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ERIC Number: EJ1142180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Engaging Primary Children and Pre-Service Teachers in a Whole School "Design and Make Day": The Evaluation of a Creative Science and Technology Collaboration
Pressick-Kilborn, Kimberley; Prescott, Anne
Teaching Science, v63 n1 p18-26 Mar 2017
A pedagogical innovation was collaboratively designed, implemented and evaluated in the context of a school-university partnership. The innovation had a dual purpose: 1) to provide an opportunity for primary pre-service teachers to develop their understanding and experience of teaching "design and produce" processes (working technologically), and 2) to involve primary children in a highly engaging, meaningful learning experience with high visibility in the school's community. We decided that this could best take the form of an annual whole school "Design and Make Day" (DM Day). In this paper, we describe the context of the DM Day, spotlight three of the tasks, and share the key findings from the project evaluation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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