Primary Connections: Science as Literacy

By Coral Cara.

Published by The International Journal of Science in Society

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Article: Print $US10.00
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)).

Coral Cara

Lecturer/Academic, Faculty of Arts, Education, and Human Development, School of Education, Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia