Engaging all learners in science

Wilson, Kimberley, and Lewthwaite, Brian (2013) Engaging all learners in science. In: Fitzgerald, Angela, (ed.) Learning and Teaching Primary Science. Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 39-52.

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[Extract] In addressing the decline in student engagement and differences in student achievement, especially for students from Indigenous, minority and lower socio-economic groups, school science needs to be better connected with students' lives out of school. This suggests that instruction should emerge out of everyday experiences. At a time when classrooms are characterised by diversity, this raises questions about the ways in which primary school teachers can ensure that all students develop the science knowledge and skills they need to be active participants in society. This chapter will uncover strategies and approaches for engaging students who have a variety of cultural backgrounds, learning styles, needs and interests in learning science.

Item ID: 27957
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-1-107-60945-7
Funders: Canadian Council of Learning, Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Australian Research Council (ARC)
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2013 06:21
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 100%
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