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Science at home boosts learning

Sun 19 November 17

Did you know that children spend just 14 per cent of their waking time between Kindergarten and the end of Grade 12 in school? Given this startling statistic, it comes as no surprise that much of children’s learning happens “out there” –  in the playground, during extracurricular activities, at a museum, on a walk, via the media, and, perhaps most importantly, at home. I have worked for decades to engage parents because I believe that families and schools have much to learn from and share with each other. Schools have formal knowledge of teaching and learning, curriculum, assessment and evaluation. And parents know their children’s motivations, skills and interests. The research also shows that informal environments including the home – Click here to continue reading.

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