This project aimed to develop early childhood teacher education students' professional capacities as effective teachers of science, through a collaborative approach between teacher educators and science/engineering academics. Five science modules were developed on the environment, day and night, forensic science, cleanliness and solar energy. The modules assisted the education students to teach science in the classroom in a flexible, integrated and engaging manner. A model of institutional interdisciplinary collaboration, based on the theoretical concepts of social capital, structural holes and social brokers, was developed.
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Science for early childhood teacher education students (ECTES): collaboration between teacher educators, scientists and engineers
Planting the Seeds of Science - Second Edition
This flexible and adaptive resource may be used for teaching science in the early childhood years. Five modules of work are presented based around the themes of the environment, astronomy, forensic science, cleanliness and solar energy.
Teaching Fellowship: Benchmarking Partnerships for Graduate Employability
Developing primary teacher education students' professional capacities for children's diverse mathematics achievement and learning needs
The aim of this project was to enhance primary teacher education students' capacities as mathematics teachers, catering for children’s diverse achievement and learning needs. there is a focus teaching Indigenous children and children in regional, rural and remote locations. A series of authentic learning and assessment tasks undertaken by the students are provided on a CD.