All entries for Saturday 28 April 2018
April 28, 2018
How might we improves learners understanding and engagement with science?
We start with the understanding that learners bring their own observations and experiences to the science lesson: “Learners make sense of the new information in relation to what they bring with them to the learning contexts and the teacher facilitates the process of sense making." (Msimanga)
We use the following model, originally created by Scott and Mortimer (2003) and added to by Audrey Msimanga's research, to help mathematics and science teachers make more use of learner voice in their lessons, in order to make stronger connections with what learners already know.
A link to further reading: https://koppa.jyu.fi/en/courses/148859/lecture/article-teaching-science-in-a-meaningful-way