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Herbert, Sandra; Lynch, Julianne – Science & Education, 2017
Keeping classroom animals is a common practice in many classrooms. Their value for learning is often seen narrowly as the potential to involve children in learning biological science. They also provide opportunities for increased empathy, as well as socio-emotional development. Realization of their potential for enhancing primary children's…
Descriptors: Animals, Science Education, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Students
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Castéra, Jérémy; Clément, Pierre – Science & Education, 2014
This work analyses the answers to a questionnaire from 8,285 in-service and pre-service teachers from 23 countries, elaborated by the Biohead-Citizen research project, to investigate teachers' conceptions related to the genetic determinism of human behaviour. A principal components analysis is used to assess the main trends in all the interviewed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Preservice Teachers, Concept Formation