Meeting the Standards in Primary Science provides:
- primary science subject knowledge
- the pedagogical knowledge needed to teach science in primary schools
- support activities for work in schools and self-study
information on professional development for primary teachers.
This practical, comprehensive and accessible book should prove invaluable for students on primary initial teacher training courses, PGCE students, lecturers on science education programmes and newly qualified primary teachers.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Welcome to Your Career Section One: Your Science Skills and Knowledge Base 1.What Do We Mean by the nature of Science? 2.What Do We Mean by Science Investigation? 3.What Do We Mean by Life Processes and Living Things? 4.What Do We Mean by Materials and Their Properties? 5.What Do We Mean by Physical Processes? 6.What Do We Mean by Information and Communications Technology in Primary Science? Section Two: Your Science Teaching and Learning Base 7.What Do We Mean by Progression in Learning in Science? 8.What Do We Mean by Effective Teaching Methods and Approaches? 9.What Do We Mean by Effective Management of Science? 10.What Do We Mean by Teaching for Understanding? 11.What Do We Mean by Strategies Which Will Support Understanding? 12.What Do We Mean by Are the Children Learning? Section Three: Bringing it All Together - Your Continuing Professional Development 13.What Do You Need to Know About the Law? 14.What Do We Mean by the Reflective Practitioner? 15.What Do We Mean by Your Continuing Professional Development?
'The book is a valuable contribution to the recent collection of publications that are now on the market and aimed at the teacher trainee market.' - Michael Negus, Educational Review