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Enquiry Learning Has Pitfalls, Science

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Enquiry Learning Has Pitfalls Enquiry Learning Has Pitfalls discusses problems arising from the introduction of Enquiry tasks to students in primary school. This conversation with my student illustrates many of them. “What are you doing in Science?” I asked. “We don’t do Science,” Year 5 student replied. This was the answer for several minutes of discussion. […]

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Teaching Grade 3 Literacy, Helpful Hints

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Teaching Grade 3 Literacy Grade 3 is the fourth year at school. Prep, Grade 1 and Grade 2 come before this. Grade 3 is a year of transition in a way. It is described as the start of Middle Primary School. Children have put down the roots of good literacy habits. Children should know all […]

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TIMSS Report – Maths And Science, Teaching Science

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TIMSS Report – Maths And Science Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study The TIMSS Report for 2011 states: “…there are serious concerns with respect to primary school teachers’ level of science and mathematics training, and some teachers’ confidence and capacity to deliver lessons in these areas.”  It refers to Australian primary school teachers. The […]

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