Science for children: Developing a personal approach to teaching (3rd Edn)


By Marilyn Fleer, Beverly Jane and Tim Hardy

Written in a clear and engaging style, this book encourages teachers to consider a variety of approaches to teaching science. It is highly interactive, and includes tasks and activities with constructivism as the guiding principle.

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Primary Science Curriculum text for student teachers.

Since the first edition of this book, many developments in science teaching and science education research have taken place. Consequently, the third edition is grounded in this new research, shifting the book from a constructivist approach of thinking about learning to a cultural-historical perspective for framing learning and teaching. This new edition, however, is mindful of the usefulness of a lot of the original material from the first and second edition, and so has kept important constructivist material, ensuring that a range of different approaches to teaching remain.

Science for Children, 3e is designed to be interactive. It challenges students to think about the nature and importance of science as well as offering practical classroom-based strategies for students to commence their science teaching career.

Marilyn Fleer is an award-winning author of books about teaching science and technology to young children.

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Weight 0.55 kg
Dimensions 25.5 × 21 × 1.4 cm







Pearson Education Australia

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