ERIC Number: EJ719759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-4
Reference Count: 144
Pedagogies Developed in the Learning in Science Projects and Related Theses
International Journal of Science Education, v27 n2 p159-182 Feb 2005
Research into effective pedagogy was a major strand of the science education research programme at the University of Waikato for the 20 years of the 1980s and 1990s, being done in all five Learning in Science Projects and related theses. The research was closely connected to constructivist and sociocultural views of learning, current national curriculum learning goals, and current classroom practice in New Zealand schools. In the main, the researchers were qualified and experienced teachers of science. This research parallelled that done internationally, but as contextualized research it has informed New Zealand curriculum policy, initial teacher education and teacher development.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Projects, Science Education, National Curriculum, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Change, Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Teaching Methods, Sociocultural Patterns
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand