literacy and the National Research Council's National Science Education Standards. No other methods book integrates standards to this degree. Written with the idea that students "learn science by doing", this well respected author team focus on the constructivist approach and the integrating of science with other elementary academic subjects.

Surrounded by Science

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309136741
Format: PDF
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Practitioners in informal science settings--museums, after-school programs, science and technology centers, media enterprises, libraries, aquariums, zoos, and botanical gardens--are interested in finding out what learning looks like, how to measure it, and what they can do to ensure that people of all ages, from different backgrounds and cultures, have a positive learning experience. Surrounded by Science: Learning Science in Informal Environments, is designed to make that task easier. Based on the National Research Council study, Learning Science in Informal Environments: People, Places, and Pursuits, this book is a tool that provides case studies, illustrative examples, and probing questions for practitioners. In short, this book makes valuable research accessible to those working in informal science: educators, museum professionals, university faculty, youth leaders, media specialists, publishers, broadcast journalists, and many others.

Child Development and Teaching Young Children

Author: Ayshe Talay-Ongan
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
ISBN: 9780170127325
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Child Development for Teachers of Young Children is a useful resource for pre-service early childhood teachers from childcare through to school settings. This text is based on understanding young childrena s developmental characteristics and differences, as well as planning around their interests. Child development covers a vast area of research, much of which has been used to inform teachers, parents and students about ways to nurture children into happy, competent and well-balanced individuals. The authors of this Australian text have married these areas together with essential up-to-date research, and focal information on domains of development. The first section of this text reviews domains of development with points that highlight applications to teaching contexts. The second section tackles domains of learning/curriculum areas where developmentally appropriate, individualised and culturally sensitive practice is integrated into teaching. This text also makes valuable contributions to the art and science of teaching young children in other settings: many children are tutored individually in small groups in learning centres, after school care programs, sports programs and music lessons to count a few.

Examining Pedagogical Content Knowledge

Author: Julie Gess-Newsome
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306472171
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This ambitious text is the first of its kind to summarize the theory, research, and practice related to pedagogical content knowledge. The audience is provided with a functional understanding of the basic tenets of the construct as well as its applications to research on science teacher education and the development of science teacher education programs.

Enquiring children challenging teaching

Author: Max De Bóo
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780335200979
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book describes the development of children's enquiry skills offering a rationale & theoretical basis for teaching & learning using this approach & showing its particular relevance to scientific enquiries. The teacher's role is discussed & practical suggestions are given to stimulate effective classroom practice. The author shows how children's ideas can be supported, challenged & assessed, & considers how to resource enquiries & expand these within the school & local environment. The nature of knowledge is explored, with a focus on scientific knowledge about our world. Communication & language skills are discussed, emphasising effective questioning & ways to encourage children's questions. Guidance is given as to how to promote & integrate problem-solving skills into class teaching, particularly in practical cross-curricular & technological projects. The book will be of great value to both student & practising primary school teachers as well as providing informed support for parents & governors. Contents: Introduction - Exploration - Investigation - Thinking: reason & creativity - Knowledge & understanding - Communication - Problem solving - Conclusion - Appendix - Bibliography - Index.