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ERIC Number: EJ931067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
The Nature of the Beast
Lander, Liz
Primary Science Review, n79 p13-15 Sep-Oct 2003
The perception of the role of science subject leader (SSL) and the reality may not be identical but the aims are very similar. However, perceptions of how these aims might be achieved vary greatly. The "scene setting" aspects, so essential to success, are not always seen as being important by those coming into the role. This was echoed in the informal comments of participants in a professional development course for newly appointed and aspiring SSLs. Those who may become the next SSLs are currently dissecting their own understanding of science (many for the first time), learning about children's learning in science, and being helped to understand the important and unique value of science in the primary curriculum. In this article, the author explores the role of SSL.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A