Teaching Problem-solving and Thinking Skills Through Science
Exciting Cross-curricular Challenges for Foundation Phase, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two
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Teaching Problem-solving and Thinking Skills Through Science by Belle Wallace
Book DescriptionThis highly practical resource book presents ways in which teachers can help to develop children's problem-solving and thinking skills through a range of exciting science topics. The book contains classroom-based activities which have been trialled and evaluated by teachers and children, and helpfully shows how the skills developed through rigorous scientific investigations can be used across all areas of the curriculum. The scientific curriculum requirements are extended with exciting and inspiring problem-solving activities that use scientific skills, for example: * fair-testing * pattern-seeking * surveying * classifying and identifying * investigations over time * designing * testing and adapting an artefact * open-ended exploration The book contains learning objectives for each activity, step by step guidelines for carrying out each problem-solving activity, basic equipment that's needed, examples of learner's work and guidelines for assessment. This book is a must-buy for all early years and primary school teachers keen to encourage an inclusive but differentiated approach to the development of problem-solving and thinking skills in their pupils.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415450355
(297mm x 210mm x 9mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Belle Wallace
Raising the Achievement of All Pupils Within an Inclusive Setting, Hardback (November 2009)
Schools universally are concerned with raising standards according to government requirements, particularly for those pupils who could be termed 'more able'. This book describes the strategies that have been developed to provide equal opportunities for various pupils whilst accommodating different individual needs and rates of development.
Diversity in Gifted Education, Hardback (November 2005)
A collection of varied cultural approaches to the education of gifted and talented children. This work highlights the ideas gleaned from the contributions of international experts.
Thinking Skills and Problem-Solving - An Inclusive Approach, Paperback (January 2004)
Helping teachers discover and develop the full range of their pupils' abilities, this title includes a framework for the teaching of thinking and problem-solving skills, activities that can be included into the lesson plan and how to identify and help gifted pupils.
Using History to Develop Thinking Skills at Key Stage 2, Paperback (June 2003)» View all books by Belle Wallace
This practical resource book presents ways in which teachers can help to develop children's problem-solving and thinking skills through a range of history topics. The book contains classroom-based activities which have been tested and evaluated by teachers and children.
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Author Biography - Belle Wallace
Belle Wallace is a consultant and in-service educator in the field of gifted and talented children. She has written extensively in this area and is a past president of NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education). Diana Cave is the Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator for a junior school in Grantham, and specialises in the teaching of science. Andrew Berry is a Teacher Advisor in Primary Science for Kent Advisory Service.
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