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ERIC Number: EJ1122046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
The CoRe of the Matter: Developing Primary Teachers' Professional Knowledge in Science
Hume, Anne
Teaching Science, v62 n4 p43-55 Dec 2016
In an educational landscape of primary teachers' underdeveloped professional knowledge and low feelings of self-efficacy around science teaching, the prospects for science losing status in the primary school curriculum seems grim. This paper reports positive findings from a New Zealand research project designed to support and enhance primary science education in ways that can "buck the trend". While the opportunity for the project arose out of an existing professional collaboration between a university and a cluster of local primary schools in the New Zealand context, the findings are applicable to most international primary schooling systems.
Australian Science Teachers Association. P.O. Box 334, Deakin West, ACT 2600, Australia. Tel: +61-02-6282-9377; Fax: +61-02-6282-9477; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A