Learning to Teach Primary Science

Hudson, Peter (2013) Learning to Teach Primary Science. In Hudson, Peter (Ed.) Learning to Teach in the Primary School. Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 129-148.

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Many primary teachers and preservice teachers experience a fear of science that translates into a fear of teaching science. Consequently, primary students may not receive a full science education curriculum, particularly as the teaching of science is avoided by many primary teachers, as shown in an Australian report by Goodrum, Hackling and Rennie ( 2001 ). Preservice teachers need to develop confi dence to teach primary science, by understanding what science is, knowing how to plan and assess science learning, and teaching science skills and knowledge in ways that engage students in science education.

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ID Code: 64222
Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 9781107672826
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Cambridge University Press
Deposited On: 12 Nov 2013 00:00
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2016 20:12

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