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Pedagogy of Science

Pedagogy of Science
Reflective Practices

First Edition
  • Jasim Ahmad - Faculty, Institute of Advanced Studies in Education, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
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December 2019 | 376 pages | SAGE Texts

This engaging textbook on the pedagogy of science introduces teacher trainees to the various methods, approaches and models of teaching science and applying them in their teaching practice. The book focuses on the development of scientific knowledge through a clear understanding of the nature of science and a discussion on all the various pedagogical shifts in science teaching. Written as per the curriculum prescribed by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) and National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), this book is an ideal companion not only for teacher trainees but also for in-service teachers and researchers in related fields.

Key Features:

• Application-oriented approach that enables teachers to adopt a problem-solving technique to teaching science

• Examines the various modes and strategies of science teaching with focus on the 5Es constructivist approach, game-based teaching-learning and techniques for assessment in science

• Chapters aided with pedagogically engaging elements such as Check Your Progress and Points to Ponder; examples, activities and review questions for self-evaluation

• Extensive summary at the end of each chapter to help the reader recapitulate better


Nature and Scope of Science
Science, Technology, Society and Environment
General Aims of Science Teaching and Learning
Objectives of Science Teaching and Learning
Exploring Learners
Linking Theory and Practice in Science Teaching
Pedagogical Shifts in Science
Science Teaching: Learner Centred Strategies
Science Teaching: Miscellaneous Strategies
Learning Resources in Science Teaching
Tools and Techniques for Assessment in Science
Planning for Teaching-Learning of Science
Lifelong Learning and Science Education
Professional Development of Science Teachers
School Science Curriculum
Science Education Projects and Curricular Reforms
Game-Based Teaching-Learning in Science
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ISBN: 9789353285364