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ERIC Number: EJ1154975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Concept Cartoon Conversations Lead to Inspiring Investigations
Constantinou, Yanoula
Primary Science, n142 p11-13 Mar 2016
Deansfield Primary School, Eltham, south-east London, is always striving to enable children to become successful learners who are confident and enthusiastic. Teachers have endeavoured to give more emphasis to science teaching and learning by bringing it up to date through research and creating a positive attitude to it among the teachers and children. It was important to get all teachers on board by introducing various pedagogical approaches and new concepts to their everyday practice. In order to support the rest of the school as science leader, Yanoula Constantinou was sent on two courses with the Royal Greenwich Teaching Schools Alliance. For the second, guided by Professor Andrew Lambirth of the University of Greenwich, Constantinou was encouraged to pursue her own action research. This was an opportunity use cognitive acceleration, particularly cognitive conflict, by incorporating the ideas into her own practice to investigate the effects and the benefits of these approaches. This article describes how Constantinou used concept cartoons and cognitive acceleration to enthuse children in science lessons.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)
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