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Science education in early childhood : a snapshot of Australian settings

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posted on 2009-01-01, 00:00 authored by Coral CampbellCoral Campbell
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.

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European Science Education Research Association (2009 : Istanbul, Turkey)

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ESERA

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Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul, Turkey

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2009-08-31

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2009-09-04

Language

eng

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E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed

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2009, ESERA

Title of proceedings

ESERA 2009 : Proceedings of the 2009 European Science Education Research Association

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