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Author Ovens, Peter, 1944-
Title Reflective teacher development in primary science / Peter Ovens.
Imprint London ; New York : Falmer Press, 2000.

Author Ovens, Peter, 1944-
Subject Science -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Great Britain.
Science teachers -- In-service training -- Great Britain.
Description 1 online resource (x, 227 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-224) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Stories of teachers' development -- 3. Individual characteristics of development -- 4. Common characteristics of development -- 5. Describing, enabling and assessing development -- 6. Development through action research.
Summary Annotation. Dominant theories about primary science contend that knowledge is the key. Ovens challenges this view, showing, through case studies, that inquiry and reflection play a significant part in the learning process. This applies to pupils, teachers and teacher educators. Taking curiosity as a pre-condition for good learning, Ovens shows that it is possible to increase the desire to learn more and learn better, to improve confidence in the ability to inquire, to imbue pupils with the courage to seek improvement, to place trust in collaborative processes, to raise awareness of significant detail and to encourage open-mindedness.
ISBN 0203979311 (electronic bk.)
9780203979310 (electronic bk.)
9780750708630 (cased)
0750708638 (cased)
9780750708623 (pbk.)
075070862X (pbk.)
0750708638 (hard ; alk. paper)
075070862X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9780750708623
OCLC # 228039957
Additional Format Print version: Ovens, Peter, 1944- Reflective teacher development in primary science. London ; New York : Falmer Press, 2000 (DLC) 99036839

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