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How Science Works By James D. Williams

How Science Works

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Introduces how science works, the way science is now taught in secondary schools, to all teachers - whether trainee, recently qualified or established. This title provides the opportunity for pupils not only to understand the facts of science, but also to develop as critical thinkers and to become creative problem-solvers.

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How Science Works: Teaching and Learning in the Science Classroom by James D. Williams

This title introduces how science works, the way science is now taught in secondary schools, to all teachers - whether trainee, recently qualified or established. "How Science Works (HSW)" provides the opportunity for pupils not only to understand the facts of science, but also to develop as critical thinkers and to become creative problem-solvers. James Williams introduces HSW, looking at the background to this approach to teaching science and draws on the current curriculum to explore strategies for effectively introducing aspects of HSW into lessons across all the science disciplines. Each chapter includes reflective tasks to use individually or as part of group discussions, research tasks, further reading and associated web links.

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'James' ambitious book explores aspects How Science Works (HSW) in a radical, and sometimes controversial way, but from his deep and extensive knowledge of this subject. His style is readily accessible for teachers in their busy lives. They will find themselves well-informed, sometimes unsettled, occasionally rattled, but will also be able to be critically aware of the value of incorporating HSW into the science curriculum, and of the challenge of doing this in an authentic way. They will also understand, and perhaps, be sympathetic to our fumbling attempts to deal with the Nature of Science in our classes, and will be able to play a part in improving learning in these classes, and to be able to contribute to improving the curriculum after reading this book. I thoroughly recommend it to all who wish to be reflective on their science teaching.'
John Oversby, recently PGCE Science Course Leader, University of Reading, UK
'This is a highly readable and comprehensive account that unravels the mysteries of how Science works. The book is an invaluable source of background information and practical advice. It is an ideal introduction for trainee science teachers, newly qualified teachers and experienced practitioners who wish to develop their teaching skills further.'
Neil Ingram, Senior Lecturer in Science Education (Biology), Bristol University, UK
'This book is well written, easy to read and engages the reader in thoughtful reflection about How Science Works (HSW). It takes the reader beyond the conventional approach, with its focus on experimental and investigative work, and explores the historical, philosophical, moral and ethical elements as well as providing a focus on how scientists work. This should be a key source for all those involved in science education from science teachers and teacher trainers to trainees. For the latter it offers essential support for work at Masters level.'
Roger Lock, Senior Lecturer in Science Education, School of Education, University of Birmingham, UK

About James D. Williams


James D. Williams is Lecturer in Science Education at the University of Sussex, UK.

Table of Contents


Introduction; 1. The Nature of Science; 2. A Brief History of Science; 3. What Makes Science Science; 4. Laws. Facts, Theories and Hypotheses; 5. Questions in Science; 6. Is this How Science Works; 7. Argumentation in Science; 8. Moral and Ethical Issues in Science; 9. Investigation and Experimentation in Science; 10. Communicating Science; 11. How Scientists Work; References; Index.

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GOR005764160
How Science Works: Teaching and Learning in the Science Classroom by James D. Williams
James D. Williams
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Continuum Publishing Corporation
2011-02-10
168
1441147071
9781441147073
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