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Thinking and Doing - Primary Science and ICT (SIP007)
This project explored the use of ICT in the teaching and learning of primary science across the age and ability range in an urban, technology-poor, all-girls school.
18 months
Lead Organisation
Scoil BrĂ­d, Co. Kildare
Project Aims
  • To introduce pupils in primary schools to science using ICT as an integral part of the teaching and learning process.
  • To train teachers in the appropriate use of ICT in the science class at primary level.
  • To develop a set of curriculum resources and pedagogic strategies for science teaching in primary schools.
  • To use the expertise of local post-primary schools to support the development of the project.
Indicative Outcomes
  • Development of teaching resources based around a number of themes chosen for study.
  • An increase in teachers' capability and confidence in relation to curriculum and materials development.
  • Exploration of new 'task-based' pedagogies.
  • Production and dissemination of a bank of teaching and learning materials -- both paper-based and electronic -- relating to science work across the primary age and ability range.
Participating Schools
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