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ERIC Number: EJ1108735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
Framework for Reducing Teaching Challenges Relating to Improvisation of Science Education Equipment and Materials in Schools
Akuma, Fru Vitalis; Callaghan, Ronel
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v12 n10 p2697-2717 Oct 2016
The science education budget of many secondary schools has decreased, while shortages and environmental concerns linked to conventional Science Education Equipment and Materials (SEEMs) have emerged. Thus, in some schools, resourceful educators produce low-cost equipment from basic materials and use these so-called improvised SEEMs in practical work. However, scattered in the literature are diverse challenges linked to the production and/or use of improvised SEEMs. Thus, the purpose of the literature review presented here was to design a framework useful in the reduction of these challenges. In this regard, we systematically gathered, characterised and clarified the challenges, in addition to collecting and reflecting on ways of reducing them. This enabled us to design the framework which focuses on educator learning and practice in the improvisation of SEEMs under specified conditions. Regarding the implementation of the framework, we have discussed the role that stakeholders including professional development providers and researchers may play.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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