You catch criminals with DNA: what kids know (and don't know) about genetics

Donovan, Jennifer (2013) You catch criminals with DNA: what kids know (and don't know) about genetics. The Conversation, 16 May 2013. pp. 1-4.

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Abstract

Primary children know something about DNA and genes, even though these topics are not taught until Year 10. If they're not getting their information from school, then where are they getting it? And do schools need to start teaching these concepts earlier?


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 23:58
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2016 01:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: primary children; genes; DNA; mass media; television
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1702 Cognitive Sciences > 170299 Cognitive Science not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25630

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