Learning To Teach Science In The Secondary School: A Companion To School Experience by Rob ToplisLearning To Teach Science In The Secondary School: A Companion To School Experience by Rob Toplis

Learning To Teach Science In The Secondary School: A Companion To School Experience

EditorRob Toplis

Paperback | January 19, 2015

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Learning to Teach Science in the Secondary Schoolis an indispensable guide with a fresh approach to the process, practice and reality of teaching and learning science in a busy secondary school. This fourth edition has been fully updated in the light of changes to professional knowledge and practice and revisions to the national curriculum.
Written by experienced practitioners, this popular textbook comprehensively covers the opportunities and challenges of teaching science in the secondary school. It provides guidance on:


¿ the knowledge and skills you need, and understanding the science department at your school
¿ development of the science curriculum
¿ the nature of science and how science works, biology, chemistry, physics and astronomy, earth science
¿ planning for progression, using schemes of work to support planning , and evaluating lessons
¿ language in science, practical work, using ICT , science for citizenship, Sex and Health Education and learning outside the classroom
¿ assessment for learning and external assessment and examinations

Every unit includes a clear chapter introduction, learning objectives, further reading, lists of useful resources and specially designed tasks ¿ including those to support Masters Level work ¿ as well as cross-referencing to essential advice in the core textLearning to Teach in the Secondary School, sixth edition.


Learning to Teach Science in the Secondary Schoolis designed to support student teachers through the transition from graduate scientist to practising science teacher, while achieving the highest level of personal and professional development.

Rob Toplisis Senior Lecturer in Secondary Science Education at Brunel University, UK.
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Title:Learning To Teach Science In The Secondary School: A Companion To School ExperienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:342 pages, 9.6 × 6.8 × 0.9 inPublished:January 19, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415826438

ISBN - 13:9780415826433

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Table of Contents

1. BECOMING A SCIENCE TEACHER  1.1. Learning to be a science teacherRob Toplis 1.2. Managing your professional learningCaro Garrett  1.3. Working in a science departmentRob Toplis 2. THE SCIENCE CURRICULUM 2.1. Science in the National CurriculumPaul Davies  2.2. Science 11¿14Paul Davies  2.3. Science 14¿19Paul Davies 3. GETTING TO GRIPS WITH SCIENCE  3.1. The nature of science Michael J. Reiss 3.2. BiologyKatherine Little  ls and DNA  3.3. ChemistryAnn Childs  3.4. Physics and astronomySteven Chapman 3.5. Earth and atmospheric science Paul Davies 4. PLANNING FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING SCIENCE  4.1. Planning for progression in scienceRalph Levinson  4.2. Using schemes of work to support planningKevin Smith  4.3. Planning and evaluating lessonsKevin Smith 4.4. Teaching strategies and organising learningPete Sorensen 5. TEACHING SCIENCE: SPECIFIC CONTEXTS  5.1 Language in learning scienceRob Toplis  5.2. Practical workRob Toplis 5.3. Using technologies to support learning science Ruth Amos  5.4. Science for citizenshipMarcus Grace  5.5. Sex and health education Sandra Campbell  5.6. Beyond the classroom Ruth Amos  6. ASSESSMENT IN SCIENCE  6.1. Assessment for Learning ¿ A Formative Approach Christine Harrison  6.2 Summative assessment and examinations in scienceChristine Harrison 7. IS EDUCATION RESEARCH VALUABLE FOR TEACHERS OF SCIENCE?John Oversby¿

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"The book is user friendly and written in an understandable and jargon-free way by current and experienced practitioners. It maintains its accessibility throughout in a refreshingly non-condescending manner. In keeping with good practice, each chapter starts with a series of objectives and many include a number of tasks to help develop the skills needed to be a reflective and critical teacher. The references and ideas for further reading are recent and relevant, and would be a good starting point for trainee teachers to further engage with the topics discussed" ¿ John Caroll, Education in Chemistry