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McGregor, Debra – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2014
This article reports on an innovative pedagogical approach devised to re-envigorate primary (elementary) teachers' practice in the United Kingdom for older children. Learning science in elementary schools for 8-11 year olds (Key Stage 2 in England) has been constrained for several decades while teachers prepared them for national tests. The recent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction
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Pahl, Kate – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2012
This article argues that it is important to take account of children's epistemologies of writing when exploring writing ecologies in homes and communities. Writing as more broadly defined by children and young people might include different forms of notation, inscription systems and decoration of objects in the home. Drawing on two research…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Writing (Composition), Ethnography, Family Environment
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Hargreaves, Eleanore – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2012
This article examines feedback traditionally given by teachers in schools. Such feedback tends to focus on children's acquisition and retrieval of externally prescribed knowledge which is then assessed against mandated tests. It suggests that, from a sociocultural learning perspective, feedback directed towards such objectives may limit children's…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Observation, Interviews, Elementary School Students