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Chinese and Australian children’s understandings of the Earth: a cross cultural study of conceptual development

Tao, Ying; Oliver, Mary; Venville, Grady


The purpose of this study was to explore Chinese and Australian primary children’s conceptual understandings of the Earth. The research was conducted in the interpretive paradigm and was designed to be descriptive with comparative and cross sectional elements. Participants were Year 3 and Year 6 children from three schools in Hunan Province, central south China (n = 38) and Year 3 and Year 6 children from three schools in Western Australia (n = 36). In-depth interviews including drawings were...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Cultural Studies of Science Education
DOI: 10.1007/s11422-012-9415-1
Access Rights: Open Access


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