Better Science 12: Learning how to Teach It
Learning How to Teach It was the twelfth in a series of 12 booklets published by Heinemann and the Association for Science Education to explore the issues arising from moving towards a broad and balanced science education for all young people. The main purpose of this booklet was to help teachers in the following ways:
• it offered advice on the preparation of a departmental science curriculum policy including recommendations for personal and professional development through in-service education
• it raised questions to help identify in-service needs
• it set out the content and relevance to professional development of the other SSCR guides in the Better Science series
• it outlined some of the changes in government policy in the 1980s related to in-service education and training (INSET)
• it identified current (1986-87) and possible future (post-1987) sources of funding which teachers might want to use
• it offered advice to those teachers who represented their school or authority on local committees brought together to support initial teacher training programmes
• it discussed the relationship between PGCE and BEd tutors, students, and the teachers in the practice schools.
What is this Curriculum Guide about?
SECTION ONE Setting the scene
SECTION WO Starting to teach
SECTION THREE A model for change
SECTION FOUR Seeking support
SECTION FIVE Matching SSCR provision to your needs
SECTION SIX Some workshops
SECTION SEVEN A final thought
APPENDIX I A selection of typical tasks for heads of science courses
APPENDIX II Information for PGCE students: timetables
APPENDIX III Information for PGCE students: planning and preparation
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