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Curious Learners in Primary Maths, Science, Computing and DT

by Alan Cross, Alison Borthwick, Karen Beswick, Jon Board and Jon Chippindall Learning Matters
Pub Date:
10/2016
ISBN:
9781473952386
Format:
Pbk 216 pages
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Whether it is in the National Curriculum or the Teachers' Standards, promotion of children's curiosity is highlighted as a key part of effective teaching. Curiosity has the potential to enhance learning in all curriculum subjects but it has a special connection with scientific thinking.  


 


A curious approach can open up learning in science, computing, design technology and mathematics.  This text explores how teachers can harness the power of curiosity in their classroom. Full of practical teaching ideas for engaging learners and making lessons more exciting, it highlights the ways in which STEM subjects can be taught together.   


 


Coverage includes:


• the place of curiosity in subject teaching


• how curiosity contributes to a learner's overall capability


• examples of curiosity in primary STEM classes


• case studies which exemplify curiosity.

Introduction
Curious learners in primary mathematics
Ways to enhance curiosity in primary mathematics
Curious learners in primary science
Ways to enhance curiosity in primary science
Curious learners in primary computing
Ways to enhance curiosity in primary computing
Curiosity in primary design and technology
Ways to enhance curiosity in primary design and technology
Harnessing curiosity across a whole school
Introduction
Curious learners in primary mathematics
Ways to enhance curiosity in primary mathematics
Curious learners in primary science
Ways to enhance curiosity in primary science
Curious learners in primary computing
Ways to enhance curiosity in primary computing
Curiosity in primary design and technology
Ways to enhance curiosity in primary design and technology
Harnessing curiosity across a whole school

Alan Cross - University of Manchester


 


Alison Borthwick


 


Karen Beswick - University of Manchester, UK


 


Jon Board - University of Manchester, UK


 


Jon Chippindall - University of Manchester, Manchaster, UK