Toward effective teaching and learning: Stories of primary schools' environmental science interest and action

Gough, A and Sharpley, B 2005, 'Toward effective teaching and learning: Stories of primary schools' environmental science interest and action', Educational Action Research, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 191-211.


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Title Toward effective teaching and learning: Stories of primary schools' environmental science interest and action
Author(s) Gough, A
Sharpley, B
Year 2005
Journal name Educational Action Research
Volume number 13
Issue number 2
Start page 191
End page 211
Total pages 20
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This article provides some stories of primary school teachers' and students' experiences of implementing new science teaching and learning strategies through an action research process that have also led to more environmental education occurring in the schools' curriculum. The stories have been constructed from the coordinators' journals, observations and interviews with the teachers and students in the schools. The teachers in the schools are consciously engaged in an action research-based model of curriculum change in science teaching and learning. The stories also acknowledge the critiques of critical theory in environmental education and the possibilities for a socially critical approach in environmental education within a context of the limited opportunities for both science and environmental education in primary schools.
Subject Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Keyword(s) science education
environmental education
action research
primary schools
DOI - identifier 10.1080/09650790500200284
Copyright notice Copyright © 2005 Routledge
ISSN 0965-0792
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