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AuthorNewton, Douglas P
TitleTalking sense in science [electronic resource] : helping children understand through talk / Douglas P. Newton
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge/Falmer, 2003
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Descript viii, 178 p. : ill


Looks at ways of understanding in science, and scientific language as well as how talk can support practical activities. Each idea is described, illustrated and followed by a short task to develop teaching skills


pt. 1. Understanding and science : why and what -- Why understand -- Some kinds of understanding in science -- Getting to know the understandings you will support -- Scientific language -- Cumulative summary -- pt. 2. Helping children understand : guiding thought -- Guiding thought -- Science talk and practical activity -- Changing minds -- Pressing for understanding -- Cumulative summary -- pt. 3. Doing more for understanding -- Building bridges -- Science talk and scaffolding -- Science talk and modelling thinking -- Science talk and predicting -- Science talk and inanimate teachers -- Science talk and stories -- Science talk and games -- Science talk and graphic organizers -- Cumulative summary -- pt. 4. Conversations in science -- Conversations in science -- Conversations from events -- Conversations from children's questions -- Conversations from artefacts -- Conversations from pictures -- Conversations from stories and poems -- Who takes the initiative? -- Cumulative summary -- Endnote : some possible responses to the tasks

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