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What it looks like in practice!. A curriculum perspective. Science and mathematics education in primary middle program. Program principles -Social Justice & Equity, Future’s Thinking, Education for sustainability Place based education. Well being and Identity Features Science and mathematics

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What it looks like in practice

What it looks like in practice!

A curriculum perspective


Science and mathematics education in primary middle program

Science and mathematics education in primary middle program

  • Program principles-Social Justice & Equity, Future’s Thinking, Education for sustainability Place based education. Well being and Identity

  • Features Science and mathematics

    • Integrated

    • Four courses

    • SME 1 SME 2 Mathematics and optional pathway

  • First year course explicit science and mathematics

  • Second year course electrical circuits and soils reading from Jared Diamonds Collapse


Three examples

Planning for learning using Electrical circuits and an ecological perspective as the essential question

Exploring mathematics for citizenship through data handling

Three examples

Place based Education

Urban ecological setting


Place based learning

Place based learning.

Pathway

Voluntary work in urban ecological centre

Trees for life Gould League,

Digital narrative


Guerilla gardening unisa

Guerilla Gardening- UNISA


Walking the talk

Coffee cup/lunch boxes

Walking the talk

Fair trade coffee

Public transport

Recycling

Citizen science

Collecting pull rings for prosthesis

Africa


Publications

Publications

Paige, K., & Lloyd,D ( in press) Pedagogical practices and Science learning with a focus on sustainability for Pre-service Primary and Middle Years educators: Directions and challenges. International Science Education ConferenceSingapore 24-27th Nov

Borgelt, I., Brooks, K., Innes,J., Seelander, A., & Paige, K. (2009) Using digital narratives to communicate about place based experiences in science. Teaching Science vol 55, no 1, March, 41-46.

Paige, K., Lloyd, D., & Chartres, M. (2008). Moving towards transdisciplinarity: An ecological sustainable focus for science and mathematics pre-service education in the primary/middle years. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 36(1), 19-33.

Paige, K. (2008) Assessment through exhibition: Connecting fourth year primary/middle science and mathematics education students to place. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, Udon Thani, Thailand.

Paige,K., & Whitney, J. (2008) Vanishing boundaries. Making the connections between science and art. Teaching Science. vol 54, no 1, pp. 42-46.

•Paige, K, Lloyd, D & Chartres, M (2006). The next step: Moving from integrating mathematics and science to incorporating educating for ecological sustainability for primary/middle years students, Third International Conference on Science, Mathematics and Technology Victoria, Canada. August 2005, pp 462-471.

Paige, K & Chartres, M,2004 Don‟t let your mobile phone ring in Building A: Moving towards educating for ecological sustainability within primary mathematics and science education, refereed conference proceeding Australian Association for Environmental Education biannual Conference Adelaide September 2004.

Chartres, M., Lloyd, D., & Paige, K. (2003) Integrating science and mathematics in an undergraduate teacher education program Third International Conference on Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Conference proceedings15-18th January 2003 pp. 561-569 East London

Paige, K. (2003) Using local environments as the context for providing science and design and technology learning experiences in primary classrooms Third International Conference on Science, Mathematics and Technology Education 15-18th January 2003.pp 661-671 East London

Paige K and Chartres, M 2002 Using sensory trails to develop environmental awareness. Investigating Primary and Junior Primary ScienceJournal 18/2 June 2002,26-30

•Paige K and Lloyd D 2002 ……..rocks, leaves, water and bark: an environmental art experience. Primary Investigating, Investigating Primary and Junior Primary ScienceJournal 18/2 June, 23


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