Title

Science of materials: A case study of intentional teaching in the early years

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Australian Science Teachers Association

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

School of Education / Fogarty Learning Centre

RAS ID

14623

Comments

This article was originally published as: Hackling, M. W., & Barratt-Pugh, C. H. (2012). Science of materials: A case study of intentional teaching in the early years. Teaching Science, 58(2), 12-17. Original article available here

Abstract

Australia's Early Years Learning Framework and leading international researchers argue for more intentional and purposeful teaching of science in the early years. This case study of exemplary practice illustrates intentional teaching of science materials which opened-up learning opportunities in literacy and number. Student-led hands-on exploration of materials supported with carefully scaffolded discourse and representation with some peer tutoring provided rich learning opportunities for these pre-primary/foundation students.

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