chapter  1
21 Pages

The art and craft of science teaching

One of the premises of this book is that science teaching is an extremely demanding occupation. No other subject teacher has to cope with such a range of situations, with such a conceptually difficult subject and a group of learners who bring all kinds of prior learning and preconceptions to it. Teaching science is a tall order. In this first chapter, we identify ten key aspects of science teaching and begin to outline some of the questions they raise and to offer some practical ways forward. Each area is developed later in the book.