Science teaching has recently evolved as a blend of conventional methods and modern aids owing to the changing needs and techniques of education. This updated Third Edition aims to strike this balance between modern teaching methods and time-tested theories. All the existing chapters are suitably updated and new chapters on theories of learning, teaching models, and statistics are included in the text. Checklists are provided to help teachers handpick appropriate material from the vast available resources. The introductory chapter on statistics should help them interpret and analyze the test scores of their students
1. Four new chapters—Statistics for Science Teacher, Theories of Learning, Models of Teaching, and Constructivism in Science Education
2. Updated e-learning materials and website addresses relevant to science teaching and teachers
3. Completely revised chapters and elaborate coverage of all aspects of modern teaching. This edition of Innovative Science Teaching is designed for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of education specializing in science teaching. It can also be used as reference by physical science teachers and teacher-trainees
Part I: Background for Teaching of Physical Science
1. Nature and Scope of Physical Science.
2. Theories of Learning with Special Reference to Science Education.
3. Aims and Objectives of Teaching Physical Science.
4. Curriculum in Physical Science.
5. Models of Teaching.
6. Constructivism in Science Education.
Part II: Techniques and Methods of Teaching Physical Science
8. Methods of Teaching Physical Science.
Part III: Planning for Instruction
9. Unit Planning.
10. Lesson Planning.
11. The Science Laboratory.
12. Educational Aids to Science Teaching.
13. Weaving e-Learning into the Science Classroom.
Part IV: Evaluation in Science Teaching
14. Tools and Techniques of Evaluation in Physical Science.
15. Statistics for the Science Teacher.
16. The Science Teacher.