Summary Book Review EBOOK: Creative Ways to Teach Primary Science by Alan Cross:
Download or read book EBOOK: Creative Ways to Teach Primary Science written by Alan Cross and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2014-09-16 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Do you need quick and easy access to great ideas for teaching primary science? If so then this is the book for you! Creative Ways to Teach Primary Science draws on the best ideas about teaching primary science, using an evidence-based approach which recognizes that there are some proven and more effective methods for teaching primary science. Creativity is one of the most powerful indicators of successful teaching, and the key is a willingness to take risks and to accept uncertainty. This can be tricky for busy teachers, so this book lends you a helping hand! The authors explain why the methods presented are successful and encourage you to apply these creative techniques to new situations. The book: Offers a handy 'one stop shop' of creative ideas for teaching primary science Provides a 'helping hand' for you to get started in the classroom by presenting a range of teaching methods that are proven to work Encourages creativity and experimentation, regularly recognized as features of outstanding teaching Inspires you to develop all the ideas for yourself Providing a highly practical and accessible handbook to the creative aspects of teaching and learning primary science, this is invaluable reading for trainee and practising primary teachers.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Essential Primary Science by Alan Cross:
Download or read book EBOOK: Essential Primary Science written by Alan Cross and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2014-09-16 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If you are teaching - or learning - to teach primary science, this is the toolkit to support you! Highly respected and widely used, Essential Primary Science 2E blends essential subject knowledge with a vast array of teacher activities. Updated and revised throughout to reflect the requirements of the new National Curriculum, it covers the essential knowledge and understanding that you need; plus it offers over 200 great ideas for teaching primary science at KS1 and KS2 - so no more late nights thinking up creative new ways to teach key concepts! Written in a friendly and supportive style this new edition offers: Over 200 original and new activities to complement the new curriculum, ready for you to try out in the classroom Tips on how to ensure each lesson includes both practical and investigative elements Suggestions on how to make your lessons engaging, memorable and inclusive How to deal with learners' common scientific misconceptions in each topic Two new chapters on working scientifically and how to tackle assessment New up-to-date web links to quality free resources Drawing on their own extensive teaching experience and understanding of the new National Curriculum, the authors provide the essential guide to teaching primary science for both trainee teachers and qualified teachers who are not science specialists.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: The Best Ways to Teach Primary Science: Research into Practice by Michael Allen:
Download or read book EBOOK: The Best Ways to Teach Primary Science: Research into Practice written by Michael Allen and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2016-07-16 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides an exceptional insight into how children learn science, as well as which teaching approaches have been found to be most successful. Drawing on the significant body of research carried out over the past 35 years, the book provides valuable evidence about which tried-and–tested approaches enhance learning and help children actually learn science. The book:• supports you in becoming more effective in teaching primary science• offers a reliable evidential base, founded on significant research findings• helps you make informed choices about which approaches to use in your teaching repertoire• provides support for completing your written assignments Overall the text helps you develop your knowledge and understanding of primary science, as well as how best to plan for teaching this important subject. Insights into how children best learn science, together with practical teaching ideas that have been tested in a systematic way, makes this an essential book for primary teachers in training and an invaluable guide for primary teachers teaching science in Key Stages One and Two. “This book makes a major, evidence-based contribution to teaching science in the primary school. It provides a solid grounding for busy teachers to access and use research findings to enhance their professional development and practice. Each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of a science topic, including: revision of subject knowledge; research findings on children's ideas; learning progression; suggested ways to teach, and research exemplars and lesson outlines. This book is a valuable resource for student teachers and for teachers with many years of experience. It is an indispensable addition to every primary teacher’s bookshelf and every university education department.” Rob Toplis, recently Senior Lecturer in Science Education, Brunel University, UK “This is a great ‘why to…’ and ‘how to…’ book. Michael Allen’s use of progressive understanding underscores both the unfolding stories of primary science alongside children’s developing grasp of the key ideas involved. His work is based on a wealth of research that provides the basis for the ‘why to…’ in curriculum organisation and planning. This is then brought to bear on considerable professional experience and classroom practice to provide the ‘how to…’ for teachers, covering a range of important topics in primary science. An excellent compendium of rationales and resources.” Mike Watts, Professor of Education, Brunel University, UK
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Connecting Primary Maths and Science: A Practical Approach by Alan Cross:
Download or read book EBOOK: Connecting Primary Maths and Science: A Practical Approach written by Alan Cross and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2016-02-16 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At last, a unique book that explores and exploits the links between primary mathematics and science so that you can promote learning in both of these important STEM subjects! Rich in engaging ideas and activities for the classroom this book helps you plan and teach well-structured lessons in a more integrated way. The book outlines key curriculum topics in both subjects and considers why it is important and beneficial to make connections between the two. As well as covering key subject knowledge (what you need to know) and teaching activities (what you need to do), the book explores learners’ mathematical and scientific needs, and defines the characteristics of effective teaching and learning, bringing it all together with ideas which you can use straightway in your classroom. Key features: • promotes an informed approach to integrating primary mathematics and science teaching • helps address the time constraints of delivering the primary national curriculum • presents engaging ideas which can be directly transferred to the classroom • provides a real-life context to mathematics and science activities to inspire student learning • helps you combine two closely related and sometimes tricky subject areas – why teach one subject when you can teach two at the same time! "Accessible, readable and engaging with a range of innovative teaching ideas, this is an invaluable book for all trainee and qualified primary teachers and other educational professionals with links to primary mathematics and science. A great 'go to' book for teachers and trainee teachers alike. Chapters are constructed with easy to read objectives and clear summaries. Many practical ideas, incorporating current research, as well as information on mathematicians and scientists, which is great for boosting children’s aspirations and also helping with teachers’ confidence on the subjects. A lovely, easy to access book, whether it is to use for reference, to dip in and out of or just to use alongside planning materials." Maria McArdle, Senior Lecturer PGCE & Mathematics Lead (Primary), University of Bedfordshire, UK
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Outstanding Primary Teaching and Learning: A journey through your early teaching career by Sally Hawkins:
Download or read book EBOOK: Outstanding Primary Teaching and Learning: A journey through your early teaching career written by Sally Hawkins and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2016-07-16 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If you have ever asked yourself “How do I become an outstanding teacher?” then this is the book for you. Combining state-of-the-art practices with deep insight from many years’ experience of teaching, the book develops and explains how to change practice and attain excellence as a teacher. Seven core themes are embedded in a four level hierarchy of practice that guides the reader from the fundamentals of successful teaching to the highest levels of accomplishment. The book offers: • A ‘one-stop-shop’ providing a structured and supported approach to becoming an outstanding teacher • A unique action planning feature at the end of each level, creating a platform for your personal development • A range of guided reflection activities, to help develop your skills and understanding of the many aspects of teaching The unique focus on your individual development and creating an authentic identity as the foundation for excellence makes Outstanding Primary Teaching and Learning essential reading for the every trainee teacher or those wishing to enhance practice. “There are a few educational texts that you do not want to put down, and this is one! The book will encourage, motivate and inspire trainee teachers, recently qualified, early career and established teachers to reach the heights of their potential. If becoming an outstanding teacher seems like an unattainable goal, this book will convince the reader otherwise. The author speaks to the reader, coaxing and encouraging, as if she was there by their side. She follows her own advice by creating innovative and stimulating sessions, but in text form. The accessible structure with reflection sections, activities, prompts, checklists, further reading, and thought provoking quotes and extracts, provides an interactive resource, for all those who aspire to be the best possible teacher for their pupils. In simple terms, an outstanding book, that provides a pathway through the minefield that education can be.” Dr. Tracy Whatmore, Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, UK “An easy to read book with sound practical advice underpinned by theory which every trainee teacher or early career teacher can dip into for guidance. It captures the essence of primary teaching through the metaphor of a coat and I’m sure readers will adapt their coats accordingly as they journey through the book.” Professor Vini Lander, Edge Hill University, UK “Outstanding Primary Teaching and Learning” is an absolute must-read for teachers of any age or experience who would like to become more outstanding in their practice. Written from a unique and highly reflective perspective of pedagogy as an art, a proactive and inspiring approach is taken to journey the reader along a personalised path, enabled through highly constructive and reflective opportunities. Sally Hawkins inspires with her clear passion to primary teaching and learning, and considers all aspects of that which it takes to develop “outstandingness”. With her methodical yet holistic approach to pedagogy, “Outstanding Primary Teaching and Learning” takes a thoughtful and academic approach to deconstruct the constantly evolving machine that is primary education, into useable ideas and concepts. As a current PGCE student, I have found this to be an enormous asset to both my reflective practice in the classroom, but also through the contextualising of a complex and ever-changing education system.” Alexander S Phipps, Postgraduate Student, Institute for Education, The University of Chichester, UK “Although this book is aimed at trainee primary school teachers, it will be equally useful for secondary school and more experienced teachers. By contextualising her examples around the analogy of ‘the perfect jacket’, Sally clearly outlines the complexities and challenges of modern teaching. However, through the systematic approach that she adopts and the examples she gives, she makes these challenges both achievable and desirable. She de-bunks some of the myths around ‘outstanding’ teaching and provides readers with clear frameworks and reference points from which they can evaluate and develop their own teaching. Sally’s writing style is both personal and humorous, which will engage and motivate busy teachers. She seamlessly combines the latest theories and applies them to classroom practice. By including regular reflection tasks, this book can become a valuable accompaniment to trainees regular mentor meetings. Those who engage with Sally’s questions and follow her recommendations, will develop a deep understanding of the role of the teacher and will develop a substantial toolkit to draw upon in the classroom.” Mark Bagust, Associate Headteacher, Cantell School, UK
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Essential Primary English by Jane Medwell:
Download or read book EBOOK: Essential Primary English written by Jane Medwell and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2016-08-16 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is an essential guide to teaching the Primary English curriculum, offering guidance on how to teach the subject, as well as covering the theory and subject knowledge that underpins it. Covering the whole of the Primary English curriculum the book focuses in particular on less-developed aspects such as the development of spoken language, the nature and development of comprehension and the teaching and learning of grammar. Key features include: • Practical teaching sequences, strategies and activities • Classroom cameos suggest ways of delivering content through meaningful activities • Essential ‘Subject Knowledge’ boxes present brief exposés of essential knowledge • Subject Knowledge Quizzes enable you to self-check your knowledge • ‘Insights from Research’ boxes outline underpinning theory and research If you are teaching or training to teach in the primary phase then this book will help you address each area of the Primary English curriculum, covering the requirements for both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Teaching and Learning Primary Science with ICT by Paul Warwick:
Download or read book EBOOK: Teaching and Learning Primary Science with ICT written by Paul Warwick and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2006-08-16 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a range of insights into pupils’ learning relevant to the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in primary science. The contributors, who are all experts in their field, draw on practical and theoretical perspectives and: Provide specific examples of software and hardware use in the classroom Consider innovative and creative uses of technology for pupils engaged in science activity in the primary and early years Indicate future possibilities for the use of computer-based technologies Key themes running through the book include: setting the use of ICT in primary science within theoretical perspectives on learning and on pedagogy; the importance of using ICT in developing talking and listening opportunities in the science classroom; and the potential of learning through ICT enhanced science investigations. Contemporary issues such as inclusion, creativity and collaborative learning are also examined, making Teaching and Learning Primary Science with ICT essential reading for students in science education, and for teachers who want to use new technology to improve learning in their science classrooms.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Enhancing Primary Science: Developing Effective Cross-Curricular Links by Lois Kelly:
Download or read book EBOOK: Enhancing Primary Science: Developing Effective Cross-Curricular Links written by Lois Kelly and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2013-02-16 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How can other subjects in the primary curriculum enhance the teaching and learning of primary science? The key argument in the book is that children’s learning is enriched through both discrete subject teaching and cross-curricular approaches to the curriculum and that children become more effective learners when they make links between the different subjects. This book gives helpful insights into why making effective cross-curricular links enriches science and discusses when and how to make effective and authentic links between science and other subjects. Each chapter tackles a particular subject and considers how it can enhance science learning through a variety of approaches and a wealth of ideas for the classroom. Written in a clear, accessible and informative style, this book: Includes contributions from a range of expert practitioners Provides a good balance between theory and practice Includes practical advice and tasks to help develop your confidence and skill in cross-curricular teaching Is illustrated with examples of pupils’ voice This book is ideal for students, teachers and schools who wish to adopt a cross-curricular approach to teaching and enhance their primary science curriculum. Contributors: Alison Brade, Mark Hamill, Sharon Harris, Shelagh Hendry, Alison Hermon, Pat Hughes, Arthur Kelly, Liz Lawrence and Cliff Porter. "Let this book take you by the hand and guide you skilfully past the pitfalls of cross-curricular teaching in primary science whilst enjoying the celebration of creative and effective links between science and other subjects. It is full of practical suggestions for cross-curricular work but it never loses sight of the need for clear learning goals. Rooted in the principles of collaborative learning, this book inspires and informs." Anne Goldsworthy, Independent Science Consultant "This important book explores a practical framework for cross curricular teaching of science through a closely referenced theoretical rationale. There are a range of open ended tasks that illustrate the rich learning opportunities that can be planned for when expert subject knowledge combines with a pedagogy for enquiry. This is an essential read for all teachers inspired to tailor the curriculum to the needs and interests of their children." Alison Peacock, Headteacher of The Wroxham School and Transformative Learning Alliance, Network Leader for the Cambridge Primary Review "I enjoyed this book sharing insights into cross curricular approaches to primary science. The authors have successfully demonstrated how they have put theory into practice. There are many useful activities clearly outlined for use in the classroom based on the authors’ own experiences. The reader will gain sound knowledge and understanding of how and why cross curricular approaches can enhance primary science through worked examples. My particular favourite was the History of Bread. I will certainly recommend this book to my students." Kathy Schofield, Senior Lecturer for Primary Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK "These ideas have given me the confidence that cross-curricular approaches can enrich scientific provision rather than dilute it." (Primary School Teacher)
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Developing Independent Learning in Science: Practical ideas and activities for 7-12 year olds by Liz Lakin:
Download or read book EBOOK: Developing Independent Learning in Science: Practical ideas and activities for 7-12 year olds written by Liz Lakin and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2013-08-16 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This practical guide to promoting and developing independent learning is presented in a mixed format using both diagrammatic and textual stimulus. It offers tips and suggestions to achieve effective teaching and learning, and raises standards by enabling the pupil to become independent and responsible for their own learning; autonomous in their thinking and creative and critical in their understanding. Liz Lakin describes a progression away from dependency on the classroom teacher, whose role changes readily from teacher to facilitator. Drawing on practice-based research, she introduces the skills and processes associated with independent learning through established strategies such as ‘Assessment for Learning’, the use of ‘Active learning’ techniques, problem solving activities and peer-assessment. Each chapter presents tried and tested ideas, strategies and activities for the development of higher-order skills such as application, synthesis, evaluation and reflection, to use with pupils across the dependency spectrum. Several relate to the higher levels of attainment and are therefore applicable at Key Stage 3. The effectiveness of teacher/pupil feedback and the role of homework form a significant focus for the latter part of the book. "A truly-thought provoking, interactive book with a difference that takes teachers on a learning journey. It encourages us to reflect on how we learn, how our pupils learn and what the collective implications for effective teaching and helping pupils to construct their learning are.Reading and actively engaging with this book is indeed a learning journey, invaluable to practitioners. The text contains many invaluable references and deals with topics such as the value of homework, how people learn and how people respond to techniques addressee to hem in learning situations. An essential reading for practicing teachers and particularly students in training and their tutors." Dr Sue Dale Tunnicliffe, Senior lecturer in Science Education, Institute of Education, University of London, UK "There has never been a time when independent learning is more important in school science. In Developing Independent Learning in Science, Liz Lakin challenges the reader to examine how they teach science and why pupils respond as they do. The result is a book that should be of great value to those who teach science to 7-12 year-olds and to science educators in general. A particular strength is the way the author interweaves rigorous thinking about learning with activities for the reader to help them engage with the text. In addition, there is a mass of useful thinking in here and plenty of classroom suggestions. The book is worth reading simply for the honesty of the 'How not to climb Helvellyn' case study." Michael J Reiss, Professor of Science Education, Institute of Education, University of London, UK "In this book Liz Lakin involves the readers in the kind of independent learning that she in describing and advocating. It should enable practising teachers to stand back from their work to consider why we want children to learn in a certain way as well as providing useful ideas about how to do it. It is written in a personal and engaging style and is a unique addition to books on science teaching." Wynne Harlen, OBE, PhD. Visiting Professor of Education, University of Bristol, UK
Summary Book Review EBOOK: CREATIVITY IN PRIMARY SCIENCE by Jenny Frost:
Download or read book EBOOK: CREATIVITY IN PRIMARY SCIENCE written by Jenny Frost and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 1997-01-16 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: * How do primary teachers incorporate all the facets of science in their teaching? * How do primary teachers plan and replan their science teaching in the light of how children are learning? * How do primary teachers retain lively and imaginative science teaching within the constraints of a specified curriculum? This book is about the very best of primary classroom practice in science; six teachers, six schools, six science topics, with children from ages five to eleven years. The teaching and children's learning are described in a straightforward style, richly illustrated by pen and ink drawings made from photographs, and by examples of children's work. The author has provided a commentary on the particular classroom examples by linking them to a wider discussion of science in primary schools and by sharing the teachers' own rationale for their decisions. The book was written initially for beginning teachers, but experienced teachers who reviewed the drafts, welcomed the combination of 'real' classroom examples coupled with a more theoretical commentary. Above all, they welcomed the essence of the book which, as the opening sentence indicates, is "about creativity in teaching and a celebration of the skills and expertise of primary teachers in the area of science." The book will be invaluable reading for both trainee and practising primary school teachers.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Developing Teaching Skills in the Primary School by Jane Johnston:
Download or read book EBOOK: Developing Teaching Skills in the Primary School written by Jane Johnston and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2007-10-16 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Teaching is a complex process which involves the development and utilization of subject knowledge and teaching skills. Containing reflective and practical skills, this book supports such development, focusing specifically on teaching skills, considering what they are, how they develop and how they differ between age and subject. The book contains three sections – Planning, Doing and Reviewing - which demonstrate effective classroom practice. It uses examples of practitioners at different stages of their professional development to link theory and practice, and includes discussions on contemporary issues in primary education, such as: Constructivist teaching and learning Thinking skills Creativity Teaching and learning styles Child-centred learning The authors provide a critical analysis of the issues, practice and problems faced by primary school teachers, which is supported by reflective tasks throughout the book. Emphasizing the child as a partner in the learning process and highlighting the importance of teaching for child-centred learning, the book ultimately develops and strengthens the teacher’s skills. Developing Teaching Skills in the Primary School provides essential guidance and support to trainee, beginner and developing primary school teachers.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Developing Creativity in the Primary School by Jill Jesson:
Download or read book EBOOK: Developing Creativity in the Primary School written by Jill Jesson and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2012-09-16 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This informative book brings together theory, research and practice examples of creativity in primary schools, providing a scholarly yet accessible introduction. The book offers an overview for teachers looking for a concise guide to current thinking about creativity, particularly if your school is thinking of introducing or extending its practice. The book considers recent developments in the creative curriculum, and techniques embedded in approaches such as Philosophy for Children, Mantle of the Expert and Enterprise Education. Ideas for personalising teaching and creating independent and motivated learners are incorporated. Other key features of the book include: Examination of the major theories of creativity How to develop your own creativity as a teacher Focus on the difference between developing group and individual creativity Innovative ideas for creativity in subject teaching Practical examples and ‘Creative Challenges’ throughout The book draws on the author's many years of experience of working with children in schools, working on Creative Partnerships and Higher Education in the Arts (HEARTS) projects and ideas developed through working in initial teacher training. This book is essential reading for students in the early stages of their teacher training course as well as for practising teachers looking for innovative ideas and guidance on developing creativity in themselves and their classrooms. “This is an interesting book, which explores theory, practice and policy of creativity in the primary classroom. Jill Jesson links five key creative behaviours drawn together initially by (then) policymakers QCA, with what she identifies as six areas of creative endeavour. Primary teachers committed to developing a ‘creative curriculum’ will find much material in this lively book that supports their personal and professional creativity, as well as suggestions for classroom practice in developing individual and group work.” Professor Anna Craft, University of Exeter and The Open University, UK “This is a compulsory read for all those interested in developing the creative potential of young people in primary schools. It includes a useful overview of previous thinking on creativity and makes a convincing case for its importance across the curriculum. Above all, this book is jam-packed with practical ideas. Whether you are interested in creative approaches to maths or modern languages, developing group or personal creativity, or the challenges of assessing creative endeavour, you will find a host of strategies that have been tried and tested in the classroom.” Hilary Hodgson, Director, Ormiston Trust
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Primary Science: Teaching The Tricky Bits by Neil Rutledge:
Download or read book EBOOK: Primary Science: Teaching The Tricky Bits written by Neil Rutledge and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2010-10-16 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Do you lack confidence in teaching the more difficult areas of primary science? Do you want accessible, well structured support? Yes? Then this handy book is for you... It provides a combination of engaging, practical lesson ideas and subject knowledge to help you teach the trickiest parts of primary science such as materials and their properties, magnetism, circuits, forces and life processes. Using strategies that have been successfully used in primary school classrooms, it explains the most difficult topics in a simple, non-technical style. It includes a range of accessible ideas, hints and tips with a focus on providing a skills-based, problem-solving approach to learning. Each topic area includes advice on: How to link the topic with other areas of learning Identifying and challenging common misconceptions How to effectively pre-assess the learners' ideas to best meet their needs Practical activities for challenging and developing children's ideas Explanatory models to help pupils consolidate their understanding This book provides friendly support and guidance to anyone teaching or training to teach primary science.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Early Explorations in Science by Jane Johnston:
Download or read book EBOOK: Early Explorations in Science written by Jane Johnston and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2005-07-16 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reviewers’ comments on the first edition: “Jane Johnston communicates a sense of effervescent enthusiasm for teaching and science, and her treatment is comprehensive.” TES “The ideas and recommendations, based on considerable classroom experience, make this book a valuable aid to students and reflective early years practitioners.” Primary Science Review “At last! A serious attempt to explore the scientific potential of infant and pre-school children… The author explains how scientific skills can be developed at an early stage, stimulating the natural inquisitive streak in children. This book…will start you thinking about science in a much more positive light.” Child Education This accessible and practical book supports good scientific practice in the early years. It helps practitioners to be creative providers, and shows them how to develop awe and wonder of the world in the children they teach. The book highlights the importance of a motivating learning environment and skilled interaction with well-trained adults. In addition, fundamental issues are explored such as the range, nature and philosophical underpinning of early years experiences and the development of emergent scientific skills, understandings and attitudes. New features for this edition include: An extended age range encompassing early learning from 0 – 8 Updated material for the Foundation Stage Curriculum for 3 – 5-year-olds and the National Curriculum 2000 for 5 – 8-year-olds A new chapter focusing on conceptual understanding and thinking skills in the early years An emphasis on the importance of informal learning and play in early development The book introduces and discusses new research and thinking in early years and science education throughout, making it relevant for current practice. This is an indispensable resource for all trainee and practising primary school teachers and early years practitioners.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Beginning Teaching, Beginning Learning: In Early Years and Primary Education by Janet Moyles:
Download or read book EBOOK: Beginning Teaching, Beginning Learning: In Early Years and Primary Education written by Janet Moyles and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2017-06-16 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This bestselling textbook provides an introduction to the fundamentals of teaching and learning in early years and primary education. If you are training to work in schools or other educational settings, the book offers a wide range of practical and straightforward guidance, covering essential topics such as safeguarding; attachments and relationships; assessment; the indoor and outdoor environment; new technologies; behaviour management; and well-being. Thoroughly updated throughout and retaining its lively and engaging style, this new fifth edition extends your knowledge and understanding of working and playing effectively with young children. Enlivened by thought-provoking cameos and reflective questions, the book gives you the confidence to reflect upon, challenge and enhance your own pedagogies. Key features include: • Real life cameos drawn from schools and settings • Questions to promote thinking included in each chapter • Suggested further reading including a range of annotated references • Up-to-date research and issues that teachers may face Beginning Teaching, Beginning Learning is essential reading for student and newly qualified early years and primary teachers and practitioners, as well as those who educate and train them. "This outstanding book should a core text for beginning teachers working in the birth to 11 age range. It places Early Years and Primary education in the historical context and encourages new teachers to become reflective practitioners by adopting a questioning approach based on thoughtful comparative experiences. One aspect which makes this stand out from other similar texts is the focus it has on developing a deep understanding of the partnership between children’s learning and the beginner teacher. Contributors, many of whom have been teachers themselves, include experts not only in their specific fields of interest but also in teacher education more broadly so understand what is relevant for those on initial teacher education courses and those in the early stages of their teaching career." Jane Warwick, Primary PGCE Course Manager, University of Cambridge, UK "Beginning Teaching, Beginning Learning should be a core text on all birth to 11 years ITT courses. The book neatly combines grounded cameos of actual teaching experience with real life questions and dovetails these with a thoroughly referenced scholarly critique. Through its engaging style and approach the book speaks clearly and directly to the inquisitive, curious and professional novice teacher who wishes to be both thoroughly reflective and knowledgeable of the latest research. This book is hugely successful as it manages to be both very wide in its content whilst encouraging a questioning and in-depth critical thinking throughout". Guy Roberts-Holmes, MA Early Years Education Programme Director, UCL Institute of Education, UK
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Inspiring Science in the Early Years: Exploring Good Practice by Lois Kelly:
Download or read book EBOOK: Inspiring Science in the Early Years: Exploring Good Practice written by Lois Kelly and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2015-02-16 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the science inherent in good early years practice and provides a rich range of ideas to inspire you to ‘have a go’ in your setting. It provides a balance between theory which underpins good practice and plenty of ideas of how you might put the theory into practice. With a focus on how children learn about the world they live in and activities intended to develop scientific understanding the book offers an holistic approach, with key topics including: How children construct scientific meaning Tuning into children's initial scientific understanding How play supports the development of children's science ideas Providing a rich environment for learning early years science Developing children's scientific experiences This handy guide is ideal to support you if you are studying on an early years course, or if you are an established early years professional who wishes to enrich early scientific learning in your setting. Lois Kelly and Di Stead are Education Consultants specializing in primary science. This clearly written and engaging book examines Science in the Early Years through a variety of activities, including role-play, toys and technology. The vital importance of sensory experiences and language is emphasized throughout. The wide experience and knowledge of the authors guarantees a highly enjoyable read. The links to all curricula in the UK are extremely beneficial and I particularly liked the way that photographs and Key Points text boxes have been used throughout the book. The breadth and depth of writing about science makes this a highly desirable book for any practitioner working or studying in the Early Years. Kathy Brodie, Independent Early Years Consultant As an Early Years consultant who is passionate about children's thinking, exploring, questioning, investigating and most of all engaging…I really enjoyed this book. I especially liked it because it provokes practitioners to think about 'science' as the discovery and exploration of the world around us and not just as a National Curriculum subject. The mix of authors, their writing styles and the content of each chapter makes it a really easy and engaging read. Definitely one to add to your reading list if you work with children in the Early Years. Alistair Bryce-Clegg, Early Years Consultant As the title suggests, this book from the first page onwards inspires the reader to learn more about how to develop, enhance and incorporate effective practice in science in the early years. In addition to developing an understanding of how to approach the teaching of science, it gives a clearly articulated and accessible theoretical insight into how young children learn. To compliment this there are points of reflection, case studies, practical tasks and examples from the field. This is a valuable book for both students and practitioners alike as it goes beyond just giving suggestions for what to do; it explains the why and the how as well. Joanne McNulty, Manchester Metropolitan University This is a warm, accessible book, strongly grounded in research. It interweaves real life examples of science in the early years with underlying pedagogic principles and inspires new possibilities. The enthusiasm of the authors is contagious! Kendra McMahon, Bath Spa University
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Doing Classroom Research: A Step-by-Step Guide for Student Teachers by Sally Elton-Chalcraft:
Download or read book EBOOK: Doing Classroom Research: A Step-by-Step Guide for Student Teachers written by Sally Elton-Chalcraft and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2008-08-16 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Are you worried about doing your classroom-based research project? Do you feel daunted at the prospect of carrying out a literature review? Does the thought of collecting and analyzing data make you panic? If you answer 'yes' to any of these questions, then this is the book for you! Written in an informal style, this is the essential, practical and accessible step-by-step guide for all teacher-training students, who in addition to facing the enormous challenge of training to become a teacher, also have to conduct their own classroom-based research. It contains three sections that mirror the process of doing classroom research. From getting started and choosing appropriate research strategies, to making your findings public, the book covers the whole range of issues to help you succeed with what can seem like a daunting task. Each of the chapters offers gentle guidance and support at every stage of the research process. Topics covered include: The purpose of school-based research Guidance on how to carry out a literature review Research ethics The impacts of research on children's and students' learning Methods of data collection and analysis Ways of sharing research with a wider audience Opportunities for continued professional development Doing Classroom Research is a must for every teacher-training student.