ERIC Number: EJ1035174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Reference Count: 3
Egyptians, Yoghurts and "Britain's Got Yoghurt"
Primary Science, n127 p32-34 Mar 2013
The author explores how using a child-centered approach to learning and a familiar context can help develop understanding. The placement school referenced in this article had an ethos that emphasized a child-centred approach, the importance of children being involved in every aspect of their learning. The author also shows that the school set a very broad learning aim, developing the children's understanding of nutrition. The children were allowed to contribute their own ideas, to explore, and to take a personal interest in their own learning. The author highlights the importance placed on the teacher leading a science lesson, who found it interesting to take a step back and allow the children to have the freedom to make their own decisions.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, Student Centered Curriculum, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Nutrition Instruction, Experiential Learning, Learning Activities, Food
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A