A Practical Guide to Teaching Science in the Secondary School  book cover
1st Edition

A Practical Guide to Teaching Science in the Secondary School

ISBN 9780415453646
Published April 18, 2008 by Routledge
120 Pages

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Book Description

This practical and accessible workbook is designed to support student teachers as they develop their basic teaching skills and increase their broader knowledge and understanding for teaching science. Newly qualified and beginning teachers should also find it useful.

It contains all the advice, guidance and resources new and student science teachers need to reflect on and develop their teaching practice, helping them to plan lessons across the subject in a variety of teaching situations. Helpful features include:

  • case studies
  • examples of pupils’ work
  • examples of existing good practice
  • a range of tried-and-tested teaching strategies
  • photocopiable resources and training materials
  • activities in each chapter to help student history teachers analyse their learning and performance
  • web links for further reading on evidence-based practice.

Table of Contents

1. What Underpins your Teaching: Some Matters of Science and Science Education  2. Preparing to Teach Science: Planning for Learning  3. In the Classroom: Supporting Learning in Science  4. Assessing Learning in Science in the Classroom  5. Differences  6. Some Broader Aspects of Science Teaching

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Douglas P. Newton was a teacher for twenty-four years before he began training teachers. He is currently a Professorial Fellow at Durham University, UK.