Connecting with Science Education

Paperback | December 27, 2012

byRobyn Gregson

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Connecting with Science Education engages the pre-service science teacher in the excitement of the content of science, by inviting them to question and to be creative with their approaches to teaching science. The book focuses on developing pre-service teachers' abilities to explore andinvestigate the literacies of science, and the pedagogies associated with effective teaching. The book provides opportunities for pre-service teachers to examine the purpose and nature of science teaching and learning, and encourages readers to reflect on and develop their own scientific literacy and knowledge. It identifies and analyses the processes underpinning scientific investigationsas an essential element for science teaching and learning.

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Connecting with Science Education engages the pre-service science teacher in the excitement of the content of science, by inviting them to question and to be creative with their approaches to teaching science. The book focuses on developing pre-service teachers' abilities to explore andinvestigate the literacies of science, and the ped...

Dr. Robyn Gregson is a lecturer and course advisor in the School of Education, University of Western Sydney, a position she has held for over 10 years. Prior to her appointment at UWS, Robyn taught Science, Maths and literacy in NSW primary and secondary schools. Robyn completed a doctorate in science literacy in 2004 and has since be...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 10.87 × 8.27 × 0.07 inPublished:December 27, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019557530X

ISBN - 13:9780195575309

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Part 1: PUTTING THEORIES INTO TEACHING PRACTICE1. Martin Westwell and Debra Panizzon: Becoming Explorers of Our World: The Purpose of Science Education2. Robyn Gregson and Maree Gruppetta: Making Connections with the Students' World3. IPaul Rooney: From Curriculum to Pedagogy4. Mitch O'Toole: What is Science?5. Robyn Gregson: Engaging students in science6. Robyn Gregson: Planning for Engagement7. Mary U. Hanrahan: Science, literacy and the integrated curriculum8. Robyn Gregson: The what, why, who, when of assessment and reporting9. Susan Harriman: Science, technology, environment and society: where to from here?Part 2: EXPLORING THE WORLD THROUGH EXPERIMENTSRobyn Gregson, Pauline Rogers and Linda Hobbs: Introductory Lesson on Electric CircuitsMaking SherbetIntroductory Lesson ShadowsStory of a HamburgerCrash TestingGlossaryBibliographyIndex