ABSTRACT

The success of any lesson can be gauged by what the children have learnt and how they have been involved in that process. In reaching this goal a teacher has to decide how to go about the business of teaching and create an environment in which pupils have the opportunity to learn. If pupils are to become fascinated by science, much more is needed than coverage of topics. Some teachers are more creative than others in making decisions which influence both teaching and learning. This chapter will look at the practice of creative teachers. It draws on anecdotal evidence and examples of creative teaching to illustrate the importance placed on teaching science through investigation, making creative connections and discovering more than one answer to scientific problems.