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Towards effective teaching in primary science

Dorothy Frances Watt

Towards effective teaching in primary science

an analysis of the evolving contribution of the SPACE project to understanding the role of the teacher

by Dorothy Frances Watt

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Published by typescript in [s.l.] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Warwick, 1997.

StatementDorothy Frances Watt.
The Physical Object
Paginationv,226p. 144 ap.p.endix p.ages
Number of Pages226
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Open LibraryOL17357567M

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Towards effective teaching in primary science by Dorothy Frances Watt Download PDF EPUB FB2

Key words: teaching, learning, effective teaching and learning, pedagogical practices, didactics 1. Background Effective teaching in primary schools is a major concern in many countries of the world.

For effective teaching to take place, we need torch lighters (Lacina & Block, ), teachers who distinguish themselves and setFile Size: KB. The main aim of this thesis is to further understanding of primary science teaching through the analysis of a constructivist research project and its evolution into curriculum materia's.

My analysis is underpinned with views on the nature of constructivism, the nature of primary science and research into effective teaching. In particular, I seek to locate the Primary SPACE (Science Processes.

Focused discussion is an effective way for many students to develop their conceptual frameworks and to learn problem solving skills as they try out their own ideas on other students and the instructor. The give and take of technical discussion also sharpens critical and quantitative thinking skills.

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In planning instruction, effective teachers draw on a growing body of research knowledge about the nature of learning and on craft knowledge about teaching that has stood the test of time.

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This study focuses on the effects of teachers’ attitudes towards teaching about science and technology on student attitudes towards science and technology. A one-year longitudinal study involving 91 teachers and students from the higher years of Dutch primary schools showed that students develop less positive attitudes towards science and technology during their primary school years and Cited by: A teaching method comprises the principles and methods used by teachers to enable student strategies are determined partly on subject matter to be taught and partly by the nature of the learner.

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The main learning goals in the primary school. The main purpose of the study was to find out students attitude towards the teaching and learning of school studies in Senior High Schools in the Cape Coast Metropolis. The descriptive survey design was adopted for the study.

A questionnaire. properly use this technique it is no longer an effective method of teaching science. The students who brainstormed, searched text, and searched experiments were able to think critically and learn through writing.

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For example, Driver and Oldham () make it clear that the aim of the Children's Learning in Science Project is to "devise, implement and evaluate teaching materials and strategies which attempt to promote conceptual change" (p), and the Nuffield Primary Science (a) materials are a direct outcome of the SPACE Research Project.

The science of learning has made a considerable contribution to our understanding of effective teaching and learning strategies. However, few instructors outside of the field are privy to this research. In this tutorial review, we focus on six specific cognitive strategies that have received robust support from decades of research: spaced practice, interleaving, retrieval practice, elaboration Cited by: The authors highlight how fun and engaging activities support the teaching of primary science through effective linking of theory with practice.

The addition of colour makes the book easier to navigate and read. I recommend this title as essential reading for all teacher trainees and qualified teachers wanting to teach science creatively.

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