Reading Nature- experienced teachers’ reflections on a teaching sequence in ecology: implications for future teacher training
2006 (English)In: NorDiNa: Nordic Studies in Science Education, ISSN 1504-4556, Vol. 5, 67-81 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article explores experienced primary teachers views on teaching for ‘reading nature’. The concept‘reading nature’ has to do with an ability to recognise organisms and relate them to material cyclingand energy flow in the specific habitat which is to be read. It has to do with the natural world that weface outside and the tools we have are our experiences from previous learning situations both in andout-of-doors. The teachers were asked to comment on the content of a CD-ROM with teaching sequencesfrom a primary class studying a river ecosystem. Perceptions that teachers held were found to besupportive but complex and varied regarding the possibilities and advantages of implementing thistype of teaching design in the everyday classroom. The paper finishes by identifying some implicationsfor teacher training to support fieldwork and ecological literacy in primary schools in the future.
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2006. Vol. 5, 67-81 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-14529OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-14529DiVA: diva2:23646