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

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Fitzgerald, Angela. 2012. Science in primary schools: examining the practices of effective primary school teachers. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Sense Publishers.
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Science in primary schools: examining the practices of effective primary school teachers

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ERA Publisher ID3228
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AuthorFitzgerald, Angela
Year2012
PublisherSense Publishers
Place of PublicationRotterdam, The Netherlands
ISBN9789460918575
9789460918582
Web Address (URL)https://www.sensepublishers.com/catalogs/bookseries/other-books/science-in-primary-schools/
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.

Keywordsscience teaching; primary science teachers
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390113. Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
390304. Primary education
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c. 2012 Sense Publishers.

Byline AffiliationsMonash University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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