I Can’t Teach Science! Oh Yes You Can! Building Educator Competence and Confidence through the Recognition of Science as Literacy

By Coral Cara.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

A practice focus paper which describes the building of competence and confidence in Preservice teachers (PSTs) to teach science using a multiliteracies focus. By recognising science as literacy it enables all educators including practising teachers to believe in themselves as teachers of science. Using a hands on approach that creates interactive science, PSTs build their understandings and facilitate learning for themselves, local school students and practising teachers. Through these experiences, the PSTs and those that they interact with in schools, authentically learn to think about the world through a science lens and proactively build science teaching and learning in primary/elementary schools.

Keywords: Science Teaching, Workplace Learning, Multiliteracies, Work Integrated Learning, Inquiry Learning, Interactive Learning, Pedagogy, Practice, Partnership, Preservice Teachers, Australia

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 5, pp.129-144. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.891MB).

Coral Cara

Lecturer/Academic, Faculty of Arts, Education and Human Development, School of Education, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

Coral has extensive experience working in education across all sectors, in specialist settings and in a wide range of fields. As a leading teacher, education consultant and university lecturer/academic, Coral has a passion for the creation of accessible inclusive education. Through her pedagogical work with preservice teachers she is striving to build effective teaching and learning for all.


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