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Learning natural science terms in preeschool education by experiencing rocks and soils

Ana Srpčič (2014) Learning natural science terms in preeschool education by experiencing rocks and soils. MSc thesis.

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    This master work presents an action research with 5–6 years old children about soils and rocks. The observation of the teaching practice helps teachers to find out which methods and instruments they are using to achieve the education goals, in this case in the field of natural science, especially at developing knowledge concerning rocks. The master work wishes to check if the preschool teacher creates situations, where children are able to exchange their knowledge, experience and are possible to carry out experiments. If children participate in planning and evaluating, it is easy to respect their wishes, moreover, it helps the teacher to check the knowledge they have gained. At work, a preschool teacher gets a lot of experience, which leads to the development of ''practical theories'' that can be advanced, changed or rejected. To run this process, the reflection is needed. It works as a cyclic process among actions of thinking, future-orientation and looking back at the former work experience. All this results in professional development of the preschool teacher, better educational process and better learning conditions for children. Both, the evaluation and the reflection are fundamental for this action research. The leading, i.e. the theoretical part of this masterwork presents the field of natural science from different perspectives of modern pedagogical concept in Slovenia. Different modern ways of exchanging and accessing information allow preschool teachers to include alternative approaches and strategies at work instead of just following the official curriculum. Rapid development and constant changes are part of our everyday lives. This demands from a preschool teacher to constantly develop at work and especially, to be ready to prepare children for a life in a changing world, where the competences for lifelong learning mean much more than the quantity of learned facts that surrounds us. It is the combination of knowledge, agility and relations / orientation and standpoints. These key competences are transmittable and therefore useful in many conditions and circumstances. They are multifunctional, because they can be used to reach various goals, to solve different sorts of problems and to undertake all sorts of tasks. If natural science themes are appropriately introduced to children, they are able to use their knowledge also in other similar situations.

    Item Type: Thesis (MSc thesis)
    Keywords: soil, rocks, action research, learning natural science by experience
    Number of Pages: 107
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Iztok DevetakMentor
    izr. prof. dr. Janez VogrincComentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=10008137)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 2075
    Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2014 14:01
    Last Modified: 14 Nov 2015 07:38
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2075

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