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Turning an Everyday Experience into One of Learning Science-Visits to Museums and Zoos of Primary Children and Families.
Tunnicliffe, Sue Dale – Science Education International, 1996
Argues that a trip to a zoo or museum should provide children with opportunities to use knowledge they have acquired in their school science classes. Reports on museum research on the conversations of visitors. Concludes that visitors need to actively work with their observations and information to turn the visit from a series of everyday…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Exhibits, Field Trips, Foreign Countries
Science, Technology and the National Curriculum for England and Wales: Lost Opportunities for Scientific and Technological Literacy in the Primary School?
Parkinson, Eric – Science Education International, 1999
Criticizes the national curriculum in England and Wales for not giving elementary-school teachers the freedom to explore relationships between subjects, especially as they relate to scientific and technological literacy. Argues that teacher education in science and technology and teacher input into curriculum development must also be improved.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum