'It's more than knowing the science': a case study in elementary science curriculum review

Lewthwaite, Brian (2005) 'It's more than knowing the science': a case study in elementary science curriculum review. Canadian Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 5 (2). pp. 171-184.

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This research exercise, based on the initial stage of a school‐wide science curriculum improvement project, explores the factors influencing science program delivery in a multicultural elementary school in northwestern Canada. Using a validated science program delivery evaluation tool, the Science Curriculum Implementation Questionnaire (SCIQ), as a foundation for data collection, staff discussion, and collaborative decision making, a school embarks on a self‐review process to, first of all, identify factors influencing science program delivery and, second, identify strategies for improvement of science delivery. Implications of this self‐review process on science program delivery improvement are discussed, especially within the context of the adequacy of teacher pedagogical‐content knowledge within a multicultural context. As well, recognizing the limitations of the SCIQ within the context of study, modifications to the SCIQ are also presented.

Item ID: 34463
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1492-6156
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2014 05:56
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 100%
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