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ERIC Number: EJ1112011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Nurturing Quality Science Learning and Teaching: The Impact of a Reading Group
Fitzgerald, Ange; Cooper, Rebecca; Sarkar, Mahbub
Teaching Science, v62 n2 p44-51 Jun 2016
Teachers are key to the delivery of quality science education experiences in Australian classrooms. In achieving this, there is a need for teachers to be better supported in thinking reflexively and critically about their practice. The Centre for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education (CSMTE) at Monash University took action to address this need by forming a reading group to encourage interested teachers of science from primary and secondary schools to meet regularly to discuss relevant journal articles and implications for their practice. This paper explores how forming a community of practice around a reading group impacted on participants' approaches to science learning and teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A