Creative Teaching: Science in the Early Years and Primary Classroom
Practical, useful and informative, this book provides ideas and suggestions on how to interpret and develop the primary science curriculum in an interesting and challenging way. Bringing together creative thinking and principles that still meet National Curriculum requirements, the themes in the book encourage teachers to:
- teach science with creative curiosity
- value the unpredictable and unplanned
- thrive on a multiplicity of creative approaches, viewpoints and conditions
- be creative with cross-curricular and ICT opportunities
- reflect on their own practice.
For teachers new and old, this book will make teaching and learning science fun by putting creativity and enjoyment firmly back onto the primary agenda.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 CHAPTER 1 The importance of teaching science creatively; Chapter 2 CHAPTER 2 Creative science teaching; Chapter 3 CHAPTER 3 Planning for a creative approach; Chapter 4 CHAPTER 4 Inspiring inquiry; Chapter 5 CHAPTER 5 Inspiring involvement; Chapter 6 CHAPTER 6 Creativity in the Foundation Stage, Alan Howe; Chapter 7 CHAPTER 7 Creative teaching and learning in ‘Life Processes and Living Things’, Kendra McMahon; Chapter 8 CHAPTER 8 Creative teaching and learning in ‘Materials and their Properties’, Chris Collier; Chapter 9 CHAPTER 9 Creative teaching and learning in ‘Physical Processes’, Dan Davies; Chapter 10 CHAPTER 10 Enjoying assessment; Chapter 11 CHAPTER 11 Conclusion; Index;
'Enjoyment is the birthright of every child. Children learn better when they are excited and engaged – but what excites and engages them best is truly excellent teaching, which challenges them and shows them what they can do…' - National Primary Strategy 2003