Educating the whole child through science: A portrait of an exemplary primary science teacher

Tytler, R, Cripps-Clarke, J and Darby, L 2009, 'Educating the whole child through science: A portrait of an exemplary primary science teacher', Teaching Science, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 23-27.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Educating the whole child through science: A portrait of an exemplary primary science teacher
Author(s) Tytler, R
Cripps-Clarke, J
Darby, L
Year 2009
Journal name Teaching Science
Volume number 55
Issue number 3
Start page 23
End page 27
Total pages 5
Publisher Australian Science Teachers Association
Abstract This article describes the primary science practice of one teacher as a picture of exemplary professional practice. The teacher, Suzanne Peterson, was a colleague and friend. Her untimely death earlier this year was regarded by those who knew her as a tragic loss to education. As it happens, we have access to many sources of information about Suzanne's practice and the inspiration she gave to her colleagues and her students, so that we find ourselves in a position to be able to reflect on the nature of that practice. This article is an attempt to make sense of exemplary professional practice through Suzanne's pedagogy and the way she perceived it. We hope that her story might engender inspiration, and encourage a deeper understanding of the power of primary school science to educate.
Subject Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Keyword(s) science teachers
science instruction
elementary school science
elementary school teachers
teaching methods
foreign countries
classroom techniques
teacher influence
questioning techniques
inquiry
scientific concepts
teacher leadership
Copyright notice © COPYRIGHT 2009 Australian Science Teachers Association, Gale, Cengage Learning
ISSN 1449-6313
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