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Title:
Saving science class : why we need hands-on science to engage kids, inspire curiosity, and improve education
Author:
McGowan, Christopher.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2017.

©2017
Physical Description:
302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Veteran scientist and former school teacher Chris McGowan charges that today's teaching mandate has been taken over by educational specialists, people with little or no understanding of science. McGowan emphasizes that the problem is not the teachers but the materials they are obliged to teach. He urges a rethinking of science education to bring the focus back to conducting real hands-on science in the classroom. This approach was pioneered by the Nuffield Science Teaching Project in the UK, where working scientists acted as resource personnel for teachers designing curricula.
Language:
English
Contents:
From crushed cans to curriculum consultants -- The young scientist -- Ignorance is bliss -- Prepared for the worst -- The best laid plans -- To sir, with love : teaching school in the sixties -- Treading familiar ground -- The Nuffield Project -- The way forward -- A classroom charter -- Aftermath -- The really important issues.
ISBN:
9781633882171
Format :
Book