Proposal Title

Pre-Service Teachers Experiences with Literature and Science in an Informal Learning Environment

Co-Authors

n/a

Track

Research Project / Learning Theories and Pedagogy

Proposal Abstract

Pre-service teachers are preparing for a future in the education field and are provided many opportunities to learn in grow in preparation for their own future in the teaching profession. The focus of this research was the integration of literacy based science activities that pre-service teachers delivered at a local science center to support young children's experiences and interactions with science exhibits and content. Students in early childhood and elementary education programs were involved at a local science museum to deliver literacy based activities with young children.. Survey research as well as class meeting reflections and lesson plans were used to glean insight into student learning and perceptions of this course project. Results of this research investigation allowed the researcher to see student perceptions of learning related to the project and how these interactions could potentially support their future educational experiences and interactions with children.

Session Format

Poster Session

Location

Room 113

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 31st, 4:00 PM Mar 31st, 5:00 PM

Pre-Service Teachers Experiences with Literature and Science in an Informal Learning Environment

Room 113

Pre-service teachers are preparing for a future in the education field and are provided many opportunities to learn in grow in preparation for their own future in the teaching profession. The focus of this research was the integration of literacy based science activities that pre-service teachers delivered at a local science center to support young children's experiences and interactions with science exhibits and content. Students in early childhood and elementary education programs were involved at a local science museum to deliver literacy based activities with young children.. Survey research as well as class meeting reflections and lesson plans were used to glean insight into student learning and perceptions of this course project. Results of this research investigation allowed the researcher to see student perceptions of learning related to the project and how these interactions could potentially support their future educational experiences and interactions with children.