Students of today, especially at the school level, perceive science as a collection of facts to be memorized, whereas, in reality, it is constantly changing as new information accumulates and new techniques develop every day. The objective of teaching is not restricted to imparting scientific information to students, but also to help them apply these principles in their daily lives. This comprehensive book, written in an easy-to-understand language, covers the entire syllabus of teaching of Biological Sciences in particular and Science Teaching in general. In so doing, it takes into account the needs of teacher-trainees and in-service teachers.
Organized into 20 chapters, the book discusses in detail the many facets and aspects of Biology/Science Teaching. The text introduces modern approaches to teaching, with the aim of improving student learning throughout their course. It emphasizes the need for pedagogical analysis vis-à-vis subject teaching, constructive approach, laboratory work, Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE). In addition, the text highlights the difference between microteaching and simulated teaching. It also shows how e-learning and co-curricular activities can be successfully integrated in biological sciences teaching.
NEW TO THIS EDITION
Inclusion of one chapter on ‘Concept Mapping in Biology Teaching’. This chapter advocates the popularized constructivist approach of teaching-learning process. Besides, some figures, tables and flow charts are also added to make the book more useful to the readers.
KEY FEATURES :
• Analyses Constructivism versus Behaviourism.
• Includes self-explanatory model lesson plan.
• Discusses Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the context of Biology/Science teaching-learning.
• Suggests how apparatus and devices can be secured and cultured, and used in classroom demonstrations and student projects.
Primarily intended as a text for students of B.Ed. pursuing course on Teaching of Biological Sciences/Life Sciences, the book should prove equally useful for B.Ed. students following courses on Teaching of Physical Sciences. In addition, diploma students of Elementary Teacher Education (ETE) having a paper on Teaching of EVS (General Science), and M.Ed. and M.A. (Education) students with an optional/elective paper on Science Education would find the book extremely useful.