Everyday science

“…children need to observe and take part in activities that are science and engineering in the everyday world. They need to hear the words and conversations about such phenomena long before they acquire the facility of talking for themselves. These early experiences are critical in the development of a feel for, and understanding of, science and engineering in their lives and it is important to recognize those activities in the context of the culture in which they occur.” (p.33)

Ref: Sue Dale Tunnicliffe (2013) Talking and Doing Science in the Early Years: A practical guide for ages 2-7. Routledge: Oxon and New York.

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This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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