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A plant is born to the potato: plant model evolution in children


Corridoni, Tommaso; Reggiani, Luca; Gerloff-Gasser, Christine (2013). A plant is born to the potato: plant model evolution in children. In: International Conference "New Perspectives in Science Education", 2nd edition, Florence, Italy, 14 March 2013 - 15 March 2013, 189-194.

Abstract

The EU project kidsINNscience (Innovation in Science Education - Turning Kids on to Science, 2009- 13; 7th Framework Programme) aims to innovate science and technology education. Starting from the common practice of plant growing in kindergarten and primary school, one of the practices suggested using potatoes to face children’s common idea that they are fruits, growing on trees like apples. Adapting this idea to the Swiss school (kindergarten and primary), we stressed the inquiry-basedlearning aspects of the potato growing experience, studying how children build and reorganize their discoveries and observations about plants in general and potato in particular, making science by analogy and representational redescription.

The EU project kidsINNscience (Innovation in Science Education - Turning Kids on to Science, 2009- 13; 7th Framework Programme) aims to innovate science and technology education. Starting from the common practice of plant growing in kindergarten and primary school, one of the practices suggested using potatoes to face children’s common idea that they are fruits, growing on trees like apples. Adapting this idea to the Swiss school (kindergarten and primary), we stressed the inquiry-basedlearning aspects of the potato growing experience, studying how children build and reorganize their discoveries and observations about plants in general and potato in particular, making science by analogy and representational redescription.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Education
Dewey Decimal Classification:370 Education
Language:English
Event End Date:15 March 2013
Deposited On:20 Jun 2013 11:49
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:49
Publisher:libreriauniversitaria.it
ISBN:978-88-6292-351-4
Free access at:Related URL. An embargo period may apply.
Related URLs:http://conference.pixel-online.net/npse2013/conferenceproceedings.php
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-78628

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