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Teaching Science : The Open University Postgraduate Certificate of Education - Ralph Levinson

Teaching Science

The Open University Postgraduate Certificate of Education

By: Ralph Levinson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st December 1993
ISBN: 9780415102537
Number Of Pages: 224

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Science education has undergone far-reaching changes in the last fifty years. The articles collected together in this reader examine how we have reached our present consensus and what theories we now use to explain how children learn science. The central sections of the reader examine how all this can be translated into effective and stimulating teaching, how learning can be most accurately and fairly assessed and how the impact of gender, ethnicity and other factors on children's performance can be addressed in methods of teaching which make science accessible to all. The articles in the final section of the book are a reminder that the debate is not finished yet and raise some challenging questions about what science education is and what it is for.

Introductionp. 1
The science curriculum: where from, where to?
The laboratory comes of agep. 7
Why the science curriculum changes: evolution or social control?p. 22
A picture of reality
The fallacy of induction in science teachingp. 41
Teaching about electric circuits: a constructivist approachp. 49
Pause for thoughtp. 54
The art of teaching in the science curriculum (and some practical ideas)
Well, Mary, what are they saying here?p. 61
Group discussions in the classroomp. 76
Chemical compositionsp. 85
A variety of methodsp. 88
Developing pupils' skillsp. 94
Something to mop up withp. 110
Assessment: a way through
Assessing and evaluating in science educationp. 115
Making science accessible to all
Gender differences in pupils' reactions to practical workp. 131
Teaching chemistry to pupils for whom English is a second languagep. 143
Science education: a debate
Redefining and reorienting practical work in school sciencep. 159
What is 'scientific method' and can it be taught?p. 164
Practical work in science: a task-based approach?p. 178
The overselling of science education in the 1980sp. 190
Acknowledgementsp. 206
Notes on sourcesp. 208
Indexp. 209
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ISBN: 9780415102537
ISBN-10: 0415102537
Series: The Open University Postgraduate Certificate of Education
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st December 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1

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