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Mentoring in Primary Science:
A Classroom Case Study Video
What the video shows
It shows how one teacher mentor introduces a student to the school resources and supports her to develop medium-term plans for a topic on 'Materials'. It then shows the planning, observation and debriefing of a lesson on melting.
The video picks out points of good practice, including how the mentor helps the student consider organisation and issues of safety; assists her to extend her subject knowledge; handle children's misconceptions; and improve her scientific discussion with children.
It is not expected that students could be given this time and level of support for every science lesson. The video shows what can be done through one or two quality interactions.
VHS, 27 minutes
Information supplied by: Tina Jarvis. Last Updated August 2009