This practical, comprehensive and accessible book will prove invaluable for students on secondary initial teacher training courses, PGCE students, lecturers on science education programmes and newly qualified secondary teachers.
- the pedagogical knowledge needed to teach science in secondary schools
- support activities for work in schools and self-study
- information on professional development for secondary teachers.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Welcome to Your Teaching Career 2. What is Science and Why Science Education? 3. Evidence - the Real Issue Behind SC1 4. The Living World 5. The Material World 6. The Physical World 7. Pupils' Learning in Science 8. Progression in Science Education 9. The KS3 Science Strategy 10. Motivating Students in Science 11. Key Skills in Secondary Science 12. ICT and Secondary Science 13. Assessing and Monitoring Progress in Secondary Science 14. Career Development and Moving On
'This book will be a valuable addition to anyone who is (or considering) participating in teacher training. Trainee teachers will find this book a complete guide, as it addresses all the skills related to secondary science teaching and the awarding of qualified teacher status and will complement the teacher training courses currently on offer...The book is without doubt an excellent resource - highly recommended.' - School Science Review
'The style is succinct and accessible, and interspersed throughout the book are thought-provoking tasks which will help potential teachers to be proactive and more reflective regarding their practice.' - Nick Parmar, School Science Review