The Art of Teaching Science has proven itself to be one of the most popular introductory texts for Australian pre-service and in-service teachers, providing guidance on engaging students and helping develop scientifically literate citizens.

Beginning with an examination of the nature of science, constructivist and socio-cultural views of teaching and learning and contemporary science curricula in Australian schools, the expert authors go on to explore effective teaching and learning strategies, approaches to assessment and provide advice on the use of ICT in the classroom. Fully revised and updated, this edition also reflects the introduction of the AITSL professional standards for teachers and integrates them throughout the text. New chapters explore:

•a range of teaching strategies including explicit instruction, active learning and problem-based learning;
•the effective integration of STEM in schools;
•approaches to differentiation in science education; and
•contemporary uses of ICT to improve student learning.

Those new to this text will find it is deliberately written in user-friendly language. Each chapter stands alone, but collectively they form a coherent picture of the art (in the sense of creative craft) and science (as in possessing the knowledge, understanding and skills) required to effectively teach secondary school science.

'Helping each new generation of school science teachers as they begin their careers is crucial to education. This is the updated, third edition of this valuable textbook. It contains a wonderful range of inspirational chapters. All science teachers, not only those at the start of the profession, would benefit from it, in Australia and beyond.'
Michael J. Reiss, Professor of Science Education, University College, London

part Part 1|65 pages

Understanding the Art of Teaching Science

chapter Chapter 1|16 pages

What is Science?

ByCatherine Milne

chapter Chapter 2|16 pages

Facts, Laws and Theories: The Three Dimensions of Science?

ByCatherine Milne

chapter Chapter 3|15 pages

Constructivist and Sociocultural Theories of Learning

ByRussell Tytler, Joseph Ferguson, Peta White

chapter Chapter 4|16 pages

Conceptual Change Teaching and Learning

ByDavid Treagust, Reinders Duit, Hye-Eun Chu

part Part 2|106 pages

Implementing the Art of Teaching Science

chapter Chapter 5|15 pages

Contemporary Science Curricula in Australian Schools

ByVaille Dawson, Angela Fitzgerald

chapter Chapter 6|21 pages

Planning in Secondary-School Science

ByDonna King, Reece Mills

chapter Chapter 7|17 pages

Principles of Effective Science Teaching and Learning

ByDenis Goodrum

chapter Chapter 8|18 pages

Science Inquiry: Thinking and Working Like a Scientist

ByGrady Venville

chapter Chapter 9|19 pages

Assessment, Learning and Teaching: A Symbiotic Relationship

ByDebra Panizzon

chapter Chapter 10|14 pages

Diversity and Differentiation in Science

ByGemma Scarparolo

part Part 3|71 pages

Extending the Art of Teaching Science

chapter Chapter 11|15 pages

A Toolkit of Additional Teaching Strategies and Procedures

ByJennifer Donovan

chapter Chapter 12|19 pages

Science and Safety Inside and Outside School Laboratories

BySiew Fong Yap

chapter Chapter 13|17 pages

Teaching and Learning Science with Digital Technologies

ByMatthew Kearney, Wendy Nielsen

chapter Chapter 14|18 pages

Integrating STEM

ByLinda Hobbs, John Cripps Clark