|Published online: February 2, 2015||$US5.00|
Science teaching and learning is often not a major focus in many Australian primary schools due to teacher inadequacies and issues. This practice-based paper examines a strategy to build Science teaching and learning in Primary schools. It aims to build confidence, competence and capacity for using Science as a means to explore the world for teachers, preservice teachers and school students. Science as Literacy is used as an inroad to teacher and preservice teacher development and improved pedagogical practices.
|Keywords:||Science, Science as Literacy, Primary Connections, Education, Inquiry-based Pedagogies, Teacher Professional Development, Preservice Teacher Education|
The International Journal of Science in Society, Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2015, pp.1-13. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: February 2, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 584.469KB)).
Lecturer/Academic, Faculty of Arts, Education, and Human Development, School of Education, Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia