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ERIC Number: ED370712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
Increasing the Frequency and Appropriateness of Science Activities for Pre-Kindergarten Children by Training Teachers in Hands-On Discovery Learning Strategies.
Gillingham, Dorathea Dixon
This practicum was designed to improve adult skills in facilitating science learning in preschool children by improving teaching staff and parent understanding of active learning and science processes. A series of workshops was presented to pre-kindergarten teachers, family home child care providers, parents, and college students preparing to become early childhood teachers. The workshops consisted of hands-on demonstrations of science activities and learning strategies for preschool children that can be implemented at little cost using readily available household materials. Workshop participants were enthusiastic about the activities and strategies, with post-intervention surveys indicating that they increased the number and frequency of science activities in their classrooms and homes. Seven appendixes provide copies of the survey forms, workshop evaluation forms, journal review checklists, classroom observation checklists, weekly activity plans, workshop plans, and a resource list. Contains 35 references. (MDM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hands on Science; Science Anxiety
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.