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Enquiring Children: Challenging Teaching by Max De Boo
  

Enquiring Children: Challenging Teaching

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Enquiring Children: Challenging Teaching by Max De Boo

This book describes the development of children's enquiry skills offering a rationale and theoretical basis for teaching and learning using this approach and showing its particular relevance to scientific enquiries. The teacher's role is discussed and practical suggestions are given to stimulate effective classroom practice. The author shows how children's ideas can be supported, challenged and assessed, and considers how to resource enquiries and expand these within the school and local environment. The nature of knowledge is explored, with a focus on scientific knowledge about our world. Communication and language skills are discussed, emphasising effective questioning and ways to encourage children's questions. Guidance is given as to how to promote and integrate problem-solving skills into class teaching, particularly in practical cross-curricular and technological projects. The book will be of great value to both student and practising primary school teachers as well as providing informed support for parents and governors.

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Max de Boo has produced the kind of book on science whichwill appeal to all practitioners, full of real, helpful examples and supported by illustrations of children's work. It is a very useful addition to any library - Iram Siraj-Blatchford, University of London


About the Author

/pas0/Max de Boo has extensive teaching experience, having worked as a pre-school carer, nursery teacher and primary teacher. She currently works as a Lecturer in Primary Education at the University of Hertfordshire. Max is well known as a national speaker on early years education and primary science and is a regular contributor to journals and magazines for teachers. She has published four previous books.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st January 1999

Author

Max De Boo

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Publisher

Open University Press

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Categories

Child & developmental psychology
Primary & middle schools
Philosophy & theory of education

ISBN

9780335200962

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