Research in Science Education

, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 188–193 | Cite as

Improving the quality of primary science teaching through a pre-service course

  • Garry Henderson


This paper describes a study involving second and third year primary Diploma of Teaching students. It considers their discipline competence, their confidence in teaching particular topic areas and their views of the nature of science teaching in the classes in which they were placed during teaching rounds. It then describes attempts made within the science curriculum course to overcome particular problems.


Science Teaching Topic Area Teaching Student Science Curriculum Primary Science 
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© Australasian Science Education Research Association 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Garry Henderson
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  1. 1.School of EducationBallarat University CollegeBallarat

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