Aspects of Teaching Secondary Science: Perspectives on by Sandra Amos, Richard Boohan

By Sandra Amos, Richard Boohan

This book's constitution displays different dimensions to studying technological know-how. the 1st part specializes in the significance of speak within the technology school room, whereas the second one explores the foremost position of functional paintings. The 3rd part is worried with the artistic, theoretical element of technology. Section four follows this through contemplating the conversation of rules and the way students learn how to perform the discourse of the medical neighborhood. Section five emphasizes where of technology within the broader context, contemplating its ethical and moral dimensions and its position in a cultural context. eventually, section six explores the complexity of the duty confronted by means of technological know-how academics, highlighting the information and talents technological know-how academics needs to gather in an effort to create an atmosphere within which scholars are influenced to benefit technological know-how.

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I thought it was something to do with atoms being compressed densely in A and not so densely in B. Pete said something about air trapped in B so it made the weight lighter … (I said) if you get two bins and put boxes in A and compacting it and then putting more in. Then you just put non-compacted boxes in B. I think (Pete) agreed but still pressed on with his idea … I settled to go along with Pete’s idea. (CLIS [11] 1987) The following snippet of discussion illustrates this ready acceptance of a multiplicity of meanings for a single concept [12].

13 14 ASPECTS OF TEACHING SECONDARY SCIENCE Harlen, W. (1996) The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools, second edition, London: David Fulton. Harlen, W. (1999) Effective Teaching of Science, Edinburgh: The Scottish Council for Research in Education. NACCCE (1999) All our Futures: Creativity, Culture & Education, London: DfEE. Ofsted (1998) Secondary Education 1993–7: A Review of Secondary Schools in England, London: HMSO. 2 The art of asking questions in the teaching of science Derek Carr Knowledge isn’t just there in a book, waiting for someone to come along and ‘learn it’.

So the teacher may need to provoke, stimulate, demand or coax students into wanting it. Creating interest Let’s return to the obvious. Students are naturally interested in some things, and when they are, the number and variety of questions they ask increases notably. Common areas of interest include environmental issues and – even more so – bodily functions, especially sexual, as in the example below from Year 10. The teacher is David. Student David Student David Student David David David Katie Student What’s that?

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