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Alexander, Athalie; Russo, Sharon – Teaching Science, 2010
Capitalising on areas in which teachers feel most comfortable, the teaching of Biology, environmental education or nature to young children can be an alternative way of introducing and understanding Science. A "Citizen Science" program currently being run by the University of South Australia (UniSA) may be an appropriate starting point.…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Language Arts, Foreign Countries, Science Education
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Borgelt, Ida; Brooks, Kym; Innes, Jane; Seelander, Amy; Paige, Kathryn – Teaching Science, 2009
In this paper four final-year education students describe one aspect of their science pathway course, a place-based experience in an urban ecological setting. The aim of the place-based experience was to combine community service and science knowledge to focus on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility. The assessment task required…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Citizenship Responsibility, Sciences, Reflection