Role of technology in Preschool Science Education: Comparison of Finnish and Australian curriculum and pedagogies in developing children’s inquiry skills

    Project: Other

    Project Details

    Project Description

    This project is a comparative study of Finnish and Australian preschool science education curricula and pedagogies. Curricula are guiding documents for setting the framework for educational policy in the countries and teachers’ pedagogical practices rely on these guiding documents. We aim to understand teacher’s sense-making of their early years curricula frameworks and how they bring in ICT consciousness while engaging young children in scientific inquiry. The project outcomes will inform policy makers in providing EC educators with tangible curriculum and resources in order to foster scientific thinking and procedural knowledge in young children.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/05/1919/12/19

    Funding

    • Monash University – Internal Faculty Contribution: AUD4,979.90

    Keywords

    • early childhood science
    • digital learning
    • curriculum and pedagogies in early years