Aspects of Teaching Secondary Science: Perspectives on Practice


Recent Years have seen a huge emphasis placed upon science as a core element of the school curriculum. Aspects of Teaching Secondary Science: Perspectives on Practice has been compiled to meet the needs of those teaching and training to teach the subject. The book's structure reflects the different dimensions to learning science. The first section focuses on the importance of talk in the science classroom, while the second explores the key role of practical work. The third section is concerned with the creative, theoretical aspect of science, and section 4 follows this by considering the communication of ideas and how pupils learn to participate in the discourse of the scientific community. Section 5 emphasises the place of science in the broader context, considering its moral and ethical dimensions and its place in a cultural context. Finally, section 6 explores the complexity of the task faced by science teachers, highlighting the knowledge and skills science teachers must acquire in order to create an environment in which students are motivated to learn science. The Perspectives on Practice series brings together collections of articles by highly experienced educators on the practical aspects of teaching national curriculum subjects. They are invaluable resources for those studying to become teachers, newly qualified teachers and more experienced practitioners, particularly those mentoring students and NQTs

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Douglas Newton
  • Sandra Amos
  • Derek Carr
  • Joan Solomon
  • Jon Ogborn
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2002


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