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Science education in early childhood : a snapshot of Australian settings

Campbell, Coral 2009, Science education in early childhood : a snapshot of Australian settings, in ESERA 2009 : Proceedings of the 2009 European Science Education Research Association, ESERA, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Title Science education in early childhood : a snapshot of Australian settings
Author(s) Campbell, Coral
Conference name European Science Education Research Association (2009 : Istanbul, Turkey)
Conference location Istanbul, Turkey
Conference dates 31 August - 4 September, 2009
Title of proceedings ESERA 2009 : Proceedings of the 2009 European Science Education Research Association
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2009
Conference series European Science Education Research Association Conference
Publisher ESERA
Place of publication Istanbul, Turkey
Summary In Australia, reform is occurring in the area of early childhood. It is in this time of reform, that a research project was instigated which studied the amount of science being undertaken in early childhood settings as well as how it was implemented. This highlighted some interesting differences across settings. This presentation will describe case studies of four pre-school settings and some of the activities undertaken by the children - both as part of the formal program and through incidental play. It will consider these through a socio-cultural framework, noting how teachers used their understandings of play and play theory, to enhance children’s understandings.
Language eng
Field of Research 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori)
Socio Economic Objective 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
Copyright notice ©2009, ESERA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30022800

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