Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Science--Study and teaching (Elementary)--Methodology;
The primary focus of this paper is to review the characteristics of two science approaches to teaching science to children: the physical-knowledge approach by Kamii and De Vries, and the science education approach by Diane Dodge. Similarities and differences between the two approaches are analyzed. The conclusion of this study found that both approaches emphasize children's active role in learning. However, Kamii and DeVries's physical-knowledge approach emphasizes children's logical reasoning development, while Dodge's science education approach places greater emphasis on content and scientific knowledge.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©1999 Seon Chun
Chun, Seon, "Two current approaches to science in early education : the physical-knowledge approach by Kamii and DeVries and the science education approach by Diane Dodge" (1999). Graduate Research Papers. 471.