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ERIC Number: EJ1154858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Learning to Talk
Greygoose, Kristin
Primary Science, n142 p5-7 Mar 2016
As science subject leader, the author wanted to explore pupil questioning in the early years and find a lesson format that could be replicated throughout the school to engage all the children in regular short discussions focusing on science enquiry. The author planned a weekly programme of 30-minute "Science Talk" sessions with one of the reception classes (ages 3 and 4) with three key aims: (1) to develop the children's questioning skills; (2) to improve their scientific literacy; and (3) to develop their confidence in using scientific enquiry skills. These sessions are discussed in this article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A