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ERIC Number: ED353064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov-11
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Piggybacking: First Grade and Pre-service Teacher's Partnership in a Math, Science, and Social Studies Course.
Suskind, Diane L.; And Others
Piggybacking is a new approach to a university-level methods class in math, science, and social studies in early childhood education developed at the McKay Campus School in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. This approach seeks to improve on methods courses that ask college students to pretend they are teaching young children or pretend they are being instructed. The piggybacking approach is a cooperative learning methodology in which first graders are paired with undergraduate early childhood education students. These pairs, or "piggybackers," work together to teach and learn hands-on math, science, and social studies techniques. By working with first graders and approaching education from their perspective, pre-service teachers learn the importance of using real world experience to teach math, social studies, and science. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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