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ERIC Number: EJ1039974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
Towards Multidimensional Approaches to Early Childhood Science Education
Siry, Christina
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v9 n2 p297-304 Jun 2014
In this forum paper, I respond to issues raised by Kristina Andersson and Annica Gullberg in their article titled "What is science in preschool and what do teachers have to know to empower children?" (2012). I seek to continue the discussion begun with Andersson and Gullberg's paper, by further exploring the questions they introduce to guide their paper: "What is science in preschool?" and "What do teachers have to know to empower children?" In particular, I elaborate on the value of drawing on multiple perspectives and different epistemological frameworks, and I argue for the need for a reconceptualized notion of science as a school discipline; one that acknowledges the multifaceted ways in which young children engage in science.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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Language: English
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