Griffith Primary Education students were offered a unique opportunity to develop their confidence and competence for teaching science through a free, two-day workshop, recently.
Through the workshop students learnt about the major principles and curriculum of the PrimaryConnections program, including the relationship between science and literacy and ‘how-to’ tools to enhance student learning.
Griffith Science Education Lecturer Dr Alison Sammel, and PrimaryConnections Development Director Shelly Peers organised the workshop for Griffith students.
Dr Sammel says this initiative is the first of its kind for Griffith.
“This is the first workshop we’ve run with PrimaryConnections, with the facilitators from PrimaryConnections flying from Canberra to run the event,” she says.
“It was extremely well received from students in the Bachelor of Primary Education and Master of Education (Primary).
“On behalf of the School of Education and Professional Studies, I would like to thank PrimaryConnections for their generous funding of the workshop, which included all student resources and the expenses of the wonderful facilitators.”
Students received a Primary Science certificate to include in their professional portfolio.
More information on the workshop can be found on the ‘PrimaryConnections Ready’ Pre-service Teacher Program website.