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Learning science in a botanic garden

Johnson, Sue (2004) Learning science in a botanic garden. In: Learning science outside the classroom. Routledge, London, pp. 75-93. ISBN 978-0-415-32117-4 (paperback) 978-0-415-32116-7 (hardback) 978-

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Additional Information: a. Learning science in a botanic gardens - a range of plants offered to engage children in plant science. Teachers lack awareness regarding the potential for teaching content knowledge via concept development and cognitive change not simply conveying subject knowledge. Alternative teaching strategies including group work with hands on activities and student centred learning that engages all pupils are available. Cross curricular themes and establishing the link between home and school learning is emphasised. b.Analysing botanic garden potential for plant science lessons with examples of ways in which teachers might achieved this. c.Practice suggested has not been brought together previously. Examples of botanic garden teaching are novel. That schools replicate a botanic gardens ethos in increasing biodiversity and conservation in the school ground has not been suggested to an audience of teachers in the past. e. The editoral process was rigorous requiring changes to text initially. g.Sole authorship of chapter. This document has been closed because the permission of the publisher has not been verified.
Controlled Keywords: 11 - 16 , 5 - 10 , Adults , Museum/Gallery , Teaching methods , Science , Pedagogy , Cross-curricular
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Geography, Enterprise, Mathematics and Science
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Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2010 10:28
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:31
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