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Mann, Michele J.; Pynes, D'Anna – Science and Children, 2016
In this article, Mann and Pynes describe a five-day mini-project-based learning (PBL) unit about organisms and their environments that addresses the "Next Generation Science Standards" (3-LS4-3). Third-grade students were asked how they could determine which animals live in their neighborhoods. In teacher-determined collaborative groups,…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Grade 3, Animals
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Moosa, Shaaista; Bhana, Deevia – Educational Review, 2017
In this article we argue that eliminating the divisions of labour between men and women could work towards counteracting gender inequality within professions. Globally women are over-represented in the teaching of young children in the early years of primary school, or Foundation Phase (FP), as it is known in South Africa. We are concerned to go…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Gender Bias, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Primary Education
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Purcell, John – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
In this article, the author describes how his first-grade students made their own compositions based on James Rosenquist's collage series in which long shards of faces were painted over a background that appeared to be abstract. The background was made up of enlarged details of things such as flowers, leaves, fire, and water. The students'…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
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Bore, Anne – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2006
Science education in the United Kingdom faces a dual challenge in the near future: that of addressing increasing disaffection from the subject by pupils as they enter adolescence coupled with the downturn in learning as they leave primary school behind. Both bridging work and teacher creativity have been identified as key ingredients in ensuring…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Creativity