Empowering preschool teachers to reflect, talk about science

Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools Author
05/29/2020 Added
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A powerful way to improve children’s learning is by engaging in science talk; however, science concepts aren’t usually integrated in preschool classrooms and many preschool teachers are reluctant to talk about science with their young students. Researchers from Nebraska and Brazil launched Preschool Science Talk in Action and Reflection (PreSTAR), which uses professional development strategies to promote reflective practice in science teaching and learning. The study aimed to better understand preschool science learning and teaching, and specifically how early childhood professionals can intentionally reflect on their own practices to enhance children’s learning and development. Learn more at cyfs.unl.edu/brazil.

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