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The analysis of experiments in teaching mixing colours (pigments) in the first and the second triennial of primary school

Klavdija Kovač (2019) The analysis of experiments in teaching mixing colours (pigments) in the first and the second triennial of primary school. MSc thesis.

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    Some of the research shows that pupils' interest in natural science is decreasing. Art and natural science cross curriculum lessons on teaching mixing colours content can be interesting and attractive to pupils. In this way, the pupils’ interest in natural science can be increased and some art goals also achieved. Inquiry learning where different experiments are carried out stimulate pupils’ divergent thinking and creativity. In the first part of this research, we explore the existing teachers’ practices on teaching mixing colours content, the use of teaching methods, ways of assessment and planning of cross-curricular lessons. We have discovered that only few teachers use such experiments. Those teachers who use these experiments were able to enumerate only a few of them. We have established that many teachers do not use inquiry learning for such content. The second part of the thesis tries to establish the number and quality of experiments on teaching mixing colours content in literature and on the internet and how they can be related to different activities. We have introduced 21 experiments found in literature and 5 from internet sources. All presented experiments can be transformed into simple inquiry activities. These natural science experiments introduced to art lessons represent a method to mediate the content. They do not replace independent art inquiry expressed by the pupils’ creativity, which is described in the curriculum. The results of our research can help those teachers who wish to introduce new, interesting approaches to cross-curricular art and natural science inquiry learning.

    Item Type: Thesis (MSc thesis)
    Keywords: experiment, inquiry-based learning, mixing colours (pigments), teaching, motivation, cross-curricular integration
    Number of Pages: 84
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Darja Skribe DimecMentor
    viš. pred. dr. Uršula PodobnikComentor
    Link to COBISS: https://plus.si.cobiss.net/opac7/bib/peflj/12324681
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 5603
    Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2019 11:58
    Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 11:58
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/5603

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