Applies the Making Every Lesson Count principles to science lessons.
Written in the practical, engaging style of the award-winning Making Every Lesson Count (ISBN 978-184590973-4), Shaun Allison goes back to his roots as a science teacher and aims to inspire a rich, challenging and evidence-informed approach to science teaching. Designed for secondary and upper-primary teachers, Making Every Science Lesson Count offers manageable and gimmick-free advice that combines the time-honoured wisdom of excellent science teachers with the most useful evidence from cognitive science.
The book is held together by six pedagogical principles – challenge, explanation, modelling, practice, feedback and questioning – and provides simple, realistic classroom strategies that science teachers can put to use immediately.
In an age of educational quick fixes, GCSE reform and ever-changing goalposts, this precise and timely book returns to the fundamental question that all science teachers must ask: ‘What can I do to help my students become the scientists of the future?’
For science teachers of pupils aged 11–16 years.