Teaching Primary Science, 3rd Edition and Practical Ideas for Teaching Primary Science receive the ASE’s Green Tick Award
We are pleased to announce that Teaching Primary Science, 3rd Edition, and its companion text, Practical Ideas for Teaching Primary Science, have been given the Association for Science Education’s Green Tick Award. Practical Ideas is the companion text written by Peter Loxley to compliment Teaching Primary Science which Loxley authored alongside Lyn Dawes, Linda Nicholls, Babs Dore. The evaluation process for the award is intended to “identify areas of both strength and weakness in these published resources from major educational publishers, to help you make an informed purchasing decision” and is carried out by experts in each text’s field of study.
The ASE has found Teaching Primary Science and Practical Ideas for Teaching Primary Science to be excellent when used individually or in conjunction. Here is their evaluation summary for the books:
“Whether qualified or training to teach, Teaching Primary Science: Promoting Enjoyment and Developing Understanding goes a long way to being that elusive one key text in primary science that supports theory, pedagogy and subject knowledge in a readily accessible way. It is clear, easy to understand and useful for building or indeed revisiting the subject knowledge needed for primary science teaching.The companion book, Practical Ideas forTeaching Primary Science, as well as being a great resource to support the teaching of the National Curriculum’s programmes of study, also provides enrichment ideas for science enquiry that go beyond this minimum requirement.Each topic has some practical ‘hooks’, such as poetry, photographs and quotes, to set the scene at the start of each new topic.There are many ideas for Key Stage 1, Lower and Upper Key Stage 2.Each topic is clearly introduced, with the working scientifically focus clearly defined. It is rich in ideas, questions to ask and science enquiry to do.
As Practical Ideas for Teaching Primary Science is designed to sit as a companion book alongside the core book, it might suggest that you need to own both. For the experienced primary science teacher who understands the theory and pedagogy of primary science, the companion book would provide great inspiration on its own.Those training to teach, or those who feel less confident about their skills as a science teacher, would benefit greatly from the support and theoretical underpinning that Teaching Primary Science: Promoting Enjoyment and Developing Understanding offers.”