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ERIC Number: EJ929922
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Lessons from the Commonwealth of Dominica
Ashwin, Joy
Primary Science, n113 p21-24 May-Jun 2010
As part of a Teachers' International Professional Development (TIPD) group, ten primary science teachers, including Advanced Skills Teachers (ASTs), local authority consultants and science coordinators, representing seven schools in Islington, London, were invited to visit the island of Dominica in the Caribbean. The aim of the trip was to: (1) develop expertise about the rainforest in order to improve resources and lesson plans for colleagues; (2) understand the place in the wider community and the world through developing links with host schools; (3) understand how teachers challenged the pupils to consider their role in protecting and developing their environment; and (4) discover how "learning outside the classroom" impacted on the children's learning. In this article, the author shares some of the inspirational ideas gained in a unique environment and considers how these ideas could be applied with an inner-city primary science class. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Dominica