Science beyond the Classroom Boundaries for 7-11 year olds

Paperback | June 1, 2011

byLynne Bianchi, Rosemary Feasey

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This innovative book aims to support schools in shifting teaching and learning in primary science by changing teacher perceptions of where science should be taught. The authors have not taken a traditional approach to the use of school grounds but a much bolder step in terms of a whole school approach to the science curriculum being taught outside. Key features of the book include:
  • Practical examples from teachers in schools across England
  • Approaches that combine science and the development of personal capabilities for teachers who want to develop a whole school approach relating to key skills in science
  • Innovative approaches to activities in science using the school grounds
  • Suggestions to help science leaders to develop their staff to be confident in using the school grounds across the science curriculum
  • Development of pupil independence in choosing when and why to take their learning outside the classroom boundariesWith a shift from indoors to outdoors, comes a range of practical considerations and challenges for both the school and the pupil and these are what the book tackles. It is a must read for students on ITT courses and Key Stage 2 teachers who are keen to move their settings forward and provide appropriate progression throughout the primary years.

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This innovative book aims to support schools in shifting teaching and learning in primary science by changing teacher perceptions of where science should be taught. The authors have not taken a traditional approach to the use of school grounds but a much bolder step in terms of a whole school approach to the science curriculum being ta...

Lynne Bianchi is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University. Rosemary Feasey is a leading expert in primary science.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:4.06 × 3.03 × 0.17 inPublished:June 1, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0335241328

ISBN - 13:9780335241323

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Beyond the Classroom Boundaries
Identifying the potential for science 'Beyond the Classroom Boundaries'
Beyond the Classroom Boundaries and Personal Capabilities
Managing children working beyond the classroom boundaries
Health, Safety and Risk Beyond the Classroom Boundaries
Progression and a Review of Your Own Progress
Resourcing Science Beyond the Classroom Boundaries
Recording and Communicating Science Beyond the Classroom Boundaries
Darwin's Thinking Path Beyond the Classroom Boundaries
Beatrix Potter - Beyond the Classroom Boundaries
The Future