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ERIC Number: EJ933513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
What's the Alternative?
Maloney, Jane
Primary Science Review, n89 p14-16 Sep-Oct 2005
Life is presenting humans with more and more issues that need careful consideration and teachers can be sure that children in their primary schools today will be faced with equally challenging dilemmas when they grow up. Even now, quite young children are being faced with some important decisions about what they should eat or whether they could walk to school. But how and when do they learn how to make such choices? The author observed children, aged 10 to 11, working on simple decision-making activities in science. The children were from three schools in the London area and altogether the author had five groups of children all from different year 6 classes. She wanted to see whether the children considered all the alternative choices before reaching their final decision. In this article, the author describes how some children went about making decisions during science activities. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)