Helps readers to create effective science learning experiences for primary students by using a constructivist approach to learning. Introductory chapters explain the principles of constructivism and their implications for learning and teaching. Skamp at Southern Cross Uni, Preston at Sydney Uni. COMES WITH STUDENT ACCESS CARD.
Teaching Primary Science Constructively helps readers to create effective science learning experiences for primary students by using a constructivist approach to learning. Introductory chapters explain the principles of constructivism and their implications for learning and teaching.
Keith Skamp is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Education at Southern Cross University. He has been a lecturer in undergraduate and graduate units in science education, environmental education and research methodology for many years and has led or been involved in professional and curriculum development initiatives in primary science at state, national and international levels. His research and consultancy in science, environmental and sustainability education has included major research reports for the Australian Academy of Science's Primary Connections initiative, as well as for State and federal governments, and has resulted in numerous refereed journal articles and other publications. Keith has received distinguished awards for university teaching and service to professional science education associations. Christine Preston is a lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, in the field of early childhood and primary science. She has been a primary specialist science teacher and maintains current classroom practice teaching Kindergarten science at Abbotsleigh Junior School , Sydney. Christine has been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences and has been active in curriculum development in NSW and internationally. Her research and consultancy projects include evaluations of Streamwatch for Sydney Water and Murder Under The Microscope for OTEN. Christine has received the Inaugural Rotary Club of Sydney award for Innovation and Excellence in the Vocation of Teaching; the NSW Minister of Education and Australian College of Education (NSW) Quality Teaching Award; and the Faculty of Education and Social Work Teaching Excellence award.
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