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ERIC Number: EJ1098113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Science That Matters: Exploring Science Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools
Fitzgerald, Angela; Smith, Kathy
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v41 n4 Article 4 Apr 2016
To help support primary school students to better understand why science matters, teachers must first be supported to teach science in ways that matter. In moving to this point, this paper identifies the dilemmas and tensions primary school teachers face in the teaching of science. The balance is then readdressed through a research-based examination of some of the components underpinning quality science learning and teaching practices. Stories of teachers reshaping their science teaching to enable practical applications of these elements in future practice are shared to illustrate what is possible.
Edith Cowan University. Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, West Australia 6050, Australia. Web site: http://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia