Generating Science Content Knowledge through Digital Animation in a Knowledge-building Community of Preservice Teachers [ 2008 - 2010 ]

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Researchers A/Prof GF Hoban; Prof JJ Loughran; A/Prof B Ferry; Dr A Berry; Prof GL Erickson; A/Prof A Clarke

Brief description Sustaining Australia's growth and prosperity is dependent on continuous innovation in the teaching of science. Yet science is one of the least taught subjects in the primary curriculum because teachers lack content knowledge and confidence. This research engages preservice primary teachers in using new technologies to develop their understanding of science content knowledge through digital animation and to collaborate with other preservice teachers interstate and internationally. The products and processes of digital animation will help maintain and expand Australia's base as a knowledge economy as well as provide a social benefit of improved science teaching in schools.

Funding Amount $240,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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