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ERIC Number: EJ1051287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
Primary and Secondary Teachers' Ideas on School Visits to Science Centres in the Basque Country
Morentin, Maite; Guisasola, Jenaro
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v13 n1 suppl p191-214 Mar 2015
In recent decades, research has shown the challenge posed to teachers by science education in informal contexts such as science museums or centres. In addition, there is consensus that in the case of pupils visiting a science centre, learning improves when the visit is connected to the classroom curriculum, so the teachers' involvement in preparing a visit is essential. In this work, we present research into primary and secondary school teachers' behaviour when preparing a school visit to the "Eureka Science Museum" in San Sebastián. Semistructured interviews were conducted for 158 teachers (87 from primary and 71 from secondary education). The results show that most teachers who visit this centre with their class group scarcely prepare for the visit, i.e. they do not have a clear idea of how to use the museum as an informal resource for learning about science.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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