Developing understanding of science skills in Northern Ireland through co-teaching between pre- and in-service teachers

Earle, S and McCullagh, J (2020) 'Developing understanding of science skills in Northern Ireland through co-teaching between pre- and in-service teachers.' Journal of Emergent Science, 18. pp. 49-55. ISSN 2046-4754

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Abstract

The Teacher Assessment in Primary Science for Northern Ireland (TAPS-NI) project (2017-19) worked collaboratively with pre- and in-service teachers to consider progression and assessment of science skills within the context of the World Around Us strand of the National Curriculum. Co-teaching, where two teachers work together on phases of co-planning, co-practice and coevaluation, was employed to find out if such an approach could be fruitful in terms of both practice and curriculum development. Project data included participant questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. All participants reported increased understanding of science skills and their progression, and all contributed to the development of activity plans that contained a focused skill within the context of a whole investigation. The outcomes of the project indicate that co-teaching can be an effective form of pedagogy at both pre- and in-service phases of teacher education, supporting reflection and agency.

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Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: School of Education
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