Science in primary schools: examining the practices of effective primary school teachers

Fitzgerald, Angela (2012) Science in primary schools: examining the practices of effective primary school teachers. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 978-94-6091-857-5

Abstract

If the status and quality of science education in schools is to improve, efforts need to be made to better understand the classroom practices of effective science teachers. Teachers are key players in a re-imagining of science education. This book explores how two primary school teachers, identified as effective practitioners, approached science teaching and learning over a unit of work. In recording the teaching and learning experiences in their classrooms, the author highlights how the two teachers adopted different approaches, drawing on their particular beliefs and knowledge, to support student learning in science in ways that were appropriate to their contexts as well as reflected their different experiences, strengths and backgrounds. Through sharing their stories, this book illustrates, that due to the complex nature of teaching and learning, there is no one way of defining effectiveness. In documenting this research, it is hoped that other teachers and teacher educators will be inspired to think about primary school science education in innovative ways.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. 2012 Sense Publishers.
Faculty / Department / School: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2018 06:13
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2018 06:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: science teaching; primary science teachers
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)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35152

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