ERIC Number: ED276589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
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Primary Science...Taking the Plunge. How to Teach Primary Science More Effectively.
Harlen, Wynne, Ed.
The teacher's role in directing science activities is examined in this book. Suggestions are offered on what teachers might do with the activities and advice is given on how the activities could be used. Each of the eight chapters contains a brief summary at the beginning, a detailed review at its close, and a list of specific guidelines for practice. These chapters offer guidance in the areas of: (1) inquiry learning; (2) observation skills; (3) productive questioning techniques; (4) problem solving and planning skills; (5) children's preconceptions about the world; and (6) children's means of communication focusing on the use of children's notebooks, drawings, and modelings. A reference list identifies 21 resources. (ML)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning, Instructional Improvement, Learning Processes, Misconceptions, Problem Solving, Process Education, Questioning Techniques, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Instruction, Skill Development, Teaching Methods
Heinemann Educational Books, Inc., 70 Court Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801.
Publication Type: Guides - General
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