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McCullagh, John; Stewart, James; Greenwood, Julian – Primary Science Review, 2007
There has recently been a growth in the popularity of "science centres" and this development provides an excellent opportunity to support the primary science curriculum. Their use is therefore well worth including within initial teacher education courses. Hence, undergraduate student teachers at Stranmillis University College Belfast may…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teaching Centers, Elementary School Science, Preservice Teacher Education
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Sewell, Keira; Dunne, Mick – Primary Science Review, 2007
There is a strong body of evidence that science was not taught consistently to primary-aged children across England and that their memories of science prior to 1989 centre around the "nature table." While secondary initial teacher education (ITE) before the National Curriculum had a strong subject focus, this was rarely the case for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Science, National Curriculum, Science Education
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Smyth, Jen; Smyth, Steve – Primary Science Review, 2006
London Metropolitan University in Islington, North London, is very much part of the local community. A very high proportion of the students come from the areas around the university, and an even higher proportion go on to take up posts in the immediate inner-city environment. The education department was therefore very keen to foster…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Clubs, Foreign Countries
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Rutledge, Neil – Primary Science Review, 2004
In his role as a tutor on initial teacher education courses, the author has been particularly interested in strengthening school partnership links in a manner that advances the mentoring in primary science of students working to gain their qualified teacher status. Over the past three years several projects with local primary schools have explored…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Preservice Teacher Education
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Milne, Ian – Primary Science Review, 2004
An important aim of primary science programmes should be to continue to encourage and nurture children in creating their own explanations. As Osborne and Freyberg (1985) contended, the aims of primary science in the early years should start with the children developing explanations for their experiences. The first two of their six developing aims…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Science Education, Elementary School Science, Creativity
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Press, Colin – Primary Science Review, 2003
Some time ago a flyer on "Medics in Primary School" came the author's way. It described a programme for making placements in primary schools available to medical students. The benefits of the program to medical students and participating schools were highlighted, including opportunities to develop communication skills and demystify…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Medical Students, Foreign Countries, Communication Skills