Author: Dan Davies (Bath Spa University, UK)
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of Pages: 160
How can you unlock your own creativity to help children learn science creatively? How do you bring the world of 'real science' into the classroom? Where does science fit in a creative curriculum? Teaching Science Creatively explores how creative teaching can harness primary-aged children's sense of wonder about the world around them. It offers innovative starting points to enhance your teaching and highlights curiosity, observation, exploration and enquiry as central components of children's creative learning in science. Illustrated throughout with examples from the classroom and beyond, this book explores the core elements of creative practice supporting both teacher and children to develop their knowledge and skills. Key themes include: The importance of science in a creative primary curriculum The role of play in early scientific learning Developing children's own interests and ideas into creative enquiry How theories of learning can help you understand children's creative development Teaching science topics in innovative and creative ways - games, drama, role play, puppets, mini-safaris and welly walks! Using new technologies to enhance your science teaching in the classroom and outdoors Stimulating and accessible, with contemporary and cutting-edge practice at the forefront, Teaching Science Creatively introduces new ideas to support and motivate new and experienced primary teachers. It is an essential purchase for any professional who wishes to incorporate creative approaches to teaching science in their classroom.