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Exploring Science with Young Children: A Developmental Perspective

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By Terry Russell and Linda McGuigan

Science in the early years is about more than developing understanding of key scientific concepts. It is about encouraging imagination, creativity, curiosity and nurturing key scientific skills to form a firm base for learning. Understanding how best to do this for young children aged three-seven years is the focus of thisbook. By concentrating on practical and naturally occurring experiences the authors look at meeting the needs of the curriculum with children at the centre of their own learning.

Chapters look at how to work with children to:

  • Find out and develop their own ideas
  • Get them inquiring scientifically
  • Use evidence to support their views.

This book will really help develop the whole child across the curriculum and make sure they have the skills they need for later learning.

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About the authors

Terry Russell is emeritus professor at the University of Liverpool. He is a psychologist by background and training with a special interest in cognitive development as applied to the learning of science at all ages, but especially the younger age range. He taught in primary and secondary special needs schools and worked as an educational psychologist before finding opportunities into move into research. He has worked in Southeast Asia and Africa and at King’s College, London and directed the Centre for Research in Primary Science and Technology at the University of Liverpool for over twenty years. He has directed national and international projects and published extensively. This book reflects his commitment to evidence-based activity that improves teachers’ and pupils’ educational experiences, where theory informs practice through practical and accessible applications.

Dr Linda McGuigan has an established record of research into the emergence and development of science understanding in the Early Years. Formerly a primary teacher and Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Primary Science and Technology at the University of Liverpool, Linda has conducted and managed research into children’s conceptual development in science, assessment and curriculum development. Attracting national and international interest, her work has been funded by national assessment and curriculum agencies. She has co-authored a number of books, reports, articles and digital and hard copy materials to support Early Years practice. Focusing on children’s conceptual progression, she brings a developmental perspective to science learning, teaching and assessment. Linda’s PhD investigated the impact of multimodal approaches on children’s science learning.  Multimodal learning continues to be an important feature of her research and professional development activities.

Additional Information

Weight 0.62 kg
Dimensions 24.4 x 17 x 1.2 cm
Pages

208

ISBN

9781473912519

Format

Paperback

Publisher

SAGE Publications Ltd

Published year

2016