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ERIC Number: EJ871166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Perceptions and Pedagogy: Exploring the Beliefs and Practices of an Effective Primary Science Teacher
Fitzgerald, Angela; Dawson, Vaille; Hackling, Mark
Teaching Science, v55 n3 p19-22 Sep 2009
Effective science teaching is vital for improved student learning outcomes in primary school science. Therefore, there is a need to tease out the components of effective science teaching to better understand what effective primary teachers do in their classrooms and why they do it. Four primary teachers, each nominated as effective science practitioners by a professional colleague, entered into this research study. This "entry" phase involved gathering information from classroom observations and teacher interviews to provide background information about the beliefs and practices of these teachers. This paper reports on the findings drawn from one teacher--"Deanne".
Australian Science Teachers Association. P.O. Box 334, Deakin West, ACT 2600, Australia. Tel: +61-02-6282-9377; Fax: +61-02-6282-9477; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia