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Exploring quality primary education in different cultures: A cross national study of teaching and learning in primary science classrooms (Equalprime)

The ‘Equalprime’ project uses video studies of primary science classrooms in Australia, Taiwan, and Germany to explore teaching and learning practices which provide opportunities for quality reasoning and learning in science in diverse cultures.  The Australian, German and Taiwanese research groups will collect video case studies so that cross-cultural comparisons can be made. The research draws on multiple theoretical perspectives to analyse the classroom video footage, transcripts of classroom discourse, and representations of science concepts and processes to better understand how teachers support students to construct meaning from science experiments through constructing representations, discussion and reasoning. The project is funded under the ARC Discovery program.


Researchers

Professor Russell Tytler (Deakin University)
Professor Mark Hackling
Associate Professor Peter Hubber (Deakin University)
Dr Gail Chittleborough (Deakin University)
Associate Professor Karen Murcia
Professor Joerg Ramseger (Free University of Berlin)
Professor Sharon Chen (National Taiwan Normal University)
Professor Chao Ti Hsiung (National Taipei University of Education)
Dr Khadeeja Ibrahim-Didi
Ms Barbara Sherriff

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