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A snapshot of science education in pre-school settings

Campbell, Coral and Jobling, Wendy 2008, A snapshot of science education in pre-school settings, in ARECE 2005 : Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education 2008, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic..

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Title A snapshot of science education in pre-school settings
Author(s) Campbell, Coral
Jobling, Wendy
Conference name Conference of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education (16th : 2008 : Melbourne, Victoria)
Conference location Melbourne, Victoria
Conference dates 22-23 January 2008
Title of proceedings ARECE 2005 : Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education 2008
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2008
Conference series Australian Research in Early Childhood Education Conference
Publisher Monash University
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) science education
case studies and play-based learning
Summary Across Victoria, early childhood educators are incorporating science experiences into daily activities for their children. A small research project, which asked teachers to describe what they did and how they did it, has highlighted some interesting differences. 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. The overall results of the preliminary questionnaire will be discussed and used to illustrate different aspects and requirements of early childhood educators.
Language eng
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
130309 Learning Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2008, Monash University, School of Education
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30025817

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