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Chinese and Australian Year 3 Children's Conceptual Understanding of Science: A multiple comparative case study

Tao, Ying; Oliver, Mary Colette; Venville, Grady


Children have formal science instruction from kindergarten in Australia and from Year 3 in China. The purpose of this research was to explore the impact that different approaches to primary science curricula in China and Australia have on children’s conceptual understanding of science. Participants were Year 3 children from three schools of high, medium and low socio-economic status in Hunan Province, central south China (n ¼ 135) and three schools of similar socioeconomic status in Western...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Science Education
DOI: 10.1080/09500693.2011.578679


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