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Kamudu Applasawmy, B.; Naugah, J.; Maulloo, A. K. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Children act as emergent scientists through active involvement with their environment and adults. Science forms an important component of early childhood education curriculum in Mauritius. Since 2015, The Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre (RGSC), has initiated a new project: empowering educators to teach science in pre-primary schools. One-day workshop…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Competencies, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education
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Fitzgerald, Angela; Smith, Kathy – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
To help support primary school students to better understand why science matters, teachers must first be supported to teach science in ways that matter. In moving to this point, this paper identifies the dilemmas and tensions primary school teachers face in the teaching of science. The balance is then readdressed through a research-based…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Primary Education, Elementary School Students
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Preston, Christine – Teaching Science, 2016
Young children love to draw, and should be encouraged to explore drawing as a communication tool. Drawing is a means by which children can express their thoughts, interests and feelings, long before they learn to write. We know that: "children's drawings are vehicles for expression and communication" (Chang, 2012, p. 187). This form of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Science Education, Science Instruction
Sunday, Kris, Ed.; McClure, Marissa, Ed.; Schulte, Christopher, Ed. – Bank Street College of Education, 2015
This issue explores the nature of childhood by offering selections that re/imagine the idea of the child as art maker; inquire about the relationships between children and adults when they are making art; and investigate how physical space influences approaches to art instruction. Readers are invited to join a dialogue that questions long-standing…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Art, Art Education, Play
Altman, Roberta, Ed.; Stires, Susan, Ed.; Weseen, Susan, Ed. – Bank Street College of Education, 2015
Each of the papers in this collection offers a much-needed antidote to the forces that disconnect educators from the places in which they teach, learn, and live. Together, they provide an opportunity to reflect on the power of place in education. This issue offers an opportunity--an invitation--to embrace all that the places both in and outside…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Fantasy, Childrens Literature, Museums
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Šorgo, Andrej; Živkovic, Mate – European Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Because of war and civil war on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, education in ethnically divided country has become fragmented. Because of postwar divisions thirteen different ministries of education or similar bodies are responsible for education, resulting in inefficiency and low quality. To overcome differences, a committee of experts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Ethnicity, War