Generating science content knowledge through Digital Animation in a knowledge-building community of preservice teachers

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The teaching of science in primary schools is a national priority but this will not be achieved until preservice teachers develop a better understanding of science knowledge. An innovative from of digital animation, called Slowmation, engages preservice teachers in developing and sharing their science knowledge. This project will link preservice primary teachers at three universities as a knowledge -building community by having them create digital animations of science concepts and use a web environment to facilitate the animations being reviewed and shared. The project will enable preservice primary teachers to improve their science knowledge and practice of teaching science in schools.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/0831/12/10

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD56,250.00