Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ESCM004: Semi Specialist Science (Primary)

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Bourn, D., Hunt, F., Blum, N., and Lawson, H. (2016) Primary education for global learning and sustainability. York: Cambridge Primary Review Trust. *


Byrne, J., Christodoulou, A., Sharp, J. (2014) Primary Science Audit and Test (Fourth Edition), Exeter: Learning Matters Ltd.

Cutting, R. and Kelly, O. (2015) Creative Teaching in Primary Science : London: Sage


Cross, A. & Bowden, A. (2009) Essential Primary Science, Maidenhead: Open University Press.


 Dunn, M. & Peacock, A. (eds. 2012) Primary Science: A Guide to Teaching Practice , London: Sage Publishers.


Harlen, W. & Qualter, A. (2014) The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools (Sixth Edition ), London: David Fulton Publishers.


Hollins, M. & Whitby, V. (2001) Progression in Primary Science (Second Edition), London: David Fulton Publishers.


Jeffs,T. & Smith M.K. (2005) Informal Education- conversation, democracy and learning, Nottingham: Educational Heretics Press.


Lakin,L. (2013) Developing Independent Learning in Science, Maidenhead: Open University Press


Littledyke, M., Ross, K. and Lakin, L. (2000) Science Knowledge and Environment, London: David Fulton.


Louv, R. (2009)  Last Child in the Woods, London: Atlantic Books.


Peacock, A. (2004) Eco-literacy for Primary Schools, Stoke on Trent: Trentham Books.


Peacock, G., Sharp,J., Johnsey, R., Wright, D. (2009) Primary Science, Knowledge and Understanding, Exeter: Learning Matters Ltd.


Shallcross, T., Robinson, J., Pace, P., Wals, A. (Eds) (2006) Creating Sustainable Environments in our Schools. Stoke on Trent: Trentham Books.


Sharp, J. (ed. 2004) Developing Primary Science, Exeter: Learning Matters Ltd.


Waite, S. (ed.) (2011) Children Learning Outside the Classroom : from Birth to Eleven. London: Sage.