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Carolan, Jim; Prain, Vaughan; Waldrip, Bruce – Teaching Science, 2008
There is now broad agreement that learners in primary and secondary school science need to know how to interpret and construct subject-specific ways of representing science activity and knowledge. There is also growing recognition that students are more motivated and learn more when they have opportunities to refine understandings through revising…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction
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Kenny, John; Colvill, Marj – Teaching Science, 2008
This paper reports on the results of a survey of primary teachers who attended a series of three 1/2 day workshops that focused on primary science activities concerned with two key outcome areas from the Tasmanian Essential Learnings curriculum: "Investigating the Natural and Constructed World" and "Inquiry." The workshops…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Creativity, Science Activities, Workshops
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Kidman, Gillian – Teaching Science, 2008
Of concern is an international trend of students' increasing reluctance to choose science courses in both their final years of secondary school and tertiary levels of education. Research into the phenomenon indicates an influencing factor to be the "uninteresting curriculum" (OECD, 2006) of school science. This article presents an…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Biotechnology, Biology, Foreign Countries
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Lake, David – Teaching Science, 2008
Science in rural and remote schools has received unenviable press around the world. The political and administrative spotlight has fallen on the inadequate physical resources available to rural schools (Hawkes, Halverson and Brockmueller, 2002), inadequate professional development (Howley, Chadwick and Howley, 2002), and the problems…
Descriptors: One Teacher Schools, Rural Schools, Rural Education, Small Classes
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