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ERIC Number: EJ810412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Towards a Biologically Informed Primary School Practice
Silcock, Peter
Education 3-13, v36 n2 p161-169 May 2008
The various ways "nature" and "nurture" interact to shape school pupils' lives are examined from the perspective of recent biologically informed studies. The idea of a highly predictive, genetically based inheritance is strikingly upheld by research in infancy and early childhood. Research evidence also shows how pupil individuality develops within non-shared as well as shared environments (non-shared environments being those where unique experiences rather than shared norms, values and so on affect individual development). Asset-based (rather than deficit-based) pedagogy, within a partnership paradigm, would respect the diverse ways in which school pupils learn.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)