Openly accessible

A snapshot of science education in kindergarten settings

Campbell, Coral and Jobling, Wendy 2010, A snapshot of science education in kindergarten settings, International research in early childhood education, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 3-21.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
campbell-snapshotofscience-2010.pdf Published version application/pdf 248.14KB 163

Title A snapshot of science education in kindergarten settings
Author(s) Campbell, Coral
Jobling, Wendy
Journal name International research in early childhood education
Volume number 1
Issue number 1
Start page 3
End page 21
Total pages 19
Publisher Monash University Faculty of Education
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2010
ISSN 1838-0689
Summary Across Victoria, early childhood practitioners are incorporating science activities into daily experiences for their children. A small research project, which asked teachers to describe what they did in science and how they did it, has highlighted some interesting differences. This paper will describe case studies of four kindergarten settings and some of the experiences 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 language theories, to enhance children's understandings in science.
Language eng
Field of Research 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori)
Socio Economic Objective 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, Monash University
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30028640

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Education
Open Access Collection
Connect to link resolver
 
Link to Related Work
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 418 Abstract Views, 163 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 24 May 2010, 10:38:13 EST by Leanne Swaneveld

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.