The learning sciences and primary school science

McMahon, K, Lee, A and McKay, D (2021) The learning sciences and primary school science. Bath Spa University, Bath.

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Abstract

This document is one outcome of the project The Learning Sciences in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) 2019-20 funded by the Wellcome Trust. The project explored how initial teacher education could and also should engage with the ‘Learning Sciences’ in order to provide a good preparation for teachers in their professional journeys. The curriculum in ITE typically includes generic elements such as Professional Studies and subject specific elements. In other documents we have addressed generic issues, but here we are considering subject-specific implications of the learning sciences exemplified through a focus on science. Science is not a random choice; it seems appropriate that this scientific perspective on learning should first be explored in a subject with which it is epistemologically congruent. Also, and perhaps for that reason, we found that colleagues interested in science were particularly drawn to exploring these issues. It seemed like a good place to start.

Item Type: Commissioned Report
Keywords: primary school science, science education, the learning sciences, cognitive psychology, neuroscience
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: School of Education
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Research in Scientific and Technological Education
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Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2021 14:44
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:56
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