Access to Science: Curriculum Planning and Practical Activities for Pupils with Learning Difficulties, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Access to Science

Curriculum Planning and Practical Activities for Pupils with Learning Difficulties, 1st Edition

By Claire Marvin, Chris Stokoe

David Fulton Publishers

168 pages

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pub: 2003-06-20
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Description

This accessible and practical teaching resource focuses on access to the science curriculum for pupils with learning difficulties. Within an inclusive framework of participation and achievement for all, the core of the book provides support and ideas for the effective planning and implementation of well-differentiated science-focused activities.

The book offers activities that are designed to motivate and challenge pupils with diverse individual needs; guidance on differentiation in early years and across all key stages; suggestions for teaching early developmental skills through sensory science; defined learning outcomes that demonstrate progression in curriculum content and experience; assessment and recording opportunities; and guidance on how to incorporate science in a cross-curricular way.

Written by authors who have direct experience in the field, this book will provide practical help to all those working with pupils with learning difficulties in early years settings and in mainstream and special schools.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements, Introduction, 1. The importance of science for pupils with learning difficulties, 2. Teaching approaches, 3. The practical planning materials-how to use them, 4. The practical planning materials-what they are, 5. Practical materials-scientific enquiry, 6. Practical materials for Key Stage 1, 7. Practical materials for Key Stage 2, 8. Practical materials for Key Stage 3, 9. Practical materials for Key Stage 4, 10. Planning for progression, Conclusion-meeting the challenge, Resources, References Index

About the Authors

Claire Marvin, teacher of children with severe learning difficulties at Leyland School, Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Chris Stokoe, senior teacher and science curriculum manager at Leyland School, Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU026000
EDUCATION / Special Education / General
EDU027000
EDUCATION / Statistics
EDU029030
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Science & Technology