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Enhancing pre-service teachers' concept of Earth Science through an immersive, conceptual museum learning program (Reconceptualising Rocks)

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posted on 2024-06-04, 13:38 authored by LM Dawborn-Gundlach, J Pesina, E Rochette, P Hubber, P Gaff, D Henry, M Gibson, L Kelly, C Redman
The collaboration between Museum Victoria and ReMSTEP partners: the University of Melbourne and Deakin University has enabled the development of the Reconceptualising Rocks project, designed to enhance the teaching of Earth Science for pre-service Science teachers. This study sought to determine how perceptions and understandings of Earth Science could be enhanced through immersion in the contextual learning in the Museum. Furthermore, the project aimed to explore how science ideas and practices can be translated for educational purposes. The findings revealed that participants found Earth Science interesting and were able to identify links to other Science areas. These findings have implications for the teaching of Earth Science across the curriculum.

History

Journal

Teaching and Teacher Education

Volume

67

Pagination

214-226

Location

Oxford, Eng.

ISSN

0742-051X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2017, Elsevier

Publisher

Pergamon Press