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Boctor, Sonia; Rowell, Patricia M. – Primary Science Review, 2004
Learning science in a meaningful way involves more than doing a series of activities directed towards anticipated outcomes. Learning science entails teacher and children talking together as "co-constructors" of knowledge (Barnes, 1976). Karen Gallas (1995) has described her long-term observations of the kinds of talk which contribute to…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Science