By Sandra Amos, Richard Boohan

ISBN-10: 0203166744

ISBN-13: 9780203166741

ISBN-10: 0203281950

ISBN-13: 9780203281956

ISBN-10: 0415260825

ISBN-13: 9780415260824

This book's constitution displays the several dimensions to studying technological know-how. the 1st part specializes in the significance of speak within the technology lecture room, whereas the second one explores the foremost function of sensible paintings. The 3rd part is anxious with the artistic, theoretical element of technological know-how. Section four follows this by means of contemplating the verbal exchange of principles and the way scholars discover ways to perform the discourse of the clinical group. Section five emphasizes where of technology within the broader context, contemplating its ethical and moral dimensions and its position in a cultural context. ultimately, section six explores the complexity of the duty confronted by means of technology academics, highlighting the information and talents technology academics needs to collect so that it will create an atmosphere within which scholars are stimulated to profit technology.

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G. Antaki 1988) or on language in the classroom. Much discussion about problems in science teaching has revolved around the role of practical activity; of ‘doing and understanding’. Sutton (1992) gives a well articulated argument for a necessary change of focus. He traces the metaphorical origin of scientific terms, wanting teachers to focus on them as active interpretations rather than as passive labels. At the larger scales of clause and of text, Halliday and Martin (1993) analyse the grammar of scientific discourse.

An example of a hypothetical question is: • If magnesium is oxidized when burned in air what might happen if … ? 2 Number and types of questions asked A Total number and types of questions that teachers asked pupils Question type Boys Girls Closed 57 53 Open 13 11 B Total number and types of questions that pupils asked teachers Question type Procedural Science content Boys Girls 5 5 10 11 We agreed as a department to collect data on open and closed questions because that was the Ofsted focus. Each pair of teachers was also asked to collect data on the questions pupils were asking.

Observations Two strategies were used to collect information in the paired observation exercise. 2, during their observation of each other’s lessons. The grids contain the summary of the numbers of questions asked from all observations. There were six paired observations of lessons across the age range of this 11–18 secondary grammar school. All the lessons observed were one hour long. THE ART OF ASKING QUESTIONS IN THE TEACHING OF SCIENCE Department briefing paper on questioning skills Effective questioning using different types of question encourages pupils to talk about and articulate science ideas, concepts and practices.

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