The Art of Teaching Primary School Science

Vaille Dawson (Editor), Grady Venville (Editor)

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The long-awaited second edition of The Art of Teaching Primary School Science has evolved to meet the demands of schools in our rapidly changing society. Recognising that children have an innate curiosity about the natural world means that teaching primary school science is both rewarding and critical to their futures. The focus of the chapters reflects the deep expertise in curriculum and pedagogy of the chapter authors. Included are chapters on the nature (wonder) of science and how children learn as well as the nuts and bolts of teaching: planning, pedagogy and assessment. In addressing the teacher education AITSL professional standards for teaching, there are chapters on digital pedagogies, differentiation and advanced pedagogies such as problem-based learning. Finally, there is a section on STEM education that explains how an integrated approach can be planned, taught and assessed.

This book is both accessible to all preservice and practising teachers and up-to-date in providing the right mix of theoretical and practical knowledge expected of this generation of primary school teachers. Teacher educators worldwide will find this an essential resource.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages205
ISBN (Electronic)9781000393385
ISBN (Print)9781760878122
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2021


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  • Science Curricula for Primary School

    Dawson, V., 3 Aug 2021, The Art of Teaching Primary School Science. Dawson, V. & Venville, G. (eds.). 2 ed. New York: Taylor & Francis, p. 49-63 15 p.

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