Curious Learners in Primary Maths, Science, Computing & DT

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Author: 
Alan Cross
Other authors: 
Alison BorthwickKaren BeswickJon BoardJon Chippindall
ISBN: 
9781473952386
Format: 
Paperback
Published 2016 | Sage Publications Ltd | 216pages

This text explores how teachers can harness the power of curiosity in their classroom. Full of practical teaching ideas for engaging learners and making lessons more exciting, it highlights the ways in which STEM subjects can be taught together.

Description

Whether it is in the National Curriculum or the Teachers' Standards, promotion of children's curiosity is highlighted as a key part of effective teaching. Curiosity has the potential to enhance learning in all curriculum subjects but it has a special connection with scientific thinking.  A curious approach can open up learning in science, computing, design technology and mathematics.  This text explores how teachers can harness the power of curiosity in their classroom. Full of practical teaching ideas for engaging learners and making lessons more exciting, it highlights the ways in which STEM subjects can be taught together.

Coverage includes:

  • the place of curiosity in subject teaching
  • how curiosity contributes to a learner's overall capability
  • examples of curiosity in primary STEM classes
  • case studies which exemplify curiosity

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Curious learners in primary mathematics
  • Ways to enhance curiosity in primary mathematics
  • Curious learners in primary science
  • Ways to enhance curiosity in primary science
  • Curious learners in primary computing
  • Ways to enhance curiosity in primary computing
  • Curiosity in primary design and technology
  • Ways to enhance curiosity in primary design and technology
  • Harnessing curiosity across a whole school